Sure, luxurious pre-wedding spa and salon treatments are a necessary bridal indulgence. They’re also expensive, and let’s face it, most busy Houston brides-to-be can’t spend hours a day getting rubbed and scrubbed and professionally lavished with lotions and potions.
That’s where beauty products come in. Fortunately, the marketplace is bubbling over with effective, high-quality products that feel good, smell good and, when used at home regularly, will have you looking not just good, but GORGEOUS, by your wedding day.
Here are some of our favorite picks for head-to-toe bridal beauty:
When it comes to getting hair into wedding-ready condition, nothing holds a candle to celebrity standby Kerastase Oleo-Relax Masque. Excellent for dry, curly, coarse or over-processed hair, as well as normal hair, this five-minute masque leaves hair incredibly soft, smooth and shiny.
Sephora loves Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple facial cleanser and so do we. The 2008 “Best of Sephora” award-winner packs in sandalwood, sage, carrot and coconut, in a daily cleanser that rids skin of makeup AND excess oil without drying or irritation of any kind.
Sweet-almond oil, macadamia oil, ginger zest—we don’t know if we want to shower with it or eat it! Origins Ginger Body Scrub is full of delicious ingredients, along with sloughing Dead Sea salts—amazing for all-over buffing and silk-smooth skin (even knees and elbows!).
Butter London’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm really does transform hard, dry, cracked feet and heels into wedding-worthy tootsies. We love its purse-size packaging and heavenly scent. Use daily in conjunction with a good pumice for best results, and get ready to slip confidently into those designer slingbacks, Houston bride.
Weak, soft, thin nails? Get prepped for your wedding mani-pedi with OPI’s Original Nail Envy Natural Nail Strengthener. Applied every other day, Nail Envy strengthens and repairs brittle and damaged nails—even if you’ve worn acrylics for ages. Your ring finger will thank you, Houston bride!