Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Come to Momma!

I've been waiting since June, and last night they finally arrived......

Drumroll please

My SHEARS! This makes it finally seem real. Oh, and this means I can work some real magic/do some real damage! We did some cutting on our mannequins using our thinning shears first. Apparently, in the past, people have seriously injured themselves the first day of haircutting by underestimating the razor sharpness of these things. Thus far, all digits in the class remain nick free.
I had a hard time sleeping last night, and dreamt of all the beautiful haircuts....
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Monday, October 3, 2011

I changed my mind

Ok- last night I promised to tell the story of how another student accused me of giving her herpes. And I will tell you, but I got a link to an incredible website in my weekly Tumblr update, and I had to share it. As a cosmetology student, we will learn all aspects of beauty culture, skin, nails and hair, but the focus is hair. I enjoy doing nails, but know I couldn't only do nails. My current nail obsession is gel manicures, and I am getting quite good if I say so myself. This website you are about to click on and jump to is extraordinary. I will tell you right off the bat that I would not take them time to do 99% of the stuff that these people have going on, but its fun to look. I have to say, I am smitten with the french manicure with the leopard detail- shown holding the gold china glaze nail polish. What caught your attention? Besides the fact that a good many of the manicures shown could pose a health risk......

Sunday, October 2, 2011

One topic, one month October

So a challenge for the month of October is to write every day about one topic. I wasn't going to attempt this, but then at 11:25 on the second of October I decided to give it a shot. So technically I've already failed, but, whatever. My topic is cosmetology school, so here goes.

Tonight we had a chance to earn a couple of extra hours by attending a mini make up workshop at the MAC store at the Shorthills Mall, from 6 until 8. It's a very small store, so attendance was limited. I think 12 signed up, 8 actually showed up, 2 of which were an hour late. Getting cosmo (or esthetician students for that matter) anywhere on time is like herding squirrels. They are darty, chatty, they zig when you think they will zag. Annoying. Anyway, I will share a tip the instructor shared with us, which is completely awesome. When applying eyeliner to your upper lid, do not be overly concerned with neatness. Now here's the tip- smudge the eyeliner, but hold the brush with the bristles facing downward, and smudge using upward strokes. He also used the brush pointing downward trick when applying eyeshadow to the lid. I cannot wait to put this to work tomorrow morning.

Allrighty then. Hope you enjoyed this little tip. Let me know if you try it, and whether it works for you. I think the story for tomorrow will be about how I gave another student herpes.
Until tomorrow,

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