I was having one of those “Ugggh, I should not have gotten out of bed” days and I figured maybe I could try turning frustration into creativity. It didn’t work out exactly as I wanted: in the progress 2 jars of pigment hit the floor (covering EVERYTHING in a thin layer of sparkly green and bronze) and my mascara alsmost wounded me severely.
But in the end I managed to get something out of it that I’m pretty happy about.
Woohoo, it’s december 5th!! That might not mean anything to you but in the Netherlands it’s a holiday called Sinterklaas. It’s mostly a kids holiday but a lot of families celebrate it, wether they still believe in Sinterklaas or not. Anything for a party, right?
I still had some blogposts almost ready and I really wanted to get this one online fast because it’s with one of the glitterliners from the Breaking Dawn part 2 collection and… well I really like it. I hope you do to!
This is how my thought process went for this look, or actually a lot of times when I’m working on a makeup look:
“Hmm, let’s do something simple. Don’t feel like doing a complicated look”
“So many pretty colours to choose from, yeah baby.”
“Maybe I could do something more fun with the shape.”
“Shape looks nice but it all looks boring, how can I spice this up?”
“How about a nice extended winged liner”
“Starting to like it”
“Oh I see what I’m missing, NEEDS SPARKLES!!”
“Yeah, me likey”
“Oh I like that one too, use ALL the glitter!!!!!”
“I look like a discoball”
That about sums it up…
I had the morning off when I made this look, I had to work an evening shift and I was browsing for inspiration. The frustrating thing about inspiration is that it usually hits me in the face when I have no time to work with it. Some time ago I saw some amazing galaxy pictures and I thought the colours I saw in the pictures would make great combinations for make-up.
So I started to look for galaxy pictures and I found this one.
I thought it was very beautiful so I made a look with these colours and loads and loads of sparkle!
Lately I’ve been really into mintygreen cosmetics, I’ve been wearing it in looks and my nails are mintygreen too. And it’s all Sugarpill Amy’s fault!
Just a joke, I’m loving it. I fell in love with her upcoming palette Heart Breaker.
I don’t have any Sugarpill palettes, I have Midori and Poison Plum and those colours are in all of the palettes, so I didn’t want to buy a palette because I’d have doubles and to me that’s just a waste of money since I’m already on a budget when it comes to makeup. But I’m so very happy she has this palette coming out, it looks gorgeous!
So I’ve been going through my stash and found my City Jungle eyeshadow from MakeUp Store and I started experimenting with that. You know, to get ready for when I have a Heart Breaker palette…. I’m a dork, I know!!!
So here’s The Minty Manifestation…
I made this look with Magpie, I think it’s nice to see what different looks you can do with a certain make-up product and I think Magpie is a fbulous shade of blue. I don’t wear a lot of blue, especially in my make-up. I usually go for greens, purples or browns when it comes to work but colours like Magpie just draw me to them. This time I combined it with some of the Scaredy Cat products I own: greeeeeeens.
My friend Wendy and her husband came over to our house and we did some Geocaching and I made them dinner: Pollo alla cacciatora. It was a great day and a jummy dinner and days like this just make me very happy.