Those of you getting married this summer are nearing that less than 50 days mark. By now the guest list is done, the invites are out, and all you have left to do is focus the all the primping and pampering. Below are my five favorite beauty tricks to get you glowing and aisle ready for your big I Do moment.
Deep condition once a week from now until your wedding. That's right, get on a schedule and leave it in for approximately five to 10 minutes. The difference you'll notice in your tresses is almost instantaneous. Trust me; I have pretty thin hair and I was running my fingers through it like I was Eva Longoria at a Loreal convention. I recommend Kerastase Chroma Riche Essential conditioner (but that's only if you have color-treated hair). Grab a disposable spoon, and scoop out a healthy dose to run through your wet hair. Tip: My ahir guru at Denny Kep recommends opening and closing the conditioner outside of the shower, so as to avoid moisture entering the container and watering it down. Do that and silky smooth, hair-commercial locks are in your future. Extend those lashes. Whether you get day-of additions (have your make-up artist apply them; do not try it at home) or you head to Jett for extensions that last four to six weeks, you want your peepers to pop, and with lash extensions they will. My one plug for Jett: I did them a week before the wedding, and they lasted through my deep sea diving on the honeymoon. I could go make-up free at the beach and I still felt eyes packed a little extra punch. If you opt for the more permanent extensions, have one trial run before your wedding to make sure the length and shape are what you desire. Be forewarned: Continuing the extensions well past your wedding can get spendy, but they're so hard to say goodbye to! Schedule a massage! Four days before the wedding, my sister-in-law surprised me with a massage, and boy was it worth it. That was the start of the de-stressing for me, and that blissful (and almost alarming for anyone who knows me) calm lasted through the entire weekend. If your wedding is in town, consider a trip to Fusion LifeSpa in Deephaven and submit yourself to their magical fingers. Any pre-wedding woes will melt away. Plan your final haircut/color/final facial at least one week away from the big day. Just in case . . . Even if you trust your stylists/ aesthetician/ etc, you want to leave room for error. I recommend having both a facial and a color about two months before the big day as a trial run. That way you can make any tweaks to the color, and you'll know if you have any sort of adverse reaction to anything used during your facial. That final week should just be for fine tuning! Get a zapper. Stress causes pimples, and no one wants to deal with a whitehead on their wedding day. There are tons of options out there, but the acne clearing pen from The Metropolitan in Edina is the best one I've ever seen. For $38 I had complete peace of mind knowing that any blemishes that might have popped up due to the stress was gone before it even started. Actually the one bridezilla moment I had was about four days before the wedding (must've been right before the massage) when I could feel something brewing under the surface of my skin and I couldn't find my little pen. Five minutes later it was found, applied, and gone before I took a second glance in the mirror. For more beauty advice, check out our own guru Elizabeth Dehn's breakdown of where to get pampered. Good luck, and as always, happy planning! Buy the ever famous zit stick.