Monday, October 28, 2013

Game 7: Kate Raclin Photos

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Produce Dinner: Baked Acorn Squash and Pears

I made this for dinner last week and loved it. It's just two baked pears and and a baked acorn squash. Cut in halves and brushed with butter, they both finished cooking at the same time. I diced them up and split it into two meals. I added honey and cinnamon at the end. So good!

This could be made vegan with oil instead of butter and agave instead of honey. I'm also convinced this would puree into a fantastic soup.

It also kind of looks like baby food. But if I had a baby, I'd probably feed this to the baby.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Roller Derby Makeup Waterproofing Tips

I've written about derby makeup in February 2012 and September 2012, so basically the beginning and end of my rookie season. With another year of derby behind me, I've tweaked the process just slightly.


Face Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish
Foundation: MAC Face and Body Foundation and Tarte mineral powder
Concealer: Cargo OneBase
Blush: None! My face naturally reddens quickly mid-bout.
Finishing Powder: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinishing Powder

Rub a little primer all over clean skin. Apply foundation. Touch up with concealer. Cover with powder. Finish with finishing powder.


Eye Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight
Eye Shadow: MAC Paint Pots, MAC/Urban Decay shadows, Bare Escentuals in Queen Phyllis, LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre
Waterproof Mascara: Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes!
Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 liners
Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner: Sephora Waterproof Smoky Gel Liner

Do eye primer first. Then line top and bottom lids with pencil eyeliner. Use Paint Pots as shadows all over. Top painted areas with similar powder colors. Dab Liquid Lustre over color for extra glitter if desired. Then go back over the liner on the top with liquid eyeliner and angled brush. Touch up the bottom liner with pencil if necessary.


Lip primer: MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam I or NARS Cruella
Lipliner: MAC Pro Longwear lip pencil in Kiss Me Quick
Powder: Make Up For Ever HD Microfinishing Powder

Line lips fully with lipliner. Apply just enough lipstick to cover evenly. Dust lightly with powder. Reapply lipliner. Reapply lipstick. Do not use lipgloss.

When you're all done, finish with Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Makeup Tips: Semi-Vampy Red Lips

Lately, I've taken to wearing red lipstick most days. It's practically cliche for a vintage-loving roller derby skater, but I'm helpless to its charms.

I used to swear by only MAC Viva Glam I and wear it on gamedays, but now I've got an embarrassing stash of lipsticks. This particular mix of reds got a surprisingly positive reaction on Facebook. So here's the red, the second time I wore it.

And here are the products I used. I lined the outside of my natural lip line with MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Trust in Red. Then I filled in with Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge in #9. The latter is drying, so I covered it with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, then MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Driven By Love.

The result is a really deep red that's also shiny, and a nice summer-to-fall shade. This is probably the most individual products I've put into a lipstick application, as I usually just line and fill. My favorite way to wear a dramatic red lipstick is with a simple black cateye liner.

What reds are you loving right now?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Now With More Makeup

Obviously I still cook and eat food, but I've about run out of things to make and photograph. When life is busy, I fall back on something I've made before, stuff it in my face, and rush off to derby practice. I'd like to share recipes from time to time, but can't really sustain a blog on that. And my OOTDs are really more of just an Instagram hobby.

So to fill in some gaps, I'd like to throw up some kinda sorta makeup how-to's. I just started really wearing makeup a few years ago, but now people ask me questions all the time. It's quite flattering!

So here's a few examples of what I tend to do. Tomorrow will be a quick lip breakdown.