September 4, 2013

Like We're Made of Starlight

Vivianna dashed up the stairs. One, two, three, four, five flights. What room number was she again? She struggled to form the right numbers in her mind as she strode briskly down the plush red carpet of the wide hallway illuminated by the golden glow of street-style lamps attached to the eggshell-white walls.

She reached for her brown leather bag, digging for her room key. Oh! When her hand snagged the cool plastic card, the right numbers appeared in her mind. 548, almost there. 

Scrutinizing the number on each walnut-colored door, she finally approached the right room. The green light blinked and the lock clicked open after a quick swipe of the key. She turned the gold doorknob, her lips curving slightly at her ornate surroundings.

Abandoning her nude pumps on the cool tile of the bathroom, Vivianna set her bag down lightly on the brick-colored granite. Unzipping her suitcase, she tugged a gorgeous red number from the overstuffed pile. Form-fitting and chic--perfect for a night out exploring the city.

She then turned to her makeup bag. After expertly applying midnight-black eyeliner and mascara, she deftly brushed a gold shimmer over her eyelids, then gingerly tapped a dust pink blush on her cheekbones. With a twist of a tube of red lipstick and the click of the cap, she was ready.

A sliver of the blinding city light peeked out from behind the thick burgundy curtains embroidered with gold thread. She approached the window, tentatively pulling the expensive cloth back.

The city was captivating. Basking in the golden glow of streetlights, complemented by the lavender and warm shades of the late sunset--Vivianna sighed, completely enamored by Paris' beauty.

This time she really smiled, and with a turn of the heel and the click of her closing door, she stepped into the unfamiliar world, energy and confidence pulsing through her veins.

I thought I'd let the photos speak for themselves today. BA Star, this chic online beauty store sent me a little package of their Bronze Star Dust eyeshadow last week. Looking at the photos gave me this sort of Great Gatsby-esque vibe, so I tapped into my creative juices to tell a little tale to go with it. 

I actually usually forego makeup because I savor every last minute of sleep and don't want it to be in the way at practice during the school year. Hehe, I actually snapped these photos right after a nice, sweaty Friday run so please excuse any stray beads of perspiration. When I do wear makeup, however, it's nice simple eyeliner on top, mascara, and just a hint of blush.

Putting on the glittery eyeshadow made me feel rather adventurous--I've been trying to branch out every now and then. A few days ago I even bought a P!nk CD and felt quite rebellious since it had an explicit language warning on it haha. Just your resident wild child here.

I was definitely pleased with the pretty, metallic makeup--the name itself is just exquisite. Ahhh, Star Dust. It even came with a glue base coat so you could be sure it would stay intact after a long, hectic day or perhaps a night of dancing to the latest beats. If Star Dust happens to strike your fancy, BA Star is offering you all 50% with the code BBDUST. Just make sure to take a gander before the code expires on September 30th!

Lately I've been inclined to name posts after my favorite songs, and this was no exception. Star Dust makeup, Starlight song. Wasn't it meant to be?

Hoping to update with deeper musings and reply to comments soon. Have a lovely week!

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  1. Oh Hi, its nice to see you close up lol. You always gives me a smile on my face every time I read you blog post. You are like a ray of sunshine, untainted and un-"polluted", you know what I mean :)

  2. I love this cute eyeshadow! The colour is vibrant and makes me think of the summer sun :)

  3. Wow, you're writing translates to short stories perfectly! Love the little tale you created to go along with your makeup review. Plus, pretty close up photos!
    Haha, for makeup, I usually just swipe on liquid eyeliner and call it a day.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  4. makeup is not my cup of tea either, to be honest. when I go to work or some other important place I use mascara and concealer but otherwise nothing because I'm too lazy for that :P and too much makeup makes people fake in my book. I can't help it but it just does.
    anyway, I like it how you have created this review. it's not an usual review and that's always a good thing because variety matters. and the golden shade is really cool!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  5. You are so pretty and I must say you have the most beautiful smile :) I love a bit of metallic eye makeup and it looks fab-I adore the shade you've used!

  6. These beauty shots are beautiful! I love seeing your gorgeous face close-up! The gold eyeshadow color is perfect on you! Thank you for your sweet comment on my last post, pretty girl!

    Xo, Hannah

  7. You're certainly a star, Lily, that's for sure! :) I can appreciate the Taylor Swift references as a Taylor Swift fan. For someone as sporty as yourself, I don't usually think about makeup. These touches of star dust do look nice on you.

  8. Lily, I read your posts and think, "Wow. We're like the same person." Between the minimal makeup and your amazing choice of Taylor Swift (my, also, new favorite song by her)... we're so similar! It's so nice getting to know you through here!
    Hope you're enjoying senior year:)
    Hugs & Kisses,

  9. I love the color of this shadow! It looks fantastic on you :)

    fashion and tea

  10. Seriously, you are such a good writer! Love the eye shadow on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. Love the color of your eyeshadow, looks gorgeous on you! Also, love that song <3 Taylor


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