Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay - Hindu Wedding

Rachna & Jordan's Wedding Day

I absolutely love when a bride allows me creative freedom...
xoxo Rachna
See more vibrant wedding colors that were used in Rachna & Jordans wedding,
 their wedding is featured in Style Me Pretty

The Team of Vendors
Photography and Cinematography: Studio Nine / Event Design: Asiel Designs / Event Planning: Sonal J Shah Events / Ceremony Location: Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay / Reception Location: Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / DJ: DJ Raj, Sound Nation / Cake: Cake Coquette / Hair and Makeup: Armando Sarabia, Get Your 'Do Up!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Getting Schooled at the, MAKE UP FOREVER PRO ROADSHOW

San Francisco, CA August 13-15 W Hotel San Francisco 

Armando Sarabia, Taking a weekend to get schooled at the
With most photography and video now being shot in HIGH DEF,  
I knew this was a weekend I couldn't pass up.  

Celebrity Makeup Artist David Hernandez, started out the morning giving us the 411 on "HD For All" - all skin tones, all skin types. David shared with us his techniques and how the MAKE UP FOREVER products can be applied to every area of my work.

The Powder Group founder Michael DeVellis, shared a look at the business of make up artistry and marketing our careers from the perspective of branding, marketing and promoting.

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Patrick Eichler,
also shared his creative talents with us. Patrick showed us how he creates clean, flawless beauty
 for all areas of our work

More to come...

GET YOUR 'DO UP! receives Editors Choice - Northern California BRIDES Magazine

Congratulations to the other Editors Choice Winners
Banquet/Reception Hall:
Casa Real
Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Loft/Raw Space:
RF80 Robert Fountain Studio
Unique Venue:
Bimbo's 365 Club
Mansion/Historic Site:
The James Leary Flood Mansion
Museum/Art Gallery:
de Young Museum
The Cliff House
Anna Kuperberg
Justin Fone
Taylor Pham
Armando Sarabia of Get Your 'Do Up!
Big Fun
Martini Straight Up, (925) 236-2663
Cake Coquette
Studio Cake

read more about it at BRIDES.COM

Friday, April 1, 2011

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SF Baylist Top 5

get your 'DO up! places in the Top 5
A special thanks for all those that voted for get your 'DO up!, for best wedding make-up SF Baylist 2011

Congratulations to the winner The Glamourist

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tips for Healthy Looking Skin and Hair

Here are a few tips about maintaining your hair and skin for so you can look your best on your wedding day.

For Healthy Hair:
Every bride’s first thought when she becomes engaged is to let her hair grow, and grow and grow…  It’s not always necessary to grow your hair down to your waist to achieve your desired look for your wedding day.  Book your first session with your wedding stylist NOW. The sooner you get in with your wedding day stylist the more informed you’ll be as to just how long you hair needs to be to achieve your wedding day look.
 Keeping your hair healthy means you have to keep it trimmed. Keeping the split ends at bay is an important part of healthy looking hair. Keeping it trimmed every 6-8 weeks will keep the hair from fraying. Don’t let you hair fall out of style on the road to your wedding day. 

For Radiant Skin:
One of the questions that I always get from my brides is should I get a facial before my wedding?  My answer to that is if you are on a regular facial regimen now, Stick with it! It’s easy during the wedding planning process to stray away from our regular overall grooming, health and fitness routines.
If you are planning on getting a facial for the first time, please make sure it is not the week of your wedding. Facials often give the opportunity for the icky things beneath the skin to surface. We Certainly don’t want that happening on the day of your wedding. I find that my brides that enroll in a 6 month series of facials always have the most radiant skin, thus giving me a cleaner/smoother canvas to work with. HYDRATE.

Another spa service that I suggest a bride should include is to enroll in a 6 month back facial service. A back facial will ensure that your shoulders look their most radiant. If you are wearing a off the shoulder dress do keep in mind that your back is facing your guests for the first part of the ceremony then your back becomes the most caressed and photographed while on the dance floor. HYDRATE. Tip: Assign a Bridesmaid to help you moisturize. The back and shoulders are one of the areas often forgotten. 

You can read more hair and skin tips from my colleagues, Maria Chang from Professional Make-up Artistry, Taylor of Thi Cosmetics Studio by visiting A Brides Best Friend


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