Life is Crazy!

I know, I know. All I do lately are life updates but it’s been a crazy year. I had just gotten hired full time at the place I had been interning when I got recruited to work for a bigger company with an offer I couldn’t refuse. I moved four hours from home and have been living with my grand-little four hours away from my fiancé and our kitty and it’s been great and also stressful and sad. I miss my fiancé and family and kitty but I love my roommate and the job has been really, really cool.

I’m now commuting to work, which I hadn’t done before but it allows me to live in a nicer, more metropolitan area than where my job is located. I just picked out the new apartment/condo for my fiancé and I to move into next month and it is amazing! It’s being completely renovated (new floors, paint, appliances, counter tops, cabinets, hardware, toilets, etc.). It’s going to be so incredible and such and amazing upgrade.

I’ll touch on a few things I’ve done since i’ve last written: took my mom to see Wicked for her birthday and had a fun weekend downtown with her, went to a bachelorette party in downtown Cincinnati, Gone to another wedding (and have another next weekend), finalized some more things for my wedding, stopped Sephora Play and started Boxycharm (I’m obsessed!), started traveling for work, had our engagement photos taken, signed my cat up for a subscription box because she’s a spoiled princess, found a new place to live, bridesmaids all got their dresses, saw John Mayer, went to an outdoor sculpture park and so much more! I swear sometimes life gets away from me and I have to play catch up.

Here’s some photos from the last few months:

 

L: Mom and I at Wicked. R: My friend Kim and I at her wedding.

L: Snapchat selfie from engagement photo day. R: Fiancé and I at Kim’s wedding.

L: My spoiled kitty. R: My fancy shoes I bought at the Saks outlet near me and wore for Wicked.

L: Sculpture from a local sculpture park R: Rooms and I at John Mayer.

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One of my recent makeup purchases that I am very happy with!

 

XO

-A

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Special Occasion Makeup; A Spring Wedding Guest Look!

 

For me this seems to be the year of exactly four hundred thousand weddings. Okay, four as a guest and one as an artist (that I know of so far) but that’s a lot! The first of the year was my cousin’s wedding in April. She got married on a Saturday in a stunning Catholic Church. Here is the look I created for that occasion. I’m honestly in love with it and plan on doing variations of this look for the rest of the spring/summer weddings. Although, I’m a bridesmaid in the next wedding on the books so I will probably tweak more to theme.

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Here are the products I used:

Glamglow moisturizer in Nude Glow

Lancome Teinte Idole foundation in light bisque

Maybeline Age Rewind concealer in Brightener

Benefit Erase Paste in shade 2

Lorac I love brunch palette (Jelly donut, sorbet and pancakes).

Lancome Art Liner

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Soft Brown

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush from the 2016 holiday palette (the tan/peachy shade).

Laura Gellar Gilded Honey Highlight

Covergirl Supersizer mascara layered with YSL The Shock mascara

Rimmel Provacalips in Wish Upon A Berry

Maybeline Master Fix Setting Spray

Here’s a pic of my outfit and my oh, so handsome date. Doesn’t he look thrilled? Lol.

This look lasted all day through a long drive, ceremony, dinner, rain, etc. Unfortunately, we had to leave before dancing but I have confidence it would’ve lasted fairly well, as well as any full face can when you’re moving your body.

Anyway, it was a beautiful day and a very fun day as well! Can’t wait for the next wedding (ahh and bachelorette party in Chicago ) coming up here very soon!! Eek! My best friend is getting married; I’m so excited!!

XO

-A

Wedding Day Makeup

 

So occasionally I pick up gigs doing wedding makeup on the side. It’s fun to turn my hobby into a side hustle and I truly, truly enjoy doing it.

This blog post features the wedding of Klaudia (the beautiful bride pictured below). Klaudia was one of my classmates in my MBA cohort and a truly kind and beautiful person. Her and her family were so sweet and welcoming and so much fun to work on. They had beautiful weather for their morning brunch wedding.

I was able to do makeup for two bridesmaids, Klaudia’s step mom (not pictured, didn’t get a photo) and the bride herself.

So the following are the products I used for the left bridesmaid:
Lancome teinte idole foundation
Benefit Erase Paste Concealer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Hourglass blush in surreal glow
Buxom lip liner in White Russian
Lorac Pro palette (cream, white, taupe and espresso)
Maybeline Sensational Luscious Mascara

So the following are the products I used for the right bridesmaid:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Skin Tint
Maybeline Age rewind brightener concealer
Hourlgass blush in surreal glow
Lorac Pro Palette (cream, nude, champagne).
Maybeline Sensational Luscious Mascara
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Essence Make Me Brow in Blonde
I’m failing to remember the lipgloss I used for her but I will update it if I remember!

 

So the following are the products I used for the bride:

Lancome Tentie Idole Foundation
Lorac Pro Plaette (nude, cream, champagne, taupe) and Too Faced Natural Eyes (the original 9 pan) palette (satin sheets).
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette to create a custom shade
Hourglass surreal light blush
ABH Brow Wiz
Maybeline Age rewind brightener concealer
Hourlgass blush in surreal glow
Maybeline Sensational Luscious Mascara
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Hourglass surreal light finishing powder
Hourglass surreal strobe light highilgihter
Maybeline Master Fix setting spray

 

All in all it was a fun morning and a beautiful day! The photos I saw afterwards were gorgeous and I hope that Klaudia and her now husband had a lovely honeymoon.

 

XO

 

-A