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Proof that you Can Have a Vineyard Wedding in Hawaii

It's not every day that one of our very own Little Black Book members ties the knot. So when it happens, we take alll the wedding notes. Today's fete featuring gorgeous Bride Lena, event planning genius behind Belle Destination Weddings & Events, is no exception. Did you know there were vineyards as beautiful as...

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See Why a Backyard Wedding Was So Important to this Couple

When it comes to choosing your wedding venue, considering family is always important. And sometimes that means saying your I do's right at home, where the heart is. That's exactly what this beautiful duo did for Dad, who had been battling ALS for eight years. Sadly, he passed before the celebration—but it's clear in these captures from Betsi Ewing that his spirit was there to warm all. See the...

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5 Must-Know Tips to Avoid Over-Bronzing Your Face

Bronzer is a staple in my beauty routine year round but often times, with my slightly lighter skin tone during the winter, I have to remind myself not to overdo it. Raise your hand if you've ever walked out of the house looking like an oompa loompa without knowing it until hours later? Guilty. No more friends—with these 5 tips in your back pocket, over-bronzing will be a thing of the past. Pick the Right Shade It might not be that you're putting too much bronzer on, but that you've...

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Proof that You Can’t Go Wrong with a Black + White Wedding

I'm a classic girl at heart when it comes to weddings and to me, there's nothing more timeless than a day decked out purely in black and white. Sure, I had a bit of peachy blush in my own big day, but when I see a colorless fete like this one planned by Amore Events by Cody? I'm convinced that (even on a rainy day) this good ol' combo does the trick. See more...

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Newly Engaged? This Sunset Shoot is Exactly Why You Should Do an E-Sesh.

As we pack up the crystal coupes and clean up all the tinsel from this year's holiday festivities, I'm betting some of you are donning a sparkly new gem that will most definitely NOT be packed away. That's right, the bubbly wasn't the only thing being popped this year—hooray! Now that you're engaged, it's time to start thinking about that e-sesh. Not quite sure you want to do one? Just have a peek at...

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4 Tips for the Cutest Ever Non-Traditional New Year’s Eve Party

When I think of a classic New Year's Eve shindig, layers of black and gold and elegant gowns galore set the scene in my mind. But if this non-traditional slice of NYE inspiration presented itself to me this year? I'd most definitely choose tropical over traditional. How fun would it be to kick off a new 365 in warm-weather style?! With ...

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The 3-Step Trick to Effortless Model Eyes

Want to know how all those models get that doe-eyed look without overloading on tons of eye makeup? Sure, natural beauty helps, but did you know there's a simple trick that can open up and brighten those beauties in seconds? It's called tightlining and it's going to be your new best friend. Less liner, more wow. Get the steps below! Mascara and/or gel eye liner (I use...

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6 New Year Hair-solutions for Healthier Locks in 2017

With every New Year, I can't help but re-assess my beauty routine, from vowing to wash my makeup brushes more often to nipping bad hair habits in the bud. Especially the latter. Because healthy, bouncy locks make for more good hair days than bad and we all know how a bad hair day can really throw a wrench in our week. Ready to make some 'hair-solutions' in 2017? Click below! You might also love...

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How To Get Lashes that Everyone Will Compliment You On

Stranded on a desert island, the one beauty item I'd take with me? Mascara. Of course, there'd already be the island bronzed vibe happening from all those rays! But regardless, I think it's safe to say that giving our lashes a bit of love can really change an entire look. Thankfully, we can rely on more than a bit of mascara—see 6 ways to lengthen those lovelies right here. You might also love...

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5 Beauty Tutorials Every Girl Should Keep in Her Back Pocket

Whether you lean more toward the au-so-naturale vibe or love a little bit of drama in your every day look, keeping a few beauty tricks in your back pocket is always a good idea. Want to make those eyes pop even more? Try tightlining. Is a perfect red lip your signature go-to? Every girl should sport one now and then.

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THIS is Why Getting Married in Napa is Wedding Goals to the Max

I think deep down in each of us there's a little piece of our heart that wants to get married in Napa. Especially if Beaulieu Gardens is a part of that pretty picture. Case in point? This classically elegant day planned by Bustle Events. From the all-white bridesmaids...

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How To Make Your Party (and Yourself!) Sparkle this New Year’s Eve

Every New Year should be marked with a little bit of sparkle in my opinion. Because really, how many times a year do you get to wear full-on sequins, set a table as shiny as this one, throw around confetti and sip on bub all night long? This...

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5 Ways To Master Perfect Party Hair

I basically have the same exact hair routine when it comes parties. All down, loose soft curls—my clutch. And though it works for me, holiday parties call for something a little extra special I think. Whether you want to go for a chic, volumized pony or a sweet side braid, here are 5 ways to master the ultimate party hair! The Chic Pony Buns and ponytails are usually interchangeable in the daily hairstyle rotation, but when...

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5 Easy Go-To Goodies if You Forgot the Stocking Stuffers

I usually start my holiday shopping early to stay on top of it all so to not feel rushed come December. But there are always those last minute forgotten gifts that sneak their way in there—like those darn stocking stuffers! Those little guys are toughies aren't they? Thankfully if you've left them off your shopping list, these five quick and easy go-to's are bound to save the day (and people will actually love them!). You might also love...

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A Magical Holiday Home Tour with a Strong Mantel Game

Home tours make me all sorts of happy. But holiday home tours? Make my inner Buddy the Elf come to life. And this one captured so beautifully by Ruth Eileen has my merry turned up on high. Designed by owner, Jackie of Finding Lovely, I keep bouncing from room to room soaking up all the Christmasy goodness. From the...

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4 Winter Beauty Trends to Take You from Ski Slopes to Fireside Cocktails

One thing I struggle with every winter is getting stuck in the same old beauty routine. Sound familiar? Not this year, my friends. It's time to layer on the metallics, dark berry lips and wow-factor lashes to boot. We've teamed up with Tarte Cosmetics and...

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8 Beauty Go-To’s We Tested and LOVED in 2016

We're always on the hunt for new beauty tricks to add to our arsenal and this past year brought the beauty game for sure—from perfectly versatile day-to-night hairstyles to sassy makeup trends like colored liner. See some of our favorites below and let us know if you tried...

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The 12 Hottest Baby Name Trend Predictions for 2017

With a 2017 baby in the works, I was especially excited to get my hands on this new year baby name hot list from Nameberry. Because naming someone is seriously tough business. If you're going through the process yourself, you know! But thankfully, we've got a little more inspiration headed our way as we say goodbye to 2016—from the hottest name-starting vowels to the coolest prepster picks, let these 12 New Year naming trends inspire you! From...

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The Ultimate Party Idea for an Intimate Girls Holiday Gathering

I love a good cocktail party, I do. Especially around the holidays. But sometimes, an intimate afternoon gathering is just as good, if not better. Case in point? This chic 'getting ready for Christmas' tea party crafted by Santorini Glam Weddings, Santorini Bliss Weddings and Tie the Knot in Santorini—a perfect little party to plan all those...

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24 Last-Minute Holiday DIY Ideas to Keep in Your Back Pocket

We're down to the wire, friends. With ten days (yes, only TEN!) until Christmas, it's time to get serious about that gift list that's been staring you down. Oh, and that decorating you've been meaning to do. At this point, two-day shipping might save you but if it doesn't, it's time to put on your DIY hat. Below are 24 festive ideas to try!

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