Looking for a Holiday Collection?? Check Out This Video Review

While at the mall the other day, I stopped by The Body Shop in my local mall in Denver to see what they had for the Holidays. I know that the company has been focusing more on makeup. I have had some of the past eye shadow palettes. For the most part, I like the shadows that they offer. This year, I was pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful plum palette for the Holidays.

As soon as I saw it, I could resist and had to try the shadows on myself. I went to the mall with no eye shadow with hope of finding a fun new palette. Let’s just say, Mission Accomplish!

Here is what I like:
I like the color and texture range of the eye shadows. There is a smokey plum palette and a more natural bronze palette.
I like that each eyeshadow palette can be used for a natural eye shadow loo or a more dramatic smokey look.
I like the packaging of the highlight shimmer for the face!

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Happy Mani Monday!!- Tiffany blue and Black, Oh My!

Happy Mani Monday everyone!! I am so excited about this weeks mani Monday look. I was shopping at Target the other day ans saw this amazing black and silver glitter nail polish by L’oreal. I love it because it has different shapes of glitter, some chunky and some skinny. Plus, it can go over any color nail polish!! As I was looking through my nail collection I found an Elf Tiffany blue color for the summer.I kept it simple by adding the glitter to the ring finger.  I thought, this new black and silver glitter top coat is a great way to transition a summer trend color to Fall!!! check out  this weeks look! 

 

Feel Free to leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Thank you for reading today’s post. Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime!! 

 

xox,

Nicole

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Hand Made With Love

I love this time of year! Not only because of the holidays but this is the time of year when I get to make hand crafted accessories for brides. I started Pretty Bride Shop because I saw a need for brides to be able to get the accessories of their dreams. It all started with one head piece for a friend, and since then I have had the honor to create veil’s Garters, flower girl baskets and even a jumping broom kit in addition to feather fascinators. Today I would love to share some of my favorite pieces and why I love making each piece tailored to each bride. 

My first veil for 2014 has turned out to be a very special piece. I met with the bride, Linzy a few months ago. As soon as she began to tell me about her wedding, my mind began to race with designs for her. She is my kind of gal, her style is very boho, fresh, girly, southern with a vintage flair. As I got to know her, she began to tell me about how her grandmother is growing the flowers for the wedding and how excited she is. How amazing is that? to have your grandmother not only arrange the flowers for your wedding, but to grow them! As soon as I heard that, I knew we had to incorporate pieces of her grandmothers jewelry into her veil. Below are a few sneak peaks of the supplies that I used for her veil and of the veil itself. Her wedding isn’t until Spring 2014, so you will have to wait to see her wedding photos. I am so thrilled to have been able to make this very Special veil for such a lovely southern bride! 

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Here are some of the supplies used for Linzy’s veil 

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Here is a sneak peak of Linzy’s veil 

As soon as I get photos from Linzy’s wedding, I will share her amazing veil made with love just for her. 

I would love to showcase some of last years creations: 

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I made this sassy birdcage veil/ flower hair piece for Katie. Katie had a Mad Men Themed wedding. 

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I made La June a Super fun feather flat hat! I had so much fun making her hat for her Tiffany’s themed wedding. 

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Finally, I will leave you with Heather’s flower Head piece. I loved matching the flowers from Heather’s dress for her head piece. I would not have thought of making the flowers the way that the dress maker had made them. This flower headpiece was a piece that forced me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow as a designer. 

Thank You for reading today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it! 

Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime! 

xox,

Nicol

 

Mani Monday! Product Review on Sally Hansen

Happy Mani Monday Everyone! Today I wanted to do a product review on a newer nail polish from Sally Hansen. It is the Triple Shine polish. I thought I would test this polish as a stand alone polish.That’s right,  I decided to be a nail polish rebel and not use a base coat or a top coat! O know, you are thinking… “WHAAAT??? how is this possible. You NEED a base coat and a top coat for so many reasons”. Well I don’t know about you, but life gets crazy for me sometimes, so I am always looking for techniques and products that will help me save time. After all, time is money, right? That’s why this nail polish caught my eye. If this nail polish truly has triple shine, why add two steps and products to this process. I have to say that so far, this nail polish is pretty awesome! 

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Here is what I like about this nail polish: 

– The Color range. There are bright colors, deep colors, and you can even get a creamy texture or a sparkly texture. 

– The Brush. This brush is great if you are looking to paint your nails in a pinch while achieving a smooth applications. 

– The texture of the polish. I only had to apply two coats. 

– Finally, I love that it wears well without a base coat or a top coat. 

Overall, I like it and I recommend this nail polish for anyone on the go! 

Thank You for reading today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it. Feel free to leave a comment below. Tell me what your favorite “on the go nail polish” is. I would love to know! 

Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime! 

xox,

Nicole 

Product Review! Laura Mercier Bonne Mine

Are you looking for an everyday look that will take less than ten minutes??? look not further! the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine kit is perfect for everyday makeup. Before I shot this video, I prepped my skin with skincare, added tinted moisturizer, concealer, prepped eyelids with an eyeshadow base, I applied eyeliner, and mascara. I like to think of the Bonne Mine kit ad icing on the cake! I love the texture of the product and how it leaves my skin looking fresh with a soft glow.

Happy Mani- Monday!! A Classic Red Nail!

Happy Mani Monday everyone!The Holidays are upon us. I wanted to highlight a classic look, the classic red nail. If you pay attention to the Holiday trends this year, you will pick up hints of vintage inspiration. What better way to be in trend this Holiday season than to sport the classic red nail.

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Fun Fact: A clean polished nail has been in trend since the 1930’s. Prior to the 1930’s nails were tinted red with natural oils. The classic red nail polish was most popular when colored film hit the streets in the 1950’s. During this time women started to pay more attention to makeup trends and a red lip with red nails was all the rage until the 1960’s.

Below is an awesome vintage ad that I found online. I love this ad because it depicts the hottest beauty trend of the 1950’s beautifully, don’t you?

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Photo Credit: superkawaiimama.com

Thank you for reading today’s blog post! I hope you enjoyed it.

Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

Xox,

Nicole

Easy Cat Eye Eyeliner Tip by Pretty Bride Shop

Have you always wanted to do cat eye eyeliner, but when you try it takes you like a half an hour and it does not come out quit right? Well, check out the latest makeup tip from Pretty Bride Shop!

Here is what I used during the video:
Laura Mercier cake liner
Water
MAC angled Eye liner brush

My simple tip for making a cat eye eyeliner look good with any eye shape is to follow your natural eye shape. You want to line the eye liner brush up with the lower lash line and make a maker with he liner before you do anything. That will be a guiding point for you.

Check out the video and leave a comment with your thoughts!

Thank You!
Nicole

Makeup Tutorial- Quick Everyday Bronzer

Do you ever wonder how to use Bronzer? Or, are you looking to update your look??? Bronzer is a quick and easy way to update you look. It is not just for summer. Bronzer is a little detail the can really finish your makeup. In this tutorial, you will lean how to use two bronzers with completely different finishes to get a natural bronzer look.

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A Little Vision Never Hurt Anyone Even If you Fall a few Times

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As some of you know, I have been working towards making my online bridal shop a mobile bridal suite that will be perfect for Mountain weddings, weddings at an art gallery, well, any unconventional wedding venue. When I tell people my vision some people get it right away, but most people stare at me with eyes glazed over until I explain a little more. Once I add a little clarity as to what a mobile bridal suite is, the glaze disappears and they get what I am doing.

Today, I thought I would take a moment to describe my vision on this blog. My dream/ vision is to get a vintage camper and transform it into a mobile bridal suite. I will completely renovate the interior so that it is girly and comfortable. suitable for any bride to be and her bridal party. During the Wedding season (March-November),not only will the renovated camper be a space for me to work out of, but, I will rent the unit out to brides, hairstylists, and makeup artists, who need a space for the “getting ready” portion of the wedding day. During off season, I will pop up all around Colorado showcasing local designer goods and vintage items. I feel like the new wave of shopping is the “pop-up shop”. If you haven’t experienced a “pop-up” shop yet, I highly recommend you get on Facebook, Twitter, or instagram and start following your local mobile boutiques and designers.

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I tried the whole online crowd funding route in June. I learned a lot, to say the least. I think the most important thing I learned is that you don’t need Kickstarter or a site like it to raise funds via crowdfunding. While those sites are Awesome for Artist, product centered companies, films, singers, songwriters, and fashion designers. It was not the best route for a mobile bridal suite that will only be serving a certain location. Once the Pretty Bride Shop crowdfunding campaign ended, I had to regroup! I had think of another way to raise the funds. I have a new plan. Here is the new plan. I am doing weekly makeup workshops with an entrance fee, I am doing various fundraising clothing swaps, and at home false eyelash parties. I have have a new game plan. I am going to get the vintage camper, I am looking at Shasta trailers, by January 1, 2014, and I have plans to have the mobile unit fully renovated by June 1, 2014! With that said, if you are in the Denver area and love supporting small business and would like to support mine, please feel free to contact me via email, shopprettybride@gmail.com.

Even though I have come across some hiccup and fallen a few times on my journey to reach my vision, I still have it and as time goes by, my vision only strengthens. I am looking forward to the day that I am blogging about the grand opening of the mobile bridal suite!

Thank you for reading today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it. Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

xox,

Nicole

Perfect for a wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Perfect for a wedding Rehearsal Dinner

ALDO peep toe shoes
aldoshoes.com

Kate Spade earrings
saksfifthavenue.com

Pink nail polish
$6.15 – ginatricot.com