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Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys with Halloween coming up soon I wanted to do some makeup tutorials for all of you that are deciding to dress up. As I’m sure you’ve gathered by the title this look will be based off of the dia de los muertos (day of the dead) Mexican sugar skulls. I had so much fun putting this look together and I hope that it helps you if you are looking for a similar look.

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I first started out with just bb cream no foundation or concealer to make a smooth surface for everything and took a glue stick and applied it to my eyebrows to keep them down and in place. Then using my nyx jumbo pencil in milk I outlined where I wanted my eyeshadows to go I then filled it in with my mac paint pot in painterly to prime everything.

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Here I used a mac cream blush in so sweet so easy applying it with a concealer brush then I patted an elf powder blush in pink passion right on top.

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I used the shade crave from my naked basics palette any matte black color will do. I just packed it with a stiff brush on the outer corner reaching up to my brow bone and i put it in the inner 3rd of the eye leaving the center pink then blended everything out. I also used the nyx pencil on my lower water line.

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Now just using a liquid liner I used maybelline line stiletto make a dramatic cat eye ๐Ÿฑ

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I brought the liner well under my actual lash line to make my eyes seem bigger and made a point at my inner corners. I also used the liner to make false bottom lashes and added falsies on top. The ones that I’m wearing are by eyelure for Katy Perry in cool kitty.

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Now for the face I used the same nyx pencil all over then blended with a stippling brush. Then pressed my HD translucent powder by elf all over avoiding my eyes.

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Then using gel liner and an eyeliner brush go over where your original outline was and make your circle first making sure to cover your eyebrows then make the scalloped edges.

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Taking crave again around the edges of the circle with a fluffy brush pack it at first then blend it out.

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You can’t tell as well by the picture but I took the elf blush I used on my eyes and contoured under my cheeks then used crave on top for a more hollowed out look and along my hair line and did the same around the bones in my neck and my collar bone.

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Using the gel liner and brush I made the nose. Most reference pictures I looked at the nose looks similar to a spade but comes to two points. I didn’t take it all the way down the sides because I didn’t want it to appear so wide.

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Now for the fun stuff! I created my spider web by taking the same gel liner and made an upside down pyramid then separated it into four sections. For the shading I used crave again on each square just along the outer lines and used the nyx pencil in each center to give it a pop out effect. For the rhinestones I didn’t want them to be on each point I wanted them to appear to be more of random dew drops and I put them on with eyelash glue as well as the heart at the point. Make sure your hands are clean while applying the rhinestones because you don’t want them to look dirty or milky from getting makeup on your hands then handling the rhinestones.

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For the mouth I put crave in the center and blended out. Then with the gel liner I made the stitching reaching on both sides to where I contoured adding a bit more shadow to the outer corner of my actual mouth and a bit along the line. I then took my liquid liner on each stitch to make them more pointed. For the rose I first drew the petals with the gel liner and filled them with the same elf pink passion blush and shaded with crave on the edges of the petals.

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Last I used a pencil brush that I sprayed with mac fix plus and took a silver glitter shadow and dotted around the circle. Then just embellish however you want and of course the flower crown pulls it all together I got mine from forever 21. You don’t have to use the same colors I did you could do the same steps but with purples, blues, even greens would look lovely. Thank you for taking the time out to look at my post and if you do decide to do this look I would love to see it. Also if you have suggestions for other halloween makeup you would like to see please let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ -Kelly

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Where All My Bad Girls At?

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Hello to all my bad girls out there it’s Kelly with this weeks makeup monday. If you haven’t guessed already today I’m doing a CL from 2ne1 inspired look. I watched her latest mv The Baddest Female and just loved her eye makeup and the way her hair was styled in the scene with the cars and you can see GDragon, Youngbae and Teddy. This look is quite different than hers I really wanted to play up some colors. I didn’t do a tutorial for the hair but don’t worry here is a video of Martina doing her hair the same way. Surprisingly she did this video months ago maybe CL watches EYK though they did criticize the video a lot it’s the only time I haven’t agreed with Simon and Martina still love them though ๐Ÿ™‚

What I did different is I put my hair in high pig tails then rolled them under.

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Please excuse the allergy eyes it’s pretty much summer in florida lol. I started with benefit stay don’t stray eye primer and used my mac paint pot in painterly on top of that. I do that because my veins under my brow bone can be pretty visible with my fair skin and I just used a white matte eyeshadow on my lid.

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Here I’ve just put a pale matte salmon color over the white.

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I was forgetting to take the pictures (bows head) sorry so this is a few steps. On the outer portion of the eyelid meeting about in the center I used a hot pink shade and just patted it on with a stiff brush blending it after then I used a dark purple color on my crease extending out past the eye and up towards the brow bone. Then on the inner corner and my brow bone I used a soft shimmery beige color.

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I noticed CL had a second small wing on her lower lash line here I am using a small eyeliner brush I used the same dark purple and lined up under my lashes about a third of the way then created a wing going downward.

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Here I’ve used a white eyeliner on my lower water line and a black gel liner along my upper lash line extending slightly past in the inner corner and keeping it as thin as possible.

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Now just create a flick going upwards. I like to look at my lower water line and use that as my guide.

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Make a line connecting the tip to about the center of the eye making a straight diagonal line.

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Now fill it in and line your water line a third of the way.

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Add mascara and you’re done! CL had some blues and yellows to her shadows but I really wanted to work with pinks and purple plus it matched my bandana. Work with what you’ve got right lol. Also Britney and I both have green eyes mine are dark and hers are light but pinks go really well with green eyes. I just loved her new single and the video as well. It’s received some negative criticism but I absolutely loved it she’s so beautiful and just gets prettier and prettier. She’s such a strong young woman and someone to definitely look up to. Thank you for reading I’ll list all the products below. Have fun with you’re makeup and like I’ve said before just enjoy being a girl and do the unnie ๐Ÿ™‚

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Eyeshadow:Loreal HIP studio secrets animated duo the matte white shade, Urban decay naked basics palette Venus shade on inner corner and brow bone, Urban decay Oz palette in Glinda magic is the hot pink shade and tornado is the purple, Ariel sephora storylook palette Sebastian is the salmon color

Eyeliner: Maybelline eye studio gel liner in blackest black and Rimmel london eye pencil in pure white

Mascara: Maybelline the falsies combined with Benefit bad gal lash

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A Ray of Sunshine!

Here I wake up to a perfectly normal morning. I get up, feed my kitties, and grab my scrumptious cup of coffee hoping just for a comment or two. Well I did get those comments, but what I didn’t expect was a nomination for a blogger award! Geeky ‘n Girly has been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award.

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Too excited for words, or maybe that’s just the lack of caffeine in my system?

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So here’s How It Works:

  • Use the award logo in this post.
  • Link to the person who nominated you. Thank you Video Games Nebula for nominating GnG! We’re so thankful!
  • Write ten โ€œpieces of information about myself.โ€
  • Nominate ten fellow bloggers โ€˜who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.โ€™
  • Leave a comment on the nomineesโ€™ blogs to tell them about the award.

10 Fun Facts

(This will be 5 on Britney and 5 on Kelly, to make it even! ^^)

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1.) I was born in CA, but raised in TX.

2.) I’m a geek, and also a country girl. Not afraid of dirt or sweat at all.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

3.) I love to go dancing! (Club, not country.)

4.) I’m afraid of open heights.

5.) I revere, respect, and love nature and animals as a whole.

Kelly

1.) I’m under 5ft tall.

2.) I love gangster/mobster movies.

3.) I’ve been in 11 different school.

4.) My favorite band is Death Cab for Cutie.

5.) My high school sweetheart and I have been together for over 7 years and he is geekier than I am.

10 Blog Nominees

1.) simpleek

2.) How Many Princesses

3.) Please Press Start

4.) Edutainment

5.) AEDANIA

6.) Would you like some tea with that?

7.) Nerd Maids

8.) readthiswatchthisplaythis

9.) The Cake Is Not A Lie To Me

10.) At the Buzzer

Go check out these blogs. Seriously.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  They deserve your blogger love.

– Britney & Kelly

Why is there a Geeky Girl Stigma?

GnG would like to introduce: Who, What, and Why – Wednesday? Every Wednesday, Kelly and I will pick out of those categories and talk about a person, an item, or just a thought. Today, mine’s a “Why”?

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Time and time again, I hear geeky guys swear up and down that they’d like nothing more than be in a relationship with a geeky girl. This would be the type of girl who would play video games all night with him instead of complain about needing “us time”, and the same type to get all giddy when a new awesome anime series starts. The list goes on and on, really.

My beef with the geeky guys of society is, why don’t you talk to us? I’ve noticed that when I walk into a table top game store, a comic store, a video game store, ect. that the guys inside don’t talk to me. (Excluding the employees!) Now normally I don’t second guess that type of behavior. You’re in a store, buying what you want, and then you leave. I can understand that. However, when you’re in a store that also doubles as a place to socialize and play table top games there is no excuse!

I’m talking dozens of geeky guys. All of them are talking, playing games, cracking jokes, and shopping. It looks like tons of fun, until I realize that none of them even look my way a second time. It’s like I don’t exist. No looking, no eye contact, no talking. You’d think I was some kind of Apex predator about to eat them alive! It may not be direct, but we get shunned. I can be literally standing right next to one of my guy friends who is talking to another geeky guy and not be acknowledged at all by the other guy.

I’ve voiced these thoughts to friends, and I’ve had the guys tell me. “Well, they’re too shy and intimidated.” On some level, I accept this. Girls can intimidate guys, especially the introverted types. However, I’m here now to let everyone in on something. Geeky girls are going to be the easiest type of girl that a geeky guy can interact with! We’re into the same things, have the same passions, and keep the same hobbies. We are the girls of your dreams.

So speak up, geeky guys! Your wonder girls are in these stores, at these events, playing these games, and yet you don’t dare talk to us. No wonder geeky guys complain that they’re so lonely in the girl department.

I’m insanely interested in everyone’s input. Are you a geeky girl suffering the same neglect, or a geeky girl that hasn’t had this problem? Oppositely speaking, Are you a geeky guy that’s intimated, or maybe one that isn’t afraid to speak up at all? Tell me, tell me!

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High Heels & Hand Hearts

I’m a huge fan of black, white, and red combination. Also, of polkadots.
And.. red heels.
And.. look at those cute Hello Kitty tattoo’s!
Vintage and pin-up is too cute. I love this stuff.
– Britney

Brittney Shepherd Photography

No one is ever too young or too old to play dress up! Be the most YOU you can be! (:

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