This is a picture of my lovely niece, Colleen. She's a natural model and always has been since she was but a wee little thing. Colleen, if you're reading this, you are a total ham! And that's in a good way, honey.
I took this picture over the holidays while at my in-laws home in NJ. Colleen was trying to incorporate all the accoutrements from the gift wrappings onto her person, if I remember correctly. I thought, at the time, that she had done a splendid job of it!
This picture was accomplished with Pioneer Woman's free actions again. I used her Action Set #1. But before that, I got the picture to where I wanted it to be. That included making Colleen's eyes sparkle. Check out Pioneer Woman's site right here to find out how to make eyes pop. It's quite simple, actually, and lends a big impact to the final result.
After I had the picture where I wanted it, I ran the "B&W Beauty" action and flattened it and then ran the "Soft & Faded" action. I love how it looks in the end and only wished that I cropped it further out. Here is the original photo, and honestly, it looks awful. (Sorry, Colleen). But Photoshop is magic. It's wonderful. And it took this awful photo and turned it into something so much better. Well, I think so, at least.