Earth Sign Bundle Makeup Look Photos from the Wet N’ Wild Zodiac Collection

As promised here is my first makeup look from the Zodiac Earth Collection. I took photos throughout the day to show the process of me applying my makeup, showing different shots and sides of my look. Also with different locations and lighting. I used everything in the picture above except the teal sparkle. And the Earth glitter lip gloss I used today is the shade, Capricorn.

Later during the day I tried the Capricorn gloss as a lip topper of my matte lipstick, “Clink” by Sugarpill Cosmetics, which you can see in the second photo above and it worked well and gave a new dimension to my lips.

This look stayed on with my setting spray lasted all day. I definitely liked the look I created and look forward to playing with different makeup looks. I definitely recommend this bundle and collection and I think all the other zodiac element sign bundles look beautiful as well.

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Good Morning Affirmation

Good morning everyone! After yesterday’s sad piece I posted, I wanted to start off everyone’s day with a beautiful morning inspiring quote. I’ve been talking and posting a lot about affirmations including my affirmation spell which is extremely accurate. If you want more details how to do this simple yet effective spell, definitely ask me here in the comments.

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Here’s today’s Good Morning Inspirational Quote:

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Morning Empowering

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   I got these inspirational quotes from my fellow blogger and article friend, empoweredeverydayblog.wordpress, which you must check out the everyday inspirational quotes on that site. This is what I woke to a few minutes ago and it put a great smile on my face.

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50 Dollar Fashion and Style

For my second shop to go to to find 50 dollar, or under 50 fashion, I ventured into CrossRoads Training. I’m sure most of you have heard of this place because it is a very big chain. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a consignment store where you can purchase clothes for cheaper prices, including some famous designer as well as you can bring your own clothes in to sell for money or store credit.

Today when I went inside, with my one small bag of clothes to sell, there was a big line for buyers and the store was greatly understaffed. Since I had time to kill, I began my 50 dollar shopping spree and let me tell you, I found some fun stuff.

The first thing that caught my eye were these incredible and iridescent hot pink and purple platforms. I had never seen a pair like that before and for only 28 dollars which in Hollywood would go for maybe 100 minimum. I had to snag those for this.

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The next thing I spotted in the accessory area was a really cool studded black wallet that could also work as a small purse. When I looked at the price I was shocked. It was originally $10.50 but was on sale for half off. That was crazy. Now at a lot of consignment stores will put their items on sale because of scratches or maybe missing threads, etc. but when I looked up close at the wallet, I really didn’t see any flaws or they were really minor.

 

 

 

The last thing I spotted was a beautiful tye dye snake print blouse in different shades of roses and pinks. It only cost $16.50 so it was definitely a steal.

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So here is my total for these items was only $49.99 dollars! Yay!

If you have never been to Crossroads, I definitely recommend it. When I lived in San Fransisco, I was there almost every week to see what goodies they had. Definitely look the locations near you and I almost forgot….. if you buy some thing there and then change your mind, even after wearing it. You can sell it back to them. A little piece of advice. hehe. Thank you everyone for enjoying this post and I wish you a great evening or morning depending where you live. 

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50 Dollar Fashion and Style

   I’ve decided to start going to shops, mostly local shops in my area to find outfits the are stylish and fashionable for fifty dollars and under. My husband actually came up with this idea which I thought was so cute and even though many others have done similar things, I plan on putting my vintage and rock spin onto it. 

   I haven’t decided yet it I’m going to do this every week or every two weeks but I think this will be fun. My goal is to find full or mostly full outfits for under fifty dollars to show as inspiration to everyone who feels that they have to spend loads of money to be able to showcase their fashion and unique style. Every thing I show off here is something that is my style and/or that I would wear.

   I was going to one of my favorite local vintage shops but they were closed for the day. Instead I started with Target. I know Target isn’t a unique store but I thought it would be cool to include Target in my list of fifty dollar fashion since Target is an extremely popular chain that everyone has access to in their area.

The first thing that my eyes immediately went to was a pair of these cheetah print jeans. Animal print and me? Duh! Haha They cost $28.00.

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   The next thing I spotted was a super cute black and red (my favorite color combo) Game of Thrones “Where are My Dragons” top for $14.00. I love that show and the “Mother of Dragons” is probably my favorite character. The next item I spotted was in the jewelry section which was near where I found both the pants and top. The next item I looked for was a cute pair of shoes to complete this look. To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t see anything that I would wear or that would go with this outfit but they did have a lot of styles that you might like to try in your Target locations so please don’t be discouraged that I didn’t find anything in the store location I went to. A lot of them were on sale as well. Instead I went to the jewelry section which was near where I found the pants and top. There I found this punk rock red “Rocky Horror” style lips necklace. It only was $6.00 so I had to get it.

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After the items I found, my total plus tax was literally $50.00 so it was perfect.

I hope you all liked what I chose and also the start of something new that I’m going to be doing for Bombshell.

 

Interview and Feature with Debra Shirley

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FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY, I got to interview and write a feature on the extremely talented hat and fascinator designer, Debra Shirley. You all know who she is from my Victorian photoshoot I did last year, my Burlesque shoot I did last year, my recent article on her with my latest hat from her in the, “BLACK VEILED BEAUTY” article, and more. If you haven’t seen all those posts, click on her tag here or type her name into SEARCH here to see all the posts I’ve done on her. 

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Here is my interview that I did with her. I absolutely am in love with Debra and her talent!!

1. How did you get into making these gorgeous hats, fascinators, and head pieces?
1).  Princess Diana inspired my love of hats at the age of 10, when I borrowed a book on her from the library. She was so stunningly beautiful in all of the hats that she wore that I’m certain she seared my 10 year old brain into linking beauty with hat wearing.  It did not occur to me that I could design hats until I was studying fashion design in my 20’s. Whatever class that I wanted to take during the summer was full and I did not want to remain idle so I ended up taking a Millinery class to keep busy.  I quickly became enamored with the art, and the skills involved in creating came oddly natural to me.
2. How long have you been designing your art?
2).  I first studied millinery in the 1990’s, and soon after was able to start a full time job as a Milliner in a high-end Bridal Salon in Chicago, designing wedding veils and headpieces. As can sometimes happen with trying to earn a living, I lost focus on my true passion for hats and playful headwear. It wasn’t until 2014 that I decided to devote time and energy into creating hats and fascinators and getting them out into the world.
3. Did you teach yourself or take a class when you were starting out?
3).  Veronica Chin, a very talented Milliner at Burning Bush Millinery was my millinery teacher when I first started out.  I took millinery 1, and 2 which is all that the school offered. The school ended up adding a 3rd level class to its curriculum, because of the interest of myself and a few other students at the time.  I learned classic techniques such as blocking, pattern making, wiring and embellishing.  I took what I learned and expanded as much as I could. Each time you make a new piece you can learn from it.
4. What are your favorite events to create your fascinators and hats for?
4).  I love to create hats and fascinators for any event that a woman wants to dress up for and feel fabulous. That could be a day at the horse races, a polo match, a ladies luncheon or even a special photo shoot!
5. What’s your main source of inspiration?
5).  Inspiration can strike in various ways. One of my favorite ways to be inspired is to work off of the colors or details in a dress or favorite outfit. I like to pull the concepts out of the print of a garment and bring them to “life” in headwear, as if the hat is an extension of the outfit.  Sometimes I am inspired by a separate component or embellishment such as a flower or feather.  One piece can get me excited and I start looking for other pieces to go along with it, until the next thing you know, its a finished hat!
6. What’s the best compliment that you have received from a client?
6).  The best compliment that I have ever received from a hat client?  It doesn’t get any better than  “I felt so beautiful wearing your creation” the key word is “felt”. I love when women “feel” beautiful  in addition to looking beautiful.
Debra and I have developed a great relationship and I’ve probably said this before but I’m so extremely happy that I met her and have become friends with her. I hope to see her soon. I hope you enjoy her beautiful photos to give you an idea of what she can create and make sure to check out all her sites.
P.S: Thank you Debra, my talented fellow artist friend!

Video from Sonja Morgan to Me

Another fabulously stunning lady that I’ve gotten to meet is Sonja Morgan. Like my girl Bethenny Frankel, I’ve enjoyed Sonja since she first joined the cast of Real Housewives of New York years ago and you’ve already heard me write and talk about her fabulous clothing line. Here’s her video that was sent to me by her, courtesy of my wonderful mom over the holiday season.

  Both of these ladies have inspired me in different ways and posting their videos is a little thank you from me to them. I was going back and forth between whether or not to share my videos from her and Bethenny, hence why I’m posting both of them now instead of when they first sent them to me in December, but I was so happy and excited to get them and this is my site so why not share these with all of you that support me.  And thank you for that. Hope you enjoy both this and Bethenny Frankel’s video in the post before this one.

 

 

If you happen to have any questions about Sonja or this video, feel free to leave them in the comments.