Spotlight | Via from Beauty By Via

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We are so happy to be back to do more Spotlight features with our clients! Today, we are featuring Via from Beauty By Via who did the Custom Logo from one of our Logo & Branding packages and WordPress Dream + Coaching from our Website Services packages. Via is a freelance makeup artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her passion with beauty is unreal and I can’t wait for you to learn more about her!

How did you get into the makeup industry?

My creative side couldn’t keep itself tame and I needed an outlet during college. I later on took the makeup artistry course at John Casablancas Institute and knew that working in the makeup industry was the one for me. 

What’s the biggest struggle you had when you started your own business?

The biggest struggle as a new entrepreneur was gathering enough courage to step out of my comfort zone and connect with new and different people. Not only has my every little step resulted in good things for my business but it has created lifelong friendships with kind-hearted and trustworthy people.

What is your ultimate goal for Beauty By Via?

I aim to bring out every client’s natural beauty, to make them feel more confident than they’ve ever been and for those memories to keep and re-live even 50 years from now. 

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What’s the inspiration behind your branding?

The inspiration behind my branding comes from the rose gold and blush tone colors that represent the elegancy and glamour that I deliver to my clients and business. 

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Dream job when you were young… My biggest dream and to this day would be to own my business and be my own boss

Somewhere you want to go to (vacation)… Bora Bora! Located in French Polynesia. Overwater bungalow suites, yummy food, and breathtaking views! Need I say more? :)

One makeup product you can’t live without… Without hesitation, my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, for those natural yet on point brows! 

Favourite way to relax on your day off… Watching movies/shows on Netflix 

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Spotlight | Shayla from Rose Quartz Makeup

IMG_7852We are thrilled to do our first Spotlight with clients we have worked with! Today, we will be introducing Shayla from Rose Quartz Makeup who did the Branding Package from one of our Logo & Branding packages. Shayla is the lead makeup artist of Rose Quartz Makup. She graduated from Blanche MacDonald in 2009 and has been working as a makeup artist since then. She’s a true believer in collaboration with passionate individuals and is always eager to connect with new people.

How did you get into the makeup industry?

I had gone to school for early childhood education right out of high school and just didn’t have a passion for it, I dropped the course and spent a couple years working full time until one day my mom asked why I hadn’t expressed any interest in going to makeup school and that’s when it hit me – I went home, looked into Blanche Macdonald and graduated in April of 2009 from the Global diploma program, and the rest is history. 

What’s your top advice for someone looking to get into the makeup industry?

Getting into the industry takes ALOT of work, you need to put yourself out there and accept any job that comes your way, and to be honest for the first year a majority of them will be volunteer jobs but it’s how you get yourself out there. Genuinely care for what you are doing and who sits in your chair and that will show to your clients and soon you will get recommendations and your career will take off. For me – I put myself out there on the Facebook wedding swap sites and that made a huge impact on my career.

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I like being my own boss – I like doing things my way and have a hard time following rules and believing with other company mottos.  If you ask my family I’ve had quite the wide span of jobs, and this is the one job I’ve had that I don’t want to quit or give up on. I have such a passion for what I do and never wake up in the morning going “oh man, I don’t want to go to work today, I’m going to all in sick.”  I do have a full time job outside of makeup, so as of right now my makeup is only part time – but that being said, it’s a part time job, working full time hours! 

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What’s the inspiration behind your branding?

I can definitely thank my sister for this one – I previously had my own name as my company name and started having more people work for me, and felt bad that it was my name taking the credit for the work that they were doing. I was up in Squamish visiting my family and my sister came up with Rose Quartz Makeup Services. The meaning of the Rose Quartz stone is love – and that is perfect for what I do. I mainly do bridal makeup which is obviously built around love – but I’d like to think my business is too. (And my actual middle name is Rose so I wanted to have that in there somewhere!) 

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Dream job when you were young… A teacher – don’t ask why, I literally have no idea. I always thought photography would be a cool job as well. 

Somewhere you want to go to… Bora Bora! My full time job is working as a travel agent so I’m constantly booking once in a lifetime trips for people, and Bora Bora has been coming up quite frequently! Nothing beats sitting in an overwater bungalow with a drink in hand. Another one on my list is Greece – I would love to go to Santorini one day – maybe my honeymoon? 

Your favourite place to go to in Langley… Oh this is tough! I grew up in North Van and have only lived in Langley for less than a year, but I love Fort Langley! History is something that interests me and fort Langley is full of it – not to mention they have some cute little shops and amazing restaurants.

Favourite way to relax on your day off… Sleep! Haha between my makeup life and travel agent life it gets pretty crazy. My family now lives up in Squamish and Whistler so I tend to go up there as much as I can to visit them. Of course I love spending the day with my man and our dog and seeing what adventures we can get upto as well. 

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One Year Anniversary!

IMG_8152I’m so excited to announce what we have been working on the past month for our one year anniversary! We have officially rebranded and updated our website! The past year was amazing! We added more services, we worked with amazing people and I just felt like our branding wasn’t what I had in mind with what Sparkle & White has became. So I decided in February to work on the new brand for our one year anniversary and here we are today!

We want to thank everyone that has been a part of Sparkle & White whether you were a client, a friend or even a supporter that just loves what we do!

To celebrate this month, we will be having discounts running each week along with a Business Brand Giveaway with some amazing friends, Allyfotografy, Luachmar Marketing and Rose Quartz Makeup. Check it out on our Facebook and Instagram for more details.

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BACKYARD WEDDING | Cassie & Dustin | September 10, 2016

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If you never thought about having a backyard wedding, I suggest you consider it. I was a part of Cassie & Dustin’s Wedding Day on September 10, 2016 in Langley, BC. The venue was held at the bride’s mother’s home where they had a huge backyard. The Wedding was mostly DIY-ed by the bride, Cassie. The ceremony and reception were held at the same place and it felt like you were at home. Thank you to Cassie & Dustin for having us as apart of your Wedding!

Check out all the photos on Megan Benger Photography’s blog.

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Photos By: Megan Benger Photography

Arlene’s Portrait Session | Giveaway Winner

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We held our first Portrait Session photoshoot giveaway with Organic Makeup Artistry by Stef last month and Arlene was our winner! We decided to pick Granville Island as the place to do the portrait session and we managed to spot a few colourful walls and catch the sunset.

Arlene is heading to grade 12 this year so it was the perfect time to do a portrait session with her. We have our Mini Portrait Session starting at $150 so make sure you book for graduation this year!

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Makeup & Hair By: Organic Makeup Artistry by Stef

Book us for a Portrait Session today! Email us at info@sparkleandwhite.com