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Catching-Up and Online Makeup Courses???

So it’s been forever since I’ve blogged, and not only am I going
through withdrawal, but I’m looking at other posts and it’s giving me
great ideas! But, we’ll just do some quick catch-up:

Sooo…I’m currently working at my college (part-time), and am not
working in makeup right now…because…I’ve been so busy and am going
to be so busy! My summer is filled with a lot of work still, some
volleyball, and hanging out with friends. And rather than murder
myself then try to enter my junior year of college, I have decided to
have an easy summer. But my summer’s been pretty fun. I’ve done some
shopping trips, visited some family, been to concerts and of course
been practicing makeup!

But enough about me and my catching up, let’s talk about makeup
courses. Are they worth it? Why am I taking it? Which one am I looking
at? What does it entail?

So, I am currently looking into the Trendimi makeup online course. I’m
sure, for anybody that looks, this is a course that is claimed to
retail for $400. However, there are numerous sites that are offering
this course for just $29. (I found mine on Groupon.)

The course allows 45 days to complete the 9 modules and receive your
certificate. Plus, it’s all online and you don’t have to send in any
pictures. Sounds too good to be true right??!!

>From the reviews that I’ve seen its about 50/50. Some people hate it,
and others love it. My interpretation is this: the course seems very
trivial and basic for a lot of people who already have experience with
makeup (or even those who watch youtube.)

For me, I would like to take the course because it does count in many
places, it’ll help to go along with a portfolio when applying for
cosmetic jobs (for many area cosmetics sales positions it will count
as full certification), and for $29 I figure you can’t go wrong. The
site also claims that with the certificate you can get the MAC pro
card.

I have not taken the course yet, so as of right now I can’t give any
concrete details. However, I am planning on buying the course off of
Groupon, and so when I take it I’ll be sure to post a follow up review
on my experience. I’ll let you know some of the modules, if I thought
it was worth it, if I could get a job with it, and if I can get a MAC
pro card.

Hopefully this information will help you guys if you’re thinking about
taking a course, and if you already have please comment your reactions
below!!

Sorry I haven’t posted in forever, but I’ll be on here much more often!

Prom Season!

SOOoooo, it’s getting to be that time again! It’s getting warmer, the snows gone so you know what that means….Prom Season! For many of us it’s our favorite time of year, and for some of us…not so much. Prom can be exciting, life-changing, devastating, and nightmareish. The point is it’s different for everybody, but for me it’s a wonderful time of year!

Prom for me is beauty, extravagance, luxury and a time to make people gasp.

As a makeup artist I’m booking up appointments, and it’s something to consider…how much is too much? Prom is a wonderful time of year, but also one of the most expensive.

When considering your prom look, consider what works for you. Consider your eye color, hair color, and complexion. For blue eyes, pinks and neutrals will often work best. For green eyes, purples and blues will go well. For brown eyes, purples, greens and blues are all great. Neutrals can work on everyone, and considering how you use colors, anything can work for your skin tone.

Coming soon, I’ll be putting up posts about my free lance kit as well as looks that I’ll be doing on my clients. Stay put to see exciting things coming up! And I hope Prom season is as wonderful a time of year for all of you as it is for me!!

Coming Of Age

So I decided to take a break from my makeup posts to have an actual discussion with you folks. In my class recently, we had an assignment due that consisted of us taking pictures of what we thought described the term “coming of age.” So, I came up with an idea of what to do, but I was also interested in hearing what you guys had to say, so please comment below with what your idea of “coming of age” means!

For the assignment, we had to take only 5 pictures, and they needed to depict “coming of age.” Through these 5 pictures we could either do separate pictures of “coming of age” or we could create a scene of our thoughts. For my project I chose to center around a theme. I’m a commuter at my school, so centering around the theme of my car was a perfect idea for me!

So let me start by talking about what “coming of age means.” From the research I’ve done, it seems to just mean events or policies/regulations that show that one has matured or become an adult. It’s a very interpretive term. Depending on where your from and your culture becoming an adult takes on different faces. For some cultures it means certain religious rituals that take place, while in other cultures (like our own) it means certain right of passages that mean we are now able to do things that were once illegal when we were young. These things may be laws such as drinking, driving, or betting while it could be as simple as being now tall enough to ride on theme park rides. As I said before its very open to interpretation.

For me, driving symbolized a huge coming of age representation. So I started with a picture of my car, which is what all kids want? right? Having your own car means you can be independent, youre the big kid on campus, you’re now an adult. Well it certainly means you’re an adult. Which is why I followed up the image of my car with a bunch of pictures of the nitty gritty to do with cars. Now it wasn’t anything intricate because we actually only had a day and a half to complete the assignment so it was quite simple. The first picture being of my car, the second of an auto body, the third of a car wash, the fourth of a gas station and finally a picture from my accident.

Through all of these images I wanted to show that being an adult can be a wonderful thing, and I loved being able to have my own responsibility. But the point is, having responsibility means being prepared for whatever has to happen, and knowing theres a chance that bad things may come with the awesome adult responsibility.

Im really quite curious to hear what you guys think about coming of age! What does it mean for you? Is it adult responsibility like driving, betting, voting or drinking? Is it religious practices like confirmation? It’s such an interpretive idea, and I love that there was no exact answer. Feel free to leave feedback about my project, and share your ideas! Thanks for reading guys, hope you found this interesting!

Coming of age is a huge idea for us as humans. We all want to be treated as adults, and earn everyones respect. But I felt the most important thing to take from my project is that adulthood isn’t all fun and games. We have to understand that there is huge responsibility behind the fun. Growing up means that we’ve come into ourselves, but it also mean that the hard parts and rough areas of our lives are only just beginning. Coming of age is a warning to brace yourselves, because the hurricane is only just getting started.

The take off is just as important as the put on

Makeup! Makeup is amazing, makeup can transform us, makeup can inspire us, makeup is beauty!
But…..what about taking off your makeup???

The truth is that taking off your makeup, is even more important than putting it on! If you don’t take off your makeup you could get infections, it could actually stain your face, and oddly enough it could get stuck in your eye (speaking, unfortunately, from experience).

I’ve been trying out these wipes for a while, and to be honest, I haven’t really found much that I love more! These are so hard to find though, so I have to say that’s the only downfall of them. I’ve been able to pick them up at Tj Maxx’s and Marshalls, but only when they come in. They smell amazing, and so far I have found them in a green, orange, and pink scent. I love them! They take off my makeup SOO well, I have never broken out from them, and they actually help your face to improve skin texture and quality as they’re taking off your makeup.

They do double duty, and they’re so affordable! I believe when I pick them up I usually pay $2.99 for 30 wipes! I highly recommend them, and it’s so important to take off makeup before you wash your face, so you might as well get something that does it all! Hope this helps all you makeup fans out there that have been struggling to find something that works just like I was!

Also, Im very sorry if these pictures don’t post. I attempted to post a couple, but I couldn’t figure out if they did. If you type in Beauty Concepts Detoxifying face wipes in google they should come up, in the three different varieties. While researching photos, I believe I also found them on amazon. So try that too, because you can also buy them off of there!

Go pick up the Beauty Concepts face wipes, because they will change your life!! Plus, if you don’t like them, what have you really lost??

Stay posted for some actual makeup looks that I’ll be doing! Spring will be such a fun time of year!