Thursday, 26 December 2013

Base Borden Fire Fighters Calendar





This past Summer I joined one of my Favorite Photographer DUO, Miller Ellis to shoot the Base Borden Fire Fighters 2013/2014 Calendar. Here are few shots! Love working with this talented duo! Thank you Tanya and Nicole for asking me to be apart it! 

Miller Ellis Photography bio picture


Miller Ellis Photography: Nicole Miller & Tanya Ellis

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Minked Lashes review



$16 - $26 (CND)

I first heard of Minked Lashes, through Creative Director and celebrity Makeup Artist, Arabella Trasca. Who by the way is extremely talented artist. All images on the Minked Lashes site is her work! She is beautifully flawless. We meet at the TSC (the Shopping Channel) while I was working for Eve Pearl. That same week of us meeting we were both working IMATS Toronto 2013. While at IMATS Toronto I got the opportunity to really check out all that Minked Lashes have to offer. I also had the pleasure of meeting the owner as well who was just so sweet & lovely. Love when I great product/company has amazing people working behind it. It speaks volumes about the brand it self to me. 

Creative Director and celebrity Makeup Artist Arabella Trasca
Arabella Trasca

Friday, 22 November 2013

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Vanilla Sugar Satin Hands® Pampering Set

Available through participating Independent Beauty Consultants only. Limited quantities available while supplies last. Offer expires February 15th, 2014.


$51.00 CND

Just in time for Holiday Season and the season that is so tough on our skin. For me my hands especially take a beating during these cold and dry months. Mary Kay has put together the perfect kit to use right in your home. Invigorate your senses with the warm vanilla sugar gift set that is sure to please.

The whole set comes a cute little gift bag (as you can see in the picture above). It's a three step system to recharge, soften and revitalize your hands!  

Thursday, 14 November 2013

IMATS Toronto 2013




This experience at IMATS Toronto was completely mind blowing and different then last years (click here to read last years post). Last year I went as a guest and got to meet my makeup Idol, Eve Pearl! This year I had the privilege to be her Senior Assistant at her Booth! I know, right... AMAZING!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Ashlee & Alyssa Wedding



I just wanted to post a following link from Miller Ellis Photography. I have been so fortunate to have worked with this amazing duo (Nicole Miller & Tanya Ellis) on many projects. This past September I worked with couple "Ashlee & Alyssa" on their wedding day as their MUA and Miller Ellis was there to save the memories. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Fusion of Color 2013 Fall Collections


Fusion of Color 2013 Fall Collections is partly inspired by the movie "The Great Gatsby" with its smokey grey's and bold red lips of the 1020's. One of the hottest fall trends right now is a soft wash of grey on the entire eye. "Dame" would be lovely for this. Take a soft dome brush and swipe it on the entire lid blend upwards to achieve the look.  
quick look into the new fall collection with swatches and a look put together using products from both collections.

Swatches


Collection 1

Eye Shadow: Pink Champagne, Mulberry & Sapphire

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Mary Kay's 2013 Fall Collection: At Play


I feel that this is probably the most anticipated collection in the history of Mary Kay! They're not only launching 1 but 2 Fall Collections this year, "At Play" & "Fairytales & Fantasies"  (click here to read "Fairytales & Fantasies" reveiw). 

This particular collection is geared toward "Gen Y-ers", a first for Mary Kay! What is or who is Generation Y???

Friday, 9 August 2013

Mary Kay "At Play" Baked Eye Trio Looks




While testing out Mary Kay's new Fall Collection "At Play"(for an upcoming review) I wanted to give you all a look for each Baked Eye Trio's. Something to Inspire you and show you how wonderful these eye shadows are. 

Stay tuned as I should have the full review up in a few days within a couple days. Please enjoy and let me know what you think about these gorgeous shadows! 

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Mary Kay 2013 Fall Collection: Fairytales & Fantasies


"Create enchanting looks worthy of a happily ever after..."


This is the slogan for the New Limited Edition 2013 Fall Collection from Mary Kay! So true! I love these colours for fall... the gorgeous purples, magical golds & soft mauves. This is a collection that fits it's title! 
Right off I'm in LOVE with the packaging. I'm a little obsessed with damask design! 

Monday, 10 June 2013

My Favorite Travel Beauty Products!


Summer is here again so is the time for vacations! I thought I would share with all of you my top travel beauty product! These are my most favorite and prized products! No more packing up bulky products. I love the convenience of taking these treasured items with me without damaging my full sized jars, compacts etc...

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Shopping Channel with Eve Pearl Pt.2


Left to right EP Toronto team:
Emily, Andrea, Eve, Tammy, Desiree, Nikki (me) & Stephanie.

May 10th Eve and her Toronto team were back to spread the love and knowledge of her amazing cosmetic line! Not only was I MUA/Model for Eve, but she has given me the opportunity to handle more responsibly. This time around we had five shows which I helped produced. Can I say "I LOVED every moment it"! 

In addition to her very popular and ground breaking foundations and concealers, Eve also brought her "HD Dual Press Powder Kit", "On-The-Go Lip Set" & her unbelievable "Forever Bridal Set"! 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Mary Kay Summer Line-Up


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Since reviewing the Mary Kay Spring Zen in Bloom collection I've been charged and excited about this brand! I said it before I'm going to say it again... 


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"This is not just your Mother's makeup!!! This is a gorgeous & luxurious brand."

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Eve Pearl is back at the Toronto Shopping Channel!


 Eve Pearl will back in Toronto on May 10th will be on The  Toronto Shopping Channel again... So will I! Click the link below to watch live @ 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm & 8pm. Tune in to see live demos and new products to the show! Wait till you see her bronzer! I actually got rid of  my othyer bronzers after getting her Bronzer Highligting Trio! 

Click Here to watch the live shows!


I'm so trilled to be apart of it again not only as a MUA/Model but I'll be helping behind the scene with coordination & logistics of the show! 

Make sure to like my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Keek (you can find all those links on the right side of my blog) for updates, photos & videos of my day with Eve Pearl! 

Much Love,
Nikki
XO

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

New Makeup Geek Eye Shadows




$5.99 /pan

I just received 4 new MUG shadows and thought I would share and swatch them for you all! The shades that I'll be showing you are: 
Hipster, Cosmopolitan, Graphite & Nautica! 

In true Makeup Geek fashion these are creamy, smooth and intensely pigmented! As always I'm not disappointed & quality is outstanding. 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Spring/Summer collection 1 : Fusion of Color





Fusion of Color has done it again! This Spring/Summer 2013 collections are packed with fresh burst of colours, subtle nudes and my favorite tranquil smokey greens. 
This is the first collection is full of life and bright pops. It consists of 3 eye shadows, 1 blush, 1 lip gloss & 1 lipstick! 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Shopping Channel w/ Eve Pearl




 I was chosen by 5 time Emmy award winning celebrity 

makeup artist, Eve Pearl to help launch her cosmetic line 

here in Canada. On March 27th, I was an Eve Pearl Makeup 

Artist/Model on the Toronto Shopping Channel! There was  4 

shows in total that day. I was completely over the moon for 

this opportunity. Not only is Eve Pearl a Makeup Goddess 

but she is one of my makeup idols. May I add that she is 

super sweet and hanging out with her was like hanging out 

with one of your Girlfriends! I am so blessed to 

have this opportunity to work with/for Eve herself (a women 

I completely admire and respect in this industry). I'm 

thanking my lucky stars! This was a  dream come true. I'm 

looking forward to adding to this post because she has asked 

me back for her next show in May. 

The Canadian Team with Eve at the Shopping channel

Monday, 1 April 2013

Mary Kay Finishing spray review

Mary Kay
59 ml $20 (CND)

This product is a must have in every makeup kit, whether your a professional or an enthusiast! This will bring normality back to your skin, seal and ensure that your makeup stay's put all day!

This innovative product helps prevent makeup meltdown and keeps makeup looking freshly applied for hours. You won't have to worry about your makeup for up to 16 hours! It’s for any skin type, even oily, and keeps face feeling cool and refreshed when sprayed onto the face. Won’t stain, dries quickly, and washes off easily. For all you Brides out there this is a perfect for you. You need to look your best all day, and your makeup has to last through sweating, kissing, hugging you name it. This is going to be your best friend the day of. Use this spray through the day as well for a nice pick me up to your skin. Just blot your face and spray.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Mary Kay 2013 Spring Collection: Zen in Bloom



When I thought of Mary Kay I always thought this is the brand that my mom wears. Upon receiving Mary Kay's 2013 spring collection I was more then surprised! The colours, the textures, the sheer beauty of it all. This is not just your Mother's makeup!!! This is a gorgeous & luxurious brand. 

In this collection the Mary Kay team put together some fresh and uplifting products together. There is 4 new cream shadows, 2 lip lacquers, 2 nail lacquers, trio mineral pressed eye shadow, after-sun repleshing gel, and a lovely mini clutch/makeup bag. Let's get to the good stuff...

Launch date is March 16, 2013 & is available while supplies last. Offer expires May 15th, 2013

Saturday, 9 March 2013

MS Awareness Look




This is for Robin! Thank you for this request and always supporting my work! This was an absolute honor to create a MS Awareness look for you! I wanted to make this look very wearable for everyday! You can always deepen the outter V or use Black liner to make a darker more dramatic feeling to this look! If you like the orange to be bolder apply a white or orange base under the orange shadow to make the colour pop! XxOO

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Frends Beauty: Stilazzi brush review



Back in November at IMATS Toronto I had the pleasure of meeting the team at Frends Beauty Supplies, which is based out of California. I pickup my beloved Stilazzi "Gone Topless" case (which I'm completely in love with)! They let me pick out a three Stilazzi brushes to try out and let you all in on what I think of them. I chose the Blender Brush, Buff Brush & the Crease Brush.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Color Revolution Mineral Makeup review


$38.00 ea.

I've recently got my hands on some beautiful mineral makeup from Mineral Makeup Market. This company is from Australia and they carry 3 brands of mineral makeup, Minerallustre, Sheer Design & Color Revolution. Today I will be showing three stackers from Color Revolution. Over all I'm in love!!! These minerals are super fine almost like a dust. They are all completely natural and do not expire. Also on Mineral Makeup Market you can find helpful tips and how to video's! Definitely a makeup site to check out! 

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Friday, 1 February 2013

Mineral Blush Swatches: Fusion of Color pt.2



What Fusion of Color describes themselves:
"Fusion of Color Cosmetics are created from real minerals taken directly from the earth. These minerals are then processed into a fine powder and mixed with natural inorganic colors to produce a wide variety of colors. It does not matter what skin tone you have, from very light porcelain to a dark undertone and every shade in between, there is a mineral cosmetic that can perfectly match your skin. Minerals offer very good and build-able coverage that doesn't feel like you're wearing any makeup at all."
Cruelty Free!
Free from Oil, talc, dyes and parabens!
Ideal for all skin types, skin tones and women of all ages

Fusion of Color has a variety of beautiful blushes! There are 13 Matte shades and 40 Shimmer/Sheen shades of Blushes! You will most definitely find more then a couple you like... guaranteed! 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Fusion of Color Swatches pt.7


Here we go more lovely, highly pigmented mineral eye shadow swatch from Fusion of Color! This set of swatches are more brown/cream based. I realized that most of the swatches I've been doing have been more colourful and bold. So this time I was going to stick with more neutral tones! This is pt.7 of my swatch series for Fusion of Color. To read my full review on these eye shadows Click Here.
Enjoy :)

Friday, 4 January 2013

Brave Series: Princess Merida


Step by step Beauty How to

This look is inspired by the new Disney princess, Merida from "Brave". Who so happens to be my new favorite! I have decided to do a whole makeup series based on this movie... look out for another Princess Merida, Queen Elinor & Mordu inspired looks! 
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