This past Wednesday my fiance and I had our engagement photo shoot! I wanted to share with you my getting ready process including nails, hair, and makeup!
Earlier this week I got acrylic tips with a gel manicure for the first time! It is so hard for me to get used to them but I think they turned out nicely. I normally bite my nails heavily (ughhh!) but this was a temporary fix to my nervous habit!
The morning of the shoot I got my hair done at Parlor Dry Bar here in Raleigh. I got their signature blowout which included washing my hair, blow drying, and curling it with a flat iron. They also used a really awesome Bumble and Bumble product that worked wonders on thickening my hair!
I think the curls turned out beautifully! I usually get nervous about curling my hair since it can make me look younger, but my stylist at Parlor did a great job of giving me less structured long curls.
My curls even lasted a second day! I definitely recommend Parlor if you are local! In addition to blowouts they also provide up-do and braid styles. This would be a great pick if your are planning on getting your hair done for any upcoming holiday party.
I did do my own makeup for my engagement pictures and I went for a golden eye and bright lip look. I will link the products I used down below but some of my top picks include the Maybelline lipstick in mesmerizing magenta, the Lorac Pro Contour Kit, and the Becca Champagne Glow palette which I am also giving away in this post!
I also got lash extension a few days before the shoot at Amazing Lash Studio in Raleigh. If you are interested in hearing all about my lash extensions and watching me get ready for my engagement pictures check out my latest YouTube video and subscribe to my channel for new videos every week!