HOLA a todos!
I hope that you spend your summer very well and now enjoying autumn. I am very happy with nice weather in Barcelona, as now it is maybe best time for weddings as well for my job. Sunny, autumnal colorful, still warm but no more grueling hot. For brides it is so good, as makeup stays same all day long after I apply it. Within few more weeks all nature will be even more colorful, giving best views for wedding photo shoots. Already starting with lots of trials for 2016 year weddings and I am really happy that brides to-be looking at everything very seriously and wants to prepare everything for the Big Day to all smallest things.
Lots of girls asking me about my favorites products, so I took today from bag my present loved ones and writing about it. If you will like it, will do it time from time!
Number one! For help in one photo shoot I got as present Rituals body care kit, and here I found 2 things I felt in loved with! One is Fortune Oil caring shower oil with sweet orange & cedar wood smell. I love shower body oils, as they not only wash your skin but also smells very nice at same giving you very soft and silky texture foam while showering, so it loses less pigment. So you can enjoy even more of your holiday color, as tan stays for longer. Second product from Rituals is Happy Buddha Foaming shower gel. When rubbing between the hands it becomes very, very soft foam and smells amazing like mandarin and yuzu. One of best thing if you are using razor blades to shave. That’s all about the body care.
Let’s move to hair care. I hope many have heard about Uniq ONE All in one hair treatment By REVLON Professional. I just started second bottle of it. Always applying only on wet hair. Very good solution for girls who do not want to spend a lot for hair care and do not want to overload the bathroom lots of bottles. So there is list of 10 actions this treatment will do:
2) adds shine,
3) protects the heat of dryers, curling irons,
4) softens hair,
5) protects the color against the sun,
6) facilitates brushing and use of iron,
8) keeps the hair longer,
9) prevents split ends,
10) gives body and volume.
As I have dry and wavy hair, from first use I was impressed how easy were to brush them after spraying with treatment I just wrote. Even hair oil was not needed!
And so time for MAKE UP!
Makeup base! Present my base is Face and Body by Makeup Forever! Perfectly stays for all day, covering is more than perfect, not getting into the wrinkles, suitable for all types of skin from oily like mine to even very dry skin. It seems very natural, but also hides imperfections, if you have some place need to hide just use it along with some concealer and you will never need any very serious and heavy base anymore. I do use by myself it for both day and night applications, also for the older clients skin as well for young brides and always it looks great . Makeup Forever, as always, one of the makeup Quens.
For those who know me, not new that almost every year I going to London, to visit my best friend, teacher and coacher – award winning makeup artist Kristina Gasperas, to learn, improve my techniques and to find the latest makeup trends. Of course after bringing back all this knowledge to Barcelona! Every time I fly back with huge pile of knowledge, as well as large and small findings. Mine last of these was simple sparkle eyeshadow by Bobbi Brown. In London I just felt in love with it! And on return immediately run to the store to purchase. This is pigment free eyeshadow, only gold mica i do apply directly on eyelid or on any color eye shadow. I bought a golden sparkle eye shadow Sunlight No.6. Amazingly looks on the brides, bridesmaids and other guests. Its sparknes is extremely delicate because of glittering particles are very small, so it really will not look nor vulgar nor to childish, as still it is Bobbi Brown. In true all its beauty is revealed more in artificial light not in sunlight, so it especially appropriate in evenings (in autumn and winter they are really very very long), as the sun pampers us quite briefly.
Now time for mascara! At the moment my mascara is Lash Dominantion Volumazing mascara by Bare Minerals. This is the first product from this company really surprised me and I am happy to have taken it. Finding was really simple, one day I went to Sephora to buy some thing and just asked one consultant here, what is her 3 most beloved products in store. She mentioned this mascara and as mine old mascara was going to end I decided to try something new. As soon as I tried it I realized why she mention it. Non stick, long eyelashes and even after several layers eyelashes not seems being loaded. I heard repeatedly praises about my eyelashes with this mascara from others 🙂 Also price for it is very good!
Last I will write about today is one thing I never forget to take with myself in my personal makeup kit – Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer by Maybelline. Think this one is most popular present concealers you can buy almost in every drugstore. After reading reviews by few well known makeup artist in the world I was really surprised that even many of them using it! Very light, perfectly covering and never creasing and settling into fine lines and wrinkles. Perfectly covers and hides even darkest circles and puffiness.
That’s all for today, and let´s see what products I will find and love next time!
With love Nikoleta!
How yours summer rolling on? Mine is busiest in all aspects, so much wedding, photo shoots even no time for blogging.. But i managed to find time to do interview with one of Barcelona wedding photographer – Veronica Hansen about makeup and hair styling for special days. So check it out on her blog:
Promise to write about something new as soon as season will calm down 🙂 And now wishing everyone nice and warm rest of summer 2015 and of course vacations (August in Spain becoming calmer as everyone heading to seaside or mountains, but not for someone who works in wedding industry).
Warmest Kisses from Barcelona,
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Already passed month after last my blog entry and it was really very busy month along with big wedding show, bridal wear catwalks and lots more. Will write about that all soon in my blog but today i cannot wait to not share some news 🙂
Feeling blessed being chosen one of the best makeup artist in Barcelona, by Zankyou magazine. Thanks all for trusting in my services and best wishes for all make up artist listed below!
With love Nikoleta
Welcome to all who are joyfully awaiting real spring!
It blooms everything around even smells like spring got full speed, falling petals heralds about upcoming heat and even summer is around the corner! Here in Barcelona we’re preparing to be nice! Today I participated in Cosmobelezza 2015 Barcelona organized by Vida Estetica beauty magazine. In principle the event should be similar to IMATS, which unfortunately only take place in Europe only in London (By the way this weekend IMATS New York is going). But I am happy that something like that is organized here in Barcelona. The event was organized well enough, here can be found hair, nails, makeup and beauty salon companies.All introducing their products. You can chat with their owners to try newest goods from them. Also there are lot of workshops, masterclasses and of course competitions. Yesterday I watched one of them. It was the international body painting contest, the theme of Las Vegas. It was superb competition, all contestant had spend not one hour to introduce all creativity they putted on the models! Final results were really fantastic! You can keep an eye on a few of my pictures from contest! I know that this event is quite “young”, and it has really much more potential to grow. I think taking the part at a such a location as Barcelona, capital of art, will be not hard to invite biggest players in beauty industry to participate in the future. Prominent names as Kryolan, Makeup Forever, Mac Cosmetics, which for sure can broaden popularity in Barcelona and all the Catalonia. I missed some hair and beauty schools like Cazcarra and similar well know beauty schools, who can present their products and training programs for students. After all to such events goes not only professionals, there comes a lot of young people who are trying to connect their future to the world of beauty. So it can be a good advertising and possibility to attract new talents! Also the teachers of the schools could do their own masterclasses by proving the quality of their work, and by sharing their knowledge.
Well, briefly speaking, it’s really nice to have such an event Barcelona, and it has really a lot of potential to grow!
So I wish you success Vida Estetica and Cosmobelezza! See you in 2016!
First of all I want to welcome everyone with Spring! For me this winter was very busy by setting up new website, doing a lot of editorials, rising my experience with best make up masters and of course i already started to work with wedding (ye season has been started, this weekend i beautified already three happy brides) and this spring starts very busy to. I am very impressed to work on first March days in one of biggest mobile technology events – Mobile World Conference Barcelona 2015. This year i will help CEO´s from Deutsche Telekom look best on the stage.
2015 spring greets us with unreal heat, at least here in Barcelona (+23 degrees is expected tomorrow). Already feeling good mood, the girls starting to worry about what to prepare for the spring weather, and the guys just waiting for when they fold more garments from themselves. Sun, heat, and verdure on the way! Spring is a time of rejuvenation. Everyone wants to feel new, noticeably. All cannot avoid renewing and new purchases. And some things for makeup kit of course to! The same I do by putting new things to my makeup kit.
Today I am writing to you about Beauty Blender sponge. I use it every day, both on myself and on my clients. Everyone like the result, it’s like you applied it all with airbrush. Flawless skin remains unreal and covering with a sponge never will look caky. Because when you working with the Beauty Blender everything simply gets absorbed into your skin and in any case there will be no stretches that may remain when covering with the brush. So even heavy foundation covering does not look like a face stacked with the mask. The shape of the sponge is perfect for getting around the nose, under the eyes. Because it requires to use it moistened it never catches to much of your foundation. Beauty Blender is a multi-use, I use it to cover not only the foundation, but do contouring, concealer and blush covering.
So it is my best friend currently when I work with the brides. And as this year weeding season started very early it does not sit idly at all! I am very glad that so many people swear love for each other and at least some my contribution goes to happiness on this amazing day – wedding! So, let love one another and rejoice in the power of the spring!
With love from Barcelona!