This past weekend I attended a Herbal Infusion workshop w/ @cassandraabee that was hosted by @kinfolk & @provinceapothecary at @westelmtoronto! We learned how beneficial organic herbs and essential oils can be to our overall health and beauty. We learned how to make our own body oils, scrubs, bath salts, hair vinegar and facial steams. We had access to a variety of herbs and oils and were able create beauty products targeting areas of ourselves we may want to boost, or compensating for things we lack. Such an amazing and jam packed workshop with lots of information. With practice, I can now effectively create my own organic products without fillers or preservatives. Beyond fun. Excited to keep experimenting ☺️ (at West Elm)
Learning how to make organic beauty products for the hair and body
Myself and my work has been featured on Ebay Canada’s fashion section! Featuring Fall Makeup Trends for 2012. Bold brows and Lip service looks were created by myself. I wanted to really focus on what was “hot” this year, and Bold power brows are always a must, as well as mullberry lips are very in this season. I’m so excited to share this with you, it was such an honor to be asked to do this story. It still almost seems surreal, that I am up as well as being featured on such a large scale company!
You can check out the makeup story here: http://www.ebay.ca/fashion
I’m so excited!
What are your guys favorite trend for Fall/Winter 2012?
I realize I haven’t been keeping up to date with my makeup blog lately, and I wan’t to change that. So to keep me blogging, and to keep all you makeup lovers in the know with new products, techniques, tools and trends I will be starting to do product reviews, on virtually everything.
For my first product review, I will be reviewing Almays “Clear Complexion”
When it comes to buying makeup for my kit, I always like to test the product out on myself for the first little while, before I decided to go and purchase it again for my kit. I can honestly say I do not think I would ever purchase this for my clients.
This foundation is claims that it will help improve your breakouts/minimize them due to the fact that it has 0.6% salicylic acid in it. I personally did not notice a change in my breakouts, or find that it had helped them clear, but I did not strictly use this as a form of trying to maintain a clear complexion. Although it has excellent coverage (the best I’ve experienced in awhile) I have found that after a couple hours of wear, my skin starts to feel very heavy, and very greasy; although it does not look it. Now this may not be the case for some people, as we all have different skin types, and skin problems, but it was most definitely a problem for me. As a make up artist, we understand that women want great coverage, without feeling like they have a lot of product on.
This foundation has both good and bad qualities, and I am sure that it has worked wonders on other individuals, but for my personal makeup bag, and what I am looking for in a foundation, I would not purchase this again.
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