Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial

I have been so inspired by everything rose gold these days which is why I am so excited to partner with Kerry Dunlop of Park Lane Jewellery  to bring you this rose gold inspired look. The rose gold jewelry I am wearing in this video is from Park Lane but you should definitely check out their website for yourself, to see the variety of accessory styles they offer. If you like to mix parties and shopping you can always contact Kerry directly through her Facebook page to learn more about hosting a get together and receiving some amazing host rewards. I hope you enjoy this makeup tutorial and learn a few tips a tricks for creating a quick rose gold look for yourself.

Check out the tutorial here

Monday, 24 April 2017

Bridal Beauty Tips

Its wedding season and my makeup appointment calendar is filling up. I love working on bridal makeup but its loveliness begins so much deeper than the makeup on our skin. Here are my bridal beauty tips for all you brides to be.

Start using a great skincare regime now! Your skin needs time to adjust to new products and begin to look fresher.

Exfoliate 1-2 times a week! Make sure your skin care regime has an exfoliant in it, that will help with skin cell turn over. This step will help your moisturizer to absorb better into your skin and also help your makeup to sit on the surface better.

Mask your skin after exfoliating with either a hydrating or oil absorbing mask depending on your skin type.

Drink lots of water.

Put as many good things in your body as possible.

Maintain a regular sleep schedule.

Book a trial with your makeup artist and come prepared with visual examples of what you want your makeup to look like so everyone is on the same page.

Go for the false lashes. If there was ever a day to add a little drama or fluffiness to your look, your wedding day is that day.

Smile, the most beautiful look on a bride is her smile.

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For inspiration check out my portfolio.

And, if you are in need of a makeup artist for your special event, you can send me an email to book your spot. I travel to my clients across Southwestern Ontario.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

To The Sisters, Brothers & Friends Who Don't Have Kids Yet

To the sisters, brothers and friends who don't have kids yet but still want to hang, THANK YOU! You are important, a life line and while we may not say it as often as we should, we could not do parenthood without you.

Thank you for:

the visits even though our conversations are broken

loving my children even though their noses are running and my baby cries when you hold her

bringing me coffee and food

meeting me at the park so my child can play while we try to catch up

not judging my messy house

holding my baby while I throw in a load of laundry

being patient with me when I need to cancel because someone is sick

just being an extra set of hands and eyes

for caring enough to ask me questions about my kids

I love you so much and if you decide to have children of your own one day, I will be the first one to bring you food and clean your house, when you bring your babies home.