6/07/2012

Nikkie-inspired make-up & cute way to keep your curls safe.

Last Saturday I wanted to go out after work, but since I work at a bar and I have to run around a lot, having long hair hanging around,dipping into everything and getting in the way is not cool. Since I wanted to rock some epic curls that night, my solution was to keep the curls individually clipped in place with duckbill clips. ObviouslyI couldn't walk out of the house with a head full of clips, so I used a cute bandana to cover them.
This is nothing new of course, ladies used to do this back in the 50's to keep their hair out of the way and the curls in place while working at factories or just going out for groceries (correct me if my history lesson is not accurate, I'm no expert).
Everyone thought it was really cute and when I was done with work all I needed to do was spray my hair, remove the clips and I had a very dressy and fabulous set of curls in my hair.
I love incorporating bandanas into my hair styles, when I'm feeling lazy it's an easy way of creating a cute and original look with no effort.

O Sábado passado queria mesmo encaracolar o cabelo, mas como ia trabalhar e sair depois não tinha a opção se fazer os caracóis e ir trabalhar com o cabelo assim porque não ia dar jeito nenhum (trabalhar num bar = mergulhar o cabelo em tudo e ter constantemente de tirar o cabelo solto da frente da cara; por isso prefiro te-lo sempre amarrado e longe do caminho).
A solução foi prender cada caracol com clips tipo bico de pato e usar um lenço para tapar o resultado pouco atraente. 
Se o "look" parecer familiar é porque isto não é nada de novo e muitas senhoras faziam isto nos anos 50 para manter os caracóis à salvo quando tinham, por exemplo, que ir trabalhar em fabricas ou mesmo durante o dia enquanto faziam os recados (corrijam-me se a minha lição de historia estiver errada). Eu tinha visto algo do género num video que ensinava a criar penteados tipo anos 50, e lembrei-me de roubar a ideia.
Quando acabei de trabalhar só tive que pôr laca no cabelo e tirar o lenço e os ganchos  para ter caracóis imaculados. 


One of my favourite YouTube make-up gurus is a dutch girl called Nikkie, and I recently went ahead and did a look she put up on her channel because it was amazing and perfect for brown eyes.
Um dos meus canais favoritos no YouTube é o da Nikkie, e recentemente decidi re-criar uma maquilhagem que ela fez porque é ideal para olhos castanhos, além de ser incrível:





That's the original video, and this is what I came up with:


I don't have any of the products used in this video, so I used what I had which was the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette for the blues and Sugar Pill's Midory for the green. Those aren't matte shadows so the look was pretty different, but now I do plan on getting that Sleek palette because this made me realize I really am missing some good coloured matte shadows! All my matte shadows are neutrals.
For the face I used Hoola bronzer and a Too Faced blush (as mentioned here). My lipstick is a nude from Kiko that matches my natural lip-colour. It's number 92, but I got it on sale to try out their lipsticks and I don't think they make it any more.

Não tenho os produtos que a Nikkie usou no video original, mas tinha coisas parecidas o suficiente para tentar a minha sorte: a palete do 15º aniversário da Urban Decay e, para o verde, "Midori" da Sugar Pill. 
Ao fazer isto apercebi-me de que é extremamente relevante comprar a palete que a Nikkie usou no video porque as minhas sombras mate são quase todas neutras.
Na cara usei o bronzeador "Hoola" da Benefit e nas maçãs do rosto o blush da Too Faced (mencionados aqui). O batom é o nº92 da Kiko que comprei durante os saldos para experimentar os batons deles, acho que já não o fazem. Escolhi esta cor porque é exactamente igual à cor dos meus lábios.

2 comments:

  1. I love how you master the putting make-up on thing! And you look great with fuller eyebrows too. I think you would do so well as a model or a public figure. You should really take advange of your looks!

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  2. Thank you! :D
    I try to, but my lack of social skills gets in the way </3

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