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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Halfway Update

Hey Everyone,
Today, I am about half way through my one month experiment for my homemade dark spot corrector.  I am very much loving this stuff with my dark spots over 50% faded compared to the first day! I know I don't have pictures because I forgot but trust me this recipe works. I suppose if you catch the scar when it is red and new it is easier to fade but I love the over all appearance of my skin. The coconut oil I added has natural cleansing properties and has helped rid my skin of any blemishes. The overall appearance is very clear and I have been able to enjoy wearing little makeup.  If you want to see the recipe check out the post called "Dark Spots".   I'll make sure to post another update at the 1 month mark :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Making It Work

Hey Everyone,
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I know mine was pretty busy. I had to run from a birthday party to photo shoot. Oh and then there was a storm that kind of knocked our outdoor boudoir shoot off its hinges.  We had planned to shoot outdoors on a palette bed making it extra romantic and sultry but then the storm came and we had to move it indoors. Fortunately we found a beautiful home location for our gorgeous lady to have her shoot. In the past we have done these shoots in doors and I don't think I have ever worked on one where the sun was actually shining. The overcast and rain does provide for some beautiful light though.

The hair and makeup was done in our signature soft and sexy way that I like to do for most of our boudoir shoots with Caught You on Camera showcasing a soft and sensual side to boudoir.     The makeup was soft and simple for the first few looks and then changed it up adding a little black to the outer corners and black liner and false lashes for a "bedroom eyes" type look. We really loved playing around with a different eye makeup look to complete a more seductive photo.  We kept the hair simple with waves and keeping it somewhat messy but not unpolished.  I think my client was actually very surprised at all the touchups we were going back and doing.  When you see the pictures they look effortless but when you are there you realize that everything is much deeper.  There are a lot of touch ups, fixing hair and makeup, making sure you look your very best from all angles. I also feel like I am there as a little bit of a cheerleader, encouraging my clients to not be shy and making sure they feel comfortable and confident.  You really see a person transform and get over their nerves in the progression of the shoot.

We had rain that day and just making it work was an understatement.  The weather really wasn't working in our favor. It wasn't raining at the house we were at and it just seemed to be gloomy so we had to make some rain with garden hose and sprayer to really capture a great "playing in the rain" moment. The maid of honor actually sprayed her which I am sure was a really fun moment for the both of them. We had a really great time working on this shoot, I felt like we really overcame a lot of weather complications and produced the best work we could.

Unfortunately, these images won't be up for viewing until after her wedding as they are a gift to the groom.  As soon as I am granted permission of some images I will be sure to share them.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mini Haul + Update

Hey Everyone,
I wanted to just share with you a mini haul of what I have bought in the last couple of weeks.

First are 3 Revlon ColorStay Nail Polishes in the colors Coastal Surf, Fall Mood, and Cafe Pink. 
I absolutely love these polishes, they stay pretty and unchipped a full 7 days with base coat and top coat. The are opaque in 1-2 coats, and they can easily be removed with nail polish remover (you would be surprised how many polishes are tough to remove even with nail polish remover). 
Next, I bought a Rimmel Black Automatic Eye Liner, this is basic and I like how smooth and creamy this one applies also it is water proof and once it has set for 60 seconds it doesn't budge. In the 60 seconds though you can smudge it out for a smokey look.  
Lastly, I bought the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, this one is a repurchase, but I really enjoy it because it just makes your legs flawless.  I have some scares and blemishes hear and there and they get completely covered with this stuff leaving skin looking healthy and glowing. It isn't a self tanner it washes off in the shower but it helps when you have an event to go to or are wearing a leg baring dress ( you can use it all over the body incase you were wondering).  
These are all the beauty items I have recently purchased and I am really loving them. <3

Also a few little updates: I recently posted about a DIY Dark Spot Corrector I have been using it day and night and although I haven't noticed any fading in the past couple of days my skin looks a lot brighter and the redness that I usually carry seems to be calming.  I hope that the spots eventually fade but it is nice to see brighter skin. 
Next, very little update I have finally ordered my Beauty Faces business cards (again).  The first time I ordered they were put on back order because they weren't making that print anymore and then I never got around to reordering more. However, finally I have ordered more and they are perfect! 
Last, I have a fun boudoir shoot coming up and I am so excited rumor has it is this shoot is outdoors!!!!! seriously that is amazing.  =)