Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy Hinamatsuri! And a Girl's Day Look!


Hello everyone!

Today's Hinamatsuri or Girl's Day in Japan. This festival celebrates young girls and their future happiness. One of the customs of this festival is to display a set of Hina-ningyou (hina dolls). It's believed that these dolls can capture evils spirits and protect girls from bad luck.

Another custom is to drink Shirozake (white sake)...for the adults of course; and eat colorful foods like Hisimochi (colored mochi), Hina-arare ( puffed rice snacks) and Chitrasizusi. The three main colors of Girl's Day are: green (symbolizing growth), white (symbolizing purity), pink (symbolizing love).


 Above is a photo of Hishimochi. Kinda tastes like a sesame bars but less nutty.

 Above is Hina-arare, sugar coated puffed rice .

 Above is Hina-arare, but these are salty, basically little senbei puffs. 

In celebration, I created a Girl's Day look using one of my Chanel quads in Garden Party. Here are swatches of that quad.


A shimmery pale minty green.

A shimmery pale peach.

A Shimmery rosy pink.

A shimmery muted pine green with green sparkles.

Not sure if you can see, but the lip gloss has a green sheen. 
Look Breakdown
Face 
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe (Medium 2).
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in 86 Garden Party, used the pale peach shadow to highlight my cheekbones and down my nose.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface.
Eyes:
Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW25
Mac Eye Shaodw in Orb on the brow bone.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in 86 Garden Party:
Placed The rosy pink from the inner half of the lid and inner bottom  corner of the eye up to the iris. 
Placed the minty green on the second outer half of the lid and  on the bottom under the iris.
Placed the muted pine green in the crease and outer bottom lash line.
Mac Eye Kohl in Fresh Cream on the lower water line.
Dolly Wink Liquid Liner in Deep Black.
Mac Plush Lash Mascara in Plushblack.
L'oreal Waterproof Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black.
Lips
Mac Lusterglass in Palatial. 

Tonight was very frustrating!!! Every photo was either too dark or blurred...kill me now XD

Please ignore the missing lipgloss, I was about to wash my face, when I decided to give it another go and try to get a better photo of the eye shadow :P

Hope you enjoyed this post and look :)


Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

27 comments :

  1. Japanese cakes and candies are so delicious~ thanks for sharing about this holiday! BTW can a married women also celebrate Girl's day too? just wondering... :D (so I can have my husband buy me something next year on 3/3!!LOL)

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    1. Hahaha, no not really, but I wont tell. and you know what I always say..."what your husband doesn't know will only benefit you" :) Make him buy you two things for missing this year :D

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  2. I love Japanese cakes YUMMMY! I love Asian deserts period. I will celebrate with you next year SLIG. Always, SOULBeautiful xx*s www.alilpieceofmysoul.blogspot.com

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    1. I know!!! Asian desserts are awesome!!! They will be the death of my figure I tell you!!! Now I'm looking forward to the next girl's day :D

      xoxoxo,

      Liz

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  3. love this makeup! i absolute ly love how gorgeous you look. :) the japanese desserts look amazing. :) btw, i'd be honored if you entered my giveaway. have a great day!
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    1. Thank you Jasmine, you've made my day :DDD entering your giveaway and I'll be crossing my fingers that I win. Another look coming soon!

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