Monday, August 29, 2011

Sigma Brush Review & Giveaway!

A few wks back the great people at Sigma contacted me about doing a little brush review and giveaway for them so of course I jumped at the opportunity b/c 1. I LOVE getting free stuff to try out and 2. I LOVE giving away free stuff to my readers lol!

The very generous ppl at Sigma sent me Travel Kit Naughty in Black.  Which is really a complete set of brushes and perfect for those weekend getaways or longer trips away when you're trying to pack light.  What's made this so exciting for me and I know this is going to sound crazy b/c I am a makeup artist and all was I was planning on keeping the brushes all for myself b/c I actually don't even have a set of makeup brushes I use just for me lol!

Yes, that's right I'm a makeup artist who doesn't even use brushes on myself most of the time...crazy I know.  Usually, for myself I just use my fingers, a sponge and a q-tip...yes I'm that ghetto lol!  For fancy nights I'll sometimes go into my professional brushes so I can do some eye makeup but it doesn't happy often lol.  Truth is I barely buy makeup for myself anymore's like I'm a mother and my kit is my child - I give it everything I get and keep nothing for myself lol! Btw my kit is my child...if there was a fire you better believe that would be 1 of the 3 things I would be grabbing if I could only grab 3 things!

Anyway, back to the brushes.  First off one of the biggest things I LOVED about the set was it didn't have any crappy "filler" of "useless" brushes in it like you get so often w/ makeup brush sets - you know they'll give you a mascara spooly brush or an eye shadow brush w/ the sponge top that you'll never use.  This one has all the necessary brushes to do a complete face IMO.

Here's some details about the brushes in the kit straight from the website:

Pencil - E30 - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.

Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.

Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish.  Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments.  Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.

Large Powder - F30 - Very dense with a rounded top.  Ideal to apply powder products on the face and body. Natural bristles.

Large Angled Contour - F40 - The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

Foundation - F60 - Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation.  It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.

Concealer - F70 - The founded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.

So I'll start my review w/ the first brush they mention.

Pencil - E30 - It's a good brush for applying dense colour to the outer corners or crease that you're then going to blend for the smokey eye.  It's also a good brush for blended out and strong liner that you want to soften.  I like the the brush is dense and firm but still pliable in action.

Tapered Blending - E40 - I'm really picky about my Tapered Blending brushes and for my personal style this is probably my least fav. brush in the set.  It's not that it's bad it's just I prefer the bristles in my blending brush to be a little bit more dense and not quite as fluffy.  This brush will work of course I just feel I personally have to do a little more work w/ it.  But again it all depends on your some they might prefer a fluffier blending brush.

Eye Shading - E55 - Good all over eye shadow brush.  Good size for applying that first bit of product all over the eyes and the bristles are dense enough if you later want to build colour on the lid or wherever.

Large Powder - F30 - Being that it's a travel kit I guess I want be too harsh on what they are considering to be a Large Powder brush...IMO it's proper blush brush size and not really large enough to be classified as a large powder brush.  That being said yes it does get the job done and of course it can be used for all over Powder...just for my professional work I would never consider it a large powder brush...but it would make a great blush brush.

Large Angled Contour - F40 - Good size, soft feel, dense enough and great for applying highlight to the cheekbones or colour to the cheeks if you know how to manipulate a contour brush for blush application.

Foundation - F60 - What's funny is I almost NEVER use a foundation brush when applying my own personal foundation.  It's good.  It's got a good size and the bristles are firm yet pliable.  It blends out both liquid and cream products well.

Concealer - F70 - Again there is nothing wrong w/ this concealer brush and it does work I just personally prefer my concealer brushes to be a little bit smaller and more angled at the end of the bristles so I can get a more precise concealing application for areas like around the nose, under the eyes and those pesky little pimples.

Btw another BONUS w/ this collection is that they also sent me a FREE Duo Fiber - F50 - you know the Skunk Brush - great for blending in liquid or cream products for that airbrush finish w/out using airbrush.  Seriously, one of my fav. types of brushes in my makeup kit and I'm always pulling it out.  This one is okay but again and this is just a personal preference it's too fluffy and not dense enough for my likely.  I don't like when the bristles give way too much on the skin and I want them to remain a little bit firm when I put pressure on them.  I do feel this brush is good for blending out blush though.

So overall I was really impressed w/ this brush set and I'm really excited to finally have my own personal brushes to use on myself every day lol!  Sigma has really affordable brushes and overall for the price point they are great quality.  They are perfect for the artist that's starting out and needs to build their kit or the makeup enthusiast who just likes to play around w/ makeup for themselves.

So now on to the FUN part - the GIVEAWAY!  The great people at Sigma are going to GIVEAWAY a Travel Kit in Naughty Black to 1 LUCKY READER!  That's a $49 I think you'll get the additional Duo Fibre brush as a bonus as well!

How to Enter you Ask!  Well there's a couple of ways.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Weddings - Unfortunately You Can't Always Control Everything!

A couple of wks ago I had the pleasure of working w/ a beautiful bride named Gina and her mother and mother in law for her wedding day at The Old Mill (Great One Stop Wedding Destination in Toronto).  What made it so neat was I actually knew her groom b/c he is a partner w/ a production company I have had the pleasure of working w/ Encounter Film Studios.

I'm not going to lie this actually ended up probably being one of the more stressful weddings I've ever worked on lol!  Why you ask?  Well if you haven't realized this about me before you will now...I'm very punctual and almost always early for my jobs (nothing freaks me out more than being late or running behind).  Seriously, there are a couple of things I hear over and over again from clients - 1. How insanely quick I get back to them by email (even late at night) 2. I'm always early, professional and ready to go.  I'm a bit crazy, I'll admit it lol!

Anyway, I had given very specific instructions to the bride about arriving at The Old Mill at 12:45 pm so I could set up and get to work right away at 1:00 pm.  I of course arrived early and was waiting and waiting lol...they wouldn't let me into the bridal change room w/out the bride.  While I was waiting Paul Nelson (the photographer) arrived and he was able to convince someone to give him a key so then I was at least able to set up (in the very tiny room w/ dim lighting) and he was able to unload his equipment (did I mention the room was small lol).  Few mins later a couple of the guys I know from Encounter showed up which was a surprise to me!  They were acting as the videographers that day (makes sense lol) so anyway great to see them b/c they are always fun and then then put their stuff in the tiny tiny room lol.  So it's getting later and I'm texting the bride and it's getting later still texting and still no bride.  I'm not going to lie I was getting a little worried at this point just b/c I had made a schedule and I knew the schedule I had planned out was good but tight and therefore also meant that I needed ALL the time in the schedule for everything to be ready on I didn't want to do a half ass rushed job b/c that's just not me!

At about 1:45 Gina's mother in law arrived and I immediately got started on  her makeup.  She looked gorgeous when I was done - this woman has amazing skin and so wonderfully delightful!  Just as I was finishing her up Gina and her whole crew's after 2:00 at this point!  I'm not going to lie I was a little stressed.  They saw the size of the room and knew it wouldn't work and were able to get into their bridal suite early...thing is that it's in a whole other section of the hotel...this meant I had to pack EVERYTHING up and carry it to the new room (this of course is taking up more time!).  But I will say they were more then helpful in helping me carry my stuff over...I can't say enough how accommodating and friendly this group was through everything!

Once I finally got to the Bridal Suite I immediately got started on tackling Gina's hair (and boy does she have a lot of hair lol).  One thing I will say about everyone even though things were behind schedule everyone including the bride remained SO NICE and SO FRIENDLY and SO CALM...seriously I was more stressed about it all then them...but I guess when you show up an hr late I might have a sneaking suspicion you're use to being late for things ;) lol.

So the reason I was a bit nervous about the timing was b/c I knew Gina's hair was going to take AWHILE...there were a lot of steps and it was a process!  First I had to blow out her naturally curly hair (and boy does she have a lot of it), then I had to clip in the extensions I made for her b/c even though she has a lot of it it's not long enough, then I had to curl and style all the hair b/c she wanted big loose curls...very different then her normal curly hair.  As you can see it's like styling 3 heads of hair and I knew it was going to take a long time!  Once I got all that done I moved on to makeup which I'm not going to lie was a bit hard to do b/c the hotel room was so dim and it was a cloudy day so not a lot of natural light coming hotel rooms always have the worst lighting I swear!  I guess it's more suited for sexy times then makeup work ;) lol.  After  a little hiccup w/ the foundation I got everything to a level I was happy w/.  But then of course I had to do finals on the hair and re-curl some pieces and just fix it up a bit.  I might add at this point it was probably 4:50 and the wedding was suppose to start at 5:00 (thank God it was all in the same location).  I was freaking a bit b/c I didn't know if I could do her mother's makeup but of course I wanted to do her mother's makeup.

Finally, they just said to me we're going to be late it's okay.  It's more important to do the mom's makeup and be late then to not do it so go ahead.  They said weddings always start late anyway so it's not really a big deal lol!  Plus the mom told me at 4:45 she had ppl in Mississauga calling and saying they were just leaving then!  Man it must be a cultural thing or something b/c seriously I would be stressed out if I was the bride lol!  Truthfully, I don't think a lot of my other brides would have been so calm.  It was funny b/c I was apologizing b/c I just couldn't get things done quicker and do a good job and they were like it's okay don't worry about it we understand lol.  I'm so happy they were so understanding and accommodating about the whole situation (I mean I guess they have to be they were late lol but still they could have made it a lot worse).  So in the end I did the mother's makeup and everyone looked gorgeous and I think they probably started about 30 mins late lol.  But you know what it was worth it if that meant that everyone looked beautiful!  Rather be a bit late and do a good job then be on time w/ a half ass job...I just can't do anything half ass and not beat myself up about it afterward.  Btw I should mention it wasn't like I was running around like crazy stressed person I just literally didn't look up for 3 hrs and just kept focused at the task at hand.  I met her bridesmaids I couldn't even tell you what colour their dresses were b/c I didn't look up lol!

Thankfully, I knew the bride (sort of) b/c they let me just stay after they were all gone from the room and clean up my stuff alone and then just let myself out b/c seriously my area has NEVER been such a disaster.  Seriously, it was insane looking!  My friends at Encounter started shooting some film of my area and I literally yelled "Don't Shoot This it's Disgusting".  It probably took me 30 mins just to clean up everything and calm down lol.

I have to say thank you again to Gina and her entire family for being so warm and friendly and just all around lovely to work w/.  Even though I was stressed they were really wonderful about everything and actually helped a lot to keep ME calm (man usually it's me doing that w/ the bride lol).  I'm so glad everything worked out in the end!

Also BIG THANKS to Paul Nelson for sending me the BEAUTIFUL images I'm going to share w/ you from the day!  Yes, he already has a bunch of the pictures done and it's only been 1.5 wks since the wedding - what a PRO!  He was also wonderful at not getting in my way, working around me and still being able to capture a great picture (even in my chaos lol)!  Can't wait to add them to my Website!

So many GREAT Behind the Scenes Pictures...and overall I don't look like a complete DISASTER in them lol!  It's actually good to see that stressed Jessica actually looks very similar to my normal intense working Jessica lol!

Hadi's (the Groom) Mother - Such GORGEOUS skin!  This was in the TINY room before we moved!

Me doing some Makeup work on the Beautiful Bride - Gina

I may have been a bit stressed but at least my lines were still clean and crisp!  I hate sketchy eyeliner!

One thing I will say is I did a good job on the extensions - they matched PERFECTLY!

They look so HAPPY and she's just GLOWING!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Featured Artist - As Seen In Dripbook

Guess who is one of this mth's featured artists in Dripbook's mthly newsletter!  That's right it's me!  For those that don't know Dripbook is this pretty awesome site that showcases the work of a lot of amazing and talents ppl in the biz including but not limited to photographers, stylists, retouchers, makeup artists, hair stylists etc.

They also do my website which I get a ton of compliments on and they make it so easy to update that even a computer idiot like me can do it w/ no problems at all!

Anyway, every mth they send out a newsletter which features the work of some of the artists on their site and this mth I happen to be the Featured Makeup Artist!  A couple of wks ago they contacted me about writing a little bio for the newsletter and I have to admit I was shocked they were contacting me.  I'm not being modest here but seriously a lot of the artists I've seen featured have REALLY amazing portfolios and REALLY amazing clients fact a lot of have been artists that I look up to.  Although, I'd like to think my portfolio is relatively strong I know there is always room for improvement and to be honest my client list doesn't include the names you frequently see mentioned by the artists involved.

Maybe it has something to do w/ the new work I've put up recently I don't know but whatever it is it makes me happy to be featured!  I noticed the whole newsletter has a sort of Beach/Water theme and they used one of my pics from the Sol y Mar shoot so that's cool too.

So take a look at the little newsletter if you like!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Veet Hair Removal Cream - Review

A couple of wks ago I was lucky enough to get some cool products from Veet couriered over to my house to test out.  I always LOVE trying new products so of course I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands on some free things!

I have to admit I was pretty impressed w/ what I got!  I got a FULL SIZE Veet Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin and Ready To Use Wax Strips (which I haven't actually tried to come).  It's actually been years since I've used a hair removal cream and I remember the smell being just awful in the past.  I was very curious to see if this was something they had improved on over the years and I'm happy to say they have...although I'm not going to lie there is still a smell just not near as strong as it use to be in the past.

The product is quite a large bottle and it comes w/ a nifty spatula to scrap away the excess cream and hair when you're using the product.  I really like the addition of the spatula and it's not something I remember the product having in the past.  I definitely found it to be useful when removing the product and the hair b/c sometimes I did find I did need to actually scrap the area in order for the hair to full remove (I don't know maybe I have strong leg hair lol).  The one I got also has 2X more moisturizers then the reg. cream which is good b/c my legs do tend to get dry esp. depending on the weather or  how much I'm shaving.  It also has a pump which makes for an easier and cleaner application straight from the bottle.

I'm not going to lie the first time I used the product I actually wasn't that impressed w/ the results but I thought it deserved a second chance.  The second time was much better.  I think I needed to put a thicker layer of the product on for it to work (it says there are approx. 4 applications/bottle but I think you could get more out of it...guess it depends how far up your leg you go).  It says it takes 3 mins and you shouldn't go over 6...again w/ my coarse hair I needed the 6...maybe even more although it says you shouldn't leave it on longer but like I also mentioned after 6 mins I did need t scrap pretty hard in some spots to get the hair to come off.

Things I don't like are very similar to the things I didn't like in the past w/ this product.  It's a bit messy, awkward and time consuming to stand in your shower for 6 mins waiting for the product to work...guess that's why I usually just shave my legs.  Also the smell isn't amazing but as mentioned above it has improved a lot over the years.  I actually think I would like this product a bit more for Winter use - 1. b/c my skin tends to be drier then and shaving can dry out the skin more 2. b/c then I can allow my hair to grow for a couple of days before using the the Summer I tend to shave every day or every other day but I felt this product worked better if I let the hair grow for a couple of days which is hard b/c I wear a lot of dresses and skirts in the Summer and I'm not a fan of leg stubble lol.

I did like that it left my skin feeling very soft and moisturized afterward.  Also I found that my hair did seem to grow back a bit slower after then w/ traditional shaving...and a bit finer/less coarse too which is always a good thing!

So overall I would use this product again...esp. in the Winter mths.  If you're someone that likes hair removal creams then it's definitely a good option and has great packaging to keep everything clean and tidy.  I really do like the pump for the bottle and the spatula for removal.

Wax strip review to come soon...just need to find a willing victim...I mean participant ;)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Timeless Elegance w/ a Modern Twist

A few wks ago I had the pleasure of working w/ a wonderful and beautiful bride named Meghan and her entire wedding party and mother.  It was really such a great wedding and it went so smooth thanks in part to Ashley Readings who did all the hair for the day and Alice who assisted the two of us.  It was a large group w/ 7 ppl both Hair & Makeup and you know what my speed and timing has been in the zone lately b/c we finished EARLY!  I was so early in fact that when her aunt came over w/ some not so flattering makeup I was able to take her into my chair and fix it for her.  It was actually quite amusing, she apparently never wears makeup and her husband had read something online about a "smokey eye" and HE decided to do her makeup for the wedding!  Let's just put it this way, basically he took a very dark GREEN eye shadow (her only eye shadow) and just smudged it all over her lid like to black eyes (well green eyes technically lol).  Umm I think this goes w/out saying but ladies - DON'T let your husband/boyfriend do your makeup unless he is a trained makeup artist lol.

Meghan actually found me through Mango Studios who she hired to be her wedding photographers.  I know Zach Hertzman from a couple of editorials and he works for the company but he actually wasn't shooting this wedding.  One of the co-owners Nancy was shooting it and I can't wait to see the pics b/c Mango Studios is seriously one of my fav. wedding photography studios in the city.  They do such gorgeous wedding work and it has such a modern feel to it which is what I'm all about when it comes to weddings.

Meghan was a very organized bride and very meticulous in her planning...she even did a second makeup trial to make sure we got everything just right.  But she also changed things up a bit...bought a second dress b/c she realized the first one wasn't "the right one", changed her hairstyle from the trial a couple of days before the wedding.  You'd think these sorts of things might lead to stress but not at all...Ashley totally rocked the wedding hairstyle that Meghan wanted...didn't hurt that Meghan has TONS of hair to work w/ in the first place lol!  And I have to be honest I DEFINITELY think she made the right choice in changing the dress...I wasn't that crazy about the first one but I LOVED the second one.  It had a bit of a vintage feel to it but still looked so modern and actually quite a bit different from "usual" wedding dresses I see.  Plus this girl rocked an awesome fascinator!  I LOVE fascinators and I LOVE when brides are bold enough to wear them b/c they just add so much personality to everything!

For the makeup it was all about accentuating Meghan's gorgeous big blue eyes.  We did a bit of a peach/brown smokey eye w/ a touch of gold.  Kept the face really fresh w/ a soft flushed cheek and a soft matte lip (also love when brides are not afraid of lipstick).

Most of the bridesmaids were "natural" girls so I wanted to keep them comfortable and play up their eyes in a natural way that wouldn't make them feel "too made up" or "uncomfortable".  Meghan actually wrote me one of the most lovely reviews and commented that at one point she remembers looking around the room and thinking that she'd never seen her friends looks so beautiful...I seriously think that's one of the nicest compliments a bride has given me!

So here's a couple of pictures of the beautiful bride, mom and friends!

Even a couple of me working...thanks Ashley ;)  I cropped in on this pic and as far as pics of me working go I actually really like this one...I don't look quite as mean as usual lol!

I like this pic b/c we can see both the Front & Back...albeit a little blurry.


Bride & her Mom...I thought her mom looked so good too!  Man I LOVE that fascinator!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Lucky You, Lucky Me - Bringing you Two New Editorials in Two Days!  Unfortunately, after this one I'm going to be real there won't be anymore "new" work for a bit b/c I'm just busy doing weddings and things like that but don't worry obviously I'll still be writing fun and interesting entries.  Plus I think I am going to do a little video about the layout of my portfolio so you guys can see it all printed and maybe understand a bit more about portfolio flow and stories and all that stuff!

So here is the FINAL story from my epic shoot day w/ photographer Adamo de Pax that I've written so much about these past couple of mths.  Originally, we were trying to get this published but no one was biting :(  I still think it's gorgeous!  To be honest I don't always get magazine editors and the stories they pick up b/c sometimes I see some really boring or crappy stuff published.

Anyway, Adamo and I agreed it's better to just release the images and put them up on our sites then have them published in a subpar magazine.  Truth is (and I'm not trying to brag here) I've had a lot of stories published and the majority of stories in my book are published so I don't really care if I have some pics that aren't published in a magazine b/c to me it's better to have a book full of strong stories then to really concern myself w/ the fact of whether or not a couple of stories weren't picked up by magazines.  Plus having a story published in a crappy magazine doesn't really mean anything or get me any farther ahead this point so who cares.

I love this story b/c it is a progression of one idea and Andrea (the model) did an amazing job of capturing the mood which is sort of like the makeup is possessing or spreading across her like a disease and turning her evil.  Of course Adamo did an amazing job as per usual too!  If anyone is curious I mostly used OCC pigments and the Gold is from my MUFE Flash Palette.

I really love that you can see the texture of the makeup in these pics and I esp. love the bit of red that landed on Andrea's eyelashes lol!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


You may remember a couple of mths ago me sharing some behind the scenes photos from an awesome beauty shoot I did w/ the amazing Sian Melton and Vienna (our gorgeous model).  Well I can finally show you guys the final product!  I think they look really gorgeous and have this beautiful light and airy other world sort of feel to them.

The story was actually picked up by this new magazine called Veux.  Overall, considering it's the magazine's premier issue it looks really good and will hopefully only get better from here on.  The pics looks good in the magazine but I have to be honest I hate when magazines try to fit more than one pic on one page b/c it just takes away from the impact of the pic but that's just my personal opinion.  Plus they cut out most of the makeup credits which doesn't really make sense considering it's a beauty story.  I mean yes cut out the repeats but to cut out almost all of them isn't cool.  On a positive note my name is spelled right...and we all know that has been a prob in the past ;)

Anyway, here are the finished pics...I'm including my favs. from the shoot not necessarily the pics featured in the editorial  just an FYI.

FYI I went to Pikto today w/ Adamo de Pax to print some pics for my portfolio and they all look gorgeous!  I may be old school but I still LOVE seeing my pics much better than just seeing them on the computer screen IMO.  I might do a little video showing you guys the layout of my portfolio and flip through it for you if you think that might be something that would interest you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Weddings - Love When Everything Goes According to Plan!

Nothing really fancy here.  Just thought I'd share some pics I took of a wedding I did recently in Markham.  First time this season I was hired to just do Makeup and not Hair or Makeup & Hair...kind of refreshing...and so easy!

I think the thing that actually made me most stressed about this job was the fact that I had to drive out there myself.  I know this might sound weird to you all but most of the time when I have weddings outside the city I always have a second person w/ me b/c they happen to be big jobs.  If I don't have a second person that means I have to use Zipcar which is this great hourly rental car service for those that don't know.  I do btw have a full license but I almost never drive.  Before this wedding the last time I drove was Sept...yeah like 10 mths prior lol (If I actually went over my limited driving history it might scare you that I have a license but knock on wood I've actually never been in an accident so don't get too scared lol)!  Thankfully, for weddings I'm usually on the road pretty early which means almost no traffic.  The following week I actually had to drive again for a job btw...all the way past Muskoka like 2.5 hrs outside the city (fyi I woke up at 3:45 am for this job - that's inhumane).  On the positive side actually starting to feel pretty good about this driving stuff lol!

Anyway, back to the wedding.  The bride Anna was so lovely (she looks like Olivia Wilde to me) and her entire bridal party was such a pleasure to work w/.  Anna was so on top of things that I actually ended up finishing early!  It's always nice on wedding days when everything goes really smoothly and there isn't a lot of drama or commotion while everyone is getting ready.  Before the wedding I got a lot of emails from Anna about a lot of details and at first I'll admit it was a bit annoying but I realized she's actually a lot like me - always needs to be in control of all the details and planning.  This also made me realize I'm going to be a nightmare if I ever get married lol!  Seriously, if you didn't know this about me I'm a bit of a control freak and don't really trust many ppl to do jobs I could do myself b/c usually I feel I can do them better lol!  I'm sure I was a nightmare to work w/ on school projects!  Also just want to clarify Anna was by no means a bridezilla or anything like that lol...she was very lovely always...just VERY on top of things lol!  I'll probably be a bridezilla :P

Anyway, here's some pics of Anna and her bridal party...really hopes she sends me pics she was so lovely!

Anna (Doesn't she look like Olivia Wilde)

 Bridesmaid & Cousin

Another Bridesmaid - She has the prettiest smile!

Anna's Sister and Maid of Honour

Monday, August 1, 2011

Raw Beauty

Well Adamo de Pax has done it again!  Less than a wk after I put up the last story from him he already finished the next story we did that epic photo shoot day!  I LOVE how much variety we are getting all out of one shoot day...seriously it's insane!  Every story is so completely different from the other you wouldn't even know they were all shot on the same day and it's so exciting waiting to see what Adamo is going to do next!   I should probably stop bragging about him so much...soon everyone is going to want to shoot w/ him and I won't even get a chance lol ;)

I really wish I could show you the one story that we are still trying to shop around to get picked up by a magazine b/c it's seriously gorgeous...and like I said before so different from everything else!  It really is amazing how much range and variety you can get out of 4 models that all started w/ the exact same look.  Yes, I know I keep repeating it but seriously it's crazy lol!

The last story w/ Sarah was very clean and fresh and this one w/ Bea is so different from that in every way.  It's raw and edgy and I really really like it!  Bea was really great at emoting that raw sexuality and vulnerability we were looking for w/ this one and she's barely recognizable from the clean face original pic.  Yes the makeup is still really clean here but it's amazing what just changing the lighting, switching a pic to B&W and messing w/ one's hair can do to an image.  Hope you like!