Friday, 24 June 2016

Get Ready With Me

In this makeup tutorial I created a dramatic look for a summer night out and captured some candid footage of how creating a wing and applying false lashes can sometimes be frustrating. I would love to hear from you about what you would like to see in future YouTube videos, please leave a comment below.

Thank you for watching

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Luke Lately

Mr. Luke,

Honestly I feel like I could write one of these posts once a week because you change and learn so much everyday but here is what I have noticed lately.

You are becoming much more independent and often say "Lukey do".

You want to be outside all the time. When we pull into the driveway you begin saying "outside" until I assure you we will play outside before going in the house.

Your getting your molars, your doing pretty good but your not into eating much right now.

You love to talk about your family members when we are in the car. You can name all of your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and we talk about where everyone is that day while we drive.

Your starting to notice everything. When we go for walks you like to stop and observe your surroundings, like dirt, rocks and grass. I try not to be impatient and let you do your thing, reminding myself that this is how you learn and you love to learn!

You love the beach and it makes me so happy. We have started our summer by fully taking advantage of the awesome water that surrounds us.

You have always been friendly saying "hi" to most people we pass but your getting more confident in making friends, going up to kids at playgrounds and joining in their fun.

I am proud of you and I love you!


Monday, 20 June 2016

Makeup Is Fun

I love makeup and my work as a makeup artist but speaking personally, I love how it allows me to express myself (yes Madonna is playing in my head as I type this, EXPRESS YOURSELF HEY HEY HEY). But for real, some days I feel like being very natural and some days I want to look glamorous. And then there are my go to, tried and trusted looks that I know will make me look pulled together for the day. These looks, product choices and techniques have simply been refined over years and years of applying makeup on myself.

At the end of the day folks, its just makeup and it washes off, if you feel good in what you are wearing thats all that matters. 

Over the last few weeks I have really been playing with colours, products and continue to sharpen my winged liner (a skill I think I will literally never stop working on). I love that my creativity can flow through the application of my makeup, style of hair and wardrobe, beauty and fashion is just so fun.

When I am working on my clients I often get reactions like "I would have never picked that colour for myself but I love the way it looks". When we step out of our comfort zone something pretty cool can happen, we have the opportunity to see ourselves in a new light, a liberating experience.  

I would like to offer my readers a chance to try something new by offering all of my Lambton County friends a complimentary makeup demonstration. I come to your home, we try out some looks that you have been wondering about and we find out if you like them on yourself or not. You can also get a few girlfriends together and we can make it a fun girls night in. These demonstrations feature Arbonne cosmetics and can be booked from Monday - Thursday after 5pm. I don't recommend planning these appointments when you have a big event, as they are meant to be experimental with no pressure to look a specific way. 

Lets play with some makeup like we use to, when we would get into moms makeup collection and try something new!

To get in touch and book your time call or text 519 384 8778 or email

I look forward to hearing from you,

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy Fathers Day Ty - 2016

If Luke could tell Tyler "thanks dad" in his own words here is what I think he would thank him for.

For throwing me high enough in the air to scare me just a little and always catching me at the bottom, because of this I won't be afraid to take chances, chase dreams and fly, I know if it doesn't work out you will be there when I need to come home.

For giving me reese peanut butter cups at 10am, its way better than the snack mom was going to give me.

For never thinking I am too little or too young to try something cool like riding a dirt bike, my age and size will never deter me from trying something new!

For hugs, kisses and tickles.

For Lukey daddy days, I love it when its just us two boys.

Your the best dad I could ever ask for and I love you to the moon and back.