Pin-up Domestic



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Sorry, folks, no Outfit photo today since the fon fon ru and I spent the whole weekend at home, mostly playing video games, but I also took a lot of time cooking.

You'll have to settle for my face.



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I was feeling a little vintage pin-up, a little 50s housewife over the weekend, so I decided on wearing red lipstick while going on about with my daily chores. Since I wasn't going out, I decided to use mineral makeup/powder instead of liquid/cream foundation. I was pleasantly surprised at the coverage! The secret to making powder work is really just blending. A dense, fluffy brush will do the trick.

STEPS:
1. BASE: ELF Complexion Perfection Powder. All 4 colors swirled together and applied to face.
2. COVERAGE: Physician's Formula Organic Wear Powder. All 3 shades blended together then applied to face.
3. BLUSH: Hello Kitty "Memoirs of a Geisha" blush in coral.
4. EYES: Physician's Formula "Baked Smokes" eyeshadow. I used the 2 darker colors.
    MASCARA: Rimmel "Max Volume Flash" mascara. 2 coats.
5. LINER: N.Y.C. lip liner pencil 957A. To prevent the lipcolor running.
    LIPSTICK: Arissa in Fever

I am not much for summer heat and sun, but I do love the bounty of produce the season avails me. This weekend, I made a pot of tomato sauce from the first batch of tomatoes and basil from my own garden! They're no San Marzanos, but oh! was the sauce mighty tasty. I also made some corn chowder, chocolate chip scones, and a lovely pot of peach crumble. When I want to, I can be a pretty darn good housekeeper.

How was your weekend?

44 comments:

  1. That first shot is so pretty with the lighting! The second one is pretty, too (it's the same thing, lol) but I love the way the light hits you in the first.

    I had a boring weekend, too. I watched a lot of Chopped and MasterChef (I missed the first part of this season) My bf was out with his friends Saturday and then helping with a web-movie shoot Sunday, so I was left alone (and I am hopeless at entertaining myself)

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  2. The red lippy looks lovely on you, and it sounds like you've been a busy housekeeper this weekend...impressive!x

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  3. I love the lipstick! And the pictures are so pretty! :)

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  4. You look beautiful! Love your pin up styled make up!

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  5. The red looks lovely on you, you can't beat the 50s look!

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  6. Your hair and makeup look really pretty!

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  7. what is peach crumble? is that like cobbler?? sounds delish...what time is dinner? lol. isn't if so rewarding to eat/make stuff from your own garden?!

    [oomph.]

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  8. I feel like every time I read your blog, I get hungry and wish I was a better cook/better at makeup. It inspires me to improve my skills..

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  9. You sexy mamacita, you! Love the red lips! They totally suit you!

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  10. I have zero tolerance for make-up. I should start taking my tips from you! You look so pretty in these photos (heck, you always do!) and the lighting is perfection.

    OMG (I rarely use that expression, but it seems necessary here). Corn chowder and chocolate chip scones? I'm getting envious over here! Homemade tomato sauce is always the best, especially if everything is from your own garden. It's so rewarding :)

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  11. That red makes your lips look VA VA VOOM!

    It sounds like you had a busy kitchen weekend, I'm hoping some of it got document-a-matated for sharing later!

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  12. Laura you look so beautiful! and a lot like one of my cousins right here..... <3

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  13. Ooo nice post !! :)

    My weekend was goooooood ! I went to an awesome concert :P

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  14. I'll settle for your face any day. Hey, remember that Elizabethan looking print that you had that I said I liked? Well I told my helpmeet how much I loved it and he looked and the poster was no longer available so he actually had it printed on a shirt for me!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  15. GORGEOUS! red lips do you good, laura!

    xo, Jill
    http://jillybeanstalk.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi, Laura! How are you? ;) I love your eye shadow set! I've never worn pastel colors; I'm kind of curious now :p.

    Hope you have a fab week!

    Miki.

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  17. Such a pretty look!
    I love your blog hun <3

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  18. You look like a total pin-up hottie right now. I'm sure that plenty of 13-year old boys would hang up your portrait in their rooms given the opportunity.
    ...
    Okay, that's creepy.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  19. YUM, all that sounds delicious! So when can I move in?!

    Oh and I've never heard of that lipstick brand..I'll have to keep an eye out for it, the color is very pretty and not too overbearing as other red lipsticks. :)
    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  20. Love the look on you!

    http://heydahye.blogspot.com/

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  21. Lovely lady :) I love cooking! :) sounds like you had a good time, hah :) mmmm peach crumble

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  22. Your space is lovely! Glad to be your latest follower!

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  23. I am so jealous of your Hello Kitty blush! I really wanted to get it but we do not have Sephora here. :(

    You are looking stunning with red lipstick, methinks you should wear it more often! ;)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  24. Can you come over and cook with me? Love the pinup housewife look!

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  25. Beautiful! Great blog! :))

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  26. lovely make up :)
    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  27. I love your red lips in these pictures and hehe you look like a doll :D

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  28. ummm...can I have your beautiful full lips? Please and thank you! Kiah

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  29. You're so pretty - I love the punchy lip color!

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  30. you are sooo beautiful!!! love your makeup :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  31. That red is gorgeous on you - looks very sophisticated! I had a nice but long weekend LOL. Awww I wished I could garden like you! You should do some food posts since you cook a lot!! I think I have a lot to learn! XD

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  32. quite literally stunning. the lighting is perfect and the red lips are charming. I like this housewife theme, and by the sounds of it you can play that part to a tee :)

    http://www.sojournedinstyle.blogspot.com/

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  33. You look amazing! Totally glam version of the 50's housewife :)

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  34. I'll definitely have to remember that Fever shade of lipstick. My current go to red is Red Delicious by Bare Escentuals, but I love the warm tones in the shade you are wearing.

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  35. Nice post, great photos :D
    Follow each other? I bookmarked!
    http://thepileofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  36. Love how you lined your eyes, very nice! And a day of cooking plus video games, sounds fun to me! :)

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  37. you nailed it hun. love the look!

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  38. very, very pretty!
    i love the lips :)
    Rosie xo

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  39. lovely photos! You should post some of your food recipes it really sounds Yum! xx

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  40. Looks like you had a fun weekend! I can't wait for it to be the weekend again. Even though I have tons of work to do....

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  41. nice post!

    xo-Kayla Marie
    www.wildchildfashion.blogspot.com

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  42. omgosh i love this you look SO CRAZY STUNNING!! your hair your lipstick and so gorge laura!! love those pearl drops too!

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