Friday, July 29, 2011

Welcome to the 21st Annual Brock House Wedding Show!

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Calling all brides - grab your pearls, notebooks and dreams and head to the Brock House for the Wedding Show, Sunday October 23rd, 2011.
This is without doubt one of the best bridal shows in the lower mainland. Why? Well, you are not rushed, seating is limited so you do not feel the crush pf people, the presentations of cakes, videos, flowers is so detailed.

And the fashion show will be sure to spark desire. And of coarse, I will be doing makeup and hair, so this show is a must see!

The Brock House displays their culinary talents as well with some of the most spectacular food and wine, so you get a true feeling of the level of ability when you book your wedding at this venue.
There are great door prices, and tickets are only $35 in advance.

Sunday, October 23, 2011
11:00am-3:00pm and 3:00pm-7:00pm
with two fashion shows at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Brock House Restaurant
3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver (Jericho Beach)

See you there!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

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Has anyone been watching Idol?

Great entertainment this year, and the best judges yet.

Jennifer Lopez is in a category all by herself. Her clothes are stunning, hair very creatively arranged in such diverse styles. And her makeup is fabulous. She loves to wear long fringy Shu Uemura lashes, and lashes made of mink hairs. Ever notice she emphasises either her eyes or lips, never both at the same time? Loves the gloss.. And personally, I have started to apply MAC Strobe cream on my cheeks before I apply cheek stain - that's how to achieve that natural shimmer or brightness on the apples of the cheeks, without using glitter powder.

Take a few lessons from J. lo.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

5 Easy Steps to Keeping Blemishes at Bay

Your skin is most likely oily, but avoid washing your face several time a day to keep an oil-slick complexion at bay, this can over-dry your skin and trigger more grease production. Stick to cleansing just morning and night with a gentle, soap-free wash like Bioderma Sébium Purifying Foaming Gel, $26. Available at select drugstores across Canada.
Grainy scrubs used gently 2 times a week usually work but can irritate active breakouts, so try a chemical exfoliant like glycolic acid for tougher, more stubborn cases of acne. The high concentration in NeoStrata Toning Solution Level 2 Daily Treatment, $29, quickly abolishes dead skin cells and unblocks pores. At drugstores.
Skin cells do their repair work best while you sleep, so add a spot treatment or serum to your evening routine. Made with proven acnes fighters like salicylic acid, Clearasil Ultra Overnight Serum, $10, will penetrate deep down into your pores, visibly shrinking pimples. At drug and grocery stores.
Be sure to moisturize! Catching sun can make your acne worse, and just because you see excess oil on your skin doesn’t mean it’s well hydrated. Protect your face with a moisturizer that boasts UV filters and leaves a shine-free finish, like Dermalogica Clean Start Welcome Matte SPF 15, $32. At Sephora.
To disguise redness and breakouts, use a spot concealer. With foundation look for lightweight textures designed for blemish-prone skin . Test Bare Minerals, a mineralized powder that covers, and heals at the same time. But the correct application brush is key, and don't use too much!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sephora, the candy store of makeup

For those of you makeup lovers, you know Sephora is now in greater Vancouver. This is the candy store of makeup - they have anything and everything, makeup, hair accessories, and talented makeup artists on staff who love to assist.

So next time you are in one of our local shopping malls, check them out. But choose your time carefully - early moring is usually the best as they are not as busy, and can spend time with you.
Items to look for: Christin Dior Airflash foundation, and the companion brush, Sephora cheek and lip stain, braided hair headbands, ponytail elastics with decorative clips, dry shampoo for days when you just don't have the time to wash your hair.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vancouver Wedding and Honeymoon Show October 17th, 2010

Come and see me! I will be working this show with my"Destination Wedding Planner Hat" on. So if you are considering a destination Wedding to maybe Mexico, or Jamaica, or anywhere sunny, come by our booth, "All about Honeymoons and Destination Weddings, starting at 10 am.

On October 17th, 2010, the Vancouver Trade & Exhibition Center will be transformed into everything bridal as top wedding and honeymoon professionals showcase the very best in Vancouver's Wedding Industry. In celebration of Vancouver's multicultural flair, the
Vancouver Wedding & Honeymoon Show has also invited some of the best Wedding specialists to lend their expertise and inspire your creative spirit. Fabulous grand prizes, luxurious dresses, culinary creations, delicious décor, and inspiration a plenty. There is truly something for everyone at the Vancouver Wedding & Honeymoon Show

Featured exhibitors include everything from invitation vendors, gown shops, cake-makers, favors, lingerie, shoes, chocolate fountains, jewelry designers, photographers, decorators, musicians, wedding planners, honeymoon destinations and representatives from some of Vancouvers finest venues.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hair Extension Sale!

My previous blog was all about hair extentions. Well, one of my upcoming brides just emailed me to tell me she went to Abantu and there is a sale. So to any bride wanting longer hair or added fullness on her Wedding Day, go have a look! Sale is on till August 29th.
My thanks to Christine for advising me.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hair extensions - yes or no?

shorter hair, and viola, long hair!
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Do you want long, luxurious tresses on your Wedding Day? Or added fullness?
But you know it will never happen naturally - your hair just refuses to grow that long by the wedding day. So what to do you do? Buy hair extensions! Extensions are so common now, about 50% of the brides I work with incorporate into their wedding hairstyle. Cost, or as I call it, investment, ranges from $150 to $200. The hair comes in 14", 16",18 " and 22" lengths, is human hair in all colors and streaks. When snapped into place, can be curled with a hot iron, and used for years, with proper care.
So if you are wanting those long sexy locks go for it!