Holly – Edmonton Boudoir Styling/Makeup & Hair

*Update
Chris sent me a before pic of Holly yay!

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I always have good conversations with my clients.  I love getting to know them and hearing about their lives, experiences, travels, etc.  Even if it’s only within that hour to hour and a half that we have together.  Most of the time we get along so well that I take longer than usual to do my job.  Oops!  We can’t help it!  Lots of laughter to go around.  I love positive, open people who have that happy aura around them.  Good people with good vibes =)  When my personality and theirs just mesh so well that our conversations about anything n everything is so always too much fun!
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Holly today was one of them.  I had a blast doing her hair and makeup.  We totally forgot to take a ‘before’ pic but that’s ok, she’s a stunner this Holly girl!  🙂

Hair & Makeup by me.

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And of course, some #selfies while I was waiting for Holly to arrive! lol  It was a snowy snowy day today, gotta keep warm!  #canadianeh

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Wearing Wet n Wild’s “Dollhouse Pink” lippie as per usual!  #loveit

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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!!

 

Edmonton Bridal Fantasy Show 2014

Today I went to visit Chris & Kimber of http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com at the Bridal Fantasy Show here in Edmonton.  Their set-up was absolutely gorgeous!!!  It truly represented their clean and modern style and really showcased Chris’ awesome work.  I also had tons of fun checking out all the different vendors and pretending to plan my imaginary wedding muahahaha

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This was such a beautiful set-up.  Very romantic, whimsical and garden-esque.  Definately a nice change from the usual all white + purple lighting decor that most people have for weddings nowadays.

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Trying to get a good picture with my 2yr old is hard nowadays but we did it!  =)

Myra – Edmonton Numa Model Makeup

One of my favorite sets by far this year!!!  I am so in love with Myra and her photos.  What a gem she is.  Myra is going to go far, such a talented and beautiful young lady!

For the ballerina set, I put on false doll-like lashes for Myra and then put her longggg hair into a high bun.  SO SO pretty!!!!

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Then I quickly let her hair down and used a 1.5″ clipless curling rod to put loose waves into it for the next sets.  Literally took minutes!

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I did a romantic and soft makeup look using light smokey eyeshadow colors to enhance Myra’s eye color.  Kept the blush to a minimal hint of pink and the perfect pink shade to go on her lips.  She has the perfect face!

Myra’s website:  http://deaadams.wix.com/myrarocksthestage

All photos by:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

Sisters – Edmonton Model Makeup

Some photos from Laura & Victoria’s shoot.  Both Hair & Makeup by me.
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photos by:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

Tracy – Edmonton Boudoir Makeup Artist

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“You did an amazing job! Thanks for making me feel beautiful. I usually don’t like my pics which I’m sure you hear all the time.but great makeup and the right lighting,……..WOW!
Thanks – Tracy”
http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

I love what I do and I’m good at what I do but it’s always nice to hear from my clients that they love their makeup and that they felt beautiful! Thank you Tracy! Your pictures turned out soooo gorgeous!

Tracy brought in her clip-in extensions (which alot of clients do)  and I have no problem putting them on for my clients and workin’ it like their own hair!  Va-va-va-voom!  Instant sexy hair!  🙂

Aleesha – Edmonton Model Makeup

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Hair & Makeup by me.

Photo:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

 

Boudoir Styling – Edmonton Makeup Artist

A bunch of photos that I forgot to post!  All hair and makeup by me.

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All photos by:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com

Mature Beauty – Edmonton Makeup Artist

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Makeup for mature women can be tricky.  There’s a fine line between too much makeup and too little makeup.  Too harsh or not enough.  With age comes wrinkles, undereye circles, thinner lips, droopy eyelids, etc.  But there are tricks to diminish the not so goods and enhance the goods.  As seen here on Marlene.  She looks fabulous and I want to look like her when I’m older!!  This is beauty at it’s finest; and age ain’t nothin’ but a number!  🙂

photo:  http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com