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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Teresa's Wedding!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a safe and happy long weekend! Happy 4th of July to all my US friends as well! :)

It can sometimes take a long while for me to get photos back from weddings that I do, so when I get an email directly from a photographer with photos... I jump on the chance to share!!!
Thank you so much Denise from C'est Chic Photography ( sending me these gorgeous photos! :)

Teresa is absolutely stunning! She and her entire bridal party were a blast to work with.
Vicki ( and I arrived for hair and makeup @ 6am so we could keep these lovely ladies on schedule... and here is the result :)

And there's the happy couple :)

Again, big thank yous to Denise for providing me with these beautiful images and to Vicki for, once again, being an amazing stylist and my partner in crime lol

Have a fabulous day!!!

Hugs... Crystal :) xo

Friday, June 24, 2011

Henna collaboration!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to share a sneak peak of images from the Fabulous Feminine's( and crystalized artistry)collaboration with the amazing Bhupi of

As you can see... henna is not just for traditional ceremonies anymore! Consider how much fun henna would be before a girls night out OR a beautiful henna garter or "surprise" for under your wedding gown! ;)
Check out my Facebook page for more images!

The stunning goddess #1

Sexy goddess #2

Ethereal Dee... our yoga princess :)

Hugs til next time...
Crystal xo :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Smashbox Product Review!

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to rave about the new Smashbox Beauty Snapshots Kit and the new Full Exposure mascara that I just picked up from Shoppers Drug Mart (I am crazed about my shoppers points! LOL)

The Kit included:
Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starburst - travel size
Photo Finish Targeted Pore and Line Primer - travel size
Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pink Sugar

Limitless Eyeliner in Golden Ivy w/ sharpener!

Eye Shadow Palette in "Beauty Snapshots"

I really wanted to try this palette out because it looked like the perfect bridal colours and low and behold, I have used it at least 6 different times now for bridal, prom and even on one of the contestants vieing for the "Miss Teen Canada World" title! Hopefully I'll have pics up shortly :)

The Targeted Line and Pore primer is a good solid product. It works just as well as similar products in the same price range.
The eye shadows are all satin finishes and blend beautifully! I LOVE the champagne colour and pewter grey is stunning! The brush that comes with the kit is a decent crease brush.
I have now become a big fan of the Limitless Eyeliner (it's super smooth going on and comes with a sharpener on the end :), I wouldn't normally choose this "golden ivy" colour but it"s quickly becoming one of my faves for a classic Bridal look.
Speaking of classic bridal, the "Pink Sugar" lipgloss is the perfect colour. It looks much brighter than it actually is and has a little hint of sparkle... very pretty!

The Fusion Soft Lights in "Baked Starburst" is beautiful for that "dewy" J-Lo look but because it's so shimmery I prefer to use it as a highlighter for cheeks, nose and right above the eyebrow. You're definitely going to get a "Miami Glow" look with this one! ;)

Now... onto the "Full Exposure" Mascara!

I am a bit of a mascara hooch lol... so spending $22cdn on mascara isn't a huge deal for me... IF it meets my demands of lengthening, volumizing, no flakes, good brush and ease of removal... I know, I know I'm needy! :P

So happy to report that it has passed my test in spades AND has even stayed put during my sweating through boot camp...YAY! Yet, comes off so easily with eye makeup remover or even just my face cleanser!

So there you have it... definitely worth the $54 investment!

Btw... anytime you see these "kits" and you're on the fence about trying them, just go for it! It really is an awesome way to try out new products at a lower price. You may just find some new faves... I did! :)

Happy makeup shopping!

Hugs... Crystal xo

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Where in the Heck did I go?!

Hey Everyone!

Darn it's been awhile since I've posted a blog from Crystalized Artistry!

Well that's about to change lol... I've recently gotten a good ole butt kick from a friend wanting to know where my makeup artistry blogs are.

Many of you may already know (and for those who don't) I am in week 5 of a 12 week BeautyFit weight loss and transformation challenge @ World Gym Kitchener.
Not that there is any excuse for neglecting my Crystalized blog, but my mind and focus has definitely been elsewhere!
Now that I'm into the swing of things and have found some balance with it all (some balance, not complete lol) I am wanting to pick up the slack and move onward and upward!!! :)

Keep checking back for new posts on a regular basis AND if you're interested in following my progress during my 12 week BeautyFit challenge check out my other blog! :)

Till I blog again... SOON!

Hugs... Crystal xo