Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wedding Makeup

I love doing makeup and being able to showcase someone’s natural beauty. Being able to be part of someone’s wedding day doing makeup and/or hair makes me very happy, as it’s always such a special and happy day. I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing brides and bridal parties over the years as well as some great hairstylist and photographers, one of them being my sister Erin Leydon.
This year one of my goals is to get a new website to showcase my makeup and hair work but in the meantime I thought I would share some photos here on my blog. I also have a new instagram account @MakeupByTaraLeydon (check it out and follow! Yay!) that will just feature my makeup and hair work as well as makeup products I love and use on myself and clients. I will still of course share some of these photos on my main instagram account @TaraLeydon but I thought it would be best to have a separate account so I could share more photos of my work.

If you or someone you know is getting married soon and needs a makeup artist or if you need your makeup done for a special event or photo shoot, email me at

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Luxury Candles

As most of you know – if you follow me on Instagram – I have a bit of an obsession with candles. Not only are they great visual centerpieces for a table or on a shelf, but they also leave your rooms smelling fresh and clean! Plus, even if they don’t give off heat they give the illusion of warmth, which is nice especially during the cold winter season. And, now that the holidays are fast approaching, a candle can be a small (yet perfect) gift for someone on your list. Here are a few (OK, more than a few, but I couldn’t help myself) of my favorite luxury candle brands.

Diptyque These were the first luxury candles I ever bought and they are still one of my favorites! I’ve even written an entire post on why I love them so much. You can check it out HERE.

Byredo Which is actually the sister company of Diptyque, hence why I was already IN LOVE before I smelt anything. If you’ve ever been to one of their counters you will know how AMAZING their perfume is (I have a couple of them on my Christmas wish list!). Their candles are just as beautifully scented. I also really like how simple, yet elegant their black and white packaging is too.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Favourite Coffee Table Books

I love coffee table books; I’ve been collecting them for a while now. I think they always look so chic in homes on a coffee table or shelf. I also like giving them as gifts and I’m of course always happy to receive one! Now that the holidays are fast approaching I thought I’d share some of my favourite coffee table books that may be the perfect gift for someone on your list or even a little something for yourself. Links below 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

5 Faves

I like most girls am a beauty product junkie. I love trying out new products and learning about what others like. So in turn I love sharing what I like in hopes to help out another girl (or boy) : )

Here are 5 recent products I’ve been loving and hopefully you will too!

Friday, September 23, 2016

My Weekend at The Northridge Inn

I recently visited The Northridge Inn over the Labour Day weekend. This eclectically designed boutique resort is located in a town called Strong, just 30mins from Huntsville, ON in the Muskoka area.
Awarded one of the Top 25 Boutique Hotels in Canada by Trip Advisor, it really is the perfect getaway. With a total of 27 accommodations, including: 20 Lodges, 4 Lakeside Chalets and 3 Luxury Tents (that's what we stayed in) it has venue options for anyone’s needs!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Visiting the New TASTE MRKT at STC

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the newly renovated food court at Scarborough Town Centre (STC),known as TASTE MRKT (#TASTEMRKT).
The new bright and white interior of the TASTE MRKT is a beautiful upgrade and a relaxing place to have a coffee or bite to eat and recharge before heading back into the mall for more shopping!
On August 11th, STC unveiled Phase 1 of its renovation, offering over 20 food vendors 8 of which are new to STC.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dolorous Jewelry S/S 16

Feature in the Curated Life Mag

I was recently featured in the Curated Life Magazine talking about some of my favourite go to products.
To download the full magazine visit the