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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!}

Beauty & the Blush BRAID LOUNGE at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend

27 Sep

SO much crazy fun last night at the CUSP fall event at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. Yours Truly here set up shop at the Beauty & the Blush Braid Lounge and gave party-goers mid-fete, braided updates to their ‘do’s! For three hours straight we did side braids, tiny braids, big braids, buns with braids, rocker chic braids, boho braids … you name it, it got braided last night! There was a rad live band, fashion show presented by Courtney Kerr, and lots of sassy new fall frocks to shop. We had the best time …. can’t wait to do it again!

Here’s a look at some of the action (taken with my iPhone!)

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PRETTY PARTY | August 17th | Sign Up Now!

1 Jul

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I am SO EXCITED to announce the very first PRETTY PARTY at the Beauty & the Blush studio! Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 17th and book your reservation now!

 

Here are the details!

WHAT :: Super casual, totally fun girls night out! Grab your gal pals for a fun night of sips & snacks while learning a few tips and tricks from Beauty and the Blush. This HANDS-ON session’s lesson? {Makeup} The Modern Smokey Eye {Hair} The Top-Knot Bun

WHEN :: Saturday, August 17th from 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE :: Beauty & the Blush studio at The Bell Jar {4908 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX}

WHO :: The party is open to anyone, but space is limited to 15 GUESTS

WHAT to BRING :: Bring your makeup bag – and be sure to have your favorite eye shadow palette! Lessons and demonstrations and will be given, but the goal is for you to learn to apply the makeup on your own. And, bring your smile and your party pants, please :)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST :: $60 per person includes: champagne, wine, and light snacks, one makeup lesson, one hair lesson and a special little gift to take home!

HOW TO BOOK :: EMAIL ME NOW at beautyandtheblush@yahoo.com to reserve your spot! Once I receive your email I will send you an invoice. Your spot is booked only after your payment has been made! Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable, even if you are unable to attend. No exceptions. Payments can be made via PayPal, by credit card over the phone, by cash or check mailed or delivered to Rayven Walker – Beauty & the Blush at the Bell Jar, 4908 Bryan Street., Dallas TX 75206

home sweet home

22 Mar

finally, beauty&theblush can say this is home sweet home!

welcome friends, to the new & improved Beauty&theBlush blog.

now, i finally have a sassy little blog to post about my fierce brides and all their gorgeousness!

{special thanks to Doodle Dog Creative for my sweet new website!}

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