I have been trying to write a blog post for a little while and the words are there just not coming out the way I want to. It has been 2 months since my last post. My head just wasn’t in it with all sorts of things happening the past few months. I just wanted to write and let you know I am still here. Just taking a break. I will be back full force soon!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Like almost every time I sit down in front of my computer to blog, I realize how much time has passed. Once again, a whole month has flown by and I am flabbergasted that I have let so much time lapse in between my posts. The weather is getting cooler here, and I have been trying to get things done at the shop. I have been doing a lot of hair and tattoos lately so I want to share them now with you!
(I didn’t even realize how much hair Ive been doing until I uploaded al these shots! Pretty awesome!)
Lets not forget some of the facepainting I have been doing too! Between school, church and private parties, I have been busy with that as well. I managed to take some photos of some of the designs!
Now, I just need to take all my facepaint designs and make a display for when I facepaint for events! I just gotta add that to my long list of things to do!
October will be filled with tons of fun things and I am excited for fun themes and bodypaint concepts, along with tons of candy and watching Hocus Pocus a thousand and one times. Oh, and I finally jumped on the “Pumpkin Spice” bandwagon…and I am ADDICTED!!!!
What is your favorite things about October?
Xoxoxox, Cecilia Marie
Monday, September 8, 2014
Last weekend, I celebrated my 31st Birthday (Sept 1st is my actual bday) and I had such a great time relaxing and being with my family and loved ones. I am so blessed to be where I am today. I look back on this past year, even this past decade, and I am astonished at how much I am changed, what I have gone through and how strong I became due to my struggles. I am blessed and grateful for everything.
Saturday, we had a soft opening for LAHCIA Studios, nothing too major just some friends and family, food and drinks and music. We got an open sign and have ordered a banner to put up while I look around for quotes for a sign.
During the tattoo expo, I ran into an old friend, Tracie who works with IT Works Body Wraps and I had her come by and set up a table. I have decided I would like to carry It Works products in the salon because I love the body wraps.
I have sold 3 wraps already to go towards my start up costs to become a distributor, and I cant wait to sell the last one for me to start up. Adding this to the salon is going to be a lot of fun, so that my clients can get wrapped while they get their hair and nails done. I really love the facial ones as well.
September is already starting out lovely as I was booked up yesterday with a few haircuts and wraps. My stepdad even sent some flowers to me for my birthday as a surprise while he is deployed.
I am getting our internet set up this week and I cannot wait! I definetly need internet to get things done, especially our website, and for marketing. I hope everyone is having a great week and I will see you in the next post!
Monday, August 25, 2014
Some people dread when Mondays rear it’s ugly head around the corner, but for me, Mondays are my rest days. I use my time to catch up on sleep, read and respond to emails, and reset my brain. Summer time is finally ending, it has been a busy one and I am thankful that it is almost September. My kiddos started school today, and I cant believe how fast they are growing up!
I had to rest because this weekend was full of facepainting and pinup hair! I had the pleasure of facepainting at the Pridefest here in Norfolk on Saturday! I was there for 6 hours! I saw a few friends and even ran into an old friend from high school!
I wish I had more pics, but was just too busy! But I found some of these online. I heard Deborah Cox singing and everyone was dancing and having a great time.
I even met a few people that follow me on my instagram, and they made me feel like a lil celebrity, which totally made my day.
I got up early on both saturday and sunday to do some fun pinup hair on a young model, Madison, she was the official Pin Up Girl for the Hot Rod Show in Hampton.
We are having our Grand Opening of LAHCIA STUDIOS this coming Saturday and I am so excited about it. Even though we don’t have everything the exact way we want, it is a working progress and we want to go ahead and have it. The sooner the better! Now that the summer is winding down, I can shift my focus on the shop. It’s time to let people know we are open for business and ready to help you with all your beauty and art needs!
I have started painting our windows at the shop until we get our vinyl up. I haven’t been up there much due to my busy schedule…but this is what I have up so far. (Don’t judge me, this is my first time painting a window display.
I’m watching The Emmy’s and just enjoying my night. I have a huge week ahead of me, so I am off to finish my night and I hope you have a good night and great rest of the week!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Summer time is usually the busiest for facepainters and this summer was no exception. The past few years, my love for art and painting has expanded. If you would’ve told me 5 years ago that I would be a full time artist, self employed, doing hair, makeup, face and body painting and opening my own shop, I wouldn’t have believed you. I have truly been blessed to get to where I am today and it is just the beginning.
I wanted to show some pictures from this past summer that I managed to take of my facepainting adventures. Enjoy!
Most of the time, I am not able to stop and take a photo, but these were some I was able to take a snapshot of.
I really want to take my painting to the next level and invest in more paints so I can do more body painting. Have you guys seen SKIN WARS? It’s a new body painting competition and it’s awesome. Check out some of these images:
And what is really cool, is my favorite youtube guru, Kandee Johnson hosts the aftershow “The Naked Truth” on youtube, where she talks about the highlights of the show.
I cant find as many images as I would like to to show you guys, I think the show is too new to have any! hahaha
Have you guys tuned in to see it? What do you think?
As for me, I have tons of ideas in mind for Halloween looks this year, so I need to get to planning. Have a great Wednesday yall and see ya in the next post!