Your signature look:
Natural makeup, voluminous hair. I like to wear it wavy/curly.
Your not-so-secret beauty regimen:
Wash and condition hair every few days, use clarifying shampoo bi-weekly to remove product build-up, put leave-in sprays or light serums into damp hair for frizz control, let it air dry when I’m lazy and touch up with a curling iron to style. To extend hair styles before washing again I’ll put my hair up into braided buns/messy updos.
When was the first time you ever wore mascara/lipstick/blush (choose one) and what happened:
The first time I had makeup applied on me was for a semi-formal in highschool. I looked like Marge Simpson after Homer fired his revolutionary makeup gun.
Airport security confiscated your makeup bag because you were over in liquids, you would save WHICH product from your makeup bag before letting them toss it out:
Hands off my Makeup Forever HD Liquid foundation! That thing’s expensive!
Worst product you ever bought:
ProActiv Solution. I developed an allergy to one of its products and woke up with an itchy, lobster-red face.
Best product you ever bought:
Babyliss Nano Titanium curved flat iron. My go-to styler for waves or curls.
Your #1 tip for brides:
Leave the beautifying to us. To make your day more meaningful and less stressful go to bed the night before the big day and think of 3 loving things about your significant other, and – here’s the real challenge – about those who have been getting on your nerves. You’ll go to bed more peacefully and wake up with positivity. Beauty rest at its best.
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