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September Beauty Challenge!

Hello all my favorite MYD Beauties!  I hope you’re enjoying these back-to-school days and settling in to your new routines as we transition in to fall.

It’s well known with family and friends that summer time is definitely my favorite time. Being super cold-natured, I actually despise the winter.  That all being said, I do have very fond feelings about autumn simply because it’s the best time of year to express yourself through fashion and beauty.  I mean, hello, the 2 inch thick fashion Bible (Vogue) launches all of the fall “must-haves” and “oooh I wish had the money to splurge on” goodies!

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This year, I’ve challenged our MYD team (and subsequently YOU!) to choose 3-4 products in  your cupboards, vanity, shelves, showers, etc to finish off during the month of September. Why?  Well, to make room for all the new fall arrivals, of course!  We’re calling this our #septempties challenge.

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We’re going to upload videos and posts throughout the month from our team finishing off some of their products from home and we’d love to hear about yours!  Upload a video of yourself with your challenge products or your finished off #septempties and let us know your thoughts: did you love it, hate it, would you buy it again? We’re all beauty junkies here so we can’t wait to hear your reviews! Most of all…we want to know what you’re finishing things off FOR. What are you replacing your empties with?!

Stay tuned for my own video update later this week.  I’ll be polishing off these gems this month:
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Hair Product Category: L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

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Body Product Category: Jergens Natural Glow +Firming Daily Moisturizer

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Makeup Product Category: Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Mascara

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Skincare Category: Eminence Organic Skin Care Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant

I can’t wait to see your videos and hear all about your progress with emptying out your current products! Please use the hashtags: #mydbeauty and #septempties so we can easily keep up with all your videos to respond.  Of course, we’d love you to tag us, too @makeupforyourday on Instagram and @makeup4yourday on twitter. Good luck!

XOXO,

Jen B.

**Jen B is an MYD Beauty Co-owner, Artist, and Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, temporary lash applications and semi-permanent lash extensions by appointment. To schedule a session with Jen B (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Jen B, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

 

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Real Wedding: Kelly + Andrew | Duke Chapel in Durham, NC

Sweet Kelly was all smiles on the morning of her wedding. This lovely color palette of pastel pinks, greens and blues is perfect for a spring or soft summertime wedding. The Duke Chapel made the perfect setting for the sweet and emotional ceremony surrounded by family and friends. The night continued at The Cookery where every could let loose and have some fun! Congratulations Kelly & Andrew. We wish you many happy years ahead.

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Wedding Planner: A Swanky Affair // Ceremony: Duke Chapel //Reception: The Cookery //Flowers: Tre Bella //Photographer: Robyn Van Dyke //Caterer: Donovan’s Dish //Cakes: Details Cake Design //Rentals: American Party Rentals //Transportation: Greenway Transit // Reception Music: DJ Damien Maass

MYD Favorite Summer Makeup Products

Hi there, Makeup for Your Day readers! So we all know that as an artist and as individuals we all have our favorite tried and true products that we absolutely would not be able to live without. Then we have those that we tend to rotate out seasonally due to the changes in our skin, the changes in weather, and our changes in daily activities.

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Today I am going to go through some of my personal FAVORITE summer beauty products. Ones that I have personally tested and given two big thumbs up for being long wearing, comfortable to wear in the summer heat, and easy to use so you can spend less time getting ready and more time at the neighborhood cookout. My daily makeup goals for the summer time are to keep it light, long-wearing, easy, and on trend. I find that the following products help me achieve those goals.

First I want to start just like we start when getting ready in the morning… with skin care! A given in the summertime and important all year is SUNSCREEN. For me having more sensitive skin and simply not loving that oily sunscreen feel I have two favorites. First is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30, I like this because it is a broad spectrum sunscreen made specifically to be used on the face. I don’t think that it feels too heavy or greasy, and my dry skin feels soft and moisturized afterwards.

Another cool sunscreen option is the Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF. I like this option because it can be used all over the body, is water resistant, and the best feature is that I can dust it over my makeup like a traditional powder. Plus, it has the added bonus of being a chemical free sunscreen which is great for sensitive skin types.

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Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to the backs of your hands. Its an area that gets a lot of sun exposure, but that we tend to forget about. We want our hands to continue to be protected and to look just as young as our faces!

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Up next is foundation. In the spirit of keeping it easy and light I am going to highlight my two favorite lighter weight foundations/ tinted moisturizers. If you are looking for that glowy skin finish Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua is perfect! This oil-free, natural foundation is easy to blend. Its great for simply enhancing your skin, and emphasizing that summer glow. However, if glowing is not your thing I also highly recommend Nars new Velvet Matte Skin Tint. It gives a soft focus finish with a little more coverage than the Vitalumiere Aqua, and works well with oily skin types, or for a evening look with a lighter feel.

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Tip: if you can’t live without your favorite highlighter, try pairing it with a more matte foundation. The contrast will help the highlight stand out and give you more of a beach goddess glow!

Finally, let’s talk color. This year it is all about staying fresh, natural, and soft. Usually when the season switches over I tend to trade my powders for creams. They are easy, long wearing and blend into the skin flawlessly. Bobbi Brown has a great selection of cream shadows. You can blend them for a full eye look or simply take your favorite light neutral shade, like Sandy Gold, and sweep is across the lid for a little color and shimmer.

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And to flawlessly fake that sun kissed look don’t forget about your cream bronzer and blush. When choosing a cream blush shade you ideally want something that mimics your natural flush, so don’t shy away from the more vibrant tones. When pigment is all packed together in
a cream stick or pot it tends to look more intense than when gently blended onto the skin. The Multiples from Nars are some of my favorites. I love the ease of the stick, and the
formulas are very blendable. No more worrying that it will give you clown cheeks!

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For a flawless flush try using your fingers to apply on the apples of the cheeks and then blend upwards, following the cheek bone with a soft blush. The warmth of your fingers helps to manipulate the product and the fluffy brush to softly disperse it.

I hope that some of these suggestions encourage you to play around and get a little more creative with your simple summer look. Also, if you are looking for more ways to wear your summer products or have any questions on other products that might work best for you we are always available for individual classes. You can come to our studio or we can meet you and your friends on location for a fun how-to class.  We always encourage you to try new things, be creative, and find what works best for you.

Enjoy your summer!

XoXo,
Caroline

**Caroline is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Nashville, TN office. She is available for on-location hair cuts, hair extensions, airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, hair styling lessons, waxing, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Caroline (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Caroline, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Nashville, TN office for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

Beauty & Family Portrait Mini-Session Event

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Renee Sprink PhotographyKendra Scott, and Makeup for Your Day are teaming up for a very special weekend of portraiture to help put an end to Ovarian Cancer. These special portrait sittings are perfect for Moms, Daughters, Sisters, and Best Friends.

Three days only — August 5th, 6th and 7th

$100 Sitting Fee

Each Mini-Session includes:

▪ A 20-25 minute custom studio portrait sitting
▪ Complimentary 15-minute hair and makeup touchup by Makeup for Your Day
▪ Complimentary piece of jewelry compliments of Kendra Scott
▪ In-studio ordering appointment 1-2 weeks after session

100% of all sitting fees and 10% of portrait orders will be donated to the Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk to be held on September 17, 2016.

Sittings are limited and filling fast. Reserve yours today!

To book, email hello@reneesprink.com or call (919) 285-1670.

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Inspiration: 15 Bohemian Wedding Updos

Summer is the perfect time to let your inner hippie out and rock a perfectly imperfect bohemian updo. You wont reach for the smoothing serums for any of these looks. They are defined by their organic, “messy” style that often incorporate braids or natural textures. Best worn on second-day hair or with a texture spray to give the hair a little natural grit. Let us know in the comments below which style is your favorite!

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Textured curls with flyaway pieces are essential for a boho look

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Let pieces fall out. Nothing should look too perfect

 

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Combine different braiding patterns to create depth and texture

 

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Add a flower crown for instant bohemian style

 

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Braid. Everything.

 

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Keep texture organic and earthy

 

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Add Real Flowers to keep things soft and romantic

 

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Keep cool by braiding away from your face if you are the type that will feel the need to touch your hair

 

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Let it all hang out. Keep it low and loose.

 

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Boho twist on a classic chignon by keeping the hair textured and piecey 

 

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Tendrils aren’t just for face framing! Let them cascade down the back too

 

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Sneak a braid into the bun to create a unique texture

 

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Let the braid be the accessory

 

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Organic movement throughout the updo is key to keeping the style bohemian

 

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Keep it wispy

XoXo,
Kelsi

**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, airbrush makeup, beauty lessons, special FX makeup, waxing, hair styling lessons, hair blowouts, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Kelsi (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Kelsi, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

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Real Wedding: Maddie + Joshua | Prestonwood Country Club

Maddie + Joshua defined the words “Wedding Party”. This fun group of gals made the early morning pampering session such a fun experience. Maddie wanted something bold that would compliment her personality and that gorgeous head of natural red hair! The fun continued into the night as The Bride & Groom danced the night away surrounded by friends & family. Congratulations Maddie & Josh!

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