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!!

I don’t know about you but I have a love for nail polish! I always have. I have decided that I will feature a different nail look every Monday. If you are also a fan of nail polish fashion. This week I would love to introduce you to velvet nails. Now I have been in the cosmetic world for quite some time now and have seen all of the textured nail polish trend as they have launched. I have always like the thought of a textured nail but have been afraid to try it. Last night, I was in the mood to spice up my fall wardrobe and found the velvet nail kit Beauty London. It is in a navy blue which is my go to fall color. Also, I thought it would be a great color for a fall or winter bride to be to wear to her pre-wedding events like her rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or bachelorette party. It also makes a really fun toe color for those ladies who like to have neutral finger nails but go for a dramatic toe mail color. 

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The process of applying the nail color is not as hard as I had thought. Every textured nail kit will have slightly different directions, but from what I gather most of these nail fashions have 2-3 step and it takes about 15-20 minutes for the nail products to fully dry. The velvet nail I used was a 2 step process. All I had to do was apply two coats of the nail color and then dip my nail in the velvet powder… So easy! If you are looking for a fun and funky way to jazz up your fall wardrobe, think about adding some nail fashion to your life. Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think or what you favorite nail fashion, color or trend is right now! 

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I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for reading today’s post!

xox,

Nicole

Stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime! 

 

What’s With the Tin Cans ?!?

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(Photo Credit: Macchina decorata)

I found this really great photo on the Italian webpage, Macchina Decorata. I love it so much because it depicts one of my favorite wedding day moments of when the bride and groom ride off together! Of course, being a vintage lover, I love the vintage car, but what i love almost as much as the vintage car are the tin cans! The tin can tradition is one of my favorites. It is so fun to see a car of a newlywed couple, and when I see a newly wed car with tin cans, i find it even more fun and exciting!! I took a look at where the tradition came from. It is an old tradition that stems from an ancient tradition. In the old days, people believed that by making a lot of noise evil spirits would stay away. The tin cans are more of a modern day twist on this ancient tradition.

Fun Fact: It is the groomsmen’s job to decorate the getaway car!

You can really make the tin cans complement your wedding day theme. You can make it a fun DIY project and decorate them in a way that would complement you wedding day theme, decor, or colors. You can also have someone else take care of this project. Let’s take a look at some cans I found on Etsy:

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(Photo Credit: Shabby N Chic)  

glittercans

(Photo Credit: KandJCelebrations) 

wedding car tin cans handmadeweddings

(Photo Credit: handmadeweddings1)

ShabbyChic tin cans

(photo Credit: Willow Street Cottage)

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s blog post. Thank you so much for reading!

Check out the super exciting project that Pretty Bride Shop is working on: http://rkthb.co/28007

Have a wonderful day and stop by Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

xox,

Nicole

Finishing Touches

ImageToday I want to talk about the importance of a brides finishing touches. Yesterday I stopped by an new bridal shop in Denver, Emma and Grace, with a friend. The shop is such a beautiful shop with a really beautiful inventory of dresses. While we were speaking with the owner, she was walking us through her top selling dresses. My friend asked her if she tells brides what are the most popular? I thought this was a great question! All brides want to feel special and they want to have a one of a kind wedding. The owner of the shop had the best answer. She spoke on how every bride is different and it is how they finish the look that will make them one of a kind and truly bring out the brides personal style. I couldn’t agree more! 

One of my guilty pleasures is to look at the celebrity magazines and look at the “Who Wore It Better” pages. I think I love looking at these types of articles because it shows how important the finishing touches are to an overall look.It’s the little details that can make or break an outfit, like accessories, makeup and hair. This is why I started Pretty Bride Shop. I believe that the little details will be what will help a bride show case her personal style on her big day even if she is wearing the most popular dress. 

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

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Check out out recent project: http://rkthb.co/28007

xox,

Nicole 

Not Just a Simple Thank You Card

Today let’s take a look at a way to take a simple thank you card and jazz it up to ask your best friends to be your bridesmaid.

Alright, check out what I used to create this DIY “will you be my bridesmaid?” invitation:

1. Thank you cards. I went to my local Target store to get these classic Thank You cards. There are so many different styles of Thank you cards out there, choose a style that best fits your personality.

2. A charm Necklace. I am using a Tiffany Blue Bow charm necklace from the Pretty Bride Shop.

3. Washie Tape. Again there is a variety of styles and colors, pick the one that you love. You can find washie tape on Etsy.

4. Scissors

First, I placed the washie tape on the outer edges of the card.Except for the top edge. Next, I cut little triangle shaped into the fold.

After cutting little triangles into the fold of the card, place the necklace in the card. I took each end of the necklace and slid it through the triangle cuts, and then made sure it was clasped together. Then, I arranged the necklace so that the charm is the center of the attention when the card is open, like in the photo below.  After that, I taped the extra chain to the back of the card, as you can see in the photo above.

Thank you so much for reading today’s Blog post. I hope you have a great day!

xox,

Nicole Ramirez

Stop by the Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

 

 

Cocktail Hour With Pretty Bride Shop

There are so many details you have to think about while planning a wedding. One of the more fun details is picking a signature drink. I wanted to share one of my personal favorite drinks with you to consider for a signature drink either at your wedding or for your rehearsal dinner. It is kind of unconventional. I tried it while ago while I was at the Beauty Bar in Denver co. It is Whiskey and Horchata.  Also, I think it makes a fun fall drink because of the cinnamon in the Horchata. There is just something special about the combination of  whiskey and the cinnamon sweet goodness of Horchata.  Give it a whirl the next time you feel like having a cocktail.

Lets take a look at what you need to make this cocktail:

1. Whiskey of your choice.

2. Horchata

3. Ice (not in the picture above)

4. A cute cocktail glass (not in the picture above)

Thank you for reading today’s post. I hope you have a great day!

xox,

Nicole Ramirez

Stop by the Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

Oh So Pretty Name Cards

Are you looking for a simple yet creative way to make name cards for your reception? Well today’s post is for you. We are going to make so fun simple, and “oh so pretty” name cards for your guests!

Lets take a look at the tools we need to make these:

1. Scissors

2. Double side sticky tape (My favorite!)

3. Glitter glue

4. Paint in your color of choice. Preferably acrylic

5. Craft clay. I used Martha Stewart’s brand

6. Silicone molds that works well with the craft clay you choose to use. I used Martha Stewart’ brand.

7. Glitter in the color of your choice

8. Paint brush

9. card stock paper

All of these supplies you can find at you local craft store or online.

 

After you gather all of your supplies, lets start by making shapes out of your clay and molds.  personally fell in love with these little bow shaped molds from Martha Stewart, but you can make this part your own. There are so many different, molds out there. You can really tailor this to your personal style.Next, I rolled the clay into little balls and them pressed it into the mold. After I pressed it into the mold I took the end of my paint brush and rolled it over the clay to add more pressure; this will keep bubbles away.  Finally let you clay dry. the process of making the shapes may very depending on the clay you find. just follow the directions on the clay packaging.

 

Next, it is time to paint your shapes or charms as some people call them. I don’t know about you, but I love anything shiny, so I dusted some glitter over the bows while the paint was still wet. Then let the paint dry.

 

Cut your card stock paper into the size that you want the names tags to be. Write the names with a fun color sharpie or you can print the names from you printer. Attach the bow with double side sticky tape. Finally decorate the name card with glitter glue. Whatever you do, have fun with this project and really let your personal style shine!

 

Thank you for reading today’s DIY blog post. Hope you have a great day!

XOX,

Nicole Ramirez

Stop by the Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

What a Different Bouquet ????… Different In a Good Way

Are you are looking for a fun way to make your wedding special, what bride isn’t, right?? Well take a look at what some brides are doing to make their wedding stand out.More and more brides are choosing to do an alternative bouquet over getting one from the florist. The alternative bouquet can be fabric flowers, paper flowers, Felt flowers, or even trinkets and charms. I love this because you can really showcase your personal style as a bride with these alternative bouquets. Plus, you will have the bouquet forever. How cool would it be to be able to show your future children or grand children your actual bouquet and not just a few pressed petals or photos. Take a look at some alternative bouquets I found on Etsy!

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Lionsgate Designs

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Zoe Grace Blooms

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AutumnandGraceBridal

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BridalBouquetsbyKy

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Thank you for reading today’s blog post. Have a great day!

XOX,

Nicole Ramirez

Stop by the Pretty Bride Shop anytime!

A Fancy Way To Say Thanks

It has been a while since I have done a DIY project, so i am excited to announce that I have a fun yet simple project today.

Are you looking for fancy way to say thank you, but you still want to showcase your personality. Well, Check out what a doily and a little ribbon can do to a Thank you note! But first lets make sure you know what you will need to complete these fancy pants thanks you’s.

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1. Scissors

2. Double side sticky tape  (My new bestie!)

3. A small Doily

4. A small piece of ribbon ( Mine is about 3.5 ” or so). Make it long enough so that you can tie a ribbon. I always a fan of the saying “it is easier to take away than to add”. You can always trim the ribbon down.

5. Thank you cards. Homemade or store bought. I used some I found in the $1 section of a craft store.

6. Extra Paper . It can be a contrasting color to the envelope or it can be the same.

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If you love to make your own cards, I encourage that. I was just at a stamping convention and I do have to say you can make some pretty fancy thank you cards with all of the fun stamps and card making supplies on the market right now! Like I said before, I used store bought cards because I think that a lot of brides could use a simple and convenient option for personalized thank you cards.

First I made sure that the envelope had some color on the inside flap. The particular envelope I used had a white inside flap, so I trace the envelop shape onto a separate pieces of paper.This is a detail that you can really make you own, you can do pattern paper, contrast colored paper, or you can use the same color like I did. Whatever you do make sure you let you style shine. Also, I used double side sticky tape to seal the envelope. Next, I placed the doily and attached it with double side sticky tape to the interior of the envelope.

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Last I used the small piece of ribbon for a tiny bow and attached it to the outside of the envelope. If you are planning on shipping the thanks you’s, you can always get clear stickers and place the stick over the bow to keep it on the envelope.

Thank you for reading today’s DIY Project. Have a great day!

XOX,

Nicole Ramirez

Stop by the Pretty Bride Shop anytime!