Sunday, August 14, 2011

Seattle Mermaid

I love me some Starbucks.  I've got a habit and its accompanying "latte factor." I could probably spend more money on makeup if only I could give it up!
Today's rainy and gray, so I thought I'd pull out the only cozy flannel I have.  It always makes me think of the Seattle grunge scene of the 90s, even though its got modern colors and is almost a Western-style shirt.  I have been wanting to do mermaid-green eyes using the Kat Von D Truth palette for a little while now, because the cream shadow in the palette is rapidly drying out.  So, between my mermaid eyes and flannel, I'm drooling for some Starbucks because their logo is, as you may know, a mermaid!
Face: Stila Sheer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Medium, Boscia BB Cream applied with Beauty Blender, Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
 Just a note: my skin has been HORRIBLE lately.  I mean, serious deep-red spots all over my cheeks and jawline (hormonal acne).  That I can post up these pictures with my skin looking this passable is a testament to the beauty blender and BB cream.
Cheeks: Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sunlight, MAC My Paradise Blush
Eyes: UDPP, Kat Von D Truth Palette, Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara, Garnier Tinted Eye Roller, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Nails: Revlon Garden topped with Revlon Sparkle (from a LE set of three mini polishes)

Lips: Wet n Wild Megalast Lip Color in 902C, Jordana Pretty Shine Luxury Gloss in Babe (amazingly gorgeous-nude, $5- total lip combo = yay!)
Shorts, Belt, and Boots - Kohl's (Non-leather Frye boot knockoffs! I hardcore-heart these boots.  When I went vegan, I sold my Frye boots for nearly as much as I paid for them, which was lucky as most of my other leather stuff just had to be donated.  These non-leather harness-style boots were such an amazing find and only like $30-40, whereas my Fryes had been about $180 and re-sold for $150 on ebay, so it's like I got these Kohl's boots for the difference!), Flannel and Lace-trimmed Camisole - Forever21 (so, as usual, my makeup cost a lot more money than my clothes, ha)

Sometimes I'm not totally confident in how I dress.  I took these pics before going out to brunch and planned to put them up anyway.   Then, at the restaurant a woman stopped me and said, "I just love your outfit! I love how you put it together," so I feel pretty good about putting these pics up now! I love to tell people when I like their style, too, even though it takes some nerve to tap a stranger on the shoulder sometimes.  I mean, it's an easy opportunity to make someone's day! I highly recommend it :)


  1. I LOVE how the green shadow of your eyes contrasts with your red hair. Really pretty. Do you try to stay vegan with your makeup and brushes? I'm trying to move towards fur-free brushes, but it's hard to tell which ones are actually good. I've been eyeing Urban Decay, but it's hard to find many reviews.

  2. Thanks, I'm so flattered! :) I'll comment on your blog about the vegan brushes.

  3. Your eyeshadow looks amazing! I love it! :)

  4. Thanks Rebs! I love green shadows :)

  5. I love you FOTD and you're so pretty! More looks please! =)

  6. Thanks Riya! I like your blog, too! I wish I could find Japanese cosmetics more often.


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