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The Michael’s Challenge | Photography

Whilst my photography mainly comprises of self-portraits,  sometimes I do get the chance to photograph other beings.

Mina Salome, a stunning model and belly dancer, was in town, and we decided to tackle the Hobby Lobby Challenge. Unfortunately, we went on a Sunday…and Hobby Lobby isn’t open on Sundays. So, we ended up going to Michael’s Store instead.

All was not lost!

We wandered up and down the floral section, taking photos whenever we found a spot that worked. This photo is one of the ones that I took of her during our visit. It was a fun, little challenge. It wasn’t crowded, so we didn’t have to weave our way through customers to get the perfect shot. All in all, I’m quite happy with how the photos have turned out. I’m looking forward to editing the rest of them.

Check out Mina’s work:


Goddess Provisions: Faerie Magick Box (February 2018) | Reviews

This month’s Goddess Provisions box is called Faerie Magick and includes:
– Faerie Magick by Cottagewicks Candle
– Crystal Moon Liquid Highlighter by Pacifica Beauty
– Faerie Garden Mineral Bath by Elements Botanicals
– Enchanted Flower Essence by Biolumenessence
– Faerie Pin by Lisa Junius
– Mason’s Mushrooms by Superfeast
– Rose Quartz Crystal

The Faerie Magick candle smells wonderful! It’s a part of Cottagewicks’ Goddess Collection. It’s a soy candle and infused with It does have a strong aroma, though, so I wouldn’t recommend trying to take a giant whiff of it unless you can stand it or want a headache to follow you for the rest of the day! Once you’ve let the candle run its course, you can then save the tin to store some of your favourite trinkets.

The liquid highlighter by Pacifica Beauty is as magical as its name – Crystal Moon. It was actually the first thing that I opened up. I swatched it on my hand and definitely let out a little squeak out of sheer delight. This is definitely something that I needed in my makeup kit! One swish of this on your cheeks and you’ll suddenly feel and look like the magickal being that you are!

The faerie pin by Lisa Junius is a cute little accessory to add to your wardrobe. I’m not sure where I’ll put it. I might just have it live with all of my other faerie things.

I’ve taken the Biolumenessence’s Enchanted Flower Essence a few times now. It has a lightness and a hint of sweetness to it. I take a few drops of this under my tongue from time to time.

My box also included a travel size pouch of Mason’s Mushroom blend. This is the first time that I’ve ever tried or even heard of Superfeast. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of it to a cup of hot chocolate. It didn’t make my hot chocolate taste funny or anything, so I’ll add to my tea and such whenever the mood strikes.

And finally, this month’s crystal is the rose quartz. This stone represents unconditional love. Its energy is filled with compassion, healing, and tenderness.

– Lee x

Hearts And Valentines

I’m not really a fan of Valentine’s Day, but I’m a fan of hearts. So there is a part of me that kind of likes the holiday, I suppose.

This photo was sort of an impromptu shoot. I had thought about a couple concepts to try for this particular day, but most of them required some prop and prep. I was a bit on a time-constraint, so most of them had to be pushed aside for another day.

So I worked with what I had.

To make the heart, I cut out a heart from paper. Then, I used eye shadow to shade in around the heart. Using a red lip liner, I made a bit of an edge to give the heart some definition. The jacket was a piece I’ve had in my wardrobe for ages. With this photo, it made its official photo shoot debut!

I tend to keep my makeup fairly uniform for self-portraits, darkening or lighting depending on the concept. So I consider this to be a step beyond my normal makeup skills. It was a learning experience. I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to turn out, so I just went for it hoping for the best. It seems a bit minor for a makeup look, but as someone who isn’t really a makeup expert, it was a big step.

I’m quite proud with how it turned out.

This look kind of makes me think of Jem and the Holograms. Truly outrageous!