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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Spring '11 Trend Timewarp

Orange lips really bring out the blues in your eyes!
So I've been reading a lot of articles about trendy orange shades for Spring '11, particularly as an odd but interesting color for lips. Now, I don't have a stitch of orange anywhere in my wardrobe so I was hesitant to try it at first, but after the initial uncertainty I was totally convinced. Because the lip color is so dramatic and vibrant, it's important to keep the rest of the face really muted and natural looking. You don't want to look like an haute couture clown, especially if you want to wear this look during the day.

This is a great look to wear if:
You don't have a lot of time to get ready
You have blue eyes, or rich dark skin
You want to jazz up a LBD, or plain daytime look
You love colorful, noticeable lips

Holly Go-Brightly!
After I did the lips and makeup, I wanted to experiment with a hair tutorial that I saw on MakeupGeek. I pulled my hair into a high, slicked back pony separated the tail into about six pieces and then teased the everloving shit out of it. After that was good and tangled I wrapped the hair around the elastic (counter-clockwise) pinned it and fluffed it out.

Seeing as I'm super challenged at doing my hair, I appreciated how easy this particular tutorial was and how simple the styling was. It took almost no time at all and when I was done I was really happy with the result. Not only that, but I felt a very Hepburny with my big messy chignon. So I thought what the hell, grabbed a little black dress from my closet, some fake pearls and had a photoshoot on my porch!

Both of these trends are SUPER easy to do, I highly recommend trying them out. Til' next time.

Meredith Jessica


  1. LOVE IT! you look super cute with the entire outfit :)What brand and shade is that lipstick? I love it!

  2. @Meme: Thank you so much!

    @Kassie: Unfortunately the shade doesn't have a name. It's a swatch from Sephora's most recent (x-mas '10) collectors edition travel palette. But I'm going to be searching all over for a dupe soon because I'm quickly running out so if I find a comparable shade I will let you know. Thanks for the kind compliments <3

  3. i like how you added examples on how this would be a great look to wear. i'm really enjoying your blog and i love this. i've taken a liking to the orange lip myself and i absolutely love the bow in your hair! ;)

  4. i really love your blog! glad that I found it :D