Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Odacité Giveaway!

All you have to do is be a fan on my like page and enter your email! It's simple and easy.

What do you win?

The Basic five 4-6 week complete skin treatment kit! A $79 value.
More info about The Basic Five can be found here:

The giveaway will end on Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. PST so you need to get your entries in fast! Here's a link to enter: 

 Be sure to enter & share with your friends who love ULTRA POSH organic skincare (who doesn't?!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

5 tips to help you prepare for a photo shoot

Whether you are new to modeling or just having some amazing photos taken there are a few things you can do to look your best in front of the lens. These are things that I feel are important details but may be overlooked if you are unsure of what to do or even just in a hurry. So here are my best tips for looking the best for your photos:

1. Groom your brows. 

Whether you wax or pluck your eyebrows, be sure they are freshly groomed a few days before your shoot. Do not do them the night before or right before your shoot in case of redness and irritation. Be aware of the shape of your brows-Do not overpluck, or create a crazy un-natural arch. For the love of God ..DO NOT shave your eyebrows off and attempt to draw them back on. Thicker eyebrows are very popular for fall this year. Here is a helpful chart that will give you an idea of what your ideal brow shape should be.

2. Maintain your hair. 

This seems like a no-brainer here, but don't forget about your hair! Make sure your roots have been touched up if you have dyed hair. If you dye your hair bright colors be sure to get all that color off your hairline and skin or it will show up in pictures. Trim any split ends, and deep condition your hair if it needs a little bit of extra love. An ice water rinse will turn up the shine the day of your shoot. If you have frizzy hair you should use the appropriate hair products and blow dry your hair out. Do not show up to a photo shoot with dull, dirty hair that needs to be re-colored- Editing won't take care of that.

3. Have gorgeous skin.

Now before you run out and buy a bunch of new skin creams- DON'T! Stick to skin treatments and lotions that your skin is used to. You don't want to cause a breakout or allergic reaction right before your shoot. DO moisturize, take care of any streaky fake tans or tan lines, exfoliate, and most importantly drink a lot of water. DON'T freak out if your skin isn't perfect or if you have a last minute breakout- It's really not that big of a deal. Lots of models do have skin issues and they can easily be hidden with expert makeup.

Here's a video recipe of a very easy DIY spa mask I made a while ago.


4. Check your foundation.

Sometimes people have skin tones that are just hard to match. And sometimes people are just confused and buy makeup that is 2 shades too dark. Check and apply your foundation in natural light. Do you have a noticeable line at your jaw? Your foundation isn't blended/doesn't match. You may need to mix several foundations to make a shade customized to your skin so experiment with it. Do not use a BB cream or a foundation with high SPF in it on the day of your photoshoot because the Titanium Dioxide will cause a white reflect in your photos. Also avoid dark bronzers.

Bad Uma!

5. Blend your eye makeup.

If you are having a makeup artist do your makeup you can skip this step. If you cannot get a professional to help you make sure your look is polished. Do not attempt dark black eye makeup or a smokey eye if you have issues with blending- Black will call all the more attention to this problem. Go for soft neutrals instead. Don't do crazy eyeliner designs unless the shoot calls for that. Use colors that either compliment each other and look at a color wheel if you need ideas. Use professional brushes- don't waste your time with sponge tip applicators or your fingers. Don't forget primer and a base to make your mineral eye shadows more vibrant and long lasting. Tape, a business card, or a shadow shield will keep you from getting fall out under your eyes. Use colors that compliment your eye color to make them pop. 

Pick colors opposite of your eye color on the color wheel

Hopefully you found this guide helpful, and do not forget that confidence is always the best asset you can have ;)

Nerd Out! contest-Open 9/16-10/5

Nerdy stuff! Star Wars, Star Trek, Anime, LoTR, Sci fi movies, comic books, video games..ect. Just use good judgment and when in doubt ask. Makeup looks can either be wearable or dramatic. I will have a winner for each category. Winners will be picked based on creativity and execution. Hint- if you make me laugh you get bonus points. 

Prizes TBA. I have 2 makeup bags that I am filling up with fun makeup and jewelry goodies. A MLP pony necklace/keychain will also be included in the prizes. 

1. Up to 2 entries per person.

2. Makeup must be done by you and on your body
3. All makeup must be done for this contest specifically. So I know you did this makeup just for my contest
 please hold up a sign/write on your body 'Glitter Blog' somewhere. Do not photoshop it in.

4. No photoshop other than collaging or adding text.

5. No negative comments to other participants will be tolerated.

 6. Open to people 16+ (open internationally).

7. Must be a fan of this page and any sponsors. 

8. Please email 2-3 clear photos of your makeup (or a collage) to please do not post them too my wall or i may not see them!

This contest is not endorsed or sponsored by Blogger/Facebook or affiliated in any way.

A personal post and then back to business

I haven't blogged about anything all spring/summer. It's been a difficult few months in my personal life and as such it's been hard to concentrate on blogging. My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer after suddenly falling very ill. It has been pretty difficult for me to cope with my feelings while continuing on with my everyday life. But life has to eventually go on, and I am trying to do my best to get back on track.

 I try to keep my facebook page updated with sales, new products and giveaways but I've let that go by the wayside for probably too long as well. I do try to keep everyone informed on the new stuff from the companies I promote for Abigail's Boutique Designs & Jujubeads but if you haven't checked out their new stuff lately you should. I'm sure I've missed lots of cool things.

I haven't reviewed anything in about a million years but that doesn't mean I am done reviewing things forever. I honestly have tried a lot of things and new shops I loved this summer and just didn't end up with the time or motivation to write about them. Off the top of my head (and I know I'll forget a few) these are some shops I was super impressed by lately: StinkyMonkey4eva, CandiiBlossom Cosmetics, Lady Grenade Cosmetics, Whiphand Cosmetics, DeceptionsCC Bums & Mistical Arts.

I will be working on getting some back posts I started but didn't finish up this week and next along with some  Halloween tutorials. Thanks for subscribing & sticking around :)