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Monthly Archives: February 2015

13 Feb 2015

Liquid, Cream or Powder?

From a tinted moisturizer to a BB Cream to mineral powders to compact powders to liquid makeup and now mousse. How is anyone supposed to figure out what formulation and type of makeup they should be using when every week there’s something new added to the mix? Fear not, I’m about to break it down for you. Here are the different types of foundation formulations out there and the pro’s and benefits of each: BB Creams               […]

13 Feb 2015

Foundation 101

One of the  most common questions I get asked from clients and friends is “how I do find the right foundation for my skin type?” Finding the right foundation to suit your skin type can be a very expensive process. You try one, it doesn’t work, you buy another, and so on and so forth. Understanding the ingredients in your makeup is very important, cosmetic companies don’t expect the average consumer to do this, but as a makeup artist we have to. […]

10 Feb 2015

What to Avoid Before Your Wedding

All too often I will show up at a Bride’s home only to have her frantically open the door either A.) holding an ice pack to her face, B.) with a band aid affixed to some notion of her face; or C.) with cucumber slices glued to her eyes. While this only happens to one in every ten brides I work with, it still happens! And as funny as it may be it’s incredibly stressful for the bride. Not to […]

04 Feb 2015

Dessert Table Ideas for Your Wedding Day

Being the dessert junkie that I am, I’ve definitely given this post more thought than I care to admit. The Candy Table is always a great addition to any wedding, but let’s be real. It’s been done too many times. Why not opt for something a bit more original or unique when creating your Dessert Table for your wedding. Let’s just take a moment to peruse some of the more….exercised ideas out there. There’s the plain & simple candy table (nothing […]

04 Feb 2015

10 Great Spots in Vancouver to Shoot Your Wedding and Engagement Photos

Looking for a little inspiration for your engagement photos? Look no further. Here is a list of Vancouver’s top spots to shoot either your Engagement or Wedding Photos. 1. Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver Nestled away near Horseshoe Bay, Whytecliff Park boasts some of the most beautiful views of the Howe Sound. This parks has nearly 50 acres of beach, terrain and park to roam. Which makes finding the perfect spot for your photos a breeze.           […]

02 Feb 2015

Makeup Artist Pro Discounts

One of the greatest perks of successfully completing Beauty School are the many Pro Discounts that you are finally eligible for receiving. To my disappointment, not all were available to Canadian residents. But having a U.S. shipping address helps greatly. So for those of you looking to apply for Pro discounts, I have conveniently compiled a list of companies that DO offer memberships to Canadians (you’re welcome). I also included the U.S. ones for those of you reading this in America and for those […]