missoni nails tutorial.

How much do you love Missoni?  I can’t begin to tell you how sad I am that I was not in the country when the Missoni for Target collection was released.  Just look at some of the fabulous items I missed.  *sigh*


I may not have gotten my hands on any of the lovely goods from Target but I was delighted to see that the ladies over at The Beauty Department recently featured a Mani Monday tutorial on creating the Missoni look on your nails.  I’m not talented enough to do this myself but would love to request this design at my next mani appointment.

For detailed instruction, head on over to The Beauty Department to read the full post.

{Bridal Beauty} Hairstyles| Engaged & Inspired

One of the biggest things left to cross off of my seemingly endless “to-do” list is to determine how to have my hair styled on the big day. Originally, I planned on a fabulous fishtail braid pulled off to the side (similar to the two pictures below). I think the braid looks soft and romantic but still a little edgy.

Back in October, I had my hair trial on the same day I went dress shopping so I was able to see how the braid looked with my favorite dresses. Well, as you might know, I ended up with a totally different style of dress than I’d originally anticipated.  Unfortunately for me, my beloved fishtail just didnt look right with the dress I ended up choosing. It was back to square one. My fiance has always said he loves it best when I’m wearing my hair in a ponytail so I’ve started looking for some pony options that might work for the wedding. My question is, is a ponytail too “everyday” for such a big occassion?

As an alternative to a ponytail, I have also really started to like the look of small headbands paired with high, messy buns like the pics below. I especially like the double or triple band styles and I think it would be easy to find some dressier headband options.

A last option I am considering is a version of a down do. I really love the side swept waves in both of these pictures but I can imagine being worried all night that my hair will “fall” and that the style will be flat and lifeless by the end of the night. That’s definitely a hair dont!

You may have noticed that I am not looking at any down do’s…I really wish I could but the back of my dress just BEGS for an up-do or at the very least, for a bare back. How did you wear or how are you wearing your hair to your wedding? Any advice for a girl like me who’s struggling with narrowing down her options?

All images can be found via my Pinterest and my original post can be seen over at Engaged & Inspired.