Make sure you read the fine print!

Keyword: contracts, hair stylist, makeup artist, bridal hair, brides

As you may or may not know, I work ALOT of weddings!! When a wedding party is too big for me to handle, I call in my good friend, Dusti, who also has her own business and we split the bridal party in half.  It’s a great deal for us as we are able to book more weddings that way.  This article is to warn all brides to make sure you read your contracts!

 

Most hair dressers and/or make-up artists that you hire will make you sign a contract.  Some will also ask for a downpayment as well.  What is usually included in these contracts, you ask?

-start time, location, and end time of event

-number of clients

-pricing

-directions/instructions for bridal party to follow

I cannot stress enough how important it is to read these contracts and understand them in their entirety.  Recently Dusti and I worked a wedding where one of the bridesmaids decided last minute not to have her hair done, none of the bridesmaids were on time, and we ran an hour over schedule.  If the bride read what she signed she would have known that the bridesmaids hair still needed to be paid for as it was not changed 30 days before the event; and she ended up being charged for running over the scheduled time due to her girls not arriving when they were supposed to.  Nothing irks us more than getting to a job on time and sitting there twiddling our thumbs til people actually show up.  As a bridesmaid, your job isn’t hard…show up, and sit in a chair for 45 mins while someone plays with your hair.

We also put in the contract that all girls having their hair done should wash their hair the night before.  All stylists know that hair like this will hold better.  When it is too clean the curls tend to droop quicker. It is not our responsibility if your hair doesn’t hold because you didn’t follow directions.

 

These are just instructions listed in my personal contract.  Each stylist will have their own list. Some might charge more if a girls hair is thicker or longer, or  some might leave when the scheduled time arrives whether they are done, or not.  This is why is it extremely important to READ the contracts.  The last thing you want is a surprise on your big day. Read it over, talk with your girls and explain how it is going to work the morning of your wedding. It will be much less stressful for you in the end!



Champagne & Caviar Nails

Keyword: champagne, caviare, nail art, beads, gold polish

 

I saw this posted on www.polishyoupretty.com last night and I knew it was the first thing I had to write about this morning. These are some high class nails! I’ve seen it done before, but this one just seems to stand in a class all it’s own. Good job PYP!

 

 

They started by painting their nails half gold and half black. It doesn’t have to be done perfectly since you will be covering it with the beads. Not going to lie though…I think this could be a great look even without the beads.  The black and gold go so well with each other (maybe because it was my high school colors hahaha!)

 

 

After they let that dry they used a top coat over the gold and immediately covered it with the gold beads.  Then did the same for the black. The results are pretty cool, don’t you think?

 

To find out what products they used to create this look, check them out at www.polishyoupretty.com



I think I am dreaming…

 

Keyword: engagement, ring, dream, fiance

I can officially say that I am ENGAGED!  As of about 10:30 last night I am engaged to the most wonderful man ever!  After almost 8 years it has finally happened and could not have shocked me more. Poor guy was planning so hard and one thing I always told him was to make sure I was up to date with my fill-in for my nails.  Unfortunately  I did NOT keep  up with them (its been over 4 weeks) but he couldn’t wait any longer. I was wondering why he kept asking if I had made a nail appointment yet. He never notices my nails haha. Well, anyway…I had to share this wonderful news (how could I not?)  I still feel like I am in a dream! Thanks to all my family, friends, and fans for all your support! My FIANCE!!! and I are both very excited about this new chapter in our lives. xoxox!! :)



I freeze mine!

Keyword: tea, tea bags, under eye, puffy eyes

 

Did you know black tea od great for your eyes?  It can help reduce puffiness and keep your eyes and under eyes nice and healthy feeling.

 

The best way to utilize tea bags is by freezing them when you are done making yourself a cup of tea!  Then when you are ready to use them on your eyes, let them defrost for a few moments (not too long, you still want them to be nice and cool)  Then place them over your eyes for about 10-15 mins.  Your eyes will super refreshed afterwards and you’ll feel great knowing your tea bags weren’t wasted!!

 

Just make sure to take the tea bag out of your tea before pouring in milk and sugar!



In only a few minutes

Keyword: mustache, grow beard, shaving

 

OKay this guy says it takes 25 seconds….more like 8 minutes.  But it’s still a fun video.

 

Clearly he is just playing the video backwards, though some of the comments are pretty funny-

ITS WITCHCRAFT I SAY!

hopper727rs 1 year ago 21 

 

WTH ! Dude it looked real..

Wish I had that much facial hair.. sigh

Amrruk 3 months ago

 

like if u noticed its an artificial beard and hes puttin it on

Mark199234 5 months ago

 

just when I decide that the beard is too manly and epic and that there can’t possibly be any more hair to appear on his face…. MORE HAIR APPEARS ON HIS FACE!!! :D

cien131313 6 months ago

 

Very funny to watch, I must say. Clever idea.  Definitely think he is cuter without the beard.  I’ve never been a facial hair kind of girl.  THankfully my fiance can’t grow a beard haha!  Hope you all enjoyed!



Tattoos and horns…oh my!

Keyword: vampire woman, tattoo, horns, body art, self expression, domestic abuse

She woman tells the true meaning of “don’t judge a book by its cover.”  According to a little bit of research I did after falling upon several videos online of her, she was from an abusive relationship.  After divorcing her husband she decided to tell her story through her tattoos.  Each one of her tattoos tells a story.  She has four eyes on her knee that represent her children and how they are always watching her, she has tattoos on her face to represent her mom, and some that represent what she went through as a victim of domestic violence.  She is looking to start a charity for battered women.  And here you probably thought she was a scary lady, huh?  Don’t be ashamed…I did too at first!

 

Check out some of these photos-

It’s funny because after hearing her story, I see her in a whole new light!  Please feel free to view other videos of her on youtube.  They blocked a lot of them from being shared, unfortunately. There are a lot of very interesting ones on their that tell her story really well!  Check them out!!



Clean & Clear blotting sheets

 

Keyword: oil, blotting sheets, clean & clear

I recommend these to every bride that walks in my door.  They are AMAZING! If you have a problem with oil, this is your answer. You can use them over your make-up, which is key. Depending on how oily you are, you might have to use more than one sheet. Call me gross, but I love watching the tissue paper-like sheets go from matte to shiny once it touches my face and picks up all my oils.  The trick is to NOT wipe…you have to blot! I love this product because I don’t feel like I have to keep applying powder to my face. That’s when I start to feel my make-up get caked up and heavy and we all know how that feels….eeeewwwwww!  So try these, my oily fans! And you know what? Send us your photos of your used sheets! SHOW US THE OIL!