Here comes the bride {Kelly Dees Wedding}

I recently posted pics from Kelly’s beautiful bridal session seen here. I am so excited to finally be able to share some of her pics from her big day last month! Kelly’s wedding was held at the GORGEOUS Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC and it really was the perfect day!! It was absolutely gorgeous out, not too hot, not too cold and everyone was so fun and laid back! I had the pleasure of doing Hair for 4 of her BM’s, hair + makeup for the beautiful bride and her Mom & G-Ma. I absolutely loved working with and getting to know Kelly! The day really went by so smoothly and I enjoyed working along side my friend and Photographer Lindsay Hart!! Additional pics can be seen over on her blog! Congratulations Kelly & Ryan, thanks for having me be apart of your special day!! xoxoxo
Photos by: Lindsay Hart of Hart to Hart Digital Photography & Design

Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Please join me next wednesday for Makeup Tips & Tricks!! I will also be telling you some of my favorite beauty products for the Holidays and there may or may not be a fun raffle of goodies for those who attend!!:) Contact me today to book your spot as space is limited!! Can’t wait to see you there!
*This class is available to New Hampshire residents only. Tuck Partners and students are welcome! Stay tuned for a class that I will be offerring soon in Charlotte, NC! Thanks:)

Tips & Tricks Tuesday

They say October is the new June in regards to weddings! I just wrapped hair/makeup for an extremely busy fall wedding season and I am now waiting for all of the gorgeous pics to come in!! I decided now would be a great time to address some questions that I get on a regular basis. Every Tuesday I will be sharing a variety of things with you including, makeup tips, favorite products and current beauty trends! I recently had the opportunity to teach a class for the Women in Business group at Tuck! We had a great time as I went over some basic makeup tips including 5 PRODUCTS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS IN THEIR MAKEUP BAG!!! Everyone’s comfort level when it comes to makeup is different but there are a few universal products that are essential for every woman and they are:
1- Concealer
2- Tinted Moisturizer
3- Blush or Bronzer
4- Mascara
5- Lipgloss

Now let me explain… Foundation does not cover blemishes but rather it evens out skin tone. We all from time to time have some sort of problem area on our face that we want to cover ranging from dark circles to pimples so that is why concealer is a must in your makeup bag. A good tinted moisturizer is an essential product for everyone because we all need to moisturize daily even if you are oily and some people don’t wear foundation so a tinted moisturizer just gives you a nice glow that will even out your skin tone while hydrating it as well! Bronzer warms your face and gives you a nice natural glow and blush just gives you that fresh faced awake look! Either product is great and really is based on personal preference and the season! MASCARA!!!! I mean, need I say more?! I know for me anyone that knows me knows that I can not live without my mascara!! I have a 4 year old son so on the days when I am in rush I ALWAYS have time for my mascara at least and it makes a HUGE difference. This is one easy way to really define your eyes. Again, not everyone uses or should use eyeliner, etc but everyone can benefit from mascara! Lastly, lipgloss is a great product to give your lips a boost without looking overdone. Lipgloss is great for everyone and it comes in all different shades and finishes! So that’s it, those are my 5 products that every woman should have in their makeup bag at all times!! That doesn’t mean that this is all you need, but if you are looking for a quick way to really boost your look these 5 products are perfect! While these products are suitable for all women you will still need to select the right color, brand, etc. for you! I absolutely LOVE MAC products and my absolutely favorite mascara of all time is pictured below! I do love Estee Lauder’s tinted moisturizer which is also pictured. I hope you found this post helpful and I would love to hear what some of your favorite products/brands are too!

Kelly Dees {Bridals}

One of the things I love most about my job is all of the wonderful people I get to meet! I loved getting to know Kelly throughout this past year as I had the opportunity to do her Hair + Makeup for her Engagements, Bridals, and finally her Wedding which took place at the Duke Mansion just a couple weeks ago!! Kelly is both smart and gorgeous and so easy and fun to be around! I loved all of her Bridals, taken by my friend and Photog Lindsay Hart!! Stay tuned for wedding pics coming soon!!
Photos by: Lindsay Hart of Hart to Hart Digital Photography & Design

Double Take {Cori & Jessica}

Today’s feature is not 1 but 2 lovely ladies that I recently had the pleasure of beautifying on their big day!! The first set of pics is the lovely Cori and her handsome hubby too! Cori wanted a very natural look with NO LASHES and she rocked it! She was probably the most laid back bride ever. She had such a calming presence and a joy to work with. she really looked stunning in her pics and I am so glad I got to be a part of her wedding day! Thank you Cori, congrats!!
Photos by: Almond Leaf Studios

This second beautiful bride is Jessica!! I did Jessica’s hair + makeup at one of my favorite venues the Ballantyne Country Club. Jessica was such an elegant bride. I loved all of her little details including her gorgeous and unique headband that really made her look come together! Jessica had the best hair and I am so glad that she chose to accentuate that feature by wearing it down. Johnson Photography did a great job at capturing the joy of the day! Jessica, I loved working with you. Congrats to you and your new hubby!!

Photos by: Johnson Photography