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Monday, May 30, 2016

Walker Stalker Con - RECAP!

This past weekend was a whirlwind! I figured I'd share a few photos of my experience working Joey Fatone's booth at Walker Stalker this year. It was a blast and I met some awesome people along the way (he was incredibly nice and his managers were amazing too). In the booths next to ours were AJ Mclean & Nick Carter who were also awesome and super energetic. It was every 90's girl's dream come true, to say the least! :D

Joey & the zombie Storm Trooper.

Thankful to have seen some old friends and for the new ones who came out too. I'm also super happy to hear everyone had an awesome time, especially those I gave wristbands to! I still have loads of photos from that zombie demo I did and of some folks I helped zombie up for the event, so check back for those too! If you haven't attended a con, I highly recommend going! Also! If you haven't yet, check out Dead 7 (which premiered on SyFy & stars all your boy band favorites including Nick, AJ & Howie from BSB/Joey from N'Sync/Eric from O-Town and many more). For more photos from this con, be sure to LIKE my FB page - CLICK HERE! :)
Our booth! Plenty of shots to choose from for autographs including the poster for Dead 7! :)

Walker Stalker selfie.
Nick Carter a booth away.

There were photo ops with Joey and the other guys.

Zombie Beaker was another favorite!

Always love checking out all the amazing art.

This black & white Walking Dead group was brilliant.
They were awesome!

View from the top - of some of the convention madness!

Evil gingy.

Con day 2 ft. snacks
Of course I left creepy doodles in the booth.
& personalized them...*snicker*
I'm so thankful to have had this awesome experience. Excited to see what the next year brings!

Joanna xo

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Zombies - I'm surrounded!

Phew! It has been an eventful week so far, what with Chicago's Walker Stalker Con being just around the corner. I've been working on sketches, test makeups and even costumes lately, so I figured I would share a few teaser photos. I've also been doing some face painting and testing out new products, so I'll be sharing more of those shots soon too.

On Monday I did a zombie makeup demo, which was a lot of fun. I'll be doing a separate post on that, so please check back!

These are some progress shots of staining up this button up as part of the costume I used for my zombie makeup demo.

Next up is the almost finished product. At this point, the button up was still a bit wet and needed a few more splatters of brown, black and - of course - some blood.

On that same note, here is a really rough sketch I did in preparation for Monday's demo. Again, the photos will be posted separately so keep an eye out for that if you're interested.

The next one is just from a little mess around I did the other night. I used my new Wolfe Essentials palette for this cartoony zombie dude that I painted up on my leg.

If you're interested in more updates, follow me on IG @ Joebybear! :)

Stay tuned for more zombie goodness coming up this week. 

Joanna xo

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pack it up! Hello weekend...

Doing a quick little update before I head out. I stashed a few of my favorite beauty minis in my purse for tonight and thought I would share!

Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara - I don't usually use mascara on the go, but I plan on layering this on top of my CG Super Sizer for extra lush lashes.
Wyndmere Lavender Garden Essential Oil roll on - If I need to relax, I just pull this guy out of my purse for a quick whiff or dab on my wrist.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye concealer - After getting almost no sleep last night, this concealer is the perfect secret weapon.
Thierry Mugler Alien perfume - The perfect sexy scent for a night out.
Tony Moly Bunny gloss - Light moisturizing balm with just a hint of pinky color.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Joanna xo

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Getting Inspired

Casual Monday - these metallic emerald green stilettos were begging for a day out.

The past few months have been busy and as thankful as I am for that, sometimes I need a break to get the creative juices flowing again. When I'm feeling uninspired, I like to take a day to myself to explore the city. This past Monday, I decided to go thrifting (a favorite hobby of mine) and I was not disappointed. I figured I would share some of the photos I took during my little adventure, because they continue to give me all sorts of makeup, art and style ideas (I've been sketching non stop). When you hit a creative wall, it can be pretty discouraging, but just remember that sometimes all it takes is taking a step back, going to a gallery or diving into some vintage fashion and jewelry. In the least, you'll probably come home with something one of a kind in tow.

Fascinated by these bold colors, fabrics and prints.
This metallic gold and black patterned jacket gave me endless eye makeup ideas.
Check out the detail on this piece. Sequins and hundreds of smaller beads sewn in throughout!

Among my newest thrifted treasures is this awesome piece made of iridescent glass. It made me think of mermaids and I just had to have it. Lately, I've been into decorative glass for storing and displaying my most worn jewelry, and I feel like I've been lucking out at my favorite shops. If you missed it, here is another post dedicated to some my thrift finds.

Glass fit for a mermaid. These little star shaped hair charms arrived the same day.

Those are some of my tips for getting back on track and back into the swing of things. Until next time.

For more photos like these, makeup art and behind-the-scenes, follow me on Instagram @ Joebybear.

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Joanna xo

Monday, May 2, 2016

Upcoming Events

I've already added a list of upcoming events to the top of my page, but I wanted to mention them again in the body of my blog.

Here is a current list of the Chicago events I will be attending for the next few months. If you plan on being there, don't hesitate to contact me for all of your makeup needs. I am already taking advance appointments, so make sure to email, call or text me soon (keeping in mind that more elaborate makeups take a bit of additional planning).

Come get bruised, scarred and zombified!
Email me: joanna@joebymakeup.com
Check out my site: www.joebymakeup.com
Find me on FB: Joanna Brzezina MUA
Follow me on IG: @ Joebybear

Whether you're getting your makeup done for these events or not, come out and say hey! I'll continue to update my blog, FB & Instagram with where I will be those days as well as my availability.

Let's go Chicago!

Joanna xo