The New Seya Pro Beauty Case

When you're a mobile beauty team constantly on the go, you have to rely on your tools to get you there and make easy work of glamming up gorgeous girls all day.  

Seya Makeup Case

We recently added the Seya Pro makeup case to our lineup of mobile kits in our team, so we thought we'd share a little review for anyone considering this brand, or for our brides at home who just never meet a lipstick they didn't love and want a more organized way to store it all in a limited amount of space.  

There's a saying that you can never buy a big enough case, but this baby just might bend that mold a bit.  

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For our team members who do both hair and makeup, it was able to hold everything!

Stackable makeup case

From hot tools (curling irons, flat irons, curling wands) and hair products (hair spray of various holds, pins and elastics and clips of all kinds), to all manner of palettes, powders, brushes, blenders, paint pots, moisturizers, foundations, pencils, and lip products of all shades. 

It has 3 top removable sections with hard shells that can be stacked on top of one another and locked down to build up to the desired height and capacity.  

Each section locks and the case comes with two keys so you can keep your products safe (or, if nothing else, keep the locks from ever coming accidentally undone while getting jostled about.

The shallow top divider section holds low-profile items and fits under the lid on the top section.

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There is also a slightly smaller sub-section that came with it's own carrying bag that nestles down into the large lower portion of the case on top of two metal "lips" that it rests on inside the big bottom section.  It is not visible from the outside as a fourth section, but sort of "cradles" within as another spot to divide up various items. 

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The large bottom section has interior elastic loops to keep your upright products in place, and is quite expansive, suitable for arranging plastic containers of various shapes and sizes.

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First impressions were good.  The case itself is sturdy and the vinyl finish has a somewhat matte-finish appearance, but wiped off easily when product got on it.  We really like the two-tone black-on-black appearance.  It looks sleek and professional and doesn't add any unnecessary distractions in the background if it does happen to show up in the wedding photos during the getting-ready shots. 

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Seya handle

The handle has a somewhat "grippy" feel but isn't totally rubberized, so it doesn't "pull" on your hand when rolling it around or picking it up.  

The only negatives were that it did have somewhat of a "chemical-y" smell straight out of the packaging.

 

We had to let it air out a bit, and wiped it down with soapy water to tone down the strange smell.  It wasn't so bad that it affected an entire room, but it was definitely noticeable up close. 

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And while we were expecting somewhat of a "nesting" effect when stacking the blocks on top of each other, the sections actually just hover edge-to-edge, so you have to be careful when stacking them back together, lest you mis-thread the bottom of one with the top of another and your side latch doesn't match up exactly.  If we could change one thing about the design of this, it would be for those sections to "snap" smartly together so you didn't have to fumble with them - especially when in a hurry!

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The retractable handle is reminiscent of a suitcase handle, though admittedly not as robust.  While it has so far done the job a few weeks in as of this review, it has a teeny bit of "flex" in it when the case it fully loaded (which...let's just be real...when will it ever NOT be full?), so it did leave us to wonder how long until the handle would have to be replaced.  Good news is the case does come with a warranty! 

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Also in keeping with the "rollerboard bag" design, are the four multi-directional wheels, allowing the case to be wheeled perpendicular to the ground.  

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This might seem like a small thing, but with our arms usually full of tables, foldable makeup chairs, mirrors, cell phones, wedding schedules, and any other manner of tote-able items, it is nice to have "one lest thing" pulling down on our arms.  

 

It can be scooted alongside while traipsing down hotel corridors and rolling up resort driveways.  

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The dividers in each section are a rigid plastic or very dense fiberboard material with rubber "bumpers" that hold everything in place.  The "bumpers" also serve as divider channels so you can move the dividers around in any configuration you want.  While they are pre-cut to size, we never found ourselves wanting of a different length in the customization process.  

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Seya foam lipstick hole divider

There is also a foam panel with holes in it of variable depths, so you can insert lipsticks or nail polish for easy transport.  We tend to use lip palettes and liners, so this wasn't as practical for us, but we could see it being really useful for a nail technician.  

At full capacity, the case does get quite heavy, especially with the Temptu Airbrush compressor, so one idea was that the case could be split into two sections for hauling up stairs.

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The only bummer was, it only comes with one lid, which would thus leave the bottom section exposed on top.  This was actually an easy problem to solve, however, as a quick call to Seya found that we could special order a second lid at an affordable rate, and they shipped it out to us for this purpose.  

Overall, we're happy with the new addition.  Look for it during YOUR Florida Keys wedding!

Kay and Ben Published on the Knot!

We are so excited to share that our gorgeous bride Kay's wedding photographs by the talented and wonderful Lavyrk Photography has been published on The Knot!

Glam Squad hair stylist Debbie and makeup artist Kayla gave the girls some gorgeous beach wedding hair and makeup looks while they got glammed up before the ceremony.  The girls looked fresh and flawless with airbrush foundation, romantic updo's and soft side braids.

Photo credit: Lavyrk Studios

Photo credit: Lavyrk Studios

See Betty and Vitalli's beautiful photos and read about Kay and Ben's love story at https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/an-elegant-oceanside-wedding-at-key-colony-inn-in-key-colony-beach-florida-album

Special thanks to our amazing Vendors!

Venue: Key Colony Inn
Planner: D'Asigner Events
Rentals: Ocean Breeze Party Rentals
Photography: Lavyrk Studios
Florals: Marathon Florist

Boating for Beauty!

If you want to get away from it all, there is no better place than Little Palm Island Resort & Spa.  

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This rare gem is a private island off the coast of Little Torch Key, accessible only by boat. For us, being part of a wedding here is always a treat, because it tends to draw clients who are looking both to relax and to relish in the Florida Keys Sunshine.

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So when we got the call from esteemed Florida Keys wedding planner Julie Shrek with Simply You Weddings  that we were needed for a makeup trial with one of her brides, Glam Squad makeup artist Kayla hopped on the antique wooden ferry boat and motored over...bag, blenders, and brushes in tow!

Beauty Boutique & the Glam Squad makeup artist Kayla Mattheessen riding the historic ferry to Little Palm Island to meet her bride! 

Beauty Boutique & the Glam Squad makeup artist Kayla Mattheessen riding the historic ferry to Little Palm Island to meet her bride! 

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Nestled in a private bungalow was the happy bride, who managed to sneak in a few extra days of rest and relaxation while also getting some much needed wedding to-do-list items checked off.  A makeup trial being one of them!  

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Having the chance to meet the team ahead of time, discuss your preferences, ask questions, and make adjustments to your look, are all invaluable as you plan your wedding day hair and makeup needs ahead of time.

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After about an hour and a half, the client was enjoying her custom blended Airbrush foundation and custom tailored lash enhancements with a beachy natural glow! 

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We look forward to her wedding day when we'll be doing hair and makeup for her bridesmaids and Family as well!  

Back to School Beauty Loot

Drawing cute designs with a plastic protractor was fun and all, but now it's time to use your creative skills in a new way.   

STENCILS!

If you've been scared to try your hand at shaping your own brows, these Brow Stencils from Anastasia are the way to go.  Their amazing Brow Pomade also makes it easy to match your desired shade and take your arches from flailing, to fly!

(Find these at http://seph.me/2w6EmSF)

(Find these at http://seph.me/2w6EmSF)

 

CRAYONS!

You've seen the funky colors by Mac, but maybe you're not sure you're ready to go all out on the high-end lavender or coral lipsticks just yet.  Channel your inner science class smarty pants and let's get mixing! 

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While the kids are scribbling outside the lines, grab your own handful of Crayolas and treat yourself to a spunky end-of-summer look!

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ELMERS!

Remember that one kid in class who liked to drizzle glue all over his hand and then gross the girls out by pretending his skin was peeling off?  (okay so yeah we secretly kinda thought it was cool). 

Anyway, it turns out there's more to Elmers that meets the eye! 

Elmers Glue Peel off glitter

If you love to shimmy up the sparkle factor, but hate how much work it is to get the glitter off the nails, this is one school supply you must get! 

BACKPACK !  (minus the "back")

All those small fries are strutting' around the neighborhood like they own the place.  And why not?  A snazzy new nap sack can put a little perk in your step!

So we say take that perk and step right into a new custom monogrammed makeup bag, courtesy of  TinyRoseBoutique.  These adorable makeup cases feature a variety of colors and patterns, and are embroidered to your specifics.  

Monogrammed bags by Tiny Rose Boutique

Monogrammed bags by Tiny Rose Boutique

So there you have it!  While you may be missing the days of Letter People, Playground Recess, and Finger Paints, you can still celebrate Back to School with these cool new Beauty Tools!  

Meghan and Brian Celebrate in Style

We are so happy to see Meghan and Brian having the time of their lives during their wedding day in the Florida Keys!  

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

The couple got married at a local resort, and celebrated with friends and family, and even the family pet, who served as "flower girl".

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

Glam Squad hair stylist Jaime and makeup artist Cecily worked together to give the bride a soft romantic beachy look with airbrush makeup that was flawless on the skin and lasted all day, and a hair style that tousled loosely about the shoulders but held up all night.

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

We regularly work with large wedding parties for hair and makeup and this event was no different, as all 6 ladies got pampered as we got them ready to walk down the aisle!

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

Photo Credit: Lavryk Studios

Congratulations Meghan and Brian!,

Venue: Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
Planned and designed by D'Asigner Events
Photos by Lavryk Photography
Flowers by Duarte Floral Design
DJ DJ Gunz - Cutting Edge Disc Jockey LLC
Hair and Makeup by Beauty Boutique and The Glam Squad
Cake by Key West Cakes
Officiated by Rev. Steve Torrence

Jillian and Sidney's Spring Love

Jillian and Sidney's oceanside wedding in Islamorada was one full of love and a lot of beauty!

Photo Credit: Twist of Fate Photography

Photo Credit: Twist of Fate Photography

We were honored to do her hair and makeup for the bride, her 3 bridesmaids and 2 mothers, with Glam Squad hair stylist Christan doing some lovely half-up looks, while makeup artist Amber gave each of the ladies their own custom airbrush foundation, all natural beach-inspired makeup styles, and a few faux lashes to go with it!

Photo Credit: Twist of Fate Photography

Photo Credit: Twist of Fate Photography

Photo Credit: Twist of Fate Photography

Photo Credit: Twist of Fate Photography

The Glam Squad's New Groove!

We are excited to be working on this newest version of our website, and along with that, an updated look for our branding in general.  The previous site has served us well for many years, but it was time for a change.  With the advents of Social Media, Smartphones, and a trend toward a more Simplistic style of design, we decided to explore a new layout and update the content. 

Our former logo did not encompass our full branding potential, lacking the signature "Glam Squad" titling.  The new logo is still fun and spunky while remaining true to the original wedding-friendly vibe.

FORMER LOGO:

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NEW LOGO VARIATIONS:

We are still getting comfortable with the new look, so we created several variations that we're using in different ways (website, invoices, email signatures, etc) to see what feels right.  Which one jumps out at you?  

MOBILE FRIENDLY DESIGN

Brides, you can now do your beauty planning right from your Smart Phone, as the site is now fully mobile responsive.  

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NEW BOOKING PORTAL

Emails and phone calls are great, but sometimes it's nice to just have everything in one place.  This is why we're excited that the new website also has a new client portal feature, which will allow you to log in to your "account", update your Wedding Questionnaire, see your invoice, print a receipt, check your timeline, and other beauty-related activities.  

We will continue updating the new site with various features.  Proposed ideas include a page featuring each one of our Stylists and Makeup Artists, a Calendar page so you can check out where we'll be next, and Beauty Inspiration boards.  Stay tuned as the updates continue.  If you have a suggestion, let us know!

A Look Back On a Favorite | Janey + Phillip

Earlier this month we revealed that WeddingWire.com chose us for their annual People's Choice Awards!!  And while we showcased some of our favorite moments from 2014, we wanted to continue to 'Share the Love' to you!
See what our April couple, Janey & Phillip, had to say!  AND we will share some of the amazing photos from this dream day. We hope you enjoy!
"Kim and the Squad made us look BEAUTIFUL. Every bride wants to feel amazing on her wedding day, but I didn't expect to feel as incredible as I did. Kim worked with me to get a glamorous, yet natural look and she nailed it! Thank you for everything!"
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We will happliy take credit for the handy work of Janey's "GLAM", but want to give a shout to all the other vendors that made this day a dream for the happy couple!
Flowers | Milan Florist
Catering | Catered Affairs
Venue | Private Home on Cudjoe Key

Favorite Fall Trends

The summer has come and gone, and now it is time to get up on the hottest trends of the season! Beauty Boutique wants to show you how we can help you succeed!

We are seeing lots of Metallics, Bold Lashes, Serious Eyebrows, and more!

Last Fall, we saw an abundance Metallics and Jewel Tones for nails. (we even blogged about it!) This trend is still on point, but we love incorporating it into our shadows and even liners!  Here are some great ways to take advantage of this super chic and shiny look...and while some of these ideas may be a little extreme for your 'everyday' look, it is always fun to get some inspiration!

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If the idea of attempting these gives you anxiety - that is what our Glam Squad is here for, we can help you look your finest for any occasion, from date night to holiday party!

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We are seeing lots of big brows these days!  A perfect brow can change the entire look of your face, it's what frames those beautiful eyes you have!  Here are some looks we saw during Fashion Week and will probably continue to see throughout the season.

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A great brow takes maintenance, patience, and practice.  Consult your Glam Squad on how to get the perfect shape for you and your face!

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Lashes are another staple to your perfected fall/winter look - you can go faux or layer on your favorite mascara!

We have our faves, what are yours?

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We love hearing from you, especially when it comes to getting GLAM!!!

Let our Glam Squad Team make you look and feel picture perfect!

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Favorite Products!

I was recently “tasked” by our Glam-expert, Kim, to put some of her favorite summer products to the test.  These must-have beauty essentials are sure to get your skin looking fresh and clean this summer.  Think of all the damage you take in on a daily basis?  You take the time to brush and floss, now why not spend some time taking care of your skin?  It is the only one you get! Glam-Glow-BrightMud-Eye-Treatment

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Let’s start with my favorite…the GlamGlow masks!  These masks are incredible!  I got to try the BrightMud, YouthMask, and the ThirtsyMud.  Let me tell you how great these products are, extremely refreshing on your face, while really tightening the pores, all with a gently exfoliation.  You can actually see the oil pulling out as the mask dries…Love this product!  I especially enjoyed the little tingle from the YouthMask.

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The Dermashine body creams are also magnificent!  They’re made with drops of vitamins A, C, and E that will gently burst as you apply to your skin, providing a deep hyrdrations and lovely scent!  These creams are perfect for everyday use, especially those rough spots like elbows and heels.  If you are looking to reduce dryness and love sweet scents like Strawberry and Acai or Peach and Pomegranate – give these a try!

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I have naturally straight hair, so I gave this next product to a friend to try that could find it useful…Aveda’s Smooth Infusion.  It is a great product that protects the hair and “makes it feel like you just left the salon.” This is a great staple for your everyday hair straightening regime.  You can buy the whole suite of shampoo, conditioner, and gloss.  Protects your hair from heat and is made by Aveda, two great “wins” in my book!

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Now onto another product I could benefit from, the Agadir Moisture Masque!  This moisture mask really does deliver! It makes a difference by helping hair look healthier and shinier.  Its ultra-rich, deep conditioning masque moisturizes while repairing damaged hair.  It also is supposed to help prevent future damage.  Love it!

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Jane Iredale Dream Tint SPF 15 Moisture Tint is a mineral-based formula to hydrate, protect and cover up to smooth out complexion imperfections, including large pores, fine lines and discoloration. Algae extract soothes and keeps your skin soft while jojoba oil shields against free-radical damage that can cause premature aging.   If you love a sun-kissed glow without caking on make-up, this is the stuff for you!  This product has a light feel on my skin which is great for hot, humid weather, like the Keys!  It will give your skin a wonderful look and feel without looking like you have on makeup.

So, have you personally tried any of these great products?  If so, what are your favorites/reviews?  If not, we recommend you get started!

Hope our Glam Tips help you this summer to look young, fresh, and FAB!

Winter Weather Prep Perfect for You!

The cool weather has set in, and winter is here whether we like it or not (even in the Florida Keys, we still get a “cold-front”, as we call it, once in a while!).  You know what we're talking about, that time of year when lips are chapped and hair/skin are dry! It is the time of year when your skin, hair, muscles and joints are changing and adapting to the cooler weather.  BBB has the perfect fix for you ~ Out very own 'Winter Preparedness Tips'

We offer a fabulous Salt Glow, Massages, Facials, and of course Spray Tans and Lip Treatments.

Let our Glam Squad Team make you look and feel picture perfect with our winter packages!  Here are just SOME of the benefits!

Our Salt Glow:

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Removes dead skin cells with a wonderful exfoliating process. Leaves skin soft and with a beautiful glow!

The Hydrating Facial:

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The Massage ~ Deep Tissue:

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Works out all problem areas such as a stiff neck, back pain, sore shoulders, and stiff joints.  A perfect way to loosen up your muscles and get you moving again!

The Scalp Treatment:

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Helps rid the scalp and head of pesky dry flakes  & Leaves your hair silky, shiny, and super soft!

The Spray Tan:

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Helps give you that perfect sun-kissed look, while avoiding the damaging effects of the harsh sun! Custom blended to match your skin tone (Won’t leave you orange).

Just about every dermatologist will recommend sunless tanner over actual sun exposure for that bright summer glow. Exfoliating before you spray tan can help the product go on more smoothly, which will keep your tan from looking streaky or splotchy. In just minutes, achieve the natural tanned look of a week on the beach sans sun damage!

The Lip Treatment:

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Helps rid lips of dry skin & prevents cracking Leaves lips perfect for lipstick And oh, so Kissable!

Special Alert!  Book now, before you start making your Valentine’s Day plans! If you sign up for the Salt Glow, Facial, Scalp Treatment, and Spray Tan you will receive a special 15 % off and receive a Lip Treatment free!

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Beauty Tip Thursday ~ Fab Fall Nail Trends!

The new season of fall is right around the corner - so only natural here at Beauty Boutique we get a head start on some of the season's hottest trends!

You know we love a good mani + pedi, so let us start with the nails and the colors that make them looking, oh so HOT!

But first, out number one tip (for your tips, wink*wink) is go au natural or shellac/gel nails aka no more acryillc.  Why?  Shellac or Gel nails are done just like regular polish,

It is done like nail polish, but lasts up to two weeks without chipping!  It also comes in ever color or clear so you can change yourself. Acrylics are becoming more and more out of date, can cause your nails to get brittle and thin, and look faux.

Lets talk about the best accessory for Fall...lacquer!

Metallics are coming in this fall, here are some hot holographic hues for you to try:

For the Twill of It, Essie

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Lavender Luster, Maybelline N.Y. Color Show

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Kaleidoscope, Chanel

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We saw lots of Jewel-Tones and will be seeing them again - this tried and true hue is the perfect way to show your bright and bold side!

Neve, Zoya

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Bewitched, Laura Mercier

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Charmed I'm Sure, China Glaze

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Grays are definitely IN this fall - many more than just 50 shades to chose from varying from dark to light!  Here are some great grays...
Galathee, Nars
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Dorien Grey, Sally Hansen Complete
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Gris Deco, YSL La Laque Coutoure
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Rose Gold is not only THE trend of the season, don't stop at your wrist for wearing this shade, go gold on your nails!
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Charm #112, Marc Jacobs
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Chestnuts About You, OPI by Sephora
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What is your fave fall nail trend??

Beauty Tip ~ Find Your Bridal Style!

What is your bridal style? Whether you have been dreaming up your idea of the perfect wedding your entire life, or, are just ready to elope - every bride must ask herself...What is my bridal style? You want to express you and your partners uniqueness for the big day - but you certainly do not want to have too much going on, you want to have a classy, subtle approach when deciding on your theme. 

There are many to choose from, but when you have a stylist (like us!) we can help put the look together and give it that flawless finish.

Here at Beauty Boutique, we cannot stress enough to make the look come together and not look thrown together.

Some of the popular themes/styles we are seeing a lot of are: Island Chic, Hollywood Glam, Princess Bride, Vintage Chic, Country Glam, or Timeless Beauty. 

As a bride, you want to make sure you look picture perfect from head to toe. Yes! This means manis & pedis too!

You can visit our gallery of pics from past weddings...but we do want to share just a few of our favorite themes from our squad...

Island Chic:

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Hollywood Glam:

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Princess Bride:

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Vintage Chic:

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Country Glam:

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Timeless Beauty:

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You found the perfect partner to spend your life with, now just make sure you have YOUR style to help set the perfect memories...

 Which look do you adore?

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Cheers to Two Years for the Orrs!

Hello & Happy Monday Beauty Insiders!!

Today is a very special day ~ it marks the 2 year wedding anniversary of Nadene + Trevor Orr.  One half of this wonderful duo is our very beloved Nadene!  We are thrilled to have been a part of such a special day for these two.  BB & the Glam Squad have the pleasure of working with Nadene (We've Got the Keys Wedding and Event Planning's illustrious President & CEO) through various events and weddings.  

We were lucky enough to take the trip to Grand Haven Michigan 2 years ago, not only as her personal stylist - but as guests of the wedding too!  What a fab event, we had so much fun!

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It was so special to see one of my dear friends get married to her true love.  We had so much fun AND we have pics thanks to Studio 6.23!

You have to see some of the photos from getting Nadene all glammed up to go meet Trevor!  She was as stunning as can be and just so happy!
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We adored the aesthetics of this wedding - from the navy + lime green color combo to their flowers to decor was everything was surely perfection!
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Grand Haven City Park 
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Anyone who knows Nadene, knows she has a love for all things Kermit, so it was only natural that he was there too!
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Me, my husband Carlos, and our little one Kiley Mae had a BLAST!  We certainly did it up in the photobooth!
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Please join me in sending love to these two - here is to many more years of wedded bliss and happiness!
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XOXO
Thank you Studio 6.23 for the wonderful photos and a shoutout to the rest of the crew that helped with this special event!  Invitations and welcome bag tags - by Danette;  Welcome party at The Kirby – in Grand Haven MI; Flowers – Beth Gumina; Video – Coastline Studios; Band – Josh and the Empty Pockets; Day of Coordination – Pearls Events; Ceremony Site – Grand Haven City Park; Reception Venue – Harbourfront Grand Hall; Officiant – Bob Kleinheksel; Linens BBJ

Beauty Tip ~ Grooming for your Groomsmen!

Wedding Day is one of the most important days of you and your grooms’ life.  You want those hundreds of professional photos to be something you are proud to look back on – so looking your best is obviously critical.  Of course when it comes to brides and bridesmaids - us ladies spend days, weeks, and some maybe months planning and prepping to look as fabulous as we possibly can (with the help of pros like the Beauty Boutique ~ Glam Squad!).

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This Beauty Tip Thursday we want to touch on the importance of grooming the Groomsmen!  Of course there are endless Do’s + Don’ts ~ but we want to share just some of our favorite helpful and vital tips to getting your Groom looking fine and dapper on the big day.

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Don’ts:

  • Avoid Trendy Hairstyles – stick to a classic / timeless cut.  A trendy coif can make your wedding photos looking dated as the fads change over the years.
  • Don’t wait til the last minute – Have your guys hair cut about a week before the wedding.  This will give the cut some time to relax/grow in – or – give your man time for some last minute changes.
  • Don’t forget to remind your groomsmen – They will be in the pics too, so make sure they know to begin thinking about a haircut, shaving, skincare routine (and that’s where we can come in)!

Do’s:

  • Do seek professional help – Ha, ha, ha – for the grooming!  The extra cost will be worth it. Make sure the stylist know he is getting a haircut for a wedding he’s in so they'll pay extra attention to detail. Get tips on how to fix last minute mess ups and what are the best products to use.
  • Get a Good Night Sleep – Think about having the bachelor party a week or more before – you don’t want your groom to be hungover and not looking rested for the big day.
  • Shave - If a beard is part of your grooms’ everyday look, he should keep it.  Be sure to have him have it professionally trimmed and shaped. If he normally is clean shaven or a dons a scruffy look, go with the clean shave. A properly trimmed face will make you look well groomed and fresh.

One more big tip:  For any destination wedding or summer event – DON’T forget to wear sunscreen!  One of our funniest and most favorite “Grooming a Groomsman” stories was when we had a fella come and ask us if we could airbrush makeup is head…He was in Key West on vacation and went on a fishing trip with the rest of the guys the day before, apparently sans sunscreen…he did remember to wear a visor which in turn left a silly tan line on his bald head! 

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Now that you know some of our tips – you should know how we can help!  Beauty Boutique can come to you – we offer Men's manicures and pedicures, eyebrow waxing, facials, back facials, massages, and cover up makeup ~ we are discreet too!

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Beauty Tip Thursday ~ Airbrush Makeup 101

Here at the Glam Squad we know what it takes to get you and your girls looking extra fab on your big day.  One of our favorite recommendations to do just that is, Airbrush Makeup. 

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Hiring a pro (like us!) is essential to making you and your entourage looking flawless.  Hiring the right Makeup Artist who uses their skills, techniques, and today's most innovative products is vital to creating beautiful photos you will treasure forever.

Airbrush Makeup whisks away worries brides can live without - with so much going on - who has time to fret over their makeup smearing, streaking, fading, or wearing off??

Here are just a few benefits to why it's so great:

  • Custom blended foundation colors (not every girl is the same!)
  • Creates a flawless complexion 
  • Lasts all day & night (from the first step down the aisle to the last move on the dance floor!)
  • Photographs beautifully
  • Water-based & hypoallergenic
  • Sweat, smear & tear resistant (sweating is a big factor for destination weddings)
  • Alcohol & oil free  
  • Beauty Boutique's Glam Squad will come to you!  (we can travel with our Airbrush kit and everything else, so getting ready is convenient and fun on the big day!)
Some things to remember with Airbrush is for the best effect - treat yourself to a hydrating facial the day before - this will help skin to looks supple and spot free.  If opting for Airbrush - be sure to do any facial waxing a couple of days before - you don't want to wax the day of or prior to the day you will getting your Airbrush applied.
 
See for yourself how it looks to be a flawless bride, here are some of our top Airbrush Makeup pics from the Beauty Boutique...

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Which look is your favorite?

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Beauty Tip Thursday ~ The New Up-Do

About to be a bride or bridesmaid?  To ensure your wedding photos are looking glam and fabulous, you want you, and your girls, looking just that!

Many brides these days are requesting that their girls wear their hair up (especially for destination weddings where weather, wind, and humidity are unpredictable)…some ladies may cringe at the thought of wearing  a ponytail, pulling their hair/bangs back, or even baring shoulders.

But rest assured – just because it is an “Up-Do” doesn't mean your hair has to be on top of your head!  Here at  Beauty Boutique we know our glam...Have a look at some of these chic and sassy styles, and tell us your fave!

Chignons, Big Buns, and Braids…Oh My!

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Can you say, "Blonde Bombshell"??

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Add a fascinator or faux bloom clip to any style and it is sure to pop!  Plus, they can be worn again - surprise your hubby for your one year anniversary with a similar style and reuse your clip!

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Loving the dual effects of this hairstyle, the long pony gives it the look of wearing it down, without all the worry of it falling flat...

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Classic...

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We are excited to announce that these fabulous ladies below in blue, were just featured in the oh-so-popular Style Me Pretty Blog!  We can see why they are gorgeous!  

Are you loving their up-do style?

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Beauty Boutique wants you to get your hair up with some of these fab new styles that are perfect transitional looks, chic options, and practical – especially for a tropical climate or destination wedding.

Whether it’s your wedding day, prom, or that special night on the town, let *US* help you find the right “do” that will be sure to turn heads! 

What is your favorite?

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Beauty Tip Thursday- Pre-Wedding Beauty Pampering

Ask any former bride and they will tell you that planning a wedding is stressful!  The dress, the shoes, the music, the venue and don't forget the details and your guests.  It is enough to drive any sane person insane.  Most people that have been in your shoes will tell you that hiring a wedding planner is the best thing they could've done, because it saved their sanity, as well as a lot of time.  We wholeheartedly agree that hiring a wedding planner can be a lifesaver, as well as a timesaver, relationship-saver, fun-saver and everything in between; but this post isn't about that.  It is about another piece of friendly advice that can save you a lot of stress when planning your wedding.  Let's talk about pre-wedding pampering! Who doesn't love to be pampered, especially before your wedding day?  You spend so much time planning for the big day that you deserve a little down time to relax before you walk down the aisle.  Everyone knows that a little pampering (manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, etc.) goes a long way...we are sure that is no surprise to you.  Here is a a surprise though...don't get your spa services too early!  Many brides think that they will save time and possibly money by getting their manicures, pedicures, massages and spray tans before they arrive for their destination wedding.  What many brides don't realize is that, by getting your spa services done too early, they can jeopardize the end result, especially when it comes to your nails.  To save yourself time, stress and even money, we suggest scheduling your spa services 1-2 days prior to your wedding.  This not only gives you time to de-stress and relax before your big day, but also the piece of mind to know that you don't have to worry about chipped or broken nails and streaky tans.  We also suggest getting a massage prior to your wedding day to help relieve the tension and stress brought on by planning the wedding of your dreams.  Getting a massage after you arrive for your wedding is good way to kick-off the week (or weekend) and helps you to de-stress, unwind and get in the right frame of mind before all of your friends and family arrive.

Most hotels offer spa services at their on-site spas, but at Beauty Boutique and the Glam Squad, we offer mobile, on-site spa services (as well as hair and makeup services for your big day).  Many of our brides even make a party of it by setting up a spa pampering party for their bridesmaids and moms at their hotel instead of going out the day or night before the wedding.  It is a good way to spend time with your nearest and dearest, while getting pampered and relaxing before your wedding day.  Order some food and champagne and have us come over for pampering slumber party.  Talk about a fun , low-key way to spend your last night as a single girl.

For more information on our spa packages, as well as a complete list of all of services, please contact us for more information.

Until next time, remember to Live Beautifully!

xoxo~The Glam Squad

The Importance of Professional Hair & Makeup for Your Wedding Day

What girl doesn't like to be pampered?!  More importantly, what girl doesn't like to be pampered and looking her best on her wedding day?  If you ask us, every bride not only wants to look and feel her best, but she deserves it too.  Some of our favorite moments with our brides (and even in photos from past clients) are when you can see them flirting with themselves in the mirror.  To us, it is a sign of a job wel done.  This feeling doesn't just apply to bride either.  The female members of the wedding party, including moms and grandmothers, all deserve to look and feel their best.

Many of our clients tell us that their attendants don't want to pay for professional hair and makeup services because they can either do it themselves, or they cannot afford to pay for it.  We understand that being in a wedding is a huge commitment, both time-wise and financially.  We often tell brides that providing professional hair and makeup services for the girls is one of the single-most important things they can do.   Our best advice for brides is to tell your bridesmaids to put a few dollars a week away in the months leading up to the wedding, and by the time the wedding rolls around, they will have enough money to splurge on professional hair and makeup for your big day.  Many brides also pay (either in-full or a certain dollar amount) towards the hair and makeup to make it more affordable for their girls.  Although we are a little biased on the subject, we truly believe that this small expense makes a big difference, both on the day of the wedding (less stress on everyone), as well as for years to come (photos last a lifetime).

After doing hair and makeup professionally for over 15 years, we can tell you that having your hair and makeup professionally makes a HUGE difference.  Every professional photographer will attest to this.  Below are a few reasons why you should hire a professional hair and makeup artist for your big day.

  • A hairstylist will make your hairstyle look good from EVERY angle the camera captures.  It's easy to do your own hair and make it look good from the front or the back, but there is no telling what angles the photographer will capture.  A professional will know how to make your hairstyle look balanced, full and flattering from the front, back, sides, top, whatever angle the camera captures.

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  • -A makeup artist knows how to bring out your best features.  Highlighting and contouring in the wrong places can accentuate the wrong things, while highlighting and contouring in the right places will make you look your best
  • A hairstylist knows how to make the most of your hair type.  A lot of brides come to us saying "I don't know what you can do with this fine, thin hair" or "I don't know what you can do with this massive mane I have".  You would be amazed what a hairstylist can do with your hair!  Having experience with so many hair types, they will make your fine hair look full and your thick hair look proportionate.  It's not uncommon to have a bride leave saying "I didn't know my hair could do that!"Image
  • A makeup artist knows how to style for photographs.  Every day makeup looks great in person (see previous post), but there are a lot of different techniques when it comes to photos.ImageImage
  • Professional hairstylists and makeup artists use the right products and techniques to make your hair and makeup last ALL day.  It's one thing to look great when you leave your house that morning, it's another thing to still look great when you make your grand exit that night.  Professional makeup, hair tools and experience will all help you to look picture perfect all day long.ImageWe hope that that these few reasons help you realize the importance of professional hair and makeup for your big day, for not only yourself, but for your wedding party as well.  For more information or to schedule your wedding day beauty services, give us a call or email and we will be happy to create your perfect look.Until next time, remember to Live Beautifully!xoxo~The Glam Squad