Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I've mentioned using this brand on a few of my looks posted on makeupbee.com and I just wanted to show what they were. I really don't know where to get this other than i've seen larger palettes of the same brand at Ross. I bought these at a Traders Village flea market, they have all types of products not just eyeshadows, and they were super cheap! Choose any 5 items for $20..so I have a lot of it lol. I have to say, for the price, it's a nice consistency and has good pigmentation and some pretty colors. I just wanted to share with you guys :)
So, I was telling you guys about my little project and I wanted to share it with you! It took a little while but I absolutely love it! You can't really tell but the leopard spots are baby pink- not white. I did do a little tutorial on it so check out my page on cutoutandkeep.com to see how you can do it too! I hope you like it too!
DIY Vintage Train Case Makeover!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Hey dolls, I just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about my little bloggie pie :P. The weekends can be kind of busy for me since most of the time my boyfriend and I are both off work. This is the time we go go out shopping, and out to eat, and all that other fun stuff. We pretty much do the same thing every weekend lol. We go to the flea market to get the most delicious tacos my tastebuds have ever met, shop around a little bit while there (I mainly find really blinged out jewelry and headbands and that's what I love). Then we go buy some groceries for the week, and either go home and cook something for lunch, or just go out to eat, then we go thrifting! I love it! I have found so many great vintage things. This weekend I picked up a vintage samsonite train case that was pretty much in perfect condition for only $.99 - it was navy blue and last night I gave it a makeover :) ...who doesn't love a makeover right? It is now smokey gray, with baby pink leopard print. I only have a few more minor things to do to it (paint one small section black, then add on all the rhinestones! I'm so excited about this- I'm definitely going to show it off on here once it's done :) I might even post a tutorial? Hopefully I'll have something more beauty related to share in a bit, so as some people think we Texans say "Y'all come back now, ya' hear!" lol- *Disclaimer: I, nor does anyone else I have ever known say things like "Y'all come back now, ya' hear!", nor do we ride horses to work haha - I've seriously gotten this question before!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hey dolls! Hope you've all had a great week so far- the weekend is just around the corner, finally! I just wanted to share something that I'm pretty excited about, even though some may think it's no big deal. I was featured on the Makeupbee Facebook page! It's always nice to get recognition and it makes you just want to do that much better! I love Makeupbee.com, it's so simple and uncluttered, just straight to the point. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should definitely head over there. You can also follow them on Twitter, and as stated above, on Facebook. On a side note, totally unrelated to beauty, I'm super stoked for tonight's season premiere of The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle! Are any of you watching?
Monday, September 12, 2011
This nail look is my take on the traditional zebra print. I wanted to keep it a little more elegant so i Used a soft iridescent pink polish and topped it with some thin black and white lines that can either be seen as zebra print, or just a simple pattern.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Meet Autumn. She's one of the coolest, nicest people I've met in a long time. She moved to Texas from Canada and is actively pursuing a career in modeling. Her portfolio is amazing to say the least. She has such a unique look and personality and is very down to earth. I just wanted to to introduce her since you will see her quite a bit here. We get together and make some makeup and photography magic happen when we're bored. I'm thankful to have her because I can always use practice and she's down for whatever. This girl is fearless! Here are a few other photos from some of our shoots.
*All makeup and photography by me*
*All makeup and photography by me*
This is my favorite recent look I've done. I'm especially proud of this look because I've never seen a look like this before. I thought it was gonna be a challenge and almost didn't even attempt it, but as it turns out, it was surprisingly easy! I'll try to post a tutorial in the future. This look was created using the MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash Palette (which I absolutely LOVE). Unfortunately, having created this look with that palette renders it unwearable since it will smear everywhere when you blink. I plan on recreating this look using a more wearable medium. But hey, if you only want to wear it for a few cool photos then you're good to go!
For this look, I was really inspired by those beautiful space images you've seen- the black of space but then the pop of color with the swirls of different shades of purples & blues and the sparkling stars. I really love the colors here and I think this is a pretty easily wearable look despite the bright colors. I created this look using a cheap brand of cosmetics called "Profusion". This brand of eyeshadow usually runs at a price of 5 palettes for $20...super cheap right?? Each little palette has 18 colors and they are suprisingly soft and pigmented so there are definitely no complaints from this gal!
Hi guys! First off, I want to thank you for stopping by my little corner of the online world. It really means a lot to know there are people taking time out of their day to read my words and listen to my thoughts on random things. I've wanted to start a blog for quite a while now but never seemed to have enough time, afterall, I pretty much have 3 jobs. But before I get into that, let me really introduce myself. My name is Ashley (but some of my friends call me "Smashley" lol). I'm 28 years old, and have 2 dogs and 3 cats that are pretty much my babies. I currently work at a national bank to make sure my bills get paid (it seems I have so many these days unfortunately). In my spare time I am a freelance photographer and makeup artist. Those last two are my passion. I was a part of the pageant scene from the time I was only a few months old until it was time to start school, so I was always around photographers and having my makeup done- I think this is where my love of both arts stems from. I love anything that allows me to be creative and no matter what, I think that having a creative outlet to express myself is the driving force in my life. Also, probably just like all of you I am just straight up a makeup junkie! I've rambled on long enough on this intro so I'm gonna stop here before I run you off, but I really hope you come back soon...you wouldn't wanna miss something good now would 'ya?