Monday, November 11, 2013

Vintage Halloween Costume for 2013

Hello my lovelies,

I thought I was post an update and share my Halloween costume from this year.

I greatly inspired by the Great Gatsby, one of my favorite films ever.

Also I purchased it from a company called Costume Discounters They have a wonderful selection and awesome deals if you purchase your costume far in advance! I actually bought mine in August and got 35% off the cost. They have excellent return policies and great customer service. I highly recommend them,

Enjoy the pics


Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Modern Take on Vintage Nails!

Hello Lovelies!!

Here is a look at my vintage nails, I did them on Monday 07.16.13, but I just now got around to posting pics.

It's a modern take on vintage nails. 
I used Revlon Red, with a matte black (from my previous look last week) with Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure on top. It gave the nails a very unique fiery copper glaze that looks amazing in sunlight!! 

I tried to capture it indoors but the photos doesn't do it any justice!!




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Birthday Tribute to Ansel Adams

View with rock formation in foreground, "Grand Canyon National Park," Arizona.Lighter shadows, "Grand Canyon National Park," Arizona"Two people in background, 'The Rock of Ages in the Big Room,' Carlsbad Caverns National Park," New Mexico.Taken at dusk or dawn from various angles during eruption. "Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming. (vertical orientation)Taken at dusk or dawn from various angles during eruption. "Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming. (vertical orientation)"Court of the Patriarchs, Zion National Park," Utah
Surface of water presents a different texture in, "Fountain Geyser Pool, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming.Barren tree trunks rising from water in foreground, stream rising from mountains in background, "Roaring Mountain, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming."The Fishing Cone - Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park," Wyoming.Full view of the city on top of mountain, "Walpi, Arizona, 1941."Full view of city, mountains in background, "Taos Pueblo National Historic Landmark, New Mexico, 1941."Indians in headdress, male and female, descending stairs, "Dance, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico."
View of cactus and surrounding area "Saguaros, Saguaro National Monument," Arizona. (Vertical Orientation)View of plateau, snow covered mountain in background, "Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park," Colorado."The Tetons - Snake River," Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.Sheep "Flock in Owens Valley, 1941."View at timberline, dark foreground, light snow capped mountain, gray sky, "Rocky Mountain National Park. Never Summer Range,"Colorado.Section of house, "Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park," Colorado, 1941.

One of my favorite photographers!!



An Awesome Vintage Book on the famous Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA

I wanted to share a gift I got back in December for Christmas this year. This book tells a fabulous story of Los Angeles' grandest avenue..

The Book is titled: 

Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles and is available on Amazon for under 20$, so if you are a history buff or a vintage architecture buff ( I am a little bit of both) then this book is perfect!!


Here is another Look at the book: from Amazon:  

Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Top Ten Historic Places to Visit in California: Non-Natural Locations

Hello Lovelies, 

Today I would like to share my favorite places to explore within the area/region in which I live in. So today I am sharing my top ten physical historically significant locations to visit in the state of California. 

My Top Ten (in no particular order): 

1. Bodie State Historic Park - Bodie, California (Near Bridgeport, California)- Mono County

2. Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park - Yuma, California (Prison is located across the river in Arizona)   

3. Fort Tejon - Lebec, California - Kern County

4. Amargosa Opera House - Death Valley Junction, California - Inyo County

5. The John Steinbeck House - Salinas, California - Monterey County 

6. Manzanar War Relocation Center - Manzanar, California (Between Independence & Lone Pine, CA) - Inyo County

7. Vikingsholm Castle, South Lake Tahoe, California - El Dorado County

8. The Parsons Memorial Lodge in Tuolumne Meadows with in Yosemite National Park, California - Tuolumne County

9. The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion - Tahoma, California -  El Dorado County

10. California State Mining and Mineral Museum - Mariposa, California - Mariposa County

Pictures to come, stay tuned!!...........

My second installment will be the Top Ten Natural Locations to visit in California.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Look of the Day: Roaring 1920's

Recently I have become deeply fascinated with films and the stars of the 1920s. So I figured why not try out the sexy, flapper look. It doesn't have to be Halloween to channel your inner Clara Bow or Jean Harlow.

So here is my look from dinner last night (I didn't get to waving my hair)

Before Waving and Pinning my hair

After waving my faux bob

The Products I Used:

MAC Fix + and MAC Strobe Cream as Primer
MUFE Green Primer
MAC Studio Fix Concealer in NW25 (Under eyes and on Blemishes)
Custom Mix Foundation: MAC Matchmixer in 3.0 and MAC Pro Longwear in NW30
MAC Studio Fix Power in N4
MAC Neutralizer Skinfinsh Natural in Medium-Dark
Prep+Prime Loose Powder

Maybeline Blush # 805 in Ravishing Rouge LE 
MAC Louder Please Matte Eyeshadow LE

UDPP in Orginal
Maybeline 24 Color Tattoo in # 35 Tough as Taupe
Wet n'Wild - Color Icon Palette in Silent Treatment ( Light color on brow bone, medium color on the lid)
MAC Eyeshadow in Print (on the lid)
MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch (In the Crease blended into the lid)
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon ( In the corner V and blended into the crease)
L'Oreal HIP Pigment# 914 Intrepid (lightly blended in the crease toward the corner)
UD Eyeshadow in Rockstar (in the crease to darken the purple shade) from the Mariposa Palette
UD Eyeshadow in Skimp (under the eyebrow) from the Mariposa Palette

MAC Smolder (along lash line and upper/lower water line,blended to fade in the Eyeshadow)
L'Oreal Carbon Black Liner Intense Liquid Liner in Black (on lash line)

UD Browbox in Honey Pot
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Dirty Blonde

Revlon Colorstay Liner in Rasin
NYC Lipstick # 405 Blue Rose mixed with MAC Prince Noir

(Note: In the second photo I used a three barrel iron to replicate the finger-waves)

My Inspiration: