Like most people right now we all have a little more time than usual. I have been busy revamping, organizing and a little glamour dreaming. As part of my clean up, I decided to revamp this blog.
I am inspired by vintage glamour but sometimes I have to live in the modern world. I create looks wearable, subtle to the extreme that embodies gorgeous glamour. I love the challenge to create easy to wear glamour looks. I hope the videos inspire you to get up and get dressed during this time;)
Yep everyone is experiencing this period of a time out. Time outs are usually something we equate with kids misbehaving. Has the world misbehaved and the universe is giving us a time out?
It's funny how the simplest things have become essentials or so we thought. I recently read a post with a girl complaining about her nails and not being able to have them done due to the ban to stay at home.
The gamut of comments agreeing they need their nails done and this was so wrong. Have we become spoiled? Did this generation never experience hardship or lived without the delicious details of glamour? Funny what we took for granted even toilet paper has become very important. There will be no decorating of trees with toilet paper in these days ahead.
I have searched three stores since the toilet hoarding extravaganza affair seen and talked about on social media. Nothing in sight it's a paper drought. As for nail salons forget it. Everone is closed and I'm not complaining. The last time I was in they insisted I wash my hands in front of them but not one person who worked there washed there hands the whole time I was there..sigh. It's you, really it's not me, a new mentality?
What will we do without our essentials? Are we a spoiled culture? Once this is over will we appreciate the luxuries of life again or take them for granted? In other parts of the world, people survive daily without nails and toilet paper. Perhaps we will even cook at home all month instead of eating out...wow what a concept.
As for the glamour side of things, perhaps we go without getting our nails finished and learn todo them ourselves or even go natural, and enjoy that type of glamour. It's really up to us to reinvent and adapt to change. It's not that bad you can still run to the drugstore and grab a bottle of nail polish or polish remover.
This is your chance to reinvent you. Perhaps this is a good lesson for the world. Let's have a time out and be self-sufficient?
Excited to be apart of Scarecrow Fangs Exclusive Vampire Event in San Luis Obispo. They are flying me in for a private event. I will be shooting on set their select guests to be featured in their upcoming catalogue and website.
I will be there a couple of extra days providing portrait sessions. Contact me for more info and special pricing for these sessions.
Hey Boys & Bellas, Join me and I will show you how I break barriers by using airbrush makeup and drugstore makeup to create this look. It's all about using what works to accomplish the final result. If you like this video thumbs ups, comment and click the bell on my YouTube Channel to get the latest notifications. Let me know if you would like to see more of these makeup videos that mix products.
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Can't wait to show you the images, so many ideas for the boudoir & pinup photo-shoots!!!
I chase my blues with a pop of color to my day. Crazy maybe? Fun yes! Kick those sad feelings with a pop of color. Sometimes wild fun makeup not only puts you on trend but changes your mood. This blue shimmer was created with airbrush makeup from Dinair and some of my fav drugstore products. I love to mix products to get the best of both worlds.
To see more on how I created this vibrant eye visit My YouTube channel which is another way I kick blues. Being a business owner means staying motivated. I am constantly challenging my skills with makeup, hair, and photography. Join me to get inspired to sparkle inside and out.
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Yesterday I did a new video on some mink lashes I found on eBay. I posted a photo on a vintage makeup group. Today I awoke to a ton of comments on my post about animal rights and the torture of minks.
I am definitely not here to hurt anyone human or animal. If I can learn about the products I'm using I will. I decided to do my research to understand the arguments and see if there is validity to the statements being made.
I found articles, a few of the articles were by companies selling vegan mink lashes. When I saw an ad at the end of the articles it seemed one-sided. I further researched and learned mink can also refer to silk lashes, which are not made from silkworms or mink. I also found minks are farmed, their hair is used for mink lashes and they are later killed for their skins. Other companies claim the mink hair is collected and no harm comes to the animals.
Only the manufacturers creating these beauty products really know how they are created. If they choose to tell us the truth we do not know as consumers. The companies selling these beauty products may not have done their research or are going by what the manufacturers tell them. Could they be that naive?
The lashes I reviewed were listed as 3D mink for $2.84 per pair. For that price point are they really mink? Most mink lashes go for $20.00 plus dollars. The manufacturer listed the lashes as cruelty-free and not tested on animals. When I posted this info to the vintage group an individual responded, she was more concerned with the testing on animals. Cruelty-free doesn't mean they don't test on animals.
As a consumer, we are left to go by what the manufacturers list. We must research further. I believe listening, thinking, researching and then making an informed decision is the best way to educate one's self. Rants, after reading one-sided articles or documentaries and then waving a righteous fist, are silly. Most importantly, preaching to people causes people to stop listening. I saw a lot of comments stating, "someone told me". Just because someone says something doesn't mean its true.
I will continue to research, and learn about products that do not hurt animals. However, I am not ruling out certain products because someone told me to.