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Friday, 22 August 2014

Clean brushes = a very happy makeup artist

Cleaning brushes. Shampoo, condotion, rinse & reapeat for 50 more brushes. Prepping for tomorrow's shoots!
TIP: NEVER stand up your brushes while drying. Standing them up to dry will cause the glue to unglue and the wood to rot. Always lay them down on a flat surface.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Comfy City Fashion

Sporting printed linen pants and nude leather "ked-like" shoes found in Poland.Taking a break from heels today:)


Monday, 18 August 2014

Arbonne's Garden Palette Review

Arbonne's Garden Palette perfect for transitioning from summer to fall looks. Blush/bronzer combo has the perfect amount of shine and shimmer to highlight those cheek bones! Comes with an awesome 3 in 1 lipstick, lip gloss and lip balm, which I love to use on a daily basis!
BEAUTY TIP: Loving the green eyeshadow, wet you brush with water and use it as a liner. Great for blue eyed babes!


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Off the plane & off to shoot!!! How does this makeup artist stay healthy and sane?

The day after I landed I was booked the next day early morning for a photoshoot with ACF Magazine (check them out, truly an awesome magazine featuring Canadian designers and artists http://www.amazingcanadianfashion.ca/) & as well as the day after that.

It can get chaotic.

First thing I can suggest is that you get some sleep on your way home. If your one of those people that can't fall asleep on planes or cars or buses, then at least close your eyes for a few hours and let your brain rest.

Second, pack so that your not scrambling through your suitcase at home looking for that specific clothing item that you need. Pack everything you need right away on top of everything else so that you can just grab it and go.

Day of travel? Eat healthy. Give your body the fuel it deserves, so that adjusting to time zone and environment changes is that much easier.

Make sure to eat a proper breakfast before you start your day (not cold cereal) . Your body needs something warm to start off it's metabolism and some sugar to help it's brain function.  

1 egg & 1 egg white is great for protein, with a bowl of 2 tbsp of oatmeal & 1/2 whole wheat toast with honey. 
Your choice of tea or coffee. Grab a fruit on your way out. Take only 15min out of your morning to make.

You also want to prep a lunch for yourself as well. If I don't have time to make one I always grab a shake with me. I love Arbonne's Chocolate plant-based meal replacement! Shake bottle fits like a glove into my purse. 

Another awesome product I LOVE is Arbonne's Energy Fizz Tabs. Works like coffee, but without the gitters. Pop a tab into your water bottle and you are good to go! 

This was just a bit on how to stay healthy and keep it easy while on the go!



Since getting back from my travels, I've been drinkingTiny Tea 3 times a day to aid my body to get back to it's natural balance. With my full scheduale.

My skin is finally clearing up (it freaks out when I don't get enough sleep) and bloating has dramatically reduced since drinking it for only 4 days. Already feeling like my body is getting back to usual.

Your Tea is an amazing mix of Chinese herbs and most important, laxative free! Check them out!

Monday, 11 August 2014

“Why do I keep breaking out?! I can't figure out why!"

Listen to your body.

Here is are a series of questions to ask yourself when you notice that you are breaking out more than usual:

1. Is it my time of the month? Or close to it?

If it’s around 2 weeks before your period, chances are that hormonal changes are the main reasons causing you to break out.

2. Have I changed foundations?

If so, the new foundation that you are using may be too heavy for your skin, especially if your previous foundation was of a lighter formulation (silicon vs. water based). Another possibility to consider is that the new foundation contains a certain ingredient that your skin does not respond well to, in which case it’s signalling you to stop using it.
If you haven’t recently changed your foundation, then figure how long you’ve been using it for. If it’s been more than 2 years…THROW IT OUT, IT’S GONE BAD.
Note: Any creamy/liquid products have a shelf life of about 2 years. 

3. Have I changed my skin care brand or regime?

Any change of your skin care products or your regime MAY trigger a breakout. Sometimes when you switch to healthier products, your skin breaks out because it’s cleansing itself of toxins. If you’ve used your new products for a couple of weeks and you're still breaking out, the products might not be right for you and your skin. It’s a trial and error process. 

TIP: If you are trying out new products or switching regimes to improve your skin for a special event (even when getting advice from a professional), remember to do so at least 4 weeks prior to it. Everyone's skin is different, and what might work for one person may not be right for you.

4. Are there any changes to my daily routine, environment, food and/or emotions which can be triggering my body to react in a different way?

For example:
-Travelling (different time zone)
-Not getting enough sleep
-Not eating well (toxins in unhealthy foods cause breakouts)
-Healthy changes in eating habits (switching to a healthier diet plan may trigger you to breakout as a result of a cleansing process)
-Am I exercising more? (Wash your face immediately after sweating...sweat causes breakouts)
In the end, any changes that you go through on an internal or external level affect your body. Listen to what your body is telling you. Your body gives you signs and signals all the time, but your job is to take notice of them and make changes.

That’s all my loves. Please comment and like. I would love to know YOUR opinions. 


Monday, 4 August 2014

Is your hair not doing what you'd like it too? Here's why!

You get up in the morning and aren't happy with your hair. So you wash it, put tons of product in it, blow dry it (you still aren't happy with it) so you go for the hot tools. You style it as perfectly as you can....and still...it looks awful. Ponytail it is...still not happy.

Have you ever noticed that when you don't care how your hair turns out or put no pressure and your just playing around that's when it turns out the best?

Well, here's your answer. You're trying to control it. STOP! I used to be one "THOSE" who would wash my hair everyday and blow dry it. Yes, yes it was DRY as hay.

On this recent trip I had no access to a hair dryer so I was forced to let my hair air dry...even my bangs! :O I started to see that I naturally have nice wavy/curly hair, so now I rock it.

Take a chance and see want happens, to ease the process of controlling you hair which is especially hard to do when traveling, here a few steps you can take:

1.  Start by washing your hair every 2 days. (It save you time and your hair some breakage).  When you do wash it, dry half of it and let the rest air dry.
2. If your prone to frizz this Arbonne hair serum does the trick! (less is more)
3. Play around with some messy up do's. Pintrest is great for picking up ideas. Remember don't control just let it be and play. It doesn't have to look exactly like the picture, no one will know ;)
4. Feeling a bit flat? I understand you. Dry shampoo is your best remedy. (less is more)
5.  TRUST Let your hair do it's thing. The more you trust and give it love the better it will look! 

Travel safe loves!


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Beauty Unbiased: My 48 Hours in Warsaw: Exploring Beauty in Poland

While surfing the internet in Warszawa I stumbled upon this awesome blog in which I found out some awesome facts that I didn't know about. Ahem.... Max Factor was born in Poland. Who knew?!

Beauty Unbiased: My 48 Hours in Warsaw: Exploring Beauty in Poland: Inaugural Polska Cosmetics Conference In what could have easily been the best episode of The Amazing Race ever, if it was, you know, a...