Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What I did on holiday!! Plus Bridal Makeup before and after

The past two and a half weeks Blake and I have been holidaying in Geelong, Victoria. Now some of you may ask why would you choose to holiday there?? Well it happens to be Blake's hometown and his older brother David was getting married to his gorgeous partner Lea. But before that we took a little detour to Melbourne.

In Melbourne we were lucky enough to stay with Blake's aunt and uncle in St Kilda, which was amazing. We spent a lot of time walking up and down Acland St which is filled with restaurants and awesome shopping. The first night we arrived we had dinner at Rococo. Let me just say you need to go to this place. It has amazing atmosphere, incredible service and some of the best food I have ever eaten. I had the quail and pancetta risotto which has earned its way into the top five meals of my life. 

Hey you, I'm just hanging around

We spent Saturday at Melbourne Zoo with the soon to be newlyweds and their two kids Madi and Oscar. We hadn't seen them for such a long time it was really nice to be able to wander around the zoo and just watch the kids reactions to all the animals. 

Watching the animals at the zoo!

Sunday was Grand Prix day. In the past year and a bit Blake has somehow managed to get me into watching the formula one. I think the reason I like it is because it's so technical and requires so much skill. This was my first grand prix (Blake's mum and dad gave us the tickets for xmas!) and of course I was rooting for Mark Webber, the aussie driver for Red Bull. We were also going for Daniel Ricciardio, whose only 22 and lives a few suburbs over from us here in Perth! 

Blake and I in our seats!

Webber ended up coming fourth after starting in fifth and Ricciardo came ninth after starting in tenth. They didn't win but it was still a great race!

The Roulettes
Ferrari Formula One car

Monday was shopping day so we headed to the CBD first and then to Chapel St. I was on the hunt for more faux leather pants and by nightfall I had somehow acquired four more pairs haha. Guess you could say I am a tad addicted to this trend. 

The rest of the holiday was spent in Blake's hometown Geelong. We had a lot of catching up to do with his family and friends and also had a lot of wedding things to do before the big day on Saturday 31st. 

A friend of ours Joel, showing off his kiteboarding skills!

Lea asked me to do her makeup for the wedding a few weeks back and naturally I was honoured but also extremely nervous! I had never done a bride's makeup before and had only ever applied makeup to a handful of friends and family. We did a trial run and settled on a very natural look as Lea's makeup bag only consists of an empty concealer, black eyeliner and mascara.


The base was easy as Lea already has great skin. Just a bit of long-lasting foundation and concealer topped with some MAC mineralised skin finish natural to set. I then contoured her face using bronzer and highlighter and added a pale pink blush.

For the eyes I decided to use Champagne-y colours on the lid and a plum toned colour on the outer corner to deepen the look just a tad. I then added a thin line of black gel liner to the top lash line as well as black pencil liner to the waterline. I *tried* to curl Lea's lashes (which she wasn't too happy about) and added a coat of black long-wearing mascara. 

Lea didn't want much on her lips so I just used a very natural nude lipstick with a light pink gloss on top creating a really natural but still put together lip combo.

Shall we get dressed now??
Me and the Bride :)
Getting dressed!! Starting to get nervous now

Here's a list of the products I used;

Primer: L'Oreal Base Magique
Foundation: Revlon Colourstay Stay Natural Makeup in True Beige
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser in Medium
Powder: MAC MSF Natural in Medium
Brozer: Nars Laguna
Blush: MAC Well Dressed
Highlight: Revlon Skinlights Liquid with Dior Amber Diamond on top
Eye primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Eye shadow: UD Sin all over the eye, UD Toasted in the outer corner/crease - same combo under the eye with UD Tease to blend.
Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner on top lash line, L'Oreal black pencil liner on waterline
Mascara: Covergirl LashBlast 24hr
Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Undressed
Lip Gloss: Alison Jade Super Gloss in Super Sweet

The wedding was fantastic! It was located at Bellbrae Harvest which is a mud-brick restaurant/accommodation located just out of Torquay, VIC surrounded by nature. It was a gorgeous setting and the food was incredible. Lea looked so beautiful and it was a privilege to watch two amazing people who love each other so much tie the knot. We even had a visit from a Kangaroo!

All in all it was a fantastic holiday and I am really going to miss hanging out with Blake's family, especially his niece and nephew who are just too cute for words!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post :)

Hannah xox


Angela said...

You did a great job on Lea! She looks natural and pretty.

Grace said...

Love the make up on Lea!! The trip looks like so much fun, must plan me a trip to Australia one of these days!!

dempss01 said...

Great job on the makeup! Just stunning!

Hannah said...

@Angela Thanks :) Means a lot as this was my first time doing a bride's makeup!

@Grace Thanks Grace, Oz is an awesome place to holiday you should definitely make the trip over.

@Sarah Thanks hun!

Stacy said...

Wow she look stunning
Perfume Testers

jona reynolds said...

So you had a great holiday. Perfect make up uploaded here. I have all products except a primer. I do not know which primer will suit me best. One of Melbourne's makeup artist suggested me to use Clinique primer will that be suitable. I want suggestions for the perfect one.