Babydoll Weddings Beauty Secret: Don’t Sweat It!

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Don’t sweat it, dolls!  As the temperatures begin to climb in AZ (can you say 96 degrees in mid-March #dolls?), we turned to our stylists for some simple tips to keep you fresh and dry on your big day, and the days leading up to and long after you walk down the aisle.  All you need is some baby or talcum powder, a large makeup brush, and a little help.  Simply brush a light coat of powder over your chest, back, underarms and any other area that may need attention (under the bust line or around your thighs).  Don’t be afraid to ask your maids for help reaching your back.  We all know they will do anything for you!  Now you are ready to dance the night away with your handsome husband.

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Babydoll Weddings Beauty: The Importance Booking a Trial

A makeup and hair trial is a great way to make sure you get your makeup and hair the exact way you want it for your wedding. It’s a great time to get to know your stylist before the big day. It gives you time to make big decisions like do you prefer an up-do or to wear your hair down. Do you prefer traditional makeup or airbrush. It’s that kind of interaction and feedback with your stylist that will make you feel more confident when you meet again on your wedding date.

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After getting your makeup and hair done go hang out in different light (afternoon, night), take pictures, and let friends see it. That way you can see what it will look like at different times, and in pictures and you’ll be even more excited about it!

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Babydoll Weddings Beauty: Top 5 Best Beauty Products For a Destination Wedding or Honeymoon!

Whether you are planning on taking your honeymoon soon or have decided to have a destination wedding or even just a vacation, the experts at Babydoll Weddings are here to help in letting you know the best beauty products to take with you. No one wants to spend time on their hair and makeup on vacation so we have products that will save you time but still help you look your very best!

  1. Moisturizer/Primer:  Embryolisse is a favorite of the Babydoll Weddings stylist. We love it because it’s two products in one. It’s an amazi3064cd924b46b1d0c242e3c5467cae64ng face moisturizer but is also a primer. Using a primer before applying your foundation will ensure even and flawless coverage as well as helping your makeup last hours which is perfect for tropical/humid locations.
  2.  Dry Shampoo: This is a hair saver whether on vacation or a part of your day to day routine. If you don’t have the timDestination-Wedding-and-Honeymoon-Beauty-Products_Phoenix-Bride-and-Groom_moroccanoil-dry-shampoo-e1467309701621e to wash your hair or for those who are so lucky, have been at the beach all day then spray into roots/scalp rub in and in no time at all your hair is ready to go. One of the brands we love is Moroccanoil. Their dry shampoo helps your hair feel fresh as well as providing volume!
  3. Waterproof Mascara: There is a high chance that your honeymoon, destination wedding or vacation will involve some water activity. Waterproof mascara is a staple for those moments where you do not want your mascara to run and these moments are perfect for it. Another great point of waterproof mascara is you can add a little bit more  to freshen up the lashes and add extra volume for a night out.
  4. Highlighter: To keep your newly married or vacation glow, use a highlighter or bronzer with shimmer in it. Apply this tDestination-Wedding-and-Honeymoon-Beauty-Products_Phoenix-Bride-and-Groom_Nars-highlighterso the upper part of your cheek bone, your upper lip under your nose and also the shins of your legs. One of the favorites is Nars Highlighers; they come in an array of colors with just the right amount of sparkle.
  5. Perfume Pens: When traveling I hate to bring my bottl460edfc71fca5848ad21faf7a31c2566es of perfume with me because they always need to be checked and I’m terrified of them being broken. In the last few years I have discovered the wonderful perfume pens that many retailers offer in an array of brands and scents. My favorite is Marc Jacobs Daisy, light and hints of floral make it a great fragrance for summer, destination weddings and honeymoons!
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Friendor Friday: La Bella Bridal

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 12.38.57 PMA few years ago we had the pleasure of participating in a styled shoot (at Regency Gardens) with all of the dresses provided by La Bella Bridal. We were able to see the variety of dresses and designers they offer and our jaws kept dropping when a new dress was presented. Fast forward to today where we are more than happy to shine the Friendor Spotlight on La Bella Bridal! Read more about this boutique below. 

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Tricks and Products from the Pros

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This week’s beauty secret is one from the pro’s as well as a product suggestion from the pros. Micky, one of our dolls is the person I go to for all makeup tips and advice and questions; she is knowledgable and is always able to help me! I noticed the other day that my foundation is not staying matte all day like I prefer it. Instead my oily complexation is taking over and I’m not too pleased. So of course I went to Micky. She suggested spraying a foundation brush or a beauty blender (which ever you prefer to use in your routine) with a setting spray.

4c28160426d6ff70698839bedd7af507Her favorite is the setting spray by Makeup Forever (and I must admit I can see why. This setting spray has worked the best out of the other two I have used and keeps my makeup matte, just the way I like it.) but you can use whatever setting spray works for you.

 

Once the brush or blender has been sprayed go about using your foundation. By using the setting spray before applying foundation ensures it will be long lasting and also help with a more even complexion. You of course can use some after the application like the directions suggest but by using it before really makes it long lasting.

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You can also use this trick with your eyeshadow brush. This definitely will help if your eyelids are oily and your eyeshadow or eyeliner likes to crease toward the end of the day (I will raise my hand because this is a huge problem for me But now fixed thanks to Micky). I am in love with this tip; especially now with it getting a little hotter out and having to make sure my makeup doesn’t run. With this trick I don’t have to worry!

 

 

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Babydoll Beauty Secrets: Healthy Hair For Your Big Day

694e43bca75052a5f510883fb6b12a66You may be focusing on keeping in shape and eating healthy for your big day as well as being bikini ready for the honeymoon! While your body needs all of those excellent and healthy foods there’s also another part that needs them too; your hair! Certain foods hold super powers sort of speak that not only help you be and feel healthy, they can also help your hair (and skin and nails) be and feel healthy as well! Below is a list of the top 5 best foods to start eating a few weeks before the wedding day for luscious locks and healthy insides!

1. Eggs
Eggs have a great source of Biotin (an important B vitamin) that helps hair grow long and strong. But do not skip the yolk, the yolk has all of the nutrition so make sure not to skip out on the most important part of the egg!

2. Salmon
Salmon is filled with omega 3 fatty acids that can help hair stay shiny, hydrated and nourished which is exactly what you’re looking for on you

3. Lean Protein
Hair is made of protein so when there is a lack of protein in the diet the body will start to ration what’s left of the protein which can lead to hair loss. Stop the loss by incorporating good lean proteins into your diet such as grilled chicken and lean turkey. These lean proteins will also give you the iron needed for healthier hair as well!

4. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are filled with antioxidants that can aid in scalp circulation which can help in hair growth. Such an easy veggie to incorporate into your meals. Throw some in salad or on a sandwich or my favorite; adding them to a cold pasta salad!

5. Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers are probably one of my favorite veggies. Great with hummus or sautéed for a great stir fry and great for your hair! They offer tons of Vitamin C (even more than oranges) which prevents hair from having a brittle texture and can also prevent breakage. Vitamin C is also crucial for iron absorption so while you’re enjoying your lead proteins make sure to add some bell peppers into the dish to really benefit from what you’re eating! 

A bride who feels her best looks her best and I’m sure these five foods
will not only make you feel good they’ll also help your hair feel good!

 

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{Stylist of The Month} Meet Sam!

It is my pleasure to introduce Sam, one of our new hair stylist!
She is a spunky and energetic and loves making brides look and feel their best! Learn more below!
What is your one must-have accessory that you cannot leave the house without? 
I cannot leave the house without my beloved black sun glasses. They were like 6 bucks at forever 21, but they have these round lenses and I like to think I look so hip, mod, and am from the 70s.
What is your favorite color?
Orange
What is your favorite flower?
Peonies
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{Giveaway} Win a Movie Date on Us!

We love it when there is a wedding related movie that comes out during the wedding season, don’t you?  If you are a bride-to-be, this can be exciting to take in a wedding film just before your own wedding, plus give you a break from your wedding plans! 
You all might have heard about this “little” movie coming out next week (April 26) called The Big Wedding. It has a huge cast of amazing actors like Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams and more.  The cast alone sounds like this is sure to be a hoot! 
Well guess what brides & friends of brides???  How does a date on us sound?  We at Babydoll Weddings are giving one lucky fan +1 the opportunity to go see The Big Wedding by raffling off a $25 Gift Card to Harkins Theaters + 2 Consession Stand Vouchers good for a soda or popcorn! 
To enter, fill out the widget below, and that is it! One lucky winner will be drawn via random selection Friday afternoon! The winner can either pick up the tickets at the salon or we will mail them to you.  
Rules: You must reside in Arizona in order to win this prize. 
Good luck to all! 

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{Giveaway} Win a Movie Date on Us!

We love it when there is a wedding related movie that comes out during the wedding season, don’t you?  If you are a bride-to-be, this can be exciting to take in a wedding film just before your own wedding, plus give you a break from your wedding plans! 
You all might have heard about this “little” movie coming out next week (April 26) called The Big Wedding. It has a huge cast of amazing actors like Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams and more.  The cast alone sounds like this is sure to be a hoot! 
Well guess what brides & friends of brides???  How does a date on us sound?  We at Babydoll Weddings are giving one lucky fan +1 the opportunity to go see The Big Wedding by raffling off a $25 Gift Card to Harkins Theaters + 2 Consession Stand Vouchers good for a soda or popcorn! 
To enter, fill out the widget below, and that is it! One lucky winner will be drawn via random selection Friday afternoon! The winner can either pick up the tickets at the salon or we will mail them to you.  
Rules: You must reside in Arizona in order to win this prize. 
Good luck to all! 

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Please Nominate Us: AZ Foothills Magazine Best of 2014

Dear Babydoll Weddings Fans:

We need your help, please! Nominations are due for the Arizona Foothills Magazine Best of 2014 Awards, and we would appreciate it if you all could help nominate us so that we may be a finalist when the annual voting begins in the fall!

Nominating is simple, and will only take a few minutes of your time.  We’ve made it easy by creating here for you the entry letter that you can copy and paste into an email:

Nomination

Business Name and Description:
Babydoll Weddings – Premiere on-site Bridal Hair and Makeup

Contact Info:
Sabrina Miller-Castillo/Owner
5114 E. Southern Ave, Suite #161, Mesa, AZ.
(480) 433-0716
info@babydollweddings.com
www.babydollweddings.com

Category:
Best Wedding Hair and Makeup

Please send the email to: bestof@azfoothills.com, with the subject: 

Nomination Babydoll Weddings for Arizona Foothills Best of 2014

All of us at Babydoll Weddings thank you for your support!

Best Regards,
Babydoll Weddings Management

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