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Sparkly Things

Do you like rings?! Me too! Before I got married (September 22, 2017), the only thing I was solid on was the type of ring I wanted and how I wanted my dress to look. LOL. Well I decided to put up a few pictures of rings I found recently that I thought were pretty. If you are a girl like me, who basically had almost nothing figured out when it was time for her to plan her wedding, maybe these rings will help you figure out what you like and what you don’t like. ** This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links.....

What Inspires You? (wedding mood board)

As a makeup artist I sometimes get the question from clients as to what inspires me. My go to answer all the time is flowers, the sky, clouds, and the person’s actual face! When I was on pinterest this morning I ran across an eye shadow look that made me think of wedding colors that would be fun to try (this never happens) Violet, Orange, and Antique Gold. Check out the images to see all of the whimsy that’s from my brain this morning. LOL Flowers: Astilbe, Dahlia Fire Pot   ** Note: none of the images belong to me. I found them on pinterest and google***...

Importance of Water for Your Skin

It’s all around us. We drink it from bottles, paper boxes, and filtered jugs. WATER! The most important fluid of your ENTIRE life! I know what you’re thinking… Carissa.. You’re, crazy COFFEE is the most important fluid of my entire life! (Girl you know I’m planning this wedding!!)  Oh my dear friend… Let me introduce you to 7 reasons why water is that best and most important thing for your skin.   Increases elasticity of skin Consuming adequate amount of water will help you renew your skin and maintain the optimum skin moisture. By drinking enough water you will ensure that the essential nutrients are getting circulated to the skin...

How To Get Glowing Skin for Brides

A lot of people ask me why they never can get their makeup to look as smooth or as flawless as what they see in the inspiration pictures. Outside of explaining Instagram filters and facetune, I also explain that a good skin care regimen is what’s needed for optimum results on your wedding day. Here are five tips to keep your skin looking healthy leading up to your wedding day. 1.  Wax or thread your eyebrows 4 to 5 days before your wedding day. This will ensure that your brows are looking extra fresh and the skin around your brows will be replenished to where the makeup will adhere...