Sunday, September 13, 2015

They told you NO? So What?!

I don't care how tough a person may appear, no one, and I mean no one, likes to hear NO. No one likes to be on rejection's receiving end. Raise your hand if the bank said NO to your business line of credit request?! Raise your hand if you weren't chosen to be in the top ten because your product wasn't good enough?! Raise your hand if the manufacturer told you NO because you were too new?! Yep! If you look real close, both of my hands are raised. Even the strongest person will have to admit, after so many times of hearing NO, that she'll start to ask herself, "What am I doing? Maybe I'm just crazy for pursuing this (whatever "this" may be)!" But it's what you do with the rejection that makes the difference. When my rejections starting coming in, it would piss me off. I would rush to throw the emails and letters out. My voice tone would change when I was speaking with someone. I guess you could call this an "emotional reaction." (Insert a smirk here.) I've decided now to keep all of my rejection memories; I'm keeping all letters and emails. I'm making note of conversations. Why?!, You ask. Because those memories force me to keep my eyes on my vision. Those memories force me to keep working and to keep preparing even when it seems like nothing is happening. Those memories force me to celebrate what's already been accomplished. Now, let's make a toast to NO...and go ask someone else!
For your viewing pleasure, check out this link from my Spring/Summer 2016 showcase.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Makeup Bliss

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being the makeup artist for the most beautiful wedding I've ever been too! Since each bridesmaid had their own dress style and hairstyle, I chose different looks for each bridesmaids. Although each look was different, I kept the color schemes very natural to create a beautiful sun-kissed glow to complement the coral dresses. I mixed neutral eye shadows with gold and rosy shadows. For blush, I used pink and gold tones, while using bronzer to contour the cheek bones. For the lips, instead of a matte finish, I opted for rose, pink, and maroon glosses. Keep scrolling for pictures of the products and a few of the bridesmaids, including the Mother of the Bride!

Mother of the Bride!
From left to right: Rosy #19 Sephora gloss, Almay Rosy Lipped, Almay Pink

Makeup Forever Color #804 and #728. Available at Sephora. Can be used as eye shadow and blush!
Makeup Forever Palette 9 Shadow Palette. Available at Sephora. Can create smoky eyes, natural, and chic looks!
Espresso Eyeliner by Loreal for the lash line and brows. Origins GinZing eye cream magically "depuffs" and brightens eyes..magically! really!