“Tale As Old As Time” Beauty and the Beast Makeup

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   The movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” is one of my all time favorite Disney movies so when I was online browsing and discovered Disney’s “Tale as Old as Time,” eye shadow palette, I definitely needed to check it out. As you guys know, I am a sucker for creative and unique packaging, which I know I mention a lot, and when I saw this particular packaging, I had to get it. I received my order a few days ago and instantly began trying out and playing with the makeup. The palette looks like a fairy tale book, and when you open it up, on the left are the images of some of the movie characters and mirror looks like the magic mirror. It also comes with a little shadow brush.

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   This palette comes with twelve beautiful shades, six matte colors and six shimmery colors and they are all stamped with a rose, which I thought was a very pretty touch. All the shade names are all so cute and the colors are beautiful and all work well together which is something I look for when it comes to makeup palettes.

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   I was very impressed with the quality of this makeup, especially because I wasn’t sure what to expect. The eye shadows feel so smooth and creamy to the touch and blends beautifully with each other as well as other brands. When I first swatched the colors, I was very surprised and happy with the pigment. The directions written on the back of the palette say to apply each color alone or blend the shades to create a signature look. Layer for a bolder look, or sweep lightly for a hint of color. The shades complement all skin tones and the pigment is long lasting. It’s also cruelty free. You can find this palette online through Hot Topic and I believe even if you go on Amazon you might be able to find it also but might be a different price. 

   Besides the “Beauty and Beast,” eyeshadow palette, I also found these beautiful red rose makeup brushes through Sela Beauty but I think you can find other rose brush styles through other places online. You just need to look them up. They come in a pack of six and give a choice of what kind of stem you want.  I bought the brushes with the pink and green stem handle because they looked exactly like the “enchanted rose,” from the film. The brushes include two fluffy powder brushes, one kabuki brush, two blush and contour brushes, and one smaller brush which can be used for highlighting. You can also find and get rose shadow brushes as well. The only issue I had with these brushes is that you have to examine them closely to see which brush is which. Besides that, I thought these brushes were lovely. They aren’t super heavy but still have a good quality to them. They are so soft and apply makeup very well and not harsh on the skin. 

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These products aren’t a big luxury brand, but are definitely not cheap.  I still love it and definitely recommend checking it out if you’re looking for something different and fun. It’s fun, whimsical, and magical.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Photoshoot

Audrey Hepburn is my all time favorite actress and the most beautiful actress I’ve ever seen. I have been a fan of hers since I was a little kid because of my mommy and I watched all her films. I even remembered the day she past away. That was a sad day for me.

Today I did a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” photoshoot and I loved it. I felt very in my element.  I actually did two versions of my “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” shoot which I’ll explain later. By the way, if you haven’t seen my Audrey Hepburn past blog posts, I definitely recommend you check them out. Here are my first batch of photos that I shot, channeling the most beautiful actress, Audrey Hepburn. Hope you enjoy!

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Hope you enjoyed  the first batch of my “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” photoshoot. The second batch is still the same style and look but I thought this new idea would be cool and fun. I have the liquid lipstick, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” by Jeffree Star that I got awhile ago and I thought it would be a fun idea and shoot to do my elegant Audrey photos with a dash of a baby blue lipstick called “Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Hope you like these photos too.

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Photos shot by N. Sorat

Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Tutorial

I was so excited to receive my amazing Urban Decay palette with the brand new Basquiat  “Tenat” eye shadow palette. I loved doing this makeup artistic tutortial and hope you enjoy it too.

  The artist Basquiat really inspired me  when I was attending THE ACARDEMY ART  UNIVERSITY in San Francisco. From the  New York grafitti he did as art, to promoting and working in galleries, and of course his relationship with Andy Warhol.

 

 

Jean Michel Basquiat first achieved  fans as part of “Samo,” which was a grafitti  duo who wrote enigmatic  workers of the lower east side of Manhattan. 

By the 1970’s  Basquiat was exhibited with his  neo/expressionist paintings in galleries and musuems.

 

 

He appropriated poetry, drawings, abstract painting and more into his work.

They made a film called, Basquiat in 1996 which includes Jeffrey Wright who played the main character, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, Gary Oldman, Benicio del Toro, and more popular characters, including a  Courtney Love cameo. It’s a fantastic film to see this artist’s journey and I definitely recommend it if you haven’t see it yet.

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It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus!!

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  I found this awesome shirt from one of my favorite witch movies, “Hocus Pocus.” I remember seeing this movie in the theater when I was little, (Aww, memories,) and I still love it after all this time. Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker are hilarious as the notorious  Sanderson sisters. It’s such a fun movie and is a definite “Must Watch,” for Halloween….although I enjoy it any time of the year. Because “Hocus Pocus” is such a Halloween classic, I had to post a photo of me wearing one of the most popular quotes from the film and showing my love for it, 23 years later.

Film of the Week, Amélie

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I absolutely love French films and briefly lived in France a long time ago and loved it. My favorite French film, actually one of my favorite films in general, is Jean Pierre Jeunet’s creation, “Amélie.” Audrey Tautou is an amazing actress in general and is extremely beautiful, comical, sensitive, and passionate in this film.

How can you not love a beautiful porcelain-skinned girl with a short jet black bob?

There are so many wonderful things about the movie “Amélie” that it’s hard to mention just one thing. The first main thing is all the different colors of the film that the director perfectly placed in every scene. On my double disc dvd in the “extras” section, it’s so neat and fun to watch and learn  the concepts and meanings behind the color use and how the director and choreographer talk about enhancing the film with its unique and beautiful color palette. I loved my time in Paris and the movie scenes bring back such lovely and picturesque memories.  

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The color usage definitely inspires not only my style and wardrobe but also a lot of my art work.

Another thing that I love and find inspiring about Amélie’s character is how she takes pleasure in the simple things in her life, from dipping her hands in sacks of grains to just feel the texture, skipping stones in the canal, to doing one of my favorite things, cracking the top of creme brulee with a spoon.  Enjoying simple things in life is very significant and important and is something I definitely cultivate and want to continue to cultivate even more in my own life.

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“Amélie” is another movie that has a soundtrack and an instrumental score that I absolutely love and play frequently around my house, especially when I’m getting work done. It just makes you feel good inside. I also love Audrey Tautou’s simple but elegant look throughout the film and love to take a page out of her book of style when possible.

The whole story line of “Amélie” is brilliant and I always enjoy watching her journey though out the film; from her starting out being an isolated figure most of the time, to helping people around her and that she cares about, to finding true love and finally allowing herself to be vulnerable and have her heart completely open to receive the love that she deserves. 

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I absolutely love Jean Pierre Jeunet and his work but Amélie is definitely his best piece. If you haven’t seen this flick, you definitely must!

 

 

Weekly Movies That Inspire Me,CRY-BABY

07363My hubby came out with this cool concept for my blog here which is to post weekly films that inspire me style wise, in art, in inspirational quotes, and more. I know you’ve seen my past blog posts about horror films and clothing that inspire me but I wanted this to be  a little different. These films I’m going to post are for inspiration whether it’s a makeup look, a time period, fashion, music, or other things. I do get my personal style from many different formats.

This weeks film pick is JOHN WATER’S, CRY-BABY! I’ve loved this film since I was little. How can you not love Johnny Depp as a sexy DRAPE? I love the fashion style of this film set in 1960, with a greaser and rockabilly look that is very hot and sexy and I would wear every DRAPE outfit in the movie, especially compared to the boring straight-laced sick WIFFLE boys. 

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One of the best lines in CRYBABY is when Ricki Lake says to pretty square Alison for the first time meeting her saying, “First thing a Cry baby girl learns is, our busoms are our weapons.” Classic line.  And when the girls give Alison her a bad beauty makeup look was awesome.

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Besides the awesome fashion style, the music soundtrack is amazing and I love John Waters. If you haven’t seen this cult classic film, it’s definitely a must-see!