Photography

project 2015 // wk. 033 // hipstamatic

Hipstamatic

Hello. project 2015 continues and we have reached wk. 033. project 2015 showcases a different photo filter/style weekly. This week I used I wanted to use Hipstamatic. I haven’t used this app in years. I love this app so much and I think the results of the photos are amazing.  There are so many combinations to use with this app – flash/film/lens.  The thing is with other apps you can take the photo and filter it afterwards. With Hipstamatic, you have one chance to pick the right filter appropriate for the situation. There is no filtering afterwards. Although, Hipstamatic released another sister app called Oggl which allows you to import photos and filter, but it’s not the same.  I chose to use the John lens and went used both Pistil and DC film. I love the results. Here is a glimpse of my week…

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Graphics, Portfolio

graphics {austin aztex}

AUSTIN AZTEX TEASER

I want to share more of the graphic design work that I do. I love graphic design so much and am ecstatic to focus 100% of my time and energy to my true passion.  Moving forward, through this avenue of my style blog, I will share glimpses of what projects I’ve been working on.   In the spring of 2015, I was so fortunate to partner with the USL (United Soccer League) Team – Austin Aztex.  The city of Austin is known for the cool and weird hipster culture that is surrounded by a music oriented vibe. They had the idea of combining music + soccer and translating this idea to music inspired posters for each home game. Think vintage Johnny Cash and modern music festival posters. I loved this idea so much and was so thrilled to work on this sport/music/graphic project. Some games had themes that I worked with and some were just free rein design that allowed me to be so creative with my graphic art.  It’s been an amazing season and I hope to work with them again.  Still love my Sounders + Sounders S2! Here are the Austin Aztex Home Game Posters …

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Beauty

makeup monday // face rules

face rules

face rules 101…

Yes, there is a specific order to putting on you FACE makeup. Here is a little guide to makeup application.

PRIMER

This probably is an obvious one.  You must prime your skin before anything else. Primer allows foundation to glide on more easily and helps set the base so your makeup sets better and smoother. It also controls issues like redness and pore size.  If you apply Primer first, your make up stays on longer and it smooths the skin prior to foundation.

FOUNDATION

Foundation follows primer. Pick your favorite foundation {liquid, creme, mousse, etc} that closely matches your skin color and apply to the face to create even, uniform color to your complexion.

CONCEALER

Concealer after foundation. If you have a blemish, apply concealer over your foundation. This makes sense because you don’t want to apply concealer before foundation because you will just be disrupting the areas you want to conceal because foundation will smudge that area and basically waste the products.  Concealing is more concentrated so apply only to certain areas – eyes, blemishes, etc.

CONTOURING + HIGHLIGHTING

These two go hand in hand.  If you are into contouring + highlighting, then this stage is where it’s at.  If you don’t contour, then skip right on to the powder.  Always go a few shades darker for contour and a few shades lighter for highlighting and apply to the specific areas of the face to make “skinny face”. See earlier post for contour map

POWDER

Save the powder until the end. Powder sets the makeup and prevents oil + shine. No one wants a shiny face.  It’s basically the icing to the cake. It completes the face. After powder is applied, don’t apply anything shiny or with a consistency of liquid. That is where you get “cakey” makeup and that’s no good.

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Photography

project 2015 // wk. 032 // monterey

Monterey

Hello. project 2015 continues and we have reached wk. 032. project 2015 showcases a different photo filter/style weekly. This week I used the filter Monterey from the app PhotoStudio. Apparently this app has the biggest collection of  photo filters. I wandered to the “Fancy” filters and selected Monterey. I love the exaggerated lomography style color and love the intensity and the dramatic fade. This week was all about goodbyes (never ever permanent)  + hellos.  Change is always good + things happen definitely for a reason. Here is a glimpse of my week…

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Fashion

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis {July 28,1929 – May 19, 1994}

Today is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ birthday. If she were alive today, she would be 86 years old. She was such an influential first lady, probably the most influential.  She became the first lady in 1961 when her husband John F. Kennedy took office and during her time in The White House she positively influenced a nation of young women with her style and grace. She has made her mark with fashion and is known as one of history’s style icons.  Personally, I love wearing oversized “Jackie O” glasses. I try to work it into my brand. Here is a glimpse of the Jackie style…

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Travel

Travel Bug

I have a big Europe trip planned in the fall and I’m getting so excited. I’m so overdue for a BIG TRIP.  I read an article this week from CNN.com about Travel. I was curious as to which cities are most traveled to for 2015.  They provided a list 10 cities and I so want to go to each one. So far I have only been to once city on this list. However, by the end of the year, I will have been to 3 out of the 10.  Asian cities seemed to be the most popular to travel to. For 2015, here is a glimpse of the most popular travel cities from most popular…

London

Bangkok

Paris

Dubai

Istanbul

New York

Singapore

Malaysia

Seoul

hong kong

{Images via Pinterest}

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