Last Saturday Sam and I had a photoshoot in downtown Minneapolis with our friend Chan (he took our graduation photos). He asked us if it would be okay for him to photograph us as a couple. I have no idea how Sam agreed to that, but when Chan sent us some ideas Sam said he was going to put his own spin on it. Needless to say, I’ve never laughed so hard in my life during the shoot and after it when the photos were ready. So here is to Sam, thanks for being a part of my life for 10 years, and being married to me and handling my crazy, and making sure none of this blogging bullshit gets to my head for almost 5! And to Chan, who captured the relationship dynamics perfectly!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Luminess Air and Hawkemedia. All opinions are my own.
I have recently completely changed up my makeup routine. I switched from the BB cream I’ve been using to Luminess Air Airbrush Cosmetics. It’s been amazing, and it’s pretty safe to say I am never going back to regular makeup again.
I never thought airbrushing to be that of a big deal like other bloggers made it seem. It’s pricey, seemed like it would take too much time, and I was fine with the products I currently had. And then I tried it. Airbrushing is the bomb, I tell you! It helps create an even skin tone, makes me look younger, and keep my skin matte longer.
My favorite part is the application. I am a firm believer that you should avoid touching your face as much as possible, and this is the perfect tool for me. And I actually like the feeling of air blowing on my skin, though I was terrified I was going to airbrush myself in the eye by accident.
You simply start by matching your color on luminessair.com by uploading a photo, or going directly into purchasing the kit and selecting a color from there.
Since my skin tends to get oily, I went with the Matte foundation, and a medium color. When I received my Aqua and White Luminess Air kit it actually came with two different shades, which is perfect, because my skin tone will definitely change once the summer is over.
The airbrush system is extremely easy to use at home. I simply watched a video on how to correctly use the stylus and went from there. (The video part is REALLY important, don’t skip out on that!)
I had a photoshoot with my friend Ania of Alacloth Vintage last week, and she definitely noticed the difference in my skin.
As you can see from the photos it’s perfect for covering up blemishes and any imperfections that I have. I’m pretty excited I had the opportunity to try out the Airbrush system, because I would’ve never bought it for myself.
Have you ever tried an airbrush system? What did you think?
Yesterday I had the most amazing opportunity and time of my life to shoot a few vintage looks for my friend Ania (Ann) of Alacloth vintage with a local photographer Eric of Eric Sorensen Photography. I met her through a friend, and was always fascinated by her commitment to finding and selling the highest quality vintage items she could find. And of course her Russian roots. We shot in the rain (yes, it rained here on December 22! Go figure Minnesota weather!) by the tracks on Hiawatha in Minneapolis, and had so much fun!
One of the train yard workers asked us what we were doing, so we had to explain the situation, and then offered to take his picture as well. He said he was going to think about it 🙂
Since it was a pretty public place we also had a guy drive by, honk and blow kisses. All in all it was an eventful Monday photo-shoot and I am so excited to be sharing it with you!
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