Bride Beauty Transformation ~ A Behind the Scenes Look!

Ever wish you could take a behind the scenes look during a bride's hair and makeup consultation?  

Then pull up a seat and come look 'behind the veil' with us to watch this beautiful transformation with our bride-to-be! 

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We use makeup to highlight our bride’s face, not to hide it!

Want to know how to create this look in your beauty consultation? 

Here are some behind the scene tips from our makeup artist Natalie.

Simple and soft with a touch of sparkle is the desired look for this beautiful bride to be. She is glowing with confidence and her natural beauty is enhanced with complimentary colors for her porcelain skin and blue eyes. Creating the perfect hair & makeup look for a bride during the trial will ensure that she will be feeling her absolute best and most confident on her special day.

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Bridal Makeup : Natalie | Bridal Hair : Karissa | Music : Clean Bandit - Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne 

 

May Your Holiday Style Be Merry & Bright!

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'Tis the season to eat, drink & be beautiful! The holidays are here, and Christmas is so close, you can almost smell the mistletoe you are going to get kissed under. So it's time to make sure your holiday hair and makeup are both party and mistletoe ready!

If you are still looking for just the right style to get in the holiday spirit, then check out some of our favorite beauty trends that will be sure to jingle your belles!

1. Shimmery Smokey Eye Shadow - Creating bold eyes that stand out are a great way to spruce up your holiday look. Using bronze, copper, or colored shimmer eye shadows, will certainly add a unique shine to your festive style.

2. A Rich, Red Pout - You better watch out, you better not cry because when Santa sees that red lipstick pout, he's definitely coming to town. Scarlet, crimson, blush, or ruby; make sure to choose a red matte or shimmer lip color to complete your style.

3. Winged Eye Liner - Give them something to pine over with a set of bold dramatic eyes looking up over a cup of spiked eggnog. Select a black liquid liner to create that smooth flawless line around your eyes and along the crease.  

4. Hair Braids & Bows - Oh come let us adore.. hair! Your makeup won't be the only style turning heads this season when you choose a unique style to wrap up your look! Turn an average half or full up-do into a gift to on-lookers by adding a bow or braid with your hair. 

5. Stylish & Sparkling Hair Accessories - 'Tis the season to sparkle & look merry & bright with accessories from head to toe! Choose a bold or subtle design that will accent your fashion style and make your look dazzle!

In this video we feature our makeup artist, Natalie, and she is styling some of this years' holiday beauty trends you'll love!

Compliments to our artists : Haydee (top single hair style) | 
Gallery of images from left to right : Sam (top left hair) | Kat (top middle & right makeup) | Rachel V.  (bottom left makeup) | Dannielle (bottom middle hair) | Diane (bottom right makeup) |
Photographer : @jonathanbangwang (top bow  hair style)
Model : @missmisschelle (top bow hair style)

 

 

Life is good when your lashes are On Point.

Ever wish you could toss your eye lash curler and wake up every day with your lashes looking beautifully and naturally curled? Or maybe you are feeling like you're in a lash lull? Well then get ready to have your lash love lifted!  A lash lift is one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry right now!  Beauty Perks; they are affordable, require low maintenance and the service only takes about 30-45 minutes. Want to know the best part?? They also last 6 - 8 weeks! 

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The above photo is a before and after of my lash lift from our lash stylist Haydee. She used Ellebana Lash Lift. Make sure to book Haydee for your lash lift appointment! 

What is a Lash Lift? 
A Lash Lift is a treatment performed on the natural lashes to enhance thickness and length. No extensions are used and they look great even without wearing mascara.  Certified technicians use a unique technique combining a lifting lotion and silicone rods to lift your natural lashes.

Whether you're a lash addict or new to the beauty bar community, you will LOVE your lash lift look! Lash lifts are great for creating that "I woke up like this" look. That envied flawless look that everyone desires. "Lash lifts can help you get natural big lashes without the need for extensions or mascara, says experts at Skinworks, in their article 'Fall Makeup Trends To Make Your Lash Lift Pop.'

Make sure to book your appointment today with Haydee to receive your Lash Lift!  We have a November Special you won't want to miss! 

Wedding Wednesday: Love by the Sea

Now that they have shared some "I Do's" & salty kisses, its time to celebrate all the gorgeous photos of this couple's special day as the new Mr. & Mrs! When your back drop is the pacific ocean, you don't need much decor and details to make your wedding look beautiful. However, this couple still found a way to incorporate all the right colors, fashion and a splash of sparkle to make tie special day unique. Whether or not, you are planning to share your love by the sea, this beach themed wedding will certainly make waves on your Pinterest wedding inspiration board.

Compliments to our artist: Lavonne (Bridal and Bridal Party Hair & Makeup)

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Hispanic brunette bridal makeup with sparkly smokey eye and curled hair down with veil and orchid bouquet. Wedding day Hair and Makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla)

We are in LOVE with the Brides sparkly and smokey eye makeup style! Her gold and soft pink glitter look, combined with a cut crease liner, is not only GORGEOUS, but is also becoming increasing popular, says Stay Glam

Brunette bridal makeup with sparkly smokey eye and curled hair down at Surf & Sand beach wedding in Laguna Beach. Wedding day Hair and Makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla)
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A beautiful Bride on her wedding day!

Wedding day outdoor photography with champagne bridesmaid dresses and orchid bouquets at Surf & Sand in Laguna Beach, CA. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). 
Brunette bride and maid of honor in wedding day photos with beachy curled hair and orchid bouquet Surf & Sand in Laguna Beach, CA. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). thevanitybelle.com
Brunette bridal makeup with sparkly smokey eye and curled hair down with accessory at Surf & Sand beach wedding in Laguna Beach. Wedding day Hair and Makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla)
Brunette bridal makeup with sparkly smokey eye and curled hair down with accessory at Surf & Sand beach wedding in Laguna Beach. Wedding day Hair and Makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla)
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Her soft bohemian waves are styled to perfection for a beachy wedding.  Her elegant and unique jeweled crown is a popular alternative to flower crowns, according to Brides,  and truly pulls the whole style together for the W!

First kiss for Husband & Wife in low back dress at altar in wedding photos at Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). thevanitybelle.com
Beach wedding photography with husband and wife with white orchid bouquet at Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). thevanitybelle.com
Beach wedding photography with husband and wife with white orchid bouquet at Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). thevanitybelle.com
Beach Wedding day outdoor photography with bridal party in champagne bridesmaid dresses and orchid bouquets at Surf & Sand in Laguna Beach, CA. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). 

Wedding Photography : Megan Trant Photography and Danielle Ghiringheli  | Wedding Coordinator : Apgape Planning | Venue, Caterer & Hotel: Surf & Sand Resort | Florals : Jenny B Floral Design | Music & Entertainment : Visions Entertainment | Rentals : BEL Event Productions | Videographer : Solace Weddings | Bridal Gown Designer : Kitty Chen Couture | Grooms Attire Designer : Men's Warehouse | Bridesmaids Dress Designer : Bill Levkoff

Beach wedding photography with husband and wife with white orchid bouquet at Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. Bridal hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). thevanitybelle.com

Wedding Wednesday: New Adventures As Husband and Wife

Never did the great outdoors look so beautiful and vibrant then it did today. Love truly grows here at The Inn at The Ruin in California. This fierce and beautiful couple made sure to add a vintage & unique touch to their special day, while making sure to enjoy all the little things they love. 

They say adventures are forever, and we are beyond excited for this beautiful couple to begins their new adventure together. This gorgeous boho styled wedding captured the "free spirit" in our hearts, and we hope it will do the same to yours! Enjoy!

Compliments to our Artists: Diane (Bride & Bridesmaids Makeup) | April (Bridsmaids Makeup)

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If you are looking for a sweet, yet elegant boho makeup style that just screams Goddess, then you will LOVE this smokey-eye bronzed look! Anastasia Beverly Hills Makeup has great glow kits and highlighters to help create that boho style!

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"Add soft definition to your eyes with softly smudged liner" and "shimmering, neutral eye shadow to subtly enhance glowing skin," are trending tips for this look, according to BYRDIE, in their article, '12 Dreamy Wedding Makeup Looks For Every Type of Bride.'  

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Mirror, mirror on the wall.....

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The BRIDE ~ TRIBE

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We are absolutely loving how the photograher capture this amazig First Look!

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Always stay close to what keeps you feeling ALIVE. 

Wedding Photography : Cody and Allison Photography | Wedding Coordinator : Perfectly Poised Events | Venue : The Inn at The Ruin | Cake : Elise Cakes | Lighting: Lights For Nights | Rentals : Circa Vintage Rentals & Sundrop Vintage | Music : DJ James Gonzalez | Entertainment : Tony Angelotti | Catering : A Miho Experience | Transportation : Lin Lines | Florals : Ophelia | Floral Design | Bar : Twisted Spoons

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