Thursday, August 27, 2009

Why is this part so hard?

Actually, I have about 4 balls in the air that I am juggling that are causing me angst right now as we head into September. I am getting married on Halloween and my bridesmaids still don't have dresses. Well, 2 do not. After hearing about their chests and how large they are and how accommodations needed to be made for their ample bosoms we STILL have not met to go shopping. I was all for picking out a new dress with them and yet I cannot lock down a date to go shopping with them. I am getting annoyed- we have been angling on this since May it is now September. Work with me, people! We all busy people with tough jobs but give me a break. I am determined not to go Bridezilla but they are killing me! To be fair one is now in the midst of total relationship melt-down but the other one has no excuse! I am about to drop the hammer and tell them to smash their boobs into the dress I originally wanted and call it a day! We are supposed to go shopping next Wednesday but if the sun sets and we don't have a consensus they are wearing the J.Crew dress I wanted and I am moving on to my next issue. Which is....

Makeup! I have been looking for a good makeup artist for a while. I started looking for one fairly early and still can't find one I want. I am African American so I was hoping for an artist who has experience with brown skin. I have found a few and I saw their portfolios but I have not liked anyone's work so far. They have either been too heavy or gone too pale or too dark. And if any of you guys have started with makeup trials you know they are not cheap! You only need 2 or 3 failed trials at about $100 a pop to start reconsidering! And that is what I am doing now. I have one more trial at my house next week but I am thinking if she does not work out I am just doing my makeup myself. I literally just told a co-worker that very thing and she gasped in horror. No!! she cried, you can't do your own- that isn't done! I was thinking - well it is about to be done this time because I have paid out in trials alone what I had budgeted for payment for the makeup artist for the actual day.

I am torn. I want to look classic and pretty on my special day but I am also not trying to bankrupt myself. I hope this lady coming next week is The One. My piggy bank is crying here with check after check going to services I just don't even like!

Is anyone else getting a professional artist? How many dang trials does it take to find the right one?


Blogger Kat said...

I think its totally fine to do your own makeup or have a friend who is good at it do your makeup. My best friend just got married and had a friend do hers (I'm planning on doing the same) and it looked great.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:32:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Hon,
my girlfriend from work is a makeup artist. she did my make up for our engagement photos. I can send you a pic, if you like what she did, then I can give her your info. She is pretty reasonable and a cool chick in general. my email is tyreseandkevin@gmail

Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger sK said...

my plan is to go to MAC, have them do it, buy what i need, and do it myself. i think there are far worse missteps i can make...

Friday, August 28, 2009 9:06:00 AM  

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