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New Brow Look!

Hey Crazies! 😀

Here is a quick post on my slightly different way of doing my brows. Usually, I’d just fill them in with some brow powder, and tail out a bit. I wanted to go for a more crisp line though, so I cleaned up around my brows with tweezers, shaped them a bit, and was really happy with the result.

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Here are my brows bare, before I did anything to them.

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The best way to get your perfect brow, is to sketch out your preferred shape with a white cream product. The best for this is NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. (you should have this anyway, it’s amazing!)

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Then all I did was simply plucked around the white shape! Easy-peezy ^-^

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Then I filled them in with the gel side of the Elf Eyebrow Kit in Dark.

Before:

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Aaaaand afta!

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What do YOU think? Do you like the new look?

xoxo Lucy 😀

 

300 Followers!!!

I’m finally to 300 FOLLOWERS!! (I actually have 301 followers, but for now, 300 sounds better for a post title). It may not seem like a big number to some of you, but for me? I’m so happy!! I really couldn’t thank my followers enough, you guys are amazing!

I wish I could do a giveaway for you guys….but I’m savin’ up for some important things! I have a brand new job: taking care of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 chinchillas, and 2 birds, so once I get a steady flow of moola, I’ll do a giveaway. Not sure when that point in time is, but I’m just letting you know that I have giveaways in my future plans. 😀

Again, thank you all sososososososo much, and I’ll see you soon!

One more thing you could do for me? Pleeeeeease put some makeup look requests below, I need some ideas from YOU! 😀

xoxo Lucy 😀

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Hi Crazies! 😀

What did you do this weekend? Tell me about it below! 😀

I went to a pirates game with my Dad, sister, and brother. Our beloved Pirates won!!! 😉 So, I am here to share an award I was nominated for:

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RULES:

1) Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2) List the rules and display the award.
3) Share seven facts about yourself.
4) Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know that they have been nominated.
5) *Optional* Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

I was nominated by 2 lovely bloggers: ninarossbeauty and Nicole’s Confessions. Thank you both so so much! ❤

SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME!

1). I looove to sing and act. I am presently working toward getting an agent.

2). I eat a LOT 😀 My favorite TV network is the Food Network, hand down.

3) I am 13 years old, and hope to blog till I die.

4). I love to write stories. I would always start writing books, (most the time about magic), and would never finish them! I am currently writing 2 books. 🙂

5).  I’ve never broken any bones. Although, I did have a pretty bad neck injury a couple years ago on my trampoline.

6). I LOVE animals. Since I was 3, I loved horses the most. I have 3 dogs and 30-something chickens, and I am the ‘animal caretaker’ of the house.

7). I work out twice a day on average. An easy, light workout in the gym in our garage for 30 minutes, then a super hard workout for an hour and a half in the pool in the afternoon.

MY NOMINEES:

Think. Love. Makeup.

That Makeup ish

Elektra King

Elese, Aesthete

Gretasguanci

Live, Love, and Be Fabulous!

Beauty And The Brows

Finger Candy

Ginger Loves Make-up

Simply Gorgeous

Paint Me Pretty

Eye Have A Lot Of Feelings

Flight Of Whimsy

Mllr Design

Little Lulu Makeup Artistry

I hope all of my nominees are able to do this fun award! 😀 I will be back soon with the Sunshine Award.

Much love,

Lucy ❤

 

 

A Guide To Prom Beauty!

As I promised, here are the guidelines I go by for Prom beauty. 😀

Let’s get right in to it! (I’ll try not to make this too long). 🙂

Face:

Foundation:

Most teens I know don’t wear foundation. But for special occasions, like Prom, where you’ll be taking tons of pictures, a good matte foundation is actually very important. Sure, you don’t HAVE to wear foundation, but then you’ll have a shiny, washed-out face in pics. Not good. So, let’s say that you don’t own a foundation. Well, get a few bucks, and start searching for the perfect color at your local drugstore. The thing with going to drugstores is that most the time, you can’t test the color. Try your best to choose the right color. Bring your mom, sister, or friend, so that you can get another person’s perspective on the color. If you find a formula you LOVE, and are reeeeaaally apprehensive that the color won’t work, and you can’t tell if it’s right, ask an employee if you can somehow test the foundation. (remember, their there to help you)! Still can’t test the color? Wort comes to worst, you’ll buy the foundation, and you go home test it (in good lighting) an the shade isn’t quite right). You can return it! 🙂 And of course, if you own a foundation that’s matte, and perfectly matched to your skin, use it! note: matte is the best texture for prom. Sure, it may feel a little like a mask, but trust me, you will look AMAZING in pictures. Plus, it’s lasts longest too. EVERY SKIN TONE LOOKS BEST WITH A YELLOW TONED FOUNDATION. Pink undertones with show up ashy, and pale. And orange undertones will just make you look like you caked a bad bronzer all over your face. If you’re unsure about a foundation shade, DON’T BUY IT. You will know when it’s the right shade and formula.

Concealer:

Concealer is really a life saver. It’s definitely a product you should pack along for touch ups through out the night. Pick one according to your skin type. Oily? Choose something more pasty for blemishes, and apply it UNDER foundation. Dry? Choose a creamy concealer. Normal? It really depends with whatever your skin leans toward. For your under eye, pick a concealer that is creamier, and in most cases, light-weight. Really dark under-eye circles? First of all, get lots of water and sleep! But for the time being, choose a thicker concealer (not too thick or it will just end up creasing and looking awful) or a correcter. 

Powder:

Choose a powder with color. I love translucent, but sometimes, colored powder is better in pics. Foundation is something you can splurge on, but you can find a great powder at a drugstore. I know Maybelline and Revlon have great powders. Powders are for setting, mattifying, and making your makeup last.

Blush:

Blush is a very important element for bringing color to the face in pictures. The trick is to apply a little bit at a time. 

Light Skin: choose a light, natural shade light peach, Or if you’re opting for more color, go with a pretty pale pink.

Medium/Tan/Olive Skin: This is my skin tone group! 😀 I love to wear light terracotta, or a natural rose color. A slightly darker pink looks great too.

Medium/Dark Skin: Think Jennifer Lopez. Try a slightly darker terracotta, or light plum. Rosey pinks look gorgeous as well.

Dark Skin: When you have very dark skin, you have the safest time playing with blush colors. Because your skin is dark, you can build up the color like no one else. Try a dark terracotta for a more natural look, or a medium brownish rose color. My all-time fave for dark skin is Fuchsia! (a bright pink). And red too. Orange is also trending, so try orange for a warm glow. Those colors sound intimidating, but trust me, they look amazing on the dark gals.

Bronzer:

If you have very cool toned skin, try to warm it up with a touch of bronzer. PLEASE do not go over board with bronzer! You’ll look like someone smeared Nutella over your face. Not such a great look.

Light Skin: Use a peachy light bronze. In this skin color group, you have to be very careful with the bronzing products. Start light, and get other people’s opinions before you add more bronzer.

Medium/Tan/Olive Skin: Think a slight golden bronze. I love to use a bronzer with a slight gold sparkle with it for this skin color group. (not glitter, shimmer. They are very different, and should NOT be confused with each other)!!!

Medium Dark Skin: Try a tawny bronze shade.

Dark Skin: use a deep bronze, or a copper.

Don’t have a bronzer? It’s ok, you can get a cheap one at a drugstore. Or, you could find an eye shadow in your collection that’s a perfect bronzing shade.

Highlighter:

A touch of highlighter is very important for pictures. The trick is to find one with a sheen, pearl, or slight shimmer, and NOT a glittery one!!

Light Skin: looks great with a peachy tinted highlighter, or if you very fair, a white.

Medium/Tan/Olive Skin: choose a rose tinted highlighter. (make sure the color is just a sliiiiiight tint, and not an obvious color).

Medium/Dark Skin: try a honey tinted highlighter.

Dark Skin: Use a gold tinted highlighter with gold/yellow undertones. Anything pink will look ashy and gray.

Apply your highlighter to the highest points on the face. (down nose, top of upper lip, (cupid’s bow), cheek bones, and brow bone).

Contour:

You nay be thinking, wait, but you already but a section on bronzer. BRONZER AND CONTOUR ARE NOT THE SAME THING!!!!! So many people are tricked by this. Bronzer is for warming up the face for a sun-kissed glow. Contouring is slightly adding more shape and dimension to the face. And bronzer is slightly shimmery, and contour powder is matte. See? Completely different!

NOT EVERYBODY NEEDS CONTOURING. Contouring is only for those who need more shape to their face. (i.e. someone with a round face). If you have naturally dramatic bone structure, their really isn’t need to contour.

With very pale skin that needs contouring, use a veeery light matte brown. I recommend using Naked eye shadow from Urban Decay. (you can get it singly, or in the original Naked Palette).

It’s very important to take it easy with contouring. If you have no idea where to start, look up ‘contouring for _______ face shape.’

BROWS:

Brows are fairly simple. If you have very pale brows, like blonde, choose a MATTE ashy brown shade. If you are a brunette use a MATTE medium brown shade. And if your brows are very dark brown, or black, use a dark BROWN shade. (PLEASE do NOT use black)!! Finish the brows with clear or tinted brow gel.

EYES:

In this section is where your safest. You can play with a bunch of different looks. For inspiration, look around allover the internet. Or, you can check out some of my Prom Makeup series looks! Practice things like winged eyeliner and false eye lashes throughout the month before Prom, to get some experience in.

LIPS:

The lips can be very fun, but you need to make sure that your lip color will last. Or that if it fades, it won’t look bad. Planning on doing a red lip? Just know, that red lips need up keep if you want them looking perfect all night. What I recommend? I have an all-time fave drugstore lip line that is long lasting. I HIGHLY recommend the Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Cremes. You can buy them at Target for only $2, and they come on rose, nude, red, pink, and more. I own one called Red My Mind, and I’m telling you now, it’s the most long lasting thing you’ll ever put on you face. I wore it on Halloween last year, and it’s a matte, bright red, and it didn’t fade or flake one single bit throughout many hours of talking and eating. I know, it sounds too good to be true! But really, it’s not.

 

The bottom line:

Just have fun! Prom is a very special thing that only comes once a year, and most don’t have the chance to go to it.

So, I hope some of you found this helpful! And if you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask! 😀

xoxoxoxo, Lucy ❤

PROM SEASON!!!!!! (please read)

YES! It’s Prom Season! And with it comes amazing dresses, beautiful hair, and gorgeous makeup. In early June, it will be my very first Prom! 😀 I’m happily anticipating the arrival of my dress, being shipped this week. (I’ll post pics when it comes) 😉

So, I just wanted to know…..any requests? Throughout May, I will be posting and playing around with different looks to match all different kinds of dresses. In the comments below, ask me to do anything you’d like, in detail or not, I’d really love to know!

Also, if you are attending Prom (or any special occasion really), and want to send me a pic of what your wearing, PLEASE email me at: avethebave7@gmail.com!! I’d really really really really love to see what your wearing for your occasion, and make a post of a look to go with it.

Thank you so much for reading. Hoping to hear from some of you!

❤ Lucy 😀

The Sisterhood Award!

Hi loves! I’m going to start off the day with this award. I got nominated by the lovely EvelenMargaret

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Here are my 12 nominees:

  1. Beauty By Britanie
  2. Leah’s Fashion Blog
  3. Elese, Aesthete
  4. Be Happy And Buy Polish
  5. Ommorphia Beauty Bar
  6. Say Hello To Gorgeous
  7. Eye Have A Lot Of Feelings
  8. Everything Beauty For You
  9. Making Me Blush
  10. Flight Of Whimsy
  11. Think. Love. Makeup.
  12. GlitterGirlC

I hope you can all take the time to post this award, with your 12 nominees! I’ll be back with some makeup!

😀

❤ Lucy

Transform Your Lips!

Hi again loves! 😀 So, I know a lot of gals have thin lips, and are unhappy with them. I have medium/full lips, so I don’t know how you feel exactly, but I personally think that thin lips are so gorgeous! 😀 If you still want to play around with a bit of lip enlarging, I made a tutorial:

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From this, to this:

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It’s not a humongous difference, but that’s the look I was going for, only a slight enlarging.

Here is a simple, few step tutorial on how to achieve this effect:

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Step 1: on an everyday basis, you need to just apply a simple, moisturizing lip balm. My favorites are: Vaseline, Burt’s Bees, and Blistex DCT. Do NOT use Carmex, it only dries out the lips. Also, once a week, exfoliate the lips. Here are 2 inexpensive options: Use the Elf Lip Exfoliator, only $2, or use a pinch of normal, plain sugar. So, anyway, just start with a smooth, clean lip canvas.

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Step 2: Line your lippies with a nude lip liner. I used Maybelline’s Nude. Begin by outlining your natural shape, and then fill in, Te continue to outline, going slightly out of your natural lip shape.

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Step 3: next, take a darker lip liner, and go over the same shape. I used L’Oreal Infallible Lip Liner in Red/Wine.

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Step 4: apply a matching lipstick over the slightly exaggerated shape. I used Mary Kay Signature Lipstick in Cinnamon Twist.

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Step 5: finish the lips off with some gloss. I used my favorite lip gloss, Mentha Lip Tint in Violet Mint. 

Helpful Tips:

  • gloss makes the lips look bigger.
  • darker colors make the lips look smaller. (if you have thin lips, but want to try a dark color, slightly over-draw your lip shape)
  • If you have exaggerated your lip shape, make sure to use lip liner so that the shape lasts.
  • Be EXTREMELY careful not to make it obvious that you’e over drawn. It will look terrible.
  • in your free time, PRACTICE. You can’t just try this trick for your very first time, and walk out the door. Practice is VERY important!

I hop this was helpful!

If you have any questions, please comment below!

❤ Lucy 😀

Liebster Award!

Hi again! 😀 Today I have an award post for you! 🙂 

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Thank you so much to Chelsi from ThatMakeupish for nominating me! 😀 ❤

The Rules

1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you 

2. Answer the 10 questions given to you by your nominator

3. Choose 10 bloggers to nominate

4.  Make up 10 questions for your nominees

Chelsi’s Questions:

1. Who is your favorite celebrity for their makeup? Hmmm…I’ve loved a lot of Celebrity’s makeup looks, but I’d have to say Christina Aguilera.

2. Natural makeup or glam makeup? It depends, but I would say most the time, glam. 🙂

3. One makeup product you can’t live without? I would have to say my Wet n’ Wild Big Bold Curl Mascara! It’s amazing! Check out the review here.

4. Favorite skin care product? I love the Clean and Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer Gel. It’s really nice and refreshing. The only thing I don’t love about it is that it doesn’t have any SPF in it.

5. What is you go-to accessory? My diamond cross that my dad got me for Christmas a couple years ago.

6. Which season is your favorite for fashion? I love this question! 😀 But I can’t figure out an answer….I love Summer and Winter Fashions, but I also enjoy the other seasons for fashion purposes.

7. Where do you shop most? For makeup and clothes, definitely Target.

8. Who or what inspires you? Some bloggers: GlitterGirlC, and Linda Hallberg. Design-Seeds inspire me, books, movies, and just looking at my makeup. 😉

9. If I looked at your makeup collection, what brand would i see most of? Elf.

10. What does makeup mean to you? It means a lot, that’s for sure! And not in the way that you’d think. I don’t like using makeup to change, I like using makeup to enhance.

My 10 Nominees!!!

  1. Beauty In Beta
  2. Flight Of Whimsy
  3. Just French Style Blog
  4. Makeup Bakeup
  5. Nerdy. Teen. Drama Queen!
  6. RaRa Reid
  7. The Adorned Claw
  8. Think. Love. Makeup.
  9. xEmmyLovex
  10. Fashion Frenzy

My 10 Questions:

  1. In one word, how would you describe your makeup style?
  2. If you could dye  your hair, what color/style would it be?
  3. Eyeliner or Mascara?
  4. Lipstick or Lipgloss?
  5. How many years/months have you been blogging?
  6. What career would you like to take on?
  7. what is the last career you would take on?
  8. Are you messy neat or in the middle?
  9. What is you favorite restaurant? Describe the food there. 
  10. Do you have a YouTube channel? If so, link it. If not, have you considered starting one?

I hope that all of my nominees can do this award, I would LOVE to see your answers to these questions!!!!

Have an amazing day loves! ❤

😀 Lucy

 

BIG NEWS!

DON’T SCROLL DOWN YET! Get this picture in your head, and remember it clearly….

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Ok, now scroll down sloooowly…..

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Yup, I got braces!

Nothin’ much to say about, but I just wanted to let you know that I’m finally on the path to straight teeth! 😀

❤ Lucy

 

The Pirates of Penzance

Hi loves! So, over March, I was in an operetta called ‘The Pirates Of Penzance,’ by Gilbert and Sullivan. I played the role of Kate, and it was really super fun! Here are some pics of the makeup I did for it, and pictures from the shows.

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There were 14 shows, so I got to play around with different looks.

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3 of our shows, we had different costumes, and it was called Steam Punk night. I got to play around with different makeup.

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I tried to get a picture up of my other costume, (the best one) but I couldn’t, so oh well. I hope you enjoyed the pics!

By the way, I will be posting MAAANY makeup looks today, so I can catch up to what makeup looks I’ve been doing more recently, so be prepared for a blast of makeup posts!

❤ Lucy 😀