Love Notes & Reviews from Clients

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Love notes from our clients! THANK YOU to each and every one of you that continues to make us successful!

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5/2015

Hi Kim,

I wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVED Jen and the amazing work she did on my wedding day. I LOVED my makeup. ABSOLUTELY LOVED it! I looked natural, but special at the same time. And this was true for all the girls who got their make up done. She was spectacular. Thank you so much for your help in making my wedding day amazing. Please tell Jen as well. She is the best and totally got what I wanted without even doing  trial. LOVED HER!
Thanks,
Kendra

 Kim!

I am so so sorry I had not replied to you sooner! I have been trying to add my reviews to your sites, The Knot, and Wedding Wire as well but it doesn’t let me load it right at the end! Do you know when the final day to enter is?? I cannot say enough about how amazing you are at your job and how perfect you made my day! I will be sending you some pictures of the wedding and how absolutely awesome my makeup looked! Once again, thanks a million!! Talk to you soon!
Best,
Jennifer

5/2015

Hi Kim!
The wedding was amazing, I can’t even believe it’s been about a month! It’s crazy! My make up held up PERFECTLY the entire night (same with all the other girls) and honestly I had never felt so beautiful. Your talents are endless! Thank you again for making all of us look spectacular on the big day. Everyone still talks about how amazing your skills were and how fun you were to be around! I will ALWAYS have you in my mind for referrals to anyone who ever mentions make up to me! Hope to work with you again in the future. Thank you again so much!
Happy spring!!
Kim 🙂

6/22/2014

Hi Kim,

The wedding was absolutely amazing and perfect!! We had the most wonderful day. I loved my makeup and  I know all of my bridesmaids did too!!  I’ve been in a wedding before where we all got our makeup done..and then half the girls are in the bathroom fixing the eyeliner or adding more blush…and I did not see one person even touch their face after the makeup was done on my wedding day.  I’m so happy Sarah booked with you, (Tara)  I wrote a review on the Knot!! 5 stars 🙂

Have a good one!

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I think it was probably the best I’ve ever had someone do and wish you were both based in NJ to use you more often!

She used a MAC foundation product for oily skin that I really loved as I didn’t look shiny at ALL the whole night. She also used a light eyebrow color which I also liked and didn’t think it was overdone as I feel some people can make their eyebrows looks sometimes. I have never used MAC products and would love any recommendations you have to recreate to some extent how you made me look this day!

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you at your earliest convenience.

( Tara also booked a wedding from this wedding!)

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Hi Kim,

The wedding was absolutely amazing and perfect!! We had the most wonderful day. I loved my makeup and  I know all of my bridesmaids did too!!  I’ve been in a wedding before where we all got our makeup done..and then half the girls are in the bathroom fixing the eyeliner or adding more blush…and I did not see one person even touch their face after the makeup was done on my wedding day.  I’m so happy Sarah booked with you!!  I wrote a review on the Knot!! 5 stars 🙂

Have a good one!

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2/2014 Kim, The photo shoot was fun! We finished around 6:15pm time flies ! We had perfect weather for it too! I’ll send you some if the sneak peak pics she plans on sending us later today! Thanks again I loved my makeup! Got so many compliments 😉 talk to you soon!!

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Hi Kim!  I just wanted to say that it was great to meet you today & that my makeup STILL looks great!  I definitely would love to work with you on April 26, 2014 ! If you could send me your contract I am happy to sign & get it back to you.  If you need a deposit, please let me know that as well.

Thanks very much!

 ~~’ve done a ton of weddings since then, and in no way expect you to remember all of us, I’m writing because I really enjoyed the make up your colleague, Tara did on me.

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Hello Kim, I am happy to say we’d love to have you as our makeup artist for our big day (May 31st, 2014)!

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3/2014 Hey Kim!

  It was so nice meeting all of you! Tara did an AMAZING job! I couldn’t have been any happier!! I’m going to be mailing out the contract today!

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                Kim is awesome. Everyone should hire her to do their wedding makeup. Kim was super flexible when I kept adding members of the bridal party to the contract to get their makeup done. The contract is all done online which I think makes it super easy to always have and reference if need be. I met Kim at my bridal trial and she is just the best. She’s super fun and easy going and really listens to what kind of look you want. I’m not a big makeup person and she made me feel so comfortable and not stressed that I was going to look like I was in a Halloween costume. Day of the wedding she did 3 bridal party members and myself. Everyone looked beautiful and really legitimately loved their makeup. My bridal makeup was exactly what I wanted and really complimented my dress so nicely. If you’re looking for awesome makeup, Kim is your girl.

Wedding: 09/28/2013
Services Used: Beauty & Health

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Kim did an excellent job on my make up for my wedding day! She was so nice and made the whole experience as calming as possible! She was able to cover up all my blemishes to make my day even more special. Thank you for all your help and I will defiantly use you again for future events 🙂

                                        Wedding: 07/26/2013

  Services Used: Beauty & Health

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Kim was amazing! She came to our house and did an amazing job on all of our makeup. She arrived early so that she had time to set up and was wonderful and cheery! She listened to everything that we asked and said. Kim was so professional and I can’t wait to use her at our next big event!

Wedding:

06/02/2013
Services Used: Beauty & Health

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4/2013

Hi Kim!  It was great meeting you today.  I absolutely loved my make up and am SO happy you will be doing my make up for the big day.  I look forward to seeing you on May 4th!

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As found on the blog by Tara Antonucci – STYLE FLATTERY!

http://styleflattery.wordpress.com/

The next thing I did to freshen up my winter look was eye lash extensions. I’ve wanted to try these for about a year now, and I finally did it! Kim Bowen, Master Esthetician, Makeup Artist, and owner of To Make Beautiful in Stoneham, applied my lash extensions and I am AMAZED! They brighten up my face so much that all I really need is a swipe of black eyeliner, face powder and some lipstick. My winter makeup regimen usually consists of A LOT more than that, so I am thrilled.

The lash extensions took about 2 hours for Kim to apply, but BONUS RELAXATION TIME, I fell asleep while Kim was applying them! The lashes last about 2-3 weeks, and then I will need a fill, which takes about an hour. Kim at To Make Beautiful also does bridal makeup, Reiki, skincare and hair removal, and teaches spin classes on the side at Atlantis Sports Club & Spa in Danvers! Is there anything this woman can’t do? You rock, Kim!

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March 2013:

Kim: It was nice meeting you also.  That was one of the best massages

( tranquility session) I have had.  I would like to try a facial and will call soon to book one with you.

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Before and after Bridal:

Bridal makeup before

Bridal Makeup before

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Bridal makeup Boston

Heyyyy Kim!!!! Thank you 🙂 I am so happy I am able to get these pictures to you!

Ashley was a beautiful bride we did in 2012 and is now expecting her first baby this spring! Congratulations Ashley!

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Bridal review!   We love videos!

Kara you were radiant!

Hi Kim –

 

I thought you would like to see our wedding video trailer!  All the ladies looked beautiful from begining to end!!

 

Kara and Dave are amazing.  Always smiling!  Their daughter Elle is the cutest little girl and was the diva of the day at the Willowdale Estate!

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 The Millennium Hotel, Boston, MA Wedding November 2012:

THIS IS WHY we love what we do. From a bride, whom on her wedding day surprised even me with how absolutely feminine, princess like and gorgeous she came out because we used less makeup and a totally different look last minute!

Mazeltov Shimrit!

” Kim and Maral,

I was waiting until I could actually attach some pictures (the photos are up, but I don’t have the digital negatives yet), but since the short our videographer put together is up, I thought I would send you both an e-mail with the link since it so perfectly highlights not only your amazing work, but how incredibly  pleased I was with my look.

You both did an absolutely amazing job. I don’t think my hair or makeup could have possibly looked better (and everyone – especially Josh – commented as much). Thank you both for all your hard work making me and my ladies look amazing. Should you ever need a glowing recommendation, you know where to find me :) Love, S”

p.s. I’ll send some stills once I have access to them.

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10/1/2012

“I would love to use my 20% voucher you gave me when I had a soothing session with you. Lately I’ve been thinking about how energized and amazing I felt (inside and out) after that Reiki/soothing session. “

Reiki Stoneham, MA

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8/12  Hi Kim:  I just wanted to send you a quick email thanking you for doing such an amazing job on Saturday! I’ll send pictures soon! 🙂 Thanks Again! Brittany, Danvers, MA

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8/12 Lashes before and after. (lash extensions after 3 weeks) still going strong!    Lollashes-before-and-after

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9/12 Kim – I can’t thank you enough for the amazing job you did on all of us for my wedding this past Saturday! Everyone’s makeup looked incredible and you are truly an expert with eyelashes. I so appreciate all of the time you put into making our day stress free and beautiful. I strongly recommend your bridal services and also your facials. Many, many thanks! Lisa, U – Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA

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9/12

Hi Kim, I Wanted to share the pictures from my engagement shoot. The make up looked gorgeous and I definitely want to move forward for the wedding!  Rebecca

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8/2012 Hi Kim!!!

First of all – I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the absolutely stunning job you did both on my makeup as well as my wedding party’s.  I looked flawless all night – even after sweating up a storm from dancing and received compliment after compliment on how natural yet absolutely gorgeous I looked as well as all my girls. Also – thank you so much for going above an beyond in helping my mom both with her hair and makeup.  For a woman who’s idea of glamming it up means putting a barrette in her hair and calling it a day – her makeup looked flawless and stunning and her hair could not have looked better thanks to you.  

My girls couldn’t stop raving at how fun you were to have as we all got ready and how absolutely talented you were in doing everyone;s makeup – from the girls who never wear makeup to the fashionistas.  I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing, fun, talented, and all around fantastic makeup Artist to make my wedding day any more perfect :-).  So thank you thank you thank you!!!! Robin

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Senior Photos – Stoneham, MA

Chanel looked absolutely stunning last night.  Her makeup was incredible.  I stared at her for like one hour!   Lol.  You rock!!!!!!   Posted 5/2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kim, Thank you so much for making me look beautiful!!   I got so many comments today on my makeup!!  Thank you so much!   I would love for you to do my makeup again!!!   See you soon!!!  Posted 5/2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  

I have been working (freelance) with Kim for about a year now, Her Aesthetic skills are amazing. We mostly work proms and bridal functions together. Kim is knowledgeable, efficient and handles each one of her clients with such grace. Whether you are looking for a soft natural looking make-up application, or stunning night time smokey eye, Kim is the best around. I very much enjoy when we are able to work together 🙂  Lanie, Owner, Helaine Marie Salon  www.Helainemaire.com

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Thank you Kim for making my daughter even more beautiful than she already is. I really appreciated you doing her makeup last minute yesterday. Thanks again….. Posted 5/2012

(OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH RENE! It was my pleasure. I can’t let anyone go to a prom feeling unprepared! She looks gorgeous, thank you for the photo!!! We love photos!)

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From the bride during an outside June wedding:

TY sooooo much as you know I don’t wear make up at all . I felt and looked amazing ty so much Kim. And the best part, I can still see my freckles =0) We were caught in a monsoon but the hair* and makeup went no where ! I am so glad I found you =0)  {*Hair by Helaine Marie Salon who made this bride beautiful with us} Posted 6/2012

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From the mother of a bride during an outside June wedding:

“I Definitely, recommend, “to make Beautiful” whatever the weather may be. Had it on when it was hot and humid and remained on although I was drenched from head to toes during the storm ..HUGZ and TY” Posted 6/2012

AWWWWWWWWWW TAY! that was incredible!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS wonderful surprise! Did I tell you it would stay?! You were gorgeous and funny too! Blessings! Kim

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HI Kim, Sorry for the delay in responding! It was such a pleasure to meet you as well (and Tanya, too)!  Thank you for dolling me up so beautifully 😉  We were so pleased with the way everything came out!  Mickey really did like the look!  The pictures really came out great thanks to the makeup– my eyes popped– and my hair definitely was good in the wind!  I’ll send you the digital image when we receive it from Bharat Posted February, 2012  Erin

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Hi Kim!

Still feeling the effects of your amazing Reiki today…not sure that’s ever happened before.. Wow! Thank u as always..u r the best.  Joy

Posted April 6, 2012

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Hi Kim!

You should check out my Facebook pic after my trial.  I think we’re almost at 50 likes!  Someone feels special 🙂

Posted April,  11, 2012

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Good morning Kim.
Thanks for doing such an awesome job! Christine looked so beautiful!!! EVERYONE loved our make-up!
I will definitely  be back to see you in the future 🙂

Aunt of the Bride. Posted March 10, 2012
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Hi Kim,

I just wanted to send a quick thank you for being so warm and wonderful last night.  You and Melissa and Kristin really put me at ease and I LOVED the results of both hair and makeup.  I feel like such a load has been lifted off my mind today since I found the perfect look for my wedding day and the perfect people for the job.

One more thing checked off the seemingly endless wedding to do list:)

Danielle, Wakefield, MA

Thanks so so much!!

Posted April, 2,2012

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Hi Kim –

Thank you for spending so much time with me on Saturday!  I didn’t realize until I got into the car what time it was!  I don’t think the pictures do your work justice, but here is the best one or two of the lot   I am thrilled you will be part of our day!  Looking forward to it!

Posted April, 2012

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Prom was amazing! We had the best night! It was like something out of a fairytale! 🙂 everybody loved their/my makeup!
You’re the best and I will always come to you for makeup:)
Hope to see you soon!

Posted on April 19., 201


Thanks for checking in. My skin feels amazing! You do such wonderful
work. I really appreciate the treatment and just how much my skin is
glowing now. Hope you have a fabulous day.
Posted on April 18, 2012

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4/2012

Hi Kim, it was nice to meet you as well! Sorry our trial ran longer than expected, thank you for being patient with me as you “opened my eyes” with new techniques and ways of doing my makeup! lol. I’m very appreciative and really liked the look you created. I know with your help I will look and feel beautiful on my wedding day! :)

I may see if you are available on that Thursday or Friday before the wedding for me to go and have you wax my eyebrows again!

5.2012

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4/6/2012

Hi Kim,

I just wanted to send a quick thank you for being so warm and wonderful last night.  You and Melissa and Kristin really put me at ease and I LOVED the results of both hair and makeup.  I feel like such a load has been lifted off my mind today since I found the perfect look for my wedding day and the perfect people for the job.

One more thing checked off the seemingly endless wedding to-do list! :)

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2/2012:

Thank you Kim and Tanya!!!! I loooooooooooove my makeup (eyelashes were perfect for the shoot and my makeup was flawless); and my hair kept shape volume and style for the shoot and the whole rest if the night–I never knew my air could do that!! You guys are the best!! Thank you!!!!

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“I hired Kim to do my make up because another vendor fell through for my wedding. She responded immediately, despite the fact that I called last minute and late at night. I had exactly what I wanted for my special day, and her work was so exceptional that my photographer thought my false lashes were my own! My bridesmaids and I had a blast getting ready, and everyone was beautiful.” December 31, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Oct 2011

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“I used Kim for my wedding makeup! It was flawless. I have melasma (darks spotty splotchy patches) Kim was able to make my skin tone so even and soft looking. I glowed, it was just beautiful. Kim makes you feel RELAXED!! We were all running late, the hotel was awful; Kim smiles told jokes got my mother bottles water. She was excellent during the whole process. Hiring Kim was the only thing that went smoothly. Kim was even flexible enough to do the make-up for person who at the last minute changed their mind and HAD to have Kim do her face so she could look as flawless as the rest of us. Did I mention that this wedding was in the HEAT of AUGUST and I looked great the entire day. No streaking or shining. The pictures came out wonderful.

Kim is professional, knowledgeable, punctual, and funny and brings a calm spirit with her. Everyone should hire her once and really enjoy what Kim does with ease:  To Make Beautiful!!!” December 28, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Aug 2010

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“My sisters and I hired Kim to do our make-up at my sister’s wedding back in April of 2011.  My sister, the bride, had interviewed a couple of different make-up artists, and she was pleased with the natural look that Kim created for her. Kim was cheerful, encouraging and very knowledgeable on the day of the wedding. She really put everyone at ease, and everyone was pleased with her work. I highly recommend hiring Kim next time you need to look great on a special occasion!”
Service Category: Makeup Artist
Year first hired: 2011
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

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