stylelist moodboard: whimsy+sparkle

January 31, 2013By stephanie

SIBO Designs by Sheila Bobeldijk, Bridal Adornment including fascinators, veils and gloves … starting at $35.00 USD
Toms Glitters, in almost every shade you could wish for …  starting at $65.00 CDN
MAC Lipstick in Twig, a makeup artist fave, also try Syrup and Midimauve … $18.00 CDN
stella&dot Chantilly Lace Cuff, there are matching earrings too … $104.00 CDN
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, I do mention this product a lot – but only because I truly love it … $29.00 CDN
Ardell Lashes in 116, you can also try 109, 110 and 301 … $4.67 CDN

quick beauty: what the heck is dry shampoo?

January 31, 2013By stephanie

Dry shampoo is EVERYWHERE. And I truly believe it is something every girl should experiment and try just once before opting to either use it forever or never again. Originally, dry shampoo was something gym goddess’ and camping queens could make really good use of – a way to freshen up the hair when time for a post workout shower was limited (gym goddess!) or when running hot water and shampoo was not readily available (camp queen!). These days, with the “no ‘poo” movement and women choosing to wash their hair less frequently, dry shampoo serves as a great way to freshen up the hair between washes. Spritz a bit at the root to combat the oilies, and brush through the hair to pump up the volume. You’d be surprised at how effective dry shampoo can be at saving you time, saving your hair, and making you look good! It comes in many scents and formulas, so be sure to try a few before making a decision on whether its right for you.

quick beauty: powder puff versus powder brush

January 30, 2013By stephanie

Here’s a pro-tip for you today: when to use a powder puff and when to use a powder brush. I like using a powder brush to apply my setting and/or pressed powder when I want to keep my look light, airy and soft. It’s great for setting natural looking makeup and decreasing shine. A powder puff is best used if and when you have plenty of colour product on the skin that you want to have stay in its perfectly applied place as you set – so for example, cream blush or cream shadow. If you tend to have oily skin and such colour products easily move around, then a powder brush can swirl the colour out of place while you are setting. Instead, using a powder puff to gently press the powder over the coloured area can help maintain its application and placement.