Friday Night Lights: Party Looks

It is finally Friday! Maybe you have a date night, a holiday party or a night with the girls planned, or maybe you are just resting up until next weekend. Either way, check out some of our party looks that you can try this holiday season. 
Emma Watson looks chic with her pixie cut. It looks great with her strong brows that are balanced with nude lips. The eyes are fully lined and feature a light shadow. The look is classic and simple and would look great for any occasion.
This is a simple hairstyle for the holidays. For this hairstyle you will really want to turn on the shine. Before you take a large barrel curling iron to your hair, be sure to spray it with heat protectant. Take your hair in large sections and curl it away from your face. For some extra shine, when you are finished you can put some shine serum on your hands and run them through your hair. Then, finish with a setting spray that has some shine. 
Our talented stylist Camille recommends Chi Total Protect before any hot tools and then Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shine Spray to finish. 

We love Oliva Wilde’s soft smokey eye. Her eyes are fully lined with a black eyeliner. Then there is a goldish brown color used in her inner lid that meets a matte brown shadow in her crease and outter-corner of her lid. This look is paired with a nude lip and a simple cheek. 

Alexis Bledel pulls of this simple, but bold look flawlessly. There is black liner on her top lid only. She does not wear this look with winged liner, but that is an option to take this look to the next level. The boldness of this look is her matte hot pink lips, but we can’t stop staring at her lashes! For this look be sure to amp up the lashes! 
Pressed for time? Try a chic, simple top knot. Pull your hair back into a high ponytail. Then twist the ponytail as you wrap it around. Secure it with an elastic. This style looks great slicked back, or sort of piecey and undone like Jessica Lowndes has it. This hairstyle works great with a dramatic eye or lip. It makes the focus on the face. 
We hope that you enjoyed some of these party looks. Have a great weekend and we will see you Monday for day 5 in our Holiday Countdown!

Wilmington Wedding

Last weekend Jeremy and I got to go to a beautiful small wedding in Wilmington, NC. My friend, Teresa (suite mate in college) married the wonderful Dan in a small church in a field of flowers. It was gorgeous! Bridesmaids wore various dresses of green and the bride wore a simple, elegant white dress. The reception was held at Porter’s Neck Country Club with food, dancing and painting…yes, painting! Teresa had the awesome idea to have a room set up with paint, brushes and canvases for the guests to paint pictures and messages for the bride and groom. Of course, she announced at the reception, “Be nice everyone, these are going to go up in our new house!” Somehow, I think the one that said something ugly about UNC will get painted over or “accidentally” thrown away, though! 🙂 So much fun! We wish them the best.

Here are a few of the pictures I took as well as a link from her photographer (that was super awesome, btw) Dana Hawley. Enjoy…we did!

(taken by me, isn’t she beautiful?!)

(the bride and groom for their entrance and first dance!)

(Jeremy and I at the reception)

(the art room)