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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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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Mariangela's Bridal Trial

We're booking up fast for fall weddings so make sure to book your trials sooner than later! 🍁🍂🍂🍁

Bride-to-be Mariangela wanted a very natural look for her bridal trial for her wedding in October. We did something super natural without even incorporating lashes (which can still help with a natural look, but Mariangela preferred no lashes).  Christina did a beautiful low-do on Mariangela like she requested. Mariangela was so down to earth and sweet, Christina and I loved meeting her and doing her trials for the wedding she was attending that evening. 

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Lauren's Wedding in North Carolina! ☀️

This is a special #tbt as this wedding was so special and near and dear to my heart. Lauren is my husband's cousin but has also been one of my closest friend for many years! When my husband and I were just friends, Lauren was the one who said to me "you know he's in love with you right?!" Lauren and I have had so many good and funny memories together over the years and I was honored when she asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding! Not only was I a bridesmaid but I had the pleasure of doing Lauren and her mom's makeup for her big day. We flew down to NC from NY with a bunch of family members (im fairly certain we took up the entire plane!) to celebrate Lauren and Matt's special day. It was one of the most fun weddings I've ever been to!

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Lauren's niece Logan, me, and Lauren

Lauren's niece Logan, me, and Lauren

Katie's Bridal Shower

On Sunday we dolled Katie up for her bridal shower. One of RWAG's freelance hairstylists, Christina, curled Katie's pretty blonde hair down into beautiful waves. For makeup, Katie wanted flawless skin and for her eyes to pop without the look seeming super dramatic. Katie was so cool to hang out with. Both Christina and I loved working with her. Congratulations Katie!

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Mani Monday - Jet Setting

Yes, I know it's Tuesday😊

So I'm quite busy over the next few weeks. I just got back from an amazing, fun, and romantic trip with my hubby in Chicago. If you're my Facebook friend, sorry to blow up your news feed🙈  But I wanted to share the great time we had. 

Yes, in the background that is a hat filled with nachos from the Cub's game we went to.  

Yes, in the background that is a hat filled with nachos from the Cub's game we went to.  

I was WAY overdue for a manicure. Like embarrassingly overdue. This Memorial Day Weekend we were in Chicago as I mentioned, this upcoming weekend we are going to my darling friend Darcy's wedding in Bermuda, and the weekend after we are going to celebrate our awesome cousin Jay's 40th birthday in Vegas! So I needed a polish that was fabulous but not too colorful where it would clash with a dress for a wedding. 

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I was drawn to this clear looking polish with specs of gold. It felt both fabulous for Vegas but classy for my friend's wedding. I also reshaped my coffin nails back to stiletto shape (inspiration from my last client who had awesome nails). You can't really see how they gleam in the photos so check out my like 5 second Instagram vid @rebelle1010. Let me know what you think. Or show me yours! I could use some summer mani-inspiration. 

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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Getting Shayna Gorge for her Bridal Shower!

Laura and I had a great time with Shayna! Laura did her hair and I did her makeup this beautiful Sunday morning☀️. She was so funny and we had so much fun glamming her up for her bridal shower today. She looked so beautiful! Her gorgeous eyes popped and her hair looked beyond radiant! We took a short silly "live video" below while Laura was curling her hair. Then her fiancé came by and we took some quick photos. They are so cute together. You can see the glow on her face (partially due to the highlighter lol) but also because she beams around him. Adorable! Have a great shower, Shayna!

After! Doesn't she look gorgeous!? 

After! Doesn't she look gorgeous!? 

Who's Album is Better IMHO? Adele Vs. Beyonce!

 
 

Ok. I’m just going to say it. You can be mad & you don’t have to understand, but… here it is. I don’t care for the Adele album. Hold on! Before you get super pissed at me let me explain. I never FELT Adele’s album nor connected with it. I didn’t. I liked some songs, but they weren’t unique to me. I more so wanted to love it because I felt I should. Adele is seemingly an awesome, down to earth, real & hilarious person. Her voice is AHMAZING. But I didn’t connect with it. That’s just me. A couple of the songs are great, but the album as a whole just doesn’t do it for me.

I’ve been seeing a lot of memes about people thinking Beyonce is overrated. After picking my jaw up from the floor I realized it's OK. Not everyone has to GET her. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But she is a serious singer and performer. Her concerts are the best I've been to. She also writes a significant amount of her music. For those who find her overrated I encourage you to listen to her album Lemonade. It's BOMB. Some may not “get” the album & that’s ok too. But for my fierce, emotional, women who like to be empowered, I think you should give it a try. If you don’t like it, it doesn’t mean you’re any less fierce, emotional, or empowered. But I FEEL that album. It is such a raw, emotional, but strong journey you go on with her. It's an honest album about a woman's pain, self-worth, empowerment, and struggle to forgive and move forward with her life. I just connected with it. Maybe you will too, maybe you won't! Give it a try. & If you don't like it, then "sorry, I ain't sorry," (Track 4). I'm literally obsessed.