How busy I have been. I'm planning out some lip palettes for the holidays! The colors that I'm going to feature are:
1. A light coral-pink.
2. A brownish red (my 'Rita' shade, reformuated)
3. Pearly pink.
4. Cranberry red!
The cranberry and plum shades are hard to pull off, as I'm using a new iron oxide that I'm still getting acquainted with. It's amazing how just a little bit of this will make the formulation very dark.
This was the initial cranberry shade I came up with, but it was much darker on my lips and too close to another of my lip rouges, 'Paulette'. So I'm going to try more of a cranberry juice color, rather than cranberry sauce. That being said--have you ever noticed how many different shades of "cranberry" there are? Cranberry sauce and dried cranberries are not the same color as cranberry juice, and fresh cranberries are a different story altogether. Wow! Well, it's a challenge that I'm up for. When I finish, I plan to name this rouge after that lovely actress, Gene Tierney.
My aforementioned glosses turned out well. I made some glittery ones for Halloween.
'Marilyn' lip gloss.
'Empress', one of the glosses featured in the Halloween collection. Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra is on the label.
I also got out a book I wrote a couple of years ago, and I had wanted to try to copyright it last year--I'm so glad I didn't! I have found tons of inconsistencies and silly things that need to be cut. Grateful to no longer be so emotionally attached so I can finally make the necessary changes, I've been obsessing over that and working everyday on it. It's actually helping my mood a little bit. I mentioned in a previous post that I was feeling anxious, but it has made me feel happier, calmer, more optimistic.
What do you think of my 1950s hairstyle? No, I did not cut my hair; this is all done with hair rolls! I wanted to try something a little bit different from my usual '40s look.
Need to work on perfecting my "winged" eyes, I think.