LipSense Colors 2017

2017 Colors and Glosses*


*Always check my FB Group A Well Dressed POUT! for up-to-date inventory under the “Current Stock” album!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Glosses

  • Silver Glitter  –  Clear with tiny specks of silver glitter.  Pairs great with cool toned colors
  • Pearl   –  Milky pearlescent sheen.  Great for slightly toning down bolder colors, adds an iridescent glow
  • Sand   –  Light beige tint with soft shimmer.  Great over browns, nudes and corals.  Also amazing worn alone.
  • Rose   –  Slight pinky-rose tint
  • Pink Glitter   –  Clear with tiny specks of pink glitter.  Pairs great with all pinks, purples, reds and also Blackberry combos
  • Glossy  –  The original clear gloss.  Pairs with all colors.  Needed for all first time users!
  • Matte   –  Clear matte stained finish.  No shine.  This gloss is the least moisturizing of all so it’s highly recommended to apply Glossy Gloss over your color, wait 20-30mins then apply Matte Gloss.
  • Bougainvillea   –  Slight reddish-pink tint with shimmer.  Great over pinks, purples and reds.  Beautiful gloss to wear alone, as well!
  • Gold Glitter   –  Clear with tiny specks of gold glitter.  Pairs great with warm toned colors
  • Orchid   –  Slight purple-pink tint with iridescent shimmer.  Fabulous over pinks and purples and even nudes!


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Instagram-Inspired Valentines

How cute are these IG-inspired Valentines Day Cards I whipped up for the little’s school party?!

So, so cute, RIGHT?!  And, I’m sharing the FREE download, too!

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Zombie Ice Cream Parlor Costumes

Every few years, the Mr. agrees to a Halloween costume that requires me to paint him.  He complains every time, during the process, but seems to beam with pride when we walk into the party and folks dig all of the effort ‘we’ put into our outfits.  Funny how that works, right…

Now, we’ve fallen off of the outlandish adult costume wagon the last two years, and let our little guy be our focus on All Hallows Eve, but we are still ‘those’ parents that coordinate with our kid during Trick-Or-Treat.  And I think he really enjoys us participating with him!

2015  Top Gun

 

2014  Chef’s Special

Anyways, by the time Fall came around this year, my itch to get back into the spirit was driving me bananas!  I’ve binge watched countless episodes of Face Off (on SyFy) and one character has always stuck out amongst all 10 seasons.  On Episode 8 of Season 2, Matt Valentine created a Burton-esque Ice Cream Man and it was AMAZING!

I’ve been carrying this costume idea in my back pocket for years now!

 

The clothing was easy to come by and simple to alter to mimic Matt’s creation.  I just ordered white painter’s pants, a white button down from Amazon.  With some brown puffy paint (ahhh brings me back to my childhood!), brown fabric spray paint, real rainbow jimmies, and round sprinkles, I covered both outfits and did some additional distressing by burning the edges of his sleeves and ripped knee area.  For the red and white striped shirt, I simply purchased an additional pair of tights from Party City and cut the legs off at the top so he could slide one up each arm.  I used a bit of left over for the knee patch.

For all 4 of the ice cream cones, I used tan foam sheets from Hobby Lobby and squeezed on acrylic (paintable) caulking, from the hardware store, into a grid pattern.  Once dry, I spray painted the whole thing in a tan color, then went back and stippled on a darker brown craft paint and wiped off to create the shadowing on the cone ridges.  Rolling them into the cone shapes was the most daunting portion of this costume, I swear LOL.

All of the ‘chocolate’ is the dark brown puffy paint, which worked well to ‘glue’ the shoulder cones in place, too.

I purchased some No-Smudge white face paint from Halloween Express (thinking that it would be better than the white paint I’ve used in the past that smeared if you just looked at it).  Man, this stuff was terrible!  I applied it with a makeup brush and I struggled to blend it from the very beginning.  Then, as soon as it dried- like 2 seconds later- it began to crack with every facial expression he made.  Grrrr.  My hopes for his makeup were WAY higher than what I ended up achieving, thanks to the crap white paint.  The only product that would adhere to it was my Ulta brand bronze gel eyeliner pot, so all of the shading I had in mind went up in smoke.

Moving on… lol

Since there isn’t a ‘female’ version of this costume, I just created a similar look for myself.

I struggled to find a vintage Ice Cream Parlor/Waitress/Soda Jerk dress online like I had in my mind, so I ended up improvising with this modest nurse’s costume, also from Amazon.  I ditched the hat, pulled off the red felt hospital patches from the sleeves, and swapped out the cheap apron that came with it for a real waitress style with ruffled edges.

I attached my cone to a basic headband with hot glue and secured it with a few hairpins since it wobbled a bit.  And yes, those are real sprinkles on our faces.  I attached them with eyelash glue and they held all night through lots of laughing, eating and drinking!

  • Tights and gloves from Party City
  • Mint lace front wig from Bobbi Boss (MLF100 VENICE in TT1B/MINT)

I’d say it’ll be a few years until I can convince him to go this made up again, so I’ll enjoy this one for awhile (and the random sprinkles that I’m still finding around the house will help with that)!

 

PS- We won the Costume Contest at the party we attended!  Yay Team!

I’m thrilled to announce my latest collaboration with the one and only Sarah Dunlap of Sarah Dunlap Photography, for her 2016 Christmas season shoots!

Not only have I had the pleasure of designing two amazing sets for this year’s sessions, I’m also proudly offering Customized Style Boards for all of Sarah’s clients!

As a photographer, Sarah says the #1 question she hears from every client is, “What should we wear?!”  As moms, we know exactly how daunting this task can be, especially when you have multiple family members to coordinate.  Let me take the stress out of your Holiday photo session this year by doing all of that hard outfit planning for you!

Have the perfect dress already picked out for you or baby girl, perhaps?

I’m happy to build a style board around what you have and love!

Have no clue where to start?

I can build your look from the ground up.

 

And, each customized board will be designed specifically for you and your family- no two client looks will be the same!

If you have a session scheduled with Sarah and would like to add a Customized Style Board, simply fill out the form below and I’ll get right to work on customizing a one of a kind outfit mood board, complete with shoppable links built right in, specifically designed with you and your family in mind!  All you have to do is open the board, fall in love with the outfits, and shop right there via the links taking you directly to those items on the stores’ sites!

*Customized Style Boards $35.00 each.  Once you submit your form, I will invoice you via Paypal and begin your design as soon as payment is received!

**Email me with any questions you have!  I’m looking forward to working with you!

 

 

 

Ms. Megan

North Carolina has presented me with the most incredibly sugary sweet brides. Seriously!  I haven’t painted a single face yet that hasn’t exuded grace, composure and over the top kindness – an exceptionally rare occasion these days when you consider the magnitude of pressure most brides find themselves under.

But this next Misses takes that cake!  From first meeting this sweetheart while she played the role of bridesmaid to a previous client of mine, to our laughter filled trial run, and finally to the beautiful morning of her big day- I enjoyed every minute of my time spent with her.

Megan’s wedding vibe was romantic, rustic chic with puddles of blush pink and tan.  To mimic the understated elegance of her fete, she requested a traditional, yet soft color palette; that lent perfectly to her carefree and natural beauty.

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Photography by: Dana Arndt Photography

 

Seasonal Scapes 2016 | Summer

Well hello there, Summer, I thought you’d never arrive!

I hope you’re all able to soak up some extra time with family and friends over this Memorial Weekend like I am!  And, if you’re like me, that means hosting backyard get-togethers.

Wait, you’re backyard isn’t ready for guests, you say?

Don’t panic!  Keep reading for 3 seriously easy, and affordable!, ways to jazz up your outdoor space in time for hosting those summer BBQ’s and bonfires!

1- Refresh your accent pillows and toss in a summer-weight throw for added style

I typically design my backyard areas to reflect the the feel and decor I have going on inside my home, but also love the fun surprises that bright pops of color can bring to outdoor spaces!  There are no rules when it comes to decorating backyard, in my opinion, so go wild and bold if you’re feeling it!

Switching out pillows and throws is hands down the easiest way to refresh a space, both indoors and out, and make it feel new and inviting.

And, don’t feel restricted to just ‘outdoor’ labeled items made from fabrics such as Sunbrella.  Often times I choose indoor pillows and coat them with a Water Repellent spray like Rust-Oleum’s NeverWet before using.   Keep in mind though that it’s still recommended to bring them in each night.

 

2- Setup a designated ‘serving’ area for beverages and food items with outdoor safe serving ware in a coordinating color

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I love shopping HomeGoods’ selection of seasonal items!  They always carry pretty collections of melamine and shatterproof serving ware in fun colors and styles.  And at the typical price point of $2.99/glass, they’re totally affordable, too!

Also, if you don’t already own an apothecary style beverage dispenser, you’re missing out.  I’ve collected several over the years and use them every time I entertain- year round.  They really jazz up your drink selection and look so much more put together over just sitting out basic pitchers of tea or lemonade.  Toss in a decorative tray and you’ve rounded out a simple, but thought out beverage station!

 

3- Ambient lighting

I’m a huge fan of the cafe light trend.  The kits are easily found at any retailer that carries seasonal outdoor decor like Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s and AtHome Stores, and pretty simple to install.  If you don’t have a structure overhead to attach them to- like a pergola or low hanging trees, a great alternative is using eye hooks (from the exterior of your home) to posts or tall rods positioned out in the yard.  For easy DIY tutorials, check out these posts from Bright July, Blue i Style – or for a more permanent, commercial take on this look, see Gray House Studio’s amazing project!

Or, if you’re down to the final hour before guests arrive, strategically scattered outdoor lanterns are a quick way to add lots of visual interest to your entertaining area!  I stock up on the battery operated candles made specifically for outdoors- meaning they’re made of plastic, NOT wax!, like 99% of BOC’s.  Trust me, the wax versions last about a day under the hot sun so make sure to read the packaging to confirm their material!  The plastic versions can be somewhat hard to find, but I’ve spotted them at Pier One recently.  My favorite brand, however, is the Luminara that I buy from Pottery Barn (along with the remote!) for their realistic flame.


** GIVEAWAY Alert**

My good friends over at Lauren Nicole Designs are giving away the gorgeous Mercury Glass Hurricane with LED lights ($60 value!) pictured above, far right!  This is a perfect addition to your summer entertaining setup and who doesn’t love the Mercury Glass trend! To enter, all you have to do is comment on their blog post today (Monday 5/30/2016).


And for more Summertime inspiration, head over to see what these sweet girls are doing, too!

 

Happy entertaining, ya’ll!

Derby Garden Party

I’m thrilled to finally be able to post about the over-the-top shoot I was invited to participate in by my dear friend, Sarah Knepp of Sarah Sofia Productions!

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Who wouldn’t have a fabulous time partying in these gorgeous hats provided by Dee’s– straight from Louisville, of course!

 

 

And how about this ah-mazing new friend I made!  I was dead set on bringing this sweet girl, Sybil, home with me after hanging out with her all afternoon.

(The hubs quickly vetoed my idea)

 

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But what I did manage to sneak into the house were a few of these too-good-to-eat decorated cookies from Edible Art Cake Shop – right here in the QC!

 

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Head over to Sarah Sofia Productions to check out the rest of our amazing shoot with the talented Miss Andi Perullo!

 

Vendors

Venue & Horses: Breezy Meadows Farm

Photography: Andi Perullo de Ledesma Photography

Planning, Coordination, Design, Peach Mint Julep, Décor DIY, FoodSarah Sofia Productions

Hand Painted Invitation & Betting Cards: Paperie Off Park

Tables, Linens, Chairs, & Silver Platters: Classic Party Rentals 

Dresses:  LaRoque

Mini Desserts: Edible Art Cake Shop

Macarons: Treehouse Macarons

Flowers: The Flower Diva

Hats: Dee’s Designer Hat’s & Fascinators

Curated Art: Christenberry Collection (Meredith Christenberry)

Personalized Cheers Y’all Mason Jars: Shutterfly

Personalized cocktail napkins: Tiny Prints

Petite Blossom Cups – Springtime & Gold Mini Square Trays: Via Blossom

Printables: Hostess With The Mostess

Models: Jaime Spencer – A Well Dressed Life , Kristen Shaeffer –Every Chic Way, Elise Houston – Her Heart and Home and Dominique DeLaney – Comfy Cozy Couture

Pink and gold plates & pastel vintage glasses: Anthropologie

White dinner plates & white horse head statue: HomeGoods

Wooden crates, Picture Frames & Pink Glass Cake Stand: Michaels

Limited Edition Derby Bow Tie: Vineyard Vines

Gold Horse & Jockey Figure, Plastic Horse Figures, & Mini Plastic Horse and Jockey Figures: Amazon

Mini Cake Stands, Straws & Oh Joy Spring Collection Plate: Target