My Wedding Prep Guide! The “Process To Pretty” Part I

by on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 with


Weddings are big commitments! And I don’t mean to just your partner… I’m talking about a commitment to getting ready for everything from the engagement party to the bridal shower straight through to the big day. I made up the term “The Process To Pretty” to sum up all the things you go through both physically and mentally to prepare to take your relationship to the next level in front of family, friends, your significant other and most importantly… yourself.  In this 2 part series featuring 7 brands… lets take a look at the first 4 intended to get you primed and poised to look and feel like a million dollars for all your wedding events whether you’re the maid of honor, bridesmaid or the bride herself! I have you covered head to toe.

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Do you remember when Maya Rudolph’s character’s had her epic bridal melt down in “Bridesmaids?” Hopefully nothing like this will ever happen to you, nor do I hope you wind up with food poisoning. Fingers crossed. But it was funny and I think we all laughed until our sides hurt at this memorable moment from the film.


1. Fresh Skincare Will Support Your Process To Pretty
Product: Clinique Fresh Pressed 7 Day System With Pure Vitamin C 10%
Skin Types: All
Price: $27
Shop: Clinique Counters and
What Is It: Recapture younger-looking skin with the power of fresh, potent Vitamin C using this 7-day, 2 step system containing…

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What It’s Formulated To Do:

One week before your wedding or whenever you need a skin brightening detox, this simple, two-step system contains pure Vitamin C at 10% = one of the most powerful de-aging vitamins. From the first application you’ll experience brighter, more radiant skin. With continued use, hold onto your bridal bouquet girl… but you’ll see transformative de-aging results:

  • Skin that’s noticeably firmer, more even-toned, smoother, with visibly diminished lines and wrinkles and a radiant, youthful glow.
  • Immediately, skin is 36% brighter—and in just 1 week, see a more radiant, evened, smoothed and firmer complexion.
  • If you give it 30 days time… age spots are visibly reduced by 21%, lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced by 32%. Wow sounds promising right?

A Few More Interesting Facts:
Pure Vitamin C naturally degrades when exposed to oxygen, so it’s most powerful when fresh. Clinique created it’s “Stay-fresh” packaging to isolate the pure Vitamin C until activation, maintaining its freshness and full power for maximum results over the 7 days you’re using it. It’s super user friendly: after you cleanse with the powder/water combo… next just press the button to release the pure Vitamin C, shake to mix with the de-aging soothing emulsion, and it’s ready to deliver its rejuvenating power. Like a daily supplement, simply mix 2 drops with your favourite Clinique moisturizer to instantly brighten skin’s look, and in just 7 days see remarkably even-toned, retexturized skin. Fresh means power.

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2. I’m Handing You A Wedding Beauty Secret!
Treatment: Radiesse Hands
Skin Types: All (RX Only)
Price: Will vary a bit depending upon the doctor you align with
Investigate Further: (great before and afters here)
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What Is It:
The only day of your life you’ll every take a photo of your hands, manicure and ring is on your wedding day. So naturally, you want your hands to look youthful and the best they’ve ever looked. This is going to require a bit more then a great hand cream ladies and gentlemen. RADIESSE for Hands is the first and only FDA-approved injectable indicated for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. It provides a treatment option for patients who are ready for the next step in their aesthetic regimen.  It’s safe and effective for treating hand volume loss and can be completed in 10 minutes with visible results lasting up to 1 year.

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3. Allow Me To Fill You In!
Treatment: Belotero Balance
Price: Will vary a bit depending upon the doctor you align with
Investigate Further:
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What Is It:
Laugh and smile lines are beautiful things.  However not if they seemingly resemble the Grand Canyon. It’s all about looking youthful, yes, but also balanced and healthy. This is why I’m so intrigued by the treatment: BELOTERO BALANCE! It’s is an FDA-Approved hyaluronic-acid-based dermal filler indicated for injection in the mid-to-deep dermis to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, or smile lines, which run downward alongside the nose to the corners of the mouth. It is produced using a unique manufacturing process that results in a soft, cohesive gel which fills wrinkles for results that are smooth and immediate. How perfect does this sound? Nothing wrong with making a few subtle tweaks and adjustments before attending a wedding or standing up in one IF it up levels your confidence and appearance.

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Product: The Pilookie
Price: $149
If there was ever a time to focus on getting your beauty rest the month leading up to your big day… this is IT! Not all pillows are created equal. They were pretty much all the same until Dr. Cheryl Huang, a dermatologist, in the San Francisco Bay area, decided to re-invent the way we sleep and voila… out of 18+ years of research… The Pilookie was born! Dr. Huang’s patented sleeping pillow is specially-designed to optimize skin health.. and more. If you’re familiar with ergonomic office chairs? Think of this as an ergonomic pillow designed with strategic cut outs on both sides. The goal is to position your face so all the anti-aging serums and moisturizers you just applied stay on your face and don’t end up on your pillow. The second goal is for you to have supported space to sleep so you’re not smashing one side of you face directly into a pillow which over time causes sleeping fine lines and wrinkles to develop. Cheryl is a proud supporter of the American Made mission and has selected fine shops in Los Angeles, which support women supporting their familes, to craft The Pil-ookie®.

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