Monday, March 14, 2011

Outfit of the Day and my try at the Leopard Print Mani

Friday night we had planned on taking some potential Marketing pics for Cult Nails. I had some stuff to do Friday night and by the time we were ready to go it was 9pm and I was absolutely exhausted. I took a 5 hour energy drink and pushed through, but we ended up taking some "pinup" style pics instead. Well my neighbor did anyway. I took some more modern pinup style pics. Some I did to try out some of the poses I want for Cult Nails, but not all. Anyway at about 1:30 in the morning as we were ending things and I was getting ready to leave I decided to take some outfit of the day photos. The exhaustion was written all over my face, so I had to do some photo editing to these pics to disguise my being tired. Who cares about the outfit, in the end I think these came out pretty cool.

This is us just having fun. You can actually see the lighting in the upper left of the picture. Oops!

My friends tried to get me to pose. I really had a hard time with this. I messed with the color of my hair in the photo below. (The first photo shows what my hair really looks like.) I added some blonder and red highlights in the picture below during the editing process. I am thinking of coloring my hair like this - what do you think?

Me looking totally uncomfortable in front of the camera. Ha!

This one I highlighted the hair and messed around with the saturation settings on the picture. I LOVE how this came out, almost comic book style. I don't look tired at all here! I really like how this one came out! 

So what do you think? Do you want to see some of the pinup style pics I took too? I am kind of embarrassed to show them, but some of them came out pretty cool. Let me know if you want to see them. If you do, I will suck it up and post some on here. 

Oh I almost forgot, I received my Konad leopard print plate so my nails were still sporting that look on Friday night. I think it came out OK. Here is my final result. If you follow me on Twitter, you already saw this. If you don't (why don't you? ha!) here it is. I will warn you now, I thought I was going to take it right off, so I took the picture before clean up so don't be judging! :)

I ruined the index finger before I could even take the picture! Oops! I cleaned it up and fixed the index finger and left this manicure on for a record 4 days! Yeah, I've been a bit lazy lately.

14 comments:

  1. OH Yeah Beautiful Girl and very very stylish ..i like it and wondering your dress . nice your hair and Good face expression. Beautiful your smile on face and i like your second Pics.

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  2. You look great in your photos. You're super stylish. Your kids must think you're so cool! I love the hair I think you should totally do those colors! I think you shouldn't be embarrassed to show the pin up ones you're gorgeous!

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  3. you look great, not tired at all! show us the pinup pics!

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  4. I love your last pic! That's so gorgeous! And of course! Pinup style is fun! But only if you're comfortable.

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  5. Loving your outfit of the day - the last shot of you looks AMAZING - like magazine ready! Cute mani!!

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  6. Wow wonderful finger location and his images.

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  7. @Gina (Prim and Polished)I think my kids love/hate it. I went to pick my oldest daughter and her friends up at the mall one day and a 21 yr old hit on me and my daughter's response was "See what I mean? Why can't she just look like a normal mom? I have to deal with this all the time!" I felt bad and it so isn't true - she doesn't EVER have to deal with that! I hardly ever get hit on! Ha!

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  8. @jbrobeckTherewas a lot of editing done to get rid of the bags under my eyes in these pics! But thank you! I am trying to figure out which pics I want to post. I want opinions on how I can make them more nail focused.

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  9. @yardsticks 4 lunaticsMe too! Especially edited like that. I want to take pictures of my girls and edit them like this one!

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  10. @styrchI am definitely not comfortable, but it's a lot of fun.

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  11. @BrookeThanks I really love how that one turned out!

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