Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time to get glam! Last month I had a new set of belly dance pictures done. Since I have some new costumes and a new hair color (hello purple!), I decided it was time to acquire some photo documentation on both aspects. I grabbed my costumes, my makeup, and the talented photographer, Chris Yetter, and we headed to Sunrise Beach in Gig Harbor, Washington. It was really fun to shoot on the beach, and especially appropriate for the mermaid costume. As we were shooting, we were acquiring some bystanders, but the more the merrier. Although, it was definitely hot outside! Hopefully, I was able to pull off looking fancy and fabulous, rather than hot and sweaty. But I'll let you be the judge of that. Below are some of my favorite shots from the shoot.
Friday, July 7, 2017
I'm blessed to have just returned from an amazing 16-day vacation in Peru. My days were filled with touring ancient ruins, sipping on pisco sours, experiencing exotic cultures, and one epic four-day Inca Trail hike. Here are some pictorial highlights from the trip!
Andean Highlands, Peru
Arequipa Cathedral, Peru
Colca Canyon, Peru
Colca Canyon, Peru
Santo Domingo Convent, Lima, Peru
Colca Valley, Peru
Inca Trail, Peru
Larco Museum, Lima, Peru
Huaca Pucllana, Lima, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Sacred Valley, Peru
Floating Islands, Puno, Peru
Uros Floating Island, Puno, Peru
Thursday, June 1, 2017
If you've been anywhere near the Internet lately, you know that unicorns are having a moment. Unicorn lattes, unicorn toast, unicorn headdresses. Pretty much unicorn everything. Which is certainly fine by me, since I'm pretty sure unicorns are my spirit animal. I'm also pretty sure that my favorite aspect of the unicorn trend is the rise of unicorn-inspired beauty products. Since they typically involved oodles of shimmer and sparkle, they make great additions to a dancer's beauty arsenal. Here's a roundup of some of my favorite unicorn beauty buys.
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick in Supernova
This highlighter in prismatic lavender is my to-go. I'm addicted to wearing it on my cheeks for both general everyday use and performances. It creates a beautiful shimmery sheen that can't be beat.
Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Unicorn Tears
Nails, Inc. Unicorn Nail Polish Duo
Tarte Magic Wands Brush Set
Glow Cult Cosmetics Unicorn Oil
Lime Crime Chromatic Press-On Nails
Mod Bath and Body Unicorn Dreamer Sugar Scrub
If I had to guess what a unicorn smells like, this would be it. This sugar scrub starts out as a gentle exfoliant and melts its way into a heavenly lather.
Rose Garden Apothecary Magical Unicorn Whipped Soap
Anni Pretty Unicorn Food Mac the Unicorn Bath Bomb
Miss Violet Lace Mermaid Shimmer Oil
Any readers with a favorite unicorn beauty product? If so, let me know! I love discovering new beauty products!
Monday, May 1, 2017
Back in March, the company I dance with, Lunaria Dance Theatre, put on our first full-length production, Moon Over Manhattan. It was pretty intense leading up to the show, with tons of both group and personal rehearsals. Additionally, we were also working on creating and prepping our costumes, sets, and props. But in the end, all that hard work paid off! Collectively, we feel pretty pleased with how the show turned out. We've received some great reviews and kudos from the audience and local dance community, which feels pretty darn good. Thus, this month's post is a photo celebration of our show. Photos by Greg Holloway.
P.S. Want to learn more about the Lunaria company members? Check out this post!