Getting Ready for the Holidays, Robin Erb Style

December 14, 2009

Prepping Tiffany of Boston Fab for her night on the town!

The holidays are a time for celebration with your friends and family. This year on December 11th, I had a a small get together at my studio on Newbury Street. I invited local bloggers and my marketing team. We all snacked on hummus, cheese and gorgeous desserts from Finale.

One blogger who came was Tiffany from Boston Fab. She blogs about everything fabulous in Boston from events to parties to fashion shows, all while critiquing the unworthy along the way. After she had something to eat and drink, I just knew that I had to do her makeup. She admitted to not normally wearing a lot of makeup during the day, but wearing a lot before going out. I decided to give her a gorgeous night look that she could also tone down for the day. I gave her a glossy pink lip with a bright natural eye. She looked beautiful and ready for the holidays!

I also worked on the eyebrows of a few people on my marketing team, including ValerieMariel and Jeannie. One of the members of my blog team, Vicky came up to me and admitted that after learning about the perfect red lip from me, she had to try the look! I gave her a bright matte red lip and she looked absolutely stunning.

While we all sipped on wine and listened to holiday tunes, everyone talked about their holiday plans. Overall, I would say the night was quite successful. I had the opportunity to spend time with old friends and even make new ones. It was a great way to start off the holiday season and I hope that this will eventually become an annual event. For more pictures visit my fan photos on Facebook!


A Winter Gathering and Some Beauty Extras

December 2, 2009

The holidays are a time to celebrate, so what better way to ring in the holiday season this year than by celebrating beauty! On Friday, December 11th at 6:30pm, I will be hosting a party for the fabulous people of Boston at my Newbury St. studio. Please come and enjoy drinks, hor d’oeuvres, a make-up consultation, and other goodies to get you prepped for your holiday party circuit.To get more information or to RSVP, please follow this link.

Can’t make it? You can still celebrate beauty this season by dropping in to pick up a gift card for someone stylish on your shopping list. Bonus! Mention this blog and receive 25% off your gift card purchase.


A Day for Beauty After a Night of Mayhem

November 12, 2009

Natural

A laid-back look after a hectic night. (Photo credit: McKenzie Lawton)

For most people, the day after Halloween isn’t as fun as the night before. People everywhere are tired from a full night of frights and fun – definitely not a day to feel beautiful. This year I decided to do things a bit differently. My marketing team and I organized a photo shoot to show off different makeup styles in my studio in a casual, lighthearted atmosphere.

For this photo shoot I demonstrated a runway look, a natural look, a bridal look and date-night look. We originally had three models and two volunteers to get their eyebrows done. After one team member got her eyebrows done, however, I just had to do her makeup too! The runway look had a bold, bright red lip and a strong eye. The natural look had earthy, rich tones and a neutral lip. The bridal look was soft, with a gorgeous pink lip. Finally, the date-night look had a smokey eye for sultry pink lips.

During the day we took a lunch break for some Boloco while listening to We Are Scientists, from my personal music collection, and having a great chat. I even gave out some little makeup and skin care tips to the ladies. We did all of the shots inside my studio in the light of the setting sun. In one word, it was glamorous.

I’m so thankful to everyone that helped out that day and I can’t wait for all of you to see the official photos. Let me know what you think about the behind-the-scene shots and stay tuned for the finished product!


The Beauty of Giving

October 27, 2009

While I’m introducing myself and you are all learning a little bit more about me, I thought I would tell you a little about one of my main goals for this year: getting involved with charities.

Last year I participated in Boston’s Belle of the Ball event. This is where underprivileged girls are given dresses and gift certificates so they get the prom experience they have always dreamed of but could not afford. It was an incredible experience, and after doing some of the girls’ makeup I realized how my talents could make others feel good.

I plan to find a way to get involved in helping homeless women. If I can help make these women feel special and worthy even for only one day it is worth it. I’m still looking into this, so if anyone has any ideas or specific charities please let me know!