Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Nilou
Photography: Nilou Studio
Location: Queen Elizabeth Park ,Vancouver,BC
©2015 - Vancouver,BC
I was so excited about her wedding since we started meeting each other for her trial. Leena and I have SO much in common that is creepy. It’s like we were meant to meet each other. P.S we are friends now!
I did her makeup for the Western style Ceremony & Indian style Reception. I love love love love Leena's dresses. I loved glamming up her mother & her lovely bridesmaids (Hair & Makeup).
Sure enough, we got super lucky for a January wedding. Not only wasn't a rainy day – the day was full of so much love. You can tell in the photos how much Leena & Edvin love each other. Leena told me that the day ended up being perfect, and it was exactly how she visioned it.
Vancouver, BC - ©2015
From the minute that Chantelle came to my studio for her wedding makeup session I knew she was going to be an absolutely amazing client! Having some makeup sessions for different occasions and going through the details of her wedding day, I was almost dieing inside. :)
I absolutely loved her mother,sister & bridesmaids. <3
Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Nilou
Photography: Cliff Ma Photography
I usually try to avoid using the chemical products to get rid of my open pores, dead skin, acne or dry skin. I always try to make my own organic skin care products at home :) In my opinion your scrub is completely natural unlike many store-bought exfoliates. You also save money and resources by re-purposing your foods instead of throwing them out.
Here is my routine DIY skin care solutions. I researched and studied about each of them and I've been using them for years :
1. Rice Powder & Lemon Scrub | Face & Neck:
Grind 2 tbsp of Rice (any kind) + Half of the Lemon.Press the lemon into the rice powder.Use this on your face using circular motion and be gentle. Do this 2 times a week to get desired results.
*Why Rice powder & Lemon??!
Rice removes dead skin cells and also helps in skin whitening. Rice powder and lemon scrub is effective if you have dark spots as it reduces them and gives you even skin tone.
2. Coffee Powder ,Olive oil & Sugar Scrub| Body :
Mix Coffee, Oil and brown sugar. Use it on your neck & body with circular motion. Do it when you're in the shower.Its easier to wash it out later.
*Why Coffee ??!
While you won't ingest nearly as much caffeine when your coffee is on your skin instead of in your cup, the caffeine from used coffee grounds can temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and give your skin a firmer appearance. Also exfoliating with coffee grounds improves circulation, leaving you with smooth, glowing skin.
3.Lemon & Baking Soda Scrub| Blackheads:
mix 2 tablespoons baking soda with 1 tablespoon of honey and combine to make a stiff and very sticky paste that I apply to my face. Nothing fancy, just 2 everyday ingredients and 10 minutes of your time.
*Why Honey / Baking Soda??!
Hone is natural antibacterial properties, wonderful antioxidants and moisturizing benefits and I always have baking soda in my house it’s a great multipurpose product to use for eliminating odor and exfoliating the skin.
That's how I keep my remedies in my beauty bar :) Cute idea,isn't it?
How do you deal with the nasty blackhead dilemma or with your cellulite ? Do you use a store bought product or do you use your own personal DIY remedy? Share below. I would love to see what you’re using or purchased. Xoxo
©Makeup By Nilou | ©2015
Now we are here ! An Ester wedding with this Gorgeous bride and her husband. They look perfect together and I am so happy for both of them.
It was my pleasure to do the hair & makeup for the bride (Chantelle), her sister (Erin), her bridesmaid (Kate), and her mother (Donna). These girls are truly beautiful inside and out.
Here is the highlight of the wedding day:
As a beauty advisor & a makeup artist who specializes in reviewing makeup, I think I have probably tested hundreds of products over my 7+ years of working in beauty industry. Not to mention all of the years of simply wearing makeup and trial and error of finding what product works and what doesn't.