Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PEI Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

This is one of the most exciting things to happen to me as a professional makeup artist!  I recently worked on a PEI styled wedding shoot, with some amazing PEI bridal vendors.  And today our PEI styled wedding is featured on the destination wedding page of Style Me Pretty!!!!!!!  **SCREAM**

OMG OMG OMG OMG I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Please take a look at our shoot on the Style Me Pretty website (just click on the Style Me Pretty) and don't forget to post some comments on the Style Me Pretty website too!!!!  Let the world know how much we love PEI!!!

And a special thanks to the amazing, talented PEI wedding vendors who made this shoot possible:
Rachel Peters of Rachel Peters Photography
Jennifer Clark of Kiss The Bride
Jennifer Prinz of City View Bakehouse
Allan of Hearts and Flowers
Hair stylist Cheryl Delany Weeks
Kim Roach of Kim Roach Design
Cheryl Jabour of Five Design
Love Charlie
The Green Man - Vintage and Vinyl
And of course a special thanks to Laura Jane and Cameron, our bride and groom!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Prom Makeup 2011

Tonight is graduation night for Colonel Gray High School and last week I had the pleasure of doing makeup for quite a few girls going to the 2011 prom.

Lindsey is one of the girls I applied makeup for on prom night last week.  I've known Lindsey for a few years because she would often babysit my two daughters - and my girls absolutely love her!  Lindsey is not only drop dead gorgeous but she is absolutely beautiful inside and out!  So I was so excited when she booked me to do her makeup!

So here is a picture of Lindsey on prom night:

Best of luck to you Lindsey and I hope you have a wonderful grad night tonight!

(And if I did your makeup for prom night last week, please email me your pictures and I'll post them on my facebook page!)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nautical Photo Shoot

I recently did makeup for Amanda, she was getting some photos taken by the talented Rachel Peters of Rachel Peters Photography.

Amanda wanted to have her pictures taken on her favourite summer location - her family boat.  And although the weather wasn't cooperating on the day of the shoot, it was rainy and windy and cold, she still looked fantastic!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nicole by OPI Nail Apps

I just tried out the Nicole by OPI Nail Apps this weekend and I thought I would share my thoughts on them with you.

But before I do that I need to give you some history.  When I was in London about a month ago, a salesperson at Selfridges applied these nail polish strips and they were awesome.  BUT, I didn't buy them because the salesperson was a total jerk.  And now I am kicking my ass because after trying the Sally Hansen and now the OPI ones, the ones at Selfridges are way better, but I can't remember the brand name!  GRRRRR!!!!!  Anyone reading this from Britan, can you help me out???  Do you know what the brand name is???

I purchased the OPI Nail Apps in Argyle:

The flash from the camera blackened out the silver metallic parts to the apps...

Here is a better pic without a flash and minus the strips that I used to apply to my nails...

Ok, so here are my thoughts on the OPI Nail Apps.

The Good:
Super easy to apply
Funky designs to choose from
Easy to remove ( does not require nail polish remover, you just rub to warm them up and peel off from a corner)

The Not So Good:
I found these nail apps, thicker then the Sally Hansen ones so it felt more like a sticker then actual nail polish.
Like the Sally Hansen ones I found that the sizing of most them were too large for my nail beds so I had to trim down the sides, which was annoying
It really is only meant to last for one day, by the second day they were starting to lift around the edges and started to get caught in things.
They are more expensive then the Sally Hansen Nail Strips and the Sally Hansen has 2 sets in one package

Bottom Line:  I would not repurchase the OPI Nail Apps unless it was a super cool design that I couldn't resist, but I would repurchase the Sally Hansen ones.  And if I could ever find the ones that I found in Selfridges, I would definitely buy them this time!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spread The Love

Prom season has arrived!   And next week there are 3 high school proms that are taking place in and outside of the city of Charlottetown.  I have 6 prom makeup applications booked for both Thursday and Friday of next week.   Busy busy busy!!!!  I love to be busy :)

But my sister gave me a fantastic idea, and I took her idea and ran with it.  She suggested I give a "deserving" high school student a free airbrush makeup application for prom (worth $50).  I loved her idea so much that I went to both local high schools and offered a free makeup application to one lucky girl from both Colonel Gray High School and Charlottetown Rural.  I put the selection process in the hands of the principals to choose who they thought were a deserving student - it could be based on high achievement, most improved, succeeded against all odds, or based on financial ability.

Honestly, I have to admit, it felt so incredibly good to spread a little good will and cheer into someone's day.  And it made me feel so good to give back in this little way that I think I will make this an annual event :) !

I know how good it feels to spread the love, and I'm putting the challenge out to all my readers to spread the love, in small or big gestures, it doesn't matter.  The happiness that it will give not only to others but also to you is AMAZING.  I know I'll be spreading the love more often!

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Passion for Purple Eye Shadow

I love colourful eye makeup, not a shocker eh?!  I've gone on and on before about how much I love green eyeshadow, but purple is also right up there for me.  It's easy to wear and is way more flattering on all eye colours then green shadow.  It looks best on brown eyes but blue and green eyed girls can easily wear it too.

The weather here in PEI for June has been so rainy and yucky.  And on days like this I can't help but reach for my brightest and boldest colours to inject some vibrancy to my life :)

Here is what I'm wearing today:

 Eyeshadows used are from the Yaby Best of Both World's palette

What's your favourite rainy day/perk me up makeup colours?  If this PEI weather doesn't improve soon, I may run out of colours!!!

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

I haven't been to see the latest in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but I have to admit I do enjoy the antics of Captain Jack Sparrow.  Ok, I'll come out with it, I have a not so secret crush on Johnny Depp and I love pretty much every role he plays.

I even made my husband dress up like Captain Jack last Halloween (makeup done by me):

I don't know, but I think all guys look hot with a little black eyeliner.  So rock n roll!

Lots of companies have jumped on the Pirates merchandising, and I've been pulled in by a couple of them.

I bought the OPI nail polish quad for the Pirates of the Caribbean:

The purple shade is my fav!

And this necklace from Swarovski form their limited edition Pirates of the Caribbean line:

Have you seen the movie yet?  What do you think?  Should I hit the theatres soon?  I still haven't seen Bridesmaids yet...