PIP of my H&M trial today

My mom came over and we played wedding. She was a hairdresser when I was a baby and has always done my hair. She has also done a lot of bridal haridos over the years (friends, cousins, sister-in-law, friends-of-friends), so it was a given that she'd do mine.

self-portraits taken in my bathroom with the timer on my camera.



BEFORE:




AFTER:




(we made pseudo cymbidium orchids from crumpled green tissue paper to get an idea of the placement of the fresh orchids I will have in my hair)


Earrings and veil were purchased on eBay for $20 each.


I did my own make-up...mostly drugstore stuff (Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow, Almay liquid eyeliner, Neutragena Bronzer/Blush, Ardell Lashes, Maybelline Mascara, L'oreal lipstick with a Neutragena Gloss) and MAC full coverage foundation with Almay loose translucent powder.


Glad those make-up classes I took have come in handy! Although for an opera singer, we usually do "drag queen" make-up for the stage! LOL

Here's me onstage in Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" (nice make-up, huh?!):



Posted on August 4, 2007 at 4:54 pm
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MrsBabySalute
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Wow, Lori. Your mom did a great job. The 2nd photo looked like it was from your wedding already! =) Hahaha... I love your DIY green cymbidium orchid!
Posted on August 4, 2007 at 7:14 pm
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Wow you look great! you're already quite pretty in the before picture, and even more stunning in the after picture. the DIY makeup looks so professional.
Posted on August 4, 2007 at 9:19 pm
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You look beautiful.
Posted on August 5, 2007 at 1:53 am
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WOW you and your mom did a great job. Love those earrings also.

I wish I was that talented.
Posted on August 5, 2007 at 4:06 am
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I love those earrings! I agree with pp, your mom did a fabulous job.
Posted on August 5, 2007 at 8:12 pm
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Thanks ladies! I the back of the hair is in a low chignon of loose curls sort of randomly pinned back. Since we're getting married on the beach in Kauai I didn't want my hair to look to "done", but still appropriate for my dress and accessories. As a performer, I have my hair up and make-up done a lot, so for me, this is all about understated elegance.

By the way, the earring are from eBay from seller Mega Made Inc. and I got them for $20 + shipping/handling. They look way better in person than this pic, from the seller:







I like that they are somewhere between antique and modern looking and that they have the pear shaped stones that match my ring. I also decided to do long, chandelier earrings and no necklace. Had I chosen a necklace, I would have worn smaller earrings. At first my mom didn't like them (she liked the smaller ones I bought), but once she saw everything together, she changed her mind. Oh yeah, she also thought my make-up was too heavy! But of course, she never wears anything more than lipstick and mascara! Anyway, once until she saw the complete picture with hair and acccessories she changed her mind on that too.
Posted on August 6, 2007 at 6:17 am
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You look wonderful, Lori! And what pretty earrings!
Posted on August 7, 2007 at 6:44 am
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Absolutely beauty-ful!! Props to you and your mom!!
Posted on August 7, 2007 at 2:46 pm
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beautiful! =) love those earrings too!
Posted on August 9, 2007 at 6:03 am

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