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Lauren’s bridal portraits | Canals at Las Colinas | Brandi Burkett Photography

16 Jun

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I’ve been dying to do this post! Lauren took her bridal portraits earlier this spring before she hopped on a plane with her fiancé, both their families in tow, and headed for their destination nuptials on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Jealous? Yeah, me too. But I’m so grateful I was able to do her hair and makeup for her romantic, Tuscan-inspired portrait session at the Canals of Las Colinas with Brandi Burkett Photography. Aside from how gorgeous she is – how freaking amazing is her couture wedding gown by Deborah Powell of White Gown Workroom? Swoon. Cheers to you, sweet Lauren!

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Ballerina Beauties | Heather Hawkins Photography | Dallas Youth Ballet

10 Jun

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I had the pleasure of working with Brooke & Tatum, two gorgeous, lovely girls, best friends and gracefully talented dancers with the Dallas Youth Ballet at The Dallas Conservatory. They came to me to get hair and makeup ready, then headed to Bows & Arrows next for their fancy floral crown toppers, then off they went with Heather Hawkins Photography, who captured these breathtaking images!

I did a really soft, muted matte palette of dusty pinks, taupes and browns with flushed cheeks and matte lips, then finished them off with detailed braided updos. Enjoy!

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Sugar Bee Sweets Baby Gender Reveal with Berrett Photography :: Heidi’s hair + makeup

9 Jun

Let’s be honest. How cute is this gender reveal photo session??


Such a beautiful family! Heidi (owner of Sugar Bee Sweets bakery in Arlington) and Bryan each chewed up a piece of pink and blue bubble gum, blew a bubble and had their daughter Vivian burst a bubble to reveal that they are having another little girl! I was honored and thrilled to do Heidi’s hair and makeup for their family session with Berrett Photography at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.


I wanted to emphasize Heidi’s gorgeous, sparkly blue eyes with a charcoal eyes shadow and black liner and highlight her gorgeous bone structure with a pop of color on her cheeks. For her hair, I gave her big waves with extra volume a little braid on the side. Enjoy!





Hunter’s wedding day beauty | A/K Photography |Miss Mary’s Place, Longview wedding

3 Jun


I’ve know Hunter for just literally as long as I can remember, having grown up down the street from her when we were little kids. Being a part of her wedding day was less like work and a lot more like a big ole’ east Texas reunion with old friends. I got Hunter and all her bridesmaids makeup-ready at the Cherokee Club overlooking Lake Cherokee before her ceremony and reception at Miss Mary’s Place this spring. She’s as sweet as she is beautiful and her entire group of beer-drinking, boot-wearing, hysterical and gorgeous bridesmaids had me laughing the entire day.

Enjoy these beautiful images by A/K Photography.

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{Bride’s hair + makeup / bridesmaids makeup by Beauty & the Blush}


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Chelsey’s wedding beauty | Anna Routh Photography | After Yes

21 May


I adore this bride’s classic-cool, city-chic style! Check out her stunning, contemporary gown, dramatic statement accessories and that sassy fur vest at her reception (it was a winter wedding)! Bright eyes, pretty pink lips, and effortless loose waves for Chelsey’s big day. Enjoy these gorgeous images from Anna Routh Photography.

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Planner After Yes | Floral Kate Foley Designs | Venue Reata Fort Worth

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Chelsea’s engagement beauty | Downtown Dallas | Amy Karp Photography

15 May

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I love these gorgeous shots from Chelsea & Cody’s downtown Dallas engagement shoot with Amy Karp Photography! Smokey eyes, beautiful skin and big volume hair with waves – stunning!

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Linda’s anniversary shoot beauty | Tucker Images

8 May

My lovely Linda, she’s my dear friend, hairstyling assistant, right-hand gal, road trippin’ weekend warrior and curling, teasing, braiding, poufing and pinning partner in crime. If you’ve had a wedding with Beauty & the Blush this past year, you’ve met her and your bridesmaids likely got their updos from her! A few weeks ago, Linda got her own Beauty & the Blush hair and makeup treatment as she celebrated her one year anniversary with her sweet hubby Adam with this adorable outdoor photoshoot. These images are some of my favorites (by the ever lovely and so talented Tucker Images). She’s an all-natural gal, so we kept her makeup simple, just highlighting her eyes, cheeks and brows and big, easy-going waves in her hair.

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MinhTu’s wedding beauty | Sarah Kate, Photographer

30 Apr


I absolutely adore this beautiful bride (and her glamorous style)! We did a bronze & mauve colored palette on MihnTu’s eyes with winged liner, flawless skin and a pretty pink lip and a big, full updo. Her bridesmaids all requested really fun, great looks (see bold-eyed bridesmaid below) and updos all around! Such a beautiful group! Enjoy theses gorgeous images by the lovely Sarah Kate, Photographer!

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Bride + Bridal Party Makeup + Hair by Beauty & the Blush

{Wedding Planner | After Yes }      {Venue | 333 First Avenue}    {Photographer | Sarah Kate

Lauren’s engagement beauty | Brandi Burkett Photography

22 Apr


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



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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