Terrific Trial

Last weekend, on an overcast Sunday morning, I made my way out to Bellevue in order to go to the salon for my hair and make-up trial. While the stylists will come to me on the wedding day, they have an actual blow-out bar where they do their trials.

I realized the night before my trial that, while I had thought about what I wanted to do with my hair, I had not given that same amount of due to my make-up. (Priorities, I guess”¦)

So, as a reminder, here’s my hair inspiration:

From Freckled Fox

Luckily, I had idly pinned some make-up inspiration to my Pinterest boards, so it was a matter of looking at what I’d found and seeing if I still liked it. Even more lucky—I still liked them!

Via Snobka (Heads up—the website is in Polish)


Via Wish Upon a Wedding

So how did my trial turn out? (Spoiler alert: the title gives it away!)


My take on the hair was to have some pieces hanging down. I don’t like when my hair is pulled straight back without being visible in the front, so the dangling curls were my way to combat it.


I was really excited to be able to see how my veil looked with the hair. Before my appointment even started, my stylist told me how much she liked my veil and I was able to proudly tell her that I made it.

This trial was also an opportunity to see how my reception hair piece looked and I’m happy to report that it worked just as well as the veil.


I was so distracted by how much I loved my hair that I initially forgot to look at my make-up (pesky priorities, again). Once I took a look, my only comment was that I wanted the eye color a little darker, but overall I was thrilled with the look.


I told my stylist that I wanted soft make-up, with pink lips and nothing too showy. I don’t wear make-up often and I didn’t want to look like someone other than myself. The lighting in the room wasn’t the greatest to show off the make-up, but in person, after she darkened the color a bit, it was perfect. Very me, but still bridal. We decided to go the bronze route for eye shadow (versus the white). I’m picking up the lip liner/lip color between now and the wedding so I can do touch-ups but I think my look will stand up to the wedding day.

I am very pleased with how my hair and make-up look. We will put a few tweaks in place on the wedding day but I am mostly keeping it the same. Salon Maison does excellent work and I feel confident in their skills for my day.

How did your trial go?


Mrs. Campfire

Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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  1. Member
    Trixxie_90 251 posts, Helper bee @ 9:31 am

    That’s the same hair I’ve got planned. Sadly the pictures of you aren’t there. Please fix! I wanna see!!

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    Saramina329 173 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:35 am

    HOLY SCHNIKES YOU MADE THAT VEIL?? It..is..beautiful and looks mighty expensive. Love the over all hair look.

  3. wellies Member
    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:44 am

    Your hair is gorgeous! It looks amazing with your veil and hair piece. 😀

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:05 am

    Pretty pretty pretty! yay for good trials! :)

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:09 am

    @Trixxie_90: I can see the pictures but if you still can’t let me know!
    @Saramina329: Thanks! It was surprisingly easy, too! :)
    @Miss Wellies: Thanks!
    @Blonde17Jess: Thanks!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 10:13 am

    Your hair and makeup are beautiful!

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    ashuen 135 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:20 am

    So gorgeous!

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    IzzyBear 5290 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:22 am

    I can’t see the picures either :(

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:25 am

    @MissGoldFish: @Ashuen: Thank you!
    @Trixxie_90: @IzzyBear: I have notified the powers that “bee” so hopefully they will know what’s wrong!

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    Mrs. Mouse 5759 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:25 am

    @Trixxie_90: @IzzyBear: Have you tried clearing your cache? The pictures are showing up just fine for me and for Miss Campfire.

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    ladyamalthea 1400 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:05 am

    @Mrs. Mouse: I’m having the same issue with pictures showing up. I’m viewing this on my android and can only see three inspiration photos at the beginning. I just cleared my cache and it didn’t fix it :/

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:24 am

    @ladyamalthea: :(

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    Lily, Guest @ 11:33 am

    I’m using Salon Maison too! And I had my trial Sunday afternoon! How funny! You look gorgeous!

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    luluvohn 1194 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:56 am

    I’m so pleased to see that you have your veil above your updo! I really hate “butt-veils” which to me are veils that are stuck under updos and just look like tp no matter how pretty they are. I knew I wanted an updo and a knew a wanted a veil but I didn’t know how to make it work without a butt-veil! Now I do!

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:16 pm

    @Lily: Funny! I wonder if we just missed each other? My appointment was at 11:00am.
    @luluvohn: Haha, butt veil? I’ve never heard of that but it totally makes sense! Glad to be helpful! I definitely thought about how thick my veil was when I was making it because I wanted to be able to see the updo through it when I was wearing it. :)

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    Trixxie_90 251 posts, Helper bee @ 12:29 pm


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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:30 pm

    @Trixxie_90: Oh, yay! I’m glad you can see it now! And thanks! :)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:49 pm

    ahhhhh I love everything! The hair! The veil! The hairpiece! So pretty!

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    Sugar_and_Spice, Guest @ 12:52 pm

    I’m using Salon Maison too, glad to hear your trial went well! I can’t wait to look at your pics on my computer; also using Android, cleared cache, and still can’t see your pics. :(

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:26 pm

    I love your hair!!! And your makeup looks amazing!

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:27 pm

    @Mrs. Treasure: Thank you!
    @Sugar_and_Spice: Let me know if you still can’t see them and I can always send them to you! :) Salon Maison is awesome!
    @cosmo_gmr: Thanks!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:03 pm

    You look so, so pretty, and from all the comments, I’m not alone in thinking that :)

  23. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:39 pm

    Love your hair, you’re going to be such a beautiful bride!

  24. campfire Member
    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:56 pm

    @Mrs. Waterfall: @Mrs. Pony: Thank you so much! :)

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 8:36 pm

    It all looks great, but I especially love your reception hairpiece! Did you make that also?

  26. campfire Member
    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:24 am

    @TexasAggieMom: I didn’t, though I definitely thought about it. I bought it from an Etsy shop called Yves Bella Brides.

  27. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:44 am

    I love your hair! The reception hairpiece and veil go beautifully!

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