Hair and Make Up Trial for the Big Day!


The wedding fun continues!  But first…




The zucchini bread at work by 10:00 AM :).  I love that people enjoyed it (and yes, I may have had some myself! I can’t help it!)


I snacked on an fresh apricot when I recognized that I am probably turning into a zucchini, but neither photographed well.




Juicy…not photogenic but delicious.

Still working on photographing food…I’ll get there 🙂



Hair and Make Up Trial

If there is one thing I learned tonight, it’s that I don’t like much make up. . . I guess I’m a weird one!

Anyway — the trial was in Evergreen, CO.  About 45 minutes from Denver heading into the front range mountains.



It’s a bit of a haul, but man is it beautiful.




I had some ideas of what I wanted for my hair beforehand, but really hadn’t done much specific research until today at work (I’m awful, I know).   I knew I wanted it up, and visible from the front.  With those ideas, I came up with



I figured it could work with my bangs, and it would have an element of texture and body in the front, exactly what I want.

When I showed this to Jules, my hair and make up woman, she was fairly confident it would work with my hair which pleasantly surprise me.

I took lots of pictures, but want to share the full reveal for the big day, so I’m only going to share one picture 🙂



I know it doesn’t show much, but I’m excited for how it turned out and looking forward to it on the big day!

The make up wasn’t so easy.

As I mentioned, I am just not someone who wears a lot of make up…One because I don’t know how to apply or wear it, and two because I think I look a little weird with it on.

With that said, I made some notes, and am confident that on the day of, Jules will have me looking like a glowing, beautiful version of myself!  It was a great experience overall and I really like Jules, which is huge because we’ll be spending a lot of time together day of  :).  One fun side note:  she kept telling me how beautiful of a face I have…just kept saying it.  Now, let me say that while I don’t have any self confidence issues and am happy with my appearance, I’ve never thought of myself as beautiful.  But to be honest, the way she was saying it while she was studying my features made me smile.  It wasn’t in a condescending way, more just a “that made my day” kind of way.  Does that make sense?


The trial went until about 745, and by that time I was borederline HANGRY (hungry+angry, it’s a dangerous place for me to reach).  I called Zach when I left and being the amazing man that he is, I came home to a fully prepped dinner of steak (farmer’s market), corn on the cob, and grilled zucchini.




Amazing!  Everything was so fresh and flavorful.  I love the market!


After dinner, I had a build up of anxious energy inside that needed to be let out :).  Between a long day at work followed by a longer-than-expected appointment and very little exercise today, I knew the only way to get my energy out was a quick work out.

Enter my favorite:  8 minute workouts!





Trust me, you would have been really impressed if Zach got a picture doing the 8 minute arms.  It’s amazing stuff…

So, my full work out of the day:

Workout of the Day

  • Seated hatha yoga – 45 minutes AM
  • Lunch yoga (done in our break room, but was a nice 30 minute break)
  • 8 minute abs, arms and buns.

I am sticking with taking it easy of running and really just listening to my body this week. . .  the plan this week may need to be a  little more flexible than normal, but we will see!  Hopefully no less than what I posted 🙂

Well — it’s now almost 10 here, so I think it’s time to eat myself a Cookie and head to bed soon.  Good night all!

6 thoughts on “Hair and Make Up Trial for the Big Day!

  1. I dream of being able to apply the perfect face of makeup. My 16 year old daughter has tried in vain to teach me how to do it. I finally succeeded in applying the perfect eyeliner. Eventually I will nail the smokey eye. I hope.

    I try to wear light make up daily, but I always feel like my pores are clogging and my skin is going to break out. So, no. I guess I don’t wear a lot of make up.

  2. I had a hard time with my wedding make-up for the same reason — it just doesn’t seem normal. I kept telling the lady to tone it down!! Haha. But it looks good in the pics so it worked!

    • That’s actually very reassuring for me — to be honest I’ve been a little anxious since worrying that I won’t look like myself, but good to hear that it works well in pictures. . . I know she told me that, but it’s good to hear form an unbiased source, ha!

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  4. Aww what a sweet compliment the makeup lady gave! I know what you mean, sometimes those compliments just lift you up for a long long time. You look beautiful in your trial picture! So exciting!

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