How to treat your friend who is getting married, or what to give your bridesmaids before your big day!Thursday, June 05, 2014
One of my best friends, Carla is getting married! Only one month before the big day so I had to plan the bachelorette party in two weeks. Instead of the typical mani-pedi spa kind of bachelorette party, I wanted to give the bride, the bridesmaids, and the other important women in the bride's life products that they can take home to include in their beauty regimen to make them look even more beautiful for the big day -sort of like a "Glorifying Beauty Kit" for them to enjoy!
So I contacted brands who sponsor and support me and asked for their help. Brands that I believe that would give my ladies beautiful skin on the day of the wedding, and long after that.
A week before the big day, I sent the bride two pre-bachelorette party gifts. One to be used the day before the party, and the other for the day itself.
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The second task I had on my list was to get in touch with Manila Secrets. If you want to know more about their excellent service, visit their website! I won't get into detail with that one. I will leave it to your imagination. LOL
DERMAL is my current favorite facial mask. I mask at least three times a week, or some weeks I do it everyday. I am hooked on DERMAL because they have a wide variety of treatment masks to choose from, and they're very affordable too! DERMAL was one of our sponsors.
For brides-to-be, if you want to achieve that soft baby-skin skin, include facial masking in your skin care regimen. Use two or three times a week until your big day. It will enhance your bridal glow!
I also gave the bride a soothing Epsom Salt Scrub with Green Tea for effective exfoliation and a Lavender body butter to keep her skin soft and desirable! Lavender is also for relaxation. Some aromatherapy healing going on!
So the Saturday box consists of only two items:
DOVE Body Wash and DOVE Lotion so that she can prep her skin. DOVE provides maximum moisturization for the skin in just one day, and imagine what it can do in seven!
A little cream colored dress for the party that we chose specially for her!
For those who do not have a solid skin care regimen yet, it was a good brand to start with!
Here's the fragrance from SNOE. Snoe doesn't really have EDPs but SNOE had this made specially for us! I chose the scent which is floral-fruity, oriental, and of course, very sensual. It opens with clementine blossom, black currant and nectarine. The heart notes unite wild orchid and orange blossom, while the base brings soft musk, amber and precious woods. Very sexy, which we called "RISQUÉ". So this would be the signature scent for us at the wedding!
Isn't this a great idea for your bridal party? Maybe your ninangs or guests? We are now offering these fragrances as giveaways! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
The ladies were thrilled that they received a lippie and a blush too! I will review this soon so you can see how "bridal" these shades are. They're beautiful blushing shades. So very pretty and versatile whether you have dark or fair skin.
When I told Covergirl what my theme was for the ladies who will be attending the bachelorette, they provided us with their best-selling flawless makeup foundation that adapts to the skin (and long lasting)! Plus, they also gave us their best-selling waterproof mascara (because we cry at weddings, you know that! LOL)!
And of course, the mud mask that needs no introduction: GLAMGLOW. I have been using this mud for months now, and it's the only one I use just before putting on my makeup for an event. I always get compliments when I use this mud!
I also provide this extra treatment for my brides. They can avail this treatment on the day of their wedding because it only takes 25 minutes for that instant glow!
And of course, facial cleansing sponges from NIPPON! These are very stiff like cardboard, but turns super soft when it is wet. You pour some facial cleanser on the sponge and you use it to cleanse your face so you wouldn't have to touch your face.
Because ladies who are kikay NEED falsies! Hahaha!
DOVE is always a great idea to give to someone because it's a brand that promotes #RealBeauty. Their products work real well too! That's why DOVE was one of the first brands in my list, I made sure that I included DOVE in the loot bag.
Girls cry at weddings, so it's crucial that we use waterproof mascara! This very black mascara from FAIRY DROPS has been rated one of the top mascaras to provide long and lush lashes without the smudges and the runs when you cry! Thank you to BeautyBox Corp for these mascaras! Plus, the tube is in theme! It's purple!
HAPPY SKIN, one of the most coveted makeup line in the market today. Everyone is going gaga over their stuff! Us ladies at the bachelorette party are lucky to have been given one of their best selling lippies of all time, Valentine Kiss. The limited edition lippie that they collaborated with Kris Aquino. It's a shade that complements both tisays and morenas!
Here's the bride to be loading up on Mango Margaritas before the MAIN EVENT that night. Hahaha! A lady never tells. Don't you just love her hair?
During the kinky games we had, the bride won a bath set from Rustan's! Oh! And on her other hand is a shot of tequila rose. We love it coz it's pink!
One of the prizes was BELO Essentials. A Day and Night Cream which Tita Ditas won during the "bastos" game we played! LOL
A photo of the bride enjoying her cupcakes from Kink Cakes. Can you see what the icing design is?
Everyone loved the Covergirl surprise! They couldn't believe they received so much beauty products in one night. I am forever grateful to my sponsors for this unforgettable experience.
The mother of the bride, Tita Ditas lovin' the falsies that she found in her loot bag!
Everyone received all these products! Products that will make them look and feel gorgeous everyday! Thanks for designing the set and for taking photos Steph!!! I wouldn't know what I would have done without you!
Sorry about the indecent cupcakes and that huge think on the cake, but well, you know... Hahaha!
If you are a bride-to-be and looking for products to give to your bridal party as a "thank you" gift, I suggest giving beauty products that would not only make them look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well! If you are a maid-of-honor, consider putting together a beauty loot bag for your attendees and the bride, something they can use to pamper themselves before the big day!
Beauty products is way better than condom pops, sex toys, sugar loaded desserts, and other useless knick knacks. So head out to cosmetic counters today and start building that gift bag!