“The evening hangs beneath the moon, a silver thread on darkened dune.
With closing eyes and resting head; I know that sleep is coming soon.
Upon my pillow, safe in bed, a thousand pictures fill my head, I cannot sleep, my mids aflight; and yet my limbs seems made of lead.”
PART II: @dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon Gel Mask #dermalogica
I partnered with @dermalogica for #worldsleepday (today!) to celebrate the launch of their NEW Sound Sleep Cocoon Overnight Gel. I created this image to give the impression of my skin hatching from a cocoon, glowing and refreshed! The gel has aromatherapy to help soothe you to sleep with French Lavender, Patchouli, and Sandalwood essential oils, and nourishes and hydrates skin with Tamarind Seed Oil and Persian Silk Tee Extract which reduces signs of fatigue. I use it as the last step in my night time skincare regimen, and it makes a noticeable improvement in my skin each morning. OH and It is gluten free, paraben free, and VEGAN
There’s an AMAZING giveaway right now on the @dermalogica IG STORY: They are giving away $5,000 to CB2 and $500 to Dermalogica with 3 runner ups to win $500 worth of Dermalogica. You bet I entered… Let me know if you did too!!! #dermalogica#anastasiabeverlyhills#norvina#pixibeauty#katvondbeauty#tarte#tartecosmetics#skincare#glowymakeup#glowingskin
It takes a great deal of legacy to shake tears from eyes around the Earth as you have, Dr. Hawking. The work and impact you have left behind dwarfs any romanticized conception of immortality. I believe that you were a rare gift permitted on this Earth; you defied your illness in order to stretch the limits of our understanding of the universe we live in. I only regret missing the opportunity to thank you in person. One of the true heroes deserving of the phenomenon of renown and “celebrity” we so carelessly assign to many.
“I kind of had an existential crisis at 17. Art school was rigorous and enriching in its own way. One evening, I was up until 3AM working tirelessly on this giant charcoal and newsprint piece of hands resting in different positions (hands are rather hard to draw). I just reached a breaking point where I threw everything down, and thought, “What am I really doing with my time?” It sounds a bit morbid, but in that moment I realized that our brief time here on Earth is perpetuated only by the lives we are privileged enough to touch. I wasn’t personally satisfied with what my legacy looked like as an artist. It was something that kept me overwhelmingly disconnected from people on a day-to-day basis. Though so many artists create for an audience, much of my art was selfish. I used art to move through emotional experiences to grow and develop as a human, with little regard for what people thought of it.
I decided I needed to impact people in an interpersonal, intimate, tangible, and visceral way. I wanted to dedicate myself to something much, much larger and more significant than myself. I felt that I needed to go to sleep at night knowing that what I was doing with my life would culminate in leaving the world a better place than I found it.
The following night my roommate in art school cut her leg in the shower, and when she came back from the bathroom I half-way leapt out of bed like, “Can I help you clean and bandage that?!” She said, “You want to touch this? You’re kind of odd, Gina. I think you’re ready for med school or something.” At the time, that felt like the most outlandish for me to consider, as a 17-year-old art student. I took a couple of AP classes in high school, but I never thought of myself as one of the “smart kids.” I thought there was no way I could ever achieve something like that—I didn’t think I was intelligent or self-disciplined enough. Then I came to a point where I kind of realized, “Well, if not me, then who?” @humansofny@hosbmed : @preston.kung
I felt compelled to add a few more pictures from my phone of this look because I want to convey to you how vibrantly lavender my face was for this character, which I felt wasn’t entirely clear in previous photos // filters aside, I was truly painted purple. The last one was a progress shot checking my work part of the way through... but I had this striking lavender girl in my head for awhile and I wanted to make sure you could see her, too
Never thought I’d miss being “Behind Glass” so much ... if I could only tell you what it feels like to be part of @ashleyrosecouture’s vision such an honor .. soul-filling comes to mind #ashleyrosecouture