Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crochet & turquoise.

Still feel like a bit of a loon taking pictures of myself!  I think it's just that i feel a little pretentious knowing that i intend to post the photos in a blog post like "ooh, look at my face"... hence the "let's just get this over with" look in my eyes haha.  Why do i do these posts you ask?  Well, i do like seeing other girlies' faces of the day because they show the products 'in action', if you know what i mean.  Like, sure, you can talk about a product all you want, but it's always nice to see it put to use!  I also think it's nice seeing the different combos people come up with.  If i like, say, an eye look i see on someone, i steal the idea & try to incorporate it into my own makeup - i'm sure i'm not the only one who does this... that is the point of these 'face of the day' posts (in my opinion), isn't it? :)

This is basically how i do my makeup on a day-to-day basis, with different eyeshadow combos & such, but they are all essentially the same neutral kind of look!  I also tried out a lip stain that i got from CVS the other day for the first time - not sure what my thoughts are on it yet!  I toned it down a lot so it probably doesn't look like much.
I am in love with the top i wore as well, it a crochet sort of thing that is so breezy, yet still cozy.  I adore the length of the sleeves, and although it kind of hangs in all the wrong places, it's oh, so right!  It came with a tank top, but i just cut it out - much better this way, it was all polyester and cringey.  This was a little thrift store gem i found, but i know crochet is a big trend this season, so similar tops & such are out in stores atm!
I've also been loving little delicate necklaces lately & with the top, i wore this gold chain with a little turquoise stone in it - another thrift store find!
I wore this out to work & then out to a casual dinner at TGI Friday's with my girlies, so i just wore dark wash  skinny jeans on the bottom (rolled up into capris with flats for work & as full length jeans with sandals for dinner).

So here's my face/kind of-outfit.....
Crochet top & necklace - thrifted

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Tan
GOSH Quad in Driftwood - medium brown in crease/darker brown in outer corner
Urban Decay e/s in Polyester Bride - highlight
Clinique Gel Liner in Black
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink
Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde

Bare Escentuals Prime Time
MAC Studio Finisher concealer - on blemishes
Benefit Erase Paste - under eyes
Bare Minerals Original Foundation
Bare Minerals Warmth - bronzer
Sleek Contour Kit
Clinique blush in New Clover
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Passion (faded a lot)


  1. Totally know what you mean with feeling like a loon taking pics of yourself, it's so strange, isnt it! Well, i think you look fabulous and un-loon like! x

  2. You look fabulous! And I love your hair :) x

  3. You look great, your hair looks amazing and your eyes really 'pop' they are such a gorgeous colour!

  4. Gorgeous top - looks fab on you x

  5. I love your hair. And yea...sometimes I feel weird taking pictures of myself but I do too love seeing other's FOTDs. I love your top and your hair, ahhh both are GORGEOUS!
    xoxo Debby

  6. Aw you look lovely (:

    I went through that whole feeling weird while taking photos thing, but then again, I love blogging too much to not take them? I keep real-life seperate from blogging as much as I can anyway, and we all understand the process on here :-P

  7. You're so pretty Laura, I adore your eyeliner!xx

  8. I love the lip tint! I always dull mine down as I don't want a POWBAM LOOK AT ME color, just something that's nicely applied and gives me a bit of tint.

    You still look gorgeous, regardless of weird feelings about taking pictures of yourself! You are beautiful, my dear.

  9. Your writing is really hard to read :(

  10. you looks like hellobriddy froom youtube!

  11. You're really pretty, I love your hair! :)