Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The purpose of my blog has been to showcase my work, however I could not restrain myself, I needed to sing praises for the new Joe Fresh (as in Superstore) Makeup Line. My favorite picks are the Cheek tints, at $4, "Nude" gave me a gorgeous glow to my skin, "Peach" gave me a bright pop of colour with a luminous pearl finish. The Lipgloss, at $8, in "Peach", this season's it colour, is non-sticky and pefectly sheer to compliment my new cheeks! Next time you are grocery shopping be sure to check out this inexpensive makeup line, I am sure you will be as delighted as I am.
Posted by Nicola at 3:43 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Natahna and Megan's Creative with Brianna Hughes, Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes at Mousy Browns, Styling by Colleen Mcginn, Natahna Bargen and Megan Martin from Mode Models.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Parlour Magazine Fall 2008 Issue 3, Volume 1
Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes at Mousy Browns, Photo by Ashley Champagne, Kristen Gogol Mode Models.
Faith Long's Creative by Malcolm Brown, Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes, Styling by Mackenzie, shot on location at 29 Armstrong.
Krystyn and Cassandra's Portraits, Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes at Mousy Browns, Photos by Romy Yamsuan.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Parlour Magazine Spring Beauty 2009.
Delight in this spring's sweet treats. Be inspired by a visit to your local patisserie; frost your lids with shades of petit-four pinks, mint greens, sugared violets, and butter creams. Skin is glowing and hydrated, dusted with iridescent silver, pearl and champagne highlights. Treat your cheeks to decadent shades of pink and peach, using blush creams and cheek stains to achieve a natural flush. Glaze your lips with barely there shades of fleshy pink, lilac and peach. These guilt free indulgences will compliment this season's feminine, flirty fashions while satisfiying your sweet tooth.
Makeup and Text by Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes at Mousy Browns, Photo by Ashley Champagne, Dara Main Mode Models
Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Photos by Ashley Champagne, Art Direction/ Post Production by Pete Nguyen, models: Kelsey and Omar Reyes.
Cassandra Jayne's creative with Ashley Champagne, Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes at Mousy Browns.
Define the Line photoshoot by Ashley Champagne, Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins.
For more info on the Edmonton based band, check out their myspace at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DEFINETHELINEBAND
Gorgomish MMA Fighters shot by Ashley Champagne, Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, shot on location at Hayabusa Training Centre.
I had the opportunity to work with Joelle and Jade Tang for a fun, playful creative. Joelle and Jade are two thirds of the Tang Triplets, the up and coming modeling sensations from Edmonton, Alberta. Joelle and Jade are making their acting debut in Xmen: Origins, the new Wolverine movie set to launch Spring/Summer 2009.
Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Photos By Ashley Champagne
Parlour Magazine Fall Beauty 2008.
Well summer is over. It's time to pack away your bikinis and sandals and pull out your luxurious sweaters and favorite boots. And like fall's sumptuous fashions, slow sunsets and turning leaves inspire this season's makeup.
Skin is matte and flawless with a healthy flush from within. Use a moisturizing foundation and a cream blush to achieve a look that is radiant and hydrated, but never powdery.
The secret to the perfect fall eye is a sculpted base. Round out eyes for a romantic dreamy look or carve outer corners for a more vixenesque appearance. Whether you choose a subtle look using russet, taupe and cream or an opulent visage of chocolate, chartreuse and plum, enhance your eyes with shadow, light and texture.
This season's lips are freshly plucked, think succulent raspberries and luscious grapes of the vine. Choose velvetty matte textures, and use sparingly for a sheer stained look or layered with a gloss for a laquered finish.
Complement the ambiance of this fall season with rich, saturated, velvetty colours, and like a glass of Pinot and a crackling fire, you will be deliciously irresistable.
Makeup and Text by Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes at Mousy Browns, Photo by Ashley Champagne, model Honey Rejzek.
Parlour Magazine Fall Fashion 2008.
Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Hair by Lauren Hughes of Mousy Browns, Photos by Ashley Champagne, Amanda Trimble Mode Models, Styling by Sandy Karpetz, Alisha Schick and Shelly Solarz. Shot in Drumheller, Alberta.
Parlour Magazine Summer 2008 Beauty
Gone are the gilded bronzes of last summer. This season's makeup is subtle, sunkissed, and sexy.
Beauty guru Nicola Gavins of Cherry Blossom Makeup Artistry tells us that, "it's like you spent a day at the beach, not a month." You don't have to ditch your bronzers, just use them with a lighter touch.
Picture a lazy day at the beach, lovers squinting at each other through veils of lashes, freckeled noses, salty kisses and flushed cheeks. It's a virtual flight of whimsy featuring shell pink, moonlight platinum, sun-washed gold, and pebble grey.
And to translate this daydream into an evening out, glam it up with a flash of colour, be bold with a splash of electric blue on the eyes, or an acrid orange lip. The ethereal colour palette of the day is the perfect canvas for a hit of high drama.
Nicola recommends MAC Face and Body Foundation to keep skin looking flawless and hydrated morning to night. And this seasons must-have, dont-leave-home-without item? Sunscreen, and lots of it.
Words by Andrea Dorrans.
Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Photos by Ashley Champagne, hair by Lauren Hughes of Mousy Browns, model : Ravenne White for Mode Models
A Midsummer Night's Fling - Parlour Magazine Summer 2008 Fashion Feature. Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Photos by Ashley Champagne, Hair by Jessica Lam and Larissa West (Avanti Salon and Spa), Styling Shelly Solarz, Models: Kalen M (Hi-Fi Models) Charlton Diaz, and Hailey Poole (Mode Models).