3.08.2017

When one of your best friend's is going to get married!!!



One of my most favorite girls in the whole world is getting married!!! And I get the honor of helping her get wedding ready! Yay!!!


Let's take a trip down memory lane :)
 Last day of Middle School 1993 :)
Ahhhhhh, so young.


High School Orchestra Concert 1998

No words. No words to describe the deep amount of love I have for Er and how she has impacted my life, blessed me, given me so much to laugh about, to be happy about, and to be amazed about. We are opposites, and yet the same. I can be my complete honest self when I'm around Erin, and I feel safe and at peace... even as we're laughing so hysterically that we're wiping tears away and holding our sides. I love this wonderful girl with the most beautiful soul, and I couldn't be more ecstatic as she and Chad make plans for their special day and their lives together!
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MAKEUP
Okay! So now to the makeup part! This turned out to be a semi impromptu trial, but I think it turned out really well :) 

Before and After
Fun fact: Er has THE BEST skin ever. She will always try to make me feel better by texting whenever she has a pimple (which is almost never) so that I won't feel so bad about my skin :)



Eyes closed with a closer look at the eyeshadow



Three differences about these two photos:
1. Indoor vs. Outdoor
2. Natural lip color vs. a more rich, pigmented lip color
3. Hair not styled vs. Hair styled

I personally like the richer, more pigmented lip color. We'll play around more with the lip color though since she'll be changing her blue hair to PURPLE HAIR! :)



HAIR

Since this was an impromptu session, we didn't have any of the hair accessories that would really be used during the wedding. This style with the bobbi pins was just to complete her look and give her some added interest in the hair. We'll figure out something out for the actual wedding day that will work for her!
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Love you ErBear! Thank you for being by my side all these years! Can't wait to celebrate with you and Chad on your special day :)
Er was one of my bridesmaids!!! 2007



2.28.2017

Adrienne's Wedding Hair & Makeup!

Courtesy Stewart Uy Photography

Who: Adrienne
What: Bridal Hair & Makeup
Photographer: Stewart Uy Photography

Have you ever met a person for the first time, and your conversations just flowed so smoothly that it felt like you've known them forever? Yep :) That's how it was with Adrienne! What an absolute pleasure it was to meet her and be able to help on her special day! From the easy laughs, to the quirky yet chill vibe she and Christian have, to their love of all things Disney and shoes, this was definitely a fun one for me!



BRIDAL MAKEUP
Photo courtesy Stewart Uy Photography

When Adrienne first contacted me about a trial, one of the things she asked about was whether she'd be able to wear her GLASSES for her wedding.  We had fun during the trial, figuring out which of her glasses looked the best in combination with of the options of lashes I had. Some false lash trimming was required, but we were able to pull together a beautiful creation together so that she could wear her glasses comfortably, while still having an enhanced eye for her wedding day!


Before and After - with glasses


Photo courtesy Stewart Uy Photography


 Getting the lashes JUST right :)
Photo courtesy Stewart Uy Photography


Eyes closed, eyes opened


BRIDAL HAIR
Before and After


STEWART UY PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY









The shoes... THE SHOES!!! :)


 Find the Tsum Tsums!












 Everything about this makes me smile!







Happily ever after to you two! 
:)


12.06.2016

Vanessa's H&M Trial!



Who: Vanessa
What: Hair & Makeup Trial
Where: San Jose Home Studio

So great having Vanessa in my makeup chair again! Last time it was as the maid of honor for her sister's wedding, this time as the bride! It was wonderful catching up with Vanessa since we last saw each other and hearing about her love story :)

MAKEUP
Before and After #1

After listening to Vanessa share about some of her wedding details and looking at her Pinterest board, some of the key themes that came up were rustic, cottage-y wedding, organic hair, and eyes without dark eyeshadow.  We created a bridal look for her that would reflect her personalized wedding! 

 Before and After #2


 Those lashes! :)


HAIR
Before and After














10.18.2016

Anita's Wedding Makeup & Hair + Bridal Party!

Courtesy Lover of Weddings Photography


Courtesy Lover of Weddings Photography


Who: Anita
What: Bridal Hair & Makeup  +Bridal Party
Photographer: Lover of Weddings

What a full morning of wedding prep and getting these ladies ready for Anita's special day! It was a blast spending time with everyone and witnessing the last minute hunt for a white dress to dance in AND the frantic search for the ever so elusive hook for the bustle! Funny how things turn up when you're not even looking for them... after all has been given up! :)

THE BRIDAL PARTY


MAID OF HONOR: REBECCA


HAIR AND MAKEUP
Prep


BRIDESMAID: BINA


MAKEUP
Before and After


HAIR
Before and After


BRIDESMAID: JENNIFER


MAKEUP


HAIR
Profile and Back 


BRIDESMAID: EMILY


HAIR ONLY


BRIDESMAID: ANNA!!! 
Love my former brides :)


HAIR ONLY


MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: MEI LING


MAKEUP


HAIR


BRIDE: ANITA!


MAKEUP & HAIR
Time was closing in on us and I wanted to make sure Anita was completely done and beautiful and ready! Thanks to Jessica from Lover of Weddings for capturing these shots as I didn't have the chance to break out my phone to snap some pictures!






LOVER OF WEDDINGS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY


































Good night and a wonderfully happy marriage to you two!