Beauty Inspiration for the Big Day

With my hair & makeup trial coming up in a month, I’ve been scouring the interwebs to find the perfect looks and started off with hairstyles. I pinned ones that would look great with a feather fascinator and veil, like the images below.


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But ultimately I fell in love with this Tyra Banks hairstyle. It’s a side bob with a structured wave.


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If the wave is too difficult to execute, I’d be OK with something like this.


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I’m still deciding on the exact makeup look, but I know I’d like a somewhat smokey eye and possibly eyeshadow with gold tones. For lips, I’m not sure yet, but nude seems to be the trend (though I think I’d opt more for a lip with gold undertones).


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So many looks to choose from! I guess I’ll send all the makeup inspo to my makeup artist so she can get an idea of what I’m looking for and we’ll take it from there.


Mrs. Mongoose

New Haven, CT
Wedding Date:
May 2013
Scheduling the Wedding Day

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 1:15 pm

    I absolutely love the last one! Is that Tamara Mowry? :) I think that one would look so beautiful on you.

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    jessyrez 1385 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:40 pm

    I love Tyra’s :-)

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    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 2:45 pm

    gorgeous hair and I love the smokey golden eye!

  4. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:56 pm

    Lovely!! Tyra looks fab, that’s such a beautiful hairstyle. I just love her in general, so I’m probably a little biased :)

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 3:46 pm

    Oh this will look great on you! I can totally see it. So classy :)

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    WinteryRose 20 posts, Newbee @ 3:48 pm

    Who will be your make-up artist in Montreal? That is the last thing I have yet to book and I am so afraid to pick the wrong person. I am afraid the person will not know anything about African-American skin. Last year, my mom had a trial for a wedding she was going to attend. It was soooo bad that the make-up artist told her not to pay!

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 6:29 pm

    @krislynn_sd: Yea that’s Tamara, doesn’t she look beautiful?!

    @jessyrez: Me too :)

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 6:30 pm

    @Mrs. Beanstalk: @Mrs. Wallaby: @Miss Lemur: Thank you ladies! I hope my stylists can execute the looks–we’ll see in a month!

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 6:30 pm

    @WinteryRose: I’m going with Katherine Cloutier from Kat et Lea;

    She did my makeup for my engagement shoot back in July and I loved the eyes & lips but the foundation was a little light. She said she would make sure to have my right shade during my next trial (which is next month). I’ll write a post about it!

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    WinteryRose 20 posts, Newbee @ 6:35 pm

    Your make-up for the engagement shoot was really amazing. You looked stunning! Best of luck for the trials next month!

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    4evaurs 71 posts, Worker bee @ 10:47 pm

    I have been in love with the Tyra style for a while. I know the wave can be a little tricky, but fingers crossed that your stylist can execute it. I can sooo see you in that…based on Your face shape….also the Tamara one is pretty.
    Good luck!!

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 6:55 am

    @4evaurs: Thank you :)

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