Monday, December 14, 2015

Photographer Template Freebie


Add your beautiful photography to our layered Photoshop template!

| | 5 x 7 PSD Download | |

Photography © Ana Palafox Photography

Friday, December 11, 2015

Have A Very Minted Christmas


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Friday, December 4, 2015

Turing Your Logo Into A Photoshop Brush

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, "How do I use my logo as a brush in photoshop?" It's a pretty simple concept, but it may be confusing for beginners, so I wanted to create a quick tutorial on how to do that, and how to export your new brush/ABR file from Photoshop.



First things first, lets open our logo file. I went ahead and merged the PSD for the logo. (Be sure to the logo format you open has a transparent background; PSD, PDF, PNG, etc.) JPG formats will not work well. You will have a white background on your brush.

Now that we have our logo file open, we can create a Photoshop Brush. Edit > Define Brush Preset.

THAT'S IT! Your logo is now a brush. You can find it in your brush presets. Select a foreground color; I went with white. Now you can stamp your logo onto your photos. This will apply a transparent version of your logo over your photo. (You can use whatever color you prefer. White worked best here.)



Here's how it looks!

Now to export your ABR file. This will be useful if you want to save it with your logo files to an external hard drive or your Dropbox account.

Brush > Brush Presets > Preset Manager > Select Your Logo Brush > Save Set > Save to your desired folder

Now you're all set! This method will also work for creating any brushes you may want to share!

Photography © Ana Palafox Photography of Bakersfield, California

Monday, February 2, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rimmel London Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

I'm always excited to see Rimmel London products in my VoxBox! I love this company and I am always pleasantly surprised by the quality of the products they offer, especially when you consider the cost.

Previously I was using a Mary Kay eye makeup remover, which works really well, but I found that it irritated my eyes. I can only use it in the shower so I can immediately flush my eyes afterwards (which isn't a completely pleasant experience.) The Rimmel London Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is far more gentle. I've had zero irritation and it doesn't leave any oily residues like other eye makeup removers. With the Mary Kay eye makeup remover I found that I was using a lot more product and I would still have makeup left on my eyes. I'm not finding nearly as much eye makeup left over after using just a couple of sweeps of the eye makeup remover on a cotton pad. This has quickly become a favorite product of mine!

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine's Day Cards


Send out your love and best Valentine's Day wishes in style!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

#FrostyVoxBox

I can't say that the #FrostyVoxBox has been one of my favorites; it was just a little too all over the place for my taste. I definitely prefer a little more theme/rhyme/reason. It looked a lot like an end of the year closet cleaning, but at least instead of dirty socks, there were some pretty cool products included!

One of my favorites being the EcoTools Styler + Smoother brush. It's such a gentle brush, and it has a really neat design. It's almost in-between being a round brush and a flat brush. And, as usual, Rimmel does not disappoint. The Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover and Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner were both fantastic!

I wasn't so impressed with the No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Sachet. The sample was just too small to really tell if it was doing anything spectacular, but at the price point of $29.99, I really expected a lot more than just feeling silky as it went on. All in all, the product doesn't have a harsh smell and didn't break my face out, so I would be willing to purchase the full-size, just to give it a fair chance, but in the 3 days I used it, I didn't see anything spectacular happening.

This VoxBox also had some edible goodies, such as McCormick Gourmet Thyme and Fruit Vines Bites, which were yummy according to my husband. VoxBox needs a little warning on the front letting husbands know that these products are for testing purposes, not just savoring purposes lol.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Valentine's Day Printable Freebie

Hey y'all! I wanted to give you something cute and sweet to spruce up your home this Valentine's Day (this would also make an adorable gift to give to your friends and family.)

Let me know what you think and I hope you enjoy! PS. Feel free to share with us how you use your creation and you might just find yourself featured on our Instagram page!

Click here to download PDF