Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Cleaning your makeup brushes

This week’s tip comes from our stylist Amanda!

Brushes are important in your makeup routine so don’t forget to wash them! Once every week get them wet, swish them in some baby shampoo, rinse, squeeze out excess water, then lay them on a table with the hairs hanging over the edge so that they dry back into the right shape. Leaving them overnight will usually give them enough time to dry so you can use them the next morning. 

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Cleaning your makeup brushes

This week’s tip comes from our stylist Amanda!

Brushes are important in your makeup routine so don’t forget to wash them! Once every week get them wet, swish them in some baby shampoo, rinse, squeeze out excess water, then lay them on a table with the hairs hanging over the edge so that they dry back into the right shape. Leaving them overnight will usually give them enough time to dry so you can use them the next morning. 

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Laying the Perfect Foundation

Tips on how to lay the perfect foundation comes to us from Babydoll Weddings Stylist Heather.

Its summer time and many of us find ourselves enjoying the summer sun at the pool, the lake, or even in the mountains.  But for some of us, too much sun causes our face to peel.

When this happens put away your powder-based make-up and reach for cream foundation and blushes instead.  Powders can absorb moisture and make the flakes more visible where cream based products tend to put moisture back into your skin.  And, if your foundation doesn’t contain SPF, be sure to apply a sunscreen first to provide an extra barrier between your skin and those bright shiny rays! 


Send your makeup tip to info@babydollweddings.com and we will feature you in an upcoming Tuesday tip!

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Laying the Perfect Foundation

Tips on how to lay the perfect foundation comes to us from Babydoll Weddings Stylist Heather.

Its summer time and many of us find ourselves enjoying the summer sun at the pool, the lake, or even in the mountains.  But for some of us, too much sun causes our face to peel.

When this happens put away your powder-based make-up and reach for cream foundation and blushes instead.  Powders can absorb moisture and make the flakes more visible where cream based products tend to put moisture back into your skin.  And, if your foundation doesn’t contain SPF, be sure to apply a sunscreen first to provide an extra barrier between your skin and those bright shiny rays! 


Send your makeup tip to info@babydollweddings.com and we will feature you in an upcoming Tuesday tip!

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{Real Bride Series} Sabrina

We have a special treat for all of you this month, especially for one bride in particular! Our Real Bride Series is focusing on Babydoll Weddings Owner & Lead Stylist Sabrina! She and her groom, Mike, just celebrated their 1 Year Wedding Anniversary on May 27! 
Sabrina happily took the time out of her very busy schedule to share with all of you her wedding details.  What’s great is that Lead Stylist Micky had a hand in beautifying the bridal party, so we are not only shining the light on Sabrina’s fabulous wedding, it’s also a Babydoll Weddings Real Bride! 

Please enjoy Sabrina’s details and gorgeous images:

What were your wedding colors? 

White, Black and Red. Wanted to keep it a classic theme.

How many bridesmaids did you have?
I had 4 bridesmaids. All of my bridesmaids were AMAZING! They all know me so well, that they were the most help whenever I needed something. My matron of honor, April has been my best friend since 4th grade so it was so special to me to have her by my side.

Where did you find your dress? Was finding the dress a difficult process or relatively easy? 
I found a picture of what I wanted my dress to look like online. I tried to find the actual dress, but no luck. I knew whatever dress I found I was going to have to have a seamstress do some custom work. My mom and matron of honor went one weekend to several shops, my budget was very low so I was looking for an off the rack dress. We found a couple possibilities, but no “ah ha moment”. I had posted something on facebook about going dress shopping and an old high school friend private messaged me and told me that her grandmother owned a bridal dress shop and was closing it – all dresses were $100!!! I rushed over there by myself and narrowed it down to two dresses – Mom and April met me that night there and I ended up buying both dresses.

Two wedding dresses for $200 – I was in heaven. Took both dresses to an amazing seamstress, told her what I wanted and she transformed the simple $100 dress into exactly what I wanted. Simple wedding/ball gown dress with black trim at waist and at the bottom. My now husband was so amazed that my final dress with cleaning and alterations cost a total of $500. And I still have that second wedding dress if anyone is in need. 


Where did your ceremony and reception take place? 
We got married at ASU Old Main. We both just wanted a venue with a historic background story and I wanted red brick for nice background in our pictures. The cool thing is that we are both ASU Alumni – Go Devils!
What flowers did you choose for your bouquet and throughout the wedding? 
My flowers were white daisies and red roses. Again, I just wanted simply, but elegant.

What was the flavor of your cake? 
We choose not to have a cake, but do a chocolate fountain instead. It was a hit! Everyone liked all the choices of what to cover in chocolate: strawberries, marshmallows, rice krispy treats, pineapple, cookies, pretzels, etc.

Did you provide favors to your guests? 
We decided to save a little money and forego having favors and instead be able to host an open bar for our guests.

Is there a detail that you had at your wedding that makes it unique? 
Our centerpieces were very unique for us. We had 3 cylinder vases and wrapped them with a transparent image from Spain, France & Italy – these were the destinations for our honeymoon. My husband was in charge of this and they came out fantastic – filled them with water and had a floating candle in each of them.

What was your pick for “first dance” with your husband? Is there meaning to the song selection? We (aka “I”) picked Tim McGraw, My Best Friend. My husband is not really a country fan, but the words of the song symbolize our love for each other and our relationship.

Any favorite moments that stand out in the day?  
So many of them…where do I start…here are just a few. 1. My bridesmaids opening a bottle of champagne in the hotel while us getting ready and it exploding all over her and her dress. 2. Us girls being on time and waiting for the guys to be ready. 3. The first look picture…loved the look he gave me. 4. The photo booth was a blast 5. My Matron of Honors speech – it rocked! 5. Going to In-Out Burger at 2am in my wedding dress. And last but not least…calling him my Husband

Did you take a honeymoon? If so where did you go? 
Not only did we take a honeymoon, we took a trip of a lifetime! We explored Spain, France and Italy for 24 full days. In Spain we went to Malaga, Majorca and Barcelona. France we mostly stayed in Paris. Italy we toured Venice, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Almafi, Rome, and Tuscany. The best part is we did it on our own, no travel agent, no limos or taxi, just us on one hell of an adventure.

What is one piece of advice you will leave for future brides?
Enjoy! Enjoy the fun and the memories, don’t get caught up on the things that matter to other people. Just because your friend did it one way or society says this is how weddings should be…do it your way. Skimp on the wedding budget and have a big honeymoon/vacation together.

Our thanks to Sabrina for giving us some insight on your wedding details! The color palette is indeed a classic, and it was played up so well! The centerpiece idea is truly unique, too! 
Wishing Sabrina & Mike a Happy Anniversary! Here’s to a lifetime of happiness! 
Vendors:
Photographer: Courtney Lively Photography//Makeup: Micky at Babydoll Weddings//Hair: Lisa at Diversity in Hair//Florist: Jack and Jills Flowers//Chocolate Fountain: A Time for Chocolate//DJ: Fannning Flames DJ//Venue: ASU Old Main//Catering: Atlasta Catering//Event Coordinator: Pro Em.
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{Real Bride Series} Shawna

Our monthly Real Bride Series continues, and this month we are featuring a Babydoll Wedding’s past bride Shawna!

If you are looking to add some vintage flare to your wedding event, get some inspiration from Shawna’s wedding!  The vintage details shown here and mentioned by the bride herself pay homage to both sets of grand parents on each side of the family.

I present to you our March Real Bride Shawna!

What were your wedding colors? 

Black and White, with some red flare

How many bridesmaids did you have? 

6

Where did your ceremony and reception take place?
Wedding at the LDS temple in Mesa. Ring ceremony and reception at Regency Garden in Mesa.

Was there any meaning to the choice of venue(s)?  
The temple was for religious reasons. Regency Garden was close to the temple and very reasonably priced.

Where did you find your dress? 

I used my grandmother’s dress – vintage, cream, lace overlay. It only required minimal alterations. It had such sentimental meaning, was free, and fit with the vintage Americana theme.

Was finding the dress a difficult process or relatively easy? 
Pretty easy, just in my grandma’s closet.


What flowers did you choose for your bouquet and throughout the wedding? 

Red roses

What was the flavor of your cake? 

Vanilla and chocolate with cream cheese icing – Yum!

Is there a detail that you had at your wedding that makes it unique?

All 4 sets of our grandparents had long, happy marriages, our wedding had a vintage theme, so we paid homage to our grandparents by making picture frames with pictures of them courting and/or of their wedding, we also included corresponding stories. We used them as table décor.

What was your pick for “first dance” with your husband?

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perry, we didn’t have a song, our DJ actually picked this one and now it has become our song.

Any favorite moments that stand out in the day? 

We rented a trolley to transport guests between the temple and Regency Garden, the bridal party took it out for a special photo shoot – we got some great pictures and had tons of fun!

Did you take a honeymoon? If so where did you go? 

Yes! We went to Italy for a week (Rome and Venice).

What is one piece of advice you will leave for future brides? 

Get organized – create a binder immediately with contact info of multiple vendors, timelines, etc. – you won’t believe how many business cards, fabric swatches, etc. that you’ll collect. Also, pick the things that are most important to you and make sure that they happen the way you want. Then, be flexible with everything else – not everything will go as planned, but don’t let it ruin your experience!

Our thanks to Shawna for letting us in on her wedding details! We love the vintage elements you included in your day, such a fabulous way to pay homage to your loved ones.  The trolley is also an excellent idea! Looks like everyone enjoyed your beautiful day.  
Vendors: 
Photographer: Maria Nissen Photography//Venue: Regency Garden//Makeup Artist: Sabrina at Babydoll Weddings//Catering: Jennifer Hall & Co.//DJ: Birkett Entertainment

If you are a past bridal client of Babydoll Weddings and would like to be featured in our Real Bride Series, send an email to info@babydollweddings.com or fill out our form our contact page!

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