Destination weddings

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Have make-up, will travel!

One of our favorite parts about being a mobile beauty business is all the fabulous places we get to work in.  So many beautiful venues and destinations to choose from.  

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Some couples decide to do a destination wedding as there are many benefits in doing so.  One thing to consider is your beauty team (hair and make-up) since it’s often not possible to have a trial with someone so far away beforehand, you won’t know what you’re  going to end up looking like on your big day.  This can be a scary thought for many brides planning a destination wedding.  If it’s within budget, we suggest to fly your make-up and hair person out to accommodate you and your party on the big day.  This will ease a lot of stress and make the day run very smoothly.  However, if it’s not in your budget to do so, scan your invite list and see if you happen to have  any make-up artists or hair stylists attending.  If not, make sure to schedule a make-up and hair lesson locally before you go.  

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Take lots of notes and pictures and maybe even purchase some of the items suggested.

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 This way you will have plenty of reference and some learned skills to be able to create a beautiful wedding day look.  Even if you hire someone at your destination, you will be able to help them achieve your desired look.  Make sure you see some examples of work before booking anyone.  Also, just rest assured that if you are having a beach wedding, less is more,  SPF is top priority.

We offer make-up lessons to help guide our destination brides. Check out or website: www.theglitzgalz.com

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*Now booking for 2019* 

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Best,

💞The Glitz Galz✨ 

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Get up & Glow...into the night!

Wouldn't it be great to spend minimal time primping ourselves in the mirror every morning and still look our best? Whether it be a natural no make up look, a fresh faced day look or something a bit more dramatic. Imagine being able to accomplish any of these in a matter of minutes.....and even better yet, imagine taking that look from day to night in even less time when the occasion should arise. It can be done and We’ll tell you how!

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The No Make-up Look: it's all about the skin. Not too dewy or matte, the texture is "candle light looking", Aka something in between.

Start with a primer, let it absorb before applying a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. For additional coverage, use a concealer that matches your skin tone (not a shade lighter) under the eyes and on any imperfections. Using your fingers helps warm up the product to blend better into the skin. Clean hands of course! Set your face with a dusting of loose powder (translucent or tinted if more coverage is desired). Curl lashes and apply black mascara, brown if you have blonde lashes. For an added healthy looking touch, apply blush on the apples of your checks (the fleshy part when you smile). Find a shade that looks similar to your natural lip colour. Finish off by applying some tinted lip balm, don't go any darker than one shade from your natural lip colour.

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Add Eye Liner: Eyeliner is always in style and a beauty staple.  It’s also a quick and easy tool to take your make-up from day to night.

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Use a black or brown waterproof pencil eyeliner and work it right into your lash line. Focus on the top lid for a more natural look. Try to apply the liner into where the lashes grow and maybe only a touch above. Keep it thin! If you make a mistake smudge it in with a cheap non fluffy cotton swab. Don't go right into the corners of your eyes. It most likely will bleed or gather there looking messy.

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Bump it up with Eye Shadow: A super easy way to achieve a Smokey eye look (an all time fave).

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Take your look from day to night (or wear this look for day if you like more drama) by adding either a bronze, grey or black shadow along the lash line (both top and bottom if you want intense smokey eyes). Blend the shadow into your liner, working it up a bit and fading out completely before you hit your crease. To be extra trendy, use a dark blue shadow in the same manner. Lastly, to make it uber current, let's put a touch of Vaseline, clear non menthol lip balm or even a clear gloss on the brow bone for a bit of highlight.  Pair smokey eyes with a nude lip by working a bit of your concealer into your tinted lip balm, a classic, glamorous look.

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Red Lips: Another option for evening is a statement lip in all shades of red from berry to a dark vampy shade and everything in between.

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This lip can be worn with just the eyeliner or you can go full glam by adding it to your smokey eyes.

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For this brow lovers: A strong brow is back and looks like it’s here to stay.

You can emphasize your brows with any of these looks. Fill them in lightly with a powder, pencil or wax. Find a shade that matches your natural brow colour, brush brows downwards to see the exact shape and fill in. Brush back into place.

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Equip yourself with a few of these beauty staple products and you’ll be looking fabulous for any occasion in no time at all!

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Best wishes, 

💞The Glitz Galz✨ 

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How to choose a Make-up/Hair artist for your big day.

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After months of organizing all the details for your big day, everything should run like a well oiled machine.  

The last thing you want to do is wake-up on your wedding day and think about the pressure of doing your own make-up and hair (yikes!) OR having to travel somewhere to get it done.  Not to mention, the unforseeable traffic and weather conditions...

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We feel it’s so important to have a relaxed, fun day and how it starts first thing is crucial to achieving that.  

Finding a beauty company that’s mobile and will come to you for your comfort and convenience is key!  This allows for everyone to be together in one space as well.

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When choosing the right mobile company for your beauty needs, make sure their kits are equipped with professional brands = quality.   

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Check to see if they have social media presence and a good website where you can view their work. 

A bonus point for offering airbrushing, lashes, hair extension application and tattoo coverage.

Make sure they can work in a timely manner (average is about 45 mins a service).   

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Book a trial ahead of time to get a chance to meet the people who will be doing your make-up and hair.  It’s also important to click with them and to get along on a personal level.  No bad energy welcome on your big day. 

Once you find the right fit (like The Glitz Galz 😊 ).  Book them and make sure you sign a contract and pay a deposit to secure your booking.  

Start looking for your mobile make-up and Hair artists right away!  We tend to book up quickly during wedding season (March-October).  Try to book at least a year in advance.  Bridal magazines tend to underestimate this timeline.  

Fell free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Best wishes, 

💞The Glitz Galz✨ 

 

Something Blue

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This has always been the difficult one out of all 4.  If you’re confused already, I’m referring to the tradition (or superstition?) of a bride having “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue .” 

If you’re getting married this spring/summer 2018 then you’re in luck!  One of the most popular trends for nails is a soft blue polish shade.  Not only is this really pretty but it is a perfect solution to the “something blue” dilemma.  It can be worn subtly as a “Thursday nail” (when the finger next to your pinky is painted differently than the others), or it can be worn and hidden on your toes.  

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Here are a few of our favorite shades of blue to start trying on now in time for your big day.  

 

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Essie: Borrowed & Blue

 

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OPI: It’s A Boy

 

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Deborah Lippman: Blue Orchid

 

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Dior: Porcelain #204

There’s no tip toeing around it, this is a super cute way to add in some blues!

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Make it last

A brides make-up and hair has to stay impeccable from dawn to dusk and onward into the night.  Needless to say, this is a very important aspect of bridal make-up. 

That’s why we want to share some key tips and tricks we’ve picked up over the years for making it last.  Besides a little dab of powder and a touch of lip product your make-up and hair should be no maintenance on your big day.

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First,  use a lightweight moisturizer that absorbs into the skin (give it a minute to absorb).   

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Follow with a primer.  Primer is key to making make-up last.  We love Embryolisse.  It’s French and it’s fabulous for all skin types.  It actually doubles as a moisturizer so if you have a normal or oily skin type, you can skip the moisturizer and just use this.

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Eyeshadow base works wonders for longevity and helps prevent creasing. Urban Decay makes some really great ones.  Another all time favorite are the MAC paint pots.  Apply his before shadow but keep it to a thin coat.  Too much product will have the opposite effect.

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Using waterproof concealer is a necessity.  Weddings can be quite emotional, a few tears can break down the average concealer and leave you uncovered pretty quickly.  We use Make Up For Ever waterproof HD Full Coverage concealer and it’s a superior choice.  Also, powdering or “baking” isn’t  needed with this miracle product so less chance of that ‘cakey’ look.

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Using a lipliner to fill in the entire lip first (can just be a shade that is close to your natural lip colour) is helpful as liner doesn’t come off easily and can still look natural.  It acts as a stain and is even more stubborn if using a waterproof variety.  Again, we love Make Up For Ever Aqua liners. 

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set your entire face with a setting spray like Urban Decay’s All Nighter.  This is magic!  

Keep hands/fingers away from your face and hair.   Best thing for your hairstyle to remain flawless is not to touch it.  Maybe add a light mist of a gentle hold spray (nothing sweet smelling if you are having an outdoor wedding) you’ll want to keep the bugs at bay.  

Following these steps will surely provide the confidence you’ll want knowing your beautiful face will last up until you finally have to wash it off.

lastly, make sure one of your trusty bridesmaids is holding on to a pressed blotting powder, or blotting papers and your lip product du jour.  these should be the only things needed throughout the day for touching up. 

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Forever fresh and flawless! 

Best wishes,

💞The Glitz Galz✨ 

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Summer Beauty

Summer is on its way, Hooray!   

We can’t wait to ditch our heavy winter gear and dark colours for lighter, brighter things.  This is the same for our beauty regime. 

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skin care products should be swapped each season for optimum skin health and make-up and hair styles can also be changed to reflect the hotter weather and all that comes along with it.   

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First of all, SUNSCREEN!  Let us not forget to apply this daily.  At least an spf 15.  Sunscreen should actually be worn all year long but most importantly in the summer months when the weather is the hottest tempting us to bask in the outdoors longer.  Sunscreen should be applied half an hour before sun exposure (UV rays also exist in a lot of indoor artificial light as well).  Make-up can be applied over top of your sunscreen.  Here is our top pick this season: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 30.  It won’t cause breakouts and it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, YAY!

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Next, let’s switch up our make-up for something oil free and sheer.  Complexion products, Opt for a powder and or a B.B. cream, try Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and Maybelline Matte Maker powder. Heavy make-up just melts off, is suffocating to the skin and looks out of place in the bright hot summer heat.  

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Fake a sun kissed glow with your favorite bronzing powder dusted over cheeks, top of the forehead and lightly across the bridge of the nose for a natural look.  We love our GLITZ GALZ Golden Goddess bronzing powder compact.

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A bright lip paired with some mascara (waterproof if hitting a beach)  is an all time  favorite look this time of year.  Quick and easy with an impact.  Try these playful colours on: Make Up For Ever Bright Orange 40 or MAC Candy Yum Yum.

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 Its the perfect time to try that high pony, messy top knot or pulled back hairstyle.   get your hair off your face and the back of your neck.  This helps to keep you cooler and is much more manageable for swimming and summer activities.  If you prefer your hair down, skip the hot tools, twist your wet hair in sections and let air dry for beach waves and throw on a summer hat. Add a loose braid to any style.  Try these quick and easy summer ready styles:

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now get out there with your fabulous self and enjoy the sunshine ☀️ 

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Preparing for your make-up & hair appointment

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We often get asked, “what do I need to do to prepare for my hair and make-up?”  Whether it’s for the bridal trial, for the big day or having your make-up and hair done for any occasion this is all you should do before to prepare:  

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•Make sure you remove all traces of make-up including stubborn mascara.   

 •Clean off any traces of make-up remover (no oily residue on skin or especially around the eye area).

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•Optional but beneficial: exfoliate gently to remove any dead surface skin.  Your make-up will go on much more evenly and it also gets circulation flowing, making your skin glow.

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Moisturize your skin especially if you’re on the drier side.   

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•Have your eyebrows groomed and all unwanted hair waxed, tweezed, threaded, bleached, whichever you prefer, 2 days before (NO LATER!).  

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Wash hair the day or night before and allow to either air dry or blow dry nicely.  Keep it clean and not loaded up with product.

Some additional tips include:

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•Refrain from the temptation to pick at any breakouts.  Allow them to run their course.  They are much easier to cover and much less prone to infection if they are left alone and not popped.

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•If you are planning on having hair extensions put in, make sure you have them to apply for your trial and definitely have them colour matched for your hair and professionally cut to appropriate length before your wedding day. 

•If you have any allergies make sure to inform the make-up artist and hair stylist about what products you tend to react to.

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false lashes look amazing but we suggest if you’ve never worn them before to give them a trial run before you plan on wearing them to a big event. 

If you have any questions make sure to ask.  We appreciate our clients asking anything they may be unsure about.   

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Follow these suggestions before your make-up and hair appointment and you’ll be guaranteed superb results.

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Get a healthy golden glow

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Spring has sprung and what better way to feel it than to get a golden tan! 

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We know how badly we’re all craving the sun but it can be damaging to our skin. Glitz Galz offer mobile vegan spray tanning to get the sun kissed look without the harmful rays.  

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What better way to start breaking into our spring/summer wardrobe with the added confidence a tan can give?  Not to mention the happiness we get from wearing all of our colourful lightweight options again.

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We also recommend booking a girls night tanning party for all our brides and their bridal parties before the big day.   Having a nice tan can make the skin look flawless and hide any imperfections.  Also, that white dress really pops on golden skin.

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Give yourself that boost and share it with some friends by booking a tanning party.

Email is for more info at glitzgalz@mail.com

It’s SO worth it!!! ☀️✨

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What’s your shade?  Golden or Porcelain?

Getting your skin wedding ready

How many times have we heard the dreaded word “breakout” being uttered from a brides mouth?  Too many!   

It’s common to have a breakout right before the big day.  Almost like Murphy’s law.  However, with the right skin care regime you can keep those pesky spots away.  

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-Start by getting a facial a few months before the wedding to help clear out any blockage and impurities.  

-Make sure to go easy on your skin, don’t start trying any new products especially with active ingredients, course exfoliates or fragrances.

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-keep it simple.  Three basic products are all you need: A cleanser at night to remove make-up and debris, a toner suitable for sensitive skin (alcohol free) and a moisturizer.

-Drink those 8 glasses of water a day.

-Wear and reapply sunscreen with SPF 15 everyday. 

-Try your best  to keep your fingers away from your face and keep your phone screen clean.

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Lash Lesson

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You might not wear make-up on a daily basis, you may wear very little or none at all but on your wedding day, it’s a totally different story.

Your wedding day is coined “the best day of your life”, you’ll have pictures to document every moment to look back on for a lifetime.  You will probably see friends and family that you haven’t seen in ages or possibly be meeting people for the first time.  This often means that you will want to look better than you ever have and especially top notch in your photos. So even if you don’t ever wear make-up, you’ll be putting on the glitz ; ) for your big day.  

What looks natural in pictures will be a little more glamorous in real life.  Maybe a brighter lip, potentially a bit more coverage on your skin and most definitely LASHES!!  

Okay, we said it!  Definitely lashes.  Even though it is an optional service, us Glitz Galz believe they are essential for brides and bridal parties.  They make a huge difference in photos but still can look natural.  Lashes also enhance your eyes which are “the windows to your soul” in which your future hubby will be gazing into.   

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Lashes are especially great for the moms (MOB/MOG) because they give a bit of a lift as well as some definition and extra volume. We use  a “Demi lash”  for subtlety and they LOVE the results.

if you have never worn lashes and don’t feel like you want to, reconsider for your big day OR at least give them a try for your trial.  We’d be willing to put money on you deciding to wear them and finding a whole new appreciation for them to boot.

believe us when we say that wearing more make-up than you ever would normally wear (including lashes) makes a beautiful impact and is undeniably worth it.  You will have the photos of your big day forever and you will look perfectly fabulous in them.    

Almost all brides and bridal parties that we work with end up wearing lashes and never look back.  Try them, you’ll love them.  

We know make-up and hair.

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