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Love is in the air: Robin’s Top 4 Beauty Products

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Heidi Bogi No Comments

Love is in the air!

For myself, I find the world of makeup a gorgeous, fun, & wonderful place! I love to go exploring, looking for new, fun products to try!  I know for some of you, going into the makeup aisles or stores, can be very overwhelming and daunting, and you find it easier to stick to your same old routine. Now don’t get me wrong, we all have a few good classic products that we love and could never do without.  I wanted to share with you 4 of my own products I love and why they are my favorites.  I hope that it inspires you to go out and be adventurous! After all, its just makeup and you can wash it off and play some more!

*MAC Prep+Prime Masacara: this light weigh white undercoat, adds a great foundation for your own mascara. It helps acheive more volume and length, while smoothing and conditioning the lashes all day, helping your mascara last longer. You just do a nice smooth coat on both eyes, let it dry for a minute or so, and away you go with your regular mascara! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Mac Mascara Prime and Prep

Mac Cosmetics www.maccosmetics.com $16

*Naked Flushed~ Bronzer, Highlighter, Blush Trio: this is a great ‘all in one face palette’! This palette is super easy to use. A gorgeous rose colored blush to add a nice natural color to the apples of your cheeks.  A glowing peach bronzer to add that sun kissed looked to cheekbones, temple and t-zone.  To finish it all off, a soft iridescent shimmer to highlight the brow bone, cheekbone and inner corner of eye. Some days I use all 3 colors, or if I am rushing, I just use my big powder brush, do a light blend of all them on my cheekbones and apples—gives a soft fresh look! Comes in a great compact with a mirror- you just need to have your own big powder brush. Great product for a natural summer sun kissed glow.

Urban Decay www.urbandecay.com $30

Urban Decay www.urbandecay.com $30

*Sappho Liquid Foundation: an Canadian eco-conscious organic makeup line. The liquid foundation is one of my all time favorites! It has a beautiful  coverage, with a silky, weightless finish to it. It has 8 tones to choose from, and since it has no synthetic preservatives, it on average lasts 1 1/2 -2 years.  I usually have 2 tones, 1 for my summer skin, & 1 for my winter skin. It has so many wonderful essential oils (smells amazing) & antioxidants.  I can feel how much my skin benefits from wearing this foundation! My favorite ingredients are tea tree oil (battles those pesky pimples), frankincense (boosts collagen production) and aloe juice (soothes any redness). I highly recommend to check out the website for more ingredient/benefit details, or you can book in with an Avenue Beauty Artist, a Calgary Sappho retailer, for a full Sappho organic makeup application or pop in for a complimentary color match. Easy to apply by tapping a small amount on the back of your hand,  smooth on your face with a foundation brush or finger tips! Both tools help save product, and allow for the product to go on evenly & smooth!

Sappho Cosmetics www.avenuebeauty.ca $48

Sappho Cosmetics
www.avenuebeauty.ca $48

 

*Lush Breath of Fresh Air: this is a refreshingly soothing sea water spray. Another fabulous product full of beautiful, natural ingredients such as aloe & rose for soothing dry skin, and seaweed extract for softening. Its great for all skin types, and I love that I can use it all year round! It combats my dry skin in the winter, while cooling and soothing my skin from the summer heat! It is a must have product to use morning and night!  Hot tip from the great peeps at lush-” keep your bottle in the fridge during the summer, for an extra refreshing and invigorating mist!”.

Lush Cosmetics www.lush.ca $9.95-$21.95

Lush Cosmetics www.lush.ca $9.95-$21.95

I hope this little blog inspires you & gives you a little extra product knowledge for your makeup shopping experience. I also hope you get a chance to experience at least one of these amazing products! If you need any support hitting the makeup stores and you live in Calgary, be sure to send me an email, I would love to customize a Makeup Shop and Lesson for you!

Thanks for reading, and have a beautiful day!

~Robin H
Hair &Makeup Artist
info@avenuebeauty.ca
www.avenuebeauty.ca
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Short Hair Trends

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by Heidi Bogi 1 Comment

Long hair has always been envied and wanted by girls as the times have rolled by, but short hair has unburied itself and has made a fierce come-back. It is so feminine and beautiful! So many celebrities and women of today have been cutting their hair into bobs or shorter!

Short hair always makes a big impact, because it can fully change the way your face looks.  Short hair can open up your face and show off your great features.  You don’t need to hide behind long hair anymore. It can be so refreshing to cut your hair off and make a change.  After all it is just hair and it will grow back!

Today’s young starlets, like Jennifer and Miley demonstrate the versatility of a similar pixie cut.  It really shows how it can be played with.  One styled soft the other a bit edgier, they both work! 

Bob’s are also so versatile.  You can wear them in so many different ways, curly, straight, pinned up, change your part for the day, crimp them, whatever your heart desires! They are so easy to play with.  It is so diversified with how you can cut it as well. You can do a blunt cut to your jaw bone, shorter in the back, longer in the front, same length all around.  The possibilities are endless! It is fun and playful to go a bit shorter and it will add a spring to your step this summer!

If you’re not ready for a full cut and just want to try a short hair look, you can pin it to a faux bob and see what you think! You can always go to www.pinterest.com and check out how to do a faux bob.  We have added a link to one we found was helpful!

A few of our favorite short haircut idols of 2014 are Julianne Hough, Kelly Rippa, Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry! Remember don’t hide behind your hair.  If you find yourself pinning your hair back 80% of the time, maybe you need a change!

 

Take Care!
 
Rae Fletcher
info@avenuebeauty.ca
www.avenuebeauty.ca
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