Bridal

3 Fall Elements to Add to Your DIY Centerpieces

The weather is finally getting colder and what’s a better way to welcome the chilly weather like Fall DIY Centerpieces!

Centerpieces are a nice way to spice up any room. Here are 5 elements to include to your DIY centerpieces:

Pumpkins

Fall means harvest season, so why not use pumpkins! Our favorite and easy centerpiece DIY is painting our pumpkins.

First, remove the top of the pumpkins and clean the inside. To add elegance to the table, paint your pumpkins gold and white. This color combo will help brighten up any room. Lastly, place any florals to your liking. Tall branches will add height to the decor, while silvery leaves makes it versatile for autumn and winter.

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Candles

Candles are great if you want to create a warm ambience. This next DIY is a sure way to warm up your guests. If you really want to impress your guests, then we suggest placing the candles inside the pumpkin. Place it so the candle is exposed and not hidden. Make it simple placing the candles on a wooden board surrounded by winter berries and fruits. 

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Winter berries

Winter berries are great because they compliment everything. It's small accent pulls centerpieces together. Winter berries can be place surrounding candles, pumpkins, and flowers. Another way is wrapping them around objects like pumpkins or candles. What's great about these little berries is that they come in multitudes of colors, from red to glittery silver- the options are endless!

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Two Weeks In... Keep The Magic Going

Months, (maybe even years) have gone by and you have been plugged, sprayed, pulled and designed to look like a fairy tale queen. Did you forget something? The GROOM silly! Don’t let the stress of planning your big day you are sharing with your love ruin the magic you two have now. Let’s face it, you are marrying him for a reason! 

Here are some things to do to keep the romance alive. 

1. Schedule date night

Whether you schedule a wine and dine at your favorite restaurant OR you do a cooking class together. Try going to the restaurant you went to on your first date. 

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2. Couples massages

 At Krystalrosestudio.com, we offer great packages for relaxing massages you and your partner to be can enjoy together.
 

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3.  Plan your Bachelor/Bachelorette party together

It can be fun doing a co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party. I personally used a party bus with all our friends. Or try a group dinner.

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4.  Work out together

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Want to get in shape together for the big day? Try running a few miles a week together or doing weights. Also, create a diet plan to support each other to be healthy and happy for the big day. 

 

21 Days Before The Wedding (Part 1)

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So imagine it, you’re three weeks till your big and magical day and you are in high stress and panic mode! You’re second guessing your look; your bride’s maids all have an opinion about something that drives you crazy. Nobody is on the page and you are thinking... this is my BIG day, why should I listen to any of them? Maybe… OR maybe you are just overwhelmed and stressed. You are sweating the small stuff with how close this magic day is. Don’t worry.

We highly recommend during the next three weeks before the big day, take some time and pamper yourself. Here are some recommendations we think can help relieve stress, feel productive. (Make it girls day)!

1.    Have a spa party 

            Spend time with your bride’s maids. Gossiping is always fun and in the end you feel rejuvenated and relaxed. Book a on location SPA party

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2.    Eyebrow waxing – Definitely want to do this 2-3 days before the big day. Why not make it a girl’s day with brunch as well.

3.    Spray Tan – I definitely recommend (if you want) to do a spray tan try it out three weeks before to make sure you like it. If everything went well go back in for your spray tan 3 days before the wedding. 

 Tanning is always relaxing if you can do it out in the sun. But watch out for sun damaged. 

Tanning is always relaxing if you can do it out in the sun. But watch out for sun damaged. 

 

4.    Nails – You definitely want to do all your Mani-Pedi’s at least 4-5 days before the wedding. We definitely recommend using Gel for a longer lasting color. If your doing a regular manicure this needs to be done the day before your wedding otherwise you risk chipping on the day of. 

5.   Lastly but definitely not least – eye lashes. If you are looking for extensions its best to actually try them out a month in advance and retouch it the week before.

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Love you ladies! Hope you enjoyed my bridal tips before your big day! 

The Hair: Do's, Don't's & Tips

Thinking about your big day? I know the excitement and the stress are killing you. Luckily you have nothing to fear. We here at Krystal Studios have tips for everything and this week, we would like to focus on... HAIR. 

Hair is definitely a big item to work with and the sooner the better. We have tips for do's and don't's, when the best time is to start planning your hairstyle and products we definitely recommend to keep those locks healthy, shiny and smooth.

First off, I bet all you lucky brides are wondering when should I start planning out my hairstyle?  We definitely recommend seeing us as far out as six months before the big day. Planning on the perfect look from highlights to colors to updos or leaving your hair down is a big decision and you want to make sure you like the style and the color.  This also gives enough time that if you want to alter, or change the style you have plenty of time to do so. 

 Photo Courtesy: Styleweekly.com

Photo Courtesy: Styleweekly.com

It is also good to keep your hair conditioned and treated. Depending on your hair type, here are some good options:

For Fine hair: It is best to stay away from oil based deep conditioners. These products will wipe away any volume from fine strands. This can also leave your scalp greasy. We here at Krystal Rose Studios recommend a Keratin conditioning treatment. Find these treatments that are made of proteins to strengthen hair without adding any excess weight. Once a week is enough for your hair type.

Our recommendation is Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment

For Curly hair/damaged hair: If you have thick, coarse or dry curly hair, shea butter and/or coconut oil are your best bets. You definitely want to speak to your stylist at Krystal Rose Studios in regards to the best hair masks and conditioning treatments to keep those curly locks hydrated. A leave-in conditioner like Paul Mitchell's Full Leave-in Circle Treatment is a great option

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A few extra other tips:

Be sure to visit your hairstylist 2-3 weeks before hand to get the color touch-up and style you want. (1.5 weeks for Blonde colors/style touch-ups)

 

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So, ladies remember plan your color/highlights/hair cut/ deep conditioners 6 months out with your hair stylist. By the time your wedding comes around your hair will be on point because you and your stylist had a plan! Three months out from your wedding book your bridal trial. Your color should be around the color you envision for your wedding day at this time. When you come to your trial you want to be prepared, things to bring are; clip in hair extensions, hair accessories, veil, earrings, necklace, photo inspirations, and anything that is involved in your wedding vision. If your unsure of what color or where to get your hair extensions let us know, so we can help you! Enjoy hair planning! 

Prep Time: 6 Months Before Your Wedding

 Gorgeous Lindsey, glowing before her wedding. 

Gorgeous Lindsey, glowing before her wedding. 

 

It's six months before your wedding, your stress, over thinking, running around like a crazy person and you realized, how am I ever going to get EVERYTHING done in time? Of course, this is probably one of the most stressful things of your life, but remember it is also supposed to be one of the most exciting things of your life! (And let's face it, stress does not look cute on anyone) We here at Krystal Rose Studios have some tips for you to not only get the perfect wedding but also get a more relaxed and glowing you.

 At BPure Beauty Bar with Krystal S. 

At BPure Beauty Bar with Krystal S. 

 

We here at Krystal Rose Studios, highly recommend preparing for your wedding at least six months before (earlier the better). Consult with a professional for the best opinions and treatments. We definitely recommend a hydrating facial before the big day. Having skin that is hydrated not only feels good for you but also makes makeup look and feel light. At Krystal Rose Studios, have aesthetician Rebecca D'Aquila who definitely knows how to leave your skin feeling radiant and soft before, and on the big day.

As the bride to be, make sure you drink plenty of water. Not only does it help you stay healthy and hydrated, it also helps your skin stay young, hydrated and refreshed. We also recommend following this skincare regimen.

Five-step program for great skin:

Cleanser: We recommend using BPure's Exfoliate  & Renew Cleanser. Compared to Murad's Aha-BHA exfoliating cleanser and Peter Thompson Cleanser, it is sulfate free and parabran free with botanical fragrances (Pricing comparison: Peter Thompson $38 8.2oz BPure Exfoliate & Renew Cleanser $28 for 8oz and no artificial fragrances). Remember you must get a cleanser that fits with your specific skin type, whether you have dry, oily or combination skin. This cleanser is suitable for all skin types, may be used everyday or 3 times a week along with your regular cleanser. 

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Toner: Our Renew & Awaken Toner is a perfect addition to your skin regimen. Our toner comes with ginseng & chamomile giving the skin a healthy glow, hydrating, and maintaining elasticity. We definitely recommend this product if you have dry, normal or combination skin. If you have a problem more with acne, toners with witch hazel will be a great option. 

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Serum: BPure Beauty's Serum is a great anti-aging remedy. Apply after toner to help keep a young and healthy glow. (Remember to target your skin type when looking for the perfect serum). 

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Eye Cream: BPure Beauty's Belle Vie Lifting Creme reduces the dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes as well as the neck area. It is packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E and protects against free radicals, promotes cell energy production & acts as an anti-inflammatory

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Firming/moisturizing Creme:  BPure Beauty's Firming Beauty Creme is a great essential for your skin regimen. It is great for all skin types and clinically proven to reduce lines, leaving skin soft, firm and glowing. Our creme is light but hydrating.

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Small recap:

       Remember all you brides-to-be, drink plenty of water (if you are working out, which we will talk about next time) remember a gallon a day.

       Consult an aesthetican to plan out a series of facials and peels best suited for your skin type AT LEAST 6 months before the wedding. If your only able to get in one facial before your wedding day go in for a hydrating facial at least 2 weeks or more before your wedding date. 

        Get on a great 5 step skin care regimen.

These are the best steps to maintaining beautiful skin for your wedding (or for your everyday life).

 

 

 

 

Victorian Girl with a Modern Twist

I did my friend Georgette's makeup and hair a bride to be! She loves golds and browns on her eyes so I did a gold shimmer on her lid, a soft white under her brow bone, a red brown in the crease with a rich brown on the outer edges to accent her eye. I finished her eye off with a winged black liner and lashes to really make her eyes pop. I used temptu airbrush for her foundation and contoured her forehead, nose,and cheeks. I gave her a subtle glow on the cheeks called my "Krystal Glow". To complete this look I used Ice Wine lip gloss from my Krystal Rose Cosmetics Luxury Lip Glosses. For her hair I did a finger wave on the right side, and started rolling and pinning up from the left side. I went all the way around the hair curling and pinning up blending it over into the right side.