Hello! I hope you are having an amazing Sunday! Yesterday I got the chance to have the amazing Natalie Young work her magic on my hair. She is so creative that being around her you feel so inspired. The first time I really met Natalie she was doing some fun hair cuts/colors which were going to be photographed. To my shock she asked if I wanted to be the makeup artist (it was shortly before I was going to start beauty school), I was so excited to learn from her. After meeting and doing some practice runs before the big day I mentioned how I would love to have her do my hair, she explained how she wanted a "makeover look" to add to her work, without hesitation I volunteered. That evening I sat in her salon chair, knowing how amazing she was I explained to her "Do anything you want, don't tell me what you are thinking just go for it." At the time I had hair a little past my shoulders, natural brown and wavy. I could see the creativity begin as she started to work. If anyone reading this is creative they will understand that when your mind is going and you are so involved in the work, you feel as if no one else is there. I loved watching as my hair started falling to the floor. I was left with the most amazing asymmetrical hair cut!
After that amazing experience with her I started to keep in mind trying something else fun with my hair in the future. Which brings me to a little over a year ago, I colored my hair for my wedding to a brown very close to my natural because I felt that would be the most appropriate. After the wedding I decided to start growing my hair back out and not color it or cut it so I could have some fresh hair to work with later. I will say it was hard to go so long without doing anything fun to it but I made it a full year without coloring it! Then it was time to go do something drastic!
Going this blonde/grey/silver look has been so fun! I only had it done yesterday and I'm already in absolute love with it! I love how it really makes my eyes stand out and look way more greenish blue than they really are. But going this color is also damaging to your hair (just like any kind of color). So make sure your hair stylist is using good products. I loved how Natalie cares so much for the integrity of the hair, she also makes sure you have the products to keep you hair looking great at home! It's no fun when after only one week from getting your hair done it's looking not as great.
I wish you all the best! and don't be scared to change up your look, it may be the perfect pick me up you need. I love rediscovering my style and looking for new ways to keep the inspiration in my life! Thanks so much for reading! I will be having some more images with my hair down coming soon!
Natalie Young (435)770-5733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do make an appointment with her please say hi from me :)
The petals on the beautiful blossoms on the trees around my apartment are all falling down, making it look like snow. I love the all the smells and changes happening right now, so I thought I would go out and have some fun. If you would like to see more images check out my photography page. I hope all of you are enjoying this time of year. I know I'm feeling truly grateful!
Hello everyone! For those of you who don't know I suffer from anxiety and depression, which can sometimes make me feel like I'm not good enough to try new things and really go for my dreams. This spring has really helped lift my spirits and give me that extra hope I needed.
I'm sure we all have those projects we have left unfinished, saying we will get to it later. For me starting this blog was a big one, for years I have taken pictures saying I'm going to edit them and write a blog, I have filmed so many videos I said I would upload to YouTube but didn't. I'm so grateful that I took the leap and started my dream. But my depression will sometimes get the best of me and instead of clicking the "post" I'll click delete thinking to myself I'm not talented enough.
This spring I have decided to continue my dream and work on finishing my projects completely. For me this is going to include uploading my videos, sharing, and putting my self out there in the world. Continuing my photography and try to take it to a professional level.
What are projects you have left unfinished? A painting, photo album, cooking a recipe, writing that thank you card, calling that friend you haven't talked to in years, maybe it's getting around to forgiving someone, or maybe it's cleaning the bathroom (I know I leave that unfinished way too often). Everyone has their own struggles, and challenges, lets try and have not completing projects be on that list.
Lastly I want to leave you with some amazing advice my mother would give me, If it's something that will take less than 5 minutes just do it right then, don't wait.
I wish you all the best!
Hey everyone! Let's talk eyebrows. In my opinion they are the number one thing that frames you face, sometimes more than your hair. But life can get busy and before you know it you have a forest growing above your eyes, so here is a walk through of how I fix them at home when I don't have time to go to a salon.
First tip. when you look into the mirror to start deciding what hairs you're going to remove, pretend you aren't looking at yourself. We can get stuck in a rut, because we are used to seeing ourselves with a certain look. I like to pretend I'm doing a client's eyebrows or a friend's. I know it sounds so silly but I promise it helps. (try it when you can getting ready in the morning, I have found I pick out an outfit I normally wouldn't wear but end up loving. Enough to wear it twice in one week :) no judging here)
A quick guideline, when you are starting.
The first image shows a line from the side of my nose up, this is about where your eyebrow should start (if you want the appearance of a smaller nose bring it a little closer in)
The second image shows a line from the edge of my nose across the center of my eye when I look straight forward, this is about where you want your arch to be.
The last image from the edge of the nose to the end of my eye, this is about were it should end. But of course feel free to break this rules because confidence is always the best makeup.
Next I take a dark brown eyeliner (use a lighter one if you have blonde hair, or go for a black eyeliner if your hair is darker). I draw where I feel I want my eyebrows to be. Take a good amount of time checking after each small stroke, take a step back and analyze.
Ok, once you are satisfied with them we get to get into the fun part, tweezing!
Please don't over tweeze!
Thanks so much for all the support! If you have any new things you would like to see please let me know! Comment on this post or you can e-mail me at KysLife@gmail.com
Have a wonderful day!
Hey everyone! I hope your day is going great, mine is going quite wonderful. I'm currently enrolled in a photography class where I'm learning so much and falling in love with the art of capturing a moment. Our latest assignment was to show our greatest fear, instantly I knew what mine was. My greatest fear is that my depression will get so out of control that I'll be left alone with only the negotive thoughts in my head to keep me company. I spend a few days trying to figure out how I could show this in only one image. The image below is what I created, there was no photo shop used in the creation, it is one single shot.
I didn't tell anyone about my depression until I was in high school, when I finally began to really seek help for how I was feeling, I was very worried that I would be told I was mental, weird and unhelp-able. I didn't know what I was suffering from was something many people have, and most people deal with at least once in their life. Once I learned this I didn't feel as alone. It gave me hope that I would have a great life, one worth living. Thinking about all the times I have had a suicidal thoughts is very sad but real for me. But knowing how much happiness I have had because I continued to live helps keep me going.
If I would have ended my life when I had my first real challenge with suicidal thoughts back in 8th grade I would have never made the drill team and felt the joy of dancing in unison with a team. I would have never felt the satisfaction from graduating high school. I would have never felt the pride of working 16 hour days at a summer job. I would have never met the most amazing man and I would have never been able to go through the temple. There is so much in life that we need to experience and learn. I hope for anyone out there that is struggling, know that there is so much to gain from living.
I sometimes think back to when I was standing in the bathroom deciding if I should end my life, and want to shake myself with the excitement of my future. I know I can make my future whatever I want and I intend on making it a wonderful life, a life so full of joy that if I would have known what was coming I would have never had the thought of throwing it away.
Life is worth living. Make your life one you want to live.
I wish you all the best,
Hey everyone! I know that we all have moments when we feel like we have had enough, either feeling upset, stressed, or down. This last week I defiantly had one of those days so I decided to go and do something I knew I enjoyed, I went for a drive to get to nature and had some quality time with my camera. I encourage everyone to find what helps you to de-stress, calm down and come back down to earth.
Taking long shutter pictures of rivers is something I'm newly loving and I find it help me to take a deep breath and really think over what I need to do and where I want to go. Sometimes the best thing to do when you are feeling overwhelmed is to take a deep breath and find a place to calm down. I promise you will accomplish more by taking this time with yourself.
I wish you all the best and if you would like to see more images from my drive check out my photography page. Thanks :) Good Luck
I have enjoyed photography for so long and am now currently in a class at school. It has been wonderful learning more about the techniques and improving my creativity with my camera. I decided to create a photography page here on my blog to share my work and hopefully inspire some of you! Thank you so much for the support, it means the world to me.
This beautiful dog's name is Boston, he is seriously the most amazing dog! But before I tell you more about him I need to back up and explain a few things.
When Karl and I moved here to Orem we decided he would work and I would work on creating my blog and making videos which has been a dream of my for many years, so of course I was so happy for the opportunity. Sadly though with having so much time alone me depression got harder to push through and my anxiety over situations has increased. Last week I had 2 anxiety attacks in one evening, which was no fun at all. We decided something needed to change to help me. After doing a good amount of research we came up with a few ideas. First on our list was maybe getting a pet, because it has been found to help people with depression. I grew up with pets and so did Karl, it seemed almost natural to try this idea first.
I decided that I wanted to research different dog breeds and learn more about what dog would be right for us. Personally I think that huskies are beautiful so I started looking at dogs that have a similar look but aren't quit as big. That is when I learned about the American Eskimo, wow they are beautiful. Next we went to many dog shelters because there are so many animals without a home. At the shelter in Logan we met Boston. He is around 7 years old and is blind, but he was amazing at following direction and house trained. I fell in love and we decided to adopt him.
This was at the shelter when we met him.
He was such an amazing dog, so behaved but sadly our apartment complex we live in is very active and so when people were outside our door he would bark to see who it was and then try to find them. It was really sad to see him being so confused. Knowing that we got the dog to help with my depression and then feeling sad because he would get confused, we decided he would be better in a home where there wasn't tons of activity outside. But wow having him for just a weekend was amazing and helped in so many ways. I know I was meant to meet and have time with Boston.
Here are some pictures of the car ride and at home. They are right off my phone so excuse that they aren't the best. (You can click on an image to see the full image and scroll through them)
I wanted to tell all of you about my experience because you can't be scared to try something new, especially when you know change is needed. The thought of it not working out can't scare you more than the excited of if it works. I'm so grateful for this experience! I'm doing much better and am going to continue to work on this because living with anxiety and depression can be a daily struggle.
Thank you so much for reading and if you are maybe thinking about having an animal join your family please go to your local shelter first because there are so many incredible animals that need homes. Thanks! :) Good Luck!
I can't believe I'm finally uploading a makeup related video. Over the last few years I have wanted to start making videos, and have actually recorded many but chickened out of uploading them. I hope you enjoy this short simple video! (All products used will be in the description bar of the video)