Spring Cleaning Updates~

Hello all!

I know I’ve been gone, but I’m back and figured it’s time for an update!

I’ve read through some comments and will be updating the Dressing your truth Style Questionnaire and adding more posts for you to look forward to!

Just in case you’re interested, my hiatus has been spent figuring out my future, what I want my life to look like, and where I’m headed. All will be shared in a post soon so keep your eyes peeled for that if you wanna know!

For those who’ve read, commented, liked, and followed, I love you all and am grateful for you! Please continue to read, comment, like, share, and follow! This blog is built for all sorts of discussions on seasonal color analysis, DYT, beauty, fashion, pugs, and all things pink and glittery!

I look forward to hearing more from you guys (please don’t take offense; I call everyone/everything “guys”)!

As always, thanks for reading!

-Alexzandra, CIC

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What’s Your Undertone?

When it comes to makeup and clothes, it’s very important to understand color. If you want to look your best, you’ll want to make sure you’re picking the right colors to compliment your coloring.

And just how do you do that, you might ask?

Well, I went on a mission through various websites, books, and videos so you don’t have to! Take this easy and quick quiz below!

When it comes to undertones, the common idea out there is that there are three different ones: cool, warm, and neutral. Personally, I think of undertones as a scale, one end being warm and the other cool, with neutral in the middle. Even then, I notice that neutral people either learn more toward one side than another.

Without further adieu, here’s how to find out which one you lean towards!

 

1. Look at your veins in natural light. Are the more blue or more green? Use blue and green color swatches or items to help you if you’re struggling.

a. More blue

b. More green

c. A mix of both, in between

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2. What happens to your skin in the sun?

a. I burn fast

b. I tan fast

c. A mix of both

 

For the next few ones, try and get other people’s opinions on them, because you can be used to wearing a certain one and might not be able to see if it’s actually flattering or not.

 

3. What type of jewelry looks better on you? Hold them up to your chest or wrist. (compliments your natural coloring, makes your skin glow).

a. Silver

b. Gold

c. Both look just as good.

 

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Never mind my old yet incredibly comfortable slippers…

4. What color looks best on you? Which do you naturally gravitate toward for most of your life?

a. Cool Pink

b. Orange

c. Both look nice.

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5. My favorite one! If you’re a makeup addict like me, you will have warm and cool-toned makeup lying around. On one side of your face, apply a cool eye shadow (cool purple, cool grey, cool pink, cool blue, silver), a cool blush (berry, cool pink, rose), and a cool lipstick to half of your lip (purples, berries, cool pinks, rose). On the other half of your face, apply warm-toned eye shadow (olive green, brown, brick, orange, gold), warm blush (peach, terracotta, bronze, melon, orange coral), and a warm lipstick (terracotta, brick red, peach, coral). Compare the two sides and see which makes your skin look clearer, your eyes brighter, and looks like the color is emanating from within.

a. The cool side for sure!

b. The warm side for sure!

c. They both look equally good!

Below is my example, cool on the left and warm on the right (I didn’t blend it very well, just enough to get the color on and make it obvious).

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Which do you think is better on me? Which side smooths my skin and looks the most natural? (Note, I was using very warm lighting–not natural at all but you should DEFINITELY use natural lighting for accurate results!)

 

Results!

Mostly A’s? You’re a cool tone! You look best in cool colors like green, blue, purple, pink, and grey. Silver compliments your skin perfectly. You should avoid warm tones like yellow, orange, brown, and gold.

 

Mostly B’s? You’re a warm tone! You look best in warm colors like orange, yellow, peach, coral, olive green, and brown. For jewelry, gold suits you best. You should avoid cool tones, like blue, purple, pink, grey, and green.

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Mostly C’s? You’re a neutral! You look equally good in both cool and warm tones, so you can pretty much wear either. If you notice that you picked maybe one warm or cool option (a or b) instead of a neutral (c), then perhaps you favor or lean to that one more than the other. For example, mostly c’s but one or two b’s, you’d be a neutral that favors warm tones. For mostly c’s and one or two a’s, you’re a neutral that favors cool tones.

 

There you have it! Let me know what your results were and if you have any questions!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

~Alexzandra, CIC

My DYT Journey

Update time!

So, I follow Carol Tuttle on Facebook and watch all of her live feeds whenever possible.

If you’ve been reading my posts about my DYT experience, you know that I have gone through much confusion trying to see my true self. I have gone back and forth with every type, seeing little bits of them all here and there and seeing something new in myself that would change my perspective.

It wasn’t really until last night when Carol posted a video “Speed Typing” some followers who submitted pictures of themselves that something clicked with me. Per usual, Carol set the scene by disclaiming that those who were struggling seeing their type could actually be struggling with a tendency to avoid uncomfortable emotions, not willing to take control of their lives out of fear, or simply afraid to commit to one type, which could result from many other issues.

Then she went on to type about 30 people, most of them ending up as type 1’s, and Carol explained that type 1’s have a tendency to change their minds about which type they can be because they see all of the types within themselves, and in regards to facial features, they can see multiple type features which leads to them changing their minds about which type they are!

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It was as if Carol was explaining my tendencies to myself, especially when she mentioned Marcy’s DYT experience as a Type 1 Beauty Expert. Even then, after all of this confirmation, I still waver and think, “Well maybe I’m a type 2 because my eyes do this…”, or “Maybe I’m a type 4 because I have really pale/porcelain skin…”. Whatever it may be, I seem to be expressing type 1 even in my tendency to not commit to being a type 1!

After watching this video and my eyes opening to this possibility, I see type 1 tendencies all around me! In my decor (bright and animated!), in my room (which is very messy!), in the colors I gravitate to (mostly pink and light blue!), my iPhone case which i decorated in light pink, blue, and purple gems with sparkly stars, my varying hobbies (painting, music, movies, jewelry, fashion, beauty, reading, etc.), my inability to choose a career because there are too many options I’d like to pursue, and of course, my undying love for pug dogs which seem pretty type 1 to me!

I hadn’t considered being a type 1 before because I struggle with anxiety, including social anxiety, which makes me feel like I can’t express myself to others and therefore not “social” or “life of the party”/”outgoing” enough. I’ve come to realize that I am that way on the inside once I let go of my fears, simply relax and be myself. When it comes to my secondary, who even knows! Possibly a 2, or 4, or even 3, although I don’t see myself as that high of energy!

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So, if you’re a fan of DYT and aren’t following Carol on Facebook, I would highly recommend it because Carol provides lots of help and tips through her page. That’s coming from someone who’s read two of her books multiple times, watched her YouTube videos repeatedly, bought the DYT course and exhausted every other option possible!

Let me know what you think, and tell me about your journey with DYT!

Or maybe I’m a type…..

~Alexzandra, CIC

 

Seasonal Color Analysis Update

Hello Readers!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I deeply apologize! Life since graduating college has been intense to say the least. I now work two jobs and am a Certified Image Consultant, which I’m very proud of!

I also got analyzed by Lora Alexander at Pretty Your World–website¬†here. She’s creating the new ColorBreeze System, using 22 different seasonal categories you can be assessed as. These are: clear winter, cool winter, deep winter, toasted soft winter, smokey soft winter, clear spring, light spring, warm spring, sunlit soft spring, dusty soft spring, cool summer, light summer, sunlit soft summer, dusty soft summer, toasted soft summer, smokey soft summer, warm autumn, deep autumn, dusty soft autumn, toasted soft autumn, sunlit soft autumn, smokey soft autumn.

They all can go back to the Munsell color system, and if you’d like a better explanation, please go visit her site! She can explain it much better than myself. I chose to be analyzed by Lora and her new ColorBreeze System to see where I’d fit in a more updated seasonal color analysis system and I greatly respect her work.

I sent her as many well-lit photos from a professional camera as I could, wearing various colors and also including one of how I wear my makeup. After a couple of days and much anticipation, I was analyzed as a Dusty Soft Summer in her ColorBreeze System!

Now, before I had some idea that I was probably a summer season, but it never felt entirely correct. I wore a lot of cool summer colors but felt that it didn’t connect with me. I ended up feeling more confused and possibly more neutral than cool, as I had thought.

A Dusty Soft Summer in Lora Alexander’s ColorBreeze System is slightly more cool than warm, medium-light in value, and muted in clarity, although the dominant characteristic is softness. Lora gave me a mini-booklet to describe my season, including hair, makeup, and styling tips as well as my color palette! It was all very wonderful. She also included a picture of me from a virtual makeover she’d done to show me what makeup looks good.

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Viola!

As always, let me know what you think!

~Alexzandra, CIC

Veridatta

Hey guys!

Have you ever heard of the skincare line Veridatta?

They are this new company I found that I’m absolutely obsessed with! It’s all-natural, organic skincare made from real raw ingredients which makes me and my skin super happy!

They are raising funds on an Indiegogo campaign and for just $15 you can get a two week supply. I’m loving it so much and it has helped clear up my skin wonderfully in just two weeks!

My soft, clear skin after using Veridatta for two weeks!

My soft, clear skin after using Veridatta for two weeks!

I highly recommend it, especially if you’re like me and hate putting a ton of unknown chemicals onto your face! I have extremely sensitive skin as well so I have a hard time finding products that don’t cause reactions.

This is an amazing deal and once you enter you are signed up in a raffle to win a free year’s supply!! All-natural products like this are usually super expensive, so score the deal while it lasts!!

If you’re interested, you can find more about them here:¬†http://mbsy.co/cbqL6

Thanks!