If you want to look your best while traveling, but don't have room for the kitchen sink, here are a few things to have on hand that work well for any getaway. We've got your checklist for what to pack, whether you're on your way to the beach, strolling around the city, or any other adventures that come your way! For more quick and easy travel beauty products, check out 3floz.com!
Like many of you, I'm looking forward to hitting the road this Spring for some outdoor runs. But before you head out the door, don't forget to take safety into account. Check these items off your checklist, and you'll be good to go.Need to Have
- Your ID. Whether you slip your driver's license into your sports bra or use a running-specific alternative, like a Road ID bracelet or an in-case-of-emergency tag, make sure you carry all your vital info.
- Sunscreen. Unless you're running at night, you should always protect yourself with sunscreen, even on cloudy days.
- Keys. Getting locked out of your house is neither fun nor very safe.
For other stuff you need to have or that's nice to have, read more
It happens every time. The big day has finally arrived and all sorts of bridal emergencies occur. A loose button, a broken zipper, a stain — help! It's up to you to make the bride's day go as smoothly and as possible, after all, it's her day to shine above the rest.
No need to fret future bridesmaids. Here is the ultimate wedding-day survival kit that will help you save the bride in all types of last-minute, wedding-day snafus. Have fun, drink up, and be married!
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Well, I've told you everything you need to do to get beautiful for the big day. Now let's turn our attention to your beauty timeline on the actual day of the wedding. The most important thing is giving yourself enough time so you don't feel rushed, so follow this step-by-step guide to arranging your day. Good luck!
- Wake up on the early side and immediately drink a tall glass of water. Then, do a relaxing wedding day workout that suits your routine.
- When you get back around mid-morning, eat something light and high in protein.
- About four to five hours in advance of your call time, take a shower. Before getting out of the shower, give yourself a cool rinse to close your pores and hair cuticles.
- Next, brush your hair and tie it neatly in a bun before meeting up with your stylist.
- At least three hours before your call time, have your hair styled. Allow one to two hours for the process, depending on your 'do.
- When your hair is being set or right after it's styled, apply your makeup or start to have it done. Be sure and cover your face when hairspray is being applied so you don't look shiny. Allow up to one hour for your makeup.
- When your makeup and hair is done, apply your perfume as a finishing touch. Then, about half an hour before your call time, get into your dress and take a deep breath.
Being a bridesmaid is such an honor - but it is also a big responsibility! To help the bride get through one of the most fun - and most stressful - days of her life I put together a little last-minute checklist of essentials to have handy on the big day. (If you're the bride, check out the checklist DearSugar has put together.)
- Travel sewing kit
- Safety pins
- Moleskin for blisters
- Stain remover
- Extra stockings
- A watch
- Pen, paper
- Healthy snacks (Check out YumSugar for some great ideas!)
Have these items handy and you will have fulfilled one of your many duties as bridesmaid!
Since we kicked off wedding season on the Sugar Network, I've been bringing you a multi-part guide guide to Getting Beautiful for the Big Day. Since this is Wedding Weekend week, I'll be offering advice on the last-minute details and finishing touches you should worry about right before the wedding. Now, for the final part of my series: one day to go! Good luck.
- Get a manicure and pedicure.
- Remember to drink lots of water so your skin is hydrated, and be sure to get get a good night's sleep.
- If you are going for a tanned look, make a spa appointment for a total body exfoliation and a self tanner application. Please pay to have this done professionally; now is not the time to risk streaking or splotching.
- Do something that makes you feel good. Either schedule a massage, go for a brisk walk, or take a relaxing yoga class.
Welcome back to the third installment of Get Beautiful For the Big Day, BellaSugar's beauty checklist for brides-to-be. (For more wisdom, check out my posts on what to do six months and three months before the wedding.)
At the two week mark, the wedding is drawing near, you've chosen your hair and makeup styles, your body is toned and strong, and your teeth are bright and white. Now it's time to get buffed, trimmed, and bronzed. Just don't forget to relax, too. For a step-by-step guide to what you should do one to two weeks in advance, read more
Hey gals, this is the fun part! This series provides a list of all of the different ways you should be pampering yourselves before the big day! To see the first installment which provides a checklist of everything you'll need to do to get ready for the wedding six months in advance, click here. This three to four month window is actually pretty easy stuff. Since you've already booked your hair and makeup, now is the time to focus on your teeth and your health. Enjoy!
Three to Four Months Before The Wedding
- Teeth Whitening: Have your teeth cleaned before the big day and while you are at the dentist, now would be a great time to discuss whitening options. If you decide to whiten, you can either get trays professionally made or choose from a vast array of over the counter whitening products. Just remember, whitening is not suggested for everyone, so please speak with your dentist about the condition of your teeth.
- Health: Make an appointment with your doctor to get blood tests which are often required in many states and to make sure that your health is in good condition before you wisk yourself away to an exotic island for a long honeymoon. You can also have your skin checked for any suspicious or unwanted moles or marks while you are there.
Congratulations to the blushing bride! With all there is to plan and think about, you mustn't forget to take care of yourself. You will want to look and feel your very best on this special day! I have compiled a checklist with a loose time line of all things beauty so that you can prepare, schedule and prioritize everything from buffing to bronzing!
This first installment will focus on what you'll need to do to get ready six months or more before the big day. We wouldn't want to leave any stones unturned now would we? You're going to be simply gorgeous dahling!
To read about the necessary beauty preparations you'll need to explore six months or more before the wedding, read more