Friday, February 12, 2010

Hair and Makeup Trials!

I lucked out and was able to schedule my hair and makeup trials this afternoon! Good news is I loved the style! Bad news is that I was a naughty hair client and washed my hair 6 hours before. Whoops. I had flyaways galore. I thought with my crazy oily hair we'd be ok but as my hairdresser (hereby referred to as "The Russian") said "clean hair no good." She demonstrated by putting her hands inches from my head and watching all the little stringy static flyaways jump up towards them. My bad! I also was not so sure about my flower...

The flower lays flat on the comb, but for this style, it should really go more perpendicular to it. You can really see the whole bottom of the flower! We tried repositioning it a ton of times and all it did was mess up my poof more- we couldn't find a way that looked 100%.

I don't know what to do... should I just save it for one of my summer celebrations and wear it like I wore it when I got it? It laid flatter on my head with that style.

And if I don't use it for the wedding, what should I do? I want a little something but smaller. I am so torn because I am IN LOVE with this fascinatior! We just didn't feel like it worked with the style. Please send me suggestions if you have them!

I then went to meet with Crystal from Beauty by Crystal for my makeup trial! She was really nice and fun to work with. We didn't do them today but I'll be wearing false lashes on wedding day.

I had a REALLY hard time seeing myself in lipstick! I was like, "who is that!?" This is the girl who wears chapstick exclusively. We went for a brighter pink first, but then toned it down to something a little more natural. I love the color but need to get used to wearing something besides Burt's Bees on there. You all saw my one and only lipstick-wearing picture at Halloween, so maybe I can get used to it?

(Yes, scary lighting, but we had trouble getting a good one because my camera is ghetttto!)

I took a phone snap while walking the dogs much later. I love how I looked! Yes, I need color on my lips (I need to work on it!) but I love the definition on my eyes and how well-groomed my brows look. I think natural light is so much more flattering!

Were you lucky enough to have your hair and makeup trials on the same day? And are you as lipstick-phobic as I am?

17 comments:

  1. I love it! You look so pretty! Beautiful eyes!! :)

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  2. You look gorgeous!! Not that you don't everyday, but seriously loving that outdoor shot! Fabulous!! I had my hair & makeup on the same day and came home and played dress up in my dress to get the full effect! And if you want a flower, you can borrow mine! Its a Kasia Fink that came with the birdcage veil. It may be a bit smaller and the with the clip that's on it you can position in any direction. :)

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  3. I really like the way your hair & make-up turned out! Your eyes look very pretty :)

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  4. You look great!! Don't be afraid of lipstick, it's fun. Plus, lipstick has come a loonngg way from when we tried on our mom's back in the day. It's so much creamier now! As for the hair flower...I'm not sure where else you could put it. Maybe more to the side? Hmm...I don't know You'll look great however you do it, I'm positive!

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  5. I LOVE the outdoor picture of you... absolutely gorgeous! I was the same way with the lipstick so she put down a dye (I really don't know what it's called but it adds color to your lips without being a lipstick) and then a very light pink gloss on top. It looked great. Maybe another idea if you had the feeling of lipstick like I do.

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  6. I am VERY lipstick-phobic but I was told it's because I'm not used to seeing myself wear it. I don't think it looks bad on you. It's quite sophisticated! If you like my hair flower (it's in my blog somewhere ..) then you can borrow it. I'm not using it for anything any time soon. ;)

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  7. Love the trial- you look awesome, your hair looks amazing btw! :o)

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  8. You have the prettiest eyes!! Gorgeous!

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  9. Love that last photo. So pretty! I went back and looked at that other post too - love Sophie with the hair flower on!

    I think the flower still looks nice, and photos from the side (like during the ceremony) will look killer with it in.

    I'm a chapstick girl too and had to change lipstick colours three times on the day before I didn't feel like my lips looked crazy. I ended up going with a colour called Crystal pink by Napolean Perdis. It's pretty light with a bit of sparkle.

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  10. You look beautiful. I don't have any suggestions about the flower I hope you can make it work I really like it in your hair.

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  11. You look gorgeous! The makeup is fabulous--so natural! I don't have any good suggestions for your flower...but I can see why you love it so much--it's beautiful! :)

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  12. I know it's hard to think about destroying something so lovely (love your fascinator) but I also don't know how it's put together... so if it doesn't look too hard could you take it off of the comb and put it on an alligator clip instead? I feel that is always the best option because you can clip it in whatever direction to get it to sit right.

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  13. you look fabulous! i wear lipstick occasionally, but trust me, it stands out way more to you than to anyone else. everyone else will just think how pretty it looks!

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  14. Gorgeous girlie!!! As for the fascinator, perhaps have it at the very bag of your poof sort of where you'd put a barrette?

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  15. I actually think you look the best in the last pick without the lipstick...perhaps if you lean towards a more subtle natural color lipstick it would be perfect.

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  16. Oooh nice makeup! You look beautiful! I usually don't wear lipstick either...but I think it adds a good touch for the wedding day! I really like MAC lipsticks; they are nice and creamy and feel more like my chapstick than some other ones I've tried.

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