Is “prettify” a real word? Well, if it wasn’t before, it is today.
In the real world, I’m a pretty low maintenance gal. My daily hair routine is to brush out the knots and throw it in a ponytail to get it out of the way, while my make up routine is sleep in long enough I don’t have time to apply any. Even when I’m getting dressed up, I still don’t do much to my hair and face.
Gander and me camping at Darlington Provincial Park, pretty normal for me / Personal photo
I flipped between down or up. On the one hand, I like the look of my hair down. On the other hand, I’m getting married in August, and humidity and I aren’t friends. I ultimately decided that having my pinned loosely up, without looking prom-ish, would be the smarter choice; however, I knew I was going to have to hunt for some inspiration. To Pinterest!
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For makeup, I won’t lie, I’m a little nervous. Since I rarely wear makeup, I always feel like I’m wearing too much when it’s done. On the other hand, I definitely want to look like a more polished version of myself.
Even though I had some idea of what I wanted to look like, I had no idea where to start looking for makeup inspiration. Since I have redhead skin, I decided to just throw in a search for “redhead celebrities” and see where that took me. It definitely took me to some good places.
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After seeing everything I picked, it seemed like I was drawn to a fairly dramatic eye, with everything else being pretty neutral.
I won’t be doing a hair and makeup trial until June or July, but I think it’s a solid base to start with.
Where did you go for wedding-day beauty inspiration?
- April 20
- Toronto, ON
- Arts Administration
- Wedding Date:
- August 2014
- Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre