Saturday, May 21, 2011

Anniversary Date Night...Social Distortion at the Ryman!

Sixteen years done come and gone...where does the time go? Anyway, for this year's wedding anniversary we got tickets to see one of my favorite bands, Social Distortion, at an excellent Nashville venue for live music-The Ryman Auditorium. Most of you know the Ryman as the original home of the Grand Ol' Opry but it really has some of the best accoustics on the planet and seeing a band there, you aren't happy seeing them anywhere else afterwards. Well, maybe at the Hollywood Bowl...or Madison Square Garden...but I digress.

I like using our rare date nights to experiment with different makeup application. I usually don't do anything super fancy with my hair, because without loads of product, no style will hold up to the signature southern humidity around these parts.

I was wearing a red pinafore-style skirt from a discount shop I found online. It is cheaply made and not as flattering as I hoped so I was aiming to distract from that with elaborate makeup and nice hair. Considering the humidity, I wanted to set my hair in the morning, but that didnt happen. Enter Hot Sticks. I rolled all the way to the scalp to get a tighter curl, let the rollers cool for no less than thirty minutes, and then brushed them out thoroughly. Finally, I swept back the sides in Grip Tuth combs and added a small accessory-a black and white striped bow clip that was completely unsuitable for my age. :) The style held up incredibly well...woot!

For the makeup, I was really inspired by the attached tutorial from Pixiwoo, on Youtube. I love the red eye shadow and glossy red lips...but I knew that a literal version of this would be very harsh and unwearable.

Some of you on facebook asked me to post pics of how I worked out something inspired by the look, without it being so 'runway'.
I toned it down a bit, cut out the contouring and added some white to the inner eye so that I didnt look 'sick'. I added softer half lashes as well. It was fun...a little bit more kooky than I would typically wear but still 'classic', sort of.

Anyway, of course the show was amazing and of course we had a grand time.

Honey, get out of my shot.