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Thursday, August 25, 2011

SEA OF LIGHT!

Im in WEDLUXE!

My friend and one of the best Event Designers-this one specific
LET ME REPHRASE!
The Best Event Decorator and Designer I have worked with
CHRISTINA IGNACIO DENISE
asked to work with this shoot!
Its out in Magazines-click the pic to check it out
or go buy a copy

Sunday, August 21, 2011

RAPUNZEL-how did you grow out your long Fu++ing hair?

HOW DID RAPUNZEL GROW OUT HER LONG HAIR!
Because
Bitch was fortunate enough to be locked in a castle
with no sunlight or chemical treatments or
CHLORINE!

BORING? A BIT!
Although chances are-NO PRINCE
would be able to swing on that mane!

For the rest of you-HERE IS HELP!

FAST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER



With all the Fortified Protein and Amino Acids
it does leave your hair feeling soft and healthy.
Also safe for color treated hair.
A shampoo and conditioner that is meant to stimulate growth
with out the tingly feeling.

get it at Q-hair


Bumble and Bumbles
FAMOUS COMPLEX's
A Strong formula with lots of muscle to repair
and not weigh down hair but seals that damn cuticle
from flaring and calms down fly aways.

Mending for the Chemically Damaged
And for those of you-who suffer from breakage.
Goes on Dry hair or Wet Hair.
if your hair is breaking
IT WON'T GROW!


QUENCHING COMPLEX
the love of my life, like a drink of water for your hair.
For the Mechanically Damaged and the brittle end haters.

get it at



NOTE: GET YOUR ENDS TRIMMED!
Ironically if you don't cut-shit wont grow.
create a really great relationship with your stylist.-
my rule is start with 6 weeks, then move to 8 weeks, than ten weeks-
keep it up!
Use the recommended products and get a treatment every second visit!



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ROUND BRUSH HEAVEN!

I need to take a moment of silence in honour
of the God or Goddess who created
THE BEST ROUND BRUSH IN THE WORLD

Introducing:
HAI ELITE
The ultimate round brush the gives your nothing!
except shine, body and shine and shine oh yes and shine.
The bristles: grip the hair and are placed so well that hair just slides through for smooth magazine esque look.
the handle allows you to Grip the hair and create EVEN and SMOOTH tension.
the Ceramic technology allows EVEN HEAT
and a fast heat up-the air flow through here is specatcular.
It polishes the hair better than a top coat of Seche!

WEIGHTLESS! WEIGHTLESS!WEIGHTLESS!
drool-the momentum you can get from an
extremely light brush like this is endless.

GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE OF THESE LIFE CHANGERS!

Happy Shopping
Nikolas

Sunday, August 14, 2011

OILY HAIR!

It is time that we address this on going battle.
Oily hair-and those awful bangs that we love
that look like we drenched it in lip gloss and shine spray and bacon fat.
DISGUSTING!


Myth: I have to wash my hair every day because it is soooooooo OILY!
You oily hair/scalp people need to STOP THIS!
washing your hair everyday to remove the oil only teaches your scalp to produce more.
you need to start by skipping every other day and eventually every 3rd day wash.
Our scalps believe that it needs to produce that oil to nourish our hair-so removing it suggest that it is not getting any nutrition so it produces it at twice the speed. Slowing the shampoo process down teaches our scalp that it is going to be healthy.

Mousy Browns Edmonton

A color safe shampoo-that has a matching conditioner.
If those of you who love love love washing their hair everyday
need a shampoo and matching conditioner this is your go to:
to absorb the oil: check out my blog about no poo: dry shampoo

Chatters Kingsway Edmonton
A great shampoo for dandruff as well: OILY DANDRUFF
complete with rosemary and fennel extract to calm hair down
use it twice a week to control your issue and to use it as a treatment for your scalp.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

NO POO! DIRTY IS SOOOOO FRESH!

FOR THE OILY
FOR THE LAZY
FOR THE SELDOM WASHERS
FOR THE FLAT HAIR HATERS
FOR THE BEACHY WAVY HAIR LOVERS
FOR MEN
FOR WOMAN
FOR THE SEXY
DRY SHAMPOO

If you haven't heard: or read from above
GET OUT OF YOUR ROCK
Dry Shampoo: DOES IT ALL
EXCEPTS PUTS POO IN YOUR HAIR
my top three:
Chatters Kingsway Mall
Ag FastFWD
Clean fressssssh scented: slightly like a citrus fruit salad
has very little color changing or enhancing qulaitites
not to dull!


available at Mousy Browns
Bumble and Bumble Dry Shampoo
In many different colors
I love love love the blondish and the white one
you can also use this to slightly give you a softer color
when your stylist is just alittle to busy!
My must have for any photo shoot
light scented.


The strongest scent out of them all
Has minimal but not dull shine.
Kenra Platinum Dry Shampoo



What do I love love love:
it refreshes my styles instantly: it makes hair all volumised and bouncy.

I spray it hair that is already done at the roots and a little blow dry quickly
VOILA! VOLUME MUCH!
for those bouncy curls-even better!
oily bangs but don't want to wash your hair!
Dry shampoo to the rescue! My favourite for quick fixes has got to be
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE!
I just love that it comes in so many colors.

Happy No Pooing
Nikola

Monday, August 8, 2011

THE ULTIMATE: HAIR SPRAY

Avaialble at: Mousy Browns
 I have personally coined and am giving the
Bumble and Bumble: Spray De Mode Hair Spray
My Ultimate approval

Amazing memory (so it holds)
with
Amazing Flexibility (so it can move)
NO FLAKES: and a Gorgeous Fragrance
A bonus:
Most of us spray our hair with hair spray (usually non heat protective)
so that we can curl or flat iron and it will stay all day.
BURN YOUR HAIR!
what? that is pretty much what your doing,
Well: this ultimate bombshell can take the heat and the
repeated battle of brushing that we do on our hair,

for you session and editorial stylist:
Dry doing a dry heatless set with this hair spray:
Voila!
A great finishing, working and styling spray.
For a softer and much more glossy finish try its sister
DOES IT ALL!
Happy Shopping
Nikola

VICTORIAS SECRET! GET THE LOOK!

HOT DAMN! Victoria Secret has been here for a year
SO LETS CELEBRATE!
It is time for you Sexy Edmontonians to get your turn and become an ANGEL!

Goddess Julie Harris and her team are coming to our city.
Showcassing and teaching you how to achieve the look at home
with two exclusive to the anniversary looks.
COMPLIMENTRY-Just for being you!

Mark your calendars: Make a date: Bring your wallets:
August 11th and 12th 2011 West Edmonton Mall.
12-6
To book a customer appointment, please call 1-800-667-7079. Day-of-event appointments are first-come, first-served only during allotted time.




Friday, June 10, 2011

SLUTTY! DIRTY! CHEEKY! ALL OVER YOU!

SEX-SELLS!
Especially when it comes to cosmetics.
I have listed some of my must have items:
not only for quality but because of their oh so Haute names.

The First two are from www.butterlondon.ca
Available at Lux Beauty. 17
No Formaldehyde, No DBP, No Toluene
COLOR KNEES UP
A gorgeous metallic red or
their is a COME TO BED RED!
Touche!

Color: Tramp Stamp
A dark chocolate-with a hint of violet



Sephora.com 27
Famous for three of my favourite blushes!
ORGASM: peachy, pinky shimmery
SUPER ORGASM: like Orgasm so so so much more glitter burst of gold
DEEP THROAT: a flesh peach with a delicious amount of glitter.



Benefitcosmetics.com 35
Holt Renfrew
HE FEELS SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!
A velvety smoother-that is almost like a mattifying primer
with an earthy scent with lemon zest-yummmy
if your oily switch sponges often
or try beauty so clean to clean up!
Only-if we could get our hands on a Real Doctor who felt this luxurious.
Dr. Travis Stork???????

25 Chatters Salon
Backcomb in a bottle
For those who like things BIG-with out the work *wink*
Get your mind out of the gutter-its for your hair
you spray it in the direction you need to get a little dirty
and poof-magic happens.
You then PULL YOUR HAIR-Gently*MEOW*
over lapping each other and watch the hair Erect-I mean Rise.


Happy Shopping
Nikolas

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MUST HAVE: GET BUFFED!

I just keep going on and on and on- about Nails this week.
Maybe-since nails show the sign of your over all health
That is why when you are put under durring surgery doctors, check your nails.

My recent purchase of a nail buffer-
*which I always use rather than polish when I am travelling.*
inspired me to write this blog.

I have always been super fortunate to always use a great buffer-
A great buffer is one that is able to scuff away the ridges on my nails and toes
MORE THAN ONE TIME and WITH OUT PRESSURE
one that
SHINES AND SMOOTHS EFFORTLESSLY.

The Body Shop 5 dollars
This place sold me my first nail buffer ever-now they are in blocks?????
Maybe it is easier to hold-with the terrible customer service I got their
I also got this mediocre Buffing block-whats nice is that one of the sides
 has a file to help keep your edges rounded. The white side (not shown) is
written in white and says to shine with that side-not that great.
Although-the shiniest finish I have EVER seen.
I scuffed my ridges away on my right hand and wasn't sure if it would be able to do my left.

Deborah Lippmann 15 dollars
Holt Renfrew
As part of my swag bag at a media party we were given
part of "The LIPPMANN COLLECTION"
I got a cuticle oil, a ridge filler and a nail buffer called
"The Smooth Operator."
I don't care to spend this much money on a nail buffer although it did last 6 mani/pedis.
Also, I don't care for the famous Ridge Filler-although famous for men for its matte or satin finish,
I thought it looked like I applied something on my nails rather than having it smooth.


Dannyco DB-14XL
5 dollars Chatters and Sallys Beauty
MY FAVOURITE OF THE BUNCH
I love the shape and I love how long it last me
3-5 mani and pedis:
Maybe because it has a larger spaces and I can use the edges.

Over all, if you are going out (MEN OR WOMAN)
and nail polish just doesn't want to be a friends,
show you care about your self and your hygiene levels
take care of your nails, GET BUFFED for summer.
and give your Nails a Break ever so often.
Always follow up with a cuticle oil:
My crush is the Avoplex oil-with a brush 12 dollars.

Happy Shopping.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

GET NAILED!

A clean groomed digit-is just as sexy as a nice ass.
That is: a Modern Clean Groomed Digit.
I am loving that the beauty world is promoting less nail enhancements
and
MORE.MORE.MORE.MORE
Manicures-with a slick coat of color or a hard super shiny buff.
I am a little sick of the shatter or crackle look
everyone has been raging about-I think I will stick to my solids.
I have selected my TOP 3 Nail Polish, Shades for Summer 2011
I love all of these finishes and for their opaque coverage.
As always a good buffing, base and top coat are needed.

Most Inexpensive 5 dollars at Shopper Drugs Smart
has the famous NEW FLAT BRUSH-just like with the 2 week manicure brushes
Favourite Color is #260 Gold Silk-
Glossy Finish
Claim: Up to 10 days of flawless color and shine-
Think more like 5-7

I just need a second to stop awwwww-ing
38 Murale and Holt Renfrew
Always-strong color payoff and looks great with a Matte Top Coat.
Even the darkest to the lightest can pull this drool worthy color off.


I really enjoy this Serena Shatter Set.
Chatters Salon-26 dollars.
With the white shatter on top of Spark De Triomphe
It looks like a snake printed dress-Yum
Looks great with or with out top coat.
Although Seche is my favourite quick dry.


Wonderful on Toes and finger Nails
-don't wear this if you wear those green hospital scrubs though
they will think your going mono-chromatic.
Not super shiny-has a great reflective finish
Rich, full silky color.



HAPPY SHOPPING
Nikola

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SALE SALE SALE!


Holt Renfrew-Fashions and Accessories
I just picked up a
Stella key holder-reg 199 All mine for 78
I also picked up a House of Harlow Necklace
reg 259 I own it for 129 HOLLAR!

Happy Shopping

Friday, May 27, 2011

SPRING CLEANING! YOUR HAIR DID!

When it comes to spring cleaning
our minds
STOP
at house hold-we would not talk about that here

http://www.pureology.com/
32 dollars
The most color safe clarifier
super gentle-safe for those who have sensitive scalps
Great for those who want an organic botanical product
contains NO SULPHATES
has a relaxing tea tree scent
I am talking about your hair.
ITS CALLED CLARIFYING

Now don't be prejudice to just cleaning in the spring.
Really clarifying should be done a minimum of 2X a week.
It helps to get rid of the gunk we animals put in it to be pretty.
Unless you just colored-wait a couple weeks.




http://www.paulmitchell.com/
11 dollars at Chatters Salon
Actually strengthens strands to prevent more buildup and breakage
men-love this product because they can use the foam as a body wash
a gentle scent
CLARIFIERS CAN HELP TO CONTROL OIL

http://www.aghair.com/
15 dollars
also color safe
I believe this one actually allows hair to brighter-naturally.
a great prep to other chemical products.
for all hair types-including kids

Clarifiers
wash away that awful swimmers green hair
mineral and medical buildup
if your swimming in a lake or washing with well water
These shampoos should already exist in your shower.


Happy Shopping
Nikola

Thursday, May 26, 2011

MORE WORK! UNION HALL



I worked on the Union Halls photos forever ago.
One of my favourite shoots-
it was just so un-conventionals.
My fearless photographer
"Nikolas-do whatever you want"

sparkles: Eye Kandy in Candy Cane and Sour Grape
Nails: YSL
Hair spray to last all day
Big Sexy Hair Spray and Stay

Thank you to my amazing assistat
Julia Budzinska-
you are unbelievable.

I got to go see my work plastered like wall paper
all along the walls of Union Hall-it was like my own little high!
I went to go see Nick Carter D.J.
After The Backstreet Boys concert-EPIC

Nail Polish Rimmel
Lips: Armani-lip gloss
eye shadows: Shu Uemura and coastal scents.
Here is my makeup tip:
Do it all-offer the complete service to amp up your gaines.
You don't have to be great in all the areas-
just know it all, familiarize your self with it.
Educate your clients/models on what your doing and why.
Let them know discoveries about their skin and hair and nails.
Like: what they can do to re-hydrate.

Happy Shopping
Nikola

SUMMER TINT

Most of you already know about-my huge crush for tints.
I live for a slight rosy cheek or a nude-cherry colored pout.
-Even using my tints as a liner
-and layering with other colors for a leatard effect!
DROOL!
from beccacosmetics.com
you can purchase this from Mousy Browns
My favourite is Watermelon and Grape
They go on all skin types.
30

4
from Joe fresh
love love love-how creamy it is
I love the neautral one which is actually iridescent
with a pearl finish-use under blush
for a shimmering colored effect

super cute picture-all tinted and glowy.


I am missing my favourite of All which is Benetint-which you can search my blog for
Since it is everywhere on here.

Happy shopping.
Nikola

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MUST HAVE TUESDAY! ANIMAL PRINT

Holt Renfrews newest promo-email sent me this
DROOL WORTHY
DRESS!

Yes, I am talking about the
LEOPARD ROMPER



www.holtrenfrew.com
 

This spring-who ever the buyer is!
Well-Buyer beware -you have created a monster.
Finally we see some colors-
I love that this year they even made BLACK a color.
Using black in so many different textures and patterns is
a dream for so many industry dress code: Standards.
NOW WHEN WILL MEN'S FASHION BE AS CREATIVE?

Happy Shopping
The Prince

Saturday, May 14, 2011

TYRA BANKS-OMG

Tyra Banks:
Screen Capture from AMNTM

I am so in love with this look,
Her hair kept back her nails buffed perfectly
sporting a statuesque look with
DARE I SAY IT?????
FIERCE EYE MAKEUP

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To pull off this look, I recommend you get ready for it.
Prepping your skin so it is clear and well hydrated,
Tyra has said it herself that she swears by Vaseline-
I do believe that there are better items out there than
VASELINE.

Smooth even-foundation is key
make-sure your blush and your lips are not too bold
Unless: you are very dark-
-Add a gold highlighter to your rose colored blush
as for your lips keep it simple: Not clear but Neutral:
Benetint is my goddess for nearly nude lips with a hint of color.

EYES:
Don't just add black!
You will want to add complimentary colors
like smudging an army green next to the eye lash line
or a smoky silver or purple to the bottom lashes.
Smudge is in-so experiment.

SHAPE:
A lot of people just create one shape when creating a smokey eye.
The cat eye.
I recommend that you create one strong base shape:
like ovaling out your eye shadow.
Than taking a softer color-
and than adding it in creating that cat eye
Thus creating:
DIMENSION!

HAPPY SHOPPING
NIKOLA

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

MARTHA STEWART AND WEDDING BELLS!

THIS IS LONG OVER DUE!
I am not going to lie.
Weddings are not my favourite beauty even.
If I say yes to doing your makeup, or what ever
*It is cause I like you*
Please don't destroy that relationship-by being an infamous
BRIDEZILLA!
which JENN AND TYLER WERE NOT!
My best friend Jenn ( below) and Tyler (her husband also below)
asked me to acompany her to NYC-after winning
 the pop up wedding
Styled by Martha Stewart Wedding and featured in Weddingbells.
OF COURSE I WOULD BE THERE!

Happy Tyler and Jenn-awww cutting their
picturesque cake (barely shown)
but who cares-look how white her teeth are.


Theo-did Jenns hair.
I sewed her extensions in.
Jen wears Era Face EveryDay foundation
Shu Uemura Soft Cross Eye lashes
Mac LipGlass in PURRRR
Blush in Armani Cream #1

Thursday, May 5, 2011

KINGSWAY SPRING 2011


I consider it a blessing to be asked to work on a campaign-
little own to be asked back TWICE!
 Thank you to
Todd Sloane or TAG Advertising (fearless Art Director)
Klyment Tan (photographer)
Assistants: Bry Acheson and Corey Thompson

HERE IS KINSGWAY MALL 2011


This shoot has graced my top 10 shoots ever!
I love the unique backgrounds, the model choices and the wardrobe.
The Energy on set was so positive, upbeat, and every one involved was so great to be around.
Thank you to Aaron Pederson for the use of his Great Studio-Nicest Guy Ever Too.
ALL CAPITALS!

Ania B: Model Above
Wow! She also has a great blog GOOGLE HER!
Her down to earth go getr' attitude was so infectious.
almost every move was like she was telling a story.


The Models were all so down to earth with strong professional attitudes.
Liam: He understands how to move and keep the flow going for every look.
I don't get to work with male models very often-and when I do: I AM NOT USUALLY IMPRESSED!
Liam brought the perfect energy and he is just so aware of his body and how clothes move.

I am in love with this top that Riza is wearing! DROOL!
This girls is one of those girls that you can't help but absolutely want to fall in love with.
her kind demeanour makes you want to smile and the light ethereal background is perfect for her.

Courtney-has legs to kill for and hair Barbie wishes she has!
This statuesque humanitarian: is a breath of fresh air.
She walked in smiling from ear to ear and hugged me like we have worked together our whole lives.
MAJOR!

I think that any shoot-especially commercial needs a great team that understands patience is key.
That you will overlap in time.
But more than anything a GREAT TEAM:
All clothes pulled are available at Kingsway Mall

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

EYE CREAM-YOU SCREAM-FOR B.Kamins

photo from http://www.bkamins.com/
available at sephora 68.00 CND.
I am so in love with Sephora for their ability to believe and promote sampling!
Although expensive it allows their sales artist to ensure in all of us that their product is the best for our skin.
     AS MUCH AS IT IS ABOUT CLOSING THAT SALE-
     IT IS SO MUCH ABOUT US RETURNING WITH POSITIVE RAPPORT!

I was flying about a total of 14 hours this week: and under my eye area was getting so dry and irritated.
I generally use the Shu Uemura Hydrability Eye Gel-which I do love, love, love!
But I knew there was something else out their.
For my skin type: Dehydrated, not too sensitive, combination and active I need a light weight product that does not leave a residue on my skin-and feels like my skin takes a large drink of water.

HERE'S THE SCOOP:
TIME: 6:00 Vancouver B.C.
Location: Downtown-Sephora Pacific Centre
WHY: the skin under my eyes were so damn dry and itchy: but not flaky!
-----I ran into Sephora although Holt Renfrew was across the street I could of grabbed my Shu Eye Gel and been fine but I needed more-I needed a change.
This wonderful Japanese or Korean Goddess Maka ( I am totally butchering her name)-was trying to help my find an eye gel that was hydrating, would help with
FIRST SIGNS OF AGING, has NO CAFFEINE, NO WHEAT AND NO SOY
She found this cucumber rich eye cream:
I put it on with the sample she put on finger-about 30 minutes into meeting me and as she was busy pumping some product into a jar for me: MY EYES FELL IN LOVE.
-So light weight, so hydrating and so heavenly.
-Dark lines under my eyes diminished and with in my first application the ITCHINESS STOPPED!
-I bought it the day after and-the 3 pumps she pumped me I am still using 2 weeks later so I know its worth the 68.00 I payed.
B.Kamins Oxi-defense is soooooo major! Young or Old-This eye gel is just so wonderful feeling!
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SPARKLES ARE SO FRESH!



"Sparkles are the Herpes of Makeup"
it is so true: once they are on-they get everywhere!

First I would like to introduce
with a moment of silence
for these amazing pumps: from Badgley Mischka
1,2,3
DROOL!
I did not even bother looking at the price tag!
                    sometimes flipping the over is the worst decision any of us could do! EVER!
so-I decided to look for the replica.



This is what I found! Aldo! www.aldoshoes.com

50.00 www.aldoshoes.com


www.eyekandycosmetics.com
Above:
glitter
Below:
Minerals
  
The shitty part about wearing sparkles is the they wear you.
A lot of glitter available is not safe for the face and has a lot of fillers.
NOT TO MENTION THEY FALL EVERYWHERE!
Eye Kandy has come out with a great solution:
Make a glitter that is safe for the eyes and to mix even with Gels for your nails.
The plastic is made from the same stuff that contact lenses are made of.
The LIQUID SUGAR is a bonding product that does not allow the sparkles to move.
Drool for these colors:  I am in Love with
Berry Blast: A pewter with a hint of a soft cool blue.
Marshmallow: A white iridescent heaven.
Pixie: A cool mix of greens and golds.
Sour Grape: A delicious deep Purple.

Happy Shopping!
Nikola

Saturday, April 16, 2011

IM ON A COVER!

Sorry Readers!

My schedule has been intense.

NO EXCUSES!


I had to opportunity to work with some amazing people at:


Including my name on the cover and an article

ELECTRIC DREAMS:

adding bold color to help your fantasy wedding makeup


It is such an honour to be apart of this magazine and the show.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to the Derks' Family, Mandy Serena.

And to my wonderful assistant Julia Budzinska

Bronwyn of DejaVu Models: You make my job that much more rewarding.









shot by Curtis Comeau


All jewelery from http://www.shopbridalfantasy.com/


ALL PHOTOS are from the www.bridalfantasy.com website


Lips are all YSL ,Foundation Armani Luminous Silk, Nails by Channel, eyes and cheeks Shu Uemura and Makeup Forever.



Nikolas