Vampire red 

Finally lightened my bangs so they are actually red, not brown! I’ve been using Manic Panic’s Vampire Red for years now. It does little to no damage to my hair because it is 100% vegan and is basically a stain! Yes it’s a tad bit messy but it’s totally worth it. 

A little birdie told me that Manic Panic is launching new colors this summer!  

1970s Revival in the Cosmetic Industry

Yes. This is right ladies and gents. As I was doing some research for my fashion history paper (1970s cosmetics and hairstyles) I have noticed such a resemblance!

1970s

  • Nude lip/ gloss
  • Shimmery eyeshadow on lids 
  • Start to use gel blush rather than powder
  • Cat eye 
  • Lengthening mascara, not volumizing
  • Luminescent glow 
  • Natural skin-like finish
  • Against matte full coverage 

2016

  • Nude lips, still with color, but notice all of the browns!?
  • Shimmer shimmer shimmer (and mattes, but look at all the glitter!)
  • Cream blushes to create “natural” tone to the face 
  • Wing wing wing
  • False lashes or no lashes (non-dramatic)
  • Highlight/ strobe to give dewy look
  • Serum, light-weight foundations 
  • Against matte finish

I found these similarities interesting because not only are the fashion styles coming back (bell bottoms, crochet tops, wide sleeves, etc.) their ideology behind cosmetics and application is too! 

Bridal Beauty 


Yesterday was the big day for my manager at Spencer’s! I was honored to do her bridal makeup and have her look her best on her wedding day. I used Lorac’s natural performance porefection foundation, since she doesn’t need much. Used all of the Balm’s eyeshadow palettes and blushed the cheeks with Too Faced! Applied false lashes for that extra umpf! 

She still has her natural beauty, just amplified a bit. Very beautiful!