Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! The Makeup Dolls have enjoyed an amazing year and have been blessed with so many beautiful brides, fantastic photographers and wedding coordinators to work with. We have many new friends and just as many wonderful memories!

2010 has a special place in my heart because my husband and I welcomed our sweet baby girl into our lives! She has opened my eyes to what a wonderful place the world can be...

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Dolls Recommend - Maybelline Super Stay Lipcolor

If you love the glammed up look of red lipstick, but don't want the embarrasment of lipstick on your teeth, bleeding or wearing off in the center, then we have found the perfect red lip for you! Maybelline has the best long-wearing red ever, the tones are so balanced that it will complement any skin tone.

This lip product is applied to dry lips and once it sets, you glide a moisturizing lip balm on top to add shine and moisture. It will last 16 hours, so it is the perfect accessory to ring in the New Year. And for just under 10 dollars, will keep you looking glam throughout the holiday season. Click here to see all of the fantastic shades and have a Happy New Year!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Free 2 day shipping on all orders place through MAC's website. There are still a few holiday sets left, perfect last minute gifts anyone would love! Enter code MAC2 , happy shopping.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Finds - Calligraphy Service

An absolute must on my wedding list for my big day was hand addressed envelopes and not just any hand addressed envelopes...nope! I had to have perfectly written calligraphy for our black envelopes with white writing. 

I scoured the net looking for writing that dreams were made of and I found her, of course, of Etsy! Take a look at Two Inspired's Shop for more samples of her beautiful work. Did I mention Eleanor also does table numbers and seating cards? 
Calligraphy by 2inspire - Style No. 2

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hair Must Have's - Schwarzkopf's Dust It Powder

Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It Mattifying Powder 0.35 ozIs your hair in need of some serious volume and texture? Well Schwarzkopf's Dust It powder is the product for you. At first, the application process of "sprinkling in hair" may be confusing, but  you see how easy it is to use and how fabulous the results are, you won't want to leave home without it! 

There are several ways to use this powder:
-Use at the roots for lift
-Section and tap from root to mid-shaft to get that full, separated look. 
-Apply at the root if you wear clip in extensions and the clips stay put. This is our go to product when using clip in extensions on our brides.

If you have darker colored hair like mine, make sure it is rubbed in well, because it can look white if not dispersed properly.Remember, a little goes a long way, so try a few shakes here and there and discover how easy adding volume can be! Added bonus? It also absorbs oil! 


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Engagement Session - Lauren

What to say other than...gorgeous! Lauren's photos speak for themselves!
Makeup and Hair: The Makeup Dolls, of course!
Photography: R. Ian McDowell

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Product Review - Stila's One Step Correct

One Step CorrectA few months ago we did a blog giveaway for Stila's One Step Correct. I had purchased one for myself and one to give away to a lucky reader. I used the product for a few weeks and wrote a post about my mixed feelings (here). I just wasn't sure this primer lived up to its claims and was even less sure that it should grace my face daily instead of my favorite primers, Benefit's, "That Gal" and Smashbox's, Photo Finish.

Well Donna of Donna Dell blog fame was the winner of the contest and I asked her if she would write her own review of the product. She gave it 1 out of 5 stars! See her review (here).
It is always interesting to hear other peoples thoughts on product don't you think? Thanks Donna for your candor!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Fridays Fabulous Finds

The pillows say it all. Wouldn't this be a cute bridal shower gift as a joke, okay more like the truth? Go to Yellow Bug Boutique's Etsy Shop to purchase. Lots of other cute pillows and finds on there!
Mr and Mrs Pillow Set
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fabulous Finds - The Beauty Blender

beautyblender® Set ($37.90 Value)I have to admit when Violet pulled out The Beauty Blender from her makeup bag to rave to me about how much she L-O-V-E-D I-T (she really loves it) I thought she had gone of the deep end. Violet is always the first to try the newest and greatest on the market for all things beauty, so I count on her to keep me and all of you up to date. I did a little research and here is all you need to know about The Beauty Blender. 

Invented by top Hollywood make up artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, Beauty Blender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. It's ergonomic design allows you get into those hard to reach places like the inner corner of the eye or around the nose. The result is a perfect, streak free application. 

The Beauty Blender is reusable for about three months with proper cleaning. Sephora has a set available online only that includes the cleaner (here).

Blend, blend, blend away!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hair Must Have - Agadir Argan Oil

ao.jpgHave heard of Argan Oil being used in many treatments for the hair? There are many options available, but in our salon tested opinion Agadir Argan Oil is simply the best! This absolutely amazing scented oil  moisturizes, repairs, softens and strengthens. It is not oily and leaves no residue on the hair at all. It also nourishes a dry scalp, makes hair more manageable and cuts down drying time. This truly is the product that everyone should be applying to towel dried hair. 
How to? Smooth a quarter size of the oil all over, we like to start at the ends first. If you have longer hair, apply more to the lengths as needed. You will see and feel difference in your tresses with continued use, we can't style our hair without it. Definitely addicted!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Finds - Custom Mrs. Necklace

FREE SHIPPING Custom MRS Necklace in Sterling with Miniature Diamond Engagement Ring

Visit JMG Jewel Design's Etsy shop for this little slice of necklace heaven! Isn't this just darling? Wouldn't this be a darling gift to give to a newly engaged, soon to be Mrs or as an anniversary gift to your mom celebrating their 40 years of wedded bliss? Or maybe just a gift for myself...a 2009 Mrs.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Dolls Recommend - Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo...Rid the stinky!

A product thumbnail of Batiste Blush Dry ShampooI love a night out, dinner, drinks and dancing all sound like heaven to me but there is one big draw back (besides a gin and tonic hangover or two) stinky hair! Going to bed late with a mixture of the Sizzling Beef you had for dinner and cigarette smoke smell from the cab ride home (thanks cab driver for putting out your cigarette to drive me home) is nothing short of disgusting on your freshly cleaned pillow case. 

Well fear not my fellow diners and dancers, Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo to the rescue! Not only does this product rid your hair of stinky smells from the night before with a beautifully delicate fragrance, it also absorbs oil to spare you a wash in the morning. Breakfast hair never looked and smelled so good! Find it online at Sally Beauty and with a price tag of only $7.49, that leaves some coin to do it all over again next weekend!

Indiana, The Makeup Dolls


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