Tag Archives: 80’s

Some #TrulyOutrageous Developments

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I’m a huge Jem fan. Maybe you watched the 80’s cartoon about a band using holograms to capture America’s heart and support a foster home for girls. I remember being completely into the complicated love triangle of Jem, Jerrica, and Rio and singing along to their catchy songs.  Recently, I was able to join in the #jemlivetweet and learn just how many times The Misfits really should’ve been arrested and thrown under the jail(Shout out to @blackgirlsnerds, @reeltalker, and @reelsistas for some fun Saturdays).

You’ve probably heard about the fall theatrical release of Jem and the Holograms. Peep these tweets(1 & 2) to see how I feel about the movie.

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Dancing Their Way Out of Gentrification: Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo

Disclaimer: While this isn’t beauty related I hope you’ll give this and the reviews that are part of the 1984-athon presented by Forgotten Films a shot.

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Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo picks up not too long where the original Breakin’ left off. Kelly(Lucinda Dickey) is still dancing, but fed up with being in the chorus. Her father still wants her to give up her dream of dancing professionally and go to Princeton, but seems to tolerate her dancing as long as she’s not hanging out with those “street people”. Of course Kelly is still hanging out with those street people, namely Turbo(Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers) and Ozone(Adolfo ‘Shabba-Doo’ Quinones). Continue reading Dancing Their Way Out of Gentrification: Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo

Full 80^s Party Look

I went to an 80’s party Saturday night and had a really good time. For future reference, if you’re going to require people to wear costumes for an event and it’s not Halloween, do it at someone’s house. There’s nothing like being among people you don’t know dressed ridiculously and in a public place. It can make you terribly self-conscious and detract from an otherwise good time.

I wish I had a close up but I added a bit of purple above the blue and on the outer V.
I wish I had a close up but I added a bit of purple above the blue and on the outer V.
I think it's cute and I have no shame in recycling this for another occasion
I think it’s cute and I have no shame in recycling this for another occasion

80^s Party Look

I have 80’s party this weekend and nothing says 80’s like some serious make-up. Since I’m not familiar with that type of make-up I did some browsing on youtube and found this video.

I decided to recreate this look with what I had and this is was I came up with.

Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Evidence, Toxic, Smog eyeshadows and Perversion 24/7 Pencil from Urban Decay
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.
Lips: Nars Jungle Red Lipstick and Nars Wonder Lip Gloss Cheeks: Mac Cosmetics Blunt Nars Exhibit A.

I think it turned out well. I’m really happy with the blush, but I may go a bit harder with the eyeshadow and wing it out more. We’ll see. Let me know what you think.

***The final party look is here***