Product Review: Burt’s Bee’s

When I say that I love fun lipstick colors, I mean that I LOVE them. I only seem to buy lipstick shades in dark purples, magenta’s and fiery reds. With the new trend of liquid lipsticks however, I find that my lips tend to get very dry when I wear lipstick everyday. I was so excited when I popped into Ulta and found out that Burt’s Bee’s has a line of lipsticks that promised moisture and longevity!

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According to Burt’s Bee’s the product is “made with Moringa Oil, derived from a drought-resistant tree in tropical regions and Red Raspberry Seed Oil, known for containing high levels of essential fatty acids. These and other ingredients deliver the moisturizing benefits to Burt’s Bees Lipsticks, helps to soften and condition your lips.” They also claim it can withstand up to 8 hours of wear. I had to try it out!

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I love the packaging it comes in, with the cut out honeycombs. It allows you to easily see the color if you have several lined up. I tried it out in Magenta Rush because it looked like a fun poppy spring color that I could wear in the coming spring months.

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My first impression is that I love the pigmentation. It glided on smooth, much like their chapsticks and I could definitely feel that my lips were moisturized. The product felt comfortable to wear, much like the chapsticks. I decided to really put it through the test and see if I could get the promised 8 hours of wear. It did come almost completely off after I ate, it didn’t seem to stain my lips at all. I did need to reapply after eating and after a few hours of wear.

Overall I think these lipsticks are great to throw in your purse. They are pretty affordable and make a great alternative to a chapstick when you need a little lip hydration! You can find them HERE.

Let me know if you have tried these and what you thought!
XoXo,
Kelsi

**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, airbrush makeup, beauty lessons, special FX makeup, waxing, hair styling lessons, hair blowouts, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Kelsi (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Kelsi, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

Inspiration: Durham Hotel Styled Shoot

We are so excited to share with you a styled shoot done at the Durham Hotel that we were fortunate enough to collaborate on! We’re sharing some of our favorites from the shoot. I love how the whole shoot looks so very modern yet has a trendy vintage feel!

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Venue & Catering: The Durham Hotel // Planning, Design, Flowers, Hair Comb: Viva L’Event //Photography: Bohio Fine Art Photography //Stationary: One and Only Paper  //Calligraphy: Quietude Co. //Hair & Makeup: Makeup for Your Day // Wedding Cake: The Cupcake Shoppe //Dress: Needle and Thread, Anthropologie //White Pantsuit: Jill Jill Stuart  // Suit: Bernards Tuxedo & Formalwear //Jewelry: Versona

XoXo,
Kelsi
**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, airbrush makeup, beauty lessons, special FX makeup, waxing, hair styling lessons, hair blowouts, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Kelsi (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Kelsi, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

 

Valentine’s Day Styling

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February 14th 2-5pm Valentine’s Day Styling

Get glammed up in our Raleigh Studio with a shampoo/blowout and/or makeup for your special V-Day date.

Appointments are available HERE or by contacting us at info@makeupforyourday.com

Best of Borrowed & Blue Winners!

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We are happy to announce that we are the #1 hair and makeup choice on Borrowed & Blue for the Raleigh/Triangle Area! Thank you to all of our lovely clients, brides and “friend-ors” for making this possible! We hope to see the gold again in 2018!

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MYD Styled Shoot: Nashville Bohemian

Please see our feature on Nashville Bridal Guide for this styled shoot HERE.

The definition of a free spirit is an independent or uninhibited person, if that is the case then what would you call it when you two of those independent souls meet and become one? I am not sure of the exact word used to describe it, but the wedding of Harper and Knox is definitely the meeting of two free spirits and coming together to create one beautiful and magical day!

Taking place in Nashville, TN these two love birds set the stage around town. Captured by Fancy this Photography, they made sure to represent Music City by taking pictures in front of some of Nashville’s iconic murals, and near the popular downtown street, Broadway.

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Our bride, as with everything she does, wanted to truly encapsulate her and her fiance’s essence, and she made no exception when it came to their attire. The groom wanted a twist on a classic. In his slate navy tux, and blush accessories from Street Tuxedo he is keeping with tradition while giving it a trendy spin. 

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As for the bride she is a vision in lace. This sweet heart mermaid gown from Posh Bridal Couture isn’t as classic as it first appears. It has it’s own subtle surprise with a simple chevron pattern worked into the traditional lace. Both the cut and the pattern are truly meant for this bride. Pair that with the bold choice of a gold chandelier earring and the look succeeds in bringing the beholders eye up and onto the glowing bride’s face.

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If her eyes are the windows to the soul who do you choose to frame them? Makeup for Your Day’s Nashville team stepped in to create this natural but smoldering look. They did a softer more neutral take on a smokey eye, to add drama and to feature her stunning blue eyes, and to keep it clean continued with a velvety cheek and subtle pink lip. For her hair it was all about effortless texture and sweet romance. The combination of crown braid and side chignon provides interest from every stunning angle.

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Their ceremony and reception took place a little outside of Nashville at the remarkable Tucker’s Gap Events space. Surrounded by rolling hills, rustics barns and horse filled stable this couple could not have asked for a more soothing scene.

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To add to that serenity the bridesmaids worn flowy blush colored chiffon gowns, from Bella bridesmaids, while standing proudly with their soon to be hitched friend, and the best man mirrored the groom in a similar tux with white accessories. All in all this bridal party fell right into the ease of their surroundings and only added to it’s natural beauty.

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With the invitations out and the tables set it was time for the reception. Where copper, golds, and other warm hues set the scene, and each table felt like a fall stroll through a local farm, the whole table scape set the scene for a night not to forget. Guest enjoyed a taste of the south with individual homemade pies, and a selection of southern cocktails.

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This perfect night came to an end under the open skies but for these free spirits their love had just begun.

Photography: Fancy this Photography // Makeup & Hair: Makeup for Your Day // Bridal Dresses: Posh Bridal  //Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids //Menswear: Street Tuxedo //  Plates/Cutlery: World Market / Crate & Barrel / Pottery Barn// Venue: Tuckers Gap Event Center  //Pies: Slice Pie Company // Florals: Whole Foods

Written for Makeup for Your Day by Nikki Whitt of Fancy this Photography
Caroline** is the point of contact for all Nashville related inquiries

**Caroline is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Nashville, TN office. She is available for on-location hair cuts, hair extensions, airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, hair styling lessons, waxing, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Caroline (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Caroline, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Nashville, TN office for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

Product Review: M.A.C. Studio Quiktrik Stick

Hello MYD Readers!

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I just have to tell you about one of my favorite products. The M.A.C. Studio Quiktrik Stick, is a creamy, longwearing product that is easy to blend and buildable in color. The Quiktrick Sticks main use is a double-ended, multi-use stick for highlighting, contouring, bronzing or adding a pop of color. 12662393_mac-softly-does-ittight-and-tawny-quiktrik_t9231820fI’ve used this product for several months and just love it. This is one of my favorite products to use, if you want to achieve a quick glow or pop of color on your cheek and have it last all day -I highly recommend the M.A.C. Studio Quiktrik Stick! My favorite thing about it is its creamy formula and total versatility.

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The packaging itself is great, the double ended stick is fantastic because you have two products in one and it retracts easily. I like to sometimes place the highlighter part of the stick on my eyelids.

 

I recommend cleaning the product before placing it in the eye area. It’s a wonderful base for shadows or used by itself for a more natural look. I have only tried this with the, “Softly Does It/Tight and Tawny”. My only wish is that it came in more colors!

You can get this product at any M.A.C. Store or online and its price point is around $32. A similar product would be the Pat MCGrath Skin Fetish collection or the Josie Maran Argan Color Stick.

Until Next Time!
XoXo,
Valentina

**Valentina is an MYD Lead Artist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup, and temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Valentina (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Valentina, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

MYD Styled Shoot: Concrete Catwalk

Hello MYD Readers!

We are so excited to finally share our styled shoot from our trip to New York City last year! You can see the shoot featured on Red Oak Weddings.

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In true New York style, you never know what you will see while walking the streets of the city. In this case: pure, raw fashion with an edge is captured. Soft fabric, romantic lace, delicate flowers in the most intricate “faux hawk” updo.
Jaw dropping Dior Triables earrings adorn her ears like magic sapphire crystal balls. She looks out onto the Hudson, perhaps sneaking a glimpse into her future?
Fashion revels all over the city, the gardens of the High Line – people making their way from point A to point B pondering their days details and what is next on their list of things to do while a bridal goddess is amidst them in this bustling metropolis.
NYC taxi cabs, police sirens, the sounds of hammering construction, dog walkers & tourists all roam these city streets every day; this is what New Yorkers call the everyday norm.
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Fabulous ‘fros in delectable shades of the rainbow, a quick respite on a park bench just to catch your breath and soak up the crisp “New York in the spring” air.
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Springtime in New York is refreshing, trees and flowers blooming in the most glorious colors. Rich color like the pop of fuschia she wears that just happens to be Tom Ford Plum Velvet lipstick. That shade leaves a mark on the notorious NYC “dirty water hot dog”, there’s nothing else quite like it.
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Lights twinkle as the sun goes down in the city that never sleeps. Pure, raw fashion is all around us in this concrete jungle bursting with energy. Gracefully step out of that cab and see what the amazing, ever changing, powerful city has to offer.
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New York, how we love you…
Photographer: Fancy This Photography// Hair & Makeup: Makeup for Your Day// Flower Crown: Diva Blooms //Earrings: Dior  // Dress: Legends Romona Keveza // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Venue: Kimpton Hotel
XoXo,
Kelsi
**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, airbrush makeup, beauty lessons, special FX makeup, waxing, hair styling lessons, hair blowouts, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Kelsi (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Kelsi, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

NYC Styled Shoot: Behind the Scenes!

We are thrilled to share a styled shoot that has long been in the works from our trip to New York City this year! Our trip lasted around 72 hours and when they say its the city that never sleeps, they are right! The styled shoot (by Nikki of Fancy This Photography) was set in several different parts of the city, the High Line, a hot dog cart and some city apartment steps were the perfect backdrop to this urban shoot.

 

These are just some of the images from the trip and shoot! We are looking forward to sharing the entirety of the shoot tomorrow! Be sure to tune in!

XOXO

Kelsi

**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, airbrush makeup, beauty lessons, special FX makeup, waxing, hair styling lessons, hair blowouts, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Kelsi (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Kelsi, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

Inspiration: 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

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It’s that time again! Time to put the past behind us, and start anew!
Most New Year’s resolutions revolve around growth, revival, and invigoration, and that is precisely the inspiration behind this years Pantone color of the year, Greenery! What a better way to express a fresh new start than with this vibrant, and invigorating color?
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Haven’t had a chance to check it out yet? Think crisp green apple, new spring grass, or a tropical oasis, and can also check it out here at www.pantone.com. The above quote from the Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman pretty much says it all. Basically, 2017 is yearning for this breath of fresh air, and we are here to talk about how to incorporate it into your beauty routine!
You may be thinking, “Sure, a bowl full of apples on my counter is great, but this green will never work on my skin.” Well I’m here to say that we should take a cue from this color and be bold! When used properly there are subtle (or not so subtle) ways to go green and make it work.

Lets start with the subtle…
How about donning those digits? Polish is always an easy way to sneak in a trend without being over the top, and with brands being quick to be on trend you won’t have any trouble finding that blooming shade. One of my favorite brands that have already come out with a Greenery Shade is Butter London.
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  This quality polish will delivery the vibrancy that you are looking for, and since Butter London is an 8 Free brand you’ll be green for fashion and the environment!
Now lets talk eyes! There are so many variations of this color already on the market you can feel free to play with the tone or level to suit you and your skin. Just don’t be afraid to have a little fun and be brave.
Since Greenery is a naturally light and light reflecting color I would start by placing it on the inside corner of the eye and blending out into something darker and more neutral. Or when playing with a smokey eye place the color right in the center of the lid as a pop of color to freshen up your darker look. Here are some examples from artist on how to play with this daring hue:
  Still not convinced? Well you are in luck, because Greenery is so much more than a color.
It is a feeling that can also be evoked through fragrance! You can leave this color to your home decor and still walk out the door in the morning belkfeeling vivid, strong, and invigorated. My go to scent that calls forth the zestyness of Greenery would be Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. Even the name speaks to this color trend and the bottle will even adds a little Greenery to your boudoir.
As 2017 begins I am sure you will begin to see this color take over collections like the vines it’s inspired from. We hope that this has given you the confidence to try this pigment in new and daring ways.
From the Makeup for Your Day Family we are wishing you a Greener and Brighter New Year. Here’s to a wonderfully vibrant 2017!
Cheers!
Caroline
**Caroline is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Nashville, TN office. She is available for on-location hair cuts, hair extensions, airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, hair styling lessons, waxing, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Caroline (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Caroline, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Nashville, TN office for special events and weddings worldwide.**
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