Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Caribbean Colors: Nail Polish Color for a Caribbean Vacation

I have returned from another fabulous trip to my favorite vacation spot....Jamaica! It's a beautiful island full of warm wonderful people and lovable characters you meet on the beach like Fireman and his lobsters....
Fireman Negril, Jamaica
and Rasta Ralphie on the Catamaran singing a tune and sailing the sea. 
rasta ralphie negril jamaica
The weather is warm, sometimes a little rainy. Liquid Sunshine.
tropical rain in Jamaica
There are the lovely tropical flowers, the sounds of the tree frogs and that magnificent clear Caribbean water in shades of aqua, cerulean and turquoise that I have been obsessed with forever! Look at it. It's just fabulous!
blue green nail polish
Here is my attempt to capture the Caribbean sea on my toes!
  It's OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid with Zoya Rayne on top. 
The combination creates a beautiful iridescent light blue green.

pink tropical flowers
Maybe you would like a bright pink like these cute tropical flowers! 
zoya bright pink nail polish
This is Zoya Lola with Zoya Sparkle Gloss on top.

sunset negril jamaica
How about a red orange to match a fiery Jamaican sunset?
Spa Ritual red orange nail polish
Spa Ritual Blend is a beautiful orange red.

The colors in nature are truly amazing. Everywhere you look there is color. I want to look at it. A beautiful color makes me happy.
blue tang jamaica
I guess that's one of the reasons why I love nail colors. It's so easy to create a beautiful look and it's so easy to change it to express your mood and style.

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Sometimes you see a polish color you love but you can't find it. Try Amazon. There is a super selection of nail polish color. I can always find great hard to find colors easily there. 









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See you next year my Jamaican friends! Bless!

        Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Twiggy Style Eye Makeup

I have always been fascinated with Twiggy, the super model popular from 1966-1970. I guess I'm showing my age. I even had the Twiggy board game at my grandparents house!
twiggy board game
Twiggy was the world's first super model. She was known for her skinny body and that dark 60's style makeup with false lashes, drawn on lower lashes and thick spiky mascara that she worn. She said that she would spend 90 minutes doing her makeup and used 3 sets of false lashes.


twiggy



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I had to try it for my Halloween Hippie costume. But, I used just 1 set of false lashes. I couldn't bear to wear 3 sets all night!

twiggy eyes in black and white
It's always fun and challenging to create an iconic look. 

Twiggy wanted to have smokey eyes like the 1930's film stars. She wanted that big, round, dark eyed look. She used black and white colors to create her famous makeup. She used pot of black eye liner and a brush to precisely paint on her eye liner, dark rounded crease and those drawn on lower lashes. 

Notice that double flick at the outer corners of the eyes, too. As for her lips, she blotted them out with pancake makeup.
twiggy eye makeup
Here are the makeup supplies I used to create my Twiggy eye makeup. I used tweezers too!
eye makeup

How to do Twiggy Style Eye Makeup

Step 1:
I started by applying white eye shadow to my eyelid. 

Step 2: I used a soft black eye shadow and a brush to tightline the upper lashes. Tightlining is lining the upper rim of the eye so that the liner is at the roots of the eyelashes.

Step 3: A felt tip eye liner made an easy line for my top lashes with a little flick up at the end.

Step 4: For the crease, I started by drawing an outline for the dark colored area.  I used a brown black eyeliner pencil to draw the bottom crease line on my eyelid, then I drew the top line of the crease area extending it out to create the top little flick.

Step 5: I used a brush to fill in the crease area in with dark brown and soft black eye shadows blended together.

Step 6: Now back to the felt tip liner to define the top flicked liner and connect the flicked lash liner to the crease line to create the bottom flick.

Step 7: I also used the felt tip liner to draw on a few lashes at the outer edges of my lower lashes.

Step 8: I applied strip lashes next and several coats of mascara on the top and bottom lashes. A pair of tweezers worked great to squeeze groups of lashes together to make them look more spiky.

Step 9: I added more liner to the top lash line with the felt tip liner to hide the strip of the lashes.

Step 10: I finished by using a white eyeliner on the lower rim of the eye to create a more open round eyed look.


I can see why Twiggy took so long to do her eyes!!!
Hippie costume
Have a Groovy Day!

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Group Halloween Costume Idea: The Months of the Year

We had a super fun day at the salon for our Halloween Party! Our theme was the months of the year. I work with a bunch of very creative people. It was interesting to see how each person interpreted their month.

The Months of the Year Costumes

January wore a tutu and snow flakes.

February was decorated in red and hearts with a candy box hat.
candy box hat
March was was decked out for St. Patrick's Day.

I was April, April Showers.
april showers
I used blue eye shadow to create my blue lips. I started with an opaque nude pink lipstick. Then, I used a blue eyeliner to line the lips and smudge it onto the lips to blend the line. Next, a smudged on some blue eye shadow. It looked shimmery and iridescent. It stayed on great.
blue lips
May was May Flowers.


June was, of course, a June bride..... Halloween style! She used toilet paper and tacky glue to create her zombie torn flesh.
zombie bride

July celebrated the 4th of July in red, white and blue.

August was soooo creative. Can you guess what she is?
coppertone girl
She is the Coppertone Girl. Bahahaha!

September was a school teacher complete with a pencil behind her ear, an apple, a ruler and a pile of books!

October was a bag of leaves. 

November was a native American. 

We also had a sugar skull for Dia de los Muertos.
sugar skull makeup
December was a Christmas elf.

Here is whole menagerie minus September. She had to get back to her class before the pic was taken. lol
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The salon owners actually used all of our pictures to create a calendar. It came out soooo cute!


I hope we inspire you to have a fun, creative Halloween!
 
Thanks for Stopping By!

Get Creative & Have Some Fun!

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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