Jersey Shore Yourself for Halloween

25 Oct

Jersey Shore…you either love it or hate it, but you can’t deny that this crazy, over-the-top cast of spray-tanned boys and girls are clearly succeeding in their quest to take over TV land.

Not to be outdone by their wild behaviours, their signature looks seem to scream for spotlights of their own and the audience is savouring every morsel of this bizarre phenomenon. We’ve even had some random clients coming in lately requesting spray tans and major back combing to imitate their favourite characters like Mike “The Situation” and little miss Snooki! Although we don’t offer spray-tanning services, all of this has inspired me to put together a collection of tips and tricks for you to dress up as your misbehaving Jersey Shore twin for this wicked Halloween.

For all you inner Snookis out there

Time to exercise make-up knowledge amnesia! Toss all your expertise out the window and think: What would I do to my face if I had less than two minutes and more than two drinks? The answer is: an overload of bronzer and a thick coat of spray tan all over; a pair of messy, dark smokey-eyes offset by lips drenched in shiny light-pink or clear lipgloss. Put some elbow grease into that back comb to achieve that famous Snooki “bump”. Secure your hairstyle with lots of pins and blast that hairspray, but make sure you take a deep breath before you unleash the chemical cloud. Read the rest of this entry »


Reinvent Yourself: Fall Makeup Trends 2010

25 Aug

When’s the last time you updated your makeup routine? Is it the same old same old from last year—the same colours that just don’t seem to excite you, or anyone else for that matter?

Purple Rain

Say goodbye to the dull black and charcoal smokey eyes this fall and give purple a go! From mild lavender to rich eggplant, the purple hue has made its presence known at the latest shows from Dior to Preen, making it the “must-have” colour favourite of this fall season!

Chanel Les Impressions Collection 2010My pick: L’Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Shadow Duo in Electrified. It offers a deep, shimmery plum accompanied by a silvery, softer matching shade for you to create a multi-faceted, metallic smokey-eye. I love L’Oreal’s HiP line as it includes so many wonderful colours in their purest, most concentrated form. Another great and inexpensive option is Chanel Les Impressions Collection. A quad of royal hues of purple to romantic lavender, what more can a girl ask for?

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Smokey Eye Makeup Video Tutorial – Summer Night Out

11 Aug

Hello Beauty Goddesses!!! Here’s the first of many video tutorials that I’ll be posting on my blog and Youtube page. I was a little nervous at first, but once I got rolling with the tutorial everything went pretty smoothly.

I wanted to do a smokey eye look for the summer since I get so many questions about this look. I’ve found that mastering one smokey eye look that you like is a great start to getting more adventurous. Give this one a try and tell me how it goes!!!


Summer Breeze: 6 Makeup Tips For a Refreshing Summer Look

11 Aug

Want to look like a breath of fresh, summer air? This summer is all about looking natural while spicing things up with bright colours and glossy lips. Here are six makeup tips to help you look effortlessly flawless for the summer.

mac golden bronze

1.     It’s All About Golden Bronze Skin! To get a sun-kissed look like Jessical Alba, first prep your skin with sunscreen and then even out your skin with a tinted moisturizer. Next, apply a golden bronzer with a blush brush either all over your face or simply dust along the cheekbones. Choose a buildable golden bronzer, like M.A.C Golden, that matches your skin tone. Don’t dabble in a bronzer that’s a shade darker than your skin because a natural glow is what you need for those summer picnics, not dark streaks.

2.     Really Glossy Lips. Think sparkles! Summer is the season to take the glossy lip trend to the next level by keeping the colour neutral and vamping up the shine factor. You can rock the flirtatious, pouty look like Jessica Simpson with Lancome Juicy Tubes or M.A.C Lip Glass as both will give your lips that volumizing effect. Make sure your lips are crack-free before you apply any lip product by gently exfoliating them with a soft toothbrush and using a lip balm regularly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Welcome!!! To The Salon Beauty Bar!!

11 Aug

Salon Beauty Bar

Hello Beauty Goddesses!!

My name is Angela, most people just call me Ange. I own a beauty salon in downtown Vancouver called, The Salon Beauty Bar. I’ve also been a professional M.A.C make up artist for over 6 years – wow how time flies!!

Everyday I get a TON of makeup, nail, hair, and skin care questions. So I thought I’d open up this blog to pass on some of the things I’ve learned. I’m a beauty and fashion junkie at heart so it’s only natural that I dedicate this blog to all the other beauty junkies out there like me!!

Ultimately, my hope is to inspire creativity while helping you get answers to those burning beauty questions you’ve been looking for. I’ll be posting video tutorials, blogs, and photos, on all things beauty and fashion so subscribe and check back often.

I’ll be updating here regularly so SUBSCRIBE to our RSS, follow me on FACEBOOK or TWITTER, and SHARE the goodies you find here. Oh! and send in your questions too!! I’ll be featuring videos and blogs with answers to YOUR questions.

Stay inspired, spread love, and look fierce!!