Tuesday, October 28, 2014

B.B. Homemaker costume D.I.Y.

As we all know whenever I'm not being myself, I am BeyoncĂ©. I'm her spirit animal and she is mine. That being said Halloween is just a few days away and I thought I share a quick d.i.y. costume ideal. This is a fun one too! Whether you're in a hurry (like I was) or have plenty of time this character is easy to pull off. Who are we pulling off exactly? 
B.B. Homemaker, she is a housewife from the 1950's who questions her lover "Why don't you love me"?. She puts money in the bank account, she's book smart, nasty in the bedroom, and is pretty much the total package. Here is a few lines from the song:

I got beauty, I got class
I got style, and I got ass
Why don't you love me?
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Tell me, baby, why don't you love me
When I make me so damn easy to love?
Why don't you need me?
Tell me, baby, why don't you need me
When I make me so damn easy to need?


PROPS:

Old telephone with cord (thrift store & spray paint it)
Dollar store plastic martini glass
Big costume jewelry (big rings & over sized necklaces)
Robe 
Stockings or over the knee boots
Lots of hairspray and bobby pins


You don't need all of these props to make this character come to life. A few of them will go far and make the costume even more realistic. For example when I went out last weekend I barely had time to prepare. I worked until 8 and had to be ready by 10. I had to go home walk the dog, do my hair, makeup, and pick and outfit which takes time. Luckily my girl Stephany got me looking real cute at work by doing my eyes. Then I went home and added the tears down the cheeks. Which is surprisingly easy all you need is: water, liquid eye liner, vaseline, and a flat brush. First you want to tap some vaseline under the eyes with your ring finger and tapping it lightly below. Do this wherever you want the tears to fall down. Then you mix a little drop of water with some liquid eyeliner. Take a brush and dip it into the mister then dab under the eyes and follow down like tears naturally would. I made my eye a little too dramatic, so I would suggest leaving more space in between the tears and dab them a bit more thinner. For hair I just got a big curing iron and made hollows and literally pinned them down. F.Y.I. I suck at hair and this was the hardest part ever. Just be sure to know the more bobby pins and hairspray the better.


That's basically it, it's a pretty easy look to do. I had a lot of fun being in character. You really want big bold makeup in this look. So don't be afraid to try a black smokey eye. The more makeup the better photos you will have. TRUST ME. Just have fun with it. 


This was at the very end of the night when my hair and makeup had melted off my face. But I will say that it almost made the whole costume even better than before. Oh and don't forget them false lashes girls so you can bat them eyes.

Here are a few pic's from the block party on Oak Lawn in the Dallas Gayborhood basically at the Round Up Saloon. 




The Little Mermaid KILLED IT and my brother was legit as well (photo above) he was Gambit from X-MEN. Which who even know that was a real character I never heard of him before.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

•OCTOBER•



Dallas doesn't want to welcome Fall quite yet, lucky me. Since it still feels like summer I won't take this pleated skirt off. It has been my current favorite. I've been obsessed with this rust color so much that I have purchased a beanie and a sweater in the same tone. It goes well with my skin tone and hair. I'm also a big fan of adding a funky necklaces with collar shirts. It really polishes up any look.  

Skirt // Forever 21
Blouse // Forever 21

Let's be honest though it's a great piece to take into Fall. Don't believe me? Try styling the skirt up with tights, leggings, or knee socks. // here, here, here Add a cute sweater and top your look off with a slouchy beanie (here, here).





If you didn't noticed my new weave you better scroll back up and recognize. It took me forever to find a place that could match my hair color up perfectly. I went to several places in Dallas, but I gave in and drove out of the way to Gold's Beauty Supply in Mesquite. It's my favorite place to purchase extensions. I've been going to them since high school. 
So if you live in the Dallas area I highly recommend this place. If you're looking to be matched and want feel confident with them being correctly matched then go >>[here]<< The staff is extremely nice and want to make sure you go home with the right color. I purchased 18' and I LOVE them. I've never bought this brand before >> Lord & Cliff << but I must say the are dope. Very soft and silky and they work well under heat and styling products.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wedding inspired beauty looks // Loverly


Working in a big cosmetic department I'm constantly doing make overs and lately I have been doing lots of wedding makeup in store. Whether it's bridal party makeup, bachorlette, or the big day. I wanted to give you girls some of my favorite wedding day looks inspired by three different dresses.

If you need more dress inspiration you can find thousands of dresses HERE


LOOK 1

This dress is one of my favorite that I have ever seen I love the lace straps and the length. For this dress I recommend a soft eye (neutral colors) big lashes, and pretty pink lips & cheeks! This dress makes me feel delicate so picking the blush and lips are important. You want a soft nudey pink and not one that it too loud or it will be too much. I really think a matte foundation will make this look even more flawless. My new favorite foundation that is matte without looking 'cake' or feeling "too drying" is the Fusion Ink one by YSL. 

Charlotte Tilbury lipstick // Bitch Perfect
Adrdell Double Up 201 // LASHES
Nars Blush in // Unlawful 
YSL Fusion ink foundation // here

LOOK 2

This dress looks like it would be so much fun to be in. It has a ton of attitude and deserves makeup worthy of it. So I believe in bold lips and a deep contour to make it happen. Keep the eye shadow simple with only one or two colors on the lids. It's all about bold brows, bright lips, and a clean contour. Try a berry lip color to compliment the dresses' spunk. 

Nars Contour Kit // here
Nars Blush // Luster
Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder //here
YSL Rouge Pur Couture // 19
Trish McEvoy Brow pencil // here






LOOK 3

My final look is that beautiful boho dainty dress. I love gold everything so I decided bright golden eyes and dewy skin is a must. The Stila 'Magnificent Metals' eye shadows are absolutely amazing. The texture is unlike anything else out there. It's perfect for all over the lid. I suggest a brighter cheek color such as 'Taos' by Nars. You want a lip color that will last all night so try a peach pink from OCC.

Stila eyeshadow // Gold
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation // here
Nars blush // Taos
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Matte Lip Tart // Divine



For more makeup looks and inspiration check out >>  lover.ly and download them in the app store so you can browse all day long on your phone // here




Saturday, October 4, 2014

BlyDesign // Evil Eye


Came across the most amazing Instagram account sometime last week, and fell in love hard. I found the prettiest little handmade eveil eye necklace. Naturally I bought it {here} and soon enough I was opening this cute package.


I love when my purchases are packaged cute. Obsessed all ready, I know. Then I put it on and had instant heart eyes. Literally EVERYONE has asked me where the hell I got it from. I never take it off except for showers. I'm hooked and am extremely impressed with the quality of the piece.



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