Monday, January 28, 2013

"Razing" Hell!

Hey Everyone!

Just a quick update! As you know, Jen from Hell Razor and I are teaming up on a new project! We are going to be launching some really cool things this year so keep your eyes peeled! You can check out my guest blogs and shop here!

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In the meantime...Check out some sweet music to speed up your work day!
Tuesday Tunes! by Calamity Layne on Grooveshark

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Subtle (but Still Sexy) Pin Up Makeup

Hello Ladies!

Do you like the pin up look, but don't want to go all out ALL the time?! I'm going to show you what I use to do a very subtle pin up look that you can wear any time, anywhere! :) (in my case..I got bored at home...and felt awesome!) :)

You Will Need:
shadow and blush brushes
2 eyeshadows (one light cream color and one dark or gray color)
liquid eyeliner
concealer or under eye brightener
For a very subtle pin up eye, I used a smokey effect to make the liquid liner a little less noticeable. I used an Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and Stila's Ebony and Bone shadows from the "In the Light" eyeshadow palette. You can use whatever similar colors you prefer!

1. Cover the eye area lash line to brow in Bone shadow (or light shadow of your choice)

2. Dip the tip of your brush in the Ebony shadow (or dark shadow of your choice) and cover your lid from lash line to crease. Make sure you blend out enough so your shadow ends up grayer as it reaches the crease.

3. Without using any shadow, take the dark shadow brush and make a windshield wiper action IN the crease from tear duct to the end of your lash line. This will help the shadow blend look a little bit more gradual.

4 Sweep the liquid liner across your lash line into a cat eye (I will show you how to do this in a different post).
5. Don't forget your mascara! I go cheep on mine. I love Maybelline's the Colossal Volume Express waterproof. It doesn't smudge and it looks just as fancy as the expensive crap!

6. After you have finished both eyes, dab a little concealer or eye brightener under your eye (where bags and dark circles occur). I LOVE Benefit's Ooh La's greta because it doesn't crease and it looks bright! This brightens up the eye area and also helps to get rid of any dark shadow that may have landed under your eye causing a fake dark circle!

1. Sweep a bright, but natural colored blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend it out a little bit to give you that rosy glow! I used Frisky by Tarte. I think they have really vibrant blushes and you don't need to use a lot to get the desired effect.

Luscious Lips! 
1. Use a light brick colored red tone for your lips. You still get the pin up pout with a little less sass. I used Stila's Long Wear Lip Color in Paramour.
I totally wear this look to work, but I'm also usually a LOT more made up on my days off. Try it out and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rockin' it at the Roller Derby!

If you’re in the Aurora, IL area on January 13th, have 12 bucks, and want to see something awesome…Come on out to the Aurora Skate Center, 34W113 Montgomery Road in Aurora, IL!!!

I’m helping my EXCELLENT friend Jen from Hell Razor vend the Aurora 88s roller derby bout! The bout starts at 7PM and should be one of the sweetest things you’ve ever seen! So, don’t miss out! Come see some ladies kick ass and take names on and off the track!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Soundtrack!

Hello ladies and gents! 

When I'm down in the dumps or I'm feelin' pretty low I head straight to my collection of Dale Watson albums! I was lucky enough to go see him for the first time last year with a few of my friends and the show was the perfect mix of silliness, honky tonk, and shots! ;) 

This picture is via my awesome friend Mandy! It's from last month's show at Martyrs'.
We had a blast! 
Dale Watson puts on the best live shows because he’s a genuine guy on and off stage, has great talent, and is hilarious on stage. Despite his intense backstory, he's kind, real, and stays after every show to talk to anyone who will come see him. 

Dale & Me 2 years ago! 
I've enjoyed every show I'v been to! OH, if you DO find yourself at one of his shows, make sure to bring some extra cash! He’ll do your requests if you buy him a shot! You can usually catch him at Martyrs' 

Check him out doing Mama Tried by Merle Haggard! 

I've included some of my Honky Tonk Faves at the bottom of this post. You can hear them by licking on the playlist below! 

Fox on the Run          
That’s Country My Ass
My Baby Makes Me Gravy
Nashville Rash
Dale Watson by Calamity Layne on Grooveshark

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Guest Blogging on Hell Razor!

Hey Guys! 

I just wanted to give you a heads up! 
Jen (of Hell Razor) and I are joining forces to bring y'all some unique fashion awesomeness! We're packin' all kinds of punches so stay tuned! 

Jen From Hell Razor

Guest blogging officially starts tomorrow! Then, expect a guest post from me on hell Razor at least once a week. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lucky Number 13!

Happy New Year, Folks!

2013 is going to be our year! We’ve got an updated look and LOTS of fun new stuff for all you snazzy ladies and gents! PLUS, there’s a brand new game plan in the works for takin’ this show on the road!  

For now, we’ll whet your appetite with some sweet new digs!
 Check it out here! AND stay tuned for updates on all the new happenings at Calamity Layne!