Basic Skills for Becoming a Special FX Makeup Artist

Launching a career as a special effects makeup artist requires dedication and skills. The best way to learn the techniques you need in order to advance your career is by attending a reputable college like the Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry that has degree programs geared toward special effects makeup. Attending a special FX makeup school will give you the specialized training you need to excel in the industry.

Here are a few of the techniques you can expect to learn when taking special effects classes at a make up artist school:

Basic Special Effects Makeup

One of the first things that you’ll learn at any special effects makeup artist school is how to execute some of the basic looks. This can include applying realistic looking cuts, bruises and other wounds. You’ll learn how to quickly apply these looks without sacrificing realism. You will later move on to more advanced — and gross — techniques such as blood and vomit.


Applying prosthetics to alter a person’s look is a fundamental special FX makeup skill. You may use prosthetics later in your career to create scary monsters or to simply change the look of an actor to match a real-life person. In a makeup school, you’ll learn how to safely apply and remove prosthetics along with tips for making them look realistic.

Zombie and Creature Creation

Once you have master many of the basic skills of special effects makeup, you can move on to the world of creature creation. Courses will teach you how to design, create and execute unique and visionary looks that can serve as the focus of any sci-fi or horror film.


Shopping and Best Deals Search Made Easier with Prizap

With thousands of shopping, deals or discount apps available to download for free or for a little bit of money for smartphones just so to save time and energy looking for sales and discounts before shopping yet there are thousands of users don’t get what they want for in an app, they still find themselves spending so much time digging where or what store the best deals are. Just when you are ready to check out then you found out, a much nicer deal came up which your current app missed to alert you.

But with Prizap the app itself will do the job for you.

A few of the giant retailers like Adidas, Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Nike, Samsung, Sears, Sony, Walmart, many more are all together in one roof. This means time and energy saving for you and to all the users. The benefits of this great app is that it always finds that lowest price for you, has a built-in bar code scanner which you can use when you are in store and you will find better deals, you will receive price drop notifications in which it sends notifications for items whose prices are dropped that you are willing to spend your money on and here’s one last thing, you can shop deals for all types of items, anything you have in mind you wish to pay for a really good discount, you can do so with Prizap.

It is available for both Android and itunes users. If savings is what you are up to, then this is the right app for you.

I myself is a thrifty shopper, I would do anything I can in order to get discounts on items I want and our everyday need. For me, there is no good reason paying for full prices while I know full well that these items are on sale and can be combined with store/manufacturer coupons with the help of a great app like Prizap.

Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Haul

What did I just say in the title, “haul”? That if you can call those four items a haul, hehe. Haul for me is bags and bags of merchandise bought. Anyway, I am proud of myself again today for scoring a great deal of these things in the picture below at Victoria’s Secret store.

They are currently having their semi-annual sale where bras, clothing, cosmetics, beauty/fragrance products are marked down to 75% off. Since I still have new bras with tag on, I did not need to buy any even though I got two $10 off a regular priced bra coupons. Instead, went ahead and used my 2 free panties coupons with purchase.

For 4 items that would have cost me $35 plus tax without the coupons, I stuck to my plan, just get the things that I intended to get before I went there. Believe it or not, I only paid $7.04 including tax for these VS items below. The body lotion is on clearance for $3.50, the panties original price each is $10.50 but with coupons, I paid them real low. What a steal, wasn’t it?

Honestly, my undies  are mostly freebies for being their loyal customers. I am loving it, they have my loyalty and they shower me with good rewards. Well they should, for VS is the only brand I wear whether it be a sport bra, panties and bras or even fragrance mists. It’s just a matter of give and take, ika nga!

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What is an Anarkali Suit?

The anarkali suit was first introduced during the period of the Great Mughal Empire from 1526 to 1857. As a fashion style, it got its name from a famous courtesan named Anarkali who was part of the Great Emperor Akbar’s court. Known for her beauty and pomegranate-like complexion, the term “anarkali” meaning pomegranate blossom, was given to these beautiful suits.

Recently, anarkali suits have become popular again on the Indian fashion scene. Although styles have evolved since earlier periods, anarkalis are a highly desired fashion trend for the 21st century. A popular fashion style worn primarily by women in Pakistan, Northern India, and Middle-Eastern regions, anarkali suits are made up of the anarkali, a long, frock-style top, and the salwar, slim fitting pants that resemble leggings. The suit is fitted around the bust with a long skirt, usually mid-knee to floor length, with flowing pleats around the legs.

Throughout history, anarkali suits have symbolized a sense of royalty with luxurious fabrics and intricate details. Their form fitting bodice and flowing skirt enhance a woman’s figure and create feminine appeal. The long, flowing skirts and leggings hide any flaws around the waist and hips. During the Mughal period, many younger, unmarried women worn them to charm interested men. Today, they are a traditional fashion item that can be worn on any occasion.

Anarkali suits are made from luxurious fabrics like silk, satin, cotton or net and embellished with heavy embroidery and intricate details. There are beautiful stones, glittering threads, gota patti, and heavy brocades that create a feminine and elegant look. With heavily embellished suits, you don’t really need accessories. They make a stunning fashion statement on their own. If you want to accessorize, consider a pair of long ethnic earrings like jhumkas which can be found at Craftsvilla.

To choose the best anarkali suit for your body type, follow there simple tips:

Tall Women – Choose a floor length skirt that will emphasize your height and graceful figure. Mid-knee skirts won’t be as flattering to you. You have the height to pull off a heavily embellished suit, very flared skirt, and any neckline style you want.

Short Women – Choose a floor length skirt with less flare, as it will make you look taller. You can wear mid-knee skirts, but you should add a pair of beautiful high heels to make you look taller. A V-neck anarkali suit will visually lengthen your neck.

6-Topping Homemade Pizza

Pizza is bad, it contributes to your continuing growth of your belly but heck, it’s delicious. I love pizza but having a homemade pizza will make it less deadly, I believe. Although the dough is not from scratch, still I consider it healthy, haha.

Here’s what we had for dinner last night. I am proud to say that, with less baking experience I am still able to feed my family pizza with toppings we prefer. Dough and pizza sauce were store bought, but the toppings? I sliced/shred them myself.

Toppings include shredded sharp cheddar cheese, sliced canned pineapple, red bell pepper, pepperoni, sweet onions, olives, pre-cooked Italian sausage, minced garlic, a dash of sea salt and ground black pepper to taste.

The outcome? Yummy! It was all gone in one night. You see, we were getting healthy ingredients by making it at home instead of just ordering it at a pizza house or buying the frozen pizza with less toppings on it. Plus, it is easy to prepare and fast.


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What You Need to Know About Becoming a Celebrity Chef

Most serious chefs hope to one day open a restaurant or chain of their own; those who are really ambitious may even dream of authoring an award-winning cookbook or hosting a series to show home cooks and professionals how to make their signature dishes. Reality television series like Top Chef provide new opportunities for lucky chefs from around the globe to show off their talents to a wider audience and offer a glimpse into what it takes to elevate your food and your image beyond your local area to make an impact on the wider culinary culture.

Whether you take the old-fashioned route of building your name and reputation over time or you get lucky and land a spot on one of the growing list of competitive series, becoming a celebrity in your field is not all glamour and glory. Do you have what it takes to become a celebrity chef? Here are some things to consider.

1. Education. Earning your chops in a working kitchen is endemic to the development of a signature cooking style and gaining the discipline necessary to reach the heights of culinary stardom. Though it isn’t essential, having a degree from an accredited, reputable culinary arts program will add credibility and prestige when combined with paying your dues in a working kitchen.

2. Variety is the spice of life. A well-rounded working background that includes employment in both corporate and independent kitchens of all sizes will help you develop necessary skills like flexibility, adaptability, diplomacy and planning.

3. Networking. The stereotype of the ego-centered chef who is an island unto him or her self may have a basis in fact, but a chef who is able to meet and interact with industry insiders at all levels, maintain a good base of contacts and gain the respect of his or her peers will have a more solid and long-lasting base of support than a difficult diva.

4. Business savvy. Any successful artist is also equally knowledgeable about every phase of business creation and growth. This includes knowing how to craft a solid business plan, creating realistic long- and short-term goals, managing finance and having a grasp of marketing strategies, both traditional and trending.

5. Know your market. Food trends come and go, and while it can be lucrative to create or grab on to a trend, it’s no way to create a lasting foundation for food fame. As with any business, a good chef knows their market intimately, and will use this knowledge to create a stable base for growth and longevity.

Tim Love is an example of a chef who’s made a national name by taking the best of regional cuisine and makes it accessible to all. While it’s important to have a standout personality to get noticed initially, being a celebrity chef takes more than just having a gimmick and a flair for preparing great food; you also have to be people-oriented and a solid head for business and marketing.

I Received My Reward from AdvoWire

After months of being active on Advowire by religiously sharing their ads thru social media, I finally reap what I sow. There are several options to withdraw your points, either you prefer a visa card, a gift card of your preferred retailer, travel voucher, merchandise and a whole lot more.

I wanted a Macy’s gift card for the hope to buy a signature watch or purse on Black Friday. I must save it and continue sharing some more in order to gain more points. As long as I have access to the internet, I will not stop sharing or as long as the website still lives.

Being on AdvoWire is just one of the few ways I earn while being on my computer. It just takes patience and determination in order to at least save up points which will then turn into a few dollars.

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No More of the Gross Stuff

I have been taking a detoxifying drink for months now, I make my own drink upon arising every morning. My drink is composed of organic apple cider vinegar, honey and turmeric powder. Adding turmeric powder into it makes it very gross because of its smell plus the smell of apple cider. Imagine the combined smell altogether how gross that can become yet, I suck it all up for it is beneficial for my gut and my overall health.

Now that I have tried this TURMEREX by VITAVANA that I received for free in exchange of my honest opinion, I seem to feeling fine and looking forward to my everyday drink, no more gagging for me and most of all, I could no longer taste and smell that turmeric powder since I now have the capsules!

If you are interested trying the product out, just click on the link provided above. For $39.95 PRIME, you’ll get yourself a (60) 750mg-capsule and zero added artificial flavorings and ingredients. What you’re getting is 95% curcumin extract.

Product Description info lifted from Amazon page:

is a professional-grade turmeric supplement standardized to 95% curcuminoids. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India as a spice and for its medicinal properties. Each Turmerex capsule contains 712.5mg of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, that has been studied for its ability to support the body’s ability to fight many health related issues. Here are just a few of the benefits of Turmerex:

» Supports cognitive function

» Promotes joint health

» Supports the immune system

» Helps neutralize free radicals

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Healthy Eating is the Best

I have been doing my home workout since February but I see very little changes especially in my abdomen area. I must admit, maintaining my healthy diet is not easy for me. There were days that I just let myself go and eat whatever I can see on the kitchen counter or in the fridge, most of which are baked products with lots of sugar and other additives in it.

I workout 3-4 times a week and walk twice a week yet my abdomen still has some thick belly fat. Unless I alter my diet, I shall not expect something is going to happen with my belly fat. This week, I promise that I would only eat less greasy, less starchy and less calories foods in order to at least shrink my fat. I know this would be a challenge but I am up for it.

Here are sample cooking I do at home during these times when I really need to weigh half a pound or less.
I found live crabs at a Mexican mart last time I went there and bought four pieces of it. I just steamed them with onions and a bit of garlic, sprinkled with ground pepper and dipped in melted butter. The result is yummylicious! I prefer the crabs to be cooked this way, it’s healthier, simple, less hassle and quick.

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Another one is our brunch today, a small bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon powder, pinch of salt and honey. Paired with fried Italian sausage, cantaloupe and cucumber. My girls love what I prepared for them. Again, it’s not greasy and has amazing benefits to our body.

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Pink Products for Less Than $2

Sweet, almost free PINK products below I grabbed last week. I only paid  $1.08 total for all five items, it would have been over $50 if I wasn’t wise doing my round of shopping at the Victoria’s Secret store. How did I do this? Well, here’s a breakdown.

Boy shorts $9.50 orig price, I used that $1 coupon they gave me for trying on a bra at their store, then the PINK mini mists on sale for $5 each, I had $20 worth gift certificate that they sent me two weeks ago as a birthday gift certificate. I did two different visits since VS would only accept certificate one at a time.

I love it when I get to avail almost free of my favorite products. Since I am visiting my motherland in a month, these items can make great gifts to chosen people. I hope they will like the scent and that they will be happy to receive these.

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