Why was I nervous about my wedding makeup and hair trial run? It is really hard to say. All of my crazy is coming out right now, in very strange ways. Determined to not stress or become a bidezilla I keep chaneling my worry into very specific facets. I was literally losing sleep wondering if airbrush foundation would work on me. It truly is exhausting being this high strung. Seriously. I want to nap on average about every two hours these days. It could be getting over that sick bout, but I think it is a sick/stress combo. Back to the makeup and hair. I LOVE it when someone plays with my hair or does my makeup. It is so relaxing. My time on Sunday with my mom and Kelly Shiva of Makeup Logic was delightful. I loved the results, loved the conversations, loved being pampered. Mmm…Someday I would like to have someone do my hair everyday. When I noticed the Real Housewives fighting over their hair stylists, I too thought it was ridiculous. Now, I could totally picture getting into a brawl over it.
- Collect inspiration pictures. Make sure that the hairstyle and makeup you love suit the style of the dress. If the dress has a vintage/bohemian/glam look, go with that.
- Find someone you trust. This is important. You may be in love with a look, but that does not mean it will work on you. I made it very clear that I loved my inspiration photos, but she is the professional and I was prepared to try something different if I needed to.
- If you are timid (which I can be) bring someone that you can give one look and they will either speak up for you or help you speak up for yourself.
- Enjoy the moment. Hello? How many times do you get to do this?
I wanted a classic romantic look that definitely included red lips. Something I learned: if you get a makeup artists, they will mix up the lip color they use on you, put it on a bush, and leave enough for night-long touch ups! How rad is that?