DanDressedMe

liner and lips

Makeup

sup ya’ll.

we all want to look a bit hollywood and glam sometimes (or in my case every second day), so here is a video demonstrating the way i do a liquid liner and red lip. pretty much it’s that classic fifties look. it always works. i will say though, that there are many different eye shapes in this world. some lids are more hooded than others, and some are more open with hardly any crease. so don’t be discouraged if you find this hard, or your liner doesn’t have the exact same finish as mine. i will share a little more indepth on eye shapes and liner that suits different eye shapes soon. in the meantime enjoy this video. hopefully it is helpful in creating that fifties pin-up, winged liner and red lip look! my fave!

 

 

EYES
NARS Eyeshadow Base
Stila “In The Light” Palette
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner

EYEBROWS
NARS Eyeshadow “Bali”
Mecca Flat Brush (a flat angled brush would also work)

CONTOUR/FACE
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (in a deeper shade than your natural skin tone)
Chantecaille Bronzing Compact “Saint Barth’s”
NARS Blush “Sex Appeal”
NARS Kabuki Yachiyo Brush – BEST BRUSH EVAAA

LIPS
MAC Lip Pencil “Cherry”
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil “Dragon Girl”

hope this was helpful. let me know if there are any looks that you want to see

dan xx

a senso hope

Outfits,  Spring

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dress: Supre
belt: Peter Lang
shoes: Senso
lipstick: Fast Ride from NARS

 

the other day i went shopping with noni, ready to spend (goodness knows why, i am meant to be saving!) but after so many failed attempts at buying a pair of boyfriend jeans (the search still continues) or dressy-casual shoes, we found ourselves at the supre warehouse store. it was actually the best decision we made all day, and despite only having 10 minutes until the store closed, i managed to leave that place with 5 items in hand, all for a grand total of $25! i was amazed that everything fit so well! isn’t it ironic, i’ve been there many times before and taken about 50 million things in to the change room and only come away with maybe 1 thing that fits properly, yet i go with 10 minutes and don’t try one thing on and they’re all great. silly. silliness of life. now, these shoes however were not such a fast or cheap experience. but, i really do love them. i think they were the perfect balance of dressy-casual that i was looking for. normally i don’t find myself really drawn to the ankle strap, just because it can really cut my little legs off, yet the double strap on these manage to somehow keep my legs at a reasonable length. that or i’m blinded by how much i like them. have no doubt you will see them appear again.

in other news, maddy and i are going to do a 30 day challenge coming up. they (whoever they are) say it takes 30 days to form a habit, so we are looking to blog every day for 30 days and hopefully by then we will be well and truly in the swing of things to blog every day for the rest of our lives! well, for a while. we will see how that goes. hopefully it goes nothing like the detox we recently embarked on. 7 days managed to shrink down to 1… i know, where is our self control? well you try eating fruit for 24 hours and see how much you just WANT A PEICE OF BREAD. wow. okay, i swear i’m over it. news on detox, diet, and other food related things coming to CASA soon!

dan xx

all white (nearly) everything

Outfits,  Spring

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singlet: Factorie
blouse: Scanlan and Theodore
jeans: Big W
shoes: Diavolina
watch: Marc Jacobs
lipstick: Red Square – NARS

 

the big w jeans make their second [bog] appearance. impressive for $10. they have served me well, unlike some others. remember my boyfriend-ish jeans from a couple of posts ago? well, they totally ripped like crazy to the point of no repair, and i had to return them. i was so disappointed because i so liked them, and i am now left with a light, distressed, nicely tapered, boyfriend jean shaped hole in my heart. so let the search recommence. i will keep you informed on my findings. back to this current post – it was definitely something a little different for me. i think my best intentions were totally there, but somehow the execution just wasn’t great. really to the point that i probably will never wear this ensemble again in this exact state. this could also be partly due to the state of my hair this day. it was pretty dirty. like, pretty dirty. but you do the best with what you can, and that was it.

to conclude, i don’t think it was a complete disaster, but definitely a good trial run. i think i was kind of going for that cool street style at Paris fashion week sort of thing (in my backyard) kind of like this or this. i know, it’s nothing like either. but at least i didn’t look like this. in saying this, i do quite like myself a bit of kim kardashian style, so for redemptions sake, a photo of kim doing all white beautifully. i’ll be back to revise this look at some stage. in the meantime, plenty of colour.

dan xx

Foodstagram – Ep 1

Food,  Life and Love

if you’ve ever flicked through my instagram feed you’ll see 3 recurring themes: way too many sky shots, beautiful blooms, and of course… FOOD. the combination of photography and my favourite things is so enticing. pretty much if instagramming was a job, it would be my dream.

what you see is true – my life is surrounded by tastiness. i can’t escape it.

i’ll blame it on my dad. the man who’ll cook for hours on end to produce some delicious, exotic, and extravagant meal, that’s gone in no time at all. being overfed from a young age has had it’s downfalls (mostly in the form of love handles), but my love-hate relationship with food is a never ending story. food is a beautiful thing though really, which is why sometimes I can get carried away into this fantastical world of food creation. i love it. i hope you love it too.

maddy xx (my first post – hello!)

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