Saturday, February 25, 2017

PLAYING THE SILVER MODEL








I do not know if it has to be with age, as I am a Pisces or my sight side of the brain, but I am always trying new things.
Now I am enjoying learning a little bit of photography and how I can take pictures of my hair, trying different outfit colors, to see which ones go well with it.
And of course everything as you must know by now, on a tight budget. Don't forget I am a TEACHER.
Sometime ago when I decided to start selling my crafts in a craft market here in Galveston, I bought a wedding tent, which I thought it was suitable for the show. How wrong I was! the island wind confirmed it, even before I could manage setting it up. So for several months it was packed in my car's trunk.
Last week when I thought about taking pictures of me wearing my long silver threads, I thought about buying a mini photography studio. While I was browsing Ebay to find the exact, ideal one for an affordable price, I remembered my tent in the trunk. I needed something white to bounce the light, I guess.
So the only equipment I bought  was: Two soft boxes, and an Ipad tripod with a remote control. It is time to stop leaning my Ipad against my books and setting the shooting in 10 seconds.
Now I will have more time to pose, and see which is the best one.
Well to make this story shorter, I have a  10 x 10 canopy tent set in an empty bedroom, with a white sheet as background ( I did not like the clear plastic windows from the tent panels as background) and waiting for my tripod and soft boxes.
Even though I don have them, I had to try my "Studio" and here are some shots.
Hope you enjoy them and have fun looking how resourceful women are.





Monday, February 20, 2017

BRAVE TO BE GRAY

It's been more than five years that I decided to start my silver journey. It was kind of easy as regards my transition, because, I had a blonde dye, and so the silver blended with the blond bands. They looked light highlights. Now after all this long journey, I would never go back. I love my silver, I wish I had more whites, but it is ok. Ladies, it might be hard, but do not give in. You will look amazing. People might tell you that gray makes you look older, far beyond the truth. A blonde or red dye will accentuate your fine lines, not in a very good way.





Sunday, February 19, 2017

TOM BOMBADIL






As Spring is coming, what a great idea is to have this cute Gnome to guard and protect your house. He is made of felt, with synthetic bushy hair, felt flowers as well and he is 13 inches tall.



"A mysterious being, Tom lived in the depths of the Old Forest, close to the Barrow Downs. His lands were not particularly extensive, but within his domain his power over virtually everything in it was extraordinary. He lived with his wife Goldberry, "Daughter of the River," far from any other settlement."

Monday, February 6, 2017

My Best and Basic Elf cosmetics






Though it's not a long time I discovered theses cosmetics, I am obsessed  with them. Not only for their affordable price, but for their quality as well.
These are just 9 top products and the ones you must have for a complete make up.
Concealer, mascara, smoky palette eye shadows, foundation primer, foundation, high definition powder, lipstick, blush and contour palette.
It may seem kind of overwhelming, but believe me, they are so affordable that you will not break your budget.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

New Cosmetics for me

I have  been trying to wear make up. I know how much different you make look with help. As a teacher, and with a tight  budget, I try to look for cosmetics of good quality and affordable. And I found Elf. I really like them and they are super affordable.
I bought the first bunch at Walmart, but then I ordered online. Here is the link to the site. Give them I try, you won't regret it.
http://www.elfcosmetics.com/