Description : Outlines the author's innovative system for defining a personal makeup style, covering such topics as skin care basics, obtaining necessary cosmetics tools, looking younger, and making informed over-the-counter purchases. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Description : With her timeless advice, Victoria Jackson demonstrates the real power of makeup: when you look better, you feel better. Make Up Your Life is not simply a how-to book. Instead it reveals what Victoria took a lifetime to learn: why makeup makes a difference in our lives, why we feel better when we wear it, and why being comfortable with the way we look ultimately frees us to celebrate who we are. For more than a decade as makeup artist to some of the world's most gorgeous women, including Jacqueline Bisset, Brooke Shields, Rene Russo, Kate Capshaw, and Kathleen Turner, Victoria Jackson has seen how using makeup has the power to help you build confidence. When you accept that your natural features are already appealing, you can feel comfortable with or without cosmetics and learn to look like yourself, only better. In this inspirational and practical book, Victoria presents dramatic before and after examples, offers tips on how to use makeup to build on what you like about your face and play down what you don't, and explains how to achieve the look you want in only two, five, or ten minutes. Why waste time worrying whether you look good enough? If you take a moment to broaden your knowledge about makeup and learn to apply it in a simple, efficient, and effective way, you can put it behind you and get on with the rest of your life. And Victoria will teach you how.
Description : An "abc" of make up, with suggestions and secrets to create a perfect look: from the make up room to the accessories, the brushes, the theory of colors, the light and shade. The contents are organized in "lessons", numbered according to the order of fulfillment: from the pre-make up gestures to the application of foundation and concealer, from the eye and lips make up to the final touches. The make up universe is sounded out with easy and complete texts, and with a large step-by-step photographic display. By clicking on the looks pictures users can enlarge them to appreciate all the details: an additional value that makes this volume into an actual virtual Looks’ make up show.
Description : Think big, spend little! Everything you need to make your movie is in this complete resource kit. The Power Filmmaking Kit is a comprehensive, multimedia book and DVD package that empowers you to produce your own Hollywood-quality movie. Emmy-award winning director Jason Tomaric produced an independent film using only local resources for under $2,000 that not only got picked up for distribution, but is also used as a case study in top film schools. This book shows you how to do the same, regardless of your budget or location. You'll learn how to achieve professional quality on a microbudget, using the resources you have at hand. The book includes: * Coverage of the entire filmmaking process. It's all here, from writing, directing, and cinematography, to acting, editing, and distribution. * Step-by-step instructions, tips, diagrams, charts, and illustrations for how you can make a Hollywood-caliber movie on a next-to-nothing budget with little upfront money and access only to local resources. The DVD includes: * Time and Again, the profitable, award-winning, internationally distributed independent film made for under $2,000 * One hour of video tutorials unveiling how the movie was made...interviews and behind-the-scenes case studies on directing, production, and editing * Complete rough footage from a scene for editing practice * Forms, contracts, and more resources *The Producer's Notebook includes scripts, storyboards, schedules, call sheets, contracts, letters from the producer, camera logs and press kits from "Time and Again." See how the production was scheduled and organized, read the script, follow the storyboards and watch the production unfold from beginning to end. * Blank contracts and forms that you can print out to use on your own film
Description : During our doomed near future... In the center of the world, in the center of the galaxy; San Tropez Nebraska, is being attacked by biblical floods, Rock n’ Roll country pop stars, and its own ‘Super heroes.’ With the entire planet unaware of the mass-media brainwash, people are enslaved by television and the evolved version of Internet, the Outternet. Their bodies left to mimic a shell of a life they believe coincides with ‘reality.’ But 3 young boys are the last defenders of existence’s greatest kept secret, the Power of Pi. Though they remember nothing before the birth of their powers, they will test their dynamism, friendship and the limits of conscious reality. These strange pajama wearing heroes will be the only hope to getting in the way of the Tube, and slap our stupid slobbering faces awake, out of the dream we have fallen into. That is, if the most powerful being in the Multiverse, will allow it...
Description : Have you been contemplating Botox, eyelid surgery, or breast augmentation? A face-lift, nose job, or collagen injections? Save your money and avoid the risks! You can get the glowing good looks you dream about with the secrets revealed by Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Eve Pearl. By applying the same Hollywood-insider methods used to make celebrities look years younger and show-stopping gorgeous, she shows you how to enhance your lips, diminish wrinkles, and even appear to go from an A-cup bra to a generous B or even C! Like a magic wand, makeup-done as you've never seen it before-will accentuate the uniqueness of your looks while disguising the flaws. With Eve Pearl's simple but amazing techniques, you can completely transform your face, eyes, brows, nose, lips, and breasts. And this powerful, safe way to a more youthful and natural beauty takes just minutes to achieve. Discover: * The "face-lift" kit that tightens skin, brings out the eyes, and hides deep laugh lines around the nose and mouth * Fantastic remedies for dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, and crow's-feet * How to use moisturizers and foundations to create velvety, luminous skin tones-without the dangers of a chemical peel or bleaching * Dramatic shading to produce elegant cheekbones and make a double chin disappear * Techniques to make your breasts look larger (you won't believe your eyes!) * Products to create fuller, more sensuous lips with a "sweetheart" shape and a luscious shine ...and much more. From eye-lift to face-lift, you will be thrilled by the results-without the pain, risk, or expense of surgery!
Description : "The Power of Rare is equal parts science and inspiration. In her urgent drive to help her daughter, Victoria Jackson not only transformed the competitive world of biomedical research, but also created a new medical model for generations to come." —Arianna Huffington Victoria Jackson revolutionized the beauty industry in the 1980s and '90s with her "no make-up" approach to make-up and ultimately made Victoria Jackson Cosmetics into a billion-dollar global brand. But her greatest test of the power of rare didn't come until her daughter, Ali, was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica, or NMO—a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disease—and Victoria, driven by a mother's love, set out to find a cure for her daughter. Within days of hearing Ali's diagnosis in 2008, Victoria began the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation to fund medical research into this often misdiagnosed orphan disease. Her "blueprint" called for breaking down the so-called silos of traditional medical research and bringing together some of the greatest minds to collaborate and share their findings. She hadn't expected to galvanize how medical research works, but within only a few years, that's just what she did. By focusing on the "rare" in each of us, the foundation has catalyzed breakthroughs in NMO in record time. These advances are also opening new doors to solving MS, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases—plus diseases that are not so rare, including cancer, infection, aging, and more. It has been Victoria's guiding philosophy that if she can do it, anyone can. With The Power of Rare, she shares how the foundation harnessed the power of rare to speed discoveries that help patients. Through her business savvy, wit, and heart, she offers real-world advice and inspiration for others to tap into "rare" to empower their own breakthroughs.
Description : In provocative detail with more than one hundred illustrations, critically acclaimed author Virginia Postrel separates glamour from glitz, revealing what qualities make a person, an object, a setting, or an experience glamorous. What is it that creates that pleasurable pang of desire—the feeling of “if only”? If only I could wear those clothes, belong to that group, drive that car, live in that house, be (or be with) that person? Postrel identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning. The Power of Glamour is the very first book to explain what glamour really is—not just style or a personal quality but a phenomenon that reveals our inner lives and shapes our decisions, large and small. By embodying the promise of a different and better self in different and better circumstances, glamour stokes ambition and nurtures hope, even as it fosters sometimes-dangerous illusions. From vacation brochures to military recruiting ads, from the Chrysler Building to the iPad, from political utopias to action heroines, Postrel argues that glamour is a seductive cultural force. Its magic stretches beyond the stereotypical spheres of fashion or film, influencing our decisions about what to buy, where to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote. The result is myth shattering: a revelatory theory that explains how glamour became a powerful form of nonverbal persuasion, one that taps into our most secret dreams and deepest yearnings to influence our everyday choices.
Description : What if, starting today, we stopped thinking in terms of lack and imperfection? What if we stopped trying to change reality with the power of our thoughts and intention? What if we no longer thought that everything needs to be fixed, healed or improved? In her new book, Postma (author of The Deeper Secret and The Secret Within) explores the mental and emotional blocks that keep us from true joy. She writes, "Rarely has anything in my life gone the way I had hoped, expected or thought. There have been some heavy blows. However, in hindsight, I can see that everything turned out just as it should have." Calling upon many wisdom traditions and her own hard-won insights, Postma traces a gentle path that will lead to the renewal of your mind and spirit. She writes, "To embrace reality is an act of total renewal. When we dare to see things as they truly are it immediately brings us a feeling of liberation, strength and healing. Therefore it is no coincidence that Buddhists describe "experiencing God" as being "completely present" in reality. To surrender means to let go of the control you think you have in your life. It means releasing your preconceived thoughts and notions about how you think your life should be. It is all about no longer forcing your personal will on reality. In fact, to surrender is a celebration of real freedom."