Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amazing Mask!... Beauty Buzz.. at SCS...

For those who may be in for a new good face mask, check out my post at SCS! I have raved about one in particular Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask, and I know a couple of readers are now using it and rave about it just as much as I do... it's a pure miracle!! Bye bye to bad skin...
Check out my review on Amazing Mask!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tory Burch's new Logo Sandals..

I know we have barely made it out of winter months, but I am so looking forward to the warmer weather. Where we can wear our feet out, instead of being clogged up in boots. There has been enough cold already!
So, I am more than glad to see Tory Burch's new Logo Sandals approaching us for Spring. How cute are they.
I think I want them in every color.. But I just may settle for one pair. However, I will be very happy.. ;D

Check them out at Bergdorf Goodman!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Redesign

How refreshing is it to see the new redesign of MAC Cosmetics Website!
I love the tutorials, and how interactive it is.. Bye bye, to the bland color swatched they use to have. Not only are there new swatches, but their are product recommendations to go with them..
That's hot!

Check out the new design for yourself!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ohhh LaLicious...

Hello guys, I'm back.. well not quit.. but I'm trying... I have been indulging and having a little 'me time' as I enjoyed all the festivities of the Inaugural.. I hope you had had memorable times as well!... I wanted to share with you my new Beauty Obsession... Ohhh LaLicious

This amazing bath and body line makes you want to indulge! Used by Celebrities, these products make you smell yummy, and even better they are all natural...
Check out my review at SCS! OHHHH LaLicious...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Eve! Ready for Change!

It's in the wee hours in the morning... and I'm getting ready to wash my makeup brushes for tomorrow... I have some clients tomorrow for the Inaugural Balls, but I will be revealing all morning in the Swearing In.. How exciting is this!

I have been swamped over the few days with exciting news, meeting awesome people, and making faces.. I just wanted to touch in for  a few, and let you know I will resume on Wednesday..

I hope everyone is safe, warm, and will be glued to either the TV, or down on the mall witnessing History... 

I have wonderful information to share, when I return..


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Savvy Soirées' Hosts Weddings with Style Bridal Breakfast !

Attention Wedding Industry friends... Lerkia Lee-Tidball at Savvy Soirées Event Management Company, will be hosting Wedding with Style Bridal Breakfast!

**Swag Bag Donations Needed for Savvy Brides & Grooms**

Saturday, March 7, 2009
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sheraton Washington North Hotel
Beltsville, Maryland

Weddings with Style Bridal Breakfast
In an effort to collaborate with our favorite wedding professionals, we are writing to see if you would be interested in donating fabulous goodies to be used as prizes for our ice-breaker raffles, wedding related games and swanky swag bags!

We are expecting approximately 25-30 brides and it is our intention to make sure that we have an intimate setting that will allow our couples to feel as if they are a part of the interactive workshops and discussions. Several of our clients are still seeking to retain wedding professionals for specific services. Therefore, this would be a great opportunity for YOU to present your promotional goodies in our swag bags.

We would love to help promote your business as a philanthropic member of the special events community and hope that you will consider donating 30 items. In addition, we will gratefully recognize your contribution in our marketing material and on our updated wedding website.

About Weddings With Style Breakfast
This unique bridal workshop will feature both instructional and hands-on sessions. Savvy Soirées’ event planners will walk brides and grooms through the planning process by sharing insider tips and revealing pitfalls to avoid. Interactive displays will give them confidence in some of the more challenging tasks, particularly when it comes to design and décor. Couples will finish the day with a clear understanding of the planning formula and full of ideas to take their wedding to the next level.

Attached is the swag bag donation form, and we look forward to hearing from you soon, as the donation deadline is February 15, 2009.

Wishing you a prosperous, healthy and productive 2009!

Please Contact if needed:
Lerkia Lee-Tidball
Special Events & Wedding Consultant
240-595-2850 Facsimile: 1-866-470-1867

Monday, January 12, 2009

Good news from the weekend...

Besides being sick all weekend, I managed to get alot accomplished, even followed with some good news! Saturday started with a great Consultation with a bride, new products (of course), and Inauguration News!

I was so happy to hear I got Media Credentials for Inauguration Day! How exciting is that...
I know it will be a mad house in the city, but for such an historic time, who would not want to be there.
Scheduling will be very hectic for the day considering I have morning makeup appointments, and evening makeup appointments for the Inaugural Balls.

So any who, you know I always have some product updates from the weekend that I have to gush about. Well, the product for the week is MAC Paint Pots..

I am in love with these.. I have a few colors, but love to use them primarily as a base.. They blend on the lid beautifully, and have the best staying power! As some bases and lid primers does not allow, this base allows for great blending once applied.. Some once you put on you can't blend your shadows like needed.... These I love... and if you don't have a few, please go get some!

Winners of 'Design my Wedding.. Wedding Innovators Challenge!"

CONGRATULATIONS!! to Tia Jackson, and LaToya Putman for the winning entry into 'Design My Wedding'! The will both get tickets to the General Show!

For those of you who will be attending, I look forward to seeing you there.. I will definitely be in attendance.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

'Design My Wedding'.. Calling all DC/MD/VA Planners and Brides! ..and Giveaway!

You don't want to miss 'Design My Wedding": Wedding Innovator's Challenge!

Decor Challenge Competition*Vendors*Fashion Show*Auction*VIP Reception

Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? featured planner Vicky Johnson will kick off the first leg of a spectacular journey at the Liaison Capitol Hill in her home city of Washington, DC. The “Design My Wedding”: Wedding Innovator’s Challenge is a bridal event that will push the envelope on creativity, philanthropy and showmanship. The event will feature six designer showcases created by teams of the country’s finest special event industry professionals.

These showcases will push the envelope on today’s trends and be voted upon by Washington, DC brides and a panel of Industry Leaders. Informal models will be on hand previewing the season’s newest bridal fashion, musical entertainment as well as food and cake tastings. The blogging brides of DCNearlyweds are the sponsors of our event directory. The wildly savvy bloggettes will be on tap signing copies of the directory and providing their firsthand planning experiences to our visiting brides.

Los Angeles based celebrity wedding and event producer Diann Valentine will be leading the panel of judges, along with Andre Wells of Events by Andre Wells, DC's hottest event producer and Sherry Moeller editor in chief of Capitol File Magazine.

Lastly and most exciting there will be a silent auction to benefit our National charity, Brides Against Breast Cancer. There will be loads of wedding related products and services all up for AUCTION! All bids are starting 50% off of the stated retail value!! And all the proceeds will benefit a fantastic charity. Tickets are on sale NOW only $20 each.

**There will be a ticketed VIP reception happening after the show. Meet and Greet with the Judges and other Industry Who's Who's. Tickets for that are available online as well.

February 21, 2009
The Liason Capitol Hill,
And Affina Hotel
15 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 10-5pm

**Brides you can register for tickets on the website ( take off $5 off your ticket by using the promo code, FACEMODE!**

Here is the Giveaway! I am giving away (2) tickets for the General Show! The readers who are Brides or know of a deserving Bride, who responds by email (, guess, and come closest to the the number of Weddings I have done in the past 4 years, will get a ticket to the Wedding Innovators Challenge!(You have 2 picks)

Deadline is: Monday, January 12th, 2009...

Good luck!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The American Idol Glow..

I know American Idol is not on the tube at the moment, but I always wondered who made up the Contestants that always had an amazing glow... Well, I found out...and check out my post at SCS!

Beauty Obsession. Me by {me}zhgan Cosmetics

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dc Wedding Makeup Artist | Weddings are in the Air! Makeup Essentials..

Weddings are in the air, and engagements are fresh from the Holidays, and I am sure getting ready for Wedding Season. I'm gearing up all of my essentials for the season, as well as get my schedule in gear..

Speaking of essentials, there are a few products I shared with you before, that I love for Weddings, and I did want to highlight a few more...

One of my favorites for Brides is the Bobbi Brown Gel Liners. They are absolutely wonderful. They are ultra smooth to apply, and has great staying power. Yes, it is enough for the nonstop crying Bride! I have had one... lol
Do you have favorites you like to use on Brides? What are you favorites?... I have more coming!..
Next would be my Ardell Lashes.. Love them! I sometimes double up to give extra glam.. but they never let me down.

For Cheeks I love Nars Blushes. They are very pigmented, but can be sheered out nicely. Some of my favorite colors are Taj Mahal, and Nars Orgasm.

Next would be my Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Liners! I use these as the liner, and blend all the way into the lip. I then would put a light lipgloss or color, just for shine. This has staying power like no other liners!

Picture source: and

I used Nars Orgasm on this Bride... the perfect peach pink, to tone down the pink in her cheeks but still give her naturally flushed glow..

What are you some of your favorite products for Brides? Are there some you can't live without? Share your comments.

Kelley Epps-Woods

Friday, January 2, 2009

FaceMode Spotlight at Armin DeFiesta Blog

Happy New Year everyone!
Yes, the presents are unwrapped, and we have somehow made or have not made our Resolutions, but the new year is here! I don't usually make any resolutions, I just let life lead. I'm just glad to have life, and being able to do what I love... 

As a start to a great new year...I wanted to thank the wonderful photographer Armin at, for Spotlighting FaceMode Brides on his blog! I know this is going to be an exciting year for FaceMode..

Check out the post here at Armin DeFiesta Blog..

Kelley Epps-Woods