Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fancy February

 Greetings earthlings! It is I, Celina, who comes from a whole other planet of make-up and beauty and all things creative.

A lovely gal pal of mine Miss B took a little trip to California and brought me back an amazing book! "Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look" by Lauren Rennells. And I will tell you all now, it is the perfect book to have if you are interested in Decade make-up. (I want the hairstyling book too!) 

After reading most of it and skimming through all the amazing pictures, my mind started to think (as ones mind should normally, all though I've met quite a few people who's minds don't).
How come, up until around the 1990's women truly cared about their make-up? Basically what I'm asking is, WHAT HAPPENED?? 
Make-up used to be this incredible precious gem that women would spend hours in front of the mirror putting on ever so gently and precise.
Women would follow fabulous trends. Whether it be rouging their cheeks and earlobes, shaping their brows into the perfect curve, or drawing on fake little lower lashes. It amazes me all of the possibilities and how all of these fads were worn by so many ladies.
The thing is, women used to take the time to look special. Make-up was a necessity and a secret that they kept from men so everyone thought they just woke up looking so incredible.

Sorry, I started to rant there. But seriously, if you are reading this and you think I am a nut job then you probably should not be a Too Dolly reader... but I ask you, if you don't wear make-up, why don't you wear make-up? And don't give me any crap about how it's bad for you, or you have sensitive skin, or you don't know how to put it on, because I don't believe you. There are so many options it's ridiculous! It's 2012, use google! Or ask me! Use the little comment box below. I will answer your question.
Ladies, for those of you who do wear make-up.. are you stuck in the same old routine make-up day in and day out? Why? Change it up! You don't have to look like Cleopatra, but have a little fun now and then!

Here are a few things I've done in the last week or two to change up my look, just because I can and because I want life to be fun.

PINK MASCARA!! Super fun right! and EASY. 
Hello, I just PUT IT ON LIKE REGULAR MASCARA. Wow. Is your mind blown? 
And guess what? I didn't get it at some crazy expensive secretive make-up shop either! I bought it at WAL-MART for $7!! The brand is called HARD CANDY. Go get it. Wear it. It's cute. And there are many more colours to choose from.

Another look I tried out recently.. warning, it's a little advanced..

1960's inspired! I used pot liner (I used Cobalt Blue from Stila) and an angled eyeliner brush. But you can use whatever liner you want! Just set it with a power! How adorable is this? It really opened up my tiny eyelids too!
After reading my retro book I really wanted to wear my eye make-up like this. Imagine, waking up every morning in the 60's and this was your regular routine.. ohhh a girl can dream..

Please use your imaginations & get fancy. And seriously, leave me a comment if you have a question or want to tell me I am a werido or anything your heart desires. And remember.. Life is too short to look boring!!

xox Celina