Do you Ipsy?
Do you Ipsy? Do you know what Ipsy is?
Well, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription that sends you 5 beauty "samples" each month for $10. Why do I Ipsy? Well, for photo shoots it's great to have all sorts of available products for clients at their disposal. And it's fun to get a cute little hot pink packet every month with new things to try!
This months Ipsy included:
Pantene dry shampoo
Beauti Basics Navy gel eyeliner and Eyeliner brush
Smashbox full exposure mascara
Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel
tre'StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Nantucket Nude
What I love about Ipsy:
You get a cute packet in the mail full of goodies! I can use all of the items either personally or professionally. It's a great little treat for myself each month.
What I don't love about Ipsy:
I received a "mass produced" or traditional product this month... something from Pantene. I don't use these sort of mass products so it will go in the studio box for client use. I otherwise LOVE getting my hot pink packets in the mail each month!
I love getting these so much that I've now also subscribed to Birchbox. And I'm most likely going to subscribe to Vegan Cuts for a vegan and cruelty free option as well. Here are the links to check out these services for yourself! It's like Christmas 3 times a month!
I'll write more about the subscriptions and compare all 3 for you next month! This would make a GREAT gift for your sister, mom, or anyone in your life who enjoys a new surprise lippie or two! Birchbox also offers a subscription for the man in your life!
Let me know what you think of your subscription or if you think there's one I should check out!
Welcome to Studio 501 at the Jax Home of Nouvelle
90 Minute In-Studio Session
Maia was in studio this past Wednesday for a 90 minute session.
I now have 4 session packages that suit everyone's budget!
Beauty Dish Lighting, Fashion Gray Backdrop
Brolly Box Lighting, Gray and white backdrop
Diva light, black glitter backdrop
I love Halloween and this year I discovered Penny Dreadful and wanted to capture the spirit of the Victorian Era and some superstition! I created the Fortune teller hat Ruth is wearing as the main piece of her costume. It is made with Vintage and found items, dried florals and yes... a raccoon skull. I'm selling it on Etsy if you'd like to capture this in a photo of your own making or want to get a jump on next years Halloween costume.
I did the makeup for this shoot and wanted to create a moody lighting look that was dark and mimicked moon light. I hope I accomplished that! ;) I used a B800 on brolly at 1/8th power.
This photo is my version of a traditional portrait. The dress Ruth is wearing is vintage from the 1920s and handmade. There are no zippers or buttons in this delicate lace and silk dress. I am also selling this dress on Etsy. It would make a perfect Downton Abbey dress!
I hope everyone had a great Halloween with loved ones and was able to dress up as whatever you fancy! I'm still on a sugar high!
Raw Hands as Featured on Heddels
I had the privilege of photographing Jordan and John of Raw Hands Denim for their feature on Heddels.com. These two create custom raw denim fades and hand repairs that are intricate and beautiful. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to capture their creativity. Check out the article by clicking on the link above and follow Raw Hands Denim Repair work on Instagram.
Thank you guys! I always have a great time working with you!
Saint Paul based photographer offering Headshot and creative portraiture focusing on Commercial needs.
Nouvelle Design Studio
Elle Halls is a member of the American Photographic Artists
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