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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Hello! September's Challenge!! Drumroll please...Sheet Masks!

 

Previous challenges-

April- Lipstick

May- Eye Shadow

June- Primer/Foundation/Concealer/CC/BB

July- Highlighters

August- Brushes

 

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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Hey guys, these are my favourites!! 😁

 

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@juliotani I love your black and white conversion!

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Hey hey everyone! Just wanted to pop here and let you know I am still very much alive and here ✋🏼 Sorry for being MIA for so long. Summer break, vacation and then resulting work overload after 5 weeks vacation has kept me on my toes and I am just catching my breath now that things start to feel under control.

 

@Samtian I was thinking it will be lovely if you can include every month’s topic in the caption. I’ll try to cover as many as I can in the coming days by posting at least one photo for each category and will soon catch up on all you guys beautiful entries 🤍 Much love.

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Welcome back, @fatimamummy ! 🥳  I hope you enjoyed your time off...now for that vacation to recover from your vacation! 🤣

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@fatimamummy Glad you are back! 

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Welcome back @fatimamummy! Time off is great but it always feels like you need more of it after getting settled back into your pre-vacay routine! 😆 You've been missed!!! So happy to *see* you!

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photo1664340383 (2).jpegphoto1664340383 (1).jpegphoto1664340383.jpegThis is one of my favorite sheet mask brands. I love the smell, it is not too strong but just makes me really relax from my stressful week. I don't know why I just love using sheet masks maybe because we can try many type/brand in a month. how about you guys?

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Beautiful pictures @nadnaddy

Masking really is a special time to unwind and this photo hits than peaceful serene vibe  ☮️ 💗 love it!

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@nadnaddy, it's always great to have a mask on hand to relax and unwind. 😊 The not-overwhelming lavendar scent just elevates that experience - aromatherapy, truly. Your background and layout looks so relaxing too! 

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@nadnaddy I love seeing all the different like thousands of masks there are! Great image and choices!

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I've used different mediums to collect my thoughts on sheet masks that I've used over the years - Excel, post-it notes that I've meant to transfer into a spreadsheet or Word doc, and most recently, a journal, which I've used on occasion to track my daily skincare routine, or as here, to just focus on sheet masks. Most of these photos are from last year's sheet masking, but I see one that I haven't gotten around to posting on the mask thread. Note to self! 😆 All photos taken with my iPhone X, at various times during the day. 

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@itsfi - Your pics are great as always! 💖💖💖  This time I find your post intriguing--that you can use masks regularly.  I've tried different kinds of masks and all of them made me feel like I was suffocating. 😄🤷‍♀️. I'm glad you love them so much! 🙂

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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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