Monday, August 25, 2008

DC Wedding Makeup Artist | ..some of my favorite Brides..

I just received an email from one of my previous Brides mother, and it sparked memories of the some of my favorite Brides, and their Wedding Day. So, I was compelled to dedicate this post to a few of my favorite Brides. Now, I have had hundreds and I remember every last one of them, but some I have gained great relationships with as well as good times... 

Mareesa and Marlon: Seen in THE KNOTS Real Weddings

Mrs. Melanie had a beautiful Wedding in Annapolis at the new Harbor~

Sherrese and Mom! Sherrese had a beautiful Wedding
at Women's in the Arts Museum in Washington, DC,

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

...Elevated by Philip Valende

Here it is! We just got our work back from the fab Philipe Valende, called Elevated!
Yes, he likes color and yes he loves motion..what did I tell ya..
Model- Abby Marilyn Model Management
Styling - Ope
Hair- Daleesa

Monday, August 18, 2008

..back from NY

Just got back some days ago from NY working with the fabulous Philip Velende. Doesn't he sound hot! He is such a charm, as well as and ol' skool great ;-) . I would describe his work as; colorful, clean and fluid.

We also worked with the fab Ope for styling, Deleesa on hair, and a beautiful model Abby from Marilyn Model Management. The team did an exceptional job. Can't wait to see the pics!

work of Photographer Philip Velende

Friday, August 15, 2008


So, I do have a fascination with candles, and yes, they are everywhere, in my home.
There is something wonderfully marvelous about a candle that can totally make me happy!

Wherever I may be winding down, I will light a candle , and totally fall into peace and relaxation.
However, I don't just like any ol' Candle. But nope, I'm not the fancy dancy type that has to have the $100 dollar candle. I may just settle for the $2.99 candle, but you betcha it will smell good.

I found some current finds at Ikea, that were regulary $4.95, that were on sale for $1.00. Yep, I racked up!

 Now i'm on a new obsession, and that is with Diptyque Candles. Diptyque fragrances have been the well-kept secret of the royal, diplomatic and fashion elite since the company began in Paris in 1961. Diptyque’s exclusive and original home fragrances combine the finest all-natural ingredients, resulting in rich aromas that are pure and fresh, yet complex and intriguing.

These candles can be found and fine deparment stores, as well as boutiques, and will be sure to have any area within reach smelling of the rich aroma.
These are on my current wishlist, and think I will take a trip down to the local BlueMercury store, that have a sample at all of the scents. Some may not be able to swallow at the price, but I'm totally all over them!
If you have tried Diptyque, let me know which scent you like best !

Diptyque Candles $55, Neiman Marcus

Thursday, August 14, 2008

.. my newest find ; Wet N' Wild..

Running into CVS, for a quick swap of something remotely neutral for a client Engagement Photo Shoot, I run into this fabulous find.
I heard someone mention this gloss before, but of course I never gave it a try, until I was almost desperate.
So, looking for something cheap and deliverable for a quick fix, I happend to pick up this Wet n Wild Gloss in Brazen Berry, that looked like a nice sheer color. So I purchased it.
Like always, I sample the products before I try them on my client and I was amazed by this product.

The gloss was really sheer and the best of all it was not sticky. It had a nice berry color that you could actually see, but did not scream with color.

Even though I can really do without a scent to my gloss, this scent was not boring, and actually smelled pretty good. It is ultra glossy so a little goes along way.

The color looked exactly like I had imagined on my client, so of course I was a happy camper.

I had to go back the next day and pick one up for myself! This will definitely be a staple in the kit for a 'quick fix' neutral.

Thanks Wet N' Wild!
Wet N' Wild Brazen Berry $2.99, CVS

...with the Obama's !

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