Tuesday, 2 November 2010

John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 Inspired

As promised...New video up...Inspired by the catwalk models for John Galliano's Spring/Summer 2011.

Hoping to get a few more videos 'in the can' this week so I can start uploading more frequently!

Monday, 1 November 2010

I LOVE this!...My latest inspiration.

Totally not beauty related...but I don't care! (My blog, my rules!)

This girl is totally blowing by mind...She has set herself a challenge of writing, recording and posting a song every day for a year...in the hopes of eventually making a living from her music. She is REALLY talented, what she's doing is totally inspirational...and I can't wait to watch her journey evolve!

She's blogging about it too...check her out!


Love love love love love!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Be patient with me!!

Yep...and don't even get me started on how long its been since I blogged! (I know...I'm sorry...)

Will have plenty of time next week so I'll hopefully be able to get back into the flow of things!

See you soon! xxx

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Staycation, a new video and a new website!

Hiya...Long time no post! I was on 'Staycation' last week...Which basically means that I booked some time off work to go away on holiday, realised I actually couldn't AFFORD to go away, and so decided to make the most of my time off by filling it with as much 'cool stuff' as possible...Visitng museums and playing 'tourist' in London, a trip to the coast...meals out...One thing that was absolutely at the top of my list for things to do was to catch a performance of my favourite West End musical of all time (nope...scratch that...my favourite THING of all time EVER)...The Queen and Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You...Seriously, I could write all day long about how much I love this show and why...(It's a looong story...) 

Anyway...During my 'Staycation' week I did find an opportunity to film a new tutorial...Inspired by (what else?)...We Will Rock You!...It's a look inspired by the character 'Scaramouche' from the show (for those unfamiliar with the show...a 'Rock Chick' look)...For some reason Blogger/YouTube isn't letting me actually me post the video into this blog but you can find it...

One other thing...I've launched a new website!...check me out at... www.thebohemianbarbie.co.uk! Exciting!

p.s. I noticed that this week I hit 100 views on my Winged Out Shadow video...It might not be much compared to other YouTubers but to me it feels like a pretty exciting milestone! Thank you to everyone who's watched it (especially to my subscribers!).

p.p.s. Apologies if the formatting in this post is all over the place (text size/colour). I've been trying to work out why it looks weird and played around with it but it seems like blogger.com just likes it funky looking!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Photos from clickse7en.com!

Photos from Clickse7en Photography. I LOVE these...these are just some of my favorite pics from the day. Thank you to Colette and Rob!

Monday, 30 August 2010

My thoughts on makeup and different eye colours...

As a teenager - a few years before I started seriously learning about makeup, I had a makeup lesson at a spa as a birthday treat. I can't remember if I really picked up anything useful (Not that the beautician wasn't very good - just that I already knew quite a lot myself and the 'lesson' was more geared toward someone that didn't know the difference between a blush and a mascara!)

One thing I can remember though, is that she told me that I was very lucky to have blue eyes, because I could wear any eyeshadow colour I wanted - except blue or green. I remember wondering 'Well, WHY shouldn't I?' - I could understand why blue eyeshadow might not be the best idea with blue eyes. Just like you wouldn't wear a whole outfit of one colour, I could see how too much blue on blue might be overkill - but why not SOME blue, with another colour? Would I be breaking some kind of makeup law? Would everyone think I looked ridiculous even if I thought I looked ok? (As for why I couldn't wear green eye shadow with blue eyes - I still haven't worked that out!)

A long time has passed since then and I've learnt A LOT more about makeup - and I have even less idea about why there are so many 'rules' about what colours you can and can't wear together and with each eye colour. To be honest - if someone tells me I 'can't' or 'shouldn't' do something (and I can't understand any logical reason why not) then it makes me want to do it even more! (Even as I type I wondering if I'll try to do a look using only different shades of blue tomorrow just for the hell of it!).

As a makeup artist (and notorious beauty enthusiast amongst my friends) I get asked all the time what kind of  look I would 'recommend'  for them, or they show me a picture from a magazine and tell me they love the makeup but know they could never carry it off...Well, no, a lot of the time, (if its a very dramatic, editorial look) they probably couldn't, neither could I - in fact, if you saw the model in the photo walking down the street, wearing that makeup you would think she was insane! But there is absolutely no reason why you can't take that picture  or look and use it as inspiration for a more 'wearable', 'toned down' version.

Basically, if you like it, try it! Its makeup, its ART! Play with it. As with all art - there are no do's and don'ts. Not everyone likes all art, we all have different tastes and we all have different styles. If something doesn't work and you don't like it...wash it off and start again!

Anyway...the reason I got to thinking about eyeshadow colours and eye colour was because someone asked me to do a look 'for brown eyes'. My first thought was 'Do any look you feel like. If you like it, what does it matter?' Then I started brain storming ideas and realised that actually, although there really are no 'Looks for Brown Eyes ONLY' or 'Looks for *insert your eye colour* Eyes ONLY' there are some things you can do to emphasise and intensify your eye colour by using complimentary colours. *Insert long-ass lesson about colour wheels that I can't be bothered to go into*

Any who...Ta da...A look to intensify brown eyes...

Monday, 23 August 2010