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Nicole and Ians April Wedding

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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 =)

 

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My Top 5 Beauty Products of 2015

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Its that time of Year again for those yearly Beauty Reviews, I gotta admit I tried so many products this year that my place is a hoarders dream! haha.  If anyone is looking for some beauty products  let me know and I’ll be happy to let you browse and of course take some home! =) My house literally has stuff in every room that Ive been keeping around.

 

  1. First lets start with Skin Care!,  As you might of read in my previous post a few months ago, I had stopped by Avante Laser in Burnaby in the Summer for a Hydrafacial.  These are like the ” carpet cleaning” for the skin as Sandi says.  I loved it when she did mine and now speaking of which I am overdue for one soon.  If you have a special event wether it be your wedding or a Holiday Party I strongly suggest getting a Hydrafacial done a week before to make sure you are looking on point!

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2. My 2nd favourite product of 2015 has to be Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks.  Yes there are so many brands that have “long lasting” lip sticks but Kat Von Ds in my opinion is one of the best.  They are drying, non sticking and lasts all day.  I love my long wearing lipsticks as they are usually very pigmented, lasts all day and require mininum touch ups.  Kat Von D long wear lipsticks also come in many different colours from nude to extremely bold =).  For they price they are a must for all Season Wear

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3) Oribe ( Or-Bay, O-Ree-Bay, Orb) Whatever you call it this is the Lexus of the Hair World. A Luxury brand ( hefty price tag but worth it) that delivers amazing results with their products.  I am one of the biggest fans of the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, it gives my hair the Ooomph in a can. Spray at the roots and it gives you the volume and texture you are looking for. There are a few ” volume root” sprays in the market but this one knocks it out of the park by far. A little bit goes a long way too!  I’m addicted to this stuff and this is a must for Boudoir/ Messy Bedroom hair as well;)

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4) This year was the Year of Mink Lashes for me, I have always been a false lashes kind of gal but never tried Mink Lashes. There are so many different brand of Mink Lashes however the one I started using on Brides and for personal use  was Merlot Lash Bar.  They are ultra light, super fluffy and so easy to apply.  I love how they have 3 Collections ( just like wine), White, Reds and the Bubbly Collection.  My all time favourite pair has got to be Sweet Red and Pinot Noir although I would love to try the Rose from the Bubbly Collection next time!

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5) Lastly my favourite product of 2015 has got to be Deodorant Cream from Living Simple.  At first when I got this I knew it was going to be something I had to get used to. It  is a cream that you  rub under your arms instead of a anti persperiant/ deodorant stick.  A little bit goes along way and it smells oh so  good!.  Forget about the artificial ” Artic Air ” or “Rose Blossom” scents you regular deodorant has, Living Simple has Natural Scents from Essential Oils that make it smell wonderful. I have been a fan of the ” Peppermint Tea Tree Oil” which is one of their best sellers.

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Hope that you enjoyed this! Which products were you top 5 this year? did they make this list as well?

Dorothy and Bens Disney Themed Wedding

 

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I had the chance to meet Dorothy and Ben a few years ago as Ben is actually a amazing photographer in town. His work can be seen here  We have worked several photo shoots together and he is always great company to be around. Not only is he amazing at what he does, he is always calm, professional and very kind.   I actually met Dorothy while working with Ben, she was assisting him at the day but at the time they were just friends.   A year or so had past and I found they they were engaged ( yay!), Dorothy had approached me to do her makeup and hair for her big day and I felt very honoured.  The wedding was a Disney Themed ( super cute) and I was very lucky to be a part of their big day!.  Noyo Creative took these amazing photos and we are so lucky to the chance to have them featured on our blog!  Be sure to check out the same day edit by Life Studios here

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Anna and Teejays Garden Wedding

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Last month I had the honour of styling Anna for her intimate wedding in Queens Park in New Westminister.  Anna and I always had so much fun during our time together.  We had custom blended hair extensions for her as she wanted to look like a major bombshell for her big day.  I love it when brides requests smokey eyes, big hair and lots of lashes. We also used custom blended lashes on her from Sasha Lashes (double stacked to be exact).  Anna looked absolutely stunning on her big day and we were so happy to be a part of it.   Katie Lauren Photography did such an amazing job with her photos and we can’t wait to see these ladies in the near future.  Congrats to Anna and Teejay and we wish them both all the happiness in the world

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Sam and Vus Vancouver Wedding

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Our feature Wedding today is Sam and Vus Vancouver Wedding.  Both of them currently live in San Francisco but decided to have a wedding in Vancouver (Sams home town).  We got referred to Sam from one of our good friends David Tam who also photographed their wedding. We have worked on several weddings together and David is one of my top Preferred Photographer Vendors <3.  Sam trusted me with her big day as she had no time to do a trial, we did a glamourous look on her with triple layer lashes, a lovely smokey eye and a nude lip.  For her hair we decided on up do incorporating in french braid in the front.  Thank you so much for having us big a part of your big day! We wish Sam and Vu nothing but the best!! =). Here are a few pictures from their photo session in Whyte Cliff Park with David Tam.

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An East meets West Summer Wedding =)


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A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of getting Mayura ready for her wedding.  It was a East meets West kind of wedding.  Mayura had the traditional East Indian Sari, glamourous traditional East Indian Makeup with lashes and a red lip.  She  looked absolutely glowing from head to toe.  Her wedding was at Hart House in Burnaby ( very intimate and I will say from past experience the food at Hart House is incredible).  The wedding itself was not “big” according to East Indian Weddings, Mayura and her husband wanted to share their special moment with family and close friends.  We had the honour of doing Mayura, her mom and her aunts makeup on the day and they were all so wonderful.  We wish Mayura and her husband Tim a lifetime full of happiness!

These pictures were taken by the talented Katryna Kwok from ” Sweet Inspirations Photography“.  We look forward to working with Katryna again soon!

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Engagement Session With Jessica and Nick

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Last year I had contest through Vancity Weddings for a Free Engagement Session Makeup and Hair =) The winner of that contest was Jessica <3  She came in right before her engagement shoot which she had schedule  Alanna Milaney Photography.  We wanted to make her feel and look amazing with a soft smokey eye, lashes and voluminous curls =).  Jessica was a doll to work on, so out going and so sweet.   They set off to the Richmond Night Market ( where her and her fiance met) then off to Iona Beach for a sunset shoot.  If you ever are at the Surrey Night Market be sure to drop by their yummy food stall “Cheese Stix Factory” for some treats =) We are happy to say her pictures turned out amazing and look forward to seeing her again <3.  Be sure to check out this video made by Charles De Jesus Photography of their E Session together here

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Featured Wedding of May: Love Boat Fairy Tale




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If you have ever heard of the LOVE BOAT then you would know it was actually one of Princess Cruises original cruise ships back in the day. This is where we begin.  I had the pleasure of styling Alicia on her wedding date with her now husband Chris.  They met working on Sapphire Princess a few years back and last month they tied the knot.  As we got to know Alicia we also discovered we had worked on the same ship in 2009 on board the Caribbean Princess ( such a small world).  On Alicias Wedding date, it was a fairy tale made for them.  Their venue was at Steamworks in Gastown which showed off Canada Place ( Vancouvers ship port) and a meet and greet at the “Gassy Jack” whom had discovered Gastown and was from the  Hull which was were Alicia and Chris had lived in the UK. Everything at the wedding was about their journey traveling around the world together while working on cruise ships from different themes at each tables to the “guestbook” which were actually post cards. Everything was perfect and couldn’t be better. As we ( Cathy Lee on Hair)  prepped Alicia and her family for the big day we had the wonderful Sher More Photography take a few behind the scenes for us :) Thank you for having us Alicia and Chris, we wish you both  a lifetime full of happiness and joy =)AliciaAlicia2

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IIKON LASHES

I had recently gotten to try IIKONN LASHES and I love them!. There are so many 3D lash companies out there and its hard to choose which ones carry the best lashes. I love that IIKONN is a local company and I love supporting small buisness that are close by =). There are 2 collection GOLD and SILVER. The one I tried was the MARILYN 3D (below picture)from the Gold Collection and they are amazing! The full and whispey effect is definitely a plus for me!. What is great about IIKONN is that the lashes can be worn up to 25+times which in the long run is much more affordable then regular lashes. I’m looking forward to purchasing more for my clients this wedding season!Marilyn

Falsies for the WIN !

We all love longer, fuller more voluminous lashes right? There are so many products out there that claim to  give you “fuller lashes with just a swipe” and “360 degrees curl and drama”.  So many mascaras but where do you start? I believe the easiest step is just to apply a pair  or 2! of false lashes to give your lashes that extra ” oomph!”. Here are a few options

1) Strip lashes- One of the most popular ones are the strip lashes, they come with a lash band which you apply glue on, wait 30 secs and  plop them close to their lash line.  Applying them may be a bit tricky but it just takes practise. I like using real hair strip lashes instead of the synthetic ones as they feel more comfortably and look more natural. There are many brands which include Ardell, Red Cherry, Davinci and even MINK lashes which are my favourite ( so soft and gorgeous) Its all up to preference. TIP: You can always cut the band in half and apply them separately if you are having a hard time

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2) Individual Clusters- Another popular temporary option is individual clusters. Whats great about individual is that they are more versatile. They can be placed only on the outer corners for a more “winged eye” look which out having a full strip on.  You can also strategically place them on your lash line with Small, Medium, Large clusters to have a more custom look.  I recommend cluster lashes for those are want a little enhancement, these are also perfect for those who are just  starting to wear  lashes.  TIP: Apply 4-6 clusters at the outer corners of your eye and watch the magic happen

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3)Lash Extensions- I’m sure you have a girlfriend who has gotten these done. Depending on the style they can look super natural or very full.  Lash Extensions are everywhere at the moment with different styles/ curls/ 3d, 4d/ classic set etc.  The lash extensions lasts 4-6 weeks depending on how well you take care of them.  Once applied no need for mascara in the morning.  TIP: Once you have them, they become quite addictive so beware ;).  If getting extensions done, do your research sometimes its worth it paying the extra dollar.

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What are your favourite “false lash” options?