Tuesday, August 14, 2012
What Makes You Different, Makes You Beautiful
By Heather Polyi, Owner of Glam Spot NJ and Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru
There is nothing quite like the joy on a child’s face when you have made them feel special.
The team at Glam Spot NJ volunteered their time for Camp Fatima’s Talent Show to make-over any girl who wanted.
Each counselor brought over their camper at scheduled appointment times for a little glam.
Through many forms of communication – verbal and body language – the girls told the team exactly what they wanted, and they wanted it all.
Foundation, eye shadow, mascara, blush, and don’t forget the lipstick!
Some even wanted big, teased hair, or a head full of curls.
Any way they wanted, the team was more than happy to help.
One look in the mirror and faces magically lit up as if they were seeing themselves in a complete different light.
They actually were, and Glam Spot NJ was responsible for it. What a feeling!!!!!!
to view the album of pictures,
For over 4 decades, Camp Fatima’s Summer Camp has provided an exclusive place for children ages 5 -19. There is no charge for campers to attend Camp Fatima, and all staff members from the Board, to the secretary, to the nurses and lifeguards, and the Directors, are volunteers. The Camp is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization created for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Camp is funded by private donations and fundraising activities, and does not receive any government funding. Each camper is assigned his or her own counselor who provides individualized care for the entire week, with the help of a team of registered nurses, lifeguards, counselor support and administrators, as well as kitchen, arts and crafts, and activities staffs. All children need a safe and desirable environment in which to meet friends, play games and spend time in the sun, irrespective of the challenges of his or her disability. Daily schedules include holiday themes such as Valentine’s Day, The Fourth of July, and Christmas.
The physical aspect of make-up application includes the use of brushes, sponges, and machines of all types. The emotional aspect of make-up application come first from the client, dictating how the artist will react and ultimately feel when the session is complete. When the reaction is anything in the negative, the artist needs to stay positive and not let the client see that their pessimistic attitude is talking a toll on them. When the reaction is anything positive, sometimes the artists needs to hold back on emotion, and give a smile with encouraging words to accompany it.
“You are beautiful, no matter what they say. Words won’t bring us down…” as Christina Aguilera sings in her hit song “Beautiful”. And that’s what make-up application is all about, making someone, or yourself, feel even more beautiful then you, or they, already are. To cover up dark spots, under-eye circles, puffiness, blemishes, to even skin tone, to add color, depth, dimension, to be transformed into a character or disguise even if for just a moment in time.
However you choose to classify it, that is up to you.
How Glam Spot NJ applies it, is an entirely different story.