Monday, February 18, 2008

Transition: From Blonde to Brunette

Howdy Y'all! Thank you to everyone who gave me advice on the hair color. I did a sort of in the middle color, its really dark, but not black with just a little sheen on red, just a little. I LOVE this color. I haven't been this dark in forever.

First a bit of housekeeping since I haven't posted FOTDs in forever. Like I've said, I've been a busy bee recently. Life is just SO fun and exciting, unfortunately it takes up a lot of my time. I'm really enjoying this semester. I am more involved on campus and meeting some amazing people. Seriously, dumping the ex was THE BEST decision I've ever made. I feel so free and liberated. It really is amazing.

BLONDE

I wore this out one night to a local club that our local Sigma Chi frat chills out at a lot. This was also the day I got my hair trimmed and styled. Just got my bangs done and more layers to add body. My stylist did my hair, and I am still trying to do it like she did... to no avail lol.

I don't really remember what I wore since its been so long, but if a lot of y'all REALLY wanna know, I'll edit this later.







And the rest are just random pictures from the past few weeks. I've mainly been wearing MAC #7 lashes (my fave), Armani Powder, the new Fafi Blush (the pink one), and liner.







And this was just for some ullzang or whatever challenge on ABB that I never posted lol... GOSH I'm SO behind!!!








BRUNETTE









And finally some leopard print nails that I FINALLY found at a salon :) too bad they were way too long, but they were cute :)



FAIRY EYES TUTORIAL

Like I said a while back, I recorded a video, that you can see is old from my hair color and nails lol, and I finally finished editting it. It was over the look I had in my comment response video for Ebay Brushes.

http://stephienese.blogspot.com/2007/11/comment-response-earthly-riches-fotd.html



What I Used:

CHEEKS
Accentuate/Scuplt Duo - (168 & 129)
Dollymix Blush - (136)

EYES
UDPP
Rondelle e/s - inner lid & lower lashline (239)
Mancatcher e/s (from Lure collection) - middle of lid (239)
Earthly Riches MES Purple Half - outer lid & lower lashline (239)
Earthly Riches MES Grey Half - crease (224)
Blacktrack Fluidline - upper lashline & waterline (209)
Shisiedo Mascara Base & Lifting Mascara

LIPS
Love, Henri Lipstick





I hope this makes some of y'all happy! I'm sorry I haven't been around, like I said, life is super busy so I don't have much time to devote to updating as often as I would like. I can't make any promises that my updates will become regular like day to day, but I'm making it a goal to do at least a post a week, how does that sound to you all? I'm hoping everyone is having a great week. Stay good and peace :)

81 comments:

c00ki312 said...

omgosh! the dark hair looks SO good on you! you must tell what hair dye you used pweeez!!! xxx

Mrs. Lynne said...

Hi sis! Glad to hear you again. I love the Brunette on you. So sexy, sexy!! And of course the looks are fab. Anyhow, keep yourself busy little missy. You only live life once :) Take care.

Anonymous said...

I really like your new hair color. it suits you better than the blonde.

mandilicious said...

i really like your new do!..hmm..make s me think of dying my hair dark, i've had it light for too long already..hmm..i love the fotds too!..i definitely missed you betch!

Anonymous said...

how did you get your hair to curl in the first picture? it's pretty! =) and is it with a 1 inch curling iron?

May said...

LOVE the new hair! Dark brown suits you much better =)

MissVizzy07 said...

Hey!
I love your new hair color and style! It looks awesome on you! I'm happy everything is going well and I wish you luck for the rest of your college career! Dont worry too much about updating your blog girl! Its your choice...not a job. :o) Talk to ya another time!

Xuanie said...

i love the new look very sexy on you! haha i wish i can have bangs like yours. i always try to get bangs but they always look all messed up so i always go back to parting it in the middle.

Anonymous said...

OMG! i love you with dark hair! it looks sooo pretty and exotic! definitley keep it dark and i think that azns look best with dark hair anyways. love it!!!! :D

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

i love the dark haircolour, it looks soooo sexy ;) you look gorgeous in all of these pictures, esp with those curls in the first pic! glad to hear you're having a good time :)
i like the colours you used for Fairy eyes, i'm gonna see if i have any similar colours already and try it :P

Lisa said...

Your hair looks amazing! I love the new hair color! It's the color I've been wanting to dye my hair. Did you just tell your stylist to dye it dark brown?

Anyways, I'm glad you're loving life so much right now. I experienced a similar feeling, but with me, it was after I dealt with some friend issues.

Fei said...

I like both colors. What I most like are the curls from your blonde days. :D Do tell how you did it.

Anonymous said...

Love your new hair cut and color!! You look gorgeous! Also, your hair looks shinier (sp? lol) and healthier! Love your curly do as well...
However, I'm sorry... I hope you appreciate honesty- fake nails are soooo over... natural ones (in all colors and whatnot) look much better. :)

Vanessa said...

I agree with these people sis! I lov your new hair color! Brings you out more and I was about to say! I LOVE your nails!! I gotta get mine done i've been picking at mine...lol.

I miss you, I am so glad you are taking out time for yourself to do what YOU love to do! Enjoy life sis I love you!

Anonymous said...

i love love love the new hair!! now you have some shine and it looks so much more healthy! dark hair really does compliment your face more. love it!

chloeN said...

i missed your blogs! the old hair looks better than it did before. i guess because the roots faded. but your new hair looks amazing too! cute nails.

Violet Honeybee said...

Yay you're back!! =) I love that color on you.. you looking hotter then ever!!

bgirldsko said...

the hair is so sexy! love the brunetteness, and the nails! glad you're enjoying life girl, and glad to see a post too =)

mrslanielovesmac said...

You look hot in blonde and brunette. I like your purple eye look. What eyeshadows did you use? BTW, it's nice to see you back!

sweet tartx said...

Hey (:
I love the new look.
you kind of do look like Lee Hyori haha. Kudos!
<3

mayaari said...

great makeup in all your pics as always - love the new dark hair color!

iamgrape1119 said...

wow, I love your new hair! It makes your skin look completely flawless! I really missed your updates. I check your site everyday hoping that you made an update. I'm so glad your life is going well, you look amazing as always!

Anonymous said...

omg. the brunette hairstyle on u is FABULOUS!

Anonymous said...

your blonde hair makes you look cute
and your dark hair makes you look sexy,,,both are great!

Krystle said...

Welcome back!
I love the new hair color! However, I see it more as a fall/winter color rather than a spring/summer look. I still think its gorgeous!

What are the eye shadows that you used in your first FOTD? It's very pretty and I love neutral looks.

May I make a little suggestion to your blog/youtube? How about making a little FAQ because I noticed that a lot of people ask the same questions that you probably answered in an earlier post/video.

One more question, what did you purchase from Fafi?

Anonymous said...

Yay! A post! I love reading your entries and check your blog daily (maybe more than you do) o_O The brunette looks exotic on you and looks great. I feel you on the dumping ex part...mine held me back from enjoying being me for 4 years...I do have a new love now and am happier than ever. Enjoy your life! It sounds like you are already :) take care.

amy

Angie said...

glad to see your post again! you definitely look so much more sexier as a brunette!! the dark hair color really brings out your makeup and features! anyway, thanks for that pretty fairy look. I did it last weekend plus an extra tweak of my own and you were right, it's so gorgeous!! so thx babe. hoping to hear from you every week now, k. :P

cinderellie said...

you're soo beautiful, stephie! i love your blog & i really hope u update at least once a week! i know you are a busy college student--as am i, but im seriously addicted to your blog haha. i check it almost every day! <3

mich said...

Wow, brunette looks more different on you than I thought it would! But it's very nice, makes you look more mysterious and elegant :)

Can I ask why you've switched back to the 168 for contouring? Was the 138 not up to scratch?

princess*sparkle said...

yep, love the brunette look on you-classy! really glad things are goin well for u x

said...

i love your hair! it looks great on you :)

Row said...

This is really useful cos I was just thinking about going from a similar blonde to a dark brown :) It looks really good so I am going to give dark brown a go too!

xoshellie said...

Hey stephie! Your hair looks gorgeous! You totally rock it and I like this tut. Do you recommend getting any of the fafi quads or paints? Anyways you're looking hotter than ever!

Melanie said...

yeah.. the hair is great now and really brings out your eyes.. =) question, when you wear the fake lashes, how do you take them off? do you wet them first then take it off or you just peel it off? it hurts on me just peeling it off, so like to get some input on that. =) thanks stephie!

Melinda Warren said...

Hi! first, sorry for my bad english ^^' and second, I think that brunette color suits you better than the other one, you look so gorgeous!! kisses*

b-love said...

hey stephie, LOVE THE COLOUR, your hair looks fabulous!!!x

Ming said...

The new color is perfect on you. The color is so rich and makes your hair look really healthy and shiny. Thanks for sharing!

beautywhore said...

gorgeous new hair colour....looks so healthy...

nails are stunning too!

Anonymous said...

Hey Stephie! I've been reading your blog for a while now and your tutorials have made me got more excited about make up! I was looking for make up tips for asians and found your blog. Thanks for your entries!

I'm sooo obsessed with make up now, I look for new make up every time I go shopping hihi You look really HOT as a brunette!!!

Kiki x

Distinque said...

I love the darker haircolor on you. I haven't colored my hair in years and people love the really black black hair that I have. So I can save my money on that and spend it on makeup instead:)

Anonymous said...

the dark brown looks soo amazing on you!

ilurvemakeup said...

I read somewhere on one of your yt comments that you and the bf were done... well glad all is well without him tho :) I love your new hair color! You look fresher and HOTTER! :) Those nails are cute but def too long hehe :) Glad to see you back again! <3

Simply said...

Love the new hair color! I much prefer it to the light color you had before.

Hope to see more from you soon!

Barbie said...

You know this is really funny. After you posted to pic with your new hair color I went to the salon and wanted to go blonde. But I ended up getting the same orangish hair color as you cuz they messed up on me. But now you're brunette. Maybe we'll match hair again someday ;p

Helen said...

Definitely niceeeeeee ! I wanted to change my hair color too to a lighter color but now that your hair is darker I think I want it to be darker ! hahah ^^ It makes you look more mature and sexy! Thats the look I'm opting for! hehe I've been waiting for your updates like crazy haha. Do what you gotta do love! Take care =]

P.S. PLS tell us how you ask your stylist to dye your hair thanks!

Nilty said...

so cute!!! i love the dark hair! question - did ur stylist curl your hair too for those pics? if so, did she/he also use the method like in your wavy hair vids?

Linda said...

yay you updated!! and i never really liked the light hair but the first two pics are sooo adorable! you looked gorgeous! but this new color gives you an edge. love it!

Webgrl said...

love love loveeeeeeeee
why?
cuz now we have the same hair
lol!

missjaclynrose said...

hi stephie, both hair colors look good on you, but i'm going to have to say the darker hair color flatters you a whole heck of a lot more. you are absolutely gorgeous. i'm new to the blogging world, but i'm definitely going to link you.

alien man?! said...

stephie!!!! miss you so much!!! the dark brown is def. MUCH better looking, imo. you look so much classier.

ladyjane said...

Girl, I love your site, so I'm gonna link you :) I really like you with dark hair. You should stick to it. It looks good with your skin. And you won't have to worry about roots. Damn, if only I can pass with dark hair. Looking forward to more of your posts!

Anonymous said...

WOW it's amazing on you! You look really sexy with that dark hair. It brings our your pretty features. What a difference!

Anonymous said...

I love your hair. What kind of hairdye and color did you use?

UyenNhi said...

I freakin adore you! And dang gurl, you look great as a blond AND a brunette!

Chyichyi said...

Hey Stephie, I have to say, blonde or brunette you look in both! Dark is probably not as high maintenance as blonde though...

Nic Nic said...

loving the new hair, so sultry and sexy!!

all the eye makeup are gorgeous and the nails are so pretty!

vintagebluesky said...

wow, dark hair. beautiful!
and fab makeup as always :).

Anonymous said...

u look so gorgeous with dark hair...love it ;)


~Aiman

said...

The dark hair looks hot on you! I love those purple eye looks :)

Bliss said...

The dark colour looks great on you and i really love your eye makeup on the first pic, can you post up what you use if you remember :)

Anonymous said...

the dark hair looks SO good on you! it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hey just wanted to say that you look GORGEOUS and I love your darker hair!!! Did you get it done at the salon?

asfanino said...

i just wanna say,thank u for sharing ur makeup knowledge.u r the truly makeup goddess.keep on looking gorgeous!

Lorie said...

I totally want to know what hair dye you used. It's gorgeous!

Geemiya said...

Love, love, love the dark hair on you!! looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

They both look great but I love love the blonde-gold hair, it makes you look like a movie star. My jaw would probably drop if I saw you in person with that gold hair and curls. lol

Valerie said...

Wow what a pretty change it's lovely on you!

I've been lovin' the videos(aka I watch them but I don't have an account) cute bra lol

Just incase you wanna know I'm 16 y/o brunette, hazel eyes, caucaisain(sp?) & Canadian.:)

Anonymous said...

girlie, your hair looks so much better w/ black hair! it goes wonderfully w/ your complexion and eyebrows!

Vi Anne said...

your eyes seem sad... am i just imagining it or is there something that's bothering you?

Mandie said...

You look so pretty, i love your hair dark, but you are lucky i think you can get away with both colours, not like me when i went blonde i looked like casper the ghost :-( lol

Anonymous said...

omgosh, i love love love your new hair color! .. i've always loved dark hair on asians. anyway, how much was your zebra print nails?? they're cute.

i can't get them yet, since i am taking self defense.

Anonymous said...

Love your new hair color and cut Stephie. You look smoldering hot with it--very nice. You go girl!!!!

mythongsondfloor said...

Ooops I forgot to ask, what eye colors did you use in the first FOTD by the way? thanks!!

Pladies said...

You are so pretty in brunette !!

Brunette Powaaaaaaa ;o)

Love your tutorial by the way, very helpful.

Valerie said...

Hey Stephie!

I'd love to see a video of your makeup collection! And how you organize it! Your always looking fabulous!

Mulzanza said...

stephie! seriously! come back! we miss you! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the faerie eyes, but unfortunately most of the shadows you use are limited edition :(
Could you suggest any of the other shadows that MAC has to do a similar look?

Gisele said...

Hey Stephie! Just wanted to say hi & that I'm a fan of your tutorials. You're really pretty. (:
But the quote on your page isn't an Audrey Hepburn quote, it's actually a quote from Sam Levenson.
Audrey's quote is similar:
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Just letting you know.
Well take care.

Anonymous said...

you look hot!... i really like the first FOTD. can u do a tutorial on that? if not, can u tell us what color e/s did u use? thanks so much.

E. said...

First of all, great blog and thanks for all the informative videos and tutorials over at asianbeautyblog. The number and variety of brushes there are (and that you seem to use!) really boggle me! As a make-up enthusiast, do you feel there is really a difference from say a MAC 266 brush and a MAC 263 one? Haha, I sound like a reporter, but yeah, that's one of the things that bother me sometimes, that I feel I've to get every single brush out there!

gloriafatboy said...

WoW... i LOVE ur leopard nails!!! Ive always wanted something like that. Also totally love love love ur eyes and eye makeup. Lovely!! <3