BHLDN Sip & See

We were honored to be part of the first BHLDN Sip & See Event. We are a huge fan of the BHLDN (Anthropologie) brand, as they showcase a wide variety of bohemian style wedding/bridesmaid/formal event dresses. So when the store manager had called us we were so excited!

[Fun fact: BHLDN opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Houston in August 2011 ]

We did the hair and makeup on the models, and set up a mini braid bar in store while customers sipped on wine, and browsed all the dresses. 

Enjoy the pictures below!

Photography by: Laura Jane Photography

 
 
 
 

- Nastassia

Wedding: Ashley - October 1, 2016

Hi Lovelies!

Some behind the scenes photos by me before Ashley and Brandon wed!

I absolutely loved working with Ashley, so sweet and kind. Ashley is a hairstylist herself (which was a little intimidating at first but we worked through it!). She had a custom made flower crown and wheat bouquet. Her wedding was in a gorgeous venue in Alvin, TX: Oakwind Bed and Breakfast

Here are some of the styles of the bridesmaids and Ashley.

  • Bride hair and makeup: Nastassia Loya
  • Bridesmaids makeup: Myra from M&M Artistry
  • Bridesmaids hair: Nastassia
 

It was such an honor to be a part of Ashley's special day. I cannot wait to see the pictures of her in her dress at her ceremony and reception.

Thanks for reading!

Nastassia

Jocelyn and Bens Wedding at Julia Ideson Library - April 23, 2016

Summer is almost fully upon us y'all!

Here we share one of the most gorgeous weddings we had the honor to be part of. Sweet Jocelyn had a huge bridal party filled with her closest friends and family. We also were so lucky to have done Jocelyn's hair and makeup a few times before her wedding for her engagement and bridal parties.

Congrats to you both, Ben and Jocelyn, hope you have a beautiful life in Philly!

Bride Hair and Makeup by Nastassia Loya
Bridesmaid MUA: Elyssa Martinez
Bridesmaid Hairstylist: Analisa Hastings
Photography: Khahn Nguyen Photography

Nadia Married! - January 9, 2016

We were lucky enough to have done the hair, makeup and photography for Nadia's wedding reception!

Nadia chose very simple eye makeup looks for her wedding and reception day, and bold lips, fresh, dewy skin.

  • Face:  Dinair airbrush makeup in Golden Tan, Morphe blush palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter in So Hollywood, NYX Cosmetics Contour Kit, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye concealer in Tan.
  • Eyes: Inglot Pure Pigment #75 , Tarte Cosmetics liquid clay paint liner
  • Lips: Bride requested to use her own lipstick

Holiday/Fall-Winter Look

We are having post holiday weekend withdrawals! It was a hot Christmas Day in Houston this year. Nastassia wears her holiday look but can be translated into an everyday event! The dress can be paired with a blazer for a work fall/winter look.

Eyes:

  • Morphe 35N Palette: These are excellent quality for the price, so pigmented. 
  • Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner: Best liner I have used ever, it comes with a brush, and it is the blackest eyeliner and gives you such a precise line.
  • Morphe Eyebrow Palette: (Decided to try this out, it is nice but definitely want to invest in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow palettes for our clients.)

Face: 

Lips:

Outfit:

Favorite Product - Lush: Angels on Bare Skin Facewash

I have not tried a Lush product till I visited their store in Sugar Land this past weekend. I've heard great things about the Angels on Bare Skin face wash and wanted to try it for myself.
I loved that they are against animal testing and all their products are hand made.

I've been using this face wash for about week (morning and night) and I definitely feel the difference. My skin feels very soft and hydrated. This face wash is perfect for combination skin and it has slight exfoliation properties for an even complexion.

Here is a step by step on how to use the product:

 

Let us know if you have tried the product or if you have any other product recommendations from Lush!

Follow us on Instagram for more pictures, products, giveaways and more!

--Nastassia

 

Makeup Look - The Perfect Red Matte Lipstick

As an avid animal lover, I am starting to shift all my makeup products to cruelty-free. Kara and I decided to make this change for our business as well.
After doing a lot of research, we have compiled a great list of makeup brands that are cruelty-free / all natural / vegan, as we need to choose makeup that would last any weather or conditions for our bridal clients (sweat and tear proof). It was somewhat a challenge since all the products we loved were MAC or Makeup Forever!

I am so impressed with this NYX Cosmetics Perfect Red Matte Lipstick, the color is perfect for any skin tone and the longevity amazed me!

We are so excited to use these products on our clients!

All the details from this look is listed below:

 

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette - Virgin, Naked, Buck | Face: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation in SF13 , Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Medium/Tan, Kevyn Aucoin blush in Berry | Highlight: Laura Gellar Baked Gelato in Ballerina & Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz | Lips: NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in "The Perfect Red" | Bellami Hair Extensions - Bellissima (wearing 2 wefts - this set comes with a lot of hair!)

Follow Us on Instagram for more everyday looks! These looks can also be transformed from day into night for your special event!

Thank you for reading!

Nastassia

Styled Shoot - Industrial and City Date Night

Our first styled shoot featuring our lovely model, Leah Cruzen was a great success. We found this beautiful location in Richmond, Texas.

All the photo details are below.

Hair: Kara Thueson ; Makeup and Photography: Nastassia Loya; Concrete Planter: Nystrom Goods; Model: Leah Cruzen

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram for more photos!

Thank you for reading!

Nastassia and Kara

Allison Married! - Las Vegas, Nevada

Kara recently had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas for a destination wedding!  It was a gorgeous ceremony with the warm colors of the sun set reflecting off the lake in the background  The bride chose to do braid coming across the front to meet the with the curls we had on the side.  Soft pinks and browns were the perfect compliment for her fair complected features.

Kara had her fiance meet her in Vegas to plan their wedding that was supposed to happen a month later.  They got their marriage license and were discussing all the details they need to take care of before their wedding.  Feeling overwhelmed and completely spontaneous, they decided to elope!  Kara called her mom and had her overnight her dress and the next day they were married!  See pictures below!

Kara and Shayne's Elopement pictures:

Thanks for reading!

Kara and Nastassia

New York

May 2015

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We definitely had a few firsts in New York: It was Kara's first time in the city, it was our first trip together, we AirBnb'ed, tried Uber and it was my first time to wear red lipstick.

New York was amazing. We loved how fast paced it was and that everyone walked so quickly. Coming from a city that we must drive everywhere, we enjoyed the walking.

We could not get over how pretty and historic the buildings were and the little streets. The AirBnb we stayed in was in the Lower East Side. It was easy to walk everywhere and we didn't mind the six floors we would need to walk up every day! The apartment was cute and it had a full length mirror which was a major bonus.

We visited in early May for The Makeup Show and the weather was perfect. The Makeup Show was 2 days but were only able to attend one (delayed planes and such). We try to attend one Makeup Show annually in different cities to have a vast overview of all the brands out there.

Running through Central Park was definitely a highlight for our trip, cannot wait to visit this beautiful city again!

Enjoy the picture diary below!

Thanks for reading!

Nastassia and Kara

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