The wedding day is a big day for many many reasons. And let’s not beat around the bush here – you want to look great! (Those photos are going to hang on your living room wall for a while to come.) http://theabbeycatering.com/blog/category/fitness/ In the last month before your wedding, you might want to step up your beauty routine to ensure that you are looking and – most importantly – feeling your best. Forget the fact that you ...

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{Because Martha knows best!} Antioxidants: Make your skin glow, anti-aging. Healthy Fats: keep skin hydrated, plumper, & younger looking. Beta Carotene: for healthy hair and eyes. Counteracts dry skin, dandruff and wrinkle formation, strengthens the immune system. Protein: Increased hair growth, muscle formation (tone up!), curbs hunger. Calcium: For strong bones, nails and teeth, fights hunger, reduces PMS, lowers blood pressure. Selenium: Minimizes the aging effects of sun, clears up dry skin and scalps. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings via Kiss ...

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Hands up if you have ever felt down during the engagement process… Yep, I thought so. (I know I know, we are all supposed to look like the brides in the magazines. Happy happy happy!) Courtesy of Faithwest.com And on the wedding day you will be be flashing a smile so big you can see it from the moon, that is true. But that is then and this is now. Sometimes, there is no denying the fact that ...

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You just don’t want to, period! In my survey of brides to be, it was the in the top 5 wedding day fears. Here are 5 tips on avoiding Wedding Day bugs; 1. Wash your hands well and often! This means with soap, warm water, and every time you come into the house, office or have an interaction with someone. This is especially important if you work with kids or shake a lot of hands throughout the ...

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Boy it is hot in Los Angeles right now!! Summer is here! Courtesy of mitzilovesopshops.blogspot.com And with summer comes sunshine. And though we love the sunshine… our skin simply doesn’t. Wrinkles, lines, liver spots, uneven tone… ugh. So many of us, despite all the advice that is given by dermatologists, beauticians and the government alike, avoid wearing sunscreen on our faces  because they fear it will leave us with breakouts. And, it often does. Well now we have ...

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Ugh, as I wake up this morning and regret consuming an entire burrito that was roughly the size of my head last night; I come across this diagram demonstrating just how ridiculous portion sizes in the good ol’ US of A are getting. Starbucks have released a new Trenta size which is bigger than the average person’s stomach. (How does that even work?!) Image courtesy of the Huffington Post. Yup, this size is the equivalent of the liquid ...

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For the final post on stress and how it affects us batty brides-to-be, I spoke with London-based wedding planner Karen Laure of Destination of Love Services. Obviously being a wedding planner she has a lot of experience dealing with brides before the wedding and on the day itself, and we can certainly all learn a lot from her laid back attitude! Is having a wedding planner one way of reducing stress? Karen tells ...

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In Part 3 of our stress series, we’re talking with Julie Longyear, Founder of Blissoma by Irie Star. Blissoma is a line of natural and organic skin solutions, perfect for conscious brides. I was impressed by how affordable they are too – check them out! OK, in a nutshell, how does stress affect the skin? One of the immediate effects of stress is that the body moves circulation away from the skin to support the heart and ...

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For part 2 of our stress series, we’re talking Laughter Yoga with Sebastien Gendry – the C.E.O. of the American School Of Laughter Yoga and a leading Laughter Yoga expert in the world. I’m sure you’ll agree that just reading his words will make you feel more positive, more energetic and less stressed! So what is Laughter Yoga, and what can it do for your stress levels? The concept is simple: you can laugh for nor ...

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Dr Tanya Kormeili, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist, specializing in cosmetics and laser surgery. I took some time to ask her about the brides she sees in her office as a result of wedding stress, and what she recommends to them! Tanya, how often do you see brides suffering skin problems as a result of stress? Almost every bride has an emergency flare of acne or a tender cysts that seems to be “taking over the ...

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