{event recap} Brides & Bubbly

We pulled off another successful event last night — Thanks in part to a team of incredible women! The brides (and bridesmaids) of Hoboken joined us for a glass of prosecco, a cookie (or two) and to learn about the amazing local services of Luxe Face and Body and Work it Out.

Finding good and affordable bridal makeup services can be tricky — so last night’s brides were psyched to learn about Luxe’s services. We had brides signing up on the spot!

We also know you’re sometimes looking for an alternative to the boozy bachelorette bash, which is why we at Work it Out created the new Bachelorette Kit — a 90 minute class tailored to you and your girls, complete with post-class elixirs and snacks. The perfect way to kick off your festivities! We even raffled one off last night!

No event is complete without a sweet treat or something to take home — and Sweet Dani B’s couture cookies were no exception last night. Be sure to keep her mind for your favors!

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IMG_3735Many thanks again to Jahnalyn of Luxe for hosting us, to Dani for the delicious cookies and to Kelley for providing the tea! Until next time ladies!

all photos c/o Tulle Wedding Skirts

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September Brides & Bubbly

photo-7Looks like we’ve made this little event of mine a monthly thing! Know not all you readers are local, but if you are, hope you’ll join me and Work It Out for our September Brides & Bubbly at Luxe Face and Body.

It will be an evening of samples, sips & sweet treats! We’ll also be raffling off the chance to host a Bachelorette Party at Work It Out — a personalized 90 minute class for you and your girls complete with healthy snacks and elixirs. If you really wanted to, you could opt for a barre class with yours truly 😉

Doors will be open from 7 – 9 pm, so stop by at any time!

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.

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Step 1:  Brush brows up.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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And Voila! Pretty filled-in, shaped brows!

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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!

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Photos by Tulle Wedding Skirts