||[Oct. 25th, 2002|12:04 pm]
hehe - i plucked my eyebrows yesterday! i've never done that much before, i would usually just pull out the ones in the middle so they wouldn't grow together. i've always had very dark, bushy eyebrows, and i think they made me look like i was frowning even when i wasn't. people were always asking me "what's wrong" when i was just looking normal. so, i thought, for a change, i'd pluck them. i think i like them better now (matt says i look more like a "porcelain doll" this way). here are some before & after pics (they're taken about 8months apart, and i used to have green contacts back then, so ignore that!):|
i'll try to get a better pic up later - i took this one myself so it is blurry.
i need to start christmas shopping - i don't want it to sneak up on me again. i'm going to do a lot of it on eBay, so NOBODY LOOK AT WHAT I'M BIDDING ON! i need to make a christmas list myself.
woo hoo! amber's taking her black belt test tomorrow - i'm gonna go watch.
i had been thinking on and off about getting Lasik surgery on my eyes. i've decided against it. while i know a couple of people who've done it, and it worked out great, i don't think it is worth the risk. my cousin eric got it done, but he had problems with contacts, so that is good for him. i, on the other hand, wear contacts well - it only takes me about 20 seconds to get them both in each morning, and maybe 10 seconds to get them out at night. not bad. i like changing colours on them too - especially the special effects ones like with cat's pupils and little stars. it's getting about time for me to reorder my lenses and i'm trying to decide. my regular eyes are blue, so any colour works over them. wildeyes brand has a new type of lenses called "x-colors" that are SOLID bright colours - here they are:
i think the grey ones are pretty cool - since i have fair skin and black hair i'd look like i was out of a B&W photograph. they're a lot more subtle than the special effects lenses i usually get, but they are cool. i've also been thinking about commissioning some hand painted golden lenses with hourglass shaped pupils like Raistlin Majere's - that would be bad-ass...
i had some green partial-scleral (covered part of the white of my eye) cat-pupiled eyes commissioned about 5 years ago by a theatrical supply company (it was before they started making special effects lenses available for the general public). i think they ran me about $350 then, i wonder if there's somewhere that would do custom pieces for cheaper... lol, maybe i could trade a painting for them!
any way - i'd better get to painting. i'm buried in commissions, and i need to get more stuff up on eBay!
i would never have plucked my eyebrows, but when i was staying with a friend in california her mom used to do it for money in her college dorm, so she actually did the waxy thing that hurts, and since then i've mildly kept it up on my own. i'm inspecting your before and after pictures but i'll have to see it in action to really see the difference...
basically i agree about contacts. erik's very happy with the eye surgery, but i have no trouble with contacts and i don't mind wearing glasses around the house if i feel my eyes need a break from the contacts, AND i like the option to change my eye colour if i like (i haven't yet, i can never decide... i just ought to go for it).
i'm not officially back on the internet, just killing time between advisory appointments at UMKC and meeting matt, and i'm borrowing matt's roommate's user id. yay.
when i first got contacts i used the 2-week "throwaway" kind. i'd buy them in these "rainbow packs" that had blue, green, amber, and violet in them - they're perfect for people who don't want to commit!
lol, i'm such a nerd - before i tried plucking my eyebrows i imported a digital photo of myself in photoshop (photo-editing program) and i tried a variety of eyebrow shapes out with my graphics tablet. that way i could pick one i would like. i did the same thing when i bought glasses online - i took the pictures of several frames off of the website and put them on my photo in photoshop so i'd get an idea what i'd look like. it's fun really.
hello, i ran across your journal by clicking through your website from ebay. i just wanted to say i love your artwork and someday i would love to commission a peice, you know when im not dirt poor. from your journal you seem like a sweet person, also i like how you do your eye makeup, i couldnt quite tell how you did it until you put up these two pics. have a great day:)
hello! pleased to meet you =)
thank you for the compliments on my artwork and eyemakeup (that's kinda like artwork i suppose...).
for my eyes i use simple black eyeshadow, and i line the bottom and outer edge of my eyes with it. it looks a lot softer than eyeliner (never could get the hang of that) and it doesn't smudge. then i use black 2000 calorie mascara. sometimes i use a little glitter on special occasions, but usually that's all the makeup i wear =)
i know this is a pretty delayed response but, i would never have guessed that was shadow! i was also wondering if you wouldnt mind me putting you in my friends list, my only lj friend msmaguigy said you probably wouldnt mind but i just thought id ask first :)
i'd be honoured to be on your friends list! next time i update mine i'll be sure to add you onto mine! i need more friends =)
i changed my screen name again *mwah*