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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Hello! December's Challenge!! Drumroll please...Nail Polish! 

 

Previous challenges-

April- Lipstick

May- Eye Shadow

June- Primer/Foundation/Concealer/CC/BB

July- Highlighters

August- Brushes

September- Sheet Masks

October- Hair Care

November- Fragrance

December- Nail Polish

 

I've been thinking for a while now about creating a challenge. And why not mix my two favorite things in life!? Beauty and photography. As some of you know I am a photographer on the side. But my creativity for things like this are horrible! Each month we will have a different theme, and your challenge is to incorporate the theme into a creative photo!

 

This challenge is going to be a little different, because you won't be creating looks! Starting in April, but I'd love to get your input and if this is something you would be interested in participating in. I thought about doing prizes and voting, we can still vote for the best if you guys want. But with all the legal jargon needed for prizes I decided I didn't want to mess with that. I might send  unicorn mail throughout to those who participate often though 😼 PS- They make for great filler posts on your social media too. And active participation in the forum, reviews, and gallery ( don't forget to post your challenge photos there too!) can possibly help your chances of getting gratis...like those two beautiful perfumes I got as a gratis below *wink wink*.  

 

The challenge and "rules"-

1. Flat lays and staged photos only. I'll post examples below. But no faces or people allowed in your photos. (Though you can include photographs).

 

2. All photos you take must be your own. 

 

3. Post as many images as you want, you have a whole month to get creative with each theme. Post one, post everyday, doesn't matter.

 

4. Let's talk gear and products! Tell us about your image. List the products and colors, talk to us about your concept and how it came to be, taken with your phone or DSLR? 

 

Here are some helpful reads- digital-photography-school dot com/flat-lay-photography/  and digital-photography-school dot com/tips-for-getting-started-with-still-life-photography/

 

Here are some of my example images I've taken in the past-

Flatlay 1.jpg

Gucci Flora Gardenia.jpg

Floral Street Sunflower Pop.jpg

Gucci Bloom Eau De Toilette 1 oz/ 30 mL eau de toilette spray 

Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Eau de Parfum Spray 

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Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@CookieGirl1, thank you. That's very nice of you to say. It's been fun learning about brushes and the different brands. 

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I love these beautiful pictures, @itsfi! You own such gorgeous brushes.

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@curlychiquita, thank you so much for your kind words❣️ I started picking up brushes as a set a few years ago. Like so many other products in the beauty space, there's a lot of beautiful offerings; it can be a challenge to not pick 'em all up at once. 🤣

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The lotus handles are so so pretty @itsfi !

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@Kim888, 100% agree! They’re beautiful. They perform very well too. I’ve contemplated picking up a couple more brushes individually now that they’re available for purchase outside of the set. 

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They're all so pretty, @itsfi ! 😍

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Thank you @Titian06 ❣️ Posting these reminded me that I need to reach for that Wayne Goss set more often. 

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@itsfi Oh my I want them all haha. Those are all so beautiful!

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Thank you @Samtian! It’s hard for me to walk away from pretty brushes. ♥️ They’ve been my splurge for the last few years. 😬 

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For the month of August we are doing brushes!

 

August Photo Challenge 1.jpg

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This is cool pic,  love the background you have chosen there 😀

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Hahaha, this is perfect @Samtian 

 

Pineapple and playfulness,

the glamour and gorgeousness of Gaga.

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@danielledanielle 😄 thank you so much!!

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@Samtian , Great photo!

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@tsavorite Thank you!!

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Stunning pic, @Samtian ! 🤩  I thought it was a professional pic at first look.  Love the brushes you used, so pretty. 🥰

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@Titian06 😄 thank you so much! 

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@Samtian, wow! I love your layout here - the layering of the fabric, the Icons coffee book and those brushes is fun and artistic! 😍 I love how all the pieces have their own distinctive look and feel to them but tie in together seamlessly. You have such a great eye!

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@itsfi Thank you! I wanted something fun and colorful. 

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More highlighters! Meant to post this last week.

Highlighters 2.0.jpg

 

Photo Details:

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Product(s):
Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter (gratis); Hourglass Vanish™ Flash Highlighting Stick Champagne Flash; Charlotte Tilbury Mini Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g 

Camera:iPhone X
Background:Table top
Prop(s):Orchid plant
Other Material:Since the Charlotte Tilbury isn't just a highlighter, I guess the bronzer is also a prop? Lol.
Lighting:Natural, morning light; window is right next to the table. 
Editing: Cropped, to get rid of a stray hair. 🤣
 

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@itsfi ,

I like this photo!  Orchids elevate!

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