Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Girl Can Dream

I 100% believe that you can make anything great and believable if you give it an atmosphere. What do I mean by that? All the senses have to work together to create the entire image. This is one of the reasons why I always wanted to stage photo shoots - I get very clear and detailed imagery in my mind. It's also one of the reasons I love reading books, I can imagine the images and setting in a book very well, I don't need a movie to do it. I'm a dreamer with a very wild imagination. For me, there are so many things that just set off these vibes and feelings of other-worldliness. I usually apply this to my make-up. When I bought my latest lipstick (MAC's "media") I thought of an entire look. It starts with the make-up and ends with the hair, clothing and accessories. I put together the whole idea in my head once I fell in love with the lipstick color. I used Polyvore to kind of illustrate my point.

I guess I'm going for that dark, brooding gothic look. My plan is to make up my face like I normally would, making sure the skin is absolutely smooth and almost porcelain looking. Then I will put on the dark, purple-ish red lipstick and make sure that the lines are extraordinarily clean so the mouth looks chiseled. Then, I would leave off any bronzer or blush, opting to just sculpt the face. I'd make sure I have a strong, clean brow and leave the lids completely colorless but even with the rest of my face. The finishing touch will be black eyeliner and a lot of mascara. That is it. I create looks like this all the time in my head, so we'll see how this one pans out when I actually do it.

While I'm on the subject of atmosphere, I am so happy to inform you all that I have finally gotten my fall scents from Yankee candle. I have an Autumn Leaves oil plug-in going in my room right now and it smells divine. I am that crazy person that stands inside of Yankee Candle and smells their scents one at time until I find the ones I love. After I have finished with Autumn Leaves I am going to burn down my Balsam & Cedar tumblr candle that I got. It smells just like a Christmas tree - Oh, joy of joys! Really, I am certifiable. I kid you not.

Anyway, I can't kid myself much longer about the season. It's definitely August. It was at least 89 degrees today, minus the humidity. I am a sad (and hot) panda but I look forward to the season change. I know I am not the only person out there wishing it was fall already. At least all this terrible rain will be good for the trees so they can turn incredibly bright colors when it is finally time to enjoy the cooler weather! We must look on the bright side.

School starts August 30th - I am readying myself by cleaning everything in sight top to bottom. When I get into cleaning moods I am unstoppable. It was about time, my make-up was really encroaching on every available inch of space on my desk top. I must learn to stop making such a terrible mess. I mean, really.


Anonymous said...

those shoes are fierce. and the look you're going to do sounds hot, i love it! one of my favorite things to do is to plan outfits and makeup looks in my mind :)

i get into cleaning phases like you before school starts and right after i finish finals ahaha. it feels so good to just clear everything out!

Lauren the Lionhearted said...

I feel like now I need the whole outfit! I definitely don't have the dress or shoes.

My Mom thinks I am so weird because I am definitely NOT a tidy person normally. I'm not a horrible slob, either. But when I get into a mood to clean, I am thorough. REALLY, REALLY thorough.