Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
I love value sets at Sephora (who doesn't) and Anastasia of Beverly Hills gave me the See and Be Seen set to preview early!!!! It includes a tinted brow gel which is just freakin genius for us blondies with invisible brows. It's a caramel color that works great for just a little bit more brow definition. I like it in addition to Anastasia's brow powders. The shadows are a little bit more sunny and copper-toned than this photo seems making it perfect for summer after you've gotten sun-kissed skin. They are shimmery and well pigmented. Lastly the gloss is worth the whole kit, serious color payoff, barbie-doll pink and hot coral lips. The color stays long after the gloss is gone. Lovvvvvvve these! The specs on this fun summer kit:
- Two new HydraFull Gloss colors in Heiress and Plastic. These limited edition colors were created specifically for the theme of “Make It Happen” and are not available anywhere except in the See and Be Seen Kit. Anastasia’s Hydrafull Gloss contains lip tint to maintain longer lasting color while maximizing lip hydration and fullness.
- The new caramel tinted Brow Gel. Anastasia’s brow gel sets your perfect brow look with a hint of tint and is fortified with botanical hair conditioners and essential oils to keep brows feeling as great as they look.
- The soft pink and golden hues of the ILLUMIN8 Shadow duo in On Set. ILLUMIN8 Eye Shadow Duos are designed to illuminate, firm, and smooth the appearance of skin while also soothing, softening and hydrating.
The See and Be Seen kit will retail for $44 (with $80 value) when it arrives at Sephora and Anastasia.net this May and is a great opportunity to try – at a discount – the eye shadow duo and tinted brow gel.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The RAW:DC artists event was an awesome time. I'm so glad I got to be a part of it. The most rewarding part (besides all the support of my friends, great feedback on my work, and chance to meet other talented artists) was talking to an art student about to graduate. He is in the exact same place I was 6 years ago. You are about to be employed, thrown into the real world, and just a little bit lost as to where you go next. He wanted to know what my influences were, what advice I had, and how I found my style. That was probably my biggest concern. Without a style to call your own, there's no way to market yourself. As an artist not knowing what makes your work your own is disconcerting as hell. My response was that I didn't know either at that point in my life. It wasn't until after I graduated and painted whatever I was in the mood to paint, no references, no time constraints, and only what I thought was beautiful, that my style started to take shape. Now I look at my work and its pretty clear what I do. For the most part it's all pretty cohesive. So my advice to any younger artists is to keep up with the art you most relate to (I love the arrested motion blog, and wooster collective blogs for example), watch what artists are doing at your favorite galleries (mine are mostly in cali for low brow stuff but also locally like Art Whino), and give it time. The more you work purely for yourself the more of "you" ends up in your work. I don't know what my work will look like in 20 years but that's how it's supposed to be. Keep experimenting, keep evolving, and do what you love.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Ever thought a rapper could be hauntingly elegant? Meet Dessa, part of the Doomtree collective out of Minneapolis ... Her writing is sophisticated poetry full of intricate symbolism. When I want to listen to music for the storytelling and not just the beats, it's her I go to.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I am so obsessed with Revlon's Colorburst Lip Butters, I now have collected 7 different colors... Luckily they're from the drugstore and super affordable. So far I have found every one to be nice and sheer but easily buildable, moisturizing, unscented (a huge plus for me), and just shiny enough but not glossy or sticky. They are a great, cheaper alternative to Tarte's lip surgence lip tints.
These photos were taken in a historic church cemetery. The last photo is the view from the bench I was sitting on. I know "pretty" and "cemetery" can be sort of a contradiction. Walking through a garden in the sunshine could be considered a little creepy when you know you are stepping on dead people. I love those kind of juxtapositions like my pink lipstick and combat boots; my tattoos and chanel bags, and my girly little SUV and underground rap thumping through the speakers.
Today's list: scarf from rando tibetan store in Denver, thrifted shirt and cardigan, jade tribe bag, kenneth cole boots, james jeans corduroy pants, balenciaga shades