A lot of prep went into my boudoir photoshoot and I think it’s an indication of how obsessed I am with my body and making it look as good as possible. As a society, we have such a narrow definition of beauty – one which I do not fit into – and so doing this photoshoot was not just a stretch for me, but also a little bit of therapy.
I got up Sunday morning around 7 am and basically lounged in bed obsessing over boudoir pictures and poses (on Pinterest) until it was time to get my makeup done.
I went to Kimberly, makeup artist extraordinare, and she did a fabulous near smoky eye for me. If you’ve never had your makeup done, let me tell you, it is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable treats ever. All those little brushes on your face feel exceptional. And at the end, you look like you, only more fabulous!
Here I am post makeup by Kimberly.
I was already feeling awfully beautiful with my fabulous makeup and my shiny, bouncy, Victoria’s Secret hair. So by the time my hair was done, I was ready to go to San Francisco to the hotel to hang out in the hotel bar and wait for the photographer to call me and tell me she’s ready.
In case you’re curious, here’s the breakdown of what this activity can cost you:
- Airbrush tan – $25-$45
- Hair style – $45 – $70
- Makeup – $100 — $150
- Hair Removal – $50-$115
- New lingerie – $500 – $800 (not really necessary)
- Tip for photographer – $20 – $50
- Online research – 12 hours
- Photographs – TBD
So as you can see, the Groupon may have cost only $45 but the whole shebang costs a great deal more. It’s no small investment.
More later, including me going commando in the city….
For now I’ll leave you with this pic of all my lingerie for the photoshoot, piled high on my bed (note the AWESOME stiletto heels and the fishnet thigh highs). Sexy!’