Through my friend, Kristine (a makeup artist here in the bay area), I have been doing a lot of hairstyling lately for one of her clients, Laura of Laly Designs. This picture is actually from yesterday's shoot, where I wanded Rochelle's hair and smoothed out the edges. I actually have another shoot with Laura and Kristine much later this evening, but I wouldn't have been home to blog about it till quite late. We weren't able to stay for this shoot, but we're all very excited to see the pictures in a few days. I will be sure to share them here!
I'm not sure if I'm in the position to give any advice, but one that I have always lived by is to follow your heart. Do what feels right to you. I honestly don't know how to live any other way. I've gone through four different majors at University of California Davis because I tried to study economics as my parents wanted me to but I just couldn't do it. I tried a few other majors that I knew they would be proud to have me study but they weren't subjects that I enjoyed. In the end I fell back on subjects that appealed the most to me. And even after I graduated, I ended up going to beauty school and working on a career that I truly enjoy.
Life is short. Just remember once in a while to do something that makes you happy.
I've been spending all my blogging time on the Blog Everyday in May Challenge that I've been neglecting my blog for what I created it for: beauty. I do apologize about that.
Now, normally I would consider this a FOTD post but I've had these pictures for so long that I actually can't remember what makeup products I used. It's nothing special--just a daytime look with neutral shadows, winged eyeliner, and bright bright lips.
I remember spending the day at home with family when I did this look, so I had been searching for a neutral lipcolor to apply. I also really wanted to use one of my lip tars because I have a pretty extensive collection and hardly give them any love. For some odd reason, I thought Narcissus would be a good choice.
Or not. It looks much more muted in these photos but I remember looking like Nicki Minaj in person.
Sorry for mugging you guys. I am still taking pictures of myself in a mirror and trying to get used to my new camera.
Nonetheless, I really like this color! I really want to wear it to work but the last time I wore a lip tar to work it bled outside my lips and I don't have the luxury of being able to touch it up. Problematic.
Today's prompt is pretty easy. I can think of a handful of things that I am fiercely afraid of.
1. Death. More specifically, the people I love. I know the death of a loved one is never easy but I fear that it's something I can never really deal with. I honestly think I would go insane because I would not be able to handle the grief. When I was much younger I used to have nightmares about my mother dying all the time and I would wake up crying.
2. Being alone. I like being around and interacting with a lot of people. I think I'm happiest when I'm out with friends or family, and when I'm at work. On days when I don't have work or any sort of gigs, I tend to get really blue and anxious.
3. Failure. I'm not sure if this fear is because of the pressure imposed by my family and my culture or I simply tend to compare myself to my more successful fears, but I'm afraid of not being able to survive in this big world. I also get extremely upset when something does not go the way I plan for it to go. As my boyfriend once put it, I tend to plan things out and leave no room for failure. So that when something does go wrong, I have a hard time dealing with it.
Then there are also things like bugs, snakes, paranormal activity, zombies, gore, blood.....yeah the list goes on. But I'd rather just touch up on my biggest fears because I can definitely go on and on and on about everything else.
In any case, I think most of what i listed are pretty common fears. What say you?
Welcome to Day 6 of this challenge, everyone! Today, I have to figure out how to answer the question 'what do you do?' without saying my job. Let's see how this goes....
I dream. I let my mind roam free and think about a million different "what if's." What if this were to happen? What if I had done this differently? Is this even possible?
I question. Always questioning how things work and always doubting myself and good things that happen. Why do certain things happen to certain people?
I create. I love all sorts of beautiful things. I enjoy playing music on my Chinese zither, making greeting cards, creating beautiful hairstyles, and of course makeup! I used to draw and so some watercolor painting, and I love writing in calligraphy. If I learned how to dance, I would be dancing too!
I look for inspiration. In order to create beautiful things, one must be inspired. There is so much beauty found in mother nature, in various forms of art, on pinterest--it's endless!
I love. I put my heart and soul into the things I create. I also like to make sure people are taken care of. I have friends who tell me that I'm as bad as their mother.
I'm sure the list can go on and on and on, as we all tend to 'do' a lot. But these are the five that call out to me the most. It was refreshing to step back and really think about this prompt.