Which life palette do you like best?
Got my Day Life life palette today! Came with a free travel palette too! Can't wait to start using it!
Which life palette do you like best?
I am happy to announce that I can finally talk about this huge project we've been working on since April! It's is Michelle Phan's fabulous makeup line called em cosmetics. We did all of the product photography (with retouching) on the website, and it looks beautiful, if I do say so myself. Seriously though, Michelle is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I am so happy for her that she was able to achieve this dream. Not to sound like an advertisement, but her makeup really is great. I've been using it here and there when we had it here while we were shooting, and I was lucky enough to get some already, and I love it. And this is coming from a person who almost never wears any makeup. She had her launch party last night that everyone from the studio went to, and I had to watch one of her videos to figure out how to do my eyeshadow. But it ended up coming out great, so that just goes to show how easy it is to follow her videos!
The launch party was a blast! Michelle and two lovely L'Oreal ladies made beautiful speeches, and it was just so exciting to finally see everything come to life! When we got the email saying that the website had launched, the whole studio was on the page for a while just admiring all of our (and everyone else's, because a lot of people worked their butts off for this website) hard work. It really just gave us all this great feeling of accomplishment seeing the finished product. I can't even imagine how amazing it was for Michelle, who has been working at this for over 2 years!
So you can share in my excitement and cosmetic wonders, I am going to post links for Michelle's website and YouTube channel. By the way, that was how Michelle started out, making tutorial videos on YouTube. And it is how great they were that caught the attention of some fantastic and visionary people at L'Oreal, and this great dream of hers started.
em Michelle Phan
ericalynfrancavilla.com is finally back up and live! It has been so long since I've had something up. Things kept getting screwy, plus I didn't have time to create my new site, but it's finally back up. My website builder, Weebly, did help a lot though, because it made it much easier and faster to create my site.
I will hopefully be changing my domain name soon though. Apparently they're making a whole bunch of .whatevers, instead of just .com/.net/etc, so you have have .anything, which is pretty cool. I just hope no one steals the domain that I want before I can get it!
So now all that I have left that I want to do with my website is to re-edit all of my photos. It's been a while since I've worked on them, and I feel like I've learned more how-to's since then. I also need to shoot more stuff. I have a few ideas for some projects that I want to work on, so hopefully I can get to that soon. And I should probably update all of my social media stuff so that it's actually current. That would probably be a good idea. Hopefully I can get to it all soon.
Until next time!
Hello again! So I finally stopped being lazy and am getting my website back up and running! And the website builder that I found has a built in blog page, so I can start blogging again easily and quickly! Woot!
It's been a while since I've had anything up, or updated, and a lot has happened since then. I'll just recap so I don't bore anyone to death.
I finally got a full time photography job! I was so insanely excited when I found out that I got the position. So I am now the Studio Manager at White Honey. And I love being here. I've actually freelanced here a couple of times (with WH and Vis Vitae, the other company in this studio) so I knew everyone here already. I just love being here. Sometimes I still stop for a second and am awed by the fact that I'm at this job. I finally got out of retail, I'm in photography, it's full time, I always have my weekends off, etc.
And we have some fantastic clients. Everyone is so nice. And I don't have to deal with customers at the mall anymore who make me want to tear my hair out!
I love being in the city too. I love having everything I need at my disposal whenever I need/want it. I love just being able to walk for a few minutes to get something. Or if it's farther away, a quick subway ride. Or ride a bike. I got a CitiBike membership, so I rent a bike when I can. I get places faster, and it's easier on my knees, since they're about to bite the dust. But I love it. I love the fresh air. Except for the fact that a few weeks ago it was almost 100º everyday for a full week; I felt like I was in that Evian water commercial where everything was melting, it was gross. But other than that it's great.
On a personal note, Monday is my 25th birthday. I wish someone would tell my body that though, because it thinks it's turning 95. My boyfriend, Max, and I are going to Atlantic City for a few days. We're going to go to the casinos, the beach, the shops. And late Sunday and Monday nights, there's the Perseids meteor shower, so we're going to go try to find a dark spot to watch the skies. Last year we were upstate to see the shower, and the view was incredible! Being from Long Island, there is so much light pollution, that it's really difficult to see many stars, so to see the whole sky lit up with billions of stars, so bring against the black sky, is really just an amazing thing to see. So if you want to see the meteors too, the best time to go out to see them is at about 1-2am, after the moon has already set in the sky.
So I think I've sufficiently bored you to death enough for one post. Until next time!