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It’s Spring and it’s time to bloom my dear – Michelle Hayes Studio Boudoir & Beauty San Diego & NYC

24 Mar 2017 | Categories: Uncategorized | Posted by: Michelle

Spring is here! Get ready to shave your ankles so you can finally break out your sandals! ;)

I  don’t know about you, but I feel  like I’ve been hiding my body for the last six months and I’ve been more than ok with that. Shaving my legs are you kidding? Ain’t nobody got time for unnecessary shaving parts of your body that aren’t going to see the light of day. 

But, now that the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming like crazy, thanks to all the rain California received, I feel a desire to bloom myself. I’ve been reaching for that brighter color lipstick, ditched my tired black clothes for colorful dresses and have been using a delicious lemon face scrub to brighten my complexion.

Here’s my beautiful client Priscilla totally feeling the Spring bloom during her branding session. 

I’m curious, what ways are you blooming this Spring? You know, sometimes blooming takes a little effort on our part.

Has it been many moons that you’ve felt like blooming at all? I get it. Sometimes we get into funks because of the awful weather, but sometimes we just don’t feel like blooming because we’ve just put ourselves last and we’re not even a priority anymore. This could be because you’ve recently, or not so recently, had a baby and you’ve devoted all your time to your little one and blooming feels like a far off dream. Or, it could be you’ve poured all your attention into your business and you’ve totally given up on blooming because you’ve just been safely hanging out behind your computer. Or, maybe you’ve spent the last year planning the wedding of your dreams and blooming will just have to wait until after this grand event because there are so many details to focus on. Do any of these situations sound familiar?

Ladies, it’s time to bloom now. Spring is here and she’s not waiting for anyone. 

I  want you to discover your own unique beauty and let it bloom again, or for the first time, and let the world see you feeling and looking radiant.

You deserve to have time for yourself to feel pampered and taken care of as well.

You deserve to know your own unique beauty so you don’t have to compare yourself to other women and feel less than.

You deserve a beautiful portrait to remind yourself everyday how beautiful you can feel and look when you’re in those self doubting times.

And here are the ways you can give it to yourself…

It can be in a Boudoir session to ignite that sexy spark you know is inside to finally feel beautiful in your own skin. Here’s Jordan feeling beautiful and sexy again before her wedding…

…or it can be in a Beauty session where you put yourself first again since having your baby. Gina reclaimed her beauty in her new role as goddess mother…

…or it can be through a Branding session to finally get a picture of you that conveys who you are and what you can offer the world through your business. Priscilla is stepping into her power as a leader to support other entrepreneurial women…

Let’s design a shoot that just for you so you can bloom in a fun, pampering and lasting way. This can either be in my gorgeous light filled studio in San Diego or in NYC in an equally bright and beautiful studio in Manhattan May 25th – 29th, 2017

Contact me today to schedule your consultation to begin your blooming process!

SPRING PARTY!

If you’re in San Diego I’m hosting a kick off to Spring Cocktail Hour in my studio Thursday March 30th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Come mingle with some fab women and let some steam off with a cocktail. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/299984667085577/

 

Prep Day! Creating a beauty alter – 5 Day Beauty Mix Challenge

18 Oct 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized | Posted by: Michelle

Hello Beauties!

Today is a prep day for the Beauty Mix Challenge. We are going to create a Beauty Alter for you to go to each day for the challenge! Let’s play!

Ok so in order to get in the Beauty Mix state of mind we’re going to need to create a beautiful space you can go to every day to get still and allow for more beauty to come into your life.

FIrst step: Creating your personal Beauty Alter

I want you to find a room, a small section of a room, or even a place outdoors where you can go to each day to work on these exercises. This should be a quiet place you can go to recharge and feel your beauty.

Add in whatever you like to create a sense of calm and intimacy with yourself. Yes, intimacy. You’re going to need to get to know what makes you feel beautiful to discover your own Beauty Mix! Let’s start with our environment.

Fresh flowers/plants/trees
Candles
Essential oils
Photos (of yourself ideally)
Crystals
Mementos
Jewelry
Blankets/pillows

You get the idea. Make it personal and make it beautiful!

Take a picture of your Beauty Alter and post it in the FB group so we can get to know you and support you in your Beauty Mix Challenge.

Don’t forget to post each day in the FB group to be eligible to win a Free photo shoot with me.

Every time you post about your daily Beauty Mix Challenge you will be entered to win the photo shoot. Sharing also creates connection and we all need to see and appreciate each others beauty…so get to sharing!

xxoo

Michelle

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE! – MICHELLE HAYES STUDIO

28 Dec 2013 | Categories: Beauty, Make up tips, Uncategorized | Posted by: Michelle

Here’s a stylish and figure flattering outfit idea for your next Glam session. It’s a classic sequined dress with a pop of classic red with some gold metal accents. With just the right smokey eye and classic red lip you’ll be sure to shine inside and out in your Glam session…

 

It's time to shine
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