Ballentyne Hotel Love Story

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I am a sucker for a good love story and this one might be my favorite.  These two met in college and were just friends for a long time before they realized they were actually head over heels for each other.  After getting hitched, he started law school and she worked hard to get him through it.He ... Read More

Charlotte Wedding Hair & Makeup – Chelsea + Alex

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These two love birds met at a baseball game where they quickly became friends but after six months realized it was a little bit more. Alex finally popped the question at the fabulous Duke mansion, where they had a romantic picnic in the Duke Mansion garden! I loved spending the morning with Chelsea ... Read More

Golden Girl Glow

One of this season’s trends is a fresh glowing complexion.  Layering an illuminator and highlighter onto the high points of the face to create a beautiful radiance look that is  soft and simple but stunning! Start by prepping the face with a primer like one of my favorites by Becca’s Backlight ... Read More

Wedding Day: The Morning

-How to spend your wedding day- The day of your wedding can be a bit crazy. While it is the day you’ve dreamed about your whole life and planned for hours and hours, the actual day can be a bit overwhelming. Working with countless brides, here are a few things I've noticed brides have done to ... Read More

Get The Look- Bold Winter Lip Color

The winter months can be tough on skin and lips so make sure to moisturize but if you find your lips are extra dry try using an exfoliator to remove the dry skin followed with a good lip balm. I’m in love with the lip scrub by Bite Beauty in Whipped Cherry that doubles as an exfoliant and lip balm. ... Read More

Get The Look- Glowing Skin

Start by prepping the skin with your favorite moisturizer to make sure skin is hydrated. I love Embroylisse Moisturizing Cream with Orange. ($30, )  Then apply your face primer which helps give a smooth base for foundation and ensures it will all last longer! My favorite skin primer ... Read More

Get The Look- Lashes

Start by choosing the type of look you want whether it is more natural or a bit more vavavoom! Typically, I choose something that is more natural but adds a little volume and length. My go to lashes are the Ardell Demi Wispies in black. (Ulta, 4.99) Measure the lashes against your own lash line ... Read More

Get The Look- Neutral Eye

Start by prepping the eyelids with an eyeshadow primer. Priming the eyelids before applying eyeshadow helps make eyeshadow go on smoother, stay in place, helps prevent a crease and gives your eyes a kind of clean canvas.  I absolutely love Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden.  (Ulta, ... Read More