Maxine's Graduation Events

Maxine's mother called me for Maxine's hair and makeup for both her elementary school graduation as well as a dance she was having the following week as part of the graduation celebrations. Laura did Maxine's hair and I did her makeup for both events. We loved Maxine! She is such a sweet girl and she was so fun to chat with. We actually loved her whole family as they're such nice, good people. By the way, Maxine is also SUPER smart and got a scholarship to a fancy school in NYC for next year. Congratulations Maxine! 

For Maxine's makeup we did partial services the first time for graduation (just eyes) and then full services for the dance (face too) without fake lashes. Can you see the difference? 💗

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Airbrush for Patricia's Engagement Party 💍

Patricia originally found me on Wedding Wire and we chatted through there. But then, her sister recommended she reach out to someone who did a friend's wedding 5 years ago. That someone ended up being me, too, lol! So I suppose we were meant to meet!

I airbrushed Patricia, her mother, and her sister for Patricia's engagement party at Pompeii Restaurant. She and her sister had gotten airbrush before, but they were apprehensive because they said it made them look very pale. If you've also had this experience, it's likely the makeup artist you used may have used a color that didn't match your skin tone. Or, used a reflective powder over it. They were so happy with the airbrush results. I loved meeting all 3 of them, they were so hospitable and sweet! Congratulations, Patricia! 💍

Patricia, the bride to be! 

Patricia, the bride to be! 

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Tish's Baby Shower 💙👶

The day I did Tish's makeup was a super busy day for me. I had 3 different appointments to travel to with 6 different people. Thankfully, Tish started out my day. She was so cool to talk to. She was funny and super chill. Her daughter was so funny and sassy and kept us entertained until it was time for mommy to have her time to relax and get her makeup done. Tish said from the very beginning she didn't want her makeup feeling heavy on the skin. Airbrush is perfect for that, as it is intended to feel super light on the skin. I had such a great time with Tish & loved glamming her up for her baby shower. She definitely made the kickoff to a busy day very relaxing and fun!

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Stephanie M's Wedding Day

It was such a pleasure doing Stephanie's makeup for her big day. I met Stephanie at my friend Corinne's bachelorette party (she's her aunt). Stephanie and her sisters were a blast to hang out with at the party and we had a lot of fun together. After I did Corinne's makeup for her wedding, Stephanie reached out and asked if I would do her makeup for her wedding as well. I was honored! I had a lovely time in the morning hanging out with her, her daughters (who I also adore), her niece Jessica, and her cute dogs. I was so happy to do Jessica's makeup again! She is such a total sweetheart and really cool to talk to and spend time with.  Congratulations Stephanie! I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon (super jealous bc she's on a beach right now!) ☀️🌊

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Jamie's Sweet 16 Trial

I met Jamie on Saturday and we did a Sweet 16 trial for her upcoming party. It was so great meeting her. She's also a huge fan of makeup so it was fun discussing the different types of makeup we liked. She also goes to the high school I went to so it was cool hearing about all the new things going on there and which teachers are still kicking! She's on cheerleading just like I used to be. Apparently we have a lot in common but she's cooler and sweeter than I was when I was 16!

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Laura C.'s Bridal Trial

Laura and I had our trial scheduled for months before meeting. When Laura walked in and we got to chatting I knew right away we would totally click. She is just so nice and we got along so well. My kitten even loved her! Lol! She was easy going but decisive, which I totally appreciate. It always makes my day when potential clients are the nicest people ever. The look Laura was going for was some drama in the eyes. We complimented the eyes with a brightening lip color. She looked super gorge and I'm honored to be joining her on her wedding day! What do you think of Laura's Trial? 

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Erica and Hailey's Natural Looks for a Bat Mitzvah

Erica and her daughter Hailey were so easy going and sweet. They were going to a Bat Mitzvah that evening and wanted to get their hair and makeup done. Erica mentioned that she doesn't typically wear makeup on a daily basis so she wanted something more on the natural end. Since her daughter Hailey is only 11, I wanted to respect her age but still have her feel beautiful and "made up". Christina did a great job with their hair. They were so lovely and I had such a nice time with them!

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Getting dolled up for Graduation

Ariana, my beautiful client, graduated from college today and wanted to look extra special and get her hair and makeup done. Congratulations Ariana! Doesn't she look gorge?!!!!!!

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Makeup or Breakup? Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

I started a new section of my blog called "Makeup or Breakup?" With so many beauty products out there, I'm always looking for honest reviews (which are hard to find). So I'll inform you about the amazing products out there and the not-so-amazing products that you should break up with! I'll be giving my unbiased reviews of beauty products for you all & hey, If you're ever curious about a product, ask me to try it for you! I always love an excuse to buy makeup ;)

Makeup or Breakup?

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

I'm always on the market for a fabulous mascara. I don't wear a ton of makeup on the daily but I'll typically wear mascara. Gun to my head, if I could only wear one makeup product it would be mascara. Or foundation. No... definitely mascara (please don't put a gun to my head).

Beyond loving the sass of a name like Perversion, it's a great mascara. It coats the lashes really well, even after one stroke. Personally, like a potato chip, I can never go for just one. I'm a several-coats-of-mascara kind of girl. But even one coat makes your lashes pop like WHOA and the brush gives pretty good control. 

Being that it's a very wet formula you might want to be extra careful when applying so it doesn't get on your lid. However, it's extremely easy to wipe off with a wet Qtip if you do get it on your lid. That being said, it's also extremely easy to get off before bed at night. I use a wet face wipe before bed and I get everything off with just one. Before bed I hate fussing with getting mascara off and sometimes I'm really not in the mood to go through all the hassle. I love that this is easily removable.

Generally, my eyes tear a lot and are sensitive to wind and the cold, but the mascara doesn't get all over my face. However, I did have a good cry sesh once and it was all over my face. So if you're going to a wedding where you know you'll be balling your eyes out, I'd go the waterproof route. I don't use this on my brides because it's too much of an emotional day and not worth the risk. But on an every day basis, it's perfectly wonderful to use (unless you cry a lot on a daily basis, which, then, aw hunny). 

Also, since the mascara coats your lashes so well, it could be very heavy. So it tends to look heavy if you add a lot of coats. So, sometimes when my mascara is fairly dry after about 10 minutes, I'll use an eyelash curler AFTER putting on my mascara. A word of advice, though, if you're going to try this you must be very gentle and go very slowly to avoid ripping any lashes out. 

The only con for me is that it does flake a little bit throughout the day. Also, I wish it came in a waterproof version. But it probably will eventually if there's a demand for it and the mascara becomes quite popular, which I think it is.

Overall, this mascara is near perfect. It's formula is super black which makes your eyes stand out beautifully. I normally buy waterproof mascaras, but it's so easy to take off at night and it really looks so beautiful on your eyes that I am converted, cue the halo around my head.😇

Also, one of the best parts is that it has ingredients in it to simulate lash growth! Raise your hand if you had permanent fake lashes put on at a place and they damaged your real lashes 🖐🏻  (Elena I know you know what I mean lol)! Unless it's all in my head, after using this mascara for a well it seemed to make my lashes stronger, healthier, and more... well... there! 

I'm going with a definite "Makeup!" I totally love this near-perfect mascara.  

Have you tried this mascara before? Is there a mascara you absolutely love? Please comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts!!