Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Fashion 2011: Steam Punk Chic

I am starting a new series of posts that will focus on fall fashions for 2011, including outfits, makeup, and nails.  I have dubbed this entry Steam Punk Chic.  If you don't know what steam punk is I highly recommend you google it!  It's really fun.  To make the idea of steam punk wearable I chose Camel leathers, Deep burgundy shades, and gold accents.  to pull it all together I did a very deep smokey red eye and red shimmer nails.  Crimson on the face has been seen a lot for fall 2011, so take the plunge and just go for it!

  Steam Punk Chic

I used a NYX Jumbo Pencil in French Fries and the Coastal Scents 88 Metal Mania Palette to achieve this look.

Left to Right: Color Club's Slow Jam, Sinful Colors' Mercury Rising, Sinful Colors' Wild at Heart, OPI's Midnight in Moscow, Sally Hansen's Real Royal.

Click to enlarge the direct sun photos, they're so sparkly!

^ Slow Jam

^ Mercury Rising

^ Wild at Heart

^ Midnight in Moscow

^ Real Royal

Each swatch is two coats, no top or base coats.

So what do you think of Steam Punk Chic, and the crimson trend?  Will you be trying it out this fall or winter?

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Manicure: Pro 10 Incognito and Orly Enchanted Forest

Hey Guys!
September is such a great month.  I guess nothing really that special happens during it, but it starts to feel like FALL.  Then after that is October (read: Halloween) then November (read: Thanksgiving) and then December (CHRISTMAS!!).  The leaves start changing and I get to start wearing tights with every outfit, haha.  To get in the mood, I did this manicure:

This is Pro 10's Incognito with Orly Enchanted Forest on my ring finger.  Two coats of each.
Orly's EF is truly an amazing polish and if you don't own it, then shame on you!  

I really like this Pro 10 color.  On the first coat it went on really wine-ey and delicious, and then on the second coat it turned more chocolate-ey.  Either way, it looks tasty.  In certain lights it still gave off that Merlot feel.

What do you guys think of fall?  Do you love the fashion and the color palette as much as I do?