May 24, 2012

Summer Beauty, Part 1

Whether you’re packing essentials for your wedding day or your honeymoon, we have some fun ideas for summer. From e.l.f.’s universally flattering (and wallet-friendly) pink Shimmering Facial Whip to a turquoise eyeliner that is the perfect pop of color for a day on the beach or a night out on the town, summer is the time for fun. Too, some of these items are perfect for your wedding day look; just stay clear of a lot of sparkle or shimmer, as surely photographers would advise. Hopefully you’re inspired to jazz up your arsenal of summer beauty products! Be on the lookout for Part 2, where we’ll get the summer beauty scoop from makeup and hair artist Mariah Nicole.     1 Fabulous Polish by Deborah Lippmann in shades: Diamonds and Pearls, Boom Boom Pow, and On The Beach. 2 Sheer, Light Blush: e.l.f. Facial Whip, VS Radiant Blush, Benefit chachatint. […]
January 29, 2012

Beauty: Hair & Makeup at the 2012 Golden Globes

Awards season kicked off with a fashionable bang with the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Just as eyes were on the movies and the nominees, and subsequently the winners, they were on the fashion: gowns, shoes, jewelry and clutches. But don’t forget the hair and makeup! Below are some of our favorite looks and trends from the Globes, such as a bold red lip, blue liner and bombshell hair. However, risk-takers were in the minority; many of the stars kept the makeup pretty subtle. Brides: take note. We can’t wait for the Academy Awards.     Bold Red Lips worn to perfection, with a red dress by Dianna Agron, and a red-accented gown by Angelina Jolie. Blue and Black Eyeliner added sultriness to a formal event on Emma Stone, Laura Linney, Amanda Peet, and Debra Messing. Sparkling Headbands added youthfulness to the looks of Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams. Bombshell […]
November 28, 2011

Holiday Nails

‘Tis the season… to wear fabulously festive nail color! With December comes a slew of holiday parties and celebrations, winter weddings and other festive gatherings. For the cost of a movie ticket (or two) you can have beautiful, bold digits. Whether it’s a sparkling, rich or holiday inspired (or all of the above) hue that you prefer, below are a variety of our favorite nail colors to sport this holiday season. Ladies, begin your holiday wish lists…     Left to Right: Deborah Lippman – “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” / OPI – “Crown Me Already” / Deborah Lippmann – “Stairway to Heaven” / OPI – “DS Temptation” / Sephora – “Only Gold For Me” Left to Right: Essie – “Vivid Palmetto” / Chanel – “Dragon” / Chanel – “Graphite” / Chanel – “Black Satin” / OPI – “Up Front and Personal” Left to Right: China Glaze – “Velvet Bow” […]
November 10, 2011

For Romantic Hair, Add Flowers

From orchids to roses to what-have-you, a real or faux flower or two in a bride’s hair is always romantic. In fact, the addition of florals is quite possibly one of the easiest ways to instantly transform a hairdo into something utterly striking. From berry to ivory and pale pink to vibrant purple, there is plenty of inspiration below. Enjoy!     Photo Credits: 1 Ale Sura Photo via *** 2 Limelight Photography w/ hair by Destiny and Light Hair and Makeup via *** 3 Brancoprata w/ hairpiece by Bethany Lorelle via *** 4 Roey Yohai Photodocumentary via *** 5 Brancoprata w/ hairpiece by Bethany Lorelle via *** Photo Credits continued: 6 Ashley Biess Photography via *** 7 Melissa Schollaert Photography w/ flowers by Birch Blooms via *** 8 One Love Photo via *** 9 El Velo Photography via *** 10 Absolutely Loved Photography via ***
October 31, 2011

Beauty, from Runway to Aisle

In addition to bridal market, the latest ready-to-wear and couture fashion shows yield plenty of inspiration. That’s why we’ve had such pleasure poring over hair and makeup photos from the recent showings of Spring 2012 collections! Below are some of our favorite looks. A note: take notice to the quote below from makeup artist extraordinaire Bobbie Brown and you’ll be on your way to a stunning bridal look. Bridal-Ready Makeup …after a few small tweaks A minimalist approach to silver eyes at 3.1 Phillip Lim or romantically-flushed apricot cheeks at Preen could render stunning results.   Bold Lips not for the faint of heart Though we are well aware that hot pink lips at Betsey Johnson and crimson lips as seen on the Donna Karen runway may not be for your everyday bride, it is realistic to take one element and make it your own on your wedding day. Natural […]