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After we finished getting our hair done at the salon, we piled back into our separate cars and drove back to the hotel. Our makeup artist was due to arrive around 11am, so we turned on the tv around started watching The Price is Right until we heard a knock on the door.

Our makeup girl arrived and immediately got to work on one of my mom’s closest friends first, followed by my mom, then one of my bridesmaids, and then finally me. They like to put the bride in the middle of everyone for whatever reason.

I hopped up to sit on the table and she got to work following the instructions she had written down from my trial back in March.

After the rest of the girls got finished with their makeup, we all decided that we wanted some shimmer on ourselves, so we all stripped down our tops, and were dusted with shimmer.

Now that we were all prettied up, the girls went back down to their room to get changed, and I hopped back into my trusty chair to watch more tv and waited until our photographer showed up.


Here are one of those small details that I need to decide on – what color do I want my nails to be. I’m one of those girls who would rather have color instead of a french manicure or fake tips. Just give me a nice manicure and pedicure and give me some color and I’ll be good.

I’m trading in my bright blues, reds, and purples, for something from OPI’s bridal collection. My mom ended up picking out four different shades and they were mailed up to me. Here are the shades that we went with (remember colors can look a bit funky on computers, and some of them look a bit different in their bottles):

From left to right we have: Bare to be Different, Dear Diary, A True Romantic, and I Need Space.

I’m planning on painting my toes and fingernails two of the colors and then switch them out after a week or so, so that I can see what they look like in person versus what’s on the computer and what it looks like in the bottle.

Sorry to disappoint, but I’m not showing any pictures of how my trials went. BUT, they went amazingly well! I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED how my hair turned out, and my makeup was natural and easy.

God bless my hairdresser. She is going on vacation the entire last week of May, and is coming in on her day off to do my hair for the wedding!! Her husband isn’t all thrilled about it, but she agreed to it when I got engaged last year. She has been doing my hair since high school and of course I couldn’t dream of having anyone else do my hair!

In regards to the makeup, I absolutely love the fact that they will be coming to the hotel to do it. Saves us the hassle of driving around and wasting more time outside the hotel. Also, I highly HIGHLY recommend doing air-brush foundation! It was the first time I ever had it done, and it feels like there is nothing on your skin. It looks amazing, and you don’t feel like you’re going to sweat off makeup. I’ve heard great things about using it, and even my mom was blown away by how good it looked.

It took me a while to figure out what was going on with someone doing my makeup. I am one of those girls who hardly ever wears any, so when it comes to finding someone, it’s sorta difficult because I am completely clueless.

Thanks to one of my friends who got married last May, she recommended someone to me that also specializes in airbrush makeup.

In a whirlwind back and forth emailing craze over the last 24 hours, I went ahead and called her and put down a deposit to hold our date, as well as booked my makeup trial for the same day as my hair trial!

The place is called Bridal Beauty on Location, which means they will be coming to our hotel to do all our makeup! One less place I will need to be driving around to on our wedding day.