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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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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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/

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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Pinup Pole Show

   A few weeks ago, I went to the fabulous Pinup Pole Show , hosted by the fabulous and beautiful Tonya Kay, at “The Federal” Bar in Long Beach. I performed at the one in Los Angeles awhile ago and loved the venue but was excited to experience the other location in the heart of Long Beach. I had V.I.P seating and was excited to see the host Tonya Kay and her girls do retro style pole dancing and burlesque moves. An extra surprise was to see me girlfriend Tiffany Rose Mockler as one of the performers who I hadn’t seen in a while and used to dance with at “Vertitude,” until I moved. The show was a wonderful mix of pole tricks, vintage dance moves, and comedy.

During the intermission while the performers were changing and preparing for their second set, Tonya Kay came on stage and did a pinup dress contest and I was one of the contestants. When it was my turn to introduce my self, I did my sexy bump and grind walk and did a cute spin around one the poles, which was pure talent since I was wearing a tight tiger wiggle dress, but the audience was still applauding. When the time came to decide on the winners, I was ecstatic to hear my name called. I got a big bag of amazing gifts and goodies and gave Tonya a big smooch on the cheek. Her, myself, and the rest of the contestants took some group photos on stage and my man snapped some fun ones as well. 

   Afterwards, the rest of the show continued. It was such a fun night. Above is a video I did today talking more about PinupPoleShow and some of the fabulous goodies I won. It was such a fun evening and can’t wait to go and/or perform at another show soon. 

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BELOW ARE SOME OF THE LINKS OF THE GIFTS I WON. BE SURE TO CHECK THE SITES OUT:

Aquarian Bath- http://www.AquarianBath.com

Classic Betty’s Rubbish- etsy.com/shop/ClassicBettysRubbish

Femlin-shop.femlin.us

PINUP POLE SHOW-www.pinuppoleshow.com