Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Contests: Nasty Gals Do It Better On Instagram
We all know that Nasty Gals do it better, so here’s your chance to prove it and win a $1,000 gift card, Nikon D7000 camera and sweet swag!
Snap an Instagram pic (or ten!) that says “Nasty Gals Do It Better” – whether it’s scribbled on a sticky note, drawn in your sketchbook, or written in the sand. The more creative, the better! The contest ends July 11th, so point and shoot!
Thursday, November 1, 2012 Behind The Scenes: Nasty Ghoul Halloween Party!
You know that moment when you’re in the midst of getting ready for Halloween and look in the mirror at yourself and start laughing—that’s your clue that you’re doing your costume right. Last night we threw an all-out Nasty Ghoul bash with IAMSOUND, full of mimes, dolls, skulls, tropical babes, a paper towel icon, flowers, Barbarella, cheerleaders, magicians, animals, a full-on flasher, and plenty of who-knows-whats—all of whom did it up to the fullest. Our fearless leader Sophia, who came as the eerie Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice, led a panel of judges for a rowdy (and racy) dance contest fueled by Bushmills and PBR…. Los Angeles glam romancers Fatal Jamz rocked the stage in sequins for a live set including a heartfelt cover of Madonna’s “Dress You Up”…. And we all had so much fun getting caught up in the cobwebs strung all over the place. Check this video of the party made just for us by Abigail Bean, plus photos by Tommy B and our own Devyn Galindo, to see what happens on the dark side!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Light Bright
It’s no secret that color’s one of our BFFs, but all-over turquoise on an outfit is a whole other set of rules from all-over turquoise on the eye. How to get the bright right? We asked makeup artist Ashleigh Lauer for a how-to on two fresh looks.
For a wicked cat eye that makes no apologies, first prime eyelid to even out skin tone and to help your eye makeup last all day without creasing. Next, take an angled brush and create a thin line from inner to outer eye. Keep building the line to desired thickness, and then at the outer corner take your brush at an angle to flip out and make a point for your cat eye. (I use a liquid liner from MAC.)
For the second colorful look, a take on the traditional heavy smokey eye, I used a synthetic eyeshadow blender brush and a creme eyeshadow. It’s so easy! Just keep blending in the same shape as you did the cat eye look, but soften the edges & extend past the outer eye to connect to bottom liner. (I used a shadow from Shiseido.)
Once you get the shape you like, take a powder eyeshadow in a similar color and press on top of the creme to intensify the color and really make it pop. Same goes for the cat eye–if you want to set it to make sure it’ll really stay, take a clean eyeshadow brush dipped in a little translucent powder and tap over liner to give it lasting power.
There are endless color combinations for these looks as well! Play around with layering colors or using two different colors for the top and bottom lines. Keep experimenting and let your palette run wild!
Friday, May 11, 2012 A Week With: Stacey, Stylist and Makeup Artist Extraordinaire
Vintage dress, Robert Clergerie wedges, Amish hat from eBay
Meet Stacey, our striking stylist, makeup artist and hot mama-to-be. High fashion from the late ’70s to today, architectural shapes and music serve as her biggest style influences. She’ll hear a song and have to live out the look for weeks until she comes across a film or album that changes her look from head-to-toe. After finding out she was pregnant, her first thought was, “My look will be sexy ’90s supermodel who got knocked up and wears her little Versace and Alaia dresses with a moto jacket”, but Stacey also loves wearing vintage dresses, overalls and jumpers with a lot of volume instead of turning to classic maternity clothes. As she sums up her style, “My favorite thing in life is to be surprised by inspiration that sneaks up on me, whether from watching a YouTube clip or seeing a cool girl on the street.”
Shop Stacey's Nasty Gal Picks
Silk Colorblock Dress
On Point Collar Necklace
Oracle Crochet Tank
Piper Perforated Oxford
Quilted Leather Shorts
Metal Head Shades
Denim Daze Anorak
Mesh Stripe Leggings
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Artsy Fartsy: Sexy Mags, Part 1: Talc
In the lead up to February’s annual love-in, Phoebe Lovatt spoke to the people behind two magazines that are challenging the way we look at sex, erotica, and the ever-shifting space in between. First up: TALC founder and creative director Edward Vince.