Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday Favorites: Holiday Makeup Collections

If you're thinking about picking up makeup this fall and winter season there are plenty of holiday collections coming in to choose from. So many! I go into Sephora and I want to run out and never go back because choices. I rarely buy expensive makeup unless I like the formula and the packaging. After watching and reading reviews here's what I've decided to buy.

1) Too Faced Melted Matte Gingerbread Man: This sweetly packaged lip color got amazing reviews last year and was realesed again this year. It smells like gingerbread! Yum! There is another version called Melted Matte Gingerbread Girl, if that color looks nicer on me I'll get that one! $21

2) Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas: An adorable collection, each lip color a different scent! Packaging is equally cute! all colors I like. Melted Matte formula. $25

3) Sephora Collection The Enchanting Colors Eye and Face Palette: I swatched this in store and the colors are pigmented and no color is out of place. No green! Yay! Not only is the packaging beautiful but this makes for a great traveling palette. And thankfully, very affordable. That always helps. $18

Thanks for stopping by! Much love to my makeup loving friends! Sarah, Nessa and Rebecca!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday Favorites

~ 1 ~
Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless Headphones

These headphones are unstoppable. I throw them in my purse, take them to the gym, the office, around the house. They just will not break and remain charged for a very long time. A cord with a microphone comes with it in case you need it. It folds in on its self to fit snugly in yon purse.  I can not stress enough how much I mistreat this technological dream.

~ 2 ~
When I hear this song I stop and dance. Even in a public bathroom. I just can't help it. It's outrageously fun.

~ 3 ~
"There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people"
- G.K. Chesterton

Interest and curiosity is something I've cultivated in my life. It sprung with greater force after my remission from a two year stint of depression. The gratitude I feel from being able to feel positive feelings again is so great that any time I can be happy I cherish it. The excitement of learning new things and gaining new skills eases the low grade depression I sometimes feel. It's a salve, but regardless I encourage everyone to find wonder in life around you.

with love, Fabi

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dream Big Princess: Aurora

 I wanted to share a project I'm actually allowed to show! Freedom!!

You may not know that I work for Disney Consumer Products/Disney Central Creative/Disney Design Group/ Disney Store. The powers that be are still trying to come up with a name for all of these departments that have recently merged under one umbrella. Well, it means I get to rub shoulders with California people a lot more and they asked me to do a special Disney Princess Project!!

At the U.S. Open Tennis Championship last weekend there was an exhibition called DREAM BIG PRINCESS: BE A CHAMPION. Eleven artist were asked to paint over racket covers each with a princess in an "empowered" pose (oh that word). I could barely get the linework/concept done at work because of everything else on my slate so by the time it was time to prime and paint that darned racket it was Friday and the painting was due on Monday. This was the exciting and exhausting process.

I did all my line work and rough color in photoshop. Surprisingly Aurora is very rarely shown facing front. Yay lack of reference. I also drew the three fairies up top but because of time constraints they were nicked and replace by stars in their respective colors.

The racket cover was delivered with black primer brushed on one side. I repainted it white/yellowish and then did some old school rub pencil on the back and press hard with a pen on top of my linework printout so it would show up on the canvas. Then it was paint, paint, paint!!

I hope you enjoyed it it was a real honor to be showcase with so many talented people!