These are just a few of our “Favorite Things”. Check out our Pinterest board for additional sweet ideas and recipes for all these yummy goodies highlighted below.
We love Springtime and Easter, not only to celebrate the holiday and a new season, but because it brings color back into our lives (on the East Coast anyway). From shades of grey and lots of white this year, to beautiful pastels and vibrant violet, it’s a time to celebrate all the beauty that Spring promises.
The first day of Spring is TODAY, March 20th . YAY!
Time for rebirth, renewal and beautiful garden potting ideas.
There’s no need to spend a lot of money at your big box stores on planters and flower pots this year. Get creative and scour through your local thrift shops or yard sales. You’ll find all your garden treasures there and probably more!
6 Months Before – Start a good skincare regimen, which might include monthly peels or facials. If you have issues–acne, bacne, rosacea, etc–consult with a pro to figure out the best treatment plan. If you’re exploring any kind of laser hair removal (on your face, etc), you need to start sessions around now.
3 Months Before – Do your wedding hair and makeup trials. Book your beauty team and set up appointments for your wedding party. Experiment with self-tanners or spray tans, if you want a faux glow. Get your brows professionally shaped; you’ll have time to grow them out in spots if needed. Start an at-home teeth-whitening routine.
1 Month Before – If you’re not using a makeup artist, experiment with and buy wedding makeup now, so you have time to do a few trial runs. Start regularly applying self-tanner to build up a good base of even color.
2 Weeks Before – Think about/choose what nail color you’ll wear; buy it in case the salon you’ll go to doesn’t have it in stock. Practice doing your own hair/makeup if you’re not using professionals.
The Week Before – Get a professional teeth whitening. This shouldn’t be done any closer in case you experience sensitivity. Do your last facial, peel etc.–but ONLY one you’ve been doing regularly and you know will not cause irritation. Get your brows professionally shaped again–you can do this as close as two days before, but avoid doing it the night before because there’s always potential for redness. Get any waxing done, to avoid irritation at the last minute.
The Day Before – Execute your pre-tested spray-tan plan. Don’t spray tan the morning of because most involve bronzer that can rub off on your dress. Get your mani-pedi; you’re not going to be patient enough to sit and let polish properly dry on your wedding morning.
Pre-Wedding Maintenance Tips for your Lovely Locks:
6 Months Before – If you’re going to try a new hair color, now’s the time to do it–plenty of time to deal should there be a dye-saster.
3 Months Before – Do your wedding hair and makeup trials. Book your beauty team and set up appointments for your wedding party.
2 Weeks Before – Cut/trim your hair–this will allow time for it to “settle” while still looking fresh. Touch up your hair color.
The Week Before – Do a deep-conditioning treatment for softer, shinier hair, or do a salon gloss.
With 2.3 million couples getting married every year in the United States,(6,200 weddings a day), and the most popular months for weddings just around the corner; June 10.8%, August 10.2%, May 9.8%, July 9.7% and September 9.6%, we thought it would be an appropriate time to talk about all of the bridal planning and primping involved, beginning with the one and only, coveted wedding gown.
Whether you’re on cloud 9 because of your recent engagement and are starting the process of picking the wedding gown of your dreams, or your wedding gown is carefully packed away for memories sake, everyone, men and women alike, can appreciate the beauty, and elaborate artistry of a well-made wedding gown.