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Look but Don’t Touch – 3 Imaginary Valentine Gift Boxes, A Photo Composite

By Blessmybag @blessmybag

Before I close the day with the “mushy” serious post let’s open the window for fun beauty bits first.  It’s widely known that men rarely give a slew of beauty products to their sweeties on Valentine’s Day. Exclude my Dad on several occasions though, he loves perfume and knows how to pick makeup bases for mom just by remembering her face and pointing out “which one” at the counter.  It’s primarily because lots of men are quite clueless when it comes to beauty and they’d rather not risk wasting money and looking stupid if they purchase the wrong thing.  At most, they’ll lean towards a fragrance she’s mentioned 100 times in her sleep or a bath and body gift set. If my imaginary guy were extra thoughtful he would have scanned my blog weeks in advance, jotted down a list then enlisted my girlfriends to track down the items ergo perfect man. This time though I posted no wishlist in advance, since I have no expectations. I’ve thought up a sort of fantastical gift box, or rather 3 donut boxes (wait for it), the contents of which are obviously fantasy because of the price tags of some items.

Look but don’t touch – 3 Imaginary Valentine Gift Boxes, A Photo Composite

1st BOX: 1.  Handwritten long love letter, full of real stuff, not flattery which includes a funny list of stupid one liners  for every item he bought like “Naked 2, babe, was this Eve’s prehistoric makeup”, or “L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, uh, these eyeshadows need to know nobody’s perfect.” LOL.  2. NARS Tinted Moisturizer, 3. Benefit They’re Real Mascara, 4. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush “Exposed”, 5. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream 6. Becca Luminous Skin Tinted Moisturizer

2nd BOX: 1. Haus of Gloi Valentines 2012 Odette Bubbling Scrub, 2. Sigma Sigmax Synthetic Kabuki Kit, 3. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in “Petal”

3rd BOX: 1. Malin + Goetz Mojito Candle (A must-smell in Adora, GB5), 2. Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid foundation, 3. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, 4. Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in “Ginger Lily”, 5. TinkerBell so I can fly whenever I feel a happy thought coming on.

OUT OF THE BOX: 1. Ear Cuffs by Anni Jurgenson aka StyleHurricane, 2. L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadows

I thought of doing a “collage” (a cut and paste flat mish mash of photos) but since I miss compositing a lot from my former job as a visual effects artist I thought well why not make it somewhat imperfect but believable?  I gathered several photos from the internet, most from general sites, whatever Google brought up first, and some from a few blogs which I will credit of course at the bottom of the post.  The Krispy Kreme box background are not from a photograph, they’re 3D models rendered as a still.  Then I chopped all elements up, cleaned, erased, and skewed them into proper perspective, adjusted the lighting and color for some to fit the photo. I thought of a funny story to go with it, like my “boyfriend”, “fiancee”, or “husband” teases me that he’d rather stuff me fat with Krispy Kreme donuts on VDay hence presenting me with 3 donut boxes to which I heartily protest but then SURPRISE they open up to reveal every single thing I’m actually eyeing right now, all except my own horse, which wouldn’t fit.  This was fun, twas a lot of “work” but really fun for me, I think I’ll make more of these imaginary hauls :) .  They’re safer and more practical than real ones :) .  Happy Vee Day everyone ♥

Photo Sources: – NARS Tinted moisturizer – Becca Luminous Skin – Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow – Sigmax Brushes – Benefit They’re Real Mascara – Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint – Earcuffs by Anni Jurgenson – L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadows – Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Haus of Gloi Odette Bubbling Scrub

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