Sonia Sandhu Beauty » Makeup:Hair - Chicago and VA/DC/MD Indian Makeup Artist

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    Thank you for visiting my site! I have been in the beauty industry for over 15 years! So you can say I am here to stay since I love it so much :) The flairs of beauty, makeup, and fashion are my passion and I love making others feel gorgeous! I am a natural artist that will assure you the best looks for your events. I have been featured in multiple wedding websites, fashion magazines and have been sought by many clients for my services.

    Here is a little more about me:
    - MAC Certified Artist - have been with MAC for over 10 years
    - Trained in London with Ash Kumar - the Leader in Asian Beauty
    - Trained by DYF - Dress Your Face - Tamanna Roshan @dressyourface
    - Teach multiple Makeup seminars

    I assist with bridal events as well as other special occasions, such as baby showers, fashion shows, proms, and nights out-on-the-town. I do hair, makeup and drapings of South Asian Outfits. I want you to focus on enjoying your special day and leave all-things-beauty to us! We assure you that will be you will look fabulous for your special occasion!

    I also work with photographers, DJs, Wedding Planners as well as a med spa to help you with your special day, so just ask and I would be happy to provide you with more info!

  • ♥ Chic Girls Guide to Beauty Fashion & Fun ♥


Make your Own Sea Salt Spray!

We are all looking forward to the summer months and those beach-y waves! Oh those Beach Waves….how beautiful to have that messy tousled hair…that tan skin and that warm sun! But right now its freezing outside and there is barely sunshine every few days! Well at least we can fake the tan and have the beach waves right now! Make your own sea salt spray and know what you are putting on your body! Here is a very easy recipe for DIY Sea Salt Spray! This will enhance your hair and not dry it out!

DIY Sea Salt Spray

Recipe for DIY Sea Salt Spray:

  • 8 oz. of warm filtered water.
  • 4 or 5 drops of the essential oil of your choosing
  • 2 teaspoons of coarse sea salt or Epsom salt.
  • 1 teaspoon of gel.  (any brand will work but use organic if you can)
  • Spray bottle (mix all of the above together and shake well)
  • Spray on towel-dried hair and scrunch with hands.

We all cant wait for summer!! Happy March…..we are all closer to the fun filled days of sunshine!


Top Secrets for Beautiful Hair

How do women have the perfect hair? Here are some tips!!

1. Scrub your hair less!

We all know the benefits of washing those locks less often. We’re definitely on board with anything or anyone that says we don’t have wash our hair every single day (since we have so much to do!!). Girls with perfect hair know to have a product in their beauty arsenal that everyone should be on board with – dry shampoo!! A blast of this powdery substance will not only absorb oil at your roots, but give you sky-high volume. My personal favorites are Batiste Dry Shampoo - which also comes in different tints so its not white all the time and can hide gray hairs for you if needed:)

2. Add More Moisture

The key to gorgeous hair is moisturizing your hair perfectly! Every girl with perfect hair will swear by this stuff! These treatments will instantly leave your hair feeling soft, supple and newly hydrated. Try using Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment twice a week for 10 minutes and you will seriously give new life to your locks.

3. Oil Is the Answer

Oils are all the rage, and for good reason, too! In addition to hydrating masks, oil treatments will seal the cuticles of your hair and replenish its health, thus preventing frizz and adding MAJOR shine! Try using OleoTherapy Deep Recovery and it will nourish damaged hair and leave it looking (and feeling) silky smooth!

4. Ditch the Heat

This can be a tough one for any girl. And we’re definitely not telling you to toss out your beloved straightener or curling iron, but a break every now and then is necessary. Girls with gorgeous hair understand that the key to a not using any heat products is finding the perfect products for air-dried looks.  Try using  EverStyle Texture Series Beach Spray for a beachy wave look that will look  natural and effortless! Do this whenever the mood strikes and your hair will thank you!

Using Protection

For the days you DO use heat, it’s incredibly important that you use a heat-protectant like Chi 44 iron guard thermal protecting spray prior to styling with your favorite hot tool. Not only will it protect and repair your hair, but also it will lock in your style for all-day perfect hair!


Hope this helps!!


Sonia’s Favorite MAC Lipsticks!

MAC is known for their lipsticks! I love them and each lipstick has a soft undertone of Vanilla aroma. Here are my personal favorites and what I hide in my personal makeup box!

‘All Fired Up’ –  A Bright Fuchsia Matte lipstick. This color has warm red  undertones and looks great on tan skin.  Its the perfect for day or night wear.

‘Candy Yum Yum’ – A Neon Fuchsia Matte Lipstick. This color has blue cool undertones. This is a show stopper color! Perfect when you want it to be all about your lips and nothing else!

‘Heroine’ – A beautiful Purple Lipstick. This color has blue color undertones.  Everyone needs something purple! So hot for this season!

‘Angel’ – A Soft Pink nude color.  Made famous by Kim Kardashian. Love this since you can pair it with any lipliner and change the lipstick! Gives you the perfect natural looking pink lips! 

‘Diva’ – A dark burgundy matte lipstick. Beautiful on all skin tones.  I love the richness this color brings to the lips and the look.  Great for Fall/Winter but I still use it in the Spring as more of a stain….for that natural bitten lips look. 


Sonia’s Favorite Eyeliners!

Starting from the top middle:

1. KAT VON D – Waterproof Autograph Pencil – “Puro Amor - true black” – Love the softness of the pencil and the true dark color when applied in the waterline!

2. INGLOT Gel Eyeliner – “#77″ – the absolute LOVE of my life in eyeliners.  This is the blackest and richest pigment you will ever find in a gel liner and stays put forever! Love that this product has a matte coverage and applies smoothly and sets quickly. Waterproof and smudge-proof.

3. M.A.C. Liquid Last liner – “Point Black” – Talk about waterproof! This wont budge even when sweating, crying, or even rubbing or your eyes! This is the best kept secret since M.A.C. does not keep this on display, its always in their drawers though!! Just ask for it!

4. M.A.C. Eyeliner Pencil – “Feline” Love this soft yet dark black liner for the waterline, can be smudged out for that smokey.  It is not totally waterproof – only water resistant so you can create that sultry eye easily!

5. Maybelline Gel Eyeliner – “Blackest Black” – This is wonderful for the everyday eyeliner queen.  Smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours and you can buy this at a very affordable price!

6. M.A.C. Chromaline Gel/Cream Liner -  ”Black Black” - A waterproof gel/cream liner that is similar to a  liquid liner.  Love that this product has a matte coverage and applies smoothly and sets quickly.  Waterproof and smudge-proof.


Happy New Year! Free upgrade!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 2015! I am excited to say that this is the year that I have already booked most of my weddings all the way into November 2015! I wanted to say thank you to all my clients out there for spreading the word and recommending me:)So happy!! Also, if you book your event (new clients only) by 2/1/2015 I will upgrade your package to airbrush for free for 1 event!! YAY for 2015!!


☛ Different Eyeliner Looks – Go Bold! ♥

Eyeliners are the best way to go Bold with your makeup looks.  You can try a bright color on your eyes without looking like you have too much makeup on or you have no idea what you are doing.

Try using a turquoise, purple or green to draw a nice clean line on your lids.  This will create a bolder look and emphasize the eyes.  If you want something more soft – just smudge the liner a bit and create your perfect smoldering eyes.

Using a bright liner under the eyes on the lower lash line creates a even more softer look.  It will look nice smudged into the lower lash line with a neutral eyeshadow on the top of the lid. 



♥ Tips Your Momma Never Told you! ♥

Hello Beauties!! Ok so this post is all about the TOP secrets that your Momma did not tell you about! so SHHHHH…dont tell her you know and surprise all your friends with these tricks.. you will be the smartest women around!

1. Rinse your hair with Vinegar or Beer!

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♡ Ok so yes we all drink Beer and hate the smell of Vinegar BUT who would have ever thought these two items would be great for HAIR?  Oh yes my friend! Rinsing your hair with beer helps restore moisture to your locks while using vinegar will up the ante in shine. Soak your hair in either liquid (not at the same time) for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water and get ready for some beautiful locks!


2. Shave your body with Conditioner!

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♡ Love how your conditioner makes your hair super soft? Imagine how it can make your body soft and silky too! If you’re out of shaving cream, lather your legs with conditioner instead of soap. Conditioner will soften the hair on your legs making it easier to shave (and it will leave your skin feeling extra silky).


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