Friday, September 25, 2009

Warm toned "Vampy" Goth Eye

Products Used:

Bare Canvas
Eyeshadow #146 (Yaby)
Burnt Burgundy Pigment (MAC)
Sequin (Calypso Minerals)
Engraved Powerpoint Pencil (MAC)
Black Luxe Lashes in pieces (Shu Uemura)
MUFE lift Concealer
MUFE HD Foundation

Taupe Blush (MAC)
Shell Pearl Beauty powder (MAC)
Pretty Baby Beauty Powder (MAC)

Pink Fuschia lipliner (MAC)
Show Orchid Lipstick (MAC)
Saint Germain Lipstick (MAC)

Poison Ivy Comic Book Style

"Late at night you'll be sleepin' Poison Ivy comes a creepin' arounddddd"

Products Used:
True Chartruese Paintstick (MAC)
Green & Black (MUFE Flash Palette)
Chartruese Pigment (MAC)
True Chartruese Pigment (MAC)
Engraved Waterproof eyeliner(MAC)
Black Liquid Liner (Prestige)
Wet & Wild Fantasy Lashes
Leaf Eyeliner (Prestige)

Broken & Bruised Flesh Wounds

Here's some tips to make yourself have that "undead" look for halloween. Whether you go as a zombie or Rihanna (KIDDING! - though I'm willing to bet someone *will* do that for a costume), you can use these simple steps to make yourself look as though you've been beaten.

Products Used:
White MUFE Flash Palette
Red MUFE Flash Palette
Black MUFE Flash Palette
Silly Goose Eyeshadow (MAC)
Sketch Eyeshadow (MAC)
Carbon Eyeshadow (MAC)
MAC Gloss (not lipglass, but GLOSS)
Most importantly - DUO adhesive

She-Devil Makeup

This was OHHHHHH so fun to do! Though, it wasn't until the next day that I realized the red did indeed, stain my skin a tad. I would definitely reccomend possibly putting a layer of your own cream foundation down first to act as a slight barrier against the red. But Halloween is only 1 day a year, so I'm all for going all out in the makeup department! I made some horns just for the video, but definitely invest in the prosthetic horns, or the headband kind, whatever you prefer.

-Make sure to buff your powder in!!! I didn't notice it until after I took it off, but you can see it in the photo AND in the video.

-Yes I used photoshop to make my horns symmetrical in the photo. :)

Products Used:
Face and Body Mixing Medium (MAC)
Basic Red Pigment (MAC)
Panic Blush (Illamasqua)
Carbon Eyeshadow (MAC)
Smolder eyeliner (MAC)
Black Gel Liner (Loreal HIP)
MUFE HD Powder
Russian Red Lipstick (MAC)
Garnet Lipliner (MAC)

This took me 30 minutes remove. I used Olive Oil which will remove any makeup - waterproof or not and is actually good for your skin. I also used sugar as an exfoliant to scrub everything off quicker.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've been lazy with my blog entries.

Embed, post corresponding photo and list products. That said, I'm going to attempt to update this more frequently. After I posted a t-shirt video, a lot of you asked how I stay in shape. The answer? I'm nowhere NEAR "in shape". My "shape" is what it is because of genetics but I am by no means fit. Once upon a time, many many moons ago I was, however this is no longer the case. I danced (tap, jazz, ballet technique and hip hop) for 13 years of my life. After which I became obsessed with weight training to the point that I had a 6 pack and the upside U on my triceps and wanted to compete. I worked for a very short time as a personal trainer and Human Physiology was at one time my favorite class in school which led me to starting college as pred-med. As I said, many moons ago...

I am a vegetarian, have been since birth (yes, you read that correctly). So I suppose that may be a contributing factor, because I do believe if I ate meat, my 5'4 self would definitely be a lot heavier. I am not the most healthy vegetarian in the world as I consume more carbs than I do actual vegetables.

Since moving back to San Francisco from New York, I've actually gained 12 lbs. On my way to workout for the first time in a few months today, I asked myself why this was.
What had been so different in New York? The primary answer I settled on is walking. I do not, nor have I ever owned a car, though yes, I can drive (very well, if I do say so myself ;) While in New York, I left my house nearly everyday. Whether it was to go on open calls for work, wander through neighborhoods looking for work, going into Manhattan to meet up with friends or simply walking 5 blocks down St. Marks to my friend Gabriel's house. Then there's the subway stairs, and lugging around my kit. My Zuca does have wheels, but I still had to carry it up 3, if not more flights of stairs, 1 being in my apartment. I ate out twice that I recall while living in New York. The rest of my food I cooked.

San Francisco is a very different story. We don't generally have "open calls" too often. A great majority of my friends either have kids and dont go out too often, or they have cars and pick me up. I technically work one day a week & to get there, all I have to do is walk 4 blocks and climb 1 measly flight of stairs. The other 6 days a week, *if* I leave the house, it generally because someone is picking me up. And food wise, I don't cook too often. I'm at my parents house. Their kitchen, their food etc. Not that they dont share - they definitely do! Dont get me wrong, but, well women can be a little territorial and controlling in "their" kitchen. Nuff said.

Today I went to a circuit training "booty" camp (gotta love the name!) and it kicked my ass within the first 5 minutes. I stuck it out and struggled through the remaining 55 minutes, but it was awesome. I'm sore and exhausted, but it's that good hurt.

We live in a society that makes it okay for us to be lazy. Fast food all around, cars that make us forget we have legs to get us from point A to B, and demands from work, relationships etc that monopolize our time. So all I can say is this. Don't allow society to make you lazy. If you're unhappy with how fit or healthy you are, change it. It's that simple. Here's some tips I've acquired over the years.

- Drink water. No Soda. Drink at least half your body's weight in ounces of water per day. Example: If you weigh 140lbs, drink 70 ounces of water.

- Park as far as you can from a store entrance in a mall. Walking even that tiny amount can make a big difference.

- Take the stairs, not the elevator.

- Escalators. Dont just ride them up. They're moving stairs. Walk up them.

- An apple a day... Apples are negative calorie snacks. Meaning, a medium sized apple is about 90 calories. Just in digesting that apple, your body burns 120 calories.

- ABC's - Abs, Butt, Crunch! Even while sitting, (if you have an office job, or you just cant pull yourself away from your computer), you can "work out". And it doesn't just have to be your abs and butt. You can also flex nearly any muscle in your body while sitting. Hold it for 30 seconds, release and do it again. If you cant hold it for 30 seconds, start off with 5 seconds and work your way up. Even this small motion will help your muscles tighten up a bit.

- Stretch. Stretching your muscles improves bloodflow and increases flexibility contributing to strength.

- Dance! Who doesn't like to dance?! I realize some are self concious, so even if you're not comfortable at a club, bar or concert, turn up some music and dance by your lonesome while cleaning or folding laundry. Getting your heart pumping is important.

- Alcohol. If you are seriously trying to drop fat, stay away from alcohol altogether. However, if you must, keep it light - vodka, gin, light tequila, light rum etc Definitely NO jager, whiskey, or cognac. Vodka and Soda (NOT tonic - there is a difference) is the lowest calorie drink. Try a flavored vodka and squeeze a lime or lemon into it. Stay far far away from anything using sweet & sour. Midori sour, whiskey sour, long island, lemon drops, long beach, adios MF, tokyo tea etc. Sweet and Sour is like sucking down almost pure sugar.

-Deserts - Do not deprive yourself, but try and find alternative options. Frozen grapes are AHHMAZING (IMO at least) as a desert or even a snack. I also love Skinny Cow Ice Cream products.

Most of these tips you all have probably already heard, so maybe this will just serve as reminder, or hopefully be helpful to some of you. Typing it all up reminded me! Also, remember that the photos you see of that celebrity who's "perfect" body you want, are edited and airbrushed.

Easter Egg eyes

Products Used:
Bare Canvas Paint - Mac
Eyeshadow #631 - Yaby with dome shaped fluffy brush (224 by MAC)
Love Lavender Loose Shadow - Sappho Cosmetics with Pencil brush (219 by MAC)
Chartru Paint - MAC with flat brush (236 by MAC)
Metamorph Eyeshadow - MAC with flat fluffy brush (233 by MAC)
Meadowland Eyeshadow - MAC with angled fluffy brush (275 by MAC)
Twilight Loose Pigment - Calypso Mineral Beauty with angled fluffy brush (275 by MAC)
Black Liquid Liner - Prestige
Zero Waterproof Pencil - Urban Decay
Black Luxe Faux Lashes - Shu Uemura
Folie Eyeshadow (brows) - MAC with angled brush (266 brush by MAC)
HD Foundation - MUFE
Lift Conealer - MUFE
Pink Swoon Blush with blush brush
Purple Rain lipliner - NYX
Up The Amp Lipstick - MAC

Monday, September 21, 2009

P!nk Please Dont Leave me/ Halloween Tutorial

Products used:
Bare Canvas Paint - MAC
Temper and Sketch eyeshadow- MAC (Fig 1 can be used in place of Temper which is d/c)
Polished Ivory Chroma Cake- MAC
Zero waterproof pencil - Urban Decay
Faux Lashes - and Spirit Store
Half Red and Vino lipliners - MAC

Friday, September 11, 2009

Faux Hawk Updo

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Black Pearl Look

Products used:
Bare Canvas Paint - MAC
MInk Pink - MAC
Greystone - MAC
Sequin - Calypso Minerals
Zero - Urban Decay
Champagne - MUFE
Vow - Illamasqua
Black LIquid LIner - Prestige
Black mascara - Maybelline Great Lash
So Ceylon - MAC
Slightly Off - MAC
Saint Germain - MAC
Violetta - MAC

Wednesday, September 9, 2009