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Beauty Confessions – “Would You Rather” Tag

Hello loves!

So I have been watching a couple of super fun Would You Rather beauty tags on YT and since I had a lot of fun reading and writing last weeks This or That tag, I thought why not do another!!

It was definitely entertaining seeing Tanya (Burr on YT) and Zoe work around the questions… something I’m sure I’ll be guilty of as well.

The questions vary from video to video and blog to blog on the Would You Rather tag, but I think I gathered the most common ones… some of which are going to be terrible to answer for me or just really fun 😉

There are a lot of questions, so I’ll stick to short answers here…

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The Questions:

Would you rather only ever wear eye makeup or skin makeup? 

– Wow. If my skin was always perfect and under-eye concealer counted as eye make-up, then eye make-up!

Would you rather cut off all your hair, or never cut your hair again?

– OMG! Easy, as I’m quite attached to my very long hair and rarely cut it anyways – I would never cut it.

Would you rather always wear your clothes too big, or too small?

– Too big… too small is uncomfortable and looks much worse than too big, plus can anyone say belt it!

If you were given $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

– Clothes, as I already have quite a bit of make-up and if I bought $1000 worth (which would be amazing!!) I would also need to buy more make-up storage (and find room for it), as I’m already maxing out my current make-up storage situation.

Would you rather wear lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

– Eyeliner as lipstick! For sure, I could easily embrace the Gothic look 😉

Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or Biker Shorts in public?

– This is a random question, but I would have to say MC Hammer pants :/ As horrible as they are, they seem comfortable enough.

Would you rather never be able to fill in your eyebrows or only fill them in using a sharpie?

– Okay…are we talking black super thick sharpie or thin fine tip sharpie? I almost always fill in my brows a little, as some areas are a bit sparser than I would like… but I could go without filling them in if we were talking about a thick sharpie ultimatum.

Would you rather never pluck your eyebrows, or never shave your legs?

– OMG! Sorry legs, but I have to clean up my brows a little, my skin is quite light and so not cleaning up my brows can be noticed easily and good brows are very important to me.

Would you rather never be able to shop at MAC again, or only be able to use MAC?

– Ahhhh… I LOVE MAC! I use quite a bit of MAC products, though I also use a lot of other make-up products…  hmmm… can I pass on this question?? Okay – if every other make-up line perished in a beauty world catastrophe and MAC survived – I would happily use MAC and not be sad – that’s the best I can do with this question.

Would you rather only use one eye shadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

– Ha! I’ll take the Tanya Burr route and say one lip color because you can always mix in your endless supply of other make-up products and create custom lip colors!

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

– Dark nails!

Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

– Well I would have to go with lip product, as I have quite a few, so I could live with a substitute, but eyes are more sensitive.

Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up, or nice hair and no makeup?

– Messy hair and nice make-up! Messy hair works, and if it isn’t working – put in a bun 🙂

Would you rather dye your hair neon green or wear neon green lipstick – for the rest of your life?

–  I would prefer neon green hair, rocking colored hair is much easier than being stuck with green lips for the rest of your life!

Would you rather never take your make-up off or never wear any for the rest of your life?

– If it didn’t affect my skin or my eyes, I would have to say never take my make-up off. Some days my skin just need a little help looking its best.

Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

– Overdone blush! Foundation lines kill me!! Eeek…

So… Bloggers, Readers, Followers, Subscribers… I TAG ALL OF YOU!!!! 


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Fall/Winter 2012 Color Code: Mustard Gold

Back with part three of my Fall/Winter color obsession… 

You can checkout the first two here:

Fall 2012 Color Code: Shades of Eggplant and Fall 2012 Color Code: Rich Blues

Fall + Winter 2012 Color Trends: Mustard Gold

Mustard Gold - Dresses

Burberry silk dress
$310 – flannelsfashion.com

Kaliko shift dress
$96 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Lace dress
modcloth.com

Slip dress
modcloth.com

Bodice dress
modcloth.com

Mustard dress
modcloth.com

Mustard Gold - Coats

Current Elliott cropped jacket
$1,125 – jades24.com

Ted Baker wrap coat
tedbaker-london.com

Jigsaw cotton trench coat
$135 – jigsaw-online.com

Black rivet
wilsonsleather.com

Yellow coat
sammydress.com
Mustard Gold - Tops

Vila
$40 – nelly.com

Sheer top
modcloth.com

Cardigan
$62 – joythestore.com

Chunky cable knit sweater
$37 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Top
modcloth.com

Fat Face button shirt
$24 – fatface.com

V neck top
chicnova.com

Summer cardigan
sheinside.com

Daytrip
buckle.com
Mustard Gold - Bottoms

Jason wu
$1,095 – brownsfashion.com

Diane von furstenberg
matchesfashion.com

Old navy pants
oldnavy.gap.com

Elastic waist skirt
modcloth.com

Cotton shorts
sheinside.com

Skinny leg jeans
allyfashion.com

Old Navy slim jeans
oldnavy.gap.com

VILA pleated shorts
$35 – vila.com
Mustard Gold - Bags & Shoes

Mimco ballerina flat
$72 – mimco.com.au

H M ballerina flat
$13 – hm.com

Urban Originals leather handbag
$94 – theiconic.com.au

Satchel bag
$125 – oliverbonas.com

Aso
asos.com

Yellow tote bag
chicnova.com

Aso
asos.com

Mustard Gold - Accessories

Vintage style necklace
chloeandisabel.com

Timex watch
piperlime.gap.com

Stone jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Post earrings
chloeandisabel.com

Chloé vintage jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Kate spade earrings
piperlime.gap.com

Rhinestone jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Cocktail ring
piperlime.gap.com

Pieces bangle bracelet
$22 – pieces.com

J Crew j crew
net-a-porter.com

Dickins Jones pom hat
$28 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Glove
target.com

Knit shawl
$22 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Sheer shawl
modcloth.com

Yellow hat
target.com

Nars nail polish
beauty.com

Deborah lippmann
barneys.com
more color obsession to come ♥


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D.I.Y. Costume Ideas: Tim Burton Creations, The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, Whip It and Lisbeth Salander

With so many Halloween shops popping up, plus craft, vintage, thrift and donation stores around, it is so easy to throw together amazing costumes with little effort. Whether you need a killer couples thing, or for you and your bestie or something awesome for a singles get together -here are some of my favorites (with a few tips & tricks)!

Sally & Jack – The Nightmare Before Christmas

It would probably be easy to just run out an find this pair in a costume store, but in my opinion, those costumes are often cheaply made, too expensive for the crap quality, thin and drafty, plus it is so easy to pull this off yourself – if you are in a crafty mood.

Stop by a local vintage shop, Goodwill or Salvation Army, or raid your family’s giveaway-throwaway stashes.

If you are willing and able, for Sally, stitch together random scraps of clothing OR find a beige/taupe or brown sheath dress and go to work with some fabric markers (cheap and easy  to get at your local craft store).

Then grab some body paints/make-up and have fun making yourself up like Sally, remember Sally is always stitching herself back together – so nothing has to be perfect here.

Last step, grab an auburn wig (or temporary hair color) and a waterproof eyeliner marker pen adding stiching/seams to your arms, legs and face – this way you can avoid smudging throughout the night.

For Jack: Black pants and jacket, stripe them yourself with white fabric paint/markers – add a white tee and ta da! Suit done. For the bow tie, cut a little felt or other fabric into the shape and add a little flex wire weaved into or glued onto the back so that it stays in shape (cheap and available from your local craft store). Add a neck strap of the same fabric and some body/face paint/make-up (again, I recommend the waterproof eyeliner for around the eyes and face), and you’re complete!

The Corpse Bride & Victor

Victor is easy here, hit up a vintage store and find pieces to create your suit, add a bit of white and grey make-up to wash you out and slick your hair to complete the look.

For the Corpse Bride, search local second hand or discount stores for a flowing white gown and get ready to tatter it up! Take some scissors and cut a few slits and rip the gown with your hands.

For added effect take the dress outside to a well ventilated concrete or gravel covered area and using a lighter, carefully burn the dress where you want – it may/will catch on fire – which is okay, just watch the  flames and stomp them out wearing appropriate footwear.

Once that is done, or if you skipped that part, take blue, white and grey body paint/make-up (the same that you will use for yourself) and using a brush, buff a little color at a time on the torn, burned or natural edges of the dress. Dress done!

For the veil, stop by your local fabric store and buy a couple yards of white tulle or mesh fabric (really cheap to get) and make it up the same way you did the dress, then glue to a flowery head band.

 Final steps are all about the make-up (which you may need help with the get your arms and back) and of course grab a wig (or temporary hair color). Easiest thing is to follow a photo of Corpse Bride, but if you needed a little extra instructions there are YouTube tutorials available for her make-up!

Katniss & Peeta

Easiest costumes ever!! For both, green khaki cargo pants, black tees, black jackets, boots and a few extra props for Katniss would be a small backpack, plus her signature bow and arrows.

For Peeta: Mussed up hair, dirt make-up look and a little fake blood with a rip in his pant leg.

For Katniss: Very natural make-up and a little dirt look too, cream products will work best here. Check out my Katniss Signature Braid post here. You can also pick up a Mockingjay pin from Target 🙂

Effie

This is where you really need to hit up your local shops or family/friends closets for those crazy 80’s prom dresses! Add a bit of extra details to the dress/clothing if necessary, large flowers or other appliques (readily available at craft shops).

Then go crazy inventive with your make-up, first whiten your entire face then go bold! For staying power layer powder on top of cream blushes and eye shadows (and also your lipstick!). Avoid placing non-eye products too close to your eyes waterline. You can get also get Paperself lashes at Sephora to really complete the make-up. After all has been applied, powder – powder – powder!

Final step: Add a wig and fun hair piece!

Cinna

Soooo easy! Quality black clothing, a simple bead necklace and dog tag-type piece. Top it off with GOLD eyeliner!

Rick & Lori – The Walking Dead

I kind of hate Lori – so I would go as Rick! If you don’t mind the gender switch then so can you.

Opt for boots and jeans, covered with fake blood and dirt. Same goes for the shirt, plaid for Lori and if you can locate one, a Sheriff shirt for Rick, complete with badge!

Tip: On a flat surface apply some fake blood to the shirt/jeans, then spray with water  – so the blood bleeds off and disperses – as if you were a sweaty dirty mess and just killed off a half dozen walkers 😉 Avoid “hand-print blood” for a more realistic look!

Smudge a bit of fake blood onto your face for Rick and don’t forget his revolver to complete the look!

Add a fake baby bump for Lori and of course extremely natural make-up.

Walkers – The Walking Dead

Bloody up some old clothing or even shred and burn them (like I mentioned above for Corpse Bride). Pieced stringy hair and add some special effects contacts if you want.

Top it off by buffing grey, purple and flesh-toned body/face paint onto any exposed skin. Add some smudged red eyeliner for that creepy look. Remember to hollow your eyes and smudge some blood around the mouth and hands.

Lisbeth Salander – Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series

Go pale! Black eyeliner over lids and waterlines smudged in that I don’t give a f&^! way. Grungy black hoodie, white or black tank, black leather jacket and black leather pants if you can, otherwise torn black-wash jeans. Black combat style boots are a must!

If you don’t have them yourself, add some fake piercings (nose, lip and brow) and tapered goth earrings. For a cool night: Add black or grey finger-less gloves, slouchy knit beanie and scarf.

Top everything off by getting a black bob wig and cutting it into an asymmetrical short-banged look and a leather backpack, if you need it.

Babe Ruthless – Whip It

Can you roller-skate?!? Then pull out your old skates, add green tights, a green skirt and top or dress, iron on a few killer patches and maybe paint on your alter ego name across the back. Grab some elbow and knee pads, plus a green helmet.

If you can’t find a green helmet, look for a green beanie and tack on star patch. Add some crazy socks and make-up, eye glitter and all!

Tip: If you do plan to skate, you are awesome, but take along some flats too 🙂

There you go, just some last minute ideas that are easy to pull off with a couple hours of craftiness! 

p.s. don’t forget to enter my giveaway by Halloween night!!


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Fall/Winter 2012 Color Code: Rich Blues

So, as promised, back with post 2 in my Fall color code series… RICH BLUES!

We aren’t talking about your favorite dark wash jeans here, but rich – vibrant – saturated sapphire blues.

Jewel-toned blues that put a spotlight on you as soon as you walk in a room and just like I mentioned in my previous color code post, Shades of Eggplant, you can incorporate this color in so many ways to suit your style. 

Fall + Winter 2012 Color Trends: Rich Blues

Rich Blues - Dresses

Lipsy short dress
$36 – lipsy.co.uk

Zigzag dress
allyfashion.com

Coast chiffon dress
$78 – coast-stores.com

AX Paris open back dress
$40 – axparis.co.uk

Dress
modcloth.com

Jane Norman wrap dress
$96 – janenorman.co.uk
Rich Blues - Coats

Blue coat
romwe.com

Fitted blazer
$45 – newlook.com

Ellen tracy
lordandtaylor.com

Ted baker
tedbaker-london.com

Wool coat
sheinside.com

Trench coat
indressme.com

Blue coat
romwe.com

Rachel zoe
pinterest.com
Rich Blues - Tops

Madewell
madewell.com

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com

Knit top
romwe.com

John lewi
$38 – johnlewis.com

Printed sweatshirt
sheinside.com

Quiksilver shirt
quiksilver.com

Peplum top
allyfashion.com
Rich Blues - Bottoms

Pleated skirt
chicwish.com

Old navy pants
oldnavy.gap.com

Patterned skirt
allyfashion.com

Pencil skirt
topshop.com

Karen millen
karenmillen.com

Rich Blues - Bags & Shoes

Loafer
oldnavy.gapcanada.ca

Ted baker
$160 – johnlewis.com

Hat Attack tote handbag
pinkmascara.com

CC SKYE blue wallet
metroparkusa.com

Vintage handbag
sheinside.com

BDG rucksack bag
urbanoutfitters.com

Lipsy leather satchel
$64 – debenhams.com
Rich Blues - Accessories

Long necklace
etsy.com

Cole haan
colehaan.com

Kate Spade thin belt
katespade.com

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com

La fiorentina
nordstrom.com

Brimmed hat
modcloth.com

2b scarve
2bstores.com

Charlotte Russe scarve
charlotterusse.com

Essie nail polish
nordstrom.com

China glaze
bebeautiful.com

Chloé wrap bracelet
chloeandisabel.com
Look out for more color code posts to come soon…