Water-Friendly Favorites

It’s almost the Fourth of July and if you want some advice on which water-friendly makeup products are the best, you’ve come to the right place!

I love being outdoors and in the water, especially in the heat of the Northern California summers but I hate when my mascara runs down my face after I jump in the pool!  So if you want to look your best while you’re lounging by the pool in Las Vegas, or out on a boat on the lake, here are some of my recommendations for water-proof products.

One of my all time favorite brands is Makeup Forever. Yes, it sounds scary, like you’re going to put it on and NEVER be able to take it off. But don’t be fooled by the name. Makeup Forever is a long-lasting, high quality line with products that often out-do their competitors. I love using this line for weddings because I know it will last all night and withstand even the most tearful brides. I use their regular products all the time and have recently fallen in love with their Aqua line. It stays on for hours, doesn’t rub off when you swim, or wear off when you sweat, and comes off easily with the right makeup remover.

Here are some of my favorite summer products from the Aqua line

 
 
All of these products can be found at Sephora! Have fun this 4th of July weekend! Don’t forget the sunscreen!
 

Color me Coral!

Summer is here (finally) and it’s time to switch up your hues. Pink is out and coral is in.

Here are a few of my favorite products, old and new, in this bright summer hue. Women with every skin tone can wear coral in different ways. Coral blush looks great on fair skin, coral gloss works for women with darker skin or olive tones and everyone should wear it on their nails! 

Sick of pink like me? Try some of these products below! They can be found at Sephora  or on Amazon!

NARS Blush- Torrid

 

OPI Nail Polish - A True Ab-Original

 

Dior Addict Lip Polish- Glow Expert

Professional Photos of Kira and Jordan’s Shoot!

Of course, as always, the photos by Bre Thurston turned out amazing. And I’m extremely biased about how gorgeous the couple is because they’re my best friends, but don’t they look amazing?

We did a very subtle, natural look on Kira for her engagement photos. We used light browns and creams for her eyes, peach blush on her cheeks with a little highlighter on her cheek bones, and nude lips. I didn’t want her makeup to stand out in the photos, so the light colors really helped accentuate her features without making her look overdone. I think she looks beautiful! …And the groom isn’t too bad either.   

If you’d like to see the rest of their engagement session, check out Bre’s website!

This is my favorite - You can't tell in black and white but Kira's drink is hot pink with purple sprinkles

Photo Shoot with Bre!

Not much to say here, the photos speak for themselves– These girls are beautiful! And they are lucky to have been photographed by such a talented woman! Bre Thurston

Doing the makeup for photo shoots with Bre is always so much fun :)