We founded Blush Events in March of 2014, and it has grown faster than we could have ever predicted or hoped. Much of our success is due to our incredibly supportive friends, family, and clients! We had the pleasure of hosting an open house this past weekend to kick off our fourth year in Chicago's bridal industry. We feel honored to be a part of such a talented and diverse community of vendors, and most of all to be able to be a part of our clients special days! Cheers to the future!
Photo Credit: Ben Code
Our team had such a great time spending the morning with Mary and her bridal party, and the excitement of the day was beautifully captured in these photos by the talented Krista Scarlavai. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. McNamara!
Hair: Benjamin Simkins & Erica Olivia Sanchez
Makeup: Jennifer Mendoza
Photo Credit: Krista Scarlavai Photography
Your favorite monthly blog series is back! This month's Something To Blush About was a no-brainer for us. It's something everyone is in need of and especially at this time of year...HYDRATION! We wanted to share some of our favorite, hydrating products to help you stay moisturized from head to toe.
MASK - GLAMGLOW 'THIRSTYMUD' - This is the ultimate moisturizing mask! When you're skin is has been depleted of it's moisture and is uncomfortably dry, this mask will bring you back to life. Our secret: Even though this is a 'mask' use it as a spot treatment for your dry areas OR if you really need to quench your skin's thirst, use it as your nightly moisturizer - we've been there. Click here to purchase! | $69 (worth the splurge!)
MOISTURIZER - Philosophy HOPE in a Jar - This moisturizer truly lives up to its name! HOPE in a Jar includes the ingredient lactic acid that gently exfoliates your dry skin away revealing smooth, healthy-looking skin. Our secret: Warm the moisturizer(and any serums or toners you apply to your face) up in your hands first before applying to activate the product and really absorb the goodness. Click here to purchase! | $44
BODY LOTION - First Aid Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration - We're loving First Aid Beauty products lately! Their sulfate-free, artificial fragrance-free formulas make them great for those with sensitive skin or eczema. This Ultra Repair Cream even contains an anti-oxidant booster to keep your skin protected after moisturizing. Highly recommend! Click here to purchase! | $30
LIP BALM - LAQA & CO. Lip Lube - Say goodbye to dry, cracked lips! The LAQA & Co. Lip Lubes are the perfect hint of color with a boost of moisture for your lips. The peppermint-shea butter formula delivers an oh-so-addictive hit of mint and moisture, with each application. All in a handy twist up pencil! Our secret: Just line your lips with your favorite nude liner and then fill in with the Lip Lube for a gorgeous, everyday lip look! Click here to purchase! | $20
HAIR - OUAI Hair Oil - There's nothing worse than dry, damaged hair in the winter time. Whether you're looking to add some shine or mend your frizzy, broken ends, this hair oil gets the job done(and smells amazing)! After all, it is made by celebrity hair-stylist wonder woman, Jen Atkin. Our secret: Use as an overnight hair treatment! Get the ultimate beauty rest while the oil goes to work then rinse in the morning. Click here to purchase! | $28
SUPPLEMENT - Olly Vibrant Skin - Who doesn't love a tasty, colorful, chewable vitamin? These vitamins are packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen and Sea Buckthorn which all help keep your skin hydrated, youthful and vibrant. We've really noticed a difference since enjoying our two gummies per day :) Click here to purchase! | $14
We couldn't post a blog about hydration without mentioning the #1 source and holy grail tip for glowy, hydrated skin - WATER! Drink up and you're sure to see some of the results mentioned above without paying a dime.
We'd love to know what your go-to products or hydrating rituals are! Comment below to swap secrets :)
Working with Megan was such a pleasure from start to finish. Our team spent the morning doing hair and makeup for the bridal party at the most beautiful Airbnb just across the street from the venue. Cheers to the happy couple!
Hair: Benjamin Simkins & Erica Olivia Sanchez
Makeup: Kim Nguyen & Jennifer Mendoza
Photo Credit: Picture A Moment In Time
We loved being a part of Taryn and Kevin's big day! The happy couple was married in the western suburbs of Chicago surrounded by family and friends! How beautiful are these photos by Michael Rastall Photography?
Hair: Benjamin Simkins
Photo Credit: Michael Rastall Photography
Introducing our new monthly series 'Something to Blush About'! Every month we'll be highlighting a brand, trend, tutorial or general topic we're currently blushing about. We're kicking the series off with the most perfect stocking stuffers we could find - Stowaway Cosmetics!
We've been blushing about Stowaway ever since they launched their 'right-sized' makeup products. All of their petite makeup products are beautifully packaged and perfectly portable. This makes them great for anyone on-the-go OR our most common case, a bride or bridesmaid wanting to touch up their makeup look throughout the big day!
We highly recommend these products not only to our brides and their bridal parties but also to anyone trying to pull off a pretty yet practical holiday gift this year! Make sure to check out their holiday gift guide HERE and (one of our favs) the Stowaway Basics Kit below. *Keep reading for discount!*
Stowaway Basics Kit
Featuring all six of Stowaway's classic products, this is your little black dress of beauty. Nothing but the essentials! Includes Radiant Complexion BB Cream, Creaseless Concealer, Cheek & Lip Pot Rouge, Creme Lipstick, Effortless Eyeliner, and Defined Lash Mascara. All shades can be customized.
It gets even BETTER! Stowaway is offering you 20% your purchase of $50 today through Dec. 18th. Click below to start saving!
Our team had so much fun working with Karen and her bridal party! Karen and Mike got married on fourth of July weekend at the Bottom Lounge; one of the coolest venues in Chicago! These beautiful photos, taken by Zachera Wollenberg, capture the love and happiness these two share. Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Better!
Hair: Erica Olivia Sanchez
Makeup: Benjamin Simkins
Allison and Eric's June wedding was the definition of picture perfect! Every last detail was so beautiful. Our team spent the morning getting Allison and her beautiful bridal party ready for the event and we all had a blast! Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Hair: Benjamin Simkins, Ashley Letamendi, Krista Hertzel
Makeup: Benjamin Simkins, Raina Kelly
Photo Credit: Jordan Imhoff Photography
Our artists had so much fun with Laurel and her bridal party! Nick and Laurel were married on June 11 at Assumption Catholic Church and celebrated afterwards with friends and family at Pinstripes. It was such an honor to work with this dream team of vendors including photographer, Peter Gubernat, who captured the excitement of the day so beautifully!
Being a part of Meghan and Max's wedding was so much fun! We were on-location in Geneseo, Illinois where the couple met so many years before. The couple were married surrounded by family and close friends! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Haverland!
Hair: Benjamin Simkins
Makeup: Carolyn Reese
Photo Credit: Kelsey Zwicker Photography
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