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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Hello! November's Challenge!! Drumroll please...Fragrance! Be it perfume, candles, diffusers. 

 

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

 

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

@Titian06, thank you. Your feelings about sheet masks being suffocating is not uncommon. It may be more work than it's worth for you, but have you tried taking a sheet mask, cutting it half so there's a top half and a bottom half? Or even vertically so there's a right half and a left half? Just thinking aloud here and wondering if that might resolve or at least help to alleviate the feeling of suffocating. 

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@itsfi - Now that's an idea, cutting in half horizontally.  I can visualize myself using a mask that way.  Maybe I'll pick out something during the F&F sale to experiment with...🤔  Thanks for the idea!

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@itsfi I love when you include your notes! It's always so fun to see. 

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Awww, thank you @SamtianThis thread has been fun - it's great to see everyone's set up and I always find myself learning a lot when folks share their inspiration or thought process behind a photo. So a "thank you" right back at ya for creating this space for folks to learn from the sidelines or by jumping into the mix. 💖 

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wow, thats a lot of sheet mask 😍.

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@nadnaddy, yep; sheet masks are a part of my skincare / self care routine, usually once per week, at least.

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A green masking sesh inspired by @itsfi  🙂

 

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@SurprisedLemur Oh that is so fun!!! how do you like the mask?

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It was very nice and refreshing @Samtian ! I like the tonymoly masks in general because they're generous with the serum 👌

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I see tony moly's sheet mask. it brings a lot of memory from my teenage year. one of my old time fav 😍

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Yes to greens @SurprisedLemur! 💚 Such great green tie-ins for your layout. I'm jelly - your plant looks happy and thriving!

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Haha thanks @itsfi ! It's a baby from a bigger plant I had that decided to have like 20 babies these past 3 months and then die 😬

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Great pic, @SurprisedLemur ! 💚💚💚  @itsfi seems to be enabling inspiring a lot of us in so many ways! 😁

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Hahaha @Titian06! Moi? 

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Inspiration is alive and well 24/7 on BIC! 🙌

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Screen Shot 2022-09-26 at 5.17.31 PM.pngSome of my favourite masks- still building my collection- anyone have any recommendations for hydrating masks to use when your face just feels like sandpaper?? 

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@katshepp, apologies for the delay. Here are a few masks I've found to be nicely hydrating. For reference, I have combination-dehydrated skin for most of the year - in the summer months, it gets a lot oilier, especially in my lower T-zone (nose, chin, jawline) and in the winter, it leans a lot more dry. 

 

Sheet Masks:

 

Wash Off Masks:

 

Overnight / Sleeping Masks

 

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@katshepp Those are fantastic choices!!! @itsfi will definitely have some ideas for you!

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@Samtian, lol; I do love me some masks! 😍 Thanks so much for the reminder. 

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this is my favourites during break out at my face. for remove tiny bumps at my face, i usually use a clay mask or mugwort mask, it works every time i use it

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That ceramidin mask is my go-to in the winter as well!

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A huuuuuge yes to that Dr Jart Ceramidin mask @katshepp! 💛💛💛💛 

 

Will circle back later tonight with some thoughts on hydrating masks. Do you prefer wash off or sheet masks? Fragrance or no fragrance?

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