It’s that time of the year again when we are all bombarded with everything pink, red, sweet and bright! Although I am not doing anything on Valentine’s Day this year – It is a Tuesday after all and I dread going out on week days- I went out last Friday. I guess I can classify this look as something I would wear today, if I was to step outside in the snow/frigid weather. It is currently snowing as I type this, so go figure. Alas, I only went to work and cannot wait to go back home where it is warm, with Mother Netflix waiting on me.
I feel this makeup and outfit look is so appropriate for the occasion. I decided to go with a red lip, paired with a flawless foundation base and flirty eyes. I really like how this look turned out. With makeup, practice truly makes perfect!
~ Face ~
MAC Pro Longwear – NC45
MAC Pro Lonwear Concealer – NC42
COVER FX Natural Finish – G7
COVER FX Matte Finishing Powder – Medium
ARTISTRY Exact Fit Perfecting Loose Powder – Dark
SMASHBOX Contour Stick – Bronze
MAC – Global Glow
~ Eyes ~
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Pomade – Dark Brown
MORPHE BRUSHES Palette – 35OM
ANNABELLE – Gold Pigment Dust
MAKEUP FOREVER – Aqua XL pencil #M-10
MAC Rebel EYES Gel Liner
MAC False Lashes – Mascara
~ Lips ~
MAC Lipliner – Chestnut
MAKEUP FOREVER Artist Rouge Matte – M401
Well, technically it was last week but let me enjoy the moment. I am very grateful to the Lord for blessing me with yet another year. As I grow older, I find that I am transforming into a woman who is confident, and conformable in her own skin. It wasn’t always like this. I struggled in my teens years and it took a long time for me to accept who I am, flaws and all. Although I am not one to celebrate, I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday this year.
Have you ever felt like you wanted a makeover? Like you wanted to be part of TV shows such as “How Do I Look” or “What Not To Wear”? Well, I have. And lately the daunting task of cleaning out my closet has been hunting me. I promise you, I have clothes from possibly middle school hiding in the back on my closet, collecting dust. To make matters worse, I also have pieces that I have never even worn with the tags still on!
Since I have been thinking of updating my wardrobe, I have decided to change these bad habits and give myself a complete makeover. I have been feeling this way for quite some time. I need a change of style. As I get older, I am developing to a more classic, timeless yet comfortable sense of style. I am going for the minimalist look so I know I have some serious purging to do. However, before I go crazy and start to donate my entire wardrobe, I have made a promise to myself that I will wear each and every piece of clothing that I currently have, at least once. I mean, I bought them for a reason right. Unless they are either too small or just completely hideous, I will make use of them.
Basically, I am tired of having a closet filled with items, yet nothing to wear! I want to slowly move towards having a solid range of clothes that I want to wear; not a dizzying heap of things I have outgrown. Let’s not even mention the disastrous state that my closet is currently in, which makes is impossible to find anything! I will share my outfits with you all and perhaps, we can make this interactive. With each post, you can let me know your thoughts: To keep or to donate? That is the question. I hope you will follow me as I transition into this new “ME”.
Ps. For this post, I have no idea where the top or Jeans are from! They have been around since the Bush administration! Lol
As I was editing the footage for thishairstyle, I decided to include an outdoor scene of my hair and outfit. Tripod and camera in hand, I ventured outside hoping to get this done as quickly as possible because I had to go to work in a couple of hours. As soon as I got to an ideal location, I turned on my camera and it died instantly! I didn’t quite understand as the batter was in the charger all night. I went back home, just to find out that the unit wasn’t plugged in an outlet as all! Because I was DETERMINED to film, edit and upload this video today, I did not let this get to me. I let the battery charge for about 20 minutes as I prepared something to eat and then went back outside to accomplish my mission. I knew that I wouldn’t have much time before the camera died again so I quickly filmed what I needed. I even had time to snap those photographs for the blog as well! Talk about killing two birds with one stone. I was out there for about 12 minutes and let me tell you, I nearly got frostbites! Regardless, I am happy I was able to do this in -23 degree weather.
All of this to say that when you set you mind to accomplish something, nothing can get in your way!
I hope you had a great and productive Monday. I leave you with the video of this easy, simple, yet cute low manipulation hair style.
I know, I know, where have I been (once again)?. Summer seem to have flown by and I can’t even say I have accomplished much. I have just been trying to enjoy the sun here (or lack of), and I took a little vacation to Vancouver. Now that I am back to reality, I hope to post frequently.