Interview with The Beauty Girl, Nicole Pearl

Earlier this week, I sat down with Nicole Pearl, the founder of The Beauty Girl to talk about our upcoming event, Best of Bridal Beauty as well as all things beauty!

What can guests be expecting at the Best of Bridal Beauty? 
Expect to be spoiled with an insane number of amazing beauty treatments from express manis and mini massages to brow tinting, dry blowouts, makeup trials, airbrush tanning and more. 
What are looking forward to most at the event? 
Where to begin…The night is like an all-you-can-eat buffet of beauty services. This is the event for the ultimate multi-tasker because you’re getting all of your beauty needs met in one place, on one night. Not to mention there will be food from David Burke, cocktails, raffle prizes and gift bags.  
Name three products that you cannot live without: Tom Ford foundation (I wear foundation for television appearances and special events), Burberry lip gloss in bright plum (the formula is saturated, glossy and the best berry I’ve found), Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Blush in Euphoria. Here’s the link to find out why it’s a favorite. 
If you are in a rush, what is the one thing you do before leaving the house?
Apply my Burberry lip gloss!
Do you have any beauty tips for brides leading up to their big day?Use a teeth whitener so your smile is pristine for photos. Don’t try any new products or treatments close to the big day in case your skin doesn’t like them. I’m not one for a french mani; I think a classic shade like Essie Mademoiselle is way more modern.

Any Day of tips? 
Prep skin with a primer before applying your makeup to help it last the night; I think wearing false lashes is a game changer. Individual lashes applied to the outer corners of your eyes will take your look to another level. Don’t overload on foundation. You want your skin to look flawless, but it should still look like skin. If you have freckles, they should still show. Apply concealer on your lips before applying your lip color. This will help you lipstick stay in place when you smooch after saying “I Do.”  

musings #10

It’s been an adventurous two weeks!  I have three new clients and have been searching for the perfect venue for one of them.   The entire team here has been working nonstop on the Bridal Beauty Event.  It’s going to be such a great time!

I love a winter wedding!  I saw these photos on JPP’s website from our wedding together last month.  Is there anything more romantic than an evening snowfall?

Who doesn’t want a better Instagram?  I found these tips on A Life Well Lived to be super helpful.

It’s been an exciting month for the GLBT community in Illinois.  The Chicago Tribune covers the first wave of weddings in Chicago.  I’ve yet to have to plan a gay wedding but my fingers are crossed for 2014.

If I didn’t have a wedding the weekend of April 5th, I would be at Greer learning calligraphy.

I am a huge fan of L’wren Scott and always dreamed of owning one of her fabulous gowns.  I was truely sad to hear of her passing.  Below is one of my favorite designs of her on Amy Adams for the 2011 Academy Awards.

Best of Bridal Beauty at the James

Every time I go to an event hosted by Nicole Pearl of, I always have such a delightful time!  The events are filled with incredible beauty services and make for such a fun night out. Therefore, I am thrilled to announce this upcoming event, The Best of Bridal Beauty, to be held on Thursday, April 10th at the James.

The event is going to have endless (if you have the time, I dare you to try them all) services:

manicures * massages * facial treatments * dry blowouts *
airbrush tanning * makeup trials* eyelash bar

Plus everyone goes home with a luxe gift bag with over $100+ of products and gift certificates!

Sounds amazing?  Well, the raffle prizes are the icing on the cake!  We’ve put together some amazing raffle prizes including:

Please click here for tickets!

Designer Styling Event with Liv Hart

Liv Hart, from Enchanted Atelier, will be participating in a Designer Styling Event with Bella Bleu Bridal on Thursday, March 6th from 5PM – 9PM. Brides will have their wedding look styled by Liv Hart herself, as well as enjoy a mini-hair trial by stylists from Magnificent Brides

Enjoy wine, sweets and an additional 10% off your purchase at the Designer Styling Event. Click here for online appointment booking.

Designer Styling Event with Live Hart from Enchanted Atelier
Thursday, March 6th
143 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068