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This is pretty basic but I always get asked what products are a must-have for our makeup kits. My sister for example literally had no makeup and I have had to help her build her makeup kit. It’s all about slowly building a makeup kit that you love and products that you will use everyday!

Enjoy the video, and I promise I CAN count!!

^ Nicoletta.

Nicoletta Daskalakis is one of the top high profile makeup artists & hair stylists in the Los Angeles area. She is a makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal & wedding, fashion and editorial. Whether you are interested in wedding makeup services, bridal makeup or bridal hairstyling or even just interested in celebrity makeup and celebrity hairstyles and trend you’ve come to the right place to find out more!

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I have an absolute obsession with anything ORANGE!! Even my pillows, my kitchen ware, my guitar and majority of my summer wardrobe are all orange.  So I decided to do a simple makeup look that incorporated the uplifting color.  Seeming as though it’s summer and scorching hot, I think anyone can get away with applying orange on their lips, cheeks and eyes and still look FAB 😉 My brides often ask me to create a dewy beached bronzed look. It’s actually one of my favorite celebrity makeup looks. Even if my brides are slightly fair I will always use a liquid bronzer to give a more natural looking tan, similar to the bridal makeup I did in South Africa.

Have a gorgeously hot summer day!

^ Nicoletta.

Products Used:

Primer: Makeup Forever HD Primer

Foundation: Makeup Forever HD Foundation #128

Concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2

Under eye powder: Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

Eye Primer: MAC Painterly

Eyes: Bobby Brown Goldstone Cream Shadow

Eyes: Cork by MAC

Eyes: Inglot Double Sparkle Eyeshadow #469

Eyes: Inglot Double Sparkle Eyeshadow #465

Eye Pencil: Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Liner #1L

Eyebrow Pencil: MAC Lingering

Eyelashes: any brand of individual lashes

Eyelash Curler: Japonesque Travel Size

Mascara: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #1

Contour Powder: Smashbox Contour Palette

Bronzer: Smashbox Contour Palette

Highlighter: MAC Pearl

Blush: Peaches by MAC

Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte #14 Orange Shiver
Nicoletta Daskalakis is one of the top high profile makeup artists & hair stylists in the Los Angeles area. She is a certified makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal & wedding, fashion and editorial. Whether you are interested in wedding makeup services, bridal makeup or bridal hairstyling or even just interested in celebrity makeup and celebrity hairstyles and trend you’ve come to the right place to find out more!

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Making a decision on where to have your wedding is the most fun part of all yet also the most important!  If you are still undecided here are fabulous reasons on why you SHOULD have a destination wedding!

  1. Be Different.  A destination wedding is always memorable and you can get your friends and family all excited to be in a beautiful new place and share new memories all together.  I know my wedding is still talked about as being the most crazy… yet breathtakingly memorable for everyone.
  2. Save Money.  Forget about having to buy decorations to make everything look amazing, the backdrop itself is enough.  I remember picking flowers off the island and using the pebbles stones at the beach for my decorations – all free of charge!
  3. Enjoy quality time with everyone.  A wedding day usually flies by after a few hours and then it’s over.  With a destination wedding, your wedding party will usually stay with you for about 3 days and you can enjoy every minute of the festivities with them.  The day after my wedding, I got to lie on the beach all day with my amazing friends and loved ones and chatted all about the wedding!!
  4. Captive Audience.  I had my wedding in the south of Crete.  There were no roads or cars, only a boat to take you to and from the main island. It’s so great to know exactly the number of people coming to both your ceremony and your reception and how to plan for it.
  5. Guest list is smaller.  When I got married we had a budget and as much as I wanted to invite the whole world, it just costs too much.  Having a destination wedding is a great excuse to limit the guestlist. Just think you can throw even more parties for those that couldn’t make it when you go home.
  6. You can start your honeymoon even earlier.  You can already start relaxing once you feel the sand between your toes even before the pre-wedding celebrations take place.
  7. Sharing a place you both love.  For my wedding I had it at a location in Crete that I have been in love with for many years, it’s where my now husband and I always seem to fall head over heels in love every time we are there.  Part of the joy is showing off the place that has special meaning to you both
  8. Guests can save on location.  There are always discounts for people traveling in large groups, they can save on hotels, boats rentals, airplane and even food.
  9. Celebrate with the locals. It touched my heart to see how everyone on the island joined in on all the action at my wedding. I have never been hugged, kissed and cheered for by so many people while I walked in my wedding dress along the beach.  The tears started from there!
  10. No better atmosphere.  The sound of the sea water lapping against the shore, the soft natural light of the early evening creates an atmosphere says ‘there is nothing more important in the world, at this moment, than the commitment that this couple is making’
Planning for your special day is so exciting, enjoy every minute of it!

^ Nicoletta.

Nicoletta Daskalakis is one of the top high profile makeup artists & hair stylists in the Los Angeles area. She is a certified makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal & wedding, fashion and editorial. Whether you are interested in wedding makeup services, bridal makeup or bridal hairstyling or even just interested in celebrity makeup and celebrity hairstyles and trend you’ve come to the right place to find out more!

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I started threading a few years ago, and have never looked back.  Threading is definitely one of the most recommended and affordable ways to remove any hairs from your face and it is not as painful as waxing or tweezing.  Before you start to thread, please make sure you place a little loose powder on the area where you will thread, this will prevent you from pulling at your skin.

Having beautiful, clean and defined eyebrows is so important and can completely change the way you look. If you are a bride and planning to thread your brows for your wedding, I recommend that you find a beautician a few months before your wedding and tell them not the thin them out too much. It will look really beautiful on your wedding day and your bridal makeup will look flawless.  Threading is really popular among celebrity makeup artists. Again, take my advice and start threading your moustache first (yay for me) and then move onto your brows when you are more confident.

Its the weekend, so stay gorgeous and hair free!!!

Have a Happy Threading Friday!!

^ Nicoletta.

Nicoletta Daskalakis is one of the top high profile makeup artists & hair stylists in the Los Angeles area. She is a certified makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal & wedding, fashion and editorial. Whether you are interested in wedding makeup services, bridal makeup or bridal hairstyling or even just interested in celebrity makeup and celebrity hairstyles and trend you’ve come to the right place to find out more!

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It’s always so much fun doing makeup on brides, bridesmaids and mother of the bride/groom. I am so passionate about creating the best wedding makeup and wedding hairstyles but most of all I love the feeling of walking into the room when the whole wedding party is there getting ready, blasting music, having a few happy tears and most of all laughing and having fun.  There is a certain energy attached to weddings and seeing a bride in her wedding dress only makes people smile.  It’s always so sweet to see a bride with her bridesmaids and how emotional everyone feels on the day, it’s a beautiful thing…. hmm,  I wish I could get married all over again 😉

With love,

^ Nicoletta.

Nicoletta Daskalakis is one of the top high profile makeup artists & hair stylists in the Los Angeles area. She is a certified makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal & wedding, fashion and editorial. Whether you are interested in wedding makeup services, bridal makeup or bridal hairstyling or even just interested in celebrity makeup and celebrity hairstyles and trend you’ve come to the right place to find out more!

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I am so excited to post this video. It’s my first interview as a makeup artist & hairstylist! Please feel free to comment or ask any questions, I would love to hear from you.

Have a fabulous Wednesday evening!

^ Nicoletta.

Nicoletta Daskalakis is one of the top high profile makeup artists & hair stylists in the Los Angeles area. She is a certified makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal & wedding, fashion and editorial. Whether you are interested in wedding makeup services, bridal makeup or bridal hairstyling or even just interested in celebrity makeup and celebrity hairstyles and trend you’ve come to the right place to find out more

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Here is a short video on why I simply love bridal makeup and hair.  The most fulfilling part of being a makeup artist and hair stylist is having a sweetheart realize her full potential and teaching her simple ways to bring out her best features.  During the bridal makeup application, if a client is interested in learning I will do my absolute best to help her learn.  I wish I could take all my clients out makeup shopping with me!!

Simple and natural makeup and hair techniques can transform any woman’s look!

Have a beautiful weekend & happy friday!!

^ Nicoletta.

Nicoletta Daskalakis is one of the top high profile makeup artists & hair stylists in the Los Angeles area. She is a certified makeup artist and hair stylist for bridal & wedding, fashion and editorial. Whether you are interested in wedding makeup services, bridal makeup or bridal hairstyling or even just interested in celebrity makeup and celebrity hairstyles and trend you’ve come to the right place to find out more!

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