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That Bridal Glow

wedding-dress-by-jenny-yoo-spring-2013-bridal-arianna-detail_largeThe Make-up trend for Spring Brides 2013 seems to be leaning toward a soft, natural, sleek and simplistic look. Not only in make-up but in the overall theme of the bride in general.

How many bridal magazines have you gazed at and thought to yourself, I want to look just like THAT on my wedding day!

The thing is, no matter how much make-up you do or don't wear on your special day, it won't mean much if your canvas is not picture perfect. And by canvas, I mean YOUR SKIN.

In an article that appeared in Australian Vogue in January 2013:

Maya Bilalis, who owns a Medispa in Sydney’s Woollahra, has seen her share of bridal beauty meltdowns and believes it’s best to embark on a dermal overhaul well before your wedding.

“Depending on the condition your skin is in, I recommend creating a skin regimen three to six months before your actual wedding day: it won’t work to start a week before.”

#2 on Maya's list of 8 Steps to Glowing, Aisle Ready Skin says:

2. Think big picture
“Think about the skin all over your body, not just your face. What kind of dress are you wearing on the day? If it’s backless, you may need to give your back a facial or your legs may need exfoliation and preparation if changing into a cocktail dress.”

Ahava Softening Butter Salt Scrub and Ahava Mineral Body Lotion helps to soften, exfoliate, moisturize and restore a beautiful natural glow to the skin with minerals from The Dead Sea.

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#6 on her list talks about your skincare routine:

6. Amp up your skincare
“Use products that contain skin-renewing AHAs/DHAs and antioxidants that fight free radicals to protect your skin. The most skin-effective vitamins for perfect skin are vitamin A/C/E."

cell-food-productluminous_c10_night_treatment Elemental Herbology's Cell Food is an intensive, powerhouse dose of antioxidants and reparative nutrients helps stimulate collagen and elastin production to restore vitality and radiance and reduces the effects of aging such as dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

Erno Laszlo's Luminous C10 Night Treatment works while you sleep. The skin recovers its natural balance in order to recharge its youthful brightness. Speed up the process with this illuminating night moisturizer. With 10% Vitamin C, the highest allowable dose, it works overnight to repair discoloration and environmental damage and stimulate collagen production for brighter, younger looking skin.

And don't forget those last minute glamorous finishing touches!

absolute_finish_foundation_spf_15_6 Tryst Dusting Silk  Get full, flawless skin coverage with a protective barrier. This air whipped mousse make up delivers a natural looking finish, plus antioxidant and broad-spectrum UV protection.

Erno Laszlo Absolute Finish Foundation is absolutely amazing! You get that "porcelain finish", although I definately recommend using a foundation brush with this one.

And lastly, the Diamond Dusting Silk in Tryst by Lady Primrose :  A simple twist unlocks the brush and releases the dusting silk into the bristles. Easy to use and travel with, this acrylic handled dusting brush is refillable with your favorite Lady Primrose dusting silk. The dusting silk inside the handle contains finely crushed chamomile and marigold flowers, blended with silk and plant extracts. Along with a delicate fragrance, this powder contains a beautiful shimmer that is sure to turn heads.

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