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Jeez I need to start keeping track of when the months are coming to an end! But time has been flying lately! I’m sorry for being late once again with my favorites. Please forgive me!
Best Black Lipstick
I finally took the plunge and invested in a black liquid lipstick! Now if you know NYX’s lip suede, you’ll know that it’s not overly drying. It still keeps some moisture and velvetiness, so you don’t get the dreaded butt-hole lip! I’m glad NYX expanded this line of liquid lipsticks, they had a good variety before with dark plums and reds. But with October (now come and gone) I wanted to channel my inner goth and get a straight up BLACK lipstick…without breaking the bank. Now I will say this lipstick, though very black, has some greenish/blue undertones. Ryan of all people noticed that, but it isn’t that bad.
Bangs with no strings attached
Lately I have been obsessed with blunt bangs and full fringes. I have had bangs in the past when my hair was a bit long than it is now. But unfortunately, my hair is thin and fine and most of the bang beauties I look up to for inspiration have thick and full hair which makes their fringe look so badass! I wasn’t blessed with that fullness. So I did the next best thing to just hacking away my hair. I bought clip in bangs! I bought mine from QVC and they match perfectly to my hair. Now they do look a bit fake at the top but if I curl my hair or wear a headband you wouldn’t even tell! If you’re looking for a change but are afraid of commitment, clip in bangs are the way to go! Just make sure you look at reference pictures to get your shade correct!
So I have thrown myself into the world of wigs and I absolutely love it! These two wigs I got from WigIsFashion. The first one I bought was the black and then the witchy purple/grey one. I’ve been sporting them on and off social media. I used to dye my hair ALL THE TIME but since my pixie cut I have stopped. A whole 2 years without dyeing my hair! But I missed the fun colors so I decided to invest in some wigs! These were both $70 bucks which isn’t that bad. I haven’t had any problems with them other than the part looking unnatural. So I only wear them if I am also wearing a beanie, hat, or a headpiece. I love mixing up my look with my wigs now. It can really give a whole new sense to your look and bring it all together. Having the option to go from short brown bob to waist length grey hair is so much fun! So versatile!
The Red wig is from EvaHair and this one cost me $60. This wig….THIS wig…is LIFE! This is my absolute FAVORITE wig out of the 3 (well 4 if you include the bangs) I love how its not too long and has a full ass fringe! It looks the most natural and I don’t have to wear a hat with it at all! I did have to cut the bangs just a bit but I like that they were longer than I needed so I had the option to keep them and style them side swept or (what I ended up doing) going full statement fringe!
Conspiracy Film Theories?
The Film Theorists is a channel on YouTube that I have not been able to STOP watching! I love learning about things and hearing peoples thoughts about conspiracy theories about different things. TFT’s channel breaks down films (from 50 shades of Grey to Zootopia) and dissects possible “hidden meanings” of each film. These theories range from how to kill a non-killable superhero, or how a movie is glorifying cult initiation, and can you really grow potatoes with your own poop! It’s a really awesome channel and there is so much science to back it up as well as a very charismatic host that makes the 10-15 minute videos seem to fly by and pack your noggin with knowledge! It’s quite entertaining, so if you are bored one day and wanna obsess over hidden meanings behind seemingly meaningless movies…well give it a watch!
Another weekend, come and gone. Why can’t the weekends be 3 or even 5 days long? *sigh* Wishful thinking. Well I had a pretty relaxing weekend. The boyfriend went fishing on Saturday while I stayed behind and went to Pilates and saw Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice. I’ll say that even though I’m not a big superman fan, that movie wasn’t half bad. Ben Affleck did a good job as Batman and Wonder Woman stole the show just like Furiosa stole Mad Max’s thunder!!
I spent a lot of time on my makeup this weekend. I have been trying to pull inspiration from pictures and other YouTube MUA’s and challenge my skills. I love makeup and it’s been really fun to see the different looks I come up with every weekend. I can’t get enough of Morphe Brushes 35O and the 35T palette. Very diverse colors and with great color pay off. If you can get your hands on any kind of Morphe palette, you won’t be disappointed!
For Easter, I spent my morning upside down in a fabric hammock… No guesses? I was in Aerial Yoga again! While Ryan and his family went to church, I had booked a class for another aerial yoga session. If there is any type of aerial anything in your area, I HIGHLY recommend taking at least one class because it is so much fun and challenging in a way you wont be used to if you go to the gym. I enjoyed an acai bowl in the courtyard village in Claremont. Once Ryan and his family got back home, we cooked up some of that fish he caught and enjoyed a home cooked meal. And then finished off the weekend with dinner with my family and The Walking Dead.
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Practice, practice, practice! That’s all I can say if you want to get better in anything in life. And, yes I have always had a knack for makeup and anything srtistic, It’s only till recently I have tried to do more than your everyday winged liner or smokey eye. I recently went on a rampage to find some new inspiration for makeup looks outside of the usual; Jaclyn Hill, Desi Perkins, Luster Lux…etc. And on that rampage I found Rosalina Young. She is an incredible self taught makeup artist that plays with pastels, bright bold colors, funky alternative looks when it comes to makeup. She reminds me of Hayley Williams from Paramore…I think they even know each other? Like if Hayley had a little half sister or something. She’s so cute! I have never been one to venture into to the world of crazy colors, but this girl has me wanting to sky dive out of my comfort zone! Since I don’t have a huger array of bold colors, I decided to take her YouTube look and recreate it using more toned down warm/neutral colors. I eventually plan to buy the Morphe Picasso palette so I can dive head first into the world of bright and bold!
I wore this look out for a Sunday of shopping in Costa Mesa with the Jeralds siblings! Bought some cute accessories, yummy coffee and these CREEPERS! Yes! I found a pair of creepers at the thrift store for less than $20 freaking dollars!!! So you better believe I will be featuring these in an upcoming TST!!
I have a huge announcement! Come April, you’ll be seeing more of Nickitea on YouTube!
I can’t tell you how much fun I had with this look. Jaclyn Hill is one of the most amazing YouTube makeup artists ever! I decided to recreate this look and with amazing results! I got so many compliments when I wore it out! I think this may be my favorite look, it was actually very easy too! Check out Jaclyn Hill’s tutorial!
Here is what I’m wearing:
Hey there ya’ll! I have been feeling inspired lately with makeup looks and have been binge watching every famous beauty guru in hopes to get my creativity going. I ended up on Desi Perkins channel. She recently uploaded a new look that I couldn’t turn down. I had all the tools, colors, and knowledge to recreate the look. So I did! I think it came out amazing! I had nothing to do sunday…so I was all glammed up in my pajamas watching food network! Haha!
Here is the look if you want to see the great Desi Perkins in all her makeup glory! Matte Brown Smokey Eye Ombre Gold Liner