Creativity is a struggle

Hi there!

It has been a hot minute since I last wrote a blog post.

To be honest with you, these past couple of weeks I have felt very uninspired and uncreative whatsoever. The NYX Face Awards really sucked everything out of me. It was really frustrating that I could not be creative in my work anymore because the competition required so much time and effort.

I was sad that I could not perform as I would usually do and create things that I genuinely wanted to.

Many projects that I wanted to get down to earlier, I couldn’t do, which was very annoying! I planned on doing more eye looks, more blog posts, more Youtube videos. But again, I just didn’t have the time or the energy to accomplish all of it.IMG_3723[1]

When I got the news that I didn’t make it to TOP5 I was of course very disappointed. Then after a couple of hours I actually felt RELEAVED! (Even if a trip to LA wouldn’t have been THAT bad!) I finally had the time to do MY stuff again, things that I wanted to do and I could fully enjoy my holidays in Italy. It definitely was a break I needed!

I’m not saying that the NYX Face Awards we’re a bad experience or anything. I simply felt alot of pressure and kind of limited for other projects.

Finding your creativity is not always easy, especially when you are working in an environment where it is mandatory to perform. For me, I can be creative when I feel inspired, by people,art,music. If I feel restricted or locked up it is hard for me to be my full self.

That is exactly how I felt these past weeks and what made me not like the competition or my work so much. It was really difficult for me to be creative in that kind of sense. Although the theme selection was great. I think it’s just not the way I work and I am glad I know that now!IMG_4432[1]

Whilst we were in Italy, I had the time to think about where I want to be in the future career wise and what I want to become. With my beauty school graduation coming up, this was an important issue I had to approach.  I will definitely continue to show my work but I am not sure how yet. There will be changes on my blog as well as my new website (coming up soon!). I am not sure if I want to continue YT the way I did or if I will change things up there as well (let’s be real, I haven’t been posting alot there either! Schedule or vlogging maybe? ).

I am very excited for new things to come and maybe even a new chapter in my life as well!

I will keep you posted!

XX Patricia

NYX Face Awards Entry | Queen of Birds

Hello everyone!

This post is a rather exciting post!

I entered the very first edition of the NYX Face Awards in Switzerland.

It was quite a challenge to create something more special and made me go out of my comfort zone alot.

The look I created was inspired by several pictures I saw on Pinterest and by the beauty of birds.

Here’s what I came up with

 

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Products used:
Smashbox – Porerefining Primer
NYX Cosmetics – HD Concealer (Green), Concealer Palette (Light), Blush (Taupe), Contour Palette
MAC Cosmetics – Studio Fix Powder (NC20), Fluidline Eyebrow Gel (True Brunette), Paint Pot (Stroke my Ego), Eye Khol (Costa Riche)
Bobbi Brown – Bronzing Powder (Medium)
Morphe Cosmetics – 35O Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Palette, Masterpalette by Mario
KatvonD Beauty – Metal Crush Eyeshadow (Raw Power)
L’oréal Cosmetics – Superliner (Black)
Kryolan – Aquacolor 12 Palette
Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide On Pencil (Scorch)
Jouer Cosmetics – Highlighter (Citrine)
Maybelline New York – Lash Sensational Mascara
Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes – no. 213
Feathers – From a local craft store (Leibundgut Zurich)
Feather Chocker – Selfmade
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Now this is more of an Ediorial/Avant Garde makeup look which is great for photographs as well.

Please check out my video on my Youtube channel to see how I created this look. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe!

I really hope you like this look as much as I do!

XX Patricia

 

 

 

Top 5 Beauty Icons

 

I got tagged on Instagram by the lovely Sarah (@spiceituptv) to let you guys know who my absolute beauty idol is.

Now, this is a tough one, since there isn’t just one for me. I decided to narrow them down to my top 5. Some of them are Makeup Artists, Beauty Influencers but also classic beauties that inspire me.

Pixiwoo Sisters

I had the opportunity to meet them in person at one of their book signings they did for their book ‘Face’, which if you haven’t bought it yet …Where have you been?.  They are so genuine and real. I honestly could not get over how beautiful they were in person. Everyone of us waiting in line got the chance to chat with them and have their photo taken. (Fangirl moment af!!) This was definetely one of the crutial moments when deciding to become a Makeup Artist.

They have inspired me alot throughout the years not only because of their awesome tutorials on Youtube but also because they have worked as makeup artists before starting their channel. I hope to be able to work with them one day or meet them again. Like who would not?

(And yes, I look like a dork in this picture…)

 

Linda Hallberg

I don’t think I need to introduce her really. She is a full-blood makeup artist and has an amazing style. Her approach to makeup always amazes me and the technical skills she has are beyond perfection. Linda truly appreciates the art of makeup and let’s everyone be part of her creative and colorful mind. She is a true idol and inspiration for me and I hope one day to have only a small porpotion of her skills. Plus: SHE IS GEORGEOUS!

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Jaclyn Hill

I have been watching Jaclyn’s beauty videos for as long I can think of. She started as this girl working at MAC giving tips on Youtube. We have all seen her grow into this huge phenomenon and business woman. Her determination and dedication to what she does and loves is mind-blowing. The story behind her success is so inspiring to me and her positivity is contagious.

I love her personality as much as I love her style in makeup.

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Grace Kelly

My mom named me after her (Gracia Patricia, yes my real name is Patricia) so I believe she was keen on her as well. Grace Kelly was one of the most beautiful women at the time and has been an icon then and now. Her natural and beauty and her sophisticated style have always spoken for themselves. I would have loved to work with her, but we know that’s unfortunately not going to happen.

 

Kate Middleton – Duchess of Cambridge

I just love Kate Middleton’s naturalness and the simplicity of her makeup. She never looks overdone but not like she has just got out of bed either. (well, you should look presentable as the Duchess of Cambridge, right? ) There were rumours that she insists on doing her makeup herself but I don’t know if thats true. Anyway she looks amazing! And can we take a moment to appreciate her hair for a moment…? thank you!

 

 

So, who is you beauty icon? I would love to know!

XX Sarah

 

 

 

 

How 2016 changed everything

Two thousand and sixteen has been an important year for me in many ways. It has taught me many lessons and was quite mind-opening too.

There has definitely been alot of struggle and frustration along the way, up to a point where I did not know a way out anymore. I felt very unhappy in many ways and felt alot of pressure from different people and / or situations. But they say it’s during rough times where we learn the most, right?

2016 was the year I decided to be myself more than ever.

First of all, I decided to be more active and take more care of my body. (I’m not saying it was easy! Hell no!)  My boyfriend and I care more about what we eat and encourage eachother to work out more (Well, most of the time it’s him kicking my butt, I’m not gonna lie…).

Although it was not easy, I really enjoy working out now. It helps me unwind alot and keeps my mind and body balanced.

2016 was also the year I made the desicion to follow my heart and my passion. Not caring about the opinion of others or letting them put me under alot of pressure was quite a challenge for me. But still: I put ME first.

img_82621This is why I quit my studies in Business Administration and decided to become a Make up Artist instead. It has been a longtime dream of mine which for several reasons I could never pursue. This year I had to take the opportunity and just do it!

Rarely in my life have I ever been so motivated and determined about something! It was kind of a “break free” moment for me. Breaking free from the negativity surrounding me as well as my own self-consciousness. The feedback I received upon my decision was amazing! Suddenly I experience this massive support from close people around me which to me is the best confirmation I could have ever asked for.

THIS WAS THE RIGHT DECISION.

The older I get the more I realize that it is not important what other people say or think about you. Make sure you surround yourself with positive people, create positiveimg_1809 memories and make others think positive too. And if we fall down we get the hell up again! But most importantly: You need to love yourself first!

If something doesnt make you happy, change it! We only have this one life to live, why not live it to the fullest? We should be able to live the life we have imagined for ourselves and do whatever the hell we want!

(YOLO isn’t such a bad term at all, I guess…;) )

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This is my favourite picture of 2016 which was taken on our USA trip. It was our last day in Miami, FL  and we got up early in the morning to see the sunrise. The sea was still calm and the sky was almost clear. My boyfriend and I had the best time and we can’t wait to travel more this year. This picture is always a reminder of how important he is to me. He’s always been my rock and has supported me no matter what. Same this year. THANK YOU! (I know you’re reading this… 😉 )

I am convinced that 2017 will be a great year and I cant wait for it to really get started!

Thanks for reading!

XX Sarah