lightbox : heavenly headshots …

January 26, 2015By stephanie

Makeup+Hair by Stephanie Daga, Laura Amaya and Candace Britton

We’re slowly easing our way into 2015 and with January almost complete,
we’re starting to come out of hibernation and put all our well thought out plans
for a better and more beautiful future into action.

One of the most popular requests around this time for the bp team is headshots.
Plenty of people are looking to update their bio pages with all of their previous years achievements and alongside that are new, fresh faced profile pics.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a freelancer/contractor,
or a very important player in a rising company, a new headshot
is a great way to attract new contacts and colleagues.

It doesn’t matter where you use it
(it could be on your company webpage or your LinkedIn profile)
a well-done headshot is always a great investment.

I wanted to share with you some photos of work we
recently did with Toronto photographer, Diana Nazareth.
I’m sure you will agree that photos done professionally
along with stellar makeup and hair (ahem!) makes
for a beautiful and enticing profile.

If you would like further information on booking
the team for an upcoming photoshoot, don’t hesitate!
416.727.1754 or 


cupid+cupcakes : so … about your valentine’s day …

January 23, 2015By stephanie

It’s just around the corner :

Valentines Day 2015

As always, the bp team is dedicated to making
everyone’s Valentine’s Day a beautiful one!

Whether you will be having a romantic one on one with your
special someone, or planning to party it up with a group of friends,
we would love to see you and get you all prettied up!

We will be at the studio on
February 13th, 14th, and 15th from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm
for the following services:

the perfect brow
clean up the brows and fill them in

the smokeshow face
flawless skin and a smokey eye

the kissable lips
flawless skin and a bold lip

 the touchable wave
hair left long, loose, and wavy

the romantic sweep
hair softly swept up and off the face

Book your appointment today.
We’d love to see you, and will be waiting with
a glass(es) of champagne and a delectable cupcake,
you know – to start the night off right!

Give us a shout at 416.727.1754
or send us an email at

Happy Valentines Day!


battle the winter blues

January 22, 2015By DJMC

January is probably my least favourite month. Between the cold weather, short days, and that hangover-ish feeling after the holidays it can be hard to get fired up about life day after day.

I asked our team of contributors what they turn to in their makeup bag to help fight the winter blahs, because there’s no denying the power of beauty to at least provide a boost in your mood every now and then. Mine is probably pretty obvious – a bright lipstick always does the trick, especially if it’s a spring shade!

– Morgan


Avon Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing and Repair Hand Cream is my go-to as my hands gets very dry during the winter months and this is a hand cream that works for me.

Pelle Beauty Stellar Facial Oil is a beauty pick me up that I use everyday. 2-4 drops of this does wonders in keeping my face moisturized throughout the day and it also does a great job of removing makeup.

Mikayla Beauty Luxury Lip Butter Balms are a staple in my purse, coat jacket, makeup bag and my night stand. This product keeps my lips hydrated and each of the four scents (The Original One, French Vanilla, Chocolate Peppermint, and Peaches & Dream) smell amazing.

Finally, nail polish is a beauty pick me up that make me very happy. When I see all the different brands coming out with new collections, I can’t wait to start shopping and painting my nails with the newest colours.”

Laura Amaya

“During the winter months what always gets me down is having bad skin! Its something I’ve struggled with year after year. I tend to get super dry to the point of itchiness, but then I met First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and Vasanti’s Brighten Up! These two products have quickly become my holy grails and are what have made my winter days less drab. I exfoliate about 3 -4 times a week and I use the first aid Beauty Ultra Repair cream everyday. My skin has never looked better – I just use a little mascara paired with my great skin and out the door I go!”


“A fun nail polish is a nice pick me up in the winter.  This little gem is called teddy girl from butter london.  A lovely intro to spring, this bubblegum pink is a good little lift :)”

recos from regina : mary kay at play triple layer tinted balm

January 20, 2015By DJMC

Since the beginning of the New Year, the arctic cold air that we have been receiving has me reaching for lip balm throughout the day.  I am one of those people who keeps a lip balm all over the place – my purse, jacket pocket, makeup bag, night stand and in my locker at work. I am just one of those people that must have my lips moisturized at all times.

Mary Kay At Play has a line of Triple Layer Tinted Lip Balms and I had the chance to try out Orange You Lovely. What caught my eye right away is the 3 layers of colours. Those 3 layers of colours are made to give it your lips the hint of colour, hydrate your lips, and gives it some shine and brightens it up.

What impressed me with the Mary Kay At Play Tinted Lip Balm is that it applied smoothly, I can go without using a mirror and not worry that I’ve applied too much colour because of the subtleness of the orange colour.

Overall I liked the product – find it through your independent consultant or online at for $12.00.

oh … hello wedding wire!

January 16, 2015By stephanie

 So … this happened for the BlushPretty Team!

We would like to say thank you (x 10000000000) to all our lovely brides,
our beauty clients, and our colleagues whom continue to support us
year and year with repeat bookings, referrals, and by just spreading
the news about our artistry team and our commitment
to providing a wonderful experience every time.

Thanks for your support for the past ten years.
2015 is going to be beautiful! 

To read some of the reviews that helped us earn this honour, click here!