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This is a VERY exciting week for us here at Lace Cosmetics.  We have just launched a new branch of our brand called Lace On Location.  Formally Amanda Ford Pro, I have had such huge demand for my services thanks to stellar reviews and five star ratings from past clients that I am expanding my work force. Because I have such a diverse clientele, all of the artists under the Lace On Location name are highly skilled in makeup application for clients of all age, ethnicity and skin type.  Please take a moment to visit our new page LaceOnLocation.com.

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Just A Quick Peek

On top of all of the holiday rush, my ambitious self decided to launch a new campaign for Lace Cosmetics, remake/relaunch our website, revamp our blog and introduce a new category to our brand...all before Christmas.  Well, I'm almost there.  All of the new changes will go live before the end of this week (I will keep you updated).  I am so excited to share the new look for Lace with all of you. Here is a quick sneak peek into our photo shoot for the new campaign:

Photographer, Niki Malek, is trying desperately to untangle all of our christmas lights in front of the seamless. Niki, Seamless, christmas lights

Success! Our festival of lights is up!amanda christmas lights lace cosmetics seamless

Oh forget it. Let's just wrap the lights around our model instead.erica lace cosmetics

Great day of shooting! Lots of fun. Lots of laughs. erica lace cosmetics

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New Years Eve Beauty Bash

I know you all have plans the night of New Years Eve, but what are you going to be doing during the day?  Are you worried about being able to fit in that last minute appointment to get your make-up done?  Don't worry.  We've got you covered.ny event flyer

Come out to the former Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station (261 19th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363) from 1pm-6pm and get pampered, receive a makeover, complimentary mini-massages, open bar and beauty bash bag. Lace Cosmetics booth!  All of this for $35!!  Can't beat that.  All information is in the flyer above and I hope to see all of you for the last day of 2012!!

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My Night At Demure

Saturday evening, I met with a client at Demure where we sell Lace Cosmetics.  She had an event to go to and needed full makeup (wish I could have gotten a picture of her but she was in a hurry).  When I walked in, there was an awesome jewelry trunk show happening that featured two local vendors here in Atlanta.

The first jewelry line was called Niari Gifts by a very talented woman named Precious.  She makes very unique pieces of jewelry, headbands and other accessories.  You can check out more of her work by clicking here.

Niari Gifts

The second jewelry designer was Simone.  She has created an awesome line called 3 Love Designs.  Her pieces were so pretty and I literally tried on every ring she had. So. Cute. You can see more of her work by clicking here.

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Simone also took the liberty of modeling some of Demure's clothing, shoes and her jewelry.  DA-DA-DA-DA-DIVA!

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Oh yeah...and there was this guy.  He was our impromptu live entertainment for the night. Dancing Guy

Just as an FYI, my client I worked with is an awesome artist and is having a show on December 8th.  Below is a picture of the invite.  If you're in Atlanta, make sure to check her out.

Kelly Enzor-Artist

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Big Rich Lace

This has been such a crazy week but guess what! Tomorrow is Friday!! We have been pushing through the holiday season, preparing for events, planning next year AND continuing to cameo in more television shows. Yesterday, I sat in while the new show Big Rich Atlanta (airing in March on Style Network) was being filmed at one of Lace Cosmetics boutique locations. I can't wait to see the episode air and check out our cameo. This is our third show in 4 months. Not too shabby :)

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A Photo Booth, A Jewelry Designer And A Makeup Artist

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Mine was SO FUN!!  We really had a blast at our photo booth event at Demure Boutique on Saturday.  We had amazing clients, many friends stopped by and good times with the lovely ladies of Demure.  Here are a few snapshots from the event.

Lace Cosmetics display.  Ready and waiting to be introduced to some new people :)

Miss Essence of Flaunt by Essence standing in front of her beautiful collection of handmade clay jewelry.  

Here I am (right) with the lovely Laura Polmear of Laura Polmear Photography (left).  She was our photographer in the photo booth.  In these shots, we had to hand the camera over to Essence so I could have a few silly pics with my dear friend.

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Makeup On Wheels

Well it has been a busy week to say the least.  I still haven't completely come down from the high of the weekend.  Weddings, Lace Cosmetics events and photo shoots.  I have really kept up the momentum from the weekend and am so excited to be planning this weekends Lace Cosmetics Photo Booth Event! *yay!!!* I received a few pics and reviews from this past weekend and wanted to share them with you.  I swear, I have the best clients and the most amazing vendor relationships!!

Photos by Micah Williams Photography: Senior pictures for the beautiful Katie Haynes

Photos by Everlight Photography: Sanda Gane European Day Spa and Hair Studio's "007 Event" featuring Lace Cosmetics

Lastly, here is the awesome review that I received on The Knot from a wonderful bride of mine.

WONDERFUL    posted 11/12/2012

Amanda did my make-up, my mother's and three of my bridesmaids. The make-up looked just like the trial - natural, light and beautiful, just like I requested. She helped me pick the eye make-up and lip stick colors based on my personality and the wedding colors. She even came to my house to do the trial! On the day of the wedding, she accommodated my schedule, moving with my bridal party from our hotel suite to our venue as we were getting ready. Because she is so easy to talk to, she felt like part of the bridal party. We were ready on time for pictures and everyone looked marvelous!!!!

 
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Photo Booth Event

Hello All!  We have an really fun November EVENT!!! Next Saturday, Nov. 17th, from 12-6 pm at Demure's EDGEWOOD location we will be doing MAKE-UP consults with Lace Cosmetics, a photo booth with Laura Polmear Photography and accessories from Flaunt by Essence. So, Ladies, come out, get your face done up, get accessorized and have your final look photographed! Cocktails and light fare will be served!! See you there!

Demure Edgewood

demureclothing.com

1230 Caroline Street

Suite 110

Atlanta, GA 30307

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The Makeup Show - Orlando

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I am finally all rested up after a long day of traveling.  I was so excited to fly down to Orlando yesterday for The Makeup Show and check out the latest and greatest in the makeup world.  I had a blast and learned so much from all of the vendor booths I visited.  Here is my photo diary from the day.  Enjoy!

Here we go! After a gate change and seat reassignment, we are off to Orlando!

I'm in Heaven!!!!  This was the never ending table of  largely discounted makeup brushes.  I. Stocked. Up.

What color do you think I should wear?

Yay!  I ran into my super fab friend Kayel.  Such a good surprise!

Time to get back to Atlanta.  I did what I needed to do, bought what I needed to buy and am back at the airport.

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Blessed

Yesterday was such a fun day.  I went to Demure for the filming of a new reality show here in Atlanta.  I was so excited to learn that the lovely lady the show is based around attended Lace Cosmetics Launch Party!  Small world/city.  She was so kind and took a moment to mention Lace during filming.  Thank You, K!  Here is a snapshot I took.
After they wrapped, I got an email from Wedding Wire which informed me that I had a new Review.

Kimberly Wedding: 10/28/2012 2 Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Value: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Services Used: Beauty & Health
Amazing Amanda! I can't say enough great things about her. My original makeup artist that I'd had booked for 7 months cancelled on me about 3 weeks before the wedding. I got in touch with Amanda through email and her response was super quick. We sheduled a trial run for a few days later. She even came to me at my Mom's house. My trial makeup was gorgeous!! We booked her on the spot! Wedding day --- Amanda was on time, and ready to go! In addition to me, she did the makeup for my 2 bridesmaids and my mom. It was an evening wedding and very formal so I wanted a pretty dramatic look. She worked with each girl to achieve their best look, and I must say everyone looked stunning! My makeup was even better than the trial! I couldn't have been more pleased. I got so many compliments on my makeup that night! Amanda was fun, and easy going. I will definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone in need of makeup! P.S. GET THE LASHES!! They are worth it! We all got them and they photograph beautifully and look natural.
I love my work and I love my brides :)  Blessed.
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A Photo Shoot At The Park

Yesterday I had a photo shoot in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. I worked with makeup artist Leah Carmicheal and photographer John Robertson. It was a beautiful day with fall weather and the perfect cloud cover. I wanted to share the events of our day with my photo diary. 20121003-211159.jpg

We arrived at the park and were welcomed by the beautiful Midtown skyline.

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I made sure to wear my walking boots. I love the fall weather!

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Leah and I decided to set up shop on some park benches. Here she is doing makeup on her fabulous model, Bianca.

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John is shooting my model, Qadriciana on the swings next to the lake.

Poor Bianca tried and tried to get up in that tree.  If you see the golf cart behind the tree limb, that is security telling her to get off of the tree.  I cried from laughing.  This picture perfectly captures the moment.

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Finally, we ended the shoot in the gazebo. A great end to a great day.

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Weekend Of Makeup

Happy Monday :)

I hope you all had an amazing weekend.  Mine was fantastic but it went by SO fast!  Here is a little photo diary of the chaos.

Over the weekend I had SEVERAL bridal trial runs.  It was madness in my office between scheduling weddings, trial runs, face charts, contracts, deposits.... needless to say, a spread sheet was born.

I worked in Demure Boutique where I sell Lace Cosmetics and met so many fabulous clients.  I also did a little outfit scouting...and by that I mean I tried on every outfit in the store.

Sunday I had a 6am call time for the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders photo shoot.  3 makeup artists and 28 cheerleaders.  My brushes were on fire popping out one face after another.  I had a blast though, met so many awesome and talented women and got to work once again in the W Hotel in Downtown Atlanta.

After a crazy busy weekend, I came home and snuggled up with this lovely lady.  We snoozed and rested up for the week to come.

Life is good.

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The Fall

I could not be more excited right now.  Fall is around the corner and you can feel it in the air.  I have a theory that everything good happens in the Fall.  In Spring you do "spring cleaning" and in the Fall...well, I do what I call "fall organizing".  I feel like this is the time when all that has been weighing on you falls away (pun intended) and you can just open your eyes, take a deep breath and reevaluate.  Reorganize.  Rinse. Repeat. As a part of my reorganization, I am about to rebuild all of my websites and rework many of my promotional materials.  In the process of working on everything, I made a portfolio video that will promote my work with Wedding Wire.  It is just a little something extra that I thought was really cute and does a great job of showcasing my work.  I hope you like it and make sure you follow our blog to get updates on everything happening with Lace Cosmetics and Amanda Ford Pro services!

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Fashion's Night Out

 

Do you have any plans this weekend?  Help us celebrate Fashion Night Out in Atlanta this FRIDAY, Sept. 7th from 6-8 at Demure's Edgewood location!! This will be a block party and we will celebrate fall fashion with cocktails, small bites and a customer runway walk!!  I will be there with Lace Cosmetics and we will have several other AMAZING vendors!

 

I hope to see everyone there!!!

 

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A Party For You

A common thing I hear from clients is "Can you come to my house and do my makeup every day?"  Well, my friend Leah and I got to thinking.  We could...or we could just teach you.  We decided to join forces and start doing house parties.  Women invite us over and for a very reasonable price, we show each woman how to apply their makeup.  If you do not know what brand or colors to wear, we can help with that.  If you have makeup at home and do not know how to apply it, we can help with that.  Pretty simple, huh?  Here are a few pictures from our party this past weekend. 

If you would like more information about having a party at your house, please contact us at amanda@lacecosmetics.com or leah@lacecosmetics.com.

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Weekend Warrior

Hello!!! It's Monday and I am so energized and ready for this week after an amazing weekend of work and play!  There were competitive cooking dinner parties (a chef-off if you will), connecting with friends, photo shoots, weddings, lounging...I can't complain.  Saturday was a CRAZY day but I had so much fun.  I was able to do makeup for a fantastic wedding party in the morning and then was apart of a "lifestyle" photo shoot in the afternoon in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.  Below I have posted a couple of fun teaser pictures for you to check out.  I will post a full blog about the shoot when I get more pictures :)

I hope you all survived the weekend and look forward to having another week of fun and glam. Kisses!

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We Came, We Saw, We Did Makeup

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and thank you to all who made it out to Beauty Escape Make-Up Bar's Ultimate Girls Day Out!  For those of you who did not get to be there, you will definitely have to catch the next one!  This event was held at Kai Lin Art which is located in Atlanta's Buckhead area (adjacent to Buckhead Theater).   We had a spectacular turn out and I was lucky to meet so many fabulous women.

All of the attendees were able to explore and experience the wide range of vendors.  Full face makeup application, reflexology, fat burning and massage therapy were a just a few of the services offered.  Shopping? Oh yes. We had a traveling boutique, stunning jewelry, antiques, candles, desserts and so much more.  I think the huge hit of the afternoon, though, was the plethora of free Skinny Girl Cocktails that were being mixed and passed out in the back of the gallery.

I was very lucky to be doing makeup with my dear friend Leah Carmicheal.  We shared a table, combined our freelance kits and got to work.  Our brushes were on fire after completing approximately 30 makeovers between the two of us.  It was amazing and I always enjoy days when I can work with her :)

We will make sure to keep you all updated on upcoming events so that you can come out and enjoy a pampering day with your girlfriends.  Have a spectacular day and make sure to check out our products at LaceCosmetics.Com!

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The Ultimate Girls Day Out

Hey Everyone!  Get your girlfriends together and come out Saturday, August 4th for an Ultimate Girls Day Out with Beauty Escape Bar! I was lucky enough to be one of the vendors that will be providing full makeovers (including false eye lashes) with Lace Cosmetics!  It gets better.  The event is sponsored by Skinny Girl Liquor!  Sounds fun, right?!

RSVP @ www.beautyescapemakeupbar.com

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