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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Gucci Guilty Inspired Makeup + New hair!

Hi Guys!

First of all...

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope all of you are having a fantastic time and enjoying the holidays :) I've seriously been doing nothing but slacking on my ass lolol. Sorry for the lack of update! Just haven't really felt like blogging :P (I always only want to blog/procrastinate when I'm busy with school XD)

Anyway! Today I have a makeup look for you guys =P
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(Yes I got a haircut! and highlights, lol!)

I have a video for you guys if you're interested (:


Products used:
1. bareMinerals Prime Time eyelid primer
2. Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette "Pistol"
3. Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette "Suspect"
4. Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette "Snakebite"
5. Urban Decay NAKED Palette "Smog"
6. Urban Decay NAKED Palette "Darkhorse"
7. Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eyeliner (upper lash line)
8. MAC Liquidlast eyeliner in "Point Black" (for lining the eyes)
9. Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette "Black Out"
10. Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash/Medium Brown
11. Majolica Majorca Lash Bone Black Fiber in Mascara Primer
12. Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Volume On
13. Eyeko Lengthening Skinny Mini Brush Mascara (for lower lashes)
14. La Prairie Anti-Aging Foundation in 300 (sample)
15. Aveda Mineral Loose Powder
16. Stila Convertible Color Bronzing Duo in Marigold (Discontinued?)
17. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Angelic (champagne highlight)
18. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 040 Red Velvet


Here's the picture of the ad campaign that I was inspired by:
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Obviously I look nothing like the model T^T (and my lower lashes are non-existent XD)  Gosh she's so freaking gorgeous. But the idea is the neutral, bronze-y smokey eye with berry lips. Anyway this is just an inspired look; I adjusted the eye makeup to my own taste cuz I know I can't do a lot of eye shadow along the entire length of my lower lash line because it will just close my eyes down.

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LOL it looks so off cuz I'm not tanned... orz...

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I look pure evil here, but whatevs XD I do have this little Gucci Guilty sample perfume. I adore this perfume ^_^
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I know I'm so creative with posing -____- lol...





Hmmm by now you guys probably have seen enough of my face, but unfortunately there's gonna be more XD Because now I want to change the subject to my new hair XD

So as you all can see I got bangs, AGAIN -___- My hair just got so heavy that I couldn't stand how flat it is. Really missed having layers badly.
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Before. I actually went roughly 6 months without bangs, which probably happened never before XD I did good I did good XD

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After. This was after I got home from the salon. My iPhone wouldn't pick up the colors lol.


It was my first time getting my hair done in Maryland so I kind of didn't know where to go T_T
(When I was in Colorado I always go to Toni &Guy located at the Park Meadow's Mall.... I recommend Bria and J Lyn ^_^ but they are quite expensive... $50-$60+ depending on who you get).

After looking up reviews and stuff I decided I didn't want to spend too much on my haircut... -_-a so I settled for Studio 1612. My hairdresser was Laura (she did my haircut as well as color) if anyone is interested :P

This the picture I brought with me to the salon. The general idea of the haircut I want is super choppy layers (surprise surprise), more chunky around the face like shown in the picture below. Although I did ask my hairdresser not to razor off the bottom layers of my hair cuz I really don't have that much hair to begin with and I'd really rather keep them XD
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Feel free to click the image to enlarge. Image credit goes to Google ^_^

Originally I went in wanting blonde highlights, something like this
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Yes the punk hairstyles always have a special place in my heart. I love it XD

I lost count of how many times I got refused by my hairdresser to bleach my hair -____- she told me because my hair is so dark, if I want to bleach it I have to do it over a year so my hair wouldn't break (plus if I do it in one day it's most likely going to turn out orange rather than ash blonde). But she said even if I did do it over a year it's still likely my hair would fall out because it'd be so damaged. She told me she was speaking from personal experience because she has dark brown hair and she's still trying to grow out her hair from all the breakage from bleaching her hair. And my hair is even darker than hers so they'd need to bleach it even more...

So yeah, blond hair is probably never gonna happen on me. T_T

This is another picture I brought with me (image credit also goes to Google)
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So my hairdresser ended up deciding to do some caramel highlights throughout my hair. I also asked for a few panels/strands of red hair on the bottom layer.


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The caramel highlights turned out nicely, but unfortunately the red highlights not so much T_T You can only kind of see the red at the ends of my hair. So weird cuz throughout half of my undergrad years I always dyed my hair red and it always took the color quite well... for some reason it refused to turn red this time around XD


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My hair looks even blacker now with the highlights

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Lol it looks so light under this lighting

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Most of the highlights are "hidden," so when my hair grows out it'd be less awkward :D

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Also have some pics of my hair under yellow lighting
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Lol this was when I was still playing with the makeup for this post

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So for Studio 1612, the haircut is $35+, partial highlight is $85+, so I should've at least spent $120 on this haircut+ hair color but Laura only ended up charging me $110. I didn't realize at that time but I suspect she knocked $10 off because the red didn't show up??? @_@

Hehe my friends say I look older with this new hair color now ^_^ I think so too. I was just mistaken as a high school student earlier this month -_-

That's all I have guys! I put my hands together for you if you endured all my self portraits. Ahahaha.

Happy holidays everyone ^_^

<3 Frances

14 comments:

  1. I really like the look! I can't get use to having eyeliner on my lower lash line. Always think it looks like panda eyes to me :X

    I love your hair. Although I think it does make you look more mature. Maybe since it's much darker now? I need to cut my bangs too! They're getting too flat for my taste..Thinking of cutting it myself to save some money since I don't really wanna cut my hair xD

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    1. thanks Mandy ^_^ hahaha when I first started applying eyeliner on my lower lash line I thought it made me look so angry XD but after I got used to it I cannot just wear upper eyeliner XD it's all good I've seen plenty of girls who only wear eyeliner on the top and they look great. I wish I can pull it off :P

      Haha good luck cutting your bangs! I'm always so scared when I cut my bangs myself... actually... I think I'm equally scared when someone else cuts my bangs XD

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  2. lol why do you always tuo xia ba hahaha..and I like being anonymous leave me alone.

    I suppose I won't have to pester you for pictures of your hair anymore.. I really like the one that you took when you just got home from the salon despite it's really pixelly. The top picture, on the other hand, looks so much like Hebe's hairstyle >/////< I don't think the hair is what makes you look older but the lipstick..the hair just makes you look like a pan ni person hehehe

    <3

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    1. 吵死了XD pan ni is my middle name *proud*

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  3. i love your new hair!! You look more edgy with bangs and really gorgeous!! I've always wanted a highlight but just too lazy to drag myself to a salon, lolz~ As I have been doing nothing but eating and sleeping (gaining weight T__T) Merry Christmas Frances!! Hope you had wonderful holidays and tc always! Stay pretty, mwahz =)

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    1. Thanks Janet! You should do it! I was so scared to get highlights but I'm so glad I did XD

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  4. Love the haircut, it looks great! Though personally, I think you look a lot prettier/sexier (if you dont mind me saying lol) without bangs~

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    1. Thanks ^_^ actually I like myself better without bangs too... so hassle-free XD but it got too heavy =( hehe it's all good I can always grow it out =P

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  5. Idk how people with bleached hair can still have their hair looking so gorgeous... My hair is already so frizzy that I can't even imagine bleaching it lol. Worry not, your hair looks great as it is, with or without bangs :) Love your makeup btw ^__^

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    1. hahaha me neither! I don't want to believe what my hairdressers said but so many of them told me my hair can't handle it -_-||| have you ever considered chemical/Japanese perm? I have a friend whose hair used to be so frizzy and poofy, but after the perm it looks so smooth!

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    2. Lol don't be sadddd your hair looks great naturally ^__^ and yeah when I went back to China a couple years ago, I got my hair temporarily chemically (I think) straightened (cuz my hairs naturally wavy). It stayed like that for a whole year <- best year ever since my hair was really frizzy back then lol. Was your friend's perm PERManent? (haha see what I did there?)

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    3. LOL yes I see XD I think it was... I mean it just stays straight until it grows out/get trimmed off. Maybe it's the same thing you got?!

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  6. Wow, you look really different with and without bangs! You look gorgeous either way!

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    1. lol really? hahaha I guess I do XD thank you ^_^ <3

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