Thursday, March 29, 2012

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Giveaway

I recently posted my 100th Youtube video and to celebrate the milestone, I've decided to host a giveaway for a Naked 2 palette.
If you want to enter the contest, check out the rules and how to enter here.  Good luck ;)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Trend - White Silver Metallics As Seen On Chanel's Runway

I love this runway look from Chanel.  You can go all the way with the pearls, or not...the choice is yours.  To see how I created this look please watch my youtube tutorial here.


Urban Decay Primer Potion
Make Up For Ever Flash Colour Palette in Silver
MAC Vanilla Pigment
MAC Copperplate
Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in Cobalt Blue
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in black
Eyelure lashes

MAC Strobe Cream
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Lotion
Bobbi Brown Sheer Colour Cheek Tint in Sheer Pink
Benefit High Beam

Bobbi Brown Sheer Colour Cheek Tint in Sheer Pink

Thursday, March 22, 2012

2012 Spring Trends - Bold Matte Lips

Some times matte lipsticks can be hard to wear, especially for those people who are lip gloss junkies. But if you want to be on trend this spring then you'll have to put your lip glosses aside and try out out a fun, bright and bold matte lipstick.  For this tutorial I choose MAC's Force of Love from the Chenman collection.  It's a bold pinky coral colour that is a matte, but not a "dry" matte, if you know what I mean.

If you want to see how I created this look, you can watch my youtube tutorial here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthstone Series - Aquamarine Smoky Eye

Aquamarine is one of my favourite colours out of all the birthstones.  So needless to say I was a bit excited to create a makeup look inspired by the colour.  To see the youtube tutorial on this look, click here.

And here's what I came up with:

Products Used:
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
  • Yaby eyeshadow in Mermaid Blue
  • Yaby eyeshadow in Tropical Dusk
  • Yaby eyeshadow in Carbon Paper
  • MAC Gesso
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Black
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Lancome Hypnose mascara
  • Eyelure lashes in Cheryl Cole
  • Anastasia Brow Powder in Med Ash
  • MUFE Mat Velvet +
  • MAC MSF Natural
  • Elizabeth Arden bronzer in medium
  • MAC blush in Sunday Afternoon
  • MAC Angel

Friday, March 9, 2012

"Bridal Shower" Inspired Makeup

Bow Ties & Bliss recently published a photo shoot that I did makeup for.  The theme of the shoot was "Sunday Brunch" and filled with several fabulous DIY ideas, lots of vintage charm, and not to mention loads of delicious-looking treats.

Here are some of my favourite "makeup" shots:

Check out the full blog post on Bow Ties and Bliss here!

Special thanks to all the PEI vendors who worked on this shoot:
Design & Styling: 5 Design / Flowers & Decor: Hearts and Flowers / Invitations & Stationery: Kim Roach Designs / Cake Baker:City View Bakehouse / Makeup Artist: Michelle Cudmore  and Rachel Peters Photography captured the lovely images.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Irish Eyes Are Smiling With A Green St Patricks Day Makeup

I'll admit it, I love St Patricks Day.  I love dressing up in green, drinking green drinks, sinking Irish pub songs at the top of my voice (even when I don't know all the words).  I love it.  So when I decided to create  a makeup look for St Patrick's Day, I went all out.  Green, green and more green topped off with some green bling.  Oh yeah, my Irish eyes are smiling now ;)

Watch my step by step youtube tutorial on this look here

This is my St. Patty's Day Diva :)  Green eyeshadow, false lashes, and green Swarovski crystals!

Another option is to add one gem to the inner corner

Or another option still is green eyeshadow with no bling at all.

Eyes ~
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Ben Nye Chartreuse cream shadow
MAC Lucky Green
MAC Bitter
MAC Vanilla pigment
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in El Dorado
MUFE Aqua Liner in #3
YSL mascara
MAC false lashes
MAC Stud brow pencil

Face ~
MUFE Mat Velvet +
MAC MSF Natural
MAC Golden bronzer
NARS Orgasm

MAC lip pencil in Subculture
Face Atelier lip glaze in Peach

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Winter Wedding Wonderland Featured on 100 Layer Cake

Back in January, I had the opportunity to be involved in this amazing styled winter wedding shoot, that has just been featured on 100 Layer Cake.  The theme of the wedding was "PEI Handmade With Love".  The brides grandmother actually knit her sweater that she wore on her wedding day and on the inside was a tag that said "Handmade With Love".  So sweet!

The location of the shoot was the Anne of Green Gables homestead in Cavendish, how storey book perfect is that?!  Complete with photos of the couple walking along Lover's Lane. *sigh*

It was actually a freezing cold day (maybe one of the coldest all year), but the bride and groom were troopers, and we managed to get some amazing photos.  It took us all about 24 hours to fully thaw out from being out in the cold all day, but it was worth it!

Here are some of my favourite images from the day:

A special thank you to Meredith and Ryan, the beautiful bride and groom.
Thanks to all the vendors who lent their talent and skills to this shoot:
Photography: Rachel Peters / Event planner: Kiss The Bride / Event designer: Modern Jane / Floral designer: Kelly’s Flower Shop / Invitation designer: Kim Roach Designs / Rentals: Coulson’s Used Furniture and Antique Shop / Cake designer: City View Bakehouse / Hair stylist: Cheryl Weeks / Makeup artist: Michelle Cudmore / Veils + headpiece: Love Charlie / DIY handmade goods: Northern Watters Knitwear / Bride’s dress: Mori Lee Blu
And a special thank you to Jewell from Parks Canada and Wayne Bernard and Bill Cameron the owner of the beautiful horse and sleigh.