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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
Naiyana



Friday, February 27, 2009

MAC Hello Kitty Collection Ad

I could not help myself!!!
I know there are several Blogs out there whit the same video.......
http://gabriela-lifeinengland.blogspot.com/
and
http://ooglemakeup.blogspot.com/
But this was too cute to pass on.
Nibbles

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ben Nye Lumier Cream Wheel

My Product Choice for this Week is....
Ben Nye Lumiere Cream Wheel!
I just recently bought the Lumiere Creme Wheel after a reccomendation from a fellow artist.
I am usually not big in Creme Makeup since the dry time can be long and creasing can happen if not applied properly.
Ben Nye Lumiere Cream Wheel has six bold, shimmering shades for sizzling beauty or fantasy accents. Add bold sizzle to glamour or fantasy design. Set these luminescent cremes with either Ice or Iced Gold Luxe Powder for a shimmering finish.

Lumier Shades are Aztec Gold, Azalea, Cosmic Blue, Royal Purple, Jade, Ice.
What I like about it...
It can be stacked; so the more layer the darker the color.
It's water proof...great for underwater shoots.
It's sweat proof....so you can go out dancing.
If set with powder it drys quickly and stays on forever...with a more matted look
With a Finish Seal it say on forever plus has a shimmery finish.
It can be used on eyelids, lips, cheeks, or anywhere else on the body.
It has enough pigment that can be also use just as an eyeliner!
So there! My new addition!
Now I just need to go and try it out on the job!
Cheers

Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Wisdom...

Spirituality exists wherever we struggle with the issue of how our lives fit into the greater cosmic scheme of things. This is true even when our questions never give way to specific answers or give rise to specific practices such as prayer or meditation. We encounter spiritual issues every time we wonder where the universe comes from, why we are here, or what happens when we die. We also become spiritual when we become moved by values such as beauty, love, or creativity that seem to reveal a meaning or power beyond our visible world. An idea or practice is "spiritual" when it reveals our personal desire to establish a felt-relationship with the deepest meanings or powers governing life.
by Robert C. Fuller

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shoot for the Cure Images!


Time has passed and now we can see the fruits of our labor...
The Charity Photoshoot at the Wooden Nickel Ranch in Menifee was a Success!

We were able to raise an amazing $2,800.00 towards the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
In attendance there were 27 Beautiful Models, 4 Talented Makeup Artists, 4 Fabulous Hair Stylist, and 57 Amazing Photographers!

I had the pleasure to work with 5 Models and 1 Steelers' Fan/Owner of the Wooden Nickel Ranch.


These are the first round of Images...more to come soon.

Sexy Shelby Katz
Photo by Envious Studios




Sweet Britney
Photo by Key Photography


Exotic Lisa Yumi Mitchell
Photo by Select Models


Beautiful Tanya Rouse
Photo by Envious Studios


Gorgeous Elizabeth Small
Photo by Snapshot LA



And last but not least...


Tom Owner of the Wooden Nickel Ranch
Photo by Select Models




All Makeup done by yours Truly...ME :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Wisdom...

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

by Kalidasa

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

HD Hight Dedinitnion Powder

This is, according to me, one of the best powders in the history of face powders!!!

So light, so fine, so wonderful and long lasting under the bright light of the studio light! A must have in every makeup kit, whether personal or professional J

What it does:
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Micro finish Powder provides all you need for a glowing complexion. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections, sets foundation, and mattifies the skin without changing its natural contours. Its translucent powder matches any skin-tones. For those of us obsessed with contouring this is perfect since it will not change the color of the contour application. It’s super fine and goes on easily, a little bit goes a loooong way.

What else you need to know:
It's free of talc and parabens and can be used on even the most sensitive of skins, and being free of Talc means that it great to use for photography…no shine!

I have been using this powder for some time and I use it on 90% of my clients...the other 10% have perfect complexion or are too young to wear makeup!

What I find Amazing about the HD High Definition Powder:
1. can be used on any skin tone/color
2. It can be used on any skin types
3. Helps even out skin tones
4. It does not allow creasing
5. It removes even the most stubborn shine spot
6.It can be applied with a brush, sponge, napkin or Q-tip (for the difficult to reach areas!)
7. Less is more; a little bit goes a long way!
8. I only have to apply it once!


Hugs and Nibbles :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

MM Makeup Artist of the Week


Model Mayhem Makeup Artist of the Week!!
Another Great Contest and another Great Win for Yours Truly!

In this Contest 3 winners are Selected..

On to this weeks "Best of" winners!

Most Creative Makeup : Victoria Her
Best Editorial Fashion : Paula Pola
Technical Excellence : Naiyana
Yeah Me!!

Nibbles

Monday Wisdom...

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Makeup Show LA 2009


The Makeup Show LA 2009
Sunday March 15 & Monday March 16

The Powder Group and Metropolitan Events are pleased to announce the launch of an event that we have been waiting for two years to become a reality - The Makeup Show LA!
On March 15 and 16, 2009 the makeup industry will come together to celebrate the craft of the professional makeup artist for the first time ever - at the global epicenter of entertainment and glamour - Los Angeles.
Like The Makeup Show NYC and Miami, The Makeup Show LA will be a pro-artist event for everyone in every area of the makeup industry. We'll deliver the same pro-driven, artistically inspired, celebratory energy of The Makeup Show to the west coast, and bring together your top brands and inspirational artists and educators for two amazing days of community, career and craft building.
It's the west coast must-attend event for anyone in the business of makeup and beauty.

The Makeup Show LA is a pro-only trade event open to anyone involved with the makeup artist industry. Makeup artists, retail artists, aestheticians, hairstylists, fashion stylists, agents and bookers and of course students of makeup, hair or aesthetics are invited to attend. Proof of profession or student status is required.
Admission to The Makeup Show LA includes all seminars and lectures, full access to the show floor and in-out privileges. Entry to The Makeup Show LA also allows participants access to great hands-on workshops. These hands-on workshops are only available to attendees of the show and are at an additional fee. Schedule will be posted in Fall 2008.
Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Advanced tickets are guaranteed admission.

(Advanced ticket sales will close at 5pm on Wednesday, March 11, 2009)

2009 The Makeup Show LA Rates:

Show hours 9:30am – 5:30pm
Advance Tickets
One Day Ticket $35
Two Day Ticket $50
At the Door – If Available
One Day Ticket $50 - Tax is not included
Two Day Ticket $80 - Tax is not included

Time to start planning!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday Wisdom...



A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

By ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~