Friday, November 29, 2013

I am excited to announce that I will be doing a giveaway!!!! All you have to do is “like” Mary Beth Johnson Photography & Sta-Glam on facebook. Share the giveaway status, and comment underneath the picture to let us know that you did. We will be be giving away some of our favorites and will pick a winner Christmas EVE!!!! Thank you for all of your love and continued support.

The Prizes Are:
1st Prize:
Mary Beth Johnson Photography Mini Session & Sta-Glam makeup application. (Must be used the same day and in conjunction with one another)
Sephora Glitz and Glam Party Sampler: with brands like Stila, Two Faced, & Nars a girl can’t go wrong
Cranberry Infinity Scarf
Elf Ulitmate Eyelash Set
Parisian bar soap
Wet N Wild Nail Polish

2nd Prize:
Bath & Body Works Shower Gel and Body Cream in Amber Blush
NYX LoveStruck trio lipgloss set
Pink & Gold cosmetic bag
$10 Target Gift Card

3rd Prize:
Coffee Ice cream Coffee
Cute little winter coffee mug
Andes Mints
$10 Starbucks gift card

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bridal Beauty Prep Seminar at LeSalon

   A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of teaming up with the ladies at LeSalon in hosting a Bridal Beauty Prep Seminar. The goal in this seminar was to help educate brides in the timeline of there beauty prep up to six months before the big day. Topics such as when to book your makeup artist (at least 6 months before your big day), though I recommend even up to a year before if you are getting married in prime wedding season which is typically May through October. I even currently have brides booked into 2015!

Other topics I touched on were:

   -Spray Tans: Best if done 48 hours prior, to ensure that your color has set and you have time to shower. I encourage getting sprayed by a person rather than a machine to ensure that you get all the nooks and crannies covered and avoid scary orange hand and feet. Also, if getting a spray tan, make sure to do a trial run (preferably close to your makeup trial) so you can achieve the color that you would like to be on your wedding day.

-Waxing: Best if done at minimum 5 days before your date, to eliminate the chance of any irritation or allergic reactions.

-Makeup Trial/Hair Trial: I recommend 4 to 6 weeks before the date, and try to schedule these on the same day so that way you can get a preview of your entire look together. Make sure your hair is the color, length, that you want it to be as well as your skin the shade that you want to ensure smooth and effective trials.

Keep an eye for more Beauty Seminars at LeSalon ! Also, if your are looking to say yes to the dress, stop in and see Eryn at LeSalon. They have an amazing selection of designer gowns and there bridal concierge is second to none!


Friday, November 1, 2013

Five for 5 favorite products under 5 bucks!

    Happy November! Seriously, is it just me or to October go super fast? It was an awesome month in Sta-Glam land. I was honored to be a part of eight gorgeous wedding parties and had a blast glamming them all up. I plan on sharing some of their gorgeous faces in a future post.

Moving along, lets get to the real scoop! I have been dying to share some of my favorite products under five bucks. I totally realize that not everyone wants to drop the big bucks when building their own personal makeup stash. I totally get it! I do love me some Urban Decay, Lorac, and Mac, but believe me I am no stranger to the drugstore brands. Lucky for you, I'm a small town girl at heart  who loves her a great deal!


1. ELF mascara shield

Elf makes an awesome little mascara shield majiggy! It is amazing and I use it on all my clients. Totally helps you maximize your lash volume and definition while protecting your pretty eye shadow from mascara bleeding to the top of your lids.

2. Aquaphor Lip Repair

If you have kids, you probably already have this stuff at your house. It is an awesome multi purpose product that cures all things from dry lips to diaper rash. I even slather this on my face at night in hopes of preventing the curse of aging!

3. Conair teasing brush

Meet the love of my life (next to my family of course!). I cannot say enough amazing things about this brush, I use this thing every day, and get severe anxiety when my toddler decides to hide it from me. Seriously though, it is a must have if you love big hair as much as I do. You can "tease it to Jesus" with this thing!

4. Target makeup remover towelettes

I love that all my products are long lasting, but they can be a pain to get off when it is time to go to bed. These things are awesome for getting all that gunk off your eyes, face, etc. and it also helps your from ruining your washcloths.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Lip Color Click On My HyperPink

5. Wet n' Wild Megalast lip gloss

The name says it all, its lasts and lasts and lasts! This products offers great colors, a semi matte finish and are under 3 bucks! Great addition to any kit!

Have a great weekend everyone!