Okay so I am a nervous bride. Nervous in the fact that I am not glamorous or elegant. I can scrub up well but it’s never been me really. Having a makeup trial made me nervous.
How do I look like me without looking like me.
When it came to my wedding dress I was so nervous about trying it on and falling in love with an expensive out of my budget dress that I whimped out completely and shopped on line.
When it came to my shoes I did go to Harrods with the cash in my hand. I went to Jimmy Choo with the full intension of purchasing my wedding shoes and when it came to buying them it turned out I didn’t love them enough. I did however check out the slightly ridiculous Aquazzura shoes that I ended up purchasing online. I love them they are perfect.
So when it came to hair and makeup I was like get a professionally do it. I want it to stay on all day and I want to look good. I had a good makeup artist and hair person but my MIL talked me out of them because they are in Kent and the dart ford crossing may be an issue.
So I looked for someone more local and found someone. I am not going to name them because they were very nice just not for me.
Not my style, baby
I should have seen the warning bells when I saw there Facebook page. 12 year olds with make up on. They issue a lot of makeup and weren’t really my style. But they were local!
I turned up to the salon and it was cool. I felt like a movie star. My mum and lil Sis were with me to tell me if I liked it.
Now because I am open about my opinions people think that this means that I can voice my concerns.
I changed my lip colour and asked for cat eyes which I didn’t get. So I asked for them again and I still didn’t get them.
I should have asked for more blusher but I didn’t. Wearing glasses means that you can’t really see the mirror. This meant that I just had to rely on the makeup artist.
They did a nice job on my makeup. Did I feel amazing?
I hate the face that no product or effort was make on my hair! Look at all those flyaways!
I wanted to feel amazing
The makeup lasted all night which was impressive. The lipstick endured me eating a burger. I am a classy bride after all.
But my hair was such a let down. She spent a total of 45minutes on my hair and makeup. She twisted it in a bit and put some tendrils back. No product on my curls and I had prewarned them I was most nervous about my hair. I would have done a better job without looking in the mirror.
I looked nice, maybe I will never look any better than nice but in which case I would rather save the money and do it myself!
It is so disheartening when you spend money on something that the girls at the beauty counter could have done and excelled at. I am a DIY bride, I don’t have the money to spend £100 for every trial I do. It’s fairly frustrating.
I did discover Bare Minerals lipsticks are epic and long lasting. But other than that it was a fail.
So now I am looking again.
How was your makeup trials or did you do it yourself?
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