MOTD: Bridal Makeup Jannett

Bridal Makeup- villabeautifful

I love doing bridal makeup and being part of a bride's special day.  Jannet contacted me 2 weeks ago regarding makeup for her wedding (she actually planned her wedding in 2 weeks!)  I always tell my brides to send me pictures of makeup styles that interest them. This really helps me get inspired and see what type of direction they would like to take.  Jannet was a super easy bride and I love the end results of her makeup.  Smokey eye, nude/pink lip perfect makeup for an evening wedding.

Here are the products that I used to create this look

  • Embroylisse Lait-Crème Concentre moisturizer
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics Set The Stage Makeup Primer
  • Belletto Studio Airbrush Makeup Y3 Latte and Y4 Sweet Honey
  • MAC Cosmetics NW25 under eye NC30 redness
  • Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer (THE BEST!)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo Ebony
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette (my go-to bridal palette)
  • MAC White Frost / Nylon Shadow Highlight inner corner
  • MAC Chromaline Black Black for top liner
  • Urban Decay Cosmetics 47/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Zero
  • MAC Peachykeen Blush
  • MAC Angel Lipstick with Spice Lip Pencil

I wish I would have done these before and after makeups more! I totally regret not doing them during my whole makeup career.  Oh well here's to a new start!

Wedding Tiffany and Cody Video Trailer by Solefire Films and wedding thoughts

Hi everyone!

Just received our wedding video trailer by our videographer Nolan from

Solefire Films

.  Wanted to share it with all of you! It was such a magical day and Nolan captured it beautifully.  All the details that are included in the video were all made by me.  So happy how it turned out.  Can't wait to see the whole video. 

Just click the picture to be taken to the full trailer.

It's been a couple months after our wedding and I miss everything about wedding planning and executing.  Yes, for some it may sound a little bizarre.   I guess when something so big like this takes over your life for almost a year you really don't know what to do after.  Every time I watch this trailer it makes me feel so proud of all the little details that I made for our wedding. Making trips to the craft store almost every other day, antique shopping every weekend, having our condo filled with wedding stuff truly made the whole wedding experience compete.  All my hard work did pay off.  We did well (I did) experience some bumps in the road, but those things don't really matter anymore - it's all about the love our family and friends shared on our special day.

For all future brides/brides-to-be out there here are my tips...

  • Enjoy every moment because it will go by so fast.  
  • Do things you always wanted to do for your wedding because you don't want to regret it later down the road.  We weren't going to have a videographer but I am so happy we did!
  • Be organized!! Put together a binder with tabs for vendors, wedding party, etc.  Always print out invoices and emails to stick into the binder in case something happens.  My binder was filled at the end and I am so happy I was organized it kept me insane. 
  • a great online website/tool to help manage your wedding guests and seating chart.  No more doing it on paper it's all on your computer.  Also download the app from the app store to have on your phone so you have it with you on the go.  
  • For the first couple of months start getting some inspiration from wedding blogs and pinterest.  Be warned that you will totally get overwhelmed, I did.  After the 3rd month I picked out my colors, theme and elements that matched our venue and us a couple - once I completed this I stopped looking at all the wedding blogs/inspiration.  Its gets to be too much and then you want to change what you have going.  Stick to a plan all the way through or else you are going to go CRAZY!
  • If you are DIY bride (like I was) always get your supplies on sale or search the internet for cheaper prices.  Coupons from Michael's and Joann's really help! Look at their weekly ads to see if there's anything you will need.  Your local Craig's List is a great resource too.
  • Network around your friends/family members perhaps your sister knows a graphic designer that likes to design wedding stationary.  Or your friend's cousin's fiance works at a bakery.  By networking this really helps keeps costs down, and trust me the expenses pile up each and every week!
  • Hire a wedding coordinator and delegate a team to help set up and need be take down.  So happy I hired a wedding coordinator just to make sure everything was organized the day of.  I am very hands on and I always want things to go my way, but on your wedding day you can't be everywhere.  Your wedding coordinator will be you running around while you enjoying everything.  If you can't afford a wedding coordinator ask a friend of a friend who is very organized and has attention to detail. 
  • Plan out your budget by listing your important things first.  Pick 3 things that are important to you and then 3 other things important to you and your fiance.

I hope this helps for all you bride-to-be's out there, just a little insight of what I learned. Happy planning!

P.S. I will be posting in depth details of our wedding when I get the pictures back from the photographer.  

I'm now a MRS!

Hello everyone! Thank you to all my beauTIFFul readers and followers out there for being so patient with me these past couple of months while I prepared for my wedding.  Means so much to read all your well wishes and support while I was MIA.  I am finally back and will be posting on a regularly basis.  I will be posting a weekly YouTube tutorial starting next month featuring a MOTD and makeup reviews on some products that I want to share with all of you! 

Here's a little sneak peak of my wedding from my friend Cindy!

 Tiffany and Cody 

Aug. 18th 2013

Seattle Tennis Club 

The day went by so quickly!  I was such a DIY bride and I enjoyed everything about it.  Will post some of my favorite details once I get all the pictures from our professional photographer.  Can't wait to share with all of you! Stay tuned!


I usually don't post about my personal life but I thought this would be a nice change and it's something that I would LOVE to share with all of you.

After about 14 years being together either as a couple and as best friends (we met freshman year in High School), I can finally say I AM NOW ENGAGED!! It has been a long time coming and I knew that it would happen soon.

Cody proposed after dinner with a Hello Kitty Momiji Message Doll (

) that I have wanted for a very long time.  There's a little hole on the bottom of the doll where you can place a message on a little piece of paper.  He then placed the ring on top of Hello Kitty's head... OH how I love!!! :)

Now it's time to start planning!! Anyone out there have a favorite wedding blog or wedding website for inspiration??? Also if you are from Seattle any favorite places for a venue? I would love to hear from all you married beauties!!