8.07.2012

{wedding wednesday: bridal beauty}

It’s been a few weeks since my last real Wedding Wednesday post, but I’m back today! And we’re talking about something really fun and important this week.

Bridal Beauty

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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so obviously you want to look your best! I wasn’t as extreme as some women are before my wedding, but I definitely took up a more stringent routine in the months leading up to my big day. Here are a few things I recommend:

Before the big day

There are definitely a few things you’ll want to do in the months leading up to your wedding to prepare yourself.

Skin

If you have extra sensitive or temperamental skin, I would highly encourage you to visit a dermatologist at least six months before your wedding. They will be able to give you a specific routine to follow to make sure your skin is positively glowing on your wedding.

If you feel comfortable with your skin, there are a few really easy things you can do without consulting a professional.

Sking Care

1. The most basic piece of advice that I can give you is to wash your face. a lot. Don’t go to bed with makeup on, and make sure you wash off the dirt and oil you accumulate while you sleep in the morning. pictured: Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser

2. To keep your face fresh and smooth, exfoliate a few times a week with a gentle exfoliator. pictured: Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

3. This is also a given, but make sure you wear your sunscreen. This is an important one, for all the time, not just your wedding day. pictured: LancĂ´me Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Cream

4. If you don’t have temperamental skin, or if your dermatologist gives you permission, you may want to try a face mask every month or so. But don’t do this {for the first time} in those last few days before your wedding. pictured: NARS Aqua Gel Luminous Mask

TIP: If you get a facial, make sure you do it at least two weeks before your wedding day, especially if you’ve never had one before.

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Beauty Routine

A few other tips I have…

Consider buying your own lipstick and lip gloss so that you can carry it with you all day. Make sure you go somewhere (like Sephora) where you can try the colors on before committing to something. Tell the sales person the color of your dress and what type of makeup you’re getting so you can match it. Ideally this should happen before your trial, so you can make sure it all looks good together.

What to carry in your wedding day emergency kit (beauty only, I’ll be doing a full post on this someday):

  • Lip gloss
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Makeup remover
  • Moisturizer
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair spray
  • Translucent powder
  • Brush and comb
  • Eye drops
  • Nail polish
  • Dental floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Oil wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Safety pins
  • Razor

Even if you’ve never worn them before, I highly recommend that you consider wearing fake eyelashes! They add so much to your pictures, and really aren’t that expensive or bothersome.

Other Resources

I have a pretty awesome Wedding Attire and Beauty board on Pinterest.

Martha Stewart’s Get Wedding-Ready Guide is amazing, and full of really great tips.

It’s not just for weddings, but the Beauty Department is my very favorite beauty blog. Definitely check it out! You’ll be just as obsessed as I am, promise.

Link Up

There are no real rules for Wedding Wednesday, I just ask that your post be wedding related {it doesn’t need to be the same topic that I’m posting about}. I also ask that you try to visit a few other blogs to say hi. Oh, and if you’d use my button, that would be fantastic!

 

Next Week

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7 comments:

Samara said...

That photo is amazing- I love looking at wedding photographers work :-)

Mimi said...

i am definitely going to save this for future references! :D

p.s. the last photo = awwwww! :)

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Jenna said...

So much more to think about than I would have ever guessed! It's a very good tip on not getting a facial too close to the wedding date. Can't wait for next week's photographer post :)

xxx
Jenna

Betsy said...

okay, I have a bridal beauty question! I read somewhere that it's a nice idea to wear a special perfume on your wedding day - one that you've never worn before - because then whenever you spritz it on for special occasions you'll think of your wedding. It is a really nice idea - but wearing a perfume that isn't tried and tested makes me nervous! What do you think?

Jenny said...

Great post! I love philosophy products! Definitely agree on not trying anything new close to the wedding. Spray tans and self tanners are one area I've seen that be a big issue.

Lindsey said...

Wow! That sounds so...complicated! Haha. Thanks for all the tips though! I'll hopefully be coming back to this page in a couple of years. :)

-Lindsey
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megan said...

I'm definitely going to try out some of those products to make sure my skin is in tip top shape for the big day! :)