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Bridal Beauty 101 , Some Helpful Tips

Bridal Beauty 101 - Some Helpful Tips

By: Charish
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Your wedding day makeup can either make you look older (especially in photos), or younger.

It's important to start your beauty preparations far in advance to your special day.

Here Are Some Helpful Tips You Can Put Into Action Now, To Benefit From On Your Wedding Day, And Everyday!

If you have facial fine lines and wrinkles, Choose a quality (more expensive) facial foundation. There are so many brands such as Mac, Avon, Cover Girl, etc., but each carries lines that aid in diminishing fine lines, and refer to age defying qualities. It's worth trying some of these out for your wedding day look. Some are really good. My personal favorite is Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind. I've received a few compliments when I where this (I'm 41).
For Oil Control, & A More Silky Smooth Finish - Add a more perfect appearance to your face using loose translucent powders.(Minimizes the appearance of pores, doesn't build up in fine lines).

Avoid makeup entirely and some grooming of the face for your wedding day.
Some brides don't like makeup, or wear it on an every day basis. Let's face it some of you don't need it, however when it comes to wedding pictures, do not go without any makeup, or facial grooming at all.

Whether or not you will be using a professional makeup artist, below are some things to consider.

What should you consider?

When it comes to wedding photos, many brides don't realize that no eye makeup at all can mean naked looking eyes (in a non-flattering way) in photos. If you don't like eye liner, consider applying just a light line to the top lid only, and consider some artificial lashes that add POW to your eyes. Older brides who have under eye lines should take this route especially by adding liner and mascara, or artificial lashes only the top lids. By doing this, you draw attention upward away from beneath your eyes, where you don't want people looking, thus adding a more youthful, wide eyed appeal. Think Bambi!

Again, when it comes to your wedding pictures, no lipstick or lip color will look drab in your wedding day photos. Again, if you don't like makeup, consider lining your lips at a minimum with a light shade lip liner, smudge the ends with your fingers, and extend the shade to fill in the rest of your lips (to avoid the traced look), and then add some shiny lip gloss to give your lips a fuller look.

Bushy eyebrows are a distraction, and a beauty no no. Brook Shields got away with it, but that was quite some time ago. Consider having your brows professionally tweezed before your wedding day if you are afraid to do this yourself. The proper arching can make you look more refreshed, happy, and younger.

Your teeth are the most important aspect of your smile. Many brides set aside a special portion of their wedding budget to get their teeth professionally whitened. Cosmetic dentistry is not only a healthy investment, but one that will boost your confidence on your wedding day with a gorgeous smile!

Wear Sunscreen daily on your face and exposed areas of your body. SPF 15 or more.

If you must have a golden tan on your wedding day, consider using a tanning lotion that darkens your skin tone. These artificial tanning lotions are much better today than they used to be and provide a very natural, believable looking tan. With the effects of the sun on skin (aging), skin cancer etc. being more in the spotlight than ever today, it's worth finding healthy alternatives to the old fashioned sun bathing.
Some Day Spas offer airbrush tanning, and this is a healthy, great looking alternative to lying in the sun.

Exfoliate your face and body at least one time each week.
More often for oily skin.
If you don't do this, or don't know what it is, it's time to learn. There are many great exfoliating products available at department stores, drug stores, and places like Target, or Wal-Mart.
Exfoliating your skin is the process of using a mild abrasive lotion or sponge on the face and body to rub off, or eliminate dry, dead skin cells, thus revealing newer, fresher skin cells.
The process if done regularly, can revive dull looking skin, and add a more youthful, healthy look to the skin and body.
Exfoliation can also extend the life of any tan. One product I like personally can be found at Target stores, by St. Ives Swiss Formula Apricot Scrub (Invigorating). Once you try this scrub, you'll love it, and the way it makes your skin feel. Another great product for faces in addition to the above mentioned product it Noxzema face cream. Rub it on your face in the shower, or over the sink, and gently brush your face with a soft bristle tooth brush (using circular motion). This can be done gently under the eyes, nose, and the rest of the face where it may be difficult to use the scrub. Your face will feel refreshed.

IMPORTANT: It's always important to test any product or method on your skin before using it full-force. Always use sun screen after exfoliating as fresh delicate skin will be vulnerable to the sun, and expect a slight pink hue to your skin after exfoliating as well. If irritation begins, stop all treatments, or adjust the method and product. Use any method with discretion and at your own risk.

Starve yourself, or crash diet before your wedding day. It is a proven fact (ask any wedding consultant), that crash dieting, starvation diets leads only to fatigued, cranky brides that often faint or feel faint on their wedding day. Crash dieting also leads to the individual often regaining the lost weight, and then some after the wedding day is over.
Instead Try The Following:

1. Drink plenty of icy cold water daily. Studies have shown that for every 8 oz. glass of icy cold water you drink the body burns 25 to 50 calories extra. Drink 4 glasses spread out throughout the day, and burn an extra 100 or more calories! Don't like water you say? Try substituting a glass or two with some Crystal Light (5 calories per glass). It's better than not drinking any ice cold fluids.

2. Get plenty of sleep each night 8 hours minimum if possible. Recent studies show that people who lack adequate sleep each night have a decrease in the hormone called Leptin. Leptin lets the body know when it is full and should stop eating, therefore with sleep deprivation being a problem, an individual is more likely to be have more aggressive cravings, and a more insatiable appetite.
Also, Scientists suspect that sleep deprivation lowers person's basal metabolic rate which is the number of calories you burn when you rest.

The History of the Wedding Cake

The History of the Wedding Cake

by: Michael Kabel

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After the wedding dress and bride's bouquet, maybe nothing is so powerful a wedding symbol as the wedding cake. It's so ubiquitous, many people just assume the wedding cake has always been a part of wedding celebrations everywhere.

Like all popular beliefs, there's some truth to that idea, though of course the real facts are much more fascinating and a whole lot more colorful.

The Wedding Cake's Early Days

During the heady days of the Roman Empire, wedding guests were served not one cake but a sumptuous collection of many small treats and pastries as a kind of wedding party favor. In some parts of the empire, one single cake was dropped over the bride's head at the reception, as a way of wishing the couple good luck in the future.

Later, during the Middle Ages, many guests would bring small cakes to the wedding celebration. The cakes were all piled atop a single table, creating the beginning of the tiered wedding cake known today. As a tradition, a bride and groom that could still kiss over the pile of cakes were considered to have good luck in the upcoming marriage.

Modern Times

Wedding cakes began to change and grow in the 19th Century, when new means of refrigeration could keep their ingredients fresh for much longer periods.

The modern wedding cake is a kind of homage to St. Bride's Church, a famous English Medieval Chapel. The church's spire includes several spires, much like a tiered cake.

Many modern couples have adopted the wedding cake design to display their own interests or passions. For example, a couple fascinated by the Renaissance may choose to decorate their cake with decorations specific to that time period. The bride and groom figures atop the cake may also reflect their hobbies and pastimes.

Because modern wedding cakes have become so elaborate, their preparation time has steadily grown. Wedding planners are encouraged to make arrangements with a pastry chef up to three months in advance of the wedding reception.

Wedding Cake Traditions

Some popular wedding cake traditions taken from around the world include:

- a bride who cuts her own cake will have to work hard all her life.

- if the groom lays his hands over the bride's hands as the cake is cut, they will share their possessions their whole life.

- the bride cuts the first piece of cake as a way of hoping for children.

White pearls wedding. Flowers and Decor For Ceremony With Specialty Lighting

White pearls wedding. Flowers and Decor For Ceremony With Specialty Lighting

Specialty linens, and lighting affects are the trend that appears to be staying around for a while. Lighting makes a huge difference, as well as linens as you will see in this video - ENJOY!

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Deep Purple Pearl Necklace

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Attractive violet, orchid and eggplant colored pearls on a delicate chain. Necklace measures 15.5" - 18.5" with attached extension Silver chain has a lobster clasp. Pearls measure 8mm.

Purple Heart Pattern Personalized Key Chain Mint Tin Favors

Purple Heart Pattern Personalized Key Chain Mint Tin Favors

This beautifully designed keychain mint tin makes the perfect favor , these flavorful mints are sure to leave your guests with fond memories of your event. The refreshing mints are packaged in a brushed tin container with a fun and practical key chain attachment along with a tin top that slides open to provide ready access to the mints.Further personalize your gifts with your name(s) and event date along with your choice of one of our premium designs from our extensive design library. You are sure to find a design that perfectly complements your event theme and style. Measurements: 2.75 L x 1.5 W x 0.5 H Flavor: Cool Peppermint, Cinnamint, Refreshing Green Tea

Purple Bridal Vegas Theme Personalized Mint Container Favors

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This premium, molded plastic credit card sized container is small enough to be carried in any pocket or purse. These refreshing mints are a great value and fun gift for your guests. The containers are cleverly designed with a corner lid that flips open to provide access to the mints.Further personalize your gifts with your name(s) and event date along with your choice of one of our premium designs from our extensive design library. You are sure to find a design that perfectly complements your event theme and style. Measurements: 3L X 1/4W X 2H Flavor: Cool Peppermint

Purple Heart Cross Theme Personalized Travel Candle Favors

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Sophia Young Silk Flower Girl Dress 501

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This 100% silk three-tone dress is sleeveless with a scoop-neck and tea-length skirt. The contrasting sash has an off-center flower adornment. Available in pink and green or purple with pink sash.

Dyeables Frilly Bridal Shoes

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Oh so feminine, and yes, frilly with its softly ruffled vamp finished with a bow. The white satin fabric is dyeable so it can be worn as-is or tinted any color. The ankle strap is set with a buckle that can be adjusted for a personal fit. Heel measures 3".

Happy Branch Wedding Invitation

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Complement your day with our fresh, chic cards. Stylishly expressed with branches and berries, this wedding suite brings a contemporary vision to a sweet nature scene.

Jenna & Kyle's Lakeside Wedding Reception, Oct. 15th, 2011

Jenna & Kyle's Lakeside Wedding Reception, Oct. 15th, 2011

Photos © FresnoWeddings.Net
Event Designed by: The Divine Event
~ (FresnoWeddings.Net member vendor)
Linens, & Chair Rentals By: The Linen Shoppe ~ (FresnoWeddings.Net member vendor)
Other Vendors
Setup, & Specialty Staffing Services by: The Pantages Company-Event Production
Cake by: Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes
Venue: Wolf Lakes Park (Sanger, CA)


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