Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Cosmetics Eyebrow Marker in Medium
e.l.f. eyebrow gel
Nyx Epic Ink Liner in Black
Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eyeliner/Brightener
Rimmel London Scandaleyes retro glam mascara
Hope Girl mascara
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Space from Marvel Infinity Eyeshadow palette
dark blue from L.A. Colors 16 Color eyeshadow palette in Smokin’
Cake from Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass
L.A. Girl Pro.prep HD smoothing face primer
Wet N Wild Mega Cushion Foundation in 106A Light Ivory
L.A. Girl Pro.conceal in Natural
Nyx Cosmetics HD Studion Photogenic Concealer in CW12 Green
Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Concealer in CW01 Porcelain
L.A. Girl Velvet Bronzer Contour Stick in Suede
Wet N Wild Mega Glo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter in Halo, Goodbye
Hope Girl blush in 02 Coral
Wet N Wild Mega Glo Cheek & Lip Tint in Kiss Me If You Can
Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Berry and Melted Fuchsia
Hope Girl Sebum Control Pore Pact in 01 Mint
Afternoon everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. It has been over 100 for the last few days so I’ve been staying at home, doing nothing and trying to remain cool. Well, as long as you don’t count housework, I’ve been doing nothing. 😛
For today’s look, I was inspired by leeb228 on instagram. She always creates such wonderful bold looks, and I always have trouble creating bold looks with blue. I took a page from her and came up with this look!
I started off by using a base of Black Bean on the outer corner and Milk on the inner corner and lid. Over Black Bean, I blended out the blue from the L.A. Colors palette (no name to it!). On the inner corner, I used Space from the Hot Topic Her Universe Marvel Infinity Eyeshadow palette. On the center of the lid, I used Cake from Urban Decay’s Alice Through the Looking Glass palette.
Lips were kept simple with Too Faced Melted Berry lining my lips and Melted Fuchsia in the center. I’m not too happy with how my eyeliner turned out but I was fairly shaky this morning.
Last week, Courtney from Phyrra.net shared a really beautiful blog post on why body positivity matters. I struggle with loving my body, like many people do. I think especially as someone who has gained weight and lost weight through life and through pregnancies, loving my body can be hard. Even though I’ve been working my butt off (literally) to lose weight and to keep it off, I still struggle with certain parts of my body (*ahem* my belly especially) that cause me to sigh and to be angry. Somedays I just want to scream because my belly just hangs there and nothing I am doing seems to make it go away. Now intellectually, I know that isn’t true. I know that my midsection is smaller than it used to be, I know my belly doesn’t hang over my undies like it used to. But some days are easier than others.
I get serious anxiety over what I wear somedays, because I think I look so stupid. I was worried about this outfit, as a matter of fact. Thinking that my belly was too obvious, too rounded, looks like I’m pregnant…yeah it’s my sore spot. (I also had to pin the area around my boobs because otherwise I’d have been flashing people. :D) I have a tendency to wear loose shirts because I’m so afraid of someone commenting on my body. Once you have someone ask when you’re due when you’re not pregnant, I think you develop a phobia about that! (Just me?)
Some days I can look at my incredible body and see that it has carried life within it, carried AND brought forth life. That is an awesome thing. Not only has my body brought forth life, I had the willpower to go on a diet during pregnancy (supervised by my doctor)! Ignoring pregnancy cravings are no joke, my friends. I have worked on my body enough that I love to lift heavy weights. I feel like a freakin’ badass. I have always loved my legs, and if I do say so myself, they are pretty damn sexy. 😛
What I’m saying is that I think everyone struggles somewhat with their body image, even if you think they are “perfect.” Be gentle with yourself as you are with other people. And remember to always speak kindly to yourself, you are always listening! (Stolen from @fatgirlfedup)