Friday, December 31, 2010

Photography Anyone???

I have mentioned before being a photographer. I am not going to claim to be some well known pro or anything but I do my darned best at it.
If you want, take a look at my blog at Photography By Teresa and follow me and pass me on to others!


Photography Anyone???

I have mentioned before being a photographer. I am not going to claim to be some well known pro or anything but I do my darned best at it.
If you want, take a look at my blog at and follow me and pass me on to others!


Friday Flashback

All my boys on New Years Eve in 2009.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

How Did You Do That-Make Up?

I am a photographer and I proud myself on that but for this tutorial I used my Sony Cyber-shot point and shoot camera to take the photos so they aren't as sharp or clear. Hey, I could've used my cell phone like I did the last "how to" ha ha.
Also, I am NOT a make up artist and don't claim to be one.

The other night a friend of mine came over and we were talking make up. She commented how she liked my make up and I told her I would do a "how to" make up tutorial on how to get the look I had with neutral colors because I think that looks good on EVERY woman no matter what eye color you have.

Also, I ONLY did my eye make up so I have NO make up on what-so-ever in this tutorial EXCEPT eye make up so excuse the break outs and un-even skin tone

CLEAN CANVAS: Again, excuse the break outs and un even skin tone

I use this Cover Girl foundation. I normally put it all over my face so I did not put it on my eyes for this tutorial but this is how I start out.

Next I have my Maybeline White Cover Stick

As well as my Cover Girl Highlighting/Concealer Stick 
After I have foundation on, I then put the white cover stick under my eyes to hide the dark circles

I then blend it in. Normally I would've done a better job but it is almost midnight and I am doing this tutorial.

I then put the concealer on my eye lids to 1) make them lighter as you can see my eyelids are dark and 2) to hold the eye shadow longer during the day

This is the eye shadow I will be using. Rimmel London's Quad of 019 Sun Safari

I use the one my brush is pointed at (no color names sorry) on my eyelid ONLY up to the crease and blend WELL

Here is after that color is on my lids.
Next I used Rimmel London's 100 Glam Ice (white) shadow on my brow line

Photo of the main color and the white

Then I will typically use the darker color (if during the day) and place it in my crease
If is during the night time and I am going out I typically put it on the corners of my outer lid (will show in another tutorial)

Hard to see because lighting is bad but I have the white on my brow line, the dark color in the crease and the main color on my lid

I then will use my Covergirl 210 Espresso (brown) eyeliner (typically I go brown if I am doing neutral colors, otherwise I will use black)

Again, I was in a rush so they aren't even but I used the brown liner on my lid and under my eyes
I will now take the main color and use it UNDER my eye HALF WAY from middle to my outer eye (like liner) and then I will use a lighter (I used the bottom right) color and put it under my eye from the corner to the middle

I will finish it off with my CoverGirl Lash Blash Very Black mascara. I did not put any on for this tutorial because again it is almost midnight and I don't feel like washing mascara off my face tonight!

Here is a photo taken a while back but you can see how I used the darker color on the corner of my eyes and not in the crease. This was actually a silver on the lid, a cream color on the brown and a maroon on the corner and as liner on the top lid
Here is where I used a purple

And here is where I used a green. I used a dark green on the main lid, then did a lighter green over that and then I did black in the corners and did a cream on the brown.
There you have it. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to see other tutorials.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How Do You Do That???

I've been told, by many, they hate me.......and my hair. Well, love you too!!! Ha ha. Here is a photo tutorial on how I straighten my hair every day (I straighten it as I do not straighten it every day)
You, too, can get hair like mine as well
Excuse the photos as they were taken on my cell phone. 

I start with spraying (any) Heat Tamer Spray or any Heat Therapy Spray on my wet hair (or you can do it on dry as well)

I then blow dry my hair with the dryer pointing down

When it is 85% dry, I flip my hair (as this gives your hair volume) and finish drying that way

As my hair is flipped, I go ahead and straighten my hair this way

I then part my hair into sections by clipping parts of it up and I straighten each section until I am done
I then spray some Shine Spray/Gloss onto my hair to make it shiny

And VOILA, there you go!!!

Hope this helps and if you use this "tutorial" let me know and post some photos so I can see how a before and after!!!!

Taking a Break is Wednesday. The middle of the week. Okay, so you don't care. I do. As you have known, I have been sick since the week before Christmas and I am actually STILL getting over it. My bronchitis has kicked in and it is whooping my butt. Ugh it sucks. Either way, my 15 yr old babysitter stepson has been out of school since the Friday before Christmas week. Well he goes back to school on Jan 3rd which is Monday. EEEEKKKK.......NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Since I have been sick, I have been taking a lot of meds to help me kick this crap out of my system and also sleeping a lot which means I don't usually wake until sometime between 10am and 12pm. It has definitely been a luxury I am going to miss when he goes back to school.
Now, I just need to get my butt in gear and find another job but it seems more people are looking for tax advisers and medical field personnel then anything lately and I am not qualified for either of those professions.

Questioning Love

I found myself upon a blog titled "Writing to Keep Sane" and I feel as if I am writing it. Everything she says is so true for some of the feelings I have.
I realized I was staring at a blog post of hers and re-reading it over and over and over again. Not because I didn't understand but because I truly did understand.

Some times I wonder if you
Stay because you love me and that
You are truly happy and need me,
Or if you stay because you fear
The pain that it would cause for the
Both of us to be alone.

Do you stay because you
Don't want to cry?
I don't know.
This relationship seems
And to be honest I feel so alone.
Do I stay because I love you and
Need you, or do I stay because I'm afraid
To be alone?

The arguing, the name calling, the
Tension when we sleep together,
Is it worth the aggravation?
Is this more pain than we can
Both endure?
We were once so grounded,
So founded in everything we knew
And we wanted, almost like
We would never surrender to the
Ebbing tide of disillusion.
And if honesty is the best policy, have
We really been that honest with each other?
I don't know, I guess I am just
Questioning Solidity.

Question \Ques"tion\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Questioned; p. pr. & vb. n. Questioning.]

[Cf. F. questionner. See Question, n.]

1. To ask questions; to inquire. [1913 Webster]

He that questioneth much shall learn much. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
2. To argue; to converse; to dispute. [Obs.]

so·lid·i·ty (so-lidi-ty). n. 1. The condition or property of being solid. 2. Soundness of mind, moral character, or finances. ...

love –noun
1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
3. sexual passion or desire.
4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
5. (used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?
6. a love affair; an intensely amorous incident; amour.
7. sexual intercourse; copulation.
8. (initial capital letter) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.
9. affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one's neighbor.
10. strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books.
11. the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.
12. the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.
13. Chiefly Tennis. a score of zero; nothing.
14. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter L.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Never Told You

I love music and sometimes it tells a person what I really want to say. This is just one of those that touches my soul


Are you happy?
Why are you happy?
I saw a bumper sticker a few days ago that said "Happiness is a journey, not a destination". That got me thinking.
Today, I was writing my post it note blog when I ran over to "Only Parent Chronicles" blog and saw the post about Happiness and found this
I have a lot going on, well it seems like a lot at least, in my life right now that involves happiness, being happy, etc and I think this is God's way of telling me something. This is the 2nd time in one week I have seen this phrase. Hmmm.

Post it Note Tuesday

Only Parent Chronicles

Monday, December 27, 2010

Toys, Toys and some Clothes

Here are some other fun moments from Christmas morning
Santa got me a Pillow Pet!!! But he got me the wrong one :( I wanted the red one mommy!

Oops, bad Santa. Him and I will have to have a talk!

The COOLEST Transformer---Optimus Prime. 

Who ISN'T playing Call of Duty: Black Ops???

Do not mess with a Chihuahua and his rawhide! 

Now when they fight, just go outside and shoot each other!!!

My Lil Rock Star

And after about 3 awkward family photos (not kidding you) here is the one that made it to Facebook (where it really matters)
I hope your family had some great moments with funny captions!!!