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The Six Week Bridal Beauty Prep: Get your Beauty Sleep

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Styling: Rosemarie Pantling Interior: The Society Inc

I am thrilled to have beauty sleep expert and designer Natalija over at the blog today!
She is the creative mind behind the stunning sleepwear label NATALIJA the label.
The latest collection is awesome and I was lucky to see the designs prior to the launch, when
I was working closely with founder Natalija to create the hair & makeup looks for the latest campaign.
She is sharing some tips and info about Beauty Sleep with us and we also had a little chat about her
collection.

Why is sleep so important for our skin and overall wellbeing?

Sleeping Beauty was onto something! I recently read a study that showed for the first time that poor quality sleep can accelerate signs of skin ageing

like wrinkles, age spots and inflammation. Lack of sleep can also weaken the skin’s ability to

repair itself at night from a variety of environmental stresses such as sun exposure. And it

may prevent adequate secretion of melatonin levels, which is a natural antioxidant that is

important in helping regulate the internal body clock’s cycle of sleep.

What can women do to improve their sleep? Are any rituals that you would like to share?

It is important to continue a well-balanced routine into the night to ensure you have a great

sleep and wake up feeling revitalised for the day ahead. Here are 3 simple solutions that

take minimal effort but will help prepare your body and mind for a restful night’s sleep (and

stay asleep!).

1. Stick to routine – set a reasonable bedtime for yourself and make sleep a priority.

Try to be in bed at the same time every night, this will reinforce your body’s sleep-

wake cycle and can help you fall asleep better.

2. Wind down before bed – spend about an hour unwinding with some relaxing

activities at the end of your day. This could include reading a book, listening to

soothing music, soaking in a warm bath or taking a shower.

3. Sip a cup of Sleep Tea – Chamomile is a small white petal flower, reminiscent of a

daisy. Commonly known as the sleep tea, it is usually dried and steeped into tea to

help soothe and relax the body, and help to promote a healthy sleep cycle and

overall wellbeing.

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Your sleepwear labels designs are truly inspiring, I saw they are all made from natural fibre

like pure silk or cotton, can you tell us more about this?

Choosing what to wear to bed can directly affect the quality of your sleep. My focus when

designing is on luxury and comfort, so I carefully selected fabrics that make women feel

beautiful, ensuring they have a great sleep and wake up feeling revitalised for the day

ahead!

Silk is considered to be one of best fabrics to sleep in. It is comfortable, soft to touch,

naturally hypoallergenic, breathable, and makes you feel AMAZING. Silk is also capable of

keeping you warm during winter, and cool in the hot summer months.

What inspired you to create a sleepwear line?

I first found inspiration in 2012. Newly engaged, I went in search for feminine and affordable

nightwear options to purchase for my bridesmaids and myself, to wear while getting ready

on the wedding morning. I felt my choices were limited as the options were either femme

fatale, dowdy or slightly immature. It was during this time I noticed a gap in the sleep and

loungewear market for elegant and affordable options; so it was out of frustration and my

love of health and wellness, that my entrepreneurial spirit launched NATALIJA.

The brand celebrates and embraces women’s femininity. It is an invitation for women to be

inspired, choose colours and prints that speak to them, and combine pieces to form their

own unique individual style.

Do you have a personal favourite that you wear to bed?

My favourite piece from my new collection ‘Azulejos’ is the Thira silk pant for its fantastic

paisley print and beautiful blues (but again, it changes every week!).

Tell us about the idea and trend of Pj’s All Day.

I have detached all furry animals, hearts and grey marl to recreate the traditional sleep and

loungewear; carefully creating garments so beautiful and comfortable that women will feel

inspired to wear them all the time.

Channeling the ‘pyjamas all day’ look, the silky garments have the power to transcend from

the home to the outdoors, fusing together comfort and style. The luxe designs would look as

at home relaxed on a Sunday afternoon with a book and tea, as they would at night paired

with heels ordering your favourite drink. My most recent campaign Sleep to Street brings

to life this idea, inspiring women to have fun, be playful and feel beautiful!

As entrepreneur and business women, how do you make sure you get enough sleep?

The evening time is my time and I have a ritual to ensure I am relaxed, rested and ready to

have the best sleep so that I can wake up lively. My favourite is to use an oil burner and fill

my home with a soothing fragrance like lavender. I find it’s a great way to balance my inner

self before bed! I also get so excited when its bedtime as I get to slide into one my garments.

They feel amazing, and I feel beautiful wearing them. That’s the only way women should be

feeling when they go to sleep at night.

What is your biggest dream for the future?

To inspire women to have fun with fashion, be confident to express themselves and feel

beautiful. Create loungewear pieces that empower women to take their garments from

sleep to street, day to night. Evolving NATALIJA into a lifestyle brand, introducing more

versatile pieces, and then also linen, cushions and candles, all with the same sophisticated

and fashion forward approach.

Rise Editiorial Makeup & Hair for Zephyr Magazine

Posted on: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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A little while ago I teamed up with fashion photographer Levon Baird and stylist Susannah Best for an ethereal fashion Editorial
that just got published in the current issue of Zephyr Magazine.

I hope to work with these creative people again sometime.

The Lane Makeup Artist Guide to Dewy Supernatural Makeup

Posted on: Monday, February 2, 2015

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Supernatural makeup by Liv Lundelius for White Magazine, photographed by Stephanie Alcaino

I just had the honor to share my tips and tricks for natural makeup and dewy radiant skin over at the
magical The Lane Style Guide.
I love the website and adore their editorials, it’s one of these websites you can spend hours browsing around and finding dreamy inspiration and ideas.
Since relocating to Australia I became part of their selected little group of artists and have contributed to several articles as beauty expert.
Check out my previous collaboration with The Lane:
Peachy Keen
Bright Whites
Check it out and get inspired!
Besides keeping my freelance work I have also signed with an agency and am now represented by Ignite Elite in Sydney for my editorial work.
This year started of very well for me and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Relaxed Organic Wedding Makeup for Once Wed

Posted on: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Our lacey organic photo shoot captured by the amazing Jemma Keech was just featured over here
at Once Wed.
I love the liaht in the images as Jemma photographed everything on film.

Photography: Jemma Keech | Styling & Florals: Lavender & Poppyseed |
Model: Serena C| Makeup & Hair: Liv Lundelius | Wedding Gown: Inbal Dror// Helen Rodrigues | Lace Robes & Veil: Girl with a Serious Dream | Ceramics: Marie Helene Clauzon | Calligraphy: Signora e Mare | Ribbon: Silk + Willow

HOORAY! Magazine Editorial~ Ophelia

Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ophelia // Hooray Mag // Behind the Scenes from Light Noise Films on Vimeo.

Thank you team. And special thanks to Light Noise Films for creating this behind the scenes video!
The editorial is now published in Hooray Magazine in newsagents today!

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography
Stylist: Stefanie Ingram
Floral Styling: Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Hair and Make up: Liv Lundelius Makeup Artist
Model: The Agency Models

Behind the scenes video documented by Light Noise Films
Styling + Floral Assistant: Alex Carlyle + Gina Lasker

Latest work: Supernatural Spring Look

Posted on: Thursday, August 15, 2013

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I was lucky to work with the wonderful Luisa Brimble, who is an uber-talented photographer and just overall amazing person and the fabulous blogger Natalie form Eat Read Love on a fashion editorial shoot for a designer boutique in Cronulla, called ROAR.
If you are ever in the area, check it out! The shop is located in a former church building, and is just really worth visiting.

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Are you liking the look? Here is how I achieved it:

The model sure was a natural beauty, so I kept her makeup very spring/summery and bare. I wanted to create an undone look, like a cool girl would achieve herself. Just emphasizing her features without the use of colour.
Base:
Starting with a hydrating toner by Tata Harper and massaging Jessica’s dry skin with nourishing moisturizer Vinosource Riche by Caudalie Paris/
Her gorgeous skin only needed a dab of foundation through the center, I chose Chanel Vitalumiere in 20, which gives a beautiful radiant sheen and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal for highlights on the cheekbone & upper lip. I brightened her under eye area with By Terry Touch expert in Nr.3, then contoured her cheekbones with Benefit Hula Bronzer to sculpt the cheeks.
Eyes:
I used a nude eyeliner to open Jessica’s pretty eyes, dabbing clear gloss into the inner corners of her eye and just sweeping underneath her lower lashes with a soft liner brush and some warm brown eyeshadow.On the upper lid I soflty blended a wash of peach pink eyeshadow by Nars. The brows were filled in with a Laura Mercier Brow Pencil in Blonde and then brushed up with an Ardell Brow Gel.
After curling her lashes, I only used one coat of mascara to keep it more understated.

Lips: A tinted balm on the lip and ready was this super simple and natural look.

Hair: The hair was tonged in different directions, to create a random natural wave with texture and movement.

And now I am really in mood for Sydney Spring!

I love my job- thoughts on being a makeup artist

Posted on: Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Have I lately told you how much I love my job?

Well, in case I haven’t : I love my job a lot. And even more.
Everything about it. And I am striving to keep learning and building on my skills.
Being a make up artist, is such a rewarding job.
Not two days are ever the same, I am constantly meeting new people and that inspires me.
Connecting with people and creating something beautiful.
I feel so grateful that I am able to do what I love.
It’s definitely one of those job’s where you never stop learning, which is perfect for my curious self.

Fashion VS Weddings

I love every little bit about it.
Making the decision to become a freelance makeup artist was one of the best I have ever made.
As many of you know I do two different kinds of work, makeup for brides/private clients AND fashion/editorial work.
The two are very different from each other and I truly love them both.
Working weddings and being able to make the brides look their best is such a fabulous job, however also very challenging.

There is a common myth in the makeup artist world, coming from artists, that do weddings, although they don’t enjoy them, doing it “just for the money” or as their “bread and butter”, referring to their brides as if they would be the worst task on their to do list.
Even to the point that some artist think that no good makeup artist would do weddings. I work for the love of it. Life is tooooooo short to do anything that you don’t truly enjoy.
I feel I am wasting my time if I spent it with things that I don’t really care about, and I can only do a good job if I am enjoying and loving my work and bringing all passion and focus to it.
And yes, I dearly love the fashion work as well, the creative, quirky side of my job, meeting new people, listening to vibes & trends and finding a way to mirror whats happening on the catwalks and on the street.

The Best Of Both Worlds
So here is the truth: Many of the worlds best and most famous makeup artists are working on weddings!
I love weddings full stop. I even used to design wedding dresses and am just totally in love with LOVE.
A hopeless romantic that can’t get enough of real love stories, it’s the right environment for me.
I have not worked on any tacky weddings or with any bridezillas ever.
I have only ever worked with beautiful people inside and out.
And I don’t take on every client either, if I find they have a completely different style and philosophy about beauty, I do turn clients down from time to time too.
Another thing that really surprises me is that fashion and weddings are still seen as too almost opposite industries by many.
It’s time to wake up and see the signs!
There are so many fabulous fashion designers creating wedding dresses today, there are magazines like Vogue Brides who are highly editorial and so many wonderful online magazines like The Lane and countless blogs that show that fashion and weddings belong together!
Recently Refinery 29 features regular wedding posts as well, and I think the trend is for fashion and weddings to go hand in hand.
There is so much more room for creativity and opportunity to splurge on great design or simply loose yourself in your best ever DIY projects.
Not that every wedding has to be a fashion spectacle nor an over the top event.
But where else can you wear couture gowns, big head pieces or get a professional hair and makeup artist?
I love the big and the small weddings, the simple and the extravagant ones.

And I find it’s time for fashion&weddings to grow together!
I will try and find a nice balance here on the blog in the future.

I am looking forward to all the coming years and where my career will take me.
Thanks for taking the time to read through this LONG post!
What do you love about your job?

Sydney Sunrise Street Style

Posted on: Tuesday, April 9, 2013


The other day I got up way before sunrise, for an early morning photoshoot by the beach. It was lovely being able to see the sun peeking up above the water and while I was doing the makeup on location in the dark, (with some work lights obvsly) it turned out to be a great shoot. More on the edgy street style side as opposed to my romantic, dreamy wedding shoots.
The model was a great talent Shana who is signed with The Agency Models in Sydney. The photos are by the aspiring fashion photographer Jack Grayson.
There is something magical about working in Sydney, while I am as super busy and working the early and the long hours it feels like the sun recharges me in the meantime.

Retro Bridesmaid dresses- A guest post

Posted on: Sunday, February 17, 2013


We have a guest post today from London based retro fashion label Fever, telling us about how to choose a retro bridesmaid dress:

If you don’t fancy paying through the roof for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses then there are a few options.

Vintage is one option. There are so many vintage and retro stores which have popped up, left right and centre since vintage became super trendy a few years back what with Mad Men creating a style boom. For those who are not too fussy about second hand vintage stores there is another option for cheap and timelessly well-tailored dresses.

Vintage can sometimes mean long days spent doing some high and low searching, as many stores as there are, it can still take some quality sifting to find a genuine beautiful article of clothing behind numerous rows of dusty smelling clothes, this of course sometimes being the major appeal for vintage shoppers!

If you don’t fancy sifting through second hand clothes then you can always go for the option of new vintage style dresses. Many benefits come with this option, returns being one of them, plus a less challenging search. Although in saying that there are many “retro” / “vintage” stores which don’t really adhere to the true retro rules. Retro dresses should be well tailored, with an elegant fit and often strong visual patterns. The quality in new retro dresses isn’t always the same.

Fever are a London based retro clothes store which focuses on new retro clothes, sourcing inspiration from around the world via searching high and low throughout vintage and retro clothing stores for retro patterns, styles and fabrics.

They actually have a whole collection specifically designed for weddings, including bridal and bridesmaid dresses so have kindly done most of the legwork regarding searching for that perfect retro wedding dress.

Whether you decide on old or new dress let retro be the style definer! There is so much effortless choice in this particular era of clothing and with that will never go out of fashion. Treat the bridesmaids to a dress that can be worn time upon time again.

A little bit of Luxury

Posted on: Friday, February 15, 2013


I have written so many posts about hippie bridal looks, it’s about time to show something more
elegant more high fashion, which I love just as much.
Have any of you ever checked out the great website The Lane?
It’s full of great inspiration for Brides who really love fashion, don’t check the side out for the first time if you
are having a busy day ; ) Be warned, you might loose a couple of hours looking at beautiful photos of beautiful weddings,
styled photo shoots and great vendors.
I found it a very great resource for me as a wedding makeup artist as well.
I love my job so much I could easily get lost in making mood boards and pin boards for my work.
There is always something new to discover, more to learn, skills to achieve and products to know about.

I found a wonderful pair of luxury shoes that somewhat match the vibe of the elegant weddings featured on this side.
And we all love a good pair of designer shoes.
These are by Carmen Steffens and I love all the detail: The little gold trimmings, golden buckle and the intricate pattern.
There are many more sparkly gorgeous pairs in their range
The colour makes them just perfect for weddings I think, but you will sure be able to wear these again and again and again.

Farewell London

Posted on: Thursday, November 29, 2012

One of the last makeup jobs I have done before leaving London for our new home Sydney, was this Editorial just published in Papercut Magazine.
I loved working with the super talented photographer Samantha Nandez and although she is based in the USA and I am in Australia, I really hope to get the chance of working together again in the future.
Check out our London Editorial here.

Brides in Brogues

Posted on: Tuesday, November 13, 2012



Doesn’t the girl just look amazing in her outfit?
I have found the images via the NIBS blog which is full of great fashion inspiration.
Check it out here.
Since I am on a roll with posts about alternative wedding shoes I found a few more stunning and inspiring images for you.


I just got a pair of amazing low smart shoes, that are similar to the brogues in the photo.
Mine are from kmb and I love wearing them with about anything, especially with dresses.
Walking around with my makeup kit I refer comfortable shoes for work and also since wedding season here in Sydney is in full swing, I
would love to wear them to weddings as a guest too with a classic dress.
Right now there are so many girly brogues out there in white or pastels which would just look amazing with a wedding dress.

Guestpost: Today I am wearing…

Posted on: Monday, August 13, 2012

Today I am featured at the wonderful fashion blog over at Misslkey.
Go check it out here.
Currently we are busy preparing for our big move.
I am so excited to be a Sydney based make up artist very soon.
I will mainly work freelance and hopefully plenty of gorgeous bridal makeup.
We got our tickets and I got butterflies in my belly.

Summer Swim & Summer Clogs

Posted on: Monday, July 16, 2012


I just came back from a wonderful week in Croatia.
If you want to follow up on our trip check out our personal blog: Liv+Dave=
Many of you were asking me after tweeting and posting the photo above, where I got the gorgeous swimsuit and cute clogs from.
So I decided to share it here with you as well.
The fabulous swimsuit is from our new sponsor For Luna, a fantastic online boutique for retro-swimwear.
The super comfy and cute clogs are from the best online store for clogs, our new Sponsor Lotta from Stockholm, nice people that sell extra nice clogs.

Sneaky preview of work lately

Posted on: Monday, April 9, 2012



Happy Easter Everyone!
Though I have mainly been brainstorming new ideas and concepts as well as feeding myself delicious cakes and coffees, I have also been doing a lot of make-up designs and great collaborations lately. And it seems like outdoor location has started too, which is extra exciting.
The sneaky preview below was a project with the great photographer Claire Huish and the fantastic Stylist Rosie Williams. Next to the tall beautiful model I look so very short.
I am looking forward to all the exciting work for this Spring and Summer.

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