Makeup


Must Try Manis for Summer 2013

by Azure

There is no question that 2013 brides are daring to ditch the ol' French manicure in favor of something more bold and unexpected. And never before have there been so many unique ways to jazz up your nails! From patterned nail wraps to caviar beads, glittery laser top coats and pretty pastel lacquers, the time is now to get creative and experiment! Ready to see some of my favorite nail styles for summertime? Make sure your Pin It trigger finger is stretched out and standing at...

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Top 5 Makeup Trends for Summer

by Azure

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an event at Blow by Blow, a Chicago blow dry bar that happens to be across the street from the new Christian Louboutin store on Oak Street (talk about temptation!). The ladies of Blow by Blow showed us how to DIY the perfect blowout, how to achieve an easy breezy braided top knot, and... What's on-trend for makeup this summer! Ready to hear the top five beauty trends? Let's go! 1. Full Bushy Brows - Using a matte brown shadow and...

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Met Ball Beauty Hits & Misses for Brides to Learn From

by Azure

The annual Met Ball, known as the fashion industry's "Night of Nights", brings out the biggest celebrities and trend-setters seriously dressed to impress. But there was something in the air at last night's gala (maybe blame the punk theme?)... and for as many A-listers who stunned for all the right reasons, there were just as many committing major faux pas (specifically in the hair and makeup department). So today we re-cap the best and the worst from the 2013 Met Ball, so you can...

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Pop Up Giveaway + I’m In Love With A Tanner

by Azure

Any time I can achieve an instant golden glow without leaving the house I'm one happy camper! But after a long cold Chicago winter, the road to an even, natural faux tan can be a perilous one. And if you've ever tried applying a drugstore self-tanner to dry skin, you know exactly what I'm saying. Enter, Brazilian True Tan, a dual-action self-tanning lotion that has made me a believer! I could go on and on about why I love this product, but since we have a fabulous giveaway to...

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Beautiful Wedding Hair + Makeup Hot Off the Bridal Catwalks

by Azure

I've always wanted to try Moroccanoil products, as I've heard nothing but raves from even the pickiest of ladies. And while I'm super low maintenance when it comes to my hair & makeup routine and upkeep (in large part because I work from home), I do have an addiction... I am a beauty product wh*ore (and my fiancé feeds the beast), always on the hunt for the next best cream, oil, serum, mask, etc. to give my skin or locks that goooood TLC. So you can imagine my delight when I...

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Pretty Wedding Nails

by Brooklyn Bride

Most brides probably feel like they have to go neutral or just a simple pop of red or coral on their nails for their wedding day, but I'm hoping this sparks some interest in doing something a LITTLE more daring! My favorite is probably the simple gold french manicure (below) since I've done it before and it really does look stunning. But I want to know... What unique nail style featured here do you love most?

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Kiehl’s Pampering Package: And the Winner Is…

by Azure

Carly J.! Here's what Carly had to say about winning this prize worth $550... OMG! Nooooo way! I won?! OneWed is the best! Thank you thank you thank you! We want to thank everyone who participated! Don't get down if you didn't win this time around because there will be plenty more giveaways to come! Xo  

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Giveaway Alert! Win a $550 Pampering Package

by Azure

I'm always surprised by how many compliments I receive on my skin (but of course, I'll take them all day long!). Sadly for Mother Nature though, she doesn't get any of the credit! I attribute my glow to Kiehl's, my very favorite skincare and beauty brand. And since today is the first day of Spring AND National Proposal Day, I wanted to share the Kiehl's wealth with one lucky bride! That's right, it's time for a giveaway! One will win the ultimate pampering package jam-packed...

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Simply Gorgeous Spring Wedding Makeup Guide

by Azure

Although we can't help but love the bold lips and dramatic cat eyes we're seeing on more and more brides these days, neutrals topped our list of trends for 2013 weddings...and not just for color palettes, decor, and flowers, but for bridal makeup too! Neutral makeup shades include tones naturally found in the skin, like peach, rose, bronze and plum. Makeup extraordinaire Bobbi Brown suggests (in the April 2013 issue of Real Simple) choosing neutral hues within two shades (darker or...

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Beauty on Your Wedding Day

by Brooklyn Bride

When it comes to makeup for your wedding, there are tons of directions you can go. I think the general consensus is that you want to look like a better version of your natural self, so I love these little "upgrades" to the makeup arsenal. The cat eye is a fabulously classic look that I'm pretty sure looks good on everyone. It takes a little practice, but any makeup artist can do it with ease. If you want to bring in some bright color, then a bold lip is definitely the way to...

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Bridal Manicure Madness: Shellac

by Faye

  You know on OneWed we are huge fans of a good manicure. But, if there is one thing we all hate it’s getting your nails done and then immediately messing them up. Who hasn’t done that? If you’re a bride-to-be then chances are you’ve got a good reason to gussy up your nails (that sparkler on your ring finger and plenty of people asking to see it!) and don’t want your polish to go to waste. Enter our new favorite thing, the CND Shellac manicure. I recently discovered the...

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Wedding Hair & Makeup Inspiration from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

by Azure

It's that time of year again! And you know what that means... style and beauty trend-spotting from the Fashion Week catwalks for your white aisle! Let's jump right in, shall we? Retro Rolled Updos and Bright Pink Lips at Carolina Herrera Untamed Curls and Glossy Red Lips at Marc Jacobs Origami Twist and Purple Lids at Jason Wu Effortless Waves and Bright Matte Lips at Diane von Furstenberg Sleek and Unique Low Side Pony at Zero + Maria Cornejo Slick, Smoky...

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I Do or I Don’t to Bright Lips for the Wedding Day?

by Azure

I'm a little bit late to the lipstick game (I still need to master the art of applying it!), but everywhere I turn I'm seeing pretty bold & bright puckers in shades of magenta, neon coral, and vivid red. I LOVE this look, and hope to see more brides rocking it down the road. There are risks, however, if you go with a bright shade of lipstick or stain for your wedding day. Can you imagine looking at your photos for the first time, and seeing (gasp!) a smear of lipstick on your...

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Customized Nail Polish for the Bride & Her Bridesmaids

by Brooklyn Bride

Pretty Please nail polish gives you the opportunity to name your own nailpolish! Isn't this just the best idea ever? With a bunch of colors (and more to come down the line), you can easily personalize hues like shades of pink for your bridesmaids, glitter for the flower girls, or a pastel blue for the bride's Something Blue.  Name them after the person, or come up with something clever in 24 characters or less for a little gift they'll remember forever! Will you say I Do to...

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Bridal Beauty Hit List—5 Manicure Must-Haves

by Azure

Now that I have an engagement ring to obsess over, I'm dedicated to keeping my nails and hands in tip-top shape. But I've always been a fan of DIY'ing my manis and pedis (I have trouble sitting at a nail salon for hours), and have a few tried and true tools I think every girl should own. And, they're all budget-friendly at less than $10 a pop! So without further adieu, here is my bridal beauty hit list for achieving the perfect, professional-looking manicure... 1 - Sally Hansen...

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Black Friday Bargains for Budget-Savvy Brides

by Azure

Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving?! Time certainly flies! And while we all look forward to stuffing our faces with turkey, cranberries, stuffing, and sweet potatoes, we also know what the day after Thanksgiving brings... spectacular Black Friday steals and deals! And since I know you brideys are busy, I did the work rounding up the best Black Friday discounts just for you! Take a look... Bridal Bling & Baubles JewelMint: 70% off your first JewelMint piece (new customers...

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