Posted on Aug 22, 2016 Leave a Comment
I’ve teamed up with EyeKandyFerzi for another glam filled giveaway as part of my BeautyCubed Glam Guide series valued at over $250! Giveaway includes:
Check out the glam she did on me here!
Contest closes Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at midnight. A winner will be selected at random. Please note, you must be able to to redeem the gift certificate in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Posted on Jul 26, 2016 Leave a Comment
Ferzana Elahi-Yousef’s journey in the beauty industry was born out of her childhood interests in painting, sketching and drawing. It is this very deep rooted passion in the creative arts that has helped mould her into the professional she is today – a freelance make up artist with a passion to customize and optomize one’s outer appearance. Despite enjoying loud and bold colours in her wardrobe choice, her vision of beauty is soft, subtle and natural.
Over the past ten years, she has worked as a make-up artist at many cosmetic companies, including Faces Cosmetics, Caryl Baker Visage, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Smashbox Cosmetics, and Lancôme.
“The breadth of my experience in the beauty industry has provided me the knowledge, expertise and confidence to launch my very own business.”
She also holds a diploma in the field of Esthetics from Sheridan College and has worked at some of the most most prestigious spas across the GTA. These include Hammam Spa (downtown Toronto), Silvery Blue Butterfly Spa (Oakville), and Sherwood Village Spa (Mississauga).
Most recently, she acquired training from Glow Academy for bridal hair styling, updo and blow dry, allowing her to provide her clients with a “one stop shop” for their beauty services needs.
For our glam session, Ferzana went for a fun, flirty, daytime look with a touch of smokey, cat eye effect, inspired by celebrity make up artist, Make Up By Lilit.
Product breakdown and images below.
Shisiedo Glow Enhancing Primer; MAC Foundation in NC 42 mixed with Guerlain Lingerie Beige Fonce 05; MAC Face Mineral Powder in NC42 to set foundation; NYX Wonder Highlight Cream Contour Stick to contour cheeks, jawline and nose; Kat Von D Shade Light Contour Powder; Lise Watier highlighter in Aurora to highlight cheek bones; MAC Blush in Pinch Me; Guerlain Bronzer Power in Terracotta 04 (matte finish) to add more depth to contour.
Cinema secrets concealer shade #506-15 under the eyes; Smashbox 24 hour photo finish shadow primer for eyes; Stila shadow palette “Eyes Are The Window” palette; Perception (brick colour to blend); “bare” for lids and “opal” under the brows and ,” khol” for the outer crease (dark grey); Black liquid eyeliner from Lise Watier; Lashes from Mink in “demi Wispy”; Mascara hypnose drama in black from Lancome
Lined with Clarins Lip Liner in Azalea; Stila Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks in Patina
Check out Ferzana on Facebook for booking information and her latest work.
Posted on Jun 30, 2016 Leave a Comment
That’s right, Akhil and I are happy to share that we are expecting our first child this December!
I remember the day we found out like it was yesterday. Days leading up to it, I knew something was off. My body is generally clockwork and to spare you the details, it wasn’t ticking like the clock I had always known. I took a test the day before my expected period and it came out negative. I took one again the next morning – the type of tests where a positive pregnancy result has two lines and a negative result has only one line. I saw one solid line and a very very very faint (emphasis on the very) line in the second window. I thought nothing of it, but decided to google it anyway, where the first google hit said this… Read More
Posted on Jun 24, 2016 Leave a Comment
Japanese brand, Shu Uemura is combining eastern beauty with western glamour in the latest hair care, styling, skin care and make up innovations. I was sent over their top 5 hair styling products for review, but given my current hair routine I’ve only reached for three of the products and don’t see any use for the other two any time soon. For the purpose of my review, I’ll be reviewing my top three favourite hair products by Shu Uemura.
Posted on Apr 18, 2016 Leave a Comment
My make up routine is constantly evolving. I’m trying out new products, old and new make up trends, playing trial and error, so I can bring you products and make up tips that are worth your while. Check out 5 make up tips that will bring your make up game to the next level.