Monday, May 16, 2011

In Full Bloom...

In one of my posts dating back in February I mentioned how sorbet hues would be in full bloom this spring, well, this is what I had in mind! Well done Bebe! Stellar line and photo shoot;  I love it all: colors, textures, makeup and accessories!

by Samsara

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

O’Shun…the Goddess of Love, Rivers and Beauty

 by Samsara
When my dear friend Sherine B. showed me her brochure designed for her full line of skin care, sun care and massage products, I immediately envisioned a photo session … and I was ecstatic at the idea to take upon this task.
    Sherine, a cosmetic chemist, was raised in Senegal and graduated from the Institut de Parfum, Aroma and Cosmetics in Montpellier, France. Her line of products is formulated with organic extracts such as Green Tea and Baobab, strictly void of animal-derived ingredients, nut oil, parabens or silicones. These products strike me for their fresh fragrances, velvety textures and adorable packaging.
   When visiting her home for a few test shots, Sherine enlightened me -in her very gracious French accent- with the mythology of the Goddess O’Shun and, the reason why she chose to use this name as one of her labels became very clear. O’Shun, the West African Goddess, is the mother of water, love and everything beautiful such as jewels, amber, cowrie shells, brass, gold, river rocks, perfume, mirrors, shades of yellow. She represents the cosmological forces of water, moisture, and attraction. 
   “My philosophy is to spread beauty” admits Sherine “love and harmony in the World.”
These are the photos we took.

For more information on Sherine Bichara's line, contact:
SB Cosmetics, Inc