Wednesday, December 14, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things! Christmas 2011

Merry  Christmas from Blush by Wendy Ballance!
Christmas is upon us, and my fellow friends are asking me about some of my favorite products! I love to share my newest finds and also products I have used for years! If you have any questions, feel free to call or shoot me an email at

My new favorite lipgloss is from BUXOM Cosmetics. It tingles...and it stays!
A pout-perfecting lip polish
My favorite color: original/pink nude
(Thanks to Jamey for getting me hooked on this product!)

Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 25

You can't beat the moisture, texture and look from this Tinted Moisturizing Balm from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
A lightweight foundation alternative for dry, dehydrated skin.

In need a good cleanser for your face?
Origins: Checks and Balances $19.50
When it comes to faces with dry and oily places, it takes a clever cleanser to balance the two. This gentle, frothy face wash carefully does both jobs without canceling each other out. Broad Leaf Kelp Extract discourages excess oil production, while Wheat Protein balances and protects dry prone zones. And Tourmaline actually makes water wetter to more easily disperse dirt and sebum down the drain. There's also aromatic Bergamot, Spearmint and Lavender to add pleasure to the process. Skin feels comfortably refreshed after cleansing, never tight, pulled or parched

MAC Prep and Prime Future Length Lash SerumI have been using this for a few weeks and can tell a difference in my eyelashes!!!
New patented formula...promotes natural lash growth...longer, thicker, stronger-looking, with dramatic results visible in eight weeks when used twice daily. Apply serum on clean, dry skin to the base of the upper & lower lashes & watch what happens.


2 years in a favorite mascara...Covergirl Lashblast!
 (Orange Tube only!)
You can buy this at Target, CVS, or any drugstore!


A fabulous foundation that makes your skin fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
(I wore this on my wedding day)

An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.

Stay all day Eyeliner:
STILA: Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
An easy-application, waterproof liquid liner that stays on all day and night. 

My favorite eyeshadow palettes come from Too Faced Cosmetics!
The Naked Eye Palette is the one I use the most, but the new Smokey Eye palette is AMAZING!
Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection ($73 Value) for $36.00!

What it is:
A gorgeous collection of 9 essential matte neutrals and soft shimmer eyeshadows, complete with 3 Get-The-Look cards and an applicator tool.


I hope you have enjoyed my newest post of my favorite things! Merry Merry Christmas and Happy new Year!
Wendy Ballance

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A perfect and flawless face...LIZZ!

A special thanks to BobbyMarks Designs for the opportunity to work with a gorgeous and stunning  bride...Lizz. I was called to do the makeup for her and the girls for the rehearsal dinner as well as the wedding day which was twice the fun!
Kudos to Ashley Gillett for the amazing photos of Lizz and family!

Bride: Lizz
Planner and Floral: BobbyMarks Designs
Photography: Ashley Gillett
Hair: Atia Triplett with Salon Intuition


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The fabulous and beautiful....NICHOLE!

Nichole is stunning in these photos and was such a joy to work with on her wedding day.  I just love her bouquet and her fabulous red lips!

Photography: Kim Miller with Ramblin Rose Photography
Hair: Amanda Hughes with The Secret Spa
Makeup: Wendy Ballance

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jennifer at SWAG Country Inn, Photos by Meriah Mozingo

It's always a fantastic day when you get to drive up and a mountain to get to your venue! If you have never been to the SWAG Country Inn...YOU MUST GO!

Jennifer and David are a superb couple, and I enjoyed every minute of this special day! They came up from Florida and spent the week in Asheville and Waynesville, NC.

Congratulations to them both and a HUGE shout out to to Meriah Mozingo for these fabulous photos!

Bride: Jennifer

Flowers: Liz Wright with the Purple Iris

Makeup: Wendy Ballance

Photography: Mozingo Photography

Venue: SWAG Country Inn

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ann at The Grove Park Inn, Fabulous photos by Alisha Silver!

I love getting the opportunity to work with one of Asheville's finest...Alisha Silver. Her photographs are amazing, and Alisha is always a joy and pleasure to work with. I'm sure she is booking away for better book her early!

Ann was married this past June and  and so much fun to work with!  Enjoy these gorgeous photos by Alisha Silver!

 Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner is a must!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nicole at the Grand Bohemian, Photography by Sarah Whitmeyer

 Nicole at the Grand Bohemian

I met Nicole on her wedding day, and when I saw her for the first time...I knew she would be STUNNING as a bride. These fabulous photos were taken by Sarah Whitmeyer who is always a pleasure to work with! Check out her beautiful website at

Nicole wanted a dramatic eye so we used a lighter color on the lower lid with a dark brown in the crease with a slight shimmer. A few lashes were added for a little more spark!

 This picture below  was taken with my ipad! I needed a quick snapshot of her beautiful makeup!  

MAC Skinfinish always adds a beautiful touch!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blush Beauties!

This Summer has been super busy with many beautiful brides! I wanted to post a few pictures of the brides and attendants I have worked with. I love seeing the beautiful photos that come out of these special days!

Anna Marie at Lake Lure Inn
Photo by Aaron Imaging
Verge Events

Christine at the Biltmore Estate
Photo by Brie Castell
Melissa at the Grove Park Inn
Photo by Jeremy Russell
Weddings With Tara

As always...thanks for visiting my blog! If you're planning a wedding for 2012...Blush is already booking away! Call or email today!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

StudioWed Opening Party!


It's a honor to be a part of this small group of vendors! We are having an opening party to show off the new house! All are invited! Let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you there!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ad Campaign for Desix Clothing, USA

Desix Clothing, 2011
Hair and Makeup

It's always awesome to get the opportunity to work with fabulous photographers, and I had the pleasure of working with Todd Crawford out of Chicago on this shoot for Desix Clothing.

The clothing is made from Alpaca wool, and yes...the Alpaca came for about 30 mintues so we could see what they looked like! It was a fabulous time!

You can view the site at

I pulled both hair and makeup for this shoot! I haven't done that since my ATL days, and I had a blast!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lori at the Biltmore Estate, 2011


Lori and Clinton were married at the gorgeous Diana venue on the Biltmore Estate. It was fantastic getting to know Ms.Lori! She knew exactly what she wanted with her makeup, and it was a honor being with her on this special day and achieving exactly what she wanted with her makeup. I wish her and Clinton all the happiness in the world!

Special thanks to Two Ring Studios for these fabulous photos. If you haven't checked out their portfolio...the link is Their work is always top notch, and you are crazy not to book these two guys for your special day.

Thanks to Maura Scarmack with Honey Darling Events for this incredible opportunity, Kristen Hill for the best co-makeup artist a girl can ask for, Suraj Salon and Spa for the incredibe hair! Her gorgeous flowers were done by Liz with the Purple Iris! FABULOUS!