Friday, September 30, 2011

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Look


To kick off the month of October I wanted to do a Halloween look. I will probably do 4 looks total so if you have any ideas please be sure to leave me a comment and hopefully I can do those looks for you!  This one was really fun. I have a video below that'll show you everything. 

What You Need:
  1. Face Paint. I used a face painting kit by Snazaroo that I ordered through Amazon.com
  2. Assortment of synthetic brushes/sponge for application. 
  3. Kohl pencil in black and white
  4. Eyeshadow- in all colors you will be using
How to (video will be below):
  1. Start off by painting entire face white. You can leave your eye area bare as well as your nose. Be sure to cover your mouth with white paint.
  2. Create circles around your eyes and fill in. If you don't have black face paint that is okay. You can use an eyeliner or gel liner to fill in. 
  3. Take an eyeliner and fill in your water line.  You can also try to get areas that are hard to reach with a brush.
  4. Next, make a triangular shape on your nose. Be sure to fill in between and around your nostrils.
  5. The mouth is my favorite part. I dont like the way mine came out but you can play around with it. Make a horizontal line across the inner portion of your lips(i used face paint but eye liner will work best. Be sure to make it thick enough to see when your mouth is closed. Bring the line out past your mouth.  You can put accents on the ends like an arrow, swirl or heart.  Next, make your vertical lines.
  6. Take a white eyeliner pencil and fill in white portions of mouth. This will ensure staying power and will really emphasize the mouth.
  7. Next, draw accents around your face. For my forehead I started out with a heart and had a spider web coming out of it.  I also added dots above my eyes and swirls underneath them.
  8. Color time!  Take a color of your choice and fill in where you like. I accented the outer portions of my eye with color and put a flower on my chin.
  9. Once you are done accenting everything go in with your eye shadow to pack in more texture and staying power.
  10. Last step is the most important... go back and fill in any spots that look bare.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

MY 100TH POST!!

Source: kristencraft.wordpress.com


ONE HUNDREDTH POST!!  I almost can't believe it. I want to tell you guys THANK YOU sooo much for reading my blog. I remember how excited I got when I saw that 1 person read my blog and then I remembered that it was tracking my own page views. LOL   Even though the Fleurette community is small it is still very special to me and I aim to give each and every one of you a home here.

So you know how I like to celebrate things... GIVE AWAYS!!  This time it is a surprise give away. This will ONLY be announced on this site.  So... its secretive.  You can leave a comment about absolutely ANYTHING you want along with an email. Examples: fav color, pet names, random thought, lyrics, best musical artist, etc.  I will draw the winner on Oct. 1st and the prize will be revealed.

P.S. Im sorry i've been on hiatus this week. I had 5 million things to take care of and I never got around to photographing and I have two tutorials up my sleeve that I haven't gotten around to editing.

GOOD LUCK!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Day 8

Yesterday was the last day of NYFW Spring 2012 RTW.  So many great shows, designers, models, make up, collections... it was great.  I really wish that I could've been present for some of these shows.  One day. Maybe. Looking back, if I had to pick out my favorite collection it would be Badgley Mischka's. Again, this is all based on personal taste and what simply made me feel giddy about clothing. The most memorable collections to me are Hevre Ledger by Max Azria and Narciso Rodriguez. As far as trends go, I expect to see shopping mall stores filled with clothing that have geometrical touches... whether it be print, cut outs, or stitching.  I'm confident that you will also see many pant suits, chiffon, floral prints, and jewel tones mixed with metallics and natural hues.

The following are my favorite pieces that were flaunted on the catwalk on Day 8.  All pictures were taken from elle.com.  They have been a great source for the latest news on Fashion Week.

Calvin Klein




Naeem Khan






Ralph Lauren




Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Day 7

Yesterday the cat walks in New York brought us to a couple of different places... we went on a safari with Michael Kors, back to the 50's and 60's with Anna Sui and Norma Kamali, and finally J. Mendel took us to a world of asymmetry and stripes.  The highlights of each show are shown below, all pictures are from Elle.com

Anna Sui







J. Mendel





Michael Kors







Norma Kamali







Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Day 6

So sorry that I skipped a day!! Today you'll be getting Day 6 & 7 and tomorrow we'll end this wonderful fashion week coverage.  Day 6 was all about GLAMOUR. I know I mentioned that Diane Von Furstenberg had the best collection by far but I must say Badgley Mischka killed it!!  I loooved everything they showed.  I can't get enough.  Vera Wang had a great show as well and I must say that Hevre Leger by Max Azria's pieces were so refreshing, unique, and sexy. I really enjoyed it.  Narciso Rodriguez's collection played up the geometrics with color and texture.  Here are my favorite pieces from each collection... all pics are via Elle.com

Badgley Mischka









Herve Leger by Max Azria





Narciso Rodriguez





 Vera Wang