Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rock the Perfect Red Lip

Red lips are hard to wear, because they so often look sloppy.
The secrets?
Lip liner, to create a clean and precise shape
and concealer to fix mistakes.

Here's a little walk-through:
1) Carefully line lips with a neutral or spice colored liner to create your shape
2) Using a lip brush (check my brush blog for suggestions), blend the lipliner into your lip so you don't have a harsh line
3) Use your brush to fill in with lipstick, starting from the inside of your lip out and blending into the liner.
4) Use concealer to clean up the outside, blend out into your face.
VOILA!!!! You are a scarlet lipped siren!
Stay Lovely!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Helen Mirren is Sexy

I am pleased to announce:
66 year old Helen Mirren has been voted as Body of the Year by the LA Fitness gym poll.
She beat out Elle Macpherson (who is 48) and Jennifer Lopez (42).
Blake Lively didn't even make the list. BUAHAHAHA!
"Helen Mirren's victory in our Best Body poll illustrates how, when it comes to body maintenance and well-being, age really is nothing but a number."
- LA Fitness Marketing Director Tony Orme

Obessed with: Thierry le Goues

Now, between the two of us, Berit is the photography buff.
However, while I may not know much, I do have eyes-
and Thierry le Goues is a French fashion photographer who is absolutely blowing my mind.

Visit his website here


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Covering Brows

Covering brows is a makeup technique used by anyone who wants a totally blank canvas
to create a new eyebrow (for drag or for period makeup),
or to eliminate the eyebrow (think Lord Voldemort).
It is an excellent trick to be able to whip out, but it can be really tricky.
Ask Berit- my first several attempts were quite ridiculous.
However, with the right technique and some practice, the possibilities are endless!
1) brow cover- some options include:
modeling wax (like Mehron Modeling Putty)
eyebrow covering wax
the above available at costume supply stores
a non toxic glue stick
2) A good concealer
3) red lipstick
4) powder
How To:
1) Brush your brows through with a clean mascara spoolie to get all the hairs in order
2) Drag a brow covering product over your hairs.
Go in the direction of the hair, and make sure you are being smooth and thorough.
You don't want any hairs getting loose!
3) Tap some powder over it, and add another layer of product.
Do this until your brow is smoothly down.
Make sure to blend the product into your surrounding skin
4) Add some red lipstick over the hairs to counteract the blueness of the hairs, then powder
5) Use a flat brush an press concealer over the brows
6) Use a fluffy brush to pounce powder on top
Questions? Comment!

Berit's Jewelry Giveaway On The Emerald Closet!

Hello everyone!

So as I'm sure you're all well aware, I've been making jewelry from vintage buttons and selling them in my Etsy shop. Well, I've got some exciting news...

The Emerald Closet, one of my favorite Seattle-based style blogs, is conducting a giveaway for my shop! The talented team over at TEC not only captures what is happening in the fashion world 'round the world, but beautifully represents the uniqueness of Seattle street style as well.

Beginning Monday, August 8th (tomorrow, lulz) through Monday of next week, you can enter to win one of three rings from my shop that we'll be giving away!

Keep your eyes peeled for the giveway at The Emerald Closet, and good luck!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Twiggy Makeup

Twiggy's iconic makeup is notoriously difficult to copy,
because not all of us have those great round eyelids.
I love this picture because not only does it capture the awesomeness of her
(forgive my grammar),
but it also shows how she achieved those infamous doll eyes.
I shall certainly be copying soon!

ps. check those AMAZING EYEBROWS

Monday, August 1, 2011

INSANELY Cheap and INSANELY Wonderful Eyeshadow? YES PLEASE!!!

Hay there.
Now when I think of Wet'n'Wild
I think of the 1$ nail polishes I used to get with my allowance and a foundation I bought when I was 13 that made me look like I had vitiligo.

However, they recently underwent a major redesign
and their new eyes shadows are AMAZING.
When I say amazing, I don't mean "amazing for the price" I mean amazing period.

The pigmentation is beautiful, they last (a major drawback of most drugstore brands),
the colors are great (there are some great dupes for MAC colors),
they come in really well put together palettes, and they only cost 5$!!!!!!!!
I'm loving the Color Icon Palettes

They come in different sets
The best part is Wet n Wild is literally available everywhere,
so its super easy to get your hands on.
Run and get some!
Stay Lovely

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