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6 Stylish Bridal Hair And Makeup Looks

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Hair & Makeup: Etoilly Artistry | Tiara: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique

Whether you choose a regal updo, a side-swept bun, long and loose waves, or a chic braid, pick a hairstyle that complements your gown’s neckline. Then complete your look with makeup that plays up your best features, both in photos and IRL! Be ready for your wedding close-up with one of these top bridal hair and makeup stylists. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Hot Houston Bridal Makeup Artist: Kiss And Makeup

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Photo: Grant Foto | Hair & Makeup: Kiss And Makeup Houston

Searching for a Houston bridal makeup artist who’ll make you look like your very best self for your very big day? How about one whose brushes have graced the faces of countless beauty queens, celebrities, athletes and models internationally? We’ve got the goods, gurrrl: Kiss And Makeup Houston. Artists Sandra Mata and Melissa Gomez both discovered their passion for makeup artistry at a very young age. And they’ve spent the intervening years honing their craft on screen, in national and local print editorial and, yes, with beautiful brides across Texas and beyond. Check out their bridal portfolio here, then check them out on Weddings in Houston, where you’ll find glowing client testimonials, along with even more gorgeous Houston bridal hair and makeup pix! Ready for your close up? Call Kiss And Makeup Houston to chat about your wedding hair and makeup needs for yourself, your bridesmaids, your mom and your boo’s mom, too. And make sure you tell them where you found them (hint: It was right here, on the Houston Wedding Blog, y’all!!). Happy primping, loves!

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Photo: Courtesy of Kiss And Makeup Houston

4 Designer Perfumes Perfect For Brides

You’re wearing a dress you’ve never worn before, your hair and makeup are professionally done, and your bridal bouquet is a custom creation, made just for you. Why not carry the “special occasion” theme through to your wedding day fragrance? Try one of these 4 fabulous designer perfumes, each with its own distinct scent profile, and each bottled so beautifully, you’ll want your wedding photographer to capture your bridal fragrance in a photo…or 2…or 3!

1. Valentina by Valentino

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Photo: Bloomingdales

Evocative of the brand itself, this fresh fragrance of Amalfi orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine and wild strawberry embodies the woman driven to experience the “good life.” And if that’s not your goal as a bride, well…it sure should be! Click here to read the rest of this post »

At Home Spa Registry Gifts

There’s nothing like taking time out for relaxation and decompression, especially after the stress of a wedding and the planning that goes into it. A few items you’ll want to be sure to include in your bridal gift registry are essentials for at-home spa treatments and a luxurious spa environment in your newlywed nest…every single day. And don’t forget: spa registry gifts aren’t just for brides! Spa items make great bridesmaids’ gifts and groom’s gifts, too. After all, everyone loves to be indulged! Check out our editor’s picks for 5 spa registry gifts that’ll make you say…ahhhh.

1.Essentials Coconut Milk Mango Diffuser

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Photo: Macy’s

Aromatherapy can help ease your stress, almost immediately. Add a luxury scent diffuser or designer scented candle collection to your wedding gift registry, and enjoy the therapeutic effect daily, in your newlywed home. Click here to read the rest of this post »

The Breakdown: The No Makeup Look

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Photo: Kelli Durham Photography

Since Meghan Markle debuted her wedding look, brides have fallen in love with her “no makeup” look. With the help of professional makeup artist Daniel Martin (brand ambassador for Dior, and Honest Beauty Creative Color Consultant), the Duchess of Sussex was able to look radiant and let her natural beauty shine through. For your big day, and for the many events leading up to it, you can accomplish the same look! After all, you still want to look like your beautiful self and not as if you’re wearing a mask. Booking a professional makeup artist for your main event? Ask him or her to create a natural bridal makeup look that brings out the absolute best in your features! Read on for our product recs…

Foundation

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Photo: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | URBAN DECAY Naked Skin One & Done

The key to a flawless “no makeup” look is your skin. You want to keep it light and dewy, so opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. If you absolutely need to have a foundation, use a light formula like NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. The objective is for the makeup to look like your natural skin.

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