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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Hello! February's Challenge!! Drumroll please...Candles/Wax Melts/ Diffusers etc! 

 

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

January- Blush/Bronzer

February- Candles/Wax Melts/ Diffusers

 

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

Thank you, @Titian06! I bought it a few years ago for spring-time display, and remembered I had it in the cupboard. I hadn’t forgotten about the caramels, though 😉  

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@eshoe Such a pretty dish! What kind of candies are those? I dont beleive I recognize what they are. 

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@Mellmars1185 I do not even know! I transfer everything to a glass candy jar when I get it home. My daughter liked caramel for a brief (a day? Lol) moment so I picked these up. I just liked that they say, “caramel” on them and not any particular brand for the photo.

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@eshoe  One of the best candies of all time. 🙂  Pretty!

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1000% agreed, @Ispend2much6. With milk, white, dark chocolate, or alone…so good!

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Beautiful @eshoe ! I love it! One “candy” in between others! Makeup is my candy so I find your picture very representative! 😍

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Makeup is a near-perfect candy, @Saradestin! Lasts longer, too, ha ha. 

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The same lipstick as @Saradestin 's, combining two things I love- holiday traditions and lipstick.  Nothing artistic about this, just fun.

augustine jelly beans.jpg

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@Ispend2much6 Art is subjective, I think it looks artistic and fun!

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@Samtian. Thanks!

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Nice photo @Ispend2much6

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@faeriegirl  Thanks!

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Delicious photo @Ispend2much6 🤩

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@lmaster  Thank you- I'm trying to avoid eating them right now...

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@Ispend2much6 So sweet and pretty.

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@SportyGirly125. Very"sweet" haha thanks!

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@Ispend2much6, jelly beans and lipstick. Two things I love! All in one frame. 

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@itsfi   Isn't it amazing how many varieties of jelly beans are available now?  I remember when there was only one type- the traditional kind.

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@Ispend2much6, yes, I grew up only knowing about Brach’s jelly beans! Then there was an explosion of jelly beans, including within Brach’s. Easter is always a good time to get reacquainted with jelly beans. 😉 

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

This is pretty, omg!! lippie 💄 and candies 🍬🍭 in the same photo, wow!! @Ispend2much6 

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@Skunk12puzzola. It's a dream come true!

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