Category Archives: Elaine Atkins

Elaine Atkins

spotlight on : regina sterling

Name: Regina Sterling

My role with BP: Blog Contributor

How I got into working with BP: I heard about Steph and BP through Elaine [Atkins] (who I’ve known for a few years now through Avon and being an avid reader of her blog Toronto Beauty Reviews). I would read about Elaine’s positive experiences from attending numerous BlushPretty: The Beauty Board events, reading BP’s blog, Instagram and Twitter feeds. When I won the CLEAR: Scalp and Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner on the blog, I decided to attend the 2013 BlushPretty: The Beauty Board event and officially met Steph. She contacted me on Facebook on New Year’s Eve 2013 and asked me to be a blog contributor and I said yes!

The best part of my job: Besides trying out new products and writing about them, I’ve been able to meet quite a few of the ladies on BlushPretty Team. All of them have been very nice and welcoming. I’ve also been able to attend events at the studio and outside the to learn about new products.

My secret beauty weapon: Broadway Nails: imPRESS manicure Press-On Nails.  When I don’t have the time to paint my nails these are my go-to’s. They are very easy to apply, durable and will last for up to 7 days.

My must share beauty tip: Ask questions and opinions on beauty and skincare products that you are new to using or want to try out. Go to the people who know about the products and has the patience to answer all of your questions.

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spotlight on : elaine atkins

Name: Elaine Atkins

My role with BP: Artist and Business Management

How I got into working with BP: I tried to hire Steph for my friends wedding but she was sadly booked. However I loved her site and her work and we ended up being twitter friends. I attended one of her beauty boards and it was as if we had known each other forever! When she needed help with her growing business she reached out to me and the rest the history!

The best part of my job: Getting to work with amazing and inspiring artists and business women. I’m motivated everyday by all the passion and drive they have.

My secret beauty weapon: Witch hazel. The perfect toner, and skin refresher!

My must-share beauty tip: Don’t overdo it with product! Less is more when it comes to both skincare and makeup. Layer your products in very thin layers building up to what you need.

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scene+heard : ROAR

On Sunday, March 9, the studio at 777 Richmond Street West became a destination for deserving women to be styled, beautified and treated like royalty (although, we like to think this is always the case). The occasion? ROAR Toronto, hosted by Flirt Custom Lash.

The event could not have happened with so many generous people and brands. Services and products were provided by our very own BlushPretty team (hair and makeup), Tamika Auwai (styling), NLB Media (graphic design), Barb Dubrawski (photography), Cristina’s Tortina Shop (treats) and clothes and accessories came from donors and some incredible brands including  LOFT, Kiss Nails, Broadway Nails and The Body Shop.

ROAR is for women from Woodgreen Homeward Bound, a program described by the organization as “a holistic, 4-year job-readiness program featuring: affordable housing; free, quality child care; training and post-secondary education in a marketable skill; personal development support; mental health and recreational services for children; and a guaranteed, family-sustaining career opportunity at the end of the program.”

The afternoon was spent “glamming” them up, giving them one-on-one time with our expert stylist Tamika, setting them up with clothes and accessories and providing professional photographs to put their best foot forward as they graduate from the program.

Each of the women were truly inspirational, and the BlushPretty team was so proud to be a part of the big day! As always, our team, specifically Laura Tran, Samantha Wilson, Karla Bravo, Tiffany Watson and (the newest addition to the team) Jennifer Ballance, were on point with makeup and hair! We thank them greatly for being so generous with their time!

Special shoutouts go out to Sommer Dunsmuir of Flirt Custom Lash for initiating and hosting the event, our very own Elaine Atkins for doing some serious project coordination, and of course, everyone who donated in some way, shape or form to make it a success.

We’re looking forward to seeing the event grow even bigger & better for years to come and wish the participating women nothing but success!

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StyleList: Jennifer Lawrence

J-Law is pretty much on fire, isn’t she?

I mean, at the fun age of 22, she is an award winning actress, she’s kissed Bradley Cooper, and well, she’s hot. Her glowing skin, fit physique, and down to earth attitude – what’s not to love?

A very big thank you to Elaine Atkins of Toronto Beauty Reviews for being our guest contributor for this week’s StyleList. Read and follow her blog here.

Here’s Elaine’s top picks for garnering yourself some Jennifer Lawrence style:

Clutch Control (left to right):
Jessica Jenson Envelop Clutch ($178)
Aldo Parshall Clutch ($40)
Ela M.I.L.C.K studded black clutch ($328)

Basic Black (left to right):
Ted Baker London Ranni Dress ($348)
Zara: Combined Studio Blazer ($159.90) + Studio Trouser with Waist Band ($79.90)
Aime Luxury Jolie Dress ($388)

A Step Ahead (left to right):
Zara: High Heel Vamp Shoe ($99.90)

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