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Be Bold!

Monday, November 30, 2009

 Yup! You heard me ..Try something different :)

This is actually an old FOTD. I worked soooo hard on blending and I lost these pics in my computer...so in a long story short I dunno what colors I used. All I know is that there all minerals tho.

So my question to you is are you a neutral kinda of girl or do you go bold?

I was featured in the newspaper for my Directing & Make-up Artistry!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I've honestly never been this happy before!! Anybody who knows me, knows that I am a very quiet and humble person. So I feel like I'm allow to boast for one day!

Centennial makeup courses a hit


EVA LAM
FOR METRO CANADA
November 23, 2009 11:01 p.m




It started with browsing through makeup how-to videos on YouTube. For broadcasting graduate Jennifer Francis, the hobby soon turned into a second career opportunity.

“Once you watch one, you get addicted (and then) you want to pursue it,” she says. “I thought it’d be super cool if I could do more than one role so if I wasn’t doing television, like shooting and directing, I could go into the makeup artist role.”

So Francis returned to her alma mater in January, enrolling in Centennial College’s makeup techniques certificate program. Covering three 30-hour courses, the program is designed for anyone with an interest in cosmetics. “Different walks of life come through to take the courses,” says lead instructor Jacquie Hutchinson, who has taught in the program for 12 years.

“I have some students who want to become makeup artists, or to do something on the side like weddings for friends ...  Some want to work in theatre or in fashion shows or do film makeup.”

The first course, makeup techniques, gives students a solid foundation to build on, says Hutchinson. In addition to basic makeup applications, students also learn about skin care. “The best-looking makeup can only look as good as it can be on incredible skin,” she says.

Each class includes a demonstration by Hutchinson, who is also a national product trainer and makeup artist for Revlon. Students then perform their own applications using products from the school’s makeup lab or from home. Practicing on classmates gives them the chance to work with different skin types and tones, says Hutchinson.

In makeup artistry I and II, students develop skills such as eyebrow shaping, highlighting, contouring and putting together makeup kits. They also learn how to create different looks for weddings, film, runway, photography and other special occasions.

Classes are small, so students get the individual attention they want, says Hutchinson.

“It’s not a lecture class. It’s very hands-on ... At the end of each class, we (examine) each look and we break it down and look at ways to improve it, and this is how we learn from each other as well.”

Since completing the program in August, Francis has freelanced on various makeup jobs including actor headshots and glamour shoots. She sees her new skills as the perfect supplement to her day job doing corporate videos.

“It just keeps you working and I really like this genre — television, film and all that,” she says. “If I’m able to direct and able to do makeup at the same time, it’s a bonus.”

If you want to read it from METRO click here

IMATS Toronto Pics Part 1

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Hi Girlies!

How are you? I've had such an AMAZING week. Yesterday I was shopping until I dropped in USA. Today I went to IMATS Toronto. I was super nervous at first because I was going with some beauty bloggers I've NEVER met before. They turned out to be super sweet and fun!


We started our day bright and early. Lets say we were there before it even started @10. The hall wasn't very big, but it was a good size to walk around 3 times and not be bored! LOL


The energy in the hall was amazing. Everyone was so positive. Hell I know most people we talked to wanted to make a sale but they still took the time out to talk to everyone.

Enough talk! I know you all want to see SOME pictures, this is a teaser! HAHA!

Ben Nye Booth
FACEatelier Booth (I met the CEO & President, she was so sweet)

Auraline Beauty Booth.. I've been stalking them online for about a year now!! They had the best products!
4 for $10.00 eyeshadows!!
So FAB! I didn't get any because I'm overflowing with shadows!



EnKORE!!! He was sooo nice!

This is amazing!!

 
X-Men themed student Competition!!

 
My Haul!!!



So Crazy it's FAB!

Friday, November 20, 2009

 I love this look. Maybe not all together but each item is CUTE:



Big Curls= FAB
Big Hoops= FAB

Big Chains=FAB
Cute Jumper=FAB
Washed Denim Jacket=FAB
Over the Knee Boots= FAB
 
I swear i'm not crazy! Let me know what you like below :)

Lippy of the Week: MAC Hello Kitty lipglass "Dreamy"

Friday, November 13, 2009

I got a new segment for you all! I have a few lip products just sitting there. I feel like this is a good way for me to fall back in love with them!!

Lippy of the week is Mac Hello Kitty lipglass in "Dreamy"
Color: Gold-glittered pink (Crystallina)



Isn't it gorgeous!! OMG! When I first got it, I wasn't too interested. Mostly because I had so much other lippies open BUT this color is soooo FAB!
The best part about it is that it's suitable for ALL skin tones. Ranging from Light to Dark!

LOVES IT!
Let me know what do you think below!

18 months of saving done in less than 1 hour!

Monday, November 09, 2009

This WAS my very first Back to Mac. If you don't know what Back to Mac is CLICK HERE. I saved all my empty containers since March 2008. Yes you heard me March 2008!!

At about 4:50 I went to the pro store in STC and picked out 2 lippies and my free item Play on Plums.

At the cash, instead of putting the goodies in my purse I opted for a bag.. WRONG MOVE!!

I walked around with the goodies in a bag(in hand) ..smiling at it ever 5 minutes because I could wait to get home and swatch the hell out of them!!

After parading about Payless..which is a whole other haul. My mom and I sat down in the mall waiting for my dad to pick me up..

Somewhere between the bench to inside my dads car the bag fell!! Yes you heard me again fell. I could have sworen I came into the van with the bag but after tearing up the seats.. and almost having a breakdown I came to the reliazation that it's in a better place (hopefully).

Has this ever happened to anyone?!?!? Maybe not $60.00 worth of MAC but have you lost something that you saved for??

Let me know below!

Purple Haze: Girls with Glasses Can be FAB too!

Monday, November 02, 2009

TRUE / FALSE if you wear glasses your eyes don't matter?


WRONG!!!


You can still wear rock any color you want and look FAB!
I don't wear glasses everyday..maybe every 2 weeks but I really wanted to share these pics :)



EYES:
  • Royal HUE Shadestick
  • Smashbox Eyebrighter
  • MAC Violet Pigment
  • MAC Primal Eyeshadow
  • NYX Redbean Pie
  • MAC Amazon
  • LA COLORS white eyeliner
  • MAC Vanilla Pigmnt
  • Mascara
  • Liquid Eyeliner


So my girls out there who wear glasses..My question is do you glam up the eyes or NOT?