Posts Tagged ‘Bridal Beauty’

Bridal Beauty Secrets Unlocked: 5 Experts Reveal Their Top Tips

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Wondering how Houston brides manage to look so freakin’ fabulous on this here blog, in the pages of Weddings in Houston, and IRL? How ’bout we let a handful of leading Houston bridal beauty professionals explain what it takes to get from fine-for-everyday to…OMG, yassss. Take it away, ladies!

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Photo: Courtesy of Your Fab Fairy

 1. Get serious about your skin.

“Great skin is the foundation for a glowing and radiant bride,” says talented beauty expert Margaret Fahnbulleh of Your Fab Fairy (the wedding-services offshoot of Fab The Salon). “A great place to start is by partnering with a dermatologist who can help you identify the right products and skincare regimen that are best for your skin type.”

Meanwhile, traveling makeup artist Andrea Benson of Makeup by Andrea, recommends: “Get monthly facials in the months leading up to your wedding,” while Cheryl Sorrels, owner of KAX Salon, which prides itself on a total VIP experience for brides, bridesmaids, and everyone who seeks out its skin, hair and makeup services, admonishes: “No face picking! If you get a pimple, compress with a very warm towel for five minutes every hour until the pimple has shrunk.” Bam!

2. Banish unwanted hair with care.

While a bit of fuzz may be fine for everyday, professional wedding makeup is best applied to a smooth canvas. But don’t wait until the last minute to depilate. “Make sure you have done all hair removal 10 days before your wedding date,” cautions beauty expert and lash wiz Donyale Jones of Donyale MUA. “We don’t want any peach fuzz on that upper lip to show!”

Sorrels of KAX Salon agrees that it’s crucial to give yourself a good window of time before your wedding to get eyebrows, upper lip and other facial areas in shape. “Do NOT thread or wax the day before the wedding,” but DO make hair removal part of your bridal beauty regimen. “This way your makeup will go on smooth and even,” she explains.

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Photo: Sharon Nicole Photography | Hair & Makeup: KAX Salon | Tanning: KAX Tanning Souffle

3. Tackle major “issues” well in advance of your wedding.

Even the most confident among us have things we’d like to change about our bodies—especially when we know we’re going to be in the spotlight.

If you’ve been as devoted to your workout routine as you are to your future spouse, but still can’t manage to achieve the sleekness you seek, Wendy Gentile has the solution. The spa manager for Radiance Advanced Skin & Body Care in The Woodlands advises: “CoolSculpt away unwanted fat four months before the big day for your best wedding-dress look.” The fat-freezing process involves no knife, no suction hoses, no needles…not even a laser, and you’ll be back at work (or play) right after your treatment.

Worried about wedding-day waterworks…and not the tear-duct kind? “Schedule your MiraDry treatment for one month before your wedding. It eliminates the sweat glands under your arms for a clean, perspiration-free result,” Gentile says. “Raise a wedding-toast glass with confidence!”

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Photo: Courtesy of Donyale MUA

4. Be extra kind to your eyes.

As a bride, you’re going to want big, beautiful, dramatic, expressive eyes in person and in photos. Which means professional makeup, designed to emphasize and enhance this most beautiful feature of every bridal face. Which can be tricky if those peepers of yours are not in tip-top shape.

“Dehyrated and puffy eyes can be challenging for a makeup artist,” Sorrels says. “Invest in a good eye cream and apply it every night. Then apply a cold towel compress in the morning.” Cutting back on salt and alcohol can help, too. And getting plenty of sleep is absolutely key!

Plus, Jones adds: “Drink a lot of water during the entire month before your wedding. This will have your skin”—including the delicate skin around your eyes—“at its very best.”

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Photo: Courtesy of Radiance Advanced Skin & Body Care

5. Be good to yourself, and it will show.

“Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. She is making all these fabulous plans for her big day,” Your Fab Fairy’s Fahnbulleh says. “But it can also be very stressful.” As a bridal beauty expert, she sees herself as not just an applier of makeup, but a counselor and guide to her bridal clients, helping them to achieve radiance on the biggest day of their life. And this is her advice: “Bride-to-be, do not neglect your self-care during your wedding planning journey. It is so easy to get stressed and overwhelmed during the planning phase. Sometimes you have appointments all day. However, you cannot put your best face forward on your big day if you haven’t slept well in months and you are dehydrated. Great self-care months before the wedding will definitely create that effortless and classic glow from the inside out that every bride wants!”

We couldn’t agree more.

Find out more about these and other top Houston bridal beauty, fitness and health experts here. And get ready for your close-up, darling. xo

Our Top 6 Lip Products for the Kissable Bride

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

We can’t tell you how often we get asked by brides for lipstick recommendations for wedding day. Which is perfectly understandable, considering the demands of kissing, smiling, eating, drinking and being photographed all day and night long. It takes a special lip product to rise to the wedding-day challenge, so we’ve picked six of our absolute favorites for color that goes on, stays put and looks amazing. Pucker up, buttercup…and scroll down for details!

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1. Nyoka Gregory Beauty Lippie in Apple Pie: Nyoka Gregory Beauty 2. Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Color & Primer in Cake Pop: Clinique 3. MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Driftwood: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 4. Artonit Makeup Le Stylo Art Beaute Levres in Pop It: L’Atelier de ArtOnIt 5. Josie Maran Lipstick in Playful Pink: Josie Maran 6. Model Launcher Liquid Lipstick in Tamarama: Model Launcher

10 Must-Have Products for Wedding-Ready Skin and Hair

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Even if your regular routine is more wash-and-go than prep-and-prime–OK, especially if it is–you’re going to want to amp up the attention you pay to skincare and haircare a bit as you prepare to become a bride (and the focus of more adoring gazes and photos than you could possibly count). Protection, exfoliation and hydration are your key tools during this important time, and lucky for you, we’ve pre-selected some of the best products on the market to get the pre-wedding beauty job done. Scroll down for more details!

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1. Kerastase Initialiste: Azur West Salon 2. Amarte Aqua Veil Hydrator: Amarte 3. Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm: Josie Maran 4. Shu Uemera Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil: Azur West Salon 5. KAX Tanning Souffle: Kax Tanning Souffle 6. Marilyn Monroe Spas MM Cream SPF 40: Marilyn Monroe Spas – The Woodlands 7. Patyka Intensive Moisturizing Mask: Patyka 8. Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer: Beauty.com 9. Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask: Sephora 10. Chi Rose Hip Oil Protecting Conditioner: Ulta

5 Natural Beauty Products for Glowing Wedding-Day Skin

Friday, January 27th, 2017

As pure as your love, and packed with powerful antioxidants, hydrators and ultra-pampering fruit and flower compounds, these super natural products are our picks for pre-wedding beauty prep without harsh, unhealthy chemicals. Scroll down for retail deets, and get your glow on, girl!

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1. Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist: Herbivore Botanicals 2. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadow in Tahiti: 100% Pure 3. Patyka Rosewood Velvet Cleansing Milk: Patyka 4. Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask: Herbivore Botanicals 5. SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Water Lily: SpaRitual

Marilyn Monroe Spas’ 2017 Bridal Beauty Resolutions

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Photos: Courtesy of Marilyn Monroe Spas – The Woodlands

Prepping for your big day starts early, by treating your skin, hair and nails with the TLC they need, to be in prime condition for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. We’re thrilled to welcome Gina Berry of Marilyn Monroe Spas The Woodlands to the blog, with her top 2017 bridal beauty resolutions! Make these habits part of your New Year’s plan, and make sure to visit Marilyn Monroe Spas for regular facial, nail, hair and massage treatments, as you make your way down the aisle to bridal well-being and beauty!

Skin: As we enter 2017, remember that moisturizing is one of the key ingredients in anti-aging skincare. Your skin can never get enough moisture, especially during the colder, drier months (don’t let the rain fool you, winter air is rough on skin!). We recommend that you use a natural, customized SPF moisturizer every single day, and our Rose Seed Oil Capsules at night. Don’t forget to pay special attention to delicate areas including your lips, under your eyes, and your hands. We also recommend a monthly Marilyn Monroe Spas “Fassage” and Signature Facial to help with hydration, lymphatic draining and firming.

Nails: Keeping nails healthy is a must in the New Year. We recommend moisturizing with our jojoba-based Citrus Lime Hand Cream, and adding cuticle oil to your nightly routine to give nails extra added strength. We also recommend biweekly manicures and monthly pedicures to keep nails properly trimmed, moisturized and healthy. Add a monthly paraffin treatment  to seal in extra moisture, and treat yourself to some relaxing down-time as you plan your big day!

Hair: Out with the old and in with the new! One of the major problems we see here at Marilyn Monroe Spas is clients  using the wrong product for their particular hair type. We recommend a consultation with one of our hair experts to assess your hair type and determine the best at-home products for your particular hair. A high-quality hair mask is recommended once a month to help clear buildup, moisturize and protect hair from environmental stressors.

Get more details and tips, and schedule your bridal hair and makeup consultation here!