Play with an old photo. Try new things. Combine effects and such you've learned for the past few.
So, here's a combination of the processing I've been doing lately.
+First off, I have the un-model-like skin which means that I have to do a lotta retouch if not too much make up on. With that, we have Mr. CoffeeShop Powder Room to thank for. Go download now!
+& then we move on with basic burn and dodge, burn the eyeliner, a little faux shadow on that cheek to make me less cheek-ier.
+& then we play around with Color Balance. yes, go ahead, play! I like the midtones around the Blue and Cyan.. I can't say why, I just do.
+Add the textures! Find any image you have lying around your desktop, Motion Blur and Overlay.
+Add A Bokeh layer if desired. I desire. hehe.
+Pick a Song. Play in repeat mode and add lyrics.
+Whatever layer you add on, Mask Layer and erase on Eyes. Let that be the one that stands out. Just cause.
Happy Photoshopping =)