WICKED LOVELY from Smashbox


Get smooth skin by first applying PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER all over face. Using FOUNDATION BRUSH #13, sweep FUNCTION 5 SELF-ADJUSTING POWDER FOUNDATION to even out and mattify skin. Dab CAMERA READY FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER over any imperfections and blend using CONCEALER BRUSH #4. Warm up cheeks by sweeping BLUSH RUSH in CHARM from the apples back towards the ear using BLUSH BRUSH #16.


First apply LIP & LID PRIMER to keep eye color in place. Using CONCEALER BRUSH #4, apply the metallic charcoal liner from the CREAM LINER & LOOSE SHIMMER pot all over lid. Use CREASE BRUSH #10 to blend over the liner at the crease and diffuse the color. Using the brush end of the DOUBLE-ENDED SMUDGER BRUSH #20, apply the same liner to lower lashline, sweeping back and forth. Dip DEFINER BRUSH #15 into the loose shimmer from the CREAM LINER & LOOSE SHIMMER pot and dab in the inner corner of eyes. Generously apply BIONIC MASCARA in INDIGO INK.


Balance your dark, smoky eyes with true beige lips. First line and fill in lips with DOUBLETAKE LIP COLOR in GOSSAMER, then apply LIP GLOSS in COY.

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Operation Flower Girl: 20 Trendy and Cute Flower Girl Dresses

Some aspects of planning a wedding bring nothing but stress. Figuring out where to seat your strange cousin or deciding upon a final guest list. But other things are nothing but fun, and perhaps one of the most joyous things involved in planning a wedding is dressing up your cute little flower girl. And summer is the perfect flower girl season, because there are so many light, adorable dress styles to make your little one the quintessential picture of innocence. Here are just a handful of dresses to consider for the petal-scattering girl in your wedding party.

  1. Ivory with Rose Trim: This yellow-hinted ivory dress is the perfect dress for the summer flower girl. The lightweight netting covering the skirt will allow your flower girl to feel like a princess on her big trip down the aisle and provides a very enchanted look. Plus the rose accents are both cute and tasteful.
  2. Lemonade Dress: This sweet dress is an excellent choice for both formal and casual weddings. Its simple design is tasteful enough to blend at even the most elaborate wedding, but would also look great on a barefoot flower girl in a backyard ceremony. The lemony shade could not be more appropriate for summer and the ribbon accent and cute ruffle around the skirt make this dress even more precious.
  3. Blue Princess Dress : Blue is a great color for a summer wedding and one way to integrate your wedding colors more thoroughly is to outfit your flower girl head to toe in your chosen tone. Check out this cute and vibrant dress that’s made from a sky-blue tulle and accented by darker blue stripes and dark blue sash further accented with flowers. This is a fun dress that is very light and summery.
  4. Bubblegum Dress: Wanting some color accents in your flower girl’s dress that are a little more subtle? Then check out the Bubblegum Dress, a sweet, well-designed dress that features blue grosgrain bows placed daintily around the perimeter of the tulle skirt. This sleeveless number is a little more on the fancy side and calls forth a very Cinderella-like look.
  5. Cotton Bella Dress : This easy white dress is a classic style and is a perfect choice for an English garden wedding. The bright white is a great color for a summertime wedding, and also lends an extra air of innocence and purity to your ceremony. This full-length style is conservative and very pretty with crocheted lace striping and satin ribbon sown into the skirt and flowing from the collar and sleeves.
  6. Flowers by Xavi Sea Foam Dress : A gorgeous dress that, if available in adult sizes, would be suitable for the bride herself! This tulle dress is very romantic, beautiful and unique. The full-bodied tulle is light and airy for the season and the rose flower accents trailing down the skirt are simply gorgeous. Dresses by this designer all tend to be ornate and fanciful, but the shade and sleeveless style of this particular dress is more suitable for summer.
  7. Pegeen Couture Dress: Pegeen has been making popular and stylish flower girl dresses since 1982 and they have several customizable styles that are perfect for the summer flower girl. One of the latest styles is the couture dress, and while it comes in many different colors, this color combo is both hip and great for the season. The full baby blue skirt is complimented nicely by a dark maroon rose bow that trails down the back.
  8. Cupcakes Dress: Understated and stylish, this is a wonderful option for a minimalist bride’s flower girl. The sleeveless white sheath is accented by a chocolate brown satin ribbon and a matching brown ruffle around the bottom. And the empire waist will give your girl more of a contemporary look.
  9. Keylime Print : Smithereman and Barnwell are a high-end flower girl dress designer that have quite a few styles worth mentioning. The first is this adorable printed yellow dress that features a French renaissance print. Printed fabrics aren’t common for flower girl or bridesmaids dresses, but why they aren’t is a mystery. Add a little pizzazz to your wedding style with a fun, vibrant fabric!
  10. Plaid Skirt Dress: Another dress by Smitherman and Barnwell, this great option is subtle, but so very unique. Like many common summer styles, the dress features a sleeveless white top. But the real attraction is the skirt. A delicate grayish-green and white plaid satiny fabric is gathered at the hip by a tasteful bunch of flowers. Your flower girl will be summoning the spirit of Carrie Bradshaw in this dress in no time.
  11. Blue Floral Print: Last one from Smitherman and Barnwell before we move on, but we couldn’t help but mention this great dress. Give your flower girl a little arm coverage with this simple, short-sleeve style. The traditional collar and pleated skirt give the dress a classic look that won’t ever fall out of trend. But the dress’s real saving grace is the terrific electric blue floral print material, which really pops. Your flower girl will be noticed from aisles and aisles away.
  12. Elizabeth by Mon Cheri : So, it’s true that five year old girls aren’t normally known for their elegance, but why not let your little one play grown up for a day? This lovely pink satin dress has a very high-end look for a pretty low price. The elegant gathered skirt is the dress’s centerpiece, and, again, mimics a style that is very popular this season among bridal gown designers. The Swarovski beaded waistband adds even more grace, but also tones down the dress’s maturity to a girl-like level. While the pink is a great choice for a summer wedding, so are the other colors in which it is available – gold, ivory, and white.
  13. Smock Dress : This dress couldn’t be any more adorable if it tried. The white cottony fabric is made special by adding the eyelet top and sweet satiny apron in the back. The skirt and apron are gathered around the waist to create a rippled, pleated effect. This dress exemplifies innocence and country charm and is a great option for an outdoor ceremony.
  14. Frances Johnston Pink and White Dress: It doesn’t get any more classic flower girl than this dress, frankly. The style and accents used in this example are about as traditional as they come, which means this flower girl will fit in at any wedding. The white and light pink are perfect colors for summer, and the well-placed bows around the waist add a feminine and innocent quality. The fact that it’s made of 100 percent silk also means that your flower girl will stay cool and comfy.
  15. Lemon Ice Crinkle Dress: This dreamy dress is simply amazing. The yellow and white checkered taffeta covered in a layer of floaty tulle give the dress a light and airy quality accented by a bold, floral sash. The full skirt adds formality while the traditional pattern tones it down a notch. And at a price of $60, this dress really can’t be beat.
  16. Rose Petal Ruffle: A simple dress with the most understated and classic features. The sleeveless, full-skirted white dress provides the basics for the timeless style, but the designers have taken it one excellent step further by adding a sprinkling of multi-colored rose petals around the trim of the skirt that give the dress a playful and pretty look. The light pink flower at the sash also highlights the demureness of the style.
  17. Flowery Dress : Dress your little petal dropper up like a rose garden in these dresses by My Angelic Kids. With a lightweight fabric and rose-patterned fabric these dresses will have your flower girl looking sweet, carefree and comfy cool as she walks down the aisle. The fabric has a nice sheen that will be well highlighted by the sunlight if you are planning an outdoor wedding. And the price will have you rubbing your eyes – at only $20 this dress is the must-have for budget brides.
  18. Ice Cream Flower Girl : Cute, cute, cute. This white dress with black lace-up accents is a great option for the bride who is going for a neutral color scheme and a minimalist look. It comes in a tea length or floor length style and is accented down the back by tiny black bows, black lace-up stitching on the side and black straps. The double layer of tulle gives the dress an especially full look.
  19. Us Angels Lace: Like lace? Then you’ll love these sleeveless styles from Us Angels. The lace-covered satin A-line sheath is beautiful, timeless, and innocent. Pick a floral accent for the sash that matches the color scheme of your wedding!
  20. Long Sash Dress: This classic A-line dress is accented well with a long, bold sash that is folded stylishly over at the waist and features a crystal brooch. If you’re looking for something simple, understated and tasteful, this dress may be the one for you.

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Get the Look! ~ 4th of July from E.l.f.


4th of July

1.Use the ShieldingHydro Tint and All Over Cover Stick together. Dab a bit of the Shielding Hydro Tint onto your forehand, then glide over the Cover Stick with a Blending Wedge and mix with the Shielding Hydro Tint to get a foundation consistency that’s right for you. Letdry


2. To create a lasting shine free photo finish look, apply the Mineral Booster all over the face with the Total Face Brush.


3. Moving to the cheeks, take the Blusher in Bronzed, and gather some powder on your Blush Brush, tap off any excess then apply to the cheekbones.


4. Next use the Shimmering Facial Whip in LilacPetal as a shimmery base to the eye. Now line the entire eye with large lines using the Brightening Eye Liner in Black, getting nearest to lash line as possible. Smudge in color by using the Smudge Brush.


5. Follow by applying to the eye the Eye Shadow color in Drama, use the applicator tip to smudge in the charcoal color like an eye liner. Use the white shade right up to the brow bone to create depth.


6. Now apply the Earth& Water Mascara in Black to the lashes with several coats to create a full lash.


7. Lastly, create the soft lips by applying the New Moisture Care Lip Color in Pink Lemonade.

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Get the Look from Nexxus~ Voluminous Curls


Step one:
After shampooing with Nexxus Diametress and conditioning with Sublime Volume, spray Nexxus Root Exxtend Root Lifter at roots only.



Step two:
Blow dry with a round brush, lifting the hair and aiming the nozzle at the roots to build support into your style.



Step three:
Set hair with Velcro rollers for maximum fullness.



Step four:
Finish with Nexxus 360º Volume Bodifying Finishing Mist to give fine hair lasting hold and support.




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Get the Look! ~ Jessica Alba

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Get the Look from Allure!

Violet Eye Shadow
Swipe violet cream eye shadow over your eyelids, and blend upward past your creases and slightly beyond your outer corners. Use an eyeliner brush to dab the same hue along your lower lash lines.


Bronze Blush
Dust a light golden powder blush on the apples of your cheeks with a large brush, and blend.


Clear Lip Balm
Apply a lip balm to moisturize your lip — and to keep the focus on your eyes.

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Red Carpet Inspiration~Jessica Simpson

When looking for glamorous wedding hair, were else should you turn except to the red carpet? Fashionista’s everywhere turn to their celebrity counterparts for hair inspiration. And why not? They have a slew of personal stylists to make their hair one of a kind and wonderful. That’s why it’s a great place to find inspiration for your wedding day do. Some celebrities have simply become renowned for their gorgeous hair. As we saw in a previous post, Eva Longoria has mastered the red carpet and so has Jessica Simpson. We first fell in love with Jessica’s hairstyles in her wedding day simplicity, and from then on, she has become a deity in red carpet hairstyles.


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