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Microblading 3-D Eyebrows – 1 year Touch Up

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Photo by Julianne Marie

I can’t believe it was already a year when I did my first tattoo – on my face haha! OK, well it’s not a permanent tattoo, but I wanted to give you an update on how I liked it, and the refresher.

I went thicker as you can see in comparison to last time and went with a different shape. I love it so much more – and I wasn’t scared because I knew they would skinny down a bit. The touch up this time was one session, not two like the first time you do it and you go back a few weeks later to touch up.

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Brow refresher and photo by NancyNu.com – based in Gilbert, Ariz.

The above pic was immediately after my 1 year brow refresher so its all shiny and dark. Like I’m talking I just got this done while laying down and sat up for a photo. As my girlfriend says, it’s the Angry Bird look right after you have to get used to for a few weeks. This time Nancy went through some new training which elevated her pricing (but worth it if you ask me) and her instructions for care changed, I could wash them gently but pat so instead of letting them scab and fall off (losing color sometimes!) this method preserves the color better. I can’t explain it but I liked her new method.

I knew I needed a microbladed eyebrow refresher because the color was fading a bit. When I don’t have eyebrows I look scary.

Four of my girlfriends have gotten their brows microbladed after I got mine done and there’s a handful more I see on social that are doing it – it’s so worth it!

Selfie of Diana Elizabeth blogger and friend at John Mayer concert in Phoenix

The third time was painful, my third time if you really think about it – first time on, touch up is the second and this one-year touch up is the third. I was kinda crying and I trust me I have a high pain tolerance but my girlfriend Sommer who has hers tattooed (in above pic) and shaded – she agreed. We laugh because everyone who is a technician says it doesn’t hurt but we think it’s a conspiracy for them to convince us it doesn’t. It could be because it’s tattooed over and over again on the same spot so it’s tender? Hah! Who knows. We’d still do it again and again anyway.

I still use a brow pomade when I get ready but it’s really just to make them pop and it takes me two quick swoops! And usually when I’m home I’m not wearing makeup it’s just my eyelashes and eyebrows on which makes for a decent at home work face!

Check out my post about my first time experience getting it done, no pain no gain and it takes me less than 10 minutes to get ready! Can’t put a price on that :)

What do you think? Time to get yours done?

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Photo Studio Work

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^^ Adornlee

In a few months it will be about a year since I’ve had the photo studio and I wanted to share work I’ve done in there and my thoughts if I think I’ve utilized the space well to completely kick out all of our household items and gardening tools (requiring us to build a garden tool shed). Adding the AC/heat unit was a lifesaver to turn the space into something I could be in year-round.

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I took a lighting class after I competed the studio, taught by photographer Michelle Herrick who is a long-time supportive friend in the business who rocks studio lighting. It was 3 separate 2-hour long classes and I added a lot of studio lights and walked away feeling like I could definitely nail the lighting scenarios I wanted. Extra studio equipment also cost me an extra $1000 for a beauty dish, strobes and modifiers but I found it so worth it.

Corporate headshots on white backdrop studio phoenix Arizona^^ Danielle Wurth, professional organizer of Wurth Organizing

I’ve taken a handful of headshots in my space which I enjoy – and corporate headshots are incredibly fun for me, truly. I think it has to do that I am part of a marketing team that is helping brand a company. I love business owners since I have the entrepreneurial spirit and have always enjoyed being a B2B.

With Amazon businesses on the rise – I was asked about product studio photography and I was happy to do it for Adornlee (see products on Amazon). I was later asked if I would do videos – to bring life to their Amazon listings and I wanted to share a few I did – they are silent short videos – they will add music and logo later.

And another – to showcase the size of this makeup bag.

Here’s a sample of the photo studio work I did – and I made sure the colors matched the product as they varied in material.

You Are Home To Me pillow /Hello Sunshine pillow  / Zipper Top Canvas Tote Bag

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Back to some other work in the studio – you may have seen around the blog. Thankful for my girlfriends, Brittany and Rachel were in town and let me practice lighting on them with my new set up. They are some of my most supportive girlfriends who say – let’s do that right now so you can practice and they are always up for modeling. Below is Brittany and I shot with my beauty dish and backlit her like the pageant headshots.

I often think about if I’d want to do pageant headshots, perhaps later down the line.

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I work in the studio maybe once a week but it can be a chunk of hours at a time. I have found the space to be used much more – and making profit over the past year. It’s nice to have a space for my work and to look like a professional when clients arrive with their products or are ready to get their headshots taken. It also saves a lot of set up time for me when all my equipment is there and I know I won’t make a mess in my home.

The only downside is there’s no kitchen in my studio which would be very convenient – or at least to add an easier entrance to bring food/props out. I mean this is so ridiculous to complain about as this studio really is a few feet away from my house, joined by an overhead patio. But you know, there’s always something to improve but I’m thankful to have this space for my creativity.

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