Monday, September 24, 2012

Celebrity Homecoming Inspiration

It's that time of year again. Brisk weather, Halloween, football games, and homecoming of course! If you plan on attending a homecoming dance this season don't leave finding the perfect dress to the last minute! With all your back to school events and plans this dance will spring up on you fast. No worries my loves, it's time to take some inspiration from the stars.

Edgy- If you have an edgy way of dressing like myself a great celebrity to look to for fashion inspiration is Emma Watson. This former Harry Potter star always seems to get it right and land herself on the best dressed list. She has an effortless vibe to her and seems to always dress for fashion. Emma's look is great for homecoming because it's dressy and also very unique. I highly doubt that anyone else will be wearing the same dre as you if you take inspiration for her.

Girlie- For those of you who like a girlie look Selena Gomez serves as a great inspiration. Selena Gomez always manages to look girly, young, and fresh at the same time. You'll rarely see her on the worst dressed list. What I love most about this young fashionista is her fearlessness when it comes to fashion risks. She's not afraid to wear a daring dress and when she does she usually looks fabulous.

No matter what style look you choose to wear to homecoming this year make sure to keep your look classy. If your skirt is on the shorter side make sure your top is more conservative and vice versa. Stay true to yourself and do not over accessorize. A few sparkly touches, a great pair of reasonable heels, and a sensible clutch are all you need. Most of all make sure that you are able to dance in your outfit and most of all have fun!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quick Little Update II

Hello to whoever is reading this! I just wanted to say thank you for all of your support in the past few weeks. My number of page-views per day has absolutely sky rocketed and it's all thanks to you! I just want to quickly remind you that if you do enjoy reading my blog then make sure to follow it! You can do this using Blogger and now Bloglovin too! I would greatly appreciate some followers! Thank you for reading this post and please check out some other ones too!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Picture Day Do's & Don'ts & Taylor Swift Inspired Makeup

Picture day is a very important day in school. Well, at least it is for me. I like to make sure that my outfit is perfect, memorable, but most importantly classic. Have you ever looked at an old yearbook and think "What were they wearing? Look at their hair!"? That's what I always think of when I'm choosing my outfit for picture day. Here are my best tips for looking picture perfect in your yearbook or class picture this year.

1.) Keep your look timeless & classic. Don't wear anything too trendy. The trendier you look now the more outdated you'll look in 30 years when your kids are flipping through your yearbook.

2.) Don't wear shirts that have graphics or writing on them. For some reason at my school when kids would wear Abercrombie t-shirts on picture day the writing would always come out backwards in the photo. This is also the same with graphics. So be careful of this when your choosing your top.

3.) Skip wearing long pendants. Pick a shorter necklace instead. Remember, if this is your school picture you'll only be shown from a bit below your chest up. If you wear a long necklace it's only going to be cut out of the picture.

4.) Wear tops with detail on the neck/collar. This will add a bit of interest to your photograph. You don't want to look generic. Ever.

5.) Don't over accessorize. Keep it simple.

Not only do you want to be careful in choosing your outfit you also want to be thoughtful when it comes to doing your makeup. All-over your lid blue eyeshadow, red lips, and raccoon eyes are not becoming looks. Keep it natural. Keep reading for an easy picture day makeup look how-to and the do's and don'ts of picture day makeup.

Taylor Swift's makeup is always gorgeous and it's perfect for pictures!

How to get one of her famous looks:
What you'll need:
-Your favorite foundation
-Foundation brush (Don't have any makeup brushes? Find some inexpensive & great quality ones here:
- Concealer
- Green concealer
- Matte pressed powder
- Powder brush
- Eyelid primer
- Champagne shimmery eyeshadow
- Flat eyeshadow brush
- Shimmery medium brown eyeshadow
- Shimmery plum eyeshadow
- Fluffy crease brush
- Black liquid eyeliner
- Black volumizing mascara
- Bronzer

1.) Start by applying your favorite foundation to your face. Make sure that it has a very low amount of SPF or none at all. For some reason foundation with SPF in it can make you look shiny in photos.

2.) Dab a bit of regular concealer under your eyes. Blend in with your ring finger. If you have any large breakouts on your face try using a green concealer. (Green reduces redness) NYX makes a great one. Just dab a very small amount of this concealer onto any blemishes.

3.) Set your foundation and concealer with a matte pressed powder. Matte powders are perfect for taking pictures. They erase shine and oil.
4.) Prep your eyelids with a primer. Then, using a flat eyeshadow brush apply a shimmery champagne colored eyeshadow to your lid up to the crease. Next, using a fluffy crease brush apply a shimmery medium brown shade to your crease. After that, using the same brush apply a shimmery deep plum eyeshadow to the outside half of your crease (right over the brown shadow) and smudge a bit onto your bottom lashline, just like Taylor.

5.) Apply black liquid eyeliner in a thin line on your lid as close to your lashes as you can get. You can even wing it out if you'd like for a flirty look. But refrain from making Amy Winehouse cateyes, please.

6.) Brush on two-four coats of black volumizing mascara to your upper lashes only.

7.) Sweep on a bit of bronzer with a powder brush. It is easy to look very washed out in photos, the bronzer will help.

7.) Finish off by applying light pinky/coral lipstick and top that off with a pink gloss.

DO: Wear shimmery pink lipgloss
DON'T: Try out red lipstick for the first time on picture day
DO: Wear shimmery eyeshadow in neutral browns and beiges
DON'T: Wear tons and tons of blue eyeshadow
DO: Accentuate your cheekbones with a tiny bit of bronzer
DON'T: Look like a carrot. All over orange = not a cute look
DO: Wear something classic & chic
DON'T: Wear something tacky or too revealing

Whatever you do or don't do make sure to be yourself and remember to smile, darling. You're beautiful.

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