15/04/2011

My Sister's Sweet Sixteen: Through the Looking Glass ♥



This post is dedicated to my beautiful & talented sister, Shannon.

On September 2010, my sister had her Sweet Sixteenth birthday celebration, themed Alice in Wonderland! It was a pretty big party with over a hundred guests. My entire family dressed up in costumes for the occasion, I was the Red Queen - I designed my own costume, hence its unlike any of the 'Red Queen/Queen of Hearts' costumes out there. I did my own makeup, as well as my sister's makeup - by her request! I was a bit proud that she chose me to do her makeup instead of the salon's makeup artist. Haha. This post has the makeup looks I did for us both, as well as about her big night. Well, I hope you enjoy the pictures~ ! ♥

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Alice & the Red Queen ♥

Livia's Makeup:
EYES:
MAC Soft Ochre paint pot
MAC eyeshadows in Espresso (crease), Vanilla (lid), Tissue Weight (lower lash line)
MAC Slick Black greasepaint stick
MAC Lingering brow pencil
L'oreal with serum inside mascara, Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
False Lashes

FACE
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC25
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus NC25
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Peach
MAC Refined Golden bronzer (contour)
MAC Instant Chic blush
MAC Pearl cream colour base (highlight)

LIPS
MAC Cherry lip pencil
MAC Purposefully Red Lip Stain Marker
Clear Gloss

Shannon's Makeup:

EYES:
MAC Soft Ochre paint pot
MAC eyeshadows in Cork (crease), Expensive Pink (lid), Cloudbound (lower lashline)
MAC Slick Black greasepaint stick
MAC Lingering brow pencil
L'oreal with serum inside mascara, Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
False Lashes

FACE
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC40
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus NC42
Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Peach
MAC Refined Golden bronzer (contour)
MAC Instant Chic blush
MAC Pearl cream colour base (highlight)

LIPS
MAC Mouth Off lip pencil (line + fill)
MAC Dressmaker Dressmaker Lipstick

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Myself, Shannon , Mum

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Shannon's Humongous Cake!

My family is pretty into the performing arts (not just me!). I choreographed Shannon's opening dance - commonly known as the Cotillion in a Filipina's debut, but we danced it to the Happy Unbirthday Song from the original Alice in Wonderland cartoon. My choreography was a mix of waltz and Broadway (ish?). Everyone loved it. :)

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"Another cup of tea~ "

After the standard Debut ceremony line up, everyone dug in for food, and then the Flutterwacken Variety show began!

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The show started with Shannon singing to 'In a World of My Own'

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A tap dance featuring myself (22), my brothers (6 & 20) and sister (16)

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And other performances by Shannon's high school and dance friends. They're all so talented!

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Grand Finale ~ Dance to 'Tick Tock'

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I'm sorry I haven't written about this event sooner. 
My sister just graduated from high school, which is why I thought to do this post about her special night! 

If you're reading this sis, congratulations for all your achievements. You're beautiful, smart, talented and best of all, you have an amazing nice, sweet and funny personality. I'm SO proud to be your sister!! ♥

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Enough of the cheese. I hope you enjoyed reading this post! ♥

PS. My Debut celebration at 18 was Disney Princess themed - but that will be another post. ;)
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19 comments

  1. wow. I like your costume! queen of hearts :)

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  2. How amazing. Great party, great make up, great costumes and congrats to your sister!

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  3. That is quite cool! :) Cake looks yummy :) x

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  4. U are so pretty !

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  5. That party looks awesome! You and your sister are both absolutely stunning and I love both make up looks. x

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  6. Now that's a party! :)

    Congratulations to your sister. <3

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  7. that looks like a totally amazing and fun party! we dont really do Sweet Sixteens in NL, so this looks like a BIG party to me.
    I really like your costume, and i hink the white rabbit is adorable.

    congratulations to your sister and your family :)

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  8. It looks so fun! Like something out of a movie. I wang Your family, lol. Congrats to your Sis!

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  9. wow, this looks like the most creative performance i've ever seen at a debut!

    and the mini cake slices--love it ;) congratulations and best of luck to your sister..you must be so proud!

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  10. Thank you everyone! :)

    @Computergirl- The cake was a giant rainbow spongecake. Yum! :D

    @Jasmine - It is also a pretty big party even in our standards.. but it was a once in a lifetime thing for my sister. Next will be her wedding! ha ha

    @fantastic- Yes it was a blast! :)

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  11. It's wonderful to read how proud you are of your sister. That's how family should be!!! I'm sure she's proud of you too.

    When I was six, my oldest sister was 22. =)

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  12. I LOVE debuts!! They are like weddings, so wonderful. :') I wish I had one, bet the bday girl felt soo special! I nv been to one with a specific cartoon theme, thats so smart. T_T The ones I've been to have colour themes haha. Disney Princess.. omfg!! PLEASE POST ABOUT IT!!

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  13. WOAHHH! That must've been so epic! You and your sister look quite much alike! : D Both stunning girls <3

    I wish my sweet sixteen was anything to brag about.. To put it short - my sixteenth birthday was shitty.. or was that my 17th? Either way.. one of them sucked really bad. Hahaha! Glad she had a good memory of hers though!

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  14. The full spread of ages in our family then was: 6 (me!), 9, 12, 13, 15, 22.

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  16. OMG you and your sister and mumma are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

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