Monday, March 27, 2017

I'm Back - Almost

I've been quite busy during my absence from blogging. I've joined Influenster and received and reviewed a Marc Jacobs beauty VoxBox. Most importantly, I've been practicing applying makeup. I've learned a lot and would like to learn even more. Sometimes, I feel like it taking me a long time to master some tricks. The slow learning maybe because, I never wore makeup before I decided to take a Makeup Artistry class. I only knew how to apply lipstick and come to find out - I was doing that wrong. lol. I've done a couple of faces. I've practiced on myself and family. Some of it looked good, some looked bad. Let me say, pay your Makeup Artist! If they are good, they are worth the price that they charge. Being a Makeup Artist is hard work and supplies aren't cheap.

Below is the makeup that I did for my 40th birthday photo shoot. A simple look. I swear it took me forever to put those lashes on, but overall I think that it turned out cute. I've yet to master contouring, so I didn't even try it. By the time that I do, It will probably be a thing of the past. LOL. I'm going to do better with the pictures and names of the products that I on my website. I do remember that I'm wearing  Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara and Ruby Woo Lipstick. By the way, I'm a party planner also. I embellished the crown and faux lipstick

Enjoy!





Good News, I have a new website that is currently under construction. I've added a link below, but it will redirect you back to my blog until construction is finished.

Website
Blog


More pictures and product reviews will be posted on my new website. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bennett Career Institute - Makeup Artistry 101



Guess who maybe the next Ve Neill? That's right, I'm a certified Makeup Artist. Well it's going to take me years of practice to be as good as Ve Neill, but I don't mind waiting. LOL. Can you believe that I was completely overwhelmed until the 3rd day of class? I still need practice, but I never thought that I would learn how to apply eyeshadow properly. Yes Ladies, there is a right way to apply eyeshadow. For starters PLEASE Blend! LOL.

Anyway, my fabulous daughter was my model for the final makeup application. We had to complete a natural look. I think that I did quite well, being as though she is the first full makeup that I've ever done in life. Enjoy!

Photo were taken by Abrilla MacKey
Picture Perfect Artistry







Embellished Makeup Train Case and Embellished Toolkit



Welcome to my new blog,

If you follow my other blog you will know that I like to try new stuff and that I sometimes get bored with the new stuff.  Hopefully, this will not be the case, because I have invested a lot of money on supplies, etc. LOL. In this blog, I would love it if you follow me as I take my journey on my newest venture ..... Makeup Artistry. I'm sure that I'm going to make many mistakes and eventually get it right.

I never thought that I would get into this makeup thing. I guess I'm tired of being the only woman in the world that doesn't know how to apply makeup. Better late, than never! I figured there was no better way to learn then from a professional, so I enrolled in a six week program at Bennett Career Institute in Washington, DC. The class was taught by Abrilla Mackey. She is not only an excellent instructor, she a talented photographer, and fabulous jewelry maker. I couldn't believe a novice like me would ever get it.  Let's say that she has the patience of Job! Trust me, I'm not a MAC Pro, but with the skills that I've learned I can be one day.

Below are some ways to contact her or check out her work:


Now back to what I'm really good at (crafting and making stuff look good) LOL. During the 6 week class I embellished my train case. Some of you know that the plain ole silver one just wouldn't cut it. LOL. Check out how I blinged out my case below:

I used  Red Glitter Duck Tape, Large Red Rhinestone from Hobby Lobby, an X- Acto knife (to trim the edges), and my trusty E6000 Adhesive.

Silver Train Case

 
Embellished Train Case

Embellished Train Case #2

Embellished Train Case #3



After several field trips to various Makeup Stores, I ran out of space and needed to upgrade to a larger train case. I didn't want to spend to much money on a large rolling train case, so Ms. Abrilla recommended a rolling tool kit. I purchased the rolling toolkit from Home Depot (quite spacious) for around $35.00.

 
Stanley Toolkit

Stanley Toolkit #2

Stanley Toolkit #3




OMG, something else to decorate! You know that I couldn't just drag this plain thing around, not when I have so many supplies just sitting in the house. LOL. I had the red spray paint. I purchased the storage containers and decals from the Dollar Tree. Anyway, I decorated it and I love it. By the way, I forgot to spray paint the yellow button on the top of the case. Oh well, I'm done with this project. LOL! For about $50.00 I now have a funky fabulous rolling makeup kit. Enjoy! 

Embellished Toolkit

Embellished Toolkit #2

Embellished Toolkit #3

Embellished Toolkit #4

Embellished Toolkit #5

Embellished Toolkit #6

Embellished Toolkit #7

Embellished Toolkit #8

Storage

Storage #2

Storage #3