Pinup Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

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This was a fun summery look to try out. Enjoy!

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Here are the products  I used for this look:

Products:

Foundation- Giorgio Armani, luminous sil foundation in number 2

Eye Base- M.A.C pro Long wear paint pot in “Soft Ochre.”

Eyeshadows-

Sugarpill in “Tako.”

JeffreeStarCosmetics Androgyny palette in “Poison.”

KatVonD Metal Matte palette in colors, “Ignite,” “Watt,” and “Tinsel.”

Highlight- JeffreeStarCosmetics skin frost in “Princess Cut.”

Lipstick- UrbanDecay vice lipstick in “Twitch.”

Ardell lashes in “Demi Wispies black.”

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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!

 

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/

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!

 

 

Back to my Bettie Bangs

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I grew up having some style of bangs until I was a senior in high school where I  let them grow out. Throughout the years later I’ve been off and on with having different bang styles, from long side swept bangs, to having a vamp widow’s peak, to fringe bangs but having “Bettie Bangs,” is my favorite style. Besides the obvious vintage and pinup look reason, I also love have Bettie bangs because of the way they look on me, how they frame my face, and how they lay beautifully. Not everyone can pull off having short baby bangs so I’m very happy that I can. The lovely and talented Lizzie Sandeman from Carlton Salon in Mission Viejo did an amazing job on my hair. A huge “Thank you!,” and hug to sweet Lizzie! You can check her out on her instagram under @lizziesandeman and under @carltonhairmv

With that said, there are definitely some pros and cons to having bangs;

 

Cons- If you get tired of your bangs, you have to wait for them to grow out. You also have to go through that awkward “growing out,” phase if you’re wanting to get rid of them. You’ll definitely go through the stage where you can’t do much with them except let them get to a length where you can push them to the side or pin them.

The last main Con is that if your hair grows fast like mine, you’ll have to trim them frequently. If you can do it yourself, there’s no real issue. If you have to get them cut professionally, the cost can add up depending how often you need them trimmed.

 

Pros- With bangs, any style you do automatically looks vintage and cute. They look great with having your hair down or in an updo.

Your hair can still look polished even if it’s a mess as long as your bangs are looking good.

You can also do most pinup/vintage looks with bangs. You just have to sometimes modify them. For example, you can do your victory rolls, but they can’t incorporate short bangs and you  just have to start the rolls a little more back than if you didn’t have bangs and did your rolls on the very front of your head.

The biggest Pro is that they look absolutely fabulous!

 

 

 

 

Bless the Vintage Magazine

Last summer I was part of a pole/burlesque show and won for the best pinup model and look. I actually wrote a long post about the show including hot vintage photos of me and my friends. The awesome photographer that shot the photos that night known as Bless the Vintage came out with a magazine this January and in the very first issue, I was published in it along with fellow performers and friends. I’m very grateful and excited I got to be shown in his first magazine. To check out more of his work, you can find him on Instagram under @blessthevintage.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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      I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!!!! Be blogging more soon but wanted to wish all my friends on here a very happy holiday season! 

Here are some of my holiday beautiful, pinup, burlesque looking photos from past holiday shoots since I didn’t have time to do a holiday shoot this year! Enjoy!!!

 

 

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Stay tuned for new blog post soon!!!!