Friday, 29 July 2011

Summer Neutrals with Color Blocked Makeup: Plus Size Outfit of the Day

Lime Green and Orange Color Blocking Makeup: Face of the Day

Hello! Today I felt like mixing things up. I wanted some color and I wanted it bright. Part of me thinks my inner self is rebelling against the idea of wearing a beige outfit. So on some level I needed to shake things up. To be honest I am surprised how much I really love this look.  I am going to make it a regular for the summer. Plus I need to start using my bright eye shadows more often.

 Have your tried color blocking makeup? If so what did you choose to wear?

All of the products used are listed below. But here is my front face of the day!

Doh! I was trying to give you a close up...but you can see the lime green and orange nicely :)

This isn't as close up but I'm not chopped at the chin so I decided it was worth putting in, lol!

Products used:

Eyes: Pharaoh Paint Pot from MAC
Eye Popping Eyeshadow on top from MAC
Soft Brown Eyeshadow from MAC in the crease
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

Lips: Lady Danger Lipstick from MAC

Face: L'Oreal True Match Foundation in N4 Buff Beige
Hard Candy Glamoflage Concealer
Harmony Blush from MAC for contour
Goddess from MAC for blush
Apricot Shimmer Brick from Bobbi Brown as highlight.

I hope that was helpful to you! Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour
New Pollution Designs

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Spiked Hips and Red Lips: Plus Size Outfit of the Day

Hi Everyone,

Is the summer time heat getting to you? Is your makeup melting off or your hair wilting in the hot sun...well have no fear! In this video I offer some tips and tricks on how to look put together while enjoying the summer fun :) A red lips solves a lot of problems, lol! I have a link to the lipstick I used below!

Thanks for watching.

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour
new Pollution Designs

Sunday, 24 July 2011

On Tip Toes: Great Advice for Walking in Heels and Wedges

I am guilty of letting my fierce and fabulous wedges sit by the wayside because my flats and flip-flops are comfy. Boo to that attitude! I need to get out there and work it. So, I was doing a little research on the best way to walk in these sky high shoes and I came across this YouTube video. This lady is a runway model so she knows how to work it! If you have some other suggestions please comment below!

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour
New Pollution Designs

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Lustful Lips: I want it, I want it, I want it! MAC Lipmix in Crimson

I am feeling rather childish at the moment by having internal tantrums over wanting MAC's Lipmix in Crimson. The reason why I want it is because I was watching Sam from Pixiwoo on Youtube use it in one of her retro looks AND that Gwen Stefani said in an article in People's Style Watch magazine that she uses it too! So obviously I need it in my life...right?!? Lol!

Truthfully it's easier to justify not getting it as I have numerous red lipsticks....but as a red lippie lover will tell you: A RED IS NOT JUST A RED! Plus I don't have a crimson shade. Alas...I am going to have to look in my stash for the moment and see if I can mix something up. Yes, that would be sensible.

Have any of you tried MAC Lipmix in Crimson? What about OCC Lip Tar in Not Safe For Work (NSFW)? What do you think? Are they any different to MAC's Russian Red and Ruby Woo?

I still want it even if it is! :p

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour
New Pollution Designs

p.s. the photo is from website

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

THIS WORKS! How to clean a scuff mark off of patent shoes

First!!! Let me say that if you try this do it on a cheap pair of shoes (just in case it gets ruined). I used it on my peep toe red patent shoes from Target. They have been well loved and not worth a shoe repair bill. If you have something expensive or dear to your heart PLEASE take it to an expert. Otherwise, proceed at your own risk :) Oh and just dab...don't rub...well watch the video, you'll see!

Note: I used a cotton bud aka Q-tip because the area that I needed was smaller and it allowed for more precision.

Also I forgot to take before and after pics because...well...I didn't think about until I saw that it worked.

I hope this helps some of you :)

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour
New Pollution Designs

Monday, 18 July 2011

Don't Change A Thing For Me!

Seriously, I forgot how much I love this song (Don't Change by INXS).  I remember spending the night at a friends house when I was young(er!). She had a really cool older sister (she must have been in 9th or 10th grade at the time) who had short hair, a shaved side and wore a long thin braid. She WAS SO COOL! Too cool to really talk to us (but she was nice! lol). She would play KROQ (alterna rock radio station) all the time....this is how I heard of INXS.

INXS was/is a great band that should not be forgotten... and if you don't know them (because you were born way after their heyday) it's time you run with the cool crowd and quickly familiarize yourself with all their hits on YouTube.

Here's one for starters:

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour
New Pollution Designs

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Positively Pink! MAC Impassioned Face of the Day: New-Retro Pin-up Make-up

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well! This is what I wore today:

L'Oreal True Match N4 buff beige(turning into one of my fav foundations)
Hard Candy Glamoflauge heavy duty concealer

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Blanc Type
MAC Copperplate
Milani Liquif'Eye metallic eyeliner pencil in black (it's not metallic at all which is why I love it)
Model 21 Lashes in 27T
MAC Zoom Lash mascara (not my fave for worn alone but I like it for false lashes!)

NYX Rouge Cream blush in Glow
MAC Fashion Frenzy blush from Fafi Collection

MAC Impassioned
with a bit of BARRY M #62 lip paint in the pout for a high lighted effect.

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour

Casual Summer Brights Plus Size Outfit of the Day (Neo-Retro)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Retro Makeup Face of the Day: Pinup Girl in Ruby Woo

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to show you my face of the day. I was very much inspired by the 1940/50s makeup with the bold red lip and pink cheeks. While I love a smokey eye, there is nothing like this classic makeup look. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, can pull this look off. No matter how far you decided to take it, this retro makeup style will look good on you.

And if you are worried about the red lips...start with a drugstore brand like Revlon (love their lipsticks--fire&ice or cherries in the snow or Revlon red). In this case I used 2 colors and a wetnwild taupe pencil to get this look.

For my face I used:

L'Oreal True Match in n4 buff beige
Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer

For the eyes I used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Your Ladyship Pigment from MAC
and Charcoal Brown in the crease and for my brows.
MAC's zoom lash for mascara with false lashes on top from Model 21.

For the cheeks I used:
NYX cream blush in Glow with MAC's Fashion Frenzy from the Fafi collection

For the lips I used MAC's Ruby Woo all over and Lady Danger in the pout.

I love this's a glam look that stays on during the hot summer nights!

Give it a try!

Don't forget to check out my retro outfit in the post below!

Happy Fashions,
Elisa L'Amour xoxo

Retro Inspired Plus Size Outfit of the Day, 1940s/1950s Vintage Inspired Womens Clothing

The Beautiful La Cholita: Full Figured Burlesque Dancer

It's true...I'm in love with retro style. It's not always easy finding your way in any style when you are plus size, retro is no different. However, what does work for the full figured lady is that curves are celebrated in vintage style. You can make it work for you.

Below is a wonderful video on a burlesque dancer working everything she has with flirty sex appeal, elegance and amazing curves.

We should all be proud of who we are no matter what we look like. I present to you: La Cholita!

Her site is

Monday, 4 July 2011

Furry Special Vintage Feel: Miu Miu does 1940s for A/W 2011

I really love this look! My favorite part is the fur shoulder covers. Now, I don't recommend going out and buying new fur because you can buy vintage ones at your local thrift store or charity shop. In my opinion, I think it saves a beautiful piece of history from being dumped in a landfill and saves a little animal of today. I think it's the best of both worlds. Recycle, Reuse, Restyle... into Awesomeness! Anyone?
I think this look would be a great opportunity for someone (you never know...maybe me *smiles*) to redesign a vintage fur stole into something modern and yet vintage again, lol.

Tell me what you think? Do you love the retro look?
photo from

Favorite Thicker Lashes Mascara Combo: L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black & Benefit Bad Gal Blue

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