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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’ve ever enjoyed a pedicure, four-handed massage or blowout at Wayne’s so-lovely Ame Salon and Spa , then you might be interested to know that later this month, they are kicking off a 12 Day Detox program that is so up the alley of all you brides looking to get a jumpstart on healthy habits for your get-dress-ready diet and workout routine.
It’s being run by the spa’s certified health coach, Alyssa Rodgers, who has a master’s degree in public health and who loves to work with people to keep health and fitness as a constant in their lives. This is the deal:
Remember when we told you that Birchbox—the subscription service that delivers a box of personalized beauty samples and other goodies to your doorstep each month—was launching a bridal-focused landing page filled with fun little gifts and inspiration for your wedding? Well now they’re once again catering to the engaged set by teaming up with Style Me Pretty to curate a wedding themed Birchbox just for brides-to-be (or bridesmaids or any girl that has a billion weddings to attend this summer).