This past weekend, my husband and I were able to attend the Amarillo Symphony Ball. My sister, Alexandra, is a Belle, and we wanted to be there to support her. My husband stood in for her father, as her escort, as he unfortunately passed away from cancer almost five years ago. He was so honored to be asked by her. Alexandra is as lovely on the outside, as she is the inside.
It was so much fun getting all dressed, since I do not have many fancy events like that to attend. It took a lot of work though. It reminded me of getting ready for prom many years ago. I had a lot of help behind the scenes. I wanted to tell all of you about my amazing help and offer some codes.
First, my sister and I went to Zen Nails and Spa in Amarillo off Coulter. They are very clean and updated inside. I always have a great experience! Everyone is always asking for a good nail place, so I recommend trying Zen. Dipped nails are my favorite, but as of recently, I decided I could not keep up with them. I have been getting them painted for special occasions over the last month. Metallics are in for nails right now, so I went with a satin silver. I try to go during the week day between 10am-4pm, because they get busy otherwise. This mommy has very little time to be pampered!
After our nails, we went to get a spray tan at Radiant Sol Airbrush Studio in Canyon. I did not want to look pasty white in my black gown. Kayli Tisdale is the owner and airbrush specialist, and she is a sweetheart. She sprayed me for the first time last summer. I have tried SEVERAL beds as well as other airbrush specialist, and I recommend Radiant Sol. First off, the beds are such a gamble in my experience. I have turned out orangish many times from beds, or even splotchy looking. Another thing I have experienced is an uneven fade with beds, with big splotches of white everywhere. I have had a few decent ones from other specialists, but I have no desire to pay $50 for a spray tan. Radiant Sol is very well priced, and she runs great specials every once in a while. The tan is customizable and fades evenly. I did a lighter spray this time, due to the time of year. During the summer, I have her spray darker. You can check the website out here, or follow radiantsolstudio on Facebook or Instagram. For $10 OFF your spray tan, call her at 806.570.7934 THIS WEEKEND and mention Styled in Faith!
I do want to recommend a few things with spray tanning. You should shave your legs about a day or two before, it just does better with the spray tan. You will want to exfoliate with a scrubber before and do not put any lotions or make up on. I always shower an hour or two before, towel dry and put on some loose clothes. You definitely want to wait the recommended amount of time before you shower, and only pat dry once you do shower. I do not recommend using a scrubber until you are ready for another spray tan or for the color to come off, and I continue to pat dry after every shower as long as I have the spray tan. Lotion is a huge factor for keeping your spray tan, make sure to use lots. I try to minimize the amount of showers I take, and if I do, I do not take steaming hot showers. I realize this is a lot, but I want my spray tan to last! Once you are in the habit of this, it seems like nothing.
A few hours before the event, I went to get my hair and make up done by the fabulous Maranda Umsted at La Bella Salon in Canyon. I cannot say enough about this lady! She is so kind and sincere. Of course, I ALWAYS love my hair. Maranda has transformed my hair for sure! She has helped me become a platinum blonde with short hair then to a dark brown brunette with long hair. If you are looking for someone to do flawless extensions, she is your girl! You need to check out her Instagram-marandamaehair, to see some of her transformations. If you have any questions about the extensions, feel free to ask! My makeup has never looked better, no kidding! You definitely want her for your next event, prom, wedding or anything at all. Sometimes I just have her style my hair for the fun of it, dry shampoo makes it last for days! She is doing a BLOWOUT DEAL this weekend-shampoo, blowout and curl for $30. You can call La Bella Salon at 806-655-4247 and mention my recommendation.
Lastly, it was time to get ready, and thanks to Rent the Runway, I was covered. I do not have my gowns laying around for such events. I ordered the black gown, amazing earrings and clutch all from RTR. I wanted to go for a chic look with a little edge. The price was very reasonable, I thought. They arrived on Friday in a wonderful bag, that kept everything nice and unwrinkled. The best part about it is, they send two sizes for you! That way you get the perfect fit. The dress was exactly as I was hoping. You can choose a four or eight day rental. They include a return shipping label to put right back on the bag, and then a quick drop off at UPS. You can use the code:UNLIMITED20 for $20 off on an order. RTR offers several types of dresses, and they make a good option for attending a wedding or a fancy date night. I got my shoes for only $24 at Forever 21…thanks Rox!
We had such a wonderful time at the ball, and I hope some of this will help you ladies! Enjoy your weekend!
*Excuse the phone quality pictures!