It’s All Smoke And Mirrors

I can’t believe I’m really going to do this…but I am going to post a reeaalll BEFORE (makeup) picture and an AFTER. Very rarely do I ever walk out of the house without atleast mascara, lip gloss, and my eyebrows filled in. It’s a routine that must happen for me to be able to function outside of my house. Yes, you might even categorize it as a slight sickness. And the only medicine for it is Bobbi Brown and Revlon!! So this is a big deal that I’m willing to put my bare face out there with no spackle.

Sometimes when I see women that read my blog or clients out and about when I’m with my family or running errands, they constantly apologize for not having their full makeup on! Ladies, I don’t judge anyone else that doesn’t wear full makeup when they go to pick up a prescription at their local drugstore!! I just do it for myself kind of like other women brush their teeth before walking out of the door, it’s just that natural and routine. However I just want to be clear to all, that JennySue doesn’t roll out of bed looking flawless, it’s all smoke and mirrors…aka, lotsa makeup! That’s why I thought it was necessary to show all my fans how much time (atleast 30- 45 minutes) and effort goes into making up my face.

I recently had maternity photos made of myself by my talented friend/photographer Abbey, of Dylan Blue Photography (I will let you all know when I get a sneak peak of my baby mama photos!). I decided to have this done since this is the 3rd time I’ve been pregnant and have never professionally captured my growing baby bump. I am so excited to see how they turned out because I also got to include my two sons and my husband in the maternity shots,

so it got to be a whole family affair!! My boys looove to smile for the camera (see right;-)).

So this done up (after) look was for my maternity shoot and was a bit more glamorous than my everyday face since I added false lashes with Revlon’s Fantasy Lengths self adhesive lashes in style “intensifying” ($5). I love these because they require NO glue and push right on, and pull off easily.

Of course hair and makeup make a huge difference in how a woman can transform herself, just take a look at my before and after! So there’s my personal smoke and mirrors example. You see these examples in some of those trashy celeb mags, that yes I read, of stars caught without their makeup. I find it really interesting how plain Jane most female celebs look without makeup and also find it slightly refreshing how normal these women really are!! I mean check out Miss Kim K. with and without- she’s a beautiful lady no doubt, but the makeup and self tanner certainly don’t hurt her cause huh?!

If dog is man’s best friend, I think for women the equivalent is makeup!!