Before + After: Cassie

There is this funny thing that happens when you move away from where you grew up when you were little, grow up a whole lot more elsewhere, and then move back to where you did your first years of growing up. It's like you get stuck in this crazy surreal time warp of how everything has changed but all of it simultaneously stayed the same. You can't remember where or  what season of life people are from. You remember names but not faces and faces but not names.

Oh wait, I'm just getting old? Oh, that's what that is ...  ok. 

Well, regardless, I am tickled that mine and my old friend Cassie's lives have gotten to intertwine again. She is (and always has been) a joy to be around. So much fun. So much real. Two things which I highly value. So when we scheduled a consultation for her family photoshoot, I was STOKED to get to serve them for such a precious thing as documenting their family in their season of life back in the greater Memphis area. We wrestled and knocked out wardrobe a few weeks prior. Then on the day of, I got to play hair and makeup with this beauty. We did simple.(duh, you know I love that.) We did feminine. We did long-lasting. And I can't wait to share images from their shoot. But for now take a look at this sneak peek of the before and afters of her 'do, and send her lots of love!!!

*** CONFESSION: I am horrible about taking pictures. So that first before is not a true before. I had already started the foundation process when she reminded me to snap a shot.

Makeup:

Becca | Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Make Up For Ever | Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
IT Cosmetics | ByeBye Undereye Concealer - neutral medium
Morphe | That Glow bronzing palette
NYX | Eyeshadow Base - skin tone
LORAC | Champagne Dreams palette
Kat VonD | Tattoo Liner - trooper
Maybelline | ColorSensational - born with it
Christina Lashes | Wisps #wsp

Hair:

"Around the World" french crown braid
Bobby Pins
Clear elastics
Toni&Guy | Mattifying Volume and Texture powder
Big Sexy Hair | Volumizing Dry Shampoo
L'Oreal | Lock It Weather Control Anti-Friz hairspray