Friday, March 27, 2009

New Orleans! Pics and a Makeover!

Hi Bellas!

As promised I have the pics from my weekend trip to New Orleans. Thanks to everyone would commented on suggestions of where to go. I actually went to one of the places suggested!

I got there Saturday evening. We checked into the hotel and then went to my BF's mom's house to eat dinner with the fam.

Check out future mom-in-law's shrine to Mardi Gras! She's a pro at getting the good stuff!

Mom surprised us with Crawfish or as I like to call them "Crawdads" and her famous sausage, beans and rice, yum!

After dinner we headed to the hotel to get ready for going out. I packed everything in my nifty little makeup bag. It's a mini traincase that Vanessa recommended. As you can it looks tiny, just a bit bigger than my hand.

But look how much it fits! I packed makeup for myself and his sister. You may not be able to see everything but inside some of the products in there: a MAC 15 pan palette, RCMA palette, MAC quad, 4 pairs of lashes, MAC holiday quad, about 10 brushes, sponges, q-tips, mascara wands, eyeliners, base, 4 lipglosses, 2 lipsticks...and more! Love this little thing!

Then I did a quick makeover on the BF's sister. We went for a subtle smokey look. It's pretty much the look from my Jennifer Hudson tutorial. I focused on sexing up the eyes and evening out her skin tone.

Closed eye shot. On her eyes I used the silver and nude colors from the MAC 2008 smokey holiday palette, carbon in the outer v, and texture above the crease.

Here's a shot of me and the BF in the hotel room before we went out

Our first stop, to get the infamous Hand Grenade drinks...I got mine in slushy form, yum! They taste innocent and sweet but they pack a punch!

Had to get in the A-town! You can see my makeup better here...I went for the no fail MUFE no 92 smokey eye...mixed it with a bit of carbon, stars and rockets to blend out the crease and shroom as a highlighter. I'm also wearing 2 pairs of shisem lashes on each eye!

After this we pretty much club and bar hopped to 6 or more different's awesome because they don't charge cover! It was a regular Saturday night but the streets were packed!

Here's an inside shot of me and the BF in one of the clubs

My sassy pose! It was a little chilly that night so the blazer and tights were a God send. I'm glad my BF convinced me to skip the heels cuz we did a lot of walking and dancing!

Here I am in the outdoor courtyard in the middle of one of the clubs.

Gangsta couple ;)

Me and the Bf's sister...this was our second time meeting, we got along fabulously!

Saturday was spent with the BF's fam. We visited his sis in the hospital and then went back to Mom's house for my crawdads, lol. I didn't get any pics unfortunately.

Sunday we slept in for a bit and checked out of the hotel by noon. The BF and I wanted to be on the road by 4pm so we could get home by midnight at the latest. We both had to work the next day.

Our plan was to walk around the French quarter, go to the French Market, pick up some Beignets, and have lunch with the BF's sister and her boyfriend.

We saw this voodoo shop on the street.

Of course we went inside...I didn't get anything though...I don't want strange things happening to me. Check out the little man outside the store he he

We also stopped by the famous Cafe Du Monde for beignets. These tasty treats are pretty much fried donuts in powdered sugar...think funnel cake. I got some to go and brought some back for my besties. Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the food porn!

Gotta get a pic with the Bourbon street sign. I'm wearing my $5 sunglasses I picked up at the French market. They have a cool Ed Hardy design on the sides.

Sappy shot, I know...but why do I look like a little kid lol

The End! I decided not to post the inappropriate pics, lol. I had so much fun on this trip. We're definitely going to Mardi Gras next time, can't wait!

Have a great weekend bellas! I have a bridal consult this weekend, I'll post pics as usual!

Atlanta Makeup Artist


jilliandanica said...

What a fun trip! You and your bf are so cute together =) Oh and I need that train case!!

Melanie said...

Looks like fun! :) Where did you get that cool traincase!? Looks very handy!

Askmewhats said...

wow the traincase looks really fab!! Small yet fits a lot, that's my type :) And you and your bf looks so cute together!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Such fun pics, R2! You look so happy and adorable! And the B&A is quality, as usual - subtle and lovely!


Janelle said...

Ooh looks like fun! I'd love to go to New Orleans one day. It's on my travel list hehe. Thanks for sharing pics!

chau said...

love your makeup tutorials! and your crawdads made me hungry lol...

~Mel said...

wow! that small train packed a whole lotta makeup! hehe.. aww.. new orleans looks like alot of fun.. i so want to go there.. i still dont know how to eat those crawfishes but haven't really tried one tho..

MakeupByRenRen said...

hey guys, the traincase is from!

Girl with Curl said...

Your trip looks like so much fun. I remember on Keeping up with the Kardashians they went to a restaurant in New Orleans and I feel like it was the same place you got your funnel cake thing. That episode made me want to try them.

iamgrape1119 said...

Aww, you and ur man look so adorable together! Looks like you two had a blast during the trip! I love all the pics! BTW, the makeover you gave his sis is KILLER!! Her skin looks perfect!

Eclecticldy said...

the trip looked really fun and bf's sis's make up is a knock out :) If you get the craving for beignets, Redfish has an oreo beignet dessert that's heavenly!

Lindsey said...

I want this bag!! I looked on the site and I can't find it. Is there a brand name or something, or can you link the page, please and thanks.

Jaime Dollaga said...

wow that is a mega traincase of makeup. i like the makeup you did on your friend. the eyes are so sexy!

Berryrachel♥ said...

OMG that train case is great! Where'd you get it? I travel a lot so something like that is great!

Berryrachel♥ said...

I just saw your comment lol I'll check it out!!!

Tam Tam said...

I am glad you had a good time.
Could you let us know the brand name of the mini train case? I looked at the website you gave and I can't find it.

K&T Makeup Artistry said...

You look like you had so much fun! And the makeup you did on yourself and your future sister in law was gorgeous! Makes me want to make my N.O trip sooner than I have planned..

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a fun, fabulous trip and such lovely photos too!


i've been dying to go to new orleans. i think your pictures always influence me to go :) i really love both looks you did in the pictures. beautiful! love that traincase, great traveling. thanks for the website!

The World's Dresser said...

Oh my gosh, I freaking loved New Orleans, it looks like you guys had a blast!!!

ChyiX2 said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! The make-up on your sis-in-law is really sexy :)

Jo said...

looks like you had heaps of fun!

i think your bf's sister is lucky to be naturally beautiful with or without make up.

and those drinks with the pineapple bottles look yum :)

AnnaBanna said...

awww looks like ya'll had fun! i need that traincase in mah life lol.

o & u have an award on mah blog :)

dominican enigma said...

you guys are adorable! I would have been scared as hec to walk in the voodoo shop.

Le Midget said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I'm jealous :( lol I didn't do shit this whole month. Pooop.

You and your bf are such a cute couple. Stay freshhhh :)

Kenzie said...

I have searched the bag buy site like crazy for the train case. What brand is it so that it's easier to find? I have to have it!!!