Here I am with a second installment of wedding advice. This time, I am talking about makeup!!!

Now for my wedding, I had many looks in mind. But being a true Libra, I couldn’t make up my mind as to which one I wanted to settle for. I only knew that I wanted people to recognize me, more specifically the groom. This means, I wanted to look as natural as possible, except that I ended up looking too natural, in my opinion. You know, like I was just going for a walk in the park. Although I did love the look we went for, I would have wanted for my lips to be more accentuated and the smokey eyes, a tiny bit more dramatic.  Never mind I decided one day before the wedding that I wanted to look exactly like Brigitte Bardot 🙂

So for your wedding, if you have not decided on a makeup look yet, remember that natural is always in style. But also keep in mind that you’re not going to walk the dog either. My advice is to accentuate your best features and take it up a notch for a late evening wedding by picking brighter colors in the same palette you would normally pick for a day wedding. You can never go wrong with a smokey eye and understated lips done according to your features. Build your makeup around something you know and love and that suits you. For example, a beloved lipstick or eye shadow and use it as a stepping stone by adding dramatic eyes, lips or accessories, etc.

Naturally, after having endured an exceedingly high amount of stress, the temptation to relax and let go, once you get into that makeup chair, is very strong. Don’t, I beg of you. Or, you’ll wake up looking like a Chinese dragon 🙂 Naturally that does not apply if it is a makeup artist you have worked with in the past. As for myself, I arrived with a picture of the Brigitte Bardot type of look I wanted. She agreed. Yet the makeup was nothing like it. So check the makeup as it is being applied. I did not exactly leave that chair looking like Brigitte Bardot, but I thank God that I did not look like a Chinese dragon either.

DISCLAIMER: I am fully aware that looking like Brigitte Bardot on such short notice is a tall order but I am a self-centered optimistic little person, okay? Don’t judge 🙂

Now, for the faux lashes, I believe being a reasonable person, I would have certainly appreciated being given the choice between a varied selection of faux eyelashes. Instead, she just hanged two gigantic faux eyelashes down my eyelids. When I complained that I would like to see on my wedding day, she replied with a meek:“you won’t feel it in a couple of hours’’. I seriously felt like I had two giant bats hanging down my eyelids. But the good news is, I think I might have stumbled upon a natural sleeping pill: just hang two giant faux eyelashes down your eyelids and voila! You won’t be able to keep your eyes open even if they paid you to! Mind you, she was right because once things started rolling I could have had two monkeys hanging down my eyelids and I wouldn’t have noticed either! I was so stressed!

I would also recommend getting the makeup artist to come to your place. This way if you don’t like the makeup, well, they will never see the light of day again (just kidding, lol). But seriously though that way you can be an annoying control freak and they won’t be able to point to their next client as a way of getting rid of you (That’s what mine did to me). They may charge you more but it is worth it. You could also go to a makeup counter and find a young person which makeup you always like, tell them how much you’ve been admiring their different makeup looks and ask them if they would be willing to take up a side job. Tell them it is for a special occasion like your birthday or some similar type of even. The minute you mention wedding, prices magically go up, voices go down and you’re no longer considered an innocent customer, you’ve now graduated to cash cow! I would also advice trying out the look you want days before the wedding under different type of lights and angles. And it’s perfectly okay to give the makeup artist some guidelines because you know your skin and your features better than anyone. I noticed in my pictures that she gave me more of a pink undertone than my golden one, which makes me look more like a warm corpse. Don’t be afraid to be a bitch if you don’t like it. If anything, people will think it is because of the wedding and not your normal behavior. Except, of course, for those who know you as a cauldron stirring, broom ridding full time bitch witch 🙂

Remember also that you’re most likely going to be an emotional mess that day so if you don’t want to end up looking like a like a raccoon take the necessary measures and avoid certain looks. I didn’t cry, first of all because I did not want to look like a raccoon and second of all because well, I am a robot (At least that’s what my husband says). If I am honest, I would also admit that I did most of my crying, Greek tragedy style, in the three months leading up to the wedding. We’ll talk about that too, later)  So the main point is not, I repeat, it is not about showing emotion, it is about looking as good as possible for as long as possible :). Besides, the very thought of the photographer flashing away turned my heart into stone.

My main point is to be vigilant or you’ll look like something that can’t be named 🙂

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I got married!!!


This is a real life update…..I got married two weeks ago! I know it does sound less of a news when it is two weeks late but late news is better than no news. Which makes me wish I was on instagram because let’s face it, if I had been on instagram, the impulse to post the day as it goes by would have been irresistible. But then maybe it was an act of God because knowing myself I probably would have mutated into a special correspondent and my soon-to-be husband would have surely left me at the altar.

Note to self always report news as they are happening or at the very least the next day. As for the wedding, everything was perfectly set for the most perfect wedding the last two days leading up to the wedding because I had just started a new job, I was exhausted and the wedding was upon us so there was no time for endless deliberating.  But the day after the wedding, when everything was over, I started seeing everything that was not as perfect as I wanted it like for example my make up was too natural looking….it did not stay as fresh as I wanted it to be…never mind that I got it done around 12h00 pm and still manage to remove what looked like two fresh coat of war paint from my face around 12 am.

My most important advice as in my number one piece of advice would be to think carefully about the wedding date. Pick a date that is not around your monthly cycle. No I am not talking about the sex. I am talking about the dress! Since I did not take that into consideration (I went instead with when close friends and family could be available…lol who does that….I am fully aware that I am the most considerate person ever :). Consequently I was so bloated on that day that I looked like a giant marshmallow.  So yeah… if your close friends and family members can’t plan their vacation around your monthly cycle on the most important date of your life, shame on them 🙂 Although if I were really honest with myself I would admit that I should have dieted more seriously but hey I am not here to bash myself, I am here to celebrate myself!

Next week I will post about things that I wished I had thought about so stay tuned. And if my most important advice is anything to go by this post is going to be very deep and meaningful 🙂


La corde au cou et la bague au doigt…cela sonne comme une pendaison…mais bon…je me suis mariée! Pour mes lecteurs français, je m’excuse, je suis impardonnable et je l’admets. Vous annoncer une aussi bonne nouvelle pratiquement deux mois plus tard…qu’est-ce que cela sera d’autre? Vous annoncer que j’ai eu un bébé un an plus tard…Franchement ! Alors je dois vous avouer que le bonheur me tue en ce moment…je suis dans un tel état de béatitude que c’est presque insupportable et je ne vous parle même pas du week-end que je viens d’avoir en compagnie de mon poisson rouge adoré (mon viking de mari). Ce sera pour un autre post parce que là vraiment j’aurais l’air pédant…mais je le  ferai quand même donc je m’excuse d’avance vu que je ne le fais pas tous les jours.

Alors, le 20 aout, je me suis mariée, j’ai épousée le prince charmant, l’homme le plus beau et le plus gentil de la terre…Vous devez surement vous dire qu’il est donc chanceux ce bonhomme ! Je suis bien d’accord avec vous.

Bon ! Pourquoi vous l’annoncer aussi tard…parce j’ai eu tellement de stress avec le mariage et un nouvel emploi que je me sens maintenant comme sous sédatif…presque comme on se sent quand on se réveille d’une chirurgie. Vous devez vous dire : ‘’quand même comparer le plus heureux événement de sa vie à une chirurgie.’’ Figurez-vous que dans la même année, je me suis mariée, acheter une maison, et trouver un nouvel emploi…. Je grandis quoi! Je me dois de vous l’avouer, au fur et à mesure que la cérémonie avançait, j’ai regretté de ne pas avoir un compte instagram mais en fin de compte je pense que ca été pour le mieux car me connaissant j’aurais  bien été bien capable de mettre sur pause la cérémonie pour faire un selfie devant l’autel pendant que mon futur mari attend patiemment que je dise je le veux.

En même temps je suis soulagée que cela soit finie et derrière nous. Mais c’est un peu la torture parce que maintenant que c’est fini, je suis au stade ou je repasse tout dans ma tête et dans les moindres détails. Je commence a remarquer tout ce qui n’a pas marché ou qui aurait pu être mieux : genre, mon maquillage qui paraissait trop naturel alors qu’à la fin de la soirée j’ai enlevé ce qui ressemblait bien à une double couche de peinture de guerre de dessus mon visage. Il y a aussi ma robe qui était un peu trop serrée a la taille, mes cadres pour les photos n’étaient pas assez diversifiées….bref des choses que l’on ne voit que quand on est une perfectionniste invétérée et qu’on se rend compte que le mariage est fini et que l’on n’aura plus la chance de jouer a Cendrillon !

Bon je vous laisse et à la fin de la semaine prochaine je vous reviens avec une série d’articles petits conseils pour le mariage. Gros bisous 🙂