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By: | Posted: 01/16/2012
With only six six weeks to go, I'm doing whatever I can whenever I can to scratch "To-Do's" off my many multiple lists. Attempting e-mails from my phone, scheduling and rescheduling an insane amount of appointments, and of course . . . shopping up a storm! I'm trying to get as many things situated and settled before the week of the wedding so I can enjoy as much of my time as possible with my family, friends, and out-of-town guests. I couldn't be more excited to spend time with all of those I love!
Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most amazing moments of your life. Of course, it's only natural to want to look your very best. I like to get ready and made-over just as much as the next girl, but I realllllly hate to spend tons of time primping. I'd rather be off enjoying the party. For our wedding day, I want to step it up a notch and have someone do my make-up for me. For those of you still following my adventure from a couple months ago, you'll remember I have major anxiety over make-up artists. It's totally irrational and just a little bit crazy, but I absolutely hate the feeling of heavy make-up. The worst is when you smile and can actually feel your cakey overly dolled-up cheeks creasing. Eww. Miserable. What a way to ruin your wedding day. I had tried a couple different make-up girls around town, and left each and every time unhappy. I was sharing my "issues" (this all seems a bit vain to be considered actual real issues, but so goes the stress of a bride), with a client of mine. She convinced me that I needed to give it one more shot, and referred me to her make-up artist Tina Beaupre.
After checking out her website (www.tinabeaupre.com) and reading about her airbrushing techniques, I was willing to give this whole thing one more shot.
Tina arrived at our house, with her fabulous rolling suitcase filled with girl treasures. Lip glosses, eye shadow, and liner in every color possible.
I managed to rope my wonderful maid-of-honor, and sister Annie into documenting our adventure. Tina is so bubbly and warm that you immediately want to adopt her as your new best friend. She is also incredibly professional, and comes with quite the resume for a 20-something self-employed girl. Her most recent celebrity makeover was prepping Kendra Wilkinson for local TV interviews. Tina has spent additional time working on models for a Target runway show and freelances for Token Media. She is also featured on The Knot and mywedding.com.
I thought it would be fun (and quite brave of me) to take before and after pictures.
Before we began, Tina asked me about my daily beauty routine. This was a question none of the other girls had ever broached. She wanted to know my expectations, and excpected me to give her nothing but honest feedback along the way. To Tina, the best part of her job is making each person look like the very best version of themself. This was exactly what I set out to accomplish for my wedding day make-over. By the time we were finished I was in love with her work, and in love with the results!
So much so that I put on way too fancy of a dress for a Monday, and made Nate take me out for a martini to flaunt my new look!
Carly is manager, Social Media and Audience Engagement at MSP-C. See her engagement story.
Vanessa is creative director and co-founder at Bow & Arrow Magazine. See her engagement story.
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