» A little Sunday project

 
I recently bought a duo palette from MAC as well as a 24 room pan for my single palette. So today I cleaned up the single palette, depotted the eyeshadows I had in it, cleaned those and put them into my duo palette where I am going to use the other side for blushes very soon. I put in the 24 pan in the single palette and startet shaping my lipstick into the pan.
 
I have seen different tutorials on how to place your lipsticks into the pan, most of them where you melt your lipstick into the pan for the perfect shape. I, however, am too scared to change the lipsticks color and texture, which can easily happen, if you heat the lipstick just a tad too much. So I decided to press the lipsticks on a spoon so it became mushy and then I placed the lipstick into the pan. It might not be the prettiest result, but my lipsticks are still intact and I only used around 1/4 of the lipstick in each room! 
 
 
This is just a little preview of the palette, I still have to fill out the rest of the pan! 
This is a great way to have your lipsticks stored, I am going to put the names of individual lipstick shades on the back of the palette too, so I can keep track of that. I find that applying my lipstick with a brush is 10 times easier that applying the directly from the stick and you don't use as much lipstick at a time either. I also found, when I cut the lipsticks that I did not have much product left in, that there is about 1/4 more lipstick at the bottom, which you usually can't get off when you just leave it as a stick. So if you wear down a lipstick, you can always scoop out the reaming product and put it in one of these palettes, that's what I did with my Taupe and Angel (the two first colors on the top left to right) , which I had almost nothing left of!
 
I still have to clean the palette after I get the rest of the lipsticks into the pan, and even the lipsticks out a bit more. But I can definitely recommend this to anybody! It is also easy for me to bring one of these palettes with me on jobs, instead of bringing all my lipsticks. 
 
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, everybody! 
 
 
 

» Last day at NWMA

 
.. Which also marks my first day as a certified make-up artist and hair stylist! 
I can not believe the 8 weeks has already past, it went by way too fast. 
 
The past eight weeks has been some of the most stressful, hard and difficult weeks in my life, yet they have also been some of the absolute most fun, exciting, active ones and also the ones where I have probably learned more in such a short amount of time than ever.
 
It is a hard education, it takes courage to take the leap because you really have to believe in yourself, which I usually never did with anything education wise, because I was not sure about it - with this, I was .. I am! 
 
I have so many future plans, so many days already planned out for practice, this is an education that never ends, you have to stay up to date with trends, styles, new techniques and so on. It is never just, "alright you passed, you're such a professional now", which is probably one of the things I love the most about this education - I get to learn new things for the rest of my life. 
 
If you are from Denmark and you have a dream about becoming a make-up artist and hairstylist I will definitely reccomend Nicci Welsh Make-Up Academy. I am so grateful for all they have taught me, for the sweet teachers who were to get to know us and what we wanted to get out of this and for Nicci who has supported us all and who showered us all with good luck and compliments on our work today. She has been there during the whole journey, she was the teacher for a couple of the days and she was always there if you needed to talk to her.
 
It was really emotional to say goodbye to the other students, the teachers, Nicci and the school today, because these past 8 weeks has been so intense and we have all helped each other so much, it is going to feel odd not to see these people from Monday-Friday anymore. I am sure I will probably see most of them again in the future though, who knows what it holds! 
 

» Behind the scenes from the Final Shoot

 
I kind of told myself not to post any pictures from the shoot before my portfolio picture is in my hands. However, I had such a great day at the shoot and I got to take a few quick snaps during the whole thing. This is probably one of the only things I have ever done that I am truly proud of, so I could not wait to show you.
 
 
It was all quite positive and it went so well for everybody! We got a lot of really great feedback and tomorrow we are going to talk a lot more about everybodys looks. I will, of course, post the final picture once I get it, so make sure to stay tuned for that! :-) 

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» A little Sunday project

 
I recently bought a duo palette from MAC as well as a 24 room pan for my single palette. So today I cleaned up the single palette, depotted the eyeshadows I had in it, cleaned those and put them into my duo palette where I am going to use the other side for blushes very soon. I put in the 24 pan in the single palette and startet shaping my lipstick into the pan.
 
I have seen different tutorials on how to place your lipsticks into the pan, most of them where you melt your lipstick into the pan for the perfect shape. I, however, am too scared to change the lipsticks color and texture, which can easily happen, if you heat the lipstick just a tad too much. So I decided to press the lipsticks on a spoon so it became mushy and then I placed the lipstick into the pan. It might not be the prettiest result, but my lipsticks are still intact and I only used around 1/4 of the lipstick in each room! 
 
 
This is just a little preview of the palette, I still have to fill out the rest of the pan! 
This is a great way to have your lipsticks stored, I am going to put the names of individual lipstick shades on the back of the palette too, so I can keep track of that. I find that applying my lipstick with a brush is 10 times easier that applying the directly from the stick and you don't use as much lipstick at a time either. I also found, when I cut the lipsticks that I did not have much product left in, that there is about 1/4 more lipstick at the bottom, which you usually can't get off when you just leave it as a stick. So if you wear down a lipstick, you can always scoop out the reaming product and put it in one of these palettes, that's what I did with my Taupe and Angel (the two first colors on the top left to right) , which I had almost nothing left of!
 
I still have to clean the palette after I get the rest of the lipsticks into the pan, and even the lipsticks out a bit more. But I can definitely recommend this to anybody! It is also easy for me to bring one of these palettes with me on jobs, instead of bringing all my lipsticks. 
 
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, everybody! 
 
 
 

» Last day at NWMA

 
.. Which also marks my first day as a certified make-up artist and hair stylist! 
I can not believe the 8 weeks has already past, it went by way too fast. 
 
The past eight weeks has been some of the most stressful, hard and difficult weeks in my life, yet they have also been some of the absolute most fun, exciting, active ones and also the ones where I have probably learned more in such a short amount of time than ever.
 
It is a hard education, it takes courage to take the leap because you really have to believe in yourself, which I usually never did with anything education wise, because I was not sure about it - with this, I was .. I am! 
 
I have so many future plans, so many days already planned out for practice, this is an education that never ends, you have to stay up to date with trends, styles, new techniques and so on. It is never just, "alright you passed, you're such a professional now", which is probably one of the things I love the most about this education - I get to learn new things for the rest of my life. 
 
If you are from Denmark and you have a dream about becoming a make-up artist and hairstylist I will definitely reccomend Nicci Welsh Make-Up Academy. I am so grateful for all they have taught me, for the sweet teachers who were to get to know us and what we wanted to get out of this and for Nicci who has supported us all and who showered us all with good luck and compliments on our work today. She has been there during the whole journey, she was the teacher for a couple of the days and she was always there if you needed to talk to her.
 
It was really emotional to say goodbye to the other students, the teachers, Nicci and the school today, because these past 8 weeks has been so intense and we have all helped each other so much, it is going to feel odd not to see these people from Monday-Friday anymore. I am sure I will probably see most of them again in the future though, who knows what it holds! 
 

» Behind the scenes from the Final Shoot

 
I kind of told myself not to post any pictures from the shoot before my portfolio picture is in my hands. However, I had such a great day at the shoot and I got to take a few quick snaps during the whole thing. This is probably one of the only things I have ever done that I am truly proud of, so I could not wait to show you.
 
 
It was all quite positive and it went so well for everybody! We got a lot of really great feedback and tomorrow we are going to talk a lot more about everybodys looks. I will, of course, post the final picture once I get it, so make sure to stay tuned for that! :-)