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Back to Beauty Basics

You know that term, fake it till you make it? No faking allowed here.

Instead, “Be it till you become it.” Here’s the thing – when you are looking and feeling your best, you ARE doing your best and you’re attracting the best.

Today, those wanting to achieve their professional goals know that managing their image to create a consistently memorable impression in the industry is a need, not a want. People who neglect their image will be left behind. And, you’ve been working way too hard to let that happen.

With so many beauty tips out there it’s challenging to narrow down what works for you without a lot of trial and error, or frustrating purchases. You’re on a budget so what do you do, bring it back to basics of course!

You need to find what works for your skin type and individual facial features and complement your image.

Most beauty and cosmetic counter staff are trained in specialising in products that will suit your skin. But, if you’re on a budget and can’t afford to buy all the beautiful high-end products, I’ll let you in on a few secrets; a good foundation forms the basis of your whole look and something you should never skimp on. The right foundation will decrease the amount of other products you need to apply afterwards. So, it’s always worthwhile to have your foundation professionally matched to your skin tone in natural lighting. Beauty store lighting is universally unforgiving.

Estée Lauder has brought out a new foundation Double Wear Nude spf 25 with hydrating staying power. No powder needed!

Mascara is a personal choice; there are many affordable brands on the market offering different effects for your lashes.

Bronzer, blush and highlighters are often available as a trio- great for travelling and a woman on the go.

Along with eyeshadow quads, go for a mixture of both light and dark shades.

Lips, are important and it pays to invest in a good nontoxic lipstick. I recommend Karen Murrall lipsticks. Keeping in mind, one or two shades darker than your natural lip colour works best.

With your brows, I highly recommend microblading as a long term investment which will save both time in your daily makeup routine and the purchasing of eyebrow products. For a dramatic evening look you can brush a little natural eyeshadow through them to create a nice ombré effect.

If you’re going out straight after work and you only have five minutes to do your makeup, you just need to define your eyes with a dark brown or soft black longwearing pencil and a few more coats of mascara. For a little more va va voom add a set of false lashes, nothing too big. Complete with a fresh coat of lippy with a dab of gloss, taking you from day to night.

Solution for fuss-free makeup

If, like me, you wear eyeliner but are finding it, shall we say, a little bit challenging to see what you are doing, then I have the solution for you – permanent eyeliner.

Hawke’s Bay professional makeup artist Vania Bailey has added this talent to her ever-growing list.

She says permanent eyeliner is fantastic for those ladies who want fuss-free makeup. “It’s great for those that struggle to apply eyeliner as it will never melt off your face, so to speak,” Vania says.

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

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.

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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