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Meet the team!

The Glitz Galz team is growing and we are so excited to introduce you to our newest members.  Meet Maryanna, Katie and Sabrina.  This is one solid beauty team and we can’t wait to make your memories beautiful together 💞

 

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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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💞The Glitz Galz

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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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?

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.

We make your memories beautiful!

 

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 💞