Monday, April 21, 2014

Wedding Beauty

This past weekend, I headed down to Red Scarlett to do a test of my hair and makeup for my wedding day. She is super talented and fun to be around. You can view my wedding beauty Pinterest board here for a look at my ideas we played with during the trial.

Here is how it turned out:
I wanted to do a variation on a classic French Twist.
Side view of the hair.
I went with golds around the eyes, a peach cheek and a coral-pink lip.
Close-up of the makeup.
Can't wait for the big day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Going home for a month

In order to prepare for the wedding, I'm going back to Virginia for about a month. I need to move the rest of my stuff out here and spend time with my family before I am out here for good. Since I'm going to be living out of a suitcase for a month, I thought I would share my packing methods.


I will be incorporating these bags to protect my shoes and clothing:

UPPTÄCKA - Packing bag, set of 4 - Ikea

Toiletries & Hair Products, Cosmetics, Jewelry

Here are the bags I will be using to corral my items:

1. Toiletries & Hair Products - Mary Kay Travel Roll-Up Bag
I like this bag because the four sections are removable. I can take one bag containing shampoo, conditioner, etc. directly into the shower with me.

2. Cosmetics - Missoni for Target Famiglia Cosmetic Bag (sold out at Target, but you can find this on eBay)
This bag is nice and roomy. It's definitely large enough for a month's worth of makeup!

3. Jewelry - Drawstring Bag and Plastic Jars from the Container Store.
These pill containers are perfect for individual necklaces or a few pairs of studs.

Packing List

Here's a sneak peak of what I am planning on taking for the month. Hope these tips help you on your next trip!

2 Dresses
2 Skirts
1 Cardigan
1 Jacket
1 Scarf/wrap
2 Pairs of Pajamas
2 Pairs of Jeans (wearing one on the flight)
2 Belts
1 Pair of Flip Flops
2 Pair of Flats (black and brown, wearing one on the flight)
1 Pair of Heels
10-12 Tops (4 Dressy and 6 Casual)
    Hair Gel
    Hair Spray
    Flat iron
    Bobby pins
    1-2 Headbands
    Body Wash
    Razor and Shave Gel
    Face Wash
    Makeup Remover + Pads
Makeup + Brushes

For the Airplane - Carrying On:
Tablet and Charger
Cell Phone and Charger
Laptop and Charger, Wireless Mouse
Eye Mask + Ear Plugs
Vitamins and Pills
Purse, ID, Money, etc.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Centerpiece Concept Drawing

Here is how I am planning the centerpieces at my reception:
The tall julep vase will have the coral peonies, the ivory ceramic vase will have white tulips, and the small julep vase will have olive branches. These will be surrounded by birch tealight holders and battery-powered candles. All of these items will be sitting on an ivory polka dot table runner, tied on the ends with sage and green ribbon. I'm so excited!

Brass Julep Vases
Table Runner Ties
Coral Peonies
Olive Branches
White Tulips
Birch Tealight Holders
All images above from Pinterest.
Fabric for table runners.