Spring Time Glow

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“A woman’s guide to shine bright!”

March 20th is officially the 1st day of spring, but why wait until the official day to get your glow on?!  Here’s the scoop on how you can achieve it without doing anything drastic & most of all, still look like yourself!

Tips: Moisturizer or illuminator

Using a moisturizer underneath your makeup can give a dewy look to your skin.  Or, opt for an illuminator that you can mix with your tinted moisturizer and apply all over face.

Here are some of products that will do the trick:

Moisturizer:  Embryolisse L a’te- Crème Concentrè ($28)

Illuminator:  Nyx illuminator

To finish off the look,  wear a lip gloss to add extra shine to those puckers. And let’s not forget about your hair! Thanks to Lupita Nyong’o, for bringing back headbands!! This will give you a youthful look without looking like your 4 years old.  Then…To make your day even brighter, just remember to smile :)

Good Luck,

~ Team Beauti

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March is Arriving! Part 2

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Top 3 “Must- Haves”!

Rimmel Natural Bronzer:  You should really invest in a bronzer, and it’s all about choosing the right color for you. If you are fair/light I would go for a very light brown with just enough color to make a slight difference because you don’t want to go for a super dark brown it will end up  giving you a “dirty-like” look on your beautiful skin. So opt for a Pale Pink blush instead. It will give you a natural flushed look. If you’re a medium skin, tan or dark complected,I would go for a medium to deep bronzer. Just apply one or two strokes of your bronzer to the hollows of your check bones, sides of your forehead and that completes this step.

BB cream or a Tinted Moisturizer:    I know Monday mornings can feel like a drag, so Instead of wearing a full face of foundation I reach for a BB cream or a Tinted Moisturizer. It’s so much easier to apply, evens out my skin tone and it gives me enough coverage to walk out of my house without having a bare face and gives me some SPF too which is really important to wear.

Rimmel Translucent Powder:  If you rather wear just your tinted moisturizer and skip the bronzer. Make sure you are setting your face with a powder. I like using a translucent powder because I want something that will set my makeup and lock it in place but not deposit color. Throughout the day I like to retouch my face and if I were to use a regular compacted powder that matches my skin tone it will keep adding color to my face and end up looking caked on! (not the natural look we are striving for here)

What are you waiting for? Get your products today and have a “beachy bronzed natural” look in five minutes!

 ~ Team Beauti

 

 

March is Arriving!

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So what better way than getting some “Must-Have” products, to achieve your “Natural 5 Minute Look” to kick off your month?  Below, I will give you the insides to achieving the look and not having to spend an arm and a leg!

Must-have Products: All of these items can be purchased at your local drugstore.

Instant Anti- Age Eye Eraser (Maybelline):

This product is amazing, at first I must say I was skeptical about trying it because I’ve been on the search for a great concealer to cover up my dark circles and it seemed like everything that I tried was just not giving me enough coverage. It really proved me wrong the consistency of it is nice and creamy to the point where you don’t need a lot to cover up your darkness, with one or two swipes onto you’re under eye and some quick translucent powder to set and honey, you’re good to go!

 Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational:

This lip gloss is so pigmented that it delivers the color of a lipstick. Which sums up that you don’t need to put a lipstick on or a lip liner! The collections carries a variety of colors but I must say if you want to achieve the “Natural Look” go for these Lip Colors which are some of my Favorites:

  • Nude Illusion 060
  • Glistening Amber 055
  • Petal Plush 100

 Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara:

Do not forget your mascara ladies! This is a very crucial part in achieving your “Natural 5 minute” look. Why is it so important? Well, it enhances your lashes which will give you a more awake look, and it will also help define your eye shape and give the illusion of bigger eyes. This is my go to Product to enhance the length of my lashes and ladies if black is too harsh for you opt for a brown Mascara which will give you an even more Natural Look.

Stay Tuned for Part 2 of achieving the “Natural 5 minute” look On Thursday.

~ Team Beauti

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You’re Engaged!

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You’re engaged!

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Complete guide to jump starting your wedding plans!

 

Congrats on scoring the man of your dreams! Some of you got recently engaged, others maybe have been engaged for a year or two…either way, what are you waiting for?!  Let”s start planning your dream wedding. Even if it’s a year or two away, that’s perfect! This list will help guide you on your main objective by making sure you’re planning everything on time. So grab your favorite journal or planner and lets begin!

 12 Months Before :

  • Envision your wedding day
  • Write your guest list
  • Discuss with your Fiancé who will be paying for certain things  
  • Set your budget!
  • Hire your wedding planner
  • Reserve a reception venue & lock in a date

 10 Months Before :

  • Choose your officiant
  • Go dress shopping!
  • Look for potential vendors & set up in-person meetings
  • Select your bridal-party

 8 Months Before :

  • • Hire your caterer, florist, Dj & photographer.
  • • Book hotel rooms for out of town guests
  • Register :)

6 months Before :

  • Shop for wedding bands
  • Order your invitations
  • Send save-the-dates
  • Secure transportation (party bus,limos)
  • Order bridesmaids dresses
  • Book the honeymoon!

 4 Months Before :

  • Order your Cake
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner
  • Pull out your fancy Thank You notes (post shower)
  • Choose the groom’s & groomsmen’s attire

 2 Months Before :

  • Set up your hair & make up trial
  • Write the vows
  • Mail the invitations
  • Accessorize your look!

Most of all, enjoy every step of the process. This is the day you have been waiting for and you get to make everything exactly how you envisioned it to be!  ~ Team Beauti 

Good Luck…Bad Luck!

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Happy Day Brides! 

 

 Tuck a sugar cube into your glove — according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.

 The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!

 In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the “best day” to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.

 The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from anything lurking below.

 Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny — it’s the most popular day of the week to marry!

 Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry.

 Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck.

 For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch!

 Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.

 A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she’ll never do without.

 A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.

In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds’ home as a symbol of fertility and luck.

 And remember there is no “luck” involved when you have Team Beauti to take care of your beauty needs on the day of your wedding.  Call us today to set up your trial! 561-358-2623

www.TeamBeauti.com

Joanne & Peggy

Wedding Websites

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Upon researching there are quite a few websites available.  Some are free and some not so free.  Most appear to be user friendly.  A few examples follow but you can use your search engine to find many more.

 www.weddingwire.com

 www.wedsite.com

 www.weddingpaperdivas.com

 www.mywedding.com  This website even has a “Pinterest” type format for pinning gowns, flowers, etc. 

 www.ewedding.com  There is a charge for this one, several different “packages” to pick from. 

 www.weddingwindow.com  There is a free version of this one but also “premium” packages.

 I like to try things out so I have created my own page on Wedding Wire so I can browse.  It  is quite friendly and I did not make any payment while setting up a site.  No, this Blogger is not getting married but who knows what the future holds!?!

Having what information posted that you want for all to see keeps your friends and family up-to-date with every detail that is going on. 

Wedding Wire also has lots of information available to Brides.  There are checklists, vendor pages, ideas, everything you could possibly want right there at your fingertips. 

 We at Team Beauti are dedicated to helping you be the star of your wedding and we are always ready to provide you with the information needed to make the right choices for your wedding makeup and hair so call us to schedule your trial today!

Happy Website Browsing!

Peggy

Wedding Don’ts!

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Things you should avoid at all costs!

* When people ask about the wedding plans remember, it is a polite comment. Keep your answers to a minimum.  Friends, family & coworkers don’t really want all the details!

* Perfect wedding?  It rarely happens, so Don’t expect it to!  Unless you are Princess Diana or Kate, most likely not everything will go perfectly.  Know your limits, you really don’t have to have bigger, better, more expensive.  Your day will be perfect because you are marrying your Love! Don’t ignore your budget…keep the main thing, the main things!

* So what is the “main thing”?  How about HIM?  Did you notice on the wedding shows the Bridezilla is always yelling, criticizing her finance.  Don’t let this be you.  He should be considered and asked his opinion on your choices.  Remember it’s his wedding too.  Make him feel all important.  The two of you will become disconnected if outside pressures — especially trivial ones — take precedence over caring for each other. So, take time off from big-day tasks to spend regular old girlfriend-boyfriend time together.

* Don’t be a Diva.  Your friends and bridesmaids are excited about the wedding but they also have a life, and most likely a set budget.  Being demanding of them is a definite no-no.  Don’t go overboard on asking for more and more from them.  You want your friendships to outlast the wedding day.  Be considerate and remember to ask them for lunch to just be ‘friends’ during the pre-wedding time frame.

* This is a big one – Don’t spend money you Don’t have!  Little expenses add up very quickly.  In a past blog we talked about tipping.  That is a perfect example of something getting blown way out of the budget — adding a few guests, a few more flowers, a few more mementos can add hundreds to the budget.  So make a budget, and stick to it — you don’t want to start your marriage under a cloud of debt.

* Don’t fight with your parents!  They are losing their “baby”.  It changes everything for them.  Reassurances that you love them and you can still do lunch and dinners will be very comforting to them.  Try to keep disagreements to a minimum.  Remember they love you and really only want the very best for you.

Don’t try to change yourself!  Crash dieting, drastic hair changes, tanning excessively?  Stop!  It can affect your skin, your hair, your health and your well being.  (and your man might wonder what happened to the girl her fell in love with!)  If you do diet, make sure you eat no less than 1,200 calories a day and lose no more than two pounds per week, advises health experts.  Not sure how to do it right? Talk to a nutritionist, some medical care providers even provide this service for free. Go online there is much out there for free.

Feel you need a makeup and/or hair change but want some advice?  You’ve come to the right place!  We are always ready to share our “secrets”.  Schedule a trial makeup and hair session with us.  Let our experts know what you’re looking for on your wedding day. They will also advise you on what will work and what won’t work for you.  One Mother of the Bride had not worn any “real” makeup in years.  She was quite adamant about not being over-done.  When our Team Beauti experts were finished, she cried because she felt so good and looked so beautiful.  Call today and schedule your trial.  We are here ready to serve you and your entire bridal party.

Joanne & Peggy

www.TeamBeauti.com

561-358-2623

www.Facebook.com/TeamBeauti

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Can we talk?

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With all the wedding talk between the two of you and everyone else, let’s take a break this week and talk about other “stuff”.  There comes a time when we need to pause and reconnect again.  And not just now, during all the wedding prep work, but in the years to come too!  So what can we talk about that hasn’t been talked about already?  Here is just a small list of suggestions that the two of you could start with to keep the lines of communication open face to face (and not on FB or texting or on the phone!).

 

Worries:  What’s been worrying you lately? Think about this topic as a conversation starter.  Simple, but it lets your loved one knows you care. 

Secrets:  Secrets are always fun to talk about. You can talk about secrets as a game where each of you has to take turns to reveal one new secret. [Remember these are FUN secrets!]

TV Shows and Movies:  This topic can be past or present.  During the holiday season you can share and maybe even watch those favorites:  Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown, Scrooge, etc.  And there are always lots of holiday romance movies to watch together.  Make some popcorn, hot chocolate or cookies and milk and enjoy an evening of time together.

 Food and Restaurants:  Not only can you talk about your “favs” or not so favorites, why not plan and prepare a meal together?  Something over the top or something simple — what fun this night could be!  Shopping separately for the ingredients and then putting them together would even add variety to the whole process.  Pick a restaurant or ethnic food you haven’t tried yet and then go for it!

The Bucket List:  This is this blogger’s favorite topic.  Talk about your dreams with your love.  Share things you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t want to do alone! It’ll make for great conversations, and help your love get to know your personal side better.

Plans for the weekend:  Talk about your weekend plans together even if it’s still Monday evening. It’s exciting and fun, and it’ll give both of you something to look forward to after a long week of work.

Compliments:  Talk about the things you like or admire in each other.  Let them know just how much you appreciate them, be it about their personality or about something they have done or are planning to do.  Let each other know you really care.

 Proud moments:  Ask each other about those moments in life when you have felt really proud of your achievements. Memorable moments and childhood memories always provide for hours of fun, hilarious and sometimes serious conversations.

The future:  What do you want to do with your life? This topic can make for intellectual conversations that can help you get to know your love’s view about life and the pursuits that matter to them.

Preferences:  Sometimes, it’s the little things that can give both of you hours of fun conversations. Talk about each other’s likes and dislikes. Preferences always change with time, and the more you know about your love’s present preference, the better you’ll know them. 

Shared goals:  Plan shared goals together. This is a limitless topic.  It could be decorating, running a marathon, taking a trip. When you plan things or try something new together, it brings both of you closer.

 Self improvement:  When you talk about your own flaws and where you’d like to improve, it helps your loved one feel more relaxed and comfortable and hopefully they’ll breakdown their own high walls and talk about their vulnerabilities too.

Families:  Talking about each other’s families gives hours of interesting details and gossip. And it also helps make first introductions and spending time with the family more fun.

 

No matter your topic, spending the time together, communicating, listening, and loving each other is priority.  Wedding plans can be urgent and stressful but sitting together and just sharing that time will be priceless.

Joanne & Peggy

Tipping: How much? Why? When? Part 2 of 2

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After last week’s blog, we hope you see that tipping really should be included in your budget. 

It is a “big” [expensive] deal.

It’s not out of the question to ask about tipping.  Ask other brides, your vendors, site managers, concierge and hotel employees how tipping has been handled in the past.

Plan ahead and have gratuity ready in sealed envelopes prior to the event. Have extra envelopes on hand for those unexpected lifesaving services and appoint a trustworthy person to present them to your vendors.  A plain business envelope filled with cash is fine, but adding a “thanks for everything!” will have so much more meaning to a vendor.  Ask your printing expert to create a special Thank You card for just this occasion. 

Suggested List Continued:

  • Photographers/videographers: $100–$200 if the pro is part of a larger outfit or agency (but not the owner). Second shooters should receive $50–$75.
  • Catering Manager:  $250-$500.
  • Waitstaff: 15% of the total pretax food
  • Bartenders:  10–15% of the total pretax bar bill. Request they refuse tips from the guests.
  • Reception band/DJ: $25–$50 per person.  Give a bit more if they got everyone involved.
  • Chauffeur/driver:  15–20% of the total bill
  • Valets:  $1–$2 per car given in advance.  Request they refuse tips.
  • Delivery people:  $5–$20 per person

Then there is tipping on the honeymoon!

  • Bellhop: $1–$2 per piece of luggage
  • Doorperson: $1–$2 per task for any kind of assistance
    Housekeeper: $2–$4 per day
    Concierge: $5–$20, depending on the request(s)

In light of this information, there is one thing that should be remembered in gratuity policies – the amount you leave should be based on EXCEPTIONAL service!  When someone goes over and above what is expected of them and you are pleased, show your gratitude!

Team Beauti experts want you to know we love what we do and tips are greatly appreciated.  We also consider one of the best things you can do for our team is to share your experience with other brides.  Remind your family, friends and co-workers, we are available for any occasion! 

Visit us www.teambeauti.com for more information about the company and like our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TeamBeauti – we encourage and welcome your posts.

Joanne & Peggy