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Snowing in Spring

How is everyone’s week going? Tomorrow is Friday and I am so happy. It’s one day closer to my sister coming to visit me from Colorado!!! Dominique and I are not real blood sisters, but we pretty much adopted each other as sisters since neither of us have any sisters. I haven’t seen her in about 2 years. I am beyond geeked out excited.

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I’ll be picking her up from the airport on Saturday! Saturday is going to be a jam-packed day for me. I have a facepaint gig in the early afternoon, picking up Nique and then were all going to Tia Rachelle’s Release Party to celebrate her new single “Walk Right Through It All” and for her starring in the play “If a man don’t work, a man don’t eat”

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Next week, I will be doing stage makeup behind the scenes for this play, which I am so excited about. The last time I saw a play at Willett Hall was when my mother and I went and saw “It’s Cheaper to Keep Her” with Vivica A Fox and Brian Mcknight.

I ran a few errands today, mainly dealing with the hair show prop that I am finishing up. I actually received some good news today. I was supposed to do some body painting for the hair show next month, but my client is actually going to be going to the Bronner Brothers Hair Show in August and invited me to go along to do Special FX makeup and bodypaint! I am super excited!

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As far as tattoo drawings, I have tons of work! At least 7 designs that need to be done! Here is one that I won tonight on Createmytattoo.com

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I also had time to edit a video tonight (hey I’m on a roll tonight!)

SO go check it out!

Here’s an update of things!

 

Well, it’s almost 200am, and lately that has been my stopping time for the night. I have a doctors appt tomorrow so I need to be bright eyed and bushytailed!

Goodnight and thank you for stoppin by!

xoxox, Cecilia

I know you are doubting yourself at the moment. I know you feel unsure and scared. I wish there was a way to make you understand that you will get through this. I know you will. I believe in you.

Stocking Up on Supplies

Yesterday went by in a big blur! A very exciting blur that left me tired and exhausted when I walked into my front door at midnight! I am not complaining because I love what I do. So, it’s a very satisfying exhaustion. Jinaki and I started our day bright and early at 730am to run a few errands and grab some supplies from the hair store and Ulta to stock up on supplies that have been running low in our kits. Two of my favorites that I stocked up on were NYX White eye shadow primer and a beauty blender sponge!

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Speaking of supplies, I ordered a few things I needed from ebay too to add to my kit.

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I ended up purchasing the Ben Nye Matte Foundation Pallete! I love their body paint, so I know I will love their foundations! This baby will come in good use for a few makeup gigs later this month for a play that Jinaki and I were invited to do makeup and hair at Willett Hall.

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The lights burned out on my overhead projector, and I have been looking locally to find a replacement, but after searching various stores, I just went ahead and ordered some from online and it’s so much easier this way. I cant wait to get these, because I use my projector a lot when it comes to refining my tattoo designs.

Yesterday, we had some fierce wind and rain and when I say fierce…I mean, I was blown across the street heading into the photo studio! Our special client is a talented young woman who is a singer, songwriter and actress,Tia Rachelle. I cannot wait to show you more from the photoshoot but I cant yet until its released!

Since I cant show you those photos just yet, Ill show you a couple of photos from the past week or two.

Below: Jinaki, Myself and James Person

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Below: Myself and Lance who is also apart of Roger Mitchell’s Motiontography helping to test out the lighting and to get in a behind the scenes shot.

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Below: Miss Shannon Marie in another stunning shot with makeup done by me! How amazing does she look?!

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It’s rounding midnight and I have an early appointment and I am ready to go to bed! I’m pretty tired since I woke up early to do a video shoot (but it got rescheduled) and I ended up just staying awake to go through emails, invoices and clean up my art studio!

Goodnight my friends and see you tomorrow for more random adventures!

Believing in yourself is the first secret to success.

If you ever want things to happen in your life, you have to first be willing to believe in yourself. One thing we have to learn in life is that we will make mistakes, we will do things wrong, but one of the worst things we can do when we do things wrong is to get so down on ourselves that we forget to keep pushing.

Monday Morning Makeup Kit

Good morning all! It’s Monday and if you’re like me, you’re already nursing a cup a coffee and trying to wake up and get motivated. I have my “Ellie Goulding” pandora station going to get me moving, and I’ve already gone through my emails and made my contacts for today for later gigs this week I have going on. I have a few errands today including a visit to the VA Hospital for check ups, lunch with a friend, a face paint workshop this afternoon I will be teaching. Then, last but not least, I am stocking my makeup kit this week on some things I am low on.

I wanted to share some makeup essentials that are on my wish list or that I already have. Just in case any fellow makeup artists out there are reading, I will provide links (when you click on the image, it should take you to wear you can purchase items!)

Stage Make Up

 

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Portable Makeup Station

 

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Kryolan Ultra Cream Foundations

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Kryolan Make Up Case

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Ben Nye Setting and Face Powders

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Ben Nye Foundation Pallete ( I am ordering this one!)

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Isn’t this necklace really cute?! I need to get this!

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Ben Nye Concealer Wheel

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Bobbi Brown Face Pallete

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ZUCA Pro Makeup Bag Set

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A lot of my makeup I have posted here, if you haven’t noticed is Ben Nye and Kryolan. If you have never heard of these brands, they are mainly used for stage makeup or even movie production makeup. You see these brands behind the scenes and even at the IMATS. (International MakeUp Trade Show)

I use Ben Nye for my body painting, but I want to branch out and start using their cosmetics as well. Their foundations and powders really help on photoshoots helping to keep your model looking fresh and not oily and sweaty as their foundations, powders and sealers help to keep it sweatproof and long lasting. I am ordering a bunch of stuff this week and next, so I will be sure to give reviews if yall want that sort of thing.

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Here are a few images of their catalog from the Ben Nye Website

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This is a pic of Priscilla Ono, who is an amazing MUA! This is her latest obsession color above! She pulls it off really well!

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And some exciting news out there for Hair Stylists that use Paul Mitchell Products, they finally made a Dry Shampoo Spray! So, keep your eyes open for this one! I haven’t bought it yet, but I will be because I am a huge fan of dry shampoo!

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I’s thinking of doing something like this (color wise) to my hair. What do you think?

Well, I need to get into the shower and get ready for the day! Thanks for waking up with me this morning!

Don’t forget to smile today! You never know whose day you will brighten!

xoxox, Cecilia

At the end of the day you will not remember the person with the most beautiful face but you will remember the person with the most beautiful heart and soul.

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I signed up for a Model Mayhem account not too long ago to advertize that I am a makeup artist in the local area. If you dont know what Model Mayhem is, it is a networking website where models, artists, photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists can post about who they are and show some professional images.  You can check it out Here.

Model Melony Sot and I candid shot of me fixing hair....I feel so awkward in front of the camera. hahaha


I recommend if you are just starting out and looking to build up your portfolio and jump into doing photoshoots and get some experience, get up to speed and create a profile. Do be careful, just make sure that you have clear communication among everyone you decide to work with. I do get some random spam to my email from so called companies wanting me to go to some place out of state and all my expenses would be paid for. That is just very suspicious to me. So be careful!

So glad this was fake ivy, otherwise I would have been itching like red ants were crawling all over me hahaha


But on the flip side, I have already met quite a few awesome photographers and models from this site. I have had nothing but awesome times and I have walked away with not only experience, awesome shots, but a new friendship and loads of inspiration.  Energy just sparks off in every direction!

So, this is what I did for the first past of my day. Model Melony contacted me off of MM ( Model Mayhem) wanting to hire me as a makeup artist for some upcoming shoots. We met up last week to do a run through of how she would like her makeup. There were two looks for this shoot: half nude with Jeans and Poison Ivy.




These images have not been edited, but I love the way they look. I love how the makeup looked. Oh and I used the new Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow as well. :) They really are awesome. I will have to do a full review on them. :)


These were just a few of my favorite shots.  I had alot of fun shooting with Melony and the photographers, Matt and Stephen. I will be doing her makeup again for another underwater photoshoot of course with Dana Chapman. I will post those images too, but its not until later this week.

 If you would like to see more of Melony and her modeling portfolio, you can check her out at Model Mayhem, # 2221098 Model Mayhem Melony Sot

As for the photographer, I only have one photographers info, but I am sure the other one, Stephen will email me soon and I will share his info when I get it for those of you who are in the local Hampton Roads area.

NRJ Photography can be found on MM as well, #292065 Model Mayhem NRJ Photography


I had a great time doing this shoot. It will not be the last time I work with these amazing people!

The rest of my day went by pretty fast as I had errands to run afterwards with the kiddos (moms never rest! ), I also was able to squeeze in a client this evening for a hair color application, a quick trim and blowdry and took the christmas tree down.....I know I know......finally! hahahahah I hope I wasnt the only one who has been procrastinating on taking decorations down.

I hope you enjoyed spending this virtual day with me! :) See you soon in the next post! Thanks for stopping by!