Not That Kind of Girl

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I picked up this book while at Barnes and Noble the other day because it piqued my interest. Despite the backlash that Lena Dunham, writer and director of the the series, GIRLS, has recieved accusing the her of not having enough minorities on her show, I still enjoy watching it. I enjoy her witty take on life and love from a 20-something’s perspective.

Heartbreakingly real, Lena talks of success and those events that didn’t turn out so great. She speaks of love, travels, two existential crises at the ripe old age of 20 years old, dieting, and even having to compete with men in Hollywood. If autobiographies are your cup of tea, then I think you will like this book.

Not only does she prove herself as a great writer/producer/director, she has the ability to tell stories in a refreshingly quirky way.

Are you going to read the book this fall?

Pop Art Makeup Tutorial

How cool is that? I think I will try this Roy Litchenstein inspired look for Halloween. My son is going as Spiderman, so maybe I could be a new damsel in distress. Very Cool idea.

What are you going as for Halloween?

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You Will Need:

For the makeup:

For the outfit:

  • any solid color shirt or dress

Instructions:

1. Start with a clear foundation and apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. The brighter the better. This look is all about contrast between colors!

2. Fill in your eyebrows with the black liquid eyeliner, keeping the edges sharp and defined.

3. Draw lines with the eyeliner on your nose, under your cheekbones, under your bottom lip, and in between your eyebrows or anywhere that you would normally contour.

4. Draw an outline of your lips. You may need to make the bottom lip extra thick to make the line look even.

5. Fill in your lips with a bright lipstick. Add a spot of white eyeliner if you’d like to add depth.

6. For the eyes, start to draw a dramatic wing. Next, use a bright, pigmented eye shadow on your eyelid. Add another color towards the inner eye for extra detail.

7. Draw another wing coming from inside or above the crease of the eye, following the shape of your first wing.

8. Finish off the eye with lots of mascara and false lashes.

9. For the tear, draw the shape that you want with blue eye shadow. Outline that shape with black eyeliner, and then clean up the outer edges with a Q-tip.

 That’s it! For more details and photos, visit Emma’s Makeup Tutorial.