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Winter Weddings

I have been getting brides recently with the most gorgeous hair ever! Colleen had thick, dark, beautiful locks that we teased, curled and then pinned one side back. I absolutely LOVE when brides wear their hair down. There’s something so soft and beautiful about it. And  then let’s top it off with the perfect amount of snow to get these gorgeous shots! Www.martelliphotography.com

 

Xo @phillyhair

Celia’s Wedding Day

Right from Celia’s trial I knew we clicked as stylist and client. She wanted a soft, super textured side bun. She had thick carmel highlighted hair and it worked perfectly for the updo. We did a bronze/brown eyeshadow with peachy cheeks and a super soft balmy lip. Getting her ready day of was so much fun, everyone was so sweet and she seemed just totally excited to be getting married, my favorite kind of bride :) Congrats to Celia and thank you to www.toddframe.com for the beautiful picks!

 

xo@phillyhair

When to Waterproof

Should you be using waterproof or regular eyeliner and mascara?? Follow the quick diagram here to figure it out.

 

 

waterprooofOnce you do try our fav products….

Waterproof mascara – Buxom Waterproof, Regular Maybelline full & soft

Waterproof liner, Stila pen & crayon ,  Regular Liner- 24/7 glide on pencil from Urban Decay

Xo @phillyhair

 

Devon’s Big Day

Devon had pretty long blonde hair and gorgeous skin. Her updo was soft, romantic and had a slight 40’s feel to go with her stunning lace dress. Love these photos from www.daniellenowak.com photography!

Xo @phillyhair

Amara’s Wedding

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Amara looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day. We loved the beautiful vibrant colors of her sari. Christina helped Amara get the perfect long loose waves that made her look effortlessly glam! Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

Xo – @ phillyhair

My 5 Favorite Mascaras

Best MascarasI LOVE mascara, pretty much more than anything. It is definitely the most important part of my makeup routine. Even when I don’t do a full face I always wear mascara. This means that I have tried a million different brands and here are my fav’s ….

 

Maybelline Full & Soft – I’m pretty sure this will always be my most favorite. It is exactly what it says, full and soft. My lashes look fluttery, its great for daytime , natural looks. If I want more drama I just add on extra coats and it doesn’t get clumpy. 5 stars

Buxom Lash – Comes in 2nd place. This lengthens my lashes the best. It does a nice job of separating and is also great for daytime. Their waterproof version is also great as well! 4.5 stars

Bad Gal Lash by Benefit- Definitely thickening and gives volume. I love the big giant brush. I also loved the mini travel version. 4 stars

They’re Real- Hello drama. It makes the lashes longer and falsie looking. You don’t need a lot though it doesn’t layer on great , one or two layers is just enough. 4 stars

Covergirl Fanned Out- This also gives some thickness and length. I like the way the brush is curved its easy to put on. Perfect for night time because it adds some nice drama as well. Only qualm is that a little too much product sometimes comes out on the brush. 4.5 stars

 

Xo @phillyhair

 

New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

Holiday Look perfect for NYE or a winter wedding.

Products used:

Urban Decay  Vice 3, Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland, Stila Waterproof liner pen, Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara, Sigma Brushes.

Winter Wonderland

What a perfect wedding blog to end 2014 with! This epic event was a winter wonderland heaven. I have been friends with the Giombetti family since I was a little girl and we all danced together. Now we are all grown up and Bianca was the first to get married. She stunned in a one of a kind ball gown with a beaded neck line. Her hair was pulled softly back off her face in an intricate updo. We lightly contoured her, did full wispy lashes and a deep plum Smokey eye. The Giombetti girls are known for their long, thick hair which her two sisters left down and curled.The entire bridal party was gorgeous and glam!   The Cultural Center Ballroom was amazingly transformed into winter chicness by John Mackey Designs and the photos were taken by Arabella Photography.

Xo @phillyhair

Diamond Street Photography

Hannah got married at Knowlton Mansion and was photographed by Diamond Street Photography. She did a low bun/twist esque updo and wore a hair piece with decorations from her moms wedding dress. We did a golden bronze light smokey eye.

 

xo @phillyhair

My Best Friend’s Wedding

FINALLY the day has come where I get to post the pictures of my best friend’s wedding. I have done literally hundreds of brides, but have never been in a wedding and did the hair and makeup at the same time. It was really so much fun planning the whole thing with Courtney from beginning to end. Helping her pick out the dress, cake, vendors, hair and makeup trial and then the big day! Courtney is the definition of classic. The whole event was black and white, and she wanted to look effortlessly pretty and very natural. We did a purple LIGHT smokey eye with glowing highlighted skin. Her hair was in a big, timeless, low updo with intricate weaving. Usually I get my brides ready and then leave and never really get to see how everything plays out and watch my work the whole day and it was really a treat! She was the first of many more of my friends to come :)

 

Thanks Julie Jordan for the photos!