Sunday, May 26, 2013

Dreamy Peach and Gold

Peach and gold are made for each other.  I just love this colour combination.  If you follow my other blog about my recent house reno, you know I'm not a huge fan of the colour peach.  But peach can be beautiful if it's the right shade, and with the right colour pairing.  

We created this dreamy styled shoot this past winter, and we have been anxiously awaiting its publication.  Check out the entire collection of photos on the Wedding Chicks blog

Our lovely bride for this shoot is Johanna.  Her peaches and cream complexion could not have been more perfect for this shoot.

I wanted her makeup to not only be soft and dreamy but also elegant and sophisticated.  The colours that I selected all had a warm undertone, like the golden peach eyeshadow, which compliment her skin tone.

Johanna is wearing a Christina Wu dress provided by The Perfect Pear.

I really wanted her lashes to look full and lush, so I used a beautiful pair of Velour Lashes on her.  They really make her eyes stand out.

And how handsome is the groom!?  Josh is wearing a tux provided by Dow's Menswear.

OK, how adorable are these two?!

 This is one of my absolute favourite shots from the day.  It's so soft and dreamy!

...and I love this one too!

The feathers almost look like snow!

We also had our shoot video tapped by Lowell Productions, so you get to see the behind the scenes of our dreamy styled wedding shoot!  Click here to see the video

This shoot could not have happened without the talent of these amazing ladies:
Photographer - Rachel Peters Photography
Design Concept - Modern Jane Design
Design Concept & Paper Products - Kim Roach Design
Coordinator - Kiss The Bride
Cake & Dessert - City View Bakehouse
Makeup - Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist
Hair - Cheryl Weeks Hairstylist

Special Thanks To: 
Lowell Productions, The Perfect Pear Bridal, Nortons Jewellers Ltd, 
Dow's Fashions, Fiveelevenwest, Prestige Floral Studio, Caseley's Tent Rentals and our amazing models, Johanna and Josh!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wake Me Up Foundation

I can't believe that I've found a drugstore foundation that I really, REALLY like!

I found a sample pack of the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation in a fashion magazine a few weeks ago and I finally just got around to trying it out.  Admittedly I had very low expectations, but I'm excited to say I really love it.

I would say it's a medium to full coverage and it feels nice on the skin.  I can't say that it "reawakened and illuminated" my skin, but I like it all the same.  It claims to have peptides and aVitamin Moisturizing Complex with visible anti-fatigue effect.

The only thing of caution that I would say about it, is that it is scented, and I'm not sure how my skin will react to that after daily use.  But I'm willing to try it out, I'm actually going to purchase this drug store foundation, and that hasn't happened since my university days!