Elly Mayday visits Rowena plus a giveaway!

Rowena in Edmonton had the amazing pleasure to host Elly Mayday for a meet and greet a few weeks ago. She happened to be on a layover for a flight and it just worked out perfectly! And might I add, she was sweet as pie!

20150318_174125She came in the shop for a few hours to chat, meet some fans, sign autographs, and take photos. Cherry wanted to meet her as well, she came out to the meet and greet too 😉

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Elly also tried on a handful of dresses and my goodness, was she ever stunning in them. Especially the pink Monica – keep an eye out on her facebook and instagram page for photos.

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Elly had some beautiful photos and her calender available to be signed. If you didn’t come down, you sure missed out! If you got a calender, she left a little note on your birthday – it was so sweet! Keep an eye out on Rowenas and Ellys facebook page for future events like this…Elly may even be back some time!! So if you didn’t make it out this time, don’t worry, you’ll catch her next time

20150318_175907Be sure to follow the Danger De Lux facebook page to also hear about fun events, giveaways, and sales at Rowena!

But especially watch out on the Danger De Lux facebook page for an Elly themed giveaway coming up real soon 😉

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What’s in your makeup bag: Kerosene Deluxe

Bombshell Kerosene Deluxe is on the blog today sharing her favorite makeup with us. This mega babe hails from Vancouver, Canada, but is originally from Amsterdam. She is a highly successful plus size model, whose work ranges from pinup to gothic to fetish. Kerosene Deluxe is always looking fabulous and I cannot wait to share with you what makeup she uses – she even studied cosmetology in Amsterdam! Kerosene Deluxe also support body positivity, which in our world, is extremely important- love your body and all bodies equally – it sounds simple, but its not being practiced very well by a lot of people out there.

Here is what Kerosene Deluxe had to say about her look

“I have always had a flair for the dramatic and glamorous but also the dark and macabre. I’d say my ‘look’ tends to walk a line between classic Pin-Up glamor with a dose of Gothic chique.
I strongly believe I’d be a drag queen if I was born a man, haha. I like make-up, a lot…and have never been ashamed to admit that I wear a lot of it. I’ve been intrigued by it since I was a small child. My mother was a very glamorous woman and I used to love watching her getting ready (and rummaging through her cosmetics when she wasn’t home). I started wearing make-up at a young age, much to the dismay of my teachers. For my 8th birthday I received a beauty case filled with make up, I remember being overcome with joy with this treasure! 10 years later I put myself through cosmetology school to become a make-up artist. I do my own photo shoot make-up 99% of the time. I actually enjoy this process and taking my time getting ready, it get’s me into the character I will be portraying in the shoot.
For me make-up has always been more about art rather than vanity. (I feel equally comfortable barefaced as I do dolled up). I love experimenting with colors and avant-garde looks. I don’t believe in ‘trends’, seasonal or age appropriate propaganda…I believe in wearing what you love and doing so with pride. “
KeroseneBijouxJune2013-3004805-Edit (2)Kerosene broke down her look between day and evening for us as well!
Daytime Make-Up:
“I will start off with a smooth and even canvas. A lightweight foundation, concealer under the eyes, a light dusting of setting powder and some soft contouring with bronzer, I’ll pop a bit of a coral blush on my cheeks and a bit of highlighter on my cheekbones, under the brow bone and cupids bow (above the lips)
For the eyes I’ll apply a champagne tone (slight sheen) on the eyelid and a medium beige shade into the crease and lower lash line. I’ll finish it with winged black eyeliner (I tend to wear mine quite thick) and mascara (top lashes only) followed by filling my eyebrows.
My lip color that day depends on mood and what I’m wearing. Bold ruby red’s, vibrant pink’s and soft peachy shades are my go to’s.”
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“Honestly anything goes for this and I tend to pull out all the stops. I’ll substitute the lightweight foundation for a fuller coverage cream based one (Cover FX total cover cream foundation), amp up the contouring and highlighting and dramatize the eyes by adding shades of black eye shadow (and/or a variety of other fun colors) and further extending the wings and width of my eyeliner.
I will often wear multiple pairs of false eyelashes for special events. Yes at once..I’ll stick and stack a couple on top of each other for extravagant drama. My brows don’t go through a drastic change for an evening look as I enjoy a strong and sharply filled and shaped brow day or night..
I’ll wear whatever lipstick shade suits my fancy; red, black, green..You name it!”
DSC_8401 copyweb (2)Here are Kerosene’s favorite products…are you ready for it?! S
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
This is how it all starts, a good make up needs a smooth canvas. A pea-sized amount of this applied all over the skin will ensure a smooth and even application of your foundation but also increases the longevity of your make up. Smashbox for me, is the king of primer and this one is my all time favorite.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation
This foundation provides medium coverage and feels like air..Seriously, it feels like you are wearing nothing! It is SO beautiful and has a nice glowy finish. Perfect for a polished daytime look (but would totally work for evening too) I love this stuff..
NYX Stay matte but not flat powder
I love this powder because it’s super versatile (and also suuuper inexpensive!), it can be applied with a brush and make a great light setting powder but when applied by powder puff actually gives you a decent bit of coverage. I has  a nice non chalky finish. Because of that it makes a great little compact..I always have this one me..(car, purse, gym bag or in my husband’s pocket when I don’t feel like carrying a purse)
Smashbox Contouring Palette
So they actually discontinued this a while ago but after much uproar from fellow beauty fiends decided to bring it back. (Thanks goodness, I just couldn’t even….) It has 3 shades inside; a deeper contouring shade (for a dramatic contour), a bronzer shade (for adding warmth, glow or a soft contour) and an ivory shade (which can be used for subtle highlighting) All shades are matte which is perfect. The tones work really well as neutral eye shadows too should you have limited make-up bag space or need a multi-purpose product. It comes with a great little angled contouring brush ❤ I hope they extend the shade range for these in the future so that a variety of people with different skin tones can enjoy them too.
 
Stila Custom Color Blush ‘Self adjusting Coral’
This is a great blush that gives you a lovely healthy glow..I adore coral shades because they bring such life to the skin and look great on all complexions. You can layer and ‘build’ the pigment of this blush too, to get the desired level of drama an color.
Estee Lauder Double Wear ‘stay in place flawless’ concealer
Concealer would probably be my number 1 ‘must have’ cosmetic item. I have terrible dark circles (no matter how much sleep) under my eyes and your average concealer just doesn’t quite cut it for me. I love this particular one because of it’s great coverage yet complete lack of creasing or settling into lines due to it’s long-wear, no transfer formula. It’s great for vacation too as this concealer is waterproof..Trust me I’ve tried and tested!
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Smashbox ‘Fade to Black’ eyeshadow palette 
Sadly this palette was a limited edition item from Fall 2013 and no longer available, which is sad because it’s a fantastic palette with shades suitable for soft daytime to dramatic evening looks. Due to the depth of pigment this palette lasts pretty long (as you don’t need a lot of product), which is great because I treasure it and don’t want it to run out. This is usually the shadow palette I’ll take with me when I travel, because it’s so versatile and compact in size so easy to fit into a smaller cosmetic bag.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color
I cannot even begin to say how much I love this product. It’s phenomenal. If you like super precise and neat brows this is a great product for you, because it’s liquid eyeliner like brush will give you the cleanest lines ever. You can softly feather in strokes or just go full on dramatic statement brow with this and it’ll all look fab..Best part, it will literally stay alllll day (as the name suggests), it’s sweatproof, waterproof, rubproof…It seriously won’t budge…LOVE
Geisha Ink Liquid Liner
I have a major love affair with eyeliners that don’t smudge or run..This is because I have year-round allergies which often leads to watery eyes. This amazing liner will not disappoint on that front, because once it’s on, it will stay there (until it meets Mr waterproof make-up remover). It’s hard to say what my favorite thing is about this liner because it’s just a total package of awesome. I can safely say I’m an eyeliner aficionado and this one is by far the best liquid liner I’ve ever used. The super precise microfiber brush tip gives an easy and superior application and the liner itself is jet black, so you don’t have to layer it to get that intense black finish. Bonus: Geisha Ink is a Canadian brand:)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in ‘Snow’
This is a new product in the Stila range and therefor new to my happy make-up collection. I find myself asking where this has been my whole life, because I’m obsessed with it. What it is is a waterproof white liquid eyeliner. I use it right above my black eyeliner to give it pop. I love the contrast and the 60’s mod-like/vintage barbie look it gives.
Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara
I was never blessed with full luscious lashes, so good mascara is a big deal to me. This mascara is great because it provides everything I want; A jet black finish, lots of volume, lift and curl.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ‘Beso’
Another stellar product in Stila’s ‘stay all day’ line. This is my absolute favorite red! It’s super matte and long wearing, the perfect shade and lasts through nibbles and smoochies. Because of it’s lasting formula you don’t even need to use a lip liner with it, as it won’t ‘bleed’ ever…
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Matte in ‘Pagan’
I’ve always been a big fan of OCC’s ‘lip tars’ because they are super awesome glosses with great color and hold. This shade is a new favorite of mine, it’s a black with undertones of purple and super dramatic. I’ll wear it on it’s own if I’m serving up Goth realness or I mix in a drop with my other lipsticks to darken them and create custom shades. It gives a nice fresh feel on the lips too due to the peppermint oil ingredient.
Dior’s Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in Pink Icon
This is my favorite neutral pink shade for a soft shiny daytime pout. It makes my lips feel moisturized and plump.  I love Dior lipsticks…
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic mist
Last but not least, the one that seals the deal…So this is actually a toner (a great toner) but I use it as a finishing mist. It’s refreshing, smells nice but also set’s my make up. The hyaluronic acid ingredient is great for your skin and provides moisture and plumpness, while the dragons blood (not actual dragon’s blood but a tree sap) is a great skin soother and healer. I always carry this around because aside from a wonderful setting spray it also works great when I have allergic skin flareup’s and redness.
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What a great and complete list of products! I am interested in checking out the Stila brow color and Geisha Ink eyeliner (my eyes tend to water a lot as well). I am a huge fan of Canadian or American made products, especially as this means the products are more likely to be cruelty-free. The Geisha Ink website list the stores that carry their brand and there are 9 shops in Edmonton that do ( including Lux Beauty Boutique) and you bet I am going to go pick up an eyeliner! I’ll let you know what I think. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to do this series- to find out about new, amazing products I had no notion of- thanks Kerosene!
unnamedA huge thank you to Kerosene Deluxe for sharing a few of her beauty secrets with us. Not only is she delightfully gorgeous and talented, Kerosene seems like a real down to earth gal – someone I would want to be friends with. I wish all the best and even more success to her!
Please check out her facebook page:
And website to see more photos, find out more about her beliefs and background, and how to book her for a shoot
xoxo

What’s in your makeup bag: Ruby Roxx

As promised, here is part 2 of my Ruby Roxx feature and interview. In case you missed it last week, Ruby answered a few of my questions, to which she provided some pretty great answers- you should probably go read it, if you haven’t yet. Check it out here.

Ruby Roxx is a pinup and alternative model hailing from Vancouver, BC. She has graced the cover of some of our favorite pin up magazines like Delicious Dolls, Garters & Grills, and The Pin Up Magazine.

Today Ruby shares with us what is in here makeup bag…Are you ready for it?

Here is what Ruby had to say about her look:

“Of course I don’t use all of these every day. If im not shooting, I work from home, and like to give my skin a break, so most days I only wear mascara. The most important part for me is my skin care. I wash morning and night using Cetephil. I use a toner, a serum and a day/night moisturizer. And of course my Avene thermal water.”

I would agree that skin care is such an important part of every gals beauty regime… If our skin is not plump, pampered, hydrated, and cared for, the rest of out look will be thrown off… powders will crease, skin can look tried… you get the idea. I think I may have to try Rubys Avene Thermal water and see what magic it can do for me.

Rubys makeup bag and contents:

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  • Oh My Lash False Lashes
  • SauceBox “crème de la crème” palate (perfect for Smokey eyes)
  • Lime Crime lip gloss in “red velvet”. Dries to a perfect, smudge proof, matte red.
  • Avene Thremal Spring Water Spray. Skin care is the most important part about my beauty routine. I spray this on my face 3-4 times a day, as well as moisturize morning and night. It keeps my skin hydrated, keeps redness at bay, and is invigorating. Its my favorite product by far.
  • Youngique Fibre lash mascara. I use it on top of my regular mascara for extra length, when I’m not wearing false lashes.
  • MAC Mineralize Foundation in NC15
  • Benefit Brows a-go-go kit
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish powder in Medium
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss
  • MAC lipstick in Candy Yum Yum
  • Nars Blush in Orgasm
  • Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara
  • DUO eyelash glue

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I’ve used a few of the same products as Ruby listed, but I think I may have to try a few more… I’d love to try out Youngique, as my lashes can sometimes leave a lot to be imagined. I am still looking into trying new eye brow products as well, so may have to check out what Benefit has to offer.

Do you use any of the same products as Ruby? Want to show us whats in your makeup bag? Send Danger De Lux an email!

Don’t forget to follow Ruby on facebook to see what shes up to

https://www.facebook.com/rubyroxxmodel

And one more big THANKS to Ruby for showing us what her favorite makeup is and answering a few questions for us! Not only is she a total bombshell, but she is sweet as pie.

Q & A with Cherry Dollface

I have a special treat for you today! Cherry Dollface – if there ever was a better fitting name- being the nice gal she is, answered ‘yes’ when I asked if I could interview her for my blog. A lot of people who are super busy and super awesome, can be super lame and turn down a request like mine. So you can imagine how excited I was when Cherry Dollface said she would gladly answer my questions.

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A brief bio on the Miss Cherry Dollface- this lovely lady has it going on! She is a model, a hairstylist, a designer ( she collarboates with Rock Steady Clothing), a wife, and an inspiration to many a young women. Please check her out on facebook, youtube, her website, and instagram.

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Now lets get to the questions….

1.       What is your favorite beauty product?
Oh man! Too many to name! But I love Paul Mitchell Hair products, Big Sexy styling products, Makeup Forever makes amazing foundations, concealers and primers, and Bomber Betty lip products.

2.       If you could give just one hair styling tip, what would it be?

Give your hair a rest!! Heat styling and using products everyday really takes its toll on your hair and you will end up with fried, lifeless hair. I give my hair a break every other day or as often as I can and just tie it in a top knot and leave it alone!

3.       What is your most coveted piece of clothing? Why?

I have a pretty good collection of vintage 1950’s hawaaian dresses. They make me feel so tropical!

4.       What do you think are the top 5 essentials to a pinup/rockabilly wardrobe?

A high waisted pencil skirt, a pair of peep toes, a pair of cuffed jeans, a good black cardigan, and at least one vintage dress!

tumblr_mz76jqct251sj1y9oo1_5005.       What is your favorite brand/type of lipstick?

I have a line with Bomber Betty Cosmetics that I love! Hollywood Harlot is an amazing neutral red that looks great on everyone. ( get it here)

6.       Any secret beauty tips you can give us for getting that perfect pin-up look?

Don’t cake your face with base makeup. Focus more on your red lips and cat eyes. You want to look sassy– but not masky!

7.       How did you get into doing hair? Where did it all begin?

I started swing dancing when I was 14 and wanted to figure out how to do vintage styles to match the dancing and the clothes. It was before the internet existed so I just looked at old photos and tried my best to learn!

8.       Essential pin-up hair styling tools?

A 3/4″ curling iron, a good hairspray, a setting spray, bobby pins, pin curl clips, and a teasing/smoothing comb.

9.       Where is your favorite place to find great vintage?

Anywhere I can!! Ebay is a pretty trusty. Etsy is getting better. Unfortunately finding it local is too expensive.

10.   With no bias here… what is your favorite reproductive brand and why?

Steady Clothing!! It is made in the USA, they have been around for 20 years, they make affordable items, and they fit amazingly well! I also design a new piece for them each season, but I was already a fan even before I started collaborating.

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11.   If you are getting all dolled up, what is your go to look?

I like variety!! I usually do the basic cat eyes and red lips, but I like to change up my shadow colors, add glitter, change my reds, etc. And I have a huge wardrobe so I wear all kinds of different things!

12.   And the opposite, if you are dressing casual, what do you wear?

I am a jeans/shorts and a tank top kind of girl. I usually just wear my hair in a top knot and wear BB cream and mascara on my face.

PinUp-Tank_1024x102413.   When are you coming to Canada do teach us Canadian gals to do hair?

As soon as I find a place to host my class! All I need a space!

14.   Any wise words you would like to pass on to pinup and rockabilly gals trying to make in a modern world?

Just be yourself. You don’t have to fit into a cookie cutter image of what you think rockabilly is. There is no ONE right way to be yourself, so have fun!

15.   And whats next for Cherry Doll Face? Any upcoming events, etc?

Always touring! Check out my website for my latest events: cherrydollface.com

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And just for fun…EITHER OR ( you can only pick one, which one will it be…)
1. RAMONES OR MISFITS

neither!!!!!

2. BLONDE OR REDHEAD

red, obviously

3. VEGAS OR DISNEY LAND

disneyland

4. RED LIPS OR PINK LIPS

red lips

5. MARILYN OR BETTIE PAGE

bettie

6. WINE OR BEER

white wine

7. HEELS OR CONVERSE

depends on the day! converse mostly though

8. BOSTON TERRIER OR FRENCH BULLDOG

frenchies!!

9. MAD MEN OR WALKING DEAD

walking dead

10. FLY OR DRIVE

drive!

11. EAT IN OR TAKE OUT

take out

12. CITY OR COUNTRY SIDE

depends on my mood, but I live in the city

13. BEARD OR CLEAN SHAVEN

clean shaven always!

14. CHERRIES OR POLKA DOTS

polka dots

15. QUALITY OR QUANTITY

quality!

16. ROLLER COASTER OR CARSOUSEL

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17. STEAK OR TOFU

steak!

18. POLORAID OR DIGITAL

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19. CHER OR MADONNA

madonna

20. POOL OR BEACH

pool

A big Thank-You to Cherry Dollface for taking the time to answer my questions and share her wisdom with all of us. If you have yet to watch her you tube videos, what are you waiting for? Her tutorials are fantastic and she shares a lot of other fun tid-bits about her life, retro living, posing, and the works! Stay tuned to my blog for more awesome interviews and features! Thanks for reading.

*all photos taken from google.