Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Make up tutorial: Emerald Shine

Todays make up tutotrial comes at a request. I figured I'd post it here as well incase it gets too long :)

What I used:

Eyeshadows: Mirror Mirror, Nymph & Voodoo Queen Glitter all from LimeCrimemakeup.com and available through Shanalogic.com

Eyes: Black liquid eyeliner, black mascara & fake eyelash glue.

With a medium sized brush apply a light dusting of Mirror Mirror to the whole eyelid.

I was having trouble getting the glitters to stick properly and fully to my eyelid - I tried the creme shadow, make up primer, EVERYTHING - and I wasn't getting the full coverage look I wanted. I read in one of my make up books that when using glitters it is sometimes good to try the fake eyelash adhesive glue to get it to stick properly and much more solid. I tried this and SUCCESS!

Paint fake eyelash glue to the lid in the shape you require. For this look I painted just above the crease of my eye as I was unsure how dramatic it would look.

Using a brush you don't mind wrecking (in case the glue doesn't come out - mine did as I washed the brush properly after use) soak in water and then into the glitter pot (to ensure the glitter is picked up by the brush). Apply the glitter to the still wet glue until you have a solid base - allow to dry. Apply one eye at a time to ensure the glitter and glue don't crack and so you can see what you are doing.

Once dry take a smaller brush and apply Mirror Mirror (silver) to the outer lines of the glitter and under your bottom lash line.

Apply Nymph (white/gold) to the inner corners of your eyes and dust under your brow.

Apply foundation and concealer as desired on your face. For this look I used a red gloss on my lips.

Though the eyelash glue made my eyes feel very heavy to start off with I barely noticed by the end of the night. This is by far one of my favourite looks I've created with Lime Crime makeup and I'm sure to repeat it with the 2 other glitter colour I have from Lime Crime.

It made me feel like Sophie Ellis Bextor in her "Murder on the Dance Floor clip". See it here on youtube (for some reason I can't get it to post here)

Super love & sparkles
x x x

Song of the moment = Sophie Ellis Bextor - Murder on the Dancefloor

Monday, March 09, 2009

Camp Sentimentality

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my time at Camp. More thinking about the people I met there and the friends I’ve still got from my time there. I think it’s got a lot to do with the fact that I’ll be back in California in August and I’m getting excited/anxious/nervous to be going back. I know I’m not the same girl they all knew back when I was there but I also know they’ll (hopefully) still love the person I’ve become.

Camp was a strange place for me. A wonderful amazing place but still strange. When I first went there I was 20. I was at a point in my life where it was “change things or settle” and I was NOT willing to settle. I wanted adventure and new experiences and camp life certainly provided me with both of those things.

I think the thing that surprised me the most about my time at camp was the friendships that formed so easily and so quickly. I met people at Camp Campbell who I did not believe existed in real life. I didn’t dare dream that these people existed because I would then have believed that I was missing out on something in my “normal” world. Sounds harsh to my “normal” world friends but I don’t mean it to. I love my real world friends more than anything but this was something else in its entirety and unless you’ve had the “Camp” experience then it’ll be hard to understand.

It’s something that never leaves you, and I don’t ever want it to.
My trip back to the USA this year was only supposed to be a 2 week holiday. I’ve blown it out to 4 weeks because I want to have enough time to spend with Storm. I want to go on a road trip and catch up with as many people as I possibly can who I shared Camp time with. I know it’ll break my heart all over again to see them and leave but I think that bit of pain will be worth it.

I miss my boys. I miss Storm. I just want to be there with them so much lately that it hurts. Most of them I haven’t seen in over 3 years but that level of happiness that fills my heart with each facebook message or short email doesn’t diminish with time.

I can remember on my last night at camp 3 years ago Shawn asked me why he mattered so much to me, why I believed that he was one of my favourite people in the world. At the time I couldn’t put it into words, I don’t think my brain would let me vocalise what I wanted to say because it was hurting my heart to know I was leaving him and everyone else again the next day. I can honestly say I’ve never known people like them before, I’ve never laughed, loved or belonged so easily before. They always made it easy to be me. They always made me feel like it was ok to be just me. That is a rare and special thing in a friend.

I only wish there wasn’t a great big ocean between us. I wish it didn’t have to take me 3 years to get back to them. It feels like every time I visit that it isn’t long enough.

This post sounds a bit like I’m depressed – it’s not supposed to. I’m excited! I’m beyond excited!!! I want to be in the Californian sunshine, I want to be walking down a street with Storm & the boys; I want to be reunited with friends who I haven’t seen in over 3 years!

A lot of missing happens when you have friends who live across the other side of the world but when you finally get to see them again and it feels like home, there’s nothing better.
SO this post goes out to all those Camp Campbell alumni who will be in/around the Californian area at the start of August... I’m coming and you’d better be ready to meet up again! I miss you all and am NOT taking any excuses!
Super excited love & sparkles
x x x

P.S The past month has been one of the best ever and I'm sorry I've been M.I.A. Life sometimes catches up on you and your online life disappears. I'll try to not be away so long this time.
Song of the moment = Jack's Mannequin - Doris Day