Halloween 2014

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I did a quick last minute costume this year.  Some pale foundation, lots of dark contour and lots of black eyeliner for my eyes and lips.  #wickedwitch

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Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!!!

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Beach Wedding Beauty Inspiration – Loverly and lilylelymakeup

My friends at lover.ly sent some beautiful wedding dresses for me to choose and create beauty inspiration for and here is my pick!
Lover.ly is like a one stop wedding shop.  You know how brides carry a binder or wedding planner book  for inspiration and planning?  You can now do it all online on lover.ly!  Everything you need to plan your wedding.  I know what I’ll be using when my time comes 😀
I’m not married.  Never been but if I ever, I’m all about the destination weddings.  I mean, I’ve already been planning my imaginary beach wedding for most of my adult life!  Just check out my pinterest, I have a whole board on “My Future Beach Wedding’!  It’ll happen one day damnit, IT WILL!!!!!!!!!!!! #endrantbridewannabezilla hahhaahha
I chose this simple yet elegant and sexy wedding dress for the perfect beach wedding.  (ahem mine will be in Varadero, Cuba in case you’re wondering)  Who says you can’t wear a fancy elegant full length wedding dress on the sandy beach?  I’d skip all jewlery except maybe some diamond stud earrings.  No necklace, no bracelets, nada.  Afterall, you don’t want tan lines on your neck or wrists.  Plus, it’ll probably be so hot that any jewlery would probably just irritate the crap out of me (or you.)  The best part – no need for 4+ inch heels that’ll dig into and hurt your feet.  Barefoot or with bling’ed out flip flops, either will work with this strapless beauty of a dress.  🙂
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For makeup, I would focus more on that sexy JLo glowy bronzey skin.  I’d be careful not to get too tanned or worst, sunburnt before the wedding day so be careful ladies!  Limit the tanning by the pool/beach.  Or wear a hat and sunblock!  That luminous glowy skin can be achieved by using bronzer and a great highlighter.  Paired with a medium smokey eye using neutral color eyeshadows and then topped off with a pinky-nude lipgloss and we are good to go!  For hair, I think loose beachy waves would look best.  But if it’s too hot I would pull the loose curls to the side and go for that messy low side bun or ponytail look.  Casual yet chic and beautiful for my I mean your beach wedding!  😀
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My Boudoir Photo Shoot – Edmonton Boudoir Photo Shoot Makeup

Of course I had to take some #selfies from my boudoir photo shoot!  lol

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I cannot wait to see the pictures when they’re done!

I had soooo much fun doing this.  Seriously, EVERY WOMAN SHOULD DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT.  It felt so empowering for some reason.  I was a confident woman going into this but after the photo shoot I felt a whole new level of confidence and self love.  Us women are so harsh and overly critical of ourselves.  It’s a sad reality.  We all need to love ourselves just a little more and be comfortable and confident in our bodies.  We only have one life and one us, why not love who we are!   Life is too beautiful and too short to be spent feeling negative and hating ourselves.  No matter what shape or size, loving yourself and being confident and positive automatically exudes sexiness!!  #loveyourself

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Finally My Turn! – Edmonton Boudoir Photo Shoot

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It’s midnight and I’m sitting here packing for tomorrow’s boudoir shoot…I’m so excited!!  Colorful bras, a zillion panties, garter belts, thigh high stockings and a pair of sexy Louboutins.  #allagirlneeds

This isn’t even half the stuff!  I really don’t know what to bring so I’m gonna bring everything!  lol  I still have clothing items to pack, accessories, more shoes, jackets, etc.  Yikes.  hahah we’ll see tomorrow.

For the past 2 years I’ve done makeup and hair for so many clients for their boudoir/beauty shoots and now it’s finally my turn!  As a makeup artist I’m there for the getting ready part, and I see all the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff going on and it always looks so fun and I’ve always always wanted to do a boudoir shoot myself.  I also see most of the photos when they’re done and honestly each and every one of them are so beautiful, such a work of art.  I knew one day I’d do this but I’ve always put it off for some reason and now it’s finally time!!  I can’t wait!

I will update more next time with how I prepared for this shoot (makeup,etc) but now this girl needs all the beauty sleep she can get, good night!!