I’m in love….with this wedding!


I love everything about this wedding. The bride and groom are stunning, the vintage details are charming, the photography is freaking amazing, and the bride’s hair is gorgeous! I had no part in this wedding, but I love it so much I had to share. You can check out the rest of Ashley’s photography work at her blog and website.

I am positively gushing with love for this wedding, it is breaking my heart with its beauty. Go check it out for yourself and let me know how you feel about it! Everyone has different styles and I want to hear how this makes you feel, good and bad!

Makeup class update


I am so thrilled to be taking makeup classes @ Lux with Jena Perry, my salon owner. She is super knowledgeable and is giving me lots of tips, tricks, and inspiration for future makeup business. I have taken 3 classes so far, freelance 1 and 2, and skin and lash. I have had 4 models, and of course I took pictures of all of them to share with you! I have 3 more classes to take, and I will update when those are done as well, so here is the first half in pictures!

Shelly was my freelance 1 model, and unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera, so you get grainy bad photos from my BlackBerry! Shelly has beautiful skin, and tends to not wear much makeup on a daily basis, so we kept her fresh and natural.

Caroline was my first model for my freelance 2 class. She has huge gorgeous eyes that just crave some color, so we got to play with a little more product. Most of models like a very natural look, as  you will see, so it was nice to play with a little color in this class.

Tara was my second model for freelance 2. She has these beautiful hazely brown eyes that just popped with some coppery shadow.

Amber was my Skin and Lash model, and she is what we call a “Lux Bride”. A Lux Bride wears very little makeup, but wants to look beautiful and a little more polished on her wedding day. I think 90% of all brides that come to Lux for the makeup want this effortless ‘is she wearing makeup” look.

I cannot wait to work on Jen this weekend at my bridal class. This will be my first time meeting Jen, but we have a total galmance (my take on bromance)  from our excessive e-mailing we have done in preparation for her wedding in July, which I will be doing hair for. She is also an avid blog reader, and will probably chat with me about some of these posts, and is one of the reasons I try to post often (“keep posting, I love reading a giant chunk of new blogs at work when I have time”-paraphrased from one of our e-mails).

I have a photography and makeup class that is lecture only, but I am hoping to get Jena to agree to letting me work on a model. My last class will be airbrushed makeup, and I think I will be having my sister-in-law Angelica model for me, but I really need an Asian model to work on so I can figure out Asian eye makeup application.