Photoshoot: The Sauvie Island Scarecrow

I’m sure it’s obvious that fall is NOT my favorite time of year, and winter is worse. I spend months rampaging at everyone, the moment someone puts a carol on. The usual cozy imagery of the season just makes me grumpy.

So it’s a bit odd how happy I was with these images. They’re just serene, and happy. These were shot last weekend, in the rain, on location in Sauvie Island, Oregon.

Gabrielle Jones models, in her own clothing.   Photography by Mikola Accuardi.  I did hair as well as makeup for this.



Experimental Lip Graffiti part 2.

Still toying with ideas for an upcoming shoot…. Overall, I like the first batch better—I think I may try using MUFE Flash Creams rather than OCC Lip Tars to do the larger paint-splatter/polka-dot effect(And I should DEFINITELY mix them more–my yellow is a teeny bit separated, so those dots look a bit runny and sheer). You can already see these starting to bleed, if you look closely, so it won’t bode well for my poor model.  The boyfriend teased me because the pink and green look looks like we could pose it with a toy dinosaur.

I am having ENTIRELY too much fun having an excuse to do these.

more bits and bobs.

Yeah, I haven’t worn much makeup lately. On top of that, my computer is painfully problematic, so I haven’t been able to edit images until now, or even type up posts. Ugh.

I’m testing the Urban Decay cream eyeshadow pencils now, and did this look to test other  colors over top.  Thats MAC Reflects Red, and Sugarpill Hysteric, Decora, Lumi, and Tako.  Line eyes with MAC Waveline fluitlind, at outer edge of upper lashline.

Lips are OCC Lip Tars in Hoochie, and Anime.

Strawberry Shortcake

I didn’t like this. It was just a bit rough, since I haven’t put on makeup in forever.  I  wiped it off, redid it, and it became yesterdays look.




How heavy a peach can an african swallow carry?

Because peaches are prettier than coconuts, the liner wings look like swallowtail, and I’m in the mood for some Monty Python humor. Or a strong drink. Or a lobotomy.

Apologies for the absence…. We had a family member in the hospital, so the past few weeks have been pretty…. incoherent…. Things are fine now, but for a while there, I could barely remember my own name, let along where on my face I could use that brush! Will try to post some new stuff this week, though. And groom my eyebrows, and get something dewier for my skin.  I’ve had SO many issues with allergic reactions, and stress hives.


Photoshoot: BRANES

A few weeks back, before the move, I did makeup for a shoot for local band Branes. I loved how everything came out, and they were so funny and lively, when shooting. Photography is by Craig Thomson.

BRANES-Photography by Craig Thomson



Sunburn smoky eye

I actually DO like both the colors I used from the Sunburned eyeshadow trio. I still think it’s an odd pairing for the trio.


Early mardi gras!

Because I’ll probably be testing nude shades tomorrow, before I use them on other people. WE’re going to go visit the boyfriends mom, so I won’t have too much time to spend on makeup.

Have to flush it all out of my system NOW!



Fruit Punch(Eyes only)

There are so many things wrong with this look it’s not even funny.  I did it to test a few new products, and see if I could get better wear out of my NYX eyeshadow pencils.    Good news, GREAT wear.  Bad news, my lids looked dry and leathery, especially in motion.  Further bad news, NYX glitter liner didn’t apply well at ALL because it was so thick, and the brush was VERY uneven, and had bristles sticking out at all angles.  I am NOT impressed so far.


Red Velvet smoky eye

Not really feeling well, but I have that crazy photoshoot soon.  So I put on “angry” makeup, and hoped it would give me energy.  hehehe.  I LOVE how this one photographed.


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