Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bridal Before & After: October 20th 2013 Wedding at Spanish Hills Country Club

I had the honor of doing Janet's makeup for her big day! Janet and I actually met years ago at one of the first salons I worked in. One of my mentors Kristy, referred her to me. I worked under Kristy, and saw Janet every time she came in for cut & color. We always got along so well and it was amazing to reconnect with her years later! It was so fun getting to work side by side with her just like old times! We had an absolute blast and the wedding party was a riot! Janet's incredible spirit and kind heart made my job so easy and having known both ladies since I first started my career, made it that much more special!

I absolutely loved Janet's bridal makeup. Her eyes were definitely the main focal you can see! I used soft, neutral shadows, a waterproof gel liner and LOTS of individual lashes! Also went with a gorgeous pink lip stain, which really tied the whole look together.

Message from the Bride: "You did an amazing job! So talented!!! Thank you for making me so pretty on my wedding day." 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Why SPLURGE when you can SAVE: My lipstick secret

Who doesn't love a good bargain?! I know I do, and I am going to share with you one of my "go-to" lipstick secrets! Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipstick in Airy Fairy.

 I get compliments all the time and for only about 5 could you go wrong? I have done my research and it's come to my attention that this is a so-called, "dupe" for several MAC lipsticks! High Tea, Viva Glam V and Viva Glam VI just to name a few. Now, this is all just hearsay, but it definitely seems like a shade MAC would carry.

 It is one of the most beautiful light pink shades I have ever come across. It's the perfect pinky nude shade...light, but not washed out. There is also a very light gold tint to it. The gold isn't shimmery nor frosty. Just a hint, which shows well in photos and sunlight. It adds a beautiful sheen to the lips, which is rare in "long wear" lipsticks. They tend to become dry and crepey but I haven't had that problem yet. It is one of the most unique and natural shades that I have ever seen!

I just had to share this gem with you all! Enjoy! xo

Friday, August 9, 2013

Long Lasting, Picture Perfect's possible!

I know what your thinking! Long lasting curls? NOT POSSIBLE...I cannot tell you how many times in the past 6 years have I heard, "My hair does not hold a curl." Well, I bet I can prove you wrong! One thing I take pride in is, soft, tousled, and gorgeous curls! I absolutely love this look. It's timeless and will never go out of style. 

The photo below is of one of my brides, Edelyn. She got married to her hubby, Jake at the Braemar Country Club. She emailed me recently and said her hair lasted the entire night AND the next day! That's what I'm talking about people! :) With the right product, skill and knowledge...incredible hair is possible! I just love seeing my brides looking flawless! I take pride in the fine tuning...After all, this is one of the biggest days their lives! 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Engagement Sessions: Corey & Sarah

Ladies!!! An Engagement Sesh is the perfect opportunity to do your trial before your big day! This is also a way to put the hair and makeup to great use. The most popular reason to take engagement photos? Save-the-Dates! I absolutely love when the couples show off their unique personalities with creatively themed shoots. I had the pleasure of doing the hair and makeup for one of my very dearest friends. Here's a little sneak peek!

A little note from the future bride: "I can't stop looking in the mirror, you are so talented at what you do. I never thought I could feel this pretty! Thank you SO much, it turned out amazing. My hair and makeup is unbelievable."

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Airbrushed Bride: Amy

Wedding season is officially upon us! Here is recent bride of mine...(The photo doesn't do justice, it was on my old iphone)

Amy went with airbrush...This is something I pretty much do on EVERY single one of my brides. It is flawless coverage, yet doesn't feel like ANYTHING on your skin! There is a reason why you hire a photographer for your big day...right? WELL, get your makeup airbrushed to make those special and timeless photos, phenomenal!! Who wouldn't want glowing, flawless skin? I also can cover scars, tan lines, sun burns, and more! We also went with a more dramatic eye with custom individual lashes. Again, who would't want big, beautiful and gleaming eyes on their wedding day? :) I enjoyed Amy's fun and laidback personality. We enjoyed a lot of laughs and I am honored to be a part of her special day!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vintage Vixen!

This here is one of my all time favorite looks. Call me old school, but there is just something about vintage hair and makeup that I absolutely just adore! The hair is a little more complex than the makeup. This particular style, victory rolls, actually dates back to the war years of the 1940's. (The victory roll is a stylized 'do that features architectural rolls) The makeup is simple. A perfectly winged eye, flawless skin and a bold crimson lip. Ever since I was a little girl, I've admired the vintage pin-up style. I myself, enjoy rockin' this look! It's timeless, classic and beautiful. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Airbrush Makeup

Custom blended airbrush makeup: (This is a silicone based makeup intended for flawless coverage. It's sweatproof, wipeproof, & cryproof). Traditional powder or liquid based makeup can settle into pores and wrinkles as well as it being visible on camera. I use a professional airbrush compressor, all done by freehand. It's adjustable and can appear not only very natural (non-heavy like traditional makeup) but also can be full coverage (if needed). I have covered scars, burns, tattoos, tan lines ect...It wears longer than traditional powder or liquid foundation and it able to stay put upwards of 12-24 hours. The technique is more sanitary than traditional makeup application due to me never actually having to touch the skin directly. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wedding Hair & Introduction to Trials

Wedding Season 2013 is quickly approaching...Here's an example of a look I get asked to do time and time again! Loose, a little "undone", soft curls, twisty, sexy, lots of texture, voluminous. These are common descriptions of when I ask, "What are we doing with you hair?" I always recommend to have clean, dry hair ready to go on the "big day". Having photos always helps paint a picture of exactly what your looking for! :) Brides should always book a trial* prior to their wedding. 

*(This is an extensive trial where we really fine tune what your looking for. If you’d like to try both an updo or wearing it all down…this is the time to do it. Also if you’d like to try both a natural and more glam style of makeup. I always tell my brides to at least try two options. What you decide on, may surprise you!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Taylor Swift inspired side-do

She walked in feeling insecure of her thick, curly and frizzy hair and didn't think this particular style was achievable. This was an elegant side-swept hairstyle I created working with the natural texture of her hair. She was smiling ear to ear when she walked out, saying that she had Taylor Swift's hair for the night! It makes my job so incredibly fulfilling when I can make someone feel beautiful. Especially young girls like her, that didn't even realize the natural beauty she truly has!