A few years ago, our friend Bryan Johnson of A Bryan Photo wrote a piece for us, "Preserving Family Moments." It holds true to our core values of focusing on what is meaningful. Bryan has cultivated such an incredibly talented team of photographers, and it's clear that all of them absolutely love what they do.
If you want to avoid the (sometimes scary) bridal shop experience the internet is your friend when it comes to finding your dream gown. Not only can you often find things cheaper (online retailers don't have the overheads that bricks and mortar stores do) but the options tend to be much more creative - endlessly so in fact!
Happy hump day lovelies, are you ready for some gorgeous French September sunshine? Because today's stylish garden party French wedding is full of glorious weather and pretty details. Their wedding was held in the stunning garden of Claudia's family's property in Cahors, a town on the Lot river in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France.
Sarah and Bob wanted their wedding to have a vintage circus wedding theme. They also wanted it to feel timeless with elements of Vaudeville, burlesque, pin-up, and Tim Burton, too. Their sideshow-inspired save-the-dates and invitations started everything off. The Quixotic World couldn't have been a more perfect venue for them.
We have a blog takeover today by Wedding Mall who are sharing their top 10 products for a festival wedding. Now for those of you who haven't heard of Wedding Mall before, they are an online wedding decoration and accessories shop with over 5,000 products all of which cater to the latest wedding fashion and trends.
Like the quest for a flattering lip color or LBD, the search for perfect-looking skin has our constant attention. We invest in fancy foundations, skin-smoothing primers and magical blending sponges. We voraciously consume every makeup tutorial and try to imitate them in the privacy (and safety) of our own rooms. Why does achieving a lovely, glowing complexion have to be such a complicated undertaking?
There's magic to be found on every island in Hawaii, but there's something particularly idyllic about Maui. The second largest island in the archipelago, Maui is nicknamed the Magic Isle for good reason. Countless gold sand beaches are dotted alongside charming little towns with world-class shopping and award-winning restaurants.
Kaitlyn and JoAnna knew a few things while planning their wedding: they wanted the wedding to be lovely but causal, and they wanted to celebrate their love with kisses and cocktails alongside their closest friends and family. When tasked with planning such an event, they easily settled on a location: a boat in the Pacific Ocean.
For all you lovelies with a penchant for interior design, have we got a treat for you today!! Wedding photographers, Matt + Tish, have invited us into their modern + bohemian-inspired abode, and we've got to say - it's Pinterest perfection!! Mid-century modern touches decorate their space, lots of greenery is incorporated, along with fun + funky boho...
The deep side parts seen on spring runways like DKNY, Rodarte and Charlotte Ronson have us itching to update our less-than-exciting middle parts. If you're not quite ready to take to the shears or flaunt a new color, changing up your part is the next best thing: "Changing a [hair] parting can instantly shift the look of your hairstyle and facial features," saysNina Dimachki , professional hairstylist and artistic design director of Kérastase Paris .
Next up we're sharing another wedding from the talented team over at Michael Costa + Anna Costa Photography. It's fun to see how a photographer shoot different styles and this classic country club wedding is totally different from the relaxed Hawaiian vibe of the previous post captured by the same photographers.
There comes a time in one's life when you must make the difficult decision to change your makeup routine. Maybe it's because your skin hasn't been cooperating lately, your foundation formula isn't working as well as it used to, your favorite product has been discontinued, or maybe you just want to try something new to see what happens - like we did.
Glowing skin can turn heads on any red carpet or in any room. This flawless look is meant to appear natural, but chances are it's the result of a cosmetics slight-of-hand. We tapped makeup artist Scott Barnes, who put Jennifer Lopez's enviable radiant complexion on the map, for his five steps to luminous beauty.
Just in time for your music festival and vacation wardrobe needs, Nordstrom is hosting an exclusive pop-up shop featuring See by Chloé's spring/summer collection. Unveiling at our Aventura (Florida), Michigan Avenue (Chicago) and Downtown Seattle locations, these boutiques-within-stores showcase the romantic shapes and cascading fabrics of the season, as well as several Nordstrom-exclusive designs (including a floral bell-sleeve dress, a darling denim romper, an embroidered dress and a striped jersey top).
When choosing makeup colors, most of us don't think about . And if we did, we'd probably dismiss it as something hard to pull off, like cropped tops and pixie cuts. But experts say orange makeup is surprisingly versatile and incredibly flattering. "It looks good on every skin tone," says makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor.
So you and your love are getting close to tying the knot (CONGRATS!). You've chosen the venue, hired a photographer, and things are starting to come together! However, there's this daunting question of, "What should we register for?" Well, our vote is that you should definitely include items necessary for a home bar!
You know those terms that everyone is familiar with but that no one seems to know where they came from? We like to think hard water falls into that category of phantom terms. We've all heard of the horrors of hard water - dull, lifeless, filmy hair - but getting to the bottom of what it is can be a mystery for many.
Gel eyeliner. It's a makeup miracle - the smooth application, extreme precision, long-lasting dramatic effect ... and let's not forget about the perfect cat eye you can achieve with this smudge-free stuff. It's practically foolproof, but the eyeliner brush on the other hand hardens up like a cocktail stick with each use.
Nothing has swept the beauty world in recent years quite like contouring. Thanks to trendy contour-happy celebrities like the Kardashians, Chrissy Teigen and just about every Victoria Secret model ever, this technique has blown up. The Makeup.com team has been on the contouring train from day one and has covered the lightening/shadowing technique from every possible angle.