First and foremost, I won my first giveaway, courtesy of Nea from Fashioned in Finland:
Yay for foreign free things! Nea sent me an assortment of asian products and samples such as face masks, a mascara shield, eyeshadow and perfume. ^_^ Thanks again Nea!
Also, just the other day it was time for me to get my license renewed. Finally, the opportunity came for me to finally be rid of that photo of my awkward, 16-year-old self with short crimped hair and that "I'm high as a kite" smile. Trust me, it's godawful.
So what are some helpful tips in taking a good drivers license photo?
1. Wear something that doesn't make you blend into that blinding blue backdrop they use for your photo. Also, make sure you're not wearing a tube top unless you're chill with looking nude.
2. Don't get too nuts with the makeup. Everything in moderation! However, since the place I go to takes photos that makes people look 4 shades darker than they really are, I wore a lighter foundation. Watch, this will probably bite me in the ass when I get my new license and I'll end up looking like something that crawled out of Twilight..
3. Perfect your smile and posture. You know how it goes, people tend to look 10 pounds heavier than they really are in their photo. To slim your frame, stand straight and pull your shoulders back. Lift your head slightly, this will lengthen your neck. The Myspace pose won't cut it here.
4. Don't blink. A good way to prevent this is to close your eyes a few seconds right before the shot is taken.
5. Of course, if you don't get a chance to pose properly and smile before the photo is shot... pray to whatever god/deity/saint you believe in that you'll get lucky this time. But if that wasn't the case... congratulations! You are now the proud owner of an embarrassing drivers license photo like everyone else. :D
Despite my skin being dry and irritable, I went all out with my little makeover in preparation for my shiny new photo. I wore Charmzone's Natural Skinmade B.B Cream, and while it evened out my skintone and neutralized the redness on my cheeks.. my skin just did not like it that day. Phooey. Ah well, I'm sure the camera won't pick up the fact that my skin's as dry as the Sahara...
Aaaand my nails! They're a nice dark green at the moment with multicolor glitter. I used Wet'n Wild's Craze nail polish in Morbid as a base (terrible color.. I was hoping it would be a dark smoky teal but after applying it, it looked dull and gray) followed by Sinful Color's San Francisco and lastly, a glitter by Wet 'n Wild called Starry Night.