Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pin Up Makeup

I absolutely adore pin up makeup!!  Its very classic and clean but yet sexy!  

I know there are a lot of you out there that are terrified of doing a red lip.  I was too. My best advice is to play around with different shades and find the one that is to your liking. Also, another thing that you may want to look out for is wearability. You may want to read reviews on certain items to see if they have great staying power, if they are moisturizing, etc.  I recommend the website Temptalia to read up on products and get very thorough reviews.  Last but definitely not least is that YOU DO  NOT HAVE TO WEAR RED ON YOUR LIPS!! You can easily do a pin up look with pink, plum, or burgundy.  It's all about how you pull the look together.

For the cheeks you are going to want to keep it super modest.  Do not go over board with blush with this look or you may look more like a clown than a pin up!!!  I recommend very light pinks or a dash of bronzer.  I also must emphasize that the blush should be matte.

 I definitely recommend a neutral eye. You can keep it as simple as doing a wash of color (Naked Lunch by MAC or Sin by Urban Decay) or doing neutral browns/grays in the crease topped off with winged liner. Just please don't go over board on your eyes. Trust don't super intense eyes whilst sporting a bright lip.  For the eye liner, I find that the best application and staying power goes to gel liner! A very popular choice is liquid liner but  for me the application always comes out messy.  Again, play around with products and see what suits you best!

Here are the products that I use:
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Luminous Satin Lip Colour # 75 Dragon 0.2 oz / 6 ml   NARS Bronzing Powder Laguna
LORAC Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio, Superstar .15 oz (4.25 g)                MAC Fluidline Eye Liner Gel Blacktrack
1. Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque- Dragon
2. Nars Bronzer- Laguna
3. Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Trio- Superstar
4. MAC Fluidline- Blacktrack

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Power of Positive Thinking.

I get questions from coworkers, friends and sometimes complete strangers about how I manage to constantly be in a good mood.  Well the answer is simple.... A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!  Its very easy to attain one. All you have to do is ground yourself in situations and have confidence in your ability to handle it. Stressing yourself out will only give you premature wrinkles and make your life shorter.  Trust me, its easier said than done but it is attainable. 

In any situation, you can take a deep breath and reassure yourself that there is a way out.  If you truly believe that you have the ability to come through then your positive attitude will take you farther than you imagine. I know this is uber cheesy but my attitude has helped me out in a lot of situations.  

Start 2011 with a new attitude and even if you don't reach where you wanted to in one area you still have come out a stronger person with more knowledge!! So in the end, no one is a failure.