Friday, October 31, 2008

Natural Beauties

My friend Natalie Matkin (who used to be in my church ward, but still in my stake) asked me to do some fun makeup tips for her Miamaids (14 yr. olds) for their young women's activity. It was so fun to answer their beauty questions and show them simple techniques on how to enhance their beautiful features. I had so much fun talking and having fun with these great young women. I wrote up a step-by-step beauty tip sheet and also gave them this lovely quote by the one & only classy beautiful Audrey Hepburn:

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

And here are the gorgeous girls!

Since Rachael doesn't wear makeup often, I wanted to show her simple tips for a natural look. First I toned & moisturized her skin. Then applied a beige cream concealer (Coverblend-Exuviance brand) under her eyes & corners of the eye with a concealer brush. Then just used a face brush and applied a neutral pressed powder (Sally Hansen) all over her skin. Then applied a Buttercream (pearl white) and Cocoa Mousse (pinkish brown- Studio Gear brand) shadow in the crease. And a soft line of purple eye liner just on the top lash rim. Then applied black mascara just on the top lashes (Max mascara). Then applied bronzer (Pur Minerals-glow) on her forehead, cheeks, nose bridge, and chin for a healthy sun-kissed glow. To finish I applied a soft light pink lip gloss! (Studio Gear-Tickled Pink) She looked exquisite! She has killer eye lashes! Eat your heart out Celebs!

I knew golds would pop with Taylor's lovely locks, so I applied Moon (tanish/gold) all over the eye and Penny (Coppery brown) in the crease and as eyeliner on the bottom lash line. Some Rustic Rose blush (soft pink) on the cheeks. And Tenderness gloss (sparkly pink lip lacquer-Studio gear, the tackier and thicker the gloss, the longer it stays on and makes lips look fuller).
I had to do smoky eyes with Ciarra's dark lush eyes! I used Buttercream over the entire eye and we chose Peacock (Ulta brand-metallic blue) over the lid and bottom lash line! (same blush & gloss as Taylor).

Friday, October 17, 2008

True Colors Revealed

So I admit. I've never really been one to be involved in reading and keeping up with political things. But the past 2 months, I have be scouring articles and devouring information about the presidential candidates. And as I've been making my own observations, I've let my feelings and opinions be known about the facts I've read. I've shared those opinions with other friends of mine. And it's amazing to see that because they don't agree with me, they degrade my opinions and my decision of who I'm voting for. It's just sad to see this topic can cause "friends" to show their own character of who they are when you don't agree on something. Now, I'm not that super close to these friends, not like we're best friends, but I've worked with them and have been generally friends with them. It's sad that the respect I had once for them isn't the same. Okay...i'm done venting. And sorry "friends" I'm not changing my opinion or decision. Thank you.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Such A Sight to See!

Yay! my first Ultrasound! I've been meaning to post these sooner! It was soo neat to see the heart beat and see the tiny baby! I was finally convinced it was real, I was driving my husband insane, asking him all the time, "do you think I really am?" regardless of all the obvious symptoms and positive tests! LOL! I was so happy my husband was also there and he of course said said, "I told ya so, now you can stop asking me, and I'll bug you and ask, are you really pregnant?" he loves to tease me. LOL! (the first one the head is on the left and you see the tiny closed eyelids, and the little arms! it's harder to see since I took a picture of my copies of the ultrasound.)
(The head is on the right on these last two! you can see the little leg joints!)