Tag Archives: Expression

Out of this World (Halloween Post)

28 Oct

Hello Hue Lovers!!

I hope you all enjoyed your pre-Halloween weekend!! I went to a Halloween party hosted by my company and I ran into the worst scenario!! At 6pm I made the decision that I did not want to be Medusa, my planned Halloween costume!! At this time I racked my brain and wardrobe for some idea of what to be and this is what I came up with.

An ALIEN!! This was the perfect costume for me…quick and easy to put together. I went for a warrior princess vibe with my hair and outfit. I love the color play that you can do with a costume like this and I definitely recommend it for those who haven’t picked a costume yet!! You can go big and paint your entire body or just your face. As far as makeup….the options are endless, this is the perfect costume for somebody who wants to let some of their creativity out!! I definitely would do this again for a themed party or event.


Have you planned your costume yet?

Thank you for reading….and remember…

Kim Loves Hue

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Tuesday Tip : Mix and Match!! (Halloween Post)

23 Oct

Hello Hue Lovers!!

For all of my fashion lovers out there, we know that mixing prints is huge right now! Floral with stripes, polka dots with plaid…. if it works, it’s a go!! This idea of mixing and matching prints and patterns can help you with a unique and fun Halloween look, as well as your daily fashion. You can pick a theme for your face paint and use patternsΒ  to bring your look to a new place this Halloween!!

Tonight I have taken a request from one of our Hue Lovers , Lisa F and put my own twist on it. Lisa requested a patchwork doll look for Halloween, so I took that request and decided to make it a mixed pattern patchwork doll. I pulled my inspiration from patterns that I enjoy: polka dots, floral and plaid! I think it came together to be a creepy but fun Halloween look!! I would like to give a special thank you to LisaΒ  for her wonderfully inspiring idea !! I hope you enjoyed the result!!

What are your favorite patterns to play with?

I hope you enjoyed this look !! Thank you for reading and remember….

Kim Loves Hue πŸ˜‰

Tuesday Tip: Less is More Pt. 2 (Halloween Post)

16 Oct

 

Hello Hue Lovers!!

Today I would like to give you a quick Tuesday Tip that will help you with your Halloween plans this years!! Save money!!!! Instead of going out and spending $25-$50 on a Halloween costume, take $10 to the dollar store and get everything you need for an awesome Halloween look. Makeup is a great way to bypass paying for a costume and turning less into more. You can pick a makeup look and use what clothes, accessories and props you have in your house to complete your look. As I’ve said in the past, I am a huge fan of the impact that a split face has so that always helps your homemade costume. In my first post Tuesday Tip: Less is More (Halloween Post!!). , I showed you two looks….here is another great half face Halloween idea!!

Tonight I have done a Halloween look that I call “The Transition”, it depicts a girl becoming a comic book character. She goes from a pretty girl to a wide eyed, pop art styled cartoon girl. With this look I can wear a simple outfit and call it a day!! It only requires about 6 items that can all be purchased at a dollar store. These items will fill all of your pop art/comic book needs: black eyeliner and white eyeliner, a bright eyeshadow (I used blue), a bright blush and three lipsticks. One lipstick will serve as your dot maker and the other two will be your lip colors. This can keep your Halloween costs under $10!!!! You can even pick up some makeup for a play, musical or just for fun!!

What do you plan to be this Halloween?
I hope this tip helped you!! Thanks for reading and remember….

Kim Loves Hue

Tuesday Tip: Always Remember that Hope Makes All Things Possible!

9 Oct

Hello Lovers!!

Today I would like to talk about something that is near and dear to all of our hearts; HOPE! Hope is what makes the impossible become possible and gives us more strength than we knew we could ever possess. Hope for a brighter tomorrow gets us through our days. I have decided to begin doing posts dedicated to hope and awareness for many causes that affect us on many levels. I personally have loved ones fighting/dealing with cancer, diabetes and cerebral palsy just to name a few. I think it is important to acknowledge the beautiful and amazing inspiration I have gotten from the people in my life affectedΒ  hardship.

Tonight’s look is dedicated to a beautiful and fiery woman who has a heart of gold, Toni Mercado. I met her at church and have always felt a motherly love from her. She is fun, compassionate and a spitfire!! I have taken these qualities for my inspiration in tonight’s breast cancer awareness inspired looks. I have created a day look and a night look that incorporate a soft and feminine beauty with soft pink and a fun and fiery splash of hot electric pink! I have all the hope in the world for her and she is in my thoughts and prayers daily. A beautiful soul in all regards. This is for you Toni.

Breast Cancer Awareness “Day Look”

Breast Cancer Awareness “Night Look”

Thank you for reading Lovers!! and remember….

Kim Loves Hue

Red, Black and Gold for the Fearless and BOLD!!

4 Oct

Hello Lovers!!
Today is a very special day for me πŸ˜‰ What is it you ask?? It is founder’s day for my sorority, Sigma Iota Sigma Multicultural Sorority Inc. ! We were founded on October 4, 1994 by 4 culturally diverse women. Because being a SISter in this organization has changed my life in the last 4.5 years, I knew that I had to do a look dedicated to it!!

Our organizations’ colors are red, black and gold….but that wasn’t my only inspiration for this look. I was greatly inspired by the amazing women I have met through this organization and what we stand for. My look is bold, fiery, interesting and captivating just like my sorority SISters! I experimented with some new shapes for my interpretation of this look and I love how they work! Trying something new is always exciting with makeup…..and the best part? You can always wash it off and start again!

I hope you all enjoy this look as much as I do!!

What new things have you tried with your makeup latey??

Thanks for reading…. And remember….
Kim Loves Hue πŸ˜‰

Tuesday Tip: Less is More (Halloween Post!!)

2 Oct

Hello Lovers!!
October is hereee and that means that it is officially Halloween season. I have never been the type to say “I absolutely have to do something this year.”…. but now I see Halloween as the perfect opportunity to practice more artistic makeup. I will be doing a few Halloween posts a week showing looks, products and tricks.

Today I wanted to do a post about one of my favorite things to see….the half face. I love the effect that you get when you only do two different looks on one face, thus the title ‘Less is More’. You don’t have to do a full faced sugar skull or android to get an great effect!! You can do two different looks on your face and if they are well done, they will look just as amazing as a full face!! My favorite combo is to do a face that is extremely dramatic next to really pretty natural makeup. I feel that the contrast really makes a statement.

This technique also can cut your makeup time in half, so I definitely recommend trying it out this year for some of the Halloween festivities that you attend. Just a note: when planning to do a half face, I have found that a good matte black eyeshadow is KEY! This will help with shading and transitioning one look to the other.

What is your favorite Halloween look?

Thanks for reading. And remember….

Kim Loves Hue πŸ˜‰

Tuesday Tip: Don’t let the weather dampen your self expression.

4 Sep

Hello Hue Lovers!
I don’t know about your location….but here in New York we’ve been hit by Mr. Rainy Day. A rainy day may compel some to go out of their desired look, toward a more weather appropriate look for the day. Never let the weather dampen your self expression. If you wanted to wear shorts, GO FOR IT!! Throw on a pair of thick tights and combat boots to make it work. If you wanted to have a pop of color, DO IT!! Throw on a cute hat or scarf for that pop of color you desire.
There is always the opportunity to express yourself in your daily look. It’s the little things that make all the difference. Here is a short list of ‘little things that make a big impact’:

*Nail Polish – as discussed in last week’s Tuesday Tip: Mix it Up, nail polish can make a huge statement in your daily look and can always brighten a rainy day.

*Head Accessories – scarves, hats and cute headbands or hair clips can make a statement for any outfit. Try to liven up your look with a scarf tied in a cute way or a fun print.

*Jewelry and Accents – play up your look with some arm candy, a statement necklace or eye catching earrings for a quick and easy spice up. The same goes for a cute belt (braided, metallic, etc.) or a nice neck scarf.

*Shoes – we all know that shoes are the real deal. Turn up any outfit with a pair of shoes. Prints, fabrics and all are a YES in the shoe world.

*Makeup!! – last but definitely not least, makeup can make all the difference. Whether you are going for natural, classic or dramatic makeup, you can truly set the tone for your look with it. Eyes, lips and cheeks can all be used to make a statement. Makeup is a great an affordable way to play up any look, so definitely try it out next time you’re getting ready.

What are your favorite rainy day pieces?

Thanks for reading! And remember….

Kim Loves Hue πŸ˜‰