Skip to main content

Academy for Little Ladies- Session 1 Lesson 3



Our third class is finally here! Aren't you excited to see what we have in store for you today. If you're joining us for the first time be sure you read up on the material about eyeliner and eyeshadow.

Now, some fun facts about our instructors:

Cannwin was born on a Sunday and her mother had a completely natural birth. Vicbowin was born on a Saturday and her mother took everything they would give her.

Vicbowin has chocolate brown eyes. Cannwin's can't decide if they are blue or green. Cannwin used to have two earring holes in one ear and four in the other... including one in her cartilage. Vicbowin has never had her ears pierced.

Now on to mascara and blush. Cannwin believes these two products to be the least needed of all makeup items. She does concede, however, that some people may need them if their eyelashes are lighter or their faces are paler or if they are fond of using foundation. Cannwin rarely uses foundations or concealers.

With that in mind Vicbowin and Cannwin have decided to give you only a few quick tricks on these two items.

Mascara tricks: 
*When using mascara opt for waterproof. It's not worth the risk, in Cannwin's opinion, unless you are a super star (and if you are a super star... please email her and tell her you read her blog).

*Start at the bottom of the eyelash and wiggle the mascara brush back and forth to unload as much onto the bottom of the lash as you can. Then blink and allow the brush to come off the lashes naturally.


  
Blush Tips:
* Soft neutrals is what Cannwin encourages. Vicbowin suggests bright pink. Either way, make sure you blow your brush off before you place it against your skin. This helps remove any excess.


*Start at the hairline and work towards the mouth just UNDER the cheek bone. Don't use a lot. As stated before we feel strongly that make up should be used to accentuate not create. You're looks are marvelous on their own, we are merely trying to heighten them.

That's it for today! Suprised? We thought we'd give you a little break before the hard work of lipstick really begins. ;)

Comments

Krissy said…
Following (late) from Friendly Friday! Hopefully you can stop by and follow me as well!

http://theartsymom.tk

Popular posts from this blog

Altered Shoe Art: Ring Holder Shoe Tutorial

This was my week two craft for So You Think You're Crafty. I placed third that week for this one. I thought you might enjoy finding out how I made it.


I tried about a million different decorations before settling on one that didn't drown out my rings. I wanted them to the focal point. This is also why I went with black fabric and not something more vivid.

Don't be intimidated by the lack of 101 I'm giving you. It really is a straight forward sort of project. If you know how to use a glue gun without burning yourself you can do this. Just be sure to dust off your imaginative brain space first. :)

The one important thing you might be wondering is how I got the pink fabric to stick to the shoe. I really just Mod Podged it on.

There are several different ways to make ring tubes that you can find online. One I saw used that colored foam paper stuff that you find in the kids craft section. I thought that might have been easier, but I had scraps of batting lying around so I …

How-To Pretend You Work For Anthropologie

The problem with Anthropologie is that they cost way too much money. WAY TOO MUCH! I mean, come on--these book boxes:

Cost $68-$188!

Do you have that kind of money?

I don't, but you know what I do have? I have a library with a cart full of free books that no one really cares about! So guess what I did... I made my own (and then I gave them away because I really don't have anywhere to put them).

Here's how.
















What do you think?

I Am A Phoenix

This is a drawing I did right after my divorce, when I was trying to discover my life's course and who I was as a person. Divorce is this horrendously nasty thing that leaves a person with little to nothing of who they were before (at least that's how it was for me). My family was gone, at one point I had counted up blood/legal relatives that had stopped talking to me and it was nearly 60. Things were bad, but one of the recurring comments I heard from other divorcee's was 'Get bitter, or get better.' So I aimed for better. I came up with my own personal code of conduct (Quiet Dignity) and my own personal motto.

The motto the drawing is based off of is: 
"I am a Phoenix. I was born for the fire and I will rise from the ashes."
But, that's not all. Each aspect of the drawing has meaning. I researched these... so I hope I got them right. lol
I chose to make my image reminiscent of a mandala with the most significant parts at the very center. The shape i…