Friday, January 13, 2012

it's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.

2012 is a year of action. It is about doing, instead of wondering what if. I am trying to apply this belief to every aspect of my life. As ridiculous as it may sound, this new year continues to give me hope that things can change.

When I took part in the 30 day beauty challenge, the challenge on day 29 was a makeup look you would love to try out. A few days ago, I realized I shouldn't just be posting about what I would like to try out, I should be doing it.

I initially posted the following inspiration look. It is very doll-like, and almost reminds me of a fairy. What I loved about this makeup look, was the white and orange together and the ethereal look it created.


My look is toned down comparatively, but is still crazy dramatic! I don't know that it turned out exactly as I imagined, but it was a lot of fun to do.


This post is about more than this makeup look for me. It is about taking chances....one thing at a time.

xo Shannon

41 comments:

  1. That look is gorgeous on you! Are those fake eyelashes? If so, what brand did you use? I can never find good ones:(

    xoxo

    Ashley

    http://textbooksandtofu.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow! You look gorgeous and I love how well you replicated the look from the model, yet made it toned down enough for a real life look. You look simply gorgeous. xox Lara of http://weheartbeauty.com

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  3. you look gorgeous!

    great post and lovely photo!

    just found your blog and am glad i did! am a new follower, and would appreciate it if you could do the same to my blog! keep up the great work! am looking forward to your next post..

    xoxo
    http://thegreenraybans.blogspot.com

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  4. Truly inspirational. You took a chance with your makeup and it turned out GREAT!!!

    Have a FABulous weekend!

    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  5. gorgeous makeup! so creative, love it:)

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  6. U look absolutely beautiful hun,u have amazing skin,I love it! U created e look perfectly xx

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  7. Great blog!!! If you want take a look at my new blog.. follow each other? kiss :D

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  8. I'm gonna try that too! you look great with them!)

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  9. wow...you did exactly like your inspiration!!!
    Beautiful make!!!!

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  10. That looks amazing! It makes me feel inspired to try something out myself. I have awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award :-) You can see what that means here: http://emmaloeskow.blogspot.com/2012/01/versatile-blogger-award-cute-blog-award.html.

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  11. wow! you look amazing!
    have a great weekend and thanks for your comments on my blog! :)

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  12. very dramatic look...but I like yours that's toned down a little.

    Love, www.shoeocracy.blogspot.com

    Za

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  13. That's a great way to look at things. I love the big lashes in this look and think it turned out fabulous!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the big lashes. This look is stunning, bravo!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  15. Hey there first time visiting your blog and I must say it is amazing!
    Love the look so pretty and dramatic!

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    xoxo

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  16. I love how you take chances :) beautiful look!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  17. Gorgeous! I feel like 2012 is a year of action for me too. Here's hoping for a very positive year :)

    Z0mbiekitty.blogspot.com

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  18. Cute look and I love the meaning behind the look. It is good idea to be able to step out of your box and try new things that you want or need to do or try but havent yet. Happy 2012 girlie!

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  19. looks great! glad you took the chance turned out lovely!

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  20. I think its really cool that you just went for it with this look! It seems totally fun. :-)

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  21. You did a great job!!! Love the eye makeup <3
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  22. It's look great!
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  23. wow! great look! sexy sheer make up! love it!

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  24. i think it looks sexy :-) Great look on you

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  25. you look so adorable!!!just like a porcelain doll!

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  26. you look fantastic- so fab girl
    xx the cookies
    samecookeisdifferent.blogspot.com
    share the feeling visit <3

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  27. I love reading posts like these, it really is true and nothing makes it feel more more true than hope. Now about those eyelashes! WOW! Teach me your ways, my eyelashes never get that big.

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE
    www.shopfake.com

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  28. I love your blog! I followed! I would love it if you could check out my blog and follow me? Thanks so much. http://camigmakeup4u2c.blogspot.com

    -Cami

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  29. I agree with you. It IS about doing something instead of just sitting back and thinking about it. I always find that the outcome is better that way. Look where it got you! Great make up inspiration for the rest of us!

    welivedourlivesinstyle

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  30. You're beautiful. This year is going to be a big one, I know it.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  31. Your eyes look absolutely stunning - I love this!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  32. Wow, I'm so impressed. AND that's really cool you took part in that challenge and I think that your's looks really pretty and you could still wear it out if you wanted to. Really nice post and your very talented at doing makeup.

    Thanks for stopping by :)
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  33. Wow, love how you did the eyelashes, gorgeous!

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  34. what a wonderful blog, i love it!
    keep up the good work, and i'll keep coming back!

    -COSMICaroline
    www.COSMICaroline.com

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  35. I love your look, the eye makeup is beautiful! happy weekend,
    xx chris

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