Posts tagged ‘makeup’

September 23, 2011

Sites Of The Month: September 2011

by evilnymphstuff

This is the beginning of a type of series that people call “sites of the month”. It’s about making a list of the websites you’ve loved the most and that you’d like to share to others :) and that should be submitted at around the end of each month. Everyone can participate!

Here’s about how the list should be:

You can find the best and most effective makeup tips given by Makeup Artist Sinead Cady.

Did you open your browser because you’re bored and tired? Do you have dreams you never dared dream? Join the 43Things community!

Marlena a professional makeup artist provides the best makeup community and the best quality videos for us girls :)

September 8, 2011

5 Tips to Make Your Website Appear Professional

by evilnymphstuff

Another blogging tip for you today! Especially for those who intend to blog or create a website dedicated for real business you know… like ProBlogger.com, About.com…

So you’ve decided to make your living out of a website? These are 5 main things I noticed with professional blogs, company blogs… and you should abide by them to be successful:

1. Keep It Simple

The design should not be extravagant. Professional can mean simple too. Don’t you notice how most of the well-known website have a white background? Your blog should not be too colourful. I’d advise you to choose a neutral colour ranging from white to black. I won’t really recommend black though… I prefer to read black on white than white on black. (Why do you think they changed blackboards to whiteboards?) If you insist on the black you can add some colour but not too much, not too complex. An example of black background but still professional: www.makeupgeek.com.

The font should be simple too. Use Verdana or other similar to that font. It is much easier to read. After all when readers get their first impression of your website (which is always visual) they should be attracted to what is being written and not be distracted by your funky designs… What you communicate through your blog is the most important! About.com is a very good example of all I’ve said so far.

2. Original Banner

Your design might be simple… but it must also be unique. It must be made by you – or your partner or any friend… Your banner, your badge should not be a picture from google. This can follow your imagination. The banner is different from your blog design. A banner can be exaggerated but depending on the subject you’re specialising into, it must perfectly fit in!

3. Advertising but not too much

When I enter a website I don’t like to see lots of advertising popping out of nowhere or preventing me from reading your stuff. I then have to search where the article begins and this is annoying. I feel lost. Therefore most of the time I just go back to google to search for another  “clean” and informative blog.

Of course, you can advertise YOUR blog on search engines, etc as much as you want. Just don’t put in lots of other advertisings in your website itself.

4. The Contact Info Tab

The reader should find it easy to contact you. A tab or notice at the end of each post or page is recommended. Be easily accessible especially if your website involves a company, jobs, services…

5. About YOU

The reader would like to know more about you before contacting you. He wants opinions, an overview on your potential. An About me/us page is crucial! And also: the article should be written IN THE 3rd PERSON! What I mean is instead of writing: “Hi my name is Daphnee (SURNAME), a professional makeup artist. I mainly work in bridal looks…” you should write: “Daphnee (SURNAME) is a professional makeup artist. Her career has mainly been devoted to bridal looks…”

Got it right? You are now ready to start your business! Good luck! :)

PS: Don’t mistake my blog for an example because this is NOT a professional blog! ;)

Blogging Yours,

An Evil Nymph.

September 1, 2011

“How to ask my mom for makeup??”

by evilnymphstuff

Alright that’s not a question I’m asking myself because well I didn’t even have to ask my mom really if I could wear makeup… no monopoly at home! lol!

Well I was surfing on Yahoo! Answers for a while :) and I found this nice, usual question – yes indeed I guess every girl feels a little scared when they want to wear makeup for the first time, apprehending parents’ reactions… – and I read the answers… There was one answer which caught my eyes and it’s so fun that I decided to share it here with you guys!

The answer:

Just Tell Her That Would It Be Okay If You Wore Some Make-Up For Your 16th Birthday Party.If She Says Yes,Sure, That’s Fine,- Then You Can Go And Buy All The Make Up You’ve Dreamed Of.

If She Says What Did You Have In Mind – Limit It To Mineral Powder or Foundation or Concealer , Eyeliner, And Mascara.

If She Looks At You And Raises An Eyebrow – Say That You Are Only Going To Wear It On The Party And That Now You Are Sixteen You Think Your Old Enough To Wear It Reasonably, Properly, And Age Appropriately.

If She Says You Are Too Young – Tell Her That Other Girls That Are Your Age And Under Wear It And That You Are Only Gonna Wear a Little And Only On That Day.

If She Says No – Go The Full 120 Miles, With Puppy Dog Eyes And The Pretty Pretty Pleases And Give Her a Whole Speech On How Make-Up Seems To Give Other Girls Confidence You Don’t Have Blah, Blah, That You Obviously Wanna Be The Prettiest Girl At The Party Blah, Blah.

Source(s):

Years Of Monitoring A Mothers Reactions
Awesome answer right?? :D
To view the full question and answers on Yahoo! Answers click here: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110901103912AAK9XDX
August 7, 2011

My Dream of Makeup Courses

by evilnymphstuff

Well it’s already Sunday and tomorrow, after 3 long weeks of holidays, I’m going back to school. :( Bye bye relax, Hello stress!

I’m doing my O-levels this year and I hate it. I hate the pressure, the working-so-hard atmosphere! It tires me; and I’m tired of friends that think I’m the best and when I’m not, they’re like they’re shocked as if I’m not human, like them. This year is the most horrible, stressful one since I entered secondary school five years earlier – wow seems long!

And what frustrates me more? On the 22, 23 August, an advanced makeup course is being organised by Pastel Cosmetics in my country and I so wanted to go! But it’s during school days. I hope they organise the course again later. You know because in my country we’re not very… um creative. Singing, dancing, acting, makeup and other arts are not taken into consideration here; we’re more like academic hardworkers here. Therefore I’m not even sure the course will be re-introduced… It was my only chance to at least have some professional help in what I’m doing now in my makeup blog! That’s why I’m eager to graduate and go to university abroad, like Singapore or even in Europe – I live in Mauritius, google it if you haven’t any clue where it’s found.

pastel cosmetics makeup courses in mauritius

Rs 5000 = about $ 178

The price is affordable I’d say! Even my father agreed but unfortunately it’s during school so… that’s too bad! =(

As I’m going back to school I won’t be able to post much, but still subscribe! You can never know… ;) a writer’s inspiration is always spontaneous and unpredictable!

August 1, 2011

My 10 Favourite Makeup Channels!

by evilnymphstuff

Here’s a post from my makeup blog Makeup Is Art, which I decided to reblog:

Today I’ve decided to dedicate my post to the youtube channels that made me discover and love the wonderful art of makeup :)
I’ve chosen 10 out of my subscriptions that I strongly recommended checking out their channel. These makeup gurus on youtube are awesome! I love watching their vids.

PS: the list is not in the order of best-to-watchable, but mainly my-first-meeting-with-makeup-to-the-most-recent-one…

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