Tiki Pinup by the Pool

 

This past weekend I did one of my first official shoots of the summer. It was a “Poolside Pinup Shoot,” where I donned my brand new “Tiki Zombie” style bathing suit with my matching hand fan, (Both by one of my favorite all time brands, “SourPuss Clothing,” which I use the tiki monster fan very often to dry my makeup setting spray faster when I’m getting ready for the day.

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Sunday was the day of the shoot after a “Father’s Day celebration and I was fortunate enough to have a warm, but not too warm weather to shoot, beautiful lighting, and a perfectly blue pool. To match my tiki pinup pool outfit, I donned my new “Mother of Pearls” heels by “Iron Fist Clothing,” a gorgeous purple sparkly rose clip, and my new “Purple Sunset,” sunglasses. I also changed up a few shots with my cute pinup black and white polka dot “Cat Eye,” sunglasses. Of course I had plenty of sunscreen on for my porcelain skin and my black cover up.

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   I’m very happy with these photos and glad this was one of my first photoshoots for the summer. I hope you enjoy them, and definitely leave me some comments to let me know what you think. 

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THANK YOU! xoxo Carlie

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**photos taken by N. Sorat

 

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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Steampunk Burlesque Photo Shoot (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of my sexy steampunk burlesque photo shoot with Jordan Giuliani. In this part 2 photoshoot, I was photographed on a couch in many different sexy poses and instead of my pencil skirt from part 1 of this shoot, I wore my ruffled burlesque performance shorts with of course my high high heels. I love part 2 of this shoot! ENJOY!!!!

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Steampunk Burlesque Photo Shoot (Part 1)

Here is my another recent photo shoot that I did titled, “Steampunk Burlesque,” photographed by good friend Jordan Giuliani who as you know did my  “Vintage Springtime Pinup” photo set. If you haven’t seen the photos from that shoot, scroll down or just click on the title, “Vintage Springtime Pinup.”

I love Steampunk and as do Jordan. As a matter of fact, I first met Jordan at a  group photo shoot called, “Steampunk Circus,” where he was the conductor/ringmaster and I was a siamese twin with my girlfriend who had never done a shoot before. It was such a fun day.  Aww memories!

One of the things I really enjoy shooting  with Jordan is how he enjoys showing off  the  beauty and Joie de Vivre of women without being raunchy or to “in your face” He also loves shooting photographs where he portrays women as very powerful beings.

I decided to showcase my new images in two different parts here instead of one enormous blog post to show off the different variations. 

   PART ONE:  We actually first shot in my art studio where I donned my  red, black, and gold steampunk waist corset, black pencil shirt, black high heels, and one of my fabulous and gorgeous bras from the equally fabulous and gorgeous Dita Von Teese. 

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SHOOT AND THANK YOU!

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Things to Remember when Shopping

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I love shopping, as do most people, and wanted to put down some tips, ideas, questions, and things to consider when you’re out shopping so you don’t feel overwhelmed, which can happen from time to time. These are just a few things to think about.

1.  PLANNING AHEAD: If you’re planning to go shopping for something specific, write it down on a piece of paper or in your phone to take with you. This way if you go to a huge store, you will be more focused on finding that specific item without getting side-tracked. 

2. WHAT TO INVEST IN: Depending on your style, you might want to invest more money on one piece than spending the same amount on another, depending on how often you wear or use something. Using myself as an example, I may spend more money on a vintage dress but not pay as much on a pair of jeans because I don’t wear jeans as much as my dresses.

3. DON’T BUY JUST TO BUY: This seems pretty obvious but I’ve known many people in the past that felt the need to buy something in a shop, whether they really liked it or not. Or they’ll purchase something just because it’s on sale. Do yourself and your wallet a favor, save your money and don’t buy anything unless you truly love it whether it’s on sale or not.

4. QUESTIONS: When seeing something you’re interested in, ask yourself these questions. Will you wear or use it on a daily basis and/or a lot? If you you’ll use it a lot, purchase it.

5. LUXURIOUS PIECES- I love luxury, whether it’s a fashion staple or a high end beauty product but only if it’s in my budget. I feel it’s better to buy one luxurious piece then five cheaper pieces that can possibly fall apart or if it’s a makeup product, have a cheap formula that can possibly mess up your skin.

6. ONE IN EVERY COLOR- If you find a piece of clothing that you absolutely love and you’ll know you get a lot of use out of it, get it in every color. For example, the lace gray dress that I posted on my instagram and in a previous post here, I also bought in lime green and rose. That way I have something that can be a “go to item,” and can rotate for any occasion. 

7. ONE OF A KIND- If you see something that catches your eye and you know is a one of a kind item, definitely get it. If you don’t, someone else may grab it and then you’ll regret not getting it first. Also you’ll have a fabulous stylish piece that is unique and that no one else will have.

 

*I don’t own the above photo image.

Vintage Springtime Pinup

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   A little under two weeks ago on a Saturday, I had a fantastic day of shooting with Jordan Giuliani. I’ve known Jordan for years and he’s such a great friend. We actually have done a few  photo shoots in the past where we BOTH were models and always had a lot of fun. He is a very creative and talented person and his photographic skills are wonderful. I can’t thank him enough for coming out to my neck of the woods to do this project with me.

   When we did our day of shooting we did a few different looks and styles and here is just one of themes we did. It’s a Spring Time Pinup theme that we did outside in my floral vintage dress, Cuban heel stockings, and tall black glitter high heels shoes.

   The weather was perfect for this shoot as well and had a lot of fun.

Here are my favorite photos from my Vintage Springtime Pinup shoot. I hope you enjoy then and stay tuned for the other theme we did.

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To see more of Jordan and his work you can go to these links.

https://www.instagram.com/shadowvox/

http://nullsection.deviantart.com/

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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