and that’s a wrap : get your weekend on …

January 17, 2014By stephanie

Another week of 2014 is done! We’re halfway through January … already.

Things continue to get busier and busier for the team with each day. Our wedding calendar is pretty booked up and we’re excited to start working with all our brides as they move forward into planning the biggest day of their lives.

In addition, we have some a-man-zing events scheduled and we’re excited to meet new people whom – just like us – have a passion for style and beauty. You may have read  last week about our Picture Me Pretty Project which is coming up on February 2, 2014.  And what about our workshops and seminars for freelance artists and/or beautythusiasts? I think every one can benefit from our our Easy Breezy Hair workshop … or Saving your Skin … or Trending 2014!

And despite how busy the above event and workshop schedule may sound … we have ANOTHER spectacular event coming up for Valentines Day, February 14, 2014. Introducing (and ladies, please mark your calendar!) : Pink Diamonds / Chrome Hearts event! This V-Day, we have something for everyone … more details to come but here’s a sneak peek:

Pink Diamonds

From 3-6:30 pm, we welcome all the ladies with special plans out there to make an appointment to get primped and primed for their big evening. Be served cupcakes and champagne while enjoying either a hair or makeup appointment with the BP team. A relaxing way to prepare for your big date yet leave the studio looking smoking hot …

Chrome Hearts

Don’t have special plans? Think Valentine’s Day is a stupid holiday? Then from 7 to 10 the BlushPretty studio is where you will want to be! We’re inviting all the single independent ladies out there to join us at 777 Richmond Street West for margaritas, sangria, chips, candy, and chocolate … and while you’re there, why not try a smokey eye application or a bold lip …

Like I said, more details to follow … but mark your calendars for us.

If you require any further information for any of our events, give us a shout via email to :

Have a great weekend everyone,

the beautiful & freelance life : workshops

January 7, 2014By DJMC

As we settle into 2014, we’re getting started on a number of workshops we’ll be hosting at the bp studio over the coming weeks. Maybe you’re recently engaged and want to work on improving your skin for the big day, perhaps you’re a freelance artist looking to further your skills, or maybe you’re just looking to learn a thing or two from some of our fabulous team members! Regardless of what you’re looking for, we’ve got something for everyone to learn more about improving routines, products and skills for 2014.

Check out what’s upcoming below, and be sure to like our Facebook pages Blushpretty: The Beautiful Life and Blushpretty: The Freelance Life for information on additional workshops. If you’d like to register, give us a shout at 416.727.1754 or email us at

GREEN IN THE NEW YEAR by Stephanie Daga

The new year is all about new beginnings and for some of you, that might include greening your routine from lifestyle to cooking to beauty. However, when it comes to beauty, perhaps its been hit or miss with finding quality makeup that is natural and safe for your skin. This 90-minute workshop will cover some of the best natural, vegan and organic brands that you can find in Toronto along with the tips and tricks to using the products properly, getting the most out of them and making your look last throughout the day.

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014 & Thursday, February 6, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 777 Richmond Street West
Price: $25 per person, includes food and drink and 20% off product at the studio (redeemable that night)

TRENDING FOR 2014by Laura Amaya

New Year, New Look. If you are unsure about how to execute some of the new trends in 2014 makeup…worry no more – our lead makeup artist, Laura Amaya can help you! After working with countless brides and clients in the GTA, Laura will show you how to accomplish several editorial makeup trends and how to incorporate them into your everyday style! Guests are welcome to bring their own makeup bags for our team to assess for a new year clean out!

Date: Sunday January 12, 2014 & Tuesday February 11, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Jan. 12) & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Feb. 11)
Location: 777 Richmond Street West
Price: $35 per person, includes food and drink and 20% off product at the studio (redeemable that night)

EASY BREEZY HAIR  – by Samantha Wilson

Is your new year’s resolution about trying to get to work on time WITHOUT sacrificing your beauty routine? Studies show that when women run late, it’s usually because their hair is giving them trouble in the morning. Okay – that’s not a scientific fact, but it’s possibly true, right? Join BlushPretty’s talented hair artist, Samantha Wilson, as she guides you through the proper tools and products to have on hand for a good hair day all day every day. This seminar also includes how to recreate three easy but chic looks suitable for the office, school, or an evening out!

Dates: Tuesday, January 14, 2013 & Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm
Location: 777 Richmond Street West
Price: $30 per person, includes food and drink and 20% off product at the studio (redeemable that night)

SAVE YOUR SKINby Naomi Mundy

BlushPretty’s resident skincare expert and aesthetician, Naomi Mundy, is here to talk to you about saving your skin for 2014. From the proper way to cleanse and hydrate your skin to choosing the right routine for your skin type, Naomi Mundy will help you troubleshoot problem areas from oiliness to acne to aging. Embarking on a new skincare routine is all about research, but we are here to make it easier for you!

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time:  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: 777 Richmond Street West
Price: $30 per person, includes food and drink and 20% off product at the studio (redeemable that night)


No matter the hair type, sometimes a girl needs a little help whether it be a filler, a hair piece, or even a bit of bling. Senior Hair Artist, Samantha Wilson, will help you take your freelance hair skills to another level by effectively using extras to create fuller buns, longer hair, or clean braids for creatives, film or a beautiful bride! This 4-hour workshop will not only include a tutorial on how to recreate certain styles but also:

  1. how to stock a kick-butt hair kit; and
  2. what to look for in quality pieces and what to avoid; and
  3. where to buy your pieces and stay cost-effective.

Be a better hair artist in 2014 and step up your creative game!

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2014 & Sunday, February 23, 2014
Time: 9:30 -1:30 p.m (2nd) / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m (23rd)
Location: 777 Richmond Street West
Price: $70 per person, includes food and drink and 20% off product at the studio (redeemable that night)


A top makeup artist can combat any skin tone and skin type but for some, it’s often hard to troubleshoot problematic skin such as scarring, cystic acne, or sagging skin. While your bride may be picture perfect, one or even two in her bridal party might need a little more help … and you won’t know until you get there. Don’t be caught off-guard! Our lead makeup artist, Laura Amaya, will show newly minted makeup artists how to cover, conceal and correct the most troublesome of skin issues, the right products to use and how to keep the makeup looking fresh and light!

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 777 Richmond Street West
Price: $55 per person, includes food and drink and 20% off product at the studio (redeemable that night)


Prepping your client’s skin before makeup makes the whole thing better. Trust us, and trust Naomi Mundy, BlushPretty’s skincare expert. Let Naomi walk you through the right products to use for the various skin types and tones that you will be facing every time you enter a gig. She will help you troubleshoot various skin issues and guide you through the various steps of prepping and priming the skin before your makeup application even begins!

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 777 Richmond Street West
Price: $35 per person, includes food and drink and 20% off product at the studio (redeemable that night)

the “b(p)” list : blushpretty’s new digs

December 13, 2013By DJMC

Last Wednesday, December 4, we threw a celebration in honour of our latest bit of exciting news: our new home on Richmond street. As we continued to grow & expand throughout 2013, the need for our space to do the same grew too. So, we set out to find somewhere that fit our needs and after much searching, here we are!

Now located at 777 Richmond Street West, the bp studio/home is everything we could have wanted and more. Bright, spacious and comfortable, and also home to our fabulous friends at fresh.beautiful, Flirt Custom Lash Studio and In The Buff Spa. More than just a place for hair & makeup trials from our own talented team, it’s also your new go-to destination for lashes, skincare and beyond. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for news on our workshops both for artists and beauty enthusiasts alike.

We’ll let the pictures do the talking about our launch party, but feel free to drop us a line and stop in for a visit to check the place out for yourself! (more…)

workshops: paring down your kit

March 4, 2013By stephanie

It’s a new week … and I am one step closer to my due date. I’ll be light on posts this week, but wanted to share with you some images from one of my favourite workshops that we developed at the studio this year called Back to Basics: Paring Down Your Kit.

We just finished a session of this particular workshop, but will have more scheduled soon in late April! Visit our Eventbrite page for more information and more workshops!