Last night I got to accompany my fabulous husband to the ASCAP Awards in Nashville (along with his bandmate, Dave & his awesome wife, Kelli!) The ASCAP awards honor the composers & publishers of the songs you hear every day on the radio. It’s so much fun to sit back and listen to the great songs that were played on country radio last year (and it’s REALLY special to hear the songwriters sing them!) And getting glammed up to go to the awards is always fun every year.
Here is a pic of me, pre-glam (fresh-faced & washed hair!)
For my look, I wanted to go with a little sexiness. I was inspired by this photo of Angelina Jolie for my hair (I mean really, does it get any sexier than big, voluminous, hair??) The incredible Earl Cox of Trumps Salon on Nashville got to work on creating some MEGAWATT locks for me. I L-O-V-E-D it.
…that’s Earl behind me working his magic! He blow-dried my hair at the roots to give it volume, then snapped in my hair extensions. After that, he curled it all with a 1.5-inch barrel curling iron and then secured the top part of my hair with velcro rollers (for even MORE volume) and the bottom of my hair with clips to create “pin curls”
For my makeup, I wanted to go with all-out fabulous. I asked Mary Beth Felts to give me a seriously smoky eye, contoured cheeks, and a nude lip. I wanted DRAMA (with my makeup, not in life!)
Mary Beth lined my eyes with black liner (on the inner water line & also on my lash line) and then used a metallic shadow to create a smoky effect on my lower lash line. She then used a trio of shadows to create smoky contours on my upper lids (plus more liner!) After that she curled my lashes & added mascara…and then came my false eyelashes!
These RIDIC amazing lashes are the “Hollywood” lashes from Smoke & Mirrors beauty. They are wispy, full, and uber-glam.
And VOILA! My final hair & makeup look! I loved it & felt awesome! (A HUGE thanks to Earl & Mary Beth, who are absolute magicians!)
xo, the Womanista
PS – I can’t WAIT to share my glam for the CMA Awards this year! I’m REALLY excited about my gown!