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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

Short Dress.
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.

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!