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 places...it'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