Archive for February, 2010

Minimize Dark Circles+Puffiness (Men & Women)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

dark circles- Get adequate sleep – 8 hrs is ideal (at a minimum 6 hrs please!)

- Drink 8-10 glasses of water to hydrate your skin.

- Use day eye-cream with SPF and night eye cream on a daily basis after washing face (all seasons inc. winter)

- Use cucumber slices as they have a soothing effect on your eyes. Easy to apply when relaxed at home. 45-60 mins application is ideal. This is a perfect time to unwind, mediate and relieve stress too.

-Apply cold compresses e.g. freezer packs or damp cloths for 5-10 mins on your temple and eye area as they works great.

-Eat fresh fruits and vegetables as they give you all the necessary vitamins and avoid iron deficiency (which is a cause for dark circles).

-Most importantly, exercise regularly to look young, vibrant and healthy e.g. yoga, walking, biking, running, gym, etc. anything to stay active…P.S. Best way to stay fit is to get or adopt a dog (like I did – lol). More at http://www.torontohumanesociety.com

Have a wonderful day!! XO Carla

Always A Stunner > Bride to Mom!

Friday, February 5th, 2010

jessfb2jessfb12Such a joy to do a family shoot for the stunning Jessica and wonderful family (whose wedding we also did last summer – thanks to her planner and my colleague Cynthia Martyn). I am so in love with Noah (the baby).

A couple of photos from the shoot are attached. More on FacesByCarla.com.

Key Credits> Photography: Laura Jane, Makeup & Hair Styling: FacesByCarla

Style Me Pretty > Inspiration to Reality

Friday, February 5th, 2010

stylemprettyfb1stylemprettyfb18stylemprettyfb22FacesByCarla had the opportunity to do Vancouver native Elisa’s winter wedding in Toronto (February 22, 2009 to be exact – never forget dates or faces). Almost a year later (Dec 21, 2009) we were looking for a real life couple to bring StyleMePretty.com’s  warm, exotic and rich Inspiration Board to Reality and I thought of Elisa and Mark. Our creative team for the shoot loved them and it was such a fun shoot!

 A few photos from the shoot are attached. More on FacesByCarla.com and StyleMePretty.com. Hope you enjoy!

 Key Credits > Concept Design & Styling: Cynthia Martyn Events Inc., Photography: Mimmo+Naz, Makeup & Hair Styling: FacesByCarla, Cake & Dessert Table: Cake Opera Co., Invitations: Bella Invites, Floral Design: Fuscia Designs, Venue: Fermenting Cellar The Distillery District.