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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! 

Workouts For The Big Day

I know, I know you've probably have heard this a million times, but working out is such a good way to prepare yourself for your big day (or even just your life in general). Let's face it, you have been talking to professional hair stylist and planners. You've probably spent more time at a spa in six months than you have in a year. Exercising not only is a great way to sculpt that body and get the physique you want but also a great way to relax your mind from the stress. 

Not sure what workouts to start with? After doing some careful research, www.shape.com (as well as a few other sites) has tips on what workouts work best to sculpt your arms, legs, and core.

Strapless, strappy and A-line cut: 
Biggest Target: Arms and Core

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We love this elegant and sexy look and you definitely want to look good with your arms as well as keep a tight core for that fitted top. We definitely recommend the works below. Do 3 sets of 10 three times a week (feel like raising a challenge? add some weights to the planks).

          Plank Shoulder Taps

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          Wing Span
           Bicep curl
           Close Grip Barbell Bench Press
           Plank (timed: aim for 60 seconds then 90)
           Tricep Curl
           Incline Dumbbell press
             DUMBBELL LYING TRICEPS EXTENSION

 

Ball Gown Dress
Target: Emphasis on core figure (tiny waist)

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As if we didn't give you enough core workouts. Here are some extra ones you can do to help boost your way to that sexy flat midsection. All workout pictures can be fine here: https://bit.ly/2DEF6zL

Side Plank
Twisting V-up
Plank with Hip Drop
Side plank with leg lift

Sheath Gown
Target: Full Body work out

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It's time to focus on it all! We listed some all body workouts you can do to keep your heart racing and your muscles tone to look elegant, beautiful and perfect in that skin tight beautiful gown of yours.

(Insanely Effective 15- Minute Workouts)
Burpee
Squat
One Arm Dumbbell Row
Crunch variations

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Mermaid Gown
Target: Thighs and legs

This is definitely a dress that will turn heads on your special day and leave your groom absolutely speechless. This cut emphasises your hips, thighs, and legs. doing a couple of weeks 2-3x a week is definitely a great to sculpt those muscle.
6 Moves for Slimmer Hips & Thighs

(Here are some squat variations)


Crab Squat (Side Squat)
Side Lying Leg Lift
Dumbbell Squat
Side Stepping Curtsy

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Target: Ladies it is all about them Legs!

You definitely want to do the workouts listed above but here are some extra ones to rotate your days with.

Basic Squat
Leg Lunge
Leg press (gym)
Step up workout

Other Tips:

Water- it does depend on how much you weigh - for example, someone who weighs an average of 150lb should drink between 75 a 150oz. And if you work out you must always drink more to stay hydrated. Water is your friend it keeps you hydrated and gives you beautiful skin. 

Stretch- Please please please do not forget to stretch before and after you work out. It helps keep your muscles from being sore, keeps your muscles flexible and helps with joint motion. 

Take a break in between- It is good to listen to your body. Take a day in between workouts to relax and let your body rejuvenate.

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).