In terms of a beauty regimen, I’m pretty low maintenance. Don’t believe me? I have a little story for you. Recently while shopping around Sephora, I asked the guy working there to help me with eyebrow pencils. He looked at my brows with a look of horror and exclaimed, “When did you last wax?!” My response: “Ummm, I don’t wax them. I pluck them.” His response: “Honey, you PLUCK a chicken. You TWEEZE your eyebrows.” He proceeded to make it very obvious that he was less than pleased with my lack of eyebrow maintenance. But he was hilarious and helpful…so I forgive him. 🙂

My little anecdote leads me to my next point: I am considering doing my own wedding make-up. Due to my low(er) maintenance nature, I want to look nice, but not overly “done”. Considering the look I am going for, I really don’t see why I can’t study a few make-up tricks and do it myself!

Here is some inspiration from two beautiful Asian actresses…

Soft and natural…

A bit more dramatic

Maggie Q

These ladies look smokin’, but their make-up doesn’t overpower them. It looks like I’ll need to get in some practice time before June. Anyone out there doing their own wedding make-up?

November 26, 2008



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    An Atlanta Bride

    November 26, 2008

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog! I’m looking forward to getting acquainted with your wedding plans. Just yesterday I did a post about doing my own hair and make-up. And I definately think you can do the same!

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    My Dream Ring

    November 26, 2008

    Hi Carly I saw your comment on The Atlanta Brides blog and thought I’d stop by yours. Cute blog::
    LOL @ the Sephora guy…I’m sure you can do a great job with your makeup. I actually learned alot about applying makeup properly from YouTube Make-up tutorials. Check them out!


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    November 26, 2008

    @Atlanta Bride: Thanks for stopping by! We should definitely trade planning tips from now on. Love your blog!

    @Jeana: I’m happy you clicked over! And thanks for the heads up about the YouTube tutorials…I will definitely take a look! Now I’ve gotta go check out your blog. 🙂

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    November 29, 2008

    Wow, love the sephora guy! Haha.

    And I love the first pic of Ziyi, who I’ll admit, I’ve never heard of. But that look seems to fit with the limited pictures I’ve seen on you!

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    November 30, 2008

    @ Krista: I’m still undecided about doing my own make-up. Getting it professionally done is just SO expensive. I don’t know if I can justify spending that much money. We’ll see.

    Ziyi Zhang is a big Chinese movie star who has been in a few American movies – including Rush Hour 2 and Memoirs of a Geisha (one of my favorite books!).

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    November 30, 2008

    Lol @ the Sephora dude! I still haven’t decided if I will do it myself or not, MUA are expensive so I’m not sure I’ll be able to afford it when the time comes.

    As for doing it yourself, just go on YouTube and there are tons of tutorials! You can start practicing now until you reach your desire look. Let us know how this goes!