Old Hollywood Glam

Two days to go and almost done with the whole theme and very excited to set up the booth. See you Sept 10-12, Booth #40, Wedding Avenue Bridal Expo, Megatrade 2, Mega B, SM Megamall!

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Please email us at abigailvalentos@yahoo.com to schedule in advance your free trial make up for Sept 10-12. Visit our booth for raffle prizes and beauty tips.

The look of Spring 2011 weddings

My top 2 designers for Spring 2011 Bridal Collection-Oscar Dela Renta and Vera Wang. No introduction needed for these two, so lets start the show!

Ladies first, Vera Wang

Now, Oscar Dela Renta’s Collection

I wonder how difficult it is to find the perfect wedding dress. Brides should have 3 wedding dresses at the minimum… I think.

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Photo Source: firstview.com

10 Wedding Mistakes

Got this from marieclaire.com thought it might be useful… 🙂

10 Wedding Mistakes.

1. Forgetting what the day is really about and losing perspective. It’s only 4-5 hours of your life.

2. Not involving your significant other in the planning process.

3. Getting intoxicated the night before can seriously take a toll on you. You’re going to be on your feet for hours upon hours the next day – Get your rest.

4. Being inconsiderate. Asking your guests to wear particular color, fly to Timbuktu, or bring.

5. Not adhering to a budget. Enough said.

6. Not having a Plan B. What if it rains? Do you have a back-up plan?

7. Not knowing your officiant and your DJ really well. These are the leaders of your ceremony and reception – They should have a clear idea of your expectations.

8. Wasting Money. Is it really necessary to get the $1000 pair of shoes for your day? Figure out what are the most important things to you – and go from there.

9. A lack of personality. Couples do the same cookie cutter wedding, and don’t put any of their own style and personality into it.

10. Letting the wedding take over your life; and your friends’ lives; and your families’ lives. It’s a large part of your life, but make sure that you don’t lose too much focus over it.

By Tatiana Byron


To Tiara or Not

Of course, we all want to like a princess on our wedding day. As in fairy tales, princesses wear tiaras, but wearing tiara’s can be little tricky.

Now if you decide to wear one on your big day, make sure to consider this simple rule: It should complement your wedding dress, your face shape and your hairstyle.

Here are some of the tips I’ve gathered for you.

Hair Up: Choose a petite design so i won’t sit so high and dominate your face. these intricate head-piece are normally attached in combs and can be easily slide onto hair. There is also Alice band tiaras, this is a simple satin or silk band embellished with rhinestones or other decorative pieces such as flowers that sits lowly on your head.

Best for: Long face shapes.

Hair Down: For this hairstyle, crowns with circular design is ideal, either made with metal or wire and worn centrally on top of the head. Coronet, a headpiece slightly smaller than crown can be worn on top of the head or perched on the side with your hair down.

Best for: Oval Shaped Faces

Hair Half Up: This would be the most flexible hairstyle to put tiaras on, but traditional tiara would be the most suitable. Placed slightly that reach the center, traditional tiaras are mostly embellished with crystals, pearls or semi-precious stones which should extend halfway along the sides

Best for: Heart Shaped faces

Worn with Veil: there’s 2 ways, either you pin your veil at the back on your head over a chignon and wear tiara on top of the head or wear the veil and tiara much closer together  by pinning the veil on top of your head just behind the tiara, though embellishments for the tiara and veil should match and both should coordinate with your dress.

Best for: Round Face Shapes

Hope this helps! 🙂


Photo source: google images

Bridal Look Book

I recently got introduced with polyvore.com, it’s an online shop/style site. So I thought of compiling the make up products used on some of my works. Instantly, I thought of this headshot.

For our model’s face, I used MAC Studio Fix Liquid Foundation to even out skin tone, Bobbi Brown Loose Powder to set the foundation.

Her eyes were colored with MAC eyeshadow in Beautiful Iris, lined with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. Her lashes were curled and finished with 2 coats of MAC Fiber Rich Mascara

I also used Make Up Forever brow corrector for her eyebrows and to complete the look I colored her lips with MAC Creme Sheen.

Have fun!

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Photo source: polyvore.com.

Photo Credits: Jay Jallorina