With everything from guest lists, caterers and the general chaos of wedding planning, it can be easy to forget about the smaller details of the big day. Your hair is an essential part of your wedding day look, and our Fashion Editor has gathered the top 10 styles of the year to inspire you. Whether you want a glamorous updo or cascading waves, there’s sure to be something for every bridal style. And don’t forget to check out WeddingWire’s hair photo galleries for even more inspiration too!
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With the wedding five months away, I’ve been focusing on getting my skin ready to be out and about both on the wedding day and on our honeymoon.
I have always had problems with my skin. I have really fair skin (hello, sunburn!) and it’s also very oily. I also have this awful patch of red bumps on the backs of my arms that I have had as long as I can remember. In doing some research, I found that one of the best and most natural things you can use on your skin is coconut oil!
Well, Garden let me tell you about my new love affair with this fantastic grocery item! It has not only started clearing up those red bumps (that I have literally tried to cure with every skin care product under the sun!) but it’s also made my face less oily and my legs 10x more moisturized!
I was so worried about walking down the aisle and people noticing the red bumps on the back of my arms. It’s something I’ve always been self-conscious of and no matter how much I exfoliated, lotioned and repeated, they never went away. I’m so excited to say that by just using a little bit of coconut oil after every shower the bumps are going away!
So, this is just a little plug for all you brides, future brides, wives and just plain readers look into the fabulous effects that coconut oil can have on your skin and your health. I plan on using it every day from now until the wedding and from there on out! I just bought a giant tub of it for $16 at Costco, so it’s really affordable. It’s great for your hair too! It’s got a lot of awesome uses, and you can use it to cook with too. In my mind, it’s an all around awesome product!
Have you used coconut oil as a beauty product in preparation for your wedding? What other non-conventional beauty products do you use?
Are you like me where you’re either afraid of going to the dentist, too lazy to get real teeth whitening, and just don’t want to pay for it if you don’t have to? About a month ago, I got my yearly teeth cleaning and I asked my hygienist for non-professional teeth whitening options. She recommended the Crest 3d White Strips. Guess what I did the very next day? That’s right, I got the Professional Effects 3d White Strips (Pictured on the left).
Results: Out of a scale from 1-5 (1 being no effects to 5 my teeth are blinding white!), my rate would be a 2.5 out of 5. It wasn’t as white as I wanted it to be, but it did have SOME effect. I thought about posting up pictures of my teeth, but I don’t want to gross you out! =P
Would I Recommend this Product?
Not really. I spent about $45 on it and the results weren’t what I wanted. I thought about returning it to the manufacturer and getting my money back, but I just thought it was too much of a hassle.
The verdict is out – purple is the “it” color of the Fall so I took the notion and ran with it to create this gorgeous Plum, Magenta and Clementine Inspiration Board, the perfect palette for any season!
I have to say that I just adore my hair and make up artist. Tiara Whitney will be the one that will beautify me on my wedding day. I just can’t get enough of the great work that she does for the brides.
I picked Tiara because she is talented and a joy to have around. I’m very hyper and can easily stress about the little things. However, Tiara will be there to make me look and feel beautiful, as well as share that calming energy that she always has with her.
As I was selecting our wedding vendors, the common denominator that I was aiming for was to be surrounded by people that have a soothing spirit. A wedding can be a wonderful experience, but stressful at the same time. If you have people that can bring joy and calmness in to your day and have those individuals close to you.
Tiara did my hair and make-up for our engagement photo shoot. My friends and family love how the whole look turned out.