Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial

I have been so inspired by everything rose gold these days which is why I am so excited to partner with Kerry Dunlop of Park Lane Jewellery  to bring you this rose gold inspired look. The rose gold jewelry I am wearing in this video is from Park Lane but you should definitely check out their website for yourself, to see the variety of accessory styles they offer. If you like to mix parties and shopping you can always contact Kerry directly through her Facebook page to learn more about hosting a get together and receiving some amazing host rewards. I hope you enjoy this makeup tutorial and learn a few tips a tricks for creating a quick rose gold look for yourself.

Check out the tutorial here

Monday, 24 April 2017

Bridal Beauty Tips

Its wedding season and my makeup appointment calendar is filling up. I love working on bridal makeup but its loveliness begins so much deeper than the makeup on our skin. Here are my bridal beauty tips for all you brides to be.

Start using a great skincare regime now! Your skin needs time to adjust to new products and begin to look fresher.

Exfoliate 1-2 times a week! Make sure your skin care regime has an exfoliant in it, that will help with skin cell turn over. This step will help your moisturizer to absorb better into your skin and also help your makeup to sit on the surface better.

Mask your skin after exfoliating with either a hydrating or oil absorbing mask depending on your skin type.

Drink lots of water.

Put as many good things in your body as possible.

Maintain a regular sleep schedule.

Book a trial with your makeup artist and come prepared with visual examples of what you want your makeup to look like so everyone is on the same page.

Go for the false lashes. If there was ever a day to add a little drama or fluffiness to your look, your wedding day is that day.

Smile, the most beautiful look on a bride is her smile.

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For inspiration check out my portfolio.

And, if you are in need of a makeup artist for your special event, you can send me an email to book your spot. I travel to my clients across Southwestern Ontario.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

To The Sisters, Brothers & Friends Who Don't Have Kids Yet

To the sisters, brothers and friends who don't have kids yet but still want to hang, THANK YOU! You are important, a life line and while we may not say it as often as we should, we could not do parenthood without you.

Thank you for:

the visits even though our conversations are broken

loving my children even though their noses are running and my baby cries when you hold her

bringing me coffee and food

meeting me at the park so my child can play while we try to catch up

not judging my messy house

holding my baby while I throw in a load of laundry

being patient with me when I need to cancel because someone is sick

just being an extra set of hands and eyes

for caring enough to ask me questions about my kids

I love you so much and if you decide to have children of your own one day, I will be the first one to bring you food and clean your house, when you bring your babies home.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter 2017

We were half an hour late for the party but we made it. Because we rushed out of the house, we didn't get to take a picture of everyone in their Easter outfits together so I said to Ty, "lets take a family picture as soon as we get to your parents house". We walked in the door, hugged, kissed, Luke took off his dress shirt and the perfect picture I had in my mind, went out the window. I got over it and had so much fun at the party. In the end, we got a picture with the Easter Bunny which may be my new favourite picture. I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend!

Here is a quick video of our weekend and some snaps too.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

I Survived The Week

It sounds dramatic because I am dramatic. I sometimes wish I could just be super even keel, but I am not. I am normally surfing a high or riding out a low. This week was a low. I got sick and was out of the game for a few days, thankfully not without help so I could rest off my illness but it left me feeling unlike myself and down in the dumps. The things like writing and taking the kids on everyday adventures that normally excite me, seemed to require far too much effort and I got through the week barely on tv, tea and toast.

I am not even going to tell you that I tried because some days I didn't. I kinda felt a little bit bad about it but kinda didn't. 

I had scheduled work one night this week which I am normally so excited about but even it was stressing me out. I wasn't going to cancel so before walking out the door I kneeled by my bed and prayed. I didn't even know what to pray or be grateful for but I just started by saying "thanks God for the day", then I started to rhyme off some other things I was thankful for and I realized I had lots to be grateful for. And I was grateful. 

As I drove to work though, I still didn't feel like myself. I tried to focus on my blessings, the sun and the good music on the radio but nope, still didn't feel like me. 

Do you ever have days, weeks or months like this? Please tell me I am not the only one. I have come to learn sometimes life is hard and things kinda suck for no specific reason. These phases always pass, I normally learn a few lessons while in them but they aren't fun. 

It is also very helpful for me to write and share, that's actually why I started my blog in the first place, to help sort out my thoughts. So if your going through a dark period, your not alone, everything will be ok and it won't last forever. 

Here's to a brighter tomorrow 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Makeup Tips For Young Girls

If you are a young girl interested in makeup or know one who is, this tutorial is for you! I offer one on one makeup lessons as well as group lessons, if you are interested in more makeup tips specific to your unique beauty and lifestyle. You can always get in touch by sending me an email or checking out my social links in the video info box. Extra special thank you to my model Maddy, it was a true pleasure to spend time with you!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Monday Motivation | April 2017

I am so excited that it is April! I literally woke up on Saturday morning (April 1, 2017) feeling rejuvenated and excited about the month ahead. If you guys hang with me on any of my socials, you know I have big emotions and I feel things deep. I am trying my best to shed fear and insecurity as I move into this new season and just learn to really be comfortable with everything I am, and not worry about what others think. The two songs below have been speaking to my heart and replaying in my head lately just making me excited about life. God's got me, with Him I can do all things and I just need to keep going! I hope you will enjoy these songs too.

Happy Monday, happy spring and happy dream chasing friends!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Powder First Foundation Routine

I filmed this first impression video about 2 weeks ago and have worn my foundation layered starting with powder now a handful of times. I love this technique to help me achieve a full coverage complexion that lasts amazingly well throughout the day. I have tried this technique with translucent powder (light coverage) and my Arbonne Mineral Foundation Powder (fuller coverage) and I prefer the look with the foundation powder for the highest coverage option. One thing to keep in mind when applying your liquid over your powder, is the liquid dries faster than applying it directly to the skin so you need to move quick and may need to use a little more liquid product than usual, it's not a bad thing just something I have noticed. Lastly, I do also find misting the skin after applying all of these layers helps them to melt together to give a flawless glowing look. Check out my first impression application of this technique in the video below for more details.

What are your favourite full coverage makeup techniques and products, please comment below, I would love to know.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

These Days

These are the days, the best days I have ever known, days I didn't know I would love so much, days I want to cherish.

These days cause me to pray, build my confidence, test my patience and make me so happy.

These days I like to stay in, not get dressed, and take my time with my children moving through the day.

These days I feel like I need to get out, interact and find stimulation in something new.

These days the sun feels good, it makes me excited for spring and summer.

These days Ty and I say good morning while passing off the baby.

These days I feel frustrated when woken from sleep but blessed when I lay my sweet sleepy girl back into bed.

These days I drink way too much coffee.

These days I don't know how I feel, the days are rarely the same and sometimes I like that and sometimes I don't.

These days Luke and Elizabeth snuggle in her crib almost everyday.

These days Tyler and I look at each other and wonder how we got so blessed to be able to snuggle our whole world on the couch.

These days big brother is little sisters entire world.

These days I look at dust under Elizabeth's crib while nursing her, think about cleaning it up, but forget about it as soon as she is done feeding.

These days, one of my favourite sounds is dad making the kids laugh.

These days we eat scrambled eggs for breakfast a lot.

These days I feel so grateful.

These days Ty and I text pictures of the kids to each other.

These days we are grateful for family dinners at granmdmas and grandpas houses.

These days Paw Patrol is on a lot!

These days I am obsessed with stock piling breast milk in the freezer.

What's something random from your days that makes them what they are?