Hi pretty ladies!
So I sneaked into an Ulta during a Target shopping trip in West Hollywood yesterday and spent over an hour perusing my favorite beauty lines. You know how a lot of people will say “I’m a visual person”? Well, I’m a touchy-feely person. Window-shopping often turns into grabbing and running/smearing products all over both arms up to the elbows in an effort to see how it works. Sure, product-packaging is pretty to look at but there’s nothing like actually feeling it on your skin and seeing how it melts and turns! Ahhh, #BeautyPorn. Here are some of the new products that made my heart sing:
Tarte’s Pure Maracuja Oil
Tarte has a whole line of Maracuja oil products, which I didn’t pay attention to until I tried the oil on my excema-stained finger. Boy, did it soften my skin and hydrate! Maracuja oil is found in Brazilian fruit that is harvested sustainably by Tarte . It’s packed with Vitamin C and is a natural skin brightener and anti-aging. It absorbs instantly and is great as a face serum!
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tints
I am so in love with matte lips and these just do the trick without drying out your mouth. They look like they are in pencil form but when you open the cap you will see a retractable “flat” top that fits for any lip shape. They are a sheer to medium build and great alone or with lip liner.
These double-layered lashes give the perfect flirty wink to every gal! And for $15 you can use them again and again.
This concealer trio does triple the work with a yellow corrector to cancel out red spots and zits, a universal beige coverup to conceal circles and imperfections and a pink eye brightener to perk up tired eyes. Talk about #portable !
Too Faced came out with THE perfect nude lip liner by the name of… you guessed it, “Perfect Nude.” This retractable liner is super creamy and
Hi all! This week I bring you our wedding attire and accessories. Let’s start off with my most amazing possession: this Ines Di Santo wedding gown by Lovella Bridal. My mom bought me this beauty and I am so sad I only get to wear it once. Finding the gown was the easiest part of the entire wedding planning.I went to two Lovella Bridal boutiques and this was the third dress I tried on. I just loved how intricate the top of the dress is with all the pretty jewels. I’ve never seen anything like it! I went in thinking I wanted a tight mermaid dress and instead picked this one. This is a half-mermaid, half-ball gown. It’s the best of both worlds! I felt sexy and princess-ey at the same time, haha. We ordered it to my custom measurements and I worked my BUTT off at the gym all year to keep in shape. I ended up having to have it altered to be smaller from the working out, but can’t complain about losing weight, right?
During the ceremony
These are my wedding shoes. I asked my father to make me a custom pair of shoes and I can’t tell you how honored I was to wear them. My dad did an amazing job of designing the structure of the shoe. You can’t tell from here, but the bottom of the shoe is Tiffany blue and the heels are completely crystalled in Swarovsky. The “bling” was done by Devan of Blingerie Custom Crystal Embellishments.
I requested the shoes be all-leather so that they would be soft and pliable, good for dancing. There are four inches high with a hidden platform in the front. Dylan’s 6′ 3″ and I’m 5′ 4″ so I needed to make sure I was wearing tall shoes!
If you are interested in custom wedding shoes or really any kind of custom shoe, please contact Jerry Guederian at Shoe Lab. Oh, how I cried when he put them on me!
Here’s a close-up of our rings. Dylan’s is a Cobalt ring by Scott Kay. I had it inscribed with “I Love You My Hokis” (Hokis= honey in Armenian) My rings are rose gold :)
Here is some of my fun blingy jewelry: stretch bracelet and cocktail ring.
I wore my grandma’s pearl necklace and bracelet which she left for me before she died. It really felt like she was there with us. I miss her so much…
Here’s our good looking bridal party! I bought Cappy’s little tuxedo from a vendor cart at The Grove. The girls are wearing the Twist Wrap dress by Dessy Group in Ocean. My maid of honor, Chantal, is wearing a gown by Alfred Angelo with matching blingy belt. The boys are all decked out in rentals from Friar Tux. We got their ties from Macy’s, which matched the girl’s teal dresses perfectly.
From L-R: Angelica, Jed, Keumku, Lisa K, Chantal, Jay, me & Cappy, Dylan, Lisa G, Eugene, Corine, Allyson, John and Brian.
|Poor Dylan had to take out about 2 lbs-worth of bobby pins out of my head that night.|
|From L-R: Lisa Kederian, Allyson Stagg, Angelica McDonnell, me, Chantal Guederian (MOH), Corine Goodwin and Lisa Gonzalez.|
Bride & Maid of Honor: Byron & Tracy Hair Salon
Bridesmaids: Alicia Diaz (626-862-3732)
|Yep, that’s the ring boy in the corner|
|Cappy and his Godmother|