Wedding Wednesday: Diane & Jason Elihu Island Wedding

Welcome back beauties & brides! Today on Wedding Wednesday we’re featuring our bride Diane and her groom Jason’s early autumn ethereal nuptials on Elihu Island. Elihu Island is one of our most beloved wedding destinations, and by simply glancing at these stunning photographs, courtesy of Maggie Conley, it not hard to see why! This picturesque venue, off the Stonington shore, provided the perfect backdrop for Diane’s soft yet glamorous look! However, as Jennie added some extra glow to the skin, definition to the lashes and a pretty flush to the lips, the gorgeous Elihu Island was no comparison to Diane’s stunning beauty! So feel free to be swept away beauties as we have been by this easy, breezy and breathtaking wedding and be sure to check out the other lovely featured vendors below!


~Jennie Fresa Makeup Artist ~

Jennie Fresa

 ~ Photography ~

Maggie Conley

~ Venue ~

Elihu Island

 ~ Event Planner ~

Ruffles and Tweed

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Our Five Foolproof Makeup Tips & Tricks

Don’t Be Silly

Five Foolproof Makeup Tips & Tricks

Welcome back beauty bunnies & happy April Fools Day! In honor of this mischievous holiday, we’re not going to try to pull some ill fated tricks or come up with some semi-witty jokes! Instead we would like to share some cheeky foolproof makeup tips and tricks that will help guide us from looking anything but silly! Here are some of our essential foolproof tips and tricks we’ve gathered and learned from through many unfortunate past experiences! Be sure to enjoy, comment and do share  your own tips and tricks and help your fellow beauties out! xoxo

  1. Prime Time: Don’t Forget to Prime, Prime, Prime!

Primer is truly a saving grace in a bottle (or tube) and unfortunately its one of those product that so many beauties seem to overlook. What makes primer so essential is that it truly helps us stay out of those unexpected beauty emergencies. From the face to even your eye’s and lips, swiping on a generous size can provide a beautiful canvas for maximizing the long lasting coverage, pigmentation and protection of your products from the outside elements! Kind of like an insurance plan for your face, primer makes sures everything stays in place and lasts as long as it can!


  1. Don’t Fade Away: Set that Liner

There is nothing worse than a complete disappearing act from your eyeliner. While you can keep your liner handy in your bag, who wants to have to constantly worry and keep checking the status of their makeup, not us! So instead, be sure to setting your eyeliner with an eye shadow to ensure lasting power! Using a matte shadow in the shade of your liner, press it along your liner before you hit the town to ensure a foolproof solution to that fading cateye!


  1. Don’t Layer on the Problems, Blot Them Goodbye

Contrary to belief beauties, our powders can’t solve all our problems and many times they seem to only make more of a mess! Case and point: “touching up” that midday oily t-zone. At the first sign of a shiny forehead many gals have their touch up powder in hand and are ready to cover up that sheen. While they accomplish their goal, its at an awful price of creating that dreaded cake-face! Instead, blot those troubles away! Be sure to set your makeup with powder and then leave it at home. Blotting pads are a foolproof essential for getting rid of that midday oil that will leave your makeup and skin intact and cake-free!


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    A White Out: Careful with that Concealer

Forget those fearful racoon eyes (that’s what primers help prevent, wink wink), another common mistake many of us beauties make is misusing and abusing our concealers & correctors. While many of desperately want to cancel out the dark circles and bring light to the face, some of us unfortunately do so with blinding results. White rings under the eyes, especially seen within photographs are a huge no,no but oh too common mistake made. A peach, salmon tone under the eyes will cancel out the dark circles, not by using the lightest concealer you can find! More light can then be added to the face with a little help from a trusty highlighter, brightening up your face and your reaction when you look back at photos!


  1. Back Away From the Bronzer

Our last foolproof tip and trick involves the oh so tricky bronzing powder! Whether you want a nice warm glow or hope to contour your features, bronzer can be your best friend and enemy all at the same time. First, be sure to purchase a shade that looks most natural on your skin tone. So deep dark bronze probably won’t appear very natural against a fair faced beauty! Once the correct shade is selected, gradually build up to that bronze by tapping off the excess powder of the brush before applying it to the skin. Even though it seems like you’re wasting the product, you’re not, its just getting rid of the extra that doesn’t need to be on the skin! Believe us beauties, it’s way easier to build up that beautiful bronze instead of getting rid of those orange splotches.


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Our Favorite Six Spring Fragrances

It’s a Good Friday for a New Signature Scent

Its Our Six Scents & Fragrances For Spring

Hello Beauties and Happy Holidays! With the stress of the busy work week almost over and the holiday weekend still upon us, let’s take some well deserved me-time and freshen up, shall we? Today we’re all about spring cleaning as we think out with the old to make room for the new, fragrances that is! It’s time to put away those warm, musky winter scents beauties, and indulge ourselves in the new fresh fragrances for the fresh new season! While spring has been on the mind for quite some time with our wardrobes stocked to the brim to prove it, there’s nothing that makes us feel like its finally spring quite like that proper fragrance! Here are our favorite fresh, sweet and clean fragrances that we’ll be spritzing all season long!


Kai Eau de Parfum


Creed Spring Flower

(Not to Mention it was Created Especially for Audrey Hepburn & was her Signature Scent)


Jo Malone Wild Bluebell


Trish McEvoy No. 6 Mandarin and Ginger Lily  


Leila lou Eau de Parfum


Bond No. 9 Chelsea Flowers



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Wedding Wednesday: Meghan + Anthony

Welcome back to Wedding Wednesday darling beauties! Today we’re featuring the intimate Autumn nuptials of Meghan & Anthony! We can’t get over these images by Studio1923 as they impeccably capture all the charming details of this October 13th wedding! Our gorgeous bride radiated the brightest that day and let her natural beauty shine! Meghan lit up the room with her endearing smile and stunned with a soft smokey eye and glowing skin! From the countless exchanges of gleaming glances between the bride and groom to the warmth and happiness of friends and family that surrounded them, we just can’t help but feel the love and fall in love with this quaint and romantic wedding! Enjoy Beauties xo

 ~Jennie Fresa Artist ~

Maureen Sullivan

To see more of her beautiful work be sure to click the link below!!

~ Featured Vendor ~

Studio1923: Photographic Art 

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Our Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Guide

A Bridesmaid, A Bestfriend

Our Ultimate Bridesmaids Gift Guide

Hello Beauties! As spring is starting to set in, we here at the boutique are becoming more and more eager because it means wedding season is quickly upon us (yay)! But we all know, with weddings comes planning, planning, planning and yes…that unavoidable stress. Before the walk down the aisle and I Do’s, a bride-to-be must conquer all the little details and decisions that go into planning a wedding (man did Jennifer Lopez make it look easy or what!?) But forget what you’ve seen in the movies because we have something much better to help us get through that, our bridesmaids of course! These are the gals who have always been there for us and will continue to do so as they support, love, comfort (and come barring the drinks) when the craziness ensues. Whether a relative, friend, or soul sister, each bridesmaid has been there through life’s various chapters and will be by your side as you walk down the aisle and into the next one! So, just like your besties and maids, were here to lighten the load even more as we help you pick the perfect gifts to share with these special girls in your life! Here are our picks for the ultimate bridesmaid gift guide that we chose right from our boutique! Enjoy Beauties & Brides xo



1.) Aquinnah Prayer Bracelet

From the color to bead, you can design a bracelet to match each maid’s individuality or even to accompany the wedding theme! Like a friendship bracelet these intricate accessories will commemorate you and your bridesmaid bond and  your new chapter in life!      


2.) Bobbi Set + Cross My Heart Broach offers endless possibilities for accessorizing as they’ve got you covered from head to toe (literally)! The sparkly and colorful bobbi sets as well as the oh so adorable heart broaches are the perfect gift to bring out that fun and flirty side in your girls!





3.) Lip Gloss

Pucker up those pouts ladies and have them camera ready in any of our fabulous shades!



4) Chevron Makeup Bag

From the chicest makeup bag, to a statement clutch these beautiful bags can be purchased in a matching color to commemorate the scheme of the wedding!



5) Hanky Panky,

The bride’s not the only one who gets to wear cheeky chic lingerie!


6) Aquinnah Initial Necklace

These handcrafted and intimate pieces of jewelry can become even more personal with a beautiful engraving! From the Initial necklace (not pictured here) to an engraved locket, you and your bridesmaids can literally engrave this precious memory!


7.) Kai Body Lotion

Luxurious scent, luxurious moisturizer 


8.) Finn & Co. Black Sand Essential Oil Perfume

For all our beach brides out there, look no further than Finn & Co.’s Black Sand Perfume as this intoxicating scent will hold extra meaning between you and your girls as it fills you with memories every time you catch its scent!


9.) Vered Signature Scent Perfume (Sample Size)

A perfect size of the classic scent for that special day!


10.) Brow Styling Gift Card

Purchase the perfect gift of primping and polishing and treat your girls to some me time!


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