If you're from Edmonton, the liner is available in person at Eye Candy Lash Extensions in Terwilliger. It's completely easy to use and safe for eyelash extensions - which I absolutely love!
The big day is almost here! Are you ready?
Tip #1 - Obviously, get sleep - but his is really difficult if you're anxious or trying to finish up some last minute details or speeches. I've heard of brides taking a sleeping aid like Gravol or melatonin to help them get to sleep.
Tip #2 - Designate a makeup/hair checker. Entrust someone who will check your face and hair every now and then - especially just before pictures. Things like, if you need a gloss touchup, or if your face is getting shiny...or a booger up your nose.
Tip #3 - If you have one of those long wedding days that start at 5am... I recommend a short nap time in between like just before dinner or something. I used my veil as a blanket. Best nap ever.
Tip #4 - Brides might think that the work is done after their wedding day...BUT...there are the thank you cards (*insert ominous dun dun dun*). I saw this at a wedding we went to - when they had us signing in, they also had us fill out mail envelopes. Soooo smart! All they had to do was put their thank you cards in them, and mail them out!
Tip #5 - I do a lot of Asian weddings - there are door games where the groom has to get to the bride's room by doing a bunch of games (of destruction...I mean to prove his love...). Unfortunately, sometimes the brides are literally locked in the room away from all the fun games. One of the weddings, they had face-timed the bride and the door game activities so she can see what her bridesmaids were putting the groom and groomsmen through...bahaha. So much more fun seeing it in action instead of seeing them in pictures afterwards.
Do you have a tip for brides? Comment below!
I've always struggled with oily skin in my teens up to adulthood. My foundation would always become a greasy, separated mess by noon! I've tried A LOT of foundations - both high end and drugstore and here are my favourites for drugstore foundations for oily skin:
#1 Favorite is the Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1. I've gone through 7 bottles of this miraculous formula. It's a primer, foundation, and concealer in one!
- best formula I've found to control oily skin across the board
- great coverage, buildable
- comes with a blue pump for ease of product dispensing
- no weird smell - you know, those ones that smell like a chemical-soaked-old-lady perfume kind of smell...
- cheap. It's like $12 at Superstore.
- horrible range of colors. The only color that I could fine that has a yellow undertone in it is medium beige (I'm between an NC20- 25). Everything else is too pink/warm, so I have to mix it with other shades from other brands.
- the pump doesn't reach the bottom of the glass bottle so I have to dig product out with a thing handle brush or q-tip.
- not great for dry or flaky skin. If you are a dry/dry-normal skin, stay away from this product because it will look cakey on your type of skin.
- it's almost TOO matte which doesn't look like real skin if you layer it too much.
#3 is the Revlon Colorstay for combination to oily skin. I had to try it after reading countless reviews on it.
- controls oil very well
- good range of colors
- actually kind of expensive for a drugstore foundation at about $20 at Rexall and Superstore.
- a little bit more of a chalkier finish? Am I the only one?
- suuuuper minimal foundation separation
Conclusion: My review is based on my own experience and my own oily skin. These made it because I enjoy the formula. If you're not a drugstore person, I recommend picking up Temptu S/B (needs a primer though), MAC Studio Fix foundation (the waterproof one is pretty good as well - it doesn't separate on oily skin), or the Estée Lauder double wear.
I really like the Covergirl formula over the more expensive ones and I'll mix it with other shades to go up or down depending on my tan throughout the year. I hope this helped!
Have you tried something that you absolutely love for oily skin?
Wedding season is just around the corner - are you ready for your big day?
Even after your makeup artist solidifies your face in makeup, powders, and sprays, there can be a lot of variables that can affect your makeup. Here are the items that I would recommend you carry in your emergency kit:
- Lash glue - If your makeup artist is not careful applying just the right amount of glue (especially on the inner and outer corners), or if you accidentally rub your eyes and the lash loosens, you want to make sure you have lash glue on hand for you and your wedding party. I highly recommend getting the Revlon clear lash glue. The glue strength is awesome and the application brush is easy for anyone to use. You can get it at any Rexall or London Drugs. Do not get the dark one - it could get messy if it doesn't get applied correctly and it's hard to correct.
- Lipgloss/Lipstick - It is usually the first to go after all that smiling, talking, eating, and drinking! I usually recommend the bride and the wedding party to carry their own personal lipgloss or lipstick and touch up just before pictures because it is difficult for photographers to photoshop the texture of lips. Lipgloss or lipstick is also fabulous to give your lips an extra surge of moisture because you and your team will be smiling and greeting people at almost every minute that day. I usually recommend a tinted gloss for easy application and you can't really screw up even if it's messily applied without a mirror. If you're going for dark lips like a red or plum, I highly recommend your artist apply a Lipsense color or a Revlon Colorstay color so the dark colors do not smudge whatsoever (unless oils are applied to it). Regular dark lipstick or gloss will be EVERYWHERE - on your teeth, dress, hair, husband-to-be...not a good look for your photos unless you're careful. If you want that high maintenance shade, make sure you designate one of your crew members to be a makeup checker!
- Foundation/concealer - This one is the one that not a lot of people thing of. From my own wedding experience, I ugly cried a lot and was blowing my nose. The foundation came off from me blowing my nose and wiping with tissues...lots and lots of tissues.... I also got a nice little sunburn that day...I'm surprised my photographers didn't return all my photos in black and white... I recommend carrying a small sample with you.
- Blotting sheets/Powder - if you're an oily/combination/sweaty-in-the-summer kind of person, then you may want to carry blotting sheets. My fave is the blue Clean and Clear from the drugstores because they don't have that powder on them and they're cheap! If you're in a pinch, you can blot with tissues. I only recommend a powder after blotting because the powder can get cakey in all the wrong places if it's not a consistent canvas or applied in a uniform manner.
- Other - Other things you may want to consider carrying are tissues, qtips, bobby pins, and even sunscreen if you burn easily! My wedding was almost 30 degrees out and we had an outside ceremony. It was only 15 minutes, but my shoulders and chest turned red from the sun...it was painful...it looked painful too.
Do you have any recommendations on what to carry in a bridal emergency kit?
Thank you for reading!
I never dreamt that I would become a sales rep because I hated selling. Back when I used to sell for different makeup companies, customers would always ask me, "what is the best "fill in the blank"". Of course as a rep, I had to stick to the company I was repping, but in my heart I wanted to scream another brand because I KNEW that one was better. So I got out of that and continued to freelance and test products at my own free will.
Everything I test has to be long-wearing because I deal with weddings that are all day events. I was added to a Facebook group by a friend, and a hairstylist was selling this long-wear lip product that I had never heard of. So of course I have to buy it to try it to see if it's up to my kit's standards.
Holy poop, I couldn't get the dang thing off. I was floored. I signed up the very next day for the discounts and started stocking my kit. I also posted online to see if anyone else wanted to purchase with me (to save on shipping) and there were so many people who wanted to buy it! And the thing is, I was more than happy to "sell" these to anybody and anyone because I KNEW it was the best long-wear lip product on the market today! If you asked me what is the best lip product for long-wear, I will happily rave to you that THIS IS IT.
If you want to sign up, it's CA$73 to sign up. You'll need to do it on a desktop:
1) Go onto www.senegence.ca. Go to career and then sign up. You'll have to enter my ID which is 230936. Make sure you also change country to Canada. They will ask if you want a kit (there are some good stuff, but most are brochures and stuff), I would pass and just go for the 300 pv order. Once you order 300 pv (1PV = CA$2.40) of products, you will get 50% off of everything! It's up to you if you want to pick personal or business. I picked personal, I think with business, you need a GST number.
A color retails for CA$30, a gloss is $25, and a remover is $12. Once you hit 300PV you get 50% off those prices! It might be overwhelming to front the money all at once for some people, so I'd recommend starting a Group and/or business Page (Group is for interacting, and Page is for business). Then, I load up my colors/pictures/YouTube clips and let people know that I'm ordering at the end of the week or a certain day/time.
The ones I sell the most are Blu-red (for dance competitions) and Fly Girl (classic pin up red) for reds.
Berry, Sheer Berry, and Plum for purples. I heard a lot of people liked the look of Lexie Berry but I never tried it..yet.
The ones that are safe colors and will always sell without problem Apple Cider, Bravo, First Love, and Cappucino. Caramel Apple and Aussie Rose are great for wedding photos. Bella is also very beautiful and neutral for darker skin tones.
The fun colors are Purple Reign, Kiss with a Cause, Blackberry and Samon!
There's over 70+ colors and glosses and everyone has different taste!
And yes, you need to use the gloss to "cure" the color. The color on its own is sticky. If you don't like the gloss , you an blot the gloss off after for a matte/cream look.
I usually buy 2-3 or the same colors: one for testers, and one in case someone wants to buy after testing it. You can also use it to trade with other distributors if you're looking for a random color for a client.
All the senesisters I've met are incredibly helpful and so nice! It really is a great community of makeup junkies. Once you sign up, I'll add you to the training and support groups! firstname.lastname@example.org