Saturday, March 10, 2012


You may know that Dana over at The Wonder Forest has a cool link up called Self Portrait Saturday.
Each week, there is a new theme, to challenge you in taking some portraits of yourself.
This weeks theme is Props! As soon as I read that, I knew exactly what I would use.
My mind instantly went to this giant circus lollipop Ive had for several months now, maybe even a year. LOL
I had intended on using it for a cute photography prop for my kids.
But then that just never happened.....
So I thought that *I* would use it as a prop for this weeks link up, as a fun twist...
Considering candy and sweets are kind of "forbidden" to me now with this whole "biggest loser" challenge Ive got going on!
Since I decided on such a fun bright prop, I wanted to make myself pop with color too!
So I did my eyes in a very whimsical fashion, using the same colors found in the lollipop.
No worries, I didnt "cheat" on my new diet. I didn't actually eat or even lick the sucker.
I was pretty disciplined. ;)
The eye shadows I used are all from my NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow Collection.
Colors used: Penny Pearl, Yellow Gold Pearl, Jade Pearl, Space Pearl & White Pearl.
I had a LOT of fun doing these. I encourage you all to check out Dana's new link up series!
And challenge yourself with a few self portraits of your own. ♥

If you want to link up too, check out the party here:

Much Love & Hugs,


  1. I've been wanting to link up to her Self Portrait Saturdays, the week always gets away from me it seems like! Love these photos! :)

  2. I LOVE THESE!! So cute, bright and colorful!! You ROCK Maria-Isabele!!!

  3. OMG!! You should do a tutorial on how you did your make-up :D

  4. VERY PRETTY! love the inspiration from a colorful lolipop :)

  5. i love that your eyes match! beautiful.

  6. love that you matched your eyeshadow!! great shots!! thanks for linking up!!
    xo dana

  7. WOW girl, those are some awesome pictures. I love the shadow, and it's not TOO out there, I would actually wear that it's really pretty. Maybe minus the little tear drops, hehe.

    I am checking out that linky right now. How fun!!!

    P.s. Did you take all those yourself?

    Hugs, Bella

  8. I love these, especially the second to last! Your eyes are gorgeous. Where did you take these photos to get that great light?

  9. Hi Maria-Isabel, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. OMG!! You are the most B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L blogger I subscribe to. I love your eye makeup too. How creative to use the lolly. Its obvious why I love your blog!! Chelle

  11. Holy Gorgeousness !!! Is that a word? It is now. WOW babe (Maria is my daughter)you are amazingly beautiful, you did a wonderful job with these photos & the make-up I love it your creativity never ceases to amaze me =) I am so excited about this Biggest Loser quest we are all on too, you're already looking different, must be all the work at the gym! I better get more motivated or you will be the one with all the $$$$$ Love you so much, Momma

  12. Hello gorgeous woman!!!! AHHH you are so beautiful! Love these!

  13. What a fun idea, I feel like I'm horrible at taking self-portraits so maybe I will use this site as inspiration :) Your makeup looks great Miss Maria!


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