10 Bridal Beauty Tips

The spring/summer wedding season is about to take off, so if you are getting ready for your wedding in the next few months here are 
10 bridal beauty tips to have you glowing and gorgeous on your big day.


1. Hydrate.


Even if you are months away from your wedding day start drinking extra water. Every cell in your body will love you for it and your skin will start to glow and look super vibrant!

2. Book your makeup artist.
The good ones book up fast so make sure you secure one as quickly as possible.

3. Book your trial makeup
I’m a big believer in getting this done as quickly as possible. You need to be certain that she is the right artist for you, and if she isn’t then you want tht extra time to find someone else.
Your artist may have some fabulous ideas for your look that take some time – maybe she wants you to grow your brows in, or maybe she wants you to get a series of facials. The sooner you can get started the better!

4. Find a really great facialist.
Whatever your budget, find someone to work with you on facial treatments to get your skin in super good shape. The better your skin looks, the better your makeup will look.
Your makeup artist can probably give you some great referrals if you don’t already have someone.

5. Book a trial airbrush tan.


Instead of planning on UV hours on a cancer bed, opt for an airbrush tan. Have a trial so you can see that you like the color and see how many days its good for. I like to count out how many days it is til perfect. For me day 3 is the best color. Once you know which day is the prettiest you can schedule it that many days prior to you wedding day.

6. Get a trial eyebrow session.
Everyone looks better with well groomed brows, but you don’t want to make any drastic changes, or have any drastic errors happen right before your wedding! Find a great brow girl and have a trial with her a few months out. If you love the look she gives you its easy to keep it maintained until your wedding day.

7. Plan your body treatments.
Start losing the rough skin of winter, and get some glow into your skin. Making the skin on your body glow can take a little work, so start early with exfoliation treatments and luxuriant lotions. Whatever skin is showing in your dress needs to be smooth, supple and radiant.

8. Cool Sculpt.
If you have problem areas that no amount of working out is helping, such as over the bra fat that wants to roll over the top of your strapless dress (even slim girls get this!), and if you have at last 3 months before your wedding day, look into Coolsculpting.
This is the miracle cure to literally melt away (well, freeze away) the problem folds and have you both looking and feeling sensational. I send my brides to Sandra at the Blume Skin Centre (click HERE for info). The results are nothing short of spectacular!

9. Treat your hands to some TLC

Every bride has photos taken of her hand with the ring, her hands holding the flowers, her hand slicing cake – her hand gets a ton of attention on her wedding day! Getting some hand treatments along the way helps to keep the skin smooth and luscious. If you have sun damage you can get photofacials on your hands. If the skin is just dried out and tired a few parafin treatments will make it look and feel like a million dollars!

10. Love your lips.
Soft, supple lips take work to achieve. Invest in a gentle exfoliant and a super lip balm and use them religiously in the months and weeks leading up to your big day.
Your lipstick will glide on and hold better, and your lips will look fantastic. Chapped, scaly lips never look good!

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Valentine’s Day Lip Love

Day Lip Love

Day – the official holiday of smooching – is nearly here, so it’s time to think
about your luscious lip plan.

Today I am giving you 3 date night lip options combined with a little color theory class, breaking
down some color options for those of you with a cool complexion and those of
you with warm undertones.

Read on and
pucker up!

Valentine’s lip number one is for those of you who don’t want
to do a big lip, but feel like more than just chapstick. Try using a lipliner
to shape your kisser, and top it off with a colored lip gloss. In these images we’ve left the liner where you can see it, but in real life blend through it with your lip brush and make it invisible.


Icy and pink
glosses look fabulous on girls with a cool toned complexion, while soft peachy
tones are beautiful on a warm toned girl.


Valentine’s lip number two is all about your pink game. Moving into a full lipstick our warm undertone gets a lovely coral based pink
which compliments the olives and golds in her skin.


Our cool undertone model
got a blue based pink, breathing magic into her complexion and making her teeth
look super white.


Valentine’s lip number three is a feisty bold red lip – the
ultimate Valentine’s lip! Girls with a cool toned complexion look amazing in a
blue based red, 


while warm toned girls are best in a true red or an orange
based red. (pictured here in a true red).


The lip models in this story were actually 2 of my makeup assistants! Whitney is our cool toned girl, and Therese is my warm complected model. 

Here are a couple of bts shots.

Therese in the makeup room getting a soft, glossy lip

Whitney on set getting a muted red lip

This story was originally written for Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine.
Check it out here:

Photography by Jessica Savidge www.SavidgePhotography.com


3 Ways To Wear Red Lips This Valentine’s Day

3 Ways To
Wear Red Lips This Valentine’s Day

Day is best served with a bold red lip.
A red lip is sexy, it can be fierce, it demands attention, and it is the calling card of the vixen.
But if you are a girl who doesn’t normally wear red the
mere thought of that can be overwhelming! 
If a red lip seems scary, or feels
like too much work, here are 3 easy ways 
to slip into a sexy Valentine’s rouged moue.

lipliner and gloss

1.   Ease your way in to red by lightly
coloring your entire lip with a red lipliner, then adding a clear gloss.

lipliner and lipstick patted in with your finger

2.   Want something a little more
substantial but still keeping it muted? Shape your lip with a red liner then
pat a soft red lipstick on with your finger. You can control the intensity by
tapping on a little more or a little less depending on your mood.
In the picture above we kept it super soft and subtle.

3.   Feeling a little more emboldened? 

bold, matte, red lip

out a velvety matte red lip. Shiny red lips can slip and slide, and often men cringe at the thought of kissing them and getting it all over their face.
Matte is the easiest way to wear red as it doesn’t
move or bleed and stays on your lip rather than your glass. Or your man.
And it’s sexy.


Looking for a new red lipstick?
Check out How To Choose Your Perfect Lip Color here

and The Best Red Lipsticks post here
I am also crazy about the new Temptu Color True red lipstick. Check it out in the link above.

The model in this story is my assistant Whitney, and all images were photographed by Jessica Savidge (www.SavidgePhotography.com)

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Also I would love to hear about your favorite red lipsticks! Drop me a line in the comments section below and tell me all about them!