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    Winter Beauty

    If you’re like most of us, you’ve been living under thick sweaters and Uggs for the past month. You’ve been eating comfort foods cuddled up on the sofa on Sundays instead of getting out of the house to do something active. You’ve been spending longer in the hot shower every morning and cranking up the heaters. Sounds like a normal winter but how does that help your beauty regimen. Those of us who are getting married this winter are probably noticing the damage of our winter routine. Hot showers strip the natural oils from your skin and hair leaving you dry and lackluster. Add itchy wool fabrics to the mix…

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    Summer Skincare

    Now that it’s summer, many of you are dying to get a tan! I know I am! So how’s a girl going to look her best without damaging her skin? Here are five great tips to get that golden glow without the skin cancer scare. 1. Use Sun Block You can get a tan from sunlight shining through your office window or the window of your car. Since sunlight damages skin cells, your body’s natural reaction is to create melanin which is a defense mechanism. For the simplest fix, choose a moisturizer with SPF. 2. Artificial Tan There are many ways to darken your skin or give the appearance of…

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    Health and Beauty Recap

    Hey Guys! This week we’re taking a break from our regularly schedule series to round out the results of our Healthy and Beauty series. I hope it was useful for you ladies in thinking about slowing down and taking care of yourselves! On Tuesday, we asked for recommendations to de-stress, and we got a lot of responses. A good ol’ soak in the bath was the most popular choice for our brides, but listening to music, exercising, and indulging in the fruity tones of a red wine were all popular choices! Did you know that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart! Resveratrol is found…

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    Get Stronger, Harder Nails

    I like doing my nails, but I’ve noticed that after a month or so of painted nails, my nails are yellow and chipped. Here are some tips to keep your nails healthy and happy. 1. Eat Healthy You’ve heard the saying, you are what you eat. Make sure you get plenty of Vitamin B. Research has shown that regular consumption of this vitamin lead to stronger harder nails. Those white spots on your nails are also a sign of low zinc intake. Did you know eggs and milk are good sources of zinc? 2. Pamper Your Nails Massage your nails to keep them extra strong and shiny. Nails buffing increases…

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    Red Carpet Worthy Brows

    Did you know that in Ancient Greece the unibrow was an attractive trait in women and men? So much so, that they actually used to draw them in with their equivalent of eye pencil? Well, times have changed, but the Greeks did stumble onto an important idea: brows are a great way to highlight and channel the eyes and personality. Although, strong brows made a resurgence on the runways of Fall 2012, they’re a lot better groomed than their ancient forebears. I naturally have a “strong” brow, one of the many traits that I’ve inherited from my dear old dad and after a few experiments in high school with a…

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    Perfume

    Smell is one of the most powerful triggers for memory, so it makes sense that to select a special scent for your wedding day. Although some women use their favorite perfume, others buy something specific for their wedding day. Therefore, every time they wear it, they’re reminded of that special moment. First and foremost, there’s a few different types of perfumes. There’s solid perfume, eau de toilette, and eau de parfum. From the name, you can tell that solid perfume has a firm consistency and will disappear when rubbed into the skin. Eau de toilette and eau de parfum is differentiated by the percentage of perfume oils present. This varies…

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    Eyeshadows

    I started on eyeshadow young! I love watching my mother put on her makeup as a kid. I loved the brightly colored palettes. I always fond it rather tragic that my mom only used a handful of colors; sometimes half of the compact would remain untouched while the chosen few were used down to their mirrored backs. But after further experimentation — think Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean–, I learned that certain shades just clashed with my skin’s warm yellow and peach tones. While my sister embraced eye liner and never looked back, I’ve always had a soft spot for eyeshadow and still love putting it on with…

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    How to Get Perfect Eyebrows

    You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow. – Jack Black As anyone in show business can tell you, eyebrows are one of the defining features of the face. A single raise of an eyebrow, immaculate groomed or a fuzzy caterpillar shaped — can have you at the edge of your seat, spilling popcorn all over the floor. In addition to one of the main forms of how we show our feelings, they give the face shape, while also highlighting the eyes and forehead. In order to make your eyes pop in your wedding pictures, your eyebrows need to be looking their best. While some people will tell you…

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    Spreading Wedding Beauty

    In honor of National Women’s History Month, we’re dedicating this week to women empowerment. We’re focusing on women’s issues as well as ways to help other women. Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. ~ Kahlil Gibran I love makeup. I love mascara and nail polish. I have a love-hate relationship with exercise and diets. I have a great sense of accomplishment when I feel and look good. I like looking pretty; I love being a girl. The only problem with that is that some people due to where, when, or how they were born don’t have the opportunity to look and feel their…

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    Inspiring Women through Fashion

    In honor of National Women’s History Month, we’re dedicating this week to women empowerment. We’re focusing on women’s issues as well as ways to help other women. The UN dedicates a day each year “to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.” We thought that this was so amazing that we should dedicate an entire week to look how far women have come in our struggle for equality, peace, and development. While fashion may…