A Funky Fav–Matching Your Makeup To Your Earrings!!

One of the main reasons I started making my own earrings is my love of funky makeup. I had just learned to do leopard print, then branched into cheetah, giraffe, and zebra, then went really wild with peacock feathers and aspen trees! But I never had anything to match it! Sure, I am not the first person to make leopard print or zebra print earring, but you really can’t find them readily unless they are currently on-trend. So I started hand-painting my own. And I am the only one that I know, who makes them in the colors that I like to wear. Pink and black zebra print, or red and black leopard….then I got into the polka dots! Pink and white, purple and green….the possibilities are endless! And, as my dear Lollipop has so wonderfully introduced to me, there are a ton of funky colored liquid eyeliners out there in which a vast array of artistic possibilities can be achieved!

Here are some of my favorites with the earrings to match:

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Giraffe

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Leopard

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Pink and Black Polka Dots

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Pink and Black and White Zebra

Here are some of my favs without the earrings:

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Aspen

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Peacock

Bare Tree

Bare Tree

Here are some of my favorite earrings to match:

leopard2chain001For leopard print, I usually stick with golds and reds. Create the base on the eyelid (I tend to do half dark and half light on the lid, then even lighter above to my eyebrow.) Then I add the rosettes by hand. DSCN0257Black liquid eyeliner is my favorite, but sometimes I do the reverse leopard and use black shadow with gold liquid eyeliner rosettes.leopardstars001

1piecezebra003For zebra print, I normally pick either a white or a silver for a lash-brow base. Sometimes I will add a fun color to line the crease, like pink, purple, or gold. redzebrastar002Then add stripes with liquid eyeliner. I love black, but I have used purple, blue, turquoise, and brown for stripes. It is also fun to match these colors! A pink base with white stripes, or a red base with black stripes…

aspenstars003Aspen trees are surprisingly easy; just a little time consuming with the necessary dry time. Put the base color on–I usually use gold or a greenish to look like grass–then block out your trees with white liquid eyeliner. Once that has dried, add the black lines and eyes that aspen trees are known for. Bare trees are easier, but I have been known to add green dots near the brow in order to resemble leaves.aspen003 Regular trees are also fairly easy. If you mess up with the branches, you can always add green to make it leafy! Or white on a bare tree to resemble snow!!

DSCN0374For giraffe print, I usually start with a white or light gold base. Then I will use either the black or the white liquid liner to block out the square patterns. Then I fill it in with orange eyeshadow, because I have yet to find red or orange liquid liners!

greenpurpdots004I love the polka dots! I have both green and purple liquid liner, so I can go either way with the base! Same with the pink and black and white shown above!

tigersquare001The tiger print is soooo much fun! I vary with dark orange, orange, light orange, and red along the lid, and let it fade into a white by the time it reaches the brow. Then I use the white and black liquid liner to add various stripes!

Now, my Eye Love It earrings are a little harder to match, so paired with this shirt, I think it looks fabulous!

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These are some of my makeup looks that I intend to make earrings to match:

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Fall

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Love the bird chilling on the branch!

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Snowmen

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Snowman

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Red, White, and Blue Leopard Independence Day Look

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Fall

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They’re hard to see, but there are little turkeys roaming around the trees!

I wish I could make earrings to match this look! But Disney is not a company to mess with when it comes to copyright!!

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Halloween is coming soon, so Stay Tuned for FUNKY’S HALLOWEEN MAKEUP MATCHING EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

Also, most of these earrings are available on our Etsy site, so check them out!!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyLollipop

TigerChainz, Spunky Punx, and FunStix: Available TOMORROW!!

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As most of you already know, Funky Lollipop opens it’s metaphorical Etsy doors TOMORROW!!! Happy Independence Day to us! (www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyLollipop) So to prepare for this momentous occasion, we decided today’s post will be all about some of the exciting products that you will find in our little shop! These three are recently finished, and they are definitely some of my favs! I honestly believe that the hardest part of this business will be letting go of my work, hahaha! I would wear every piece I have ever made!

The first pair I wish to discuss is the TigerChainz!

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I LOVE animal prints! I always have. However, the real inspiration for the tiger print is my home life, hahaha!  In case you are unaware, my brother’s name is Tony, and, of course, his favorite animal is the tiger…Tony the Tiger! (Mmmm Frosted Flakes!) This past Halloween, Tony and his girlfriend tried really hard to come up with a cute couples costume. Personally, I think they did amazingly well! Can you guess? My brother went as a tiger, and his girlfriend, the Tiger Tamer (think circus, or Siegfried and Roy). From then on, “tiger” or “tiger tamer” has been a frequently used term. It was then that I realized that I had never even attempted tiger print! I got right on it. Although I am not as impressed with my tiger as I am with my zebra, I still think that it is pretty darn pretty! And these are my favorite so far!

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These are post earrings, not hooks. I decorated both the literal post, and the backing of the earring. This creates the illusion that you are wearing more than one pair! These earrings are fairly lightweight, and would definitely be a unique and wild addition to any look!

The Spunky Punx

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These are my absolute favorite! They are post earrings as well, but the super special thing about them are that they are asymmetrical! Both earrings have three skulls and two spikes, but the placement of the pieces and the color of the skulls are different, and one earring is just a touch longer than the other. Some black chains and some silver chains also give it a little more flair as well. One has more chain on the front, while the other is heavy in the back. Spunky fun with a punk-y flair!! I randomly found these pink and black skulls, and I had to have them, use them, and love them! They are so intricately detailed right down to their little teeth! Also, like the last pair, both the front and the back are decorated–meaning that there are four individual pieces! These little gems certainly make my outfits look better!!

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Where did the skull obsession come from?

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Elvira! Of course!

The FunStix

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Oooh! I love these little polka dotted quirky earrings! Green with pink polka dots, purple with aqua, and yellow with orange polka dots. The sticks go from smallest to largest and so do the chains. These are hooks, and they dangle pretty far down, but not far enough to touch your collarbone (unlike quite a few of my earrings, hahaha!). The sticks are wood, so it makes these earrings surprisingly light! They are a little “I Love The 80’s” hahahaha! These earrings are so fun and flirty, and would brighten any drab day!!

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So please come check out our shop tomorrow! Find beautiful pieces from both Funky and Lollipop, and see if you can tell which is which! (Probably pretty easy, hahahaha!)

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See you Soon!!!