Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hope For Haiti Beauty Benefit A Success!


It has been over a week since the Hope For Haiti Beauty Benefit on February 7th, but it's never too late to report on what a success it was! This beautiful event was organized by the amazing makeup artist and beauty blogger, Rhia Amio. In less than 2 weeks, Rhia with the help of other volunteers and sponsors, was able to make Hope For Haiti a reality - can we say dedication or what! 

Beautiful Malina before I beautifed her

I was honoured to be apart of this beauty fun-filled day and to see so many fantastic women come out to support this amazing cause. The bevy of beauties were primped and pampered with hair and makeup services, indulged in yummy appetizers including some fabulous cupcakes, and got to strike a pose for before and after photos of their glamourous looks. The day of course wouldn't be complete without some fabulous swag and beauty prizes!

Malina's after shot! Look out for her - she's the new face of Toronto Fashion Week March 2010! You might also recognize her from my portfolio. 

I'm happy to report that in 5 hours we were able to raise grand total of $2,354 for the Canadian Red Cross...and with the Canadian government matching individual donations until Feb. 12th, that total doubled to $4,708 towards Haiti relief efforts! We were expecting to raise less than that but everyone truly went above and beyond.

Thank you to Rhia and everyone that came out and donated money and their time! It really is a beautiful thing to see beauty lovers and the beauty community coming together for a worthy cause. We hope to make this an annual event for other charities.

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Above are some of the amazing volunteers that made Hope For Haiti happen! A BIG thank you to our fantastic sponsors!

Some beauty prizes from sponsors and volunteers :)

For more coverage on Hope For Haiti visit Spencer Fu's photo blog, artistrhi blog, makeup artist Ande's video on YouTube!

For past Makeup Junkie Hope For Haiti coverage click here.

Rhia Amio (
Joy David-Tilberg (
Maggie Ng (
Ande (
Donna Marie (
Nicole Robinson (
Jennifer Min
Bernadette Howard
Delia Lupan (

Suzie Choi Bridal Hair (

Spencer Fu (
Nadia Cheema (

So Into Cupcakes (

Mary Kay (
Shoppers Drug Mart (
Face Atelier (
Vidal Sassoon (
Cake Beauty (
CoverFX (
LIFT Beauty Boutique (
Brill Communications (
Vasanti Cosmetics (
Lash Extensions by Maggie Ng (

Photo credit: Spencer Fu and Rhia Amio


Arianne said...

Congratulations on the huge success! :D

Keshia said...

Too bad I missed this! Would have loved to participate. Please keep me posted...great job! Visit me sometime... The event looked amazing.

Make-up Junkie said...

@Arianne - thank you!
@Keshia - thanks! Definitely keep you posted on future events. :)

K said...

Looks like it was a great event! Nice job!

Scarlett said...

What a beautiful event, inside and out!

xoxo, Scarlett

Monica said...

SOunds & looks like it was a great event! Great pics too:)

Make-up Junkie said...

Thanks ladies!! It feels good to give back especially when it's so fun!