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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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Natalie’s Bridal Portraits | Tyler, TX | Brandi Burkett Photography

23 Jul

Friends, meet Natalie.

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She’s one of the sweetest, craziest, wildest, most loving people I’ve ever met and lucky for me, she also happens to be one of my very best friends. Pretty please take a look at these gorgeous photos, in her gorgeous fluffy-flowy gown, looking totally… you guessed it – gorgeous. Glowing skin, soft romantic eyes and pretty pink lips!

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Makeup by yours truly, Photos taken at the Tyler First Presbyterian Church by the one and only Brandi Burkett Photography. Gown by Maggie Sottero. Bouquet by Bella Fleur Longview.

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Glamorous Bridal Hair & Makeup :: Courtney’s Wedding at Event 1013

7 Jun

Someone! Cue the confetti, because this lovely girl just sparkles! Courtney’s gorgeous forest-fairy bridals at Grapevine Springs Park and her adorable (totally custom-EVERything) wedding at Event 1013 will make you swoon. Seriously, Courtney & Quinn …. cutest couple award, right here!

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I typically am a little skeptical of styling bride’s hair totally down for their wedding day … so many factors are in play to ensure it holds the style. But Courtney’s sleek, romantic, Hollywood-inspired curls are just to die for… and they we just as beautiful at 10am as they were for her exit at midnight! Along with her curls, a soft smokey eye and pretty lashes were on Courtney’s must-have list.

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Check out these beautiful photos from Braden Harris PhotographyAnd for more stunning photos and serious wedding inspiration, check out Braden’s entire blog post here!

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Ashley’s simply chic wedding style :: makeup & hair

16 May

Ashley is the kind of girl that you look at and think to yourself… “She’s so cool. I wanna be friends with her.” She’s effortlessly chic, down to earth, a little boho, and just about as naturally pretty as it gets. (the kind of girl who can swipe on a little mascara and look drop dead gorgeous, sigh.) And, when she agreed to let me use a more-orange-than-coral lipstick on her for her Big Day, well … that just took it to a whole different level. I should mention that since her wedding, I’ve become totally obsessed (hehe!) with Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar). Please enjoy these ah-maz-ing images from Ashley & Greg’s big day at the Magnolia Hotel, photographed by one of my favorites of all time, Sara & Rocky Photography.

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{bridesmaids hairstyling by Tracy Melton}

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I should also mention that while Ashley’s updo was one of my favorite hairstyles I’ve done to date (golden/diamond hair accessory from White Gown Showroom), she also had a mid-reception gown change and hairstyle flip! Her glamorous waves were perfectly topped off with an chic, oversized flower comb!

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{fabulous floral by Ed Barrett of Signature Weddings; wedding design & styling by Jen Rios Design}

Warm, natural, golden wedding makeup and romantic hair {Linda}

18 Mar

Meet Linda, friends! One of the sweetest brides I’ve ever worked with! She and I hit it off the moment she walked in the door and created several different looks for her bridals, boudoir session (at Nuvo Room) and her Big Day (at the Filter Building)!

For her consultation, we did a low, loose and twisted, curled, updo on the side.

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At her bridals, we took the twists to the back of her head and did a style flip and took it down with beautiful tousled waves for her boudoirs.

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Then, on her Big Day, we created more of a softer, low bun! Add lots of natural, soft, romantic volume on top and voila! Makeup for her bridals and boudoir was a light smokey eye and for her wedding day, we went more of  a soft, glowing, golden route. All the looks were gorgeous on her!

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{all images courtesy of the fabulously talented TUCKER IMAGES}

{Candice} gorgeous glam wedding makeup

12 Mar

Say hello to my beautiful bride, Candice! For her big day  bridal style, Candice wanted flawless, glowing skin, smoldering eyes and pale pink-nude lips, a look inspired by Charlize Theron.

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To give her the depth she wanted without going total smokey-eye, I used a soft taupe eyeshadow as the base and layered a sparkling mocha with hints of mauve and raspberry in the crease and corner. Tight black liner and super fierce lashes made her crystal blue eyes look even more intense! A perfectly pink pout was the finishing touch for her glamorous bridal look (she looks like a Barbie, no?)

stunning photos courtesy of  Lyncca Harvey Photography
venue Piazza in the Village, Colleyville 

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Ashley’s vintage-chic wedding

31 Jan

One of the best things about my job is doing makeup for my friends’ weddings! Take my sweet friend Ashley for example: This blonde bombshell is a cowboy boot wearing, Miranda Lambert loving, southern belle that met her match in a wrangler wearing, horse riding, deer hunting cutie named Brent.

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They said their “I Do’s” under the setting October sun, followed by their vintage, shabby-chic reception, all set in the hills of Conroe county right outside of Houston. Ash wanted glowing skin, peachy pink cheeks and a smokey grey eye with an emphasis on tight, black liner, drawing the focus to her beautiful, sparkling eyes!

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{baby updo’s for the flower girls!}

Natalie’s Trophy Club Wedding {makeup & hair}

15 Jan

While perusing last year’s Beauty&theBlush schedule, I almost fell out of my chair when I realized I hadn’t blogged my beautiful bride, Natalie, and her gorgeous Trophy Club Country Club wedding! (I mean, let’s be honest, she is shut-the-front-door pretty!)

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Even though I am ridiculously late in posting and Natalie is coming up on her one year anniversary with her handsome hubby, not sharing these images with you would just be a crime. Her soft, romantic but totally glamorous makeup was perfect for her outdoor, spring wedding. And her side swept, sleek chignon topped it all off! So without further adieu, I give you the stunning bride, Natalie.

{images courtesy of Anna Routh Photography}

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Lynne’s stunning Houston wedding : dramatic makeup & glamorous updo

13 Dec

Meet Lynne, my sweet Houston bride that’s got a heart of gold and the bone structure of a mythical goddess. I mean, seriously, this Southern belle turned pageant queen could have walked down the aisle sans-makeup and hair a muck and she still would have glowed… but lucky for me, I had the awesome opportunity to spend the day with her in Houston for her big “I Do” to her sweet hubby Cale.

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Lynne’s pretty olive skin and dark hair called for smoldering bronzy-brown eyes, an apricot cheek and sun kissed lips. We topped off her classic glam look with a delicate, slightly tousled pompadour undo.

(photos courtesy of Matthew Hogan Photography)

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Ashley’s Vintage Glamour Bridal Session

28 Nov

 

 

Did you just get lost in those gorgeous, sparkling green-blue eyes?? I know I did!!

Say hello to Ashley, one of the sweetest brides I’ve ever had the good fortune to work with! And her super romantic, over the top, vintage glam wedding, held at her parents sprawling home in Lavon, Texas was just as sweet.

Take a look at this fab-u-lous bridal session (photography by the ridiculously great Lauren Ammerman Photography) and check out Ashley’s glowing skin, twinkling eyes and romantic, detailed undo by yours truly!

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{photo credit – When It Clicks Photography}

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{Ashley & Justin’s wedding day first look ; When It Clicks Photography}

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