As I mentioned, I had my bridal hair and makeup trial this past weekend. And despite the fact that I showed up in rather rough shape (ehm, drinking and dancing till 4:00 AM will do that to a girl), Britni made me look and feel beautiful and totally set me at ease. Sorry, no before shot—that would have been cruel and unusual. Trust that she had her work cut out for her.

I shared with Britni the same inspirations I had shared with the hive, with one addition. I had found this sweepy style, and adored it for the front of my hairdo.


Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Agnes Lopez

So, ready to see what I wound up with? Britni did my makeup first, a combination of traditional foundation and airbrush makeup. Please excuse my static-y baby hairs.



Once my makeup was done, we moved onto the taming of the mop. After 40-ish minutes of iron curling, extension clipping, and teasing…voila!



Oh, the ugly-excited face!



Gotta love the cell phone/mirror picture!

I was a huge fan of Britni’s relaxed demeanor, and I loved the way I looked. However, we will be making a few edits the day of. I loved the lip color, but not its staying power, so I’ll need something more long lasting…any suggestions? My (freshly trimmed…oops!) bangs were too short to achieve the sweeping style so, though we made it work, it appeared more severe from the front than I really wanted. I also want a little more height at the crown—though I told her I didn’t want poufy pageant hair, my mom and I agreed that it looked a little flat from the front. And as far as fake eyelashes, I’d like to go with a little more volume, less length.

Now that I was all done up, whatever was a girl to do? I followed in Miss Aardvark’s footsteps, but that’s a whole ‘nother post…

Did you test-run your wedding-day hair and makeup? Were you pleased with the results, or will you be making changes on the big day?


Mrs. Archer

Los Angeles/New Orleans
Wedding Date:
October 2012
Saying No to Bare Feet
The Double-Digit Crunch

Related Posts

Add a comment


  1. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:53 am

    Your hair is gorgeous! You’re going to be a breathtaking bride.

  2. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:05 am

    you look STUNNING. on an unrelated note, I’d like to steal your sweater, please and thank you.

  3. Member
    Jamcnair 1936 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:12 am


  4. mswizard Member
    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 7:13 am

    Gurl you are beautiful!! And I LOVE the way she did your makeup. I think I might just have to add your pictures to my “inspiration” folder, if you don’t mind! :)

  5. Member
    bnet2b 5 posts, Newbee @ 7:22 am

    You are so gorgeous! There is this lipstick, that drys on your lips, and stays for a VERY long time, although the tube says it lasts 24 hours. I believe the brand is Maybelline. You can buy it at your local store. (:

  6. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:27 am

    Love the eyes!! And I”m sure that by the time October rolls around, your bangs will be a perfect length for a more side swept look. So very pretty!!

  7. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:55 am

    Ahhh, you are GORGEOUS! Deff agree with Foxy, your eye make up looks amazing.

  8. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:14 am


  9. Member
    HappyToBeeMe11 125 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:20 am

    Wow! You look beautiful!

  10. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:48 am

    So so pretty!! And I’m in love with your caridgan (I have a strange obsession with stripes right now!)…

  11. Member
    Mashiara 196 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:50 am

    I have a cover girl lipstain that once its on… Its not going ANYWHERE. it comes in a two pack with a matte finisher. Thars what id recommend!

  12. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 10:04 am

    It all looks gorgeous! I super love the make-up.

  13. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:09 am

    Your makeup is perfect and your hair is so pretty! You are going to such a gorgeous bride!

  14. Member
    misspine 1579 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:11 am

    Beautiful! love your hair and makeup and…your sweater – so cute!

  15. Member
    vdpeony 22 posts, Newbee @ 10:41 am

    Beautiful!! Love the hair!

  16. Member
    gonnabeMrsHH 466 posts, Helper bee @ 11:12 am

    You are gorgeous :)
    Love how she did your eyes

  17. archer Member
    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 11:42 am

    @Miss Dragon: aww, thanks doll.
    @Mrs. Snow Cone: ::blushes.:: i looove me my missoni target! and it was half price, because it is a kid’s XL!
    @Jamcnair: thanks!
    @Miss Wizard: do it up, girl- glad i could inspire you!’
    @Miss Fox: the eyes were my favorite part… grow, hair, grow!
    @Miss Coyote: aww, thanks, sweetie!
    @Miss Treasure: thanks! :)
    @runnerbride811: thank you, dear!
    @Mrs. Honey: thanks thanks! i love all things striped and chevron, too.
    @lcnolan13: will check it out- thanks!
    @Miss Scepter: thanks, i was super-pleased with it!
    @Mrs. Pony: aww, thank you!
    @MissPine: thanks, thanks! :)
    @vickyduy: thank you!
    @gonnabeMrsHH: you are so sweet, thanks!

  18. dalmatian Member
    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 1:16 pm

    Seriously STUNNING! So pretty!

  19. Member
    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:29 pm

    You look stunning!

  20. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:21 pm


  21. Member
    Aud1628 540 posts, Busy bee @ 4:57 pm

    So pretty! i want to try clip in extensions but I’m nervous they will come out! Do you use them often, any tips? If so what kind do you use? Thanks!

  22. Member
    khf777 1040 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:51 pm

    It’s so good to see this – Flawless Bride is doing my makeup too!

  23. turkey Member
    turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 7:58 pm

    WOW – your hair and makeup look amazing!!

  24. Member
    marita 33 posts, Newbee @ 8:11 am

    I have to comment since you are my hair inspiration from now!
    You look beautiful.

  25. Member
    KristenK 189 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:22 am

    You look amazing!

  26. archer Member
    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 11:52 am

    @Aud1628: i made my extensions myself, from bulk hair- its surprisingly easy, if you can sew! i’m going to make a new set soon- i guess i should do a tutorial? i wear them all the time- i find that as long as i tease where i am putting in the clips, they stay put- i can sleep in them, even!
    @khf777: cannot recc them highly enough- loved them!
    @Miss Turkey: thanks, pretty lady!
    @marita: you are too sweet- glad i could provide you with some inspiration!
    @KristenK: aww, thank you!

add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors