Fall is here even in Florida and winter is fast approaching; I've been rocking black lipstick again and it's been fabulous. You know that feeling of satisfaction when you look in the mirror and you look like your best self? The you you've imagined yourself to be? Yeah, that.
The color palette of this past fall: black, rich emerald green, cool bright scarlet, and hints of pinky-beige and winter white and I loved it. Still I am a creature who needs variety, so I've been looking at other dark dark colors to play around with this winter; namely black, midnight blue, dark brown with gold and silver accents. Style-wise I'm heading in the quirky goth-y professional range since that's what I *really* need right now. I am a professional adult. Yes, I'm still a grad student but I work 40 hrs a week and have responsibilities. This often clashes with my internal view of myself, but it's not all bad. I just have to make sure that I don't let myself be smothered by other's expectations *shrug*.
Wow, it's been awhile! Unfortunately grad school has left less time for posting but the need to look professional while still being myself has created more time for actual style. I haven't been taking many pictures except of make up looks I do have a makeup haul to review from Ulta, including the Naked 3 Palette AND orders from both Shiro and Fyrinnae Cosmetics coming in, so I will be doing reviews on that.
I'm still exploring makeup so I might or might not make a video (I don't know how much of my blunders I want to make public, lol) and I'm still figuring out how to work with my face without resorting to copious amounts of contouring (more on my beef against contouring later). I will also be continuing my Year in Retrospect series. So that's what's coming up for the rest of the year! Here are a few looks I've been rocking: