For a Perfect Wedding & Honeymoon
Most of your wedding day details are already underway, so take a break from planning.
Pay some extra attention to your Goddess routine. Follow these skin and shaving tips, as well as a few other helpful hints and you’ll be on your way to being a beautiful, blushing bride in no time.
Wedding prep is a little different than prepping for other big events. Why? Well, for one, there’s extra pressure to make everything perfect. And you’re probably planning months (if not a year or two) in advance. But it’s not until 2 or 3 months prior to the big day that you should really focus on skin and beauty regimens.
Have another big event coming up like a Bachelorette Party or Date Night? Read the Big Event Checklist article for some great beauty tips and tricks.
Plan Ahead: Hair & Makeup
If you want to grow out your hair for your wedding or try a different style, now is the time to do it. No matter what you decide, pick a look that reflects who you are (so you still look like yourself in photos). Play around with different makeup color palettes and application techniques. Plus use new products in advance so you can see if they work for your skin. Schedule a practice run one to two months in advance to give yourself time to adjust. If you don’t like the results, change stylists or do another trial run. Most importantly, make sure you feel confident and radiant in your hair and makeup, so you can truly be the Goddess of Wedding Day Bliss.
Pamper Yourself: Skin Treatments, Shaving Tips & Relaxation Tricks
It’s important to indulge yourself with things that make you feel relaxed and confident. Sit back and enjoy a long, luxurious bubble bath with scented candles (try lavender or vanilla scents) and soothing music. Your time in the tub can help you get rejuvenated and clear your mind.
Hey bathing beauty, want to prevent razor burn and bumps? Here's a simple two-step solution that can help: Replace your razor blade at the first sign of dullness, and hydrate skin with warm water for 2-3 minutes. Apply an enriching shave gel like Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel with Aloe Vera and advanced lubricants to help provide incredible razor glide and protection against nicks and cuts.
This is also one of the best times to invest in a professional spa treatment. Get a full body massage or try an enriching body wrap. But remember—avoid shaving the day of your treatment to help prevent irritation.
Still need to unwind? Try yoga or Pilates. They’re great ways to relieve tension and keep your energy levels high. Another perk: They help keep your body toned so you can feel more confident in styles that bare it all.
Shave, trim and hydrate to prep for lingerie and bikinis. Whether you’re going totally bare or just neatly trimmed, remember that a trimmer like the Venus Bikini Trimmer made just for the bikini area can help make any look simpler to achieve. And since you’re shaving sensitive skin, it’s important to use a hydrating lotion after.
The perfect finishing touch to toned, smooth skin is self-tanner. It will give your body instant definition, while a touch of shimmering lotion can take legs from blah to wow for your big day. Find more ways to get glam with the Weekend Getaway: Your Chance to Get Close article.
Because shaving exfoliates skin, it's a must for getting a gorgeous glow. Shaving before you apply self-tanner removes dead skin cells, so your color is more even and natural looking. Depending on the formula, dark tinted self-tanner may settle more in pores, so consider shaving the night before to achieve a beautiful, even bronze.
The Night before Tying the Knot
Pack an emergency kit! And be sure to include things like:
• 2-in-1 razor like the Spa Breeze Disposable razor (for any last minute touch-ups on underarms or ankles)
• Breath mints
• Sewing kit
• Moisturizing lotion
• Snack (make sure it’s quick and mess-free, like a granola bar)
The list can go on and on. Basically include anything that you might need for touch-ups or mishaps.
Say “I do” to wedding-day legs! Smooth, beautiful legs? Check. Not a trace of razor burn or bumps? Check. Everything has to be perfect for your big day. Check out the Venus Razor Finder to discover a women’s razor you can fall in love with—and make him swoon for you all over again.
The Day of “I Do”
First things first: Start your day off right and eat breakfast! It’s going to be a long (and wonderful) day; you’ll want to be fully energized for dancing and socializing.
Also a few tricks of the trade—wear waterproof (aka tear-proof) eye makeup and long-lasting lipstick. Employ a “spot-checker”—maybe your maid of honor or a bridesmaid whose makeup style is similar to your own. Ask her to keep an eye on you and let you know if you need a touch-up (and she’ll probably stash your lipstick in her purse for easy access).
There will be plenty of photos taken. So you’ll want extra-special preparation that assures you’ll look your absolute best with flawlessly smooth skin. And a picture-perfect pose can always help too. A little advice: Don’t be camera-shy! Tilt your head up slightly; position yourself so the camera is a little above your eye level. Stick your neck out—this improves facial definition. Finally, exhale, relax and think happy thoughts about your hubby-to-be. Voilà! You’ve made some memorable and beautiful photos!
If your skin is hypersensitive, it’s okay to shave the day before, but the right razor makes it simple to shave any day and get radiant, smooth skin. Always use a fresh razor blade, plenty of shave gel and finish with a non-irritating moisturizer. And remember, shaving sensitive skin the day before will help protect it from irritation.
Most importantly, enjoy yourself! Your wedding’s a success as long as you end up married at the end of the day. Everything else is just gravy.
Wedding Night: Mrs. Bliss
This is your night, so shine like the Goddess you are! Enjoy the time with your new hubby and have fun. Choose the right lingerie and be conscious of the fabrics that you wear; silk, chiffon and batiste feels best against soft, smooth skin. Wearing white or ivory is more traditional, but you could always go for red or pink too. Wear a style that you feel confident in, so you can fully enjoy your night. And as a finishing touch, reveal your natural glow with a little shimmer lotion or dusting of powder on your skin.
Want to look your best in lingerie and bikinis? Check out the Be Bikini Beautiful video for bikini shaving and trimming tricks.
The Perfect Honeymoon
Whether you're going on an overnight trip or one that lasts for weeks (or longer!), make sure you pack the essentials. Since it will be your first official trip together as Mr. and Mrs., you’ll want to make the most out of your time together and enjoy the calm after all of the chaos. So get the luggage out and be sure to toss in teeny bikinis or cute one-pieces, lingerie (your favorite piece or something new for every night) and sexy sundresses. Suntan lotion and lip balm is a must—and steer clear of UV rays with a trendy wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Remember your razor, trimmer and hydrating lotion (or cooling aloe) so that your skin can keep its sun-kissed glow.
Shaving can actually help boost your tan by removing dull, flaky skin that diminishes a healthy glow. Always use an SPF moisturizer, but if you accidentally get sunburnt, give your skin a chance to heal before you shave again to avoid further irritation.
Don’t forget a camera to capture the memories. And remember to pack cute and comfy flip flops to show off your gorgeous legs and brand new pedicure.
For more beach-worthy bikini shaving tips, read the Goddess of Summer: Get a Beach-Worthy Bikini Shave article.
The Goddess of Happily Ever After
Your wedding and honeymoon come and go in the blink of an eye. So don’t sweat the small stuff. Take in every moment and enjoy the planning and prep. Keeping up your Goddess routine will help you feel and look your best and may even help you avoid some stressful situations. And remember—at the end of the day, all that really matters is that you and your new hubby have a wonderful new memory to share together!