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Winter a time to nourish and flourish

Vania Bailey is a professional makeup artist, and is also known as Hawke's Bay's Brow Queen.

Winter is a time to not only nourish your body, but to reflect and count your blessings, says Vania Bailey.

The professional makeup artist and Hawke’s Bay “Brow Queen” believes in not only taking care of yourself, but also other people.
“First take care of yourself. Winter is a great time to change your skin care. Try something different. We need something a bit more nourishing on our skin during these cold months.

Read more about how to nourish and flourish over at the Hawke’s Bay today.

Women need to ‘ignite the spark’

Alex Lewis after her makeover.

VANIA BAILEY has big plans for 2017 – she wants to help women empower themselves. ”This year is about looking after yourself. If you don’t take time out for yourself you are doing yourself and everyone around you a disservice,” Vania says.

“It can be as simple as sitting device-free and having a cup of tea. For me, I like to recharge in nature. “So many women get beaten down with life and forget who they are and how fabulous they can be.”

Read more about how Women need to ‘ignite the spark’ over at the Hawke’s Bay today.

Taking brows to a new level

Linda Hall's eyebrows before and after

“FOR THE past two weeks every time I look at myself in the mirror, my eyes go straight to my eyebrows. I love them. They are absolutely amazing. They have gone from thin, scraggly, unshaped and dull to perfectly shaped and coloured frames to my face. All thanks to Vania Bailey and her feather touch tattoo, also known as microblading.”

Read more about how Lynda Hall took her brows to a new level with Vania Bailey over at the Hawke’s Bay today.

Hot tips for racing day from Hawke’s Bay fashionista

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Read Vania’s race day advice over at the Hawke’s Bay today.

A day at the races

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Make up by Vania Bailey at Hawkes Bay Races

Woman Beauty Etiquette
Nothing is worse than tangerine skin! So go easy on the fake tan and wear shoes that allow you to stay on your feet all day. Northing looks worse than a woman carrying her shoes at the end of the day! – be prepared and pop some band-aids in your purse. Read more →

Step out of your comfort zone

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Women look and feel their best when they are comfortable. But if you don’t experiment with different looks, you can get stuck in a beauty rut. You will never know what colours, combinations, or type of look  you will fall in love with unless you try them.

Ditch the winter track pants and fleeces and start to tone those arms and legs in preparation for the beautiful range of dresses that we are starting to see in store for the up and coming spring to summer collections. Read more →

Put Your Best Foot Forward

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The biggest problem often seen in feet is dehydration.  As we age, our skin thins out, we loose subcutaneous fat and our feet become as dry as a desert. It is a side effect of the body’s circulation directing the blood flow to the female organs for protection. Your feet are at the end of the road and the rest is down to us neglecting them!

It is important to moisturise your feet every night, but what is more important is not to wear closed in shoes without any socks or tights. By doing this, the moisture in your feet drains into your shoes whilst also making them a tad stinky too!  Open shoes, sandals and bare feet are fine as your feet are able to breathe. Read more →

Dan’s lighter and loving it

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Dan Browne looks positively terrified as a perfectly manicured aesthetician looms over him. Lying on a bed at 536 Kennedy Cosmedics, with his feet protruding from the end and his mass of curly hair in a net, I begin to wonder if the 23-yearold knows what he has signed up for. He is preparing for a facial that will get his skin glowing in time for a 12-week Fat to Fit makeover reveal, at a Hawke’s Bay location yet to be disclosed.
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The Summer

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The sun’s out, the surf’s up, parties are popping up all over the place and bright new bikinis are appearing in window displays all around town.

But the last thing you want to do is squeeze your(rather pasty) body into a teeny bikini or buy somebright lippy only to find it clashes with your ultra-pale skin.

Do not despair, with the range of beauty products available this summer, you have no excuse not to get out there, enjoy the sun and brighten up your makeup collection.
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Art Of Putting On Bold Face

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MARIA PRIESTLEY talks to Hawkes Bay Make up Artist Vania Bailey

For most of us, one or two careers in a lifetime is enough. But not for Vania Bailey. Although she has been a makeup artist for the past nine years, it hasn’t stopped her from pursuing other hobbies and careers including acting, belly dancing, wrestling, kickboxing, farming, fashion and painting.
“You’ve got to try new things,”Vania says. “You’re here for a only short time so you should enjoy it. There’s still a lot of things I want to do.”
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