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Takin’ Love By the Horns: Girls Gettin’ Glammed

10 Apr

The morning started early, at about 5:30AM.

I woke up, brushed my teeth, and proceeded to ensure everything was in order. I was feeling great! Excitement was keeping most of my nerves at bay. After I had brushed my teeth, a knock on the door heralded the arrival of MIL Big. A few moments later, another knock on the door announced the arrival of BMs Proper, Cupcakes, and Superhero. By that point, MoH M&Ms, Groom’s Homie Oddball, and Mama Bighorn were also getting up. The excitement in the villa was palpable. About half an hour later, the fabulous ladies from Doubletake Makeup Artistry arrived and set up. There were two hair styling stations, and one makeup station.

They got the bridesmaids and the mother-ofs ready first:

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BM Proper, in one of the hair-styling chairs.

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Mama Bighorn, getting her lips on.

The photographers arrived at about 8AM, two or so hours after all the girls had gotten all prettied up, so there weren’t a lot of professional photos of people getting their glam on. I had more, but we won’t go into that (again).

There were a lot of these types though!

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Papa Bighorn!

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Side note: I loved my bouquet. It’s all dried now, and stored away. Still trying to figure out what to do with it though…

After the girls were ready, the makeup artists focused their attention on me.

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With your help, hive, I settled on a side chignon. Want to see?

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Little bit messy here (this was during the reception), but you get the gist.

 

I loved my hair and felt fabulous the entire day. I wish I could have that hair forever. So thank you hive, for helping me out. You guys are the BEST.

Up next: The boys get ready.

[All photos by Studio Something Photography.]

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Painting my face

5 Sep

Here I am, enjoying my cup o’joe –

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Gratuitous showing-off from the BEST.CONCERT.EVER. / Personal image.

What’s that? Oh, why yes! Yes I did go to the P!nk concert last night, thankyou for asking!

(I’m such a show-off – but seriously, guys. P!nk is AMAZING! I totally recommend you GO TO HER CONCERT if you get the chance.)

Anyway – you guys might be wondering, why are you posting two days in a row? Well, I haven’t gone through makeup inspiration (for those interested). So, for those interested, here are some inspiration pictures.

The first set is what I call the “Bold Bridal Look”:

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The Bold Bridal Look – bold lips and smoky eyes // Images from (1) glamattractions.tumblr.com / (2), (3), (4) doubletakemobilemakeup.com.au / (5) modelmayhem.com / (6) listal.com / (7) ko-te.com

FYI – looks 2, 3, and 4 were made by the people I’m hiring to do my makeup, Double Take Makeup Artistry. They’re a fabulous team!

As you can see from the looks above, it’s all about the bold lips, creating a sexy vixen-y pout. Add in the defined eyes and you’ve got a sexy, smouldering look. Personally, I love the bold lips – always have! – but I’ve been told that a bridal look should be more ‘natural’.

And I totally understand that, because the next looks are what I call the “Soft Natural Bridal Look”, and look stunning on these girls:

The Natural Soft Bridal Look - nude or pink lips, softly shadowed eyes // Images from (1) bananneliese.tumblr.com / (2) makeupbyjennyle.com / (3) mischievous.tv / (4), (7) frmheadtotoe.com / (5) roseannetangrs.com / (6) makeup by rubi - wedding makeup and hair / (8) shopruche.com / (9) entertainment.ie / (10) threadsandlaces.co.uk

The Natural Soft Bridal Look – nude or pink lips, softly shadowed eyes // Images from (1) bananneliese.tumblr.com / (2) makeupbyjennyle.com / (3) mischievous.tv / (4), (7) frmheadtotoe.com / (5) roseannetangrs.com / (6) makeup by rubi – wedding makeup and hair / (8) shopruche.com / (9) entertainment.ie / (10) threadsandlaces.co.uk

As an aside, can you see I put Zhang Zhi Yi in both groups (6 in the first group, 5 in the second) – she’s so pretty. I wished I looked like her. But going along with the aside, you can see the difference it makes with a fresh new palette of makeup and different hair. She looks different in both pictures (I even had to check that they were both Zhang Zhi Yi!).

So, with my thoughts of two minds, I decided that what I’d like to do is either have both on the day – one look in the morning and another at night – or I’d like to ask my MUA (makeup artist) to experiment with some looks. I also came across this pin on Pinterest which may prove useful:

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Another 2-for-1! // Image from statigr.com

We’ll see what looks both the MUA and the hair stylist comes up with. I’m excited!