This week’s Fashion Friday will be featuring Besame Cosmetics. The founder of Besame, Gabriela Hernandez, has quite the artistic background. Mrs Hernandez is a photographer, fine art painter/ design commissioner, makeup artist, cosmetic historian, art director, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Art Center in Pasadena. These qualification in the founder are self-evident in the quality of makeup one receives. The eye for detail is like none I’ve ever seen. To have beautiful makeup is one thing, but to have beautiful makeup in beautiful packaging is enough to send this vintage lover through the roof. I am beyond thrilled with my makeup. I chose the Violet Brightening powder and Cake Mascara. But after experiencing how wonderful just these two products are, you can bet I will be purchasing more Besame! The violet brightening powder is brilliant for setting ones foundation and giving that fresh-faced well rested look we’re all so desperate for. Since it is a fine powder you can rest assured it won’t give that caked on powder effect. Plus it smells heavenly, it is so hard to find violet scented anything these days!The Cake mascara! I was so anxious to try this product, I remember my mother talking about the old cake mascara that her mother used and I was extremely intrigued. So when I found out Besame was selling cake mascara I decided I absolutely had to have it. Well it did not disappoint, not only is this cake mascara more sanitary than regular mascara *you’re not putting a dirty brush into your makeup over and over* it goes on so cleanly and gives beautiful length definition, and it can be used as browfiller as well as eyeliner! I’m not wearing it as eyeliner in these photographs, but I was curious to see how it would work the other day and gave it a whirl. I love a strong catseye so I’m very picky when it comes to eyeliner. Well I do believe I have found a new favorite eyeliner! The formula is so perfect, it glides on so smoothly, no tugging or skipping (Oh goodness I hate when eyeliner does that) and the small precision bristles make the perfect liquid line achievable even for the shakiest of hands! I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it, Besame cake mascara is one of the best things to ever happen to my makeup collection!Look how clump free my lashes are!
Cake Mascara: Besame http://www.besamecosmetics.com/products.cfm/Mascara1930s/pID-17
Brightening Violet Powder: Besame http://www.besamecosmetics.com/products.cfm/Brightening-Violet-Powder/pID-25
Flower Clip: Claires http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/hair/cat1260200/barrettes+%26+clips/p98136/coming+up+roses+hair+clip/
Coat: H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/15700?article=15700-A#article=15700-A
Backseamed panty hose: Nordstrom http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/nordstrom-back-seam-pantyhose-3-for-30/3490453?origin=related-3490453-null-1-1-FTR-RR&BaseUrl=Sheers&PageCategoryId=BR
Shoes: DSW http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+caris+pump?prodId=272553&activeCats=cat10006,cat20006
I hope you all have decided to get yourself some beautiful Besame products, why brave the madness of black Friday when you can buy stunning makeup in the comfort of your own home? Oh and when you purchase $30 worth of product they send you the perfect mini bag as their gift to you and shipping is free if when you purchase $50 of product, how great is that? http://www.besamecosmetics.com/home.cfm Happy Friday guys!
On Saturday I had the great pleasure of seeing Keith Harkin perform at the awesome venue that is Poor Davids Pub. If you aren’t familiar with Mr Harkin I demand you remedy that this instant! The blog can wait http://www.keithharkin.com/videos/ So good right? Well let me tell you this Keith is just as amazing (if not more so) live as he is recorded. Keith’s talent feels of a different time, like back when musicians were musician, not just people with the right connections, and is it any wonder? Keith has been passionate about music since he was a small child, singing at the age of four, and learning classic songs like “Everybody’s Talking At Me” and “Where Do You Go To My Lovely” from his father. His father is also the man who gave him the push (and cab fare) to audition for the Irish singing group Celtic Thunder, that he has been with since its very beginning in 2007 and continues to sing and write songs for to this day. As if that wasn’t enough Harkin is also signed with Verve, put out his debut self titled album in 2012, which he wrote several songs for, and even managed to do a solo tour across America last spring. Just thinking of all the work this man does makes me tired 😉That smile thoughDave Bakey, a badass guitar player and all around great guy, was supposed to accompany Keith, but unfortunately he fell sick and couldn’t make it. So not wanting Dave to miss out on some of the fun Keith gave him a call that way we could all tell him how much we love him. Too sweet.The man sings his heart out!Sassy face 😉Even though he was super busy needing to pack up and hit the road he stuck around to talk to fans and sign merch…and even take a pic with little sis and I. What a guy!
Regardless of your personal taste in music I can guarantee you will enjoy the musical stylings of Mr Harkin. Keep up to date with Keith through Celtic Thunder http://www.celticthunder.ie/tour his official website http://www.keithharkin.com/ and/or through his various social media platforms https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keith-Harkin/110997345657482 https://twitter.com/keithharkin http://instagram.com/keithharkin
PS the holidays are fast approaching and nothing could make a better gift than Keith’s self titled album which can be purchased anywhere you find music really, but here are some links through Celtic Thunder http://www.celticthunder.ie/content/keith-harkin-keith-harkin-cd Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Keith-Harkin/e/B0090QIRDW/ref=sr_1_2_acs_ent_artist?qid=1385510527&sr=8-2-acs and Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/keith-harkin-keith-harkin/24997900?ean=602537115488
Hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a wonderful Wednesday!
If you’re anything like me you’re always on the hunt for some new music to listen to. I especially search for good rockabilly bands, I cannot get enough of the stuff and let me tell you The Bottle Cap Rockets are “The Stuff” of Rockabilly. Strong vocals, killer bass, clever lyrics, and that constant driving guitar that will get you dancing whether you want to or not.Who else is guilty of dancing in their car and getting caught by other drivers? Hopefully it’s not just me 😉Can we talk about how cool these cats are?
The Bottle Cap Rockets consists of Alan Gross on lead vocals/guitar, Chris Wolfer recruiting bassist/back up vocals, and different drummers are brought in to form a trio for shows.
Chris Wolfer. *All photos were taken from The Bottle Cap Rockets Facebook page and website. I do not own them*
The band is based out of Ringwood NJ and since forming back in 2010 has released their first album First Seven which is available on itunes, amazon, and cd baby, performed with the likes of The Ultra Kings, Crash Gordon with Debra Dynamite on vocals, and Nikki Hill. Opened for Eric Lindell at Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ, and plan to release their second album Go Ape sometime early 2014.
Even if you’re not necessarily a fan of rockabilly you will like this band, they have a good mix of that classic rockabilly sound people like me will want, but they’re not a “time capsule” band. You can definitely hear the influences of Elvis, Roy Orbison, and Eddy Cochrin. Yet there is still something new and fresh offered with their tunes. So I highly suggest you check em out and let me know what you think! http://bottlecaprockets.com/ Hope all enjoyed this post and found a new band to listen to. Cheers!
Hey I’m back and hopefully for good this time. Our internet provider was supposedly having trouble with their tower so that has been a hassle. But things are up and running again so Fashion Friday’s shall commence. As you guys know I am an outfit repeater, so I decided to not do a post on clothes you all have seen before. Being the awesome little sister she is Rachel volunteered to model so I could give you guys a new Fashion Friday.
She is just ridiculously adorable!
Hat: Aeropostale I bought this hat when I was around little sister’s age so here is a similar hat at icing http://www.icing.com/icing/us/goods/icing+commerce+root/cat1720084/hats/p33097/fall+leaves+embossed+corduroy+newsboy+cap/
Necklace: Forever 21 but of course I cannot find it there any more but mod cloth has an extremely similar one for only $11.99 http://www.modcloth.com/shop/necklaces/swooping-swallow-necklace
White blouse: Target another forever ago purchase but they still have similar tops http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-supply-co-junior-s-3-4-sleeve-tunic-assorted-colors/-/A-14698563#prodSlot=medium_1_13&term=3%2F4+length+sleeve
Cardigan: H&M http://www.hm.com/us/product/06981?article=06981-I
Jeans: Old Navy http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=85754&vid=1&pid=480938132
Shoes: Converse Outlet Store. These bad boys were on clearance which was quite the blessing cause poor little sister has a devil of a time finding shoes that fit her size 12 foot. So far converse are the only shoes we can get to fit her. Only a few of this particular print are still available here http://www.converse.com/regular/chuck-taylor-stars/136616F_090.html and here http://www.mytheresa.com/en-de/chuck-taylor-all-star-high-tops-191757.html
I hope you all liked this post and that you have a wonderful weekend.