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Spring Weddings – Sophie + Christopher

Date: April 22, 2017
Couple: Sophie + Christopher
Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza
Photographer: Leah Haydock
Gown: Alexandra Grecco
Event Planner: Alice Fay
A few kind words: Thank you for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day! After the first consultation, I totally trusted that you’d make me look my best and I was not let down. Everyone looked amazing the day of, and our make up for the rehearsal dinner was so much fun. I can’t thank you enough for being such a calming presence and being so amazing at your job. Hopefully we’ll see each other again in the future – I’ll be sure to book early for any events I have in Boston! Best, Sophie
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Introducing VMV Hypoallergenics

We are excited to introduce our newest skincare line VMV Hypoallergenics!

VMV was the first – and is still the only – brand to rate its hypoallergenicity. Our VH-Rating System is published in Dermatitis, one of the leading peer-reviewed dermatological journals and shows less than 0.1% reported reactions to VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® products over 30 years. It is recognized as an effective way to objectively validate hypoallergenic claims in cosmetics. 

The “VH-Number” rating system “grades” a product’s safety based on how many allergens it does not contain, as referenced by the list of allergens compiled by objective, independent institutions the North American Contact Dermatitis Group + European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies. There are now 76 top allergens that are ingredients frequently found in cosmetics, or common cross-reactants/contaminants of cosmetics. VMV’s products are free of most or all 76 allergens, as reflected by the VH rating on the label. Uniquely, VMV continuously reviews studies and reformulates products if even just one ingredient becomes identified as an allergen. 

VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® stands behind a firm commitment to providing the most effective, and safest, products available. We are meticulous: Validated Hypoallergenic – VH-76/76 (sans all 76 common allergens), 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free, 100% Free of Dyes, Allergenic Surfactants, Phthalates, Parabens + Preservatives. Usage + Patch-Tested and Non-Comedogenic. Every little thing that goes into or near a product, and the product itself is patch tested for skin safety. And that’s just the beginning! What follows is a dizzying barrage of clinical tests, both in laboratories (in vitro) + on volunteers (in vivo), never on animals.

We love it for so many reasons:

  • Amazing line for sensitive skin
  • Best eye makeup remover I’ve used…both formulas are non-irritating
  • Best makeup brush cleaner on the market – perfect for natural hair brushes
  • Sunscreen has no scent, light weight and a formula for every age in your family
  • Lip sticks and glosses are dye-free, fragrance free and long-lasting
  • Mascara applies smooth and doesn’t get clumpy, good for sensitive eyes
  • Any many more!
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Spring Wedding – A Floral Inspired Affair

 
 
Date: May 7, 2017
Couple: Kaori + John
Venue: Boston Public Library
Photographer: Emily Tebbettes
Gown: Ines Di Santo – Bergdorf Goodman 
Hairstylist: Ivy Johnson
Florist: Marc Hall
A few kinds words: Dear Katrina, I just wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure and so much fun working with you. It was such a treat to get my makeup done by you three times in a row. You made me feel so beautiful and so confident!
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Makeup Products, Skin Care & Brushes

Katrina is proud to offer the hottest makeup products and brushes in her studio, including products from Ellis Faas, Kevyn Aucoin & Skin Owl. For more information relating to the products we use on a daily basis, please click here.

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A Spring Look that Shimmers by Ellis Faas

I love this Spring look by Ellis Faas.

The artist used Creamy Eyes E128 on the eyelid, added a sheen with Creamy Lips L109, and then made it pop with Eyeliner E501. For the lips, she used Creamy Lips L105, and for the cheek, Blush S304.

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