Friday, March 11, 2011

Update and Paint and Powder Cosmetics

I've been finding it harder and harder to find time to update my blog. Life has become extremely stressful and busy these days. Of course, I always believe the days will get better with time though. I just wanted to update you guys as to why I haven't been blogging much lately. My maternal grandpa had a stroke about a week ago. Mind you, I'm very close to him because, well, I've known him my whole life! It's been really stressful on our family. We don't realize how much he does for us now that he's been in the hospital for the past week. Not to worry though, we're all very optimistic about his recovery and believe he'll get stronger and come back from this stroke. I'm just happy that his stroke was not as bad as it could have been. We're hoping he'll be out of the hospital by this weekend, so, please keep your fingers crossed!

Moving on, I've been recently getting more and more people asking me to do make-up for weddings. I've never actually taken this whole make-up thing seriously as I honestly never thought I was talented enough to. However, now that I've actually agreed to do them, I now have to start putting together a "professional make-up kit". As unprofessional as it is, I know I still have a lot to learn about freelancing and that all comes with experience.

I've been looking through my collection and realized that there are some definite things that I HAVE to have specifically for my kit only. That includes, foundation, brushes, shadows lip products....basically EVERYTHING! lol. I watch Makeupbyrenren a lot and I know she does freelancing too. She always tends to know great sites that carry products that cater to MUA's or freelancers just starting out. She recently blogged about what necessities you need for a starter kit. She recommended some great sites and one of them was

So, I went on the site and found a few great things that I definitely thought I could find useful in starting my first make-up kit. I think this site is definitely a great site if you're a MUA or if you're just starting out. The products I bought are listed with pictures below.

Japonesque Double-Sided Professional Lipstick Palette

Japonesque palette (closed)

Disposable Makeup Spatual w/Slant Tip

Deluxe Lip Gloss Disposable Applicator

Disposable Mascara Wands Straight Head

Disposable Mascara Wands Curved Head

Please be aware that I actually haven't even used any of these products yet to try them out and see how they work. However, all the products were what I believe very decent prices, especially if you're struggling with $$$. There's also definitely A LOT more on the website that you can order and, to be honest, they have a great selection, anything from supplies to make-up. I just ordered what I thought I needed. So, again, check out that website!!

On another note, please pray for Japan as they go through this extremely devastating time. My thoughts and prayers are with them!

1 comment:

  1. hey darling.. first, thanks for your sweet words and your support. im sure my dad wouldve done a great job at making you all feel at home if you guys ever came to visit when he was here. and he wouldve done a great job at lecturing too i think, lol. i think about him A LOT and hearing your words do really make me feel better :) muah! now, to your grandfather.. ohh please send him our love! he was so nice and funny when i met him. im definitely keeping all my fingers crossed for his recovery and in hopes he comes home soon!

    im excited that you are going to start doing makeup at weddings! girl, you have talent! i totally suck at make up! i am very sure you are going to kick ass. especially if you and your sister team up: a make up/photography team! it'll be twice as cool :) good luck with that and i cant wait to hear more about it. again, send your family and especially your grandparents our love <3