Oh, don't pretend like you don't have one!
Do y’all have a karaoke go-to song? Without fail, I will
typically go with Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” or any Nancy Sinatra ditty available.
If the bar doesn’t have either of these options, I would leave that bar because
it clearly blows. The exception is if I’m really drunk and I’m with a dude
friend who can rap, in which case we will obviously team up for “Dilemma” by
Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland.
Still, I usually return to Nancy and for good reasons. Her songs are catchy, sweet, sassy, and easy
enough to sing even after a few cocktails.
Nancy Sinatra’s not only a source for my favorite karaoke
songs, but she also provides us with some killer beauty inspiration. She’s all
big, blonde hair, frosty nude lips, thick lashes, and sweet, sugary '60s sex
appeal. It’s a perfect look for spring, I say.
Well, lo and behold: our friends at Huffington Post Beauty
seem to agree as they posted this photo on Twitter last week, providing me with some pleasant inspiration and a final push to go
ahead and attempt a Nancy-inspired look.
I started this look with a clean face and big hair. For max
volume, blow-dry your hair and set it in Velcro rollers while you prep your face
or pet your cat. I spritzed everything with some Elnett after removing the rollers
for extra oomph.
I mixed some Garnier Fructis Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
with moisturizer for light coverage and filled in my brows with a lighter brown
than I usually would, which I ended up not loving but whatev. Lesson learned.
I used the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow palette in Goddess for some color on my lids. After lightly dusting the lavender-gray
color across my lids, I added a small touch of the silvery-white shadow in the
Then I used Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Black to draw a
thin line across my upper lashes. I extended the line slightly downward from
the inner corner of my eye towards my nose as well as outwards from the outer
corner in a cat eye flick.
Then, very carefully, I used that same liner to outline my
crease. I started the line at the inside of my eye, just slightly above where
the lash line begins, and extended it all the way out into a cat eye parallel
to the lash line.
For a bit of added emphasis, I used a very small angled
brush and Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Black to beef up
the line in the crease just a bit.
I used several coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara
(my new best friend) on both my top and bottom lashes. False lashes would have
made for a more dramatic look, but I threw all mine out a few weeks ago and I’m
currently in the midst of a spending fast. This mascara is legit, though.
I used MAKE Matte Lipstick in Putty, a soft, peachy nude
layered underneath a sheer coat of Dior Addict Gloss in Dolly Pink for a more
modern take on Nancy’s frosty pink lips.
A quick swipe of CoverGirl Classic Color Blush in Soft
Mink across my cheeks finishes the look, as far as my face is concerned.
I then used a curling iron to gently curl the ends of my
hair before plucking some flowers from my garden to stick in my hair.
Oh, and don’t you think for even a second that I would attempt
a Nancy Sinatra look wearing anything but my favorite pair of boots. Please.
Are you guys into this look? What’s your go-to karaoke song?