Friday, December 31, 2010

Early Prom Surprise ♥

Click HERE to see the video for PROM Taylor Swift American Music Awards 2010 Makeup

I know that I said in my previous blog entry that I may not be able to post my backlogged tutorials before 2010 ends.

However, one of them practically edited itself--it was ready to upload shortly after I got up this morning.

For anyone attending prom in 2011, or whenever it is you come across this, here is a timeless makeup look you might be able to use. It also isn't limited to prom, so feel free to wear it to other elegant special occasions if you please.

Right now, it's the early afternoon of December 31st where I live, so I'm off to rest before the night's festivities, which will surely stretch past midnight.

In the meantime, I hope this is helpful for any advance planners out there. Have a blast, and stay safe as you welcome 2011.

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tutorial Backlog

I have a few tutorials waiting to be edited for my YouTube channel. For example...

There's one inspired by Katy Perry's makeup at the 2010 Victoria's Secret fashion show.

There's also one done in Taylor Swift's style during the 2010 American Music Awards.

...and I also have one based on Cher's look in the 1960s.

But I don't think I'll be uploading them before 2010 ends. I may post them a bit later in 2011--just because I have a pretty long list with items begging to be created ASAP--but that's a smattering right there of what to look forward to, if you enjoy videos of this sort.

In any case, there's going to be new content on my YouTube channel, and I also have something NEW in store for this blog if I can just get it going already, hahaha!

See you soon!

I am realizing that...

...every day on the planet really is a blessing.

Every moment we are alive, the opportunity to love, and perhaps make a difference for the better, exists.

You may have known this for a while now--as I have in my head--but these days, I am feeling it quite strongly.

If you stopped living and breathing, there would be a ripple effect--your life isn't the only one that would be affected; the existence of every one you are close to, or interact with, changes as well.

In that vein, here's to seizing the year ahead and living more fully. Just because we are here today doesn't mean we'll still be tomorrow.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2011,

Click HERE for a New Year's Eve party makeup tutorial

Thursday, December 23, 2010

One Look, Many Ways to Wear It...!

In the photo above , both my sister (right) and I are wearing makeup in actor Megan Fox's style.

Different faces, same inspiration.

Just a little idea for those of you who want to begin experimenting with a variety of looks. If you like the makeup you see in magazines, on the runway, on the red carpet, or in movies, why not at least try it on?

No need to resemble the actor, celebrity, or model who inspires you. Just tailor the look to suit your own features.

Below are the videos for the looks you see in the photo, plus another one also based on makeup Megan Fox has worn, although it has a pretty different vibe from her usual glamorous style. The first two are older videos--especially the one with my sister--so keep in mind that they're not quite like the tutorials recently posted on my YouTube channel, if you follow it.

Wishing you a good night from my nook on the planet,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I ♥ TRON: Legacy

It was a chilly, drizzly day when my sweetheart and I stepped over puddles and mud in the cinema parking lot, heading towards the theater entrance to get our tickets to see TRON: Legacy.

We weren't in the best of moods, as we hadn't eaten and felt we were cutting it close to the show time we picked.

But this was our birthday gift to my brother, and we'd been planning on seeing the movie for quite some time already, so no one backed out.

And I'm glad we didn't.

Even though the film was visually dark when I'd been needing a good dose of light after all the rainy gloom and doom we'd been experiencing, I enjoyed Sam, Kevin, and Quorra's company.

To avoid leaving spoilers here for anyone just about to see it, I'm not going to sum up the movie or share any realizations that may or may not have dawned on me thanks to the story. Instead, I'll post the video tutorials I've been inspired to create based on the movie for the makeup and beauty lovers who follow this blog.

Thanks to Rosalina Da Silva, who created the makeup looks worn in the film, I have something to actually base these tutorials on. Rosalina, your work is beautiful!

See you later,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

On happy holidays and cameras that don't work so well...!

Hi everyone!

I hope your holiday season is going nicely so far. Whether you're spending it with yourself, or with family and friends too, here's to a time of joy and gratitude for all the blessings in life.

As for me, I'm doing well; I just wanted to say, if you've been following the videos on my YouTube channel, you may have noticed that the audio jumps from being too loud to too soft to somewhere in between. I do apologize if it inconveniences you, or if it's made watching some of the videos pretty uncomfortable. The camera I've been using records audio unevenly, even if the sound actually remains level on my end all throughout, and I didn't want to stop posting tutorials altogether because of that. So...

If you've stuck with the videos all this time, thank you.

The camera will be replaced when possible. In the meantime, I am being mindful to at least not speak so loudly, in order to minimize startling sudden loud bursts of sound in my recordings. (Yes, that is why my voice sometimes has a somewhat whispery quality to it in the tutorials, which for me is better than sounding like I'm yelling.)

I just had to say something about this little situtation at this point--a year and a half after I've been using that camera--because I wanted to acknowledge that I am aware of that.

For now, I am signing off, sending well wishes your way for meaningful holidays.

Much love,

Click HERE to see an easy holiday party tutorial