Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Poem I Wrote For Matt's B-Day '07

The touch from the breath of love

Allures my thoughts and begins to dance

Shooting stars and cascading petals

Creates in my mind a long lasting romance


Kisses from lips of which adoration begins

Caressing my devotion’s deepening bliss

Entrancing me with whispering lullabies

And time’s pure essence that never forgets


Sing to my heart, oh love of my life

With melodies that entangles my anticipation

Passionately weaving lyrics in sync with mine

Captivating forever’s soft twinkle in motion


My hand is yours to forever hold

Enrapturing my heart to collide with joy

I’m giving you my life to compose

The great symphony as girl and boy




I am standing next to the burning fire

Feeling the heat of defeated recollections

Finally ready to unleash the broken flames

That has bruised my shattered heart

I am willing to burn my memories to life

Flickering my tears to an unstable plateau

Concentrating on the wick of destruction

That forces my soul to subside inevitably

I want to play each broken record

As the blaze begins to shine hysterically

Watching every moment on a blank screen

Until every tear tied to my heart is felt passionately

It is easier to pretend that nothing has happened

With the past disappearing into a false sense of reality

Just as is it was dancing into an erratic inferno

Creating it hard to breathe without the oxygen it requires

But I believe that I have created enough strength

To conquer all of the giants that stand in my way

And I believe that I have enough courage

To face all the demons that dance behind my solitude

I am finally able to aim and fire

Targeting the center of the heavy weights

That push my containable spirit down

Down in to the shadows of begotten happenings

I yearn to fall on my knees in prayer

While reality presently becomes the truth

And crashes into the firestorm’s center

Overwhelming me with emotions ignored

I will stand and fight the urge to tremble

I will walk and overcome this hell hole

And I will be set free…



Below is a sample of what I am currently blasting in my house
right now! :o) Enjoy!! Please ignore any of the videos if there
is any hoochie-mama-ness happening.

Rain Drops

I am so enjoying this RAIN!!!!! Right now the rain is inspiring me to totally blast music that I'm getting so lost in and dancing when I feel inspired too. I feel so free and can totally just be artistic when I have nights like this. Especially when there is no one around. I just wish that I could actually dance beautifully. Nights like this create a fire in me to write poems by the candlelight while listening to: emotional lyrics, beautiful symphonies, the rain glistening the skies. I have had writers block for a couple of years. I've had some ideas for some but I never sit down and finish them. At the end of this post I will copy one, maybe two, that I wrote awhile ago.....just for my few readers who actually read my blog. :o)

Today I met an old high school friend, Anya, to do her make-up for her family's semi-formal party. She wanted to be a little bit more dolled-up and glamorized. I didn't bring my camera to take pictures, I should have, but I didn't want to make her feel uncomfortable. But Anya looked absolutely gorgeous!!! It was so nice to see her. She has the cutest home and the most precious little family. One thing that I remember most about her was her gentle and kind spirit. And today her wonderful attributes shone through as if they have only grown. Thank you Anya for a lovely rainy afternoon!

A Poem by Me, Jodi Newton, for your reading enjoyment (hopefully :p ):

Another tear drops behind my memory

Spinning into the core inside my heart

The tear is obscured by passion from hopes

Swept across my dreams like a silent whisper

Dancing around the depths of my soul

Where secrets before were never discovered

Taking deep breaths toward the star light

Uncovering my despair from grieving my love

That disappeared into the false hopes of my affection

Feeling forsaken I gently close my eyes

Tears begin to drench my sun-kissed cheeks

And the pain is too hard to endure

Memories float around the rose’s heart

Challenging the petals to unfold

The thorns are hidden from my tear’s anguish

Not recognizing the blood that drips from my suffering

The sensation of absence is throbbing

And controlling my weakness to relinquish

Without faith I slowly open my eyes

Returning to the hopes that I dare to dream

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Sessions Promotion! <3

On November 7th and November 14th, Chad Martin Photography will be having special discounted sessions for Christmas photos! Some awesome deals!! They are offering a special package deal for only $50 which includes your session fee and 25 flat cards (4x5.5) and envelopes. And these are not the cheap "photo cards" you will get at many other places. These are high quality, press printed cards! Check out his website for more information: (click on "Information" then "Promotions").

I’m partnering up with Chad Martin Photography for this awesome promotion! I will be offering my make-up artistry services at a discounted rate! The type of make-up used will be specifically for photo-shoot sessions. It will emphasize on bringing out your beautiful features by highlighting and accentuating using special make-up techniques. I would love the opportunity to beautify and glamorize you for these pictures that will last a lifetime!

Below are my discounted prices for this awesome event:

Women/Teenage Girls:

Glamorous $20 (60% off)

Light/Pretty $15 (63% off)


Extremely Light $5 (50% off)

(Powder, light concealer if needed, little girls: light blush)

Please email me at if you are interested! We will discuss what look you would like to have and we will set up an appointment before your photo-shoot session will begin. I look forward to hearing from you!

With Lots of Love & Excitement!


Original Prices for Family Portraits:

Women/Teenage Girls:

Glamorous $45

Light/Pretty $35


Extremely Light $10

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Befores & Afters

Hi Ya'all!!! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall day! Below are my before's and after's of my first make-up party. Matt finished these a little while ago and I didn't know they were done! Silly me. :o) I will be posting my favorite pictures soon so you can see them first hand!

Jennylyn Billings <3

"Jodi has such a warm and fun personality. She is honest and fair and she can be trusted to fulfill her obligations as a business owner. She is very creative and knows how to perfect a variety of different makeup looks. Jodi has a passion for makeup and creativity, and for making you look more beautiful than you ever imagined." - Jennylyn

Briget Addison <3

"I had a wonderful time allowing Jodi to do my makeup. Even though we are friends, she was extremely professional. Even if I were "only" a client, she would have made me feel special. I let her be creative and do whatever she wanted to with my makeup. She created a look that I would have NEVER done on my own, but I LOVED it. She gave me a fun, very bold & smoky 'going out on the town' look. My husband thought it was HOT! I can't wait to have her do my makeup for a special occasion. Thanks, Jodi!" - Briget

Hugs & Kisses!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My First Make-Up Party! ♥

On Saturday, September 12, I hosted my very first make-up party. It was so much fun! I had four girls come over so I could do their make-up and have a dear friend, Chad Martin, who is an awesome and very talented photographer take their pictures. I tried to do four different looks to get a variety for my portfolio and my blog, and hopefully my website soon. Click on the link below and check out the pix! The models: Trish (my mom), Briget, Liana and Jennylyn. Four beautiful women who took breathtaking pictures. Thank you again to my gorgeous models! I truly appreciate you taking the time (all day!!) to help me with my business!

My hubby, a graphic artist, is currently working on using these pictures for my business cards and also to put them directly on my blog (and website). We have been pretty busy the last few weeks so that is why the delay! I was so excited I wanted to do it as soon as I got the pictures from Chad. But in God's providence, I am just now posting the website's link, the pictures will hopefully come soon! Woo-hoo!!! :o)

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think! Or how you think I could improve! I would love to hear from you!!!

Have a wonderful day! Enjoy the autumn air! And smile and laugh as much as possible. Life is so much better when you are filled with joy! It's contagious you know :p


Monday, September 14, 2009

My First Wedding!

I did my first wedding!! Hooray! I was invited to help with the make-up for my friend Amy's wedding. I did the make-up for (4) bridesmaids. She had her wedding at a really neat bed and breakfast up in Idyllwild. It was so beautiful up there that day! There was such wonder and sparkles in the air! What a special day! And I was priveleged enough to be a part of it! I felt so special being able to be there and amidst all of the excited hopeful emotions. This day marked my hope for me becoming a make-up artist. I can't express how filled with joy I was to help out! It was so much fun and I was able to make people feel comfortable and to beautify them for such a special day! I had an absolute blast!! You know the feeling when you get when you start to see the Christmas decorations come into the stores? And you know that Christmas is approaching, with all of it's wonderful lights and everyone's spirit is filled with vibrant vitality? That was how I felt when I drove back home! I knew then that this was definitely something that I want to pursue and is something that I just love to do. ♥

Below are the Before's and After's of the (4) bridesmaids that I was privileged enough to beautify! ♥ The awesome graphics are designed by my hubby! (The photos have not been re-finished or re-touched.) Please leave a comment and tell me what you think!!




Tauna is also a model! Check out her Myspace page:

Tauna was awesome and wrote a blurb for my blog:

"Jodi is such a sweetheart! She does amazing work and is very professional. She came up to Idyllwild on relatively short notice to do makeup for 4 bridesmaids with only a couple of hours to do it in. Everyone looked great and the bride loved the natural looks that Jodi gave us. Having had my makeup done by plenty of Makeup Artists being a model, Jodi does an excellent job. She has a gentle touch and a great personality that you're sure to get along with." - Tauna Carson

Have a wonderful night filled with blessings & joy!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Let's have some fun ♥

I was playing around and trying out a look that I am going to do on my friend tomorrow. I might change a few things for her....but we'll see. I'm going to take pictures of her when I'm done so I will be posting pix.

Have a great Friday!

Hugs & Kisses,

Funky :o)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far! And I hope that you enjoy our AWESOME 3-day Labor day weekend! <3

Okay, on Wednesday night, Matt stayed home from work because he had an awful migrane that put him down for the count. I stayed home from our Church's pot luck to be with him. When it got later, I decided to play with my make-up and see what I come up with. My intentions was to do the nautral eye look with the pop of bright red lips. Well.....below is what came out. It became an icy look. I have a lot of highlighter on my cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. I have a ton of white eyeliner underneath my eye that it actually coated my lashes...which looked super cool. Matt took pics of me and the look somewhat came through to the camera. It's different and I totally like it! Remember, this was at the end of the day and my foundation was a day old. Lol. But it worked! :D

Eyes: Natural-skin color, very soft shimmery eyeshadow
Thin black eyeliner line with a small thicker wing
White eyeliner- a ton! Inside my eyelid & underneath and pulled down a little and out to the black wing (triangle)
Silver glitter eyeliner on bottom lash line
Thick black mascara but only on the top lashes

Cheeks: Bronzer for contouring
Soft pinkish/brownish color on top & apples
Lots of highlighter on cheek bones

Lips: Icy light purple lipstick
White eyeshadow
Glossy light pinky/frosty lip gloss
Silve glitter eye liner around the lips to outline (not sure if I like that or not! looked cool in person though.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Beautiful Kara

My dear friend Kara came over this evening and allowed me to practice my make-up (bridal) application on her. Below are her pics! She looks gorgeous!! She always looks gorgeous but I just glammed her up a bit from her normal natural look. I am so thankful for her and her friendship! Thanks Kara! You're a ROCK STAR! :o)

Make-Up for Fun!

Hi everyone! :o)

Okay, Matt and I puppysat my parent's puppies this last weekend. He worked on Saturday and accidentally took my car keys with him. Sooo.....I was "kooped" up at my parents' house all day long! Which was fine because it was so hot that day. But if I was stuck at my house I could have at least gotten some chores done. So I took a nap, watched a movie, cuddled with the pups and played around with my make-up. I wanted to copy a look from a Maybelline make-up ad for their new line of pink lipsticks. I did copy it but with my own twist. I wanted my man to take pics and the model in him came please excuse my cheesy modelling. I'm not a model but it was fun. The lighting didn't really capture all of the colors on my eyes but it was still fun! Afterwards, my hubs took me out to eat sushi! I was so excited to get out of the house and go on a fantabulous date with him. <3


Hugs & Kisses,


Friday, August 21, 2009

Pastor James & Jennylyn's Wedding Rehearsal

Matt and I were graciously invited to our dear friends, Pastor James’ and Jennylyn’s wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner last Thursday night, August 13th. The pictures below were taken by my handsome hubby before we headed over to our church. This look was just a simple dolled-up look using mineral eye shadow with lots of sparkle pigmentation. I also outlined my eye using a small black line with eyeliner, making it thicker out to the corner of my eye and then dark gray eye shadow to make the line thicker and more “poppy”. I did a little contouring of my cheeks using two different colored blushes. I have on clear lip gloss for these pictures but I actually finished my lips by putting on colored lip gloss and highlighters in the car. I love having my foundation be as natural looking as possible.

Hugs & Kisses,


Thursday, August 20, 2009


This is the very beginning of my fun adventures of becoming a make-up artist! My heart's passion is to make people feel good about themselves. I want them to know and feel that they are beautiful the way that God has created them. I love to paint make-up in such a way that it brings out their best inner qualities. I want to help their special selves to shine through with the make-up that I use! I want to make people feel and look radiantly glamorous! The eyes are definitely the window to a person's soul and it's my goal to make those babies pop! :o)

I'm just now starting out in this industry but it has been a love affair since my very first experience with Bonne Bell lip glosses when I was a little girl. My favorite was the cotton candy one. My goal is to start doing this just part time while I am working for my dad's design/build firm. I am looking to start doing make-up for weddings, photo shoots, special events: prom, senior pictures, etc. I'm just now starting to study and learn the business end of being a make-up artist. I'm a little intimidated by it all but I am so excited for the possibilities! I'm working on building up my make-up collection even more. Woo hoo!!! I love make-up. :o) I'm having an absolute blast and there are so many butterflies soaring with excitedment in my heart to do this!

My prayer is that God will bless this and guide me through this as I embark on this new endeavor. This definitely is a desire that He has placed on my heart to begin. ♥ And hopefully I will be able to move more towards being a make-up artist and be able to focus more on my home front and hubby.

So welcome to my passion that I am beginning to share with others and my journey in it!

Hugs & Kisses,