Welcome to my page.

I am a Makeup Artist, Esthetician and a fashion enthusiast. I blog about fashion, skincare, makeup, cooking, shopping, interesting places and remodeling projects around the house.

My future goals are to open a Makeup Studio and spend half the year in Paris.

If you follow me I will follow you. I love to read other blogs especially Fashionable ones.

Enjoy! Deedee

Monday, January 19, 2015

Makeup Artistry by Deedee (Behind The Scene disasters)

I divided this photo shoot into a two part series. One is behind the scenes and the second post will be the final result for The Envy desert shoot.

We always have fun at photo shoots but things usually don't get crazy enough to create a blog post. This shoot is the exception.

The photographer (Harold) left for the shoot early to scout out the location. He at one point got stuck in the sand with his car! He was alone too! He did manage to get out and get around the deeper sand luckily. While he was alone at the house he heard noises including a car door shutting. He thought one of us had arrived and walked out and around the house but no one was there! He should not hear car doors shutting since nothing is close to this house. During the shoot outside of the house the photographer was squatting down to take some pictures and sat on a very sharp cactus! Since we started late we were there still shooting at dusk.  I was getting a couple of photos on this cool looking road with the desert in the background, when all of a sudden I hear a boom boom and a scream OMG are you OK? This house had a huge hole in the floor which was a fast pass to the basement. Luckily Harold caught himself before he fell all the way in, but his camera did fall into the hole. Right before that happened he said to the model (Maryam) this house is going to kill me! Well I guess it almost did. So the camera by some miracle was OK. He had to retrieve it going into the dark basement but he found it.  In the end all was well.

Below are pictures of us setting up, doing makeup and other fun stuff. Harold told me it was OK to blog about his mishaps.

Entry to the basement

Grave? No probably just someone fooling around.

This is the hole to the basement!

We thought this was pretty cool since the theme of our shoot was Envy

The cactus that bites.

I put this picture on Instagram which I am currently addicted too. I love the filters. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Vintage Circus (Cheetah girl)

This is the last post in my four part series called Vintage Circus. To see the other posts click Clown, Animal Trainer and Ring Master. My part in this makeup was the beauty makeup. Patricia did the body painting (cheetah spots). I used the mark touch and glow shimmer cubes to do the makeup for highlights, cheeks and eyes. A little bit of mascara and a neutral MAC lip stick called Speed Dial.


 Model: Morgan Bischoff 
 MUA - Deedee Madeupgirl
 BodyArt - Patricia Brakeman
 Photographer: Lisa Houston Photography 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What's in my Closet (Jewelry from Old Town San Diego)

Old Town San Diego is an awesome place to buy Jewelry. You can find so many vendors and most of the Jewelry is hand made. Here are a couple of pieces I picked up last week.

If you notice the ring is a perfect match for my bracelet I got at an antique shop. I blogged about the bracelet here. This ring was in Tienda De Reyes on a low shelf, in a basket. It was half price $4.00!

I bought this bracelet because I am obsessed with cobalt blue and it does match my blue polish.
It was only $2.99! I got it at Case De Aguirre in the kiosks directly outside of back door.

Look past this awesome Donkey (I want this Donkey!) and you can see the kiosks.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Scenery to Photograph (Hotel Del Coronado)

One of my favorite quotes is: Have luggage will travel.

My New Year resolution (which I don't usually do) is to travel more. It may just be driving distance travel but that works, I live in an amazing state! My first post is the Hotel Del Coronado. The Hotel Del has undergone a huge transformation since my first visit years ago.  I really just like the old building to be honest. My love of this hotel besides the beach is the interesting history of movie stars, ghosts and other fun stuff. The new buildings are very beautiful as well.  If you go here park for free beach side. The ride across the Coronado bridge is also free and a beauty itself. The Island has lots of shops and restaurants, a beautiful beach and the Hotel has shops and restaurants too. You can walk around the hotel for free or get a Starbucks like we did (very expensive!). Here are a few photos of the hotel, beach and Ice Ring they have during the holiday season. Ice Skating on the beach is pretty cool.

If you would like to see other places I have visited and blogged about you can see those posts on my Scenery to Photograph page

Have you been to this hotel?

The Brownie I got and it was yummy

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Makeup Artistry by Deedee (Vintage Circus Part 3) The Animal Trainer

This is part 3 of my Vintage Circus series to see the other posts Clown  Vintage Ring Master and Cheetah Girl. These are some really cute shots.  I used a pink pallet with Ardell lashes. I didn't keep the box or write down which lashes they were and I loved them. I'm pretty sure they are from the Runway collection.

I have a new watermark for my photos now! What do you think?

Model: Breann 
Photographer: Lisa Houston Photography
MUA: Deedee Madeupgirl
Costume: Wonderland Corsets

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Deedee's Beauty Corner (Posh Pinky melon Candied Lip Dye)

I guess it is obvious I love makeup. I have a healthy relationship with it though. I bet I own less personal makeup than you do. I try things one at a time and give it a chance I do that with skincare too. So I am really picky about what I buy. I have been wanting to try the posh lip dye and now I am really happy I did. 

The Pinky Melon #PP7547 smells like melon and is very moisturizing. This pink is the perfect pink for me. It is not too light, dark or purple. To me it is the perfect pink. I like it so much I am going to try the Retro Red too. The other colors are Catty Coral # PP754, Dark Darling #PP7545 which is deep-dark pink and Retro Red # PP7544. I'm excited to try the retro red.

In this photo I am wearing the Posh Pink

Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Little Kitchen (Spanished Inspired Chalkboard Table)

This awesome table is an antique table and chairs from January 1948, tag still on it! The company name is Chester Furniture Mfg Co. The table was worn but still in fair condition. Some people will be upset I didn't restore it to the original condition, but I admire antiques for how they can be reinvented. I have noticed when I paint furniture with such unique details it really makes the wood wizardry pop.

I am inspired mostly by color and over the top pieces. I also like furniture that is comfortable and fun. My idea came from eating at a Mexican restaurant called Rosa's. I did blog about that here. Each table has chairs of different and bright colors and the table tops are tile. I did debate with myself about tile, but lets face it chalkboard paint is a lot easier and would be more fun. Kids can be kept busy, menus could be planned, instead of place cards names could be written and the list could go on and on.

My expense was $31 for paint, the table I had and fabric from the remnant section of Joann's which cost less than $20 to cover the chairs.

I thought the paint would look dull if I chose to use it as a black table, but it doesn't. Bonus I was not expecting.

My next project will be a chandelier. What kind of projects are you working on?

To clean table you can use a standard eraser and then a soft damp cloth

 Before Pictures

My Inspiration picture