It was so much fun working with Marisa and Ed this past summer! I first met Marisa at her home for her and her mother's makeup trial. Her adorable dog Tessie greeted me at the door and of course I immediately fell in love!
Marisa was so sweet and charming. It was truly a pleasure working with her.
Marisa wanted to truly test her trial look that night and hit a hardcore gym session. To her surprise the makeup lasted through every bit! She was amazed her makeup stayed and didn't smudge from all of the sweat!
Just a few shorts months had passed and I was back for the big day! Their dog Tessie had her nails painted pink and wearing a pearl necklace. The time and effort they put into their wedding was truly amazing! I am pleased to share with you these photos that captures all the true moments of these two beautiful souls.
Photography : Robyn and Lou Photography + Cinema
Makeup: Allure Traveling Beauty
A lot of you ask me what my everyday makeup essentials are, so I thought I would give you a rundown of my everyday makeup must haves!
My everyday look will always have to have the right amount of bronzer, eyeliner, and mascara! So here are the three of my favorite products that I use every single day.
I can never leave the house without bronzer. What I tend to use everyday is either "Too Faced" Bronzer or "Bare Minerals" Bronzer. These two products give the essential amount of coverage I look for.
Too faced-Endless Summer is my favorite! This bronzer has long lasting wear and gives you that glow that goes all day and night. It's lightweight and natural. If you haven't tried it already you should.
Another essential that I have to wear every day is mascara! Being blonde and fair skin people sometimes mistake me for being sick if I am not wearing mascara because my lashes are so light...I absolutely can't go anywhere without mascara!!
"Too Faced" Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara is my absolute favorite mascara! People often ask if I am wearing fake eyelashes but god graced me with long lushes lashes!
This mascara has recently expanded to a waterproof mascara so now I can use it on all my clients! So cry happy tears because now you can! This mascara thickens, lengthens, and curls for extreme volume and dramatic lashes. One coat and my lashes are full, defined, and stretched to unbelievable lengths. I typically put two coats on my lashes because I am obsessed with mascara, and I love long lashes. This also gives an even more luscious, dramatic look. Three coats and you've achieved the most intense, voluminous, waterproof lashes possible! Mascara is an absolute must have in my makeup bag, can't live without it!
Bobbi Brown eyeliner is another one of my favorites! This eyeliner is waterproof, and lasts all day long. This eyeliner gives the most precision of liquid liner with the ease of a gel-based formula. I use an angled brow/eyeliner brush to apply it. It lasts up to 12 hours and is water proof and sweat-humidity resistant. There is nothing not to love about this product.
Ladies share with me what your everyday makeup essentials are!
Well everyone, Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the week! If you are feeling like you need a mid week " Pick Me Up" well I am going to give you all one!
This evening we are reminiscing on this amazing "Scorpio Rising" "Free People" inspired photoshoot we took part in back in the Fall with Corey Lynn Tucker Photography. Her work is amazing and it's always so much fun to collaborate with her! She styled an amazing shoot and it sure does show through all these awesome photos! This Photoshoot got featured in Flawless Magazine! Check out all the beauty!
Makeup | Allure Traveling Beauty
Stylist/Photographer | Corey Lynn Tucker Photography
Video/Motion Productions - Pamela Vitale - XYEYE
Model | Robyn Valente
On the morning of your wedding day I am sure you will be swamped with an overflow of emotions running through your body! Get a good nights sleep! When you wake up on your wedding day I am sure you will find yourself wondering what even to get up and do first..Just simply relax and wait because before you know it your beauty squad will be arriving to glam you up for your big day!
Here are some helpful tips to hold on tight and just enjoy the start to your biggest day ever!
The morning of your wedding don't feel like you have to wake up and immediately start doing things. Take your time and remember to relax! You have done enough planning and the big day is finally here, so sit back and relax. The more rest you can get in the morning will only benefit you for the rest of your day! Relax..Relax..Relax
Stay Hydrated! Although your morning may begin with drinking coffee and mimosas, don't forget the water!
I always catch my brides worrying so much about everything else and everyone else that they don't take the time to grab a bite to eat. Don't forget! Even if it's something little don't forget to snack, and have a light meal as you get ready! Emotions are running high, wether or not you have an appetite make sure to fuel your body! Your going to need it.
Take a long hot shower! This will give you time to relax and feel refreshed. For your hair purposes if you are washing your hair make sure to use a light conditioner the morning off, for better styling for your hair. I know for some this may drive you crazy, but natural hair is the best hair to work with for styling. So make sure you let your hair dry naturally.
Before getting your makeup done make sure to moisturize your face! You want your face looking and feeling amazing. Moisturizer will help make your skin glow all day long.
As for makeup make sure that you are using waterproof mascara! Of all days, your wedding day is the most important day that your makeup lasts all day long even through all the tears! Airbrush makeup is also the way to go because it is waterproof, sweat proof and will be sure to last all day and night! You will look just as beautiful when you go to bed as when you started your day! As for your lipstick, at your makeup trial the lipstick you like, our makeup artist will bring you! Its always the safest to have your lipstick nearby for touch ups throughout the day.
On your special day Allure Traveling Beauty travels to you so you can sit back and relax. Our highly skilled professionals, will work hard to make sure you look and feel as beautiful as you are. We will make your day as perfect as you had imagined. There is nothing for our brides or bridal party to worry about, as we handle every detail. At Allure Traveling Beauty, we take pride in our work. Our mission is to see every face we touch, beaming with beauty and happiness. So sit back, relax and enjoy one of the biggest days of your life!
Colleen and Lee's wedding took place at the Branford house in Groton, CT. This venue is one of our all time favorites! Even though it was the middle of December it sure didn't feel like winter on their wedding day! The weather was perfect, and the day couldn't of started out better for the two of them! It was such a pleasure getting Colleen and her amazing bridal party ready for her special day! Colleen was so amazing to work with! It's so great to share all these amazing photos taken by one of our favorite and talented Jennifer Bach Photography, as well as the florals from Stylish Blooms.
Colleen and Lee, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day! It was absolutely stunning, and perfect! We wish you a lifetime of laughter, love and happiness!
Photography: Jennifer Bach Photography
Florist: Stylish Blooms
Venue: Branford House, Groton CT
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