Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to Get Katherine Webb's Contoured Look: The New It Girl

For those of you who watched the BCS National Championship, or any television at all today, noticed the beautiful Katherine Webb, girlfriend to Alabama's quarterback A.J. McCarron and also Miss Alabama.  Hmmmm, this story sounds familiar.  Kind of reminds me of that new show Nashville.  For those of you who don't watch, Hayden Panetierre's character dates a football player to play up her image.  I'm not saying that Katherine's image needs to be upped but it is quite a match for Miss Alabama to be dating "Mr. Alabama".  It sure has gained her a lot of attention becoming an overnight twitter sensation and getting on every morning show in America.  Anyway, she is BEAUTIFUL and the thing that stood out most to me, as far as makeup goes, was her  highlighting with her makeup.  Just search her on google and you will see what I'm talking about.  She just had that fabulous glow that comes from playing a good highlighter like MAC Cosmetic's Cream Color Base in Shell, off of a good matte bronzer like Too Faced Matte Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.  I used the picture of the other girl so you can see a more dramatic use of this in order to really get the point of where to highlight and where to bronze.  It takes practice but by using good products and a good contouring brush you will get it no time.
How to get Katherine Webb's countered look using a mac makeup highlighter and too faced bronzer
XOXO,

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Glamour Affair's Best of 2012

We want to wish all of our beautiful readers a wonderful Happy New Year!  We hope that this year you will all take the thing that makes you beautiful and focus on that thing to make all of your dreams come true.  Whether it is your ability to make people laugh, your creative mind, your caring nature, or your ability to lead.  Whatever that thing is that makes you special, makes you beautiful in your own way, recognize it and build on it.  While our business is making people look beautiful on the outside, the true blessing in our work is helping you feel the beauty that others already see in you.

Hair and makeup has always been a gift that Nisha and I have had.  We have been doing it for years for friends and friends of friends.  It was last New Year that we made a decision to make it official and so A Glamour Affair began.  It has been a very successful and rewarding year for us both.  We are thankful to all of you who entrusted us with your special day.  We met some amazing people this past year and had so much fun getting to know each and every one.  God has given us these talents and however small or unimportant they may have once seemed, by using these gifts we have been blessed tremendously and experience great joy in helping others realize their own beauty.  So never discount your talents, only build on them and see what God has in store for you.  Below you will see our bests, and favorites from 2013.
A Glamour Affair makeup and hair 2012 with Pam Jones of Paris Mountain Photography
The beautiful Kayla McIntosh photographed by Pam Jones of Paris Mountain Photography.  This session was styled by the beautiful Kelly Garner at Chene Rouge Wedding Venue in Hiram, GA.  It was great meeting these people and we gained a great friend with Kelly Garner and Pam Jones!
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
My college roommates and 2 of my best twin friends, Cindy and Sandy.  A Glamour Affair traveled to Savannah for this beautiful wedding.  We had so much fun!  Sandy is now pregnant and ready to give birth any day now.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair

A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
My beautiful little cousin Christina (top middle), and her two friends for prom.  I just can't believe that my little Chrissy-Poo is old enough to now be in college!
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
Beautiful "Glamping" styled shoot by Lori Waddell Photography.  These girls were also fabulous!  We even got to do hair and makeup for their 8th grade formal later in the year.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
The adorable Kelly Garner at her trash the dress photo shoot with Pam Jones of Paris Mountain Photography.  This shoot was also styled by Kelly.  These pictures were taken at Spring Lake Wedding Venue in Rockmart, GA where we met the lovely Renty Haney who runs Spring Lake.

A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair



This is the fashion show that we provided hair and makeup for at the beautiful Hills Creek at Thousand Acre Farm in Rockmart, GA.  We were excited to work here with my cousin Sharon Rakestraw and her daughters in law, Lindsey and Morgan, who are great friends of ours.  We have been blessed to work there many times since then and really love it when we know we are going to spend our Saturday there.  It is a great family environment.  We also really enjoyed getting to meet all of the lovely girls pictured.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
Our beautiful photo shoot with Christina, Megan, and Makayla, otherwise known as the dimple squad. The photographer for these beautiful pictures was one of our best friends April Estes of Reflective Images Photography.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
The Big Hair McIntosh Sisters, Kelly and Christy at Christy's wedding.  This was a really fun one!!!
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
The beautiful Beth photographed by Pam Jones of Paris Mountain Photography and session styled by Kelly Garner.  Hair and makeup styling, of course, by A Glamour Affair.  These pictures were also taken at Spring Lake Wedding Events.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair

We loved getting to meet Sarah and Kasy for this styled photo shoot.  Also shot by Pam Jones of Paris Mountain Photography.  This time at Hills Creek Events in Rockmart, GA.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
Getting to do hair and makeup as The Joker for my cousin Chase for the Batman Premier.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
Doing hair and makeup for a styled photo session for Kristina Eaton Ltd.  Bridal Headpiece Designer.  This photo shoot has not yet been revealed, but will be in 2013.  We can't wait!!!  The photographer for this 3 day session was Brigette Carruth of In Focus Photography.  We have seen the pics and they are sooo amazing.  Be sure to keep checking back so you will see when we are allowed to reveal them.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
One of my favorites!!!!  The Barbie Shoot also shot by Brigette Carruth of In Focus Photography.  These are my two adorable little cousins Adrianna and Abby.  This shoot was completely styled by A Glamour Affair.  You can also be a part of your own Barbie Shoot, just contact us or Brigette.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
The winner of our wedding hair and makeup giveaway.  The beautiful Courtney Smith photographed by  Lori Waddell at Hills Creek Wedding Venue in Rockmart, GA.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
Doing hair and makeup for my sister's celebration dinner for one of her designs being on the cover of Parenting Magazine.
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
The AMAZING Raven photo shoot.  Me and Nish had so much fun with this one.  Definitely one of our all time FAVS!!!!  The photographer was Lori Waddell.  She definitely made our vision truly come to life.  We are so grateful that she did this for us!!!
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
Going to LA to do hair and makeup for the Halloween Segment on Access Hollywood Live.  This was definitely a memorable trip that I hold very dear.  It was so awesome to get to make this trip with my twin sister and our best friend!
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair
Launching our new Glam T shirt line modeled by Caitlyn Henderson and photographed by Lori Waddell.  Thanks so much to Lori Waddell who made our T shirts look even more fabulous with professional photographs.  She made them look like we tore the pages out of a magazine.  Of course you can buy one of the T shirts or sweatshirts over in the righthand sidebar.  
A Glamour Affair Atlanta on location Wedding Makeup and Hair Atlanta's best boudoir photography
And then our most recent venture is our boudoir vogue like styled photo sessions with Lori Waddell.  As you can see it has been an amazing year, and we aren't even able to show it all to you.  Thanks for making it a great year for us and allowing us to do what we love!

And coming also in 2013 A Glamour Affair will be opening an official studio out of Nisha's house so we can offer a beautiful fun environment to get you ready on your special day if you prefer to come to us.

We love and appreciate you all!
Thanks for making it a GREAT year!!!
XOXO,

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Atlanta's Best Lady's Photo Sessions

Every girl/woman looks at magazines and wishes, at some point or another, that they could look like "that".  That's what our photo sessions with Lori Waddell of Lori Waddell Photography will do.  You can look like "that"!!!  A Glamour Affair provides hair and makeup and styling and Lori works her magic behind the camera and in the editing room.  I know most of us think I can't do that or look like that, but Lori makes it seem so easy and with posing, believe me, will get you the results that you desire.  Here are some samples from our last session.  Keep in mind that these shoots can be whatever you want them to be.  If you want to go for a more boudoir look or something more reserved, yet vogue-like, it is completely up to you "the model".  Our next session will be January 19 & 20, 2013.  These will make great Valentine's Day gifts for your Valentine.  Just send an email to aglamouraffairevents@gmail.com if you are interested in one of these sessions and would like more information.  We encourage you to gather some friends and make a party of it!  Keep in mind that we are sharing some intimate photos with you only to help you see examples of all of your options.  These shoots are so much fun, but we promise you that we will never share any of your photos unless given permission to do so.  We hope you will join in the fun with us this time!!!!  These Boudoir/Vogue-like styled photo sessions will be called Beautiful You Portrait Sessions.
Top Atlanta Boudoir Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography

Top Atlanta Boudoir Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography


Top Atlanta Boudoir Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography

Top Atlanta Boudoir Snow Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography

Top Atlanta Boudoir Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography

Top Atlanta Boudoir Snow Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography
As you can see posing like this doesn't exactly come naturally to me, but Lori WAS able to capture a serious moment.  I surely didn't make it easy for her, but she is a camera genius!  The picture below is more of what she was REALLY dealing with hahahahahahah!
Top Atlanta Boudoir Snow Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography
Top Atlanta Boudoir Snow Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography
Top Atlanta Boudoir Snow Vogue Styled Photographer Photo Sessions with A Glamour Affair and Lori Waddell Photography
XOXO,




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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Behind the Scenes for the X Factor USA 2012: What They are Wearing for part 1 of the 2 Part Finale & Where to Buy It

We are so excited to have been given behind the scenes access to the beauty products that the X Factor stars are wearing for the finale tonight!!!!  Who can deny the transformations we have seen from the beginning of the show to now.  They begin the show looking like....well anyone you would see on the street.  Closer to the end they all look like stars.  So for all of the changes you have seen in their skin, our behind the scenes contact tells us that all of the finalists are using Proactiv Solution 3 Step System Kit.  You can buy it for $40.95 on Amazon.  If you like any of the eyeshadows you see worn by Fifth Harmony they will be using Stila Eyeshadow Compact that you can find at Nordstrom for $18.00.  Also worn by Fifth Harmony is Colorscience Pro-Optical Illusion Colore Corrector, a concealer infused with peptides and chocolate to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness.  You can buy it for $29.25 just click the link.  Some member of Fifth Harmony are wearing Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation SPF 15 PA from Sephora for $62.  While others are wearing Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation from Nordstrom for $59.00.  For their lips Fifth Harmony is using Nude Lip Wardrobe with Collagen Tri Peptide for $22.00.  They are also wearing ME eye shadow palettes for $35.00 and Bobbi Brown BBU Palette for $250.00, Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 from Nordstrom for $39.00, M A C Fluidline from Nordstrom for $15.00, and Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder glow for $37.00 from Barney's.  You know men have to look good on stage too!  He may be country but Tate takes care of his hair by using Oribe Fiber Groom for $28.42 to create separation with light hold.  Carly Rose uses Ojon Volume Advance Thickening Spray to give her hair thicker texture and help hold her curls.  You can buy it for $24 at Sephora.  The contestants are not the only ones with fabulous makeup.  Anyone would have to agree that Demi Lovato's makeup is just about as close to perfect as possible.  Nisha loves Demi's makeup artist, who is also a makeup artist for Kim Kardashian.  Demi uses Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 for $52 at Sephora.  For her eyes Demi uses Smashbox Studio Pop Eye Palette $49. Moving on to the fashion Icon Khloe Kardashian who is wearing an Alexander McQueen leather pleated skirt.  If you want one more affordable check out this one from Parker for $200.20.  We will continue to update with any new inside information.  Enjoy the show!!!!  On a side note I would just like to say that Nisha would be willing to visit the show and give a makeover to Britney......just sayin'.
Behind the scenes access to the beauty products that the stars of X Factor USA 2012 finale are wearing
X Factor Fashion Finale 2012http://www.amazon.com/Proactiv-Solution-System-Month-Supply/dp/B001A3ML3K

Can't wait to see who wins tomorrow night!  Who are you voting for?

XOXO,

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Monday, December 17, 2012

A Glamour Affair's Glamorous Tees

I am so excited that our new t shirt line came in this past weekend.  We quickly arranged for a photo shoot with Lori Waddell of Lori Waddell Photography and our model Caitlyn Henderson for this weekend so we could quickly make the t shirts available to you before Christmas.  Of course hair and makeup was done by Nisha and I at A Glamour Affair.  I absolutely love these shirts, the way they fit, and their versatility!!!  Check out these pics from our photo shoot and hopefully you will make one of our tees part of your wardrobe!  Just look to the right sidebar and you will find where you can purchase them.  Caitlyn is an aspiring model and let me tell you this girl knows how to work it!!  I felt like I was working with America's Next Top Model.  She was so professional and really put a lot of thought into her poses and how they should work with the wardrobe.  I was extremely impressed!!!  And what can I say about Lori Waddell?!?!?!?  Just LOOK at these pictures.  She is AMAZING!
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
As for the fit:  The t shirt is a longer shapely fit.  It's not clingy, but it's also not loose like a men's tee.  I happen to hate cap sleeves so I love that these tees have the longer short sleeves.  I usually wear a medium in a t shirt but I prefer the large in these.  That is because I don't like anything to cling to my stomach (I've birthed 2 large babies lol).  Caitlyn is wearing a small in these pictures.  She is really tiny so it was looser fitting on her.  The tank top is a loose fit and true to size.  The sweatshirt is also true to size.  I can wear the medium, but in order to feel more cozy I would order a large.  Caitlyn is wearing a medium in the picture.  I just wanted to fill everyone in on the sizing because it is always an issue for me when I'm ordering something.  I want to know how it fits!
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography

A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
Check out Nisha's makeup job!  This picture is so beautiful!!!! {Headpiece by:  Fairytale Jubilee}
Below:  This was taken in my daddy's garage per Lori's suggestion.  I love the way it turned out!
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography
A Glamour Affair Best Fitting Glamorous T shirts with Caitlyn Henderson & Lori Waddell Photography











XOXO,

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Styled Boudoir Sessions

We are so excited about our upcoming Boudoir Sessions this weekend with Lori Waddell of Lori Waddell Photography.  A Glamour Affair is teaming up with Lori to do the styling for the photo shoot.  We are going to have three different set options.  One will involve snow (soooo excited), one will include our infamous purple wall from "The Raven" shoot and the other will be a leopard curtain backdrop.  We are supplying many bustiers and accessories to choose from that are going to be absolutely beautiful!  And of course we will be doing hair and makeup for everyone.  It is going to be sooooo much fun!!!!!  We will definitely share with you some samples from the shoot so that you can decide if you want to sign up with us for some future boudoir shoots.  Here are some samples of inspiration photos that we are using for our sessions this weekend.  We are thinking beautiful sexy winter shots!!!
winter white boudoir photo shoot

























winter white boudoir photo shoot
ideas for boudoir photo shoot
ideas for boudoir photo shoot
ideas for boudoir photo shoot
XOXO,

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