Chanel Inspired Bridal Shower

I had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid in my good friend’s wedding this past spring.  Being a part of the lifetime union between two amazing people was one of the highlights of my year thus far.  For the beautiful bride (who is now Mrs. Monroe) we decided to throw her a Chanel Inspired Bridal Shower.  This elegant and classy theme was perfect for Mrs. Monroe as she herself is elegant, classy and beautiful.  I love being able to participate in my friends’ life changing events and having the opportunity to show my love and support.

IMG_2163The Bridal Shower centerpieces were Chanel No. 5 Inspired Perfume vases with artificial white roses with a tinge of pink.  We also added a little bit of pink food coloring to the water in the vases.  Of course we added the Chanel No 5.2 Perfume Label on the vase as a symbol of the Monroe’s Wedding date.  In total, I think we made 6 centerpieces which ended up being decor in my home office🙂.  The vases were really inexpensive being only $1.  You definitely can’t beat that.

IMG_2223The cake was a beautiful three tiered cake (black and white of course) purchased by her sister/maid of honor Lauren.  We coupled the cake with the centerpieces, two golden eiffel towers, “I DO”, and a beautiful picture of the Monroe’s.

IMG_2222 This decor was part of the Mimosa Bar which of course reflected the Chanel Theme with the quote “I only drink champagne on two occasions: when I am in love and when I am not” by Coco Chanel.  Of course for this occasion it was to celebrate love (wish I could insert the emoji with the hearts).

IMG_2160The favors were three-tiered “wedding cake” cookies given to the family and friends in attendance.  I will post the recipe for these favors soon.  I absolutely love baking and was extremely proud of myself making these.  My mother actually saved hers just for the decor aspect.  So that made me feel special.  I do hope that she has thrown them away by now.

 

IMG_2181Here is the beautiful Mrs. Monroe!  Of course we got to enjoy the wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Spring 2015 Glam

This week I indulged myself in makeup after being extremely overwhelmed with work and bridesmaid duties.  Listening to music and creating new makeup looks are a few things that keep me calm and zen. Continue reading “Spring 2015 Glam”

Makeup Monday Part II – Fall Makeup Look

Products Used

Foundation: RCMA | Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette | Eyeshadow: Too Faced Chocolate Bar | Eyeliners: Mac’s Blacktrack & Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Smog | Cheeks: Mac’s Mineralize Skin Finish Global Glow | Lipliner: Mac’s Vino | Lipstick: Mac’s Diva

Makeup Mondays – Melt Cosmetics

Products Used (Click Images for Closer Look)

Color Corrector: Lise Watier’s Corrector Wheel | Foundation: Cover FX Natural Finish | Contour: Too Face Chocolate Soleil | Highlight: Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder (Banana) | Lips: Melt Cosmetics Dark Room Lipstick | Mac Cosmetics’s: Chestnut Lipliner

Shopping for Foundation

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Shopping for foundation can seem hard.  Does it blend well with my skin?  Should I get cream, liquid or powder foundation? What color is right for my skin?  Should my foundation be cool or warm for undertones? There are so many questions Continue reading “Shopping for Foundation”