Friday Eve Inspired by Lizzie

It’s Friday eve, so why not smile a little bigger just like this lovely bride I had the pleasure of working with a few weeks ago! Check out more fabulous pictures on the Eat Pray Love blog.

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100 Layer Cake Feature

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…/.

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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

The Extra Step That Goes the Extra Mile

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! 

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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! 

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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! 

I woke up like this

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.

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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.