Finally, little by little, I think I’m getting back to my creative self again. It’s difficult to manage creative thinking with the more logical and reasoning side. For some time now, I feel like I’ve lost that creative thinking side of me. My most recent college semester was really demanding and for the first time in my academic career, I didn’t take some sort of art or self expression coarse. Here’s what I mean, since high school I’ve had some sort of art class that forced me to constantly create something and therefore, I’ve consistently forced myself to think creatively. Reflecting back, it feels like a blessing and curse.
Its a blessing because I got a chance to change my routine, to try a different side of myself that I didn’t understand very much. But within my new degree, most of my classes consist of business courses. I’ve come to realize and compare how much more differently it forces you to think, yet creative courses can take you around the universe and back. Literally the sky’s the limit on your imagination. But taking mostly business coarse’s is a curse because its like building a new muscle, building a new set of skills is tough the first go-around. Luckily the more frequently I use it, the more it becomes second nature and then it starts to feel like it is on autopilot. The only thing is, I’m not bombarded with the types of scenario’s studied in class to consistently practice what I’ve been learning. A skill truly develops once its practiced frequently, but how do I get there without being forced to utilize it?
Here’s a picture of my new nail polish, my logical side would call this green and if I’m being political, then I would say dark green. But I can also call this color emerald. Emerald, a quick google search describes it as the color that encourages growth, reflection, peace and balance. Apparently, the verdant tones reflected in the jewel are tempered by a cool blue that symbolizes a steadfast bond. Isn’t that description beautiful and coincidently describes this post perfectly.
I started with a clean face and then used the Aveeno Daily Moisturizer to give my skin some life. My favorite part of the moisturizer is the scent because its refreshing and airy yet it helps with the prevention of breakouts! Then I continued with my color correction and concealer to smooth out uneven tones. For the first time, I also played with the NYC Bronze Face Powder that my mother often uses. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of a difference it made as a last touch to the foundation routine. It adds a bit of color to my complexion especially right after I finish applying concealer & foundation.
Just a tab of tinted moisturizer and they were done 👍
The toughest part was getting the new eyelashes to get the shape of my eyes. Whenever you get a pair of faux lashes, the first thing before you wear them out is to break them in.. literally. It also helps to have a strong lash adhesive. Sadly, the one I’m currently using, the Revlon Precision Adhesive, works to a certain extent. I tend to apply the adhesive and then leave it for a few seconds to dry a little so it’ll become a bit sticky but what kept on happening was that the adhesive would dry almost immediately on the corners. When that’ll happen , it would take an extra 15 minutes longer just to make sure that the corners stayed put. So I’ll definitely be in the market for a new adhesive soon!
For the eyeshadows, I kept it very stubble & nude using the different shades shown in the Cast A Spell Beauty Book. For the next look, I’d probably add more eye shadow so it’ll be more noticeable.
The light green was the main touch. The light green liners from Milani Cosmetics and although it was a bit dry as I was reused it, the metallic color was still vibrant! I didnt have the heart to just throw it away cause I’d rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it.
Anyways, I sincerely hope you enjoyed this look. Leave a comment to let me know how you would have used the green eyeliner differently and have a blessed day!
When I have somewhere to go, I immediately just throw on a few things that I know are going to be flexible enough for me to move quickly around the city. There’s many factors to consider because, if suddenly, I need to run to catch the last train, that fear of missing it is so dear that it gets your adrenaline pumping to take flight. If theres a possibility of catching it, why wouldn’t anyone try to not do anything in their power to catch it? I love sporty styles cause it can blend to different occasions without looking over dressed or under dressed. As I put together this look, I kept on thinking about how good I wanted to feel while wearing different layers, as well as looking good without so much on (its a challenging balance especially when you can’t predict how long the days going to be and how many places your going to visit). Enjoy the pictures everyone and please let me know what you think 🙂
November’s just flying by and now its Thanksgiving week. I can recall a time when I was in middle school and believing how slow time went and now I just gasp at how fast I’m going through my calender’s. I was talking to a friend earlier this week about the major time difference between LA and New York City.
My boyfriend and I spend little over a week in the West Coast, going to LA, Catalina Island, Baja California and Mexico (we were on a cruise 😉 lol) But that was my first experience in the West Coast and OH MAN did it feel like a month instead of a week. It just felt a lot longer than what we were used too and I kind of liked the change.
Shirt: bought in a mall during a trip to my home country, El Salvador