My Valentines Day/Birthday Photoshoot

Hello Bellas,

Welp, its a fact: Im getting old. At least, one year older that is 😉 As an annual tradition, I did a birthday/valentine’s day fusion photoshoot with my bestie Joe Murphy. He texted me and said “lets do a birthday photoshoot for you–your vision/concept and I’ll do makeup and shoot”. As most photoshoot stories go, there were some hiccups along the way…

We planned to do this photoshoot at a local laundromat that has teal washing machines. I called the laundromat multiple times to get permission to shoot to no avail. Finally, the day of the shoot, a nice woman picked up and told me they are closed for renovations for 2 weeks and that the teal machines were being replaced. REPLACED?! Damn. This was originally what we wanted to do:

So, we adapted the script for the day to be not on-location. I used some Pinterest inspiration of course, but we made them our own.

It all worked out in the end and we made some fabulous images. Here are some #bts images:

And the final product images:

We had so much fun!! I have always been called the “love-baby” because my birthday is so close to Valentine’s Day so this fusion photoshoot was what dreams are made of 🙂 I hope you all enjoyed this photoshoot as much as I did. Stay tuned for my post about NYFW!!


Tina Bell

Why People Born in February are the Best

Hello Bellas,

As you may or may not know, my birthday was February 19th. I have always been deemed the “love-baby”; first by my mum and then by many who met me thereafter. Not only is my birthday 5 days away from the holiday dedicated entirely to love, but I am one of the most caring people you’ll ever meet. That does not mean you can trample all of me and I will tolerate it…no, no, no. However, it means I care deeply about myself, the people closest to me, and often introspect how my actions can effect others.

Empathy and loyalty are just a few of the awesome traits of February babies. If you were born in Feburary, you are either an Aquarius or a Pisces. If you are born on the 19th or 20th, also like me, then you are on the cusp and possess traits from both. Here are Pisces strengths and weaknesses:

Pisces Strength Keywords:

– Compassionate
– Adaptable
– Accepting
– Devoted
– Imaginative

Pisces Weakness Keywords:

– Oversensitive
– Indecisive
– Self-pitying
– Lazy
– Escapist

And here are Aquarius’ strengths and weaknesses:

Aquarius Strength Keywords:

– Witty
– Clever
– Humanitarian
– Inventive
– Original

Aquarius Weakness Keywords:

– Stubborn
– Unemotional
– Sarcastic
– Rebellious
– Aloof

Both are pretty spot-on and I think the strengths out-weigh the weaknesses. Don’t you want to have a friend/lover/sister/mother who possesses these qualities?! I know I do. Sometimes I can feel compassion or completely unemotional/unsympathetic depending on the situation. February babies are very dynamic and care deeply when approached with loyalty and respect.

Need another reason why February babies are the best? How about the fact that Amethyst is our birthstone. The healing power of amethyst is unrivaled by all other stones. It protects from poison and stress. Therefore, February babies are drama-free mamas who give and heal as long as you reciprocate.

In conclusion: you should date, befriend, love, and surround yourself with February babies to ward off the bad and embrace the good.

xo Tina Bell