February/March Favourites: Beauty

Green Beauty February-March Favourites | True Nature Botanicals Pacific Exfoliating Cleanser | True Nature Botanicals Pacific Balancing Oil | Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel | Pai Echium & Argan Eye cream | Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Cream | Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation 143 | Anastasia Beverly Hills Granite Ash Brown powder duo | Joelle Chan make-up artist Calgary Alberta Canada

What happened with the weather this winter? Over here in the west, we barely had any snow and the river beds are pretty dry. I’m always concerned that there isn’t enough water in the mountains, because it affects all of us.
So even though it’s hardly felt like winter 99% of the time, I still treated my skin like it was -30 out there only because it was very dry. Over the last 2 months (I’m doing a combined post because I went on vacation for part of it), I actually managed to finish a couple bottles of products I’ve been using for almost a year so I have something new to show you – yay! Continue reading…

Conceptualize: Graphic Lines

Joelle Chan make-up artist | Calgary Alberta Canada | Graphic Lines Shapes | Marbling | Red Blue White Black liner | Makeup Concepts | Haute Makeup | Futuristic Makeup | Face Mask | Avant Garde
Back in Grade 10, my best friend, Guia, and I were on the yearbook committee and were put in charge of Advertising. Thank goodness because my layout skills were severely lacking, as well as my photography skills. We stylized some lettering for our ads and had to fill it with colour somehow. This is when Guia taught me a sort of line marbling. I don’t know if there’s a name to the style or whether it’s considered a technique, but no matter how you do it, it’s graphic and eye catching. Continue reading…

Pearl’s Wedding in Canmore

Canmore makeup artist | Asian bridal makeup | Natural wedding look |Rocky Mountain wedding | Winter destination wedding | Banff | Joelle Chan makeup artist | Calgary Alberta Canada | Photography by Nina & Wes | Snippet & Ink

I’m so excited to share these beautiful pictures of Pearl, who had a destination wedding in Winter Wonderland, otherwise known as Canmore, Alberta. It was just after New Year’s and bitterly cold here in Alberta (-25C or so). Pearl has a beautiful soul and I am so honoured to have been a part of her wedding day. Congratulations again Pearl! I wish you an extremely long, fruitful and joyous marraige :) Continue reading…

Lust List: Valentine’s Edition

Lust List Valentines 2015 | Stila Convertible palette Diptyque Rosafolia candle Hourglass Atmosphere modernist shadow Kahina travel basics Tarte Amazonian Clay shadow palette Nars Domination blush palette Tatcha Ritual discovery kit | Joelle Chan make-up artist | Calgary Alberta Canada

Whether you’re spending your Valentine’s Day with a loved one or spending it as Happy Single’s Day soaking in a tub with a good book and a glass of wine, I think the occasion is the perfect excuse to indulge a little in yourself. It’s important to love yourself a little, y’know? Continue reading…