Yay! You're Getting Married! - my actual response before you descend down the aisle- Marnel Toerien
Welcome to me (I can tell you all the usual stuff but I’m sure by now you’ve heard it all!) If you want to know me on a more personal level short of meeting me, keep on reading!
Who inspires you? Who do you aspire to be like?
My sister (yeah.. I know). If she didn’t help me as much as she did I really probably wouldn’t be giving you this answer now. She’s determined as hell and sometimes too soft but I wouldn’t trade her for Paris (keep on reading and you’ll understand).
What was the last book you read without skipping through anything?
Do you believe in ghosts?
Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol?
Leave. The. Coffee. Alone.
Do you have a sweet tooth or a savory tooth?
Chocolate is an acceptable form of payment.
Tell me about the best vacation you’ve ever taken.
My and the boyfriend went to France and Italy together. If I could I would move to Paris without thinking about it, it’s my soul city. Even though I’ve been there before in 2005 I just had to show him how beautiful those places were! It’s also where my relationship started with H&M and Sephora (drooooool).
Where is your favorite place to go on a weekday afternoon when you have no plans or obligations?
My sister’s office in Woodstock. And then lunch together… and then MAKEUP SHOPPING! I kid you not, I really love it.
Gin, vodka, or tequila? <—–SIES!
What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?
I obviously love doing makeup. No I didn’t always want to do this, I was quite a tomboy up until 16. I love weddings so clearly I felt drawn to bridal hair and makeup. I honestly just love what I do so I never feel ‘bleh’ when I have to work, so no Monday Blues or bitchy colleagues.
What’s your pet peeve?
Bad Eyebrows. Sigh.
And bad makeup on wedding photos. Just invest ladies, just invest. You want to look back in 73 years time and think ‘damn, I looked amazing’.
Are you a dog or cat person?
Dogs. I have a baby Maltese and a big Ridgeback who still behaves as if she were a puppy.
*Disclaimer: when you come for a trial, these two love machines will probably be lying next to us in the room.