Braids we like…
The long weekend is here and I know a lot of people who are ‘going to the lake’. We’re Manitobans, that’s what we do. This long weekend I’d like to tip my hat off to Manitoba and it’s people. Here are some interesting facts about our fair province!
We are all guilty of having a celebrity crush. Whether we like to admit it or not. My crush of the moment is miss Cara Delevingne. Her style screams attitude and confidence. A sort of simplified/ladylike grunge. She definitely seems to have an aesthetic of her own, which is incredibly alluring. It’s a complete package. It is important to develop a look of your own but I love getting inspiration from other people. Here are a few of my favourite looks of hers…
Who doesn’t love a burger every now and then? If only we could all look as good as she does while chowing down on one… But hey, nice nails!
As someone who wishes she woke up with sultry, bombshell hair à la Lana Del Rey, but isn’t willing to spend more than half an hour getting ready … I’ve made a new best friend. Hot Rollers.
I sometimes like to read lyrics to songs as poems. For me, when I read, the meaning is deepened. This Alicia Keys song is wonderful, but as a poem? I feel it’s even better.
Tell someone today, how important they are to you. Tell someone how much they mean to you. We shouldn’t have to wait for an event like Mother’s Day to reach out to the ones we truly love… That’s the fresh perspective…
**”I Need You”
The sand loves when..the waves come
The sky can’t wait…for the light of the sun
So how could you…look me in my eye
And not see what, what I feel inside
Tell me how could you… doubt the fact that I
I love you…
I love you
Don’t you ever…think like that.
Don’t you ever…never do that?
There will never be two things…that go together better
Than you and me….
North needs south east needs west…
No needs yes yes yes
Up needs down life needs death…
No needs yes yes yes
I need you
I need you
I need you
NAILS, NAILS, NAILS.
We all love getting a good manicure, but who are we kidding…we are almost more excited to show them off afterwards. Taking photos of freshly painted nails can be a tricky thing. You want to show if not all of the fingers, at least most of them. Fingers can be some of the toughest and most stubborn models I know, ha! I always have a good giggle with my friends and clients when I ask them to pose for pictures. Whether you’re taking photos of your own work, or someone else’s, my best suggestion is just to keep them relaxed and take a number of photos. It usually doesn’t happen on the first shot, so don’t get discouraged. The beauty of photography, is that you can edit and crop almost everything. Good lighting and background are also key points.
Here are some photos to give all you nail addicts some photo inspiration…
Most of all, have some fun with it
- né xo
Renée is our favourite brow magician and nail artist.
Her bag was a gift from her brother,
who purchased it while backpacking in Mexico.
Here’s what we found inside:
01 Daisy Roll on Perfume by Marc Jacobs
02 Lactaid - Don’t ask, I’m not even lactose intolerant…
03 Lint Roller- I’m a cat mom!
04 Lush Liquid Lipstick in Charm
05 *Mint + Hazel Earrings
07 Alice Munro – Lives of Girls & Women
08 iPod Shuffle
09 *Priti NYC Nail Strengthener
10 Joe Eyeliner
11 Nail Files- I can’t stand snags in my nails. If they happen to break, I’ve always got a quick fix!
13 MAC Lipstick
14 Day Planner
16 Acrylic Paint
All starred items are available in our boutique, so come visit us and pick up a few of Renée’s favourite items!
have a great week, everybody!
Flowers in your hair
With weddings, grads and a butt load of summer functions coming up, flowers are a natural way to change it up! You can pin one in on the side, or fashion a nifty crown. Any floral accent will translate to so much more.
For crowns, you’ll need thin long stemmed wild flowers that are pliable and easy to twist up. Bits of twigs and berries are a nice touch as well. The type of event will dictate the type of flower to use to help accentuate your look. You may not wear a flower crown as a guest to a wedding, but maybe at a gathering at the lake… A cluster of roses may work nice in an up do for grad, but not as well to a baby shower…
The type of hair you have will also help you make a decision as to what plant you would place in your hair. As simple as it is, it’s that simple! Light haired ladies need light weight flowers. Thick haired gals can wear any type because thicker hair can support a thicker or sturdier flower (as well as lighter types). As you guessed, I would advise you to chat with your stylist about some fun things you could do with your hair this upcoming summer season. Check out oak & lily sometime and see what they might recommend. Give it a try, that’s the fresh perspective…