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Make-up Tips for the Holiday Season

You might have bought the perfect party dress and dancing shoes, but you can’t really complete your look without perfection in your make-up too. There’s still time to hone those skills and get a new holiday palette to test drive at home!

So before you go all out with the Christmas makeup (gold eyeshadow, green eyeliner and wine-red lipstick, anyone?) this season, here are some fail-proof makeup tips for you:

Shimmer & Shine

Screen shot 2014-12-15 at AM 09.18.57Tinsel looks good on Christmas trees, but it can look good on you too. To get that festive shimmer, highlight your best features with a glittering powder. Sweep it over your cheekbones, under your brow bone, and the inner corners of your eyes. Pink-based highlighters work well on fair-skinned ladies, while medium- to darker-skinned ladies should go for golden tones (think bronzer).

Brows

Lily+Collins+Stars+Glamour+Honors+Women+Year+wefJOnNzevmlBrows help to frame your face, and defined brows not only make you look more wide awake, they also add a certain allure to your look. Lily Collins certainly nailed that baby doll look with her strong brows, cat eye flick, and nude lipstick.

So make extra effort to groom your brows! Comb the hairs and fill in the bare spots with an eyebrow pencil. Invest in a comprehensive and handy brow-grooming kit that comes equipped with tweezers, a mirror, brow pencil, powder, brush, and wax for a complete brow touch-up.

Eyeliner

139449928-750x1024The best way to define your eyes for a bold, elegant look is by sweeping black eyeliner across the top eyelid. There’s a reason why this is a go-to must-have makeup tool for many celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie. Swap your pencil for a gel or liquid eyeliner for a sleeker, more dramatic look. While it is a little more difficult to control in the beginning, you’d be glad you ditched the pencil!

For winged-tip eyeliner, close your eye and begin from the inner corner. Move the line outward and extend it slightly at the outer corner. If you find it difficult to hold your hand steady, make little dashes along the lash line and then connect them later. Stick to a neutral tone for the rest of the eyelid so the black really pops.

Blusher

best-blush-640x480To get that festive glow, blusher is your best friend. Dial up your natural rosiness by mixing complementary blush colours, one lighter and one darker, or start off with a paler shade and layer a darker shade over it. Just remember not to go in with a heavy hand and no solid lines! Layering and round strokes is key! A fluffy brush for your blusher is definitely going to make a bigger difference.

Eye Shadow

olivia-wilde-blue-shimmery-eyeshadowEye shadow can be risky, as there’s a tendency to get carried away and smear it all over your eye. But for the holiday season, eye shadow is perfect for upping the drama. Take your look to another level by adding flecks of gold, purple, or green to your basic grey eyeshadow.

Be sure to contain the colour in the crease between the eye and brow bone, though. Bringing it all the way up to the brow bone can make you look dated and over-the-top. And if you do go overboard with the shadow, soften it by dabbing with a makeup sponge.

What are some of YOUR holiday makeup tips? How do you get party-ready? Share your tips in the Comments section below!


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Fat-shionista #593

IMG_96612 posts in 1 day! OMG!!! Heh… just trying to catch up and I do like today’s ensemble. Especially my new floral crown and geometric necklace. They were recent purchases that I got from the H&M at Caesar’s Palace here in Vegas. But, here’s a little ranty tanty – my necklace was supposed to be on sale for $3 and when I got home I found that I’ve paid full price for it despite seeing the price flashed on the cash register and asking TYLER (YOU TYLER YOU!!) to double check. He told me to rest assured that he’s keeping an eye on it because it happened several times and he had to manually discount the items. I ended up paying almost $13 for it. I won’t trust you again Tyler from H&M at Caesar’s Palace! The good thing is that I like the necklace enough that $13 is no biggie.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Grey geometric print long-sleeved crop top from MOSSIMO SUPPLY CO

Accessories: Dark blue floral crown from H&M; Black & yellow geometric acrylic statement necklace from H&M

Bottom: Black full midi skirt from ASOS PETITE

Footwear: Black wedge pumps from ZIPIA

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Fat-shionista #592

IMG_9659Back to regular programming! Frivolous posts and all!

I spent the last weekend helping T at his booth at the 1st ever Playstation Experience. While he’s done several trade shows this year, this is the first one in our home state. I was honestly very skeptical before the event because there wasn’t very much hype unlike E3 or PAX. We were however kept sufficiently busy with a steady stream of people at the 2 terminals trying out the Axiom Verge demo. It also helped that T’s new business manager Dan lined up a lot of press coverage. It’s their first event together since signing a contract several months ago. I’m very grateful for all the help that has been rendered and I do see my husband being a little less nervous because really, all he wants to do is to make the game. We’re both very relieved that someone really connected is there to take care of the PR and design business strategies.

So anyway, T’s game has a playable demo in stores across the US right now. Stores like Target, Best Buy and Gamestop with Sony Playstation kiosks would have it! EXCITING TIMES!

And this was what I wore to yesterday when we picked Dan up from his hotel and sent him to the airport:

Dress: Mint Green Louisa dress from Hell Bunny

Outerwear: Blue denim jacket from High Sierra

Accessories: Gold & lilac statement necklace from H&M; Bright pink floral headband from ASOS

Leggings: Red opaque leggings from Uniqlo

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #591

IMG_9364Roadtripping!! Heading to Arizona for a few days. Visiting with T’s Dad and spending Thanksgiving with at his Uncle Jim’s. Really psyched to be meeting the Happ cousins for the first time. T hasn’t seen them since he was a child! And that’s what happens when your family is all spread out over different states.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Blue/Green floral shirt from OLD NAVY

Accessories: Grey Chinese knot necklace from 2014happy5866 on eBay; Natural weave bamboo bangle from ISLAND SHOP INTERNATIONAL

Bottom: Blue stretch jeans from LEVI’S

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #590

IMG_9362What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Grey polka dotted strapless dress from H&M

Outerwear: Blue denim jacket from HIGH SIERRA

Accessories: Pink bauble statement necklace from FOSSIL; Pink frosted cookie brooch from TwinkieChan on etsy.com

Footwear: Dark Beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #589

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Blue flared-sleeve tunic from FRENCH CONNECTION

Accessories: Pink flower headband from ASOS; Set of 4 plastic bangles from PRIMARK

Scarf: Pink KSNY X DARCEL scarf from KATE SPADE

Leggings: Teal opaque tights from UNIQLO

Footwear: Dark beige moto boots from MADDEN GIRL

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Fat-shionista #588

 

IMG_9289I’ve decided that the next time I wear this ensemble, it’ll be for Christmas. FIngers crossed that it’ll be warm enough indoors when we’re in New York though… What do you think? I think it’s quite Christmassy, no? Of course, I’ll have a super fluffy down-feather mid-length coat with me as well.

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What I’m wearing today:

Dress: Black and red floral skater dress from BRAT STAR

Accessories: Vintage teal and gold necklace from SELECT 18 (Soho, Hong Kong); Black flower barrette from ASOS; Black stretchy belt with gold bow from BCBGeneration

Leggings: Black polka dotted leggings from DOROTHY PERKINS

Footwear: Black slouchy sueded boots from AMAZON

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