Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wedding Makeup For Brides

Wedding Makeup For Brides

It’s your wedding day and when that man looks at you walk down the isle, you want him to see the softness of your skin, the beauty of the gown you chose and most of all a lifetime of romantic bliss that you both will share.

You waited a long time for him to commit and it seem even longer to get the dress and book the reception. With the frenzy of planning your wedding day, you realize you still have not planned out the details of your makeup. In your mind, your picture perfect wedding day just came to a screeching halt because you don’t know what you’re going to do about getting your makeup done. You’ve worn some makeup in the past but you’re not quite a makeup artist, and as a bride, you want to look your very best.

Well, take heart because your picture perfect day will still be just that . . . picture perfect. Start planning by keeping your skin in shape. Your skin is the canvas on which your makeup is applied so you must take good care of it. To give your skin that bridal glow, make a visit to the spa and have a facial at least two weeks prior to your wedding day. Any problems with acne should be dealt with as soon as possible by visiting a dermatologist. You don’t want any pimples on your face when you’re walking down the aisle.

After all the planning and preparation, there will be a lot of wear and tear on your nerves in lieu of your impending day. Most likely you still have not decided on how or who is going to do your makeup. Well, don’t put having your makeup done on the back burner. Consider having your makeup professionally done by a makeup artist. But first, purchase a few bridal magazines and carefully go through them. You will see different makeup styles that will start you on the road to choosing what works best for you. Bookmark the pages with makeup styles and colors that you really like. Ask friends or family for referrals on makeup artists whose work they are familiar with. If they do not have any referrals, then visit the local malls or department stores in your area and ask for referrals. Get the names of at least three makeup artists and consult with them. Discuss whether makeup artist will come to your location to do your makeup, the cost of any travel and/or consultation fees involved, as well as any deposit to secure the date for your wedding. You should also mention any allergies you may have as you do not want any unwanted surprises on your big day. After consulting with the makeup artists, choose the one that answered all of your questions, and the one you feel most comfortable with.

Schedule a complete makeup application before the big day with the makeup artist you have chosen. Take with you the bookmark pages of makeup styles from the bridal magazines you went through, and a picture of your wedding dress. In terms of your lip color, most makeup artist will have a variety of lipstick colors to choose from. However, you may want to have your own lipstick just in case your makeup artist does not have a suitable color for you. When coming to mascara, choose a familiar brand that’s waterproof. You certainly don’t want any mascara that causes your eyes to tear. The only tear that should be shed on your big day is tears of joy, not from any mascara that irritates your eyes.

Your pre-bridal makeover is a great time experiment with different color schemes. This is also your time to get involved by expressing to the makeup artist what you like and don’t like. A good makeup artist will work with you and will also suggest colors that best suit your skin tone. Once you find the makeup style that you’re happy with, your makeup artist should make a note of everything that was used to accomplish the look that will be done on your wedding day.

Remember, everyone will be looking at you as you walk down the aisle to join in holy matrimony with the man of your dreams. Your husband-to-be will not be able to take his eyes off you as he beam with pride when he sees the final outcome of your picture perfect wedding day.

By: Mel Joelle
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Long Curly Hair Care Tips And Advice

Long Curly Hair Care Tips And Advice

People say your hair is beautiful. Mostly you agree. But there are times when your hair feels hard to manage. It rains, your hair frizzes. You form the perfect hair style, but by noon your hair is doing what it wants. From choosing the best products to knowing what to purchase at the store, you could definitely use some advice that will help you develop a successful hair care routine.

Choose the best haircut. The key to successful LONG CURLY HAIR CARE lies in the cut. Make sure your stylist knows how to cut curly hair because it requires different cutting techniques than straight hair. Getting the wrong cut can result in an excess amount of frizz and can damage your hair. Also, go for regular trims to cut off any damaged ends. Flip through magazines to help you find cuts that you like.

Choose the best hair products. Choosing the right products can help simplify your LONG CURLY HAIR CARE routine. In general, curly hair requires products with a lot of moisture, especially in the summer. The sun, heat, salt water, and chlorine can strip your hair of its natural moisture and cause frizz and split-ends. I know it looks like there are a lot of options, but with the help of your stylist, you can narrow it down to a few products that are right for you.

Your product needs vary according to your situation. You definitely need a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Some people also like to use a leave-in conditioner for extra moisture. Other products for LONG CURLY HAIR CARE include frizz-control treatments, mousses, and gels, all designed to replace lost moisture and enhance the curls.

Choose the best tools. Tools such as brushes, hair dryers, strengtheners, and wide-toothed combs are other essential items. If your hair is especially thick, find a brush or comb that has wider bristles and teeth. This will allow you to brush more gently. Also, if you choose to blow-dry your hair, use a diffuser. It helps prevent frizz.

Straightening your hair. If you like to straighten your hair, your personal tool supply should include items that will help. If you like to do so using a dryer, round brushes are your best options. You can also use a straightening iron or a large curling iron. Just remember to use moisturizing products that will help protect your hair from the extra heat and prevent frizz.

Natural Hair Care. There are many LONG CURLY HAIR CARE options that use natural ingredients. Some options are even organic and guaranteed to not be tested on animals. Natural ingredients that work well with curly hair include jojaba oil, aloe vera, and coconut oil.
To help you find the best products ask either your stylist or someone at the beauty supply store. They can help you choose the best cut, products, and tools to help you care for your hair. Remember that hair textures and types differ from person to person. Even with professional advice, it may take trial and error to find the routine that is right for you.

By: Vincent Platania

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