Hello Starlets, I hope it’s starting to look like Spring where you are…. here in New England it’s currently snowing, and it seems like Spring is refusing to come out and play.
You may have noticed that I have been MIA the last week or so…. I have been working on some behind-the-scenes stuff for ES and hopefully those things will make this blog even better. The only major change as of now is that I will be cutting back a little on my posting schedule. This is so that I can dedicate more time to making each post the best I possibly can, as well as focus on turning ES into a real business. This blog as gone from being a creative outlet hobby to being my true passion. I really hope to turn it into a profitable business, without sacrificing the quality, content, or my connection with my audience.
I just wanted to check in and let you all know what I’ve been up to. I appreciate all of my Starlet readers so much, and if there is anything that you would like to see more (or less) of, please let me know… I alway love to hear from you!
I’m a little late on the bandwagon with this video, but I still wanted to film a #DearMe video in honor of International Women’s Day. This is advice I would give to my younger self. Hopefully young girls (or anyone really) can learn from some of my mistakes and life lessons.
When you think of the Luck of the Irish, you don’t necessarily think of the Kardashians… but Kim Kardashian is pretty lucky… so here is a St. Patrick’s Day makeup look inspired by Kim K’s Grammys look… I just hope Kanye West doesn’t interrupt this video to tell everyone that Beyonce had the best video of all time…..
Here in New England, St. Patrick’s Day is like our Christmas (well if your Christmas involves a lot of alcoholics.) So I decided to do a Rustic Glamour Tablescape inspired by the luck of the Irish. My inspiration was the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, so I used my gold sequin table runner from Easy, and placed it on top of my burlap table runner. Then I used my round mirror from Michaels in the center. I used mason jars from Michaels as vases for some white carnations (they always remind me of the St. Paddy’s Day parade) and some green filler flowers from the grocery store. Then I found these adorable green pedestal dishes (also from Michaels). I used them to hold my green tea cookies (recipe here). I added some green ribbon from JoAnn Fabrics, as well as my JoAnn Fabrics gold mason jars (also see here & here), and my gold votives from Michaels (also seen here, here, & here). The end result is fun and casual, but a little over the top… just like St. Patrick’s Day! (more…)
I’m sure you’ve all seen the articles circulating Facebook about how unhealthy the Shamrock Shake is for you. So I set out on a quest to make a St. Patrick’s Day dessert that is healthy and made with whole foods. Since I’m relatively new on YouTube, I was browsing around for popular channels to Subscribe to, and I found Ingrid Nilsen’s channel (and her other channels including TheGridMonster) and found her recipe for Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (video here). I decided to make a variation on these with matcha green tea powder and some lemon zest, to make a green tea cookie. I also substituted vanilla extract for the almond extract, and omitted the chocolate chips. The result is heavily (and you can eat the batter because it’s vegan). (more…)
The 1920s were all about flappers and boyish shapes, but the 1930s began embracing the female form. Women wanted to look more feminine, and that translated to their makeup. Pinks and roses became a signature look of the era. A tea rose complexion was the standard. While they didn’t have powder blushes back then, they used cream rouge, the new Milani blush in tea rose is a perfect 1930s inspired color, both because of the name a shade, but the rose texture evokes the floral patterns that were popular in the 30s. Add some raspberry lips, like my Nars Funny Face, and you have a perfect modern 1930s face.
Around holiday time, I did a Old Hollywood inspired 1930s makeup tutorial (you can see the post here). Here is the video….
You could easily pair this eye makeup with the Milani blush and Nars Lips for an even more 1930s look…
Some trends are timeless. Like the looks of the 1920s that I showed you last week could fit seamlessly into a modern wardrobe, there are looks from the 1930s that can do the same. Here are some of my favorites… (more…)