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Beauty Must-Haves with Ashley Sievert

Coming from a girl who rarely wears more than a dash of coverup and a touch of lip gloss, I can certainly take all the help I can get in the beauty department because what works for a day at the computer or wrangling babies does not equal cute going out face. We’re leaving it to the experts, i.e. Ashley Sievert, a New Orleans based makeup artist who is spilling the beans on her go-to’s. See even more captured by Marissa Lambert right here.

From Marissa Lambert… I was absolutely thrilled when Ashley Sievert contacted me to photograph her and her amazing products! She is well known as one of the best makeup artist in New Orleans. This shoot was mostly for fun, but also to showcase her new tee that reads, “Natural Took Me All Morning.” I’m sure a lot of women can relate to that statement! All women are beautiful regardless of age or size, and Ahsley’s main desire is help each woman see their true beauty shine!

1. Ashley Sievert BeautyI searched for the perfect foundation for years. They all turned me orange, did not give me the coverage I needed, and broke me out. I took matters into my own hands and Ashley Sievert Beauty was born! The line consists of a Mineral Velvet Crème- Full coverage, light weight, long lasting. Mineral Finishing Powder- Sets the Crème and leaves an “airbrushed” look and feel. Glow Under Eye Brightener- Highlights, Conceals and Brightens in one. The line is for all ages, skin types and tones!

2. Midnight Passion and MarshmallowMy 2 “go to” nail colors- Midnight Passion (h&m) is the perfect black/red- fall/winter shade.. Essie Marshmallow is my favorite neutral for spring/summer. (3 coats is best)

3. Conair Wand | I have used the Conair wand for years now! It gives me that effortless beach waves which I could never achieve with a curling iron.

4. The Wet Brush | I constantly have knots when I wash my hair and this brush is a life saver!! I also have extensions and it helps me comb through without them falling out.

5. Victoria’s Secret Self Tanner and L’oreal Self Tanning MistI love this self tanner for my body and have an instant tint of color and a “day at the beach” summer glow within 4-6 hours! As for my face, I use the L’Oreal spray to make sure the tan is even.

6. Dry Shampoo SuaveI have oily hair and this has been my favorite dry shampoo. It soaks up the oil and leaves my hair smelling fresh.

7. Almay Triple Effect Mascara | This mascara is amazing and I love it’s unique double sided brush. My lashes look thick and long with only 1-2 coats.

8. Juice ESP Blemish CleanserI have tried many skin care lines and this one is a favorite! I especially love the blemish cleanser which keeps me clear without drying out my skin.

9. Antiqued shadow MAC | I use this shadow on myself and clients all the time! This copper shade looks great on everyone.

Photography: Marissa Lambert | Makeup: Ashley Sievert

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Courtyards & Cobblestones 2015

Fact: if you’re tying the knot in Wilmington, NC, I am sooo jealous.  And not just because Wilmington happens to be a place known for magical + oh-so beautiful I do’s.  Nope, it’s also the home to the fab Courtyards & Cobblestones event, a walking tour through several downtown wedding venues.  It’s a glamour-filled night of good food, yummy drinks, amazing vendors and a whole lot of inspiration.

At Courtyards & Cobblestones, you can leisurely stroll through all that downtown has to offer, making it that much easier to select a wedding venue.  And your self-guided tour doesn’t just include fabulous locales, you’ll also be meeting some of the finest wedding professionals Wilmington has to offer, from awesome photogs to cupcake masters to floral pros that will take your breath away.  Soak in each space that has been meticulously crafted by an amazing Wilmington designer, and munch on the yummy samplings from some seriously talented caterers.  Oh, and did I mention the live entertainment?  Sooo awesome.  Call it date night or even a girl’s night out, but seriously don’t forget to mark your calendar for January 17th, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $18 online or $25 at the door.

For day to day updates go to the Courtyards & Cobblestones Facebook page… and don’t forget to check out the amazing film below!

Photography: Millie Holloman Photography | Photography: Susie Linquist Photography | Photography: KMI Photography | Photography: Scott Piner Photography | Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Videography: Seven Season Films | Videography: Green Hope Productions | Videography: Philip James Films | Videography: Light Cannon Films | Videography: Blueberry Creative | Videography: Life Stage Films | Event Design: Lily Belles Event Design | Event Design: Kickstand Events | Event Design: Fiore Fine Flowers | Event Design: Design Perfection | Event Design: Social Butterfly Events | Event Design: Salt Harbor Designs | Floral Design: Beautiful Flowers By June | Floral Design: Eco Chic Blossoms | Cake: Imaginary Cakes | Cake: Alison's Cakery | Cake: One Belle Bakery | Cupcakes: Coastal Cupcakes | Reception Venue: The Loft On Front | Catering: 128 South Events & Catering | Catering: Culinary Creations | Catering: City Club At De Rosset | Catering: Pine Valley Market | Catering: The Balcony On Dock | Catering: The Beam Room | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | DJ: Active DJ Entertainment | Beverages: Wilmington Wine | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Brooklyn Arts Center | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Balcony On Dock | Ceremony & Reception Venue: City Club At De Rosset | Ceremony & Reception Venue: 128 South Events & Catering | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Bakery 105 | Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Atrium By Ligon Flynn | Health & Beauty: ADG Fashion Styling | Health & Beauty: Salon Fringe Wilmington | Health & Beauty: Makeup For Your Day | Health & Beauty: GoGirl Fitness | Ice Sculpture: Ice Sensations | Invitations & Calligraphy: Southern Bee Designs | Linens: La Tavola | Live Music: The Midatlantic Band | Live Music: Benny Hill Music | Live Music: Violinist Maura Kropke | Live Music: Guitarist Trey Hamlin | Live Music: Possum Creek Bluegrass Band | Photo & Video Booth: The Soapbox Photo & Video Booth | Photo Booth: The Truth Booth | Photo Booth: The YouBooth | Rentals: Party Suppliers & Rentals | Rentals: Eventful Furnishings & Design | Rentals: CE Rentals | Specialty Gifts: Reeds Jewelers | Specialty Gifts: Pressed Cotton | Specialty Rentals: Harborside Event Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Pomp Event Furnishings | Specialty Rentals: DP Etc. | Sweets: Nye's Cream Sandwiches | Transportation: Event Shuttle Service | Transportation: Wilmington Trolley Co. | Transportation: The British Taxi | Wedding Event: Courtyards & Cobblestones | Wedding Publications: The Knot Magazine NC | Wedding Publications: Weddings Unveiled Magazine | Wedding Publications: Southern Weddings Magazine | Wedding Publications: Southern Bride & Groom | Wedding Publications: SALT Magazine


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Happy Holiday Party

A whole lot of glitter, a whole lot of gold and a whole lot of happy.  This, my friends, is what I call a can’t miss holiday party.  Think yummy treats mix and mingling with gorgeous blooms from Lance Hayes Flowers, amazing images from Ashleigh Jayne  and fabulous details all styled to perfection by Angela Marie Events.  Inspiration overload?  Yes, please.  Click here for sooo much more

From Angela Marie Events…  I always like a little glam during the holidays, so I used lots of gold paired with pinks and reds! I used beautiful red and gold Lenox china and paired it with gold etched glasses from Anthropologie. I used golden pears and beautiful pomegranates down the table. The menu cards, place cards, and invitation was created by Proper Prints. We decided that the holidays is a happy time-so why not celebrate all that makes us happy?!

Our model is sporting an Adrianna Papell dress from Bella Bridesmaid Baton Rouge, earrings from BHLDN, and Kate Spade glitter pumps. We featured three fun cocktails for our party and served delicious desserts-caramel pecan cheesecake, chocolate naked cake, sugar cookies, and chocolate cake calls.

We also served some great cheeses and fruit with good ole southern cheese straws! And what makes people pretty happy? Wine, of course! Pretty Italian wines to go for guests’ favors!

Photography: Ashleigh Jayne | Flowers: Lance Hayes Flowers | Dress: Bella Bridesmaid | Cake: Ambrosia Bakery | Hair: Alison Smith | Cookies And Cakeballs: Silly Gilly Desserts | Earrings: BHLDN | Furniture: Timeless Vintage Rental | Glassware: Anthropologie | Invitation And Signage: Proper Prints | Makeup: Megan Higginbotham | Props: Afloral | Pumps: Kate Spade | Stylist/planner: Angela Marie Events | Tablecloth: Sparkle Pony | Venue: Steele Burden's Orangerie

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