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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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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 |

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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!

 

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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WED :: Mila’s wedding day beauty with Feather & Twine Photography at Piazza in the Village

17 Jan

Sweet Mila came to me wanting understated glamour and an elegant bridal look but most importantly, she wanted to look like herself. We kept her makeup really clean and fresh, adding a pop of color (purple!) on her eyes. We swept her dark silky hair up into a sleek chignon and sent her down the aisle to marry her prince charming. She treated her maid-of-honor to a day of beauty too! Enjoy!

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My favorite thing about this image? Mila came to me for an appointment around 8:30AM on her wedding day … and here she is, cake cutting, late night and all, still looking just as flawless as when she left my chair early that morning!

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Photography by the lovely Feather & Twine; venue Piazza in the Village, Colleyville.

Lauren’s classic glamour Bridal Portraits | Brandi Burkett Photography

12 Dec

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Stop. First, can I please just point out this bride’s perfectly porcelain skin, gorgeous black hair and the most ladylike red lip I’ve ever seen a bride pull off? Lauren is the epitome of classic glam and grace. Not to mention these photos were taken by the ever-lovely, dream-to-work-with, wildly-talented Brandi Burkett of Brandi Burkett Photography. It all reminds me of a modern approach to Gone with the Wind, no? That unmistakeable southern charm it just too pretty. Enjoy!

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I’ve known this gorgeous gal since we were much younger …. Lauren’s the little sister of one of my very best friends, the mayor’s daughter and the sweetest gem you’ll ever meet. We even grew up on the same street together, (I’ve spent more time of the Dean family back porch than I can account for!) so I was beyond thrilled when she asked me to do her wedding! (insert shameless plug here  —–> I also planned her wedding too, through my sister company Life is Pretty, LLC).

WED: Marissa’s big day at Omni Fort Worth with Tucker Images :: Haute Hair

13 Nov

For Marissa & Yosi’s gorgeous wedding at the Omni Fort Worth, Beauty & the Blush was booked for a full day of haute hairstyles for the bride and her maids, which made me super excited because usually I’m busy doing makeup the whole time that I don’t get any of the super-fun and creative hair action on weddings days (which is fine because I usually leave that to my curling, poufing, pinning extraordinaire assistant Linda, who totally rocks).

IMG_1699(pp_w920_h667)I absolutely love Marissa’s undone braid-into-side-ponytail goodness that totally balanced her beautiful, feminine, delicate lace gown. Her bridesmaids varied from chignons to ballerina buns and braids all around.

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Special thanks to my sweet friend and wildly talented friend Britney of Tucker Images for capturing these great, swoon-worthy detail shots for me!

{makeup by Lip Service Professional Makeup Artistry}

Wed :: Claire’s vintage-chic Big Day with Loft Photographie in Kaufman, TX

11 Nov

Claire’s wedding details were so perfectly enchanted and charming, it is one of my favorite weddings to date.

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Little white church with a steeple on the corner of Mulberry Street (in Kaufman, TX) for the ceremony, old town square bank building converted into a venue space for the reception, an antique french crown on her head, and a party that ended with dancing in the streets – clearly you can see why I love this vintage-chic wedding so much! Enjoy this adorable wedding and all the bridal beauty below!

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{Claire’s look :: soft taupe-greige eyes, peachy cheeks and pretty pink lips with a soft, romantic updo}

{gorgeous floral by R Love Floral Designs}

{all photos courtesy of Loft Photographie}

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Pretty Party :: Smokey Eye 101

5 Nov

Pizza. Wine. Makeup. In my world, there isn’t really anything more perfect than this combo. Which is why my Pretty Party was such a fun success last Friday night in Longview!

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My host asked each of our guests to bring their own their own makeup kit and a bottle of wine while she provided dinner …. we mixed, mingled and gabbed then got seated for the pretty lesson to begin! She set up 8-foot tables and had extension cords so everyone could plug in a mirror at their “station.” One of my bff’s Miki was my demo model and for two hours we talked technique, tools and how-to’s for the perfect smokey eye! We wrapped the session with a lesson in contouring and how to apply falsies! I got tons of great feedback – everyone told me how much they learned – and that’s the point! The girls asked amazing questions, took notes on their face charts and really got hands-on for the whole event! Here’s a few iPhone pictures we snapped along the way! Ten adults and two kiddos (who agreed they would totally do their makeup this way when they got older) was a great size group!

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Like I said, we asked everyone to bring their own makeup bag. The point in a pretty party isn’t to make you feel totally inadequate and like you have to run out the next day and buy tons of new products and tools – the point is to teach you how to properly (and prettily) use what you already have! I make suggestions along the way for items that would be a great addition to your personal kit, especially in the tools/brushes department, but the goal is to learn how to apply the lesson to what you already own!

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Interested in booking a Pretty Party of your own? Email me {beautyandtheblush@yahoo.com} for more details! They are great for girls night out, birthday parties, youth lessons, bachelorette parties and just because, every once and a while, a girl just needs to get with her girlfriends and catch up on the latest updates in her beauty bag!

Engagement Session : MihnTu’s Old Hollywood-inspired Hair + Makeup

22 Oct

This sweet little bride has flawless skin, gorgeous eyes and hair that just doesn’t stop … which made her old Hollywood inspired hair and makeup look for her engagement session with fiancé Mark seem effortless! Ruby red lips, a mini-cat eye and big sleek curls with a deep side part – AMAZING!

Take a look at these gorgeous photos by Sarah Kate Photography and enjoy!

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