Essie‘s latest bridal collection is out, y’all, and it boasts six brand new colors that are lovely—albeit a little unexpected—for your wedding day.
Before my makeup trial for my wedding, I warned my makeup artist that she was more than likely going to have a helluva time with my under-eye area: overlapping deadlines and an extra over-scheduled life during wedding planning had meant more stress and less sleep for quite a while by then, and I felt it courteous to warn her she should probably have her very favorite and most effective concealers, etc., on hand.
She assured me that she got me, and indeed, on my wedding day, I don’t think my guests could (hopefully!) tell by looking at me that I had not sat down and relaxed for longer than five minutes in approximately three months.
I had my own arsenal during that time, though, of de-puffing rollers and eye gels and Touche Eclat and all that jazz—and so it is you, brides, who I thought of when I received word of an event happening at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club next week. Their Summer Skin + Style Event sounds like a lovely night out for you and your girls—and it just so happens to focus on your tired peepers.
Mark your calendars, brides: The Cherry Hill Nordstrom is once again hosting its popular Beauty Trend Week event, and it’s the perfect opportunity for you to experiment with a few of the makeup looks you’ve been thinking about for the Big Day.
For many brides-to-be, the months and weeks leading up to the Big Day are laden with beauty treatments galore—and it goes well beyond the expected wedding-day hair and makeup: There’s waxing, brow shapings, lash extensions (and refills), spray tans, facials designed to tighten, brighten and smooth your skin to baby-like perfection. It’s a lot, and let’s not forget the diets, cleanses and strict workout regimens to get your body in tip-top shape, too.
Ooh, pamper alert: The folks over at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club have just told us that they’ve launched a fantastic new bridal beauty and wellness package that includes everything you need to get both your skin and body in tip-top shape for the Big Day.
The Polish & Primp is a three-month-long program designed specifically for brides that gives you unfettered access to all of the amazing amenities the Rittenhouse Spa & Club has to offer. We’re talking membership to the club, consultations with a wellness coach, personal training sessions, an assortment of beauty and spa treatments and 10 percent off retail purchases—and your day-of hair and makeup is included, too!
We thought eyelash extensions were big when we first wrote about ’em back in 2014, but as it turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg—the trend has completely blown up since then, with more and more salons here in Philly offering the service for gals who want to add a bit of oomph to their fringe.
Now we’ve told you time and time again how fantastic lash extensions are for brides because they have the power to withstand wedding-day tears and ocean dips on your honeymoon (not to mention they photograph really well). And while all of that’s still true, we’ve now got another so-cool option you’ll want to consider, too.
Right before I sat down to hash out this post, I—for the fourth time already today—took off all of my rings and slathered my hands with a huge dollop of lotion. This is nothing out of the ordinary for me (I’m one of those people who can’t take a shower without moisturizing themselves from head to toe afterwards), but during the brutal cold-weather months, it’s particularly necessary that I have a little bottle of hand cream on me at all times.
It’s likely that your hands, too, take a beating when it’s chilly and windy out—and dry, cracked knuckles are not a good look when you’re trying to show off that new sparkler on your finger.
Your pre-wedding gussy-up list, we’re guessing, looks something like this: whiten teeth, schedule regular facials, get hair cut and highlighted at a precise number of weeks out.
Some of you, however, might have a few items that must be tended to outside of your usual day spa, and if garish purple spider veins have taken up residence anywhere from your hands to your face to those pesky patches on the outsides of your knees, you’re not alone: Vascular surgeon Charles Dietzek of South Jersey’s Vein & Vascular Institute says he often sees both brides and their mothers who want to banish the unsightly squatters before the Big Day.
Nowadays, with natural makeup being the more popular option for brides, most engaged ladies approach their wedding trial with a pretty good idea of what they want to look like on the Big Day (hint: like themselves, but with a little oomph).
That oomph can be a very subtle smokey eye, a playful rosy cheek, a set of thick lashes or a bold lip if that’s your signature—as long as once you’re finished, you look like yourself and not like a long-lost Kardashian sister. (Any makeup artist will tell you that the best makeup style for your walk down the aisle is one that’s similar to your everyday look; now’s not the time for experimentation).
Local Bridal Guide: 7 Spas In Philly & the ‘Burbs That Can Pamper You & Your ‘Maids for Your Wedding
There’s no better way to unwind and beautify before your walk down the aisle than with a stress-relieving massage, a glow-boosting facial or some pretty polish—with your brides- maids soaking it all in right alongside you, of course. Whether you’ve decided on a low-key bachelorette party or you simply want to gather your best girls for a bit of pre-wedding pampering, you can’t go wrong with a few hours spent at one of the Philadelphia area’s most luxurious spas.