Posts Tagged ‘sparkle’

BEDAZZLE ME

POST + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I love this look for Homecoming, New Year’s or any time you’re feeling really festive! And because the glitter is light and paired with a light shadow instead of a dark smoky eye, it’s more wearable than you might think. Just know that it’s compliment-intensive so be prepared to say “oh thank you” a lot! Here’s exactly what I did on singer-songwriter Lexie Hofer above:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Apply the light pink shadow all over the lid and crease.
  2. Press your finger in any kind of balm to get it slightly tacky. MAC Pro has a Mixing Medium that works great, but if you don’t want to make the investment, use a light layer of lip balm. Then press it in the 2-D glitter to load a light layer and stamp it across the lid.
  3. Press your finger in the 3-D glitter
  4. Stamp it across the lid and crease.
  5. Line your upper lid with the black liquid liner. Wing it out and up for a cat eye (optional).
  6. Wrap your finger with Scotch tape, making sure the sticky side is on the outside. Press it wherever glitter has dropped down on your cheeks to pick it up. Revisit my Glitter Picker Upper Tutorial for more details!
  7. Sweep the black shadow along the lower lashline (I concentrated it on the outer half but you can certainly apply it along the entire lashline).
  8. Finish with a couple coats of mascara.

I paired it with a hot pink lipstick (Dior Addict Extreme in Lucky) but you can rock a red too!

NAILED IT!

If you’re female and you have a pulse, likelihood is you like a little sparkle. We’re on a mission to keep our holiday bottles of bling current. Most of these colors were released last year around the holidays but we refuse to toss them out. Instead we’re pairing them with softer shades for Springtime. Applying glitter or gold over a plain polish is nothing new but it definitely amps up the fancy factor. Do it on one nail, do it on all your nails. Either way, these are our new favorite combos.

The turquoise polish in the top photo was “Wednesday” by Zoya and the rose color in the bottom is “Petal Pusher” from Sally Hansen. Also– in case you missed it, here’s the tutorial on how to get a good glitter fade.

photos/post/design: Kristin Ess

 

ROMANTIC DATE MAKEUP

POST + PHOTOS BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for adding a little twinkle to your eyes, especially paired with a bright lip that’s actually kissable. Here’s how: (more…)

NAILED IT! ROBIN’S EGG NAILS

photos, graphic design, post by Kristin Ess

Some people are more skilled at nail art than others and some can’t wear crazy funky nail art to the office. So here’s a simple look that anyone can do no matter your skill level or work environment. It’s 2 super easy steps and a really subtle, wearable look. This happens to be my all time favorite polish combo because it’s soft and sparkly and takes about 5 minutes. Here’s how to get this Robin’s Egg mani…

  • Paint the base coat with any pastel polish. Here I used THIS ONE for the blue.
  • And top it off with THIS GLITTERY GOODNESS by Deborah Lippman. I’ve never been able to find a glitter polish quite like this one. It’s got several sizes of glitter in one bottle which is what give it the robin’s egg look.

That’s it! Sweet and simple.