Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Hey everybody!

I've had a lovely day with my family opening presents, eating food, and enjoying each others' company. It's really fun seeing cousins and other relatives after being away for most of the year. One of my family traditions is to open presents at midnight, and Christmas Eve is just as important as Christmas Day. The downtown area is all lit up this time of year, so I took some pictures by the lovely lights.

Obviously, I'm very rebellious in nature.

I hope you all have had an amazing Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Boxing Day Eve)!
Love you all!

chiffon black and white button up - Forever 21 | pleather shorts - Forever 21 | tights - American Eagle Outfitters | black oxford shoes - Aldo

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor Makeup

Hey everybody!

I was recently inspired by the recent Liz and Dick movie highlighting Elizabeth Taylor's whirlwind romance with Richard Burton. I decided to recreate one of Taylor's iconic movie roles, Cleopatra. I kept the eyes blue and bold, but wore nude lips to balance out the color. I think this look is perfect for the winter time, because the light blue eyes and nude lips make it icy and Snow Queen-like. 

This is the reference photo I went off of. 

I'd have liked to keep my bangs down, but they were not having it!

Here's a close up of the eyes.
Click the video to see my tutorial!

 I hope you enjoyed! 
<3 Lucero 

Products used: Makeup Forever Flash Palette, white color
Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette, shades Tease and Blackout
Stila's Make an Impression in Moscow Palette, blue shadow
ELF Black Cream Eyeliner
Sumita Brow Powder
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Inglot Blush #67
Mac Viva Glam Gaga II lipstick
Yves Saint Laurent Gold Gloss in Golden Peach

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Food Rave: Ladurée Macarons

Hey everybody! One of my recent food obsessions from this past year has been macarons! They're these little French meringue-based confections. They come in a wide assortment of colors and flavors, and are sweet and delicious. The shells are crunchy (think communion bread), while the inside is chewy or jam-like. Macarons are a favorite little splurge of mine, since the tricky baking process makes them pretty expensive. I purchased macarons from Ladurée, a famous pastry shop based in France. Since the macarons are so pretty, naturally I took lots of photos.  

Left to right, the flavors are cherry, pistachio, coffee, raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, and rose petal. 

The macarons did not disappoint, and I'll certainly go back to Ladurée for a rare treat. :) 

<3 Lucero 

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