Pessimisticly in.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 7, 2009 by roxyishere

I wonder why everybody is so modernly pessimistic.

No one is content with themselves today, doesn´t acknowledge their success -small or big in their daily round,  every small girl “is fat”, nothing is good enough because “it could be done better”, I mean every girl is doing a great job holding themselves down.

If one gives a compliment to a girl, even the prettiest one gets shy and she either gets ironic or cuts the compliment short. Couldn´t everybody stop doing that and just say THANKS?

It´s like we have forgotten to be human and started wanting perfection so bad that we get complexed even about our positive feauters.  Well how could we improve or grow if we don´t even se ourselfes the way we are? Nor even acknowledge our simplest success in school, work or our appearance.

Now, now,  I don´t want everybody to gather their hands & start singing “I am beautifuuuul, in every single waaaaay”, because that isn´t true. But that´s the point! Be real about BOTH your positive & negative feauters.

I LOVE all media, fashion, popular culture and all the perfect images they feed us with. BUT, I understand that they are Photoshoped, edited and “un natural”. All the wonderful movies we see are beautiful stories that are supposed to entertain us, not make us feel bad about our own lifes. They aren´t real.

In real life there is a natural beauty, and a course that we sometimes can & sometimes can´t change, it´s about the attitude YOU CHOOSE to have, it´s all in our mind. But choose to be free, and fight for yourself & your own acknowledgement in your own mind. Approve yourself. Be real. That´s when you´ll be able to say THANKS to a nice person giving you a compliment.

Free your mind

lycka

From: I have had it for a long time & don´t remember where I found it.

Athletic touch

Posted in Cool stuff, The beautiful people with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2009 by roxyishere

Everyone that has read my blog earlier knows that I LOVE a good image, how it speaks for itself.

I feel a bit healthy & I wanted to find some inspiration on the net. I´m not exactly on the Forbes list of healthy living & will never be a health junkie, but I would like to not be so simular to a crash.

Lucky me, I found some really strong, beautiful, sexy pictures of strong women that I wanted to share.

I get really inspired & feel like creating something….even running….but my gasping for air, reaching to a total stranger for the last help takes the fun out of it. I´ll just settle with enjoying the first creation that I call, “the Swank”:

Hillary Swank

From: amysrobot.com

It´s so powerful I can almost feel the wind in my hear and the salty smell of the sea & the sand between my toes…..even the sand in my mouth after falling graciously on the ground.

Another important step to having a full-functioning body -stretching! I would love to try a yoga class. My body screams for it… But I´ve still got my instincts you know, like if someone would push me for example, I would fall down like this:

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sara Jessica Parker

From: bloggerimage.com

Yeah. Probably not.

Without exageration or a death whish, I´d break my back if I´d pull a stunt like that….well at least a little self irony won´t hurt me.. ;)

… it´s not a secret that Sarah Jessica Parker is athletic, since we´ve all seen (I really hope!) the greatness of Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Can you see that it´s her? Fantastic body. As always.

If you´d like to know ALL about Jennifer Anistons yoga-secrets SELF Magazine has a great spread about her & her instructor, Mandy Ingber :

You can find it HERE

I´ll be on the net now, searching for some heathy tips…

Take care of you guys and don´t forgett to search for beauty inside you too…

Peace out.

Put that dress on!

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by roxyishere

Are you that type of person that buys dresses but never wears them?

A dress makes you feel feminine & a bit dressed up, even if the dress is casual & you´re going to work or school. For some persons it´s a bit hard to handle that feeling.  Even if you´re not the dressy type of gal, try a dress on & se what it does to you!! Remember, casual or preppy-either way it will make you feel a bit special.

I want to inspire you to wear those dresses that are in your closet, or to buy one and see what it does to you….. Which one is your favorite from these ones below?

The lovely Camilla Belle at Grauman´s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood:

camilla-belle

From: monstersandcritics.com

Kate Moss in a lovely Missoni:

mode

Also a skirt has that how-you-doin effect:

Jessica Stroup

Jessica Stroup

From: gossipsauce.com

Here´s another cool dress on Mrs Belle. Laid back but still nice & feminine:

72725050PB158_Premiere_of_W

From: picasaweb.google.com

Let´s move on to some real glamour!

Demi Moore in a lovely Roberto Cavalli & her daughter Rumer in Lanvin:

From: celebrity-babies.com

Demi Moore is such a classic beauty & Rumer is so modern, I love both their looks!

Rumer has a great sence of dresses:

From: showbiz.sky.com

The model Jourdan Dunn in a fab dress:

Jourdan Dunn

From: nscfashionnetwork.blogspot.com

Ellen Pompeo is another favourite of mine. I like this dress because it´s so simple & elegant, I´m such a sucker for this type of style:

From: sitv.com

This Nina Ricci creation is cool because of the fabric! It looks like flowing metal! ;)

From: whosdatedwho.com

Kirsten Dunst looks lovely in this Chanel couture:

From: fashion-footnotes.blogspot.com

Rebecca Gayheart in a cool dress:

From: modette.se

A little more dressed up in a wonderful dress! I wish it was in my closet from Roberto Cavalli!!:

From: greysanatomyuk.wordpress.com (Hey, another wordpresser!)

Elisha Cuthbert in an interesting neckline, I wonder how the whole dress looks like:

Leighton Meester in an interesting dress:

Nicole Richie is good at interesting combinations, easy easy easy & layed back. Less is more. Sometimes:

The always so stylish Kate Bosworth in an everyday dress:

A bit more color. Reminds me of the Swedish Odd Molly style:

Kate

This is Angela Lindvall in a Dior Haute Couture:

From: worldentertainment.wordpress.com

Reese Witherspoon from a Vogue shoot:

Reese Witherspoon Vogue

From: hollyscoop.com

Another Red Carpet gown but form Vera Wang. Michelle Williams wore it soo well with her red lipstick:

From: instyle.com

I hope I´ve inspired you to put that dress on! Most of us have atleast one in our closet that´s just in there waiting for us to wear it….still we never do.

Everybody is somebody

Posted in The beautiful people with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2008 by roxyishere

I´ve been thinking about old folks, about how nobody sees them anymore and how many of them that actually think that they used to be somebody, when they are the ones with a lifetime experience, knowledge & wisdom.

Ok, so this outfit really gives her away ;) but what if our granddaughter or son walked by Gwen Stefani on the street when she´s old, not looking at her, not knowing who she was & is, not even making eye contact with her, making her feel like air. That´s what we do every day to oldies…

hey-baby

From: worth1000.com

It makes me sad & I´ve been wondering about how the old persons feel in this media-world full of beauty fixation?

gwyneth

From: worth1000.com

When I saw these pictures I knew that I had to write a post about this & use the celebrities to make a point. Even if this comes out a little superficial -but these photos really make me realize that everybody is somebody, non related to age, looks or anything else for that matter.

leonardo1

From: worth1000.com

Next time you´ll walk by an old person on the street, look at them & smile to them! I´m sure they will appreciate to be seen & acknowledged.

kidman

From: worth1000.com

Don´t just walk pass them making them feel like air!

hilton

From: worth1000.com

They used to be like you too! Wanting the same things..

Cameron Diaz

From: worth1000.com

…to be beautiful, be seen, be somebody.

Beyonce Knowles

From: worth1000.com

…they still do!

I wish that I had a grandma or grandpa to talk to & ask many questions. It would be so great to take part of their wisdom & see things from their point of view!

Cool site that worth1000.com! If you´re interested of looking at more photos like this you should go there.

If you didn´t see who all the celebrities were you have the answers here; Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leonardo Dicaprio, Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz & Beyonce Knowles.

Remember to start smileing at old people you walk by!

As usual I leave you with a tune, enjoy the wonderful subtitleing:

Take care!

Christmas Gifts

Posted in Cool stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2008 by roxyishere

So Christmas is closing in & I´m thinking about gifts, the ones I would like to get & also give away. But since we´re all so damn broke nowadays I´ll do a little window shopping with you guys as usual!

If I can inspire some of you I´ll drop dead of happyness.

1. I absolutely love personalized gifts, don´t you? They feel so sincere & …yeah…personal! I adore this cute necklace & you can choose your own inscription:

halsband

From: pbteen.com

They also have matching bracelets that are so so cute. I could buy one for myself as a Christmas present & one for my best friend or my mom!

armband

From: pbteen.com

From the same store I found this supercute personalized (so cool) Ipod dock:

ipod

From: pbteen.com

It looks like an old fashioned toy! Retro & supercute.

2. At party´s I´m always the one that sitts in front of the computer & handles the music. I absolutely love it. No wonder why I stuck to this gift:

mixer

From: pbteen.com

It´s a twin Ipod audio mixer! I´d love this one…..

3. To the more cozy corner of life, who doesn´t love a cool, nice, sexy or pretty bed?? It´s one of the funniest things to dress in everybody´s home. It makes the difference!! And it doesn´t have to be this expensive:

From: trendir.com

Coming back to personalized gifts, make something funny or romantic for your pals! Your favourite photo, model or your favourite actor. Now you could finally stop lieing that you´re in bed with Madonna  ;) :

From:realitybedding.com

Even they are in the bedding business:

From: get-bedding.com

I tell ya, it´s an endless business.

Easy ways to make someone happy. Helping them making it neat in their home.

4. Make a poster or take a cool picture for your friend, buy a nice frame & give it awaaaaay:

From: surfersvillage.com

There are a lot of cool frames out there. But if you can´t find any that´ll fit buy one make out of plain wood & paint & decorate it any way you want to.

Here are som cool frames:

From: spottedbynormanncopenhagen.com

Danish design is really the best! Look at their site for mor info.

5. Why not buy your friend some really cool candles? With or without scent:

candles

From: slipperybrick.com

This one is funny! For all the wine blottles that are too beautiful to throw away (yes, there are some!):

From: freshtrend.com

A little classy:

From: pimplighting.com

Voluspa has nice luxury candles:

From: vintageweave.com

Very classy from Elemis Twilight Trio Candle Companions:

From: blog.cleveland.com

This one is manly! Scented by Ylany-Ylang, wood & leather:

Lumiere Noir Pus

From: vintageweave.com

6. Or a scarf! You can ware a nice scarf to anything to lift up the styling! If you´re not sure about the color, match it with his/her eyes.

posh

From: la-fashion-a-la-mode.blogspot.com

It doesn´t have to be so rough & Christmas-ly, If you choose a lean fabric it can be worn all year long.

From: stylebakery.com

7. Or how about a nice pair of underwear! With the tag on (& a sticker over the price from the store) they can always change to the right size if it´s not…

underwear

From: shop.hm.com

Underwear is fun!

victorias secret

From: community.comcast.net

8. Make up, or make up things, some good brushes (the make up -istas would love it!)…. Remember that there are mineral-make up that even take care of your skin! Look for that!

Make up brushes

From: starletcosmetics.com

9. Something that smells good in the shower, bath or for the hair is nice!

Cosmetics

From: bonbonsinthebath.com (hey, nice blog girl!)

For the real music- & movielovers it is always nice ot get some good soundtracks from series or movies or a DVD-box. Since everbody´s downloading they don´t spend money on that sort of stuff anymore, but it´s still really NICE to have the real deal in your home. Again, for the real music- & movie lovers.

10. Why not a movie + the soundtrack of it in a Christmas gift? It´s a great gift & will be used many years to come.

From: bigpondmusic.com

From: bigpondmusic.com

From: product-reviews.net

A song from season 1:

I want to buy so many things for my friends, family & me!! But I can´t take financial suicide.  If you´re on the same level right now I hope you´ve enjoyed our window shopping spree, but if you have the cash let it flow baby. When this finantial (?=¤%)#((/=)¤ ) is over, I´ll be back to shine ;)

….the giving away business is endless. How can you not have any idea what Christmas gifts to buy? If I´ve missed something, let me know.

Until then, I´ll be watching some great movies, dreamin away & going out dancing!

Have you seen Jerry Maguire? Hahahahaaaahaahaaa many good scenes.

Jerry Maguire – Show me the Money

Tom Cruise is celebrating 25 years of making movies. He´s done some excellent ones too.

Ok, I´ll leave you now. Bya dears!

Nice!

Models in Black&white

Posted in Black&white with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2008 by roxyishere

I couldn´t wait to finish this post to show you all beautiful black & white photos. They´re so special.

I love the atmosphere in black & white pictures, don´t you? They can be a little scary and stylish at the same time… Here´s a great example of that:

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

From: giovannamezzogiorno.com

She´s really got that sexy-scary thing going on. Go Giovanna. Can´t wait for the family photo…I bet that´ll scare the shit out of me. Horrifying. Horror movie-horrifying.

She plays in a great movie (from year 2000), L´ultimo bacio, have you seen it? If not, you really should!

Creepy as hell but cool, Kate Moss takes us to another level in her younger days, actually the prototype:

From: riveronmirror.com

She is so special, I like the innocense in her face & eyes:

From: thewardrobe.webblogg.se

Nowadays she has a whole different sparkle in her eye, more mature:

From: movie.moldova.org

I really like this photo because of the contrast between the inappropriate way she´s sitting, the girly fabric & clothes & the hard make up:

(…I know the feeling she´s projecting…)

From: saraimalmoe.blogg.se

Angelina Jolie, in an extravagant classy role. Speaking of scary, the (beautiful!) dog to the left looks a bit ghost-ish. I´m waiting for it to move -like it shouldn´t be able to….a fabulous shot.

I love the conservative, strong look. Here are some pics that she took for St John knits. The black & white enriches that atmosphere, don´t you think?

From: forbes.com

From: thebosh.com

Here´s a beautiful silhouette, feminine & busy:

From: blpwebzine.blogs.com

I found a fabulous photo of Julia Roberts that makes me smile. I´m thinking that in the middle of a pose she fell -softly- in to a big cloud of fabric & started laughing…. :

From: globalart.pl

Diane Kruger is such a fresh breeze, here with her autograph:

From: freewebs.com

…AND so very sensual:

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Audrey Tatou is so beautiful & looks fragile in this photo:

From: albanland.livejournal.com

Strike a fashion pose! …Aerosmith´s singer, Steven Tyler, does that hand move all the time. I wonder if he had something to do with this. Can you imagine him running around behind the scenes -NO! MORE fingers, MOOORE!

From: audrey-tatou.org

Helena Christensen´s luminous eyes are glowing even in black & white:

From: images.fashionmodeldirectory.com

I also think that Christy Turlington has wonderful, calme bud radiante eyes:

From: intentblog.com

I´ll let this be the only trace of color in this post, because I love the way the forms play in it:

From: models.com

Speaking of form, V magazine presented some cool photos of this kind:

From: shoppingblog.com (Very cool photo! Thanks!)

This is not from the same shoot though. I love the geeky look!! This photo is taken by Karl Lagerfeld:

From: designscene.net

She has SO many good photos, it kills me. Here´s an interesting one. I love how photos can play with your imagination, like is this for real? :

From: fashionbox.17.forumer.com

Christina Ricci in a fashionable portrait for Vogue Italia 2007:

From: yestoclothes.blogspot.com

Here´s a really classy, strong (with a soft face) photo of Madonna:

From: mimifroufrou.com

Since we´re on the topic, here´s a photo of her when she was young:

From: iwascurious.com

I love looking at old photos & icons, like Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

From: plazakvinna.com

Here´s the strong woman behind it all (1883-1971), Gabrielle Bonheur.

From: stylishkidsinriot.com

Even called, Coco Chanel:

From: stylequeenxo.blogspot.com

You should read about her!! Even with a slightly interest, if that´s the case. She´s really an icon, not only to design but also to attitude & new thinking.

Here´s a Christy Turlington photo again, in the Chanel spirit:

christy-chanel

From: fashionbox.17.forumer.com

Speaking of supermodels, I found lovely Doutzen Kroes in a NICE black & white photo:

googelsidan5

From: picasaweb.google.com

She has the greatest face:

From: yesmodels.ro

Here´s a nice photo of Elisha Cuthbert (love her hair):

From: images.showhype.com

I LOVE these dark but classy & glamurous photos:

Sasha P, Natasha Poly, Catherine McNeil, Lily Donaldson, Doutzen Kroes:

From: models.com

Lovely Reese Witherspoon:

From:celebrity-exchange.com

…in a Ralph Lauren Collection skirt:

From: celebrity-exchange.com

Wicked:

From: celebrity-exchange.com

Now I have to stop before I loose my color vision… But I´ll surely be back to enrich the variety….

Hope you feel inspired! I do!! …don´t really know why but I really do. LOVE media in all its senses.

I leave you with a little music & more models

Make up not war!

Posted in Makeup not war! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2008 by roxyishere

This post is a make up medley and I hope you´ll find a lot of inspiration here!

In this post you can watch easy videos that are good instructors for  how to get smokey eyes, how to put on and take off false eye lashes, how to put on a good daily make up, inspiring photos of celebrity and faux pas etc.

To start off short I really love the result after a 5 minute make up, on a daily basis that´s all that you need.  Sure I could go a whole day without make up but it´s sooo boring! And It´s an important morning routine for me because if I don´t put on my make up in the morning, my body goes in to a laid back & tired mode. I love to be inspired in my everyday use of beauty aids ;) not just when I’m going out or on a party. I tear out photos from my magazines and keep them in my room or in my wallet, just as a little reminder.

In that spirit I found a wicked starters photo from MAC:

Dazzleglass lipgloss

Dazzleglass lipgloss

From: fashionbirdcage.com

My favourite brands are so many, I wouldn´t know where to start. Some of them have a lot of good work (PR and such) behind their brands, some less. Have you ever thougth about what makes you notice a brand?

I don´t reject the work behind a brand and the atmosphere or feeling a brand can give me, I could buy a certain make up because of the feeling that the brand and design gives me, even if I can choose another one that´s cheaper. Sometimes I don´t. It depends on what movies I´ve seen lately or the different influences that surrond me.

I really like the thought behind the Make up Store boutiques…they feel professional and aesthetic.

Here´s a photo of their butique. They have to look the same everywhere, it´s in their companys profile-policy:

From: makeupstore.se

I just bought a new perfume from Make up Store, it´s called “I do“. It´s actually from their wedding line, shocker huh? ;)It smells absolutely marvellous! I´ve never had such romantic, fresh, women-ly fragrance in my nasal hair before. It looks like this:

I do

I do

From: my bedroom

Back to the makeup! (I warned you, this post is really a medley)

1 Number one product: This is a good product to start with, the primer:

primer

From: instyle.com

Many of us only use primers on our eyes to make the eye shadow sit putt, but one for the whole face is luxury! It makes your face feel like silicone, maybe not the best parable but silky as hell. And it helps the make up to stay in its place, it´s a functional base product. You put it on after your daily facial cream & just before your make up base.

2 Number two is a really good foundation or powder, depending on your skin type. Many products are good and don´t have to be expensive to prove that, the standards today are fantastic even at low prices. But a mineral foundation doesn´t damage your skin as much. To be honest I don´t use those because I find them a bit oily.

This is one of my favourite foundations:

From: lancome.co.uk

Because it keeps my oily parts shine free and doesn’t feel like a layer of cake in my face.

My concearler rescue is this guy:

From: makeupstore.se

It’s called Cover All Mix.

TIP FOR THE SUMMER: in the middle of the day it’s so hot and sunny in the summer so I don’t like wearing foundation. Many of us don’t even need a foundation on a sun tanned skin, although the corner of our eyes can be red or uneven. Instead I bought this wonderful product that I absolutely love.

  • it makes your eye make up stay put (even without a foundation)
  • it gives you a fresh over all look because of the lighter contour of your eye
  • it evens up your skin nuances
  • just don’t put on too much, don’t over do the amount

Stay don’t stray primer & concealer from Benefit:

From: benefitcosmetics.com

This is how you should use it:

From: benefitcosmetics.com

It makes the contour of your eye lighter for an over all fresh look, and really keeps the eye make up on all day! It’s one of my most favourite products in the base range. A must for your complete make up bag.

3 Number three is a nice eye shadow (better yet a coulpe of- ).

I love the black eye shadows:

From: blogg.aftonbladet.se

Doutzen Kroes:

From: fashionbyyou.blogg.se

Tip:

Some think that this kind of black make up is too heavy to wear in the middle of the day, but really it isn´t! If you let the lips stay in a natural color or wear this kind of beige lipstick or lipgloss, it won´t be too much. Even think about wearing a light blush in this case. But save the sparkeling black eye shadow for glowing in the night……

This is a really nice party shadow:

From: makeupstore.com

The cat-eye-look is so nice to all styles: hardrock, fashionista, doll, punk…. It depends on the rest of the details and color combinations on what personality you have, for example the lip and skin color.

Gwen Stefani:

gwenstefani

From: 100xr.com

The black smokey eyes look really nice with a bright pink blush, kinda like this:

From: whosdatedwho.com

Here´s a video of how you can get smoky eyes!:

I see a lot of girls that don´t have the right daily makeup base. Either the foundation is too covering or uneven (or the wrong color). Or the eyebrows are porly or badly marked or just too much (even here some choose a wrong color). It´s a bit hard to find your best daily makeup… (you´ll find a good video a bit further down)

Be inspired of these lovely ladies, and detect every single spot of color, shimmering or matt areas, just to be aware of the look and the way you can work with make up.

The natural makeup

I love this photo of Kate Bosworth:

KS7Z0595.jpg

From: beautyriot.com

Kate Hudson:

From: celebzee.com

J´adore Doutzen Kroes romantic & fresh look:

From: forbes.com

Jennifer Aniston:

From: nymag.com

They are role models for the natural make up. If you look really close and see the faces as a canvas you can find the details that will make your own make up look exactly the way you want it.

I found a video that I think is really good for a “normal” daily make up:

Do you agree?

These products are what I choose from for my daily make up these days:

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From: my bedroom also ;)

4 Number four are the lips and cheeks

Girls, don´t forgett the lips… I guarantee you that you´ll feel a lot sexier if you mark them. Maybe “sexier” is the wrong word because it depends on how you color them. They can also make you feel and look more fresh.

Do you know what your lips cupid´s bow is?

From: customwerx.com

I found this pic that includes all the steps you need for wonderful lips. I haven´t tried the product so I can´t comment on it, I´m not telling you to necessarily buy it, but you can look for similar make up products for your lips as this:

From: missomnimedia.com

Color your lips ladies! Wether you like them to be shiny, mate, colorful or conservative. You can use a color that´s similar to your own lip color. -What´s the point then? Well, it enhances the color in your face (cheeks, eyes, skin, hair) even if you use a natural color.

Just make sure the color doesn´t make your face look grey, pink or yellow. Point taken also for your teeth ;)

From: crystalkiss.com

To make your lip color stay on your lips you can use an invisible lipliner (it works because it´s waxy and locks the color in a perfect line). I have it my self and it works really well:

From: benefitcosmetics.com

I found a tutorial video that I really liked because of the fresh result. A gorgeous Italian girl shares it on You Tube, so for you who don´t speak Italian, no worries, just watch te steps. I would love this result when having a bit of a tan ;)

Notice the technique, you can use it with different colors.

Here is a video of how you can make your lips look fuller, if that´s what you want:

The lipstick has also a refreshing effect if it’s a natural color

From: sublimt.se

The cheeks are also not to forget. Here is one of my favourite blushes:

Dandelion from Benefit

From: Benefitcosmetics.com

It’s a soft pink with a bit of golden hint, just to make your cheek shine if the light would hit the face gracefully. I just love it.

Put this kind of blush on after a bronzer!

Apply the bronzer where you usually get a sun tann.

Another must in the cheek business is a highlighter. I have two ones in my bag right now:

A compact powder highlighter from Sephora

From: makeuptalk.com

A creamy highlighter from FACE Stockholm

From: aftonbladet.se

I found a great photo of where you should apply your highlighter :)

It really makes a difference, it makes your skin look amazing. A disadvantage would be if you have a nasty break out, in my oppinion, it makes your skin look oily and un even :( But try these spots and see what happens:

From: beautybible.co.nz

Use it for a sexy, mysterious look (yes you can see it in the dark you only need a liiiiiittle light from anywhere):

From: marylee.blogg.se

Or use it to look really fresh in the middle of the day:

From: dailymail.co.uk

Let´s move on to brushes.

There are many people who don´t know the importance of make up brushes. It took me a while before I got it! This is a great pic of how you use the different brushes for different lines:

brushes

From: coolchaser.com

The party or eyecatcher-makeup:

I love strong colors in the make up, if you can wear it right. That is to choose the right outfit for it & to be able to make it look smart, not like a victim…

I adore Thandie Newton:

spring-makeup

From: imageandstylenews.com

This is only an inspirational photo. You can use the same thought but change the colors! Use different shades of brown, grey, black, blue…. Do something different for the next party!

From: eyeliner.se

If you don´t want the makeup to show that much it´s also cool to wear a pale brown or grey color on the eyelid and a color like blue, green or turqoise on your lower eyeline.

Rachel Bilson:

From: askmen.com

Lonneke Engel, one of my absolute favourite models (the brown terracotta sun powder makes the blue color look more clear):

clarins

From: sofeminine.co.uk

Here´s someone who is definetly not afraid of color!

Katy Perry (although I really think it looks like Zooey Deschanel):

From: board.michellebranch.com

Here she is from MTV European Music Awards 2008:

Katy Perry MTV Music Awards 2008

From: starlounge.msn.se

They really look….the same:

From: forums.downloadfestival.co.uk

Color is fun!! Don´t stop at the makeup, do like Kate Perry! The details are important, like these wicked shoes (they don´t HAVE to be rave, it depends on how you match them. Humor ladies! :) Don´t forget to have fun.

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From: debat.amine.dk (Very cool pic, thanks!)

Here´s another colorful (besides that my hand looks totally dead) detail that I use sometimes:

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From: my apartment ;)

Let´s go to the Sexy eyeliner department:

Thandie Newton again. She´s so delicate, she has a wonderful sense of style & makeup:

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From: worldfilm.about.com


And when it comes to that nice eyeliner, don´t be afraid to try different colors or shimmering eyeliners:

From: aftonbladet.se

Speaking of strong colors I haven´t mentioned the red lipstick yet:

Gwen Stefani again:

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From: seatwave.com

I like this Ashlee Simpson look:

From: ellegirl.elle.com

Kate Bosworth again:

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That´s also wearable to every style (colorful lipstick)! It gives every look a classic touch.

Kat Von D:

From: piercemattiepublicrelations.com

Audrina Patridge:

Television personality Audrina Patridge arrives at the after party celebrating Lauren Conrad's fashion week debut at Eleven on March 11, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.

From: latimesblogs.latimes.com

Taylor Swift tries on a little more edgier eyeliner, but I don´t like it so much…a bit too Amy Winehouse for me:

From: cmt.com

Here´s another photo of her where her eye shadow matches her dress, cute:

From: yallwire.com

And the Photoshoped photo of BEAUTIFUL Alexis Bledel, I love the pale, porcelain doll look:

From : accidentalsexiness

This girl is truely gorgeous. Nothice that wonderful “clean” lusture on the forehead, cheeks, nose & chin easily made with a serum:

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From: I´m sorry, I Googled it a long time ago.

To achieve that lusture I use Flavo C. It´s the best serum I´ve ever tried:

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From: aestheticare.co.uk

Even Kristin Kreuk is out of this world, love her colors & shimmering make:

From: hairfinder.com

Here´s a cool photo of Tyra Banks wearing a little extra shimmer, maximized by the effect of the eye shadow & concealer:

From: piercemattie.com

Eyelashes could be scary:

Many say that there isn´t such a big difference between false and true eyelashes since you can use mascara, but there is! It´s that little extra something, you have to try it to see it for yourselves:

From: coolpicking.com

How do you normally fix your eyelashes? Have you ever tried false ones?

Here´s a very good video showing you how you can put them on & some good pointers!

(After seeing this video, look closely at the celebrity photos further down, you can really see both eyelashes in photo no 3.)

And here is how you can take them off. Not the best sound but a quick & really easy video:

From: beaut.ie

Cool pic from the Elle magazine:

From: elle.se

Here are some different wearable eyelashes. Can you tell who the celebrities are?

From: kissandmakeuptv.com

Before and after photos:

Burlesque star (and ex wife to the lovely Marilyn Manson…) Dita Von Teese has a classic image. I´m very happy to show this picture that I found of her, this is what she used to look like:

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From: dailymail.co.uk

She was 18 years old in the left pic! I´ve been wondering how she looked like when she was yonger and “peeled off”. Her name is actually Heather Renee Sweet. Have you seen the movie ‘Can´t buy me love’ ? She looks a bit like her!! I wonder how she and Marilyn Manson got fond of each other…

Speaking of the devils…..Mr M uses a lot of makeup! He could make a “TV Shop” kind of video with pointers on “how to” and what to buy…..I would definetly watch it…..anybody….no?

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From: superstarcouples.com

Well look at him, green turned out to be a great color for his eyes! ;) I wonder how he started his makeup….style?….

Ok so I have to say that he´s very entertaining & intelligent. He knows what he´s doing with his personal brand, unlike some of us ;)

I like some of his songs, as a true musiclover with many tastes. But. Dude….seriously….I do wonder how he looks behind his fasade…

Marilyn Manson, or should I write Brian Warner? :

From: teamsugar.com

From: forums.runnersworld.com

I usually don´t like how “they” use these kind of pictures of celebrity:

..but in the same time I love to se the before and after change. A tan WILL help you a long way.. But to take better care of your body tan yourself with a cream ;)

Most of us look better with makeup!! Period. But celebrity “are” a brand, a victim behind their names in some ways. They always have to look their best. Really challenging. But they do look really good & we love looking at beauty. That´s why these kind of pics are sooo juicy.

There is an art in make up-ing! It´s like a painter´s craft:

Jennifer Lopez

From: imnotobsessed.com

Makeup does the difference! Why not wear it? I see a lot of old-ish ladies that don´t wear makeup, that would look SO good if they did! I´d like to walk up to them and say: – do you know HOW STUNNING you would look with a little color in your face?! …but of course…only in my dreams ;)

Oh I just found Dita Von Teese without makeup:

From: teamsugar.com

She looks so sweet :) much younger. As a lot of us do without make up!

Find your best look and be true to yourself. We all make mistakes -and learn from them.

I had to find some make up disasters to protect the make up as an art, be ware.

Lindsay Lohan (like Simon said in American Idol -it’s like a cat barking, it shouldn’t happen):

From: bittenandbound.com

Jennifer Lopez, every single nuance is all wrong:

From: bittenandbound.com

Mischa Barton, too much of everything! The eyebrows are uneven, the eye shadow too:

From: bittenandbound.com

Pamela Anderson:

From: bittenandbound.com

Oh Pammy dearest….this looks more like a battle than make up……girl go back to your cage…. ;) rawr

Makeup faux pas:

1: choose the right color on your foundation! It should be the same color as the nuance on your jawline, so that it won´t look like a mask! If you think it´s too bright, just put on that sun-powder on the forehead, nose and cheeks. That does the difference, do not choose a darker foundation.

2: eyebrows are really important. They frame your face & eyes. Form them by brushing the color on with your pencil, very easily. Look at Micha Bartons photo and do the opposite ;)

3: eyeliner is great, but the line has to be straight. The buckles show! Also the eyeshadow has to be symmetric. Don´t put on too much shadow from the start. Don´t brush it on, pat it on if you’re insecure (on the eyelid).

4: your blush must not look like two lines. Brush it on while smileing on the top of your cheeks :) Use a little bit on your forehead (near your hair line) & in between your eyelids & eyebrows. The sun-powder does the rest.

5: you lipstick & lip pencil shouldn´t be around your mouth like a moat.

6: when you cover your red spots don´t overdo it so you´ll have light beige dotts on your face.

Hey if you´re interested of more make up videos check this site out:

beautytipsnews.com

I also wanted to post a video on how to do a groovy pin-up make up that Kandee Johnson made, they are a bit harder to accomplish than an every day make up.

I love Kandee Johnson. Watch her videos for inspiration!

Here are some cool & beautifol retro photos for inspiration:

Here’s Alexis Bledel as Rosie the Riveter in Glamour

From: juicy.mashkulture.net

Kirsten Stewart from Twilight, as a 1950:s retro girl in Vanity Fair

From: justjaredjr.buzznet.com

Frieda Pinto for Vanity Fair

From: vanityfair.com

Isla Fisher also for Vanity Fair

From: vanityfair.com

Hayden Panettiere for Vanity Fair

From: vanityfair.com

You can se all 32 shots HERE from Vanity Fair.

I´ll stop here for now but I keep building up this post all the time so stay in touch.

Love to y´all!!

I leave you with some good, atmospheric retro tunes:

Original Etta James. Beyonacé -At last



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