Rosecliff: The Party!

20 May 2009

How’s this for a late evening post? It only seems appropriate for the recap of a late-night event. As many of you know, last week J and I mingled, ate, and danced {and danced and danced and danced} at our Rosecliff Ball!

It was a magical evening, to say the least. We had a loyal entourage follow us around for a bit before we left so I got some good shots to share with you all {I apologize in advance for the mild narcissism that follows}. Click any of the images for larger versions!

Let’s start with my dress. Is it what you were picturing? J is looking very James Bond in his bow tie, no? Contrary to its appearance, my dress was very easy to walk in due to its stretchy fabric. Here we are doing our best Vogue impression:

Here you can see my hair – I asked the stylist for a combination of Carrie Underwood’s loose, side-swept bun {from this post} and the braid from Mrs. Bee’s up do. I loved how it came out. You can also see that I went with the longer earrings and the simple Dogeared necklace I wear every day.

You all know I was worried about my makeup, and some of you had fabulous suggestions {thank you for those!}. Here’s what I ended up using, in case it helps someone else:

–Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Vanilla
–Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer {on cheekbones}
–Mary Kay Blush in Pink Meringue {on apples}
–Rimmel Cool Touch Shadow in On Ice {on lid and up to browbone}
–Revlon Wet/Dry Shadow in Hot Cocoa {in crease}
–N.Y.C. Brow/Eye Liner Pencil in 925A {I’ve been using this forever, just on the bottom lid.}
–Lash curler and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Dark Brown {upper lashes only}
–Blistex Lip Medex
–Wet n’ Wild Creme Lipliner in Brandywine/666 {apparently this has a cult following?}
–Mary Kay lipstick in Pink Ice

Thank you all for accompanying me on this adventure – I wish I could go to a ball every week! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I do have one more Rosecliff post to come, so stay tuned.

{And a BIG thank you to Alyssa + Melissa + Heather for taking the majority of these photos!}


The Location
The Dress
The Hair
The Jewelry
The Face
The Accessories

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May 20, 2009 2:32 pm


May 20, 2009 5:48 pm

Gorgeous! Makes me wish we had fancy events to go to. ALthough I’m sure Husband does NOT wish that.

May 20, 2009 8:20 pm

I can’t believe I missed this post yesterday! You two are only more beautiful in person! I miss you!