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About natalia

Hi Everyone, I have been a professional makeup artist for the last 10 years. I am represented by the fabulous Judy inc. I am also an avid blogger for Anokhi Media, and have had articles published in Chatelaine, Canadian Wedding, Elevate, Salon and Caribbean Bride. I am also an author of 2 e-books. Both are beauty and photography related. Check it all out - www.colourchameleon.com Sign up to my mailing list for contests, prizes and more!

Nioxin Hair System Kit 6

Nioxin is known for their amazing haircare products. I recently had the opportunity to try out their #6, 3 Part System Kit which features a cleanser #6, scalp revitalizing conditioner #6 and Nioxin Scalp Treatment #6.

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This kit is specifically designed for noticeably thinning medium, thick, natural or coloured hair. Each step is designed to thicken and strengthen each hair strand.

The cleanser is perfect for getting rid of everyday pollutants as well as residue. I personally really love the smell of all of the products Nioxin carries.

The scalp revitalizing conditioner is perfect for restoring moisture balance and the scalp treatment is formulated with antioxidants and minerals to refresh the scalp.

I have used this kit until every last possible drop could be used as the results after using this system are amazing. I would highly recommend this kit for anyone who desires to have the shiny, healthy and strong hair. Just incredible!

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Mèreadesso Moisturizer – Special Promotion!

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Hi Everyone, my name is Natalia Zurawska. Represented by Judy Inc., I have been a professional makeup/hair artist for the last 10 years. I am a HUGE fan of Mèreadesso products. They are chock full of antioxidants and minerals.

See the details for this limited time promotion!

Purchase a full sized All-In-One Moisturizer from Mèreadesso.com and receive a free Travel Size All-In-One and Travel Size Tinted Moisturizer (Medium shade only).

Just like the original, it’s an all-in-one moisturizer, serum, primer, day cream and eye cream. Still made with 16 botanical extracts, 8 minerals and enzymes, and over 20 antioxidants from around the world. However, the Tinted All-In-One takes all that love to the next level, by also acting as a concealer that helps even out your skin tone.

That’s a lot to absorb, but we’ve made it easy, because you can apply it by hand (skipping the need for spatulas, sponges and pretentious ’professional’ application techniques). And the more you apply of the sheer formula, the richer the coverage gets. So if your skin isn’t looking or feeling its best, we’ve got you covered…literally. Visit Mèreadesso for more information.

Offer ends November 8th

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Creating a Makeup Effect – One Model Place

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Hi Everyone, I love creating different looks, hence I really love my career as a makeup/hair/spfx artist.

Although I have been involved in a number of great projects over the years, one of my recent favorites was a greaser-style shoot with the rock band, Hedley. Besides working with Hedley, one of the things that made this shoot so special was a top notch team including Matt Barnes (photographer), Courtney Boyd (producer), and Dwayne Kennedy (wardrobe stylist).

There is a lot that goes into the production of a large-scale photo shoot. Time is money and the shoot must run smoothly. Communication is very important, so budgets, looks, location and scheduling were all discussed at a pre-production meeting for this shoot took place. At the end of the day, we needed to put together a well-executed shoot and produce something awesome.

At the pre-production meeting, Matt Barnes explained the lighting, how the shots were going to be organized as well as what looks he liked for us to go with. From my end, I relayed to the producer my requirements that all of the models come with clean, dry hair, no makeup and no nail polish

The theme for this photo shoot was very “Greasers” inspired. Once learning about this, I researched a lot of 50’s looks that would compliment the concept. I also needed to go with great looks that could be done in the shortest amount of time with lasting power as there were 3 locations and some of the shots were outdoors. I watched the movie “Grease” for reference. On the shoot day, Dwayne, the models, Hedley, and Courtney all got organized. Since all the shots were group shots and everyone was a “hero” (no background talent), it meant we all had to work well and quickly as a team. Dwayne would take certain models and dress them while I started on hair. Read more…

Enjoy!

Thanks so much to OMP for this opportunity.

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Poor But Sexy Magazine Article

Hi Everyone,

Please feel free to check out the new blog in Poor But Sexy Magazine: http://www.poorbutsexy.ca/the-artists-guide-to-self-publishing-part-i/

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You wouldn’t be wrong to say that Robert Brodey, author of the political thriller, “Josef’s Lair” , and Natalia Zurawska, author of “I’m Not Making This Up”, a book of make-up tips for fashion newbies, come from different ends of the arts spectrum. One is an avid photojournalist and the other a talented hair and makeup artist.

What both of these authors had in common was the goal of writing a book and taking it public with or without an agent or publisher behind them. For the next two days, we will find out how they did it, what companies they chose to work with and what their results were. If you’ve ever wondered about self-publishing, stay tuned. – excerpt from article

A HUGE thanks to Photography and Art Direction duo Thomas Bollman and Ingrid Jones of

Thanks so much!

Photo of cover by Matt Barnes – www.thatsthespot.com

 

 

Hi Everyone,

Spring is finally here and Mother’s Day is coming up!  I am a huge fan of Dermalogica products.  Dermalogica has recently come out with a Face Mapping Campaign.  It is a complimentary service.  Here is more information –

http://www.facemapnation.com/CA 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlfum4fgb-k

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Before and After Makeup - Get the Look
Anokhi Media

Fresh Faced Day Look – Before and After for Anokhi Media

Thanks so much to Anokhi Media.

http://www.anokhimedia.com/blog/fresh-faced-day-look-before-after

Enjoy!

Makeover Milestone for Trend Hunter

Hi Everyone,

Trend Hunter is an amazing company that researches all of the latest and greatest trends.

They recently reached a milestone of 2 billion hits!

Check out the makeovers and article.

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/party-makeover

Thanks so much!

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Simple Make-Up Tips For Authors

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I have been a professional makeup artist for the last 10 years. I absolutely love my career as well as making people laugh and smile.  I also love to read and write.

When I was starting out, I experienced many trials and tribulations and realized that there are so many problems that may be so easily resolved.  Whether it is beauty or production related, I have learned so much and love to share that wealth of knowledge with others.

Everyone loves simplicity, easy problem solving, looking and feeling their best as well as saving time and money. For that reason I wanted to provide some tips about how you can look and feel your best whether it’s for an author photo shoot, an in-person reading or a book signing appearance.

Often, author photos for the back or inside of books are done in black and white. And it might not at first be obvious of the subtle difference that photography in this two-toned medium might make. A great make-up tip to use with black and white photography is to use stone colours, beiges, browns and greys. Those colours tend to work best because in black and white, reds can come off looking extremely harsh.

Another great tip when getting head shots done is to focus on looking like yourself, only enhanced. The photos on a book can last a lifetime so it is great to look and feel like yourself.

Every woman has experienced buying a powder and have it shatter a day later. Argh!  Don’t throw it out. Collect as much of the powder as possible and put it back in the container. Spray rubbing alcohol until a paste is created. Leave the lid open for the makeup to dry. This also works well for any powder makeup such as eye-shadows, and blush. Tada! It is back together once it dries. The alcohol also sanitizes it. Just make sure to use 70% or over.

Easy, fun, simple!

My belief is that every woman should look and feel her best all while saving time and money. When you look great, you feel great and it radiates into all aspects of life.

 

NataliaAuthorPicNatalia Zurawska is a Toronto Based makeup hair and SPFX artist, beauty blogger and author of I’m Not Making This Up and How To Work With a Makeup Artist.

Natalia’s website, Colour Chameleon, includes many more great tips relayed in both articles and videos, sharing her many years of insights as a professional makeup artist.

You can also connect with Natalia on your favorite social networks:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MsColourchameleon/videos
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Linked In: Natalia Zurawska http://www.linkedin.com/pub/natalia-zurawska/22/b09/410
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Thanks so much to Kobo Writing Life, kobowritinglife.com

Lash Love

Moov Magazine Article

Thanks to Moov Magazine for this article.

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Halloween Makeup Looks

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Thanks to Anokhi Media. www.anokhimedia.com

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