Favorite Beauty Product: JULY

Hey loves! So I thought I would start to share some of my favorite beauty products randomly. I definitely blog about certain categories and list my must-haves, but I thought it would be kinda cool, if each month I told you about my favorite beauty item!

Beauty to me is a lot of things, so my favorite product each month could be a foundation, nail polish, hair conditioner, lip balm, sunscreen, body moisturizer . . . It could be anything! It might be something I only use personally, but could also be something I keep in my kit. But I thought why not?! Another way of sharing some awesome tidbits with my followers!

So for month of July I have been LOVING the Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel.

Inglot's description of this product is, "High intensity pigments provide ideal coverage and rich colors after just one application. The creamy and delicate long lasting formula dries to a long-lasting, smudge proof, and crease proof finish."

This is a product that STAYS in my kit for everything! I use it for my brides, editorial work, headshots, body painting and so much more . . . I even have a little trick using this bad-boy for a "no-makeup" makeup look.

But lately I've been using it on myself almost daily. I'm not a makeup artist who wears much makeup . . . Crazy, I know. But my skin is ridiculously sensitive, so I have to be careful. So I've been trying out different ways to look my best without doing a full face. This gel liner is the trick. 

I either do a winged liner look, a medium-sized line or a thin line smudged out . . . And only on the top. Seriously, it like completes my face at this moment in life LOL.

What's your go-to beauty product right now? Comment below!

Stay Beautiful! . . . Inside and out.

Luxury Bridal Ball in Cobb

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone's 2015 is off to a wonderful start! I'm looking forward to sharing more with you on my blog this year. You can look forward to photo shoot recaps, bridal events in the Southeast area, product reviews, and even recommendations on some amazing wedding and special event vendors I work with who are amazing! So make sure you subscribe to get updates on new post ;-)

Photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

I started this year off with the Bridal Ball on January 11, 2015. It is a luxury bridal show and Atlanta's most well-attended bridal show as well. I was honored to be asked to provide hair and makeup for some of the models who were a part of the festivities! 

A gorgeous gown for the "Fashionista Bride" from CTO Bridal Boutique, photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

I provided hair and makeup for the models of  CTO Bridal Boutique. The owner, Cereatha Owens-Fontanez, is such a sweetheart and provides wonderful service to her clients, so definitely check out the boutique . . .  They have something for every bride! 

I wasn't feeling well that weekend, but the show must go on! So for all my bride-to-be's, I will show up ready to rock 'n' roll with gloves on and a face mask if necessary!

Model Rebecca's hair & makeup, photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

I was set-up and ready to go at 9 am! The models I worked with were great, and it is always fun to have creative freedom to just do what you want. As with any situation, I had to make a few changes, even though I already had a "plan." The models looked fabulous and the gowns were so amazing! 

And for those of you who are sad you missed it . . . No Worries!!! The next Bridal Ball will be held on March 1, 2015 at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, from 2 pm to 6 pm. I hope to see some of you there! I will have a booth set-up, as well as doing hair & makeup for more models. So come and say hi, and enter to win a few awesome makeup prizes at my table!

Model Jess's hair & makeup, photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

If you are a bride-to-be, Contact Me, to ensure you look Bride Beautiful on your special day! 

Stay beautiful! . . .  Inside and out.

2014 Reflections

As the new year approaches in a matter of hours, I want to take a moment to thank all of my wonderful clients and those who supported me in any way this year. I never imagined that taking the huge step of focusing on freelancing would result in such an amazing year . . . it is because of the trust my clients have placed in me, I get to do something I truly enjoy.

October bride Ashlee, photography provided by Jeffrey Franks Photography

Congratulations to the sweet couples, that allowed me to be a part of their special day. I pray your first year of marriage is even more fun and amazing than you imagined!

Photography provided by Tayo Ola of Tayo's Creations 

I had the privilege of doing a few styled shoots this year and have learned something about myself . . . I LOVE STYLED SHOOTS! And I plan on doing many more in 2015!!!

Photography by Heather Olson of Unshackled Boudoir

This year has been full of first . . . trying new things, and learning more about myself, the wedding industry, business, and even customer service. It is very important to me the customer service I provided is second-to-none and I am even working on new ways to improve it! 

So . . . Here is to a new year everyone! Stay focused, keep dreaming, appreciate those in your life, and live & love passionately.

Stay beautiful!  . . . Inside and out.