Lauren’s engagement beauty | Brandi Burkett Photography

22 Apr

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Lauren is one of my oldest childhood friends, so of course I was thrilled when she came to me for her engagement session makeup & hair! She wanted something natural but glamorous that would look great at her outdoor shoot at the canals of Las Colinas with Brandi Burkett Photography. So we used a neutral, warm palette of shades of gold and bronze on her eyes, peachy-coral on her cheeks and lips and big, loose, tousled waves in her hair with lots of volume.

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Lauren & Robbie are tying the knot this May in ITALY (jealous!!!!) and we just did her bridal portraits last week. I am dying (and this is an understatement) to post those photos but it will have to wait until after her big day! Congrats to these two and cheers to your happily ever after!

 

 

Abby’s wedding day beauty |Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Tracy Autem Photography

21 Apr

 

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I enjoyed every minute of working with this beautiful bride – from her bridal portrait day at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel to her BIG beautiful day at the Fort Worth Omni Hotel before heading to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. I am always so thankful when my bride’s allow us the opportunity to provide hair and makeup for their entire group – and Abby’s six bridesmaids, mom and mother-in-law all got a full day of beauty!

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Aside from Abby being totally gorgeous, gracious and lovely, she is also the proud of owner of the longest, thickest, most hair I’ve ever had to wrangle into an updo. The result (challenged my creativity a bit) and ended up being one of my favorite bridal updos of all time! Take a moment to enjoy these beautiful images by the ever-lovely, uber-talented Tacy Autem Photography!

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Courtney’s natural wedding beauty with NBarrett Photography at Gather McKinney

10 Apr

Courtney & Ben said “I Do” in a sweet and beautifully intimate ceremony this spring at Gather McKinney. Courtney was a no-makeup kind of gal, so she wanted to keep her look as clean, simple and natural as possible.

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So we did just that! Pretty, smooth cream foundation, a little bronze and coral pop on her cheeks, taupe on her eyes and loads of mascara, with a pinky-natural pout and she was ready to go down the aisle. But! Let’s not forget that hair!!! I LOVE when my brides opt for braids! Courtney straightened her naturally corkscrew-curly hair and we did soft, smooth waves and two braids on either side that met in the back for an infinity crown braid. We topped it off from with a few fern leaves (from Bows & Arrows). Her overall look, a little Grecian, a little boho and whole lot of natural, gorgeous, goodness! Stunning images by NBarrett Photography. Enjoy!

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Bella & Chloe Spring Summer Look Book

2 Apr

Check out the new BELLA & CHLOE website! I had the best time being the official hairstylist on set for this vintage-cool, indie-haute, hippie-grunge photoshoot for their spring/summer 2014 look book.

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“Bella & Chloe is dedicated to cherry picking vintage jewels for independent minded people, like you.  We want to share our joy of scouring estates from all over the world and finding high quality vintage jewelry, that is different and know that you’re never going to get something like this anywhere else.”


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IMAGES | The Photography of Chris Phelps 

LOCATION| The Foundry, Dallas

WARDROBE | Free People

MAKEUP | Love Dose Beauty

Hannah’s Senior Photos with Berrett Photography

1 Apr

Let’s be honest. I didn’t look like this when I was a senior in high school. But Hannah, my tall, slim, gorgeous, funny, quirky-cute and all-around adorable client is a total knockout.

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We did really clean and simple JCrew-inspired makeup with just a touch of shimmer on her eyes, lots of mascara and a bold matte lip color, plus perfectly-messy boho waves for her stunning outdoor senior shoot with the lovely and super-talented Berrett Photography. Enjoy!

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Kelly’s boho-garden-glam wedding beauty | Dallas Aboretum | Jess Barfield Photography

31 Mar

 

 

 

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I am totally mad for Kelly’ s elegant but laid-back boho bridal style! Her loose, deconstructed updo is one of my favorites this year. Enjoy these totally gorgeous images from the lovely Jess Barfield Photography taken at The Stoneleigh Hotel and the Dallas Arboretum1908250_717903901563314_365849983_n 1965035_717903581563346_1594965273_n!

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Engaged | Vicky & Daniel with Allen Tsai Photography at the Dallas Arboretum

26 Mar

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I love stylish couples…. and Vicky & Daniel are just that! These recent Dallas transplants are tying the knot in their native Southern California this Spring and are working with the lovely and talented Allen Tsai Photography! Their engagement shoot took place at a few of my favorite places all over town – The Dallas Arboretum, Klyde Warren Park and Nasher Sculpture Center.

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Vicky’s makeup is defined but classic and soft in a palette of cool grey and pinks, and I used a 1-inch barrel curling iron to give her shoulder length hair tons of voluminous curls and pinned it up for a side-swept updo. (style note :: the gold & pink gown she is wearing … totally couture! The fabric was imported from France and the gown was hand sewn just for her – so glam!

 

| all images courtesy of Allen Tsai Photography |

FREE GIVEAWAY! Follow us on Instagram!

25 Mar

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Confession: Things have been so crazy-wonderful-hectic-busy lately, I’ve totally neglected blogging all my beautiful brides. BUT! To make it up to you, I’m doing a super-freaking-awesome GIVEAWAY over on Instagram …. so check it now, follow Beauty & the Blush and enter to WIN this gorgeous Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure eyeshadow palette just in time to update your makeup for Spring!

 

Valentine’s Hair + Makeup POP-UP Beauty Shop

1 Feb

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{Natalie Shelton, NBarrett Photography in action at our beauty shoot} 

A lovebird’s favorite holiday is just around the corner …. and this week I created two different looks of love for your big date night out! Look for a full “how to” lesson for both looks {coming soon} but for now, here’s a little sneak preview!

Valentine’s Look #1 :: Sweetheart

| soft, playful, romantic |

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Valentine’s Look #2 :: Vixen 

| bold, sultry, vibrant |

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Want to get the look? Stop by my studio at The Bell Jar on VALENTINE”S DAY for our POP-UP BEAUTY SHOP! No appointment needed, but RSVP HERE to let me know you’re coming by! Special holiday rates are going to be too sweet to pass up! $20 for a seat at the Braid Bar and $50 for a quickie makeup session {$60 for makeup application with false lashes!}

Thania’s Dallas engagement shoot with Havi Frost Photography and Jen Rios Design {hair and makeup}

28 Jan

I am loving these gorgeous engagement photos taken a few weeks ago by the ever-talented and lovely Havi Frost Photography. Thania & Miguel wanted a duel-setting shoot; something sweet and romantic and something urban and city-scape inspired. So Jen Rios Design went to work (with gorgeous floral by Wedfully Yours) in setting up two scenes at the White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas at the Meyerson Symphony Center. 

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Thani – whose chiseled cheekbones I raved over on Facebook and Instagram that day – (I’m convinced) were put on this earth just for my sculpting enjoyment – wanted flawless skin, dramatic eyes and structured, but not-too-perfect curls for their shoot. Enjoy!

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