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Are You A Bride To Be? No Hair And Makeup Trial- No Problem

What if I cannot make it to my hair and make up trial? 

A hair and makeup trial is used as a pre run through of your wedding day style. This is a great time to review looks you have been contemplating, match hair extensions, talk about airbrush vs traditional makeup, choose the perfect lip color, meet your bridal stylist, and a great excuse to have a little more girl time. The experience is fun and part of the process however about 15% of Pacific Artistry brides opt out of a hair and makeup trial appointment for many reasons. She could be an out of state bride, could be a lack of budget, time, etc. At Pacific Artistry we do everything in our power to make your wedding day go as smooth as possible even without a trial.

Meet Anna, she was a recent bride in Seattle Washington at the Four Seasons Hotel. She opted out of a trial since she had worked with Pacific Artistry in the past and was fully confidence in the quality of our services. (Even though a different artist was assigned to the wedding she was a bridesmaid in).

Pacific Artistry typical routine in booking a bride without a trial is

  • Your personal stylist will ask for inspirational wedding photos of hair and makeup.
  • Your personal stylist will ask for personal photos displaying your current hair length and daily makeup.
  • We will email you an overview of all the details we go over at a trial.
  • We always allow more time on your wedding day to review styles and make adjustments if needed.

After reviewing all of the photos Anna emailed in, the artist knew she would need a few “extras” needed to create the desire hair style with the density/length of Anna’s hair. This was an important part of creating Anna’s style and with the knowledge of the stylist this look was perfected.

I think secretly Anna was a little nervous (who wouldn’t be) especially since she wasn’t working with the same artist as before. I reassured her that all of our stylists are trained very well and can recreate any style. Anna followed all of her stylist recommendations and her final look was gorgeous. Above all she was glowing on her special day.

 

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Stylist: Lacey Lee | Location: Four Seasons Hotel | Bride: Anna

 

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Ashley+Andrew

Ashley + Andrew at Suncadia Resort

 Cle Elum Washington

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Ashely Hired Pacific Artistry style her hair and makeup along with 6 bridesmaids and 2 mothers at Suncadia Resort. She and her bridal party were fabulous to work with. Her mom was a hoot and I admired how the family worked together to make Ashley’s day perfect.

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At Ashley’s trial she requested minimal makeup (absolutely no added Brows) and a messy hair style. She is the type of girl who always has her hands in her hair.. -Which I am too!Below was the result at her trial, I took these professional photos at our soda studio so she could see my professional recommendations. (more Makeup) She agreed and the results were perfect!

 

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Overall we had a blast! Suncadia never disappoints. Thank you Ashley for having us! #saysquido

 

Ashley+ Andrew Dream Team

Venue: Leena Haija, Swiftwater Cellars – 509.378.8814
Coordinator: Forever Events, Stefanie Wright – 425.419.3617

Photographer: KNDM Co., Kamrin Dishman – 425.213.2434, 425.829.7129

Videographer: Rowboat Films, Austin Harris – 805.252.6687

Hair & Makeup: Pacific Artistry, Lacey Lee – 425.786.7976

DJ: Martineau Entertainment, Lee Martineau – 425.941.5650

Musician: Brian James – 615.679.5916

Florist: Carol Allmand – 253.217.8189

Bakery: Lush Desserts by Amy, 425.372.8075

 

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Quick Wedding Nails

Ok, as promised I am here to share how to get your nails looking fabulous on a budget for your wedding.

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Kiss Everlasting French Manicure

Weddings are very costly ranging from $10k upwards of $300k so with all of the expenses in mind, saving a few dollars here and there can really help. One great way to save money is on your nails. Many gals opt for a day at the nail shop getting a french manicure for the big day. Well if you are on a budget or don’t have a nail shop close to you. At home nail kits are a great alternative.

I recently was sent the Kiss Nails Everlasting french manicure and I have to say I was genuinely surprised at how beautiful they looked. I was skeptical at first, seeing as how press on nails have been around for decades and have not been that great. I thought the packaging was a little generic, so I did not have very high hopes about the outcome.

To my astonishment, they were easy to apply and came with two options, the press on option or the glue on method. I chose the glue on method. This was very easy to use and dried quick. The whole manicure took about 10 minutes if that.

So my skepticism has been changed!! I was very happy to find out that there are a variety of options making it super simple to change up your nail look quickly and easily. Especially for those who are not gifted in the nail polish department. I suffer from nail on cuticle syndrome for some reason, i just can’t get it perfect!! These help immensely with that!

The Kiss Nails retail at walmart.com for $4.97-$5.97 (depending on style) which is a huge savings compared to acrylic or gel nails that cost $30 -$60 depending on your location.

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Kiss Everlasting French Manicure at walmart.com

Now don’t get me wrong, or think I’m an acrylic basher! Acrylics while beautiful do offer one thing that many brides don’t consider. They are semi-permanent, so if you only planned on wearing acrylics for your wedding, your nails will be a literal hot mess taking them off after the fact. Or if you plan to keep them you can count on a $30-$40 a month expense in upkeep. If you can afford it and have time, then go for it, I love acrylics and think they are great!

But if you are on a budget and trying to save money and time, the Kiss Nails are a great alternative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time… xoxoxo

 

Ps….. Here is an offer from one of our affiliates Betsy Johnson, just for you!

Take an Extra 25% off your purchase of $125 or more + Free Shipping with code SPLASH25 at Betsey Johnson! Offer valid 6.13 – 6.16, some exclusions apply.

 

“I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

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Influenster Spring VoxBox

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Influenster.com Spring VoxBox

 

 

Hello Dolls!

Many of you have asked and wondered about Influenster.com. This is a great site that gives consumers to sound off on products. It is your opportunity to review and talk about the products you love or don’t love. If you qualify, you may be sent the coveted VoxBox! Each quarter they have one they send to lucky consumers for free. Once you receive the VB you simply try the products out and give your honest feedback. This go round I got the Spring VoxBox.

The spring voxbox came equipped with some really great items including, Playtex Sport Tampons, Softlips lip balm, Kiss nails in Everlasting French, a peach scented car freshener, Rimmel Mascara, and Nivea hydrating lotion.

I have to say I was happy with each one of the products. My nails and lip balm were my two favorites. The nails are a quick way to make your hands look stunning (review to come). Overall the voxbox had great products and I am happy with all they sent.

If you want the option to receive the voxbox, simply go to http://www.influenster.com to sign up. Its free to join. I hope this provided a little more info on how Influesnter works and what you can expect from voxboxes.

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Tarte Beauty Giveaway

For all our beautiful brides don’t miss the opportunity to win the Tarte Cosmetics Bridal giveway!! Tarte partnered with theknot.com to  offer this awesome beauty giveaway. One grand prize winner will receive a mother of pearl plated compact from the 1950’s (something old) a $500 gifct card to Saks Fifth Avenue , a set of bridal magazines and bridal books from The Knot, and a set of tarte products(something new) , and 2 tarte makeup artists to do your makeup and the makeup of 5 members of your bridal party  plus a makeup trial run on your wedding day! (something borrowed).

This is an epic bridal day giveaway that I wanted to share with all of you!! Don’t miss your chance, the deadline is 6/15/2014. Good luck!!

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http://tartecosmetics.com/page/bridal-giveaway-2014

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Long time no Blog

Hello Beauty Babes, 

Its been a while since we have blogged. We have had a busy and exciting year! Pacific Artistry added new members to the team as well as promoted Senior Artist Kat Green to an Account Executive position. This new position allows us to better serve our clients ensuring the best in customer satisfaction!

We are quickly approaching wedding season and have wonderful tips and product reviews coming your way! Each designed to keep you flawless, beautiful, and ready for your big day!

We are proud to announce we won the 2014 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award. Our hard work and commitment to each client has paid off and we thank each of you who voted and shared your most special day with us! 

Stay tuned for more to come! :0) 

xoxoxo

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Pacific Artistry has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick

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PACIFIC ARTISTRY NAMED BEST BEAUTY PROFESSIONAL PICK IN

THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2013

 

KIRKLAND, WA 1/31/2013 – Pacific Artistry is pleased to announce they been selected as a 2013 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOW. TheKnot.com the number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.

This is the second year Pacific Artistry has been voted the Best Beauty Professional PICK for The Knot Best of Weddings.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive the prestigious honor for the second year in a row. My team and I work very hard with each of our brides to ensure they look beautiful, feel confident, and are happy with the overall experience. I am proud to see our hard work pays off” said owner and Chief Stylist Shanelle La Crista.

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