MAC X JEREMY SCOTT Makeup Collection Tutorial & Review

Today’s Makeup tutorial & review is all about the new Mac X Jeremy Scott Collection. The theme of the collection is deliciously 90’s analog! “Good Bad Taste” abounds with packaging and product names inspired by Cassettes, Video Tapes, Boom Boxes and CD’s. I bought the Lo-Fi Eyeshadow x 29 palette, which has 29 rainbow hued eyeshadows. I love the palette, and the ONLY color that gave me any trouble was the bright purple in the lower right corner, “Club New Wave Mix”. This type of matte blue-toned purple is hard to create, I can’t say I have a dupe that performs better. It’s sheer at first, but it does build up beautifully as you’ll see in the video. My swatches were done with my normal method of UDPP and a Smith 256 Brush. The only call out would be that the pans are indeed small, but I mean, it’s 29 MAC shadows for $75 so I don’t feel that it’s a bad deal! I love the palette for it’s creativity, color and texture selection. Did I mention that most of the shadows are Matte? I’m also really happy this isn’t another Warm Smoky Eye palette. The neutrals here lean on the cool side.This is a hella useful palette and I love it!  I would recommend this to a friend seeking bright shadows in a rainbow hues with a few neutrals thrown in.

Jeremy Scott Palette is available at maccosmetics.com  ulta.com  and nordstrom.com

 

 

 

Torrid Sailor Moon Collection is Everything I Dreamed it Would Be!

MOON PRISM POWER MAKE UP! When I heard that Torrid was doing a Sailor Moon collection, I’m pretty sure I blacked out. I’ve been waiting more than 20 years for this, and now it was really happening. I was 11 when my friend Rachel tried getting me interested in Anime, and Sailor Moon was my gateway drug. It came on at 8:30am, so I’d record the episodes on VHS and then watch them twice when I got home from school. I collected every sticker, action figure- anything I could get my hands on. I had one sailor moon tee which I quickly outgrew when puberty kicked in, though I still wore it all cracked and faded for years. I have a few T-Shirts that Torrid ahd done over the years, and now Torrid has launched it’s Sailor Moon collection and it’s even better than I imagined.

Tank, Leggings Jacket & Shoes unavailable.

The Tank Top fits AMAZING! I have mine in a 2 and it fits lovely! Had to rock these leggings with lace-up flats. I just need some white lace socks! These fit amazing in my normal size 3 bottoms. I love the navy color with the pale pink tank.

🎵Fighting Evil By Moonlight 🎵

The details of the mesh are utter perfection. Bows, Hearts, Ribbons and moons! I’ve always loved how feminine the Sailor Moon universe was. She didn’t have to be a anything other than a girl to take down the Negaforce! The Tank is a bit sheer which I think looks great with my pink bra!

this Kimono is still available in several sizes as is this Sailor Scout Skater Dress!

This collection is selling out FAST so if you want it, you gotta ‘book it’.

XOXO Cora

 

DIsclaimer: The clothing in this post was sent to me by Torrid PR; All opinions expressed are my own.

10 Shag Haircuts to Bring to Your Stylist in 2018


1970’s Style Heavy Shag with Fringe (Last Daze of Disco)

Cool-Girl Short Bangs (citiesbesthairartists)

Extra Long with heavy Fringe and Texture (thebeautydepartment)

Alexa Chung’s Iconic Shag

Rocker Long-Bob shag or “Swag” (weird name, great cut)

great way to get a face-framing look without bangs

a shag is a great wat to show off color (Source)Love the edgy texture (source)

For when you can’t decide between a pixie and a shag (source)

 

And then finally we get to my new haircut. Click on the image to view it larger. I have fine, thin hair so I wanted something to give me a big of a volume boost. The bottom row are some quick cellphone selfies after it rained on be immediately after getting it cut & styled. The top row is the following day with a bit of hair powder from Evo, Dry Shampoo, and a quick pass with a curling iron. So much movement and volume now!

 

XOXO – Cora♥

10 Celebrity Shag Haircuts

Stevie Nicks

Starting with the queen of the shaggy, layered bohemian look, my style Icon, Stevie Nicks. Over the years Stevie has rocked a multitude of shaggy looks, and if you like your hair longer, her’s is a great style to shoot for! It’s casual, not-fussy, glamourous and sexy.

Joan Jett

Straight, razored, with bangs and a DGAF attitude, Joan Jett’s hairdo is iconic. Joan is still rocking a variation of this look to this day, and she still looks like the rockstar she is. You’ll need a good straightener to get this precision look.

Chrissie Hynde

Speaking of badbass bitches, Chrissie Hynde’s eye grazing fringe and shaggy style is a classic. I’ve tried to emulate this style so many times, Chrissie was one of my oldest style icons, and I’m in love with the fact that she’s still rocking it. Great style lasts forever.

Farrah Fawcett 

One of the most recognizable hairstyles of all time, Farrah Fawcett hair is good shit. Big, bountiful, and feathered, Farrah’s wings are the things thin-haired girls dream of.

Alexa Chung

An update on the shag, Alexa’s look is modern and non-fussy. It’s a “I woke up like this” look that still looks polished and cool. One of the flatter-on-top styles, this works best if you have a slim face. Round and heart-shapes might find with thinner on top look makes the face wider. If you have thick unmanageable hair this is a good way to thin it out.

Zendaya

Curly shags are one of my faves. Zendaya’s curls are a bit flatter on top, and then graduate down to thinner ends, but the overall look is voluminous and shaggy. It frames the face and makes you look like a goddess with a mane.

Jane Fonda

The lady of a million shags, Jane Fonda put the shag on the map. She’s likely had more variations of the shag than anyone else on this list, and deserves credit for making this style mainstream. For those interested in a 1960’s shag, this is the one to go for.

Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna’s hair is ICONIC. Short, feathered, spiky and precise, it looks both casual and coiffed. I have rocked this style in the past and it’s not as easy as it looks- this takes a lot of precision cutting, so it’s not as easy going as some of these styles. Tina Turner

What’s love got to do with Tina Turner’s Iconic spiky shag? Everything. I am so in love with this iconic hair style, it’s beautiful, bold, and ENORMOUS. I’m always mesmerized by the beauty of it.

David Bowie

David Bowie rocked a number of shaggy styles in his day, some were more mullet-y than others. This is a pretty classic 1970’s men’s shag. I wanted to be sure to include Ziggy Stardust because this is a haircut that also works well for men. Should I do a  list of men’s shaggy hairstyles? Let me know in the comments!

 

XOXO – Cora

 

 

Five Plus-Size Velvet Dresses

My name is Cora, and I am a obsessed with velvet. I always have been, and this particular moment in fashion is extremely exciting for me, because velvet is freaking everywhere! I set out to write a review of the the witchy burgundy dress I shared on Instagram, and I realized the Simply Be site has so many amazing velvet dresses I wanted to share a few more with you guys! If you’re not familiar with Simply Be, it’s an incredible UK site for trendy and fabulous clothes sizes 8-28. I adore their size inclusivity, I’ve bought from them for years, and I’ve always been really happy with my purchases. They also have a men’s line that is unlike most men’s clothing that I’ve seen especially for larger men’s sizes. This x-mas I picked up several amazing Joe Browns pieces for Mr. Vintageortacky, and he was thrilled! Let me know if you’d like to see me do a review of their Men’s Line ^_^

Dress | Necklace | Boots | Belt

I’m getting started today with a dress I bought last fall, since I can write a review based on my experince. The Witchy vibes on this one are insane. I’ve worn this so many times I’ve lost count. It’s super soft, stretchy, the shape is flattering (once belted) the color is divine, and I LOVE a high-neck dress. It keeps me a bit warmer, and creates a backdrop for my jewelry. The best part? It was $31 bucks. Yep. Snap it up babes, it’s available in sizes 10-22, but I think it’s really size flexible. I have this in a size 22 but there is so much stretch I easily could have sized down, so my friends who wear a 24 or even a 26 could probably rock a 22. I wish it came in an emerald or hunter green a mustard and a navy. If SimplyBe decided to sell it in more colors I would SNAP. IT. UP.

this Blue Velvet number is serving 80’s Dynasty Vibes. You could go all-out with big curls and close toed pumps for a theme night (anyone else obsessed with 80’s style?) or modernize with a sleek ponytail and strappy sandals. How fab would this be with a white faux-fur stole? I AM DYING! If anyone buys this, please send me pictures! This gorgeous number is available in size 8-22!

This Kimono style dress is the perfect way to wear velvet this spring. The shape of the dress is so effortless and casual, but the print is a gorgeous expression of flowers and leaves. The model here is wearing silver accessories but I think a taupey gray would be equally gorgeous! Available in sizes 8-28 which is so great I wanna whoop and holler- amazing size range!

This embellished number would be equality dynamite with ankle boots, sneakers or a rainbow hue of tights. I’d personally rock this with striped tights, chuck taylors, and hot pink lipstick. I love that the shape isn’t so fussy or form-fitting, but the asymmetry and embellishment keep it from being boring. Perfect for babes who want some breathing or dancing room. Available in size 8-22

Speaking of Hot Pink the drape and color of this dress are simply to die for. Why don’t I own any hot pink velvet? I would rock this just as you see here: With Black boots and a leopard clutch. Available in size 8-22, I’d likely add fishnets in the spring/summer or leather leggings in the fall/winter to keep warm, but this is Definitely Vintageortacky Style!

 

XOXO -Cora

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