Rebecca’s Garden- Maternity Shoot

Hello beauties! I recently got the chance to work on Sharon’s belly for a maternity shoot, for the second time. You may remember parents-to-be John and Sharon from this previous post when Sharon was pregnant with baby Derek. Derek’s theme was airplanes and travel, so we painted the world on her belly and it turned out amazing. This time, it was baby Rebecca’s turn, and Mommy Sharon wanted the girliest theme ever: butterflies, orchids, lots of pink and of course, glitter! DS Photography was on hand to capture the moments.

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I adore this lovely couple!

 

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One of my favorite photos shot by Demecio of DS PhotographySharon4

It was very surreal having little Derek there to “help us” with baby Rebecca’s painting…just about a year and a half ago, we were doing the same for him! derek3

I love this one of Derek, contemplating his next streak of blue.Derek

Leading Lady After Dark- Glitter Eyes

On New Year’s Eve, I decided to go all out with glitter (surprise, surprise). This smoky blue glitter eye is inspired from the days when I used to do makeup on…ahem…ladies of the night. Living in Las Vegas, I had a wide variety of clients which included strip club dancers and escort girls. What’s so great about these chicks is that they all really loved the glitter, and usually gave me free-range on their eyes.  Vegas Eyes

When doing glitter, I like to focus it on the inner corner and inner lid. Notice I said inner lid. The trick with glitter is to keep it away from any part of your eye that creases and folds. Glitter can irritate sensitive skin, so I suggest applying a small amount on your arm to see if you have a reaction before sparkle-fying your eyes.

Here, I did a custom mixture of reflective, gold and silver glitters for the inner corners, then used a cobalt blue glitter on the actual lid.

TIP: My favorite adhesive for glitter, believe it or not, is Aloe Vera. The stuff is so soothing and provides just enough tack to keep the glitter on without the glitter pieces getting muddy, turning matte, or bunching together. It’s really a win-win.