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Getting In Touch With Touch of Grace Photography

Feb 26, 2010

We just had the pleasure of coming across Touch of Grace Photography, a Greenville SC portrait and wedding photographer! Together with our sister website,, we meet quite a few prospective brides and prom and pageant go-ers needing photography services. We hope you’ll check out her “Galleries” section to view all the impressive photos, capturing the mood of the day and the people involved, and we couldn’t be more impressed with Touch of Grace!

There’s quite a few Greenville wedding photographers out there, and we can’t get enough of their talented skills. Touch of Grace is definitely a standout, and should be on your list the next time you need an event photographer!

Spring Looks to Watch For

Feb 26, 2010

Having a semi formal or an early prom? Then make sure you’re on top of all of the latest trends in makeup, hair, and nails so that you’ll look your best for the occasion! At, we’ve just gotten wind of some of the hottest looks on the runways, not to mention, hitting the streets soon! Here are our top trends to watch:

Romance: Pure, romantic touches are going to be big this spring as many designers look to play with feminine silhouettes and fabrics. Expect to see a lot of 1940’s inspired pieces, as well as chiffon and floral fabrics. In hair, romance will be making an appearance in the form of soft curls and loose waves elegantly tamed by a pretty hair accessory.

Nudes: During Fashion Week, many celebs and fashionistas alike showed up to events in nudes and neutrals, showing that there’s going to be a shift to simpler, cleaner pieces in soft shades. Nude nail polish, shoes, and gowns are sure to be on the horizon. On a related note, ballet-inspired fashions, makeup, hair, and nail colors are also making a comeback.

Organics: Everyone is going green and your makeup case is no exception. Organic skincare, haircare, and makeup are really making headway this season, so consider giving some of these eco-chic products a try. They’re good for the planet and they’re free of harsh chemicals that can affect your hair and skin over time.

Lady in Red

Feb 22, 2010

red dressProm season is coming up fast and if you want a great look that focuses in on a bold and beautiful theme, consider going for something daring in red, like this gorgeous gown from the exclusive collection at

Made by Dimitra Designs, this stunning red prom dress has all of the details you love, only with a lot more attitude. A flattering sweetheart neckline adds just the right touch of sexiness while the breathtaking rhinestone designs trailing down the back add whimsy and femininity. Trust us – this dress is the perfect blend of attitude and grace.

Once you’ve slipped into this stunning red prom dress, be sure to wear a pair of heels that pack just as much of a punch. These rhinestone sandal pumps are a perfect fit and offer just the right amount of sparkle to compliment your dress.

Since this gown is so elegantly embellished, you’ll want to go a little lighter on the accessories. Try working with a pair of rhinestone dangle earrings and a few rhinestone bangles. Your dress will do a lot of the talking on prom night.

As for hair and makeup? Go with a bold, matte red lip in a shade that flatters your skin tone with just a touch of blush and simple eyes. For hair, go with something bold if you’re feeling daring, like a playful pixie cut. Or, if you’d rather something more elegant, a sweeping updo is perfect.


Be Sure to Watch on Oscar Night!

Feb 11, 2010

On Sunday, March 7, be sure to tune into the Academy Awards ceremony to find the perfect inspiration for this year’s prom ensemble. Dazzling jewels, elegant gowns, and daring hairstyles worn by some of the world’s biggest celebs are sure to get you thinking about what’ll be best for your own special night.

Start out by looking at a star with a similar body shape to yours. What did they wear? What colors looked best? How did they compliment their dresses with hair, makeup, shoes, and accessories? Did it work with their skin tones? How about their hair? Try looking for a celebrity style inspiration – someone who always looks divine – and then go from there!

Besides the nominees and the stars lighting up the red carpet, everyone is going to be watching to find out who wows in terms of fashion. Expect to see a whole lot of stunning designer gowns, but more importantly, use this time to check out some styles of dress you may want to try out just in time for prom night.

Get a Retro Look for Prom

Feb 6, 2010

Retro chic is all the rage right now and if you’re gearing up for prom, think about making vintage screen sirens your inspiration for the complete ensemble. Not sure how you can get the look? Let help with these f0ur tips to getting the perfect retro look, just in time for prom:

  1. Pouty Red Lips – these are a staple for any vintage vixen. Get the look by choosing a matte red lipstick in a color that compliments your skin tone. Keep the look clean by using lip liner first. Or, if you want to get some extra plump for your pout, consider using a lip color that comes with a built-in plumper to get pillowy, beautiful lips.

  2. Classic Pearls – there’s nothing prettier than a set of pearls on prom night. Try finding a set that compliments your dress length and looks simple and pretty. Go with a bracelet and earring combo if you’ve got an interesting neckline on your dress, or if you have a strapless gown, wear a layers set in a choker style to get the look.

  3. Big Curls – channel your inner Marilyn Monroe and style your hair in beautiful, big curls. Try using large curls all throughout your hair like your favorite pinup, or you can choose to add just a few in the front to get a rockabilly style ala Gwen Stefani.

  4. Kitten Heels – very dainty and proper, this style of shoe is great for prom night. Wear them with tea-length or shorter prom dresses to get a very classic, retro look. Go for a style with lot of embellishments or a pointy toe to dress it up.