{event recap} Brides & Bubbly

This week’s event was a huge success! As it was my first blogger event, I really am so happy with how it turned out. I love how the women of Hoboken support each other — This was apparent on Wednesday night. Many thanks to Shayla, of The Pretty Kitty, for hosting us — and to Noël and Lisa, of Work It Out, for co-hosting with me. Enjoy the photos of a wonderful evening — and be sure to scroll to bottom of the post for an amazing freebie!!







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And since brow shaping should be a part of every pre-wedding regimen, The Pretty Kitty of Hoboken is offering my readers a free brow wax if you mention my blog! Please note this service is for new clients only and you must mention Tulle Wedding Skirts to receive this amazing promo! Offer expires July 4, 2014. Because as Shayla says, “Brides need beautiful brows!”

As a loyal client of The Pretty Kitty of Hoboken, I really think it’s the best wax experience I’ve had. Clean, friendly, not (too) painful – and adorable! I highly recommend them – and hope you’ll take advantage of this awesome deal!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts. all opinions my own.

Brides, Bubbly & Bikini Waxes!

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I’m so excited to be co-hosting this totally girlie gathering tomorrow night with Work It Out at The Pretty Kitty of Hoboken!

Please join me Wednesday, June 4 from 7 – 9 pm
for an evening of free pampering
just in time for wedding season…and bikini season!

Complimentary eyebrow & brazilian waxes will be offered.

The Pretty Kitty
628 Washington Street

Hope to see you there!


A Brow Shaping Tutorial with Amanda Rae

Eyebrows are big these days – And by big I mean women are totally paying more attention to their brows – as well as wanting a “bigger,” fuller brow. Which brings me to today’s post, a step-by-step eyebrow shaping tutorial with the adorable Amanda Rae. A fellow Jersey-girl, MAC employee, bridal makeup artist and total brow-enthusiast!

So let’s get right to it! First up, you’ll need the proper supplies: Brow Trimming Scissors & Shaping Brush (here) and Point Tweezers (here) – all by Tweezerman.


Step 1:  Brush brows up.


Step 2:  Trim brows above the brush line (what’s sticking up above the natural line of your brows).


Step 3:  Using a makeup brush, measure from the edge of your nose to each corner of your eye – This will guide you where to start and stop your tweezing. Don’t worry if it doesn’t line up exactly – That’s what a brow pencil is for!




Step 4:  Tweeze. But don’t over-pluck! Remember to work with your natural shape – Everyone’s brows are different shapes and sizes!


Step 5:  Now comes the fun part! Break out your favorite pencil (we used MAC’s Lingering) and start by outlining the shape of your brows. (We over exaggerated here for the photo.) Using light, brush-like strokes, fill in your brows with your pencil.



And Voila! Pretty filled-in, shaped brows!


Many thanks to Carmela (of Carmela Caracappa Photography) for being such a great model – and such a great sport for the extreme close-ups!

And if you’re in the NY/NJ area, be sure to contact Amanda for your wedding makeup needs (she does airbrushing too!) or if you just need a good brow wax!

Amanda Rae Makeup
p 732.397.5848
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Photos by Tulle Wedding Skirts