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Victoria, BC, Canada
I believe that makeup changes like our moods and how we feel is how we choose to express ourselves. The best part about my job is helping a client feel beautiful and confidant. My style is Fresh, Flawless and Naturally You. I am a Victoria based Makeup Artist specializing in the fields of Bridal, Boudoir and Editorial.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lash Extensions

For the past few months the lovely Johnna of Ever Lash Studio has been extreme lashing me :)
*Lisa started doing this last year to help create fullness in her lashes and less makeup during her busy wedding season.. But I didn't even think to get them until I met Johnna*

I'm loving my full lashes and having to wear less eye makeup. This time of year my eyes tend to hate me from wearing contacts for long hours, allergies and makeup. So it's a nice break from the itchy eyes.

 Without any mascara

Long, luxurious lashes are the ultimate bridal accessory.
Enjoy beautiful lashes from your bridal party to your honeymoon. You can swim, shower, exercise and sleep worry free.

EverLash Studio – Certified Xtreme Lashes Stylist

Johnna Ahrens
Johnna Ahrens is an Advanced trained certified Xtreme Lash Stylist, and is also on the Xtreme Lash International Stylist directory. What does this mean to you? It means you will get the best quality of lash extensions customized to your individual needs in a safe environment.
“I invest alot into my training with Xtreme Lashes, to make sure that I m at the forefront of the lash industry. I am passionate about what I do and feel lucky that my job lets me make women feel beautiful everyday. I use only the best products in a clean sanitary environement so my clients feel comfortable and leave with exceptional lash extensions.”

If you are in the Victoria area and interested in lash extensions call Johnna 778-678-5918.

Product of the Week

With a change of jobs and entire store of many brands of makeup and skin care I thought it would be fun to do a product feature of the week.
I'm already stocking up on samples of the many different lines Shoppers carries and to be honest its a little scary to the amount of product and information my brain is trying to take in. I'm a total Gemini and my mind can't handle over load so I tend to lose focus.
So by blogging about my observations I figure it will help me stay on track and really start to learn about all the exciting things coming my way.
My first Product of the week is Bioderma Sebium H20. I started using this cleanser because my skin has been acting like a thirteen year old and I'm at my wits end. During and after pregnancy my skin has done a total 1 80 and I am now combination skin with larger pores.
So far I have noticed that my skin is less oily during the day and my spots are clearing up quickly. Feels super light weight but I do rinse after cause I personally believe you need to when ever using cleanser and I use a very moisturizing night cream.

  • BIODERMA innovation, Sébium H2O gently cleanses the skin without drying it, through the micro-emulsion of impurities and excess sebum.
  •  Enriched with purifying active ingredients, Sébium H2O cleanses the epidermis in depth and regulates secretion of sebum. The patented sebo-correcting complex, Fluidactiv®, normalises sebum quality.
  • Sébium H2O guarantees excellent cutaneous and ocular tolerance.
  • Sébium H2O is non-comedogenic.
  • Sébium H2O is an ultra-mild cleansing formula, use it with the utmost care. Soak a cotton pad with Sébium H2O and cleanse your face. Repeat the application until the cotton pad remains clean.
  • Sébium H2O needs no rinsing but it is essential to dry your skin. Dry gently. Pat your face with a clean, cotton towel.
  • Sébium H2O can be used daily, morning and evening.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On to the next Chapter

On the eve of my departure from my MAC world, I'm lost in thought and reflection...
Ever since I was a kid makeup/beauty has been my life.. I was at Shoppers every week getting the lastest products from sun-in to Revlon cheek/lip liquid stain. At 16 my whole cosmetic life changed on a trip to Nanaimo, Woodgrove Bay MAC.. I bought my very first Pink Lustre eyeshadow.. and from that a love affair began.
For years many pay cheques would be spend on the latest, hottest products. I finally got the nerve to apply for a job in 2008 with encourgement from Lisa and Amy.. and the rest is history. 
In many ways a jobs a job.. But at MAC its a family...A big huge family of amazing, talented, inspiring people that has helped me become the talent I am today.
Thank You to all the ladies at MAC Mayfair and the amazing trainers in Vancouver. 
I have been so blessed with so much support and encourgement to follow my dreams and passions. 
Special Thanks to my amazing boss Jamie.. Wow thank you thank you for just being you!! You're smiles, support, charm and warm heart is more than a girl could ever ask in a boss.

**My top 10 favourite MAC products**
1. Blacktrack Fluidliner
2. #217 blending brush
3. #266 angle brush
4. Fast Response Eye Cream
5. Fix +
6. Mineralize Skin Finish
7. Soft Orchre Paint Pot
8. Cream Colour Base
9. Viva Glam
10. Fleur Power Blush

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Carly Flint Makeup Artistry Featured

I wanted to follow Lisa's lead and thank Jess from DESTINATION INSPIRATION and Amanda from RUFFLED BLOG for featuring the wedding of Sam and Lauren and the Grace, Audrey and Jane Editorial.

Destination Wedding Lauren & Sam Whistler Canada

Just as the daffodils, tulips and green grass started to appear winter makes one last return to the North East. Everyone is looking forward to sunny days, cool breezes and being able to enjoy spring time. We will have to endure one more day of snow today and tomorrow.
So in winters honor on what is hopefully it’s last visit, today’s feature is a gorgeous winter destination wedding in Whistler, Canada. Lauren and Sam came all the way from Charlotte North Carolina to have a very intimate ceremony at the Pan Pacific Whistler Hotel. They stood in front of a beautiful fire place for their I Do’s and than braved the snow for pictures.
Following the ceremony bride and groom headed to the Araxi Restaurant for a wonderful dinner with just their guests. Very thankful that Lauren and Sam had this beautiful intimate winter ceremony captured by the wonderful Lisa, Michael and Carly from Ophelia Photography.
Ceremony Site: Pan Pacific Village CentreFloral and Decor: Bliss Event Planning
Hair: Razzmataz
Photography Site: Whistler Mountain
Reception: Araxi Restaurant
Wedding Coordinator: Marcie of Bliss Events
Wedding Planning: Bliss Event Planning

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No matter how we describe this bridal portrait shoot, we can’t possibly compete with the photographer’s chronicle of her quest to capture the delicacy of timeless beauty and tenacious femininity. Lisa of Ophelia Photography used the immutable inspiration of women such as Grace Kelly and Jane Austen to produce, frankly, some of the most magnificent bridal portraits we’ve seen yet!
vintage bridal photography
vintage bridal photography
Wedding Vendors (Victoria, BC, Canada):
Photographer: Ophelia Photography / Hair Stylist: Tangerine Salon / Floral Designer: A Sea of Bloom Floral Designs / Reception Venue: Beacon Hill Park / Vintage Wedding Dresses: Adorn Atelier / Makeup Artist: Carly Flint Makeup Artistry / Jewelry: Glee ~ Wild Abandon Jewelry

Audrey, Grace and Jane || A Collective Editorial in Victoria BC

This collective editorial shoot started with a dress purchased last summer from GT Vintage Parlour that was orginally intended to be my wedding dress. I believe however that the true purpose was to fulfil this insprational, awe-inspiring editorial shoot of three amazing women: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Austen.
As luck would have it Lisa stumbled upon the other two dress at True Value Vintage and from that an idea was born.
"We wanted to create intimate portraiture of uniquely charming iconic women still relevant today. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Austin are women who taught, by example, what a lady was: a vessel of grace and gravity, ready wit, eldritch charm: women whose greatest discretion as to hide their awareness of splendour". ~Ophelia Photography.

Audrey/Amy~ Effortlessly Chic, stunning eyes and rich dark hair.. Amy was blended to perfection, full dramatic lashes, liner and the perfect lip. Lady Danger red/orange was the perfect contrast with the soft elements and striking features.
Jane/Corrie~ Innocent and timeless, gorgeous, beauty and youth. Blended, soft, clean and defined with a hint of drama in the lash (ok lots of lash but I love lashes). 
**Corrie was extremely sick during this shoot which why there isn't enough of her..she was an industry pro and Tyra herself would have been proud!**
Grace/Me~ Chic, romantic, grace.. Black Gel liner,over lined with Rich browns, golds, highlighted champagnes and whites.. 
I wanted the bottom lash to be a focus with pulled out liner and bottom lashes added for extra fullness in the eye. Johnna from Everlash Studio applied the perfect amount of volume and length to my top lash extensions. 
Full Post of photos at Ophelia Photography.
Hair by Jen Sealey of Tangerine Salon, BC Award Winning Florist Karen from A Sea of Bloom , Jewellery by Wild Abandon and Hair Accessories by Sarah Williams of Adorn Atelier. This was a collaborative shoot featuring amazing vendors from Vancouver Island BC.