Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Eve Quick Look Post

Hey, lovelies! For those of you that follow me on facebook and twitter you're probably already aware that hubs and I experienced a death in the family right before New Year's. It was sudden, unexpected and the family member that died was very close in age to us ... just so shocking and sad :( Anyway, as I'm sure you can imagine, celebrating has been a bit difficult for New Year's. We didn't go out at all and really ... we have been going in and out of being okay and then overwhelmed with reality. I had planned to do a whole post on New Year's hair, nails, eyes, lips, etc. It just didn't happen. I was particularly excited to show you the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Hypercolor brown and hair powder. For those that don't follow me on Instagram, you can see the picture I initially shared for them HERE. They don't come in a kit like this (this is the promotional kit), but all of these colors are available on their site HERE. I had already done New Year's nails and eyes prior to all of this, but had been waiting to do my hair New Year's Eve day since it's temporary, so I thought I could at least post what I had shared on Instagram prior to all of this.

Here are the pictures I had Instagram'd:

These were the New Year's nails I had created. Whenever I think New Year's I think night, so I used a base coat, 3 coats of Cult Nails Living Water (it doesn't require 3 coats but I liked the way it looks best this way), and then strategically dabbed on a glitter polish I received in a grab back I purchased from Lacquistry. I really like the end result. The only thing that slightly bummed me out was that right before I did this mani I had to chop my nails down because I broke one pretty badly over Christmas. Oh well though ... they'll grow.

As you can see, it's a fairly neutral smoky eye that I glamor'd up with some fabulous falsies (Faux Lash Collete) and microglitter (MUFE glitter #4).  I actually really liked this look, especially because I intended originally to pair it with MAC Candy Yum Yum. When I'm wearing a super bright and bold lip I often tend to "tone down" my eyes otherwise I feel as though it's a bit too harsh on my face. This look can easily be recreated with any neutral shadows, false lashes, and cosmetic glitter meant to be used around your eyes. I used a mixture of MAC, Fyrinnae, MUFE and TheBalm shadows here. I lined my waterline with UD Zero 24/7 liner and my favorite go-to mascara is currently Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping mascara in waterproof black. My eye primer of choice is Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don't Stray.

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