Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Beauty Bar Appointments!


We hope you'll join us and let our awesome hair stylists and makeup artists get you Mistletoe ready!  Reserve your appointment today to take advantage of our discounted holiday prices: http://ow.ly/Fru6o

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Trendy Bride Magazine Editorial Feature

Let me just start out by saying that if you have not picked up the brand new issue of Trendy Bride magazine, you are missing out!  We are beyond thrilled and excited about the cover featuring hair and makeup by Jennifer Buenviaje for MYD, the cover story inside with to-die-for images by the uber-talented Perry Vaile and this little styled beauty below featuring photos from Jodi Miller Photography.

Our team (Kristin, N'Zinga and Jen B) collaborated with some awesome local North Carolina wedding vendors to produce this "Black, White and Cotton Candy Bright" lovely styled shoot by Kaitlin of Simply Put Vintage in downtown Raleigh.  What are your favorite details in the feature and which hair/makeup style on the bride or bridesmaids do you love?




If that wasn't enough to satisfy your appetite for gorgeous, here are some other shots from the day that we adore and just had to show off!








Can't get enough?  Head over to our Instagram account and leave our team some love on our other styled shoots and REAL BRIDE photos!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

{Photo credit: Perry Vaile}

Happy 4th of July everyone!  We hope you're enjoying this gorgeous, sunny day with BBQ, pool parties, watermelon and anything else you can't normally enjoy in a wedding dress.  Don that bright red lip today and celebrate in style.  Show us your 4th of July look on Instagram or Facebook.  Just tag us @makeupforyourday or use the hashtag #mydbeauty.  We're looking forward to it!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer, Summer, Summertime!

Welcome June! I am so happy to see you.  My pasty white skin can't take hiding any longer.  But oh the woes of blinding everyone in sight with this nearly translucent skin.  What's a gal to do?

First up: SELF TANNING!


Anyone that knows me knows that I love some Clarins sun care!  I am a loyal customer of their sunscreens, tanning sprays, and sunless tanning products (as well as ALL of their body products).  I have been using their Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint for years.  Now it comes in newer packaging and I believe more oz per bottle.  It's the stuff of legends!  My absolute favorite feature of this self tanner is that it is a tint, so it gives you an immediate bronze color on the skin which my impatient side loves.  We are a generation of instant gratification lovers!  Also, because it can be applied to the skin with a cotton round/pad (it comes out as a lightweight liquid) in a bronze color, there are no mistakes, streaks or missed areas.  I love a fool-proof self tanner!

Up next: Tan Extenders

Also pictured above is a smaller Clarins product called Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster.  This product was brand new to me.  When I stumbled upon it as I was replenishing my self tanner I was so (probably too much) excited!  I used to use the Radiance-Plus moisturizer for face back in the day but disliked the smell so I stopped.  This product is genius.  You simply add just 3 drops to YOUR OWN moisturizer and it gives you a natural glow.  You can use it everyday to build on the color and then spread out applications to maintain.  I'm a bit of a junkie so I like to use it daily right now because I'm not out in the sun very often.

Let us know what sunless tanning products are your favorites!  I'd also love to hear your reviews of these two if you've tried either of them.  Let us know in the comments section below, on Facebook or Twitter.  We also love your feedback and photos on Instagram.  Don't forget to tag us +Makeup for Your Day if Google+ is your thing!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Real MYD Wedding at the Duke Chapel in Durham, NC: Jessica + Jason

Jessica was absolutely stunning on her wedding day.  For her bridal hair and makeup, she chose a fresh, clean palette of roses and pinks to highlight her porcelain complexion.  Her hair was neatly secured in a textured updo that allowed all the focus to be on her amazing cathedral veil.  Check out these lovely images by Kate Headley Photography and let us know what you think about Jessica's look by MUA: Jen B, Hair: Kerri and Kathy!











And finally, cheers from the Fearrington Village Barn for the reception.  Erin McLean Events did a great job with planning and executing this beautiful wedding.



Congratulations again Jessica and Jason!

Friday, January 31, 2014

MYD Editorial Feature in Trendy Bride Magazine!


We are extremely proud to report that a styled shoot we collaborated on with some amazing vendor talent from the Triangle was featured in Trendy Bride Magazine!  Gorgeous hair and makeup for the models was done by our super talented stylist/mua, Kerri.  Styled shoot concept by Michelle at Wedding Story Writer.




You can order your copy of the full magazine online at the Trendy Bride site.  Great info throughout on planning your big day and super helpful articles like this one for the bridesmaids and other family members that may be helping to plan or throw showers.  

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this beautiful styled shoot.  Please leave some love for Kerri in the comments below or give her a shout out on Facebook or Twitter!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Real MYD Wedding at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill: Erica + Matt

After a beautiful wintry snow fall in North Carolina last night we thought we'd share some warm photos of a gorgeous Carolina Inn wedding for you to enjoy hopefully while snuggled up under a blanket with hot chocolate at home!

Our bride, Erica, was stunning on her wedding day with a classic, low updo by our amazing stylist, Shannan and clean, natural makeup by our ever-talented mua, Brenna.


We love the floral addition to her hair.  This little added touch really accentuated her classic style and blended beautifully with her gorgeous bouquet by Tre Bella.




Probably one of our all-time favorite Mother-Daughter moments captured on camera.  Such a sweet exchange!  Huge props to one of our favorite photographers, Cyn Kain, for capturing all these special moments for our bride Erica!


Of course I especially love the exit details by Sally Oakley with the Carolina pom-poms!  Go Heels!  Erica and Matt we wish you the best and thoroughly enjoyed working with you for your big day.  Congratulations from our entire MYD team!