How to Fake Thicker Lashes Tutorial

What women do for thick eye lashes…we spend hours looking in the mirror, painstakingly applying mascara, eye liner, eye shadow to create the illusion of lush, thick eye lashes. Eye lashes are alluring, and really make your face pop, so we love a good tutorial that makes faking thick lashes quick and easy. This tutorial from Amy Clarke is the end all for creating the illusion of thicker lashes. Finally, you won’t have to spend hours prepping in the mirror to create the perfect eye!

Fake Thicker Lashes:

1. Apply one mascara, starting at the base of your lashes, wiggling the mascara wand back and forth until you reach the ends of your lashes. We used Rimmel’s Extra Wow Lash Mascara.

2. Using a small eyeshadow brush, apply a loose powder to your lashes, coating all sides.  I used Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder in “Translucent”.

3. Then, apply one more coat of mascara. But this time, just brush upward with the mascara wand, coating the top and bottom of your lashes.

One bonus trick: Use tweezers to pinch the ends of your lashes together in little sections. This almost gives an illusion of false lashes.

Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett | Creative Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed

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04.22.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Whispers by Pearl & Godiva

We couldn’t wait to feature this stunning shoot styled by Pearl & Godiva and photographed by Brumley and Wells. We simply adore the idea of spending a few intimate moments alone, taking in your wedding, just before you walk down the aisle. Maybe spend some of this time with your photographer to create lasting memories of those moments to share with your new husband.

From Pearl & Godiva:

She – the girl – relishes these moments of quietness, intimacy and solace. The hustle and bustle of the wedding preparation is moments away, but peacefully she considers the step she is about to take. To be bound to the person she loves for eternity fills her with wonder and hope. Here the girl is alone with her reflection encumbered by a wealth of feelings….

With adoration and peaceful anticipation she seizes the new path ahead……

Production, Creative Direction and Styling : Pearl & Godiva  |  Photographer : Brumley and Wells  |  Hair Stylist : Michelle O’Halloran  |  Make Up Artist : Kathryn O’Neill  |  Location: Ballyfin House, Ireland  |  Florals, Bayleaf Wreath and Ivy Headdress : Hanako  |  Stationery : La Happy  |  “Nude Harper” Beaded Gown : Covet  |  Amanda Wakeley Grecian Gown : Myrtle Ivory  |  Lace Veil : Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart  |  Crown : Misty Albion on Etsy  |  Jewellery : Knightsbridge  |  Model : Robin at Lockdown Model Management

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04.21.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Blood Orange & Honey Mimosa with Freixenet

This tart mimosa recipe comes from an afternoon spent with my mother. She has always been a blood orange fan, talking to all the farmer’s markets to see who has them; in season and sometimes out of season. If normal sweet mimosas can be too much for you, this is a tart alternative. We have also used a grapefruit and orange juice mix if blood oranges are not available.

Blood Orange & Honey Mimosa

Makes 6 glasses


-3-5 blood oranges
-Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut


1. Cut the blood oranges in half, remove seeds, press on juicer.
2. Add ice and desired amount of juice to glass.
3. Mix in Freixenet and a teaspoon of honey, add sage to garnish. Enjoy.

Photography and Recipe: Meghan Kay Sadler | Creative Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed

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04.18.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured, New Sponsor Blog

An Evening with Freixenet

The story doesn’t end after the ceremony, and it’s easy to forget the romance of your wedding after all of the hustling of the day. Take a few minutes after your ceremony to sneak away with your new husband and share in a few precious minutes before your reception. Together, enjoy the fleeting moments right after your vows appreciating what has just happened, and try to let the memories soak in before you’re overwhelmed by greeting, hugging, and introducing everyone at your reception. Escape with a bottle of sparkling wine and have a mini celebration as husband and wife. Freixenet, Spanish Cava, is our favorite drink to unwind with. Freixenet pairs well with so many foods that you and your husband can grab a quick snack before heading down to the reception, where inevitably, you won’t have a second to eat.

Your guests will love Freixenet as well, so share a mini bottle of the world’s favorite black bottle bubbly as a gift for each of your friends and family. Consider dressing up the already exquisite matte black and gold Freixenet mini bottles with a soft and elegant linen bag to make your guests feel really special.

To ensure you enjoy your day, Freixenet is hosting a Facebook contest where 3 winners will be selected to win up to 125 mini champagne bottles and a memory magnum. Visit Freixenet’s Facebook page for a chance to win.

Your wedding day will go by in the blink of an eye so remember to take a few minutes, with a bottle of the world’s favorite sparkling wine, to soak in every single second.

Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Creative Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke | Flowers: Kelly Kaufman Design

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04.17.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog