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Wedding Day Makeup Essentials

30 Jun

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My friend’s wedding (wedding #1) is just a little over a week away. I am gathering my list of things I must not forget for the wedding day, and among them are makeup essentials!  I am getting my makeup done the day of, but if you are doing your own, or even if you’re getting your makeup done too as party of the bridal party, don’t forget these items.

Waterproof mascara– This is obvious, right?! If you’re on a budget, try Maybelline’s Define-A-Lash or if you can splurge, I love DiorShow.

Blotting papers– Don’t stress and if you become dewy, run to the bathroom to blot. I use Boscia.

Lipstick or lipgloss– Always have a little shimmer/shine/color on your lips. If you like the feel of a chapstick, try Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (personal fave). If you prefer a gloss or “Glossimer”, Chanel makes the best out there. If you are a lipstick maven, Revlon Moon Drops has many colors on the cheap.

Pocket mirror– Stick this in your clutch if you need to sneak some touch-ups. I like this Sephora swivel mirror or this simple black one from Walgreen’s.

Do you have any other makeup essentials for the bridal party to have on the wedding day? What brands/products to you swear by?

Get your legs dress worthy & ready

22 Apr

This week Refinery 29 posted tips and tricks to get ready for summer with killer legs. After a long, long winter, most of us are feeling and seeing the effects of winter– dry, “white as a ghost” skin.  Ok, maybe it’s just me.  With wedding season approaching, R29 names 3 key steps to getting your legs ready- keep these in mind when preparing for the wedding day.

Step 1: Exfoliate and remove dead skin cells for a blank canvas for steps 2 and 3. R29 recommends Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate Body scrub; I like Fresh’s Brown Sugar Body Polish.

Step 2: Moisturize!  This can’t be stressed enough as dry skin doesn’t take self-tanner well and causes streaking. I like Aveeno’s Positively Nourishing– smells great and is not too thick or greasy.  R29 also encourages using anti-cellulite products. I’ve found these don’t work, but if nothing else, it’s a moisturizer.

Step 3: Self-tan from a bottle, not in a booth. If you read Wednesday’s post, I love and recommend Tan Towels. R29 mentions Michael Kors Leg Shine– I have wanted to purchase and try.

How do you get your legs dress worthy?