A GUIDE TO SKIN THAT WILL LOVE YOU IN A YEAR

NO IDEA ON THE FIRST THING ABOUT PROPER SKIN CARE?

I THINK WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE.

CALEDONIA LAI

CALEDONIA LAI

I’m going to make today’s blog short and sweet for you guys!

WE KNOW you WANT TO LOOK AS FLAWLESS AS POSSIBLE ON your WEDDING DAY, RIGHT? DON’T COMPLETELY RELY ON YOUR MAKEUP ARTIST TO MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE THE WAY YOU’RE EXPECTING to look IF YOU HAVE SAD SKIN :-(

THIS REQUIRES SOME WORK AND PREPARATION ON YOUR END! Skin prep plays a major role in how your makeup will turn out on your wedding day.

if you don’t take care of your skin, you won’t expect your skin to take care of your makeup will you?

Start a regimen around 8-12 months out from your wedding. give your skin time to get “healthy” because this won’t happen over night. If you want to be a real super star, go to your dermatologist and see what they can recommend for monthly treatments and peels. but today, i’ve attached a simple guide to a good skincare routine that you can follow until your big day!

XO,

addie

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LET’S TALK: HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIALS

DO YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHY OR WHEN YOU SHOULD BOOK A HAIR AND MAKEUP TRIAL APPOINTMENT?

DON’T FRET!

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I AM ABOUT TO GIVE YOU ALL THE REASONS WHY A TRIAL IS AN ABSOLUTE YES.

FOR STARTERS, YOU’LL GET A ROCK SOLID IDEA OF WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO LOOK LIKE THE DAY OF THE WEDDING WITH THE INSPIRATION YOU HAVE CHOSEN. A BRIDE SHOULD NOT BE HAVING HER TRIAL AND ERROR ON HER WEDDING DAY. HOWEVER, THE REALITY IS, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THOSE HIGHLY EDITED PICTURES ON PINTEREST THAT YOU SHOW YOUR ARTISTS. YOU WILL NEED A TRIAL TO SEE IF THE STYLE YOU ADORE WILL WORK FOR YOUR FACIAL STRUCTURE AND HAIR TEXTURE. THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AND TWEAKS AND ADJUSTMENTS FOR WHAT YOU LIKE AND DON’T LIKE. THIS WILL ALSO BE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO VERIFY HOW WELL THE MAKEUP AND HAIR WILL HOLD UP THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

NEXT, A TRIAL GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO CONNECT WITH YOUR HAIRSTYLIST AND MAKEUP ARTIST ON A PERSONAL LEVEL AND REALLY GET TO KNOW THEM WHILE THEY GET TO KNOW YOU. YOU’LL ALSO DETERMINE AT THIS POINT IF THEY ARE A GOOD FIT OR NOT.

“WELL WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY TRIAL?”

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if you have your team booked already, you should book your trial 6-8 weeks out from your wedding. this way the look is still fresh on the artists mind by the time your wedding rolls around and too much time doesn’t pass. now if you don't have your team booked, you need to find someone within 6 months to a year out. vendors book up extremely quick. especially during peak seasons.

“WHAT DO I DO NOW THAT MY TRIAL IS BOOKED?!”

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ALL BOOKED AND READY TO GET YOUR TRIAL DUCKS IN A ROW?

WELL LUCKY FOR YOU, I HAPPENED TO CREATE AN ENTIRE PDF CHECKLIST THAT YOU CAN PRINT OUT!

THERE YOU HAVE IT! HOPE THIS INFORMATION HAS HELPED YOU OUT A LITTLE ON UNDERSTANDING TRIALS!

XO,

ADDIE

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    11 PRODUCTS I KEEP IN MY KIT

    I’ve always been asked by brides, “what type of brands do you use?”

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    Well, the truth is… there are too many to list in one short email! BUT, I have some kit staples that are my holy grails I COULDN’T WAIT TO RAVE ABOUT. Now everyone has their own version of a holy grail product, however, these are top priority in my kit.

    My kit ranges mostly higher end/pro products but I also have some real gems that are drugstore as well.So here I rounded up my top 11 favorite products that I swear by to share with you guys.


    FACE ATELIER

    Oh my gosh. where do I even start when it comes to this BRAND AS A WHOLE? THIS IS my absolute favorite foundation in the world. it can be thinned down, OR built up FOR MAXIMUM COVERAGE. all the things! it doesn’t work too well for oily skin types, but if its set with a good amount of loose powder you can still rock it. I love using this on all of my clients. NOW THIS ONE IS A PRO BRAND,BUT its a gem AND SOOO WORTH THE PRICE TAG.

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    L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE

    this is a drug store staple. all the way. as a pro, I think a really good reputable drugstore mascara does the exact same job as a $40 mascara. I always buy the blackest black (waterproof of course for those happy teary brides) and its all I buy now. you will not see another mascara in my kit besides this guy. if we’re being completely honest, its the perfect dupe for the better than sex mascara from too faced. l’oreal knocks it out of the park all the time anyway.

    SONIA ROSELLI’S WATER BALM

    HOLD THE PHONE YOU GUYS. WHEN I USE THIS ON MY NORMAL TO DRY SKIN BRIDES IT WORKS W-O-N-D-E-R-S. IT COMPLIMENTS ALL SKIN TYPES BUT IT BRINGS SO MUCH LIFE BACK INTO DRY SKIN. SONIA IS ANOTHER BRAND THAT ABSOLUTELY KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH ALL OF HER PRODUCTS. THIS CREAM IS A 5 IN 1 TONER, PRIMER, MOISTURIZER, NIGHT CREAM, AND DAY CREAM ALL IN ONE! (I MEAN, HER OTHER PRODUCTS ARE TOTALLY KIT WORTHY TOO (I HAVE THE HEARTS FOR SEXAPEEL) BUT THIS ONE DESERVES ALL THE RECOGNITION. SO BRIDES, GO AHEAD AND PURCHASE THIS BECAUSE IT’LL BE IN MY SKIN PREP BLOG SOON. ITS GOING TO HAVE YOUR SKIN BEGGING FOR MORE.

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    HOUSE OF LASHES - LASH GLUE

    DUO WHO? THATS RIGHT! I’VE BEEN USING THIS BAD BOY FOR YEARS NOW AND HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. THIS GLUE IS LATEX FREE AND WATERPROOF ONCE DRY AND ALMOST NEVER LIFTS. ITS MAGIC IN A TUBE

    ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS GEL LINER

    YOU KNOW WHAT IS MIND-BLOWING WITH BLACKEST BLACK MASCARA? JET BLACK EYELINER. YEP, THIS LINER IS THE DARKEST LINER I’VE COME ACROSS THAT LITERALLY N E V E R DRIES OUT ON ME AND IT STAYS PUT. I’VE ALSO HAD THIS IN MY KIT FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I’VE GOTTEN TO WHERE I PREFER A MORE NATURAL SHADOW LINER OVER GEL NOW, BUT WHEN I DO USE THIS TO LINE (ESPECIALLY TO MAKE COLORED EYES REALLY POP) THIS IS IT.

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    MILANI COLOR STATEMENT LIPSTICK

    NOW THESE ARE NEWBIES IN MY KIT. MILANI HAS SOME KICK ASS LIPSTICKS (THAT SMELL LIKE COOKIES TOO) AND THEY ARE SO BUTTERY AND EASY TO APPLY. WHEN I AM USING TUBE LIPSTICKS, I REALLY PREFER MILANI WHEN IM NOT USING MY SIÂN RICHARDS PALETTE.AND ITS ALSO AN AMAZING DRUGSTORE GEM WITH A LUXURIOUS LOOK AND FEEL.

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    SINGLE SHADOWS / Z-PALETTE

    SO THIS IS GOING TO BE A TWO IN ONE. AS AN ARTIST, Z-PALETTES FILLED WITH SINGLE PAN SHADOWS/BLUSHES/BRONZERS, YOU NAME IT ARE LEGENDARY. IT BEATS HAVING TO CARRY AROUND A MILLION PALETTES WITH MAYBE 5 SELECT COLORS I USE. I’M HOPEFULLY NEVER GOING TO USE A NEON GREEN ON A BRIDE SO ITS FRUSTRATING WHEN MOST PALETTES HAVE HALF OF THE PALETTE IN WILD COLORS AND THE OTHER HALF NEUTRALS. SO BOOM, WE MAKE OUR OWN!

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    VISEART GRANDE PRO VOL. 1

    AH! WHERE DO I START WITH VISEART. THIS BRAND IS everything. NOW THIS PALETTE IS PROBABLY THE MOST EXPENSIVE PALETTE I OWN (A WHOPPING $175)AND I’M COMING FOR YOU NEXT GRANDE VOL. 2!

    IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. THE SHADOWS BLEND BEAUTIFULLY. THE FIRST TIME I USED IT, MY JAW DROPPED. I WILL FOREVER HYPE UP VISEART. ITS EVEN WORTH THE WHOLE ROW OF BRIGHT COLORS.

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    THE BEAUTY BLENDER (SPONGE)

    I L O V E BEAUTY BLENDERS. IF THERE WAS ONE THING I COULDN’T GIVE UP USING, IT WOULD BE THESE. NOW MAYBE THAT IS A LITTLE DRAMATIC BUT, NO SERIOUSLY, I LOVE THE APPLICATION THESE GIVE MY CLIENTS OVER A BRUSH.

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    ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BLUSH TRIO

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A BLUSH FANATIC HAS GOT to THROW IN HER FAVORITE BLUSH! THESE TRIOS ARE PHENOMENAL.abh can put out some really good products. their pro brow palette being one of them as well. 3 different very pigmented blushes in one compact is life! I still obsess over the pigment in them, and if you love blush like I do, I highly encourage you to snag them up for yourself too.

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    well thats it! I hope this gives you all a just a teeny little insight on what I carry around in my kit!

    xo,

    addie


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