I absolutely love getting a little inspiration from literature. With summer approaching my never ending list of must reads continues to grow and I have one for everyone to add to their list. I just finished the book, “The Ring and the Crown.”
This is the kind of book that is definitely a page turner. Just to give you an idea I started reading the book on Friday and was done by Saturday.
After finishing the book I was feeling inspired to create a look based on the book. I wanted something vibrant like the cover of the book and also exciting like the actual story.
Step 1: Start with a clean face. Then add foundation that is a shade or two lighter than your actual skin color. I used Revlon color stay whipped. I was able to evenly apply the whipped foundation with my hands, however make up sponges always work great.
Step 3: We can’t forget about the eyeliner. It is really your preferences, but I always apply my eyeliner first when it comes to my eye looks. For the eyeliner you will want to stretch it a little farther on the ends than you may typically do when applying.
Step 5: My can’t live without essential, mascara. For this look, I dug out my not-used-too-often, but I should deep purple mascara.
Step 6: It’s time to touch up the eyes. You will want to make sure the eyes are really detailed. I like to go over the eyeshadow with a little more color after I have applied my mascara.
Step 7: Make sure you stand out like “The Ring and the Crown” book, by adding a bright pink lip.
Step 8: The make up is complete, but channeling the theme of the book, I added a side french braid and pulled my hair back. You may also want to consider turning the pony tail into a bun, however I wanted a sleep pulled back look.
I hope you enjoyed my fun look inspired by “The Ring and the Crown.” Make sure you let me know if you decide to read the book. I really think you will enjoy it. 🙂
To help you get even more inspired you can check out The Ring and the Crown’s official book trailer and learn more about it.
Magic is power, and power is magic…
Once they were inseparable, just two little girls playing games in a mighty castle. Now Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the mightiest empire in the world, and Aelwyn Myrddyn, a bastard mage, face vastly different futures.
Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the ambitions of her mother, Queen Eleanor theSecond. With the help of her Merlin, Eleanor has maintained a stranglehold on the world’s only source of magic. While the enchanters faithfully serve the crown, the sun will never set on theFranco-British Empire.
As the annual London Season begins, the great and noble families across the globe flaunt their wealth and magic at parties, teas, and, of course, the lavish Bal du Drap d’Or, the Ball of the Gold Cloth.
But the talk of the season is Ronan Astor, a social-climbing American with only her dazzling beauty to recommend her. Ronan is determined to make a good match to save her family’s position. But when she falls for a handsome rogue on the voyage over, her lofty plans are imperiled by her desires.
Meanwhile, Isabelle of Orleans, daughter of the displaced French royal family, finds herself cast aside by Leopold, heir to the Prussian crown, in favor of a political marriage to Marie-Victoria. Isabelle arrives in the city bent on reclaiming what is hers. But Marie doesn’t even want Leopold-she has lost her heart to a boy the future queen would never be allowed to marry.
When Marie comes to Aelwyn, desperate to escape a life without love, the girls form a perilous plan that endangers not only the entire kingdom but the fate of the monarchy.
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Disclosure:This post is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion. All opinions are my own.