A Lesson In Vulnerability And Authenticity

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It’s been a long busy Summer in the beauty industry. I enjoy taking out some time to do some collaboration work with younger artists and also teach the up and coming stars as well. I’ve been called “Sensei” by a few of my apprentice artists and friends on more than one occasion actually. To be honest, I’ve been incredibly honoured to be called as such. Sensei is a Japanese word for “teacher” or guide, mentor. It’s a very honorable title … Read More

Olivia Ha Makeover Contest 2015 Winner Diana: The Personal Before & After Experience

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Once in a while, I really love doing contests for former clients and prospective ladies that may not have it in their budget, or time to have a makeover. This video captures a very beautiful day when Diana (the beauty in this video) and my videographer Jonathan Arnold were able to make time to put this collaboration together. I appreciate the both of them so greatly! Here’s what’s in the video: Olivia: Hey guys! Do you guys ever feel like you don’t have time … Read More

Toronto Life Featured Bridal Makeup and Hair

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I happily stumbled upon a featured work of mine in Toronto Life today! It was for a beautiful bride by the name of Sarah and I remember it like it was yesterday. Sarah was such a happy, go-lucky girl that wasn’t afraid to say what she wanted. It wasn’t her first time ever getting makeup done professionally so she knew what she wanted to look and feel like on her wedding day. “Natural but not too natural!” she said. As a makeup artist I … Read More

7 Essential Tips When Searching For Wedding Vendors

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The First Question You Should Always Ask Yourself When Looking For Wedding Vendors: – What do you envision for your wedding and why? (ex. elaborate wedding, entertainment, cozy venue, color scemes) I will tell you a story of a recent wedding I had serviced this week: Last month a bride called me asking if I was available for her wedding this month. I happily told her I was, then she told me that she loved my website and the pictures really … Read More

An Inner Beauty Tip I Learned Today

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“We can never bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we have. In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly grateful for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked. That is the power of Gratitude. May the joy be with you, Rhonda Byrne” From The Secret Daily Teachings What I took out of this when I read it today is that if we don’t … Read More

This Is What An Artist Like Me Believes In

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I love meeting new people. I feel that every person has a story to tell, with a unique look and personality to go with it. I love getting to know people that I encounter in my profession. I enjoy searching within them when we talk, pondering on how I can help them in every emotional and artistically beautiful way. Every time I meet someone for the first time, I look for the beauty deep within them and afterwards I paint it … Read More

What You Didn’t Know About Airbrush Makeup Vs Traditional Makeup

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1. Airbrush makeup applied properly is ‘invisible’ through a camera and on digital/print view. Reason being that airbrush makeup is sprayed in hundreds of ‘dots’. Similarly, a camera picks up light and displays it in pixels on your computer screen or the LCD screen. Pixels are tiny, tiny dots as well. Airbrush makeup is applied the same way a camera reads what is infront of it, which is tiny dots of color, which is why it is extremely easy to … Read More

How to get Makeup and Hair of Beauty Queen Jodi Jahnke!

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On May 27, 2012, Beauties of Asia Pageant was on for 2012! I had the pleasure of being requested to do the makeup and hair for Jodi Jahnke, who turned out to be the winner of this year’s pageant!

Beautiful Asian Makeup on Bride Yen!

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Yen was sweet enough to update me on a few of the photos that took place this February. She is such a beautiful person and I tried my best to highlight these beautiful features of her on an Asian face (which can be hard to find for some!) Yen and Ryan really touched my heart and I teared when I saw her walking down the stairs when Ryan was singing his heart out to her on one knee! Ryan is … Read More

How To Find the Best Bridal Makeup Artist

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  What makes an artist amazing for you on your wedding day? A lot of my friends and brides ask this of me when I’m unavailable for weddings so I hope to share this great article on what to look for as well as put in my personal tips to help you look for the perfect, best bridal makeup artists!

Dior Asian Makeup w/ Andre Hebert @The Bay

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On Wednesday I went over to The Bay for their special event with Canada”s National Makeup artist Andre Hebert. It just so happened he was available the time I went in so I was lucky enough to get my makeup done by him. For a full makeover you have to purchase 2 products but hey I`ve never done a Dior review before so I figured I”d splurge by purchasing some products for my clients this summer to enjoy! Here”s me … Read More

15 Great Beauty Tips from Experienced Brides

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Loaded with awesome tips from brides that wish they knew about these when they got married! (Above) Me doing makeup on Diana on her wedding day.15 Great Beauty Tips from Experienced Brides 1. I love the tip on ‘don’t be rushed to take off your veil!’ It’s true, people wouldn’t normally think that the veil would create such a romantic feel for the pictures. 2. Shaping the brows is also a definitely must do before your wedding day. Your brows … Read More

Coco Rocha’s Wedding Beauty

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I was looking around on what celebrities use for their wedding, their favorite products and I came across this video of Supermodel Coco Rocha`s wedding!

Top 5 Mistakes in Bridal Makeup

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As a bridal beauty expert, I really care about the way the bride looks like on their wedding day! That’s huge for me! Here is what I see in most bridal makeup mishaps! 1. Not taking care of the eyebrows: Often times the eyebrows aren’t groomed properly and it results in having the makeup really distorted. Even if the makeup is flawless everywhere else! The eyebrows can be mismatched in colour, and even too dark or too light. 2. The … Read More

97% of Women Are Cruel to Their Bodies Today

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 97% of Women Will Be Cruel to Their Bodies  Can you believe this? I don’t wish to say, but as a makeup artist that are with women constantly… I almost find it to be not surprising. It breaks my heart to see it or hear it! It is why I make it a personal goal to really turn that around to a positive result; with every woman I encounter and to reach as much people around the world with this … Read More

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