Never have I heard a more fitting quote to describe my recent styled shoot than "Teamwork makes the Dreamwork"
Whenever I get to work with the ladies who originally encouraged me and worked with me when I first started my business, it always makes my heart extra happy! When Jamie, Amy, and I started planning this shoot I just knew amazing things were coming!
When we found out were were going to do the shoot at the beautiful mansion Dover Hall in Richmond, we knew we needed to bring together the perfect team to match that! I am so thankful for all the amazing people we got to work with and the beautiful work we created!
I did 2 makeup looks, one very natural (which is my normal style as a makeup artist) and one a little more moody and bold (always good to step out of your comfort zone and try new things!)
I hope you love all the pretty! Scroll to the end to find another reason this location was extra exciting to me!
Photography: Jamie Dunn Photography
Planning & Florals: Amy Marie Events
Hair: Alexis Suzanne Hair
Makeup: Jordan Simpson MUA
Desserts: Kadi Bakes
Main Dishes: Chef Lee Hendrickson
Plate Rentals: Emerson James Rentals
Furniture, Silverware, Glasses Rentals: Rent E Quip Rentals
When I found out the shoot would be at Dover Hall, I couldn't help but geeking out! I'm a big fan of the ABC show The Bachelor/ Bachelorette and last season (Becca and Garret) they filmed an episode at Dover Hall!!! I've attached a picture of the group from the show and my picture standing in the same place. It was truly life changing!! ;)
Okay Ladies, we all know we should do it, but we just don't like taking the time. You guessed it, today we're talking about cleaning our Makeup Brushes.
The dreaded task that looms over us each time we go to put on makeup and we notice how dirty and packed full of product they are. Yuck!
When we go too long without washing our makeup brushes, it can actually be more impactful to our skin than we initially think. After being used time and time again, germs and oil can pile up on the bristles making our skin more prone to breakouts and can cause our pores to become larger. Every girl's nightmare!
So, today I wanted to leave some hints and tricks so our brushes no longer stay dirty, oily, and germy!
To help fight against dirty brushes, here are 3 easy tricks you can do regularly!
1- Try washing your brushes with soap and warm water every 2-3 weeks. To make it easier, sometimes I will wash them with my facewash right after I just washed my face. That way, I'm already in the bathroom and the right products are already out.
2- If my skin seems to be breaking out more often, I try washing my brushes more regularly. You might be spreading the oils and contamination against your skin each time you put on makeup and sanitizing your tools could be a big help in preventing that! If you use a sponge to apply your makeup, you'll want to clean that more because it's so porous and can hold a lot more bacteria.
3- If you want to do a quick clean more often, a sanitizing alcohol in a spray bottle works beautifully! Sally's Beauty Supply has a Cherry scented alcohol that I love to use to clean my brushes. It makes them smell good and does an overall good job cleaning them. This is also my go to product at weddings when I need to clean tools quick from client to client.
I'll link it below!
I hope these little tricks help! And remember, don't let too much time pass without giving some TLC to your makeup brushes!