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. 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 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. 

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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! 

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

Rockabilly Essentials-Accessories

I’ve gotten asked a lot of questions of what are some essentials to creating your own rockabilly look if you are just starting out or if you want to incorporate a little vintage flair into your everyday look and style, and I’ve decided to list 10 essential accessories that can start you off creating your own rockabilly look. Here’s a video of me showing different accessories but I also provided more close-up photos to give you an idea.

** This blog post and video are just ideas to inspire you. Make your own style your own and most importantly, have fun with your look!

1. High Waisted Shorts/Pants/Capries

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2. Cardigans- Pick out at any cardigan that shoots you, for example, animal print, flowers, cupcakes, etc. Button the top button and you definitely have a rockabilly, vintage, pinup look.

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3. Everyday purse- For a rockabilly purse for running errands, have a big purse so you can keep all your purse items in them such as your makeup bag, glasses, big wallets, pens, etc.

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4. Wow Purses- This means for cocktail parties, fancy dinners and more.

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5. Everyday Shoes- For me, everyday shoes means wedges, flats, and espadrilles for running errands.

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6. Wow Shoes- Like the wow purses above, you need a sexy pair of heels/shoes for cocktails, parties, and more.

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7. Red Cotton Scarves and silk scarves- It’s great to have a collections of different scarves you like because you can wear them in a variety of ways; tied around your neck, in your back pocket, in you hair in different ways, and more.

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8. Hair Flowers and Accessories- Many ways to wear flowers and cute rockabilly/vintage hair clips.

9. Jewelry- If you love or want some vintage/pinup/rockabilly jewelry, some ideas can be mermaids, anchors, compasses, and more. Whatever your taste is.

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10. Sunglasses- There are so many cute rockabilly and pinup sunglasses on the market. Just a pair of sunglasses can change an ordinary outfit into a vintage look.

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All photos except mermaid “EVERYDAY PURSE” I didn’t shoot!

 

 

Springtime Style on a Budget

I recently had another guest blogger spot on my girlfriend Sarah’s blog, https://lifewithlilred.com/. You all remember the fun style swap her and I did, her as a pinup rockabilly chick and me as a preppy princess and I always love collaborating with her. 

This morning she posted the blog I wrote for her spring edition on her site and it had such a nice look and turn out that I wanted to put up my post here as well.  The topic of course was Spring and I decided to write a blog post entitled, “Springtime Style on a Budget.” Here it is. Hope you all enjoy and make sure to follow my blog if you aren’t already and to check out my fabulous girl Sarah’s blog as well.

SPRINGTIME STYLE ON A BUDGET:

If you are yearning for some new spring style items to add to your wardrobe but can’t afford or don’t want to buy new clothes or accessories, here are some ways to celebrate springtime without hurting your bank account:
1. Affordable Shops – If you are wanting some new floral clothes or just a new item in spring colors, check out shops like Ross or TJMaxx. They get new cute tops, bottoms, and even shoes for each season plus have designer items with prices that are a steal. Sometimes you have to scour the clothing racks for the perfect thing but you are guaranteed to always find something that you’ll love.
2. Accessorize – You can celebrate and update your spring fashion with cute little accessories such as hair flowers, floral head bands, scarves, jewelry, and more. Stores like Claire’s or similar places carry an enormous array of cute seasonal accessories for great deals.
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3. Makeup – If you don’t want to go crazy with a new wardrobe just for spring, you can celebrate the season with your makeup. This time of the year, you can find pastel and springy colored makeup like eye shadows and lipsticks in pinks, greens, and pretty shimmery colors. You don’t need to go to department stores or even Sephora if you don’t want to or are on a budget. CVS and Walgreens drugstores always have a huge selection of great quality makeup in every color that you can imagine for amazing prices.
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4. Hair – If you’re interested in trying more of a punk or rocker look for spring, you can buy clip in extensions in an array of different colors almost anywhere, including online. Or you can get hair chalk, which is temporary and can be found in drugstores and beauty supply shops. You’ll definitely have your own original look for the spring, while utilizing the “it” colors like jewel floral tones and pastels.
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5. DIY- If you’re an artistic or creative person, then your spring style ideas are pretty much endless. You can use your talent to make your own items and accessories with affordable supplies from places like Jo-Ann’s or other craft and fabric shops. Some examples include chokers made with silk ribbons in floral colors with cute charms or your own flower hair pieces, brooches, and corsages.
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These are just a few ideas to help you create your own original look and style for the upcoming season. Let these ideas and tips inspire you. Have fun with them and have a most wonderful spring.
*all pictures shot by me except photo of hair extensions.

Blogger Recognition Award 2

I was so happy to get a blog recognition award from my girl Sarah, whose blog link is http://www.lifewithlilred.com

Here are the rules for this:

1. Write a post about your award. 2. Write a brief story of how your blog started. 3. Give two pieces of advice to a new blogger. 4. Select 15 other bloggers you want to nominate. 5. Comment on each blog and let them know you nominated them and provide the link of the person who nominated you.

When I first decided to start a blog, I definitely wanted to do a fashion and beauty blog but not a regular basic blog, but a pinup and rock and roll style blog. When I say this, I don’t except my followers to follow my look but to learn how to create their own unique look with advice, tips, tricks, and more. I’m an artist 👨‍🎤 and writing is a wonderful art form that I wanted to incorporate in my blog posts. 

Here are 2 advice tips I would give to new bloggers just beginning. First, start a blog that you’re passionate about. If you do that, you’ll be excited to write more about your topic. People who read that will be more excited to read it and follow your blog. The second advice tip is to never worry or give a fuck about anyone judging you and your posts. Just brush the negativity off your shoulders.

 

Packing and Moving Tips

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As you guys know, I’m in the process of moving and today is a perfect day for packing more of my place. It looks like it’s about to rain and I have the fire place on. I just posted a short video on me packing today but I just did this second video with some tips and tricks that can help packing a bit easier. These ideas work very well for me and I hope you get some inspiration from them if and when you are planning to move.

1. Wear comfortable clothes: In my vid here, I’m wearing my Rob Zombie Dragula top and my warm leopard pajama pants. Wearing comfortable clothes helps you move easier, especially when you are sitting down to pack or have to reach things from a top shelf.

2. Instead of wasting bubble wrap and boxes that you can save and use for other items, invest in dish and glass protective separator cases. They aren’t that expensive and are definitely worth buying. They will keep all your plates, stemware, cups, and more nice and protected without individually bubble wrapping each item. You can buy them on Amazon and many other places.

3. Instead of going out and buying big brown boxes that you have to fold together and use a lot of packing tape on, get some empty xerox paper boxes. You can usually get these at office places like Staples or even online for super cheap. These boxes hold a lot of items and don’t need to be taped up because they all come with fitted lids.

4. When buying bubble wrap, buy different size rolls. Like for example, I use the bigger bubbles for items like my paintings and glass pictures while I use the smaller bubble rolls for breakable figurines and small items. And buy more bubble wrap then you think you’ll need. It’s better to have more bubble wrap then running out of it and then having to go out and purchase more.

5.This tip wasn’t in my video but I find it a good tip, whether you’re using a moving company or a Uhaul truck, I find it’s best and a lot less stressful to keep the most breakable and important things in you car with you and follow the trucks. This way you don’t have to worry about anything breaking in another vehicle. For example, I keep my altar stuff and expensive crystal in my car and load up everything else in the trucks. I feel better when I have my most significant memorabilia with me in my car.

6. If you are going to be moving into a brand new place and don’t have a lot of stuff, I recommend buying some items before you move, like trash cans, plates, door mats and bath mats. That way you won’t have to worry about buying a lot of stuff once you’re moved in and can invest and shop for fun decorative stuff.

7.  And last tip, have a “packing party,” with a group of friends and/or your significant other. This makes packing a lot of fun, especially if you have some wine there. Just make sure to be safe around sharp objects.

Hope these tips and ideas help when getting ready to move. If you have any other ideas, please feel free to leave them here and/or my above youtube video.

My Vintage Pinup Makeup Look Part 3, LIPSTICK TIP AND EXTRAS

  Here is the last part of my vintage pinup makeup tutorial/demo. This is all about the lips and a few fun extra tidbits! And of course the products used and shown in this video are listed at the bottom.  Enjoy!

 

 

1. Lip Primer-Too Faced “Lip Insurance” in “Original.”

2. Lip Liner- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on lip pencil in “Frenemy.”

3. Lipstick-Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in “Savage.”

4. Lip brush-Real Techniques

5. Setting Spray- “Pure Bliss,” Makeup Setting Spray

 

My Vintage Pinup Makeup Look Part 2, “All about the Eyes.”

This video shows how to do a naturally beautiful vintage pinup eye makeup look from shadow, eye-liner, lashes, brows, and more.

Underneath my video is the products I talked about and used in this video demo!

Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:

  1. Eye Primer- Urban Decay Eye Primer in “Original.”
  2. Eye Shadows- Sugar Pill in “Tako,” and Revlon Colorstay, 16 Hour eye shadow in “Addictive (500)”
  3. Eye Curler- Shiseido
  4. Eye Liner(s)- Kat Von D tattoo liner in “Trooper,” and Makeup Forever Graphic Liner. NOTE: I like to sometimes layer my eyeliners to get more of a beautiful shiny black wing so I definitely combine them at times. If you do this, depending on what liner you use, make sure to have a steady hand and to not layer them all at once. Let atleast one of the liners dry before drawing on top of them. But you ALL KNOW THIS TIP, feel free to always experiment to see what you like and what looks good on you, but not when you’re in a rush.
  5. Mascara-L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly in “Black/Noir.”
  6. Eyebrow Makeup- Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in “Chocolate.”
  7. Eyebrow Gel- Anastasia Clear Brow Gel