July 26th, 2016
{7 Contouring and Highlighting Products You Need}
 

You’re never fully dressed without a smile…and your bridal beauty look is not complete without a great highlight and contour! We dove into the depths of makeup artistry and pulled some of our favorite illuminating, concealing,and contouring products for y’all. Happy highlighting, beauty queens, xo.

Get Your Glow On

1. Guerlaind Precious Light Illuminator & Concealer: Sephora 2. Benefit High Beam Highlighter: Benefit Cosmetics 3. Lucky Cat Beauty Camofleur Concealer: Lucky Cat Beauty 4. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter: Clinique 5. Model Launcher Contour Powder Duo in Afternoon Delight: Model Launcher 6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit in Medium to Tan: Sephora 7. Givenchy Beauty La Revelation Originelle Highlighting Powder: Barneys NY

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July 25th, 2016
{2016 Wedding Color Palette We Love: Plum and Metallics}
 

Move over neutrals—there’s a new hue in town! It’s time to go bold with your tones, lovelies. Pair up a royal plum with metallic gold and/or silver and you’ve got yourself a seriously chic and edgy wedding color palette. And hey, maybe even throw in some crystals for a bit of glittering goodness!

Plum & Shimmer

1. Jenny Packham Spring 2016 Gown: Jenny Packham 2. Judith Leiber “Airstream” Swarovski Crystal Clutch: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 3. Goshwara Rock ‘N Roll Amethyst Cabochon 18K Ring: Zadok Jewelers 4. Sergio Rossi “Puzzle” Heel: Zappos 5. Bouquet: Plants N’ Petals 6. Four Tier Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections 7. Plum Sparkle Wedding Invitation: Maggie J. Designs

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July 22nd, 2016
{DIY Wedding by Binford Creative Photography}
 

Breanna and Corey’s love story started out with the perfect foundation…they were friends, ever since they had worked together at a local wine bar a few years back. However, when their careers went different ways, well…that’s when their love story really began. Breanna remembers the exact night Corey proposed. It was June 3, 2014. They decided they wanted to upgrade from apartment living to buying their first house in Houston. They had just spent a full day, with her dad’s assistance (shout out to dads for always helping out), moving their furniture to the new house. Corey was running a bar at the time and had to go to work that night, but absolutely insisted that Breanna wait up for him at the new house. Breanna recalls Corey repeating over and over, “DO NOT GO TO SLEEP, BABE!” However, she fell asleep anyway…but hey we’ve all done it : ) Corey got home at 3:00 am and immediately woke Breanna up—brave move waking up a sleeping beauty—but he said he had a surprise to celebrate their new place. He had glasses of Champagne ready to toast to their new home and their future, and with that, Corey asked Breanna to be his wife and stay in this home, and in his future, forever. (Okay, that’s a pretty darn sweet moment to wake up for!) Breanna says she “sure was awake after all of that!” The two had a simply gorgeous wedding filled with special DIY touches…Breanna’s mother did ALL of the flowers and decor! Breanna and her bridesmaids spent the day getting ready at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown before the nuptials began at a beautiful garden venue. She wore a stunning Enzoani lace fit and flare gown from Brickhouse Bridal down the aisle, which fit her perfectly. Binford Creative Photography did an impeccable job documenting Breanna and Corey’s day. We can’t stop gushing over these photos. Breanna and Corey, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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Photos: Binford Creative Photography | Bridal Party Accommodations: JW Marriott Houston Downtown | Bridal Gown: Enzoani from Brickhouse Bridal

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July 20th, 2016
{Navy & Gold Wedding at Ashelynn Manor}
 

A co-worker at a local YMCA (where Erica and Adam met for the first time—keep reading for the fairytale ending…) had said multiple times that the two were meant to be. She knew they would undoubtedly be the most beautiful couple and insisted that they had to get married…even though the two hadn’t even had their first shift together. Adam acted upon their matchmaking friend’s persistent advice and worked up the courage to talk to Erica…and the two have been inseparable ever since. Adam is a New York native and Erica always dreamed of visiting The Big Apple during a snowy winter. So they booked a trip for New Year’s, which of course made Erica suspicious that a proposal might be in the works. On their first night in the city, while posing for some photos in front of the beautifully lit Rockefeller tree, Adam popped the question! Erica remembers the moment like it was yesterday; the freezing weather, the incredible Rockefeller tree, and Adam wanting just one more photo. “So we took another and that’s when he got down on his knee.” Swoon. The Houston couple said “I do” with a romantic navy and gold wedding ceremony at the Ashelynn Manor Chapel, with a reception after at the venue’s Carriage House. The celebration was complete with friends and loved ones, and pretty, pretty floral designs provided by HEB Blooms. Erica and Adam remember their absolute favorite moment from the day, which was “when it was done and we were finally married! Now all that was left was to party!” And we totally agree. We wish this happy couple all the best and more.

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Photos: George Street Photography | Venue: Ashelynn Manor | Florist: HEB Blooms | Honeymoon: Dominican Republic

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July 18th, 2016
{Get Your Glow On: Our Favorite Bronzers, Shimmers and Tanning Products}
 

Hey there, golden goddess (or pale princess ISO the perfect faux glow), we’ve got news for you: You can achieve that flawless sun-kissed color without baking in the Houston heat or risking the damage of UV rays, with the help of our favorite tan, shimmer & bronzer products. Enjoy!

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1. KAX Tanning Souffle Mousse: KAX Salon Houston 2. FakeBake Passion Fruit Exfoliating Wipes: FakeBake 3. La Mer The After Sun Enhancer: Neiman Marcus 4. L’Atelier De ArtOnIt Le Poudre De Soleil in Cassidy’s Sun: KAX Salon Houston 5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Radiant Bronze: Sephora 6. Origins Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced Daily UV Defender: Origins 7. Tory Burch Bronzer & Blush: Tory Burch

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