You might be thinking, "Hey! I thought this was a blog about graphic design?"
Well, first off, have you noticed I tend to do whatever I feel like around here? Second off, I do consider hair and makeup a form of art and design. Without those two things, I feel like a blank canvas. It's like self expression- it's not an option, it's a necessity! If that means I run 5 minutes late because I needed to spent some extra time on my lashes, well, you're just going to have to deal.
One thing I notice I do is get into a routine. I'll find a new way to wear my hair and repeat it a bazillion times until I get sick of it. I'm pretty sure I did the side braid with curls one too many times in 2011...
I've especially done that during this awkward phase while I'm growing out the A-line I've had for years now (I know Jessica at Lovely Little Things is in the same boat- we're dreaming of a "Top Knot" Christmas!). To get through this phase I've fallen into a groove with this really quick updo that takes me 5 minutes in the morning:
Now that I have hair in the back that is longer than my thumb, I love the ease of wearing it up! Maybe a little too much, because until I finally got a trim last week, I'd been wearing it like this every day for two months. It's nice to be lazy with it, because I'm so used to styling a high maintenance cut, whereas now sometimes I don't even need to pull out the straightener!
I spend a lot more time on my makeup routine. I've been a long time fan of the retro winged liner look. I barely use eyeshadow except to highlight the inner corners and brow bone. I only line the top lid- varying the thickness and length of the wing depending on how glam I want to go. I literally do this every day; not sure when I'll switch to something else... I'm pretty hooked.
On a side note, Bare Minerals has seriously saved my skin. Seriously, can we just talk about this real quick?
These shots are completely unedited. The first photo was taken not too long ago. Holy cow right? I know, so embarrassing. When I saw that photo that's when I realized how bad it was... I felt like all anyone saw was the massive bumps all over my face.
The second shot was taken a couple days ago. I still have some scarring, but that's nothing compared to what I've been dealing with. It's so much smoother and I feel so much more comfortable in my skin. I've even slept in the Bare Minerals several times surprised to find that it had no effect. Isn't that amazing?!
What hairstyles, makeup trends, and products are you currently addicted to?