Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Haley's Big Day!

On Saturday 28th May, mydelf, Sarah and Leah all had the chance to help Haley and her bridal party get ready for her big day! It was a really lovely morning!

I wish Haley all the best for the future and of course a fabulous honeymoon!

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Behind the scenes for Paradise Magazine

Behind the scenes shooting for Paradise Magazine.

Hair and makeup by me, styling and trends by Tara Rose and model, Shannon of Vivienes.

On location at The Wave Broadbeach.

Expect to see this shoot in the Paradise Magazine liftout in the Gold Coast Bulletin from this Saturday.

The view!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Up and Coming Models...

If you're serious about getting into the industry, you need great images and jesKAA Designs and Kate McKenna hair & makeup can deliver!

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Joanna 2nd Oct 2010

I just received these beautiful pic's from one of my lovely brides from last year!

Have a look at how beautiful Joanna looked on her Wedding Day!

Makeup only by me :)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Paradise Magazine May 21st 2011

So here is part two of my work for Paradise Magazine, from the weekends Gold Coast Bulletin.
Makeup by me
Hair by Cian Christina
Styling and concept by Tara Rose
Model is Chloe M of Division

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Paradise Magazine May 14th

On Saturday morning I woke up to a lovely birthday surprise of two pages in Paradise magazine with makeup by me! Stay tuned to the Gold Coast Bulletin lift out over the next couple of weeks for more of my work!

Makeup - Kate

Hair - Cian Christina

Styling and Concept - Tara Rose

Shot on location at QT Surfers Paradise

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Hair Trend - Red

So it seems that the new hair trend this season is red!

With celebrities like Blake Lively, Whitney Port and the balayage Queen herself Drew Barrymore all making the switch, who will follow next?? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Expert Interview - With Eyelash expert Georga Sherman...

I am very excited to bring you todays expert interview with Georga of D'Lashes at Southport. Keep reading as Georga answers my questions about eyelashes extensions...

How do D'Lashes eyelash extensions work?
Your eyelashes are made thicker and longer through professional application of an individual synthetic eyelash directly onto your natural lash, with a specially formulated bonding agent.
There are two options of eyelash extensions, Synthetic and Minky. Synthetic lashes have been around for years and this is what most salons use. Whereas Minky lashes are a new range of lashes that were introduced in 2010. They are a lighter weight material which allows us to apply a longer or thicker grafting lash.
What is the application process and how long can I expect them to last for?
The application process is very simple, the procedure will take approximately 1-2 hours for a full set and approximately 30mins to an hour for an infill. It is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concerntration so therefore it should not be rushed, so the client leaves with a perfect set of lashes. You get to relax with your eyes closed and enjoy your experience. Often clients are so relaxed they fall asleep!
How often should I get them infilled?
I recommend 2-4 weeks between infills. However it all depends on the individual. A real lash life cycle is 25-28 days, and as yours grow and fall out, so will the synthetic ones that are attached.
Do they work for everyone?
Anyone of any age can have eyelash extensions applied as long as there is a natural lash to glue the extension onto. Ladies who have undergone chemotherapy, and their natural lashes are starting to grow back, also love eyelash extensions. They are also suitable for anyone who wears contact lenses or glasses.
How long before my wedding day or special event should I have my eyelashes extensions applied?
If you are getting your eyelashes applied for a special event such as your wedding day, we suggest having them done as close to the event as possible. That way they will be fresher and fuller for your big day!
Can I still wear mascara?
You wont have to! But if you decide that you want to it is recommended that you use an oil free mascara. It is very important that you don't use any oil based products on your lashes as they will cause them to fall out.
What should I look for when deciding on who to book my eyelash extensions?
When you are deciding on who to book for your eyelash extensions, it is important to go with someone who is highly trained in their field. The eyes are a very delicate area and you shouldn't risk quality service. The girls at D'Lashes are all highly trained, extremely professional and love what they do!
What makes D'Lashes stand out from the rest?
D'Lashes beauty is a well know business on the Gold Coast, and we have been doing exceptional lashes for years. I consider us to be the best as we give a great quality service and strive to be the best!
How much are they?

Sythetic lashes full set $110
Synthetic lashes half set $90
Minky's lashes full set $150
Miky's lashes half set $120

Infill full set
Synthetic $60
Minky's $75

Infill half set
Sythetic $55
Minky's $65

D'Lashes is located at 8 George Street Southport,

call today to book you beautiful set of lashes!

5591 2382

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Daydream Lily

My work has been featured on the Daydream Lily blog. The shoot is from the Kustom Campaign I worked on late last year.
Make sure you take a look!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kustom High Summer 2011

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Port Douglas in North Queensland to shoot the Kustom high summer 2011 campaign. Here is a little taster of some of the behind the scenes shots! More to come!!
Concept Pia at Kustom
Hair and Makeup was by me
Photography by Ali Mitton. Models - Ellie, Bonnie and Jolie

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

2011 Logies

I'm very happy to see old school femine elegance is in! At this years logies it was all about beautifully 'clean' skin, defined eyes (it's nice to see the stars giving the smokey eye a rest!) with natural lips. I'm also loving all of the soft natural curls and elegant upstyles!

Samara Weaving from Home and Away looked absolutely beautiful with a soft upstyle to show off the back of her dress, and beautiful natural makeup with defined eyes
What a cute couple! Rebecca Breeds gets my vote for the most beautiful skin!
This girl is defintely blessed!

I always give credit to someone who is brave enough to rock red lipstick in a white dress!! Well done Erin.

Rebecca Gibney's dress looks so beautiful! But her makeup is a disaster!

Someone get this woman some blotting paper!I love that Jess Marais always looks so classy and elegant, although I would have liked to see a brighter lipstick.
As you all probably know I'm a sucker for a ballet bun! I think Megan Gale has totally nailed it here. Her hair and makeup looks beautiful, without being too much and her dress is devine!

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