My first vlog: Wedding hair and makeup

Late last night I headed back to my parents in Norfolk for a wedding makeup and hair trial which were booked in today.

Hollie, my Maid of Honour had arranged for me to have my makeup done for the wedding as my Christmas present.  After dropping her two year old son off at playgroup we headed back to hers ready for when the makeup lady arrived.

Tom being coolTom’s a cool kid!

I was really looking forward to having a pamper day and you can see the finished result in my vlog below.  Roughly anyway.  Future note to self: Don’t vlog at dusk from the inside of a car!

Obviously I live in my Garmin…doesn’t everyone?!  Dan had requested not to see my hair or makeup…in fact any part related to what I will look like on the wedding day. Shoes, dress, jewellery.  So I had to remove my beautiful makeup and hair before arriving back home. :(

The makeup lady has asked me to ensure I moisturise daily from now until the wedding.  Apparently running in the sun dries my skin out more than I thought.  She did compliment me on how clear my skin was though, with no spots or large pore areas.  I was a proper spotty teenager, but ever since I’ve been an adult I’ve been really lucky with smooth, clear skin.  I did get told off for over-plucking my eyebrows though and have been told to leave them alone for the next seven weeks!  When I get anxious, or frustrated I find myself picking at my eyebrows with my nails and they’re too thin at the moment.  I think I need to take up chewing gum to take my mind off of it! A wedding usually calls in for a lot of makeup thus make sure you have all the essential which can help to help countour your face.

Abbie, the hairdresser has worked with my hair several times in the past for other people’s weddings, including when I was Maid of Honour for Hollie’s wedding.  We were very anxious that despite loving my hair as a bridesmaid that this was my wedding and my hair should be something different to stand out from previous hair dos.  I quite liked a more bohemian/indie look and this was reflected in the Pinned images I handed over to Abbie when I arrived.

The first look we tried was too similar to my bridesmaid hair…

Potential wedding up do

So we started over and tweaked and tweaked the next one until…I was clearly happy with my finished do!

Potential wedding up do

Potential wedding up do

Next time anyone sees me with this hairstyle will be my wedding day on the 9th August!

Did you/would you have your hair and makeup done for your wedding?  If you did, were you happy with the way it turned out?

16 thoughts on “My first vlog: Wedding hair and makeup

  1. It’s so cool to hear your voice (I know that sounds weird and creepy sorry). But I do enjoy hearing what a blogger’s voice sounds like because you’ve been reading their words for so long. Though there have been a couple of (American) bloggers that I was literally shocked at what they sounded like…
    Your hair looks beautiful by the way. Very classic. And with you on not wearing too much make-up. For my wedding I did my own make-up which is a bit of a joke considering I never wear make-up and have no idea how to do it. I actually went to the Benefit counter in Boots to get a little make-up trial thing so she could show me what to do. I wore some foundation, mascara, a little eye liner, blusher and lip gloss. But I got foundation on my veil in the morning which was a nightmare! Apparently nobody noticed…whew.

    1. Hahaha! It doesn’t sound creepy. I do know what you mean – I always wonder what these people I talk to most days online and read their blogs on a regular basis sound like!
      I did consider doing my own makeup but when Hollie offered to pay for it as my Christmas present I jumped at the chance. I barely wear any, and it would probably have caused great stress on the day as well as my dress/veil/every other item I wore also getting foundation/nail varnish/lipstick on! I’ve tried multiple tutorials online, but it never seems to look ‘right’ on me when I do it!

  2. Your hair looks lovely- what a great choice. I think you are right to go for a natural look, of course you want to look good for the photos but you also want to look like you, and not unrecognisable if that makes sense.
    Maria @ runningcupcake recently posted…Taper timeMy Profile

    1. Thank you! And yes, that completely makes sense. I think it would look odd if people didn’t recognise me in our wedding photos afterwards!

    1. I think makeup definitely suits some people more than others. If I can get away with it, then I’m all for the natural look! Bonus to how much money I save on makeup costs!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge