When bone-chilling temps and bitter winds set in, so do dry, fragile skin and hair. That simply won’t do for your walk down the aisle. But with a few tweaks to your beauty routine—and a couple of moisture-rich products—you’ll be well hydrated from head to toe by the time your Big Day rolls around.
In case the weather the past two weeks—and your gross-feeling, refusing-to-stay-put makeup—has got you worrying about your upcoming wedding (and pre-wedding parties) still on this summer’s calendar, we don’t blame you. Humidity like this is unkind to hair and faces alike, and no one wants their wedding photos to scream I am drowning in my own sweat when they look back on their day.
Now, if you’ve hired a reputable professional makeup artist, you can rest assured that he or she has an armory of gross weather-specific products that should keep you covered on your high-temp wedding day. But if you’re doing your own makeup—and for all those events leading up to it (the mid-day outdoor bridal shower, shore bachelorette party, etc.), you’re going to want to have a few products on hand to combat the elements in which you are celebrating.
We’ve been fans of getting our glow on at The Bronzed Bee ever since it opened up about two and a half years ago, and were secretly and selfishly thrilled when they recently scooched the location of the airbrush tanning, lashing and waxing boutique just a bit closer to our PW offices (you can now find them in bigger digs at 2020 Locust Street).
But in case you have not yet checked out their new shop, we’ve got the perfect opportunity, as they’re having a little shindig tomorrow evening.
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.