Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flying the Skies





Many of you have requested I post a look of how I wear my hair and do my makeup for work. If you don't already know I am a Flight Attendant with a large national airline in Canada. We have strict guidelines for our appearance. Many of us stray a little to the left or a little to the right when it comes to bending the rules of how we can wear our hair or uniform components but it can't be that noticeable......or else! I keep my makeup clean and simple, I call it bridal makeup because its what I would do for my clients on their wedding day. Basically, I apply a clean and fresh look. I quite often layer my makeup in order for it to last a 15 hour day sometimes. There are many, many, many times that I apply my makeup at 3am and I'm still half asleep but you'd never know! Thank God for concealer, eyebrow pencils and mascara!
I usually powder my t-zone about 4 hrs into my work day. In general, I try not to touch my face too much and at work I am even more paranoid about doing that especially because I interact with the public constantly, in addition to handling aircraft carriers, trolleys, ticket stubs and money. Blot powder, lipstick, gloss and Fix+ and hand cream are in my purse at all times. I reach for MAC's Fix+, organic rosewater, or The Body Shop's Vitamin E Face Spray to keep my skin hydrated and looking refreshed. This is on top of drinking at least a litre of water for every hour and a half of flying.

My hair is usually tied up with what I called a humped-styled ponytail and sometimes I wear it down with the sides pulled back and secured with a small clip and the crown has the usual hump happening. I am so used to having a bit of height at the crown it seems to me that if I don't wear it I feel weird and very flat. Its one of my quirks.

In the pictures I've posted I am sporting two different scarves, the darker blue scarf identifies me as the head crew member or what they call a Service Director (the next person in the chain of command after the First Officer) and the other lighter blue scarf was just released yesterday for the launch of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. The other Flight Attendants wear a red and black patterned scarf. I am wearing a dress and blazer in the pic but we have a choice to wear a skirt with a light blue dress shirt with/without a cute navy cardigan and you can pair it with navy blue flat front pants. The uniform is not bad, I've seen better and I've seen worse. I don't care how nice a uniform looks because after day four on the road it feels like its part of your skin and it won't come off!

I'll try to be more detailed about the exact makeup colors I use for work in another post and what tips and tricks I use in order to make my makeup last all day without creasing or fading. If you have any specific question I'll try and answer them for you as best I can.

We're in the middle of major house renovations and each corner I take a pic in its either bare and patchy or crammed with stuff. Please bear with my pic backgrounds. Thanks for stopping by. xxNadia

55 comments:

Rosa said...

Your so glamorous even at work! I love the scarves too :)

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Rosa, Thanks Rosa :) xxN

GiGi said...

OMG ! I just admire u so much!!

You are a mom, wife, & you work!!

You look super beautiful!!! I love all your tips & bloggy's!

xoxoxo

Rocaille said...

You look so beautiful Nadia, maybe my fiance will meet you somewhere on the way when he goes to Poland in September for our wedding, I think he's got a connection in Toronto ;) Love your hairstyle, I'm so looking forward to having long hair again! The scarves are great too (fun idea to release a new one for the Olympics), our flight attendants have much worse... Take care, sweetie :) xxx

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Rocaille, Thanks honey! When's the wedding? Are you in Poland already? Which other Flight Attendants have the ugly scarves, lol? xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@GiGi, Thank you! Please, no admiration necessary, lot of mommies work just as hard if not harder. Thanks for the compliment GiGi. xxNadia

ellamarie84 said...

I love this post, it's cool hearing about your job! I love all these tips and tricks that you have up your sleeve! You look lovely, by the way! :)

lydiaoc26 said...

You look beautiful! What foundation or tinted moisturiser do you use? The reason I ask is because next month I am flying a 10 hr flight and wondering what to wear make-up wise ha.

I always wanted to be a flight attendant because there's about 3 people people in my close family who are! Maybe one day :)
xox

Emma said...

you are so beautiful
and navy is my fave colour, so maybe i should move to Canada and wear a cute uniform ( and be a flight attendant too lol)
xxx

Anna said...

OMG, I knew you'd look that hot!! Thank you SO much for posting this :) I love the way you do your makeup, hair, everything. You look so beautiful! I think you're so right about keeping your makeup simple, you look so professional and chic that way. The way you tied your scarf in the first photo is to die for...I love it :) xoxo Anna

Superficialgirl said...

You look so pretty! You must be the hottest flight attendant on board! I dont know how you do it though that would probably be my worst job ever. i am sooooo scared of flying and although ido it frequently i still have to close my eyes and say a prayer at takeoff and landing.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@lydiaoc26, Thanks. In these pics I'm wearing a drop of Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer color Nude and a drop of Chanel Pro Lumiere in Shade 20 Clair. For a 10hr flight I would wear Revlon Colorstay Foundation that stays on as well for a very long time and powder your t-zone. Buy some tiny same pots and add some of your makeup in there for a touch up just before you land and sprits with Fix+ before applying a little more foundation, and EYE CREAM!! xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Superficialgirl, Thanks for the compliments and I stil pray for a safe flight before every takeoff and before every landing. xxNadia

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tina_mbc said...

Great look! Pretty, but not ott, I love it!

Btw, those scarves look great on you! ;)

xoxoxo

Jenny9119999 said...

You look beautiful Nadia. Can't wait for the more detailed make up posts. I think your uniform is lovely. Very feminine and smart!! Do you do long haul?

mommylovesmakeup said...

You look beautiful, so put together and professional. Love it!

mommylovesmakeup said...

You look so beautiful, polished and professional. Love it!

Chenni said...

you are gorgeous. I always want my hair have a poof like that, but I can never get that much volume. thanks for commenting on my blog. that's a nice surprise. =)

Saskia the Salsa Fairy said...

you look chic, i love it xx

Kerry said...

Your make-up looks lovely! I never knew you were a flight attendant. Do you enjoy it? xxx

Lotus said...

I love your makeup application- it's flawless...and I am a big fan of the hair bump- although I find it hard to keep it up all day long..do you have any tips?

Gail said...

oh you're beautiful!!! I wish I had a uniform now, it looks soooo glamorous (PS Love the babushka in the background!!)

Gail said...

oh babushka is what I call the russian dolls btw, oops xx

lipstickrules123 said...

One word - beautiful! I love your hair -- you must share how you do that. Cheers.

twinkletoesrouge said...

I love your blog! as a flight attended do you work all week long or is it oncall? so interest!

Hanako66 said...

your makeup is so pretty...I'm in love with your hair!

Pop Champagne said...

I love both of your scarfs!!

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Gail, Thanks! I collect babushka dolls from my travels. xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@lipstickrules123, Thank you so much! I'll post one day how I do my hair. xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Hanakoo66, Thank you so much! xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Pop Champagne, Thank, I like the both shades of blue as well. xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@twinkletoesrouge, Hi and thank you. I don't work all week long, I could do something close to office hours in terms of domestic flying but I prefer coming to work 2 to 3 times per week max and working long hours so I'm off the rest of the week. Thanks again for visiting my blog. xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Kerry, Yes, I'm a Flight Attendant and most of the time I enjoy it. Although there are times the last thing you want to do is get on a plane to work a flight. xxNadia

minnie said...

Hi Nadia! I am really enjoying your blog! Learned something new and interesting about you! The hump/bump in the head thing....I am the same way....I feel like my head is all flat, limp, and thin-looking when I don't have some oooomph on the top. We're not quirky, we are simply voluminous hair babes... LOL

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@minnie, Hahaha! I think you're right minnie! I'm addicted to my humpy bumps hair dos. Glad you are enjoying my blog as I am very taken with yours as well. Cheers, Nadia

LindseyLoodles said...

I always thought being a flight attendant would be the coolest job- because of the scarves! Love it :)

em said...

love this look, it's so striking and well defined. and the hair! volume envy hehe

Kittynail said...

The Make-up looks really pretty and I love the hair too!

kitty kouture said...

You are so gorgeous! I think it's neat how your rank is established with scarves! Too cute :) xx

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@kittykouture, Thanks honey! xxNadia

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Kittynail, I'm glad you like it xxNadia

kitty kouture said...

P.S. I adore your blog! I nominated you for an award! :) xx

kamyara kay make-up said...

wow i love this natural look on you. and your hair looks nice <3
love
kamy
xxx

Tamstyles said...

girl your makeup is so flawless. I am glad you like James Morrison. He is sooooooo talented. We did have a great time.

ladyb said...

you look lovely ! I always wondered how you dressed up in the skies :) I love the hair "bump" I'm guilty of wanting to have one all the time myself :)

courtney said...

OH MY GOSH i love the look!! very prettty :)

Sonya said...

Nadia,

I did not know that you are a flight attendant! That sounds like a fun job. It looks like you are using the Bumpit in the second picture, because there is so much volume in your poof.

You look classy and put together as always :)

Lizzclare said...

Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars!!
very polished looking there girl - I miss dressing for work, but that said I always get thcnaged if i am going anywhere out of the house lol

xx

SugarRimmed said...

I love the whole flight attendant look! I really admire airplane crew for what they do and I love the airport feel.

How many languages do you have to speak to work in Canada? Since we're bilingual I suppose French is a must, besides English... or am I wrong?

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@SugarRimmed, Thank you very much :) French is a must in most cases. I have French for work but my hiring qualification was for italian. xxNadia

lipstickrules123 said...

Just nominated you for a blog award Nadia. Cheers, Michelle

Lauren said...

I love that look. It's really natural and pretty.
How long does it take to put on?x

Glazey Baby said...

You're a flight attendant in Canada? WOW! you are gorgeous!!! I live in Toronto but i've also wanted to be a flight attendant..do you have to be bilingual??

Thanks!!

Sher said...

I love scarves tied like that! How do you get those knots? ive been trying for awhile but failed :(

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