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so long, farewell

In Miscellaneous on April 21, 2010 by facesbyangie

i will no longer be pursuing this blog, or makeup artistry of any kind.

i’ve always had a passion for yoga, and will be pursuing my practice more seriously instead.

but i don’t want to delete this blog.  for a wordpress blog, i thought the design was pretty nice- simple & chic! heehee 🙂

it was super fun while it lasted.

don’t worry, i’ll be back with “the art of yoga”. just kidding, so kidding. 😉

so long, farewell!

Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.

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for those with sensitive skin…

In Miscellaneous on March 31, 2010 by facesbyangie

like mine.  having sensitive skin can be frustrating, as most of the products out on the market will irritate our skin.  even ingredients that are normally beneficial, all natural, or specially created for “sensitive skin” can wreck havoc!  after dealing with sensitive skin for many years, here are some tips i’ve compiled along the way. some may seem obvious, but i was slow to learn!

  • don’t mistaken dermatitis (e.g. skin rash due to an allergy) for acne. sometimes a mild allergic reaction may show up in the form of small bumps on the face.  you may begin to treat this with a harsh acne medication and worsen the condition, if indeed, the bumps are a result of a skin allergy
  • only test out 1 product at a time. that way, if you skin does react you can better pinpoint the culprit.  sometimes, you’ll be tempted to buy an entire skincare regimen: cleanser, toner, moisturizer.  if your skin reacts, you won’t know which product(s) is causing the irritation
  • sunscreen is a must, BUT be aware that suncreens tend to cause allergic reactions. there are 2 types of sunscreens 1) chemical 2) physical.  chemical suncreens are absorbed into the skin, so opt for a physical suncreen that will protect your skin by creating a physical barrier without skin absorption.
  • be careful in subscribing to the theory that products take time for your skin to adjust. if it burns/stings/causes bumps, STOP using it!  this will save you lots of grief!
  • no need to commit to purchasing products. at department stores, you can request a sample jar to test before purchasing (explain your skin sensitivity issue).  also, if you do purchase a product and find that it is irritating your skin you CAN return it–not only at Sephora or Nordstorms, but even CVS and Target.  since sensitive skin requires trial & error, this will save you some $$
  • be cognizant of when and where your skin is/has been irritated. e.g. i had problems with pink, irritated cheeks.  recently i stopped using powder blush and my cheeks are no longer irritated!/ in the past i was allergic to Aveeno products which contain soy, so now i check product ingredients and avoid soy altogether
  • try cosmetic brands (Lorac, Korres, Tarte…) and skincare lines (Eucerin, Boscia, Cetaphil…) that are sensitive skin conscious, but don’t assume that every product labeled as appropriate for “sensitive skin” will work for you
  • talk to other women with sensitive skin. okay this tip sounds real corny, but i’m being serious.  recently at church i was telling some girls how sensitive my skin was.  one of the girls said her skin is the same way and suggested Dove bar soap for facial cleansing (which i would’ve never considered). i tried it, and i love it.  in fact it has replaced my ever so reliable Cetaphil gentle cleanser

it seems i have become a sensitive skin expert, not by choice…haha just kidding.  honestly, it’s a guessing game.  what works for me, may not necessarily work for you……..with that being said, Good Luck!!

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In Miscellaneous on March 24, 2010 by facesbyangie

i am totally digging this look.

her eyes mesmerize me.

my next face date is saturday and i am very excited! i’m planning to do something fun with purple eyes paired with nude lips.  also, have i mentioned i tentatively have on my calendar about 15 bridesmaids to beautify?! let the wave of spring and summer weddings begin…although, i’m not quite sure i’m ready.

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Spring forward

In Miscellaneous on March 19, 2010 by facesbyangie

Why Hello there, Spring.

You’ve rescued me from the misery of winter.  But there is one I love even more than you and her name is Summer

as if lips were meant to be pink

 
 

so dewy and ethereal...

 
 
 
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she's thinking, the sun is so Glorious...and so am I...haha j/k.

Hope you get some sun this weekend 😉 

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thank you

In Miscellaneous on March 15, 2010 by facesbyangie

i have so many inquiries coming in for “face dates”– i’m pretty overwhelmed at all your support.  thank you for lending me your face, sharing your time with me, and trusting me although i am just a newbie…experimenting, and figuring things out. oh, and also for following my blog!

much love to all you women!

xoxo,

Angie

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TGIF

In Miscellaneous on March 12, 2010 by facesbyangie

Thank goodness, goodness gracious that today is FRIDAY.

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model casting call!

In Miscellaneous on March 4, 2010 by facesbyangie

A model casting call like no other, facesbyangie wants YOU:

  • No need to be a minimum of 5’10”
  • No need to have unimaginably high cheekbones
  • No need for mile long legs that go on, and on…and on.
  • No need for a graceful, swanlike neck
  • No need for flawless, airbrushed skin
  • No need to starve yourself so you can be a size 000…00.
  • No need to look so extremely unique, to the point that you resemble an extraterrestrial

Is it just me, or do some high fashion runway models look like gorgeous aliens?

I’ve made a personal goal of painting 100 faces.  My next face will be #6 and by the end of this week I will be on face #12 or so, which leaves me with a heck of a lot more faces to paint! 

If you care to lend me your face, I’d love the opportunity to paint you. If you have a special event, this can be mutually beneficial…given I do a good job! 🙂

Leave a comment or email me at facesbyangie@gmail.com

btw, YOU ARE PERFECT.