Saturday, June 14, 2008

Engagement Shoot Makeup...Glue Warning?

Just because I'm still ridiculously busy (we just moved all our stuff into our new apartment Saturday in preparation) I wanted to post a face shot from the photoshoot so you guys can get an idea of how I did my makeup. It was also a practice run for a possiblity for wedding makeup. It won't be exactly how my wedding makeup is done since I decided I'll be wearing tape instead of Koji Eyetalk eyelid glue because I had a bad allergic reaction on my eyes when I got home from the shoot.

Yeah, just as a bit of a warning, stick to light makeup if you want to do the glue thing over it. In fact, just use glue on your bare skin, not over primers or makeup. I had monistat anti-chafing gel, Urban Decay Primer Potion, and layers of eyeshadow under the glue and it held up great for a few hours but got very itchy when I got home. It took 2 full days to completely return to normal after my eyes became VERY swollen! I looked like I had just woken up from bawling the night before and maybe punched in the face a little. I've avoided the glue altogether since. Tape works better anyway.

Here's the look:

Also, I experimented with some liquid makeup at home before the shoot and it was basically awful. I can never get the right color! My mom agreed I should stick to my mineral makeup, though I was skeptical about the mineral foundation and photography. But it turned out looking pretty good so I'm going to be brave and use it again for the wedding. Nothing better than your trusty everyday makeup, right?

Only one week left! Please pray that I will get enough sleep this week and everything goes smoothly because right now things are INSANITY! I still have to move a few more things and do last-minute food tasting. I've only been getting around 4 hours of sleep every night! On a high note, my bachelorette party was Friday night and it went fabulously. I had a few friends come into town and we went salsa dancing, which is one of my favorite things to do in life. I'll post a couple pics when I get them from the girls. :)

Hope your days aren't as ridiculous as mine have been! Until next time...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Glimpse - Engagement Photos

I just got back from a whirlwind roadtrip to and from St. Louis for a beautiful wedding LATE late last night. It's been another insane week with lots of ups and downs. Lucky for me, one of the ups included an engagement photoshoot with Kassia of Kassia Photography. As sweltering hot as it was, we all had a really fun time and she managed to make both Ben and me look effortlessly happy and enamored with one other (which we most certainly are)!

Here are a few of my favorites:

We even waded inside a huge, cold fountain for some shots!

I was wearing NYX shadows in brown, white, and golden from the golden/rust/walnut bronze trio. I also used Urban Decay Primer Potion for the eyelids and Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel for founation base. Cheeks were a mix of Siesta and Apple from Everyday Minerals and lips were Clinique Superbalm Lipgloss in Lilac. Both dresses were from Forever 21, and the heels are Jessica Simpson Henri pumps.

I think they turned out lovely and I'm so happy about it. Did I mention Ben is 6'1"? I'm sure you can tell my height bit more in comparison to him. ;) I can't wait to see the rest, and also what she comes up with for the wedding! It's only 13 days away!!! Ahhh, everybody pray for me that I don't completely lose my sanity in the meantime!

Things to note for me and the blog:

* Visit Kassia's blog and website. Give her 1 or a billion comments on how fabulous her work is!
* I'm working on the convertable bikini tutorial. Should be up soon.
* Move-in for my new apartment is this Saturday. CRAZY!!!
* Wedding is officially in 13 days. Must meet again with dj, video, photographer, alteration shop, dry cleaner, and jeweler before then.
* Anyone hiring in the Kansas City area? Or anywhere?

Alright, it's back to insanity for me. Gotta write a few thank-you cards and e-mails. Let me know if you have any good packing tips!


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