Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Clinique Long Last Lipstick - "All Heart" (and application techniques!)

I was at Macy's recently purchasing foundation when the kind woman behind the counter gave me a free lipstick out of nowhere! (I think Clinique is changing it's packaging from the classic green to a more modern silver - my free lipstick was in the traditional packaging). I was a bit nervous when I opened the package to find a bright pink/red color (and honestly thought "Oh, what a waste") but decided I'd give it a try when I got home anyway. You never know!

Well, it turns out I LOVE IT. It's a beautiful pink-red and I get compliments on it every time I wear it.

I'm not one to splurge on lipstick because there are so many affordable options for the same great quality. BUT you can definitely take advantage of their packaging changes! I found the same lipstick on Amazon for only $3.99!

You can apply this lipstick like normal (i.e., straight from the tube) and it looks great! (Method used in my personal photo above)

 Or you can use a lip brush for a more precise, even coverage. 

But my favorite technique is to only apply to one lip, press my lips together, and use my finger to even it out for a matte, "lip stained" look!
(or you can apply with just your fingertips to accomplish the same thing)

xx *muah!*

Monday, March 5, 2012

January 8, 2012 - Our Wedding: The Details

Northeast Wedding Chapel in Hurst, TX.

We loved the intimacy of this chapel. I'd always dreamed of a little wedding in a small, quaint church and this venue definitely provided the feeling! I loved the cute, antique-y decor. We wanted our wedding to have vintage/antique inspiration. This venue was simply beautiful.

Our "in memory" table - we used old photos instead of more recent ones to add to the antique feeling we were going for. I actually ended up loving the idea. The pictures were of our grandparents who have passed on when they were in our stage of life.

This was so creative! My (then) fiance told me not to worry about my "something blue" but he wouldn't tell me what it was! He promised me I'd figure it out on the day of the wedding and he was right :) He wrote on the bottom of my shoes in blue.

I wanted classic red roses for myself. I even did my own flowers!

The bridesmaids carried ivory roses to contrast with their red dresses.

The reception hall was on site and just as simple and beautiful.

We bought these cute favors at the Dollar Tree! (Yes, THAT Dollar Tree!) We went to a candy store and bought M&M's only in our wedding colors - ivory and red - to fill the boxes.

We bought a case of bubbles at Walmart and metallic address labels to make DIY bubble favors.

Photos by Sarah's View Photography

More pictures to be posted tomorrow!