Hair and Makeup Score

Another item that got checked off the list while in MN was my hair and makeup trial with my awesome stylist, Laura. If you want to read me rave about her some more, read this and this.

Warning: This is a Miss Sword photo heavy post! If gets too overwhelming staring at my face for the next few minutes I suggest taking a break after the extensions go in.

I’m so happy because Laura nailed my bridal look! I gave her my smokey eye inspiration photos and after decided to do a softer colored lip than you’ll see in the photos, I was in love with everything. I decided to go with airbrush makeup, as are most of my girls, because it will last us all day and all night!

Before:

After:

Smokey eyes plus false eyelashes”¦yummy.  Too bad it took me awhile to get used to wearing them!

As for hair, well, if you’re on the fence about getting extensions, I can’t recommend them enough!  As someone with limp, stringy, and lifeless hair, the one day I want volume more than any other is my wedding day and boy, did some extra blonde pieces of hair accomplish that!  I know it’s superficial, pricey, and completely unnecessary, but I felt so beautiful.

These are my babies:

This is me brushing them later that night while Mom Sword stands on laughing and taking photos of me.  In my defense, Laura told me to brush out the hairspray after I take them out!  :)

This is Laura clipping the extensions into my hair—so cool how easy it is!

This is her styling them.

And this is the final look:

And this is MOH Big Eyes wearing just one extension in her dark locks.  We’re a silly bunch.

Finally, this is me with my normal hair after a mere four hours of wearing the extensions.

Yes, I had to take them out, I’m a wuss.

In all seriousness, I consider myself to have a pretty tough scalp from years of Mom Sword ripping through my tangles, but my head was definitely hurting after a few hours of having my new hair pinned in and I’m wondering if this is normal or not. I’m thinking of taking some ibuprofen on the day of the wedding to take the edge off, plus I’m sure being in a state of wedded bliss will help take my mind off of things.  :)

(all photos personal)

Did your hair and makeup trial turn out to be everything you thought it would be?  Who else is wearing extensions and does it make your head hurt or am I just a big baby?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Sword

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 8:01 pm

    I had no idea blondes could use those extensions! I didn’t think it would match well. My brother’s wife and her sisters all used them for her wedding, but they’re all from Mexico with super dark hair. Apparently using those extensions for fancy events is really common there.

    Hmmm… I don’t really need them now, but it’s something to think about.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:15 pm

    Your makeup and hair look perfect. I love what she did with your eyes.

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    CoCo, Guest @ 8:26 pm

    You look just like a princess! And I’m not even into princessy things but you look gorgeous. LOVE the hair.

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    sweetbee29 525 posts, Busy bee @ 9:31 pm

    I love your make up. You look gorgeous!

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    misscupcake2012 180 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:38 pm

    I have really thick hair, and find that my head hurts when I have it in a ponytail or pinned in any way for any length of time. One way to make sure it’s not as bad (ibuprofen is definitely a good idea) is to make sure you have plenty of water. Figure out how to pee in your dress, because if you’re dehydrated on your wedding day, you are way more likely to get a headache. Best of luck to you, and it all looks soooo beautiful! :]

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:31 am

    Wow your hair looks glorious! And I love the makeup!

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    mrs-mac 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:50 pm

    Gorgeous!

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