Apply my Burberry lip gloss!
Apply my Burberry lip gloss!
I cannot even begin to contain my excitement over meeting my idol this week at the Lucky FABB Conference. I don’t use the term “idol” lightly, but I had a crush on Jean Godfrey-June since the 90’s. (Did I just give away my age?)
If you are not a regular reader of Lucky, then you may not know of Jean Godfrey-June. She is the Beauty Directory at the magazine and writes, in my opinion, one of the best columns in any magazine (and I subscribe to 15). I love her honesty as well as her advice.
It’s really easy to mock the attention, time and research that is spent on beauty products (it’s not curing cancer as she has joked in the past). And Jean realizes this, yet she is able to take beauty seriously while keeping a refreshingly light tone to her columns and articles. While I cannot say that I have followed all of her advice, I have gone out to buy some products she recommends to her loyal readers.
If I do get to meet and speak to her — and am able to put together coherent sentences — then I plan to buy her a drink for the sage advice of using Lancôme Flash Bronzer for legs on my face. It really is the best bronzer out there.
Lancôme Flash Bronzer for legs
I had my make-up trial with Sonia in early December. The trial was held at Enfuse Spa. Enfuse was offering a special that day for a $59 micro-dermabrasion treatment. Since I love beauty treatments, I decided to go for it.
Post-treatment without a lick of make-up, my Before Photo
Then, Sonia started to work her magic. I shower her a slew of photos that I loved and told her to do her thing. The room is very bright and very white so I think it makes me look a little more pale than I am. I would just want a little more blush and darker lip gloss but I LOVE SONIA!
After my beauty post caused a minor uproar, I was interested in reading this Newsweek article. I walked away rolling my eyes.
After you read it for yourself, feel free to read my criticism:
Overall, I feel this article is pure sensationalism. Slap the word “wedding” on an article and some people are going to read it. I did. My gut reaction was, Really? I mean really?? I worked in the bridal industry. While I’ve had a few brides want to lose 5 or 10 lbs, I haven’t had any do something where they no longer looked like themselves.
I still stand by my original post. On the day that I will be most photographed, I want to look my best. But I want to look like me. On some good days, my skin looks flawless. On some good days, I have a fantastic hair day. On some good days, I’m at my “happy weight”. On my wedding day, I want to make sure that I am having a really good day!
First off, let me start by saying that before I started my wedding plans, I was a total beauty product junkie. I will participate in any beautification process, regardless of pain, if I think it will make me pretty.
Here’s a list of things that I will be doing in preparation for my Wedding Day:
Alright ladies, I have totally spilled the beans on my beauty preperation plans. Does anyone have any other great ideas?