I recently spoke with Shape Magazine's Style Director and Beauty Expert, Jacqui Stafford on the latest and greatest beauty tips for brides and grooms just in time for their special day!
Candace Rose: With the royal wedding upon us, do you have any beauty tips for brides (and grooms) preparing for their own wedding?
Jacqui Stafford: "Not all of us are lucky enough to be marrying a prince, so we want to make sure that we can do this all within our budget. I've got some great products, some of my favorite products.
So first of all if we're talking about hair, a lot of women go and have their pre-wedding hair consultation, that's going to involve a lot of styling products like mousses and gels. Even your own favorite shampoos and conditioners can cause build-up which means that you get lackluster hair. You don't get that bounce and shine and vitality, so here is one of my favorite products- (shown below) this is Neutrogena, this is the anti-residue shampoo. In just one use alone (you can use it as often as you want) will rid the hair of 95% of that dulling residue left by your styling products, so it restores your hair to manageability, you've got the natural shine again, exactly what you want for your big day. If you want to add some more moisture into your hair, you want to look for something like the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask, now you'll need to use this about once a week and it what it does is it restores moisture to your hair so you've got that moisturized hair, if you've colored your hair, (I color my hair) if your hair is dry and brittle this will add moisture back into your hair and the great thing about these Candace – great prices, under $15 and you can find them at your drugstore, so that's covering hair for the bid day.
Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo – Amazon
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask – Amazon
Women always ask me about teeth – how can they get that great sparkly smile for those after wedding photographs and one of the products I like to recommend is this Rembrandt. It's deeply white, whitening toothpaste and whitening mouthwash, and what this does is remove the surface stains both inside and out. It uses the same enamel safe ingredients that dentists use and you're not having to pay those big prices because these are just $7 each and you can get them at Walgreens. So again, that's a great price to get a wonderful smile.
Rembrandt Intense Stain Whitening Mint Toothpaste with Flouride – Walgreens
When it comes to fashion so many people ask me about shapewear. They say how can I get look great in my dress but also look great on my honeymoon? Here is one of my favorites, this is a revolutionary Wacoal iPant. You can go and buy this product, you can get more information on their website: Wacoal-America.com and let me tell you about it -it's a seamless shapewear, a lot of women need shapewear for wearing under their dresses, medium control and really, really comfortable. I actually happened to be wearing one of these when I was at a benefit the other night with Elton John, it looked and felt so comfortable. I can personally attest to that. And what's so great about it is that it has these revolutionary properties in it that help reduce the appearance of cellulite, now who doesn't want that with proper use after 28 days? You can go to the website if you'd like more information about it, Wacoal-America.com.
Wacoal iPant Anti-cellulite Long Leg Shaper Shapewear – Wacoal-America.com
And then the last thing, Candace is about teeth. If you want to get your teeth looking a bit better and in better shape, perhaps then around the same time you might be planning where you want to have the reception; you've got a bit of time before the wedding, you want to think about maybe instead of having those bulky metal braces that look really unsightly, Invisalign is a great product because they're invisible liners that gradually move the teeth. They work exactly the same way as unsightly metal braces, they cost about the same and they're covered by most insurance, so it's a great option.
Invisalign Invisible Braces – Invisalign.com
These are just a few of my favorite things that I brought with me to get in that royal wedding mood. And if you want more information you can go to News2Know.com