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A Rosy Flush That Lasts and Lasts, from The Balm by Instain

Instain by the Balm made it to our beauty must-haves list because it’s uhh-mazing! This superb staining powder blush is the perfect way to give your cheeks a long-lasting flush of color with a beautiful matte finish. With six shades, suited for all seasons and skin tones, it infuses your cheeks radiant, rosy color that lasts through all-day celebrations, photo shoots, romantic getaways…even action-packed days at the office. Instain comes in the cutest freaking packaging and is the perfect size to throw in your clutch or ideal for traveling (which is why WE threw it in our I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags)!

Hydrate Dry, Dull Winter Skin with Kate Somerville’s Coveted Scrub

Winter skin = dry, chapped, dull…icky skin. Even here in notoriously humid Houston. Which is why we are soooo in love with Kate Somerville’s super-effective ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. If you attended a recent Weddings in Houston I Do! Bridal Soiree, you may have found a tube of this much-coveted scrub in your take-home swag bag. And if you’re smart, you’ve probably used it up…and seen beautiful results. Do yourself a New Year favor and pick up a full-size version of ExfoliKate, packed with scrubbing microbeads, salicylic acid, honey, aloe vera and vitamin E. It’s a must-have for bridal beauty regimens, and a godsend during this season of brisk winds, sharp chills and, yeah, a sweet relief from the heat. Love you, lovelies!

We Found THE Best Hair Mist to Beat the Houston Frizzies!

We Found THE Best Hair Mist to Beat the Houston Frizzies!

Photo: RICH Hair Care

Sooo in love with RICH Pure Luxury Argan De-Frizz Shine & Mist, we just had to share! This lightweight mist has been infused with argania spinosa kernel oil to create smoothness and radiance on even the most humid Houston day, plus a luxurious blend of sweet almond oil to condition hair, olive oil to add shine, and linseed oil to strengthen dry, tired hair all winter long. It’s a lifesaver on your wedding day, but equally perfect for everyday use. Oh–and did we mention it offers UV and heat protection for all that heat styling you’re bound to subject your hair to during the upcoming holiday season, and is totally free of parabens, sulfates and other yuckies that you don’t need? Get RICH quick, baby.

Tiny Pies Make Perfect Wedding Desserts

Photos: Tiny Pies

Amanda and her mom Kit have been baking together forever. And together they are the talents behind Tiny Pies, based in Austin. Their tiny pies are made from treasured family recipes with the highest quality natural ingredients, sourced from local farms whenever possible. They come in sweet (flavors like bourbon-buttermilk, cherry, pear-ginger, coconut cream and more) and savory (spinach-ricotta, potato-leek, etc.), they are made to be eaten without utensils, and they taste amazing hot or cold. We served ’em up in our I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags. You can serve ’em up on your dessert display table, as take-home favors, at your bridal shower, as part of your hotel-room amenity basket for visiting guests, or whenever you want a satisfying, wholesome, tastebud-tickling mouthful o’ yumminess, handcrafted right here in the great state of Texas. Order online or pop into Revival Market in the Heights, or Central Market on Westheimer, for a (tiny) taste of heaven.