I have never taken a ‘proper’ art class, so I often find myself wanting a tool or medium that I am not even sure exists or even how to articulate what I want if I was in an art store. There are many techniques that I wish I knew and sometimes just learning about one little tool can open the flood gates for creative opportunity. Read More
Unless you have been living under a blog rock (possible these days) you may have heard of English makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Beauty bloggers and celebrities alike bow at the alter of Madame Tilbury and her beauty empire. I can only imagine that these products must be amazing because everyone knows that a free endorsement comes about like never in these times. I haven’t had a chance (or the budget to try…) but I definitely want to and this mascara will be my first Charlotte Tilbury splurge, it was the retro fashion-y illustration that originally caught my eye, but after doing a little sleuthing it seems that this is supposed to be the ‘it’ mascara. All my favorite You Tube beauty gurus have been gushing over it and the before and afters are quite impressive! Admittedly some of the afters look a little clumpy but that’s after applying multiple coats and not using an eyelash comb, which I totally would use, because I do not do clumpy lashes. I am so curious to know if any of you have tried the mascara or any of Ms. Tilbury’s products? I consider myself pretty savvy in the beauty BS detection department but I am totally drinking the Kool-aid and now feel an incredible need to get my mitts on some of her products.
Okay, back to work, we have a shoot to prep for, another awesome photo editing set to complete (almost done!), a whole new company to launch and I’m sure I am leaving about 21+ other thinkgs out, sheesh, we have our plates full, wish us luck!
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Mascara
If I had unlimited funds…I’d try her Magic Cream, and her Hot lips nude lipstick (cringe, the name is cheesy I know, but the color is pretty!)
I love when things come full circle, don’t you? What seems like a lifetime ago I had an itch to try my hand at calligraphy, something more modern/contemporary. Only a handful of artists were out there and I actually had the nerve to contact Betsy Dunlap to ask if she would teach me (she didn’t do that sort of thing). You see at the time there was NO where to learn how to do this. I didn’t know what supplies to buy, I didn’t no where to start, there were no tutorials, there were no classes, it was so frustrating. Read More
My love for Photoshop continues to grow each and every day, but even more so with our new Foto Rx set that is in the works–Vintage Foto Fix. I LOVE vintage photos and have collected quite a few, I am partial to beach scenes and people in love, even better if the vintage photo is of people in love on the beach! Last week we reached out and asked our friends and community to send us some cherished photos to repair.Read More
We moved almost six months ago and with that moved we downsized considerably, which meant I lost my ‘Cloffice’ (my office in a closet). It was a fairly large closet and I had an ancient, but fully functioning laser printer workhorse. I knew that when I set-up my new work space it would need to be out in the open in a shared space so I didn’t want a giant eyesore of a printer (with no wifi capability so it couldn’t be tucked away somewhere more inconspicuous). I didn’t need anything fancy as I don’t do any professional printing at home anymore, but the convenience of having a printer? I can’t believe I went 6 long months without one! My desk/office area is all white both because I love white but also because it seems to feel like it blends and disappears more and doesn’t shout ‘hey I have an office in my living room’, I was on the futile hunt for a simple white printer and let me tell you it was no easy feat to locate. I thought maybe others might be looking for one as well and so I did a quick roundup of some. There is nothing fancy about these printers (although most have wifi and print from tablet or mobile, and they are all under $100), the one I bought was $50USD, the ink replacement is about the same price! I hope you found this useful, links below to the printers featured and our current fave printer paper.
More white printers to peruse
Michelle’s fave printer paper (it’s so nice)
Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.