The beauty and power of makeup will never cease to amaze me. With simple color combinations one can hide darks circles or scaring or create a beautiful smoky eye, but one look that we have learned every bride desires is that natural glow. While this can be achieved with makeup, really achieving this look starts with habits long before you sit in the makeup chair and get dolled up for your big day.
Protect Your Skin
Signs of aging and sun damage can start to appear as early as your 20’s and then become more and more apparent by your 30’s. No soon-to-be-bride wants that! By starting a routine to protect and preserve your skin in your 20’s and continue it (even after your wedding) will be the best thing you can do! Cleanse, moisturizer, sunscreen (even in the winter) and a serum that offers protection and renewal for your skin.
Always Make Sure To Exfoliate
If you are battling any type of skin concern, whether it be dryness and dullness or even acne can be helped with an exfoliator. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and whatever dirt or oil may be on your skin. On top of your skin looking great it also feels great great. We suggest in doing this 2-3 times a week. And to really bump up your skin routine try adding a pore minimizer serum to help tighten the look of pores and reduce their appearence.
Dark Circles? No thank you!
Nothing screams tired or run down quite like under eye dark circles do. Those pesky shadows that no foundation or concealer can’t quite hide. The solution? An eye cream that targets the bags, puffiness and dark circles. Bonus if it offer hydration!
Don’t Let The Rest of Your Body Feel Left Out
Your face isn’t the only part of your body that needs hydration and care; you can’t forget about your arms and legs! Applying lotion two times day helps your skin feel hydrated and of course smooth and silky. To achieve that summer glow all year long try using a toning lotion in the morning and a deep hydrating lotion at night. Bonus if it has green tea in it which helps skin look more defined and toned!
We have had the pleasure of being preferred vendors and Friendors with Piece of Cake for a few years now. The cakes they create are so creative and delicious and are also served or delivered with a smile. They are always a joy to work with whether on weddings, styled shoots or at open houses and we’re always excited when we see their name at whatever event we’re going to be too! Read more below about this awesome cake company!
Fall is the air and that means time to ditch the pastels and bright colors and wear some deeper shades of lipsticks while sipping a hot latte. We talked to some of our stylist to see what colors they think our autumn brides will be rocking this season. Here are some of our favorites.
As wedding stylist we really don’t step out to anything other than behind the scenes, but in all honesty those behind the scene moment are so crucial. It’s really important that the bride and her wedding party look their best. We recently had such a great time doing Daniella’s wedding at the Windmill Winery. Our stylist Amanda, Rachel, Sam, Alyssa, and Kedisha we’re total rockstars! Click more to see how the look came all together.
As your wedding date gets closer and closer you might start getting less and less sleep. After all the planning the day is almost there and your left up at night making sure everything is alright and thinking about every detail in you head “Did I make that last deposit?” “Do I really like my bridesmaids dresses” “Will the decorations match everything perfectly” In the end all those lingering thoughts will leave you with very little sleep and some serious under eye bags. Have no fear we asked some of our stylist what the best under eye creams are.
We recently received the opportunity to participate in a lovely photo shoot with Mandy Reed from Mi Amore Photography at The Landmark! Photographer Mandy Reed believes that each couple has a unique love story to tell and enjoys capturing all the romantic moments. We were so excited when we received the photos and just fell in love with this shoot because it really did feel like a modern love story that was full of romance.
Venue – The Landmark
Photography – Mi Amore Photography
Event Coordination – Moelleux Events
Bridal – Ivory Row Bridal
Groom – Celebrity Tux and Tails
Makeup & Hair – Babydoll Weddings
Flowers – Andy Castano Design
Cake – Tulip and Teacups
Videography – Pineapple Films Company
Over the years facial brands have evolved. Before toner use to be really harsh because they use to contain alcohol. We now know that it’s best to use alcohol free products , as it can really dry the skin. Toners can have a variety of uses such as a pre-moisturizer, anti-aging, hydrating, soothing, mattifying, and most importantly to minimize the appearance of pores. A great trick is to apply toner right when you get out of a hot shower because the steam really cleans up your pores and allows the toner to settle in. Here’s a list of some of our favorite toners from our stylist:
Vanessa and Ryan were married October 31st of last year. Their wedding with filled with love and some spooky elements for their Halloween wedding. Read more below!
It is always a joy when we have the opportunity to work with Fully Alive Photography; especially when a bride we both had was featured as a “Real Bride” in the most recent Phoenix Bride and Groom magazine! Tracy’s photos are beautiful and she has such a sweet spirit we love that we are able to feature her and her company for this Friday’s Friendor. Read more below about her soon to be exciting plans! read more…
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.
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!