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Nunta Georgiana & Sorin 0361When you want to look your most beautiful for your wedding day, the last thing you need is to be worrying about your skin.  From visible signs of aging to enlarged pores and acne, most of us have some skin worries that we would like to eliminate.  Dermatologist’s appointments can be costly, time consuming and irritating for your skin, leaving it red and uncomfortable for your big day!  Why not invest in Tria’s skin perfecting blue light for acne which is clinically proven to eliminate the bacteria that cause acne, resulting in clearer, smoother skin that is less blemished and has fewer pimples and acne breakouts.

Laser Treatment for Acne

Suffering from adult acne can be a horrible experience, particularly when it makes your skin so unpredictable for special events such as your wedding day!  The Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is safe enough to use at home and offers the convenience of an acne treatment without the costly visits to a dermatologist.  It works by using safe and gentle non-UV light therapy, which penetrates the skin and eliminates bacteria at the source, preventing the formation of pimples and acne.  If you start to use the Skin Perfecting Blue Light just 2-3 weeks before your wedding, you can expect to see up to 70% acne reduction and you don’t need to worry about redness or irritation as the surrounding tissue is unaffected by the light.

Safety First

The Blue Light is safe for all skin tones, dermatologically tested and is gentle enough for everyday use, without the side effects of some leading acne medications, which can cause skin to become dry, irritated and itchy.  94% of women who have used Tria’s Skin Perfecting Blue Light system have reported a reduction in breakouts, with 93% reporting less severe breakouts and calmer skin.  Traditional acne medications have come under fire in recent years for the severity of their side effects, which can range from skin irritation to low moods and anxiety.  With the Blue Light there are no side effects as it is completely comfortable to use and provides more than eight times the light energy of other devices on the market, for superior power to destroy acne causing bacteria.

Take your Make-up Off

The Tria Skin Perfecting Blue Light is kinder to your skin than cleansers and medicated lotions specifically designed for adult acne, which often contain Benzoyl Peroxide to fight spots.  This can really dry out your skin and cause flaking and redness that can be hard to cover with make-up, and as we all know, wearing more make-up increases your risk of blocked pores and acne.  By using this system daily, your skin will be smoother, softer and experience fewer breakouts, meaning that you can decrease the amount of foundation and powder you wear for fresh-faced, natural beauty and confidence.

Anti-Ageing

If visible signs of skin aging are your primary concern, then you should consider using laser skin tightening treatment before your wedding day.  An infrared light source is used to heat the collagen under the surface of your skin, which causes it to contract and tighten.  Whilst this procedure can be costly, it provides results which are immediately noticeable.  For best results you’ll need to have two to three treatments, leaving a month’s downtime between each session for your skin to recover and redness to reduce.  When the collagen underneath your skin is regenerated, the results are a more youthful, smoother complexion as collagen renewal is stimulated.  You’ll notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles as well as the tightening of your skin.  Make sure to leave enough time before your big day for your skin to recover from the final treatment, as you may experience mild discomfort and irritation.

Whatever your skin concerns as your big day approaches, turning to a laser skin treatment or Tria’s skin perfecting blue light for acne could be the answer to your problems!  By purchasing the Blue Light just a few weeks before your wedding, you can experience smoother, fresher skin on your wedding day without the worry associated with unpredictable outbreaks of acne.  You don’t need to worry about redness or skin irritation as the light is completely safe to use and gentle on your skin.  You could bin your regular acne medication and lotions and begin afresh with the skin perfecting blue light for acne and show off beautiful skin on your big day!

Wedding planning is a stressful time for most engaged couples—particularly the bride. Stress can wreak havoc on the skin and it has been reported that many brides break out with acne on their skin right before the big day. Stress-induced skin blunders can exacerbate stress levels of the person getting married, so it’s a vicious circle. Fortunately, there are ways to help combat skin issues that occur at the last minute.

Pimples

It can seem like the end of the world when a zit erupts on the face, but worry not. The first thing you should do is apply an ice cube on the blemish for a few minutes to help reduce redness. Secondly, apply a spot treatment on it that contains salicylic acid, calamine or sulfur (the night before the wedding). If a pimple emerges the day of the wedding, hire a good makeup artist who can conceal it very well.

If you have a large cystic blemish on your body (namely on your back of all places) and you’re wearing a strapless dress, treat it the same way you would if it were on your face. Ask a loved one to place an ice cube on the pimple for a few minutes followed by a dab of spot treatment for acne.

Bags Under the Eyes

Whether the culprit is tears (joyful ones), salty food or sleep deprivation, puffy eyes are no friend to anyone, let alone a blushing bride. To help alleviate tired, baggy eyes, place a refrigerated spoon or tea bag (that was soaked in water) under each eye for 10 minutes. The cool sensation of the spoon or tea bag will help constrict the blood vessels under the eyes, thereby reducing puffiness. After the spoon or tea bag treatment, apply a nourishing eye cream on the orbital bone with your ring finger. The orbital bone is the part of the face between the upper cheekbone and under eye area. The best thing you can do for your eye area, however, is to get as much sleep as possible. Aim to get about seven to eight hours of sleep per night and hit the sack before midnight in order to look rested and refreshed the next day.

A Flushed Face

If you’ve been struck with an acute flushed complexion, the first thing to do is to stay calm as much as possible. Agitated nerves may only exacerbate a red face. To help reduce redness, apply a calming face mask and leave it on the face as long as the instructions say. Rinse with tepid water. Moreover, make sure your makeup artist uses the right foundation to conceal the redness and make you look flawless.

These tips are like ammo for your skin, so walk down that aisle glowing and pretty!

 Author Bio: Lee Ann Buttery is a licensed Esthetician and professional makeup artist that works for Mario Badescu. She is passionate about all things beauty-related and has a particular obsession with anti-aging.

A money bag has a drawstring top and is used to hold the money and wedding cards given at the reception.  It can also be used if they bride and groom decide to do a money or dollar dance.  Money bags come in either white or ivory styles, some with colored ribbon.

wedding money bag

Purpose. Remember that your wedding money bag is supposed to hold money, not drain your bank account. In short, you don’t need to pay an exorbitant amount for a wedding money bag. Choose a bag that is both stylish and inexpensive to get the most out of your money.

wedding money bag budget

Research. For great deals and selections, conduct your search online. Online shopping is not only time-saving and mostly stress-free, it also happens to be a practical choice. Instead of going to the bridal boutique just to pick out an expensive wedding money bag, look for great discounts and deals from online providers instead. Choose your wedding money bag wisely by looking for a balance between practicality and aesthetics.

wedding money bag

Color. Look for a wedding money bag that matches your gown’s color. If you’re wearing a pristine white gown, why would you go for an ivory or cream wedding money bag? It’s the simplest rule of wedding fashion: your outfit and your bridal accessories must match!

wedding money bag color

Design. Just like your regular purse, wedding money bags have different designs and decorations. You can go for a simple white, satin wedding money bag, or you can go for one loaded with beading and embroidery. Whatever wedding money bag design or style you choose, just make sure that the bag matches your wedding dress.

wedding money bag design

Personalize. First, name the marriage income bag that fits your mood as well as style. Secondly, get your festooned with your name as well as date. The last step is to name any law options that have been offering for your particular marriage income bag. Select the single that matches your marriage income hilt for instance, to tie in your decor.

personalized wedding money bag

Your wedding should be one of the happiest days of your life, but the weeks and months leading up to the big day can instead be some of the most stressful. Taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally, is key.

Make a realistic decision. A healthy weight loss is about one to two pounds per week, for a total of four to eight pounds per month. If you push harder and loose more pounds your body might be getting a shape that you won’t be proud of. The more pounds you plan to loose, the earlier you have to start working out.

realistic decision

Set a deadline. With a healthy level of weight loss, all it takes is some grade school math to figure out how much time you’ll need to do it. For 15 pounds, you’ll need three months of work. The specialists in this field recommend that you stop working out a week before the wedding, so your body can have a little time to relax. So set a firm deadline, just don’t make it your wedding day.

bridal fitness

Make sacrifices. It is recommended a minimum of three to four 30-minute sessions of cardio per week and the same amount of strength training, though the amount should vary depending on your goals. If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you’ll continue to get the results you’ve always gotten, but if you want more progress you will need to push yourself a little harder.

bridal fitness

Listen to your body. Don’t do something that doesn’t feel right. Not all exercises are good for all individuals. If you feel like something hurts in any way, find a way to modify it or try something different.

bridal fitness

Be progressive. If you want to be sure that your goal will be achieved you have to be opened to increasing the intensity of cardio and strength-training programs every week. Working harder does not mean masculine physique, but it means having the perfect shape for your gown.

bridal fitness

Track your progress. Keep track by recording your goals in a journal; having them in writing is a fantastic motivator. The key is to keep them small and specific. For example: Week One: Work out at least twice and be sure to strength train; then also do cardio two times during the week for at least 20 minutes.

bridal fitness

Take it as a relaxation. Instead of looking at your fitness goals as chores, you should try to see your time at the gym as an oasis of sanity. Going to the gym should feel like a getting away from all the stress you have accumulated with the wedding planning. You should concentrate on your work and forget about the work waiting for you at home.

bridal fitness

Be positive. If you are working for a few weeks now, and you can’t see any progress do not despair. It means that you have to change your exercises, because the one you are trying don’t work for your body. You should also try another diet.

Include veggies in your meals.  They are full of fiber, are healthy and will keep you feeling full.  Make sure your meals and snacks all include fat, fiber, and protein for the best balance of nutrients and you will feel full longer.  Also remember, to eat breakfast every day.

bridal fitness

Drink plenty of water.  When you think you are hungry, start with water – you might just be thirsty.  In the winter a nice cup of herb tea is a great option too!

bridal fitness

Get enough sleep.  Maybe set it as a goal.  We think better, feel better, and get better workouts when we are rested.  It’s really a treat!

bridal fitness

Include goals for your emotional health.  Set aside some time to nurture yourself, whether that means painting, listening to music, calling your mom, taking a hot bath, whatever you need to feel good about your self – on the inside.

bridal fitness

Partner up. Exercising with a friend (or your hubby-to-be!) will help you both stay motivated and consistent.

bridal fitness

Whether you are doing your make up yourself or hiring someone else to do it, try to remember the that your make up should be an enhancement of what you normally wear, that you have to make sure you have a practice run before your big day, that you must use a water proof mascara, and that you want your make up to last all day.

bridal makeup

•    First step is applying concealer and foundation. You have to pay a lot of attention when choosing the color of the foundation, you should go for a match as near as your skin; you don’t want to look washed out. A yellow toned foundation will bring warmth in your face and it is advisable to use a bronzing powder to give you a bit of color.

 bridal makeup foundation

•    While applying make-up, blend it well. Make sure there are no visible lines. In case you are using translucent powder, for a long-lasting make-up, avoid patting too much as it will make your skin look dry and flaky.

bridal makeup foundation

•    If you decide you want to use some shine products, be very careful where you use them, because in photographs glow can be easily mistaken for sweat. If you are applying a highlighter, stick to brow bones, cheekbones and a dab in the middle of your lips.

bridal shiny makeup

•    Avoid bright and neon colors as they make your skin look ashy. The best bet for your makeup in the big day is to choose a neutral or true color.

neon bridal makeup

•    The season you are getting married is another thing that needs to be considered when planning your makeup. If your wedding is in the summer, avoid anything too shiny but stick to a colored lip-glass. You should also consider light formulas to prevent your makeup from melting in the sun. For a wedding in winter it is better to stick to a stronger look of your usual makeup. For a cold day, green concealer will counteract any redness that might appear on your nose.

winter bridal makeup

•    For your lips it is always best to use a foundation to make your lipstick last all day. Line your lips with your lip pencil, then fill in all your lips with the pencil. Finally on top of that apply your lipstick. Blot with a tissue and reapply your lipstick.

bridal lips makeup

•     Although foundation/concealer should be left to areas where you need it, you can also apply to your eyes to give your eye shadow a good base and something to cling on to.

•    You should have your eyebrows shaped professionally before the big day and enhance them with the same color eyebrows shade.

eyebrow bridal makeup

•    Dark navy mascara will make your eyes look bigger. Brown mascara can make your eyes look tired. If you want something out of the ordinary, you can always choose navy blue or green mascara.

bridal makeup mascara

•    A highlighter applied below your brow bone will lift your eyes. If you have small eyelids, apply a highlighter just in the center of the eyelid and a dark brown shade in the eyelid crease to make your eyes look more wide set blend the highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes.

Highlighter bridal makeup

•    If you’re applying false eyelashes, single eyelashes are the most natural looking.  An easy way to apply them is to apply one coat of mascara, let dry.  Apply a dot of glue on the tip of the lash and along the length. Then, take your tweezers, looking down, and place 2-3 single lashes on the outer 1/4 of the eye.  Let the glue dry, and then another coat of mascara to seal the lashes together. False eyelashes go a long way in making your eyes dramatic and the focus of the face.

makeup false eyelashe

•    For a natural flush apply a light natural pink shade onto the apples of your cheeks – don’t go to harsh, especially if you are drinking which can give you a natural flush look without the blush.

pink shade makeup

•    After a complete make up, dust a little face powder as it will help the makeup stay longer.

•    A badly chosen hair ornament will make you look like an un-cropped tree. Ask your hair stylist for a rehearsal before your wedding to make sure you do not look too festive. A very tight bun will result in stiff neck.

bridal makeup hairstyle