1. What are your makeup staples?
When it comes to makeup staples, every woman has a personal selection based on their problem areas, whether they have short lashes, dark circles, or thinning eyebrows. In my case I have very fair skin and fair lashes so I would have to say Mascara, and bronzer or blush. These products make me feel more confident and ready to take on my day.
2. What are your favorite skin care products and why?
A proper skin care routine is the very first step to achieving flawless skin and makeup. In addition to my eye cream and facial moisturizer I’m currently loving my new anti-oxidant serum from SkinCeuticals. It maintains hydration, and with continuous use it makes your skin radiant and healthy looking. Also, when combined with your daily sunscreen it provides a deeper protection, which is essential in prevention of dark spots.
3. Which beauty products do you splurge on and which ones do you save on?
Definitely splurge on finely crafted skin care products, the more concentrated your product is the better result you will have. You might actually save money in the end since you only need a small amount each time because of its concentrated ingredients. When it comes to saving on a product, swap an expensive mascara that could run your bill up 30 + dollars, for a drugstore brand (think Maybelline, L’Oreal or Rimmel) considering you have to change itevery 3 months (for hygiene). These brands really deliver beautiful lashes that give the more expensive brands a run for their money.
4. Do you have any favorite DIY beauty products?
5. Which are your favorite beauty blogs that you read?
Right now I really love lkisstyle.blogspot.ca, musingofamuse.com and kandeej.com. These ladies offer fun and interesting content and they are continuously being updated which holds my attention long enough to keep going back for more.
6. What are your favorite hair products and why?
I have wreaked havoc on my hair over the years, experimenting with different colors and styles and I have to say my saving grace has been MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask. I’ll do it at least once a week to restore moisture and to reduce the effects of damage. In combination with my Shu Uemura Silk Bloom shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair. They are a little bit pricier than what I would like to spend (about 50$ for each). However, I take full responsibility for all those torturous years on my hair (think platinum, dark and back again…) so I feel it is my duty to maintain its health and keep it looking beautiful.
7. What is a beauty product every girl should have in the bathroom cabinet?
Every girl should have a great exfoliator. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface, which prevents blackheads from forming and clogging the pores. It also helps your skin care products penetrate easier as there are no dead cells blocking its path. This also applies for the entire body. Try adding an exfoliating glove in the shower right before you wash, you wont believe how smooth your skin will feel, and you will wonder how you ever lived without one. I recommend the Renaissance glove.
8. What is your secret to flawless skin?
Drinks lots and lots of water! Until you have committed to drinking the proper amount of water your body needs every day, it’s hard to imagine how amazing you will feel and look. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed. This is also the most cost-efficient beauty tip I can give!
9. Who is your favorite beauty icon?
For me, I look to women who have aged gracefully by taking care of their body inside and out. A good example of that would be Jennifer Aniston, Raquel Welch, Meryl Streep and Jaclyn Smith. They all look unbelievable and are always elegant and never overdone.
10. What is your best beauty insider tip?
One of my favorites tips is to making your lipstick last all day or night. Start by applying your lipstick with a lip bush then blot, then top it with a fine layer of translucent powder. Repeat about three times and it won’t budge! You may add a little gloss at the end if you would like.
A big thanks to the lovely Amy who is a makeup artist and eyebrow specialist at Vic Park Spa for taking the time and sharing her fabulous tips and beauty secrets with all of us. Visit Vic Park here for more details on the services offered at the FABULOUS Spa and MediSpa.