i have been talking so much about the changes in my life, lately. basically everything has changed.... i fitness routine.... my make-up.
for some reason i have found myself getting little feelings of disappointment about being so different than i was.... for not putting as much effort into the same things (like doing my make-up for three hours before i when out, for example). and often when people see old pictures, i hear "that's not you!" but it was... at one point. even though i have changed so much in the last year, and even more in the last months, i do still love who i was, and i still love what i used to love. (ok... some looks were a bit.... i don't really know...... like that time i bleached my eyebrows... but it sure was fun!)
super randomly i listened to christina aguilera, yesterday. (who i used to looooove.... i still love her,but i used to literally ooooonly listen to her stripped album). i watched the interview on there bionic album, where she also talkes about how she (her look, her music, her attitude) changes with each album. and yes, maybe i liked her stripped-phase the most, but i will always be christina-fan... one of the reasons iiiis her reinventing herself ......and i can tell you, this reinvention is fun! (just ask madonna)
since this blog started some of my make-up looks have not made it to their own post.... so here is a little throwback moment for you....... (man, i used to wear a lot of make-up..... and it sure was fun
don't be scared to reinvent yourself and love every version of yourself.
one of the few(!) reasons why i love new york is that you can (if you are open, that is) meet new people, in the most random situations. for example after posting this i met a very nice guy... rob, who had just moved to new york mere daaaays prior. remembering my own days as a baby-new-yorker, i could relate to him (and maaaaybe also wished that i would have met someone as awsom as meeeeee) anyway (to make a long story short not toooo long) over a beer i gave him my very personal secret not so secret any more nyc-recommendations. rob's request was "cheap good places for food or coffee around lower east side" with side notes such as "wifi" and "no restrooms...".
instead of this being a publication of my-list-of-recomendations... i will share some of the pictures i took during my last visit.
a classic cat-eye-and-red-lips look with softer more natural colors.
eyes: for the base that supplied a nude shimmer and natural sculpting i generously swept bare escentuals, bare minerals, eye color in bare skin on both lids. to deepen my eye socket very supply i added a matte very light light-brown eye shadow (in my crease) and vanilla sugar (also by bare escentials) (on my tear duct and centre of my movable lid). for the soft winged-eyeliner (that is crucial for the cat-eye) i first used a matte chocolate-brown swiss with a small eye shadow brush and then a dark brown, with an eye liner brush along the top lash row only. as far as my eye lashes.... i made sure to give them a nice eye-opening lift, by slowly closing my eyes at the same time as carefully pulling my lash architect wand, from the roots to the tips.
lips: instead of the classic-50s-red i chose craving, a soft berry tone by mac cosmetics, after lining my lips a matching lip liner.