It’s always so exciting to see my work in print, it makes my heart jump a little!
My latest work for the wonderful Hello May Magazine will be published tomorrow, so I thought I will show you a little sneak peek.
Here is how the superwoman Sophie, behind Hello May announced the next issue:
“First up we must send a virtual high five out to the crew behind our ‘Minutia’ shoot. A fashion editorial that celebrates the lace embellishments and delicate handiwork that goes into creating a bridal gown, like this one above from our friends at Rue De Seine.
Every frame taken by our pal and fashion photographer Jason Ierace hit the nail on the metaphorical head. We actually lost sleep trying to decide on which images to put in the magazine, so thought we’d share a few of our faves we were unable to include here on the blog!
Model Phoebe’s look was created by hair stylist Vanessa Henwood and make up artist Liv Lundelius, two extremely talented ladies based out of Sydney. You can check out more of Liv’s gorgeous work here on the Hello May directory.
Big thanks to the amazing Alexandra Thompson from The Edit for styling this gorgeous shoot and the ever so talented Poppies & Amber for the gorgeous floral creations. If you are a bride looking for bouquets, crowns or boutonnieres for your wedding day, be sure to check out more from Poppies & Amber here on the Hello May directory.
Issue three hits the newsstands tomorrow, Thursday the 7th of November, so get ready to storm your local newsagent with gusto folks and flip to page 96 for a plethora of gorgeous bridal gowns of the lace and detail variety!”
Lately I was lucky to travel to many many beautiful locations for weddings,
from Whale Beach to the Southern Highlands over the Hunter Valley (where I am somehow going every week at the moment) up north even further all the way to wonderful beaches near Forster.
I have seen Kangaroos with their young in the pouch, I have watched whales, really close up near the coast, I have had wonderful dinners and have met
inspiring and warm people along the way. Even after having done so many weddings, each bride is unique to work with.
My beautiful bride Marli, has already send through a little preview for me of her beautiful bohemian beach wedding (photographer James Billing) and
the loved up couple Kaitlyn & Viktor (will show you a peak soon!) have only been some of my recent highlights. Marli is actually the owner and mastermind behind her own brow bar where you can get THE best brows in Syndey, check it out!
I might do a little interview with her soon here on the blog! Didn’t she look stunning on her wedding day?
I appreciate my work and all the great opportunities I am getting every day.
I can’t wait to see where it takes me next. The next editorials, private clients and travels…the upcoming weddings,
master classes and collaborations. Ever involving, ever interesting. I love my job.
The above photos are a mixture of beautiful professional photos by Studiosomething and iPhone Pics of beautiful locations of recent weddings.
I am so grateful how rewarding my job is.
Lately I was lucky enough to always be able to work on the most wonderful weddings, meeting inspiring couples and families.
Hearing their love stories and get to know their own styles and unique personalities is what makes my job so special.
After a large and often very early wedding, I am usually very tired. The full concentration and giving everything for hours
and hours, I usually really need some rest afterwards. Even nicer when I then receive an email, text message or note from a bride.
These little Testimonials really make my day every time I receive one.
They make me want to do my very best each and every time, they want me to get better and better in what I do.
They want me to study on, learn more, keep practicing, coming up with new ideas, and always committing fully to every person that trusts to book me.
I have some exciting projects & collaborations lined up and am full of energy and new ideas.
Finally I feel I got a bit of a routine here in my new Australian life.
The latest heartwarming testimonials:
I can’t thank you enough for setting us up for the perfect day on Saturday. We appreciate that you came over so early to work your magic on us. Both you and Sonia did a wonderful job with the hair and make-up – the girls looked natural and beautiful and my mum was glowing! I couldn’t be happier. It has been such a pleasure working with you this past year, for my trial, my photo shoot and especially on the big day. Your relaxed nature and enthusiasm for what you do has made it a really enjoyable experience. Thank you so much for your huge contribution to our wedding day.
I will send you some professional photos when we get them!
Today was a bright and happy day!
A cool and colourful wedding that I was lucky enough to do the makeup for with a dream team of wonderful creatives.
got featured at STYLE ME PRETTY !
Please check out the whole post all photos taking by Lisa Diederich and the amazing styling by Alice Richards.
I love how the pictures turned out and have to thank everyone involved and the stunning couple for their loved up smiles!
With the hottest Spring on record here in Australia and sunny days all year around, I am always wearing a tinted moisturizer or foundation with SPF. Jane Iredale‘s natural cosmetics have fascinated me for a while so I was super excited to try her new Dream Tint formulas. She just launched a few new shades promoted as cc creams!
First the whole BB hype now CC? I think it’s not just the next hyped beauty trend, as professional makeup artist I have used
colour correcting primers for years. And a CC cream is essentially just that: A primer or tinted moisturizer that balances skin tones redness or patchy skin.
As I don’t have any redness or concerns with my skin I choose the Warm Bronze shade just warm my skin up a little.
It was actually much later than I expected just exactly matching my medium skin tone without warming it, which was a surprise.
It goes on very matte, and has a slightly waxy texture. It feels different to the average silicon heavy smooth tinted moisturizers.
The texture is very sheer and light, it can be used alone or under makeup as a primer.
Although it has a more velvet finish it still makes the skin look radiant as opposed to powdery matte.
It surprised me again, I found this formula is very long wearing and during a hot & humid day doesn’t move at all.
The packaging says it’s even water resistant! For me it’s the perfect summer product! A fuss free all in one product that is long wearing and doesn’t make me look shiny either.
It actually went straight into my little daily cosmetic bag, where I got to mention another plus, the small sleek bottle!
My staples for this spring are the Dream Tint, the Forever Pink Lip and Cheek Stain, which goes on the lips as a moisturizing sheer balm and then transforms into a bright summery pink shade, very long-wearing and smudge resistant.
On my desk I have sitting a bottle of Hydrating Water Spritz, I love the Antioxidant Balance Hydration Spray, which is perfect for my combination skin. Although I don’t totally love the smell, (a little too zesty for my liking) the feel on the skin is lovely and the aromatherapy qualities recharge me instantly. And in the evening I pop on my new favourite red lipstick.
Makeup with skincare benefits, is the best!
Have you tried Jane Iredale products before?
Do you take care of your brows? Do you thread, plug, or wax them?
Do you fill them in with powder, pencil or gel? I think brows have been one of THE biggest trends over the last seasons.
While it’s not a good idea to go overboard and wear them too thin or too thick, it’s important to groom them well and keep them in a good balance with your facial features.
The can really change your face in the best or worst way. It’s best to only ever let a professional and trustworthy person touch your holy brows.
I love brows, and there is so much to learn about them. In fact there are so special that some beautician’s started to specialize in brows and brow bars opened up all over the world.
And beauty brand benefit has even published a book about brows. Yes, a whole book, just about brows!
I grabbed myself a copy and am studying and reading through, I guess I am already a pro but there is always more to learn.
If that’s a little to much for you and you just want to look good, without all the study and effort you can hold your breath now…
Close your eyes…and imagine there will be a wonderful tiny little product that looks cute is small and easy to fit in your makeup bag and is has magical qualities,
that make your brows look amazing as soon as brush the magic wand through them!
Open your eyes again! Abracadabra POOF! Here it is:
BENEFIT GIMME BROW! Seriously a fab little helper that just does it all, it not only colours your brows and holds them in place like other gels on the market.
This one even fills gaps in and actually makes your existing brows looking thicker & conditions them long term.
Yep, that’s right!
Just last week I was invited to the beautiful Benefit Store in Sydney, to the product launch, where they even had a “real” magician performing and I got to see this little miracle work it’s magic on other bloggers and my won brows!
Wow what a night!
If your brows are sparse and you have always dreamed of thicker brows, make sure to try out GIMME BROW, the latest addition to the always cute Benefit Makeup range. It’s magic ;)
Of course the video below doesn’t show the real effect and while it def thickens, fills, colours and conditions brows they will not magically take on a different shape, for this you will still need to see your local brow bar!
Srsly, it’s a great product! And it comes in 2 different shades too. A product that I have been waiting for!
The gorgeous Trishie from Under Lock And Key Blog invited my to share some makeup tips over at her lovely blog, while she prepared herself for the birth of her 1st baby.
Little Alexander is a happy healthy and handsome little fellow it seems, and he was just featured here too.
Check out her blog for generally wonderful inspiration, baby things, food, design and my makeup tips for young Mum’s. Thanks again Trishie for having me! And Congrats to your all new little family.
It seems like I managed t reply to all you amazing brides and requests from OFD by now and while trying to house hunt and traveling around for weddings I think I feel like I can get back into updating this beloved blog.
To help you understand and recap the great weekend after which the creative and very positive chaos broke out,
I posted a little video which shows the amazing OFD fair even better.
If you haven’t been there this time around make sure you can come to the next one.
In case you missed out and are in the midst of planning a wedding go to their website and check out the directory which is filled with amazing vendors!
I am still recovering from the weekend, 2 fine days at the One Fine Day Wedding Fair in the Sun Studios in Alexandria.
It was so much fun, so busy, meeting so many great people.
Meeting new brides face to face and already booked ones coming by to say hello, meeting new vendors and catching up with the familiar ones.
Making new friends, and celebrating. It was great.
Dave was helping me big time with the stand and made coffee runs for everyone.
Maybe we got a little bit inspired by all the great vendors too and were talking a bit more about getting married…
The work afterwards in answering all the emails, is a little overwhelming. But so great too.
I am so happy grateful for the many bookings and great responds and trying my best to get back to everyone ASAP.
It’s Thursday night now and I am a little tired.
I will try and take half a day off tomorrow to relax and recharge before heading to an early morning wedding up the coast on Saturday.
I love my job. So much.
Thanks for everyone that came by!
Mirror Mirror On The Wall…….who has the longest lashes among them all?
Lashes have been a big thing for quite a few seasons now, lash bars have opened and there are many different options of lash extensions.
Personally I prefer false lashes that come off easily at the end of the day , rather than the the high maintenance that comes with the more permanent extensions.
Being a lifetime vegetarian and animal fan, I don’t really recommend Mink lashes anyway, as they are fur and are usually fabricated under cruel conditions.
But everyone has to decide for themselves, I don’t judge people wearing mink lashes, but I would personally not wear them.
I wear lots and lots of mascara daily and for special occasions wear false lashes which are so much fun.
I try and mix in ethical products in my makeup kit and I am always happy to find more professional quality products in this category.
On photo shoots and models false lashes are great and give so many options to change a look, perfect for red carpet looks or events they just enhance the eyes so beautifully.
I often combine different styles, use lower lashes and upper lashes, or layer them.
On my brides I love using individual lashes, which look super natural and pretty. They suit everyone and can be easily customized with different lengths.
The great Makeup Artist Helen Dowsley now offers a fabulous range of hand made & ethically sourced false lashes, exactly what I have been waiting for.
Her range is just big enough to cover different styles, my beloved individual lashes and now even underlashes in different designs.
I recently had the chance to try them, and they work a treat. You simply cut them in half and apply them in 2 steps.
Under lashes create a dramatic eye opening effect, perfect if you want your eyes to look very big!
With all her great industry experience she really manged to create a professional product that really reflects what women are looking for.
I love how the bands are very fine and see through which makes them look more natural and virtually undetectable. Check out her website for more info, you might fall in love with her products too!
The next OFD in Sydney is just around the corner.
3 more sleeps, eeek!
Looking forward to seeing all the other vendor crowd again.
I have been preparing in between makeup jobs all week.
The printer is running to finsih all the latest photos of my work and all the little decorations and planning are coming together.
The exciting news are that there will be a fashion show, that I am teaming up with some of the other great artists, to do the makeup for the models in the morning.
I better go back to work…I will be back with more news soon.
Those of you that have met me before or know me, know that I love healthy fresh food.
In my job a makeup artist with a very irregular schedule it’s not always easy.
Some photo shoots have fantastic catering with fresh fruits & salads, while sometimes there is hardly any food at all or other times just junk food and pizza.
I have written before on the importance of healthy diet for a good skin over here.
I need my breakfast in the morning to function properly but with starts that require me to get up as early as 3am sometimes (ouch!)
it’s impossible. Who can eat a full breakkie in the middle of the night? Exactly.
I usually bring some nuts and apples or prepare a fresh smoothie for on the go.
That’s why got super excited when I got send a care package of healthy snacks that are designed you fill you up not out. Slim Secrets is a new Australian brand of snack bars and other little snacks perfect to carry around with me in my handbag.
While I think it’s super important to remember that fresh unprocessed food is always the best option, these bars are obvsly so much better than your average chocolate bar,
while tasting like the real thing (if I even remember what a real one tastes like…I haven’t had one for many many years)
I cut most sugar out of my diet, while I eat natural fruit and natural sweeteners which is enough for me and makes me feel healthier.
To get an extra energy boost throughout the day I really liked having these little bars with me though.
My fav flavours among the bars were: Night Time Binge Buster & Mintabolism Boost. But I kinda liked them all!
They also do cookies, Fit Balls and chips if you prefer savoury snacks!
I don’t do diets, I know there is no shortcut or “secret” to staying healthy and fit but moderate exercise and healthy fresh food.
So these snacks are no secret trick to stay slim, just a healthy-ish snack alternative to regular chips or chocolate.
If you are on the road a lot, def try these little treats.
What I liked about this snacks:
They are high in fibre,
low or free of sugar
full of goodies like seeds, and antioxidants
easy to bring on the go
Just the right size for a snack
There are some for breakfast early times, some for night time,
some for afternoon caravings
What to think about:
They are a good alternative to unhealthy conventional snacks
They should not replace meals or fresh snacks
They taste so good that I am tempted to eat more than one bar in one go ;)
Note: I have received free samples, however all my opinions are truly my own and in no way biased and I was not paid to write a review.
It’s Tuesday and I was asked to share some advice for brides to be on The Lane today:
Look after your skin!
“Your skin is the largest organ and it will reflect your health and lifestyle.Improving your skin doesn’t happen over night, allow enough time before the big day to address any issues as early as possible. Get holistic advice and prepare to make changes in nutrition as well as adapting skincare and treatments. If your skin is already good, don’t get tempted to experiment with it. Never try out new skincare products or treatments shortly before your wedding. Try everything you wish to use on your skin months before to avoid any allergic reactions.
“Now is not the time to experiment, I have seen brides that tried a new brow bar or spray tanning place or facial which did not give them the results they hoped for. I don’t want to scare anyone but i’s better to be safe than sorry. The better your skin is the more natural & the better your makeup will look on the day. All the time invested will pay off with that amazing glowing skin! “
Today the latest issue of White Magazine has been published.
I was so excited to see the Spring issue and my hair & makeup editorial work in print.
It totally made my day.
Beside the the big editorial spread, we decided to publish a little “How To”
explaining tips&tricks to achieve the makeup look
of the main story.
Grab yourself the latest issue, if you can, it’s full of amazing real weddings & inspiration.
Hope you enjoy! x
I am Liv. I'm a Professional Makeup Artist, Beauty Writer & Blogger.
I love what I do and do what I love. Constantly following my dreams, I am usually on set,
collaborating with magazines, blogs and fellow artists, working with beautiful brides or sharing my makeup & beauty tricks with you. Find out more: www.livlundelius.com
I can not guarantee that all of the make-up & skincare products I recommend will suit your skin. I only use products which I personally like after having tried them on myself and my clients. Please keep in mind that everyone's skin is different and it's possible to be allergic to anything. Wherever possible, test products out on yourself before purchasing.
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