About

 

Hello Beautiful,

Thank you so much for visiting my website. I’m Colette. I have been a Makeup Artist since 2004, a California Licensed Esthetician since 2008 and I have been specializing in Non-Toxic Beauty since 2016. I want to answer all your questions without bombarding you with excessive details. So you can 1) email me directly with your specific question(s) and date(s) you are interested in for services -OR- 2) read on and see if your question is answered here. Visually excitable? Please check me out on Instagram @VainHippieBeauty for photos of Non-Toxic loveliness.

Why Non-Toxic Makeup and Skincare? Oh girl, I know I said I wasn’t going to bombard with you excessive details but I could, and literally want to, write a book on why Non-Toxic isn’t optional it is mandatory for me now. For one your skin is your largest organ and absorbs topical products at least as rapidly, if not more rapidly, than anything you ingest. If that doesn’t immediately register as an “Ah-HA!” moment for you that is totally okay, it honestly didn’t for me either the first time I heard it, but please go check out a few of your current favorite brands/products on ewg.org and meet me back here. Long story short your skin doesn’t want or need the newest trendy product full of who knows what they really mean or do for that matter buzzword ingredients some celebrity “swears by” (A.K.A. was paid to say the love), your naturally beautiful skin wants naturally based products that feed it nourishment and showcase your own authentic beauty. So in my world and in my makeup kit real is what it is all about. Not synthetic chemicals or pore clogging “16 hour” wear makeup that has an ingredient list that reads like a novel in a foreign language. Believe me though I have put so much time and money into trying the best that Non-Toxic beauty has to offer to decide what truly can compete with conventional beauty products. I have very carefully curated a kit that provides everything your pretty heart and face want and need sans toxins.

What are some brands you’ll see in my kit? The list is ever growing and evolving, but a few of my most trusted favorites are

  • W3ll People http://w3llpeople.com
  • Axiology https://axiologybeauty.com
  • RMS Beauty https://www.rmsbeauty.com
  • Lily Lolo https://www.lilylolo.us
  • Suntegrity Skincare https://www.suntegrityskincare.com
  • Modern Minerals https://modernmineralsmakeup.com
  • Root https://www.rootpretty.com
  • Zuzu Luxe and Gabriel Cosmetics https://gabrielcosmeticsinc.com
  • FitGlow Cosmetics https://fitglowbeauty.com
  • Pacifica https://www.pacificabeauty.com
  • Eco Brow https://ecobrow.com
  • Jane Iredale https://janeiredale.com
  • Battington Lashes http://www.battingtonlashes.com

I listed the websites just because I think everyone should know and shop these brands, but I do not receive any compensation for saying so. I just want you to have the tools you need to enjoy toxin free beauty even when I am not personally doing your makeup :).

Now back to Q & A….

How far do I travel? I am happy to travel almost anywhere. Seriously, just ask. My passport and I are ready for all your destination wedding and photoshoot location needs.  I am based in Huntington Beach, CA so it is easy to hop on a plane to virtually anywhere you need me to be.

How far advance do I book? I have my calendar open for clients up to 18 months in advance. If you know your date, have your venue and your dress then you are ready to book hair and makeup. Sooner is always better than later if your details are set so your date doesn’t get snapped up as it approaches.

How do you secure your date? With a contract. I like to book a Makeup Preview appointment to test drive your beauty vision with you and that is typically when a contract is signed. A Makeup Preview appointment tentatively holds your date for you until a contract can be signed. Some exceptions apply, so feel free to ask about your specific needs please via email.

What services do I offer? Please refer to my menu page and if you don’t see what you are looking for please just email me. If possible I would be happy to make up a service just for you if one isn’t listed on my menu to perfectly suit your needs.

I know there is so much more you might want to know, but instead of me writing a whole book here if I missed your question please just email it to me at vainhippiebeauty@gmail.com so I may cover all your specific inquiries for you.

Thank you for visiting my website and please follow me @VainHippieBeauty on Instagram for a mini portfolio of my work.

Stay lovely, be well and thank you so much for stopping by.

Love and Light,

Colette

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Photo Credit: Emmy Cube Photography