In The Press

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.

Hawke’s Bay School Ball Season

I had the pleasure of working with a gorgeous school girl Elise Trow and finding the perfect outfit to wear to a school ball. The season is well upon us and the girls seem to be very organised. The dress trend this year is long and elegant – out with the short, in with the long! Think red carpet glamour with an Indie twist.

Photos taken at Hawke’s Bay Vineyard – Church Road Winery

I chose a 60′s look for Elise’s makeup which brought out her amazing eyes and we left her hair with long brushed out curls and plaits.

Photography by Rei Bennett

Dresses from Expressions Napier

Hair done by Jess at Rodney Wayne

Flower Crown by Zinnia

Makeup by Hawke’s Bay Makeup Artist Vania Bailey

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Hawkes Bay Make Up Artist Vania Bailey

Penny and her bridesmaids looked amazing in their Wedding Attire.It was a gorgeous Hawke’s Bay Wedding.
All the girls were wearing Dior Foundation that gave the skin a dewy finish.

Channel blush that warmed the checks to create a youthful fresh look and long wearing eyeshadow and liner by Dior.Coated lashes with ample amounts of the YSL mascara.

Lips were the colour of a soft rose and a hint of Bobbi Brown gloss was added to give the illusion of a more plumper defined lip.

Hair was by Pure hair.

Photographer Sarah Horn

Make Up was done by Hawke’s Bay Make Up Artist Vania Bailey

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Hawke’s Bay Wedding by Hawke’s Bay Make up Artist Vania Bailey

Hermione Peach got married at Mission Estate Winery to her husband to be Dan Kaans. Hair was done by Pure Hair and flowers were created by Zinnia. Hermione wanted a natural bridal look with defined eyes and flawless eye brows. Foundation was a light coverage as she had such beautiful skin and her lips were 2 shades darker than her natural lip colour. Her gorgeous dog was the ring bearer. As a Hawke’s Bay Make up Artist I am feel privileged to be part of their special day.

 

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Felicity’s Makeup for her Hawke’s Bay Wedding

Felicity looks stunning on her wedding day beaming with happiness dressed in white and bridesmaids in navy blue, their make up was striking yet with a natural finish focusing on bringing out the eyes with nude lips . Felicity got married at Sileni Estates Hawke’s Bay Winery. Captured by the lens of Hawke’s Bay Photographer Linda Bayliss.

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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 →