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Real Bride- Ameena

This is my hands down one of my most favorite wedding of all times!!! Out of the world beauty of Ameena, her gorgeous dress by Inbal Dror and impeccable photography by Pat Furey .

Makeup was done by Aleksandra and Hair styled by Jaclyn

Wedding planning by Jaclyn Fisher @ Two Little Birds Planning

The wedding took place at Andalusia Estate

Bridal Beauty Lookbook Series at Powel House - Part 1

This past spring Aleksandra had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors and the beautiful Powel House in Society Hill section of Philadelphia. 

We wanted the first look to be very elegant to fit the classic vibe of the venue. Our model Eunni pulled it off perfectly and added a youthful modern energy.

Photography by Love Me Do

Gown: Harper by Made With Love at Lovely Bride Philadelphia

Flowers:  Love and Fresh Flowers

Makeup and Hair by

Model: Eunni at Reinhard

Real Bride Adrienna

We just can't get over the beauty of this bride Adrienna. The photos by Asya Photography are just incredible! We love working with them.

Makeup and hair on Adrienna by

Hope you enjoy!

Real bride Kim

Kimberly was married on beautiful spring day at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Her photographer was Emily Wren, we are just in love with the soft, romantic feel of her photos.

Makeup was done by our artist Melissa

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We just can't get enough of gorgeous Sarah! 

Today we are featuring this super fun dress by Rue De Seine from Lovely Bride Philadelphia. The crochet detail and removable shoulder bands are just so alluring!
 

Since this dress has such a 60s vibe we wanted to pair with with makeup and hair what would fit in that era as well. Soft easy hair, pinned to one side with a hair comb by Untamed Petals.

Makeup is also very effortless with flared lashes and a bit more black liner to add to that 60's feel. Brown toned lipstick is timeless and enhances Sarah's beautiful complexion and freckles.

Photos by Carina @ Love Me Do Photography

Dress and jewelry from Lovely Bride Philadelphia.

Makeup and Hair by Aleksandra Ambrozy

Bridal Beauty Lookbook

Today we are featuring few shots from our collaboration with Love Me Do Photography and Lovely Bride Philadelphia.

How fun is this two piece dress with off the shoulders top! Casual yet classic, very 70-ties! 

We paired this dress with a soft waves and natural bronze toned makeup. Sarah looked gorgeous!

Dress by Noel and Jean

Earrings by Ti Adoro

Bracelet by Keren Wolf

All from Lovely Bride

Makeup and Hair by Aleksandra

Photography by Carina at

Model Sarah Clayton

New Year's Eve inspired Bridal look

As you are getting ready for the celebration tonight please enjoy the photos from this glamorous shoot we did with Love Me Do Photography, Lovely Bride and model Sarah Clayton.

Dress by Theia

Earrings by Ti Adoro

Bracelet by Keren Wolf

 

Real bride: Becky

Becky and James got married on a beautiful fall day at the Horticulture Center marries I am just in love with the amazing photos by Jessica Hendrix Photography who captured the style, mood and love between those two perfectly.

Makeup was done by me (Aleksandra) and hair by Jaclyn. Becky wanted a very classic makeup with a bold red lip and simple eye with lots of lashes and black eyeliner. She has an amazing head of red locks which Jackie pinned up into this stunning updo - which went perfectly with the whole look.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Real Bride Victoria

I am just obsessed with the photos by the amazing Emily Wren from this wedding. I received the link from her yesterday and I just couldn't wait to share with you! Victoria looks absolutely stunning thanks to Zoe who did the makeup and Staci who did the hair. 

The wedding took place at the Olde Bar in Philadelphia.

I hope you will enjoy the photos as much as I do!!

Dress Maker:  Rebecca Schoneveld 

Website:http://www.rebeccaschoneveld.com

Florist: Petite Jardin En Ville -Claudia Roux

Website:  http://www.petitjardinenville.com

Photography by Emily Wren

Real Bride Jenna

Last year with had the pleasure of doing makeup and hair for Jenna. Her  early spring wedding took place at Vie  and her and the bridal party were getting ready at the Le Meridien in  Philadelphia. Jenna was definitely a very glamorous bride and she had a vision of a modern yet classic look that we always love. She wanted a smooth vintage style on her hair and a very Hollywood makeup with a pop of fuchsia lip color. I think this look fit her perfectly!

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Bridal Beauty Look Book Fall 2015 - part 3

Words can not express how excited I am to share the images from this portion of the shoot we did last fall with Love Me Do Photography and Lovely Bride Philadelphia! They are just gorgeous!!!!

I almost can't breathe when I look at them and I hope they take your breath away as well!

xoxo

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Model is Julia Fleming @Reinhart

Dress is Bespoken from Claire La Faye  @Lovely Bride Philadelphia

Jewelry by Tanna Paradis

Makeup and Hair by Aleksandra Ambrozy

Shot on location in Old City Philadelphia


Contouring - What do you really need to know.

Photo: Elena Kuznetsova / Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy

Photo: Elena Kuznetsova / Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy

     What is countering? Do we all really need this in everyday application or is it something that we should save for special events only? 

        Thanks to the Kardashians and Instagram’s “makeup artists” everyone now asks to be “contoured”. Many makeup brands have come up with new contouring products and palettes with step-by-step instructions on how to get a slimmer nose and higher cheekbones.

With all the overwhelming information many of our clients are left quite confused and discouraged, also many never learn the proper techniques by trying to follow tips of “wanna-be” You Tube makeup artists who can really only do one kind of makeup – on themselves in very controlled environment (their bedroom).

The fact is that contouring techniques have existed and have been used by professional makeup artists for many, many years.  All the Old Hollywood movie starts and classic actresses were contoured; anchors on news channels and live stage performers. Contouring was developed to add shape to a face, correct it and to add dimension in a strong light environment and on camera.

Many of us makeup artist have also have been using this technique for our bridal and special event clients; again to shape, lift and add dimension to their faces as they are photographed.  With that being said we now see more and more women who heavily contour their faces even when they just go to a grocery store….

The purpose of contouring is to create a “natural” shadow on the face which will define or shape the features. 

Be careful when choosing the product to contour with - many contouring products are the wrong shade! The color should be similar to your natural shadow. Take a look at yourself in the mirror without any makeup; what is the shade you see around your eyes, under your chin? This is the shade you should use to contour. With exception of East Indian or Black skin tones with a lot of warm undertones, most of us will be looking for a shade closer to a grey tone. I find that many of the contouring palettes are extremely warm toned! I also don’t recommend using a bronzer for contouring for the same reasons. You simply want to create a natural looking shadow on your face.

 

Some of my favorite contouring products include

 

 For creams: Smashbox

 

 For Powder: Charlotte Tilbury

 

When using a powdered contouring product use the lightest touch possible, I love a fan brush for that.

With cream products blend, blend and once more blend. You should not be able to see any harsh lines and again less is more.

In my opinion we really don’t need all of this for everyday makeup, you can get a great result with just a touch of bronzer and blush to give your face some dimension and life and leave the contouring for special occasions.

I am always a fan of natural, glowing faces!

 

BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 10

I can't believe this is already a 10th look in our series!!!
I love red hair and freckles so needless to say I was very excited when we received Maddy's portfolio as a potential model for this shoot! 
With such a classic features and fiery hair Maddy doesn't need a lot of makeup or complicated updos to look amazing.
Once again we kept her look very classic and elegant with a little modern twist on her hair style.

We created this incredible look by applying a light matte shadow all over the lid, we popped in a natural looking strip lashes and accented the eye with blown gel liner. Liquid foundation by Kevyn Aucoin, peachy pink blush and a light lip.

This look once again shows us that we really don't need a lot of makeup and many different shades on our eyes to make a statement. Choose one vocal point in your makeup and stick to it, while keeping everything polished and neural. 

Earrings by Ti Adoro

How perfect is this hair clip with this effortless hair style! Hair pin by Ti Adoro

BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 9

I must say that this week's look might be my favorite we created so far. I just love, love, love classic makeup and hair. A 'movie star' worthy sexy smooth waves, a deep red lip and simple eye makeup. What can be better? I always tell my brides that you just can not go wrong with this look. Trends pass but  an elegant timeless makeup and hair will never go out of style.

I am so in love with the incredible detail on  this dress "Pemberly" by Carol Hannah.  The rhinestone shoulders are modern yet so red carpet. With a dress this stunning you do not need a lot of jewelry and hair accessories- just sparkly studs by Ti Adoro.

Veil on the image below is by Erica Koesler.

Photography: Carina @ Love Me Do
Makeup and Hair: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Dress and accessories: Lovely Bride
Model: Malika @ Model Managementl Agency

BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 7

This weeks look is very easygoing and relaxed but still with a touch of glam. We wanted the hair to be very soft and messy to balance off these marvelous earrings by Ti Adoro.

We created a soft smokey cat eye effect in the shades of  eggplant and a used a bright glossy berry on the model's lips.

The whole look was a great compliment to this flawless 1920's inspired dress " LIndsay" by Nicole Miller.

Photography: Carina @ Love Me Do
Makeup and Hair: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Dress and accessories: Lovely Bride
Model: Malika @ Model Managementl Agency

BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 7

Soft, delicate and ethereal - those words best describe our look this week.

Our model's phenomenal complexion and graceful features did not require a lot of makeup to look stunning!
We used soft peachy tones on her eyes and lips to create this monochromatic look.
 

Airbrush Foundation: Temptu 
Eyes, lips and cheeks MUFE star powder #90953

We styled the hair in soft easy waves and added some texture and volume so it looked modern and not too polished.  We secured it with this good- looking headband by Untamed Petals.

Lovely delicate dress "Everything I Am" by Ivy and Aster compliments this look perfectly!

Photography: Carina @ Love Me Do
Makeup and Hair: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Dress and accessories: Lovely Bride
Model: Malika @ Model Managementl Agency


BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 6

This week's look is classy and a little sassy!

We created a cat eye by lining the eye with a black pencil and popped the lip with a cherry gloss. 


With makeup this dramatic we wanted to keep the hair soft and casual so the whole look is not too overdone. 

Makeup Products used:

Skin: Mineral Primer and Liquid Mineral Foundation by Youngblood.
Lips: Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Desert Plum plus a High Reflection Lipshine Gloss by Smashbox
Eyes: The Naked Palette by Urban Decay - shades Virgin and Sin and Toasted.
Cheeks: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise. 

The messy udpo is still very elegant thanks to this delicate hairpiece by Ti Adoro.

The makeup and hair is perfectly complimented by this beautiful dress - Amity by Anna Cambell.

Photography: Carina @ Love Me Do
Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Hair: Jaclyn Grosso
Dress and accessories: Lovely Bride
Model: Brooke- Model Managementl Agency


BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 5

In this week's look I wanted to show how a little bit of eyeliner, a tad deeper lip and a different hair style and accessories can totally change the look!
We kept the makeup very similar to what we did last week, I only added a bit deeper eyeshadow, more black eyeliner and changed the lip.
Jackie pulled the hair back in a loose romantic updo, we wanted to keep it as soft as possible with lots of loose pieces framing the face

Skin: Mineral Primer and Liquid Mineral Foundation by Youngblood.
Lips: Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Plum Rose
Eyes: The Naked Palette by Urban Decay - shades Virgin and Sin and Toasted.
Cheeks: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise. 

Model is wearing a romantic lace dress Bettina by Sarah Janks and delicate jewelry by Ti Adoro.

Here we popped in this incredible hair piece by Untamed Petals. Look how much it changed the whole look! This is why we love playing with hair accessories!

Photography: Carina @ Love Me Do
Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Hair: Jaclyn Grosso
Dress and accessories: Lovely Bride
Model: Brooke- Model Managementl Agency



BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 4

How stunning is Brooke?!? With her dark hair, icy blue eyes and pale skin she looks like a dream! 
In this weeks look we wanted to keep everything soft and romantic, we accentuated her features with shades of rose on her lids, cheeks and lips.
Makeup products used:
Skin: Mineral Primer and Liquid Mineral Foundation by Youngblood.
Lips: Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Sea Shell
Eyes: The Naked Palette by Urban Decay - shades Virgin and Sin.
Cheeks: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise. 

Hair pin by Twigs and Honey ( Lovely Bride)

Delicate earrings by Ti Adoro (Lovely Bride)

Delicate earrings by Ti Adoro (Lovely Bride)

Dress is Cascade by Sarah Seven

Photography: Carina @ Love Me Do
Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Hair: Jaclyn Grosso
Dress and accessories: Lovely Bride
Model: Brooke- Model Managementl Agency

BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOKBOOK - WEEK 3

This week we are showing a bit more dramatic look for those brides who are not afraid of a bit of glam.
I did a smokey eye using the Shanghai Nights Eyeshadow Quad by Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics - used the Cherry Blossom all over the lid, then smoked it out with the Shitake and lined the eyes with a black pencil. Lost of mascara is a must for this look! Lips were accented by Smolder Lipstick by Youngblood as well. Model is also wearing a Mineral Primer, Liquid Mineral Foundation and Ultimate Concealer- all by Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

I swept the hair in a side messy low bun, which I think complimented this look perfectly! We accented it with this stunning hair pin by Untamed Petals ( available at Lovely bride Philadelphia)

Those stunning art deco earrings are by Ti Adoro (available at Lovely Bride Philadelphia)

Vintage inspired bracelet by Untamed Petals ( available at Lovely Bride Philadelphia)

Model was wearing this incredible stunning beaded dress Grace by Nicole Miller.Photography: Carina @ Love Me Do
Makeup and Hair: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Dress and accessories: Lovely Bride
Model: Kelsey - Model Managementl Agency