Monday, November 25, 2013

Four Thanksgiving/Fall Looks

American thanksgiving is coming up, and I know a lot of people like to get together in big family gatherings, and others just like to look good, so I've put together 4 quick and easy thanksgiving looks. If you're in Canada or another place in the northern hemisphere where it is currently fall, these looks are good just for fall.

Pictures are below.

1. Super Simple Brown Shadow.
Assuming you're a beginner, or are busy cooking on thanksgiving, this look takes less than two seconds. I literally just swept a brown shadow into the crease and blended it out to my heart's content.

2. Sparky Smokes.
Here, all I've done is built off of the first look, taking a very sparkly brown shadow and applying that all over the lid, blending it into the crease. I also added a shimmery champagne highlight.

3. Simply Gold.
Here, I took two gold shades, pressed the lighter in the inner corner, and pressed the darker one in the outer corner. Blend the edges and you're done.

4. Glamorous Gold & Violet.
Here, I've built off of the previous look again, adding a violet shade to the crease, blending the colors together, and then adding a purple winged liner.

I tried to make these looks quite simple and fall appropriate, while still pretty!

Ps, sorry if my pictures are crap, my lighting was AWFUL but I wanted to work with what I had to make a seasonal post!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Nanowrimo Survival Kit

Obligatory I've-been-gone-for-too-long-apology goes here. Really though, guys, I have an excuse. In the beginning of October, I took a trip to Daytona Beach, Florida, where I still am, so being on vacation kind of took away from blogging. I've discovered boat loads of new beauty products though, so expect reviews galore when I get back. While I'm here, however, I've taken on the massive task of nanowrimo. What is nanowrimo? National novel writing month. What do you do? You write a novel. 50,000 words in 30 days. It's actually kind of a FREAKING CRAZY THING TO DO. But it's super rewarding, so if you're a writer and/or have a good novel idea swirling around in your little noggin, go for it. It's currently Day 8, and over the past week I've found myself using the same several items to help fuel me in my novelling quest.

To start, caffeine. Tea and coffee are my favorite, also chocolate for when you have a psychotic break. Really guys, I'm going nuts, here.

Next, healthy snacks. I see you reaching for the candy. Stop! That sugar rush is not worth it. Candies and junk food are really instantaneously satisfying but the crash will kill you. Healthy snacks will keep hunger and drowsiness at bay.

These next three items are really only for the rare occasions during which you'll leave your writing cave. Chances are, you're going to be sleep deprived, smelly, and pale. There are no selfies in this post for a reason. I like this high coverage concealer for my black under eye circles, the deodorant for the benefit of people around me, and the self tanner so that I don't have anyone throwing garlic and crucifixes at me while I'm out. Sunglasses might be good too. *hisses at the sun*

Next, you're going to need to do your research. Dictionaries, thesauruses, character building resources like I have pictured, the whole nine yards. This is only if you're a planner like me. Have all your research supplies on hand. In addition to this, I have my kindle pictured, because many writers pick up their writing style from reading things. Also in the kindle photo, if you're like me, typing all day is no fun if you don't have a good looking manicure. Take care of your hands, as you'll  be using them often.

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