October 02, 2009

Hair & Make-Up

Last week, I had a day off work and enjoyed a fun day of pampering at the salon & a visit to the make-up artist for a trail run for the wedding day up do and make up color selections.

I was past due on getting the works done on my hair. So, I went for it (all but the cut), full color (dark brown) & partial highlight (red). I've become more of a brunette over the past few years, and this visit's color is da 'bomb - I'm loving it, warm brown base color with shiny copper highlights.

I used to always go with blonde and/or carmel brown highlight, but sometime last year, I opted out of the blonde game and made the commitment to the brunette side of life. (It might have something to do with the fact that blonde highlights grow out quicker, showing your true roots, and I'm cheap and go about 8 weeks in between salon visits - and then usually it's only for a partial highlight!) Anyways, my hair dresser has found a great option for me were the base color holds it's nice warm tones and she mixes two red tones, to make this red she uses for my highlights.

Here's a sneak-peak pic of the up do for the wedding hair! I really like what Amy did with my hair. I wanted the simple front swoop to the side and then something nice in the back. Originally I thought I wanted a simple bun in the back, but I opted for pined up curls and I like the outcome. I'm still on the search for some small jewels to add to the back to punch it up a bit, but this is most likely the look I'll be going for on the big day!

Once the hair was set, it was off to see the make up lady! Most people who know me already know that I'm not much of a "make up wearer", but I did want to have my face done for this special occasion, so I enlisted the help of the make up artist who works at the TV station. Lisa has helped me in the past when I've wanted to brighten up my eyes for a nice dinner out and she's also come to the rescue when I've had some seriously bad breakouts going on and has helped by adding a little extra cover-up here and there.

Knowing that I didn't want to not look like myself on the wedding day, I asked Lisa to build a nice foundation with some color on my cheeks and a neutral toned eye with some depth. She did a fabulous job and below is a preview pic of just how much the right eye make up can really open up your eyes and make them sparkle! (Note - the left side is with no eye make up, the right is the wedding day make up!)

I can't post a full "after" make up photo, because I tried on the look with my veil and I know JJ browses the blog every now and then! But I am very excited about how each trial run turned out and I'm looking forward to getting pampered again as I get ready on the wedding day!


Mommy said...

Lenna that looks awesome! You look gorgeous and I know on the big day you will look even more beautiful!!!

Denae said...

OMG I LOVE the hair! Color is perfect for you but the up-do is intricate and lovely. Great choice! You are going to be a gorgeous bride.

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