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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