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Bridal Fashion

Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Wedding Gown Inspiration

May 1, 2013

As I was going through the slide show pictures for Carolina Herreara I stopped on this look. The detailing of the belt with the sleekness of the dress is beautifully executed and I love the idea of keeping a color theme with the belt and shoes. It’s perfect for the modern bride’s spring/summer wedding.

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Bridal Fashion

Zac Posen Spring 2013

April 17, 2013

Zac Posen’s collections are always about glamour and this season was no exception. I love the colors he chose for his cocktail dresses, pretty and soft with beautiful pleats and draping. He ended the show with a gorgeous white ball wedding gown that will surely turn heads.

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Makeup

Guest Post – Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

December 14, 2012

“Break break downnnn….

So what do you do
When somebody you’re so devoted to
Suddenly just stops loving you
And it seems they haven’t got a clue
Of the pain that rejection is putting you through
Do you cling to your pride
And sing ‘I will survive’
Do you lash out and say ‘How dare you leave this way?’
Do you hold on in vain as they just slip away”

Let’s be real. Back in 1998, Mariah Carey wasn’t singing about her lost love. She was pining for mascara that stayed put all day and didn’t leave her with black circles around her eyes by 3pm! Many women face this problem daily and it becomes a source of great distress and nothing seems to be a great fix. Well there are a few reasons your mascara may be making a run for it.

Your eye cream. Many eye creams have oils in them that will eat your mascara. Many mascaras contain lanolin, mineral oil, linseed oil, or a variety of other oils. And since oil breaks down oil, your eye cream may be responsible for the slip and slide happening around your eyes. Look for an oil free formula, or skip the eye cream in the morning.

Your concealer. Under eye darkness is one of the biggest concerns I hear about. So of course, many ladies opt to use concealer under their eyes. Unfortunately many concealers act the same way as eye cream by using their oils for evil, smudging mascara all over. Make sure after you apply your concealer, you powder that area to set it and provide a barrier from your mascara.

Oily lids. Some ladies just have oily skin, which means their eye lids turn to creasy greasy messes. If you notice creases on your top lid and mascara smudges underneath, this could be you. Using an eye primer will provide a matte surface for your eye products and keep that oil from coming through.

Crummy mascara. I am not a proponent of spending $30 on mascara. Drugstore brands are just fine for daily use. But if you find a particular brand consistently slides on you, but others don’t, then by all means, switch brands! Waterproof mascaras should only be used when the possibility for crying, intense sweating, or water activities is inevitable. It is too tacky for everyday use and will end up breaking your lashes if you wear it too often. Regular formulas are best for daily use and there are definitely some solid brands at your local drugstore.

After examining which of these culprits could be leaving you raccoon eyed, it’s easy to see what steps to take to eliminate the problem.

For your makeup needs, contact Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig, for more information // Image by Phindy Studios

Makeup

Guest Post – Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

August 7, 2012

Bronzer is a summer must have to give you that sun-kissed glow, without the risk of sunburn! Here’s some info on how to choose the correct one for you.

In general, you want to stay away from sparkly bronzers. The sparkles can quickly give off a metallic sheen that appears greasy, not fresh. Also unless you are 14, glitter is better left on your kid’s art projects, not your face.

Look for shades that are peachy or pink if you are fair skinned. Richer browns can be a little too strong and since the goal is a gentle whisper of sunlight across your face, darker tones can overwhelm a fair face. But if you are medium to dark skinned, earthy  colors can really warm up your face.

There are several different formulas available to try as well. Most of us are used to using powder bronzer, which is applied with a large fluffy brush. Swipe across the tops of cheeks, forehead and down the nose for a soft glow. Try Tarte Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess. Mineral bronzers are applied like any other powder bronzer, but I had to mention one all star. Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Bronzer. Beautiful on any skin tone and gives a truely healthy radiance.

Creamy sticks can be applied anywhere on the face and are easy to blend into naked skin or foundation. Use a cheek brush or your fingers to buff into the skin. Try NARS Multiple Bronzer in Cap Vert for a matte finish.

Liquid bronzers are best applied slowly, as a little tends to go a long way. The also leave a dewy finish. A drop or two on your fingertips should take care of your entire face. Try Josie Maran Argan Bronzing Oil.

Add a little blush to the apples of your cheeks, after your bronzer, to give a gentle pop of color.

Amy Lynn Larwig – 2 Minute Tutorial – Natural Warmth from Mark Brown on Vimeo.

For your makeup needs, contact Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig, for more information

Events

Sephora Bridal Event

August 3, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to attend the Sephora Bridal Event at The Green Hills Mall in Nashville. Lindsey Monger of The Venue Store hosted the event and it was so fun! If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Venue Store please do. They are a local event booking and coordinating company. This is a fantastic service that Lindsey provides for not only brides but also corporate events. If you’re looking for a venue and don’t know where to begin simply email them with event specifics and they’ll do the rest, how easy is that?!

 
Perl Catering brought in delicious snacks for everyone to enjoy while they we browsed around the store. My favorite was the biscuit bar with ham and homemade preserves.
Susie’s Sweets was there with cupcakes, apricot strudel and chocolate brownies, I tried the strudel and it heavenly.

Kelsey, a makeup artist with Sephora was giving complementary makeup applications. It was a big hit with the brides!

We all left with a gift bags from Sephora filled with lots of samples and fun makeup to play with. Thank you to Lindsey and Sephora for putting on a great event, I’m looking forward to the next one!


Images provided by Kathryn Russell Photography