Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween nails: Spiders ♥

Heya guys!

How are you all? ♥ Today, I have been feeling so positive about all the school stuff, blogging stuff and life all together. That feels so great. I also got the chance to quickly meet an online friend for the first time today. V, it was very brief, but I'm so happy to put a face to a person. You are very nice.

Anyways, before I run off to other things, I shall take a minute and share these Halloween nails with you. I personally think they are super cute even if I was totally winging the design without planning it that much.

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So, here you go, little spiders, bit of sparkle and a lovely red background. I absolutely adored these nails even though I don't like spiders at all. But these are so cute!

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The polishes I used for the base were China Glaze Seas The Day, China Glaze Crimson and Essie Thigh High.

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The polishes for the decoration, on the other hand were China Glaze White On White, China Glaze Glitz N Pieces, Essie Licorice and L'Oreal Color Riche Confettis. The studs/rhinestones are all from Born Pretty Store.

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The spiders were painted with thin nail art brush and couple of different sized dotting tools.

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So that's my first Halloween mani of the year, you might have seen my second one on Instagram already (I'm @silvertigo, in case you'd like to follow me), and I'm just about to paint my third one when I finish with this.

Let me know what you think about this design, and tell me how you are planning to do your nails this year, in the comments below!

I'm going to make some tea now, so that I can better focus on doing my nails (yeah, I'm a tea addict!). I'll be talking to you again really soon, as I have a ton of things to post before Halloween! (Don't worry, I will be back to normal after next week, if you're not so much into the Halloweeny stuff.)

Have a lovely day! ♥

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Look: Sugar Skull ♥

Hello my lovelies!

How are you all today? ♥

I've been doing some school stuff, and I got into doing another Halloween look (sneak peek on Instagram as we speak, check out @silvertigo for that). But before I talk more about that, let's see the first Halloween post - which is a pictorial for a Sugar Skull makeup, if that is something you would like to do for a Halloween party.

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Finished look is somewhat like this, but let's start from the bare face, okay?

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So, start off with clean (moisturized) face. I prefer wearing clothes that are comfy and can get messed up while doing this kind of costume looks. This one contains face paint, so it's better if you don't have to worry about the clothes so much. Hence, the oversized black hoodie.

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I started with setting my eye brows. I used the glue method, where you take a glue stick, and glide that over your brows. Then, before the glue dries, you take loose powder and try to settle the brows as flat (and as invisible) as possible.

Then, take white face paint, or white foundation, and make your face completely white. You can, of course, do any color you desire, but I felt the white base was a good one.

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Take black eyeliner, and draw a "nose hole". Set it with black eye shadow to make it less likely to smudge. (Or, be wiser than me and actually do the eyes first, haha.)

You can also take any color you like to do a little bit of contouring around the edges of your face. I used blue, but it doesn't show up too much in the pictures.

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Now, choose a color to put around your eyes (mine was obviously pink), and draw a circle around each eye. You can go as big as you wish, because with this look, you can play a lot. Color the circles entirely.

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Line the circles with an eye liner, or a thin brush and eye shadow. I chose a bit of a metallic bright blue for this, as I thought it gives a nice contrast to the pink.

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Plan a design around the circles, like flower petals, or anything you wish. As it was my first time trying this, I went for a pretty simple design. It's the coolest when you can make the design identical on both sides, but I pretty much failed in that. But hey, practice makes perfect, right?

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Next, draw the mouth. Simply take a black eye liner (pencil!) and draw the corners of your mouth way longer than they really go. That can be all the way to the jawline (especially if you like Jack Skellington), or just to your cheeks. After that, draw vertical stripes to create the teeth. You can then color the inner sides of your lips a bit darker (black) for more dimension.

Use the eyeliner - or any thin tool - to create patterns and designs all over your face. You can do as little or as lot as you like. You can also add glitter, rhinestones or any other glam to make it more dressy. I simply lined my eyes and added mascara. False eyelashes would be cool as well, but I don't get along with those too well so I let them out. (I should practice more, I know.)

Now, just add a wig, floral crown or any other fun element you want, and you're done!

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Tutorial for the floral crown here.

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So that's my first (ever?) Halloween tutorial for you. I wish that some day, I will have enough room for proper lights and stuff to make these into videos, but before that, I hope this is enough. More will be coming soon!

I would love to know what you think about this post and this look, so let me know in the comments below! Also, you can suggest looks you'd like to see - if I can't make them happen this Halloween, I'll keep them in mind for the future.

Now, I need to go get something to eat, and then practice for my Russian test tomorrow. I'll talk to you very, very soon with more Halloween stuff!

Have a fantastic week ♥

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rock the cold ♥

Heya guys!

How are you all! ♥ Long time no talk - or that's how it seems to me right now. We were spending the weekend away, I've been doing school things and planning Halloween posts, so there hasn't been enough hours in the day to do everything (or I just plain suck at planning, don't know). But today, I found the time to sit down and write up something before getting to the Halloween stuff. Which will start tomorrow, are you excited?

I am.

Anyways, let's see the outfit for today's post, shall we?

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Jeans: Gina Tricot Boots: SpiritStore Shirt: Cubus Jacket: H&M Bag: from my mom Scarf: Cubus Hat: from my mom Bracelets: Seppälä, Gina Tricot

As the weather gets colder, I get into layering and accessorizing. In this case, I went for a super cozy hat and a big scarf. I would need more of those big and warm scarves - don't get me wrong, I have too many scarves, but not really that many ones for winter and fall. I guess I try to find ones soon. But yeah, the outfit... This totally represents my casual style, like many of you know already. It has elements with rock vibe to it, black leather, boots, skulls and so on, so to me, it's a perfect look.

But, what do you think, let me know in the comments below!

Now, I'll go back to editing pictures and writing stuff, so that I can start posting Halloween stuff for you tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Have a fabulous day ♥