So, I have this (amazing) photographer friend…She needed some new shots for her portfolio! Check out the full blog here Laura Paige Photography.
Please keep in mind I have never “modeled” before. The words “chin down, neck out” are on repeat in my head even today.
What girl doesn’t want some fun head shots!
We like to call this one the mother of dragons… This was a little unusual for me, only because I tend to be pretty modest… I can just hear my brothers in the back ground..”mad put some clothes on”..
(I wish there more enhancements that could be made to this one 🙂
So I need to get back in the swing of things and post more often! Mom and I went on our mother daughter trip to Italy this past March..
We splurged and bought Hermès scarfs ..I know….When in Rome right? So because this scarf needs a shoot on its own, I had to wear it. The colors are unbelievable, I love the way it brightens up my face, however I can’t imagine wearing it often I’m so scared something will happen to it. So after these shots I immediately packaged it back up in its cute little orange cylinder.
Well ya know because I’m a stylist… I had to have this classic “let me play with my hair” shot. The scarf steals the spotlight 🙂
Oh ya know.. lets just lay in some grass.. and pray I get eaten alive.
You try and keep a serious face when the photographer says… “do you look at men with those eyes?”… And in my head I’m like …yes………duhh.
Soaking up the sun.
Holy cow, why did I wait so long to hop on the bandwagon! I think it was the pricing at first, however now that the craze has died down and can be handled than more than one local establishment pricing becomes more than affordable! Working at this new salon has linked me with a few new connections. My most recent find is Gale at Brilliant Lashes located in Chantilly Virginia.
I arrived at her house and she had a secluded room off to the side that was made into a spa room for lashes and other treatments! She played music for the two hours I laid there while she applied an individual lash extension on each lash… it’s really unbelievable how perfect she applies each one perfectly.
I have a pretty nice lash texture, they tend to be pretty thick and straight. However when you see yourself with longer more black lashes, it really opens the eye up and allows for you to leave the house with little to no makeup on… its amazing.
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Gales Full Set $99
This site is amazing! They have just about everything covered in beautiful art! My mom got me hooked a couple months ago and now I have a couple of awesome pieces thanks to her.
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I’m traveling to Mexico in a couple of weeks and I think its best if I order some cute tops with Frida Kahlo on them 🙂
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So anyone who knows me, knows I’m obsessed with anything mermaid thanks to my mother. Her and I believe we were mermaids in our past lives. So my sister in law took it upon herself to create us beautiful knitted mermaid tails!
You have to to check these out! And if you are interested in purchasing one of these please let me know through a comment! Her prices right now are ridiculous!
****AMAZING mermaid tail blankets for sale! You can purchase these MADE TO ORDER! The back has a slit so you can put your feet inside and lay the blanket on your lap. They are super warm and cozy!!! 4 sizes available (see below) Right now I’m offering a DISCOUNT if you order BY JANUARY 1. Message me if you’re interested!
Toddler: $45 (Reg $70) – $25 savings
Child: $55 (Reg $80) – $25 savings
Teen: $65 (Reg $100) – $35 savings
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Here is a picture of the ones she made for us 🙂
This ones moms!
This ones Mine 🙂
This is what if looks like fully extended
This is what the underside looks like- This makes it easy to lay the blanket on top of you and slip your feet inside 🙂
I laid around all Christmas day in my mermaid tail.
So, I love being blonde….realllly blonde… but during the winter its nice to have a change. So I decided to jump on bored with the new trend of back shadowing. I love this salon here in Northern Virginia called Maude its located in downtown Herndon. They have some skilled ladies working there. My stylist was Tina she stays up to date with the newest trends so she was excited to transform my old color into something fantastic! Naturally I showed her a picture off everyones favorite site Pinterest 🙂
I love the shades of blonde throughout her hair.
Here is a picture of my hair with the roots.! The dark line was driving me nuts… I needed to have my natural color pulled through for a more natural grow out ( Just for the winter)
Her strategy is confidential…… not really I just didn’t want to look vein by taking pictures while she was foiling…I do know that she like to foil out some sections and then tease lightly at the root and the apply the color throughout the strands.
She nailed it.
I’m so excited about my new Nars cosmetics I just received! Its so hard to find the perfect foundation for your skin and I think I have just found it! I have pretty smooth and clear skin but its can get pretty pink and blotchy especially in the winter so I decided to try the Sheet Glow Foundation Monte Blanc by Nars- Its truly a perfect match for my creamy complexion!
I also surged and purchased a couple more items like the Dolce Vita blush 🙂 its a perfect color for the winter.
And of course I needed to try their bronzer Laguna its a fairly lighter bronzer compared to their casino bronzer and can be layered to create a darker contour.
To top it off I bought the pppppeeerrrrfect highligher Albatross! Im obsessed with Beccas Moonstone.. however I think I stumbled onto something better- It stays on for hours.
The finished look!
So making soap is one of the crafts my mom and I love to do together!
Check out some of these beautiful Soaps! We have them available for sale on Poshmark under my name Madison Hornsby.
We love to add coconut oil for extra moisture.
Yes, the quality of your oils matter.
And so do the flowers, we grow organic nastursiams to add for color.
We added calendula to the more masculine soap.
Then we added cornflowers to the lavender soap along with some beet extract for color.
For the olive oil soap with added the nasturtiums.
Of course you have to have a peppermint oatmeal scrub!
Peppermint oatmeal soap with nasturtiums 🙂
The whole gang.
We love our beautiful soaps!
How about planning the biggest night of your life on New Years! A wedding is a great way to celebrate your new life in the new year with all of your closest friends and family.
For a night like this you have to keep it classy by doing a very elegant up style and a classic red lip!
We started off by prepping her hair in 1 1/2 inch sections all over the head.
Then while the hair cools down into form I started to apply her makeup.
We did a fun cat eye liner and light smokey eye :)….. with a touch of highlighter and of course the red lip.
Oh don’t forget the individual lashes!
After pulling the pins out of the hair I gave the hair a nice brush to give it that fluffy finished look. I then sectioned off the back of the head and pinned the remaining parts up.
I put a tiny pony at the base of the hair and teased the pony so that I could wrap it up into a chignon base.
I started to take the three sections above one at a time and brushing those sections, to see how the curl would fall. I then separated that one section into two sections and pinned them.
Again I repeated the process.
And again…. however this time I allowed for some volume at the top of the head.
This is what were left with. You and your client have to decided what you want the front to look like, my client and I decided on a very simple pulled back look.
That seemed to look the best.
The finished look!
We lifted the bang just a little to give it a touch of volume.
I can’t wait to see her wedding pictures!!!!!