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In a world full of dupes, there is one brand that has consistently demolished every brand in making quality, yet affordable products. Real Techniques by Sam and Nic has been a staple in my brush arsenal for quite some time. When I started freelancing, I went and bought up all the brushes I could find in Ulta. They are truly amazing. (Disclaimer: I anxiously used one of the brushes before I photographed them. That's why it's stained. And also, my camera battery was dead so I t
The holidays are over, the vacation is done and dusted, and school is back in session. Regardless of how that relates to you, it's time to get back to our regularly scheduled program. For me, my holiday break kinda started the week before Christmas because the spa was being renovated so it gave me a bit of a 4 day weekend. I took that time to spend with my mom and eldest sister in Dallas, Texas. My middle son, Benjamin, also had a plane to catch because he spent the holidays
Break-ups! They're tough right? Sometimes you see them coming and sometimes you don't, but no matter what, breaking up isn't fun. There are some extreme cases that I wouldn't wish on anyone but that's not the purpose of this post. You see, I fell in love with my bestfriend, and this was definitely NOT the break-up I saw coming. We've been friends a number of years, but no matter how much I loved him as a friend, he never stopped wanting to be with me. We slowly learned that h
This was my most challenging project to date. To have to create an entire collection without knowing what kind of photographer I wanted to be was a tough task. This project came right after having to research two iconic photographers, Anne Leibovitz and Edward Weston. Understanding what it meant to create a body of work was the purpose of researching two icons such as Leibovitz and Weston. While creating my collection, my subject changed several times. I had no clue what s
The holidays may be over but winter is still in full effect. Living in the south doesn't really grant us a "real" winter like most northerners have but the last couple of years have been pretty pleasant. This time of year is my absolute favorite though. The nip of the air, the chill in the night, and did I mention the fashion? I've always been a little self-conscience of my tiny legs. I've always gotten teased about having little chicken legs, so this time of year allots me t