Sunday, April 28, 2013

Return of the Box

Once again, fellow blog diva Daphne of Becoming That Woman a giant box of cosmetic goodies. (For reference, check out the first blog about it HERE. One of my favorites has to be Tarte's True Blood themed eyeshadow set.

I dug into some of the stuff this afternoon. Face of the day featured "telepath" eyeshadow from Tarte's True Blood, No 7's illuminating lotion (highlighting on my cheeks and nose), and a new "lip bomb" from Mirenesse.
Tarte's "telepath" eyeshadow on my lids.
Tarte's "telepath": A light smokey pink/muave with shimmer. Great for a base to work cateye liner over.

Mirenesse Lip Bomb in red: Full color opaque lip gloss with a magenta base. It does smudge easily, but god damn the color is to die for. It's a bombshell red with magenta base. It does stain the lips for a while after wiping it off.

No. 7 Illuminating Lotion: Pink pearlescent lotion ideal for highlighting cheeks for a nice glow in place of blush.
Dolled up.

                                                                 Peace out bitches!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Just Belt It

My favorite fashion accessory  of the moment has to be the belt. Punk rockers looked like badasses in their spiked and bulleted belts. Mid 2010 era Russell Brand looked like a hard edged glam dandy dream with multi-layered belts hanging from his waspy waist. It's especially a friend of women with a more zaftig frame. Flowing dresses and tunic tops can look a bit bulky or plain om fuller figures.
So yes, I admit it. I'm in the cult of women who rock polkadot dresses and a skinny red belts. Belting a flowing blouse right above the waist is another classic.
There are a few other waist cinching trends that have caught my eye recently.
                                                                   Bow Belts
You had me at bow.

                                                                   Technicolor Belts:

Ah, spearmint.

Polkadot dress. Check. Red skinny accent belt. Check.
 Until next time, dear readers.

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