Recently (actually, not so recently, it’s actually nearer to April), I was inspired by the beauty blogs I’ve been following to do a “Look of the Day” post. I had some time on my hands and started to play with make-up and different looks to add some fun to my days which were filled with translation work and nothing much else. However, procrastinator that I am, although I took the time with the make up and the looks, and also took photos, I never really got down to writing the posts. So I decided to do all five looks together in a post.
First Look – The Goth Girl
I was going for something a little goth which is something I never tried before ever. Red dress with a black cardigan that falls open, knee-high black heel boots and stockings, red lipstick and grey eyeshadow with black mascara. I accessorized with vintage gold jewelry, a charm bracelet and my statement travel necklace that hangs low. I didn’t do much with my hair and just brushed it loose. I don’t think the goth part succeeded, but it was certainly fun to try. And any reason to wear my knee-high boots is always welcome!
Second Look – The Eco-Green Look
Green isn’t a color I wear often but I bought this pair of extremely comfortable loose flowy pants and I fell in love with the color. It’s actually more turquoise than green. I color-coordinate so much. Here, I matched the pants with a graphic tee and green headband. I pulled my hair back because my bangs was getting long and irritating me when I work. Make up consisted of shades of green and blue eyeshadow, blush and a rose-tinted lip gloss. A custom one-piece earring in gold dripping aqua chalcedony stones completed the look. You can’t see it in the photo, but I wore beaded sandals which was quite dressy and adds to the whole look. I think this is a more causal look overall but it was very, very comfortable and still different from what I wear usually.
Third Look – The Girly Look
I did this look back in April and the temperatures were still low enough for a sweater. I love this cowl neck white sweater, it has short sleeves but it’s still comfy and warm. I paired it with a lavender skirt that I bought back in Singapore. The skirt has a unique cut that accented the look. I was going for a soft and girly look here so make up was light violet eyeshadow and pink lip gloss. Hair was left soft and loose. Shoes which cannot be seen was a pair of silver heeled sandals. Not very comfortable but so necessary for girls. Accessories were layers of silver and purple charm bracelets and a pair of grey-lavender chalcedony earrings with silver hoops. I cannot stop myself from color-coordinating! I like this look because it felt so feminine. Also, minus the shoes, it was very comfortable.
Fourth Look – The Fresh Look
I like this look because of the hair. I tied my hair back and swept it over to the side with a dragonfly barrette and I think it made a difference to the way I look. The white blouse and blue skirt I wore are really old, I must have owned them for over six years at least. I’m happy they are still being put to use! The blouse is a little dressy with embellishments, while the skirt just has that one maple leaf design at the side. Make-up was kept basic and simple in line with the fresh theme, mostly neutral tones. Jewelry was one statement celestial themed earring and my butterfly chain. I wore a pair of blue heels with this. This was a very clean look and I love that it’s mostly blue and white, my favorite colors.
Fifth Look – The Pink Look
I love the peach blouse in this look. It’s a off-the shoulder blouse with lace embellishments; quite a unique design and so fun to wear. I don’t wear it often enough. I paired it with a pair of white pants that’s ten years old. Yes, I am still wearing clothes from ten years ago. I’m a little proud. A pink lululemon jacket that’s perfect for summer and gold ballet flats topped off the whole look. I pulled my hair back again, this time with a pink headband. Make-up was smoky eyes, which didn’t really go with the whole look, but it happened that I wanted to try this grey eyeshadow. Accessories were mismatched tiny gold earrings and a pink mother of pearl pendent.
Playing with make-up was actually what started this, and I hate that I did most of these looks so long ago that I no longer remember the exact make-up I used. But here are close-ups of the face so that the make-up is clearer. Lips in the goth look was supposed to be much redder, the photo was taken at the end of the day.