How to Curl Hair with a Flat Iron: Say What?

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Hello interwebs friends!

Curling hair with a flat iron is quick, easy (with practice), and down right magical. Stay tuned and click on the video above to learn the technique for your self.

I use an infra shine iron – had it for years, and she is still kickin’. Please remember this technique requires lots of practice! I would try it a few times on a night in, and once you master it, you will wonder how you ever got along without it! Happy Flat Iron Curling!!

XOXO

Hannerz. ❤

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1920s Makeup: Shapes, Contours, & Of Course, Gatsby

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When I think 20s makeup I think, “The Vamp.” A page in Kevin Aucoin’s “making faces” book in particular. Demi Moore is made up to tribute Clara bow. With inky brown doe eyes, a tiny dark  mouth, and long thin eye brows, this stunning look is the quintessential 1920s makeup. Silent film starlets inspired new makeup application. Features had to be ultra defined due to primitive filming equipment.

The vamp, was flashy lady who wore rouge and eyeliner, and brush on mascara. Women liberating themselves with a new political voice and a shorter hemline, was not without the new art that is makeup. Women were experimenting with dark sultry eyes, deep red and violet lips – the natural look emphasizing the understated beauty of a woman was dying away along with male supremacism.

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These early practices inspire much of the styles and applications we use with makeup today. The smokey eye for one. The 20s eye is a very dark shadowed eye with a down turned shape in the crease, like a half moon. The shadow continues, dipping below the lower lash line. Essentially hallowing out the eye, this vintage shape can be a bit unflattering. It really droops the shape of the eye, instead of lifting it up like we do today – it is quite rounded though.

The eye colors were dark browns and smokey blacks, anything to define the contours of the eye. White kohl pencil can be lined on the inside of the eye to emphasize the roundness.The shape of the face should be contoured on the jaw line and forehead to resemble a heart, think Betty boop. Reece Witherspoon would have the ideal 20s face shape, she has the drinking  part down.

Small delicate bow mouths were emphasized with strong lip liners and creams.   Lips can be drawn smaller than the natural mouth emphasizing the Cupid’s bow – the bow shape was all the rage. Color choices for lips were berry reds, current, and pomegranite!

(Today an updated version of this look would be a smokey eye with an “ox blood” lip, Longer thinner brows, and a contoured jaw line).

If you are talking Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan would stick to the fresher part of the spectrum – she’s not a vampy gal, but an ingenue. The same face shape would apply, but softer browns and pinky reds would be more proper for the untouchable siren. Myrtle’s look would involve more sultry colors, she is a depraved woman, she is used for sex and her look should exude sensuality. Makeup can do a lot for a character, these 20s looks were groundbreaking and it’s interesting to see them applied in a modern day to embody the far gone decade.

Products used in this video:

Face: Lancome bienfair aqua moisturizer, L’oreal True Match Foundation and Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation, L’oreal True Match Concealer, Cover FX foundation

Eyes: Mac soft ochre paint pot, Smashbox Master Class Palette, Maybelline Liquid Liner, Lancome white kohl pencil, Benefit’s They’re Real mascara

Brows: Anastasia Brow Whiz in medium, powdered with matte brown from smash box palette.

Cheeks: Smashbox halo bronzer, Illamasqua Blush in Naked Rose

Lips: Nyx lip liner, OCC Cosmetics lip tar, Mac lipstick in hangup

What I Heart Now: Mint!

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Hey Lady! Obviously mint, aka pist-aaahhh-chio, is ta-renday and like all over the universe like Lisa Frankenstein  ’97…  but it is a gorgeous color, and I don’t need to be all snobbish and hipster about it, but rather embrace this lovely trend (that’s right, run on sentence). Here are a few pieces that I think are beauteous and embody this color in their materialistic mint magnificence.

1. Essie “Mint Candy Apple;” 2. Madewell “Hepcat shades” in soft mint; 3. Mint Necklace from Etsy; 4. Mint Front Lock Shoulder Bag; 5. Lipsy Ribbed Skater Skirt; 6. Enamel Sunburst Stud Earrings; 7. Topshop Gladiator Jelly Sandals.

XOXO

Hannerz

Sephora Haul: Goodies + Some Skincare

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1. Lancome Bienfait Aqua Moisturizer ; 2. Nail Inc. Polish in “baker street;” 3. Stila Convertible Color in Petunia; 4. Benefit “Benetint” + Benefit (le full sized) “Girl Meets Pearl” + Bad Gal Lash (500 perk!); 5. Philosophy Amazing Grace; 6. Clinique Clarifying Lotion; 7. Clinique Liquid Facial Soap; Sephora X nail polish in “ding bat” (not pictured).

Hey LADY! So, I went to Sephora recently, and decided I would do something totes girly and make a haul video and map it all out on polyvore. Hashtag, YOPO! (you only purchase once). Most of the products I purchased were staples… so nothing too exciting, but the 500 point perk was a full sized “girl meets pearl!” Like ZOMG, party like a VIB (very important beauty insider).

Don’t judge me for the cheesiness above – I just ran 4 miles and am feeling a bit loopy.

CHEERS!

❤ Hannerz