Friday, December 3, 2010

LouLou Beauty Challenge

Hi All,
A few weeks ago, I mentioned taking a quick trip to Montreal, and now I can finally tell you all about it! LouLou Magazine flew Cindy from True North Style and I to Montreal for a night for us to be featured in their beauty challenge! 3 bloggers and 3 editors from the magazine were given one of 6 famous celebrity looks. I was given Blake Lively's golden waves, which I was super excited about. I don't often have hair envy, but I've always loved Blake's beachy waves.

If you head over to the website, you can see the exact steps for achieving the Blake Lively look here: www.louloumagazine.com/beautychallenge. And click here to see a video of the process: HERE
We had to wake up at 6 am for our 7 o'clock call time (the earliest I've been up in years!). When we checked in the night before, it was dark, so it was amazing to open the drapes in our hotel room the next morning. The sun was barely up, but the view from our room was so gorgeous.Sitting in the makeup chair. You can't tell, but I'm actually sleeping in this picture. Almost. LouLou asked us to try and recreate our looks this weekend based on the instructions in the video. For a girl who only likes to spend 5 minutes on my hair, the process took a little more time than I'm used to, but I love the look. It didn't turn out quite as well as Amelie did it, but not bad for my first try! One of the best parts of the trip was getting to meet some of the bloggers I've been in contact with since almost the beginning of my blog like Stephanie from Le Cheap C'est Chic and Stephanie from Modern Antoinette, as well as meeting and travelling with Cindy from True North Style. We had a great dinner out at La Salle a Manger the night we arrived and a great time shooting the next day, despite the early hours! Thumbs up for a fun shoot. Thank you so much LouLou, Steph and Rosalie!

59 comments:

  1. This sounds like SUCH a fabulous couple of days. Well done for being selected, your blog is one of my favourites and you certainly deserve the recognition. I have a chronic case of hair envy over your Blake Lively waves. X

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  2. you look great <3

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  3. You are so Gorgeous! I love these photos:D

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  4. You look so pretty! Sounds like a cool experience. Love your blog xx

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  5. nice photos, your hair looks great!

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  6. You look gorgeous!





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  7. Wow, the flyaway hair looks amazing! Looks like a really fun shoot
    It would be mine

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  8. My goodness, you're beautiful.


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  9. Your hair looks incredible! And you are so,so pretty and sweet .

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  10. cute! love your hair like that! :)

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  11. Your hair looks amazing like that!
    xoxo Debby

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  12. you look so lovely in all these photos, almost ethereal.

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  13. The last picture before your version of Blake's hair is ADORABLE!!! I love it!!!! YOur take on her hair turned out BEYOND amazing!!!!!!!! GREAT job, lady!! p.s i posted a short video of the backstage happenings ;) So glad you could be a part of this. it was great hanging out with you girls. :))) xx

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  14. You are so pretty! I wish I had hair like yours!

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  15. i have to say that this is so blake lively-ish!
    i love the styling so much. the wave makes you so amazingly beautiful ;)

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  16. I love how your hair ended up it looks amazing, you should do that more often!!

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  17. Meh.

    I think you look prettier than Blair. There, I said it. That hair is schmexy!!

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  18. you're simply wonderful! wow!

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  19. beautiful photos! love your hair :)

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  20. so gorgeous, your hair looks amazing!

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  21. Wow, that sounds like so much fun! :) Your hair is GORGEOUS as per usual. :)

    - kyki xx

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  22. so it took a while to do, but is it easy?

    what're you wearing btw? its such a chic simple look - i'm emulating immediately

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  23. looks so much fun. ur hair is great. loving ur blog. I am now following! :)

    xxxx

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  24. Your hair looks so amazing and perfect!! Very pretty smile!! It's so cool that you get to meet those wonderful bloggers as well!! xoxoxoxxoo

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  25. your hair your hair your hair!!!

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  26. The curls are SO cute!! Suit you Perfectly : )
    Jealous that you get to meet the bloggers!

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  27. The hair looks so pretty and I like your casual yet chic look here.

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  28. OMG! You are really nice in these photos :D
    What was your experience?
    A big hug!!

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  29. DIVINO BLOG!!!
    HACI UN POST DE LOULOU!!
    BESAZO

    SALUDOS

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  30. You are beautifull!

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  31. wow, your hair is gorg!!! you look beautiful in all the pics!

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  32. your look is really nice. i like it so much.
    and your hair is beautiful. maybe you are perfect?

    xoxo
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  33. Ahh.. Looks like you've had a really fun time with the other bloggers and the team. Your hair looks great.

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  35. You are so beautiful ♥
    I like so much your hair :)
    I follow you ;)

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  36. you're gorgeous!
    congrats on loulou!
    x
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  37. i just love your hair at these pics.
    your striped top is lovely too.

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  38. THE HAIR LOOK AMAZNG! GAWD, I love it so much!

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  39. I really love this post, and your hair looking stunning.

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  40. oh, all of you girls look darling- what fun it must have been to be there and do this!
    I think you did a great job on the hair as well.
    I know how hard it is as I have a hard time doing anything else with my locks other than washing them and brushing occasionally.
    so props to you!

    <3
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  41. the hair, the striped shirt, the smile!!!
    everything is perfect!

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  42. youz is much prettier than blake lively and your hair, omg i dieee.

    love love.
    come live with me in paris, shureee.

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  43. Gorgeous photos! I love your hair.
    PS- Cute
    scarf in the makeup photo :)

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  44. amazeballs! Your hair is just perfect, I wish I could get mine to do that! xoxox

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