Steppin' Out Magazine July 2015 - Page 4

After Hours by Destinee Bolden Joanie Stiff-Love A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, Stiff-Love currently works for the City of Mobile and is active in Community Theater in the Mobile area. She loves all things southern, food, and the arts. Send article suggestions to Fashion hot spot Christmas in July Christmas is coming early for a lot of makeup enthusiastic women. The all-time famous Kat Von D is releasing fifteen new shades of liquid lipstick to be in her everlasting collection this July. As always, the lip products will be exclusive to Sephora (the stand alone shops and the mini stores within JcPenny’s).The new shades of lipstick are expected to be a major sell out once they hit shelves. The competition is going to be fierce so it’s important that consumers have their desired colors on standby days in advance. The buying process won’t be easy breezy if you’re looming Sephora’s website and cherry picking on takeoff day. Once certain colors sell out there’s no telling when it will be available again, especially if it’s a cult favorite. “Lolita” was once sold out for months at a time and it was nearly impossible to obtain. People were driving themselves crazy because they couldn’t get their hands on the overly popular shade. Kat Von D is no stranger to excellent makeup, she is said to be one of the few brands that maintains consistently high ratings time and time again. Her most recent cosmetics release had some mind blowing reviews; about 95% of buyers were in love. The artistry on her packaging is like no other. Kat’s passion and drive shines through her high quality merchandise. Her entire line of makeup is amazing, but the lipsticks have people over the moon and singing to the angels. Even with the humongous amount of companies coming out with liquid lipstick, Kat Von D remains a top favorite. Decisions are tougher than tough when you have 15 gorgeous lipsticks to choose from. In a perfect world everyone would be able to buy them all at once, but in the real world where unicorns cease to exist, 300 dollars’ for a tube of lipstick is a far stretch. A lot of people just buy 2 or 3 colors, not the entire line at once. Even the ones who are super serious about makeup buy things sparingly for the sake of being economically smart. There will be a good variation of light and dark shades in the new set of liquid lipsticks. There’s going to be about four different lipsticks that resemble Lolita, the mauve pink goodness. Exorcism is most likely going to be another cult favorite, it’s an intense deep red. Exorcism is on the dark end of the spectrum, it could probably pass as “Vampira’s” twin sister. “Echo” is a very unique shade but not as wearable as some others in the line, it’s described as a navy blue lipstick. If you’re feeling adventurous take “Echo” along for the ride. Fair skinned girls will adore “Bow & Arrow” it’s a light and romantic shade of pink that sucks you in at first glance. Kat Von D loves her gothic looks so it’s no surprise that “damned” would be included in the new collection, damned is a lipstick that’s so dark it can almost look black, although it’s not quite there yet. For an edgy and mysterious look you can’t go wrong with damned. D Page 04 July is HOT... So Why Not Make Plans that Will Get You Out of the Heat? The Crescent Theater has I’ll See You In My Dreams, the story of a widowed, former songstress who, through the help and support of three loyal friends, learns that life can begin again at any age. They will also be showing the much talked about Train Wreck, starring comedians Amy Schumer and Bill Hadler, which tells the story of a woman who’s dad has her believing monogamy is impossible, but after dating a local sports guy, she wonders if maybe the rest of the world is on to something. For more info on all of their movies, go to their website, On the 18th at 7:30, enjoy the second of the Jazz ‘n Juice Music Series as they present Althea Rene with special guest Nigerian native singer/song writer, Marenikae. The show is at the Battlehouse and for more info, go to or call 251-533-5726. Inside the Saenger this month, only the A/C and the beverages will be cold as they have a fabulous July planned. First, they are bringing us classic movies with Casablanca on the 12th, Easy Rider on the 19th, and Caddy Shack on the 26th. In between, Jerry Seinfield will perform live on the 23rd. For more info, go to Soul Kitchen is bringing the most heat with an amazing line up for the month beginning with Hip Hop Summer Jam at 7 p.m. on the 11th, Delta Rae and Liz Longley at 7 p.m. on the 14th presented by 92ZEW. On the 17th Col. Bruce Hampton and the Madrid Express will perform at 9 p.m., followed on the 18th by Tyler, the Creator with special guest Taco at, and finishing off the weekend on the 19th with the 92ZEW Free Concert series at 6:30 p.m. with KALEO. They end the month on the 25th with Jamell Richardson and Infant Richard & Delta Stones performing at 7:30 p.m. For more info, go to their website, Don’t forget to go to the Bluegill on the Causeway early July 21, like at 5 p.m., because starting at 6:30 you can enjoy the sounds of the Mobile Big Band. Sit out on their big back deck overlooking the water, and soak in the music and atmo