Elements to Thanksgiving Cooking for a Fashionista

Today is the day before Thanksgiving and of course this is the REAL day we all start cooking. I know how my sister prepares and how my grandmother prepared for the day, by worrying about the food and caring less about how they look. For a fashionista, however, the elements of fashion, though no one may even see her, can be an important role in this holiday.

For me it begins with the right house dress. I have to be able to move around in it. I like it to be cotton so it can breathe. I have one I am wearing today and one picked tomorrow that will go with my new apron I made.

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Make sure you have comfortable shoes to move around in, go up and down stairs (my pantry in down a level)

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A good hair tie to tie your hair back, but not too tight that it will give you a headache and…

A pretty Fascinator (made by me of course) to keep you looking pretty while you sweat it out through the cooking and baking all day.

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No tights, or wear leggings if your think your legs might get cold. You will be in a hot kitchen so the likelihood is more so that you will be too hot not too cold.

A nice strand of pearls or something equivalent. I got this wonderful strand of beads at Backroads Studio. She is local to Iowa and her and her friend do amazing Jewelery pieces.

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Some small, but charming little earrings. (I have a few of these left if you want some or they are easy to make and I think I found all the fixings for them at Walmart)

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If you put on makeup, which I always do, apply lightly. If it is too heavy you will end up with more on a towel than on your face by the end of the day. I do very light makeup, using more on my eyes with eyeliner and mascara for fuller eyes.

For lipstick staying power throughout the day I use  Kat Von D

Finish it all off with hair spray, makeup powder by DD Dupree Cosmetics, Luana Foundation, Dr. FeelGood by Benefit,

and you are ready to start cooking!

Remember…

Bake first, cook later!

If you get all the baking out of the way those items can cool down and then you can pop that turkey in and lett that baby simmer the day away! I hope you all have a fabulous day today and tomorrow!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kiss Kiss,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

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Holiday Thanksgiving w TT

(Makeup used today~ Dr. FeelGood by Benefit, SmashBox Bronze Lights Bronzer for my blush, Dupree Luana Foundation for my eyelids and dusting Powder Foundation for finish, CoverGirl MidnightBrown for Brows, Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliners, Smashbox
Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara, Kat Von DPainted Love Lipstick
)

Mad Men Monday: Who Are You?

I thought for today we would start the new blog with a little more style in what I have wanted Mad Men Monday to be about. About Mad Men. So I am going to start us off with a little quiz.

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What Mad Men Character are you? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT

I took the Mad Men Quiz and got Trudy Campbell http://qz4.me/OFRiE8

I am Trudy CampbellI am Trudy Campbell

You are Trudy Campbell–devoted wife to Pete. Like, Trudy, you are supportive and caring, even when your actions aren’t always appreciated.

I think that is funny because at present I am NOT married but all the rest is true.

Take the quiz and come back here or on our Facebook page and tell us what Mad Men Character are you?

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Knowing who you are, who you resemble and what character you are committing to will help you to hone in on the traits and characteristics you desire to emulate. I was thinking I was either a Betty or a Joan but Trudy never came to mind. As soon as I saw the results, I thought “Hmm, yeah that could be me” LOL

I do however think I am more of a Betty. She was a model (like me) yet still had the stay at home life. Betty is very much a Grace Kelly kind of gal. Not sure just yet which one of those I would want to own up to. I think I need to research Trudy CAmpbell a bit more. Maybe the test is right, maybe I am more Trudy than Betty.

Betty: Pale Blues, Winter whites, camels, grays. Blonde hair, blue eyes, rosy lips and fair complexion.

Joan: Jewel tones, forest green, coral, purple, teal, and of course-Red. Alabaster skin and striking red lips.

Peggy: Mustard (though the character hates it) is her signature style. Lackluster tones of greens and yellows convey her modesty.

Trudy: A young city version of Betty (hmm maybe I am more of a Trudy). Cool Sixties prints, paisley and geometric, shades fo blue from teal to azure. She wears those colors to compliment her husbands suits. (Funny My man and I try to dress to compliment each other when we go out)

So the more I delve into each woman and character and share bits about Mad Men (I can’t wait until next season comes out) it will be interesting to see how things turn out for the cast as well as for myself in learning about this lifestyle.

I generally feel I am more of a 1930s, 40s, and 50’s kind of gal, but I do, (OH HOW I DO) love Mad Men. Maybe I could be a Mad Men gal after all. 🙂

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XoXo Trisha Trixie

PS. Stay tuned tomorrow for  Try it Tuesday with a new twist with our new site!

Try It Tuesday~Organized Makeup

Getting organized is difficult for many. If you are one of those, here are some ideas for you to consider. If you’re already organized, there’s information for you to think about. All ideas have pros and cons and no one idea works best for everyone. Below I am sharing my insight and opinions. If you have any ideas or thoughts you’d like to share, we welcome your comments. Otherwise, ‘try it’. See how you like it.

These are attractive and creative. They do keep your cosmetics in place. One thing I do not care for about these is that by sitting with the brushes up in the air they allow dirt and dust and other airborne matter to collect on them. Then, in turn, you put these into your eye shadows or blushes and then brush that into your skin. (Are we seeing the issue here?) 

Now I can hear some of you thinking “Well we can’t put
them in, bristles down, because that would just ruin the
brushes, so what are we supposed to do about that?”

I have an answer for you. My solution is to store cosmetic
brushes in covered containers, preferably not air tight ones
though. There’s a variety of options. Here are three
of my favorites.

 
 
I wish this photo were clearer. The side areas are great for storing smaller cosmetics 
which allows you to keep the bulk of your cosmetics together. 
The best feature is that the brushes are laid down and nestled into a groove 
to hold them suspended so they aren’t rubbing, which minimizes fraying as well. 
The second best feature is that this container can be closed, 
keeping out excess dust, dirt and other airborne particles. 
For this Fashion Eye,
this is the Mercedes of cosmetic storage. 
 My second runner up for storage is little gem here. It has drawers for your brushes and other cosmetic applicators. That is good since it also has what I refer to as “breather holes” in the front of each drawer. This allows a little bit of airflow while minimizing unwanted particles. However, the fact that it has drawers means you have to lay your brushes down. This allows mixing of colors and powders on your brushes which slightly alters the final look after application. Also, the bristles can rub together and this results in quicker fraying of the bristles.
Another item along the line of drawers is here. This provides maximum breathing room but again, it has the same downfalls as the above storage container. If this is your choice I recommend a light, attractive “draping” that goes over the top and comes down over the sides to eliminate the amount of airborne particles.
Here are some ideas for your “bath and beauty” supplies as well as your lip liners, 
eye liners, mascaras, eye pencils and other “stick” items.
                                                                                                                        

For those times you have to travel, here are some attractive choices that will
also keep your items clean and dry. 
                                                            
 We hope this helps you think or rethink your options and allows you some solutions.
If you have any ideas to share, feel free to leave us a comment.
For help or more ideas & solutions contact us via our FB page if you like.
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Spectacular Sunday~You Nailed It

Sundays truly are spectacular. Women like to really dress themselves up and get all prettied. One of the oldest and most popular choices for the occasion is fixing their nails. Here we have a selection of spectacular choices for you to consider.

From Cutsie…
                                

                                                    
                                             
Glitsie…
                                           
                           
                                     

Bright…
                                                                             
                                          

Bold…
                                                              
                                                 

-OR-
Daring…
                                                             

Whatever the occasion, no matter your taste, whichever you choose…
You Nailed It.   
Brought to you by:Corrina L. Hunter~Fashion Eye for SensaFashion
All images courtesy of my Pinterest Board:

Beauty Train Cases

My new Train case from Sephora arrived today and I am so super excited! I have wanted one this large for over three years and finally got one for a Christmas present!

Now the joy and wonder is going to be transferring everything from my mini case to this one, as well as the stuff in my plastic portable and I need to think about how to best use this now that I am going to take this with me on shoots and such now that I am back into modeling full time.

Currently my bathroom looks like Sephora threw up in it. So this will be a good clean up effort. Here is how chaotic things look now.

Chaotic bathroom makeup mess

 So now the adventure begins! Clean things off, up and what makes the cut to go into my Train case and what about my little mini train case? Can that still be utilized and what will go in it? Let’s cha cha shall we….


In on corner I put all my lip items and lipsticks

 Lip items I use are

  • Makeup Forever Lip Line Perfector Transparent
  • Makeup Forever Lip Line Perfector 8c
  • Kat Von D HellBent
  • Kat Von D BackStage Bambi
  • Lancome Visionary
  • Clinique Bamboo Pink (tube almost empty) Using Lip Brush now
  • Clinique Glow Bronze (also almost empty)
  • Hot Topic BlackHeart
  • DuWop Lip Venom gloss (Careful it kinda burns as it plumps)

Underneath the Lip items I have :

  • Benefit Erase Paste (helps concel puffy eyes)
  • Origins GinZing (also for Puffy Eyes)
  • Origins Plantscription Anti Aging serum
  • Anew (from Avon) Treatment Cream
  • Smashbox Photo Finish (this is great before photoshoots)
  • That little vial is a sample I got from Sephora of a Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel

This side is a small side of little tools I use and might need

  • A couple of hair clips
  • A couple of bobby pins
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A couple of sponge applicators

Next to the lip items are my brushes. The long one is my eye brow brush. The other are a variety of eye applicator and contour brushes

Next is a section for eyeliners

  • A variety of Kat Von D Eye liners with different edges for different types of lines for my cat eyes effect
  • Grey Avon Glimmer sticks
  • Urban Decay Black 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Thin Line Liner
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes
  • Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner with smudger at the end
  • CoverGirl Liquline Blast in Brown with Smudger at the end
  • Bare Escentuals Buxom Inside Eyeline Black
  • Maybelline Unstoppable in Grey
  • Elf in Plum
  • Rimmel Turquise Kohl
  • Urband Decay 24/7 Glide On Flipside
  • Smashbox Smudepot Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner Midnight Black ( This one you use a brush for. Great for shoots)

In the center is some smaller items that go a LONG way:

Too Faced:

  • Shadow Insurance (Make shadow last forever on your eyes)
  • Primed Porcelain (Skin Smoothing) (Kind of like Photo Finish)
  • Beauty Balm (Multi Benefit Skin Care Makeup)

In the next corner are the eye parts and mascaras:

  • For my Brows:  Sephora Eyebrow Kit Nutmug Brown N02 (come with a little brush, tweezers, applicator brush)
  • Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension Sytstem Mascara and Nylon Fibers
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Underneath the mascaras are:

  •  Smashbox Bronzer Bronze Lights Suntan Matte ( I like to use this when doing SteamPunk)
  • Benefit Whats Up (highlighter for cheeks and eyes)
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Seal (adds liquid and life to dried out makeup and also a great lacquer for eyes to make makeup pop and last longer for the nights or shoots)

Now for the eyes:

These are the “main” ones I use but I will share with you later my “kits” I also use:

  • Loreal Hip: Shocked 310 Yellow and Green
  • Loreal Hip Saucey 818 Bronze and Brown (use for SteamPunk)
  • Loreal Hip Sassy 208 Blue and Grey
  • Mac Steamy Frost Turquoise Deep Blue
  • Mac Juxt Satin Sea Green
  • Femme Couture Purely Platinum White ( I wear this a lot for my Vintage shoots)

Blushes:

  • Sephora Pantone Universe Desert Flower
  • Cover Girl 510 Iced Plum
  • Benefit Throb
  • Benefit Georgia

Face:

  • Clinique Moisture Surge Intense (I do this once a week)
  • Benefit Some Kinda gorgeous Medium (This like a quick face color when I don’t have time)
  • Loreal True Match Light Ivory
  • Dr Feel Good (OMG! Best thing I ever bought! Put this over your makeup to Set it! Great for shoots or going out. No need to reapply!)

My Favorite part! I am addicted to lip things. I think I collect glosses and lipsticks! LOL

  • Stila Mango Crush
  • Stila Pomagranite Crush
  • Stila Candy Lip Glaze 24
  • Stila Cranberry Lip Glaze 41
  • Stila Starfruit Lip Glaze 30
  • Stila Marmalade Lip Glaze 23
  • Buoxm Vienna Crayon
  • Buxom Presto Crayon
  • Buoxm Marajexich Crayon
  • Buxom Bombay Crayon
  • Buxom Amber Gloss
  • Buxom Denise Gloss
  • Buxom (Coral) Gloss (can’t read the name)
  • Buxom (deep Red) Gloss (Can’t read the name)
  • Sephora Golden Embrace Gloss (Tangerine)

Misc tools:

  • Benefit Bathina (makes legs silky smooth)
  • False lashes
  • Qtips (for fixups)

    These are the other things I use that are generally on my counter:

    • Sephora Airbrush Foundation (You spray it onto a brush and swirl it around your face. Makes you face look flawless)
    • Some samples of SmashBox Green Finish when it is cold outside and I get those rosy cheeks
    • Too Faced Natural Face, Too Faced Natural Eye
    • Too Faced Summer Eye (this one has the bold colors)

    Then what made it to my mini case are :

    • Kat Von D Saint Perfume
    • Avon Nude Nu Lip and cheek stain
    • Extra pencil sharpener
    • Mini Some kinda Gorgeous
    • The shadow piece that broke of my Avon kit and lip set
    • True Match Powder
    • Sephora Mini Makeup Wipes
    • TokiDoki mini Bastardino Color Palette Cream, Brown, Peach and Green
    • Mineral Sheers-Silky Sable Brush built in
    • Benefit Her name was Glowla Her Glam Makeup Kit (has peach blush, 5 shadows, Mood beam, high beam left in it)
    • Sephora by Dak mini nail files
    • A mini emergency kit I put together of mini Too Face Leopard Bronzer with Brush, tweezers, Sponges, Lip brush and makeup brushes

    Pink Mini


    Hi Ho Silver


    Well, there you have it. What is in my train case and the main staples of my Beauty regime. I will go int further detail for each of these items in the coming weeks and be doing some videos as we go along highlighting some of these items alone and together. If you want to know more about a specific items or how to, please let me know so I can focus on what my public wants 🙂

    The only thing left on these two train case I think they need is some decorating bling! 🙂

    For more info on Train Cases, Come check out my NEW Pinterest Board Train Cases