beauty secrets.

I've had a few brides to be ask me about how I did my hair/makeup for my wedding, so I figured I'd make a little list of the products I used, along with my best kept beauty secrets any bride should know.

I had my hair and makeup done by the lovely ladies over at the beautymarkgirls. They came to our hotel and did just about everyones look for the wedding. I can't begin to say how much I loved my hair (I opted for down, lots of volume and huge waves) and my va-va-voom makeup. I would highly recommend these women to any bride to be, or any gal looking for a great glam squad.

Now, for my must-have beauty products.

1. Lash extensions- my best friend does them, and man are they amazing. They were perfect for my wedding, and on our honeymoon I never had to wear any makeup, which was really nice. Confession: I actually doubled my lashes on the big day. I wore false lashes on top of my extensions to create a more dramatic eye.

2. Clip in hair extensions- I went back and forth about getting actual extensions (to add some texture to my hair) but after lots of thinking I opted for clip-ins. This option was less expensive, didn't damage my hair and gave me just the right volume I was wanting- score!

3. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs- One of my bridesmaids told me that Carrie Underwood {yes my absolute idol} uses this product to make her legs shimmer and shine, and after just hearing her name, I was sold. And not only did I use it on my legs, but everywhere else as well. It was the perfect tanning spray- really it was. It's now my go to if I need an instant tan, and hey it's a lot healthier than fake baking, might I add.  You can buy this bottle at your local drug store, Wal Mart or Target, AND it's only 12 bucks. What a steal, right?

4. Nerium- Now before I start, I've met women who hated this product and totally broke out from it- so just remember everyone's skin is different. However for me, I loved this skin treatment. I would put it on every night before bed and could feel my skin tighten. It also smoothed out any uneven skin tones as well. It's like magic in a bottle!

5. Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder- A mouthful to say, I know. But this puppy is genius. Listen, this is exactly what it says on its label: "Its silky powder is infused with Photochromic Technology, which diffuses light and adjusts to new sources of light throughout the day. Soft, silky and luxurious to the touch and undetectable on the skin, this weightless formula applies evenly and blends effortlessly. One of the best parts? Fine lines, wrinkles, and pores optically fade as skin is visibly smoothed. Additionally, revolutionary microfine mineral powders are loaded with glycerin and antioxidant vitamin E to help guard against dryness and keep skin comfortable all day." So, in lemans terms, it enhances the look of your foundation, extending your make up wear and optimizes light reflection to the skin. All in all it makes you glow, and in pictures it makes your face look flawless. This is a must have for any bride.   

So there you have it, all of my beauty secrets revealed. 



  1. First off, congrats on getting married! Secondly, you looked amazing! I really loved the fullness of your hair. It was a good idea to get clip-ins, and a great tip for brides looking to stay within budget but still want to look gorgeous on their wedding day. Thanks for sharing! -Elnora @ Beyond Hair

  2. Thank you so much Elnora! You're the sweetest! Oh yeah I totally agree- I have thin hair, so clip-ins were a must. Thanks so much for reading! xoxo