Good Morning! What a pleasant surprise to wake up to another one of my brides featured on Rocky Mountain bride. This bride and her family were the sweetest, it was a pleasure to be apart of their day. Her makeup look was natural and bright, just like this insanely gorgeous wedding. Oh, and not to mention this venue… THIS Colorado venue!!! See the full feature and more photos here.
How did I get so lucky to do the makeup for this beautiful wedding shoot?! Shout out to the amazing, hard working team who made this dream a reality… oh, and did I mention this shoot was recently featured on Cake and Lace Blog? Check out a few of the photos below, and the featured story here.
Can’t pinch me with this throwback emerald green wedding shoot. Talk about some awesome St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, it was one of my favorites! Check out all the photos and the 100 Layer Cake blog feature here: http://bit.ly/2mEQqme
So excited that Kelcy and Jonathan were featured on Rocky Mountain Bride today. This was such a fun wedding with the most beautiful backdrop at Ten Mile Station. One of the largest bridal parties I have worked with to date! Check out the photos on Rocky Mountain Bride.
You know when your dreams become reality? Well, this is it! So many talented people took part in this stunning shoot, and we’re certainly fortunate that it’s featured on 100 Layer Cake. Check out the AMAZING photos and awesome vido: http://www.100layercake.com/…/vintage-modern-winter-weddin…/.
Makeup: Yours truly!
Styling + Floral Design: Something Styled Events + Floral Design
Photography + Videography: Lindy Hickman Photography
Venue: Moss Denver
Dress: Compleat Couture
Invitations: SweetZion Paperie
Hair: Brie Zwingler Francis
Jewelry: Sarah O. Jewelry
Marble Table Chargers: Gathered Table Supply Co.
Cake: The Dessert Stand
Furniture Rentals: A Love Tale
I can’t stress enough the importance of makeup primer. Primer is the base for foundation that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. You wouldn’t paint a wall without primer, so don’t make the same mistake with your face.
My two recommended primers are Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.
Guys, I have found the holy grail of primers and I’ll let you in on my little secret weapon! The Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer has multipurpose functions, aside from making foundation smoother and long-lasting. It conceals redness, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is oil-free, weightless and includes SPF 15 (but that doesn’t cut it for daily protection, you need at least 30… we’ll discuss this further another time). It has a unique texture that is silky and light, and it’s safe for sensitive skin, especially since you only apply a small amount. You would need four primers to get all those benefits! It feels like silk on the skin and most importantly, you can basically splash your face with water and your makeup won’t go anywhere!
Hourglass is a bit pricey so you might not want to use it on a daily basis, just save it for those special events. A more affordable route would be the Laura Mercier primers. There are a variety of primers, including Radiance, Bronze, Hydrating, Oil-Free, Blemish-Less, and SPF 30. My favorite for brides is Radiance!
I don’t know what I would do without makeup primer, and I would encourage everyone to try it. It’s a small extra step that goes a long way… all day!
It is so exciting to see one of my brides featured on The Knot! Such a gorgeous garden wedding in Highlands Ranch. If only I could go back and relive this magical day with Brittany and Nicholas. Check out the article and photo album here: https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/a-romantic-garden-wedding-at-highlands-ranch-mansion-in-highlands-ranch-colorado-album.
For the second year in a row I have been selected as Best of The Knot! Such a pleasure and I have my brides reviews to thank!
No fake eyelashes or extensions, no eyelash curler, just your gorgeous and natural set of eyelashes. Lash Lift is one of my newer services and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular. This new technique is completely natural and combines a lifting lotion and silicone rods to lift your eyelashes, making them look longer and fuller. It lasts six to eight weeks, sometimes longer, and you’ll still see a fabulous lash lift even when you get of the shower or a swimming pool.
This is probably the most cost effective and safest lash treatment out there. I use Elleebana Lash Lift, which is one of the most highly recommended brands for lash lift treatments. I can’t even begin to tell you how much time this will save you in the morning. A few of my clients even expressed that they didn’t have to start applying mascara until the second week after their treatment, and even if they did, they applied one coat. You don’t even realize how many or how long your eyelashes truly are until you receive a Lash Lift treatment.
Waking up like this – with completely natural, curled lashes – is absolutely worth it.
Now that wedding season is winding down, throughout the next couple of months I’ll be introducing my new services and I’ll go into my favorite beauty and skincare products!
To kick it off, I wanted to talk about my favorite secret weapon: Nars Laguna Illuminator. Not only can you use it for maintaining a “summer glow,” but it’s also perfect for a warm, fall look. You can’t go wrong with it!
This product is useful for working moms or anyone who is constantly on the go. Personally, having a toddler doesn’t leave me much time to get ready in the morning, and this sheer, yet enhancing illuminator lightens my skin and gives it a light-reflecting glow.
Also, a great combination of products is Nars Laguna Illuminator mixed with Nars Tinted Moisturizer. This will allow for more all-over coverage that evens out your skin tone and can be layered for more coverage. Bonus: The tinted moisturizer also includes SPF 30 sunscreen, so you’re not only looking fabulous, but you’re also protecting your skin!
Throw on a little mascara and lip gloss and you’ll have a fabulous look that you conquered in less than five minutes. I swear by this, and it’s a nice transition from summer to fall.
Stay tuned to learn more about a few of my favorite things!