Look of the Day: My Dress has Fish On It!

That is literally the first thing my students said to me today. And lo, she spake the truth. There is indeed a fish on my dress. Two, actually.

I needed a perky dress to get me through the day. Yesterday was my last day teaching my beloved theatre arts kids, and today is my last day for tutoring and my kindergarten afterschool class. It’s gonna be sad, yo.

Anyways. I’ll get weepy about it later.

Hair Tutorial: Quick and Simple Updo

(I did this on second-day hair.)

#1: Tease the crown of the head- I smoothed it out with a little bit of hairspray on a comb.

#2: Divide into three sections and braid each section loosely. I tied each one off with a snap clip instead of an elastic. You’ll see why.

#3: Loop each braid into a small bun and pin in place with bobby pins. Spritz with hairspray.

Honestly, I didn’t think I’d really like this. Mostly because I feel like updos make my head look too small for my body. Does anyone else have this happen? No? Just me? Okay.

Anyways, I liked this! I think it’s cute!

Verdict: Thumbs Up

Makeup: Get Ready: Night Out by NikkiPhillippi

Why did I do a Nikki tutorial so early?! I’m so intimidated. She’s perfect. Ack. Why did I do this?

Well, nervous hiccuping aside, I did this one. I think it turned okay, although my attempt wasn’t nearly as bold and luminous. I also was too scare to make my blush or contouring or highlighting as bold. I’ll get the courage at some point, right?

Maybe. Not counting on it.

Outfit:
Dress: Island Carnival dress via Modcloth
Tee: Old Navy
Leggings: Forever 21
Shoes: Blowfish Hortons

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx
Physician’s Formula powder in Peach Nude
Nyx blush in Pinched
NYC bronzer in Sunny
Hard Candy bronzer in Tiki

Eyes:
L’oreal Infallible shadow in Bronzed Taupe (brows)
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Hard Candy Top Ten Naturally Gorgeous palette
Hard Candy pencil liner in black
Urban Decay Supercurl mascara (sample from Ulta)

Lips:
Mox lip butter in Pomegranate and Fig (Birchbox sample)
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Watermelon Twist

Perfume
: Bath and Body Works Beautiful Day

Nail Polish: OPI I Juggle…Men (from the Femme du Cirque collection)

Look of the Day: Flower Child

Today marks my first day of trying out Youtube and Pinterest hair and makeup tutorials!! HURRAY! I have a HUGE list of tutorials I want to try.

Hair Tutorial: Quick and Easy Way to Get Beach Waves
#1: Spritz damp hair with Garnier wave spray and braid loosely
#2: After the braids have mostly dried, twist them away from your face and go over them with a straightener. (I don’t have a straightener so I used a curling iron…this was probably a poor choice.)
#3: Let the braids cool completely, undo, and separate gently. Use a little bit of Moroccan oil on the ends.

I was pretty disappointed in this tutorial. It’s not the tutorial’s fault, though…I think I just have obstinate hair. Because I didn’t end up with beachy waves. I ended up with Merida hair.

And we can’t lie. Merida’s hair is awesome. Look at that glorious mane.

Verdict: thumbs down

Makeup Tutorial: Simple Romance by sparkliebarbiexo

Is it Valentine’s Day? No.

Do I care?


I LOVE Kacey’s tutorials. Especially for her eye looks. Oh my lord, I need to steal her talents. Is that possible? Wasn’t there a dude on Heroes who could do that? Yeah, if I had that power I would totally steal her eyeshadow abilities.

I’m a creeper.

Anyways. I’ve watched her tutorials for ages now, and this is the first time I’ve actually tried one. I think I need more practice, but it’s a beautiful look and overall I think I did all right with it!

Outfit:
Dress: Forever 21
Tee: Old Navy
Belt: Target
Shoes: Blowfish Garrens
Headband: Modcloth—Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Nyx blush in Pinched
NYC bronzer in Sunny
Nyx Glow All the Way highlighter

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Elf shadow from 100-palette
Covergirl Liquiliner in black
Smashbox liner in sable
Maybelline the Rocket mascara

Lips:
Maybelline Babylips in Quenched
Maybelline Color Whisper in Cherry on Top
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

Perfume
: Bath and Body Works Beautiful Day

Nail Polish: OPI Step Right Up! (from the Femme du Cirque collection)

Outfit of the Day: Grown Up Sass (Kind of)


Man, am I making some bedroom eyes at the camera in the first picture. SEXAY, AMIRITE?

JK. I’m wearing shoes from the children’s department of Target.

Also, note to self: don’t wear a white cardigan when working with kindergarteners. I went home splotched with Blue Pop ice cream.

Outfit:
Dress: Blueberry Lemonade dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Target children’s department
Cardigan: Old Navy (thrifted)
Leggings: Forever 21

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox)

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
Urban Decay Maui Wowie
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Rimmel ScandalEyes liner in sparkle black
Smashbox eyeliner in sable
ModelCo mascara (Birchbox sample)
Urban Decay mascara (Ulta sample)

Lips:
Maybelline Babylips in Cherry Me
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

Perfume
: Miss Dior Cherie

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Teen Girl Squad!

Ostensibly I purchased this dress because it’s school colors and it gives me something classier than a tee shirt to wear on spirit days. But really I purchased it because of the name.

Yeah.

Outfit:
Dress: Team Girl Squad Dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Keds (thrifted)
Leggings: Forever 21

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox)

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Covergirl Shimmering Sands trio
Ben Nye liner in brown
Maybelline gel liner in brown
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara
Urban Decay mascara (Ulta sample)

Lips:
Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm (Birchbox)
Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin Up Peach

Perfume
: Bath and Body Works Beautiful Day

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Despite My Best Efforts, I Look Like Wednesday Addams

I love this dress. It is adorable and comfy and classy and…it makes me look like Wednesday Addams no matter what I do.

Raurgh.

The braid was a bad idea.

Oh, well. I like this dress anyway. Although I need somebody to tell me how to style it properly.

But then it turned out to be colder today than I planned, and I had to add a cardigan. Boo.

And also…my face is strangely shiny and lumpy. What can I do about that?

Outfit:
Dress: In Record Time dress via Modcloth
Shoes: Target
Cardigan: Express (thrifted)
Leggings: Target

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation
Physician’s Formula Conceal Rx
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
Nyx blush in Pinched

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
Almay Blue Eyes palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Sparkle Black
Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

Lips:
Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm
Revlon lip butter in Tutti Frutti

Perfume
: Harajuku Lovers Li’l Angel

Nail Polish: none

Outfit of the Day: Pocket Full of Sunshine

I tried smiling better. I think I look like Lumpy Space Princess.

Anyways.

I’ve reached that point where i hate every single item in my wardrobe. Do you ever get that, or is that just me? I’m just so bored with my clothes. Plus I haven’t gone running in ages so I’ve gotten all squishy and lumpy.

Again, Lumpy Space Princess.

Today is the first day of the year that I’ve broken out my favorite pair of sandals! It’s been in the 70s and 80s all week, so I figured it was time. Aren’t they cute?

(They also fasten with velcro. And are size 4 1/2 in childrens. And are from the iCarly line at Payless. #YOLO and whatnot.)

Also, every time I curl my hair I look like I’m going onstage in The Music Man. I have these Victorian little girl sausage ringlets. So then I brush it out and I look like a mess.

Someone please teach me all these things.

Outfit:
Top: Forever 21
Dress: Target
Sandals: Payless
Barrette: I’ve had it for so long that I have no clue

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
theBalm blush in Hot Mama (Birchbox sample)
Wet ‘n’ Wild Idol Eyes in Pixi

Eyes:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
Physician’s Formula Classic Nude palette
Rimmel Scandaleyes liner in Sparkle Black
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Brown
Almay Blue Eyes shadow (brows)
Maybelline One by One mascara
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Lips:
Mox Pomegranate and Fig lip balm
Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Apricot Twist

Perfume: Vera Wang Glam Princess

Nail Polish: Disney Villains Varnish in Queen of Hearts

Outfit of the Day: 20 Shades of Poorly Planned Pink

You know how I said that I tend to dress like crap when I’m not careful? Well, this is an example of me dressing poorly.

And also standing poorly.

And also smiling poorly (to wit: not smiling at all).

And also I am wearing a super cute pink flower in my hair and you can’t see it in either picture.

But now that I’m looking at the picture, the skirt hangs awkwardly on me, and the belt would look better if it was wider (I think), and the shoes are NOT GOOD. Holy hot pink, Batman. Does not match at all. And my lips don’t blend well either. There’s like 20 shades of poorly planned pink going on here, and it needs to stop.

So this is pretty much a fail, all the way around. I at least like the way my eye turned out, though!

I’ve gotten some super awesome advice, though, and I’d love to hear any tip you might have for me, makeup or clothes or hair wise! I’m seriously struggling, y’all.

Also, someone needs to teach me how to smile….

Outfit:
Top: Target
Skirt: Gap
Shoes: Skechers Cali (thrifted)
Hair Flower: handmade by a friend
Belt: Forever 21

Face:
Covergirl and Olay corrector
Maybelline Dream BB Cream
Rimmel Match Perfection concealer
Physician’s Formula translucent powder
Rimmel blush in Pink Sorbet

Eyes:
Wet ‘n’ Wild Idol Eyes in Pixi
Physician’s Formula Classic Nude palette
Ben Nye eyeliner in brown
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Brown
Almay Blue Eyes shadow (brows)
Maybelline One by One mascara
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Lips:
Maybelline Color Whisper in One Size Fits Pearl
Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige

Perfume: Bath and Body Works Secret Wonderland

Nail Polish: none! (I need to fix that…still…STILL…I’m so lazy.)