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Pre-Wedding Bridal Skin Care Tips

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I consider myself to have a (very) low-maintenance beauty regimen. I know the importance of taking care of your skin, but I’m not the type to have a thousand products along with a differing morning and nighttime routine. I’m very blessed to have pretty easy skin; I tan easily, just have a bit of dryness and only get one pimple every month in the same area.

But that’s not to say I don’t like to treat myself with a high quality night cream or under eye concealer. I do. I just don’t spend lots of money at the spa. I prefer to spend that money on food. Or clothes. But in reality, I find that massages and nail care just about covers the self-indulgent side of me enough. That is, until I realized one pimple could ruin my entire wedding. (Dramatic.)

I was lucky enough to be invited to Bella by Alethea, a Buckhead day and med spa which specializes in skin treatments. I knew as soon as I saw the adorable cottage, this place was going to feel like home. I went in to get a Refresh facial with Venus treatment in order to combat some dullness, minor acne scarring and the dreaded skin aging in preparation for my big day.

Melissa was so sweet and gave me all the best professional advice for other wife-to-be’s, whether your skin is high-maintenance or low-maintenance. I highly suggest stopping by Bella before any events you have coming up, or if you just want to indulge yourself!

High-Maintenance

This is for the girls who have major acne, scarring or other skin concerns. Yes, you can get it under control before your wedding or big event! Just make sure you’re planning well in advance so that you have enough time to treat and condition, because there will be some downtime. A typical schedule looks like the following:

Begin: at least 6 months before the big day
Treatment: Pixel Laser Facial + VI Peel
Number of treatments: 3
Cost: Around $2500

The Pixel Laser Facial starts the process of healing and rapid skin restoration. It leaves skin dry and pink for up to three days, but removes fine lines, wrinkles and scarring quickly and painlessly. The VI Peel is a chemical peel designed to significantly improve the overall tone, texture, and clarity of your skin. It also helps to reduce the appearance of melasma, age spots, freckles, acne/acne scars, and hyper-pigmentation. It’s painless, but produces dramatic, visible results in just days with little downtime.

Low-Maintenance

This is for the girls who don’t have time (or don’t need) to recover from chemical treatments. There is no downtime, but lots of plumping and brightening! You’ll also have a less aggressive schedule that starts closer to your big day. A typical schedule looks like:

Begin: 5 months before the big day
Treatment: Diamond Microdermabrasion + Venus Skin Tightening
Number of Treatments: 5
Cost: Around $1350

The Diamond Microdermabrasion is similar to your typical facial with microderm, but a diamond tipped treatment is used! Results are immediate and your skin will look and feel soft and smooth, and enlarged pores and laughter lines are less prominent. Venus skin tightening will make your skin look young, fresh and tight with 0 pain or downtime.

I highly suggest going Bella by Alethea for any of your skincare needs whether you’re gearing up for a big event or you’re just looking to work on some of your problem areas. As someone who has never been to a spa for skin treatments, and really doesn’t know much about skin care in general, they were so patient with me and made sure to tell me all about what they were doing and what I should do to keep my skin looking great. I felt so comfortable there and can’t wait to go back!

Before:

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After:

Pre-Wedding Bridal Skin Care Tips | Just Peachy Blog

I was gifted my skincare treatments at Bella by Alethea, but all of the opinions, as usual, are 100% true and my own!

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Tropical Turban

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Outfit Details:
Tropical Turban | Criss Cross Tank

I’ve been really hitting the gym lately – as in every single day this month so far (minus one). And I’ve been slowly turning myself into a morning person by forcing myself to wake up early and take 6am workout classes. Yikes, it’s as brutal as it sounds, but I’m kind of loving it. The point of this story is that despite being able to cycle all out for 50 minutes in the morning, sometimes I just can’t find 15 minutes to wash and dry and style my hair afterwards. I know I can’t be the only one…

Enter in the headband. These things are real lifesavers. Typically after a workout, I can usually get away with not washing my hair, but just spraying some dry shampoo and blow drying until the cows come home. Although sometimes it’s just not enough, so I have to throw a headband in the mix. Whether it’s wearing it down (like in these pictures) or up in a messy bun, these bands really do the trick. This turban from South Moon Under is the best because it’s SO thick that it really hides the dirty hair. Highly suggest you check out their new locations in Atlanta at Avalon or Ponce City Market – there are tons of different patterns, styles and colors!

Shop my look HERE + get 15% off $150 in stores or online using the code SUMMER15 (through 5/29)!

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Festival Kimono Outfit

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Outfit Details:
Kimono | Denim Shorts
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I have a found a new favorite store. It’s hard to find clothing that fits my style down here in Atlanta. Nothing is quite “west coast” enough, and when it is, it’s too west coast. Until South Moon Under came to town. If you’re familiar with the two most popular (and greatest) shopping areas in Atlanta, you know Avalon and Ponce City Market. These just happen to be my favorite places to visit too – and where you can now find South Moon Under! (Buckhead location coming soon.)

I put together this festival outfit in preparation for all of the fun summer festivals coming up sooner than later. There’s nothing like a perfect pair of denim shorts (perfect frayed edge + stretchy material is the best), a long kimono and booties. Booties really make any shorts outfit look extra festive. Not only does this number look great in a crowd of music lovers, but it also looks great for a night out at a brewery or a dinner at  your local burger join (like in this case).

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