Eyes, Grooming, Hair, Lips, Makeup, Moi, Skin

I got Racked.

If you haven’t already been bombarded with this – there is no escape.

Last week I was featured on Racked LA as a “Glam Pro”. This is kind of a big deal and I’d love it if you checked it out. After all – there is no such thing as bad publicity, right?

I’ll make it worth your while with all the product recommends and an exfoliant recipe you can make in your home because you already have the ingredients. Swearsies!

Here’s a little taste…

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The photographer, Elizabeth Daniels, and I had a little too much fun at Naimie’s that day. Now she’s got a whole new beauty regime and I’m super excited about it.

Special thanks to Natalie de Groot for giving me a shirt from her new line, Nat+J, for the shoot.

And, of course, big love to Kat Odell for whoring me. ♥

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BB Cream, Beauty, Bisous, Body, Hair, Lashes, Lips, Makeup, Skin

I married the same man twice. Part II.

And then, less than two months later our wed-cation dreams came to fruition.

All we wanted was an intimate evening on the beach, at sunset, on the night of a full moon, with our closest. No frills. This we received.

We found the most incredible location on an island called Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Think hot tub temperature ocean and sand that feels like powdered sugar under your feet. Think smiling faces every day. Think fresh seafood off the fisherman’s boat at 2pm daily. Think driving around with a beer in hand [legally]. Think paradise.

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Eleuthera is 100mi long and only 1.5mi wide.

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Our backyard. That little white sign says “private property” – we had 70 acres of privacy!

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Our home for the week.

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Governor’s Harbour at night.

Friends and family came from all over and everyone got along. We pushed everyone to enjoy their time on the island however they saw fit. There were no rules. There were no schedules. We’d explore the island by day and relax by the pool at night with a local Bahamian coconut rum [that I smuggled two bottles of on the way home] in hand.

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The view from “Club Pool” at night.

The wedding was on a Tuesday. Some people showed up to swim and hang on our beach during the day. Some people cooked. Some people drank. Some people helped with decorations.

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Mammaries…

Around 7pm everyone walked down to the beach and awaited our entrance. We came right on time and began the ceremony, once again, led by Master Hooker. Everyone contributed a word they would use to describe us. Then Josh and I exchanged our words of love to each other. Then Hooker introduced us to a Bahamian wedding tradition of Josh and I filling half a cup of sand and pooling it into one. It was perfect. Everyone was tear faced and laughing.

Getting his ring on

Had some issues putting on the ring.

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Our mothers.

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Everyone and the moon.

We asked all of our guests to contribute a dish for the evening as everyone we invited is an excellent cook and the one person that wasn’t a foodie turned out to be the best mixologist any of us could have hoped for. Viva de piña colada by the pitcher [pineapple free for me, please]! We even had THREE wedding cakes instead of just one. Everyone was in a food coma.

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Renee made this with Angela’s and Jenn’s accessories. Stars are Josh’s and my theme for life.

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He started it.

After the food we moved onto “Club Pool” and danced in and out of water and set off sky lanterns with wishes of the future. Our incredible guests made sure everything was perfect and that we were happy. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. We, again, are very lucky bitches.

It’s time, once again, for products!

COMODYNES BB CREAM

Comodynes BB cream to even out.

Lash Republic beautiful lashes were my wedding outfit staple

Lashes by Lash Republic – whoa.

Yves Rocher Waterproof Mascara didn't budge once in the countles times I cried of joy

Yves Rocher Waterproof Mascara didn’t budge once in the countless times I cried of joy.

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Manna Kadar shimmer lotion all over.

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Make Up Forever Aqua Rouge Red – because it doesn’t come off on ANYTHING. Makeout guilt-free.

Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream hydrated my locks after all the salt lashings of the ocean

Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream hydrated my locks after all the salt lashings of the ocean.

And now you know.

Here are some more pictures because you deserve to see them…

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Our rings together.

Front of our house

Just scootin’ around!

Harbour Island, Eleuthera

Harbour Island.

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My girls.

Island girl

Island love.

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Married!

For more story and products – check out this season’s Bisous Magazine!

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BB Cream, Foundation, Makeup, Men, Sunscreen

Be my BB | Être mon BB

By now you’ve probably seen my countless pages of beauty stuffs in Bisous Magazine and said to yourself, “I want to know more!”

I give.

BB Creams have changed my life. Like, really really so. Foundation is becoming a thing of the past in my kit as the array of my favourite BB creams mixed with concealer is all I need to make my clients’ skin look flawless. No matter the texture.

Why?

Because using these magical creams makes you bypass steps (moisturizer, toner, SPF, illuminator, line filler, etc.) and lets your skin actually look like SKIN, not makeup! Red carpet and male clients are especially happy.

Check it…

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And now to the good stuff. Here are my favourites…

COMODYNES BB CREAMComodynes Skin Perfector: 6 in 1 is something I’ll probably never survive without ever again. This stuff is pure witchcraft. Skin is refreshed without being greasy. It smoothes and perfects unlike any product I’ve ever worked with. The only downfall is that it doesn’t come in light/fair and, sadly from what I hear, it probably won’t any time soon. But if you are medium or dark complected – this is the answer.  $24.99

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And if you ARE fair skinned and want to drop less cash Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream is for you.  These tubes are also hanging out in my kit because the quality, price and accessibility are fantastic. Smells amazebeans. Beautiful coverage. Definitely don’t need any moisturizer with this stuff as it replenishes moisture and keeps on giving. $11.99

B Kamins

If you normally don’t wear makeup and hate the process of putting on creams but still want to look your best every day – B. Kamins BB Cream is the way forward. Though at a higher price point, just think… you’ll be bypassing ALL other products (this formula works on its own for most skin tones although I’ve noticed much better results on lighter pigmented folks). This sheer formula will highlight only the best and leave you smiling at your own radiance. $49

Kevyn Aucoin

Last, but certainly not least, is the luxurious Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Tinted Balm. Light weight. Comes in 4 rich shades. Velvety and precise, this sleek tube is an oil-free master of aging delay and evenness. Would you question this brand? I wouldn’t. $48

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Beauty, Skin, Video

Glow | Lueur

Some behind the scenes action for you, my pretties!

Back in December I worked on a campaign for the GLOW Spa at the Tropicana shot by the, ever so talented and lovely, Tommy Chung. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

I’m told this baby will be played on all the in-room televisions. (Blush.)

Excited to share the images with you when they’re released… xo

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Food, Remedy, Skin

Stomach to Skin | Estomac à la Peau

Just popping in to list a few foods your skin and belly appreciate…

For all skins:

  • cherries
  • citrus fruits
  • walnuts
  • dates
  • black soybeans

For dry skins:

  • avocados
  • coconut oil
  • sesame oil
  • flaxseed
  • pine nuts
  • hazelnuts
  • sunflower seeds

For oily skins/acne prone:

  • papaya
  • pineapple
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • brown rice
  • oats

Dark circles:

  • Asian pear
  • spinach

Hair and nails:

  • onions
  • sea veggies
  • eggs
  • salmon
  • garlic

 

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Makeup, Skin

BeautyBlender | MélangeurBeauté

This is a personal message to anyone who wants to make their life easier.

If ever you have had moments of fist-to-sky pumping due to foundation skid marks. If you’ve burned images of yourself looking like an inverted raccoon. If your spot treatments have ever shown up resembling chalk scribbles…this is your new BFF.

For years I didn’t want to believe the hype until this sponge seraph arrived on my doorstep early last week. It is really, truly, worth every penny. (Ranging from $10-26.) So much so, I ran to Naimie’s to buy more!

Now, for personal use you only need one because they are reusable! When properly cared for they last about six months and you can purchase a set of sponge + cleanser (that smells super fresh and calming – lavenderish).

How easy, you ask? Check it out…all you do is wet the sponge, then bounce/stipple it to blend your foundation/concealer/powder using the pointy end of it for hard to reach places like around the eyes and nose. Wash. Easy!

The end result is absolutely flawless and outlasts what ever you’ve been used to until the moment you met BB.

Try it – you’ll never go back to your old ways.

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