Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter service or brunch wear to.

Everyone always wonders what to wear for Easter, considering it is a religious holiday but also just a great time to gather with family and friends, this floral momma & babe set is inspired by colors of Easter and of course made in mind to be stylish and springful this holiday. I hope everyone has a happy holiday weekend and I will see you next wee for some tutorial postings!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Subtle smokey eye

So a lot of people always want to know how to do a smokey eye. No matter the tutorial everyone's eye shape is different. I'm posting one for a general eye shape as it works for a broad spectrum of shapes. My eyes are personally on the almond side and are I have a medium sized palette to work with. But this will work for small eyes, hooded eyes, big eyes, you name it.
First make sure you don't have plastic brushes, having good fluffy brushes is the key to blending anything that comes out looking harsh. If you don't have good brushes....use your god given ones....your cute little fingers!! The photo below shows the my brushes in the order I use them from left to right, ending with my winged liner then mascara.

I also use Urban Decays Naked Palettes ALOT!!! These are colors I used from Naked Palette 1

1) Use the darker color shadow on the outer part of your lid and work inward, don't go too far up into the crease, it'll turn it into a more dramatic smokey eye if you do and that's where challenges and raccoon eyes are born for newbies. I used UD's Darkhorse

2) Next use your medium color shadow to blend the middle of your lid and work your way to the inner part of your lid until where your iris ends. I used UD's Buck

3) Then take your lightest color and work on your inner lid to the inner corner of your eye. I used UD's Naked.

4) Take a small smudger brush and use the same original dark shadow color and line your lower lash line. This will help keep a nice and natural flow to the smokey effect without the hard edges.

5) Last, Take your original big fluff brush (or finger) and blend all the colors across into your crease, working your way inwards from your outer eye.

A lot of people always complement my winged liner as well. I prefer Stila's waterproof eyeliner pen.

6) Get as close to your lashes as possible, don't worry, with a pen you can go back and fill in the funny spaces. Then imagine a line from your lower lash line that goes up, use this as a guide the draw your wing. This will give you that upward winged look and it creates a look of long dramatic lashes.

Voila!!!! Try not to kiss yourself,

Look book and etsy shop launch

So I'm launching my look book and etsy shop and linking them up to the blog. When I'm feeling up to it I scout random shops for vintage finds. From garage sales to shops from concert tees to quirky finds. Here's my first posting on lookbook which also happens to be for sale in the etsy shop. Check it out for up and coming goodies! Pow!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

DIY organic body butter

So I was short on the bucks this holiday season and made a slew or organic beautifying products to save on cash and learn a few things. Here's what you'll need

Jar (I used mason jars)
3/4 cup of coconut oil
2 drops of Lavander essential oil (make sure you purchase yours at a health food store to ensure against topical irritation. Some "essential oils" are actually just fragrance)
1/2 cup of Coconut butter or Shea butter
1/4 cup almond oil

Place the coconut oil, butter and oil into a bowl and whip together. It will be more of a liquidy form. Place in refrigerator for 5 minutes. Remove from fridge and whip again this time add 2 drops of lavender oil. Place in refrigerator again. Remove and whip. Repeat this step a total of four or five times. The final time you remove from the refrigerator and whip it will be ready to pour into jar. Mason jars work the best because they are intended for preserving. Store your body butter in a cool and dry place so the oils don't separate. Coconut is an excellent source of vitamins and is excellent for softening skin, dulling scars and stretch marks and is even amazing for your hair!! It reduces frizz and adds essential proteins to the hair. Enjoy your yummy body butter. Stay tuned for my Raw sugar coconut scrub!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

DIY racer back up cycled tee

What to do with your boo's old t shirts? Or even your old ones? Stay tuned this weekend for my DIY racer back tee tutorial and the most Ahhhmazing homemade Diy body butter that will make your skin feel like a silky baby bum bum! And smell so delish you might want to snack on your own elbow! Happy Friday Dandies!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What is the dandy fox?

So the idea for the dandy fox came about around after the time I got married. Well, when I had a wedding should I say. I am a hairstylist and makeup artist by trade so my natural gravitation towards everything pretty is uncontrollable. I spend most of my time working as a full time hairstylist and makeup artist from a kids cut to a photo shoot.
Recently, life has asked me to slow down. I suffer from several degenerative spinal disorders that are usually found in an 80 year olds back. not a 20-something year olds. So while I'm spending all my off time off my feet, I've had quite the downtime to obsess over food, art, weddings, babies, diy and how to pull all these wonderful things off whilst being broke.
I spent a year of my life planning such a huge day. From putting together my handmade invitation suites to mixing paint to get just the right shade of mint for my handmade bouquets, I fell in love with the world of love and art and how blogging has allowed is to share every bit of us that is those things. I am by no means calling myself a fashionista or an artist or anything for that matter. Just a stylist who lives in a little beach town that needs to get a few things off my chest and into a piece of paper. I mean. I'm hoping to document thing things that I love about my own life and the little things that I find exciting and interesting. I hope you enjoy this as much as I hope to.

Monday, March 18, 2013


So......everyone know how trendy lash extensions have become the biggest hit over the last couple of years. For poor sad lashes like mine, it was awesome to not have to use a curler or a million coats of mascara.
I literally have never bought the same mascara more than twice because I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest. My fav stands as Urban decays curling mascara. Now I'm getting off point! ..... What's not trendy? The price of lash extensions. The ever so amazing blog called The Beauty Department, posted an amazing tutorial on trio lashes. You can cut your own from a strip or buy the actual trios. you can customize them by trimming what you want and dont want off a strip. The are much easier than applying individual or strip lashes and offer a natural pop. They are only temporary but great if you want to up your look without the drama of falsies. Here's the link!!!!