Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day Lovers










Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies!
I hope you all have a lovely day with loved ones, friends & family!
I thought I would share some Valentine’s Day photos from my home
And from the Galentine’s Day party I threw for my girlfriends last night.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
XO

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Stay Classy Ratchet & Fabulous with Mira







Here is a sneak peak from a shoot with the lovely Mira of Smoke & Mira’s, photos by James Waring of James Waring Photography
Hair & Makeup by me
Remember Always Stay Classy, Ratchet & Fabulous!
Hope you are all having a lovely Wednesday!
XX

Thursday, February 6, 2014

OMBRE, BALAYAGE & DIP DYE




Ombre hair, balayage hair and dip dyed hair are 3 different hair techniques. Though they can look similar and are all beautiful they are all very different.

Ombre Hair: Ombre is when your hair strand go from dark at the root gradually lightening and fading to a lighter color at the ends of the hair. Here are some examples;

Balayage Hair: Balayage is the French meaning "to sweep".  In balayage the colorist is “sweeping/painting” the color vertically with the tip of the brush and only to the front of the hair.  This gives a natural, sun kissed highlighted look.  Here are some examples;

Dip Dye Hair: Dip Dye is just that, it looks like you have dipped the ends of your hair in color and it creates a rather bold contrast between your natural hair color to the ends of your hair.  Here are some examples;

These are all great looks you just need to find what would best suite you and your life style. Balayage is probably the lowest maintenance of the 3 but they are all not overly high maintenance.  

I strongly suggest going to a reputable salon to get any of these techniques done because it is your hair after all! These are not the easiest techniques to do at home.
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Happy dyeing!


XX

Monday, January 20, 2014

Vantage Events & The Glitter Guide










I am very excited to share some beautiful photos that were featured on The Glitter Guide today from a Valentine’s Day inspired photo shoot that I did makeup and hair on with Toronto wedding planner and owner of Vantage Events & Wedding Coordination Leah Sandhu.

Dresses: White Toronto
Floral Design: Blush & Bloom
Stationary: Emily Christine
Cakes: Cakeity Cakes
Photography: LN Photography

Hope everyone is having a happy Monday, xx

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lindsay & Marc’s Wedding




Makeup by me and Photography by Erin Leydon of Leydon Photography 



Some of my favorite products I used that day were  

1. MAC Lipglass in C-Thru, gives a nice natural glossy look that I love. It can be worn alone or layered with other glosses or lipsticks. I think it photographs beautifully.

2. MAC Eye shadow in Naked Lunch, I love how this shadow looks great on almost every skin tone.  I like how it instantly brightens up the eye. It is great for weddings when you want a more natural look and a great everyday eye shadow. Again it looks great alone and is a great base if you want to layer other shadows.

3. NARs Highlighter in Nico gives a nice natural glow which is great for weddings and day to day. I do like NARs Highlighter in Albatross but it can sometimes be a bit more intense, it does give a more glamorous look that I love but not every bride wants that. 

4.  MAC Plushglass in Fulfilled, though it looks orange in this photo it actually goes on clear and gives your  lips a nice natural plump without the super sting other lip plumpers can give.  Again it is looks nice alone or layered with other lip products. It is also not as sticky as MAC Lipglass that is why I usually mix my Lipglass with Plushglass.

5.  NARs blush in Deep Throat, I love this peachy shimmery blush. I do love and use Torrid and Orgasm but I find Deep Throat to be a nice in between. It also looks great on a lot of different skin tones.

Thank you so much for following along, I hope you like some of these product suggestions.

  I hope everyone has a very Happy Thursday!
XO

Lindsay & Marc’s Engagement Shoot





 Back in the spring I did makeup for one lovely ladies engagement shoot in the Distillery in Toronto.
 I love how the photos turned out, they booth look so happy and how cute is their dog?!
Photography by Erin Leydon of Leydon Photography  

Friday, November 29, 2013

Lexi's Wedding





Back in August I had the pleasure of doing makeup for Lexi and her wedding party.
Lexi got married at the beautiful Doctor's House in Kleinburg, Ont.
My sister Erin Leydon took the photos, to check out more photos from Lexi’s wedding please visit http://www.leydonphotography.com/
Lexi was a gorgeous bride to work with.
Happy Friday everyone, xo

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Katelyn's Wedding




Katelyn’s wedding was beautiful shades of pink and blush, I love the color she chose for her bridesmaid’s dresses and the gorgeous flowers by Country Lane Floral Design the beautiful photos were taken by my sister Erin Leydon, to see more visit Erin Leydon Photography
Since Katelyn’s colors were soft pinks and blushes these are some of the products I used on the girls, these colors tend to work well on most skin types.
1.      Stila eye shadow in Kitten which is a soft shimmery pink
2.      Stile eye shadow in Bronze 
3.      MAC Lipstick in Crème Cup, I love this color for  brides and bridesmaids
4.      NARs blush in Torrid this is one of my favorite blushes it gives a nice soft peachy pink glow  
5.      NARs bronzing powder in Laguna  also one of my favorite bronzers as it gives the skin a nice natural sun kissed glow
6.      MAC lipglass in Underage great by itself of with MAC Creme Cup lipstick

Katelyn was such a sweet bride to work with I am so happy I could be part of her special day.
If you have any questions feel free to email me, xo