Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Eyelash Extension Certification

Today I was certified in applying eyelash extensions! Although it is not apart of the Aveda cosmotology curriculum, it was organized by some of my instructors for a company to come teach us. It was so much fun! It takes awhile to apply them but it's totally worth it! They look so good you dont really need to wear mascara but you can. I have to thank my friend sam for applying mine, I love them thanks Sam! I now have the knowledge and supplies to perform this service so if anyone I interested feel free to contact me!
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Brown Fall Makeup

I feel so glamorous with this look. I love fall because that means the rich browns and dark purples are in. This is one look I can always use if I'm stuck on what kind of makeup I should that day.This look is really simple, the products I used were:
-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in milk
-Too faced eyeshadow in glamourzon
-MAC Eyeshadow in sable
-Too faced eyeshadow in sugarcookie
-Loreal carbon black liner intense
-Too faced lash injection mascara
*** I also have false lashes on the outer corners of my eyes. This is totally optional. The look is still gorgeous without them.

Step 1: Put eyeshadow insurance all over the eye area. Then put the NYX pencil all over the lid, use your finger spread it evenly. Its okay if you go slightly above the crease.
Step 2: Apply glamourzon to the inner half of the eye lid then apply sable to the outer corner. Use a small brush to apply sable to the outer corner of the lower lashline.
Step 3: Apply loreal eyeliner close to the top lashline. Then apply mascara.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spider Web Nails Part 2

I love these nails! The orange version was cute but I feel a little more comfortable sporting thses ones. I can't take all the credit though, after my sister saw the first ones she said she wanted them in white. I wanted to test them on myself before I did her nails. This just goes to that your inspiration can come from anyone. First my husband, then my sister. Inspiration has to come from somewhere. What inspires you?
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Friday, October 22, 2010

More Halloween Nails! Spider Web Style!

I'm not really sure why but I am really loving halloween this year! This is another halloween inspiration. My sweet husband picked out the orange color from the halloween section at walmart (haha it was cute!) and then I got the Sally Hansen black nail polish pen. He told me that purple nails were not very halloween-ish. So i thought i'd humor him with black and orange. Let me tell you, free-handing those spider webs were somewhat of a challenge but it was worth it. I was so proud of the outcome! Enjoy!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bloggy Boot Camp!

I am so excited! I just bought my bloggy boot camp ticket for Nov. 13th in St. George. I'm going with my big sis, its going to be a fun weekend. I have come to find as I get older I love learning. I just wish I would have realized this in high school. I can't wait to learn all I can about blogging! Before I found aveda I was an english major, I wanted to be a writer. The fact that I can incorperate beauty into writing is the best of both worlds. Nov. 13th can't come fast enough!
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween inspired nails

Today has been filled with Halloween inspiration. I love purple and it's such a festive and pretty way to show off your love for Halloween! I took a dark purple color and topped it with a purple sparkly color. Enjoy!
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Fun Halloween Makeup

This makeup is inspired by Halloween. I wanted something to get me in the spirit of Halloween but I didn't want to go too over the top and end up looking like a clown. I used a very fluorescent purple for my lid and a neon green for my liner. I absolutely love the way it makes my eyes look! Here are the products I used:

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-NYX Jumbo pencil in Black bean
-BHCosmetics Shimmer eyeshadow palette (purple, green, and highlight)
-Loreal Carbon black lineur intense
-AVEDA eye definer in black orchid
-Too Faced lash injection
-MAC powder blush in well dressed
-Hard Candy sheer lip shine in scoop

Salon Wars!

On Saturday, The Aveda Institute of Provo was lucky enough to participate in Salon Wars. There is no real prize but the winning salon gets bragging rights of being the best salon in Utah for the next year. The salons that were in the show were already considered more of the high end salons around. So as an institute we felt very privileged to be there competing. Even though we didn't win, I feel as if I walked away with a prize. I walked away having learned so much about fashion, synthetic hair and what you can do with it, I even did makeup on a real model. I feel like that is not something you can get out of a text book. This is the reason I wanted to get into the beauty industry. For it to happen as fast as it did amazes me. Watch our part of the show!

Friday, July 30, 2010

So Tired....

I'm so tired, both emotionally and physically I don't even know where to start.
My baby, CR passed away on July 24th 2010.

My baby

He was the sweetest dog ever. But I didn't really look at him as a dog, more like my infant. He was three years old and didn't have a care in the world. I think the thing that hurts the most is how suddenly he passed. He was there, happy and playful then poof! he was gone. I finally feel like I am getting some normalcy back, but for the first few weeks I was in a daze. I know I went through the grieving stages. But for some reason I always end up back at anger. I'm angry at God. Sometimes he seems so cruel. How could he bring such a wonderful being into my life just to take him away!?!? I would have done anything for that dog, he gave me a purpose.

"I miss you so much. Your light, your smile, your way and everything about us. Though your gone your still here, in my heart, in my tears. Yeah you sure left your mark, we were just getting started. It wasn't long enough together, but it was long enough to last forever." These are lyrics from the song Forever by Rascal Flatts. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about CR. He will forever be in my memories and my love for him while never go away.

I love you baby boy! :*

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Off to a great start!

I never thought when I started this journey that things would get going so fast. Last Thursday I set up an appointment to meet with the people at Aveda. Now, not even a week later, I have been accepted and I start July 28Th! I am so excited! I am enrolled in the cosmetology program. It is a 16-month program with a 3-day school week. They also offer a makeup artistry program, but it is only a week long and its only offered at certain times. I totally plan on enrolling in that program when the time comes, that is the whole reason I started on this journey. I am going to update this blog as much as possible.