Keep your skin
in shape with a daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine.
Its very important that you are using the right products
for your skin type. You can get advice from your local beauty
sales counters on the best products out there for you. Remember
to exfoliate your skin weekly, this will eliminate old dull skin
cells and reveal new fresh skin beneath.
You should have
an exfoliating routine for your back, arms and chest or any other
part of your skin that will be on show in your dress.
This will give
a lovely healthy shine to your body. Remember to lash on loads
of body cream after you exfoliate to sooth and moisten the skin.
If you are unlucky
enough to have dry frizzy hair or you use color and harsh styling
products regularly, you need to give your hair regular hair masks
to bring the life and shine back to your tresses. Most salons
provide hair treatments with lovely essential oil and vitamin
products, which are great for your hair and scalp as a lovely
weekly or biweekly treat. The price can range from $30 to $80
depending on the salon.
If you are more
of a DIY girl why dont you purchase your own intensive
moisturizing hair conditioner and do your own treatment. When
you have put the treatment in the hair apply heat to using a
hairdryer, then wrap your hair in cling film to keep in the heat,
leaving as long as you desire this will prove a more intense
treatment allowing the moisture to penetrate the hair cuticle.
Your hair will
be shining with health and smelling yummy on the big day.
Now for the real
magic make up of course. Now that you are all glowing
and beautiful nature sometimes needs a little help to give us
that Hollywood beauty we all desire. The next step is your make
up application. If you are going to get your make up done professionally
you should shop around, just be cause they are professionals
doesnt mean they are talented.
Make sure you
have an idea of what you want to look like on the day, bring
bridal photos with make up styles you like and ideas on what
hair style you will have also helps.
A clean fresh
look always works with definition on the eyes. Make up that looks
good in person is usually too little for photographs; the last
thing you want is your eye disappearing in the photos. A good
idea is to bring an instant camera with you and take photos of
the various make up looks you have tried out, between you discuss
what you like and dont like. Remember a photograph is less
forgiving than a mirror.
hair, the range of styles are endless. Do not try out any new
hair colors or cuts in the months leading up to the wedding,
You dont want to try something different and trendy and
then hate it leaving you no time to grow it out. Stick to what
you know suits you. Also going for the most up to date styles
isnt recommended you dont want to look back on your
photos in ten years time explaining to your kids how it was fashonable
at the time.
The first decision
up or down? Wearing your hair up shows off your neckline and
bone structure, always flattering in photographs. On the other
hand more people are going for the sexy wavy tresses look that
is being sported by Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston on her
wedding day, very bohemian chic.
gown will ultimately dictate your hairstyle. The rule of thumb
is usually sexy wavy tresses equals plain simple dress.
The simple up style will flatter the more elaborate dress. Either
way what you feel comfortable with and the prettiest with is
the style for you, a happy comfortable bride is a pretty bride.