Sunday, June 29, 2008
These are some pictures of TRIBE and IP masqueraders from this year, that I found on Trinijunglejuice.com
I hope these pictures are useful.
Honestly speaking, i found her face jewels lovely but the overload of glitter on the chest....is a no no! If it were irridescent, she could've gotten away with it, instead of this "silver surfer image"
This one, was very creative, using both pencil and jewels
I found this to be too cute!
This one, taken of a TRIBE Almathea reveller, looks very good! IT is my favorite jewel design
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Now with the global phenom that Carnival has become, there's no telling where your face may land up! Thats why one must always be prepared.
Carnival make up tips:
- On the road, have a bag, complete with sunblock, powder, lipstick or lipgloss, oil absorbing or blotting sheets
- 30mins Before applying any make up to the face or body apply a generous amount of sun screen and lay down in a cool room with fan or ac so skin wouldn't be greasy.
- It may be a good idea to get your make professionally done. Airnrushed make-up is a lightweight makeup that lst all day long and requires minimal touch up.
- However if your perfectly capable of applying your own make up the following tips are for you
- Apply moisturizer, try oil-free or oil- absorbant moisterizers with an sunblock
- Apply primer before putting on make up. Saucy pointed out Milk of Magnesia is a good low budget item that works just as good as a clinique primer!
- Apply foundation with make up sponge, so far the only make up I can give testiment to is Revlon Color Stay foundation, my mom uses it and it works good. I use Black Opal Creme Stick and I think that is a miracle in a stick, it's like concealer and foundation in one.
- Here's a little inside tip i learnt from my cousin, she's a make up artist:- if you want your make up to to stay on all day, use Sacha Kamoflage Setting Powder, just dust a little on with powder brush or u can use the puff thing, they give you, that sets your foundation and creates a smooth base.
- Now you apply your eye and lip make up.
- Apply Translucent powder.
- Spray Sacha's Fix it Spray Make up setting spray
- Apply lashes.
- Apply any face jewels with eyelash glue or spirit gum, but i used spirit gum and some jewels came off.
Now here are some make up posts by Saucy
So, once again I stumbled upon some more stuff, this is the last post on eyelashes, next we'll be moving on to make up!
I found this site, eEyelash.com, where you can get all your feathered, neon, coloured, short, medium, long, half lash, full lash and individuals! The only catch is you can't purchase single, most time minimum order is, 2 or 4
And here is one of Saucy's post on lashes
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
But anywho, since I started playing 'big people' mas, I've realised it is an expensive thing, that is if your gonna do it right; the divalicious carnival addict way! When i say the divalicious carnival addict way, i mean:
- eyelash extension
- sun protection products
- boots not sneakers
- extra accessorize your costume and boots
- make up
- Monday wear
- Epsom salt(lol jus pullin yuh leg)
- bling cup
So i'll first start with Eyelashes. There are so many questions asked about eyelashes like, will they stay on all day? will they irritate me, I don't know which one to buy? should i just purchase any old eyelash glue?
SO I've decided I will help you out!
Q: What glue should I use?
A:When it comes to eyelash glue, there's nothing else better than DUO eyelash glue. It sells for about US$6. a pop at www.walgreens.com or www.drugstore.com. The glue comes in white/clear, that goes on white and dries clear, and black. Preferably use the white/clear, that way mistakes won't be too visible. Ensure when you are applying glue to lashes, make sure that the ends get the most glue, because that is where the lashes are most likely to lift off from.
Q: What are the best lashes to use?
A: Sephora and MAC makes good fake eyelashes (most are US$10.00) and Shu Uemura makes amazing ones too, but the Shu ones can definitely be pricey.When it comes to false lashes I've found the drugstore ones to be just as good as any of the more expensive ones.
Ardell is a great drugstore brand of lashes, they're about US$3.00-US$5.00 a pair depending on where you buy them, and you can find them at any drugstore, as well as Walmart and Target. Drugstore.com Maybelliene and Revlon also make good, cheap false lashes right around the US$5.00 mark as well. Revlon has introduced the concept of self-adhesive eyelashes, which I have heard, worked great! I may just try those next year!
Q:How long can I wear lashes?
A:Personally I only like to wear false lashes once or twice and then toss them. It's a lot easier on the pocketbook to wear & toss false lashes when they cost less than US$5.00 instead of US$10.00-US$25.00 and on up depending on who makes them and what they're made of. It's also a lot cleaner and safer for the eyes.
Q:When and How should I apply them?
A:False lashes should be applied after you are finished with the rest of your eye makeup, except for your mascara. First hold the lashes up to your lash line, check to make sure they're not too long for your eyelid and if they are trim a bit of the longer ends off to match the length of your eyelid. You can curl your lashes lightly or leave them as is. Using a pair of tweezers to hold the lashes, very lightly apply a tiny, very thin strip of eyelash glue to the lash base. You might want to practice the lash glue line on your hand a couple of times to get it just right. Blow gently on the glue you just applied for a few seconds so it gets "tacky", this will make it less likely to slip around your eyelid and make a mess. Look downward into a mirror and using the tweezers or a very steady hand, gently lay the fake lash strip on top of your natural lash line. You may need to tap it gently in a couple of places (with your finger or the end of a makeup brush) to get it in just the right spot and to make the lashes adhere properly. Once the lashes are in place allow about 5 minutes or so for the glue to dry. After the glue is dry you can use your regular mascara (assuming it's the same color as the lashes your just applied) to blend your natural lashes in with the false ones. You only need a little bit of mascara to do this, don't apply as much as you normally would without the false lashes. And they're you go! If you want to apply some eyeliner to help further blend in your false lashes, I suggest a black liquid liner applied on top of the fake lash line (and just slightly above it) and winged out just a little at the end of the eye. If you need to apply liner after you apply your lashes, liquid liner is best because it's less likely to "drag" and cause your lashes to become loose.
or you can view theses videos
How to apply false lashes
How to apply false lashes vid 2
Ford models: How to apply false lashes
Sephora's how to apply false lashes
Q:How do i remove them?
A:False lashes should only be worn for one day or evening, and you should never sleep in them. They are best removed with an oily makeup remover applied to a cotton pad. Hold the cotton pad over your eye for about 20 seconds or so until the lashes slip out easily. The oil in the makeup remover will dissolve the latex in the eyelash glue, this is why an oil based makeup remover is necessary. You should never just pull or tug your false lashes out. Along with being painful this will also cause many of your natural lashes to be pulled out as well!
Q:Can i reuse them?
A:If you plan on wearing the same set of lashes again, use the oily makeup remover to gently remove whatever remains of the eyelash glue. Gently rinse the lashes off with water and set them back in the case they came in along the little curve the came on. Cared for properly you can expect a couple of good uses out of a set of false lashes, although as I mentioned I prefer to only use them a couple of times at most. A new fresh set is always going to look better and apply easier than a used set
Q:Where can I purchase these eyelashes?
Friday, June 6, 2008
“Our band is for everybody, irrespective of gender, size, colour and age,”
“We want to show the true colours of T&T. Carnival is supposed to be a presentation and we should be proud to showcase it to the world.”- Anya Elias,Executive member, Spice
I'm sure many persons have indeed read Saucy's blog post on the new female managed Carnival band 'SPICE', whose media launch took place earlier this week. The media launch, hosted at Zen's rooftop, displayed two stunning costumes from it's 2k9 presentation "The Missing Ingredient." In a recent article in the Trinidad Guardian, spokeswoman, Anya Elias describes the band new band as non-competitive, stating that;
"A lot of new bands are trying to attack and compete with other bands. We are not doing that. We just realise there is a market and we are tapping into it."
Some sections include; brown sugar, paprika, ocean salt, garden of sage and Mediterranean borage. To go along with these hot sections, the band's designers are Sonia Mack, Leasel Rovedas, Sandra Hordatt, Kim Lee-Inniss and Richard Anthony Productions and Concepts.
Although the media launch didn't speak much more from what was revealed to the guardian, the divalicous costumes presented with gigantic headpieces and contrastingly small bikinis alone, enticed the crowd.
I am very excited about this band, i believe they will give TRIBE and Island People a run for their money! Please believe this band will be taken into consideration for C2K9! Ah Cyah wait! Thus the band seems capable of living up to it's word!
“Spice is the best recipe for Carnival. People can expect one hundred per cent flavour for C2K9 and nothing less.”