The Bronzed Bee: Rittenhouse’s New Tanning & Waxing Boutique

The Bronzed Bee is now open at 406 South 20th Street.

The Bronzed Bee is now open at 406 South 20th Street.

Ashley Piotrowski’s got a background in law and forensic science—but it was her hobby as a total skincare junkie that led her to open the brand new Bronzed Bee, a tanning and waxing boutique a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square.

After a few jobs at spas and airbrush tanning studios, she realized that when it came to beauty, she loved that quick fix, she says—buzzing in and out in 20 minutes—and that philosophy has become the motto at her new boutique. Read more »

Give That Wedding-Day Bling Some Competition With Bridal Nail Art from Philadelphia’s Rescue Spa

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Photograph by Christopher Gabello. Styling by Avery Osborne. Model: Morgan Beye.

When certain trends reach a certain level of pervasiveness in fashion and beauty, they tend to leak over into the bridal sphere—and that’s exactly what’s happened with nail art. With good reason, too: These fun, pretty, creative amped-up manis are another way for a bride to accessorize her dress, show off her personal style, and even give a little shout-out to her groom.

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13 Nail Products That’ll Keep Your Hands Engagement-Ring-Photo-Ready

Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, sallyhansen.com.

Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil, sallyhansen.com.

Being newly engaged means lots of focus on your new ring. Everyone from your close friends and family to coworkers and elevator-mates will be grabbing your hand to take a look, which means that not only will your ring be in close-up view for the next several weeks, but your nails will be, too.

Getting a mani once a week is an expense that we’re guessing not too many soon-to-be brides planning their dream wedding (or all you soon-to-be engaged ladies out there who feel like that moment might juuuust be right around the bend) want to add to their list (plus, who has time for that?), so when we found this Vogue roundup on fast nail fixes for the newly—or almost!—engaged, we knew we had to share it.

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10 Pre-Wedding Nighttime Beauty Tips for Brides

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We were reading these nighttime beauty tricks from Lauren Conrad this morning on Refinery29 (I’m not sure if this has been happening for a while or if it’s a new thing, but apparently, the reality-turned-lifestyle-guru now has a weekly column on the site) and mulling over which ones we were going to try, when we realized: these are just about perfect for brides!

They’re all the types of little beauty fixes that, as you continue to do them, make a real difference, so they’re exactly the types of things brides can be doing in the weeks and months leading up to their Big Day to amp up all the little things they’d like to amp up before their walk down the aisle. (See: whiten teeth, lengthen lashes, repair damaged hair.)

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5 Wedding-Day Beauty Tips for Winter Brides

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As any lady who bemoans her winter hair (static-y! dull!) and winter skin (dry! splotchy!) the second the temperatures start to drop into the sad numbers knows (though, as a side note, if you are a lady who somehow is not afflicted by one or both of these devastating conditions, please SHARE YOUR SECRETS), we’ve just got to do a few things differently with the hair styling and the makeup during these frigid months. And winter brides, of course, are not exempt from this.

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Brides: Do Not Make These 18 Wedding-Day Makeup Mistakes

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Whether you are hiring a professional makeup artist to beautify you on your Big Day or are one of the talented and brave souls out there who are planning to apply your own makeup while surrounded by female friends and family and a whole lotta mimosas the morning of, this Cosmo post is worth taking a look at.

It details many a cosmetic misstep that you will definitely want to avoid on your wedding day, whether it’s neglecting to do something that will make your makeup look fab (no primer? No pre-wedding trial?), or doing something that will be its undoing (going the lipstick route instead of a lip statin forgetting that every must be waterproof).

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Philly’s Pure Barre & About Face Skin Care Are Teaming Up for an Event This Weekend

Head to the Walnut Street location of Pure Barre for their "Beauty at the Barre" event with About Face Skin Care.

Head to the Walnut Street location of Pure Barre for their “Beauty at the Barre” event with About Face Skin Care.

If you are one of the bajillions of brides who have chosen Pure Barre as your workout of choice to get dress-ready—or have been considering it and want to check it out—then you will be pleased to know that this Saturday, you’ll get a little extra bridal beauty bang for your buck.

When you show up for class at the Center City location of Pure Barre (1701 Walnut Street, 4th floor) between 10am and 2pm, you will get to meet Naomi and Anya, the ladies behind Philly’s About Face Skin Care, and, if you so choose, enjoy a complimentary SkinCeuticals Pigment Balancing Peel, which is usually a $195 treatment. (They’re calling it the “Beauty at the Barre” event.)

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Philly’s AMS Salon Now Has Nail and Waxing Services for You and Your Bridesmaids

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We have told you before about services at Philadelphia’s AMS Salon that we think are perfect for brides (like, say, the braid bar here, and the braid bar there), and now we are pleased to tell you that they are debuting even more services that make this a destination for you and your ‘maids.

In addition to fab hair services that range from cut and color to the aforementioned and super awesome Braid Bar, they now offer manicures, pedicures, and waxing services—meaning that if you and your ladies want to show up, champagne in hand, and get all groomed up for either a bachelorette night on the town or for the Big Day itself, there are now even more treatments available for one-stop beautification.

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