Bio-Oil is another wonderful beauty product sent to me by the same people who gave me the Elizabeth Arden products I raved about in this post. I like the Bio-Oil just as much but for different reasons. For one, this softly scented oil is affordable and available at my local drug store. I love the way it smells and the way it makes my skin feel soft and moisturized for hours. Continue Reading →
Please welcome back Amanda, who has written this guest post about some pretty hair accessories to wear this summer.
It’s safe to call hair accessories the cherry on top of the cake when it comes to your outfit. As with any other accessory item, hair accessories come in various designs, colors, themes and trends. For summer 2013, there are a lot of unique pieces available that’ll go with different hairstyles. From color barrettes to floral headbands, a good choice can make you stand out even if you go out with a sloppy pony thrown up at the last minute. Here are some pretty hair accessories to wear this summer.
I’ve been hearing a lot about the boyfriend jacket fashion trend recently, so I wasn’t surprised when Greetje sent me this question for the Style Sketches™ series:
I am tall, size Large although I appear to be size zero because I have skinny long arms and nice long legs. No hips, no bum and a so-so waist….I have a grey boyfriend jacket which is not my color either. I need bright colours near my face. I have done so many things to make it work. Any ideas? Or should I have left this look to small girls? I saw a much shorter girl in the shop wearing it and it looked great on her. Surprise me. I am 5 ft 7.
Do you remember glamour shots? It was all the rage in the early 1990′s to get all gussied up, go to the mall, and have a photographer take photos of you in lots of marabou, makeup and big hair. Back then taking a glamour shot was just a fun thing to do, but these days having a good portrait isn’t just vanity, it’s a necessity. If you’re on the web you need a profile picture for Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, to name just a few popular social media sites. Any online group you sign up for will require a screen name, password and a profile photo. I’m often surprised by how many people don’t have a good image to use along with their name. Believe me, people notice if you still have an “egg” icon on Twitter or “mystery man” on Linkedin. If you don’t have have a great looking profile picture now is the time to get one.
Here are my new portrait shots. I hope they give you some profile picture ideas so you’re inspired to get out and take some photos too. Continue Reading →
Design is about problem solving. Art is another matter all together. Art encourages us to see a subject in a different light, to look upon an issue through someone else’s lens. Normally I work as a designer, solving visual problems given to me by a client. Recently I’ve been exploring my artist side, creating for the sake of creation. I find it wonderfully self indulgent. What does this have to do with the painting up above? It’s one of a series of digital paintings that were so much fun to create that the process made me giddy.