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Monday, October 15, 2007

My Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial

Friday was rather a disastrous day. I had quite a busy schedule planned - makeup trial, visit to the registry office, hair trial, pay for the cake, finalise the flower order and pay for the flowers, doctor's appointment then out at night.

I had my makeup trial at Zen at 9.15am then my hair trial at John Malcolm at 11.10.

Unfortunately the makeup trial didn't go very well. It took a while - nearly an hour and a half and I felt more like someone who was about to audition for the Rocky Horror Show rather than a bride.

It was a bit of a bottom lip quivering moment - you know when you feel really upset and want to cry, but manage to stop yourself because you are in public. Basically there were far to many layers of foundation, concealer, primer etc, it was the wrong colour for me, it looked crumbly, I had too much mascara on, my eye makeup looked shiny and the lip gloss was horrible.

My theory is that in beauty salons they are experts in nails. facials, massages etc, but don't do makeup as much. I know I should have said something, but I was so upset I just wanted to get out of there. I decided that I would just phone later and cancel my makeup for the wedding day. Don't let this put you off going to the same place, as I still rate them as the best salon I have been to and they are fantastic at nails, massages, waxing and all that. I am going back there next week for a few pre wedding treatments so I decided that the quick exit and the quiet cancellation was the best thing for me.

I was supposed to go to the registry office next to hand in our ceremony booklet, but it was now nearly 11am and I had to get down to Forth Street (just off Broughton Street) from George IV bridge. I decided a strong coffee was in order instead so picked up a double latte in Starbucks and walked as fast as I could to the hairdressers. I am sure people were looking at me and my makeup as I walked done the street, but perhaps it was just paranoia.

Luckily the hair trial was a good experience. I have been going to my hairdresser Louise for 8 years and she is great and I always feel happy with my hair after getting it done by her. Fortunately there were some baby wipes in the toilets so 5 baby wipes later, I had most of my makeup off, some moisturiser on and some of my own normal foundation, so I was feeling almost back to normal.

I won't go into the details of my hairdo for the day, but I got it coloured pretty much back to my natural colour and I liked the hairstyle for the wedding day. Unfortunately I managed to bring my wedding bra with me instead of my tiara (doh!), but they even managed to borrow a tiara from the bridal shop next door (thanks to Lorraine Weselby for that :-) )

Now I just need to come up with some alternative for wedding makeup, but if the worst comes to the worst I would rather do it myself than look like what I looked like today!



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