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Friday, March 16, 2012

Did I Mention I am a Total CROW Freak?

Yes... I am in love with The Crow (1994) starring Brandon Lee.  I have seen this movie a million times, and it never gets old.  It is my number one favorite movie.  I love the setting of the the early 1990s urban culture in this film.  They plan on remaking The Crow and it is planned to be released in 2013. I am of course not happy about this.  To me, that is like remaking The Sound of Music or Wizard of Oz. It just shouldn't be done!

Here is the awesome original Trailer

Here is a great review (this video is long but the guy talking I'm pretty sure is my soul mate)


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sean Kingston "Beautiful Girls"

I know this song has been around for a while, but I just love the way it sounds.. For me, it is definitely one of those songs that can instantly put you in a different mood.

Cat Eye Sunglasses Rock!


Here I am in my favorite cat eye sunglasses that I got at Charming Charlie.  I love the cat eye shape because it is the only shape that looks good with the shape of my face.  Those over sized round sunglasses just always make me look like a bug... or like this.....  lol



Here is a picture of me so you know what my eyes look like :)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I Love Naked Palette

I Love Urban Decay's Naked Palette, because it is very natural and with some shimmer :) I bought this palette in July, and have used it every day since!


Here are the colors from left to right:

  • Virgin is a pale, shimmered nude beige. It’s very, very light, but it’s such a beautiful neutral. It’s a little frosty for a highlighter, particularly on darker skin tones, but it would make for a great all-over wash or pop of light on the inner tear duct. **** I USE THIS ONE A LOT****
  • Sin is a champagne with a touch of pink and a frostier finish. This shade is permanently available.
  • Naked is a matte medium beige-brown. It has a very soft, smooth texture–not at all powdery or chalky.
  • Sidecar is a shimmered, medium bronze brown with almost a red undertone. This shade was in the first edition of the Book of Shadows. (I didn’t see it on Urban Decay’s website at all.) ****I USE THIS ONE A LOT****
  • Buck is a matte darkened beige-brown. It’s really a darker version of Naked. It has the same silky smooth texture and rich color pay off of Naked, too.
  • Half Baked is a coppery bronze with a frost-metallic finish. This shade is permanently available.
  • Smog is a medium dark bronze with a gilded bronze sheen. This shade is permanently available.
  • Darkhorse is a darkened deep chocolate brown with flecks of bronze.
  • Toasted is a medium dark pinky brown with a shimmery finish. This shade is permanently available. **** I USE THIS ONE ALOT****
  • Hustle is a dark plummy chocolate brown with a soft shimmer finish. **** I USE THIS ONE A LOT****
  • Creep is a darkened blue-black base with silver and teal shimmer. Urban Decay said “onyx with gold glitter”
  • Gunmetal is a blue-gray metallic that really must be seen to be appreciated. It almost feels like a duochrome, because it flashes blue but it’s dark and smoldering. This shade is permanently available.
** Holly Tip** Check out the Naked Palette 2! it is very similar to the original, but is more matte and less shimmery!

Monday, March 12, 2012

My St. Patrick's Day Must Haves!

I can't believe St. Patricks Day is only a few short days away! I love St Patricks Day! (especially because it's my mom's birthday :) )  Here are just a few items I know I am rocking out with this Saturday!


A Green Sequins head band that my dad gave me 





Green Eye Shadow From MAC







My Neon Green Polish From Charlotte Russe





This "Feeling Lucky" Tee from Charlotte Russe






And Don't Forget the GUINNESS!



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jonathan Queen

Jonathan Queen blew me away with his realism paintings last week when he visited my school.  All of his paintings revolve around the subject matter of antique toys, and his skill is remarkable.  These paintings look like photographs.. I am so Jelo (Green Jelo)


"Antiques, vintage objects, wooden boxes, and photos are the props I use to set the stage of my narrative paintings. Toys in the right setting become complex characters with a deeper story to tell. My influences come from classical painting, nature, literature, my family and my faith." (Jonathan Queen)

Here are some of my Favorites




If you are interested in seeing more of his amazing work click HERE to view his website :)




Alice + Olivia

Here are three of my favorite looks from Alice + Olivia Fall 2012 Ready to Wear  collection.  I Love the mod color blocking and their A-Line silhouettes. Enjoy!







Friday, March 9, 2012

Know that You're Worth it

This is for every woman that feels like they have been mentally for physically abused, not only by a man but by anyone.  Know that you are beautiful, and that you don't deserve to be treated any less than 100% amazing. Here is Eminem "I Love the Way you Lie"...  Not only can I relate to this song, but the video (featuring the gorgeous Megan Fox) brings up bad memories of my own past.. Know you're worth it.


Which Essie Color Shall I Choose?

I think tonight I am going to go with Coat Azure.  I Love this Sky Blue pastel for the up coming Spring season!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

I Love Kimbra's Energy


I Love her energy and how she uses her whole body when she sings.  The second video "Wandering Limbs" gave me goose bumps..





Two Songs I am Really Into Right Now

I am obsessed with these two songs right now...

1. Gotye "Thanks for your Time"
2. Bright Eyes "Singularity"



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I LOVE New Girl!


New Girl on Fox is one of my favorite shows on TV right now! Even though I am a total Zooey Deschanel fan, I think the men on the show create the more successful humor.  I Love Schmidt! He is by far my favorite character because of all his "douche bag" qualities haha.. If you haven't been watching this amazing show, you can catch up! Watch full episodes HERE!

Here are some of my favorite "Schmidt" Moments....






Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kim Vo Turned Kandee's Mom Blonde!

Kandee took her mom to be turned blonde by Kim Vo!!! I Love Kim Vo in this video he cracks me up! (especially at the end of the video!)

*Holly TIP* : Cincinnati is lucky enough to have a salon that carries Kim Vo hair products.  Perfections Salon is the ONLY salon in Ohio that carries his product!!! Check it out!

Perfections Salon
9921 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 984-2555 





Those are Some BIG Shades

These Huge Face Shielders were featured in Alexander McQueen's Fall Ready to Wear Collection.  I think they are super mysterious and cool!  However, I don't think we will see anyone wearing them on the street anytime soon.

ps... check out the belts, they are amazing.









Rose in Contrasting Colors


I do not claim to be a very good painter, in fact, I think I struggle with it.  However, I think this one turned out ok..

Kandee as a Oompa Loompa!


Monday, March 5, 2012

The ONLY Face Primer I will use = Hour Glass


Hour Glass face primer is the best primer I have ever used in my life. Yes, it is a bit on the expensive side, but you totally get your money's worth because it last for months and it works amazing! I can't use any other primer now because this one is by far the best!

Rock Out to Kimbra!


Kimbra has an amazing voice and style! I Love this sheer vintage black dress she wears in this video :)

Electric BLUE Lashes


Electric BLUE Lashes at Stella McCartney!

Where Can We Get it?


Remember to NOT Wash your Hair Everyday!

Washing your hair daily is not a healthy move for your locks, especially if you have long hair.  The oil from the scalp needs time to condition the entire shaft of the hair, and the ends.  If you wash your hair everyday; you are not allowing for those natural oils to condition your hair.  Most Hair experts will tell you to wash your hair every two days.  However, I wash my hair once a week! Most people think this is super gross, but my hair never looks greasy because of my favorite Dry Shampoo!  Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo is awesome because it does not leave that white residue that other brands do..

WARNING!: this is the bottle you want (The Brown One) The Yellow bottle DOES leave the white residue.  If you are blonde this may not be an issue for you, but if you have darker hair like me that residue sure is a pain, so go with the brown bottle!

(I Love This!)

(I would not suggest this one for dark hair)

(This is the bottle that contains the powder form, instead of the spray.  I have personally not used this one, but I would guess it is similar to baby powder)

*baby powder is also a great "dry shampoo," however you really need to make sure you brush it through your hair, or else it will look like you spray painted your hair white :(*

A Holly Must Have!



I Love Dark Kiss  from Bath & Bodyworks.  I always get complements when I wear this amazing fragrance. (and of course I love the packaging.. I am such a sucker for aesthetically pleasing packaging)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Gotye


Gotye is amazing.  I love this song "somebody I used to know" featuring Kimbra.  This video is also awesome.

My Favorite Costume Tutorial by Kandee Johnson


This is Kandee's Edward Scissor Hands look.. I think she's super talented and funny :)

Nail Polish Fave = essie

I LOVE essie! I just bought a bunch of colors online for 50% off! This color is called bachelorette bash, and looks amazing! If you want to get yourself  some amazing essie colors for 50% off click here!

My Fashion Illustrations


I found this old drawing I did... I think it's pretty cool :)

I Love Once Upon a Time


Once Upon a Time on abc is by far one of my favorite shows ever.  I am super pumped because there is a brand new episode on tonight at 8:00pm! If you haven't been watching this amazing show and you want to catch up you can watch full episodes here! 

My Obsession With Kandee Johnson


Kandee Johnson is my favorite blogger ever! She is a makeup artist and mom who never stops.  She is very crafty and hilarious. I love watching her makeup tutorials, because she's super entertaining (especially her costume tutorials) I could seriously sit around and watch Kandee Johnson videos for hours. 


Ps.. check out this super funny fourth of july video she made this past summer.  I was seriously crying out tears of pure laughter when I viewed this for the first time.


Where Does the Best Apple Martini Live?


Believe it or not, the answer to this question is Dave and Busters.  It was so yummy, plus they put crystal apple sugar around the rim that you can lick off (it kinda reminds me of  rock candy) So, if you're feeling like playing some arcade games and want a fancy drink this is the place for you!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I Love FUN.


I Love this song right now.  It called "We are Young" by the band Fun. Rock out to it!

I Heart Vegan Food


The Loving Cafe is my favorite vegan cafe in Cincinnati.  Everything is 100% vegan, organic, and delicious.  Today I enjoyed the spring rolls, american panini, and the chocolate strawberry shortcake smoothie.  It's freaking awesome!


(Amazing crunchy spring rolls)

Rock Bottom has Amazing Beer!


Last Night Rock Bottom was my go to hangout because their amazing in-house brewed beer.  I rocked out the Queen of Hops, which I believe is a seasonal beer.  I also sampled the Brown Bear Brown, which is probably the best dark beer I have ever had in my life.. no lie.

Holly Tip: The Asiago Artichoke and Crab Dip was super good, but if you're looking for an appetizer that is a little more simple, try the Ball Park Pretzels!

(Ball Park Pretzels)

The Newport Aquarium Makes for a Great Day


Yesterday I went to the Newport Aquarium! It had been forever since I'd been down there, and it really was a time! 

Holly Tip: If you decide to go to the Newport Aquarium, you have to go to the Tom + Chee cafe that is right outside the Aquarium.  It is an amazing gourmet grilled cheese cafe, so if you love your self some grilled cheese and tomato soup, this is the place for you!  I got the Hippie Chee, which is grilled cheddar cheese with veggies and hummus.  It was delicious! I am telling you, check it out!

(The Hippie Chee)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bristol and Micron Does the Job

Death Becomes Her
14in x 17in

Here is an example of some of the drawings I have been creating lately.  This drawing was done on bristol paper and black Micron pen, and is part of my body dysmorphic series.