Category Archives: Inspiration

New Beginnings

The shop is finally open and frankly, I’m very scared. It’s bad to have insecurities, especially about something so close to your heart. But at the same time I’m pleased I did it. Yes, it will be very busy but I like keeping myself occupied. There is nothing better than being able to express yourself and see your ideas come to life. New beginnings, exciting and terrifying!


When in doubt, go online

Sometimes I just don’t know what to do with makeup, today was one of those days. And when you have a blank mind I turn to my dear computer to find something nice.  Which almost always brings me to my gigantic folder of pictures I have assembled over the years and my best-friend-on-uninspired-days, Google.

I’m  a huge fan of Effie, her style is just so over the top and colorful that I’m almost obligated to like it. But it’s not certainly something that can be worn in our society yet ( or could it, maybe I should just try?). Case in point:

The makeup is pretty unusual but with a few tweaks it’s totally ‘wearable’ and even perfect for a day in spring as sunny as ours was. So I managed to tone it down without losing most of it’s unique vibe.

A shimmery yellow at the corner, green in the center and dark purple at the bottom lash line and the eccentric look turns into something cute and colorful without going into WTF-mode. It helped not to drag the colors all the way up to the brow also, I really doubt I would have been able to pull that off ^^.  I think she will be a great source of inspiration for me in the years to come.

Creative Bubbles!

With the upcoming premiere of The Hunger Games it is easy to get the creative juices flowing! The marketing team of The Capitol have done wonders so far in making Panem come alive. From the Capitol Guide to the Capitol Couture site, everything is set in place to bedazzle us with this extraordinary world.

Which brings us to the ultimate source for Capitol Couture, Effie Trinket. Her nails in the promo gif are absolutely stunning and I will be recreating them soon. How can you not when they are the perfect example of glamour in style. Below the style sheet I will be using for inspiration.