What do you get the guy that has everything? Have you thought of gifting your love with a boudoir album? Booking Valentine shoots now in the Portland boudoir studio!
The Vixen package is the perfect gift, which includes an hour long shoot with three of your favorite looks (surprise your lover with one on the night you gift the album) perfect makeup and hair and a little black book valentine. Contact us now to schedule your shoot by calling 503-964-7063 or filling out the contact form. This truly is the best gift ever!
It is that beautiful time of the year when love is in the air all around us… The days are getting longer and warmer, the birds are chirping, and you’re feeling flirty and ready to shed the sweaters and UGGs for more sensual attire. It’s one of our favorite holidays of the year and it’s just around the corner: it’s Valentine’s Day!
Those of you who may have a significant one in your life may already have that perfect gift arranged. But if you don’t have it yet, don’t fret because we have you covered! And those of you who may be free of commitments to others, don’t forget that you still have a commitment to yourself, a beautiful lifetime relationship so make sure it is fulfilling! It all begins with self-love. This year you can choose to be your own Valentine! Fall in love with yourself all over again and celebrate your beauty- cupid would agree!
Happy Valentines, darlings. xo
For those of you who may not know, here at Peekaboo we have our own amazing make-up artist, Kirstie Wight! Thanks to her, every Peekaboo client looks flawless for her boudoir photoshoot feeling nothing short of fabulous during the entire time! Kirstie compiled a sweet list of beauty tips for you!
Scrub regularly to get your blood flowing and smooth any dry skin leaving it soft and polished. Here are some of Kirstie’s favorite products for scrubbing:
Face | Laura Mercier Face Polish | Boscia Smoothing Facial Polish | Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains
Lips | Sara Happ Lip Exfoliator | Lush Bubble Gum Lip Scrub | Aubery Elizabeth Apothecary Blood Orange Lip Scrub
Body | Tea Tree Shea Sugar Scrub | The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Scrub | Fresh Brown Sugar Body Scrub
There are countless benefits for using coconut oil. Where to begin… It can be used for everything, including skin and hair moisturizer, makeup remover, deep conditioning mask, and it even has great health benefits to eating it! One of Kirstie’s favorite brands is Adara Coconut Virgin Oil.
Because it feels so good! Body brushing is great before the morning shower. Aside from basic exfoliation, body brushing or dry brushing is an incredible way to rid your body of toxins and reduce bloating. You can find body brushes at your local health food store or beauty boutique.
Our feet need love, too. Be kind to your feet and scrub them! Pumice stones, foot scrubs and exfoliating creams are great options to keeping your tootsies in tip top shape.
AHAs are commonly used for cosmetic applications. They exfoliate the skin chemically rather than physically. There are many different delivery systems such as exfoliating pads for the face, face creams and lotions as well as body lotions.
Drink water regularly even if you’re not thirsty, and then drink some more! It’s just like sleep; you can tell when you haven’t had enough. But the best treatment is prevention, so drink up all the time! Be mindful of your water intake and your skin will thank you.
We’d like to thank Kirstie for her wonderful tips. You can check out her beautiful work here and see why we love having her at our in the studio. If you have your own favorite beauty tip to add to the list, please share it with us on our Facebook page!
You may or may have not noticed the little beautiful details of Fall weather around Portland. But one thing that is for sure: cold weather is here to stay, at least for several months. And along with cold weather and cozy warm clothes come the holidays and yummy comfort food… lots of it! However, that doesn’t mean that you have to pay any less attention to your body and start to neglect any of the health routines you have been working on so hard since Spring, or even before. Lucky for you, we have compiled a simple list of self loving and caring routines you can adopt to continue keeping that body of yours – as well as your mind – healthy and beautiful throughout fall, winter, and for years to come!
Portland has an abundant variety of yoga studios. Not only that but many of them also offer free yoga classes throughout the year. If you’re not a fan of yoga, gyms, dance studios and other workout facilities are all over the city. For the weather resilient ones out there, you can take your running shoes or bike and go to a different park in Portland every other week. Natural environment is something that, luckily, this beautiful city of ours has plenty to offer. Maintaining a healthy and fun workout routine throughout the colder days of the year is crucial not just for the body but also your mind. try supplementing vitamin D in your diet for the lack of sunshine if that’s something that affects you.
Sleep more! Your body needs it, your mind needs it, and your mood needs it too! Especially now that the days keep getting shorter, make sure to give yourself enough sleep to feel well-rested so your immune system maintains itself to the highest standards. Make sure it is quality sleep; a plush and comfortable eye mask along with ear plugs or soft music or nature sounds will help. Melatonin, lavender oil and a slightly cool room will help you sleep deeper. If you have any health issues or allergies, make sure to consult with a doctor as difficulties with sleep often are just symptoms to other actual issues.
Laugh more. Laugh often! Try to be light-hearted and don’t take yourself too seriously. If you are not an easily entertained person, try finding gratitude for simple things in life. Look at cute animals, or babies. The process helps our brain release serotonin which makes us feel good and at ease.
Use it in your food, on your skin, hair, nails… everywhere and all the time! Take the time to actually massage your skin and hair during the application. Think of it as an act of kindness to your body, and rest assured that your body will love you for it for years to come. For more healthy hair and skin care ideas check out some of our previous articles.
Do we really need to say why dark chocolate is good for your? We’ll just say that it is great for your taste palate and we’ll let the experts explain the why.
Perfect time for “you” time… Relax, pamper, detox, cleanse… Taking the time to alternate quick showers with pampering baths will give you a whole other appreciation to cleansing. It is a great chance for you to spend quality time just being. Spoil yourself with some organic bath oils, Epsom bath salt to relax your hard working muscles, candle lighting to soothe your eyes and mind, maybe even a glass of wine!
No need to elaborate much on this one… Healthy and safe sex is amazing for your body and mind – and of course for your relationship too! Plus, it could count as your cardio exercise for the day! Having more sex is a win win no matter how you see it. Side effects may include catching yourself singing in the rain and dancing your way through puddles the morning after.
Hello lovelies! We hope you have been enjoying the sweet summertime the best way possible. As sweet as it is, summertime is also one of the most damaging ones for the skin and hair if you’re not taking the right care of them. Here are a few quick tips to assure you’re staying beautiful and healthy during the rest of the summer!
Water!!! We could not stress enough how important water is for your health and beauty! Always drink more than you think you need, especially if you drink caffeine. Try to decrease your intake in sodium to avoid bloating and indulge in fruits when that sweet tooth knocks on the door.
SPF! Sunscreen should be your very best friend, regardless of skin tone, skin type or age. We recommend wearing sunscreen year-round for best protection and healthy skin tone.
Skin friendly lotions. Avoid petroleum, mineral oil and paraffin based skin care products. Instead, choose lotions with more natural ingredients such as water based ones and organic oils such as coconut, jojoba, avocado, argan, etc. Those same oils are also great for hair!
Sunshine… in healthy doses. This is the best time of the year to spice up your outfits with large lightweight hats or cute parasols. Enjoy the summertime sun in a healthy and cute way.
For more health and beauty tips, check out Beautiful Skin this Summer, Beauty by Peekaboo, and Health & Beauty from your Pantry. Now that you are all set for a beautiful and healthy rest of your summer, there is still time to experience the luxury that Peekaboo offers! Summertime is the best time for a boudoir photoshoot and this is why!
You just recently did your fabulous Peekaboo boudoir photoshoot, loved every minute of it, got your sexy photos and now what? Here are seven ideas about how to make the most out of your sexy Peekaboo photos and keep that sexy beautiful feeling alive long after the photoshoot.
1. Text your honey a new sexy photo every month to keep things spicy and surprising. Even if he is out of words and may or may not text you back at that moment, trust us on this, he will be anticipating to get home to you!
2. Hide a sexy print of you in his underwear drawer when you know that you’ll be around the morning after, and wait for his reaction when he gets to it while you’re still in bed. Play fun games and enjoy feeling sexy!
3. Make a calendar for your man or yourself with all your gorgeous Peekaboo photos. You can hang it by your vanity to remind you every day when you’re getting ready in the morning how sexy and beautiful you felt during your photoshoot. You should always feel like that!
4. Leave a Little Black Book with your sexiest photos on his nightstand on a day when you’ll be MIA. It will keep him busy longing for your return.
5. Change the screensaver on his home computer to your favorite boudoir photos! You can get your favorite sexy images in your own slick and convenient Peekaboo keepsake Wooden Hard Drive.
6. Hang a beautiful Peek-a-Bamboo Print in his man cave. This is a 8 by 12 inch print archivally and artistically mounted on Bamboo, making it not only look stunning but also built to last.
7. Fill up a Naughty Box with a couple of your favorite sexy and beautifully matted boudoir photos, a handwritten love note, rose petals, and any little gift you may want to add to the package to give to him on his birthday. It will be the best birthday gift package that he could ever anticipate!
If you missed any of thee goodies during your Peekaboo photoshoot, just give us a ring and we can arrange a special order for you. Or if you haven’t done a Peekaboo phooshoot yet, then we hope you are now inspired and prepared to make the most out of your upcoming sexy photos.
Peekaboo Portland is proud to have a very talented and dedicated make up artist in the team, Kirstie Wight, who assures that every single one of our clients looks her very best on her boudoir photoshoot day with Peekaboo. Here is a selection of our favorite products that Kirstie uses on our clients to assure they look like goddesses in front of the camera!
Nars | The Multiple – Copacabana
There is a reason that this product has won numerous beauty awards. It simply the easiest product use! Tap on to your skin with your fingers any where you would like to create a little extra light. This is my go to for all of the Peek-a-babes who sit in my chair!
Laura Mercier | Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Highlight 01
For women who prefer a subtle highlight. This is the easiest and most effortless of all of the highlighters that I love using. Use: under brow bone, on the inner corner of the eyes, the top of your cheek bones and just above your upper lip.
Benefit | High Beam
This is a must in my makeup kit! I love how it adds light right where I need it. to create cheekbones to die for pop a small amount to the top of your cheek bone and viola! you are a super model!
Cargo | Waterproof Bronzer
This is a revolutionary waterproof bronzer that was used by the key makeup artist for the last live tour of Dancing with the Stars. I love this product because it acts like a traditional powder bronzer but it will not budge once it’s applied. For women who naturally have a bit of warmth in their skin, I gently sweep a light amount bronzer at the temples & cheeks for a sunkissed glow.
Stila | Convertible Color – Posey
A multitasking cream cheek an lip color that washes the skin in a perfect muted rosy hue. Apply with a sponge or a synthetic buffing brush to the apples of your cheek and you will look flawless!
Some love cleanses, some love rapid diets, we just love healthy habits. For life! Healthy nutrition is not a hobby, or a part time job, it is what we should do without even thinking. Eat natural and healthy, and your body will always love you! Your skin, your hair, your core, you name it, will love you and you will glow inside out if you treat it well. For years. You gotta love yourself, honestly; afterall you only have to spend a lifetime together.
Here are eight popular DIY recipes for homemade natural vitamin waters that actually taste delicious! Let us know which one is you favorite.
Unless mentioned otherwise below, mix all ingredients in a pitcher, and leave the mix in the refrigerator overnight before serving cold.
1) Classic Refresher: Cucumber-Lemon
2) Summertime Granite : Strawberry-Lime
3) Digestive Potion : Citrus-Fennel
In advance: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel seeds in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow this mixture to cool down before beginning the rest of the mix.
4) Very Berry AntiOX : Blackberry-Sage
5) Splash of Summer : Watermelon-Rosemary
6) Exotic Freshness : Pineapple-Mint
7) Thanksgiving Year Round: Apple-Cinnamon
8.) Tropical Bliss : Ginger/Tea
Heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea in advance and let it cool down before you begin the rest of the mixture.
Remember for each recipe above: mix all ingredients in a pitcher, and leave the mix in the refrigerator overnight before serving cold. Enjoy drinking pure delicious health at your own convenience.
Sometimes all you need is a sexy pair of shoes to spice up even the simplest look. Try a loose white button down with nice jeans and spiky heels like these ones below. You can also use the white button down and the heels for a boudoir photoshoot with Peekaboo. Earth tones are great for just about any skin tone and hair color. Our make up artist will make you glow for the camera. If you want to add some flash, try a splash of color, just keep the rest neutral to allow it to pop.
However, you can never go wrong with classic black heals. And they would make any outfit instantly sexy. Many of our clients love black heels for their boudoir shoots and we have a few pairs in our studio available for use.
Last but certainly not least, don’t forget jewelry and accessories. Keep it simple if you already have a sassy outfit on, or use them to accentuate that little black dress. Above all,have fun with your outfits, whether you are going out to a movie with friends, on a romantic date with your man, or to the studio for a sexy boudoir shoot with Peekaboo.
Here are some of our favorite ways at Peekaboo Portland to have fun while exercising:
Running the dog(s): your own or your hot neighbor’s, either ways 😉
Yoga: we love all types of yoga, but have you tried acro yoga yet? It is a greatly fun partner activity you can do you with your man or your new date.
Kayaking: this has to be the best way to get a gorgeous tan one while having a blast, but don’t forget sunscreen.
Rock-climbing: with the adrenaline running high levels boosting your energy to keep you going and going, your entire body will turn rock-hard in no time after you start doing it regularly. Great way to face any height fears and great exercise especially for adrenaline junkies.
Dance: no much commenting needed here. Just enjoy yourself and see results later!
And yes, sex! Sex is a great exercise, not only to tone your body, but also for your heart and your mental health! So no excuse to ever pass on it!
What’s your favorite way to exercise?