Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

Here's some of what I used to create this look! πŸ‘‡

Eye Shadow: Urban Decay "Smoky" Palette
Foundation: Urban Decay "All Nighter" liquid foundation
Contour: Too Faced Cocoa Contour "Chiseled to Perfection"
Lips: Jeffree Star Liquid Velour Lipstick "Mannequin"

Would anybody be interested in watching some short Instagram makeup videos? I've been thinking about trying it out!

Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

Here's { BRIDE TIP } No. 5 on this chilly Sunday afternoon! β™‘ Get your hair and makeup done professionally. Haha, you knew this one was coming! I can't tell you how many horror stories I've heard from clients and friends about how they decided to "save money and do their own makeup", or decided to let their "friend in beauty school do their hair for free" - which is great until they look back at the wedding pictures and regret it. Trust me, I get it! I know how expensive weddings are. It's not cheap to book a beauty professional to do your hair and makeup. But as a professional and also a new bride, I have to tell you - spend the extra and treat yourself to get your hair and makeup done.
It's so worth it. Heck, I'm a makeup artist, and I stressed myself out a little as I was doing my own makeup on my wedding day! πŸ˜‚ Take that extra worry off of your mind and I promise, you'll be so much happier with the outcome! πŸ’•

Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

Your girl got a real camera! πŸ‘

Any photography tips from you guys would be amazing! I am currently learning how to use it without switching over to the "Auto" setting. πŸ˜‚ I'll hopefully be sharing with you guys more now that I can actually take some nice pics. Have a great Friday, everybody!
P.S. I'll post the products I used for this look in my next post!

Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

Have ever been bored with your hair? One of my favorite things to do for somebody that has never had color before, is to change it up with some baby lights!

It adds a natural "sunkissed" look without complete changing your color.

I did the baby light method on Elena, and I have to say, I'm a fan! Can you believe she's 14? She's looking so gorgeous. 😍

Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

I had to post this picture before November is gone. Look at the beautiful fall colors in the background!
I gave my brunette sister some blonde balayage, and I'm a huge fan. Everybody goes for the icy white blondes now, (which I love) but I decided to create a warm blonde on the baby sis. It's perfect for her skin tone, and it gives her hair so much dimmension! πŸ’•
My family is the best for letting me play with their hair! Dad, you're going blonde next. Haha! πŸ˜‚

GameTime Training Center (@gametimecenter)

Are you planning on attending the Cincinnati Swerve home opener this Saturday, December 2 at 8:05pm? Tickets will be available at the door, but you can also purchase them in advance at GameTime Training Center this week! Call (513) 460-9292 or stop by on weeknights from 5pm-10pm to place your order. Season tickets are also available ($25/adults, $15/youth). It's going to be another fantastic year, so make plans to join us this Saturday and all season! #GetYourSwerveOn

Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

I'm finally sharing { BRIDE TIP } No. 4! β™‘ Trust your own style, and let your creativity be expressed in your wedding day.

I am 100% positive that my mother looked at me like I was crazy at least a hundred times during the planning process. πŸ˜‚ I was one of those girls that had been dreaming about my wedding since I was young, and my Pinterest wedding board was full before my husband and I were even engaged. I wanted my wedding to be whimsical and different than everybody else's. If you have a dream, make it happen! For my wedding, we made our own bouquets, I had Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin playing at the reception, and I designed my own dress.

Don't convince yourself that your crazy ideas aren't possible. Take the opportunity to show how individual and unique you are.

Pc: JP Photography

Swerve Salon & Spa Belmont NC (@swervesalonandspa)

From all of us here at Swerve!! Reminder we will be closed tomorrow and will open regular time on Saturday. Make sure you stop by and take advantage of our Small Buiness Saturday Specials. You wont want to miss them!! #getyourswerveon #fullservicesalonandspa. #belmontlife #mountholly #cramerton #mcaddenville #Charlotte

KETOat36 (@ketoat36)

Little pots of keto almond cheesecake to bring in for #worksgiving tomorrow night. Once they have cooled and settled they will get topped with something yummy. Not sure exactly what yet but it will come to me... once I get some sleep 😴🀞🏻 I hate flipping schedules!! Need to stay up one more hour #keto #sharetheketolove #ketotreats #ketothanksgiving #lchf #swervesweetie #getyourswerveon #swervesweetened #swervesweetener #worksgiving #nightshiftRN #nightshiftproblems

KETOat36 (@ketoat36)

Mini keto cheesecakes for thanksgiving!!! I made these for gifts for some fellow keto-ers and I hope they love them as much as I do ❀️😍 as always, do yourselves a favor and bake keto with @swervesweetie! It’s the best! And I topped it with a bit of @choczero dipping cup and SF strawberry jam. Thanks to for having the giveaway! So many options for these cups. #getyourswerveon #swervesweetie #swervesweetener #supportsmallbusiness #ketobaker #ketotreats #ketothanksgiving #ketofam #keto #ketosis #lchf #ketogenicdiet #balance #choczerodippingcups

Meggers (@one_keto_bite_taken)

Using some down time to get a head start on my Keto Thanksgiving menu!! This is Keto cranberry sauce.... 4 ingredients, super simple... Now, to see how it tastes! I will keep you guys posted!! #keto #ketosis #ketogenic #ketogiving #swerve #getyourswerveon #andsoitbegins #notreetillfriday

Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

I don't have many spots left if the salon before Christmas! If you are wanting to get in, be sure to call in and book. πŸ’•

Thank you to all of my clients for being so patient with me! I'm doing my very best to give each one of you the time you deserve without running over your appointment time. You have all been so incredible to me!
I'll be posting some pretty things this week, so keep checking back!

Anna Whiting | CLT, NC (@annathestylist)

Back to share { BRIDE TIP } No. 3 this morning! β™‘ Delegate. Use the people that want to help you!

This may sound like a silly tip, but I cannot even tell you how many brides sit in my chair to get their hair and makeup done, and can't even have a moment's peace because they are trying to control everything. You know what that creates? BRIDEZILLA. And nobody likes that!

If you are able to hire a wedding coordinator, do it. However, if you aren't able to hire a coordinator, set up beforehand with the wedding party and all vendors who to consult for questions. For my wedding, I handed out a "wedding day schedule" to everybody at the rehearsal dinner. I had 3 contacts available for questions printed on the form, and you know what? Not one of the numbers was mine! πŸ˜‚ (Thanks, Mom)
Nobody wants to be a bridezilla, so if you are a control person (me βœ‹), prepare yourself mentally for your day. Let's others help you so you can enjoy your beautiful day and what it's really about!

PC: Again, to the amazing @thirteenthmoonphotography

Hair | Makeup Artist: Grace Studios (me)