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Innovation at it’s Finest!

To be a leader you must have the best knowledge….To have the best knowledge you have must be willing to seek the source and become better than those who shared their gift.

This spring is the annual Interdermal  cosmetic conference in San Diego

Facial tattooing is the earliest form of cosmetics known to man. The technique has been around for centuries and crosses every corner of the globe, longer than our everyday eyeliner or mascara.  So why wouldn’t permanent cosmetics be at the forefront of the beauty industry today?

Blushing Boutique

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Valentine’sIt’s a Girly Girl Day!heartThursday February 10th

6pm – 8.30pm

Blushing Boutique’s
Valentine’s Chocolate Affair
Join us for an Evening of Indulgence!
Thursday February 10th
6 – 9 PM
With Special Guest Emmy Award Winning
Makeup Artist
Shauna Magrath from BeautyInk Gallery!
Indulge Your Senses!
Chocolate Fountain, Goodies & Cocktails !
Hollywood Beauty Tricks and Tips from Shauna Magrath of
BeautyInk Gallery
Demonstration from 7pm – 9pm

Plus Just for You …

15% off New Blushing Spring Arrivals this Evening Only


With any purchase this evening, a chance to win a fabulous

Shelley Klassen design of your choice valued up to $200!

The BeautyInk Gallery

New Spring 2011 Shelley Klassen Arriving Weekly!
See you in blushing…

About Professional Makeup Artist Shauna Magrath
From BeautyInk Gallery

After spending over 17 years refining her detailed artistic techniques on Hollywood Celebrities , award winning makeup artist Shauna Magrath, with over 45 film and television credits to her name, has turned her attention to you. With her diverse background, unique skills and attention to detail, she will custom create the look you desire, raising your confidence and self-esteem.

Using only the safest medical products, finest organic materials and state-of-the-art medical-grade equipment, Shauna has mastered the art of micro-pigmentation: permanent cosmetics that are natural on the body with gentle, yet stunning effects.

Visit BeautyInk Gallery’s website here!

Blushing Boutique offers on-site fittings & alterations as well as on-site professional stylists, personal shoppers and custom designs for all occasions.We are proud to support local designer talent!

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Boutique Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 12 – 5pm

Blushing Boutique
579 Richards St.  Vancouver, BC
604 709 3485

Personal appointments are available by contacting Liis.

Beat the melting Heat!

Now that summer is here, I am sure your also fighting the melting make up issue that effects thousands of women ever summer.

If  you don’t have the convenience of permanent cosmetics and your tired for your liner smearing, your shadow creasing up and your foundation streaking down your face, here are a few of our top product choices that will make your summer time play a lot more enjoyable:

Foundation http://www.product-girl.com/img/youngblood_cosmetics_natural_loose_mineral_foundation.jpg

Mineral powder Young blood, Jane Iredale, Elements. They have a natural spf and water resisters built right in.




Cover FX- has a wide range of colours for all skin tones plus waterproof foundations as well.


Brow Colourhttp://s9.thisnext.com/media/230x230/Make-Up-For-Ever-Waterproof_F131B218.jpg

Make up Forever Waterproof Brow Corrector- several shades and they work well as a smoky eye base too.



YSL  Mascara Aquaresistant or Lash Out Waterproof by L’Oreal- both a great but YSL comes in several fun shades.



Eye Liner/ Shadowhttp://imabeautygeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/goshextremearteyeliner.jpg

Gosh Extreme Liner- can be used for both as it blends well, stays put and comes in 24 bold colours.



Make up Forever Aqua Cream- multi use product great for the entire face.



Cover Girl Lips Stains- there are many on the market, but this one is easy to find and use.


Waterproofing Additive http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_N2EqacvZmZU/Sfr6AxhD0aI/AAAAAAAAAbM/45ZJeg2aR5Y/s400/P169812_hero.jpg

Make up Forever Sealer- you can add to any product or existing make up to add additional waterproof wear ability.


Make up Removal PadsAndrea EyeQ's Eye Make-Up Remover Pads, Ultra Quick

Andrea Eye’s waterproof removal pads- available at most drugstores

If you have ever worn waterproof make up, you know it can be a B**** to remove.  Andrea’s Eye’s for waterproof make up, will gently remove any products, even the most difficult.  They’re cost-effective and work.  It’s important when you wear waterproof products… you have the proper remover.  Most of them contain a Vinyl or Silicone base and don’t come off with just soap and water. You need the right oil to break them down.  You never want to try to scrub to them off, your skin certainly wont be happy!

Also, try not to wear waterproof all the time.  It keeps the skin from breathing and with continued use can clog your pores, but for a day at the beach or out on the water, it’s always your best bet!

So yes, you have options and no matter what the temperature may be, you’ll look great day or night when you incorporate any of these long-lasting durable product tips into your summer make up routine. Play, have fun, try new things you may even come up with something unique!

Of course there is always the option of a permanent cosmetic enhancement that will allow you to banish those pencils for good! Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 604 639 3609 about any of our permanent procedure. We are always happy to share and remember your worth it!!

The Bugs are Out!!!

Now that the hot weather is here, the bugs are also her to play and reek havoc on your day!

In my many years of experience filming out in the deep dark brush of the greater GVRD, Mission wilderness and the wild BC North, I have had to keep the bugs away from the Hollywood Celeb’s. There is nothing worse than trying to cover a big fat bug bite on your second take while on a multi million dollar production. Those HD camera’s see everything!  I’ve tried the deet, the Off, the Bug stick, the Skin So Soft, I’ve even gone so far as to wear nets, because when you film in the swamps you can literally see those skitters hatching on the water.

I finally found one product that actually works:  Essents BUG OFF.  It’s natural, smells good and the mosquitoes seem to hate it!  Crew from all over the set would seek me out for  a spray of my magic mix…..because it truley keeps the bugs away.

The downside and there is only one thankfully is that you have to apply it often (every 15-30 minutes).  I found buying the concentrate was the most economical way to go. You just add 30 drops of oil to one cup water was a great ratio. Then add it to a bottle and shake n’ spay.  Your off to the races to enjoy your time out in the great outdoors with your friends and family. They will appreciate the fact that it’s non toxic and safe for the entire family. It’s also a great room freshener so you can use it for more than just the bugs!

Here’s the link below so you can find it at your local Essents location.


Bug Off Insect Repellent Bug Spray
Bug Off Natural Insect Repellent – Bug Spray

Bug Off Insect Repellent Bug Spray

Lavender, Lemongrass
Item Id: 354-202
Experience and restore health. Transforming and supporting aroma restore clarity, re-generate the immune system and dissolve tension. Create a health balance of the mind, body and spirit. Keep bugs away naturally with lemongrass and lavender. Fresh and clean smelling, may also be used to scent and deodorize any space.

Free of impurities this multi-purpose aroma mist will clear the mind as well as the air. Water based and made with 100% pure essential oils.

Directions: Mist into air or onto body. May also be used to freshen closets, linens & bedding.

  • With pure mood enriching essential oils
  • Biodegradable
  • No mineral oil
  • No artificial colors
  • No animal testing
  • Great for adults and children

That Forbidden Four Letter Word…..F***!

Yes that’s right Summer is here, well almost, kinda, sorta and that means FALL is just around the corner!

I know, I hate to be the barer of bad news, but hopefully we can push summer until late October? Well I pray we can……?

Here are the latest colours for this falls season…colours

Some of the ways we can bridge the gap this season is to blend the trends. Make up will be taking on another season of bold looks with a little flash! We will see the Nude look staying consistent through out the seasons, but also the dramatic under eye. Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2010 MakeupIt made it’s debut this spring with the bright turquoise and purple tones and will transform itself  into charcoals, metallic coppers and steamy silvers for the winter.Alexandre Herchcovitch Fall 2010 MakeupWe still are not seeing a lot of mascara this season. A few designers are still in love with the strip lash but in general, the light lash and bold shadow is where it’s at for fall/winter 2010.make up 2010 trendBrows are still full and defined, while lips are either nude all the way or have more of the berry/ burgundy Vampy look. You will also still see pops of the orange carry over as well, so don’t put your favorite summer shade away just yet!

If like many women you are feeling over whelmed in keeping up with the trends, don’t fret.  Here at the BeautyInk Gallery we will show you how to make the seasons latest looks work for you. With our one on one personal lessons, we will share with you how to utilize the colours you have and what would be the best products to purchase for the new season ahead. You will learn how to customize your look  for day or night, so you are ready and look amazing for any situation that comes your way for the fall season.  Here’s  a little insider video from NYFW that will give you a few tips as well….Enjoy! Please feel free to give us a call at any time, we are happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. 604 639 3609

Beautiful Blinks

Beautiful Blinks

Monday, 21 June 2010 15:08 Blair Kaplan General

My curiosity into the world of eyelash extensions began while sitting poolside in Mexico this past winter. A problem I have on vacation is trying to wear makeup while basking in the sun and swimming in the ocean. The first day on vacation I saw a lady get out of the pool and her eyes looked immaculate.  I saw her around the resort and after a few days I had to ask her, “Are your eyelashes real? They look amazing!” She confirmed that they were, in fact, eyelash extensions.  From that moment on I wanted experience eyelash extensions and for my blinks to attract attention.

Being fairly uneducated about this cosmetic procedure I wanted to make sure that I put my eyes in the hands of an experienced professional.  That professional that I developed a beautiful relationship with Shauna Magrath, owner of The BeautyInk Gallery in Vancouver. “Using only the safest medical products, finest organic materials and state-of-the-art medical-grade equipment, Shauna has mastered the art of micro-pigmentation: permanent cosmetics that are natural on the body with gentle, yet stunning effects” (www.beautyink.ca).

I arrived at the gallery to be greeted with indoor shoes, which help keep the environment sterile, and Shauna smiling. I knew I was not only going to be spending the next 2 hours changing the look of my eyes but learning about the process and getting to know Shauna. I was walked over to a bed and laid down while being covered with a very fuzzy blanket. I felt like I was getting ready for an early evening nap.  So, I made myself comfortable and let Shauna work her magic.

These are my before eyes:

We moved the bottom lashes out of the way and the procedure began. I bet you are curious as to how the eyelashes are put on and this seems to be the burning question that everyone asks. Shauna is a well trained and very educated professional who helped answer all of my questions (because I couldn’t see what she was doing due to the fact that my eyes were shut). First she moved my bottom eyelashes out of the way by taping them down. It sounds weird but doesn’t hurt, I promise.

Unlike a lot of other places that offer this service, she uses silk woven lashes (these look very natural). She glues on each lash individually, with love, and goes back and forth between eyes, giving the glue time to dry. For the first set it take sabout 2 hours but the time flew by due to the relaxing position I was in and great conversation.  After a few hours my eyelashes were dry and I had my first blink to my added beauty. For at least the next 2-3 weeks I have the most luscious and long eyelashes a gal can hope for.

These are my beautiful, new eyes:

I put my beauty in the hands of Shauna and couldn’t have been any happier. She offeres many services besides Semi-Permanent Eyelashes such as permanent makeup. She has free consultations so you can explore your curiosity. Ladies and Gents, imagine waking up looking beautiful and not spending so much money on products!

At www.livingfreecanada.com you will find a 20% off elite coupon for your first service. Ladies and Gentleman (yes, men, YOU!) go explore The BeautyInk Gallery and help boost your natural beauty and confidence.
Blair Kaplan
Living Free Canada