5 Amazing Chicago Winter Wedding Venues

5 Amazing Chicago Winter Wedding Venues

We all know the classic Chicago wedding spots like the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium - but what about those hidden gems that all the other brides seem to be finding? Well look no further, because I am in full holiday mode, and am going to share with you my 5 all time favorite Chicago winter wedding venues!

Unique Winter Wedding Ideas

Unique Winter Wedding Ideas

Winter weddings seem to carry a unique sense of charm, and are always a beautiful event to plan! However, many forget that they can be so much more than just a Christmas tree during cocktail hour, with a carriage ride entrance. That’s why I have listed some of my favorite unique winter wedding ideas to help yours stand out among the others!

Important Tips to Make The Most Out of Your Bridal Trial

Important Tips to Make The Most Out of Your Bridal Trial

With all the chaos of planning a wedding, your bridal trial may easily slip your mind as something that should be taken seriously. As a result, as it approaches you could find yourself stressing about what to expect, or how to prepare for the appointment. Fortunately, as an artist that does many weddings, I have seen it all, and therefore am going to share with you how to make the most out of your upcoming bridal trial!

How To Create Your Wedding Brand

How To Create Your Wedding Brand

With the amount of trendy weddings that we’ve seen these days, it almost feels that your bridal brand is competing with everyone else’s. But with all the different fonts, colors, and monograms, where do you begin? Read on to find all the answers on how to create your personal wedding brand, that is sure to leave your guests impressed!

5 Wedding Dress Tips You Didn't Know

5 Wedding Dress Tips You Didn't Know

Picking your wedding dress is considered one of the most important parts of the bridal planning process. For many brides there is common advice that many people will tell you, but you are still unsure about how to make the most out of the appointment. That is why I have shared with you my 5 unique tips that will help you find your dream dress!

How To Pick Your Wedding Color Palette

How To Pick Your Wedding Color Palette

Ivory and champagne? Mint green and pink? Navy and gold? The options are endless, making it seem absolutely impossible to pick the perfect color scheme for your wedding. Well, don’t stress anymore, as this blog will be your guide on how to easily choose your the color palette best suited for your big day!

5 Reasons to Get Married in the Fall

5 Reasons to Get Married in the Fall

Many brides know exactly what they want when it comes to their dress or flowers, but struggle when it comes to picking the time of year to actually have their wedding. This might happen for many different reasons – maybe they love every season, or simply don’t even know where to start. So if you are having a hard time with this decision as well, I am here to help guide you. Although I have good things to say about every part of the year, I am going to talk about why getting married in the fall is a perfect choice for any type of bride, and why it should be a final contender!

Why You Need to Update Your Skin Care Regime

Why You Need to Update Your Skin Care Regime

Skin care trends are becoming more and more popular these days, potentially leaving you confused or overwhelmed on where to begin. And especially now with all the various types of DIY scrubs and face masks emerging, it’s important to stay up to date on what people are finding helpful v. harmful for their skin. As a licensed esthetician, I am always emphasizing the importance of using products that are best suited for each individual skin type – which believe it or not, may or may not align with the current trends.  

So whether it be throwing away products, or trying some new ones, read on to see why you should update your skin care routine!

How to Have Long Lasting Makeup

How to Have Long Lasting Makeup

I know the struggle—no matter how hard you try, your makeup almost never seems to stay on when you need it to. And although you might re-apply routinely, the face that you worked so hard on in the beginning of the night, seems to disappear and smudge away by the end of the night.

As a bridal makeup artist, I need to ensure that my clients look beautiful from the time I apply their makeup to the time their wedding ends. So today I’m sharing with you some secrets to keep your makeup lasting through the night!

5 Favorite Fall Makeup Trends of 2018

5 Favorite Fall Makeup Trends of 2018

Summer is officially over, and it’s once again that time to break out those cozy knit sweaters, and flannel shirts! I am here to inform you that the season of fresh-faced looks has come to an end, and there is a completely new makeup style guide that has taken its place.  But don’t fret- by sharing with you my absolute favorite fall makeup trends, you will be fully up to date, and ready to take on this year’s 2018 fall season!  

Dealing With Burnout As An Entrepreneur

Dealing With Burnout As An Entrepreneur

In our society, busy is seen as a badge of honor. People one-up each other over how few hours of sleep they got the night before. We're all running around like chickens with our heads cut off constantly, and I have been no exception lately. When you are faced with a large amount of work on any project, you are at risk of burnout no matter how much you might love what you do. 

Why You Need To Throw Away Your Scrub Immediately!

Why You Need To Throw Away Your Scrub Immediately!

You may have heard about St. Ives Apricot Scrub in the news lately as its parent company is being sued over its formulation. All of the estheticians of the world collectively rejoiced, as this is a product that many people use and believe helps their skin when in reality is doing much more harm than good.

Jaymine and Jigar's Des Moines, Iowa Hindu Wedding

Jaymine and Jigar's Des Moines, Iowa Hindu Wedding

I think that wedding videography is an often overlooked service that is a really cool way to relive your wedding day and remember all of the fun. My bride Jaymine recently sent me the same day edit that her videographer, Aria Films, created from her wedding. And if you're anything like me, you love watching wedding and proposal videos, so have a watch of Jaymine and Jigar's beautiful wedding. 

Pivot

Pivot

I don’t know if you’ve ever felt as though you were floating through life, doing what you were supposed to do but not what you wanted to do, but I have. I was a high achieving and intelligent young person, but always had issues applying myself if I wasn’t passionate about something. In the family I come from, you graduated high school, went to college, then got a traditional job that offered a 401k and good insurance and allowed you to do the things you want to do…

Dermaplaning: A Quick and Easy Way to Get Glowing Skin

Dermaplaning: A Quick and Easy Way to Get Glowing Skin

You may have heard of dermaplaning before, or maybe you haven't. Either way, most clients I chat with about it don't know much about the service so I thought it would be good to write a blog post about this awesome service that can quickly and easily give you glowing skin and help your makeup to go on flawlessly. 

My Travel Beauty Essentials

My Travel Beauty Essentials

As you may know if you follow me on social media, I'm a bit of a travel junkie. I love setting out and exploring new places and meeting new people! My most recent trip was to Thailand, which I absolutely fell in love with! Being a beauty junkie as well as a travel junkie, I have perfected my travel skin care and beauty to ensure I'm bringing as much as possible to continue my routine! Here are some of my favorite products to take with me when I travel.