Monday, October 31, 2011

Another flapper Halloween.



For Halloween this year I decided to recycle my flapper girl costume from a few years ago and modify it for a Louise Brooks look.

2009
Last time I wasn't really going for the look of anyone in particular so I just did the standard flapper makeup. Pale face, coal rimmed hallow looking eyes, low thin sad brows and small defined dark mouth. But every flapper was different and had a different preference when it came to their makeup.

This year I just traded out my blonde finger wave wig for my already very Louise looking black bob wig and modified the typical "flapper makeup" to better fit Louise's trademark style. I actually wanted to be Clara Bow, but I haven't the wig or the hair for her this year XD Louise is great though too! And a close second for my favorite actress of the roaring 20's.

2011
The idea came to me when I was watching the "Lulu in Berlin" interview she did for Richard Leacock and Susan Steinberg. Fascinating times those were, in the silent era! It's so amazing to hear a firsthand, seemingly very honest, account of those times in Hollywood and everywhere really. This look was fun as 1920's looks always are for me. The eyebrows were so hard to do since Louise's were so low and straight and mine are naturally quite high and arched. The lips were no stroll through the park either I had to cover about 45% of my lips to get mine similar to hers!

I always thought Clara Bow and Louise Brooks had somewhat similar facial features (apart from the nose)but did their makeup and hair very differently.
Louise

Louise's brows were very low, far apart and flat with dainty, thin and well defined lips.
Clara

Clara had longer thinner brows that turned down at the ends, and had a bit fuller "bee stung" or "heart shaped" mouth. Maybe next year I'll be Clara lol.


As I'm sure I've mentioned before today is also my brothers birthday! He's 16! I can't believe it! I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday....my mom couldn't take us trick or treating because she was too busy having a baby.
Brother and I

Me and my niece running from death! XD
I actually made a video of me doing my makeup. It's my first video and it's for Halloween so gimme a break! lol

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Back to Blonde

Well that was a nice week of brown hair I had there but I'm glad to be back in my blonde tresses today.

I am also happy to say that I only had to dye it once more with Color Silk 73 Champagne Blonde...what is it with me and this brand? Probably the price XD but it does work pretty good too, IF you buy the right color.
MOTD


Anywho, I went to the market with mi madre today :D And it was pretty fun she got some stuff I wasn't really paying attention to lol. I got some dried shiitake mushrooms and kelp for a stew I wanna make. Along with a bag of glutinous rice flour, box of sweet rice flour and  mochi.

The fillings I got were red bean, taro, green tea and black sesame seed.

We stopped by another store and I saw these HUGE apples. My mom was laughing at how amazed I was by the apples. But seriously I've never seen apples that big before! lol This picture doesn't do them justice, I didn't even pick up the biggest one XD

While I was there I bought some birthday gifts for my brother and sister. My sisters birthday is on the 17th and my youngest brothers birthday is on Halloween. I'm glad he's so into horror movies this year...makes shopping for a gift much easier. We finished with a late lunch and then went home.


The weather has been weird. It rained last week and was really cold for a few days but then that cleared up and now it's hot again. I guess I should count myself lucky since I still get to wear shorts for a while. In other news I got a B on my midterm and I finally got a mirror back in my room suitable for outfit pic use. Now, if only I could get some decent lighting in here...
OOTD
Whenever I'm out I never think to take pictures (unless giant apples are involved apparently) So it's easier to just take some before I leave or when I get back.These were all taken after I got back D: That being said my hair and makeup are looking a little worse for wear in these pics. Oh well, good day still.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gyaru Improvment Meme Update

I've been meaning to update this forEVER. I've skipped a few months but here is the update of my Gyaru Improvment Meme made by Lizzie ( I didn't credit her last time >.<) So here it goes.

Home Alone face in the first and last pics! I think I had a mini breakthrough in June XD lining the bottom of my eye has become easier and started to look somewhat better. I have better bottom lashes now too so hopefully I can get the hang of them and update every month for the remainder of the year.