Archive for the ‘beauty and spa services’ Category

P.S. The Junior League’s ‘Tis the Season Marketplace will also be going on in The Factory.  So, do a little wedding planning and holiday shopping as well!


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Mike Wootton Photography, Wedding 101

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We all want our nails to look nice for our wedding day. You never know if your photographer is going to think up an amazing shot that gets your hands close up and you wouldn’t want dry cuticles or chipped polish to ruin that shot. Most manicures last 5 to 7 days if you are really, really careful. That means that after the first few days of your honeymoon you are going to have to remove it. The chances are slim that you even remember to pack the polish remover. Lets face it, that last week before the wedding was crazy busy. Enter the new Creative Nail Design Shellac Manicure. This manicure is a polish that is applied and removed in a certified salon. The special formulation allows this polish to last for 14 days with no chips, smudges, or  cracks. This is a dream come true for brides. The best part is that there is no dry time. You read that right. No dry time. You can grab you keys and go just as soon as your manicure is complete. The cost is slightly higher than a regular manicure but for 14 days of wear I’d say it’s worth it!

You can check out a video review here or go to the CND website to see colors and find a salon!

I just had a regular manicure so as soon as this one wears off in a few days, I am going to schedule myself a Shellac Manicure!

We were not paid to promote this product. This post is purely for your information and education.

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Monica Hayes is an Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay and today she wants to chat about bridesmaid gifts. Take it away Monica!

Thinking of You, Mary Kay, Monica Hayes, Wedding 101, Bridesmaid gifts

Do you have gifts for your Bridesmaids??

Your sweet bridesmaids.. they buy a dress, fix their hair, do their nails, buy you lingerie and stand by your side during your big day!  More than likely, they’ve been there for you throughout life’s ups and downs.  Why not treat her to something extra special as a thank you for being a great friend and bridesmaid!  As a Mary Kay Consultant and Director, I can customize gifts any girl/woman would love!  Why give another picture frame, key chain or other trinket, when you can say THANKS and really wow her with something unique, special and even personal.  I have wonderful gifts at any price range.  My favorite is our brand new, regular line fragrance: Mary Kay Thinking of You Eau de Parfum. It comes in a gorgeous unique box designed to let you write a special note inside she’ll keep forever!  It also comes with a keepsake charm for her to keep.  This feel-good fruity floriental fragrance is a sure-to-please gift for only $30!  I would love to package it in the colors of your wedding, and all you need to do is personalize a special note for her!    Please contact me for this gift, or any other ideas you’d like to customize!  Don’t forget, I can fit any price range!!  Special offer to Wedding 101 Brides:  Purchase Thinking of You for each of your bridesmaids/mother/mother-n-law/etc (minimum 5) and get one FREE for yourself or as another gift!   Check out my website: www.marykay.com/monica.hayes. Happy shopping!

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We would like to welcome several new vendors this month to Wedding 101! We are so excited to have partnered with these Nashville wedding experts and hope that you will enjoy meeting with them.

Monica Hayes
Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay

What Monica has to say: “I am a full-time Mary Kay Independent Sales Director and absolutely love what I do. I am passionate about giving you excellent customer service, finding the best combination of skin care products for you and matching colors to help you feel beautiful on your big day. I look forward to working with you!”

Phone: 615.833.3637

Kim Wright
Stella & Dot Star Stylist

What Kim has to say: “I have operated my own belt/embroidery business, Catchy Accessories, for six years, which has been great fun, but when I discovered Stella & Dot I jumped at the chance to represent such a super jewelry line. The company’s pieces are incredibly stylish and not only do I love them, but I knew my friends and family would too! I didn’t need to open my own boutique and worry about leases, inventory, websites, and employees! I was thrilled that I could launch this business RIGHT AWAY and work it right alongside my Catchy Accessories business! No risk at all. The product is so stylish and affordable, it sells itself! Tons of my customers have already seen Stella & Dot jewelry featured in fashion magazines, like Instyle, People, Oprah and more!”

Email: wrightfour@comcast.net

Silver Strings
Professional Musicians
What Silver Strings has to say: “We are professional musicians whose love for our work makes the music sparkle, whether it’s joyous light classics or classic rock and roll. Our enthusiasm and exuberance will keep the energy flowing at your celebration.”

Phone: 615.385.2488
Email: linda@nashvillesilverstrings.com

The Cupcake Collection
Delicious Cupcake Experts
What The Cupcake Collection has to say: “Such simplicity is reflected in every aspect of the business, which is a true family affair. Nestled in the heart of historic Germantown, the thriving storefront is housed in a cozy renovated cottage that also serves as home base to the bustling family. Cupcake Collections cupcakes aren’t just for kids. These sweet treats are for all ages. Each batch is made fresh each day with such decadent ingredients as butter, sugar, and cream. The daily selection typically includes chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, carrot, strawberry, marble and more.
The Cupcake Collection is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 to 3 p.m. on Sunday”

Phone: 615.244.2900
Email: thecupcakecollection@yahoo.com

Branching Out
Floral and Event Design Experts

What Branching Out has to say: “Branching Out is an event design powerhouse; floral is of course part of that. One of the hardest things for most people is knowing how to pull all the elements together to create “the look”. That’s what we do. Our extensive network of talented professionals can coordinate the floral, the tabletop from linen to china, the lighting, draping and rentals to give any event “the look” you want.”

Phone: 615.915.0043
Email: info@branchingouteventflorist.com

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We are so excited to have Katie Russo Makeup  join Wedding 101.  She is new to Nashville but not to the industry.  Enjoy these 5 helpful tips to be a beautiful bride … effortlessly.

I know that when you are planning your wedding there’s nothing less than a billion things to think about and even more to remember, not to mention most of us have to learn as we go. So here’s some advice I’d like to share with you to help when planning the beauty side of your wedding day that will hopefully bring some form of peace while making you feel as you should, Beautiful!! 


Bring pictures to show your makeup artist and hair stylist.  As you look through magazines, tabloids, online at celebrities, whatever, and find a look you like, then save it.  This is absolutely the easiest way to describe the look you’re wanting.  The pictures don’t have to be the exact look, maybe you like the eyes from one picture and lips from another. 


Run-thrus are super helpful for you as well as your make-up artist and hair stylist. During the run-thru you can figure out your look and find out how well your application will hold-up throughout the day.  You will also have the opportunity to do any make-up/hair changes BEFORE your wedding day, so you can feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day!


If possible, I suggest scheduling your hair run-thru on the same day as your make-up run-thru.  Sometimes things can look a bit “unbalanced” if one is done without the other.  This way you get the “whole picture”.

 4.) TOUCH UP!

I like to recommend to my brides that they keep a little makeup bag close by  for “fluffing up” throughout the day or evening.  Make sure to have translucent powder, lip color, bronzer, and eyeliner in your bag, and don’t forget the brushes needed to apply everything.  Deodorant, mints, and maybe a few bobbie pins, and you’ll be pretty well-prepared!  Hand it off to one of your bridesmaids, and you’re ready to boogie!


HAVE FUN!  This is your day! You’ve done all the planning a girl can do.  Now it’s time to relax, take it all in, and celebrate!!!

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