Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Katy Perry Wide Awake Makeup

One of my Youtube subscribers suggested to me that I should do a Katy Perry makeup look.  And I just happen to love Katy's new video Wide Awake, so I though it sounded like a great idea!  

For my hair I just curled it with a curling iron, but I was wishing I had the same blue/purple hue that Katy has.  Of all her funky hair colours, I like this one the best.  For the hair accessories, I went to Michael's craft store and found some pretty butterflies which I hot glue gunned bobby pins to.  Believe me, it was very simple to do.

For my makeup, you can watch the video tutorial here.

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Patina
MAC Shroom
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Corrupt & El Dorado
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara
MAC Brow pencil in Stud
Anastasia brow powder in Med Ash
MAC #36 lashes

MUFE HD Foundation
MAC MSFN in Medium
MAC Omega eyeshadow as contour
MAC Lovecloud blush

MAC lip pencil in Subculture
MAC Creme Cup
Bobbi Brown Crystal lip gloss

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lancome Luxe Box Giveaway

Woohoo!!!!  I't giveaway time again!!!  Who doesn't love a giveaway?

And this is such a cool giveaway!  Loose Button and Lancome Canada have created a limited edition box with deluxe Lancome beauty samples, wait for it....hand picked by Youtube beauty guru Michelle Phan!!!  I know right, how cool is that?!

I've used a lot of exclamation points in this blog post...can you tell I'm a little bit excited? lol

Ok, enough with the chit chat, contest closes in less then 1 week, so so you'd better enter now.  Good luck ;)

(Open to Canadian residents)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 8, 2012

Makeup Birthstone Series - June

Who knew that June has 3 birthstones to represent the month?  Well, maybe all the June babies do, but I had no idea.  Pearl, alexandrite, and light amethyst.  Nice to have some options I guess.  Since I could pick from the 3 stones, I decided to create a look based on the light amethyst, which is a pale purple.  Here is what I came up with:

If you would like to watch my youtube tutorial on this look please click here.


Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream eyeshadow in Malted
Urban Decay Ecstasy
MAC Girlie
MAC Malt
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink
Dior Show New Look mascara
MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering
Velour Lashes in TdotOhh
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation & Mat Velvet +
MAC MSF Natural in Medium
MAC Peony Petal blush
Make Up For Ever lip pencil in 15C

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pink & Gold Modern Wedding

Over the winter, an amazing group of talented PEI business women, and myself, came up with the idea of doing a modern, pink and gold styled wedding shoot.  It took months in the planning and preparing, but just less then 2 weeks ago the planned shoot took place at the home of Kendra Mills located at the Y Loft condos in Charlottetown.  

Less then 24 hours after we submitted our shoot to Style Me Pretty, we heard back from them, and they loved our shoot and wanted to publish it!  eek!!!!  I can hardly contain my excitement!  Getting published on Style Me Pretty is a pretty big deal, especially since they get over 400 submissions a day!  

The radiant "bride" for our shoot is the lovely Chelsie McInnis.  She is such a natural beauty, and I wanted her makeup to look fresh and modern.  She has adorable freckles and amazing skin, so I kept her foundation sheer by using Kett Cosmetics airbrush foundation.  Her eye makeup was light and neutral, but I added some glamour with Velour false eyelashes in Tdotohh - and they look amazing on her!  Chelsie has great lips, so I new right away I wanted to do a bold pink lipstick on her.  I used OCC lip tar in Anime, which is a bold, almost neon pink colour. 

The talented group of business women who were involved in this shoot are:
Rachel Peters Photography - Rachel Peters
Modern Jane - Jane Gallant
Kim Roach Design - Kim Roach
City View Bakehouse - Jennifer Prinz
Cheryl Weeks Hairstylist - Cheryl Weeks
Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist - Me :)
Love Charlie - Alisha Stephen
Kiss The Bride - Jennifer Clark

A huge thanks to the wedding vendors who also provided product for this shoot:
Dow's Menswear - tux and men's shoes
The Perfect Pear Bridal - wedding dress and shoes
Heart's and Flowers - flowers
Nortons Jewellers - rings
Newman Estate Winery - wine

And of course this could not have happened without our adorable couple Chelsie McInnis and Jared Murphy.  Thank you!!!

Now here are a few of my favourite shots from the day!

This is such a Carrie Bradshaw/Sex in the City shot!  Love it!!