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All about Lips

make cosmetics, we see beauty

I’ve been very inspired recently with old masters paintings: Vermeer, The Frick, and simplifying my beauty routine. When Chelsa & I discussed this we loved the idea of forgoing the dramatic eye and focusing only on a strong lip. No mascara!  How fresh it looks to me; now her eyes remind me of all those souls in the beautiful paintings I’ve been lost in recently…

Here’s a step by step tutorial using MAKE cosmetics to get the look!

make cosmetics, we see beauty

Step 1: Brush Alabaster all over the lid, but not quite to the eyebrow.

make cosmetics, we see beauty

Continue reading…

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All PERMED up!

Last month I did something I’ve wanted to do my entire life: Get my hair permed. I’ll admit, the process takes a long time, it smells and you can’t wash your hair for 3 days (sexy) BUT… being able to step off the plane in Paris with still perfectly curled voluminous hair made it worth every second. I love not having to fight humidity, to know that when I go to bed in rollers it will hold the style throughout the next day. I’ll be going back to Bumble and Bumble for a touch up in a few months… and do I even need to say that I love going to the salon ala 1940s housewife?

The Before:

The Process:

The After:

A little bit of this and a little bit of that then I go to bed in these and wake up with Marilyn sized hair and it actually, for the first time in my life, holds all day long! 

Beauty secrets revealed. Done.

Thanks Kelly for helping with photos and thanks to Bumble and Bumble for the AMAZING job! xo

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Mad Men Style~

Joan’s curves, Mad Men’s true to life styling, and women being every part feminine. Trying our hand at this retro look and celebrating the beauty of curves…

Model: Molly Shuster

Dress: Vintage

Hair & Makeup: Me! Best tool for the job- BeneFit BADgal Mascara & liquid liner

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