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:


wedding in the woods

Some of you know that I was part of a very special photoshoot in the beginning of the month. I was asked to be a part of the dream-team by Jennyface and couldn't turn down this awesome opportunity.  I'm sharing a few of the Behind the Scenes shots but hope to share the professional shots later this year. 

Creative Director Lexia of Lexia Frank Photography and Co-Creative Director Amy of One Fine Day Productions put their heads together and produced this rich, woodsy, man's perspective of a wedding. Production Assistants were Meghan Wanserski & Jennifer Johnson. Using some of the best venders of south central Wisconsin, their vision became reality (in a staged wedding sort of way) and it was gorgeous!  It took place at Camp Wandawega (or Wandawega Lake Resort), the mens clothing was provided by Context Clothing, the vintage rentals were from A La Crate, catering/food design by Barry from Fontaine Designs, hair and make up by Jenny Fitzpatrick from Jennyface, her amazing friend Jacinda, and yours truely!  Floral design provided by  Donna Sager from Garden Laurels. paper goods by Heather from Sugar River Stationers, and  the bridal dress designer was Monica Freng from Monirose.  Stay tuned for more info on where you can see the full artistic vision>>> 

Keely {wedding | elkhorn, wi}

This last weekend was a crazy one but very rewarding! With my Grand Opening Friday night(post to follow) and an amazing, unique wedding Saturday I just had to share some Instagram pics...

Keely's wedding was held at Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Her and her family were some of the nicest people I have ever met! I met her and her mom a couple months ago when she came in for a bridal trial. She was such an easy going bride and very kind to all who surround her. She even did "thank you" bags for the guests & vendors which included ponchos, flashlights, wine, snacks, bottled water, and bug repellant. Keely resides in Chicago with her now husband while both their families are pretty spread out so why not have a destination wedding at a very unique, vintage feel, campground?!

Stay tuned for some professional pics of this wedding.