I've been under some stress recently, so I decided to vent some of my pent-up energy.... at the mall :)
I needed to buy a new top for a presentation I'm doing for my leadership class. I need some fashion advice y'all. I really loved the idea of wearing a cute button-up shirt with a tie. I bought the blouse for $15 and the tie for around $43, both are from Express. I need to ask my honie to tie the tie for me because I don't know how... I just BSed it for the picture :D I may try searching for it on youtube.
Here's where I need some help, I can't decide on which skirt I should wear with this top.
^ This one I bought from Express a few months ago. It's not high-waisted, it hits more like mid-waist. I'm thinking that I shouldn't wear this one with the shirt and tie because of the plaid design on it.
^ I bought this black skirt from Forever 21 a while back. Also it hits mid-waist.
^Now should I wear these shoes? They are my favorite heels, and they are really comfy compared to most heels I've worn. I'm not that comfortable wearing heels, I'm more of a flats girl, but I think I should wear heels for this look. Do y'all think this would look okay, or do I need to go out and buy some black heels?
Along with the Express purchase I made, I stopped by MAC to look at the Mineralized Eye Shadows that came out with the Antiquitease Color Collection. I must say, they are much more pigmented than the mes's that were released with the Flashtronic collection. I loved all of them, but the Mi Lady one. I don't know, red just isn't a color I want to wear on my eyes. I may change my mind, but I doubt it.
Then I checked up on the Matte2 shadows. In my McQueen makeover, the MAC Artist used Tete-A-Tint and I loved it. The sweet sales lady helped me out and put some Tete-A-Tint in my crease and Typographic in the outer crease/corner to smoke it out. It was very subtle, but professional :) I'm probably going to wear that look for the presentation (and I'll probably video it because I've gotten a few requests to do work looks). I picked up those two shadows and Prussian. The SA said it would look good as a liner, so I'm going to try that.
Lastly, I said before that I want to invest in more brushes. For the past two days, I have experimented with using the 187se and Studio Fix Fluid. I got a request to do it, but since I'd never used this technique before, I had to try it out before promoting it. Anyways, I love the results. It really does give an airbrushed look. I bet it would work with other foundations. Anywhoodle, I got a 187, then bought a 150 for powder. The SA suggested a 136 brush for blush. Originally I was going to buy a 168 or 109 brush (they are contour brushes), but she applied Trace Gold Blush with the 136 brush and it looked amazing. It is flat-sided so you just tap it onto your cheeks... I really liked the results. I probably will end up getting a contour brush later, but I'm happy with the purchase. And on a whim I bought a 219 brush.
I plan to buy another 239 brush, 222 brush, 188 brush, and 287 brush (I think it's the name, it's the large fluffy brush). But that's later... for now, here's the haul.
The Sales Agent told me to wash the brushes before I use them. I washed them with some Tressemme (sp?) shampoo in the palm of my hand and just swept the brush back & forth, then washed it point downwards so the water didn't get into the glue area. I've been getting a load of requests to do a brush cleaning tutorial, but I can't do it since I don't have a tripod..... BUT Mathieu Francis (aka A Boy Wearing Makeup) has a great video showing how he cleans his brushes. I follow his tips, and that's how I do it... so check out his video if you want to know more!
I really like looking at other people's blogs. I was on The Faux Fashionista's blog, and she had an entry of some blogs she was reading. One in particular caught my attention. I don't know why this girl looks so familiar, I think a member on ABB wrote something about plastic surgery and that this girl got it... but don't take my word for it. If I'm thinking of the wrong girl, please no one get offended! In any case, I think she's super gorgeous! I love her eyes! Dawn Yong
Anyways, I'm off to do some accounting homework. I hope y'all have a good night!