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fall/winter beauty is coming …


Wowza! The BlushPretty team made it through another fruitful Spring/Summer bridal season. Yay us!!!

And now, it’s October 2016. OCTOBER!!!

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the summer goes. It becomes a blur and before we know it, it’s fall. And I’m pretty sure that I will blink once, maybe twice, and boom … the HOLIDAYS!

Anyhow, while I have you here on the blog, visiting and reading, I wanted to remind all of you that now is the perfect time for you to give us a call and book in a Fall/Winter beauty lesson. Whether you choose a 60 minute, 90 minute, or 2 hour lesson – you’re bound to learn a few pro tricks and get the scoop on must have products to mastering a makeup style that’s fit for you. It’s the perfect way to refresh your makeup bag with products and skincare that will work with your Fall/Winter skin; and if you happen to have a full dance card for the holiday season, set your selfie game on fire on and learn how to do your own glam makeup for each and every party!

Book your appointment today. Just email us at or give us a shout : 416.727.1754

Have a great week ahead beauties!


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happy canada day!


enjoy this day with your loved ones!
the bp team

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get the look : too faced semi-sweet chocolate bar eyeshadow palette

I’m a fan of picking up prepared eyeshadow palettes over putting my own together, or buying separate pots (save for the two pots of MAC Shroom I have in every kit), or randoms. A palette provides colours that compliment each other and for the most part, no guesswork.

There are a plethora of palettes out there (the whole new wash of nude palettes every brand has, for example) and it’s really easy to blow a pretty penny at Sephora finding the perfect one for you. I’ve had or currently have them all (from Urban Decay Naked to Lorac Pro Palettes 1 and 2 to Maybelline The Nudes!). I love them all.

But my current affair happens to be with Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar. It might have something to do with the fact that every time I open the palette the sweet smell of chocolate releases the right endorphins, but it’s also because the colours, formulas and finishes are A++ and + again.


Thanks to my best bud, Elaine Atkins, I became the lucky recipient of both the Chocolate Bar and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palettes, and I find, that both palettes are in heavy rotation this wedding season.

Depending on the skin tone and favourite colours of any client or bride, I can more often than not get the right neutral, smokey look from either palette.

I’ve been leaning more on Semi-Sweet though. I really like Nougat, Hot Fudge and Licorice. Bon Bon and Caramel are great for the lid and for adding a hint of shimmer, while Butter Pecan is also a great highlighter on deeper skin tones (try it under the brow bone, or over the cheekbones!)


On Natasha above, I used Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer in Sin to prime the lids. I swept Bon Bon over the lids, which when paired with the primer shade lightened it a bit. I mixed Truffled and Hot Fudge from the outer corner in, blending it as I pushed it toward the centre, and up into the crease. I used Licorice on the outer corner. For a bit of dimension at the crease, I swept Nougat in the crease and blended up. I really like Nougat for deeper skintones. I lined her eyes with Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink.

For the rest of Natasha’s look, I used MAC Foundation is NC44 and Studio Fix Concealer in NC42, but only through the centre of the face. I then blended MAC Face and Body in C5 around the perimeter and down the neck. Clinique Chubby Sticks for her contour and highlight. A hint of NARS The Multiple in Puerto Vallarta on the cheeks. Anastasia Contour Palette as well to set the contour and highlight and brighten under the eyes. MAC gloss in Ample Pink for the lips.

My favourite thing about the TooFaced Chocolate Bar series (both the regular and the Semi-Sweet) is that it is neither a nude or a smokey or a matte or a shimmer or a metals palette. It actually contains a nice mix of matte, satin, shimmer and high glitter colours. I think the only thing it’s missing is more colour range outside of the great browns and neutrals it already has. The funkiest colour Semi-sweet has is Blueberry Swirl … and from there Pink Sugar. Chocolate Bar has a nice plummy purple and a more satin/matte pink similar to Pink Sugar.

Regardless, it’s still a sweet palette to have. My vote : go buy it!


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a little bit of a facelift …


You probably already noticed but our website got a teensy bit of a makeover …
a “refresh” if you will.


We happen to be very excited about the new look …
and we hope you love it to.

Feel free to take a browse around, and if you want, sign up for our newsletter
and pick a download of your choice :

 – our BP Bridal Checklist;
– our BP Bridal Beauty Checklist; OR
– our BP Perfect Vanity Checklist.

We hope you enjoy our new look as much as we do!


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love notes : a word from our people …

It’s always nice to wake up in the morning, have my water and tea, open up my inbox and find the best notes ever : love notes. Whether in the form of a thank you card, an email, or even a text … praise for our amazing teamily (family+team) always leaves us humbled and appreciative of the gracious and kind people we get to meet each year!

I wanted to take this Tuesday morning to share some kind words from a couple of this brides with you :

Dear Stephanie,
I can’t thank you and Giselle enough for being part of my wedding day.  The makeup was flawless and suited each lady perfectly.  Giselle was kind, professional, on time, and tended to everyone’s requests. 
My makeup was everything I could have asked for and lasted all night long!  
I couldn’t be happier with Giselle and for choosing Blush Pretty.  Thank you again.
All my best,

Hi Stephanie!
Thank you to you, Marissa, and Samatha for all your help!  Everyone loved my hair and make up (including me of course!).  They were very professional and efficient.  A pleasure on this special day!

As we move swiftly through this 2015 wedding season, the BP teamily and I want to thank and send love to all our brides. This is going to be a kick-ass year!



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