Well, guess what? Guess what? Wedding season is coming. I can at least take a little breather since I'm no longer the one making everyone RSVP or book hotels under my room block. I'm an old married lady now. And it's been my hope that I could (at some point) narrow down my thoughts about everything to come to a cohesive post about being a bride [organizing my photos will forever be the hugest self-imposed task/joy/heartache I have].
So, I will say this- if I were a Bride this year and/or if I had to do it over again, here's some crucial beauty points that I would be sure to care about while I continued to garner inspiration from Loverly.Com as well:
1) Eye Lashes.
Eyelashes are like the blinds to a west-facing building at sunset: Not crucial but without them, I doubt anyone appreciates the window. Lashes are just everything, right??? As a Bride, one of THE most important things you need to think about is the state of your lashes. Whether you are planning to rock your own natural, gorgeous ones [b*tch], get lash enhancements, use falsies for the day or just use some bomb mascara- the lashes need to be up to par for your big day. I LOVE this drugstore mascara and pretty sure it could cost $20 more than it does.
One of the saddest parts of my life is the fact that I am smart enough to know not to go tanning anymore. I honestly wish I knew less because tanning was such a delightful task for me before I realized that I was basically paying to prematurely age. HOWEVER, spray tans are nothing short of a gift from God. Any Bride in this world deserves to get their spray on before the big day. Two days before my wedding, I was definitely getting my faux-shade on for the big day.
I don't know what any girl was thinking who protested against corsets on the ladies. You lose 20lbs in 10 seconds. Invest in a dress that has a corset within and witness the splendor of real life Photoshop magic as you tighten it up and shrink that waist.
4) Cover-Up Stick.
Bless be the people who don't have any need for blemish makeup ... when I say 'bless' I also mean %$^& off, cause that's pretty superhuman. For the rest of us though- blemish makeup could not be more a pinch hitter. Getting to the big day is pretty stressful, this product makes that less noticeable.
5) Your exact day.
One of the best 'beauty' tips I could give anyone would be to cater your 'beauty' to your exact wedding. Are you a summer bride? A beach bride? A winter bride? Each idea brings with it its own array of bounty. Cater everything regarding your bridal look to this exact location/time of year that YOU picked, you gorgeous bride, you. You will never regret it.
Any ideas of your own?
*I wrote this post in unison with Loverly.com. However, I did so on my own accord, with my own voice and I did NOT receive compensation for it. I was excited to post it because that site helped me a lot when I was planning my own wedding.