Wedding Wednesday: Winter Romance

Our hearts are simply melting over the images from this romantic winter wedding, and we hope that yours will too!

Surrounded by their dearest loved ones, these two created unforgettable memories throughout their beautiful nuptials. Blush pink, bright florals and classic elegance set the mood for their unique wedding day. They started a journey together built on a foundation of love, traditions and unity that will last them a lifetime! xo

Asian Bridal half updo hairstyle and soft glam eye makeup in floral robe. Wedding hair and makeup bt Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). www.thevanitybelle.com

We love how the bride uses a soft neutral palette to create her romantic bridal look. A perfect style to compliment her curled and braided half updo.

Fun morning of wedding photos with bridesmaids in floral dresses. Hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla). www.thevanitybelle.com
You will always be... the sisters of my soul, the friends of my heart!
Asian bridal look, wedding day day makeup and hair inspiration. Wedding hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) . www.thevanitybelle.com
Asian bridal look. Wedding hair and makeup inspiration. Wedding day beauty by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa). www.thevanitybelle.com
Asian bridal look hair and makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Cosat Mesa). www.thevanitybelle.com
Asian bridal beauty by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa). www.thevanitybelle.com

The brides crowned classic hair style is absolutely stunning and according to BRIT + CO, it is also one of this years hottest '32 I Do - Worthy Wedding Hairstyles For Every Length,' making #17 on the list.

Asian bridal beauty with neutral makeup and half updo. Bridal and bridesmaids beauty by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa). www.thevanitybelle.com
Wedding day bridal party photo fun. Bridal and bridesmaid beauty by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa). www.thevanitybelle.com
Bride and groom wedding day photo fun. Bridal beauty by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa). www.thevanitybelle.com
Asian wedding beauty hair half up do and soft natural makeup by Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa). www.thevanitybelle.com

And now, you may kiss your Bride!


Wedding Photography : Lina and Jirsa Photography | Venue : Hilton Costa Mesa | Wedding Planner: B-Spoke Events | Attire : Blush Bridal Couture and Enzoani | Florals : A Touch of Lavender | DJ & Lighting : Sound Waves Pro | Rentals : Chiavari Chair Rentals & Decor | Catering : Furiwa | Cake : Simply Sweet Cakery

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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! 

Bridal trial at Vanity Belle in Orange County (Costa Mesa) and San Diego (La Jolla. www.thevanitybelle.com
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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 


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! 

Boo-tiful Halloween Inspired Beauty Styles


Ready to Trick or Treat, but can't find the right look?

If you're not a big fan of Halloween costumes, but you still want to turn heads this spook-tacular holiday season, then have no fear, we're here to help give you the hair & makeup inspiration you need!

(Picture to the left) Even guys want to look good too! Check out our makeup artist, Diane, as she creates a unique Halloween look!

When it comes to Halloween makeup,
the only rule is, the MORE the BETTER!
— Natalie, VB Makeup Artists

Amazing Joker Glam look by one of our makeup artists, Natalie, along with some of her techniques and tips. 

Techniques to get this look: "I don't usually carry fake blood in my kit, so I make use of the products that I do have. I LOVE my OCC Lip Tar red liquid lipstick, mixed with a dab of black cream liner for a dark & dirty effect add some clear lip gloss, and just apply to the wound."

Artist Tip: "Big thick lashes are the icing on the cake for any Halloween inspired look."

Inspiration: " @lora_arellano creates the most beautiful dark, sultry looks and I live for it!"


The most divine hair artistry by our hair artist, Cassie. 


Cassie istruly a color master!


A ferocious cat by our VB artist, Amanda, along with some of her techniques and tips. 

Technique to get this look: "I like to use Sanazaroo face paints first and then I use the naked palette to blur details so that they will look more realistic." 

Artist Tip: "Use coconut oil first when removing any Halloween makeup. Then always cleanse the face afterwards to prevent getting any clogged pores." 


Sultry skeletons and imaginative Dia de los Muertos styles. 


You can't pull off your Halloween inspied look with out having the proper tools!

Wedding Wednesday: Unveil Your Inner Sexy Side

Nothing is more sexy than confidence! If scheduling a Boudoir photo session has been on your mind, then stop thinking about it.  Life is to short, do the photo-shoot! Whether you are a Bride-to-be or not, do it for yourself. Because sometimes the best moments in your life are the ones you can't tell anyone about. Show them instead, and let their imagination tell the story.  

When you are ready to unveil your inner sexy, make sure to start by booking your dream team. Glam Team + Photographer = Sexy Success. Even the best hair and makeup professionals need help to pull off the perfect boudoir, and that's why we use Chloe, boudoir camera master. The proof is in the pictures and we hope you enjoy!

This time, one of our very own OC Belle's, Joanna, got behind the camera. She's getting married this month, and is surprising her hub-to-be (shhh!!!) with the BEST gift EVER. Naturally, being a hair stylist, she had the luxury of being able to style her own hair and with the help of our fabulous makeup artist, Diane, she was camera ready! 

Loving yourself isn’t Vanity it is Sanity. -Andre Gide

"I was nervous at first, but Chloe made me feel very, very comfortable. It was an amazing experience and I just kept thinking my fiance is going to LOVE this!"  -Joanna


It's important to have fun, be playful and relax during your photo session. The more natural and calm you feel, the easier it will be to let your sexy side reveal itself.  So let your hair down, roll around and even laugh a little. 


Bring lots of outfits to create variety with your images. When preparing for your photo shoot, make sure to spend time trying on and testing outfits, says HUFFPOST in their article '10 Tips To Prepare You For Your Boudoir Session.'


Not only is it important to find outfits that make you feel sexy, but that your style also compliments your beautiful features. We love how this blue lace bra makes her blue eyes POP! 


Because sometimes noting looks sexier than a woman wearing only a mens dress shirt.... I'd say Joanna's inner sexy has officially been unveiled!

Photographer : Chloe Atnip Photography