Jeffree Star Tutorial and Hot Photoshoot

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I did a hot Jeffree Star themed photo shoot today and it was very sexy and fun. For the shoot, I dressed up in the first piece of  clothing I ever bought from Jeffree Star Cosmetics which was the sexy black vegan vest with the  pink lip ammunition and star ensignia that you see here. I got so into this rock and roll themed shoot, I had to wear my hot, punk rock black and blue wig. Since my first JS clothing purchase, I have bought a bunch more. And don’t get me started on all the JS makeup I own. In today’s photoshoot, with the exceptions of my wig, bottoms and shoes, I wore nothing but Jeffree Star. I truly love all of  Jeffree’s products and when it comes to the makeup, all the formulas, such as the lipstick formula is top notch. It doesn’t make your lips feel super dry like other liquid lipstick brands do and is very easy to apply. 

I’m losing count on all the Jeffree Star lipsticks (liquid and the lip ammunition) I have and will be buying more soon I’m sure.

The SKIN FROST highlights are amazing too and I already know what color I want to get next.

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I could go on and on about how much I love Jeffree’s products! 

Enjoy these photos from my “Androgny,” shoot plus my youtube video tutorial. PLEASE ENJOY AND THANK YOU TO FABULOUS JEFFREE STAR!!!!!!

Rock and Roll Fashion Essentials and Ideas

 Awhile ago, I did a post on Pinup and Rockabilly Fashion Essentials so I thought it would be fun to do a punk rock and roll version. I also love Rock and Roll, and music in general and I don’t know that I would do without it. 

   I’m all about creating your own style and look and not feeling like you need to look like anyone else or copy cat someone else’s look to feel like you belong or that you have to look a certain way. As long as you feel comfortable about yourself and what you show off and wear, that’s all that matters.

   These are just ideas and suggestions if you are trying to develop and/or expand your own rocker style. These ideas are just to inspire you to create your own rocker look. All of the items I mention are pretty easy to find and can be found in many stores as well as online.  I also wanted to mention that these “essentials,” are what I would personally start off with in creating a rocker look. You may have other things that you would consider an “essential” that differs from mine, which is absolutely great. The main purpose of this post is to get your creative juices flowing to build your own style.

   Again these are just ideas and suggestions to be used as a general guide line to inspire your own creative juices. Take whatever you like, leave the ones you don’t like, and rock your bad ass self! 

xoxo Carlie 

1. Leather Jacket- This seems like a pretty obvious rock and roll item. Depending on the brand, leather jackets can be really affordable to more designer labels that can be overly expensive. There are also a huge amount of styles. It really depends on how much you want to spend and the type of jacket cut you are looking for.

**For people who are vegan and/or against wearing leather, you still have options. Now a days, it’s very common for brands to make vegan, non-leather jackets and other clothing items. They’re very easy to find and I think it’s great that most places sell fake leather so people can enjoy wearing the “Look of Leather,” without having to wear the actual thing.

I also consider a leather jacket an essential item because not only do they give any look a rock and roll edge, from a pair of jeans and a t-shirt to fancy party dress, but leather jackets pretty much forever. I’ve had my coat for a long time and I still love wearing it. It definitely has a little wear and tear on the sleeves but very little, and for me, it looks more punk rock. 

2.  Studs and Spikes- Anything with spikes or studs  are perfect for adding some extra flair. Whether it’s a pair of shoes, a belt, a handbag, metal adornments keep you looking edgy. The same as with leather jackets, accessories or clothing, prices can vary. Again it depends on how much money you want to spend. Pieces with real metal spikes tend to be a little more pricey than dupe spike and stud items. For example, I remember buying my spiked boots (the pair in my photo below) years ago and I remember that right after I purchased them, I saw a pair of copy cat boots at Target with spikes that looked real but when you looked closely at them, you could see that they were just plastic made to look the real deal which is why they were half the price of mine. I also feel that sometimes accessories with real seem to last a lot longer than cheaper items.  With that said, I do have a piece or two with plastic decor that actually look cool and were made well. My black and gold spike and skull bra that I wear for dance aren’t real metal but looks and feels good.

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3. Fishnets Galore- If you know me at all, you know I have a nice collection of lingerie and stockings. I can’t even tell you how many pair of fishnet stockings I have.  They all have a different look to them though so I always have plenty of variety. Also fishnet gloves and clothing I definitely consider a rocker staple. Whether it’s a brand new pair with no tears, or an older pair of that have rips up and down the sides, fishnets will always be in style to me. You can find fishnet accessories almost anywhere, department stores, online, halloween and costume shops, etc.

4. Rock and Roll T-shirts-  This is absolutely one of the “TOP STAPLES,” for creating your own rocker look. I love my collection of rock and roll shirts. Some of them I had gotten rid of a long time ago and I still wish I hadn’t.  If you haven’t already, make sure to check out an older blog post I did last year titled, “GETTING CREATIVE WTH CONCERT T-SHIRTS,” which was all about wearing rock shirts in different and unique ways. Definitely go check out that blog post if you want any new ideas on how to wear your favorite musical tops.

5. Hair and Makeup- This is where you can get really creative! There is so much you can do with your hair and makeup to make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. 

For hair, they’re so many things you can do with it to make it look rocker chic. These of course are just a few out for MANY ideas for inspiration.  First, non-traditional hair color is always fun. Different and non-conventual colors, are actually more popular now than years ago where drugstores carry  alternative hair color in blue, pink, purple and a lot more. If you don’t want to  permanently commit , you can get semi-permanent hair dye. The first time I dyed my hair in high school, I used a semi-permanent color  from the famous brand, “Tish & Snooky’s MANIC PANIC,” in VAMPIRE RED, which turned out absolutely fantastic. Manic Panic is a great brand and I’m so glad it’s still around after all these years. Definitely check them out.

If you don’t want to play with hair dye, different color extensions is a great option, as well as wigs, dread falls, etc. As I”m writing this , I’m rocking my dreads today.

For Makeup, again there are no limits to the looks you can create. Glitter, dark smoky eyes, dark and/or  more “alternative ” lipsticks are always a good starting off point. You can find tons of rocker makeup images on Pinterest,  youtube, and more for ideas and tutorials. I’ll probably do a fun rock tutorial soon.

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Oh if you need any help or more inspiration on hair and makeup, I definitely would go on youtube to watch vids specifically on Rock and Roll looks.

 

 

Story Book Cosmetics , Wizardry and Witch Craft Eye Shadow Palette

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“Once upon a time, there were three sisters who never stopped believing in Fairy Tales… and they all lived happily every after!”

I’ve been practicing witchcraft and spirituality since I was about twelve and when I first heard about this new makeup brand, I knew I had to have it. It took awhile for me to get it because it sold out right away but were able to get the witchy brushes right away. Last night I received my palette finally and had to do a a part one and two makeup tutorial today.  

The eye shadow colors are named, BROOMSTICK, SORCERER, CLOAK, POTIONS, PROPHECY, SALEM, MERLIN, BEWITCHED, CAULDRON, SPELLBOOK, CHARMS, AND  JINX.

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I hope you enjoy! Also to be sure to check out their website: https://storybookcosmetics.com/

The Best Anti-Aging Product

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There are so many fabulous skin care brands and products out on the market but the BEST Anti-Aging Product is a fabulous big pair of sunglasses! I wear sun glasses pretty much every day and even when I go out to work or errands and it’s cloudy, I keep and extra pair of sunglasses in my glove box in case the sun comes out. As you all know,  I live in Southern California and the light is often bright and blinding a lot and my eyes are sensitive in the sun and don’t want wrinkles anywhere, especially around my eyes that can cause “crows feet,” which I never plan on having so I never leave home without my sexy shades plus a sun glass case to keep them clean and not scratched.

   IMG_1991There are so many styles out there depending on your look or mood but I definitely recommend the  larger framed sunglasses so they cover up your sensitive eyes and lower the risk of wrinkles.

This advice works for both men and women. Even my  pinup cat eye glasses protect me eyes.

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Favorite Beauty Packaging

  I’ve been a packaging whore for a long time now. I used to design packaging for a huge stationary company years ago which was so much fun, especially when I would go to the stores and see my work. I think packaging, especially for beauty products is very important because it is the first thing you see and can give you a good/or not so good first impression.

I decided to name and post my top favorite packaging beauty products here. It was hard to choose which ones I wanted to post because I love so many fabulous beauty products.

1. SOAP AND GLORY-  I’ve definitely mentioned this brand many times and how much I love their products here on my blog and in several of my youtube videos. When I first saw the packaging of Soap and Glory long ago, I immediately fell in love with the vintage look of it. I knew instantly I needed to try the products and I’m so glad I did.

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2. THE BALM COSMETICS-  Another pinup and vintage inspired company that I absolutely love. Besides the outside look of the packaging and how amazing the products are, the inside packaging is so cheeky, cute, and beautiful. For example, one of their palettes I have is called, “Meet Matt(e) nude eye shadow with a sexy cartoon man on the cover.

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3. SUGARPILL-  I use Sugarpill pretty much everyday. The colors are highly pigmented which I love, plus the pink and shiny pastel colored packaging is just gorgeous.

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4. GLAMGLOW-  With the different colors depending on the product and it’s use, the silver packaging is very luxurious while all the products work extremely well.

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5. TARTE SWAMP QUEEN-  This is a little different from the above. I don’t use a lot of Tarte products except for the “Tarte GRAV3YARDGIRL SWAMP QUEEN” palette.  It was a limited edition palette from youtube sensation, GRAV3YARDGIRL who has a fun personality. When it came out, I knew I needed to get this palette because not only is the packaging wonderful with an authentic wood feel, an alligator logo, and a shiny gold color, but also because I love her message on anti-bullying and anxiety when she created this palette with Tarte.

GRAV3YARDGIRL shows her own version of beauty and has a very positive message about bullying and anxiety. She also encourages people to love and accept oneself and others which is so wonderful. Plus all the pans smell like yummy vanilla.

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6. JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS-  I just got Jeffree’s “ANDROGYNY” palette yesterday but I have been using a few of her other products for awhile now, such as the Velour liquid lipsticks, skin frost, and lip scrub, and I’ve been very impressed by all of them. I also have some of her clothing as well which I’m wearing as I speak. I can’t wait to try out the eye palette today. I love the pink reptile feel cover mixed with the shiny Jeffree star logo. Inside is a gorgeous Victorian Star pattern with the mirror also. It feels so luxurious and so beautiful.

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Definitely check out all these lines even you just want to stare at the fabulous art work!

 

New Products I love and a new favorite shop of mine!

In this video I talk about a new boutique I went to for the first time today plus new products that I absolutely love and a few that I’m not thrilled with but are ok.  I posted photos of the new products I love! Enjoy!

NEW PRODUCTS I LOVE!:

I forgot to mention this two products I love in my video above so I’m going to start with those:

1. BOSCIA Detoxifying Black Cleanser- This product is amazing and is a cleanser that is warm when applied that deeply cleanses, detoxifies, and dissolves impurities, makeup, and oil. It also refines the texture of your skin and the more you use it, the more it brightens your skin clarity and minimizes the look of pores over time. It works fast too which I always love when it comes to beauty products.

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2. SHISEIDO Paper Blotters- This are perfect if you find your skin looking a little shiny or oily throughout the day. Instead of caking on more powder, you just simply take one sheet of these papers and with the powder side, simply blot any shiny areas. These make life a lot easier.

3. Hollywood California GLAMGLOW FLASHMUD BRIGHTENING TREATMENT- I love this new product but will talk all about it in my next post here coming up. Stay tuned!

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4. THINK PINK PALETTE BY COASTAL SCENTS- Gorgeous palette with both matte and shimmer colors. Can be used wet or dry and the pigments are bright and lovely.

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5. SHISEIDO IBUKI SMART FILTERING SMOOTHER- This is an amazing product to smooth and blur anything you don’t want seen on your face such as large pores and more. It can be used under and on top of makeup.

 

6. SHISEIDO  BIO-PERFORMANCE  SUPER CORRECTIVE EYE CREAM-  This is a great eye cream and can be used day at night for helping any fine lines or patchiness. 

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7. LOREAL AGE PERFECT EYE RENEWAL- Another great eye cream that can be used day and night and really moisturizes and makes your eyes bright, dewy, and glow while getting rid of any fine lines you don’t want.

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8. LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER- My new favorite loose setting powder. It’s like magic and even though it’s a little on the high price side, it’s absolutely worth it and a little of it goes a long way when you apply it so it lasts a long time.

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9. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THICKENING HAIRSPRAY- I love the brand Bumble and Bumble and was very excited to try their new spray. It has a great hold without leaving your hair stiff.

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Look of the Day

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Today was a pretty good day for me both at home and at work, and to top it off, I did a youtube vid to show of my look and style that loved and was strutting around in today. Here are some photos showing my look today and what I used to for my look.

MY MAKEUP: 

Foundation LOreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation in “Classic Ivory.”

Eye Shadow: Inner corner and under brow bone- “Tako” by Sugarpill. Lid Color:  “Fly,”  from the “Venus 2” palette by LimeCrime. Crease Color: “Sultry,” from the “Nude’tude” palette by The Balm

    

          Blush: Blush from Stile “Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette,” in Fair/Light

Eyeliner- “Schwing,” by The Balm

Mascara- Lancome- Hypnôse DRAMA-“EXCESSIVE BLACK”

Eyebrows- Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in “Chocolate

Highlight- “Sin by Urban Decay

Lipstick- MAC in “Russian Red.”

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For my Hair I used at 15 inch Black to Blue Ombre hair extension piece. I got mine at SOHO Fashion but you can find a variety of hair extensions at many places including online. I also decorated my hair with two beautiful aqua and turquoise jeweled pair of hair combs. I fell in love with these instantly.

 

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LADY BOSS

   I am a big fan of the VH1 show, “Mob Wives,” and a HUGE fan of Drita d’avanzo so last month I was surprised and so happy about two gifts I received.  I used to watch Mob Wives with my mom and I still watch the show on reruns. Last month my mom and Mrs. Drita d’avanzo sent me a wonderful surprise!  

I love Drita’s line “Lady Boss,” and had been wanting a sweatshirt from her for awhile. To my surprise, my mom bought me a black and glittery lip sweatshirt for me, off the shoulder of course and I was so happy. My mom definitely always knows my style.

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Besides the beautiful sweatshirt, there was a surprise request sent for a Drita video, similar to when my friend Dirk Vermin gave me a few shout out youtube vids last year. In Drita’s video, she wished me a very happy holiday season and mentioned how my mom has “CONNECTIONS.” HaHa. It was such a sweet video and I’m so grateful and thankful to my mom and the wonderful Drita d’avanzo.

Enjoy these photos of me and my hot and sexy Lady Boss sweatshirt and my video from Drita! Thank you again.

P.S: Her relationship with Big Ang was always so wonderful to watch! R.I.P Big Ang!!!!

Gorgeous Music Icons

Here are my top ladies of music that aren’t just talented but have a hot rocking style.

1. Lana Del Rey- Besides her beautiful poetry and sultry voice, Lana can look good in anything, including a paper bag. There has never been one outfit I haven’t liked of hers! She is so amazing and one of my all time female singers. Her classic old Hollywood style mixed with modern pieces makes her look just as amazing as her talent.

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2. Shirley Manson- I’ve been in love with Shirley and her band Garbage since they first came out in the early 90’s. From her fiery red hair, to her knee high boots, to her going blond, her orange and red outfits, and back to red hair, Shirley is always one step ahead of other female rockers.

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3. Courtney Love- Ok we all know that she can be a mess nowadays but she is still talented. Her band HOLE was one of my favorite bands growing up and at one point I copied her look with her baby doll dresses, knee socks, and more. Also when she did the movie, “The People Vs. Larry Flynt,” and she became a model for Versace, I admired her elegant change in fashion and her lifestyle.

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4. Imelda May- This Irish singer is a rockabilly and blues queen. Her clothes are spectacular and funny enough, her and I have some of the same outfits. The way she sings  always puts me in a good mood and I feel like I’ve stepped out of a movie from the 1930’s.  You definitely must check her out if you haven’t already.

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5. Lady Gaga- Need I say more. Gaga is a chameleon when it comes to fashion and can pull off any look. She can rock huge hair, razor blade sunglasses, and caution tape just as well as she can pull off jean shorts and a bud light t-shirt. I love her fearless sense of fashion as much as I love her music, which is A LOT!!! For me, Gaga can do no wrong.

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6. Gwen Stefani- I remember how excited I was to buy my first L.A.M.B outfit and Harajuku clothing from Gwen Stefani. I can still recall her “Tragic Kingdom,” days and how her liner wings were always perfect along with her luscious red lips, platinum blond hair, and ever changing style. From her ska look to being a harajuku girl, pretty much every thing she wears is fabulous and trend setting. 

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