Essie Bridal collection for Spring/Summer 2015


Essie has just come out with a new Bridal collection that yes would be the perfect colours for your wedding but in our eyes, you cannot go wrong with any of these on a beautiful spring or summer day.

The Bridal collection offers bright and bold colours for a summer day, but also cool toned purples and citrus colours that can’t go wrong on a spring day like today! Our favorite colour for summer in this new collection would be Brides no Grooms, a bright pink and Hubby for Dessert, a sheer lilac perfect for any spring day.

Whether you are getting married or hitting the town for some floral little dresses for the upcoming season, you simply can’t go wrong with these nail colours – We promise!

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Bethany Mota in Toronto – Press day Beauty Breakdown

Last week YouTube sensation Bethany Mota was in Toronto doing press for the YouTube fan fest.  The Beauty Team’s Hair and Makeup Artist Kristen provided personal beauty services to her during her stay so that she was camera ready at all times.

Over the past week, we’ve received many tweets from her fans asking us what was used to achieve Beth’s natural look. So we got the insider scoop from Kristen herself. Enjoy!




Skin prep:


Dermalogica Multi Active Toner followed by Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisturizer in Medium.



To add a natural glow and help make-up stay put she used Laura Mercier Radiance primer.

Kristen applied MAKE UP FOR EVER HD in N125 and concealed under the eyes and spot coverage with Ben Nye Concealer – SK 100 Total cover wheel followed by Sante Compact Powder #02.

On her cheeks a combination of Dior Blush in Rosy Glow and Benefit bronzing and highlighting duo was used.




Dior’s Eye Reviver palette was her choice for eye shadow and liner. Followed by the Dior Show Iconic Over curl Mascara and a few Individual lashes from Nigels (short black). Beth’s brows were slightly defined with Dior’s Brow Styler.


Beth’s lips were lined with MAC Spice liner and her own MAC Lipstick followed by Dior addict lip glow in coral for easy touchups throughout the day.

To finalize the look she set it all with MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist and Fix spray.

Hair and Makeup artist Kristen of The Beauty Team and Bethany Mota press ready!
Hair and Makeup artist Kristen of The Beauty Team and Bethany Mota press ready!


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2015 MTV Music Awards Beauty

This year at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, we saw some beautiful looking people! From their dresses to makeup/hair, everyone looked incredible. Some of our beauty icons that night were JLo, Cara Delavigne, Shailene Woodley, Bella Thorne and many more!

The ladies made it apparent that Spring has sprung with subtle makeup looks. Showing off their luminous skin, soft eyes and hints of coral in their cheeks and lips.

Shailene Woodley vamped up her look with a rockin’ red lip and trendy side braid. The main focus of everyone’s definitely seemed to be long lashes! All four girls defined the lengths by adding false eye lashes with singles or full strips Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 3.41.10 PMGet The Look:

Bella Thorne was wearing a Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Colour Stick on her lips which was applied by Makeup artist Amy Oresman

Shailene Woodley was wearing all Burt’s Bees skin care and makeup.

We loved seeing all of these fresh looks that inspire us for the warm weather ahead. Who was your favourite beauty look of the night?

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Micellar Water, the solution to great skin?

micellar_cleansing_waterBy now you’ve probably heard someone talking about Micellar Water . The convenient cleansing water has quickly become the latest skincare trend in Canada.

First originating in Paris, France to help Parisians deal with the harsh water supply Micellar Water is a product suited for each and every skin type. The simple ingredients and hypoallergenic formulas make it a great option for hyper sensitive and acne prone skin.

The alcohol-free formula can be used to remove all traces makeup (even mascara) with a cotton pad…and it really does quite the job! Micelle molecules purify your skin by removing makeup, drawing out dirt and oil while gently cleansing the skin without stripping it of it’s natural oils. Although, if you’re quite oily your face might not feel thoroughly cleansed, if this is the case we recommend a quick wash with a gentle cleanser after removing makeup.

Lazy girls are in luck! These products are rinse-free making it a perfect for those late nights when you don’t have enough energy to go through your entire skin care regime but at least want to remove your makeup.

There are many options when it comes to purchasing Micellar Water.  Bioderma has been an industry staple for years; showing up in Makeup Artist’s kits worldwide.  We are also loving versions by Marcelle, Garnier and Simple skincare which are all available at your local drug store.

Will you be trading in your extensive skincare regime for this new trend?

♥ Victoria 

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizers

Say goodbye to the days of worrying which primers suit your skin type and find exactly what you need with MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizers. Containing 10 primers for each and every skin type, texture and tone; this pro artistry product is the next generation of primers that will help to create a perfect canvas for your foundation.

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“Like painters, who need a perfectly smooth, even-colored, and flawless canvas, makeup artists require even-toned and smooth skin for an optimal and professional makeup result.” – Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director.

The Perfecting Primers are divided into two skin-equalizing categories: texture and tone. Five of the primers are designed to help with texture-related issues like oil/shine, large pores and fine lines, dryness and redness while the other five are targeted to tone-related issues by giving a boost of radiance to specific skin tones. See our guideline below to help decide which Radiant Primer suits you best.

  • Radiant Primer Blue adds radiance to light skin.
  • Radiant Primer Pink adds radiance to light to medium skin.
  • Radiant Primer Yellow adds radiance to light to medium skin.
  • Radiant Primer Peach adds radiance to medium to tan skin.
  • Radiant Primer Caramel adds radiance to dark skin.

All of these lightweight primers are formulated with Hyaluronic Acid – to firm and hydrate, Vederine – to help skin look even and Actic Tensor 3D –  to help smooth skin for longer lasting coverage.


Customize your primer to work with what you need for your skin type. If you need to even out redness and smooth skin, you would apply the texture redness corrector before applying the smoothing primer, for example.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizers are available at Sephora, and Make Up For Ever boutiques for CA$42.00 for (30ml)

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EYES by ToGoSpa now available at


Adored by celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and Paris HiltonEYES by ToGoSpa are therapeutic moisture packed collagen gel pads with Hylauronic Acid (to plump the skin), Vitamins C & E, and nutrients to nourish the delicate skin of the eye zone.

In just 15 minutes you can say goodbye to dry, tired and aging eyes and welcome a youthful revitalized appearance. EYES bring a spa like experience where ever you may be and as professional makeup artists, we love using these on our clients before applying makeup for a big event, photoshoot or appearance as a pre-photo pick me up.

EYES by ToGoSpa treatments contain No Parabens, No Dyes and are sold in 3 different packages:

  • Green tea rejuvenates, lifting and revitalizing you eyes for a youthful appearance.
  • Coconut replenishes, restoring and nourishing under eye skin.
  • Ice water refreshes, smoothing and brightening, de-puffing and hydrating in one 15-minute treatment.


For a little extra rejuvenation, chill EYES in the refrigerator before applying. The cooling is effective in combating puffy eyes, dark circles, bags, and general fatigue.


  1. Apply pads below eyes.
  2. Leave on and relax for 15 – 20 minutes.
  3. Remove & discard.
  4. Feel great. Look great.

So party all night, stay out late and still look good and feel great! These under eye gels act as the perfect “Morning after mask” and will have your EYES looking refreshed after just one use!

We love them and we know you will too.

EYES by ToGoSpa are available in Canada at

Packages of 3 are available for CA$19.99.

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