COVID 19 UPDATE: I’M BACK!!!!!!!

You won’t be able to see how big my smile is because of my mask but holy hell I am so happy!

I will be reopening my doors now that phase 2 has started on Monday June 15th. Here are the protocols that I am going to be following for you to look at.

I am contacting all who pre-paid and got their booking codes first and then I will be open to everyone else waiting for their appointment. Please be patient.

Here are a few important changes that will be made for now:

Reduced hours:

I will be working Monday- saturday from 10am till 3. I have to get back on track with anxiety and sleep and on top of which getting my kids off to their sitters for the day on the days my husband is working days. I can’t provide evenings just yet as the mall is still going to be under restricted hours as well. These hours will be in effect until September when the kids go back to school.

By Appointment only:

I have always kinda been this way but now the mall isn’t letting people without an appointment in to wander around and I need structured cleaning times to sufficiently prepare for the next client. This also means that no guests will be allowed in as well, no kids or partners or friends. Which also means no deals for mother/daughter or friends spa days will be available right now.

The doors to the mall are going to be restricted as well with security making sure everyone is just coming in only for appointments. 2 entrances will be open with security which is the MacKeller entrance next to Renco foods and the Patio entrance off of Justice ave (where Unveiled Bridal and Giorge’s restaurant are). I believe that the ticketing for Centennial Square is suspended but I will update that as soon as I know.

Reduced Services = No facial services:

Because everything is about face, face, face right now I can’t help you with yours at the moment. This means that no brow, lip, chin or face waxing; no facials or skin care treatments; no eyelash or brow tinting; no lash extensions and no makeup services can be preformed. This unfortunately also means that I can not be available for bridal day of makeup but I can still do your nails and waxing.

Masks are Mandatory:

I will require everyone to wear a mask (cloth or medical disposable) while they attend their service.  If you do not have a mask, I will have masks for use by clients that you can place in the laundry when you leave.

I will be wearing my mask and gloves for all services.

Hand washing is Mandatory:

Once you come in before anything I will need you to come and wash your hands.  I will also to ask you to keep your phone in your pocket/purse and any photos for reference for nail art I ask that you please send/text to me before your appointment.

New No Show Fee: 

Due to the long wait list and strictly managed booking times to be able to fit in proper infection control cleaning. If you miss your appointment without contacting me your rebooking fee will be 15$

Thank you so much for all your support!!!!  Stay Safe, Smart and Sweet!

News: quarantine update

Hey everyone I just wanted to share with you that during quarantine that I am still here for you! i hope that you are all staying safe and happy.

I have been busy working with new nail art and learning how to be a stay at home mom and homeschooling my kids. But I also have been keeping up with staying relevant. Every spring I take some sort of continuing education whether it be taking a nail course, first aid, business management or a product course. This year I was looking at online courses and there are tons of free webinars that I have been looking at for different styles or products. I have been accredited with the Aesthetics Accreditation International (AAI) Blood born Pathogens Certificate which is a online course. Estheticians in Ontario are not required to have this course, piercers and tattoo artists are though. From my previous work in the funeral services and tattoo shops I had taken this course before but it was many years ago, so I wanted to renew it. I will be renewing all my certificates online with AAI during this time at home.

I also wanted to let you guys know that right now on my facebook page I am taking Mother’s Day orders for Hempz, Zoya and Derame E packages that come with Free delivery and flowers from Switzer Floral!

Exclusive Sweet Cherry Merch

I was thinking of doing this before the quarantine but now it seems like its almost my only option for the time being. I made all my merch available online and added new items!

I was getting feedback from everyone that they’d like to see more styles in men’s and larger sizes with different colour options! SOOOOOOO I did that! I also made mugs and a limited time only shirt featuring art from my most recent vampire dinner party photoshoot!

 

and now this limited time only print is available!!!

Click now or above on the tab SHOP to check out all I got up, like and share!!!

How Do I Take Care of My Self During Self isolation?

So many of you have just squeezed in your last appointments before the total shut down of non essential services . We have all seen this meme and laughed at how true it is.

So what can you do to keep up your beauty routine and make what services you just got last you? or how to deal with grow outs if you can’t get in. Also I loaded this with extra memes to brighten up your day!!

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Presenting at Plan Your Day Thunder bay 2019

I will be presenting and having a vendors booth at this year’s Plan Your Day! Plan Your Day TBay 2019 is getting ready for a new year of wedding planning!

Get ready for tons of fun seminars, workshops and panels. New to our event this year – the vendor showcase & thrift shop!
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We’re more than just a wedding show – we’re Thunder Bay’s one and only wedding planning conference!
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More info coming soon! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @planyourdaytbay

I will be in the morning on the “Highlight Your Highlights” seminar with Carly of Wink Beauty and Daniela Ross of Deluxe Beauty and Drift Spa. We will be talking about how to prepare to plan your hair and makeup and nails looks before the wedding and what to expect the morning of.

Then join us in the afternoon at 1pm for our “Your Best Face Forward” hands-on workshop where we will be making Lip Plumping Natural Lip Scrubs to enhance your pout and add longer lasting effects for your lipstick!

2018 In Review

Year 4 of Sweet Cherry. Another strong year with a jump in more services, weddings, clients and movies.

In February I took a nail art techniques course from Nadja Beauty learning different nail art techniques and updating myself on basic skills. This was a very low low for me and a very high high. Low because while I was in the class I was the oldest tech who had been doing it the longest. The new techniques for nail foils and fitting shapes are so much more advanced now, especially the Russian styles. But after my first day of just feeling old, I really enjoyed learning the new art techniques. Above you can see my 3D acrylic pieces that I made of a dragon eye and a raven skull.

In March I  had a wonderful warrioress set with Silver Cedar Studio/ Depress Metal Artwork fashion house at Derelicte with all new pieces than before. Each piece was a specific idea with woad warrior celtic makeup to go along with it. See above photo of model Diane with her buster sword.

In April I worked on “Where the Poppies Grow” as the head of makeup and special effects. This was a very close to the heart job for me, coming from a strong military family. The movie is set during WWI and focuses on the real life letters between a brother and sister from Thunder Bay as he is shipped off to war. Realism was the goal and with help from the CATSIM kit the military loaned me: I made great use of their  prostheses and made some great effects. The movie premiered on the start of Vetrans week along with a military parade and has gone on to win numerous awards.  See above to the wounder solider on a stretcher.

Another movie “The Discarded“: I had worked on a few years ago has also been winning awards at different festivals and its been nice to see that come up all year.

Halloween was extra busy this year as it was also the same day as Thundercon! So I had to give up my annual space for my Thundercon Workshop to stay at work. My Client Grimace the Butler definitely amped up our halloween collaboration game this year. He went as MGK and I was tasked with making custom rub on tattoos to match the famous rappers ink. Unfortunately I ran out of paper and ended up hand painting as much as I could of his back piece which is a portrait of Salvador Dali’s “Horses”. One of my rev-up to Halloween looks which was a quick piece I did in my bathroom at home turned out to be my most popular ever look, making friends and family think it was real. See above to the middle photo of me.

I graced the pages of The Walleye yet again with a piece about me as a makeup artist written by my beautiful friend Lea Morningstar. (Top right corner of photos) Lea has started writing now monthly for the magazine and I wish her all the luck to keep going with interesting pieces of “What’s Inside of…?”

This year at The Wedding Show: Fall Edition I was asked to do a presentation. I chose to do a talk about makeup looks and how trends can date you. With the wonderful help from Unveiled Bridal Boutique who lent me the dresses for my models and Bunnydeer hatbox for the hair pieces, and to all my models who helped out. I was able to talk about the reason why we call them “Blushing brides” I am not dissing any trends or those who want the instagram brow, sparkle lids with dark smokey eyes or dark or nude lips. I love those looks but also weddings aren’t the time to take risks with new trends. See top middle of me and my brides.

Thank you everyone for all your support and I will continue to look for new opportunity to better myself and my craft!

Makeup and Skin Care Orders

I am now taking online and in shop orders for Derma e and MUD makeup. If you want to order online you can click the links below to save your own copy and either fill out online and email back to scotiamua@shaw.ca or print bring it into the shop( I also have copies already printed in the shop). Orders are processed within 1-2 business days and takes about a week to come in. Orders must be paid for upfront.

ORDER MUD MAKEUP

ORDER DERMA E SKIN CARE

 

 

Don`t forget that I have lots in stock at the shop too! But I can always order what I don`t have in stock for you!

 

Cruelty-Free is More than Not Testing on Animals

We all have the same types of images that go through our head when we hear “Cruelty-free cosmetics”; the pig with lipstick on it, the monkey wearing nail polish, rats dyed with different hair colours and more.

There has been a big swing in the right direction as cosmetic companies have been switching to more ethically based testing and becoming cruelty-free. Many countries are banning testing on animals at all (Canada is one of them!) “43% of consumers are even willing to pay more for products that are not tested on animals.” – businessoffashion.com Though I do find many companies (such as Dermae available for order and sale in spa) still keep their prices reasonable, because being nice shouldn’t come at a price.

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But did you know that there are lots of other ways for estheticians, nail techs and hair stylists to be cruelty-free?

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“Lakehead At War” Screening: November 4 + 11 2018

via Save the Date(s): November2-4 2018

 

A fantastic WW1 docu-dramma that I was head of makeup this spring will be screening November 4th at the Community Auditorium and November 11th at Trinity hall.

Please come check it out and honor the brave real life stories we tell of our local heroes.