Friday, May 11, 2012

Beauty Around The World: Texas Forever. ʊ

As a Texas girl, born & mostly raised here.. I thought I'd do makeup inspired by what screams Texas! to me. Where I live, it's not unusual to be loved by anyone see people wearing cowboy boots, hats, & big ole buckles, driving around big pick up trucks. Stuck in traffic, behind a trailer with cows or horses. We have our big cities with beautiful skylines too, of course! But I'd like to focus on the rural part, for this post. It's a lot more near & dear to my heart, & it's what reminds me of this place. I hope you enjoy it! ♥ By the way, super cool points if you know where the title of this post is from! I was obsessed with that! lol


Eyes   South Padre Waters.
UD Narcotic • MAC Blue Brown • UD Electric: I'm from the Valley & the one good thing we have is, South Padre Island! The East-Southern East part of Texas wraps around the Gulf of Mexico which makes for some awesome Texas beaches, but also for some scary Hurricanes! Lol.  I wanted to do something like color blocking, since it's been really popular for awhile now & I've never really dabbled in it. But I ended up with this instead!  When I first thought of doing this, I knew I had to incorporate the Blue Brown pigment somewhere. For some reason, it reminds me of rust & brown leather. Both things remind me of the country part of Texas. The matte blue is the gulf! Now, these Urban Decay matte shadows are awesome! Here's a tip: To get a really awesome punch of color out of any eyeshadow or pigment, apply it wet! Dip your brush in some water, squeeze off the excess.. so that it's just a bit damp & apply your shadow that way. It's great for making lower quality shadows, with not so much color payoff, really stand out. It's also an awesome technique to use with pigments. It's one of the best ways to get the most out of your shadows. (Note: I also used the I♥Matte palette to darken up the outer eye & the Lust palette for my highlight.)


Lips   Southern Belle Kiss.
MAC Innocence Beware: I wore this nude color to draw more attention to the eyes. You can tell, this nude, is more of a pink nude than it is a brown nude. It's really pretty. In the pictures, I'm wearing the lipstick alone but I do prefer using a clear or a slightly pink tinted gloss over it. The reason being that in certain lighting, it does tend to look like concealer on my lips. ¡No bueno!

Nails   Belt Buckle Gold.
Gold Chunky Glitter & Clear Nail Polish: Omg this was so easy, I can't believe I hadn't done it sooner. All I did was apply a clear coat of nailpolish, then dipped my finger into the glitter jar & tapped off the excess. It helps if you tap your nails on a table/desk/flat surface to get all the loose glitter off. Then put more polish if there are any areas where you can still see the nail & then re-dip & tap off the excess all over again. When your nails are glittered up to your liking, just take the clear polish & go over your nails again. You'll need about 2-3 top coats. Just enough so that, the glitter stays on the nail. Use a clear polish, you don't too much care for, because little glitter specs will stick to the brush. Super easy & bling galore!! It was like I had diamonds on my fingas. Super pretty! I'll be doing this with different glitter colors for funsies.


This post has been sitting pretty in my drafts for a min. Lol I thought I'd finish it & post it already. Some of you have probably already seen this look or the nails from my FB or Instagram . Which is so much fun, by the way!! I mean twitter's cool but on Instagram people seem to share .e v e r y t h i n g ! Which is awesome & kind of weird.. Lol jk! I just started maybe two weeks ago, so if you're on Ig, feel free to follow me! I almost always follow back .. unless you're a straight guy! Those get blocked. >.< Lol Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend & to all the Mamis, have a wonderful Mother's Day!! xOxO

14 comments:

DarlingV said...

I'm a new follower to your blog, I LOVE IT instant fave. I'm not sure why but I didn't even realize that you are from Texas to! I'm from the Austin area, I haven't been to South Padre since I was in high school, I miss it I used to go on summer vacation with my friends family every summer SO MUCH FUN, so relaxing.

안젤린 said...

Super duper gorgeous..I love it.. Beautiful glitter manicure you have there..

Priscilla said...

I love love love your look!! I miss the Valley so much =( I use to live in McAllen and I always loved going to South Padre Island. I wouldn't mind going back and living there. Plus I miss HEB! lol

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love that glitter on your nails!

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GorJess23 said...

Love it!! You are so talented when it comes to make up!! <3

Anonymous said...

omg i love this look!!!! i have been also dying to try that nail look!! maybe this weekend :) ps thanks for the tip on the wet brush for eyeshadows!! have a great weekend doll!!

Anonymous said...

omg i love this look!!!! i have been also dying to try that nail look!! maybe this weekend :) ps thanks for the tip on the wet brush for eyeshadows!! have a great weekend doll!!

Unknown said...

I loved the eyes and lips look. very nice and lovely as always girl!

Jessica said...

i love the glitter it is very fab ive done it a few times on my bloggy!! you look gorgeous as alway boo

Unknown said...

Texas Reppin!!! lol Love everything chica!! and Oooooh I need to try to glitter nails... So purrrty!!!!! Love the eyeballs tambien!! <3

Monica said...

Such a gorgeous look and I love the nails!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this but I love ur creativity ! Very beautiful <333

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karen said...

You know is crazy because I went to visit my uncle in Texas last year & for some reason I had thought what probably other people that have not visited would think of Texas, like people wearing cowboy hats, boots & riding horses on the streets & what not; but when I got there I was surprise I was like so where at the cowboys & blah, blah, blah but noo is actually the opposite I was in love with Texas because it looks more peaceful & crime-free in some areas! Even though you will not see mountains or lots of trees the climate is just fantastic :) I am in love with you post because your reader (who ever reads carefully) will fall in love with you & Texas <3 I love your makeup & nails as always!

Bonnie said...

I lovelovelove that eye makeup. It's so fun. I'm going to have to steal that look.

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