A Healthy Relationship

 

A healthy relationship starts from being mindful of your partner’s wants and feelings,

(it’s not always about you)

Something we can ask ourselves to be more mindful of:

What does he/she want?

What does he/she need?

How can you help him/her?

How can you see things a little more from his/her perspective?

 

 

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How to reduce dark circles

How to reduce dark circles? What is it caused by?

Dark circles are caused by stress, poor blood circulation, irregular sleeping/life habit and genetics. It shows more as we get older. There’re many ways to help reduce it. For example: leaving refrigerated cold green tea bags under the eye area for a few minutes, getting more sleep and applying a good eye cream/serum that contains vitamin C daily (vitamin C has brightening effect, if use in the morning, remember to use sunscreen after that before going out).

Here’s a good link for home remedies if you’re interested: (I’m all about nature products when it comes to skin care)

 

In the makeup world, a good concealer can help reduce the dark circle appearance drastically. Make sure to apply a good layer to moisturizer or eye cream before applying the concealer so the concealer can go on smoothly. Look for something that’s a tone or two lighter than your skin and also dries fast and creases less (MAC Cosmetics has a good one, another brand I really like is LA Girls Cosmetics). If you have olive or darker skin tone, go for the concealer that has orange color in it, then lightly cover it with a medium to full coverage foundation that matches your skin tone. Then, set it with a translucent powder. Remember, less is more.

Stay Healthy and Beautiful 🙂

Used LA Girls Cosmetics Concealer here
Used LA Girls Cosmetics Concealer here
Engagement Party. Natural glam makeup and hair
Engagement Party. Natural glam makeup and hair

How to plan your Wedding Makeup and Hair

Wedding Makeup and Hair is an essential part of a wedding day. In a matter of fact, it’s usually the start of the day for bride and her wedding party. How Makeup and Hair appointment goes sets the atmosphere of the day and determines whether everyone will be happy of how they look and feel in person and in the professional wedding photos later.

How to plan your Wedding Day Makeup and Hair??
Wedding Makeup and Hair for Brides

You may ask, ‘So how should I plan my and my wedding party’s Wedding Makeup and Hair?’ Good questions! Well, in my opinion, it’s best to coordinate with your wedding theme, dress and personal comfort. What’s your wedding theme? Is it vintage, retro, or modern, classic? Is it ourdoor or indoor? what’s the neckline, material and shape of your dress? Does your dress have an open back or is it a sweetheart shape? Is it lacey or silky material? Is it a ‘A shape’ or mermaid shape? Lastly, do you wear makeup and style your hair on a regular base?

All these questions are directly related to your Wedding Makeup and Hair.  And if it’s too much to consider, not to worry! We cover all these aspects, recommend and design a best look for you during our phone consultation and trial.

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Wedding Makeup and Hair for bridesmaids

Now you may wonder, what about my wedding party’s makeup and hair? In general, wedding party makeup and hair should go along with the same style of the bride. If your bridesmaids have the same or similar dress, their makeup and hair style should also be coordinated with their dresses. However, bridesmaids makeup and hair should not overwhelm the bride’s.  For example, if you are having a retro style wedding theme and wedding dress, you want your makeup and hair to go along with the theme, same principles apply to your bridesmaids makeup and hair but standout less.

Wedding Makeup and Hair for Moms

Mom’s Makeup and Hair. Moms are usually the modest on wedding days. However, they are one of the most important wedding party that need to look great on their children’s wedding day! As we age, we tend to need a little bit more coverage and color on our faces and cover some grays and make the hair look fuller to appear more youthful. But keep it natural, sophisticated and classy should be a general rule. We want moms to look good on our wedding days, not only for the wedding photos, it’s also a perfect way to show our appreciation, like a sweet special treatment for them.

Here are some good examples of Brides and Wedding party Makeup and Hair:

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Toni Brides Wedding_20140927_family photo
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Toni Brides Wedding_20140927_bride and bridesmaids

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ToniBrides Wedding_WeddingParty_Beforeafter_20150315

 

Hope you enjoyed the article! Contact us if you have any questions (Contact@ToniBrides.com)!

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Bridal Makeup Look

This Bridal Makeup Look is dedicated to brides to be who want a soft glam look for their big day.

I’m always amazed of how much color the camera washes off..So, even though, this makeup looks quite ‘natural’ on camera, it’s more glam and heavy in person. 🙂 To achieve this look on myself, I had to use a good amount of coverage to start with because of all my skin imperfections. Filling in brows is one of the most important part I’ve notice since I’ve started taking photographs. It feels really weird to fill in my brows, extend them and make them look darker, because I hardly ever do anything with them even when I go out! I know a lot of you feel the same way, but let me tell you this, your brows has to balance your entire makeup when it’s done. When it’s too light or sparse comparing to the rest of the face, it will end up looking like as if the makeup is not finished and some part is missing! Especially for close up photos like below. Trust me on this!! 🙂

For this look, I wanted some sparkle on my eyes but still make my eyes look bigger and stunning for photos. Those of you who are Asians probably know that it’s hard to achieve both. That is probably also what I’m good at: adjusting the placement of colors and liners and depending on your eye shape. 🙂

Now lastly, I finished the look with some highlight on my cheek bones, the bridge of the nose and used a fan brush for a dust of over all glow!

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I always inform my clients about the fact that camera washes off colors quite a bit and help them to balance what they are looking for in images and also feel comfortable on a personal level. It is true though, the images will last forever after your big day and that’s going to be the memories for both of you! If it’s hard to decide, we are here to help by staying longer to give you different looks through out your day, and adjust what look goes best according to your time for ‘First Look’, ‘ceremony’ and evening dancing party..On top of that, I would stress you by asking you to do a pre-wedding trial. It is that necessary and it is all about you!!

The images below are chosen carefully to demonstrate how this romantic, soft glam bridal makeup look from different angles, with and without a veil. All photos are taken by Toni Brides. Enjoy!

 

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The Importance of Wedding Trial

The importance of wedding trial can not be emphasized more.

Trial gives our brides the chance to see how their preferred makeup style and hairstyle would look on themselves. We may be drown to certain images from the webs but we’ll never know how it will look on us until we try it out! Whether it goes well with our skin tone, brings out more of our beautiful features or whether it goes well with our wedding colors and themes.. The point is also that we want to look the best we can and still feel comfortable in person!

Here is a little tip for choosing preferred looks for your trial:

1. Do I wear makeup often? Although the makeup looks stunning on the image, will it look good on me? Will I feel comfortable having this makeup look on me for my wedding day?

2. Ask your friends, family and Husband-to-be and see how they think about the makeup style you like. We want you to not only feel beautiful on your wedding day, but also feel like yourself. And we want your other half to love how you look too!

3. When choosing hairstyles, try to look for the hairstyle that has similar hair color / length as yours. The lighter the hair color is, the better it reflects light and texture. Here are a few questions you may wanna ask yourself:

 a. This hairstyle looks pretty, but will it complement my face shape?

 b. Will this hairstyle go well with my dress?

 c. Does my hair hold curls well?

Braids will take some of your hair volume, so if you have thin hair, you may wanna consider that as well.

Here is the perfect example, our beautiful bride to be Crystal had her trial with me yesterday. She loved the smoky, glamorous look but when she went home, her fiancé wanted a more nature look on her. 🙂 We are happy to schedule another makeup trial for her! We wanna everyone to be happy! So definitely, especially when choosing makeup looks, talk about that with your beloved ones and make sure to let them know that makeup usually look more intense in person but will photograph beautifully on camera!

Our trial special $99 for both airbrush makeup and bridal hairstyling will end on 12/31/14, so make sure to schedule a trial before that!

Talk soon!

xo

Toni Brides

 

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Toni Brides Wedding Makeup_Trial_110614

 

 

 

22nd August 2014 Wedding

22nd August 2014 Wedding by Toni Brides.

Here we go, another super busy week had past, now I finally had a chance to sit down in front of my laptop and share some Wedding Makeup and Hair from last weekend with you 🙂

For our beautiful bride Sarah, a semi-messy low up-do and a natural makeup with neutral brown/peach tone colors are just perfect for her, with a little bit black wing-liner and individual lashes, the Big Day look is done :))

For her sister, I went with the same theme but more subtle. After all, we want the bride to stand out the most 😉 Her hair is a little shorter than shoulder length. She loves braids(aren’t we all do?!), and wanted hair to be completely off her face so her little 6 month old baby won’t grab and pull.  I’m so glad I was able to achieve what she wanted and more by giving her an up-do with her ‘hard to hold curls’ short hair.

Everyone is happy!

Tips for hair: If you have hair that doesn’t hold curls well, an up-do for your wedding day is highly recommended. With some high and low lights, it will give you more textured look too!

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Toni Brides Wedding Makeup_0822_beforeafter

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Toni Brides Wedding Hair_0822_Shorthair_updo

 

 

9th August 2014 Wedding

9th August 2014 Wedding – Toni Brides.

So much happened last weekend and I can’t wait to share all of them with you! After the successful 5 trials and a wedding is over, now I’m going through all my photos and sharing what I took from the past Saturday’s wedding with you:)

We went for a Half up-do with hair-extension for Sara’s wedding day hair, and a rosy/gold natural tanned airbrush makeup look. For her bestie Jenny, I did a natural look to go with the theme.

Loving how everyone was complimenting her makeup and hair left and right to me while she wasn’t in the room! Even the elders!!!

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