eyelash extentions

For my salon's and my own birthday I asked a suite-mate to apply eyelash extensions for me. I'm not one to wear make up all that often and I thought this service would help obtain a finished look without mascara... it sure did the trick! Not only did I forgo to eye make up most days but I was getting compliments on my eyes and even glasses everyday.

Here's the skinny; Kari at Bowdatious Salon (located inside Luxe Salon Suites) offers a full set of lashed for $100. You should not get them wet for a period of time, I think it was 12 hours, and stay away from steam at first. These lashes are glued to your individual lashes and fall out when your natural lashes release in their last cycle "life". If you want to maintain this look you can get a fill (refill those that had fallen out) every 2 weeks for $25 or every four weeks for $50.  Besides being a great price Kari is the sweetest girl you will meet! She works Mondays, Wednesdays, some Fridays and Saturdays. Call or email to book your appointment: (608) 212-2534 kari.hillebrand@gmail.com

My before and after:


starting the year off with a BANG

Most of you know that a couple months ago I did a little photo shoot with one of my favorite photographers (s.cole photography) and received the pics yesterday. Some of you might wonder what I do on my days "off"... well, I organize tax info 10 months late, update my blog and website, keep in constant contact with clients and professional peers, etc. But today I made my first b.suite video! It's not much, but after my blog post about cutting myself some SHORT hipster bangs (here), I felt it perfect to share with you :) 

2012 wedding wrap up

Whoa, I can't believe this year is over!  I have met so many great people through weddings; from photographers, stylists, make up artists, and of course BRIDES! Being involved in twelve weddings and one styled wedding photo shoot( w/ Lexia Frank and One Fine Day Productions) ya all have kept me on my toes to say the least. I loved every single bride and their families. I love to hear their stories and how they got to where they are in matters of the heart. 

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Jennifer Fitzpatrick of Jennyface. You not only encouraged me this year but inspired me! I continue to learn from you each and everyday. Although we are no longer close in distance you will forever be close to my heart girl! Good luck and high five for following through with you dreams. (xo)

Photographers from top left:
me (instagram | bsuite_madison), Weddings By Two, Becca Dilley Photography, Capital Photography(w/ guest Green Paint Photography), A. Renee Photography, Anda Marie Photography, Photography by Kait, Kate Botwinski Photography, Anda Marie Photography

2013 brides are already kicking off the new year with trials and sharing pinterest ideas. If you would like b.suite to be a part of your special day please email me!

Melissa {wedding | Madison, wi}

>>>UPDATE 11/1/12: Now on Becca Dilley's Blog. Check it out HERE<<<

What a beautiful Friday for a wedding! Melissa and her attendants were preparing for the big day at Melissa and her fiancé's new home in Fitchburg. I was house envious immediately, it was the perfect home for a family. For Melissa's attire she had some great shoes, which she purchased long before the dress. And the dress is fromBrandi's Bridal in New Glarus, Wi. Both matched perfectly. For her hair she was dreaming of a long side pony, so with some matching clip-in extensions we got her there, and it turned out perfect!

Melissa's sister, Amanda had a special gift for her wedding day... PEZ Bride and Groom, how perfect!

Loved this boho braided style on her attendant Angie.

The MOH Diane went with smoother more defined curls then her natural curl, looking lovely!

Make up done by the most amazing Jennyface