The Pin-Up Girl Makeup in just 6 steps with 6 products featuring Besame Cosmetics

Thanks to Besame Cosmetics the way to a glamorous look has been deducted to just 6 products and 6 steps. There is no need for contouring, baking, layers and more layers…here are the only products you’ll need to get that perfect pin-up girl look!

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  1. Besame’s Lipstick in 1959 Red Hot Red
  2. Besame’s Black Cake Mascara
  3. Chanel Comfort Radiance Compact Makeup
  4. Max Factor’s Facefinity All Day Flawless
  5. The Balm’s Down Boy Shadow Blush
  6. A pair of your favorite falsies

 

How did it all come down to this? Mascara, liner and brows are a big part of everyone’s makeup routine. There are just a crazy amount of options, but with this Black Cake Mascara it is all down to one. Yup, I use it for all!

How the Cake Mascara works:

 

  1. Brows: I like my brows full but soft. I don’t like the gel look, so I brush these thoroughly.

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2. Face: I use Max Factor’s Facefinity. It’s also a 3 in 1 product (Primer, Concealer and Foundation) Less product, same results.  Just a brush of compact powder to set.

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3. Eyeliner and Mascara: Here is the fun part! The Cake Mascara is so easy to use that my cat eyeliner was done in under a minute (for those who know the struggle this is a miracle). It’s so potent and the mascara is so light that when I later on apply my falsies they don’t weigh down.

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4. Lashes! Just adding them on. I buy mine from Suesh  (Php 100 per pair!)

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5.  Lips! Besame’s Red Hot Red is a replica from 1959. I am obsessed with the detail of their products….their tubes are so pretty!

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6.  Blush Blush Blush: Again, obsessed with this product’s packaging. You may have seen the Balm’s cute pin-up designs. So this is obviously a perfect product for this look. I use my middle and ring finger to apply my blush to the apples of my cheeks. I like to use my fingers for this because it warms up the product making it smooth and natural.

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That’s it!!! It’s really simple, and definitely something you can do. The products are all worth the money. If you have any questions on techniques and other alternatives, ask away!

 

xxKelsey

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Pin Up makeover with my sister: the Page Boy

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My sister and I had some fun with a pin-up makeover. I decided to do the Page Boy hair pattern, since her hair is the perfect length. It’s a style that was worn daily, and I find really classic. Her usual style is very casual, so getting the chance to give her this small make-over was great.

 

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The Process:

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The PinCurl Pattern

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She got a chance to have lunch while sporting this cool look. 

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The most important part: THE BRUSH OUT

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What do you think of my sister’s new look?

xxKelsey

 

How to: Halloween Costume; Rosie the Riveter

We can do it!  Following my last post on pin-up inspired costumes, here is a very very easy tutorial on how to recreate the Rosie the Riveter look! 

Here’s all you need: 

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a. Chambray polo, OR a jean jacket

b. Red bandanna 

You can pair this with jeans and you are done! Here’s what really pulls the look together. 

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The Balm ‘Frat Boy’ face blush, ‘Russian Red’ by MAC, and NYX liquid eyeliner. 

Prep:

Step 1: I just used my foam curlers, but you can use a 1” curling iron to create soft curls. 

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Step 2: Your usual foundation routine. Create cat-eyes with your liquid eyeliner, a good amount of blush on  the apples of your cheeks, and do not forget the red lipstick!

Step 3: Undo your curls and tie into a ponytail. 

Step 4: Tie a red bandanna around your hair. I happened to have one that was made into a headband. But, if you don’t have one like I do, look below on how to fold one. 

 

Way to tie your bandanna:

 

You definitely did it!

 

Happy Halloween!

xxKelsey

 

 

 

Vintage Waves: Tried & Tested from Vintage Vandalizm

I’m not going to lie, recreating vintage hairstyles is very difficult. It takes time and lots of patience. But, that’s what gives the glamour to the entire look, taking the time to perfect the hair and giving it the best potential. It’s not just a brush and go, it’s really about sculpting and styling. Finding the right technique can take years and I decided to check out the beautiful Vintage Vandalizm’s routine. I have to say that I am completely satisfied! Of course, I still need to practice and I am adding in a few of my own touches. Once I perfect it, I promise to share so keep a look out for my tutorial!

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xxKelsey

BenCab Museum: Abby Jocson bag, and a vintage belt

The BenCab Museum near Baguio City was so much fun. Aside from the vast collection of Ben, our guide Ryan gave us a unique experience through the museum. He himself is very artistic, taking our smart phones and incorporate the art into our photos.

 

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My photos are taken in the erotica section, where there are interesting works of art on the…well art of sex. It’s a very popular feature in this museum.

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Obsessed with mermaids, finding this bag was a dream. Abby Jocson has numerous quirky designs from pineapples to hearts. My belt is from Pattye’s Closet, a vintage boutique in Glendale.  It was a score (at just $10). The swallows are classic. Something from Sailor Jerry, or any flash tattoo design.

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Taken at the BenCab Museum,Benguet

Inspiration: Priscilla Presley

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Lady Presley as I know her. She is the wife of the late great King Elvis Presley. I won’t go into any details on how, when, where and every detail of her life . (You can watch her very very interesting history with Elvis and her special life here.) I just want to focus on her unique beauty and style. With all the research I’ve done about her, Elvis had a HUGE say in her fashion. I like to think of it as him helping her grow into the fashionable Priscilla she is today.

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Priscilla before Elvis’ fashionable guidance

Lana del Rey is the biggest modern day Priscilla (FASHION WISE!) From her hair, makeup, the lips and that lifted nose. Even some of Priscilla’s photos have been imitated by Lana.

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I love her baby doll face. Now, she isn’t necessarily ‘pin-up’ fashion so to speak. But, what I love about her style is it was the definition of the early 1960s and 70’s. Her make-up is my ultimate inspiration, and today I try to do her lethal cut-crease and winged eyeliner.  All rock n’ roll and glamour. Here are some of my favorite Priscilla looks and see how her style transforms :

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Fresh into Elvis’ life

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The wedding dress she wore twice. Once for their ceremony in Vegas, and another back in Graceland.

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Honeymoon Send-off. This is my ultimate favorite look. Elvis is a good accessory too.

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Hawaii times–Lots of floral prints and head pieces.

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To look this good just four days after giving birth–Priscilla Presley everyone.

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Transitioning into the 70’s

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Priscilla still on point at age 70.

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What is your favorite Priscilla look?

xx Kelsey

Kat Von D ‘Shade + Light’ Eye Contour Pallet Review and Looks!

 

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Kat Von D forever!!! I’ve been a huge fan of her’s since those Miami Ink days…

She is one of my idols in creativity, style and ambition. Seriously LOVE her. So, when she came out with her now famous make-up line through Sephora I died. Then, learning that her products would be cruelty free it couldn’t get any better.

I finally got my hands on the eye contour pallet. As some of you know, I have a huge eye for eye contouring. Pun intended. Her pallet consists of three quads: neutral, cool, and warm. As much as I love the Urban Decay Naked pallets….this beats it by light years.  The galaxy should only carry this product. It’s absolutely pigmented, carries all the necessary neutral colors, and it’s all matte. Also, the packaging couldn’t resemble Kat any better.

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Let’s be real, you end up buying an eye shadow pallet because when you see it all together you think “OOOOOHHH PRETTY COLORS.” But, what the heck, you end up only using the browns, whites and uhm…maybe the blue? We all know you will rarely dip your brush into that neon Easter pink everyday. (HEY! I praise you if you do that!)

I tried all the quads…as a quad. And I only did one technique for each quad to easily compare.

 

The Warm Quad: 

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The Neutral Quad: 

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The Cool Quad: 

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All three looks consisted of MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation, Tony Moly eyebrow pencil, and Chanel Compact Radiance Compact Powder. Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Final Thoughts:

The Warm Quad– It deserves to be worn everyday. I would do this look for work, or for something that requires you to wear the color white and cover your tattoos. I love it for being super subtle.  Lipstick is Persistence by MAC.

The Neutral Quad– This quad is what I would definitely use when creating the pinup look. The white and the dark browns are exactly what I need in creating a deep crease in my eyes. Lipstick is Russian Red by MAC. 

The Cool Quad– Use use use for a night out! It’s dark, its smoldering, and its screams “you bitch”. I want this for gigs, a drunk night out or just to bring a little darkness on a sunny day. Lipstick is Copenhagen by NYX.  

 

 

Which look do you like the best?

xKelsey

 

 

 

 

 

La La Land: Disneyland x I’m the Little Mermaid

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Oh the happiest place on earth it is. Childhood dreams still drift in the land of imagination. The smell of freshly popped popcorn, sugar coated churros and the sounds of familiar Disney tunes gets me all amped up.

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My favorite Disney princess is The Little Mermaid and I was so happy to find this day dress from Hot Topic with matching bow. I got so many compliments throughout the day from staff and fellow Disney lovers around the park.

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I used to have long red mermaid hair, but sadly I have to let my locks rest of the bleach and heavy dyes. So I went for some red pieces to make the look more ala Ariel. I found a great belt from a vintage store on Montrose in Glendale called “Patty’s Closet” for just $10! The sparrows really give the rockabilly look.

Isn’t the teal color perfect? And look at the print! Suttle character silhouettes making the dress not so tacky.

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I did a wet-set for my hair the night before so my curls would last all day! Following a specific pattern gave the 1950s curls.

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A dream is a wish your heart makes. ❤

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