A Spoiled Pretty Wedding

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It’s Bridal Beauty Week at Spoiled Pretty, so it’s only fair that I share some pics with you of my own nuptials last June. You might also notice that pink and green was my color palette. If anything, I’m consistent.

My makeup artist, Jackie, was the best! If you’re the Philadelphia area and looking for a professional makeup artist for your wedding or special event, let me know and I will be happy to pass along her contact info.

Enjoy the show!

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Get The Leona Lewis Look

Every morning, while I get ready for work, I tune to the Weather Channel – to figure out what I’m going to wear, and how I’m going to wear my hair (no need fussing with it if rain or humidity is going to render it limp or frizzy). Then I flip to VH1 for some background noise. Recently, without fail, just as I’m about to head out the door, Leona Lewis appears on my screen to serenade me with her hit, “Bleeding Love.” The last few days, I have switched from being mesmerized by her voice to being totally obsessed with her makeup.


I’ve performed one exhaustive search after another trying to find out which products she used for the video, but turned up empty-handed. I did manage to track down her makeup artist’s website.

JaneBradley Get The Leona Lewis LookJane Bradley has more than 15 years of experience under her makeup tool-belt, and her work with Leona Lewis has put her career on the fast track.

Her website’s blog doesn’t divulge the products used in the “Bleeding Love” video, but it does offer some of Jane’s techniques and favorite products.

For Leona’s February 2008 Harper’s Bazaar shoot, Jane used shades of black and brown on the eyes and kept everything else skin toned – even the lips. This look worked well with all the rather theatrical clothes that Alison Edmond (fashion director Harper’s Bazaar) had chosen. This look draws all the attention to the eyes which looks very seductive. Jane opted for a nude shade lipstick instead of a gloss to make it look more editorial and recommends shades by MAC in High Tea and Nars lip shades in Belle du Jour and Dolce Vita. If your natural lip colour is quite strong try rubbing in a little foundation or concealer before the lipstick. Jane also discovered a great lip pencil recently by ModelCo in Erase which may also help neutralise very pink lips.

In complete contrast, the shoot for You Magazine was another story altogether. This time the clothes were very feminine and girly with lots of long hippy inspired prints and flowing fabrics (summer’s going to be divine!) Jane and Leona decided to go for simple yet dramatic flirty eyes; no clever shading or strong eye shadow here, just lots of individual false lashes applied both to the top and bottom eyelids to give the freshest dreamiest eyes ever. Leona’s favourite colour, pink, was used to gently add colour to the cheeks using Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour blush in Icing. Lips were enhanced using lip balm and a slick of Bobbi Brown lipstick in Pale Pink.

Here are some of Jane’s beloved beauty products:

*Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer compact
*Laura Mercier Secret Brightener (use it under the eyes before foundation then followed by the concealer; it has an iridescent hue which bounces light off the dark area giving extra help for really stubborn eye bags)
*Products from The Organic Pharmacy
*Products from the Stella McCartney Care organic skincare line

Jane also has an instructional DVD called , in which she shows how to apply make-up correctly, dispels myths and reveals tricks she uses on celebrities and models. To check out a clip, click here.

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 1

I’m a cosmetics connoisseur. That much is obvious. But I’m no makeup artist. So when I started planning for Bridal Beauty Week, I decided I needed to consult with a professional.

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 1My girl Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty, is a professional makeup artist who specializes in weddings. Over her twelve-year career, she’s developed an arsenal of products that are essential for creating that perfect bridal look.

Every day this week, Carissa will share one of her bridal makeup must-haves. Without further ado, here is her first pick.

stila lip+rouge Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 1Carissa says:

Talking, kissing, eating and drinking all contribute to the early death of the lipstick. I always reinforce lips by using Stila’s Lip Rouge in Moue, a felt-tipped magic marker for your lips to provide long-wearing color hours after the gloss is gone.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Bridal Beauty Week – And A Giveaway!!!

It’s nearly impossible for me to keep a secret. It’s not that I’m a gossip. I just like to share. Anyway, I’ve had something special up my sleeve for weeks now. The time has come to reveal the surprise, and I’m so excited and relieved – because I thought I would literally burst. Drumroll, please…

annebarge Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!Today is the official launch of Bridal Beauty Week at Spoiled Pretty! All week long, we’re lifting the veil on bridal beauty. In addition to the usual product reviews and beauty commentary – the site will feature bridal makeup trends, professional advice, application how-to’s, and celebrity beauty inspirations.

And to kick off this special engagement, Spoiled Pretty is hosting a grand giveaway! One lucky bride-to-be will win the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket, filled with the following treats:

BlueTuxShoes Metal+Cluch Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
BLUE TUX SHOES
Metal Clutch in Silver: This gorgeous metal mesh is the perfect purse for your big day. Bonus – it’s lined in blue satin!

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BOBBI BROWN
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Eye Liner Brush: This innovative eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a gel-based formula. Color is long-wearing and water-resistant. The Eyeliner Brush is perfectly shaped to create a precise and even line.

Clinique+Bronzer Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
CLINIQUE
Touch of Bronze Moisturizing Body Lotion: This daily body moisturizer with a touch of self-tanner provides an allover, faux glow. Just smooth on this mistake-proof formula to gradually build or maintain even color.

Ouchy Lerario Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
DR. SAGER’S HOMEOTHERAPEUTICS
Original OUCHY! Boo-Boo Gel: Accidents happen. But this product will make sure you’re picture perfect for your big day by discouraging discoloration, reducing inflammation, and speeding the healing process.

Pumice+Foot+Scrub Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
DR. SCHOLL’S FOR HER
Beauty Stone, Dual Action Swedish File, Foot Butter, Miracle Shield, Professional Pumice Stone & Nail Brush, Pumice Foot Scrub and Rub Relief Strips: These products will prep and beautify your tootsies. Take care of your feet – they will, after all, be walking you down the aisle.

Essie+Bridal+Collection Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
ESSIE
The Bridal Collection: Get your left ring finger (and the other nine) ready for their close-up. You’ll fall in love with this set of six polishes – in cloud nine, tie the knot, happily ever after, blushing bride, true love, and no-pre nup.

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FOOT PETALS
Stiletto Stylist Bridal Kit: Brides have plenty of things to stress about on their wedding day – aching feet shouldn’t be one of them. For a worry- and wobble-free walk down the aisle, no bride should be without this kit. All six sole solutions are designed to stay hidden in even the strappiest, most delicate shoes for maximum comfort from the aisle to the honeymoon.

traceliner Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
HOURGLASS COSMETICS
Calligraphy Liquid Liner in Cognac and Trace Lip Liner in Bare: The refined felt-tip precision eyeliner is waterproof to prevent streaks or smears. The double-ended lip liner (liner on one end, lip brush on the other) has a remarkably smooth, long-wearing formula to transform and enhance lips.

janeiredale Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
JANE IREDALE:
Eye Glosses in Peach and Lilac: Smooth and luscious, these long-lasting, weightless shadows deliver true, rich shades that won’t crease or smear. They’re made without synthetic dyes, fillers or chemical preservatives, making the formula safe and non-irritating to the eyes.

jaqua Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
JAQUA
Buttercream Frosting Guilt-Free Treats, Exfoliating Body Polish, Body Mist, and Lip Gloss Ring: Now you can enjoy some sweet treats before the big day, without gaining a pound. These deliciously scented bath and body products are delights are for all those times we can resist the cake, but not the frosting!

kiehls Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
KIEHL’S
Travel Essentials Kit: This superbly luxurious set provides a complete bath and after-bath experience suitable for any destination…perfect for the honeymoon! The kit contains Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream, Creme de Corps, Amino Acid Shampoo, and Hair Conditioner and Grooming Aid “Formula 133.”

The Sophie Bag Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
LA CHICA CHIC
The Sophie Bag: This gorgeous patent purse, with ornate handles, is a work of art. It is a must-have for the honeymoon!

lancome Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
LANCOME
Hypnose Waterproof Mascara and L’Extreme Waterproof Mascara: Hypnose Mascara volmizes up to 6 times for ultra-resistant lashes with 16 hours of wear. L’Extreme Mascara’s Fibrestretch formula contains supple fibers that extend lashes to the extreme.

nailtiques Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
NAILTIQUES
Avocado Foot Crème, Cushioned Sponge Files, Nail Moisturizer, and Oil Therapy: Don’t make the mistake of painting over unhealthy nails. On your big day, your nails will take center stage – so get them in shape with these fabulous products. Nailtiques is an innovator in the nail care industry, and is dedicated to the development and maintenance of healthy, natural nails.

Ojon Tunu Elastik Flexible Finishing Hairspray Tube %26 Can 04 Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
OJON
Rare Harvest Tunu Elastik Hair Tamer and Tunu Elastik Flexible Finishing Hairspray: Tunu Elastik Hair Tamer is wild-crafted to help seal the hair cuticle, working to keep tresses smooth and sleek. Tunu Elastik Flexible Finishing Hairspray combines two ancient native traditions creating a unique hairspray that adds brushable bounce and a soft, flake-free hold.

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PERFECT DETAILS
Saucy Girl Body Shimmer and Embroidered Organza Garter: The Body Shimmer is a moisturising cream with a touch of glitter, so skin is left soft and smooth with a little bit of sparkle. And every bride needs a garter; this one is accented with clear sequins and finished with a silk bow and a rhinestone.

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PRESCRIPTIVES
Instant Gratification Skin Renewing Peel: Get instant gratification for tired, lackluster skin with this all-in-one dermabrasion-peel treatment that improves clarity, renews tone and immediately uncovers a smoother, more radiant complexion!

secret Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
SECRET
Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant: This deodorant/anti-perspirant has prescription-strength wetness and odor protection, without a prescription. So your wedding day will be no-sweat!

Sephora Pop Up Brush Set Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
SEPHORA
Croc Pop Up Brush Set: Featuring top quality Sephora Brand brushes, this set also has an ingenious mechanism – simply pull gently up on the circle at the top and your brushes are revealed. Keep it open on a vanity for easy access, or close it for storage or travel.

rio Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
STEPHANIE JOHNSON
Rio Collection (DARLENE Deluxe Brush Case, JENNY Train Case, MARLO Mini Make-Up Case, MARTHA Ultimate Briefcase, ML Traveler, and TRAVEL PACK Luggage Tag & Passport Holder): I love Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bags. Last year, I purchased them for myself and my bridesmaids – and now I want to share the wealth with one lucky bride-to-be. This set features a daring red and blue floral print that calls to mind the colorful costumes and revelry of Carnival.

tarte Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
TARTE
Blushing Bride Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride and Double-Ended Lip Gloss in Jake and Samantha: This water-based push up gel stick was awarded “best blush” by InStyle, Cosmo & Self Magazines. Just dab it on and go – it lasts all day. Swipe the raspberry/cotton candy lip gloss on your pout, and get ready for your happily ever after, like Jake and Samantha (from Sixteen Candles).

marryme Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
THREE CUSTOM COLOR SPECIALISTS
Marry Me Collection and Mini-Pressed Translucent Powder: Co-Founder and Creative Director Trae Bodge created the Marry Me Collection for her own nuptials. Now the set – which includes lip/cheek stain, lip gloss, and lip liner – is available to customers. The Translucent Powder will guarantee you stay shine-free throughout the festivities.

Veet Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
VEET
In-Shower Hair Removal Cream: This product offers a quick, clean and effective hair removal process that happens in only three minutes while you are in the shower! It contains special water-resistant ingredients and an added moisturizer for both normal and dry skin.

VeraWang Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
VERA WANG
Flower Princess Eau de Parfum: I wore the original Princess on my wedding day. Now, one lucky reader will wear Flower Princess, Ms. Wang’s new limited-edition fragrance. Flower Princess enchants with a light and feminine sparkling floral scent that captures the essence of beauty.

I know you can’t put a price on looking beautiful on your big day. But the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket is valued at more than $1,400…it’s enough to make a bride-to-be blush!

In addition, one soon-to-be wedding belle from the Philadelphia area will win a gift certificate for a facial, compliments of the award-winning Giovanni & Pileggi Salon!

To be eligible, your wedding date must transpire between now and December 31, 2008. To enter, send an email to spoiledprettybrides@gmail.com – and be sure to include some proof of your bride-to-be status. You can include a link to your bio on theknot.com, attach a scanned copy of your wedding invitation, send me a link to your registry, or whatever creative way you can think of to verify your wedding date.

Be sure to include your full name in the email, and the subject line should read “Bridal Beauty Basket Giveaway.” The contest ends at 12am EST on Sunday, May 4th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, May 5th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

Are You A Winner? Don’t GUESS…Find Out!

Last Monday, I announced our GUESS Giveaway. And now, it’s time to reveal the winners.

guess%2Bparfum Are You A Winner? Dont GUESS...Find Out!Congrats to Zoe R. Barker, Venice Campbell, Kia Darby, Paige Erickson, and Karin Young. Each of these ladies will receive a 3.4 oz bottle of GUESS by Marciano Eau de Parfum.

I hope that you all enjoy this sweet, sexy fragrance as much as I do.

Thanks to GUESS by Marciano for sponsoring this giveaway! And thanks to everyone who entered.

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