Makeup of the Day | May 2nd – May 5th, 2018 – Riverfete and Cut Creases.

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Good Afternoon, I hope everyone had a good weekend. I did for sure and I have a few pictures, a MOTD and an OOTD to share with ya’ll today.  I meant to get this up Monday but yesterday was a complete fail. It consisted of me just trying to stay awake long enough to get back on a day schedule because I stayed up WAY too late Saturday.

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Morning, afternoon… whatever. LOL.

First up, here is a little teaser of Friday’s Get the Look Post.

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So, this past weekend was Riverfete. Cenla’s version of Coachella minus the cool outfits and celebrities. But it is a lot of fun and there are tons of bands, food, and booths. There is even a stage just for metal bands and indie music. I think there were 4 stages this year? I’m not sure. Riverfete encompasses most of downtown Alexandria. It was huge this year compared to last year.

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We went with a big group and just hung out, caught some bands and walked around. I didn’t take a picture of my makeup because it was pretty basic. I was more concerned with being comfortable because it was pretty warm out and we did a LOT of walking. Speaking of the walking. Last year I was in such a bad state with my weight and health I could barely walk around, in fact, I had a panic attack midway walking from the car to the event because I was in so much pain. This year I took full advantage of being pain-free and walked my ass off and I loved every second of it. I feel free. Being in so much pain that you can’t take more than 10 steps was a whole new level of claustrophobic. I felt trapped in my own body. It’s hard to describe it, I felt like a prisoner and I never want to feel that way again because it was miserable. I have scoliosis which is why I do have hip and back pain but I also was a lot heavier than I am now. It got so bad that I couldn’t barely stand or even do stuff around the house. Not to harp on about Keto but that gave me my life back. I didn’t hurt hardly at all Saturday and was just sore Sunday from walking so much but no more than anyone else would be. I can’t relate to you how happy I am. I was never unhappy really because I was overweight. It was the fact I hurt so bad. I did decide to lose weight and change my lifestyle to look better, it was to feel better and the other is just a bonus. That being said, Imma shows off my progress. I’m gonna start back going to the gym this week too. I’m excited about that because I enjoy weight training so much. Anyway, back to Riverfete.

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I did take an outfit pic. I love the bathroom at the Bently Hotel, so bougie. Look at all the marble.

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We all went over to the Mirror Room that evening which is downtown as well to catch our friend’s last show in Cenla as he is moving to Memphis next month.

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Here is a shot of the ceiling lobby at the Hotel Bently where The Mirror Room is located. So beautiful.

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After some more wandering around and going by The Melting Pot, another bar, we caught the tail end of a metal show and headed back to The Brewhouse before ending the night.

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I took a bath once we got home and then laid in bed watching funny videos with my husband until almost 6 in the morning. I was so tired too cause I had only slept 4 hours for some reason the day before. I made up for that Sunday and slept until 9pm. Which led to Monday’s struggle. But I’m all sorted out now.

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Now for the MOTD. I did this look just for fun last Friday I believe but I just now getting around to posting it on here and Instagram. I attempted a real cut crease look. I don’t hate it. I used the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette on the eyes and Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Ricco on the lips. I was having one of those days where I wanted to feel super glam.

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And that’s all for this post. Tomorrow I will be reviewing the new brow pomade from Kat Von D so keep an eye out. I’ll see ya then.

 

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Anna Bankester, author of Bee Beauty is a 30 something, freelance Makeup Artist, and Beauty Blogger in Louisiana with a Southern Gothic flair. She has a background in fine arts and writing but her true passion is makeup and coffee.... and bees

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