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Long Lasting Curls For Your Wedding

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Happy Wedding! Every bride deserves to look and feel her best on this special day without fuss or worry. Here are some very simple tips for lasting curls you can do by yourself while at the destination.

Washing hair the night before your wedding is ideal because it allows hair to dry naturally. It also allows you more time for the next morning to relax or finish any final errands. Apply mousse to hair while it is damp by flipping head over and applying it evenly from root to tip with a scrunching motion. Mousse really helps hold the curls, adds protection against heat damage and tames frizz.

I love the Thermal Creations Mouuse by Tresemme. This amazing formula adds volume, shine and may be brushed through to create any long lasting hairstyle desired. The price is exceptional for the results it provides.

When styling your hair, I always like to section the hair into four parts. Two at the front and a section of the crown and lastly, the back bottom half. If you have hard to curl hair, spraying some hairspray on the section you are going to curl first and brushing it through will make curls last. I start with the back and move my way up regardless of whether it is using hot rollers, or a curling iron. The front pieces around the face should be curled outwards to frame the face. If you are a volume lover, tease the crown first and spray with hairspray. Repeat as needed until you are satisfied with the height.

Try the Climate Control hairspray by Tresemme. It is perfect for long lasting style, yet may be brushed through and really works well against the humidity in the Caribbean and Mexico.

The Curl Secret Infiniti Pro by Conair is one of my favourite. Read full article here…

Give as a Gift – How to Work With A Makeup Artist

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Christmas is coming – it’s the time for giving. And for only $9.99 you can give an aspiring photographer great tips regarding production so that every shoot is fun and seamless! Communication is key regarding any type of relationship, and one with a photographer and a makeup artist is no different.

Section one: Scheduling your first shoot

A perfect start to get the look you want, how to prepare for it and what to discuss to make the shoot day flow easily

Section two: Terms for Makeup and Hair

Helps you understand makeup and hairstyling terms to get the look you want quickly and easily. This is also great when working with clients.

Section three: Lighting and Makeup/Hair

How to discuss lighting with your team so the makeup, hair and wardrobe all look flawless in the photos. How to set up and all work smoothly together.

Section four: Best Products to have when no makeup artist is present and how to use them.

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This is a great time to discuss whether the photographer (YOU) will be giving the makeup artist a CD, or prints, or both. You really do need to discuss this beforehand so there is no miscommunication or false assumptions. You should also discuss if you are both wanting to submit this to a particular magazine to get an editorial published. Makeup artist and model portfolios are a standard 9×12 and photographer portfolios are 11×14.

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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

 

 

Wedding Beauty Do’s and Don’ts

Weddings are such amazing celebrations of love and unity, but your wedding will also be the most important beauty-focused day of your life. With all of the photos and video that will be shot on your wedding day, looking your best is key. Here are some of my favourite hair and makeup tips and tricks:

Wedding Beauty Do’s
When looking for wedding hair and makeup styles, inspiration can be anywhere. Keep in mind that your hair style should seem realistic. It’s also a good tip to arrange for a hair and makeup trial to ease a lot of stress on the day of the wedding.

  • It is best to go with a look that is similar to your natural hair style.
  • A more natural makeup look is also great if your skin reacts differently to more humid weather, typical of weddings that take place in the summer season.
  • Waterproof mascara is a must – especially if the tears start to flow. Waterproof eyeliner formulations are also a great idea.

There are dozens of beauty products out there to get you ready for your big day. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • If you have great skin, Hello Flawless by Benefit is for you. It is a powder that may be used wet or dry.  You can also spot apply in layers like a concealer.
  • If you need added coverage, Face Atelier Foundation is great. It has a primer built right in to keep makeup on all day and night. It also comes in a variety of tones for every ethnicity. The result is flawless skin. I like to apply it to eyelids as well to keep eye shadow on for hours.
  • I love the Climate Control hairspray by Tresemme. Hair stays put, yet can be brushed through and the shine is incredible.
  • The Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray by Tresemme is my one of my favourites. It not only protects your hair from heat, it tames frizzies and makes curls last longer and smells so good.
  • Covergirl 24 Hour Lashblast mascara is fantastic. It lengthens, adds volume and separates lashes while staying put all day and night. It washes off well with makeup remover – it’s a must have for any bride.

Wedding Beauty Don’ts

  • Don’t change your hair colour or cut it drastically right before your wedding.
  • Don’t get a wax days before your wedding. If waxing or laser hair removal is normal for you, schedule your appointment at least 3 days beforehand in case of an allergy or redness.
  • Spray tans are tricky and the last thing you want to do is look orange for your big day. If you really want a sun-kissed glow I would suggest a practice run before the wedding to make sure you like the colour.

Thanks to Today’s Bride for this article www.todaysbride.ca

 

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Natalia Zurawska Makeup & Hair

IMG_02Your wedding is one of the most important and life changing days of your life. Feeling and looking your best is an important aspect of the event. Photos and videos last a lifetime of memories.

Hi Everyone.

My name is Natalia Zurawska. I have been a professional makeup/hair/spfx artist for the last 10 years. I recently came out with an e-book entitled “I’m Not Making This Up”. It features all of the best makeup tips and tricks I have learned over the years to save time and money. One of the chapters is solely devoted to weddings.

In this beauty e-book you will learn how to fix a shattered powder in one easy step – no, you don’t have to throw it out!

Some other tips include how to look your best in a matter of minutes, how to hire a makeup artist, do’s and don’ts of beauty before your wedding and so much more. My favorite products are also mentioned.

“I’m Not Making This Up” is available on Smashwords, Amazon as well as Goodreads in all digital formats.

http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcolourcham-20/detail/B00EOUPRLE/192-5208536-2828228

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/379111

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20492842-i-m-not-making-this-up?from_search=true

Enjoy! You can also check out my blogs, YouTube channel and join my social media below for new updates.

Natalia Zurawska Makeup/Hair

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Hair and Make-up by Natalia

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Natalia Zurawska is an accomplished Hair & Make-up specialist in Toronto who has just released her first book, “I’m Not Making This Up”.  For the purpose of this blog, Natalia has provided us with the chapter from her book “Your Wedding Day”.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Natalia in action, and if there is one person you should be taking advice from when it comes to your Hair and Make-Up, it’s this girl!

So without further ado, here’s what she has to say…

Your wedding is an amazing day of your life. Happy memories and time spent with loves ones is what it is all about. Minimizing stress and being prepared are the best ways to enjoy your special day. Here are some really good tricks when you are getting ready for your special day. There are also some precautions and things to avoid in order to prevent you from not having the best time.

Here are some points to consider regarding beauty

Should I get a professional makeup artist to do my makeup?
The choice is yours. I would say yes. You want to avoid the stress of getting ready as well as your bridesmaids. Many makeup artists come to you and will meet you at the location of your choice. Getting pampered on your big day will really help you relax and have fun with your family and friends, so it is well worth the cost. Make sure you get a trial run beforehand so there are no unpleasant surprises. Having some reference photos from the internet or magazines is a great way to show what type of look you are going for. A picture really is worth a thousand words when you are doing your trial. I would advise against going for a completely different look than how you normally wear your makeup. You still want to look like you, only enhanced.

I like to provide little wedding bags with blotting papers to soak up any oily patches and little lipsticks or glosses for lip touchups so you look picture perfect all day. Waterproof mascara and eyeliner are a must, regardless if you say you cry or not. I also like to use the Ben Nye Final Seal to mist the face so the makeup stays put all day. If you are getting married in a hot climate, the less makeup you wear, the better.

False Lashes on your Wedding Day
False lashes are a great way to make your eyes pop on your big day. I would advise against them if you have never worn them before, as they can really feel different and you do not want red eyes or irritation in your photos. If you cry a lot, the glue may become unstuck and really make a mess of the makeup. However, if you really like the added touch that false lashes give, I would suggest individuals or half lashes. This way the chances of irritation or them falling off are minimized.

Waxing and Special Facial Treatments
Never wax your eyebrows or get a new skin treatment the day before your wedding. You do not know how your skin will react. These treatments and waxing should be done at least a week beforehand. The last thing you need is a rash on your wedding day. Plan a few weeks before hand with a girlfriend, to relax and enjoy.

Spray Tanning
A spray tan is a great addition to the way you look on your wedding day. Just be sure to go for a light setting if you are pale. You want to look glowing, not orange. Also, if your spray tan is really dark, your husband-to-be may look extremely pale and sickly in the photos, which does not look great. If he is really pale, try to convince him to go for a light setting as well. Some men find this very “feminine” so you do not need to tell anyone. Try to convince your bridesmaids to go with you as well so everyone will look uniform.

Plan your sunless tanning session well in advance, just in case you may have a reaction to it. The chances are small, but still not worth the risk. Avoid swimming and shaving for 48 hours. A spray tan should last between 7 and 10 days.

If you want to do your sunless tanning yourself, there are so many great products out on the market as well. Just make sure to exfoliate really well beforehand and apply cream to your hairline, knees, elbows and other dryer spots as the self-tanner tends to absorb more colour in those areas. Get a friend or your husband-to-be to apply it for you so you do not miss any spots.

Now that you are looking gorgeous, just enjoy your big wedding day!

Now that you’ve got a taste for Natalia and her tips, I’d really recommend getting in touch with her, and picking up a copy of her book:

Natalia Zurawska
Makeup/Hair
www.colourchameleon.com
E: zurawskanatalia@yahoo.com

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