When I was young, my favorite uncle lived overseas. He was in the navy, so he was constantly traveling and seeing amazing far away places. He’d send us a little present each new place he went. One Christmas, he sent us a little silver bell. It had the year (I believe it was 1994), and a shiny red bow tied around the top. It was beautiful. Silver bells are a childhood staple for Christmas.
I thought about this silver bell when doing my makeup for this week’s prompt. I can see my childhood living room so clearly in my mind. It’s decorated for Christmas. There’s a little model town with bears instead of people on the side table. There’s the stuffed Santa Claus that my mom made sitting near the door. On another table, there’s Rodney our family reindeer and that silver Christmas bell. And right in the middle, there’s the tree in all its glory. So many amazing colors.
On Christmas morning, my sisters and I would burst into the living room eager to see what Santa left. There were always glistening silver icicles – evidence Santa had truly been there. He always leaves icicles. They looked like little silver bells all over the tree. Bright. Twinkling. Full of light.
Silver Bells Christmas Makeup
NYX Avant Pop Art Throb silver shadow // BUXOM Backstage Pass blue shadow // Tarte Lip Surgence in Stunning topped with Too Faced Taffy // Benefit Coralista on the cheeks // Benefit Hoola for contouring
Check out Miranda‘s look:
Now I’d like to take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you so much for making these last 6 months worth while on The Makeup Mix-Up. I’ve so much enjoyed getting to see each of your personalities shine through. I feel like I’ve actually gotten to know you through the link up, which was my number one goal. I think we’ve all pushed the envelope a little with our makeup, too.
While I’ve learned a lot and had a great time on the journey, it’s just time to do something else. Today will be the last Makeup Mix-Up. I encourage you all to continue to strive for creativity with your makeup. Don’t ever let it get stale. And just so you know, I’ll still be here… chugging away on this little blog of mine.
Merry Christmas! Now let’s link up.
Link up rules:
1. Every Thursday, show up with your post featuring the makeup prompt for that week.
2. Follow your hosts. That’s me, Miranda, and any co-host we may have.
3. Add your look to the link up.
4. Check out the other people who’ve linked up and comment on at least three looks.
5. Leave a link to either mine or Miranda’s post in your own blog post.
Bonus! Share your look with us on social media using the hashtag #themakeupmixup so we can show you all kinds of social media love with lots of heart and smooching emoji’s.