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Apply PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER LIGHT all over face for a smooth, matte look. Using POWDER BRUSH #1, dust FUNCTION 5 SELF-ADJUSTING POWDER FOUNDATION over face. Get a natural bronze glow by dusting DECADENCE BLUSH in ECSTASY over cheeks using FAN BRUSH #22. 


Apply fake eyelashes for ultra-lush lashes. Line eyes with CREAM EYE LINER in LAVA using EYE LINER BRUSH #8. Using DEFINER BRUSH #15, apply the khaki shade from EYE SHADOW TRIO in VIEWFINDER from lashline to crease, then apply CREAM EYE LINER in IMAGE over the shadow. Using ARCED LINER BRUSH #21, sweep JET SET WATERPROOF EYE LINER in MIDNIGHT BLACK over top lashline and along the inner rim of eye. Apply 2 coats of BIONIC MASCARA for extra intensity. 


 Get a pale nude lip by applying PHOTO FINISH LIPSTICK in ELEGANT, followed by a dab of LIP ENHANCING GLOSS in ILLUME on the center of bottom lip.


Salsa Bar!

salsa bar

Spice up your wedding, literally, with a salsa bar! Treat your guests to a lovely display of chips and various salsas. Place the chips in beautiful tall glass containers. Have a variety of salsas out to please every guest. Make sure you label the salsas as mild, medium, or hot, because you don’t want the flower girl dashing for the drink station! This is a great appetizer or a late night snack for your guests to enjoy after all of their dancing. Another option is to have this station out the whole night and let your guests munch the entire evening!

Variety is Key for 2008


When I went for my cake tasting, it was so hard to choose what flavor to have for my wedding cake. So, what did I do? I got a different flavor for every tier of the cake! I am not alone on giving variety at the wedding. Choosing a different flavor for every tier has become one of the biggest trends for 2008. I loved this idea because it gives your guests some variety and allows you to venture out of the realm of vanilla buttercream and experience something new. One thing you should keep in mind is that traditionally the cake is cut from the bottom tier. So… if you or your fiancé are cake smashers, then I recommend going with a flavor that will not stain as much on that tier. Stay away from jams and jellies or other stain prone ingredients, unless you want that beautiful dress to have a big stain in the front! 

2008 Wedding Trend Alert!~ Show off that Waist!


Brides everywhere were flocking towards the trapeze style dresses but not anymore! The big thing this year is showing off that sexy waist. You have worked so hard to get into great shape for your wedding. So…why not show it off? The Spring 2008 Fashion Week showcased one thing in particular, the cinched waist. Models were adorned and accented with wide belts that allowed them to show off their mid section. Look for wedding dresses to follow suit, with a reinvigoration of the obi belt, and contrasting color sashes.


Eco-Friendly Save the Dates

recycled save the date

Are you having an eco friendly wedding? Well, these invitations are the perfect fit. These beautiful little Save the Date cards are printed on 100% recycled paper with an impressive 30% post-consumer waste content.  You have the option of running these lovely invitations through your inkjet printer, hire a calligrapher, or just hand write the details onto the cards. One thing is for certain, they are sure to make a huge impact!

Pressed-Flower Plates from Martha


For a reception, brighten plain dinnerware with a sprinkling of cheerful blooms that coordinate beautifully with your centerpieces. All you need is a collection of pressed dried flowers (available at crafts-supply stores, floral shops, and online boutiques) to complete this temporary transformation — an ideal makeover for rental place settings. Arrange the flowers (we used cosmos, larkspur, marigolds, and verbena) on chargers, then cover them with clear glass plates. Place cards, featuring a pressed bloom attached with double-sided tape, tie it all together. For maximum impact, we set our colorful floral motif against a white backdrop. source