Category Archives: around the world

Eastern Bridal+

Easter Bridal 9
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Ever wondered how to incorporate some pizazz into your wedding look?

Last year I had the opportunity to take an Eastern Bridal Workshop at promakeupart.com with the school’s founder Robert Closs. The idea was to learn a different approach to traditional Western Bridal makeup, which is normally softer and more monochromatic (think pinks and neutrals).

In this approach, colour is much more widely expected and appreciated. I had the chance to create a look based inspired by the pashmina that was hanging in my closet at home. I had some cool golden jewellery that fit the look, and we topped it off with a bindi for more authenticity.

Please note, the use of bindi was not meant to insult or offend the culture that wears them.

Thank you to my beautiful friend Becky for being my model!

I can’t wait for the chance to create some Eastern Bridal looks for clients in the future.

Happy Tips Tuesday!

– K

Inspiration of the Week+

Hey Y’all! 
(I don’t know how I adopted a southern accent there, it is completely arbitrary)
For this week’s random awesomeness I’d like to present you with a man I encountered via YouTube a few years back.  I’m not sure if it’s the music, the joy behind the dances, the group camaraderie, the epic nature of the destinations (dude dances with crabs! on a beach! full of crabs!), or whether it’s just an amalgamation of all that greatness. 
Here is just ONE of his awesome videos:
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)
See more of his videos after the cut!

I don’t know if I’m biased to that first one because he dances with children, dances in Poland, AND dances in Canada but his others are also amazing:
Where the Hell is Matt? (2006)

If you liked the first one, you will love this one too (among the cool things: massive turtles, a kangaroo, monks, elephants, seals, and yes PYRAMIDS too Mikayla :p). First and every time I watch it I legitimately get chills. For some reason I missed it, but in one of the videos he is dancing in the ocean near a MASSIVE whale.  The sight is truly astonishing and awe-inspiring. 

Dude has seriously had some amazing experiences making these videos and I commend him for taking the literal “trip around the world” that many of us only dream about. 

Here’s his original video (pre-Stride sponsorship):

Where the Hell is Matt? (2005)

So…
I mean, Matt Harding?
Check out his site here: http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/
Although he’s gotten a bit commercial since he first began, he’s still pretty awesome in my books!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go first?
P.S. Don’t be afraid to dream big.