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Holiday Gorgeous ✨

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The Holiday season is about here!  Work parties, get togethers, spending time with family and friends...all great opportunities to try out some holiday make-up and hair styles.  Why not book a make-up lesson with a friend, a daughter or your mother as a special gift?  Or what about having a fun night out with your girlfriends at a make-up party?  We can help!  It’s time to spread some holiday joy and give to those we love.  

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Contact us to learn more. 

email: glitzgalz@mail.com

Online: www.theglitzgalz.com

instagram:  @glitzgalz

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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. 

Follow us for more beauty advice, tips and tricks! 

Forever fresh and flawless! 

Best wishes,

💞The Glitz Galz✨ 

www.theglitzgalz.com

@glitzgalz

 

  

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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💞The Glitz Galz✨

#getupandglow

www.theglitzgalz.com

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.

 💞The Glitz Galz

 #getupandglow✨

www.theglitzgalz.com

glitzgalz@mail.com 

@glitzgalz

 

Primping for PROM

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Prom time is a monumental event in life.  The end of one chapter and the beginning of the next.  Maybe it’s the first big dress-up gala for the majority of teens?  Maybe it’s the most glamorous evening of your life so far?  Maybe you’ve been planning the details of this big date for ages?...If you’re like us, it’s HUGE!  

The dress, shoes and accessories are top of the list, but let’s not forget about completing the look with make-up and hair.  Having a professional make-up application and hairstyle really pulls everything together.  It also makes a difference in photos.  

Here at Glitz Galz, we’ve put together some prom beauty packages to appeal to everyone. We included  spray tanning and false lashes for optimum glam or individual services for those who just want a little something. We’re experts in enhancing natural beauty and making people look like the best version of themselves.  Even the slightest bit of make-up and hair styling has a major impact.  

Prom night is a time to shine!  Let us help you highlight it ; ) 

 Suggestions and inspiration for make-up and hair looks:

Glamorous with full body loose curls

Glamorous with full body loose curls

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Smokey cat eye and a nicely groomed top knot bun.  

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statement lip with bold colour and glitter.

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Colourful liner and braids

We are now booking appointments for Prom 2018.  Make sure you get one!

Contact us:  www.theglitzgalz.com

                      glitzgalz@mail.com

                        416 899 0806

  

2018 bridal beauty

Glitz Galz 2018 wedding season has begun.   Our busiest time is Spring-Summer and that’s finally arrived!   

We can’t wait to share some of this years beauty trends with all the lucky 2018 brides just in time to be able to try a few things out during trials. 

First, we have healthy, glowing skin.  More reason to use airbrush make-up and subtle highlighter in all the right places.  Get your glow on!

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For a healthy complexion, we are adding our favourite “Playful” blush to the apples of the cheeks for a romantic flushed rosy cheek look. 

 

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Here comes the drama...Bold lips are making a statement this year!  Yes, this is higher maintenance but totally worth it.  We have two favourites we use: “Plateau” and “Russian”. A classic plum shade and of course, a beautifully flattering red. Glitz Galz have our own line of products available for sale for touch ups.  With this trend, touch ups are not optional.

Glitz Galz make-up featuring trend shades.     Now for hair...

Glitz Galz make-up featuring trend shades.

 

Now for hair...

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The popular flower crowns are being traded for smaller flowers like Baby’s Breath.

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We are seeing more touseled waves and effortless hair styles  like simple buns and ponytails in shiny/glossy looking hair with loose, understated bows.

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the 2018 hair trends  are leaning towards a more laid back look with lived in texture.   

It’s definitely a glamorous, classic and romantic year for all brides.  We are looking forward to customizing some of these make-up and hair trends on our beautiful 2018 brides. 

Stay tuned for pics!! 

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Why do a trial run?

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There are many reasons to book a trial for make-up and hair before the wedding day.  Even if you are extremely trusting, not picky and very easygoing it’s still a good idea to have a trial first.

Here’s why: 

•You can meet the make-up and hair team ahead of time, knowing that they will play a part in your big day, setting the tone before you walk down the aisle.

•You will have the chance to try the look and make alterations in advance.  Time does not permit for this on the day and it could be quite stressful if sudden changes need to be made.

 •You have a chance to get opinions from friends and family.

•An opportunity to see how the make-up and hair wear throughout the day/evening and how it feels. 

 •The make-up and hair team can work more efficiently and be most effective if they know exactly what they are doing going in to it. 

 •A bridal trial is the perfect opportunity to get engagement photos taken or for your bridal shower to make the most out of having your hair and makeup done.

 •Although it’s rare, it’s always a good idea to test out the products ahead of time to eliminate the chance of an allergic reaction on your big day.

Most brides do book a trial but it’s fascinating that not every bride does.  

Your pictures are the memories you’ll have for a lifetime.  How you look and feel in them is our number one priority.

We make your memories beautiful! 

NOW BOOKING 2019 BRIDES!! 

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bridal shower...

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enagagement photos...

 

Book your trial at least one month before your wedding date 💞 

A time and place for Pinterest

We love to pin and we love gathering wedding day beauty goals.

Inspiration is great but always aim to look like you.

Inspiration is great but always aim to look like you.

The most exciting part of being engaged (aside from knowing that you are going to marry the man of your dreams and share a life together) is creating a Pinterest account full of all things you love for wedding day inspiration.  Our favorite categories are, of course, make-up and hair.  We love seeing all the fabulous pics of bridal looks in every style.  During wedding season we see repeats of popular pinned items for the year and are asked to recreate these looks many times.  Sometimes it works and other times it’s just not possible.  As helpful and amazing as it is to know the look you are going for, being set on replicating a picture can be a great set up for disappointment.  You are unique!  There is only one you!  The girl in the pics you love isn’t you or the woman your fiancé is excited to marry.  She doesn’t have your skin, eyes, nose, lips, coloring....or your hair: body, length, texture colour.  Often pictures are enhanced and touched up and for hair, massive amounts of hair pieces and pins are added.  Have an idea, have some inspiration, have a grand old time creating a Pinterest board but realize that you are fabulous and one of a kind and would really look amazing if you enhanced your natural beauty.  Don’t be fooled by the smoke and mirrors in photographs.  On your wedding day, we love to make you look like the best version of yourself and that can be as subtle or as dramatic and YOU want! 💞

**Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest account 😊 **

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