18 March 2014

How To Get the Perfect Self Tan for Your Wedding or Special Event




Hello, Friends! The first signs of Spring are finally starting to arrive after a seemingly endless winter. Whether you are getting married or attending a wedding this season and feeling self conscious about your pale pallor (hello, pasty legs), sunless tanning is a great way to get that fresh healthy glow without dangerous UV exposure that can speed up aging and cause wrinkles, dark spots, and cancer.  Here are my top tips on how to get the perfect self tan for your wedding!

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20 February 2014

4 Tips to Avoid an Unsafe Makeup Artist




Welcome to the next installation of FAQs oriented blog posts about the business end of Beauty services and why hiring a seasoned Beauty Artist is the best way to ensure a quality experience. Today’s topic is one that most consumers are not aware of that is very important but often overlooked: SANITATION. What does sanitation have to do with giving good face? Read on after the jump…

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28 January 2014

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28 January 2014

Introducing: Mermaid Mist Volume & Texture Salt Spray




Hello, Beauties! I am pleased to present Mermaid Mist Volume & Texture Salt Spray by Eden Di Bianco, the first in a blossoming line of natural and cruelty free hair care products handmade here in NYC by yours truly based on my own recipes and field experience as a Beauty Artist.  This product is ideal for all hair types to help create soft waves or that carefree texture and moveable volume you only seem to get after a day on the beach.

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27 January 2014

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Please note that views and opinions expressed are purely my own and I am NOT compensated for my reviews.  To the extent that if a product is sent to me by the brand to review, I will note such, but money does not exchange hands, ever.

There is no guarantee that you will have the same experience with these products/services. i.e. if something makes me break out you may be fine using it and vice versa, but I can only speak to my personal experience with any product or ingredient.

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11 January 2014

“The day of the wedding, the preparation process was a blast.”




I just wanted to email you to thank you for doing such an amazing job! I can’t imagine the day without you.
I feel so lucky to have found someone who understood me, and the “cruelty free” way of life. Plus, it was so much fun having you there laughing with all the girls and the moms. Everyone was so happy with the way they looked and enjoyed the experience.

-Kristina D

From Kristina’s Yelp Review:

She really listened and I felt so comfortable, which is critical for any bride-stylist relationship. The day of the wedding, the preparation process was a blast. All the bridesmaids were laughing and telling stories and Eden joined in, as if she was a long-time friend while still doing an impeccable job with the hair and makeup. Everyone was so happy with how they looked.  The makeup looked elegant, but also natural. I still looked like myself!

Kristina T

11 January 2014

“If there was ever a super hero who was a make-up artist, she would be it!!!”




Eden – Smart, Funny, Witty, Experienced, and Awesome. If there was ever a super hero who was a make-up artist, she would be it!!!

From Kathleen’s review on Yelp:

My hair always falls flat when ever I had ever had it professionally styled in the past but this style lasted beyond my 5 + hours of dancing. I looked great in all of my photos, no glare or runny make up.
She also did my cousins’ hair who is very picky and pleased her as well!
She was wonderful, well mannered and very hygienic using a new mascara and lip gloss on me. All of her equipment was well kept and clean. All of her products are cruelty free, meaning no animals where harmed in the testing which also is very important to me. The make up she uses also isn’t full of heavy chemicals. I did not break out after a whole face of make up like I often do.

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11 January 2014

“…professional, fun-loving, current, & super-talented. You will not be disappointed…”




Eden is a goddess! Where do I begin? I booked Eden initially for my Astoria engagement photos. I told her I wanted a retro look and boy did she show up! My hair and make-up was SPOT ON!
After that first wonderful experience, there was no question she was IT for my wedding day. My wedding took place about 1.5hrs outside of NYC. Eden put together a team, traveled up, and proceeded to make everyone look absolutely gorgeous. Seriously…even my 82 yr old Nana looked like she could prance on to the pages of Vogue. Eden is professional, fun-loving, current, & super talented. You will not be disappointed with the quality of her work.

–Alyssa

photo by Eve's Wish Photography

photo by Eve’s Wish Photography

photo by Eve's Wish Photography

photo by Eve’s Wish Photography

9 December 2013

Jane Iredale Dream Tint Review




Dream Tint from Jane Iredale is a tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 with a very natural, buildable coverage. The product has recently been reformulated, so I am reviewing the new version!

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27 November 2013

Why Is There Alcohol in Skincare?




Fatty alcohols just want to be understood.  A number of people, upon reading the label on a skincare product will see stearyl alcohol and exclaim “Oh no, I can’t use anything with alcohol.”

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