Friday, November 30, 2007

Wedluxe features another bride I worked with!

I had the great pleasure to work with Lindsay, and meet her charming husband Jason this past summer. It is no wonder her wedding is featured in this Winter/Spring 2008 issue of Wedluxe - she is breathtaking. I applied makeup on the bride as well as her mom, and 5 attendants. Lindsay wanted a "Red Carpet" Glam look with rich golds, bronzes, long lashes and pale glossy lips.
They make a great couple. I wish them a life of happiness and good fortune.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Plan a decadent Beverly Hills getaway...

I just got back from a 12 day vacation/ business trip to Palm Desert & Los Angeles. I must admit that I am somewhat intoxicated with all the Hollywood glam. I love shopping in Beverly Hills, enjoy lunch at the Ivy and cocktails at the Polo Lounge. If you want to treat yourself to a fabulous weekend with your hubby, or best gal pal, here's the lowdown..
Plan a 3 night stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel with all it's rich fabulous movie star history. Right now their rates are $335 US per night.
Have brunch at the pool. I recommend the eggs Benedict, best I have ever tasted and only $15. Enjoy lunch or drinks at the infamous Polo Lounge, where I was waiting in line beside none other than Avril Lavigne and her entourage. Shop till you drop in Beverly Hills on Rodeo and Robertson (even just to window shop).
Then really indulge with a hair cut. I was treated to one of the best hair cuts ever at the Ken Paves Salon - only $125. My stylist Larry, was funny, charming (and oh so handsome) and made me feel like a queen for 1 1/2 hours. He just returned from Chicago where he worked on Oprah's show "100 Makeover in 48 hours" (view video at Oprah, showing Larry working with Ken Paves team). As the blinds were being drawn, he whispered that it may get crazy for a while - Lindsay Lohan was due to arrive!

Pool at beverly Hills Hotel... Me with the new do & Larry

across the street from Ken Paves Salon... Lindsay with new do

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Makeup so pure you can sleep in it!

I just returned from sunny Los Angeles. Beverly Hills is an exciting shopping area to jump start your fashion sense, and spy celebrities. While there I fine tuned my makeup knowledge, and I do believe I found something fabulous!
If I said I found a foundation that is good for your skin, looks completely natural yet provides coverage, controls shine, has a SPF of 15, is fragrance and chemical free and completely affordable, would you be interested? If so, email me and I'll provide details.The product is not available in Canada. I am certain my clients will love the sheer look and natural feel!
Shopping On Rodeo Drive

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Real Weddings - Get the low down on your Wedding Day look & Emergency Kit

Check out the new Fall 2007 edition of Real Weddings, a Vancouver wedding magazine. On 2 pages, I detail products applied on the model, the what, the why, and all the emergency supplies to carry with you on the day. Pearl and crystal necklace & earrings are my designs, as well as the cute feather & pearl hair pins!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A super Matte lipstick from MAC

You can well imagine that I, as a makeup artist try all sorts of new products. One I recently bought, love and soooo recommend is Mattene lipstick from Mac. It has the properties of matte lipstick, intense color, feels so creamy on the lips, and not drying. Best yet - it stays put! The color I bought is called Composure, $17.50. Visit Mac's website, and click on Lipstick.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Feathers, Pins, Orchids, Veils - Whatever will I choose?

During consultations, brides will often ask if they need to wear a veil. Truthfully, there is no wrong or right answer. It's how comfortable you feel. Today there are all sorts of alternatives. Add freshwater pearls pins, or one white orchid tucked behind your ear, or a satin ribbon, or a spray of white feathers. Do what makes you feel fabulous! And if you aren't sure? Have a hair consultation, then go to the boutiques and try tiara's, pins, and headbands. Take photos and choose the one you absolutely love!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wedluxe, a Vancouver Bridal Magazine

In this summer 2007 issue of Wedluxe, I have a bride featured on page 89. I had the pleasure of styling hair for the bride Cherie and her attendants. It looks like their wedding was a stunning affair! And what a gesture of love from Cherie - she gave David a sports car wrapped with a big white bow in the driveway of their Brock House venue. Now, there's a gift!

To Wash or not to Wash...

A question I am asked frequently regarding styling hair is "Should I wash my hair the night before?". For me, I would prefer it to be washed the morning of the wedding. I like to create soft, more carefree styles. Unwashed hair can sometimes be greasy, and can lay flat to the scalp. I like working with fresh hair that has bounce. And I know personally that if I didn't wash my hair daily, my scalp would feel so itchy! So in my opinion - wash away!

Delectable Treats for all your Wedding Guests

If you are a bride wondering what favor to give each quest, consider gourmet treats to leave at each plate, like "Carrot Cake Jam". I have tasted it and is it good! The jars can be labelled especially for you as well. Another fave - "Kiwi & Rum Jam" - mmmmmm.
Go to Gourmet Favours

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Calling all Mature Brides!

Who, exactly falls into the category of a mature bride? Someone over 40, 50, 60? As a mature (ah, hm) woman myself, it can be a tricky category. Lime green eye shadow is not necessarily for us. So what applications and products bring out our best? If you have a question, email me, or check out my in-depth story at Favor Ideas, an on-line wedding site.