DIY Face Masks for Glowing Bridal Skin

 

Relaxation is a must when it comes to all things wedding. Whether you are in the midst of planning your nuptials, or just got back from the alter, it's never a bad idea to take some "me time." These DIY face mask ideas will allow you to put your feet up and chill, while getting great skin in the process!

Step 1: Cleanse your face. Use your favourite cleanser to clear away any makeup or oils.

Step 2: Steam. Pour boiled water into a bowl and add a drops of essential oil. Place a towel over your head and hover over the bowl, creating a steamy sanctuary. 

Step 3: Exfoliate. Use your favourite exfoliant or create your own with 1 part oil (coconut, olive) to 2 parts sugar. Rub in a circular motion for 60 seconds and rinse away.

Step 4: Create a DIY mask using any of the following recipes.

 

Brightening and Stimulating Coffee mask

6 Tablespoons of yogurt 

1 Tablespoon honey 

2-4  Tablespoons of coffee grounds (the more you add the more exfoliation) 

Why it works

Honey is a humectant which means it draws moisture from the air and puts it in to your skin making it one of the best moisturizers 

The coffee grounds provide a great scrub and amazing scent 

The yogurt helps smooth and soften 

How to   

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix

Apply mask to face   ◇ with this mask I would recommend scrubbing in circular motions while applying ◇ 

Wait approximately 10 minutes until mask begins to feel stiff 

W ash off and apply moisturizer, serum or beauty oil as normal

Viola! Enjoy your beautiful soft skin 

 

De-puff and Redness Reducing Turmeric mask

Why it works

Turmeric is antiseptic and antibacterial which helps with any acne, inflammation as well as detoxifying the skin

Ginger has anti aging properties, helps tone the skin and will give you radiant glowing skin

The oats allow for gentle exfoliation and helps bind the mask together

Yogurt helps tighten pores and can help dissolve dead skin  

How to

2 teaspoons turmeric 

1 teaspoon fresh ginger (chopped finely or grated) 

1 Tablespoon oats 

5 Tablespoon yogurt  

Apply mask to the face 

Allow the mask to sit for about 15-20 minutes 

W ash off and apply moisturizer, serum or beauty oil as normal

 

Smooth and Glow Mask

Why it works

Banana is rich in viatiam E and C which are full of  antioxidant which help protect our skin from the sun

 Bananas also add a ton of moisture to the skin  

Avocado is full of healthy fats which makes the skin look and healthy incredibly healthy

Egg helps shrink and tighten pores

Coconut oil penetrates the skin which allows for deep hydrating  

How to

1 small banana

1/2 an avocado

1 egg

1 teaspoon coconut oil

Apply mask to the face (this one works best if you  

Allow the mask to sit for about 20-25minutes 

W ash off and apply moisturizer, serum or beauty oil as normal

 

  

 

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Bridal Shower: Venue, Theme, and More

Bridal Shower planners, this ones for you. Whether you're the maid of honour, friend, or even the bride, we've got the hottest spots for a big bash.One of the biggest things to consider is the venue, so we've got to thinking of our favourite spots in Victoria that will guarantee a rocking good time. And we've also included a few DIY ideas that will take your party over the top. Are you ready to have a great time?

Modern mixer @ Parkside hotel

Wow your party with a soiree at The Parkside Hotel. Modern decor with colourful bouquets create a fresh feel. Make sure to stock the bar with the hottest liquor options and even create a signature cocktail to reflect the moment. Watermelon Tequila's anyone?

DIY Idea: Watermelon Tequila Lime Cocktails

Blend all ingredients together and split into four cups. Garnish with watermelon and Jalapeño's. Double or triple for more!

Recipe from Epicurious.com

  • 3 1/2 cups watermelon pieces, frozen
  • 1/2"-thick jalapeño slice, with seeds
  • 6 ounces tequila blanco
  • 4 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups ice

Photos by Kim Kalyn Photography


dive in to the Shaw center for the salish sea

What better way to celebrate than under the lights of beautiful aquariums? Bring your own caterer and enjoy the sights with a glass of bubbly. Picture your closest friends all gathered around with some Bobby Darin serenading you... under the sea.

DIY Idea: Make message in a bottle favours

  • Fill glass bottles with blue and white candy (jelly beans, rock candy)
  • Write a personalized note that gets guests excited about the wedding
  • Top with a cork and ribbon!

 

Photo from brides.com


Have a paint party with 4cats

Don't be afraid to get a little messy with a fun and entertaining class at 4Cats Studios. Create amazing art while making memories to last a lifetime. This is a perfect opportunity to make any DIY projects your wedding needs. It's also a great bonding experience for your bridal party!

Photos from 4Cats

DIY Idea: Handmade watercolour invitations

  • Type up your information on MS Word
  • Print and cut to size (5x7, 4x6)
  • Utilize a cheap watercolour set to create custom patterns

 

 

Photo and tutorial at AndThenWeSaved.com

 


traditional tea with butchard gardens

Something delicious this way comes. Enjoy gourmet food set in the stunning gardens. There is a wide selection of spaces that can be used, so whichever you choose can be a start to creating a theme. Wine and cheese can compliment the Italian Garden, while tea and scones can create a vintage vibe in the Blue Poppy restaurant.

DIY Idea: Confetti Balloon for the Bride's chair

  • Gather helium balloons, mod podge, and confetti
  • Apply glue on desired sparkly areas and press confetti on over a large bowl
  • Shake off excess, let dry, and string to the chair

 

 

Tutorial courtesy of StudioDIY.com

 


wine o'clock @ Church & state winery

This venue was actually recommended by one of our brides, and we are thrilled about it! Only 20 minutes from downtown, this winery offers events of all kinds close to home. Rustic but luxurious, Church and State can be the perfect backdrop to a spectacular shower.

DIY Idea: Wine bottle centerpiece/ Prize

  • Clean an empty wine bottle (or two) and take off the label
  • Tape off the section you want to paint and apply first coat
  • Repeat for other layers, alternating colours
  • Let dry and fill with a rose or babies breath
  • Before the shower, place a sticker underneath one of the chairs at your table. At the end of the party, award the marked chair bearer with the centerpiece as a prize! Mark as many chairs as there are bottles!

Visit Homedit for the full tutorial

 

As you can see, a great shower comes with a great venue. Once you've decided where you'll throw it, the decor, drinks, and theme will just fall into place. So check out our suggestions, try out a DIY, and if you have any other venues we should know about, tell us in the comments!