Make Me Up Monday | Beautiful Bronzers


Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 2.00.19 PMBronzer can make such a difference in a finished makeup look. A bronzer can give you a sun-kissed look, even in the winter, and can help you contour your makeup look into perfection. Here are a few of our favorite bronzers!

The Anastasia Contour Kit is one of the best products on the market for contouring and adding bronzer to your look. It features three highlight shades, and three bronzer shades, as well as detailed instructions on how to best use them all. The creamy texture makes it easy to blend, using a brush or beauty blender.

We usually talk about our favorite Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, but we also love our Urban Decay FLUSHED blush and bronzer combo. It is only $32 and features a highlighter, beautiful rosy pink blush, and a simple, everyday bronze shade. It blends well, and is less creamy than the Anastasia set, but it looks beautiful and is easy to use. Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 2.05.08 PM

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer is the prettiest on the market, and has been getting quite the buzz from beauty bloggers…for good reason. It’s natural shimmer and blended shades make it appear less harsh on the cheeks, and it looks great on almost every skin tone. Sephora even carries a travel size one for $24, so that you can test it out before you shell out the money for the full size, but we bet you’ll love it!

Lastly, Cargo bronzer is another cult favorite. It’s less easy to blend, so you’ll want to practice a little bit, but it is long lasting and on the lower end of the price scale. It is also a more natural looking color if you don’t wear a lot of makeup. Wondering how to apply your bronzer? Click here for an easy tutorial.


Make Me Up Mondays | Eyeshadow Guides



Eyeshadow can be a tricky makeup piece, but with the right guides, you can find your perfect look and speed up your makeup routine. First, you want to find your eye shape. Your eye shape helps dictate the right colors, shading, and styles you will want to use when you do your eye makeup. To find out your eye shape, refer to this easy guide.

Then, begin looking for an easy tutorial based on your eye shape. There are so many videos and tutorials on the internet these days, it is pretty easy to find one that fits your daily routine and that helps you feel polished and pretty! Try to find a tutorial for your daytime look, and one for an evening or dressier look.

We like these:
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Applying Eyeshadow for All Shapes
Smashbox Tutorial for Almond or Upturned Eyes

Then, you’ll want to begin shopping for the eye products that suit your budget and your eye shape! If you’re looking for a budget friendly palette, we like this one from Maybelline, that shows you where to apply each shade. If you’re ready to invest in a more expensive palette, we like Urban Decay’s NAKED line, which comes in four different color families (our favorite is the Smokey Palette!).

Stay tuned to the the blog for more beauty tips! We love sharing the latest in beauty and fashion and would love if you’d share our articles on Pinterest or Facebook!

Featured Session | Sierra | Augusta Senior Photographer


Sierra Nicole Agee | Evans High School | Class of 2016

Sierra is a beautiful senior graduating from Evans High School. She’s as lovely as she is beautiful! I had such a fun time scouting for locations and showing off her stunning floral crown. You’ve probably noticed all the floral crowns around Pinterest and as part of many senior sessions. I think they add such a fun, bohemian inspired feeling to sessions, and what girl doesn’t want to feel like a bohemian princess?! With the addition of a loose, fishtail hairstyle, Sierra looked perfect!

Most florists can make up fresh floral crowns for a photo session (or just for fun), but they’re also totally able to be DIY’d with just a few supplies and some easy instructions. You can also use fake flowers for a longer lasting finished product, but fresh flowers are unbeatable for their scent, and texture. HERE is an easy tutorial from fashion maven Lauren Conrad showing how to make them step-by-step! Tag us on Instagram so we can see your cute creations, and be sure to book your senior session soon ( we can even include your crown!) Congratulations, Sierra, on your graduation and your very bright future!

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What 2 Wear Wednesdays | The Skater Skirt!

Looking for easy, breezy outfits this summer? We all want something that we can throw on and feel amazing in! Did you know that skater skirts are actually named after the short, floaty skirts worn by ice-dancers? Their shape and length were the inspiration for fashion designers in the 90’s, and they are making a comeback today for just about every season. In fall, you’ll see this silhouette in wool and corduroy, though they are best suited for lighter fabrics like cotton, polyester, or heavier blends. The reason so many people love the skater skirt is that it is flattering for every body type! It adds curves and femininity to smaller frames, and flatters curves on pear-shaped frames. It brings every wearer a classy waistline and a fun, twirly style! We love the styles below, especially paired with simple camis or tees and sandals. Try putting a neon bright skater skirt with a grey or neutral tee for a pop of color that balances itself out. They can even transition to a more dressy event depending on the fabric and the length (opt for a bit longer length and fabric like chiffon or tulle to give you a more formal look).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! | Augusta Senior Photographer


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! | Augusta Senior Photographer

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price,
bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend,
oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -Unknown

To celebrate the holiday weekend, some of my favorite girls got together, and we did a patriotic themed shoot! The sun was shining, and the girls were ready with their adorable sunglasses. We also found red, white, and blue leis, and they wore matching classic white tees and worn-in denim.  To get their looks: Find our favorite classic tee here, distressed denim skinnies here, and some perfect American Flag aviators here.  I always love themed sessions because of how fun and laid-back they are. We had a blast in the sunshine, laughing and shooting our confetti poppers!

Thanks to my gorgeous models, and I wish you all a very happy, safe, and fun holiday celebrating our great nation, America!

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