Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hi Guys!

I know, long time no post! I've moved my blog, and I'm hoping that you all will follow me here! If you are just coming across my blog, please feel free to follow the link to my new blog! I will follow you back! :-)
Thanks so much!
I'm also on Twiter :-)

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Yes! More beauty deals and steals!

Photo in it's entirety belongs to thefairest.com

The Fairest is yet another private beauty sale site that has launched recently. I read about their site on The Daily Candy (of course!) and a here is a link to the actual site: The Fairest.

Sign up and enjoy! Let me know what you find!

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Get The Skinny on....

Hey guys!

I just joined The Skinny, a membership only beauty site which gives it's members access to exclusive sales on premier skin care products and spa treatments.

With a membership to this exclusive beauty club, you'll receive weekly invites to shop sales on skin care delights (up to 75% off).

The professionals at The Skinny will also provide personalized product recommendations and educational videos to help you find the perfect product at the perfect deal! What could be sweeter?!

The Skinny's first sale begins November 4Th, hurry and sign up so that you don't miss out! Also, keep in mind that if you invite your friends you can receive up to 20% off your first purchase! (5 friends= 10% off and 15 friends= 20%off.)

P.S. I got the down low on this wonderful site from the lovely folks at DailyCandy.com. I am subscribed to their San Francisco edition and I receive regular emails about fashion and beauty finds! :-)

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Emptying my camera...

Hello ladies and gents!

Every so often I find myself in the house bored with nowhere to go, so....I pull out my makeup! When I'm working I almost always end up doing a very clean look so I rarely get to experiment with more bold fun looks. (big bummer) So, when I'm at home playing in my kit, I usually try to do a look that I either haven't done, or try a technique I want to improve upon and I usually end up snapping a few photos. (well...maybe more than a few)

I LOVE green on my eyes, so naturally this is my fav. :-)

OMG!! "The Attack of the Shine" Part XXIV...lol

This is not one of my favorites...oh well...practice makes a disciplined scholar. :-)
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Thursday, October 8, 2009


This is what I wore on my eyes today.
Base: Sorme Perse Eyeshadow Base, NARS Lola Lola shadow
Crease: Make Up For Ever # 92
Lid (pink) M.A.C Azalea Blush (yea I know I probably shouldn't use this on my eyes)
Inner Corner: Coastal Scents Gold Fine Mica pigment.
Highlight: M.A.C Texture
Eyeliner: M.A.C Fluidline, and random black pencil.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Today I was inspired by...



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Friday, October 2, 2009

So, I've been slacking on my blogging! But! I went out last Saturday so...New makeup look! HeHe ;-)

Hello all!

I went out last Saturday for one my BFF Brittany's B-Day Celebration. (Happy Birthday Britt!)
Below are the photos of the makeup look chose to wear. A list of what I used is below the photos, as well as a (somewhat confusing) explanation.

FYI. The first 4 pics were from me practicing the look earlier in the day, so the end result was slightly different. The last two photos are from the final look.

Here's what I used.

Prep: Herbalife Herbal Aloe Everyday Soothing Spray. (YES Herbalife! LOL...I got this as a gift.) **LOVE** it!
Prime: Dermalogica Barrier Repair.
Concealer: M.A.C Select Moisturecover in NW45
Foundation: Bare Minerals in Deepest Deep
Blush: Iman Luxury Blushing Powder in Sable. Love this. I use it to warm my face before applying blush or in lieu of color blush. I think it imparts a natural glow. :-)I need to buy a few more before they disappear or become hard to find!
Nars Exibit A for a bit of color. This is a VERY intense red so apply carefully!
Nars Taos on top of that, applied lightly for a nice glow.
Base: M.A.C Select Moisturecover in NW45
Crease: Burgundy eyeliner to define crease, and blend M.A.C Deep Damson shadow into crease.
Lid only: Indian wood Paint pot, then M.A.C Amber Lights. I used a bit of Make Up For Ever Star powder in Copper on top.
Eyeliner: Upper lash, M.A.C Fluidline in Blacktrack. Lower, random sharp black eyeliner.
Brows: I filled in my brows using M.A.C Carbon and Handwritten (drk brwn) and then cleaned them up underneath with my concealer and an angle brush.
Lipbalm: Nivea A Kiss Of Moisture, Esential lip care.
Lipliner: Sorme Perse Eyeliner in Brown 3. This is the perfect brown (no red tone) and I prefer it as a lipliner. Blackberry lipliner. I blend a bit with my Brown Lipliner.
Lipstick: True Cosmetics Soft Lip color in Sophisticate (brownish, greyish, pinkish nude). Revlon Lipgloss: Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Raisin Glaze.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

My Latest Photos

I finally received my photos from the photo sessions I participated in on the 11th. I'm really loving them but having a hard time deciding on which to include in my portfolio. Let me know which you think should be included! Thanks!
(All photos taken by Christian Pollock.)
Melissa Lew


Anna Ochal




Meg Foley

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Past Work ;-)

Lately I've been going through my portfolio in order to update it. I am currently in the process of removing old photos to make room for new ones, and it's very interesting to see where I have improved and where I may still need improvement. There is still a lot of technical things that I have yet to learn and others that I continue to struggle with but I think I am coming along nicely and I know that with the proper training, practice and confidence, I will continue to grow. Overall, I've had the opportunity to work with some awesome people, and for that I'm grateful...I love what I do and I hope to be able to do it for the rest of my life, successfully. The photos below aren't in chronological order.

This photo is from a myspace competition I participated in a couple of years ago. The theme was Drag, and I think I won 2Nd or third place. LOL...I know I look crazy, but this was fun to do. :-)

While attending SFIEC, I was on the Design team, it was a lot of fun and we were given the opportunity to practice or skills at real events. The next three photos are from fashion shows that we participated in. :-)
I got lost on the way to this shoot..lol.
Photographer: AlbertsPhotography
This was fun to do. We didn't have a place to do makeup so we did it on a park bench!

Photographer Kirill M
Model: Antoinette Everett
I did a bit of makeup for a indie 60's style horror film. Canvas of Blood. :-)

I think this was my first actual photoshoot. :-)

Photographer: UrbanShutterbug
Model: Raquel T
Preston was a blast to work with! Jieun is an awesome photographer.
Jieun Lee Photography
Model Preston Stone
Christian is awesome, great energy! He just called me out of nowhere one day and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with him. Diana is great too, she is a photography student and model and this was my second time working with her. (see fashion show photos)
Photographer: Christian Pollock
Model Diane Dinou-Nitescu
Photographer Jenn Vang is so fun, and I love her energy! She's a student at the Academy of Art University SF.
Photographer: Vang Photography
Model: Brooke Torres

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hey...I'm Back!

SO...my computer is now up and running, no more icky virus! Quick Post!

I have been having a great week so far, since July, I have felt like I was under a huge dark cloud that followed me EVERYWHERE, but the past couple weeks have great, and lately been I have been able to see the sun shine through the clouds. :-) On Friday, I did makeup for a photoshoot, something I haven't done in a very long time, and Saturday, I did makeup for my first bride. :-) I feel like I'm slowly getting back into my grove and I am highly optimistic!

Ok...that's all for tonight...ttyl. :-)
P.S. I'll post pics from the photoshoot as soon as I receive them.

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