About Me

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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