scene+heard : ROAR

March 19, 2014By DJMC

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!

introducing : the Picture Me Pretty project …

January 8, 2014By DJMC

While we browsed the web this week, we came across this great article over on discussing their 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Online Dating Profile. It’s really amazing how the dating world has transformed over the last decade – it’s now become one of the most common way singles meet, second only to meeting through mutual friends. It’s no surprise either since we’re all so connected online, and between our various online profiles (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…) it’s important to make a dating profile really stand out and make you shine.

That’s where we come in. If you’re single and ready to mingle (male or female) in 2014, we have the event for you!

This February 2, 2014, join BlushPretty, Flirt Custom Lash Studio, and Rhokin Studio for our first annual Picture Me Pretty Project at 777 Richmond Street West. Spend an afternoon with us as we help you get your mingle on starting with a quick tip seminar by Toronto’s very own The Dating Tutor, Nicole Melissa! She’ll refresh you on the basics of stylish dating, how to navigate online dating sites and most importantly – the necessity of a great profile pic!

Which leads us to where our strengths come in handy. Our collective (BP, FCL and Rhokin) is ready to prep, primp, and photograph you for your ultimate profile persona! No more duck face selfies, no more blurry iPhone pics, and scrap the super-filtered Instagram snap – we will give you a simple, fresh and naturally you profile pic that will capture any potential boo’s eye.

An afternoon mingling with us includes:

– a little bit of food and drink;
– 30-minute seminar led by The Dating Tutor, Nicole Melissa;
– onsite makeup application (or grooming for men) and hair finishing by BlushPretty;
– lash extensions at 50% off by Flirt Custom Lash Studio (your appointment should be booked and completed prior to February 2, 2014); and
– a 15-minute photo session with Rhokin that will get you two great pictures (one headshot, one half body)*.

Let’s put a ring on it in 2014 (or at least have some fun trying!)

Date: February 2, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 777 Richmond Street West, Suite 2023, Toronto, ON
Cost: $80 plus HST
To register: / 416.727.1754

This event is open to both men and women!

* photos will be edited and delivered to client within 7 business days of the event. photos will be hi-resolution and unmarked.

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…)