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About marindaliza♥

Blogger and part-time Alternative Model studying Makeup, Sushi lover, Party Animal, General Crazy Girl. I'm a potty-mouth, bubbly breath of fresh air and I generally like to talk nonsense. Love me or hate me, you're gonna talk about me ;)

61 Day till Halloween – 61 Makeup Looks to try (For Women and Men)

Hey my poutlings, hope you’re having as fab a Friday as I am!

As you all know, I have a love for Halloween makeup that’s so insane it’s pretty much unhealthy, so I’ve gone and researched some awesome Halloween looks for you all to try out this year or to try on other people.

Enjoy and please, if you do any of them, send us pics!

Have an awesome Friday beauties

♥Marinda Liza♥

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Alternative Beauty Kelly Eden

Hello beautiful pouters!

Let me introduce you to one of the most stunning and classy alternative models in the world out there…

Kelly Eden


Her “about” page on describes her so perfectly:

What happens when the master becomes the muse? Ask Kelly Eden, an amazingly talented painter who suddenly found herself as the subject in her own life’s masterpiece. With a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and an unparalleled beauty, Kelly has spread her wings in the modeling world and is soaring toward living out her dreams in a world filled with art, expression, passion, and empowerment.

“In the alternative modeling industry, you make your own rules,” says Kelly Eden, dutifully applying her own makeup for a shoot with our photographer, Andy Hartmark. “It’s about the character and what makes each girl so special.” Indeed it is, and special is certainly the appropriate word to describe this budding alt-model dynamo, who has risen in the ranks of in-demand models at a rate unheard of to most aspiring tattoo models. Kelly’s resolve can only be matched in beauty by her exquisite face, a blend of 1940s panache and modern playfulness that echoes her resilience to live out her dreams on her terms. It is this resolve that has her in a bubbly mood despite waking up at 4:30 am Mountain Standard Time to catch a flight to Los Angeles for our two-part shoot, which has already kept her busy for seven hours, including a dreary two-hour stint on the 405 freeway that could drain the life out of just about anybody. As she effortlessly changes wardrobe between takes, she also changes looks — proving herself to be that rare breed of model who can take on many personas while still having a character of her own.
Kelly grew up in Colorado, with a life entrenched in art from an early age. “I’ve lived and breathed art since I was four years old,” Kelly says confidently. It is this same confidence that pushed her toward being accepted in the Denver School of the Arts, a prestigious high school in Colorado for the most talented of art students. She found a kindred spirit in the form of hyperrealism and oil painting and continued to nurture her abilities even after graduating as she earned entry into the Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design. A Dean’s List student, Kelly graduated and set her sights upon the next phase of her life as a tattoo artist. One look at Kelly’s phenomenal paintings would leave one scratching his or her head about why in the world she would choose to pursue anything other than that as an occupation, but all things happen for a reason and Kelly was about to find out why. “I felt no chemistry with tattooing whatsoever,” Kelly says of completing her year-and-a-half apprenticeship. Despite the discouragement of her situation, a photographer came to the shop she was working at to photograph the staff for a website. The shoot became a two-hour odyssey and Kelly, always contemplative about a career in modeling, liked what she saw. So did the photographer. A few shoots later, Kelly was on a new path, one she is walking today through her own garden of destiny that has her on the verge of moving to Los Angeles in pursuit of her modeling and painting dreams.
While she has already achieved cover-model status with a variety of publications, this painter turned muse insists that painting is still her primary passion, and she is currently working on a series of paintings inspired by her experiences in the world of alt-modeling. “I’ve been lucky enough to meet some friends in this industry, and these paintings will reflect what we have all gone through in pursuit of our dreams in this industry,” she says, finally getting a break to kick her feet up after a grueling day of traveling and shooting. Her experiences have undoubtedly shaped both the model and person she’s become, and while her external beauty is obvious, her confidence is perhaps the most admirable and enticing aspect of her. Kelly’s is a life that can only be lived with her in the driver seat, and she fearlessly sits behind the wheel, steering and speeding toward her dreams without any regard for the insecurities that often trap so many of us into complacency. We can all learn something from strong women like Kelly, and she was eager to chat with us about life, making choices, and why writing our dreams down often makes them come true.



And finally, on Sunday she posted a picture of herself in Vogue magazine on her Facebook page with the caption: “I got this last night and started laughing and crying. I honestly didn’t think VOGUE would actually take my photos.”


Just goes to show, you can have bright pink hair, be covered in tattoos and have a decently sized body to be in Vogue nowadays and for that, I take my hat off to them.

Have a lovely Tuesday further peeps!

♥Marinda Liza♥



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Rooney Mara poses for Agents Provocateurs: A Look at Vogue’s New Book The Editor’s Eye

Hello darling poutlings

If you are as crazy about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress as I am, you would be thrilled to know that the beautiful lady has gone and posed for Agents Provocateurs: A Look at Vogue’s New Book The Editor’s Eye.

An article dedicated to it in Vogue:

“What makes a great fashion image? A new book, Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, celebrates the work of Vogue’s boundary-pushing fashion editors.

Throughout its 120-year history, Vogue has been creating arresting images intended to make the reader’s eye stop. These are images that evoke desire—for something as real as a dress or a lipstick, or as intangible as a whole new body language, attitude, or paradigm. Some are images of stately, introspective calm; others make the heart leap with an adrenaline charge of energy, reflecting a century of change in fashion, society, and culture.

But who are the thoughtful provocateurs who have collaborated with Vogue’s image-makers to capture the moments you see frozen on these pages? The Editor’s Eye is a tribute to eight of these remarkable women (there have also been a handful of remarkable men) who have guided, educated, and enabled photographers and illustrators to create the visuals that have propelled fashion forward. They reveal not only the evolving history of women’s self-presentation but also the extraordinary arc of their journey from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first—the roiling ocean of emancipation, liberation, and empowerment, changes reflected in the lives of the women whose work is gathered here.”

Among these “remarkable people” are Rooney, Twiggie,  Baby Jane Holzer, Edie Sedgwick, Marisa Berenson, Barbra Streysand and Cher.

Have a lovely weekend Poutlings

♥Marinda Liza♥


Filed under Celebrities, Clothing, Daily Banter, Fashion, Magazines

The Fountain of Youth: Stars That Don’t Age

Hey Poutlings!

So, as I watched the new No Doubt music video for their song Settle Down, I noticed that Gwen Stefani looked almost EXACTLY the way she looked in her music video for Hey Baby, which was released 2003 – a whopping 9 years ago!

She still looks absolutely amazing and like Gwen, many other stars have been physically stuck in their twenties – not that I think they’re complaining!

Is it a new procedure? Or do these celebrities simply have good genes? You be the judge!

Well hopefully we can all age so gracefully – here’s holding thumbs!

Have a fab Tuesday further peeps!

♥Marinda Liza♥


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Weekend Series Crush: Once Upon A Time

Hey gorgeous poutlings,

Hope all of our ladies had a fantabulous Womens Day yesterday!

I spent my day in bed with hot chocolate watching my new favourite series “Once Upon a Time”.

What is that you ask?

Well I didn’t know about it at first – not being much of a TV fanatic – until my sister brought me the DVD and told me that if I didn’t watch it, she’d cut my eyeballs out – totally kidding!

She did, however, tell me it was the cutest series she’d ever seen and although I only watched up until Episode 12, I’m hooked. Now I sit here at work fantasizing about the show and what on earth is going to happen next. It’s like my addiction to chocolate and it’s totally unavoidable.

The first Season (and only season so far), starts off with The Evil Queen of the fairytale-world interrupting Snow White and Prince Charming’s wedding and announces that she will put a curse on every character so that she is the only one with a happy ending.

The Evil Queen then goes about putting a curse on the fairytale-world, sending them to the real world (our world) and they have no idea that they are fairytale characters. Then, when the Evil Queen’s adopted son Henry gets handed a fairytale book by his teacher Mary Margaret (who happens to be Snow White in the fairytale world), he believes the fact that they are all characters from the book and that his birth mother, troubled 28 year old Emma Stone from Boston, is the saviour that will send them all back to where they belong.

In each episode we are told a story of what has happened to each of the characters and you figure out something new of the characters you grew up knowing and loving, like; Why is Rumplestilskin so devious? Why is Red Riding Hood suddenly so slutty? Why does the Evil Queen hate Snow White so much? And who is this Emma Stone anyway?

Do yourself a favour and make sure you get the DVD soon!

Have a lovely weekend poutlings…

♥Marinda Liza♥


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