Welcome to my World,
I truly hope you will enjoy my collection of ideas, thoughts, inspirations and funny stuff that I have found along the “Way of Art". This is my adventure, my "slices of life" and pieces of dreams that have come by during my Travels, Colors,
Foods and Sparks of Creativity.

Loving Nibbles

Monday, March 30, 2009

Photoshoot with Amy and Larry

Photoshoot with the Gorgeous Amy LeNay and Creative Photographer Larry aka North County Portraits. Amy is one of the most beautiful models I had the pleasure to work with, sweet and so much fun to be around!

Check out the results:

More on the website:


Till the next one!!

Monday Wisdom...

The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.

By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sephora Makeup Setting Spritz

Summer is coming, and with that all the sweat, oils, and makeup sliding off your face.

The more makeup you put on, the more it will slide, clump up, and leave you looking shiny, greasy and well just a mess! Not a pretty sight, and even worst on your skin.

One of the trick I have learned is to keep a bottle of Sephora Makeup Setting Spritz in my purse, one in my kit and well I might get one to leave in my car. I use the spritz throughout the day or photoshoot to keep the makeup fresh and avoid over shine/ grease, it helps keep everything in place, and the makeup lasts longer…less touch ups!

A Must have if you spend lots of time outdoors or in non air-conditioned environments.

Till the next one J

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Wisdom...

Within a spiritual partnership you learn the roles of love and commitment and trust in making your partnership work. You learn that love alone is not enough-that without trust, you are not able to give and to receive the love that both of you have for each other.

By Gary Zukav

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MAC Liquidlast

For my Product Wednesday I decided to use some of the new stuff Ibumped into...
I am preparing for an underwater photoshoot!!!

One of those shoots where the model is completely submerged, and has to hold her breath and look wonderful all at the same time!!For this shoot I have picked MAC Liquidlast Eyeliner, as my eyeliner of choice.
This is one of those eyeliners that have 9 lives!!!
What is beautiful about Liquidlast: Is’ long lasting, no smudge, no flake, goes on smoothly, it does not sting, and it comes in 16 different shades.

It is the perfect eyeliner for individuals with extremely watery eyes, wedding, funeral, or if you plan to swim with eye makeup on.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Hallo Y'all!!!!
Just received a few more images the Beautiful Ballerina Haley Kai by North County Portraits.
This are the second set of a photoshoot I did back at the beginning of March...It taks sometimse to chose and retouch images so 2 to 3 weeks is usually the normal procesing time, and f you have the right photographer, well the work speaks for itself. Enjoy!!

And the Ballerina's Beautiful Smile

Fabulous is she not?????

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Wisdom...

When you consciously invoke growing, you consciously invoke the parts of yourself that are not whole to come into the foreground of your life. With each recurrence of anger, jealousy, or fear, you are given a choice to challenge it, or to give in to it. Each time you challenge it, it loses power and you gain power.

By Gary Zukav

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shoot for the Cure by Steve I Photography

Beautiful Elizabeth!!

The Proposal...Will you Marry Me??
Red Shoes!!

So ??

Beautiful Eyes

Britney the Siren.

More images for the Shoot for the Cute Group Shoot in February!!!
Photo by Steve I
Models are Elizabeth, Britney and Sephirot
Makeup done all by ME!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

MUFE Hightlight & Contour Kit

The Contouring Kit!!!
As far as I looked there is no better contouring kit out there...and believe me I have looked!

The Make Up For Ever Highlight & Contour Kits come in 4 different sets of tinted pressed powders to shape the face (or body) by contrasting light and shadow.

Each compact contains a dark shade in a unique color to successfully recreate the look of a natural shadow for that skin-tone and the lighter powder brightens, highlights and brings features forward without adding shimmer or gloss.
When subtle, believable sculpting is required, these dynamic duos transforms like no other.
It compact and travel ready format beats having to carry 3 different color powder, and the compact can easily fit in the touch up bag.

Got to have it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Images of a Ballerina

There are beautiful people, and then there are exceptional people.
I had the pleasure to working with 2 amazing individuals...2 weekend ago.
These are images form what I call the "Prima Ballerina" shoot (and where I met Jack.....images of Jack to come soon...you will looooove him)

Photographer extraordinaire Larry of North County Portraits, has converted his garage into a studio where magic and bunnies unite!
Model is Gorgeous and Talented Haley Kai is a real ballet dancer and model!
Makeup done by Me...and well you know me.

Life is beautiful with a paint brush!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Wisdom...

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

From the Theodore Roosevelt speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Makeup Show LA 2009 Preparation....

What to do!!!
One week away form The Makeup Show LA!!!
I found my partner in crime....Kari aka Black Rose Makeup!

We are to travel to LA in the morning and be there till they kick us out!!!
I have myself semi-packed already!

I got a list down on what I need....but I got the major things done....check oil and tires of the car, googled the location, got the thickets, charged the camera and pulled out the backpack!

I have a list of some of the items I need for my kit.
I have a list of snacks that I need to buy to prevent myself form starving...or forgetting to eat.

Now I just need to figure out how to plan my day....
SO here is the dilemma....fiy these are taken directily from The Makeup Show Website :o)
There are seminars:

"Monday, March 16 – Seminar Space A
9:45 - 10:30 Tools of the Trade Daven Mayeda for Crown Brush
11:00 - 11:45 Durable Beauty Kevin-James Bennett for Make Up For Ever
12:15 - 1:00 Neutralizing, Not Camouflage; That is the Only Answer for High Definition! Tommy Parsons for Cinema Secrets
1:30 - 2:15 Airbrush Artistry with Temptu Autumn Scruggs for Temptu
2:45 - 3:30 Fashion Week Wrap Up Jon Hennessey for On Makeup Magazine
4:00 - 4:45 Red Carpet Beauty Orlando Santiago for The Powder Group

Monday, March 16 – Seminar Space B
9:30 - 10:15 The Agency Forum
10:45 - 11:30 Airbrushing with Wolfe FXNick Herrera for Wolfe Face Art and FX
12:00 - 12:45 A Career in Makeup: Marvin Westmore for Westmore Academy
1:15 - 2:00 A Career in Makeup: Dean and Davis Factor for Smashbox Cosmetics
2:30 - 3:15 Highlighting and Contouring with Seamless Perfection Sheila McKenna for Kett Cosmetics at Alcone"

And then there are Keynote and Business Forum:

"Monday March 16 – 10:00 – 11:30 am Marketing You: Keynote Michael DeVellis and Crystal Wright The two most important ways of promoting your images go hand–in–hand in the modern makeup artist business. A portfolio needs to work in conjunction with an online presence of your work and in this session Industry leaders Michael DeVellis and Crystal Wright help you learn how to choose the images that will get you hired, how to set up your book and website, what not to use and how to approach getting your work seen by the clients you want to hire you.

Monday March 16 – 12:30 – 1:30 pm State of the Union: Keynote Susan Cabral-Ebert and Tommy ColeWorking on today’s hottest films, television shows and theatrical productions most often means working as a union makeup artist and understanding what you need to know about this area can get you working much faster on these projects. This important seminar will review the need–to–know information about getting into and working in the Local 706.

Monday March 16 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm Keynote Scott Barnes: A Career in MakeupOne of the most sought after makeup artists in the industry Scott Barnes work on famous faces including Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez and his eponymous cosmetic line have created a revolution in the cosmetic's world and changed the way we look at beauty. Barnes's successful career as a makeup artist made him the go to guy for celebrities and photographers and took him around the world, inspiring him to look beyond the conventional methods of color, contour, light and line. In this seminar Scott shares his insight into working in the celebrity and editorial world and demonstrates the style and skill that have positioned him as a celebrity artist."

So what do I do??
I want to take them all!!!

OK time to meditate.
Suggestion Appreciated....


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MUFE Flash Palette!!

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case I know this looks more like something one would get at an Arts and Craft store...but believe me when I say this is no toy!!! OK you can have fun with it, use it everywhere and pretty much anywhere, but this is not a TOY....

Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Palette is a must/got to have/essential addition to any makeup kits!!! OK I know I have quite a few must have...but this is special!

What can one use it for:

Corrective, the creme color are super smooth and can be used to balance foundations and concealers.

Beauty/Fashion, beautiful vibrant colors that can easily blend among themselves for a smooth and flawless finish.

Creative/Special Effects, colors work great on skin...and latex!!

Any type of make-up can be achieved with this group of super pigmented cream colors that glide flawlessly over the skin, eyes, lips...anywhere!

The are no limits to what this magic palette can do or become! It's truly Magic!!


Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday Wisdom...

The key question isn't "What fosters creativity?" But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.

by Abraham Maslow

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Golden Brush Award Winner for the Historical Theme

Winner Image for the The Golden Brush/Needle/Comb Award for the Historical Theme

Model Mayhem is at the moment one of the most popular fashion industry site out in Cyberspace.

Mayhem host several contest for every months, form daily images, to weekly and finally the most prestigious of them all the monthly contest. For a Makeup Artist, Body Painter, Fashion Designer and Hair Stylist the monthly contest is the Golden Brush Award.

Every month a Theme is selected by the Previous month's winner and Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist and Wardrobe Designers competed for the privilege to be nominated winner and receiving the Golden Brush Badged.

No there is not monetary value to the Badge...that would be nice, but once you win it, you get bragging rights!! And in a industry where value is place on recognition on "who knows you", a Badge takes a whole value onto itself.

Well here it is...My Golden Brush Historical Winner Images

Images by Tiger Lee ; Model is Gretchen Anne; Makeup done by yours truly
Finished Image was then used by World Famous Pirate Photographer Tiger Lee for his 2009 Pirate Babe Calendar. My adventure with Tiger Lee are recorder under Fab Photographer. Now Tiger Lee has moved to Florida and his Journey can be followed in his blog... http://insearchofpiratewenches.blogspot.com/

Yeah ME!!!