As someone who discovers a product she loves and will use the same product till the day she dies; I know the pain and struggle of when your favorite product runs out and there is no time to run out and purchase another one or you’re on a budget. One of my most used products is lipstick and it always seems to “run out” at the worst possible moment. So that is why I am so happy to share this tip our stylist Amanda has found!
Amanda has found that when a lipstick tube appears to be useless because the lipstick has be used all the way down to the tube, this is when one would throw out the lipstick. Instead of doing this she suggests in taking a makeup spatula or the back of a makeup brush to scoop lipstick out of the tube. After doing this she has found that there is usually another half inch or so of lipstick in there! (Oh happy day!) You can put this lipstick in a small container and use a lip brush for application. A tip on storing the extra lipstick; make sure the container has a lid or a way to seal it from air because the lipstick will dry out.
Last week two of our stylists did this fun and beautiful mock LGBT photoshoot at Ocotillo Golf Resort. Charly choose to do loose up do’s incorporating braids and curls. And Amanda choose eye shadows that highlighted and brought out the girls’ eye color. Along with being in love with the hair and makeup, we love the choices in dress and jumpsuit from Uptown Bridal! It made for a fun shoot with a mix of vintage and modern! And to top it all off the floral arrangements from Fred’s Signature Floral Events completed the photoshoot!
For the past two years Stacey Poterson Photography has been one of Babydoll Wedding’s preferred vendors and we wanted to feature her as our Friendor post! Stacey has photographed a lot the brides that we have worked with in the past. And with our artists’ talent and Stacey’s special eye for capturing the perfect moment, Babydoll Weddings and Stacy Poterson Photography has made a winning team!
Recently on May 25th Stacey joined one our artists Amanda at Soho63 (a hip and historic wedding venue in downtown Chandler) to produce a beautiful wedding photoshoot. Everyone was all smiles during the shoot and Babydoll Weddings was overjoyed to work with Stacey again!!
Stacey Poterson was born and raised in Arizona and loves the desert but dreams about living closer to the beach and is a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Phoenix. She loves all things weddings and appreciates all of the time, work and emotions that go into them. “I remember the feeling of looking at my wedding images for the first time after my wedding was over and the planning was done. It was an amazing feeling of pure joy to re-live the day through images and remember all the wonderful emotions that came along with it”.
If you’re a bride-to-be and are in need of a wedding photographer check out Stacey’s website!
Amanda is a force to be reckoned with behind the makeup brush! Or airbrush gun for that matter, her technique is flawless. But who is she when she isn’t getting brides ready for their big day? Here is a second look into the secret life of Babydoll Weddings stylist Amanda!
Any secret hidden talents?
I don’t think I have any!
Best advice anyone has given you?
Don’t take things so seriously, which I sometimes tend to do.
What is one thing can you simply not resist?
I want to say chocolate, but I also want to say a makeup sale!
Describe yourself in three words?
Shy, funny, passionate
What is your secret beauty weapon?
Lotion to remove makeup mistakes
Chicken tortilla soup for dinner
Favorite way to spend a lazy day?
Reading or watching a movie in bed with hot chocolate
Most famous person you met?
I met Samuel L. Jackson while working in California
Craziest thing you have ever done?
I drove to California, found an apartment, and drove back home all in one day so I could go to makeup school.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day?
Our Stylist of the Month is Amanda! Let’s find out a little more about her…
What is your one must have accessory, that you cannot leave the house without? Does mascara count? I love it!
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite flower? Roses
What is your music preference? Any particular bands or singers you are loving this moment? I like a little bit of everything but I’m definitely a country girl. Florida Georgia Line is one of my favorite bands right now.
Any interesting reads that you can’t put down? James Rollins is my favorite author but I’m all caught up on his books right now, so I’m reading Dean Koontz’s 77 Shadow Street.
Any funny nicknames people call you? No, not really.
When you aren’t in the salon or at weddings making brides pretty, what do you enjoy doing? I enjoy reading and watching movies and hanging out with my family.
What is your favorite place you have traveled to? Will you be going back? Catalina Island and I will be going back someday.