Thursday, June 24, 2010

Painted Ladies

I'm making more of an effort to blog every day. The first suggestion that I read about is to link to other sites. Yeah, why haven't I been cruising the internet for beauty advice and inspiration?

My first stop is Painted Ladies. It's a beauty blog that syndicates some of my posts. Probably not this one since this post is all about Painted Ladies and if you are already on the site you don't need to read about it. LOL. But for the people that are reading Beauty By Ilana, it might be nice to know more about Painted Ladies.

First things first, Painted Ladies is run by an awesome woman named Sheila. She's collected a bunch of beauty mavens from around the web and is sharing their stuff, along with being a beauty maven herself. Sheila's got a pretty cool project running on Painted Ladies where she is doing 365 days of eyeshadow looks. I love blogging projects because it's a great way to have something to inspire you to get off your butt and write. I came up with a blogging project based on Kevyn Aucoin's Making Faces that I haven't quite gotten off the ground yet. So I totally applaud anyone who can actually do a blogging project on a consistent basis.

Plus, I'm pretty inspired by Sheila's 365 Days of Eyeshow. Eyes are my favorite thing to do on myself and people. Maybe it's because I'm eyebrow obsessed so I've always created a great frame for the eyes. Or maybe it's because I love my eyes (even though they are too close together) over my cheeks (what cheeks?) and lips (what lips?). Or maybe it's a deeper meaning because eyes are the window to the soul.

Check out Painted Ladies and let me know what you think. My favorite section is the Ask The Artist section where make-up artists link to blog posts and tutorials. There's even a friend of mine Norma Blaque listed on the page! And someday my blog links will be listed there too!!!

PS It's my first day of daily blogging. Just in case you are following my blog, what that is really going to mean is I'm going to shoot for blogging 5 days out of 7. That's daily to me. I need at least two days off. To veg in front of the TV mostly.


  1. Why thank you, Ilana! So glad to have you on board Painted Ladies!

  2. Good onya, 2 down and 3 more to go this week. I told you I would look at it everyday. BTW I love the Painted Ladies site. They are so energetic and down to earth.