Behind the Scenes of a Beauty Blogger

Hello world! I am excited to announce that I will now be starting a beauty blog on my Amana Beauty website! Since I am already in the industry as a makeup artist, I am always asked about the best products, reviews and new releases – so I decided to create an “all things beautiful blog” where I can share my tips, tricks, secrets, reviews, swatches and more!

I am guessing you stumbled across my blog from some form of social media, so welcome! Who am I? I am a mother, wife, social worker, makeup artist, skin care consultant, entrepreneur and peace activist. Wow that is a mouthful! Yes, I am all of those things and much more. How on earth did I become a social worker and then a makeup artist?

Lets start at the beginning… I honestly did not really have a huge love for makeup until after high school. I remember when my sister first bought me mascara  in grade 10, that was life changing! I grew up watching my sisters do their makeup, and they were pros! They are also self-taught, and I just watched them and then started to get into products and techniques when I graduated from high school. My love of makeup kind of spiralled from there, it became a very quick addiction – yes, I am a VIB Rouge at Sephora and sometimes it shocks me at how much I spend on makeup. But hey, its something for me and I love it! I am a self taught artist. I started taking online classes through Dress Your Face and I have learned a TON. These days, it takes practice and skill, not necessarily a formal education to be good at makeup. Most of the huge makeup artists in the industry are self-taught.

Empowering and helping people has always been in my blood. I found Social Work and fell in love with it. I love to listen, inspire and help create change. My concentration was in child welfare, and my heart will always be with families in need. As I completed University with my Bachelor of Social Work degree, I needed an outlet where I could relax, be a girl and enjoy myself. Makeup was my answer. My work outside of makeup was stressful, but I was able to release those emotions through makeup. I got married, and my husband said “you love doing this, so why not turn it into a business?” And I thought, wow – he is right, what exactly is stopping me? And I have not looked back since! I quickly gained a great reputation in the Okanagan with some amazing wedding photographers (Alisha Khan Photography and Selina Photography – thank you ladies!) I became a mother to a beautiful princess one year ago, and ever since I have been able to pursue makeup way more than I could while I was working full-time. I am now a published artist in four different magazines (crazy!) and I am loving every minute of it!

I want to share my love of makeup and skin care with the world, and I want you to be a part of it! Stay tuned on this blog for weekly updates on everything beauty related. It is a place where you can come, put your feet up, grab a cup of tea and relax.

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Xoxo
Sana

 

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Beauty & The Bed

My makeup has been PUBLISHED on the front cover of Bellissima Bridal Magazine! Including a ten page spread inside! Check out the stunning images below.

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PUBLISHED on the front cover of Bellissima Bridal Magazine

Makeup: Amana Beauty
Model: Kelsey Wise from DVM – Dejavu Model Management
PhotographyAlisha Khan Photography
Dress: Lillian Wild Bridal
Accessories: Snazzy Designs
Florals: Landmark Flowers
Decor: Blushing Pear Vintage Rentals

 

Fall Glam Photoshoot

Makeup: Amana Beauty
Hair: Celine Kennett
Photography: Amana Beauty

Pocahontas Photoshoot

MAKEUP ARTIST: AMANA BEAUTY

PHOTOGRAPHY: ALISHA KHAN PHOTOGRAPHY

DECOR, PLANNING AND DESIGN: MOSAIC PARTY AND EVENT DESIGN

MODEL: AYLA IRIS

FEATHER EARRING: HIDDEN RAINBOWS

FLORAL DESIGN: TANGERINE ORCHID

Fashion Photoshoot

MAKEUP ARTIST: AMANA BEAUTY

PHOTOGRAPHY: PTR PHOTOGRAPHY

FASHION DESIGNER: ANGELA SANDERSON

MODELS: BLISS AND GRACE FROM ALLAN INTERNATIONAL MODELS/DEJAVU MODELS

 

Okanagan Makeup Artist

In this beauty and fashion crazed world, I have always had the desire to create something unique and do my part to add to the beauty industry. By simply mixing a few shades, tones, or highlights – you can improve the self esteem of yourself and others. As I have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, I understand that people as a whole need feel comfortable in their own skin. Everyone is unique and no two canvases are the same in the makeup industry, and this has given me a drive to perfect all skin types and colors. Growing up in the Okanagan, I knew that the beauty industry in the area lacked in quality makeup applications. When I began working as a Makeup Artist, I built my kit knowing that if I was a client, I would want only the best products on the market to be used on me. That has been my vision in creating Amana Beauty, I want to give women the chance to feel beautiful and well taken care of.