Monday, August 5, 2013

The Better To See You With.

I don't even know what to call this look! The concept of this look has been stuck in my brain for awhile now, and I've finally done it! I knew that I would not be able to pull such faces as my littlest sister Savanna can. Man can this girl do all kinds of faces and isn't afraid to do it! So Savanna is my model of the day. This is definitely one of my favorite looks so far. It even scared the crap out of my mom! :P 


A Dark filter can Definetly add to the creepiness!

Products Used:
-Gelatin Prosthetics
-Spirit Gum
-Liquid Latex
-Wolfe red, white, and black Face Paint

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Photo Shoot: 50's style.

I love doing photo shoots! I have been trying to do more to help fill up the pages of my portfolio lately. I like to use a wide variety of models from all different shapes, sizes and skin tones. I believe everyone has a unique type of beauty that they can portray.

Saying that, My little sister was my model for this photo shoot.  After a few days of coaxing she finally gave up and gave into the idea. Nikki is a fantastic model, she's 15, 6'2 and absolutely beautiful. Though she can be a huge pain in my ass most of the time she is one of my favorite people to get all dolled up and photograph.  After helping her with some posing we came up with absolutely stunning shots.

Products Used:
-NYX skin tone primer
-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
-Glamour Doll Eyes Sterling Glitz
-Urban Decay 24hr Liner
-Maybelline's Colossal Mascara
-Fit Me Foundation in #120
-Hard Candy Concealer in Light

As for the rest of the eye shadow I used Sephora's Blockbuster 2012 collection. . Basically I used a Mix of a light shimmery gold with multicolored glitter and a champagne shimmer shadow on the lids. A light taupe used to map out the crease area. A rich brown used to define the crease area. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

FOTD: Skull.

I've been cruising through makeup artists work on instagram, beautylish and other sources trying to find some inspiration. MAN have I found some amazing and inspirational people! I have even found some people who make me feel like I should just find a new career path cause there is NO WAY I'll EVER be that good... Looking through different makeup looks it made me want to practice my own skills. Especially in detailing. Fine lines, and intricate work is definitely something I need to practice. So I decided why not practice my skulls. I did darken the pictures up a bit just to show the lines and contrasting colors and added a fun little eye to tie it together.

I used all Wolfe Hyrdocolors in this look as well as a translucent finishing powder from ELF.


Monday, July 15, 2013


Man do I love horror movies! All kinds of horror movies. The supernatural has always been one of my favorite genres of horror. Movies dealing with demons and vengeful spirits are fascinating to me. Demonic possession kind of freaks me out though.

Even though these type of movies don't really bother or frighten me any more, I can still remember the first time I watched a demonic movie. The Exorcist..... Man oh Man It terrified me beyond belief not just because it was INTENSELY scary for a 12 year old, but I remotely looked like Reagan at the time.

Anywho I decided to do a demonic type look yesterday. I did black out the eyes for a more dramatic effect. I don't own Sceleras as of yet. so I make do :P  I wanted the blacked out eyes because well I think its rather fitting for a dead evil look. I used Wolfe's Black and White face paint.

EOTD: Crown.

I'm trying out a few new things lately, trying to be more creative. I really love these colors together. :)


-Nyx primer in Skin tone.
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Trophy Wife ( Used wet and dry)
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Fierce
-Nyx's loose pigment in Rust
-Nyx's loose pigment in Penny
-Sugarpill's Love+
-Sugarpill's Bulletproof
Pallladio's Black Kohl Eyeliner
-Covergirls Lash Blast.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Claw Marks.

Hello lovelies,

 By now I'm sure you all are aware of my odd obsession with horror movies. I love them! I grew up watching scary movies in my grandma's living room, in the dark hiding under blankets with my cousin. I remember loving to go to the video stores as a kid and renting the scariest VHS cover I could find. Usually it turned into a terrible gory sex fest but hey, I guess that sparked my love for Troma movies now. :P

One genre of horror movies I love is Werewolves. There are several werewolf movies and shows these days. I usually prefer werewolf movies with actual hand made special effect monsters but there are some CG ones I can handle. (Teen Wolf is my shizz!)  My all time favorite is the Ginger Snaps series. I wanted to do a makeup look in ode to werewolf movies. Now I didn't want to create a full on werewolf because honestly, I'm not THAT good. Not yet atleast. But I did create a werewolf victim.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top 10 Craziest Facials.

We all have heard the hype about "At Home Facials." Almost every blogger, beauty advocate, and youtube beauty gurus has talked about it or even made up their own concoction. I personally love natural facials. I like the fact that I know exactly what is being put on my skin. I'm not a big fan of chemicals and side effects. But as I learn about facials and different products used in them, I've learned some ingredients are extremely odd and a little gross. I have for you today, the top 10 craziest facials.

10.  Bird Poop Facials.

Droppings from the Nightingale, combined with bran and other ingredients help create this lovely facials with prices starting around $180 an hour. The Geisha Facial as it is commonly known by was once used in powder form by geishas to remove makeup and bring luster back into their cheeks. Now celebrities like Tom Cruise and David and Victoria Beckham line up for this lovely facial.

 Now Nightingales are not sitting in cages, with their little beaks crammed, the dropping are somewhat sterilized by a UV light. I mean as sterile as poop can get. lol. This facial is supposed to make skin appear bright and radiant as well as clean.

9 The Vampire Facial.

This facial sounds  a bit twilight-like. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian flock to their trusty esthesticans for this facial. Basically an esthetican draws blood and injects it back into your face which will spark production of elastin and collagen. This will give a fuller, youthful glow.

8. Stem Cell Facial.

Known as better-than-botox, this facial goes for a whopping rate of $20,000 a pop. This facial is supposed to give you the Zac Efron/18 again feeling.  Stem cells are injected into your face making you feel like a tween again.  Though this facial has had some negative side affects from women reporting the cells transforming their facial tissue into bone matter. This girl is gonna pass.

7. Beer Facials.

Ugh I hate beer. The smell, the taste; yuck. But beer is very beneficial to the skin. Germany has beer pools where you can swim in a huge pool of beer while they serve you unlimited fresh cold beer. I would love to go. Beer has anti-inflammatory properties as well as promote regeneration and healing attributes. Though do you want to waste a perfectly good cold one?

6. Kitty Litter Mask.

A popular youtube guru vlogged her mask using kitty litter. Turns out your kitty's bathroom sand is actually quite toxic. Sodium Benonite, a clumping agent found in kitty litter can cause lethargy and muscle weakness/spasms. So this is one facial you might want to steer clear of.

5.Sperm Facial.

Now I dunno what's worse new semen cocktails they've created or rubbing jizz on your face. But according to scientists spermine, the active ingredient in sperm helps clear zits and acne, and acts as an anti-aging solution.

4. Breast Milk

Who wants to rub boobie juice on their face?! Come on up! Breast milk is has anti itch properties
as well as soothing properties for acne and eczema. Breast milk also supposedly works great for removing makeup.  I find this one quite creepy especially if you're not expecting nor have a newborn.

3. Snail Secretions.

Remember when it was late at night you went barefoot outside and suddenly felt a slimy squish under your little piggies. Well that squished up snail could've been applied to your face. Why waste right?? :P The secretions of a snail are actually found commonly in famous moisturizers. Michael Todd Cosmetics Anti Aging line is rich with snail secretions. This secretions helps lock in moisture and soothes stretch marks. Recently scientists have found a substance in the secretion that can aid in many skin disorders.

2. Sheep Placenta.

Victoria Beckham is supposedly a big fan of this treatment. Basically a serum is made from lamb chop's afterbirth and slathered on your face to fight the signs of aging. Doesn't sound too appealing to me.

1. Fire Facial.

This is a popular facial in China and Japan. This treatment involves an esthetican applying an alcohol soaked cloth on your face and lighting that sucker up. Now the fire is put out as quick as it is set it still seems a bit sketchy. This treatment is supposed to spark weight loss, combat colds and fight that tired look. The question is, how much do you like your lashes and brows?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

FOTD: Fancy Dancy

It's a usual Saturday here; Hot and stormy. Mother Nature must know I dig summer storms! Granted it gets INSANELY muggy, but something about it is just amazing. Speaking of amazing, I previously bought a dress without trying it on first. I know WHO DOES THAT??!! I had gotten home and tried it on only to find it didn't fit. I felt terrible, absolutely terrible but something told me to hold on to it. Well today I pulled it out of the back of my closet and wanted to give it a try. I knew I was going to regret doing so but IT FITS! I freaked out! So I dolled myself in happiness of my newish dress. :P

With this look I used only Glamour Doll Eyes.

Review Time: Makeup Forever Sens' Eyes Makeup Remover

I recently went on a little shopping trip with my cosmo class. Yes I said it a SHOPPING TRIP!! We took an overly basic makeup class in our local Sephora and got $50 in free makeup. Now most of you know 50 bucks at Sephora doesn't stretch very far but I did pick up some AMAZING THINGS. I must confess I am a total fat kid in a candy store when it comes to makeup stores. I run around like that little ADHD 5 year old you see running crazy through the store while my friends tend to look like the exhausted, un-amused mother who is contemplating just leaving lol. :P
I wasn't too into taking this makeup class neither was my best friend, She basically wanted me to just do her makeup while they taught. Now I know it sounds mean but at first I wasn't feeling going to the mall 45 minutes out of town without makeup then have a random classmate do my makeup and end up walking around the mall with a "creation" on my face. But in the end it was hilarious and I had so much fun. With that, I did wear a rainbow look to sport and ended up having to remove it, well I have a problem with it staining my lids. The sweetest guy named Larry showed me this remover by Makeup Forever. I instantly fell in love!!! It removed all of my eye makeup with out any pink stains! 
Sens'Eyes is made directly for sensitive skin. You barely need a drop to remove it from your eyes and about 3 to remove face makeup. A little goes a LONG way with this. I cannot express how amazing this is! If you find yourself at Sephora I definitely recommend picking this up even if it is the travel size like mine. I promise you will not regret it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Holy Sh** That's Bright!

Hello lovelies.

How have you all been? I've been fantastic, have I mentioned how much I LOVE summer!!! I'm all about the sun dresses, flip flops, lake days, barbecuing. It's also a big family season for us. Most everyone in my family is a summer baby. It's practically none stop partying over here! One thing I don't really like is the humidity. I feel like I can't wear makeup! I can feel like i can just walk out the door and sweat it off. But I will not let mother nature win this battle. I will wear makeup! :P

Now I know what you're thinking, what's up with your title?? Well that's the first thing that came out of my lovely fiance's mouth when he came home and I couldn't think of a more appropriate name for this look.  I created this look using Sugarpill and Glamour Doll Eyes cosmetics. I wanted to do an intensely bright cut-crease I just wish it would've shown up better on camera. But oh well. Enjoy!


-Sugarpill's Buttercupcake
-GDE's Electric Lemonade
-GDE's Blueberry Lush
-Urban Decay 2/4 Liner
-Rimmel Black Kohl Liner
-Maybelline's Big and Soft Mascara
-Maybelline BB Cream Light
-Covergirl Pressed Powder in Light Ivory

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Makeup I've Done Recently.

Man what a crazy, busy couple of months it's been! I'm over halfway done with cosmotology!! I did State SkillsUSA Esthetics, done lots of prom looks, special occasion looks. It's been crazy! I finally found some down time so I'll defintely be on here more. I've swore to myself  I'd get this back up and running and I'll come back even more fierce than before!! Thank you to all who have been reading this. It does mean THE WORLD to me. :]

Anywho, here are two looks I've done recently. ( I've been on a 2 week no makeup marathon :P )
The first one is a look I did for the last day of school. Let's just say it was ALOT brighter in person. Now you'll have to excuse the derp face I'm rocking in this picture. Just focus on the makeup. :P

-NYX primer in Milk.
-Sugarpill's Tako
-Sugarpill's Buttercupcake
-Sugarpill's Dollipop
-GlamourDoll Eyes's Oddity
-Urban Decay 24/7 Liner
-Palladrio Black Liner
-Maybelline's Big and Soft Mascara

The second look I have for you is one I have done today. I HAD to break my no makeup marathon, I was beginning to look pretty rough. lol I was cruising pinterest and saw this beautiful photo of a Rainbow Bird. It's absolutely beautiful don't you think??? I was inspired to do a makeup look once I saw this.. Enjoy!

                                                        PRODUCTS USED:
                                  -Nyx Primer in Milk
                                                   -Sugarpill's Afterparty
                                                   -Sugarpill's Poison Plum
                                                  - GlamourDoll Eye's Frankenglamour
                                                  -GlamourDoll Eyes's Black Ice
                                                 -Rimmel Black Kohl Liner
                                                - Falsies Mascara

Thursday, May 2, 2013

What an eyesore.

Man, it's been too long since I have played around with my spfx stuff!!! I have been wanting to do a gouged eye for so long.  I made a prosthetic eyeball to go along with it but, well... my daughter got ahold of it and claimed it as her own. But overall I enjoyed the outcome of it. :]

Products Used:
-Liquid Latex
-Spirit Gum
-Elmers Glue
-Fitme Foundation #115
-Wolfe face paint in white, black, red, dark blue, neon green, and yellow.
-Fake blood

2013 Prom Makeup.

Prom is an exciting time for high schoolers, though for a makeup/hair artist it can be a BUSY BUSY couple of days. I got to help a couple of girls look absolutely fabulous for their special nights. Unfortunately I remembered to take a photo of only one girl Bella (BAY-AH) from my cosmetology class. She looked stunning and I thought I would share :]

I let her apply her own lipstick because they were going out to dinner right after I did her makeup so I didn't bother with lipstick. But doesn't she look completely stunning!
Products I Used:
-MAC face powder
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Pistol Pistol
-Glamour Doll Eyes's Black Ice
-Rimmel's Glam Eyes Mascara
-Nyx JEP Milk
-Palladio's Black Kohl Liner

Thursday, April 25, 2013

DIY: Soap Caps

Hello lovelies,
  How have you all been? I've been doing a lot of hair lately, even though I really don't like doing hair. We learned how to formulate our own colors a while back and I did fairly good with my previous formulation that I thought I would try it out again on myself. I was growing tired of my faded copper-y red, I wanted something bright and new. I decided to go a rich hot pink. First and foremost I knew I needed to lighten my hair, but I REALLY dislike bleaching my hair. I hate how it feels, and I feel like I'm just damaging my hair.  I talked it over with my instructors and they taught me a new gentler way to lighten your hair, I thought you all might like to learn about soap caps :]

Soap caps consist of bleach or lightner as I'm supposed to say, 20-40 developer, and clarifying shampoo. Soap caps can be used to remove unwanted colors or a toner that quickly absorbed into porous hair. They can even be used to touch up roots and ends. Soap caps can help stop oxidation in cheaper hair colors as well.

Since I knew my formulated color was about 3 shades lighter than my current hair color I used a 2 oz of 30 volume developer to 2 oz of lightener and about 3-4 oz of clarifying shampoo. A soap cap is always applied to wet hair. I applied mine in the shower and left it for about 25 minutes. After rinsing I noticed it wasn't exactly as light as I wanted it. My ends were darker than I expected so the next day I decided to do another process to my ends with 20 volume which would allow my ends to match perfectly with the top half of my head.

If your doing this process on another person never leave your client as this process can sometimes take quickly. Also if your doing this to achieve a brighter blonde or even going blonde remember that this will leave your hair feeling slightly coarse until you apply a finishing color or toner.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sparkling Grape

I haven't been doing much with my makeup lately because I wake up at the butt crack of dawn to get ready for school. I always plan a look at night and tell myself that I'm gonna wake up refreshed enough to do my makeup and I look so fly. Well... morning hits and I'm like F all that. lol. But I actually did a nice look aside from the everyday neutral look I've been slapping on for god knows how long. lol. 

Products Used
Lime Crime Eye shadow primer
Glamour Doll Eye's Trophy Wife
Sugarpill's Poison Plum
Coastal Scent's Black eye shadow
Sally Girl single shadow ( I don't know the name of this :( )
Urban Decay 24/7 liner
Rimmel's Glam Eyes Mascara

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Process Of Face Casting

Hello lovelies,

how have you all been? I've been pretty fantastic and very busy with school and D. A lot has happened since the last time I've posted. I'm about half way through Cosmotology! I started taking clients doing manicures, pedicures and facials at school. I was quite nervous to begin with but I love it now. Plus getting paid to do something at school is pretty great. lol. I LOOOVVVEEE facials. We do anything from basic steam facials, to microdermabrasion, and facials that deal with electrical currents. Fun, I know! I have also been preparing for my State Skills USA competition in April.

I wanted to go fairly big with this next fantasy look. Something that will make the other competitors nervous. (I'm horrible, I know) So I figured prosthetics would be the way to go with this next competition. But first I needed to do a face cast of my model. I had never done a face cast before this and honestly I was very nervous to do this because I was afraid I would block her airways. But after 2 weeks of research I found a way I was comfortable doing. I hadn't originally thought of writing the process of it here but it hit me right as I was pouring the plaster into the cast. But I just had to share. :]

                        Supplies    Needed
-Saran Wrap
-Spirit Gum/Prosaid
- Petroleum Jelly
-Makeup Remover (optional)
-Trash Bags
-Bowl of warm water
- Hair Gel (optional)
-1lb Alignate
-7C water
-Plaster bandages

Step One

If this is your first time I suggest doing A LOT of research. The supplies can be pretty costly to create prosthetics  and it really would suck to have it mess up because we missed one crucial step and have to re up your supplies. I did a form of a client intake with my model, basically I made sure that she was not claustrophobic in any way. Explain to your model that the only part of their face that will be exposed is their nostrils for about 25-30 minutes. Also you will be using an adhesive to keep plastic over their hair so it is advised to do a patch test on your model especially if this person has never used Spirit Gum or Prosaid. Plus Having a friend or family member there to assist you make it SOOOO much easier. My best friend Dez helped me this time.

Step Two

Before you go pouring on your Alignate mixture you need to make sure he/she is wearing clothes that can get messy. Since we did this at school we did it in our black uniform scrubs and apron and we got MESSY!! Draping definitely helps avoid a big mess.  Bella, (BAY-AH) my model has long thick hair so Dez pulled her hair back into a tight ponytail and used gel to tame any fly aways. Next I applied Spirit Gum along the front of her hairline to her ears. Once it became tacky Dez and I carefully laid Saran Wrap on top of it and pressed until it was secured.  If your model is wearing any makeup, kindly ask them to remove all makeup. Since Alignate will stick to everything, you must use some kind of layer of protection over the eyelashes and to the brows or they will peel off with the mold. Vaseline, Petroleum Jelly or even Nivea's softening lotion will help keep lashes and brows intact.

One pound of Alignate will create one face mold with enough left over to probably cast a finger. lol. You will mix your Alignate with 7 cups of water. Now the tempetature of the water is crucial when mixing with Alignate.  Warm water will cause it to set within 3-5 minutes. Me and john did a trial run using warm water and it set way before we were even done using it. Cold water is ideal when casting the face because it will dry withing 10-12 minutes giving you time to work out any air bubbles and into smaller places like the nose.

Step Three

The Alignate I received changed 3 different colors when I was mixing. Lavender to begin with, then hot pink and finally white when I was ready. Since we had to stir such a large mixture we mixed it until it was a very very light pink before we started to apply it to her face. We started applying to the eyes, using our thumbs to push the alignate into the inner corners of her eyes where air bubbles can easily form. Next we moved to the cheeks and that is where we encountered a problem. Girls started crowding and were making her laugh. You want your model's face to be perfectly relaxed. Constant smiling or laughing will not create a sufficient mold. If anyone is around that will distract or mess around with your model  politely tell them to walk the hell away. :P  I told Dez to avoid her nose because I wanted to go in carefully and mold the nose just to make sure she could still breathe. When working around the nose use SMALL SMALL amounts of the mix and carefully go over the nose. By now I'm sure your wondering why I'm not mentioning the use of a straw, well that's because I didn't use one. I have read/watched numerous people who say not to use a straw and I can now see why. Straws distort the shape of the mouth.

Once the Alignate began to harden, we cut our  strips of plaster bandages and got a bowl with warm water. Carefully dip your strips into the water, avoiding any folding. If it does fold gently pull it apart. Layer the strips over the Alignate and rub evenly. Once again avoid layering on the nose, you will obstruct the model's air flow.  The plaster takes the longest to dry so we used 2 blow dryers on low to help cure it. Remember to talk to your model. Let them know what your doing, how long it should take for this and that to dry and always ask if they can still breathe. lol.

Once the plaster bandages have dried, dim the lights. Your model has been sitting in complete darkness for 25-30 minutes when your remove the cast bright lights can be too harsh on their eyes.  Since we couldn't dim the lights in the class room because It was client day, I carefully walked her into the classroom and dimmed the lights. Have him/her lean forward with yours or their hands on the cast, letting gravity work its sweet magic. Having him/her make funny faces helps release their face.

Step Four

Now you may have noticed the nostrils are still open. With that little bit of extra Alignate you didn't use, Mix up a small batch and fill in the nostrils through the plaster bandages and smooth it in and remove excess from the inside. Once that has hardened layer one or two bandages on it and allow it to dry. Always lay your negative mold in a bucket with sand or gravel, or anything that will allow it to lay even. Sitting the cast straight down will cause it to roll because of the nose. Personally I used a small Pyrex bread pan. It worked perfectly.

Next I mixed my plaster 1:1 and carefully poured it into my negative mold. The plaster will create a positive mold of the face. Once all the plaster is poured into the mold lightly vibrate the mold, I don't want to say shake because you're barely moving it. Any who this vibrating movement is to bring air bubbles to the surface and pop.  Now your play the waiting game for anywhere from 24 hours to 4 days. I had to wait about 3 days for it to dry.

Step Five

Removing your mold it fairly easy. Using a box cutter, carefully cut the plaster bandages until your feel it release from the Alignate. After removing the plaster, you can easily slip the Alignate off revealing your perfect positive mold. From here your will sculpt your look and so on and so forth.

I am thinking about Following up with another post that will show the sculpting and other processes.  I hope this helped someone.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Esthetician Competition

Man it feels like forever since I've been on here! My life has been so hectic, my daughter is in school now and getting bigger each day. School is getting harder for me and I'm now taking clients in our salon now so I haven't had much time to write on here but I am promising myself to blog more starting today!

Any who, last week I competed in our regional SkillsUSA competition for esthetics. I had to preform a basic facial in 45 minutes, daytime makeup in 45 minutes and a fantasy look in an hour. Our competition theme this  year is Wizard of Oz so I decided to create a decrypted old witch. All in all I won 2nd place and get the chance to compete at State.  I did get a picture of a trial run I did on my model.

Products Used:
-Olay 24Hr Moisturizer
-Wolfe HydroColor White
-Wolfe Black Paint
-Elf Finishing Powder
-Maybelline Black Shadow
-Coastal Scents 88 Pallete