Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Off-beat Bride Contest Results!

In January, Leah Muse of Whitney Lee Photography and I held a contest for the bride with the most creative bridal concept to win a free session. Need to jog your memory? Click here!

The winner was Kaci, a super fun and all-around cool person. Her idea? Here's the gist:

Cathedral of Junk
Vintage Victorian-inspired dress
Handmade angel wings

Sold! We recently got together and brought this concept to life, and the results are fantastic.

Fabulous. Incidentally, Kaci is a member of an improv troupe called, "Parallelogramophonograph," and they do not disappoint. They perform every Thursday at ColdTowne Theater - check them out!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fun Lipcolors for Summertime (or Anytime)

When it comes to our makeup routines, we Texas girls have to be mindful of the summer heat. Different seasons inspire different color palettes and even often require a different skin care regimen. For example, instead of relying on my go-to liquid foundation that I use in the cooler months, I just spot conceal during the summer so that there is less product on my face. Trying to follow your fall makeup routine will probably leave you feeling pretty uncomfortable in this triple-digit weather. Dark smoky eyes and plum lips can seem a bit much in our shorts and flip-flops. ;)

Here are my 3 favorite lip products that will keep you looking fresh and polished while having fun in the sun:

Laura Mercier is the first line that I ever fell in love with, and there's no question as to why. The quality of their products is top-notch, and their colors are always spot-on. Their Lip Glace in Champagne is gorgeous and complements most every woman.

I kid you not, this color looks good on EVERYONE. The packaging is super convenient, and a little - and I mean a little - goes a long way. Unlike a lot of glosses, this goes on smoothly and never feels gross and sticky. Peach is amazing year-round, and is one of my all-time favorite products.

You've no doubt heard of their Orgasm blush - it wins practically every beauty award year after year. They've put that magical color into cream form, and while $37 seems pretty steep, think of the possibilities! NARS Multiples never feel greasy or drying - it's the perfect consistency to apply as a highlight on your lips or as a blush, which I personally do. It blends like a dream and this tube will last you forever.

Happy coloring!