Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lisa Frank Cheetah Inspiration

When I was really little, I got this Lisa Frank purse from someone. I loved it to death and I still have it. I was inspired to do a look based off of the colors and pattern of the cheetah or leopard (I don't know the difference) that's on my beloved handbag. The only thing I did differently on my look was that I left out the green. I wasn't able to incorporate it. Probably could've if I had tried a little harder, but I ended up liking it without the green anyway. I wore this look to one of my friend's shows of The Hobbit and I got so many compliments on it! I put on some lashes when I went to see it, so I'll show you pics of it with and without the lashes.

Without lashes.
With lashes.
Hope you liked this look! Always, Britta

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tribal Print Nails

Since my cupcakes were wearing off and chipping, I thought I would redo my nails. I got my inspiration on tumblr (my new addiction) from this pic:
I loved the print and thought it would look really cute as a nail look, so here we are.
I've been seeing tribal prints a lot in clothing and fun stuff like that. It came out kinda similar to the original picture, right? I'm really happy with how they turned out which is good considering it took me a good hour. For the small detailing, I used thin brush polishes. If you're planning on doing something like this, I recommend topping it off with a clear top coat just to hold all of the detailing in place. Hope you liked this look! I had fun making it.


Friday, March 16, 2012

March Birchbox: Teen Vogue Edition

This month's Birchbox was really cool because I had the option to either get my regular box with products put together by Birchbox or get a Teen Vogue collaborated one. I love Teen Vogue and have a monthly subscription, so I thought, why not? They put together a box of some of their favorites, products they love at Teen Vogue. I loved it! Here are some pics of what was in it!

tarte LipSurgence lip tint (= <3)

Kerastase Elixir Ultime

You can never have too many hair ties!

Essie Luxeffects

 So, to sum it all up this box equals love! And that's really all I have to say. I'm thinking of doing a product overview on the tarte lip tint just because I'm so in love with it! Oh, and in addition to all these products, I also got a discount code for ModCloth, which was pretty cool. Thank you all for reading! Happy Friday!


Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Look!!!

St. Patrick's Day is coming up as you are probably aware of (March 17)! I thought I would get into the festive mood by doing a green and slightly gold look. I'm not even quite sure what we celebrate on St. Patrick's Day. I might want to look that up! To me, it's a day I grew up with when we dressed and ate in all green and tried to catch leprechauns. I will for sure be looking up the real meaning of the holiday. In the meantime, here is a look for the upcoming festivities!

Products Used:
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green
-BH Cosmetics 88 Color Standard Shimmer Palette
-Sleek Oh So Special Palette (matte black)
-blinc Liquid Liner
-Stila Smudge Stick in Moray
-Benefit Bad Gal Lash

Happy Monday!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Purple Look for Green Eyes

My friend Julia asked me yesterday if purple really made green eyes pop. When done correctly, you can make your eyes pop with any color, but purple in itself is known to help green eyes without much effort. If you guys like this, I can probably do looks and tips for different colored eyes. Just let me know! I ended up doing a dark smokey purple for this and I hope this answers your question, Julia!

If you look at a color wheel, red is the main complimenting color to a true green. I don't think you really want to go around with a red lid, but hey, what ever tickles you pink. So, other colors that go hand in hand with green are purples and peachy pinks. In person with this look, my eyes look super green and definitely pop more than they would with another color. Another thing to keep in mind, I went over my waterline and tightline with a black liner. That also added to the popping effect. This trick goes for all eye colors, not just green. I hope you found this helpful and let me know if you want to see more looks like this!

Products Used:
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
-Maybelline 24 hr. Color Tattoo in Painted Purple
-mark. Piccadilly e/s
-MAC Blackberry e/s
-Sleek Oh So Special palette (matte black)
-Wet 'n Wild Knock on Wood palette (pale pink highlight)
-NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Smokey Gray
-Clinique Naturally Glossy mascara
-Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Zero


Friday, March 2, 2012

Cupcake Nails

Today I felt a burst of creativity as I was sitting at home. I've always wanted to do some cupcake nails and I had the day off, so I thought why not? They took forever and as always, I ran into complications, but what would nail art be without a little bit of frustration?

I ended up happy with the result and encourage you to try this out if you have some time and PATIENCE.  With that, I hope you all have a good start to your weekend!
I had a little fun with the scrabble pieces today too!!