New Years Eve LONDON STYLE: A Big Ben Fireworks Inspired Makeup Tutorial

New Years Eve LONDON STYLE: A Big Ben Fireworks Inspired Makeup Tutorial

The Inspiration:

I lived in England during Fall and the beginning of Winter- I completely missed out on the New Year and seeing all the AMAZING fireworks at Westminster!!  So this New Year I am completely missing England and Big Ben :] so I decided to recreate the nights colours…

New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial:

As always folks… we’re using NYX Eyeshadow Base BUUUUT this time, as you can see, I’m not using a brush and that is because we’re concentrating the base on the lower half of the lid [all the way till your crease & then just blend it in…]

Using a loose glitter [with a purple/bluish tint- I used a loose glitter from Temptressgently press it to the NYX base; make sure it’s all over the bottom half of the lid. To help prevent the glitter from falling UNDER your eyes onto your cheeks just hold a piece of tissue on your cheek directly under your eye.

Now using any sort of creme-based eyeliner or eyeshadow that is black [I’m using the NYX Jumbo Pencil “BLACK BEAN”] as well as a thin eyeliner brush- and you are going to create a line from the outer corner of your eye ALMOST all the way over, but stop right before you start to curve downward.  From there, place a piece of tape like shown above & begin to blend out the black creme.  Make sure to only blend out the top of the line & keep the bottom a straight and perfect line.

From there take a black eyeshadow [mine is from JESSE’S GIRL 9 Pan Palette “BEHIND BLUE EYES“] and pop it right on top of the black line you’ve blended.  Then take a medium purple shade [I used NYX Trio Eyeshadow Palette PURPLE] and blend that colour into the top half of the black as well as above it!!  this will create a nice blended look.

Now using a white shimmer powder [I used a random one I bought in Camden Town…] pop it onto the inner corner of your eye, right by your tear-duct, as well as 1/4 of the way below your waterline.  You can also take your tape off now!!

Using a blue eyeliner [mine is NYX “SAPHIRE”] fill in your lower lash line.  Then using a purple eyeliner [mine is JESSE’S GIRL “BOURBON STREET” which is a phenomenal glitter liner!!!] pop it into your waterline.

Again, using the same purple eyeshadow you used up top, you’re going to pop it under your waterline on the remaining 3/4, until it meets the white shimmer.

Using the same white shimmer- pop it under your brow bone as a highlighter!

Grab your liquid liner [mine is MAYBELLINE‘s liquid liner or MAC’s Fluidline “BLACKTRACK” pot works wonderfully too] and pop on your top lids eyeliner.  Wing it out on the end as well- just follow the line where the tape was!

For the lips: I used NYX lipliner “ROSE” which is a gorgeous ballerina pink colour and then  I jumped straight into my lipgloss!!  I used LACOME’s Juicy Tubes which are really pigmented glosses- so in this case lipstick is really just an unnecessary layer…  This tube is called “TICKLED PINK“.

For the cheeks: I used MAC‘s blush “DAME” which is a gorgeous pink which more blue tones than red- so it is perfect for this look!!

Et c’est fin!!

Products Used by London:

-NYX Eyeshadow Base

-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “BLONDE”

-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “BLACK BEAN”

-NYX Trio Palette “PUPLES”

-NYX Eyeliner “SAPHIRE”

-NYX Lipliner “ROSE”

-MAYBELLINE Liquid Liner

-MAC Studio Fix “C4″

-MAC Blush “DAME”

-LANCOME Juicy Tubes “TICKLED PINK”

-JESSE’S GIRL 9 Pan Palette “BEHIND BLUE EYES”

-JESSE’S GIRL Glitter Liner “BOURBON STREET”

-Any white shimmer :]

-Tape

 

Thanksgiving Day 2011 Fashion Update- What Did YOU Wear?!

Inspired by “PARADE” & “FESTIVITIES”

Searching through my wardrobe this morning I was thinking back to my inspiration boards [Holiday Outfit Inspirations] and I was COMPLETELY inspired by “Parade” & “Festivities”!!  So…. Job well done inspiration boards!!  You worked perfectly.  As I said, my fam is casual on Thanksgiving and so dressy skirts & dresses don’t exactly make the cut on Turkey Day… So inspired by “Parades” casual/cosy pictures mixed with “Festivities” fun and playful Fall colours I decided upon this outfit….. :]

Ensemble Pieces:

1.) Mustard yellow coat with 4″ ruffle bottom [Burlington Coat Factory]

2.) Skinny Jeans [Charlotte’s Russe]

3.) Taupe Ankle Boots [Pink Zone]

4.) White 3/4 length mid-button-up top [Forever 21]

5.) Peach & burnt orange 3 layered floral top [Pink Zone]

6.) Shades of Gray Scarf [unknown… sorry!]

Products Use:

MAC Eyeshadow “Coppering”

MAC Eyeshadow “Golden Rod”

MAC Eyeshadow “Embark”

MAC Prolong-wear “To The Future” 

MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner “Pure Show”

NYX Eyeshadow “Golden Orange”

NYX Mosaic Powder Blush “Dare”

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “Blonde”

Long-lasting…

And this is my makeup- which lasted throughout the long day of celebrations at two different households!!  We started at 12:00pm and this picture was taken when we got home around 7:00pm!!  Talk about long lasting…  Not exactly in it’s prime, but just as good as any other 4 hour wear makeup- except this lasted LONGER!!

The Rest of Turkey Day!!

and my hubby with his beautiful mama… and his “are we done yet, love?” smile.

Thanksgiving Day 2011 Holiday Outfit Inspiration Boards- 5 Noteworthy Genres of Ensembles

Thanksgiving 2011 Dress Code Ideas

I love dressing for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving day and Christmas!!  Those holidays are the FALL holidays and I can wear coats, scarves, boots, and whatever else SCREAMS United Kingdom weather-wear!!  As I am residing in California… the opportunity for those kinds of outfits are slim… to none.  However, a lady can dream- and so I have dreamt up Thanksgiving Day genres and filled them with adorable outfits!! COME!! Get inspiration from the cutest “Thanksgiving-y” ensembles.

THANKSGIVING DAY 2011 “GRACE”=

Inspired by the sweet and innocent colours of cream, taupe, champagne, and ivory.  Although history has been seriously mislead to our younger generations [thinking that Puritans and Natives all sat down from an innocent Thanksgiving together where they all said grace and ate turkey], when in all actuality Small Pox blankets were involved as well as cannibalism… This look is in lieu of how blissful innocence can be… :] ha.

THANKSGIVING DAY 2011 “HARVEST”=

This board was put together with the serious love all of the different colours of jeans.  Thanksgiving 2011 will be marked by the denim that had a loud splash of colour!!  I am seeing these jeans sold everywhere, and I have to say that the burnt orange ones have to be one of my favourites!!  However all colours represent Fall and the gorgeous colours of harvest.

THANKSGIVING DAY 2011 “PARADE”=

“Parade” was inspired by the casual Thanksgiving-er.  I have certainly attended Thanksgiving dinners where everyone is required to be dressed in formal wear, but that is not the case in my family.  We like to be cosy & casual as we sit and watch the Parade!!

THANKSGIVING DAY 2011 “TRADITION”=

Well you can hardly go wrong with DARKS, especially Black & Navy!!  Wether it be dressy or casual, blacks and navy’s hold a certain “strength” in their colour and so of course these shades never go out of style…  Simplicity has always been part of tradition and therefore- so has “the DARKS”.  Ha, think modern Pilgram if you will….

THANKSGIVING DAY 2011 “FESTIVITIES”=

Browns, oranges, and whatever hues fall in between always give me the feeling of Thanksgiving time!!  Especially if they have patterns on them, like the floor length skirt in the lower LEFT hand corner…  All of these outfits in “Festivities” remind me of outfits for Thanksgiving carnivals or primary school plays where everything Thanksgiving-y is taken so literally: turkey’s everywhere… kids dressed up as “Indians”…  and corn, squash, and cornucopias are hanging everywhere.  It’s more the cheesy side of the holiday- but that is why you can put a “FASHION SPIN” on it and make it look chic!!

Gilmore Girl’s Thoughts on What To Be Thankful For…