Top Six Makeup Looks for Thanksgiving

Are you ready to celebrate the holiday that is all about giving thanks? We know we are! We do not know what we are most excited about; the delicious and yummy dishes, the apple and pumpkin pies, a day off,  football, or just being with people we love and care about?  Answer? All of the above. Yep, we love this time of year so much. To get us ready for Thanksgiving, we have asked our friends and makeup experts at Blushington  to share the top Makeup looks for the holidays. Since it is such a special time of year, we we love to share what is trending most right now in the Makeup world. Thank you to Blushington for keeping us up date with the latest!

Which look is you? Comment below and tell us, we love to hear from you!

Pure & Simple: The “no makeup” natural look. Fresh, clean and light. This is the ultimate less is more look.


Simply Glowing: This is that “I just got back from the best vacation of my life” kind of glow. You’ll look and feel stunning. In that beach sexy kind of way.

Simply Glowing

Life of the Party:  That’s right, girl. You know who you are! Get out there and dance! This look is sexy but fun – just like the night ahead of you.

Life of The Party

Lucky Stars: Reminiscent of the glamorous Hollywood icons of the 50’s. Sophisticated and stunning. Heads will turn when you enter a room, so dress accordingly.

Lucky Stars

Smoke & Mirrors: Whoa. Who is that? Defined cheekbones and smokey eyes create that “She must be a model…” look. We suggest pairing this with high heels and a little attitude. Why not? A girl should have a little fun, right?

Smoke & Mirrors

Cutting Edge:  The name says it all. Looks like you just stepped off the runway. So flash a cheeky smile, and bat those lashes. Tonight could be a late one.

Cutting Edge

BHL Vendor Hot Pick: Rock Me Up

We are kicking off the week with a fabulous company who knows how to pretty up brides and her maids. On wedding day, photographs are taken at all times, a smile here, a pose there, and a capturing of lovely moments everywhere. Having a Make Up Artist that really understands weddings and the photographs that go with them is really important. That is why we have chose Britney Moya of Rock Me Up as our Vendor Hot Pick of the week. She is not only a beautiful and lovely person, but she has some mad beauty skills that blow our minds. Oh, and she makes you feel gorgeous as you are getting your make up done. It is an amazing experience, and it should be this way for one of the biggest day of your lives.  Start your Monday with a pretty post. image-150x150




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About Rock Me Up

Beauty Expert and Licensed Skin Care Therapist Britney Moya started her Bridal Company in 2011 Catering to Brides exclusively. Britney took her passion as a Make Artistry and product Knowledge Specialist to develop a cosmetic line that would cater to her brides. Rock Me Up Cosmetics is a mineral base, high definition makeup that is healthy for the skin and photographs flawlessly for the camera. Britney and her team of trained beauty professionals offer a full range of Beauty Services leading up to the wedding and day of services. Providing Facials, Eye Lash Extensions, Airbrush Tanning, Waxing & Men Grooming. Britney offers her Brides that exclusively book with her a Complementary Skin Care Analysis that Includes, determining the clients skin type, addressing any skin care concerns, and providing a skin care protocol that meets the individuals needs, To ensure the Bride has Healthy glowing skin on the day of her wedding.


On the day of the bridal trial/ preview, Britney and her beauty experts will create a look that is elegant, sophisticated, and that is designed to accentuate the brides unique Beauty. Our Brides get a first look of how they will appear on there wedding day. Britney as a working makeup artist of 8 years in the industry has made appearances on Tv shows such David Tutera “Unveiled” and the Disney Channel. She has catered to over to 300 brides in the duration of her career and hopes to cater to much more. Her passion and goal is to exceed the Brides expectations and make her Brides look and feel Beautiful on the most Important day of their life.

Bridal Gown Collections from PreOwned Wedding Dresses

At BHL we are totally in love for all things bridal. Okay, we are kind of obsessed. Can you blame us? We get to see all the pretty bridal details everyday, and that includes staring at jaw-dropping gorgeous bridal gowns. I seriously love my job.  I sometimes have to pinch myself as sometimes it does not even seem real.  I mean I get to view all the beautiful details for each and every bridal gown, and I never get tired of it. Never! So you can imagine my excitement when I received some bridal gown details from a company who loves bridal gowns as much as we do. All courtesy of A company where you can sell or buy a wedding dress. Not just any ole dress, but fabulous designer gowns for a fantastic price. So, you can wear a gorgeous gown on your big day for a amazing price. Meaning that you will have some extra cash left over to spend on other lovely wedding details.  That deserves an applause, don’t you think? I love a good deal, especially when it comes to weddings. Get ready to view some of the most stunning gowns your eyes have ever seen.  You will see why we are so excited for today’s featured company. Go ahead and grab that cup of coffee, and enjoy some pretty gowns.

Benj Haisch Photography

Benj Haisch Photography

Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Kitty Sanchez Photography

Kitty Sanchez Photography

Matt Lien Photography

Matt Lien Photography

Penny Dinn Photography

Penny Dinn Photography

Shannon Collins Photography

Shannon Collins Photography

Studio Castillero

Studio Castillero

True Photography

True Photography

Yuliya Skya Photography

Yuliya Skya Photography

About is a listing service that connects buyers and sellers of designer wedding dresses.  With nearly 20,000 gowns listed for sale, we’ve got a wedding dress for every style, size and budget.  We help brides find their dress dress – at a fraction of retail.
After the Big Day, we can also help a bride sell her gown and pass it along to another bride.  A wedding dress is much to beautiful to spend a lifetime in a closet, and by selling it, a bride ensures her dress will be loved again.

Top Five Bridal Accessory Trends 2013

Can we please talk about bridal accessories for a minute?  And why I am so obsessed with them? They’re the perfect accent to a bride and her wedding day.  Complimenting all the bridal details in the most gorgeous of ways. We are so lucky today,  because we have the lovely work of owner,  Maram at Something Treasured who’s sharing the top five hottest bridal accessory trends. I am in love with all the amazing and pretty details for each one of these hot trends. Which trend do you love the most? Share with us!

Whether it’s a simple crystal pin, a flower or a full on headpiece, nothing compliments a bride’s freshly done make-up than some flattering adornment in her hair. They did it in the 1920’s and they’re continuing to do it today.  This trend won’t go away for a while.
Photography: Johnny Buzzerio Hair & Make-up: Glam-Patrol

Photography: Johnny Buzzerio
Hair & Make-up: Glam-Patrol

Burlap Belts
The last couple of years we’ve seen an ongoing trend of burlap rustic/vintage weddings.  Now we’re starting to see that trend in bridal accessories too! Burlap isn’t just for table runners and gift wrapping anymore!
Photography:  Nezar Samara Photography Flowers: Floravida Events Dress: Tara LaTour from Kinsley James Bridal Couture Location: Kinsley James Bridal Couture Hair & Make-up: Janna Dughman

Photography: Nezar Samara Photography
Flowers: Floravida Events
Dress: Tara LaTour from Kinsley James Bridal Couture
Location: Kinsley James Bridal Couture
Hair & Make-up: Janna Dughman

Cake Accessories
Accessories don’t just sass up your look – they sass up your event as well! We found that brides are really enjoying matching their bridal look to their cake.  The crystals look great in photos and in person.
Photography: Jamil Halaby Photography Cakes by Maggie

Photography: Jamil Halaby Photography
Cakes by Maggie

Floral Belts
Many brides will always want to keep their look classic, so having flowers on your belt keeps the tradition of the classic bride yet it adds a fun and flirty look to it all.  There was such a demand for flowers that we decided to create our Build Your Own Belt line! Each bride has the opportunity to pick the belt, the types of flowers and the adornment so that it’s customized specifically FOR her BY her.
Photography: Lucy Munoz Photography Wedding Dress: Aria Invitations: Heart and Fox Event Design: Sparkles and Vintage Hair: Sarah4Beauty Location: Riley's Farm

Photography: Lucy Munoz Photography
Wedding Dress: Aria
Invitations: Heart and Fox
Event Design: Sparkles and Vintage
Hair: Sarah4Beauty
Location: Riley’s Farm


Black Accessories
From the bride to her bridesmaids, women are getting more bold by experimenting with color. We’ve seen a surge of weddings where brides have worn black sashes. Some brides love the black and white look but may not be bold enough to wear it. Instead, they put it on their bridesmaids! For this particular wedding, we had the MOH in our Nadya Belt and the bridesmaids wore a customized belt that we did just for them. It was so popular that we named it after one of the bridesmaids! It’s called the Tina Belt.
Photography: Royal Gor Studios

Photography: Royal Gor Studios

Something Treasured is a place where you can find your bridal accessories to accommodate your SOMETHING old, new, borrowed and blue!  We specialize in wedding dress sashes / belts and headpieces so you can have that extra sparkle to enhance your already beautiful self.  We recently began selling brooches too!  Our accessories are handmade using top-quality crystals and fabrics at a very affordable price point.  What makes our product so special is that each bride has the opportunity to be involved and design her own accessory to give her the exact look she envisioned.  Tell us what you want and together we’ll come up with an idea that’s unique for you!

Seven Tips for Being Picture Perfect

Stand Up Straight

Posture can be a fifteen pound difference! If it helps, try to pull your shoulders back and keep your spine straight. Think long and tall and you’ll look lean and graceful.

Relax Your Eyes

You want to look happy and relaxed when you’re smiling, not like you’re trying to read a sign sixty feet away. Don’t try too hard to look awake or alert, just focus on keeping your face relaxed and your mood up.

Know Your Angles

Standing at a three-quarters angle is typically regarded as one of the most flattering angles for women. This angle can be very slimming and create a curvy silhouette, particularly if you angle your shoulders to be a little lower towards the camera. However, if it isn’t in your comfort zone, don’t feel pressured to do it! You should feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel. If you love the way you look facing front, go for it!

Show Off Your Arms

Try to avoid leaving your arms down by your side. It can make your shoulders look low and your body look slouchy. Place your hands gently on your hips to show off your long limbs, or around a friend’s shoulders to hide anything you don’t love.

Fluff Your Hair

If you suffer from limp hair, take a second to flip your hair around for product-free insta-volume. Run your fingers through the sides of your hair quickly to ease fly aways that may have  developed. Finally, pull some of your hair over your shoulders to frame your face. You spent time on your hair getting it ready- you should show it off!

Do A Foundation Test

Before you head out for the day, make sure your foundation is the right shade. Your skin tone can vary depending on your sun exposure throughout different times of the year. This means that if you only do one shade of foundation year round, it may not always match your current skin tone! Take a high-res picture of yourself in light similar to that of the wedding (if it’s outdoor, go outside. If it’s at night and inside, try inside with the flash on) to ensure you’re wearing the right shade. Make sure your neck and your face are not contrasting colors.

Don’t Raise Any Brows

If you color in your eyebrows, make sure they work with your skin tone and hair color. Full brows are in right now, but don’t let that sway you into overdoing your brows!

Top Three Tips for Shopping for a Bridesmaid Dress

After you’ve bought your bridal gown, the very next step is to look for the bridesmaid dresses to complete your bridal party look. Following these three tips will help make your shopping experience easier for you and all of your bridesmaids.

1. STYLE: When you go into a bridal boutique, ask what the popular dress styles are. Consultants can help you find a dress that flatters a range of body types since bridesmaids always vary in sizes. Chiffon is usually the ideal fabric for a bridesmaid dress, as it flows nicely and gives a soft look. You also want the dress to compliment your gown in minute details. If you have a strapless sweetheart top, then match their dresses with the same neckline. If your gown has lace on it, then pick their dresses with a sheer lace top, or one that has subtle lace appliqués. These little details and tie-ins will make the look flow smoothly together.

2. COLOR: Color options for dresses were originally limited to the bridesmaids. Nowadays, brides too can wear different color gowns such as white, ivory, blush, light gold, alabaster, and so on. With that being said, the color choices for bridesmaids can be difficult. Wait to pick your colors after you’ve bought your dress, so that you can match them accordingly. Also keep in mind that every manufacturer has their own names and shades for their colors. When looking at dresses, ask your consultant for the appropriate color swatches, and ask if they apply to all of the sample dresses. Certain manufacturers only make a few dresses in a certain color or fabric, so it is good to be aware. They will usually change the fabric for an additional fee, so be sure to ask your consultant what your options are so that there aren’t any surprises at checkout.

3. TIME: Believe it or not, bridesmaids dresses may take as long to come in (and sometimes longer) than your wedding dress. Most manufacturers take three to four months to get dresses sent out, but they will also accommodate quick weddings for additional rush fees. It is important to start looking at bridesmaid dresses right after you buy your gown to insure everything will come in on time. You want to avoid rush fees if possible, and you want to allow ample time for your girls to receive alterations if needed. Keep in mind too that most bridal salons won’t place your order until all of your bridesmaids have paid and gotten measured. Be sure that all of your girls are aware of the stores policies to avoid fees or additional stressors.

Wedding Decor from Blueprint Studios

Good morning, lovelies! We hope your weekend was oh-so-fabulous, and you are now ready for another week. So, you may not be “ready” to get going on this Monday morning, but we’ve got something that will help you start the week just right. Beautiful details which have us totally speechless. Okay, so now that our mouths have finally shut after our “wow” moment, we can share what all the hype is all about. We are excited about the amazing and jaw-dropping gorgeous wedding decor, all courtesy of Blueprint Studios. We are in L-O-V-E with the stunning designs that they offer. Just breathtaking. When we laid eyes on all the beautiful furniture, we had a hard time choosing our favorite. Each one, whether it is a lovely table, or a elegant lounge chair, has it’s own awe-inspiring detail. We are so impressed with it all! These gorgeous pieces just screams elegance and luxury. It not everyday that we are immersed with all this grandeur.  We have to admit, we kind of want to crawl through the computer and just sit at one of the grand tables, or relax in one of the charming sofas. That is why we think your Monday can brighten up with the lavishing details which are found in each and every image below. Start your Monday right, and take a look at all the exquisite details.





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Start the next phase of your life with a celebration that reflects who you are as a couple. From intimate gatherings to lavish soirees, Blueprint Studios channels your personal voice into every detail of your wedding décor. Get inspired by our collection of rental furnishings, from classic and traditional pieces to contemporary designer items. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, our in-house artisans can create pieces exactly to your sketch. You’re perfectly matched to your partner. Now say, ‘I do,’ in a setting that’s perfectly matched to you.

Eight Maid of Honor Must Haves

Being maid of honor is no easy task. You’re going to be juggling tons of tasks, keeping track of the whole event, and doing it all in heels. After all, the blushing bride needs her right hand lady to keep her glowing! The wedding day is going to be a busy one, so it pays to be prepared. Keeping a survival stash in your bridal bag could save your skin, and maybe even a wedding photo or two.


These seriously have the potential to save the day. The bride is about to have the most public, photographed, and remembered kiss of her life, so her breath situation is high priority. Altoids come in little tins, so they won’t explode in your purse. Mentos are incredibly refreshing and give the chewy-ness of gum without the unattractive smacking noises.


Lighters are a tool, not just something you’ll need if the bride needs to sneak a cigarette. If you catch any frayed strings or anything, a quick pass over with a lighter can typically fix that. Candles go out? No worries, the maid of honor is here to save the day. If the groom and groomsmen are doing cigars to celebrate, you become their go-to girl. You get bonus points for getting one that works with your outfit, or even painting one to match your outfit.

Makeup Removing Q-Tips

Even if you’re not maid of honor, these lil guys are a lifesaver. You crack them at one end, and it releases makeup remover to the tips. These are perfect for touch ups, smudges, smears, and anything else you can think of. They are a little hard to find, but I love the Almay oil-free makeup eraser sticks ($5-$6 for a box of 24, drugstores). A wedding is a beautiful and emotional day, so the maid of honor needs to be prepared for any potential makeup smearing.

Rollerball Perfume

It’s a good idea to have a rollerball in your purse ready to dab on wrists just in case. If your bride has a hair stylist worrying about hair and a makeup artist worrying about makeup, perfume can go overlooked. Stash her favorite scent in your purse just in case. I love Daisy by Marc Jacobs ($22, Sephora & department stores) because it’s light, fresh, and romantic.

Blister Block

Yes, it works. Rub this miracle stick ($4-$5, drugstores and pharmacies) on your heels and dance the night away without worrying about blisters. If the bride isn’t usually in heels, this will save her life. Keep it on hand even if the bride is a stiletto queen- one of your fellow bridesmaids may need a little heel help.


Not to sound like your dentist (or your mother!) but flossing is important. No one wants to look back on wedding photos and be haunted by food in your teeth. Toothpicks may crack and break in your purse, and you can find minty floss that will leave your mouth feeling extra clean. Plus, it looks a little more chic in your purse than tons of toothpicks.


Come on ladies, you know why you need to keep a few of these stashed. I like the ones that come in the tabs, not the bottle. Keeping a few tabs in your purse, or even your wallet is much more discreet than toting around a rattly bottle. You never know when cramps or a headache may strike, so it’s great to have a few handy.

For Outdoor Weddings: Nasal Spray

Blushing beauties, you get one bonus tip for all my maids of honor sweating it out under the sun. If you’re heading to a wedding outside, in a field, or generally around pollen, it can be for the better to bring nasal spray. You may look a little dorky for a second, but it’s better than constantly blowing your nose or struggling with your allergies.

Gorgeous Wedding Blooms from Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions

Psst… do you know what we are totally obsessed with? Drop dead gorgeous blooms which beautify tabletops with some awe-inspiring details. Seriously brilliant talent by Chris Crisologo of  Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions. Tabletops never looked so good. Flowers oh-so- pretty that our wedding loving hearts are full of total bliss.  You will have to see for yourself, and see why we have fallen head over heels in love with the style, design, and amazing flowers of Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions.
Trends? Oh yes, that is one more genius detail that Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions does not forget. Talk about your hot trends. We love these five fabulous trends which have “wowed” our minds. Trend Tuesday is looking pretty good right about now. Real good.
  • Organic Summer Bliss: For the eco-friendly minded couple, we utilize locally grown flowers and organic products.  Re-claimed wood containers and natural burlap runner creates innovative perspective and eliminate our carbon foot print.  
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  • Sunshine Sun Kiss: Inspired by the summer sun, your eyes will naturally be drawn to the vibrant shades of yellow.  Pave of different texture of blooms from mini calla lily, cymbidium orchids and roses helps compliment the chevron table runner and napkin.  Natural elements of succulent, lemons and fruitwood chiavari chair give an earthy tone.
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  • Tone on Tone Flower and Linen Look: A rectangular wood container is adorned by rhinestone along with a contemporary style lush arrangements of African violet, aubergine, plum and fuchsia.  Strands of grass frames deep Vanda orchids for an edgy look.  
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  • Green with Glam Look: A trio of shantung celadon square boxes is the start of “Green With Glam”  Cascade of pink mini calla lily, butterfly orchids, and cafe o’le dalias embellish the containers.  Glittery chartreuse New York linen and green wasabi napkins frames the tone-on-tone landscape. 
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  • Tropical Elegance Look: Antique silver swirl vases coupled with metallic silver weave linens creates the perfect pairing for the newly renovated performing arts center.   A “not so expected” tropical vibes takes an artistic form. 
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Paradise Delight creates stylish florals and cutting –edge event designs for discerning clients in Southern California.   By understanding our clients perspective, we create “comprehensive” concepts focusing on “the big picture” to the “fine details.” For more details, visit


Seven Groom-Friendly Grooming Rituals

Brides and bridesmaids have a lot of help and support in getting glammed up for the big day. Particularly, we’ve got you covered whether it be nail polish, hair, lip looks, or even simple ways to stay cool in the heat. Here at Bridal Hot List, we love what’s trending in the beauty, fashion, and style aspect of weddings, but we’re also here to help. That means you, grooms and groomsmen! A wedding isn’t a time for just the bride to look her best; grooms and groomsmen should also be looking especially handsome. Beauty routines may be intimidating for some men, but we’ve got quite a few groom-friendly grooming rituals that are sure to leave all men looking handsome.

Nasal Strips

Nasal strips are one of the easiest, most low-maintenance things that a man can do to look great and feel fresh. Most work in the same way- wet your nose, stick them on there, and leave them alone for a few minutes. Once they come off, you’ll be ripping off all those unsightly blackheads and your guy’s nose will feel especially clean. This doesn’t feel super girly and leaves a groom feeling fresh. My favorite man-approved nasal strip is the Deep Cleaning Pore Strips by Biore ($6-$7, drugstores).

Deep Conditioning

Many guys tend to either neglect their hair or abuse it. Either way, a good deep condition can help them realize what their hair potential could be. Going to a salon may be too intimidating (or expensive) for some, but doing an at home deep condition is an easy, private affair. I like the Aussie Three Minute Miracle deep conditioning treatment ($3-$4, drugstores). Have your guy shampoo his hair first, then apply this liberally while the hair is still wet. It says three minutes, but I would leave it on for longer (20-30 minutes, if you can!). Wash it out afterwards and his strands will be silky soft to the touch. Just be prepared for a major boost of confidence, and the constant request to touch his hair.

Face Masques

If your guy liked the nasal strip, the next step you can take is a face masque. This may feel particularly girly, but the payoff is excellent. I’ve found that the Queen Helene peel off masque ($3.50, drugstores) is pretty guy-friendly, particularly because there’s a scene in American Psycho where Christian Bale’s character uses one. It goes on a little thick, but then hardens to a plastic-like consistency that is fun to pull off. The masque will leave the skin tight and and soft to the touch, and they are fun to do.

Teeth Whitening

This may not be a fun one to do, but it is necessary. I like the Crest 3D White Strips ($35-$40, drugstores) because they’re easy and very convenient. I started noticing a difference after about a week, and white teeth are a major essential to a good looking groom.

Undereye Treatments

Eye treatments are great to start if you have a few weeks to go before the wedding. The results don’t show up overnight, so you have to remind him to be patient. I like the Garnier Nutritioniste Eye Roller ($10, drugstores) because it goes on very easy and is gentle but still effective. Start having him work it into his nightly routine by keeping it next to his toothbrush. It feels very fresh going on and is a great low maintenance way to combat dark undereye circles.

Lip Conditioning

Lip balm is something that I’ve noticed more male interest in over the last few years. Jack Black makes an exceptional lip balm ($7.50, specialty beauty stores) targeted at men that provides excellent hydration. They come in several flavors and even have some SPF worked in. Some men may be resistant to lip balm, but reminding a groom or groomsmen how important soft, kissable lips are may sway them. Slathering on the lip balm before bed is a guaranteed way to wake up with soft, luscious lips.

Manly Mani/Pedi

When it gets down to the last days before the wedding, you may want to seriously consider a mani/pedi. Yes, this has the potential to be the most intimidating for men, but with high risk comes high reward. Good looking, well manicured hands are particularly important for the groom. There could very well be a lot of pictures of his hands and rings, so you want to make sure they look their best. A lot of men associate manicures with nail polish, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Many men get manis and pedis with no polish, but just to have their nails groomed professionally. For the man that is a little more weary on the subject, offer to go to a salon a little out of your neighborhood. A small chance of being seen may sway him. If your guy is still a little shy, remind him that there is a foot rub involved with the pedi. A nice spa chair and a good foot rub is usually an easier sell for men.

Author’s Note: A special thanks to the handsome Tom McLaughlin for modeling for Bridal Hot List! You’re looking even more dashing, thanks to these groom-friendly tips!