Thursday, 11 October 2012

For the Big Day - Beauty and body care

Your physical beauty will depend a lot on your skin. All brides are eager to have a smooth and delicate skin on their big day. It is never too early to start your skin care regime. There are manybeauty products out there that claim to reach incredible results in few days. Some make good on this claim but the best option is to go to the dermatologist to have a specific treatment for your type of skin. Use face masks to clean pores and rinse with cold water to prevent dirt from coming back as it will seal the pores shut and tighten up your skin.

- Beauty treatments and relaxation therapy

As we all know, planning a wedding is a daunting task and very stressful moment for a bride to-be. The fact is that if you accumulate stress it will show on your Big Day. Find a whole day to release from it somehow. Schedule a massage or spa treatment two days before the wedding, and why not take your hubby-to-be with you? Some beautician offer a special wedding body treatment to get your body prepared for that unforgettable day!
Finally, it's very important to use the most simple and natural way to relax: get enough sleep. Easier said than done when you are overwhelmed with the planning of such event. But you have to find the time for yourself and have full and good nights' rest. This is essential to regenerate your skin and have that perfect glowing complexionfor the wedding.

- Waxing and manicure

It's best to remove hair 3 or 4 days before the wedding to allow skin irritation and skin redness to shade off before the Big day. Make sure you exfoliate well to avoid ingrown hairs and moisturise your skin.
Your hands will drag a great attention as everybody will like to see your wedding ring. Your fingers should look perfect and a French manicure looks great for a wedding and matches perfectly with a white wedding gown. And don't forget the pedicure! You may have chosen to wear a close toe shoe, but for your wedding everything should be perfect from head to toe!

The Perfect Smile, For the Perfect Day

While a bride’s smile may be radiant, her true beauty is in the eyes. The sparkle when she first sees her groom, the glimmer when she laughs, every shade in whatever color her eyes are. But to make the most of your gorgeous eyes, it’s your eyelashes that bring out their best. You see it yourself when you finish your going-out look with a few quick swipes of your everyday mascara. A great coating just makes your eyes pop.

For your wedding day, you can improve on that pop with a bit of extra perfection.

False Eyelashes
If you haven’t used false eyelash strips before, it’s going to take some practice. Make that a lot of practice. Those wispy little strips of curled lashes take a practiced hand, the ideal application of eyelash glue, and confidence as you get used to feeling something foreign above your lash line. When you try it out a few times, you’ll get the hang of it. The key is to buy quality sets (buy more than one, because you will mangle the first few) and practice. Look for curved lashes set on a colored strip, not a clear one. The clear strips need a coating of liquid liner to hide the strips and adhesive. Done badly, it looks fake.

Warning: some eyelash adhesives contain Latex, so if you have allergies, stay away from this type of adhesive glue.

Eyelash Extensions
The rich and famous can’t be bothered to apply their own false eyelashes, so they go to the pros. And as the Bride, you may want the VIP treatment for yourself. So seek out a quality salon with an expert who applies lash extensions, and get ready to hand over that credit card. The application is flawless, and the lash extensions will last for 2-3 months, but you’ll pay about $300 for the first application, and additional $100 payments for the touchups you’ll need every two weeks. Many women say it’s worth it to have lush lashes every minute of the day for the weeks leading up to the wedding, for all of the showers and parties leading up to the big day. Their eyes always look amazing.

Eyelash Partials
The full strip might not be the look you want. If you just need some extra fullness in the middle of your lash line, or – as is most often the case – on the outer edges, then eyelash partials are for you. Done yourself or by a salon professional, eyelash partials applied to the outer edges of your lash line provide extra drama. Tweezers and adhesive set the tiny lash partials right where you need them, and you can find partials in a range of thicknesses, from super-fine to super-full. Some match a natural, rounded shape, and others flare out for added effect. Partials will range in cost depending on the size and thickness you require, how many you need, and the brand you purchase.

Mascara Magic
If you’re like most women, your mascara regimen consists of a few basic swipes up the front of your lash line. It’s always worked for you, but you can improve upon this look by using our top tips for improved mascara application:
·    First, use an eyelash curler to get a nice, rounded curl to your natural lashes.
·    Wipe off your eyelash brush to get any old clumps off, and then re-insert your mascara wand into your mascara container. Do not pump the wand in the bottle, since that pushes air into the bottle and dries out your mascara.
·    Apply mascara primer, which is the new, essential first step.
·    Apply a very thin dusting of powder below your bottom lashes, so that your mascara isn’t pulled down into the cream of your foundation.
·    Wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes, which is where the volume will show. Most women think that extra coverage on the ends of their lashes makes the effect, but the opposite is true.
·    Apply your first coating on the back of your top eyelashes, and then on the front.
·    Apply your second coat right away, before the first layer has dried, to prevent clumping.
·    Use a much lighter touch on your lower lashes, coating just the outer half of your lower lashes. Doing the inner part can make your eyes look closer together.
·    Of course, use waterproof mascara…this is your wedding day!
·    Try not to blink for 5 seconds to allow your mascara to set.

Mascara Colors and Accents
We all remember J.Lo’s brown mink lash extensions, and that look made headlines. For your wedding, though, let your gown and your smile make the headlines. Strange colors, mini rhinestones on the ends of your lashes, and other oddities take away from your natural beauty.

The color of your mascara can open your eyes in amazing ways, so keep an open mind about potentially wearing a different color mascara than you’re used to. Here are the general mascara color rules according to your coloring:
·    Blondes should wear brown mascara for daytime looks, going for a brown-black in the evening.
·    Black and brown mascara look good on every other haircolor.
·    If you have blue eyes, a dark blue mascara will bring out the color of your baby blues.
·    If you have brown eyes, consider a plum mascara, which brings out the hues in your brown or dark hazel eyes.
·    Green eyes can be accented by deep hunter green mascara, but that depends on the shade of green eyes that you have. Sometimes, a deep brown will work better.

A makeup artist can experiment with you to find the best mascara color for you, and help you perfect your mascara application if you’ll be doing your own makeup on the day of your wedding. This pro can also suggest the ideal brand of mascara, faux lashes or partials, and advise on the best application tips for your shape of eyes. Contact lens wearers should also ask about potential irritants and other issues, and of course if you’re wearing false eyelashes or partials, you’ll want to ask for a primer on removing them without ripping out your own eyelashes, washing them and storing them for future use.

Do they make a good impression? Absolutely. Many brides say they found a new favorite thing for going-out nights, special occasions, and… well, let’s just say that faux lashes become a part of their seduction wardrobes. Something to think about for the honeymoon.

Bridal Beauty Nails Art

bridal nails

Fingernails and toenails are a very important part of the beauty of each. But sometimes makes the rules of each case, the nails can not be overlooked
While married to take some time to take care of your nails and pampering they deserve love and care.
That is why the bride has to take care and attention to your nails fans for the day. Here are some tips to help you identify and you can take care of the nails, on this basis and keep in good shape your nails are the best and wedding.Normal easy to handle. They are pink and grow healthy nails easily.Soft of slow growth, poor health wise and tend to bend easily without effort cooked.
Health can improve nail hardeners, and put a pair of gloves to do chores that direct contact with water, like dishwashers and nails are easily recognizable laundry.Hard, supporting the thumb them and feel less moisture. Keep nails moisturized.

  • Do manicure on weekly basis and pedicure once a month before six months of your wedding day. Consult a nail specialist and have treatment if your nails are weak.
  • Do special care of your hands & feet at home. Apply some nail oil or balm for better growth and healthy nails and avoid dish washing and dealing with soil in garden.
  • Select your wedding day shade for your nails that will be in best combination with your dress. Consult your beautician or manicurist in this regard.
  • Length of your nails must not be too long.
  • If you find it difficult for you to do nail art then you can also get some ready to use false nails with best art on them in different colors, sizes and styles. Here are some cool pictures of you to select best one or go to beauty saloons with an idea in your mind.

Makeup tips every bride should know

bridal makup
The light of day for your wedding is certainly one of, if not most of the day individual, that you will ever have in your whole life. because it is a very special one-off and you must be sure that the bride is an image of the perfect structure that wonderful day.
Brides do not hesitate to spend much money on their wedding day, but if you’re a bride looking to cut corners and make-up is not the place to try to save a some dollars.
Think about it: not only to be surrounded by friends and family to the event, but leaves that take hundreds of pictures of you taken the same day. If makeup is not your best, so the pictures could have spent thousands of dollars can be a complete disappointment.
Unless the makeup of high quality, so do not even test the idea yourself, sit back and let a professional do it.
If you are a professional makeup or without counsel, and certainly the test (or two or three). You want to be sure you’re satisfied with the show that day, and if you hire a professional you are, and they want to know how to search every day. All high quality cosmetic happy to make suggestions and different wedding a metamorphosis in recent years, as you and he knows what he wants.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Announcing Your Engagement

The first step to saying I Do is to announce that you or your fiancé just said yes! Before you inform the world, be sure to let your family and closest friends know about the great news. If you and your circle of friends typically communicate via email when sharing news, then it is perfectly acceptable to announce your engagement using this medium. However, be aware that there are still those (particularly parents and grandparents) who appreciate hearing this type of news in person or over the phone, so let them hear your excitement first hand! It is probably not a great idea to start off the wedding planning and engagement period with an unhappy Mother-of-the-Bride/Groom because they were not the first to know!
If you plan to design and mail a printed engagement announcement, search for an invitations and stationery vendor near you for assistance. These vendors are a great resource and can help you with the proper etiquette for announcement wording. You, or your parents, may also want to stick with tradition and print a formal announcement in your hometown newspaper. If so, call the publications to find out the specifics and deadlines for submission.
For today's engaged couples who plan most of their weddings online, there is another, more tech savvy, option for announcing the big news. Build your custom wedding website at and email the website URL to your friends and family. This is your opportunity to share your love story with those closest to you by including little anecdotes on how you two met, where you fell in love, and how your fiancé proposed. Add a few photos to illustrate the stories!
Most importantly, enjoy this time with your fiancé as it is sure to be the start of a great new life together.