Bridal Beauty Inspo: 5 Wedding-Day Nail Polish Ideas from New York Fashion Week

ESSIE_FW_Sep15_NKhan_104

We’re swooning over this look from Naeem Khan. All photos courtesy of Essie.

Like many a fashion girl, I love clicking through billions upon billions of gorgeous fall looks during New York Fashion Week—but I also really enjoy the little insider beauty tips that come out of each event. From hair tutorials to the latest gloss I can add to my already hoarder-like collection, it’s always fun to gather a little extra something from each runway show.

And so you can imagine how obsessed I was with the little how-to’s that Essie put together after each show for which the well-loved polish brand gussied up the models’s fingertips. I scrolled through each one, taking mental notes about the colors I’d want to scoop up at Beans on the way home—and then it dawned on me: Several of these—the blush, the nude, the shimmery whites and subtle glitters—would make really cool wedding-day looks for brides.

And so here, I’ve rounded up five looks created by Essie for designer runways at NYFW: The colors used, the layering technique, and shots of the final product. Would you use any of these on your Big Day?

Read more »

Meet LashBee, the Philly Start-Up That Specializes in Lash Extensions For Brides

Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Ever since eyelash extensions became a big thing—both in the wedding world and in the beauty industry in general—we’ve seen the service being offered at a bunch of places in and around the city. The trend has really taken off, and it’s popular among brides in particular because the waterproof extensions allow you to cry freely on your wedding day and frolic in the ocean on your honeymoon without worrying about mascara-streaked cheeks.

We love the idea of eyelash extensions (we’ve given up on those pesky fake lash strips that never stay put) and we’re so excited to introduce you to LashBee, a new local start-up that’s offering ’em here in Philly.

Read more »

Here Are the Planner-Approved Items You Should Have in Your Wedding Emergency Kit

Shutterstock.

Shutterstock.

Wedding-day emergency kits exist for a reason: Wine stains, busted zippers and ripped hems are all-too-common mishaps that occur during the hustle and bustle of a bride’s Big Day, and all it takes is a little pre-planning to guarantee that any last-minute issue/semi-disaster that comes your way can be easily (and quickly!) remedied. 

Read more »

One of Deborah Lippmann’s New Holiday Nail Polish Collections Is Just About Perfect for Brides 

We think Deborah Lippman's new Undressed holiday collection is perfectly bridal. Photo courtesy Deborah Lippman.

We think Deborah Lippmann’s new Undressed holiday collection is perfectly bridal. Photo courtesy Deborah Lippman.

When we got a sneak peek at Deborah Lippmann‘s three new holiday collections today, our little wedding buzzers went off—not surprising; it happens about 10 times a day—because one of them is so perfect for brides.

The three holiday collections are Roses in the Snow (a pretty mauve-and-glitter pairing); Dressed to the Nines (from a shimmery pink to a rich peacock green); and Undressed, the collection of really lovely nudes that you see above.

They might be presented here for the holiday season, but given the range of neutral hues, we actually feel like they are exactly the kinds of low-key shades that brides look for when selecting their wedding-day lacquer.

From left to right, they are:

Read more »

How to Cinch That Last Inch Before Your Wedding

ISTOCKPHOTO/THINKSTOCK

ISTOCKPHOTO/THINKSTOCK

We’ve all got a certain area genetically gifted to us that simply doesn’t change no matter what we throw at it via diet or workout. But if you’re bound and determined to vanquish yours for your wedding day, might we point you toward truSculpt, administered by medical esthetician Naomi Fenlin, owner of Washington Square’s About Face SkinCare. It uses radiofrequency energy to disintegrate the membranes of fat cells in your trickiest areas; the fat inside is simply eliminated through your lymphatic system and doesn’t return.

Read more »

45 Red Carpet Updos to Inspire Your Wedding-Day Hairstyle

Kate Mara's loose style is one of our faves from the list. Shutterstock.

Kate Mara’s loose style is one of our faves from the list. Shutterstock.

No bridal hair trial is complete without a stack of inspirational images—which shouldn’t be a problem since you’ve probably been pinning and saving pictures of your favorite celebrity hairstyles for months now.

Sure, you can simply tell the stylist you want a sleek chignon or a loose, tousled bun, but it’s always more helpful to arrive with a few visual examples of the looks you love most.

Read more »

Here’s How to Treat the 4 Most Common Wedding-Day Skin Emergencies

Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Dallas-based esthetician Renee Rouleau has been my go-to for skincare advice for years now: Not only does her website offer tips, tricks and solutions for every skin issue imaginable, but you also have the option of taking a quick quiz to determine your specific skin type and how best to treat it. Plus, being a product junkie, I’m all about her eponymous skincare line, which is innovative, affordable and super effective.

Read more »

15 So-Pretty Makeup Styles to Inspire Your Wedding-Day Look

Shutterstock

Shutterstock

One of the top tips any professional will tell you in preparation for your wedding hair and makeup trials is to come equipped with inspirational photos of looks you love. It’s like shopping for your wedding dress: Arriving with even the faintest idea as to what you’re looking for makes for a much more productive appointment, and hopefully a much happier (and easier going!) morning on your wedding.

Read more »

Here’s a Concise List of the Beauty Essentials You Need to Pack for Your Honeymoon

Shutterstock.

Shutterstock.

I’m notorious for being an over-packer: No matter the distance or duration of my trip (whether it’s a quick weekend visit to a friend in Baltimore or a week-long getaway to the Caribbean), I’m constantly traveling with more baggage than necessary. I’m sure many of you can relate.

And while planning out my outfits is always a challenge, my biggest packing downfall is by far in the beauty department. I admit, my daily skincare and beauty routine is entirely too long, and even when on vacation I can’t seem to narrow it down to just the necessities.

Read more »

Brides: Meet New Philly Makeup Artist Monica Virga 

Monica Virga in her adorable Rittenhouse boutique.

Monica Virga in her adorable Rittenhouse boutique. {Snapped by Em at Shoppist.}

The other week, my friend and colleague Em stopped by my office—with a glowing sun-kissed look about her that I did not remember from the morning—to tell me she had just met a makeup artist who had done about 1,000 brides last year.

Before I could even email the name she gave me, I got a note from Monica Virga, Rittenhouse’s newest makeup artist by way of Milan, inviting me to come meet her in her studio. So I went—and yes, dear readers, that is how many brides’ makeup she did last year.

Read more »

« Older Posts  |  Newer Posts »