Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quasar Models Photoshoot

Hi beauties:

I was contacted by the founder of Quasar Models (Cayman Islands) to do makeup for a photoshoot. Without hesitating, I agreed to the job until I found out that it was an early morning shoot. (EPIC FAIL). It was a 5am start. Hmmph! I instantly wanted to say no and hang up the phone but because I agreed to the shoot 2 seconds before that, I couldn't go back on my word so I left it at that......

Waking up that morning was VERY hard but at the end of it all, I was extremely happy that I agreed because it was really awesome to be amidst such great local talent. There were 8 beautiful models, 4 photographers and another talented makeup artist on board.

For more images of my work, check out Model Mayhem- Shades Pro Makeup

Here are a few pics to show you what the morning looked like.

Cassi the Founder of Quasar Models (Cayman Islands)

Behind the scenes

Bonnie B doing her thing. This little lady is so fierce behind the camera

Captivating Tori

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

UPDATE Pt 2- 88 Warm Palette Giveaway- CLOSED

Hi beauties:

I've been receiving feedback that persons are unable to "Like" my FB Fan Page because the link isn't working. A lot of you have been joining the group and not the fan page. Please ensure that you're joining the fan page and not the group. I no longer use the FB Group. I think I have fixed the link now. If you are still unable to join the fan page, there is a link on my blog to my FB fan page. Click that and see if it works. IF not, you can also go directly to FB and search for Shades Professional Makeup. IF you are directed to the group, I have posted a link to my fan page.

Ok, I've fixed it now. I promise. Sorry, I just had to reconfigure some things. Please click on the "LIKE" button on the side bar to follow me on FB.

Let me know if that works.

My apologies for the inconvenience....

Monday, June 20, 2011

High School Reunion- 20 years!!!

Hi beauties:

Today I'm going to share pictures of a client who wanted "fierce" makeup for her 20th high school reunion.

When I started this look, I wasn't quite sure what I was going for but then I had an ah-ha moment and my creative juices started flowing. I LOVE when my clients say "do whatever you want Olivia" that's just what I did.

She was wearing a black and white, fitted, knee-length dress accessorized with a fuschia clutch and heels.

Here's her look!


I gave her a sparkley black smokey eye with hot pink on the inner most corner of each eye and added lashes. On her lips I applied a very, very light pink (which hardly shows in the pictures) and NARS Gilda blush on her cheeks.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

MAKEUP GIVEAWAY!!!!- 88 Warm Palette (Coastal Scents)- CLOSED

Hey beauties:

I haven't done this in a LONG time so here goes!

To officially kick off the crazy warm (more like steaming hot) weather we've been having in Grand Cayman lately, I'm going to give away a palette of super pigmented and gorgeous warm-toned eyeshadows. This palette hold 88 beautiful colors.

This palette is for everyone! A true favorite whether you're a professional or novice, this set provides matte, shimmer, smokey and neutral shadows. The huge plus about this palette set is that it has been created in a way which all skin tones will be able to apply multiple fashion looks. (Coastal Scents)

Of course, with every contest there are rules and this contest is no different.

- You MUST be 18 years or older to enter
- You MUST be a follower on my blog (Shades Professional Makeup Blog)
- You MUST be a fan on my FB Fan Page (FB Fan Page) NOT the group.
- You MUST leave a comment on this post (blog post) saying why you want/like this palette


Contest is open now until June 30, 2011 at 11:59pm. A random winner will be chosen.



Sunday, June 12, 2011

REVIEW!!! Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel

Hey beauties:

Today I wanted to share one of my recently found FAVORITE skin care products with you. I especially wanted to share this with you because I have tried just about every topical acne treatment product on the market to zap my zits and couldn't find one that worked as quickly as I wanted it to. After reading several reviews about the Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel, I decided to try it for myself.

(Product) What is it?

Topical treatment suitable for acneic and breakout-prone skin.

Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel is an overnight treatment designed to help clear skin congestion and help prevent future breakouts using its active ingredient Salycic Acid. Salycic Acid is a type of acid used to treat non-inflammed acne and is found in most acne treatment products. Because Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel contains salycic acid, it may irritate persons with sensitive skin.

Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel is a part of the Medibac Clearing System and is the be all and end all of topical acne treatments. Although I have sensitive/ combination skin, so far this product has not irritated my skin and literally works overnight, reducing the appears of my acne when I have flare ups.

As the name suggests, the clearing gel is an overnight treatment. It could be applied all over the face or just on the problem areas and should be washed off in the morning.

Product Benefit

- Removes impaction plug from follicle to help prevent future breakouts and relieve congestion

- Helps regulate sebum (oils produced by the sebaceous glands) production

- May be applied all over face or areas experiencing breakouts or congestion.


Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel comes in a 50ml hard plastic bottle with a removable screw cap.


Depending on your local distributor or country, the cost of the clearing gel can range from anywhere from US$27 to GBP41 to CI$48. Although this may be considered an expensive topical acne treatment, the product is definitely worth the money because it works wonders.


This product can be purchased from your local Dermalogica distributors or on

Overall opinion

This product is worth the money and should be bought by every person who struggles with acne prone, problem skin.

Acne can be caused by numerous factors, however, for occasional or even frequent flare-ups, I would recommend trying this product.

Note: This post was not sponsored and was based on writer's opinion. I am not a dermatologist or a skin care specialist. This is simply based on my opinion and experience of use. Please see your skin specialist or dermatologist for serious acne problems.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What would you like to see?

Hey beauties:

This is just a quick post to get some feedback from you on my blog. I've totally been neglecting my blog and I miss interacting with you all.

What would you like to see on my blog? Reviews? Tutorials? Tips and Tricks? Outfits?

Let me know......

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