From bikini/figure competitors at the NPC Iron Muscle Championships in Pearl, MS on Saturday morning, to cute little fashionistas here in Ripley, MS at the Ripley Modeling & Etiquette Fashion Expo 2016 on Sunday, it was a busy weekend for painting faces.
My partner (hair stylist) in crime, Amy Nance, and I left Ripley around 4:30pm on Friday to make the 3 1/2 hour drive down to Flowood, MS. Our makeup/hair appointments were to begin at 5am on Saturday morning. We got to meet some really great competitors at this event, and we made some new friends for life. We finally got to head home after the evening show touch ups around 5pm. And did I mention that my rock star hair stylist is also 6 months pregnant? She was a trooper.
We cruised into Ripley around 9pm and I could not wait to get home and relax. Did I just say relax? Scratch that. I remembered that there would be many, many girls that would need makeup done backstage before the Fashion Expo the next afternoon, so I had a lot of work to do before I went to bed. See, when I have to pack up at the end of the day when I travel, I pretty much just throw my makeup and brushes in my travel case in random order. It’s always a total mess. And my brushes needed a serious bath. Done. Got that taken care of and I crashed. On to Sunday’s festivities!
I wasn’t quite sure I would make it through the day. I really think this job has an age limit, so I am grooming my 8 year old daughter to take over soon. Very soon. Luckily, she is already better than some adults in doing makeup. Brenley was one of the cute little models at the Fashion Expo, so I was excited that she let me do her makeup the way I wanted to this time.
Needless to say, there was a lot of coffee and mascara going on this weekend. Until the next adventure!!