Saturday, May 19, 2018

Royal Wedding Pics: Meghan Markle's Wedding Makeup, Nails and Wedding Dress

A royal wedding is so romantic! I couldn't wait to see Meghan Markle's wedding dress and makeup. I go up early and had the tea and scones ready!
tea and chocolate scones
One big question my clients were all talking about was would Harry shave? No he didn't!

prince harry and prince william

Meghan looked lovely as she entered the church with her flower girls and page boys! 
The other big question, the dress. Who would the designer be and what would it look like? The dress was a very regal understated boat neck Claire Waight Keller gown perfect for Meghan's minimalist style in a modern shade of white. Claire Waight Keller is a British designer and artistic director at Givenchy. Meghan chose to wear Queen Mary's tiara with her long veil.

The makeup is always very important for me. Many of my brides may want to wear
her look. Meghan's skin look luminous with little if any foundation showing her freckles. Her cheeks had the faintest hint of pink to match her semi matte pale pink lips. She wore matte eye shadow in shades of brown with understated black eye liner and long black lashes. Her brows were nicely arched and filled in with dark brown.
maghan markles wedding makeup
meghan markles eye makeup
meghan markle tiara and veil
Look how her skin glowed in the sun light! Just gorgeous! Meghan knows the importance of good skin care. She spent time working with a facialist to get her skin wedding ready.
meghan markles skin
 Her nails were proper royal pale pink nude.
royal wedding rings
meghan markles wedding dress
royal wedding first kiss
A beautiful fairy tale wedding!
Congratulations to the Duchess of Sussex!

Professional facials and makeup can make you look as gorgeous as Megan for your wedding. See me at the salon for facials to beautify your skin. Come to me or I can come to you on your wedding day to do your makeup. View my Gallery and get more details.

Have a Beautiful Day!


royal wedding cake

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Zoya Violet Nail Colors with Wild Violet Flowers in my Garden

violets
Every April and May I have sweet little wild violets blooming in my garden and in various locations around my yard! They seem especially beautiful this year. Their leaves are a cute heart shape, which I just love, and they make a nice leafy filler in the garden throughout the summer.
ceramic mushrooms
The spring violet flowers are beautiful vibrant shades of purple, a mix of deeper blue purples and lighter more red purples with blue purple veining. Nature gives us incredible, inspiring colors! I'm thinking this would be an amazing nail color, right?
violet flower
A mix of nail polish colors is in order to mimic the various shades of purple in the violet flower. I frequently layer nail polish colors to create unique custom looks for my clients to match a special outfit or just to give them their own special nail polish color. I went to my Zoya nail polish collection and settled on Zoya Landon, Zoya Delaney and Zoya Leisel.
zoya landon, zoya delaney, zoya leisel
Landon 
A deep creamy purple with a hint of red. 

Delaney 
A multi chromatic purple flip. This metallic shimmer has shades of green, blue, purple and pewter that looks different in various lighting and angles. 

Leisel 
A sheer pinky purple shimmer topper that adds beautiful sparkling dimension. 

I started with one coat of rich creamy opaque Landon for a nice purple base with hints of red. Next, I added a coat of  semi sheer Delaney for it's blue purple multi chromatic flip. I topped it all off with Leisel for sparkling pinky purple dimension. It came out gorgeous!!!

In the shade.....
violet nail polish and violet flower
 and in the sun in has the many facets of purple like the violet!
violet nail polish with violet flower
Happy violet... the flower and the nail color, too!

You can find these beautiful Zoya colors at salons and spas, on zoya.com and on my favorite Amazon! See me at Styling Point in Media, Pa for your own custom color manicure and pedicure!


Have a Colorful Day
xo
Jill


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Summer Nail Colors: Zoya Sunshine Collection Summer 2018 Swatches & Review

The Zoya summer nail colors are here! May 1, 2018 is the official release date. Sunshine is a bright and sunny collection just as the name suggests! If you like red and pink nail colors, you will love this collection. Most of the colors in are in the red color family: pinks, reds and corals. There are 2 glitters, 2 shimmers and 8 creams.
zoya sunshine summer 2018
The two glitters are toppers. They are sheer glitter topper colors called Unicorn Kisses.
zoya unicorn kisses
The glitter pieces in these polishes are large, medium and small to create a holographic effect. Saldana is the blue, Nahla is the gold. They are very sheer but they will build up with more coats to create a magical metallic look especially on top of any color.

Besides, the toppers and one of the shimmers, the colors are opaque and give full coverage with two coats. Clementine needs a third coat to create an opaque finish.


The Zoya Sunshine Summer Collection

Saldana is a glittery light blue Unicorn Kisses sheer topper with blue and pink glitter. I'm not crazy over the large glitter pieces in this polish. I think they look chunky and stand out too much for me.
zoya saldana

Nahla is a glittery gold Unicorn Kisses sheer topper. I love the glitzy shine this one has! And for some reason, the larger glitter pieces don't bother me in this polish. I guess they blend in more.
zoya Nahla

Delia is a lavender cream that is very smooth and easy to apply. It's a beauty!
zoya delia
zoya delia, saldana, nahla

Missy is a medium bright bubble gum pink cream. The slight streaks on the first coat will cover with the second coat.
zoya missy
zoya missy, saldana, nahla

Sandy is a medium bluey
flamingo pink cream. Bright and pretty!
zoya sandy
zoya sandy, saldana, nahla

Ellie is a raspberry cream. Gorgeous! This is one of my favorites.
zoya ellie
zoya ellie, saldana, nahla
zoya ellie
Karen is a bright coral red cream. It goes on smooth and glossy.
zoya karen
zoya karen, saldana, nahla

Marigold is a bright red orange with a gold micro shimmer. I love the depth the micro shimmer creates in this color!
zoya marigold
zoya marigold, saldana, nahla

Virginia is a coral cream. I think this color will be a big hit at the salon this summer!
zoya virginia
zoya virginia

Minnie is a bright medium peachy pink cream. There is some streaking on the first coat that disappears on the second coat.
zoya minnie
zoya minnie, saldana, nahla

Clementine is a peach with a pink and orange micro shimmer. It needs 3 coats to look solid but I think this soft shade will be a client favorite!
zoya clementine
zoya clementine, saldana, nahla

Jack is a light warm nude cream. It's very opaque and steaks a bit on the first coat but the streaks cover with the second coat. I like the way the Unicorn Kisses toppers look over this color. 
zoya jack
zoya jack, saldana, nahla

Now for a little fun with the Unicorn Kisses colors. I love my shimmer!

Jack and Nahla
2 coats of Jack topped with 4 coats of Nahla create an awesome bright gold metallic that glows!!!
zoya jack topped with nahla
zoya jack and nahla

Delia and Saldana
2 coats of Delia topped with 4 coats of Saldana create a magical glowing purple with shifting shades of pink and blue!!!
zoya delia and saldana
zoya delia and saldana 
I think Sunshine a beautiful collection for summer!

 As always, Zoya polish is vegan and 10 free, which means it's free of the ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. 

Find the Sunshine Collection at salons, spas and zoya.com.

See more Zoya beautiful polish collections that are perfect for spring & summer:
Zoya Kisses
Zoya Thrive
Bridal Bliss
Have a Colorful Day💅
xo
Jill