Friday, October 31, 2014

DIY- Batgirl Costume


Batman is one of the biggest comic book superheroes of all time. Halloween is a perfect time to dress up as your favorite character. Batman is one of the quickest, and easiest superheros to recreate at home. Since many people already know who Batman is, your costume can be very flexible.

Pick out any black clothing item. It can be a black top with a black skirt/pants, or a black one piece dress. Wear whichever clothing item you feel most comfortable in. Pair it off with any black boots. After you wear your outfit, print out a batman logo/symbol. Cut out the sign as precisely as possible and tape it against your chest.

If you have any face paint laying around your house, you can also paint on a mask. Face paint is a nice way to complete your costume without having to carry/wear your mask all day.

Batgirl Mask:
Materials: A piece of cardboard at least the size of your face, scissor/box cutter, hole puncher, pencil, string/a piece of elastic, black paint or black sharpie, newspaper (optional)

Look in the mirror to estimate how big you want your mask to be so you can adjust it to your face size. Then take your piece of cardboard and sketch out a drawing with your pencil. There are many shapes/designs you can create your mask. After you decided on the final shape of your mask, outline the drawing with a pen or sharpie. Do not forget to make holes for your eyes, nose, and lips. Cut out the mask with your scissor or box cutter. Color in your mask with a black sharpie or paint it with black paint. Paint your mask on top of newspaper to prevent a mess. If you are painting your mask, wait a few hours to ensure that it is dried. Afterwards, take your hole puncher, and punch a hole on the side. Do it on both sides. Add your string/ elastic to help keep your mask in place with your face.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let’s Be A Doll

by Kelly Leem

In Japan, the Harajuku and Lolita fashion is skyrocketing! Popular models such as Tsubasa Masuwaka and Popteen Model Nana Suzuki have inspired many girls to express the Lolita Fashion Style as well as the Gyaru makeup that makes their eyes look huge like a doll.

Youtubers like VenusAngelic, Dakota Rose, and Anastasiya Shpagina, with many views has already inspired many girls worldwide including America to start wearing this type of makeup.

photo-1.JPGDoll Eyes
Products you’ll need:  
-Brown, champagne, light copper, dark brown.
~Fake Lashes (top and bottom lashes)
~Red lipstain (you can use a pigmented red lipstick) or light baby pink lipstick
~Pink shimmery blush (optional)

  1. Apply your foundation or concealer if you wish.
  2. Apply an eyeshadow primer before using your eyeshadows for long lasting wear.
  3. Apply a shimmery copper eyeshadow all over your lid and your lower lashline. This will add a tiny bit of depth
  4. Take out your false lashes and apply your top lashes and bottom lashes of your choice. Bottom lashes will emphasize the size of your eyes and so does the top lashes making your eyes look fluttery...like a doll!
  5. Take a brown shadow and apply it under your bottom lashes and blend it out.
  6. Add that same brown shadow to your crease to emphasize and make  your crease look deeper.
  7. Take a shimmery highlighting color and apply it to your inner corners! This will brighten your eyes and enlarge them.
  8. Apply a light pink shimmery blush or any blush color of your choice to make those cheeks glow.
  9. Apply a red lip stain in a gradation effect; concentrating the color in the middle of your lips and blending it out will make your lips look smaller and doll like! If you prefer a light pink lipstick, then go ahead and apply that to your lips instead.
  10. Style your hair and wear the cutest outfit you can find! Go out and be a doll!

This is a general video on how to achieve this look, but there are tons of other videos on youtube that have different styled dolly eyes that you could do! Enjoy.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tattoo your eyes with Maybelline color tattoos

by Yura Shin

Maybelline has launched their new Dare to Go Nude 2014 Collection. With that said, there are five new shades for their color tattoos. These Color Tattoos are cream gel eye shadows. They come individually in a small pot.

Their ink technology creates super- saturated colors. The colors come out very vibrate and pigmented. Although cream shadows tend to crease, this one does not. Since these color tattoos are cream gel eyeshadow, it is extremely long lasting, does not smudge, and does not fade. It can be used as an eyeshadow base/primer, or it can be use alone.  It can be applied with an eyeshadow brush, or with your finger; it’s very easy to use.

“I love the color tattoos because it’s so easy and simple to use. I love the creamy beige color because it’s a nice light neutral brown that can be used everyday. It’s also extremely affordable,” senior Ysbel Hernandez said.

There are five new shades to this collection.
-Creamy beige: A light brownish tan beige color.
-Deep Forest: A deep green forest color
-Vintage Plum: A gray/purple color
-Chocolate Suede: A dark brown color
-Dramatic Black: A jet black color.

Chocolate Suede and Dramatic Black are great colors to use as eyeliner as well. You can apply these colors with an angled eyeliner brush to use it as eyeliner.

These color tattoos are retailed for about $5. It can be purchased from any where that sells beauty products like Target, or Ulta, or any drug stores like Walgreens, CVS, Duane Reade, or Rite Aid.

Friday, October 24, 2014

DIY - Scary School Girl

by Brenda Montero

Want to be something cute and scary at the same time? Originality shows through on Halloween and this year might be the time you want to stand out with an original creation. The Scary school-girl costume can come from any idea that seems scary and flattering to you. You can practically make a design with all the items listed and still make it look different from everyone elses!

What you need for this costume:

How to apply your makeup:

First things first: Always start with the base for the makeup. Use foundation to cover up any marks on your face that are irregular, and concealer to cover up the dark circles. Once the base application is done begin to start with eyeshadow (whichever color is preferable), and apply it to the top of your eyes.

Then begin to use any top eyeliner, usually the liquid one works best (the one I used is ELF [$1.00] , and Kat Von D [$18.00]) and then put on the faux eyelashes. Sometimes they can turn out to be dramatically long, so its okay to give it a little trim. Next for the eyes all that is necessary is adding black or white waterline eyeliner to emphasize the eyes in a darker way and show off the color of your eyes. Lastly, use very thick mascara to thicken the faux eyelashes even more (I used Clinique [16.50]).

Once application on the eyes are finished, you can then begin working on the emphasis such as the over-exaggerated pink cheeks with blush. Then, color in your eyebrows to make them even thicker and fuller.

Finish it off by just drawing a heart shape on your lips to give it that doll effect without actually coloring your entire lips. (This is sort of related to the queen of hearts in Alice in Wonderland.)

How to apply the scars:
-Begin with deciding where exactly you want your stitches placed, In my decision I chose to put them across my cheeks connecting to my mouth to give it more of that rag doll look. To draw those I simply used eyeliner to give it a dark emphasizing look. Once that’s finished you then apply the scars to your face. I chose to put one on my forehead and my neck to spread out the look. First you begin by using liquid latex [3.99 from party city], and then using toilet paper to make it look crumpled and rotten. Once thats applied I use my same color concealer and foundation and then apply it to the fake scar to make it look like my skin is actually ripping apart. I then apply fake blood [3.99 from party city] and and draw in stitch marks again to still make it scary. (I do the same for the other scar on my neck.)

How to fix the Hair:
  • The hair can be worn various ways, I just chose to put it in pigtails to make it feel more like a school girl.

How to create the outfit:
-Tie    -Fishnets

First begin by having an idea on what you want to wear. For this costume particularly I began by putting on the fishnets and ripping them to make them feel worn out and scary. Then put on a plaid skirt and a collared white shirt. Once the basics are on, wear a blazer or cardigan, and then the tie to make it seem like a school girl. Now the scary school girl costume is complete!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bun Fun

Bun Fun
by Yura Shin

Putting your hair into a bun is a perfect way to get your hair out of your face while looking cute. A bun is a really fast and easy updo to do when you’re running late to school or work. It is simply so easy, and looks good without looking like you put too much time into it.

There are many different types of buns like a donut/sock bun and a top knot . However, the sock bun is a perfect bun that doesn’t look too messy compared to other buns. A sock bun is a hairstyle that would still be appropriate for more formal events as well as casual outings.
Celebrities like Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift have been rocking buns, and you can too.

To recreate this look you will need: a brush/comb and a hair tie. A teasing comb, bobby pins, and hairspray is optional.

-Gather your hair and tie it in a ponytail in the location that us desires. (It can be a high bun, low bun, whatever floats your boat) For extra volume, tease the hair in the ponytail.

Top knot bun: Twist the ponytail and wrap it around in a circle.

Donut/ Sock bun:
Material: Sock/ donut bun
-Insert the donut into the ponytail.
-Wrap the ends of the ponytail around the donut and stick your thumb from underneath and through the top of the bun.
-Push your thumbs up into the donut and continue rotating the donut into your head.
-Style and bobby pin any flyaways if necessary.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Outfit of the Week (ootw)

Jean jackets are a perfect way to transition summer clothing items into the fall. Jean jackets are very versatile; they can be worn with a blouse,shirt, dress, shirt, anything and everything. Jean jackets are a nice way to keep an outfit very casual. Once the cool weather hits, throw on a jean jacket to look cute and to stay comfy!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How To Be A Bombshell

How to Be a Bombshell
by Alice Mungyu

Have you ever passed someone whose elegant scent made you stop in your tracks? FiFi Award-winning Bombshell Body Mist by Victoria's Secret takes fragrance to a whole new level. A glamorous blend of purple passion fruit, Shang-la peony and vanilla orchid, this body spray is appropriate for any occasion. For only $25, this high-quality aroma will make you steal the spotlight.

The fragrance isn’t too overpowering, but it has the right amount of sweetness. After applying it, the body mist instantly freshens up your skinand uplifts your mood. The airy imbue has a refreshing touch to it, and for the price, it is definitely worth your money.

Compared to other high-end perfume brands such as Marc Jacobs, Dior, or Gucci, Bombshell Body Mist by Victoria's Secret surpasses the standards required for a simple, yet a pleasant fragrance that would brighten up your spirits.

“I really like the fragrance because the scent smells really fresh and clean. The price isn’t overbearing and I’ve gotten compliments whenever I wear it,” sophomore Melissa Chen said.  

The only downside to this product on your skin or clothes is that the scent doesn’t last too long. However, if you rub on a pea-sized amount of Victoria's Secret Bombshell Body lotion, and then layer this body mist onto your skin, the scent would stay on for an extensive amount of time. Or, because the bottle is only 2.5 FL OZ, you can easily fit the container in your bag when you’re on the go or inside your locker so you can apply it before or after gym.

It is sold in Victoria’s Secret stores, and online. If you want it for an even better price, wait until they have their semi-annual sale in January and June. This scent’s essence is essential to your everyday routine, and I guarantee it is worth your money.