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Osprey Village Soap Company * Review*

Natural, Organic, Preservative free, toxic free.. the list goes on as alot of clients have been requesting more natural products to use them on and boy have we tried soo many of them!!   We would like to introduce to you a local skincare company called Osprey Village Soap Company.  The wife and husband team of Leah and Rob ( remember them? we met them a few years back doing makeup/hair for Leah at their Summer Wedding) start their company earlier this year and we were thrilled to try their products!!

Roxana Albusel Photography

All of their items are 100% toxic free, chemical free cruelty free ,  and contain 0 water, filler or preservatives.  Every ingredient is carefully selected . It’s important for Osprey Village Soap Company  to create pure, whole, healthy products that are not only safe, but are good for you. They have carefully curated each product and every single ingredient has a purpose. You can read more about who they are, their story and why they  started the business here:


A few items we tried were the Coffee Eye Serum (must have for those early mornings!), Face Serum,  and Body Butter in Harmony ( We are trying it next week).  At first I would like the say that the scents in the products are amazing.  The Essential oils used are not too overbearing, just the perfect amount.


Face Serum: My goodness I love this stuff, what I love about it is that you can use it as  a makeup primer !! ( Perfect for those Brides and Grads during this time) I love that is was quick to absorb into the skin and not a hot oily mess.  This made my skin super plump, hydrated and I had that healthy glow. When applied prior the foundation, the foundation worked like a dream as it did not have that ” piling effect” alot of primers have. This is a Must have!

Coffee Eye Serum: There are tons of ” eye rollers ” out on the market but nothing as amazing as this Coffee Eye Serum, I love the metal cold ball which gives off the cooling sensation. A little bit goes on a long way  I felt like I was constantly giving my self a eye massage .  Apply 2 times a day once in the morning and once at night and watch those puffy bags go away.  The caffeine also helps tighten any fines lines and reduces the puffiness around the eye. A win – win for all!

As all of their items are preservative free we suggest you put them in a cool place and use within 12 months of opening.  Happy Shopping! we look forward to trying  the rest of the line again!.  Should we carry some of these products in our lash studio? we would love to hear your opinions!


Trying out Eminence Skin Care


For the longest time I have heard about Eminence Skin Care and never tried it.  Alot of my Makeup Artist friends rave about this skin as it is cruelty free, natural and free of parabens and yucky stuff.  This skin has alot of vitamins, and tons of fruit and plant extracts.  Based out of Hungary Eminence has been around for a very long time and very popular amongst makeup artist, celebrities and of course every day people. I had to try it!




I had purchased the Sour Cherry Whip Moisturizer and was very impressed. It smells soo yummy and best of all its extremely light weight.  I am not a fan of oily moisturizers.  This also came with a small spatula if I wanted to use it on clients.  A collegue also recommended this for male grooming as its a matte finish.



For Eye Cream I had tried the Bearberry Eye Repair cream. A little bit goes along way and I tried it at night.  It gives the illusion smoothing out fine lines and darkess around the eyes. Love it as I only need Oh so much as its quite potent. Another Winner in my books!  They also have the Wild Plum Eye Cream which I will try next!


Lastly was my Vanilla Mint Hand Cream. It smells delicious and such a delight! I Honest I only need about a pinky nail size to fill my hands. It is extremely moisturizing and was very worth the price! It has a soft Vanilla smell with a hint of Mint 😉


Are there other products you recommend? or love? Would love to know!





South Bonson Wedding-Leah and Rob

Roxana Albusel Photography

Roxana Albusel Photography

We were honoured to be a part of Leah and Robs Wedding in the Summer at South Bonson in Pitt Meadows!. It was a hot Summer Day in the cute area of Osprey Village.  We got Leah and her beautiful Bridal party ready in the morning and we all had such a great time.  We had met Leah a few years ago as she won a Engagement Session through a contest she had entered. It was finally the big day that she had been planning for :).  Roxana Albusel who we had worked with in previous years was Leahs photographer and we could not be more happy with the photos!.  Here are some photos of Leah and her husband Rob  on their Wedding Day <3

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Vendor Love Photographer: Roxana Albusel, Wedding Coordinator: First Glance Weddings,Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas,Caterer: Ritz Catering,Florist: West Gate Weddings, Dress: Everything But The Groom,Favours: Diana’s Dream Cakes,Decor: Jack and Jill Weddings,Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy, Tux: Moores,Videographer: B Young Studio,DJ: Complete Music,Ceremony Musician: Tony O’Hara


Spring Must Haves



Its that time of Year again, Out with the Old and in with the New AKA Almost and I say Almost time for Spring!!.  My makeup currently has alot of vampy colours from the Winter, matte liquid lipsticks and hand cream to get rid of the Winter dryness.  Spring is  my favourite time of year flowers start to bloom, we change our wardrobe and of course we change up our makeup bags. This year my goal is to also be more compact aka having multi purpose products so my purse isn’t soo heavy.


Here are my Top 3 Items for Spring that I will be definitely bringing into my bag!




YSL Babydoll Kiss and Blush- This is my favourite item as its very versatile and a little bit goes along way.  YSL is known for their luxury products with amazing smells and gorgeous packaging.  Although on the pricier side, the Baby doll Kiss and Blush is a must have.   Use it on your cheeks and your lips for that airbrushed light weight feel with a pop of colour!




Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow- Okay so I have actually had this for a while but I always go to it.  No matter if I need more colour to my face and a bit of bronzer in the Winter ( We have not had sun for soo long)  or if I need a more highlight, the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow is a Staple in my bag.  You can also use the bronze and the highlight colours as eye shadows as well to give you  a very natural looking eye for the Spring/Summer months.   This also comes in a deeper palette



Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- Comes in a few formulas like Oil Free, Regular with SPF20  and Illuminating.  Laura Mercier is a brand that focuses on amazing, flawless skin.  Her products are all great and delivery on their claims.  The tinted moisturizer is one of the best on the market being very light weight, having enough coverage and not clogging your pores.  I love how she has a few formulations so you have variety to choose from.  Availabe at Sephora




Nicole and Ians April Wedding



A few months ago we have the pleasure of glamming up Nicole on her Wedding Date. We had been referred to us by our friend and Wedding Collegue Amanda Coldicutt Photography. When we met Nicole we instantly clicked as we had a mutual love of working out, dogs and sharing our stories. On her Wedding date the team of Carmen, Cathy, Tara and Tia went out to Langley to glam everyone up. Stefanie Fournier Photography was Nicoles photographer for the day and she took so many amazing photos! Here are a few photos from Nicole and Ians Love Wedding =)













Valentines Day Makeup Ideas


Its February 1st and we all know what  day comes in 2 weeks <3 Valentines Day the Day of love.   Whether you are going on a date with your significant other or a girls night with your friends, we all know dress to impress because you never know when you will meet that special someone ;).  You can either rock a classic smokey eye with a nude lip, winged eye with red lip or a funky bright pink lip.  The ideas are absolutely endless.! Here are a few of my favourite makeup items to create that all time Valentines Day look! 🙂


Two Faced Bon Bon Eye Shadow Palette~ <3 ( It even smells like chocolate!)


Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in “Sexer”, great colour for that funky bright lip


Tartelette Eye Shadow Palette ” In Bloom” -Perfect for those Romantic Smokey Eyes




Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit-Get that Glow from within look 😉 (A little goes a long way)


Perfect Pout


We all want that Perfect Pout, where our lips are perfect and it doesn’t like like we smudged all of our lipstick in our food.  In order to create that perfect ” lip” a lip liner is a MUST.  Lip liners create a base in which the lip stick can sit on, it also defines the lips making them look more even and fuller.  Another great trick is that if your lipstick ” comes off” your lip liner should still be there = ).  I recommend a lipliner in every occasion as it really ” completes” your look espcially for a Bridal occasion ( Pictures are taken without you even  knowing it and you have to be “on point” all the time )   Here are my top brands for favourite liners, don’t forget to ” exfoliate” before hand.! 😉






Meagan and Justins Summer 2015 Wedding


I had the pleasure of meeting Meagan a few years ago for her sister Krystals wedding in Abbotsford.  Meagan had remembered me and booked me for her Summer 2015 Wedding. Meagan is your fun, bubbly, funny and very professional business owner.  Did I mentioned she is the Principle Owner of Sea to Sky Weddings and Events ? We love connecting with other wedding vendors in the City so this was perfect for everyone.  Meagan had chosen to do her makeup trial on the same day as her engagement shoot with Fortune Hill Photography and we couldn’t be more happier with the pictures.  Vanessa captured Meagan and Justin in Stanley Park and the pictures looked amazing.  On the morning of the wedding we got Meagan and her Bridal party makeup ready at the Riverrock while her ceremony and reception ended up being at the Hycroft Mansion ( Gorgeous Venue ).  Here are a few sneak peeks of their wedding and we look forward to working with Sea to Sky Weddings and Events in the next Wedding Season!




Hycroft Mansion

Hycroft Mansion

Hycroft Mansion

Hycroft Mansion

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


We want to wish each and everyone one of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We have had the pleasure of meeting so many of you in 2015 and had such a great time planning and coming up with your “Glam Sessions” as we like to call it.  You all were such an inspiration to us and we cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for us.  To those who we have no met,  We look forward to having you in the makeup/ hair chair for your Special Date.  We have alot of plans for 2016 and hope you can help us reach our goals and dreams!;)

Just a reminder we will be out of the office till January 4th and all emails will be answered January 5th 2016.  Thank you for your Patience


Carmen Tse-Master Stylist


Ms.Vancouver is Crowned and it is…


Christina Adela White!…Just a few days ago Ms. Vancouver had been crowned and I could not believe our eyes and ears.  It was crowned to Christine Adela White ( who I had met earlier this year).   Christine and I did a photoshoot in gastown in January and we fell in love with her.  She was so friendly, professional and one of the nicest people I have ever met.  Her smile is so sweet and very contagious.  I found out she also runs her own Voice Studio in Vancouver called CW Music and participates yearly  in the Ride to Conquer Cancer ( in dedication of her sister).   Both of these very important  elements were also part of her show case during the pageant which I found very warming.    We wish Christine all the Best in her Reign as Ms. Vancouver, I know she will be a great model.  We can’t wait to see her again in the New year.






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