How-To: The Hanna Marin Look

Aloha, my elegant ladies.

How many of you watch Pretty Little Liars? Well…if you are like me, totally absorbed in all the secrets, scandal, thrill, and mystery of the show, this is a look inspired off of one of my favorite liars..Hanna Marin.

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This is a look that should look great on everyone. Hanna sports a very sensual smokey-eye that is usually brown or black, paired with a pretty pink lip. With her wide blue eyes, golden curls, and flawless, alabaster skin, she looks very innocent, but the smokey eye gives her an unexpected edge.

Here’s what you need to achieve an air of mystery:

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  • A coverage of your choice, but stray from anything super-matte! (Think fresh-face, NOT cake-face!)
  • Highlighter
  • A pretty pink blush
  • Brow definer (This is one step you shouldn’t skip!)
  • Eye primer
  • Brown eyeshadows (chocolates, ambers, taupes, ect.)
  • Black or brown eyeliner
  • Mascara (the blacker, the better!)
  • Light pink lipstick
  • Lipgloss (Optional)

The first step is to erase all your flaws, which is basically EVERYTHING, from crinkles, to wrinkles, to dark circles! Hanna’s skin is perfect, smooth, and luminous, what I like to call “baby-skin”. Make sure to work in thin layers, and blend, blend, blend. You want your skin to look fresh and radiant!

And before you think twice, a highlighter is a must-have for this look. Like I said, Hanna has super-glowy skin. Make sure you don’t go over-board, a little on the high points on the face is enough. Adding a layer of blush will give that extra touch, but make sure you pick a cream, satin, or matte formula, NO glitter.

Before we move onto the eyes, let’s give our brows some looove.! My brows are kind of sparse, so I filled them in. Make sure you arch your brows, because your eyes need a good frame. ;}

When you get to the eyes, make sure your lids are prepped and primed. This look is all about playing up your eyes, so you better prepare yourself.

First off, start layering your shadows. I started with a taupe on my lids, which is a super-universal color. Then I dabbed a soft brown on the outer third of my eye, and ended with a darker color in the crease. You want to feather these colors into each other, so it has a natural gradience. With the darker colors, you can build them up to a certain intensity, but you don’t need to go super harsh.

When we get to eyeliner, THAT’S where things start getting totes cray-cray. In my mind, Hanna’s eyeliner is her signature. In a lot of her looks, it’s really thick and smudged…the epitome of sultry! Draw on your line and smudge it with a Q-Tip or a brush, but only a little bit! Then line your waterline too; it makes a huge difference. But don’t forget about mascara, that’s just as important!

The final step is the easiest: Lipstick and gloss. Hanna’s lips are never super-bold, so stick with your soft, pearly pinks.

Aand now you’re finished, lovely. ❤

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PRODUCTS I USED:

  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in “Light/Medium”
  • Femme Couture Get Radiant Complexion Enhancer (review here)
  • Milani Baked Blush in “Dolce Pink” (review here)
  • Clinique Brow Shaper in “01”
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • We ‘N Wild Palette in “Comfort Zone” (review here)
  • Palladio Herbal Eye Liner in “Pure Black”
  • Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in “Darling Chérie”
  • Femme Couture Super Juicies Sheer in “Clear”

Congrats, darling. You are now transformed into the sultry, sexy Hanna Marin. Just part your hair down the middle, curl it, and you’re ready to go find your Caleb.

I hope you guys enjoyed this inspired look…but I always thought I looked more like a Spencer. ;}

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As you can see, the eyes are very intense. I love how the colors blended!

The lips were the easiest part, and sooo awesome!

The pink looked perfect with a topping of gloss, and made my lips look super plump.

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Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this post!

Who’s YOUR favorite liar?

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KISSES.

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Inspired Outfit

Today, because I was very bored, I decided to piece together an “inspired” outfit. An inspired outfit is basically a look that someone or someTHING inspired me to make!

I just watched “My Week With Marilyn.” Marilyn Monroe is such a classic beauty icon, and wore a lot of gorgeous things. (Short review on the movie: The actress played her extremely well! Check it out when you have the chance!:} )

So, first off, I chose a swimsuit, not a dress, for a more beachy look.

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It’s the “Magicsuit Solid Gabby One-Piece Swimsuit” from Soma.  It just has that vintage pin-up feel, and reminds me a lot of one that Marilyn wore! Marilyn+Monroe+black+bathing+suit

Next, I picked out some high heels! It’s all about the shoes, ladies!

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I know everything looks very “basic black”, but Marilyn was the epitome of classic. These are the “High Heel Platform Pumps” from Peltz Shoes.

And last, I chose a pair of black, vintage cat-eye sunglasses from RetroCitySunglasses.   Image

Add some red lipstick, and that’s the cherry on top of a fabulous outfit. ❤

(I like to use MAC’s “MAC Red”.)

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Hopefully this outfit wasn’t too boring for you guys!

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See you all next time!

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Valentine’s Day

Hi my sweethearts!

So.

Valentine’s Day.

A holiday full of mushy couples, chocolate hearts, icky chick-flicks, and romantic dates. A really stupid, pointless, adorable holiday.

I am personally single. So, on this holiday, in the place of romantic dates, I just sit home and eat food. Forever alone. *sniffle sniffle* 

Haaaah totally kidding. I’m not one for mushiness and gushiness, candlelit dinners and whatever ickiness couples do on Valentine’s Day. But, even with all the cheesy chocolate boxes and corny paper hearts floating all over the place, Valentine’s Day is a nice inspiration for clothing!

NO, I don’t mean that you should dress up like a giant chocolate box, or get decked out in lace and ribbons. I always thought of Valentine’s Day as a feminine, sweet, holiday, where you can dress more romantically than usual. Flowing dresses, light lace and tulle, loose curls over bare shoulders, delicate jewelry and a blushing complexion, with sweet, pink, kissable lips. ROMANTIC and ELEGANT!6a00d8341c683453ef00e5505095de8833-800wi

None of the whole “sweater embroidered with hearts, red shoes with white socks, pink skirt, everything matching and coordinating to Valentine’s Day colors” thing. That’s tacky and…weird. Not cute at all.

Not saying you have to look like a Vogue model or anything, but play around! Fun hair pieces, long skirts, and light fabrics scream effortlessly beautiful.

TIP: If you’re going to be doing a little kissing (or a lot), stay away from the super-sticky lipgloss!

ANOTHER TIP: Breath-mints are your BFFL! And so is lipbalm, hun! ;}

ONE MORE: If you’re not going out anywhere, invite all yo single ladies over!

♫ ♫ If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it, if you like it you shoulda put a ring on it! ♫

xoxo

UD Fun Palette: Bite-Sized Review

Hehe hey my cutiepies!

This is a palette I purchased recently, that has to be my go-to!

Here…let me explain why….

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The URBAN DECAY FUN PALETTE. A festive rainbow of buttery seductiveness! Gorgeous shades for all eye colors!! AUGHHHHH CAN IT BE TRUE? DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME?

For one: The colors are sooooo buttery and light, it’s not like you’re wearing eyeshadow at all! For two: The colors are very pigmented, fun and playful. (I especially love Fishnet for my brown eyes!!) For three: They all go together so beautifully! And PLUS: The packaging is to DIE FOR.

This has to be the most beautiful UD palette I’ve ever seen!! (Besides Naked, of course.)

Nothing says “ooh la-la” more than a flatteringly smudged, rock-star eye, with depth and light in all the right place, fringy lashes, and a full, pouty lip.

You should totally check this out, it’s a steal! Six UD eyeshadows (18 bucks each) for 36 DOLLAS? Hell to the yeah!

Anyways, have a fun, colorful day! Talk to you soon.

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Sweet Purple Smoke

Hi starlets and makeup mavens!

This is a look I wore yesterday, and it has to be one of my favorite ones I have ever done. ImageImageImage

The products I used on my eyes were the Urban Decay shadows in “Fishnet” and “Freakshow”, with Sephora Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara on my lashes. Fishnet is a light, buttery almost iridescent lilac, and Freakshow’s a purple matte color that I layered on my crease to give it that slightly smoky effect.

On my skin I’m wearing Dr. Jart SPF 45 PA+++ BB Cream, with Clinique Stay Matte pressed powder on top. :}

And, last but not least, on my lips I’m wearing MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Hot Gossip!

Just wanted to show ya what I wore, and wondered your thoughts! I named this look “Sweet Purple Smoke” because it’s like a sweet, subtle, slightly smoky eye that looks sort of sultry, but also whimsical and fun at the same time.

P.S: SORRY IF I’VE BEEN OVER-LOADING YOUR FEED WITH POSTS. I don’t have any homework today so that equals more blogging time! :}

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The Wonderful World of Lipstick

Oooh lipstick, you’re so auhmayzing! So creamy and sweet and beautiful!

Anyway, hey my cuddly wuddlies! This is going to be a miscellaneous collection of reviews of some of my FAVORITE lipsticks. Like, ever. On this whole wide Earth. Or universe. Or whatevs.

OKAY #1: MAC Lipstick (Cremesheens)

  AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH they’re great! They’re really..well, creamy! (Hence the name, hehe)  My favorite is the shade “Hot Gossip”, which is a nice, light pink with touches of lilac-plum. Honestly, it looks warmer in the bullet, but it would still work for a variety of skin-tones because it’s not really cool.

Image Okay so the MAC lipsticks are amazing, period. They smell like freaking vanilla cupcakes, rainbows, candy, and HAPPINESS!!!! And they’re like BUTTAH. And dat color selection! I mean, dammmnn.

NUMBA 2: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick 

These are super moisturizing and super pigmented! They are, like, three dollars more than the MAC ones, and not that different from Cremesheens, but these are some amazing formulas.

For one, they make your lips look plump, juicy, and hydrated. For two, they have colors for everyone! And for three, they stay on through eating/drinking/talking/kissing. They’re pretty sensational.

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And, a plus, they’re really beautiful, especially on camera. The colors are certainly legendary!

BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW #4: Clinique Buttershine Lipstick  

Mmm, these are great! It’s like an amped-up, better-quality version of the Revlon Lip Butters! Only way more pigmented and long-wearing, and with a better range of shades.

The name, “Buttershine”, makes you think it would slip and slide, right? Wrooong! It can stick to your pout WITHOUT drying down to an oddly-matte finish, and is so rich in formula there’s no need for a balm underneath.  Image

My favorite color is berry blush, because it’s like the perfect “my lips but better” shade.

Anyway, thanks a lot (if you managed to read this through), and I really, really hope I’m not posting to a blank wall! I’ll be back in a couple days with a MAC haul, and maybe a few things in between. I hope you have a gorgeous, gorgeous day!

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