Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Bye Bye Mascara, Hello Luscious Lashes!

I got lash extensions the other day and can I just first say; I am in LOVE with them. It has become one of those things where you can’t imagine your life without it. Yes I know how that sounds but I can’t help it, I love them! So, in spirit of my new eyelashes I wanted to make a post about lash extensions and the best ways to take care of them!
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Lash extensions are not strip lashes they are individual lashes that with adhesive are attached to your individual lashes. The process can take up to two hours for a full set but if you take care of them well they can last up to four weeks. But it is generally suggested to have a fill every 2-3 weeks. In taking care of your lashes, especially right after the application it is important to sleep on your back. I know how hard it may be, especially if you sleep on your side like me but it’s important. The adhesive can take some time to fully dry and by sleeping on your back it will help avoid weird kinks in your eyelashes.
With eyelash extensions comes more maintenance and love than what normal lashes require. Avoid pulling or tugging on them and when washing your face it is best not to rub the towel over your eyes. Instead wash your face as normal but use a gently cleansing wipe to remove any eye makeup. Try to avoid cotton pads, they can weaken the extension and no one wants cotton stuck on your lashes. And make sure to comb them. They can get a little crooked after sleeping.
And something so incredibly important to remember is, do not use an oil based or water proof mascara. Once again, do not use an oil based or water proof mascara. These types of mascara can dissolve the adhesive and can shorten the life of your lashes dramatically.
Even with the time and little more maintenance than I’m used to I will never go back!
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Every Thought of Working in Weddings?

Love doing special event hair and makeup? Want to work with brides, models and photographers? Join Arizona’s top rated wedding hair and makeup company for food, drinks and discuss upcoming freelance opportunities. Babydoll Weddings is the valley’s premier bridal and event hair and makeup company. Last year we were fortunate to be a part of 103 weddings and our stylists loved getting to know our brides and being a part of their special day. Complete a practical with us and see if you have what it takes to join our network of freelance stylists!

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Highlights from the Phoenix Bridal Show

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Everyone here at Babydoll Weddings loves October, with the cooler weather to sweaters and boots to pumpkin spice everything. But there is one special day we love the most and that is the Phoenix Bridal Show! We all had a blast and we met so many fantastic brides to be, it was a whirlwind of a day! We had a great Instagram contest, plenty of pink and some of us were wearing tutus! For the full look at everything head on over our Facebook or Instagram!

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{Stylist of the Month} Meet Dolly

Dolly is one of our Dolly1very talented makeup artist who is also licensed therapist! She loves working with makeup because it is so diverse and sees every new face as a canvas and of course she love making our brides feel their very best. Find out more about Dolly below!

What is your one must-have accessory that you cannot leave the house without? 

My favorite gold watch.

What is your favorite color?
Teal

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Farewell to Dark Circles! You Will Not Be Missed!

f159dcad12ec63407bf87edbd6874c31With the holiday season behind us and now all the gatherings and get togethers are over we can focus on getting back on our normal routine. But I know for me there is one new beauty routine I need to add to my regime and that is covering the dark circles that have formed. Micky has a fantastic way to solve my problem! She suggests in using an eye cream with caffeine to help get the blood circulating. It will also help reduce some puffiness and intense darkness. Then she says and yes it sounds weird but use an orange lip stick or cream blush and blend into the skin to correct the darkness and then the dark circles are gone! I can say that this tip works very well and it has made me look more alert and bright eyed!

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{Real Bride Series} Meet Sarah!

Meet Sarah, our newest member of our Real Bride Series!

How did you and your groom meet?
We always ask people, do you want to know how I met him or how he met me. Yes… there is a difference. So here’s the full story.

It was my freshman year of college. It was the end of August and I was riding my bike to a chemistry study group in the library. I heard a girls voice above the crowd say “Do you want to come to Bible Study tonight?” I stopped my bike, I had been looking for a Christian club on campus so I went up to the table. I made eye contact with a boy, I felt sparks run down my spine. I definitely believe in love at first sight now. He introduced himself to me as Lucas and I met everyone else at the table. I went to Christian Challenge that night, Lucas and I started talking about why I cam to ASU and what I was studying. He was on the leadership team so he did what he was supposed to do, he introduced me to a girl that had stuff in common with me. He wasn’t at challenge the next two weeks. I looked though, I wanted to see him again.

The third week I looked back to where he helped out at the soundboard in the back and he was there! Turns out he was a sun devil rep at ASU where he helped get freshman connected at ASU. So as a part of that he had been taking them to the Thursday night football games. Well, that night he ended up in my small group. Most of the people in my group were new so he was introducing himself to them. Then he looked across the circle at me and went “Hi I’m Lucas, what’s your name?” my heart sank a little bit but I smiled and said “My name is Sarah, it’s nice to meet you.”. We spoke that night about how I had been home schooled for 10 years and how I had a Texas accent. We talked for about 45 minutes that night.

I signed up for the fall retreat with Christian Challenge. I had to go up a day late due to homework, but I walked into the NAU Christian Challenge a little after 9am at the end of October. The boys were up and waiting for the girls to come over from the building they were staying in. I sat down on the couch and a few minutes late Lucas sat down on the couch across from the one I was on. He leaned over and put out his hand “Hi i’m Lucas.” I smiled again and shook his hand “Hi, I am Sarah. It’s nice to meet you.”

Somehow we started talking about how I had lived in Japan. He got excited because he was half Japanese and his mom was from Japan. We spent the rest of the weekend together. He said he knew he liked me when that night we were playing capture the flag and my competitive side came out.

Nowadays he says that he was trying not to focus on girls that weekend. He was really trying to focus on his relationship with God, but I broke through that apparently… oops. Apparently third times the charm when it came to us meeting.
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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Wedding Day Survival Kit!

7768ea7c32fcbfeb948f203e5a848ae9You have been planning your big day for months and maybe even longer. Everything is in it’s place and every detail is figured out and you even have a backup plan to your backup plan in case something goes wrong. Now that the day is here and you have planned your dream wedding, the only thing you need to be focused on is getting married! Not if your lip color has faded a tad or if your hair needs a quick touch up; so let your maid of honor worry about any faux pas that may happen. All she needs is a wedding survival kit complete with things like a sample of your lip color, Band-Aids, bobby pins, stain removal, Q-Tips – the works! They can be purchased already put together for you or you can create it yourself and find an adorable makeup bag to put it all in that your maid of honor can use later! We love this idea because what’s better than looking fabulous? Looking fabulous and not worrying about anything!

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Tis The Season For Glitter!

It may feel like a little too far away to plan your makeup looks for the holiday season but with Thanksgiving next week, it is actually the perfect time! Some of the trends that we have seen on the runway have been dark dark lipstick, dark nails and our personally favorite; glitter! For those who are a little nervous about wearing glitter makeup every day; Christmas and or New Years Eve would be the perfect time to try the new look out.

Applying glitter makeup and making sure it stays all night can be a little tricky. Fortunately one of our stylists’ Sabrina has some great tricks and tips of the trade. First spray your brush that you are using to apply the glitter with setting spray; this will give the glitter something to hold on to; otherwise the glitter will get lost in the brush. Next, prep the eye with either a non-toxic glitter glue (Too-Faced makes a great non-toxic glue) or a super adhesive cream stick. Then apply the as much glitter as desired. After the adhesive has dried, tip your head upside down and run over each eye lightly with a fan brush. This will help sweep the excess away. I know I’m excited to try this new look this holiday season!
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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Tips to get On Point Brows and Lips

When most fill in their eyebrows or when they apply lipstick they seem to only focus on what is inside and not so much the outside area. One of our stylist Anna has a fantastic tip to help highlight the lips and brows. She goes back and uses a little concealer or highlighting power with a flat round brush and goes under the brows to highlight their color and shape. She also takes a Q-Tip and cleans up the lips all to make sure they have that on point look!

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Fight the Shine!

Our wedding stylist Amanda always has amazing beauty tips and some of my favorites of her’s are the ones I can easily apply to my day to day life. Especially when I may be in a pinch and need a quick and easy fix to get me through until I can replenish whatever product I may be out of. And this tip has proved to help me out time and time again! 

Throughout the day we tend to get a bit shiny and we don’t always have those wonderful blotting sheets around to help. Most of us do, however, make it into Starbucks at least once or twice a week. Next time you’re in there pick up a few extra napkins. They work great as a blotting sheet when you’re in a pinch. Simply unfold the napkin and just like a blotting sheet, gently press onto your face in any area that may have a little too much shine for your taste. And ta-da! No more shine! 
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