Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Busy Busy Life

Hey guys!  I know I have been a little bit lost for a week or so but have no fear, I am still here.  I have had a crazy busy busy couple of weeks and I am so happy to be able to report that.  School has been exciting and just crazy fun and everyday and I feel like I am learning things that I would have never learned without this opportunity.

Since Ive been on my blog here we have done so many new things at school.  First off I have learned more about bridal makeup and body art!  Oh hell yeah!  I never even knew that I wanted to do body work but it is so much fun!  I can't wait for tomorrows shoot already.  Here is a few behind the scenes from the last couple of weeks for our bridal shoot and the Free People shoot.

This model was amazing!  I loved getting to shoot with her.

She kept taking pics for snap chat which reminds me that you can follow me on snap chat @fatgirltothin and I now have two separate instagram accounts because I feel like some people don't want to see hundreds of make up and hair pics all the time so my personal and blog account is @fatgirltothin and my hair and makeup page is @lipstickandbobbypins

Then there was this shoot with the amazing Allie Hines, who also did the bridal shoot as well.  I was lucky to have two models this day but I only managed to get any good photos of this one.  This shoot was using all Free People clothes and was on location.  And so much fun!

Now I have to gripe a bit.  I have really enjoyed my new gym.  Its nothing fancy but its open 24/7 so I can get in anytime to get my workout on.  But there is no pool.  Of course I knew that when I signed up and I just don't think I realized how much I would miss the pool when I didn't have one.  So this week I have been looking for a pool in my area and I found out that I was literally walking distance from the 1996 Olympic pool so I got pretty excited but today I went by and found out that its not open to the public.  Its only for Georgia Tech students.  What the hell?!?!?!?!?  I was thinking since it was built for the Olympics that it might be for the city but...no...just for students.  Do they know how much I want to get in the water and get my swim on!?!?  Anyway, now that I have whined a bit I was able to find a pool, a little further away but I did find one that I can use.  Turns out in a city there is not a lot of room for an olympic size pool...who knew. 

I also hung out here in ATL this Memorial Day weekend instead of going home so I missed out on a grilled hot dog on the grill...not so much!  I went to Cookout!  This restaurant is amazing.  It is not healthy, but it is so good.  It really taste like food off the grill!  It gave me a little bit of cookout flavor on a day that I was kinda missing my people and getting to have a cookover with my family.

I think that about covers my life for the last couple of weeks.  Im hoping tomorrow Ill have some pics from out body makeup shoots tomorrow.  I spent a little time today buttering up a model to make her look all glowy and wet so I can't wait to see if I can actually get the same result tomorrow on my own.

Good night folks!  Ill be back soon!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Boy I've Been A Busy Girl

I wish I could explain in detail how busy my last week has been but I can't so just read this post really really fast and try not to sweat while you are reading this.  Last week I had my first photo shoot, moved into my new place, started my new job, ran home for 5 minutes to grab stuff for my apartment, and then hit the ground running again at work and back to school for week 3 and another photo shoot.  It has just been crazy.  But I'm here and I have some fun stuff to share.

So lets start with school.  I have pics from my first two photo shoots but I don't have the professional shots yet so you'll just have to see the iPhone photos for now.  It seems too easy to do my job when I get to work with beautiful models who are 6 feet tall and have beautiful skin and hair!  But none the less I have the best time ever getting to work on real models!  Not only do I get to work with models but excellent photographers as well.

I could seriously post about 1,000 pics of the photo shoot but I will cut it off here since I will probably be posting these for the next few months.  

I have also finally found a gym that I like close to where I live.  I visited several places since Ive been in Atlanta but I didn't want to join one until I knew exactly where I was putting down roots (temporary or not) so I didn't have to drive all over the place to get to my gym.  But I have found a place that I am really happy with.  Its not big and its not crowded so I can go in and do any kind of crazy workout that I want and I don't have to worry about the looks that I get. (Cause believe me, I can get some looks with the crazy shit that I do at the gym)

And today I finally got to go to Ikea.  I have been wanting to go since I got to the ATL but I didn't really have any reason to go until today.  Now that I am in my apartment and getting things unpacked I realized that I needed a desk so that I could actually have a place to sit and work.  So today I went to  Ikea and got a desk for $8!  And it only took me 2 hours and walking 4 miles to find it.  I just joke because it was an amazing store!  

I feel like things are finally getting settled a bit.  I know where grocery stores are and I have spent significantly less time lost and randomly driving around.  That is a small yet very real victory!

I also have to share with you my new toy.  I got a computer for Christmas which has made blogging significantly easier but I never really bought a case for it cause I wasn't sure if I wanted to put one on it or not.  But I actually saw one from the director of our school and fell in love with it so I have to show it off.  

How cute is it!?!?!?  It looks like a book!

Its called a BookBook from Twelve South and they make products for Mac products so it fits like a glove because its made just for my computer.  And they also have things for all "i" products you may need!  You should really check them out.

Tomorrow I have the day off and I plan on sleeping in and doing a whole lot of nothing, which means I will probably be busy as hell!  But busy is better than boring!  Night folks!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Two Times in One Year...I'm on a Roll

I've been trying to blog since this weekend but I have been a little confused on what day of the week it was since Wednesday.  I made a trip home for the weekend to do hair and makeup for my girls for prom but what I'm calling the weekend was actually Wednesday Thursday and Friday so when I got back to the ATL I had no real concept of what day of the week it was.  I had plans on Saturday and Sunday but it felt like the beginning of the week....basically I'm confused and I hope that sentence confuses you too!  Now you know whats going on in my brain!

Anyway...when I went home I had 5 girls to get ready for prom and I also managed to sneak in a few hair cuts while I was there.  All in all I did 5 updos, 4 makeup applications, 3 male haircuts, 2 kids haircuts, and one female haircut...and a partridge in a pear tree.  The best part of the whole weekend was, as crazy as it was, is that I loved every second of it and I'm already itching to get back to class to do some more makeup tomorrow.  I have a few pics of my girls for you to see...

I wish I was looking a little better in this pic!  I had spent several hours sweating at this point.  But its tradition for me and this girly to take a selfie!

This sweet girl has been my model for so many things, its only right that she would be the one I didn't get a good pic of her hair!

Oh collage pictures...I do love them!

Once I got back to Atlanta I was off to the races again.  I finally finalized a place to live that is not a hotel.  Yippee!  I was sure the hotel idea was a good idea when I first got here but I learned pretty quick that I needed a place that was mine and not everyone else who has come to the area!  Ill be sure and share pics of my one room (not one bedroom) studio when I finally get moved in!  

And then today I got my job finalized!  I'm telling you I've been on a little bit of a roll lately.  I figure Ill just risk jinxing it since its been a pretty good week!  I will now be working on my days off of school at the DryBar.  I think this place is so cool and I am super excited to be working here.   I have done several days of training and today I was told that I was official.  I'm still looking for another job but I am so happy to have secured something.  If you are not familiar its a Blow Dry Bar...that's it.  No haircuts or coloring...just wash and blow dry!  I have been really excited about this company because the blow dry is my favorite part of any service.  I always loved coloring, liked coloring but I love that finish look and now I get to work at a place that just does that.

And tomorrow I am going to check out a gym in the area that I will be living.  I have looked at a few since Ive been in the area but I just haven't found the right one for me.  I tried to check out Planet Fitness because they have good deals but the closest one to me has a road under construction and I simply could not get to the gym to even check it out.  Ill sit in traffic for a while pretty patiently but 45 minutes moving less that a quarter of a mile...I can almost guarantee I'm not going to go to that gym every day!  I also checked out another really close to my temporary place and they thought A $$$ LOT of their equipment.  I can run outside for free!  I like the gym and enjoy going but I'm not going to risk bankruptcy just to get my burn on!

I'm feeling like an old lady at this point but I'm thinking its almost my bed time. (Leave me alone I'm tired!) Even if I don't go to sleep now I sure do plan on being laid up in the bed for the next little while and hopefully I'll accidentally fall asleep!

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