I JUST came back from my very first Cabo destination wedding! It was also my first wedding after the big coast to coast move. It was so amazing — I can see why people want to get married right on the beach with the crashing waves just a few yards away. My NY friend (who now also lives in CA!) allowed me the honor of doing her bridal party hair and bride’s makeup. I LOVE the way she just said “I trust you to do whatever you want. I just like smokey eyes.” Bridal smokey eyes??? MY FAVORITE KIND OF MAKEUP!!
Now, I have been a die hard Lip Gloss Gal for a longggg time… but until recently I decided that lipstick should make a come back! I absolutely fell in love with this beautiful lipstick line from Yves Saint Laurent. The past few weddings I’ve had, all of the brides decided to go with my suggestion of this line and purchased it for their wedding day.
Isn’t the gold tube so beautiful and fabulous?! It makes me feel like a woman whenever I take this out of my purse. I love this lipstick for these reasons:
- extremely pigmented! Almost to the point where it stains your lips after wiping, eating, drinking, etc.
- very moisturizing! No chapstick needed here, unless you got severe chapped lips.
- beautiful colors! The Rouge Volupte Ultimate Beige color has been universally loved by brides of all types!
- it’s the best quality lipstick I’ve ever felt on my lips.
Now everything good comes with a price… it’s also the most expensive lipstick I’ve ever purchased at $34. But do I think it’s worth it? TOTALLY.
Here’s my favorite color on my hand.
I’m one of those types of people that has been cursed with white, pale lips. (On a side note, my husband has SUPER full and dark lips!? What the heck dude!) So on the days when it’s sunny and I just want a little color, I just dab a little bit on my bottom lip and rub. Then it gives just the right amount of pigment, so I don’t look like a dead person. Yay!
Ok, I did it! I caved and purchased my very own pink Clarisonic from Amazon.
I’m a little peeved to see that the price went down $10 whole dollars from when I purchased it, so it’s even cheaper now at only $106! I went back and forth on whether to splurge on this expensive product and I heard so many mixed reviews on this.
So do I like it? Overall, yes…. but I don’t use it every single day. I use it about every other day instead because I feel like it can be a little too rough and harsh on my skin. I heard other people with very oily skin say that it made them break out even MORE because they felt like they were spreading the germs around.
First off, I wouldn’t recommend using their facial cream but using your own personal favorite face product. Currently I am using Shiseido’s extra rich cleansing foam.
After I use the Clarisonic my face feels squeaky clean! It almost feels buffed in the way your skin feels after a facial. But since I have very dry skin I need to put on my toner and moisturizer ASAP! I know it’s very important to get all that dirt and grime out of your pores, but I hope I’m not stripping my skin of its natural oils.
So basically that is the reason why I use it every other day and I think it works just fine! I know every person has different skin needs so I would really be careful if you have sensitive skin. I do happen to know some people who truly did NOT like the product and don’t even use it at all anymore!
One thing for sure… for you lazy people out there, it’s kind of nice to just move the brush around your face knowing that it’s efficiently doing the job without you having to do much!
I have very flat eyelashes that refuse to curl in this crazy summer’s humidity. I’ve slowly become dependent on Lavilash in the jewelry district, and I just saw that they’re having a deal right now! For first timers, you should opt for the “straight up” curl. Then your eyelashes won’t look too much like the Wicked Witch’s curled toes. This saves SO MUCH time on curling your lashes in the morning and you can just skip to applying mascara. Plus, right when you wake up, your face just looks brighter!
Bloomspot is offering a great deal for Lavilash! I immediately bought my 3 pack. Get yours today, only $20 for one session! (Originally $50 for EACH session! This is a steal!)
Hurry people! Only 3 days left!
Miss I took her engagement pictures awhile back on probably one of the windiest days of the year! I had to spray and tease a lot to make sure the hair would stay. She said everything lasted, thank goodness! Here are some adorable pictures from her shoot.
After Miss A showed us her wedding post from her photographer, I was in shock. I think these are quite possibly the most beautiful wedding pictures EVAR!? This clear, crisp, editorial style is incredibly romantic and elegant! I’m in love with the Laffler Photography!
Awesome picture of the groom! Sadly, the groom typically gets ignored but this was one fantastic shot.