Thursday, May 21, 2015

#WeddingBelle: Keeping Bridesmaids' Costs Low

If you're getting married, everyone involved in the wedding is important. But I have a very special place in my heart for my amazing Bridesmaids! So of course, I want this experience to be just as wonderful and stress-free for them. Here are a few ways you can keep your Bridesmaids' wedding costs low, so that the focus can be on bigger and better things!!

Let them:
  • Choose their own dress: This way, they can choose a dress that's in their budget and hopefully, it's one they can even wear again! I gave my Bridesmaids information on dress length, color and fabric; from there, there are 12 different dresses they can pick from!
  • Wear their own shoes: If you specify a color or type of shoe, there's a good chance that some of the Bridesmaids already own a pair like that! Or, if they don't, they can choose a pair that are both comfortable and affordable.
  • Rock their own jewelry: Why have everyone look the same anyways?! Using jewelry, the Bridesmaids can style their own look. This keeps everyone happy and looking fabulous!
  • Do their own hair and makeup: My Bridesmaids look gorgeous on a daily basis, and are no strangers to curling irons and makeup. So, why make them pay for something they can do themselves?! Plus, they can choose a makeup look and hairstyle that's right for them.
*Bonus: Keep the bachelorette party nearby and in everybody's price range. 


Have you been a Bridesmaid? Did you feel that cost was an issue!?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Product Alert! Beardsmen Spirit For Your Fly Guy + A Giveaway!!

If you read my blog, you know that I love finding new and unique beauty products to keep yourself healthy and radiant! Well, I've found another product that does just that.... but it's for men! Beardsmen Spirit has a great line of products for all types of facial hair, and my Fiancee, Jimmy, has been trying out a few of them over the last 3 weeks! Check out these two awesome products, and the results:
Beard Oil- Bold Forest
This formula contains all types of natural ingredients and oils. All you have to do is rub a couple of drops through your beard after shaving or after a shower. The scent is an amazing balance of woodsy and eucalyptus. I really liked it, but Jimmy wasn't a huge fan. He did say, however, that the scent seemed to dissipate after about 10 minutes, so it was never overpowering or unpleasant. Since using this on a regular basis, Jimmy's beard has been softer, less itchy and neater, with a noticeable decrease in dandruff!


Mustache Wax- Medium Hold
This tin of wax also has a fresh, woodsy scent and is made with 100% all natural ingredients. Jimmy actually told me that he liked the scent of this product better. All you have to do is warm a little bit of wax by rubbing your fingers together, then apply! This is great for mustache styling, or to tame loose hairs! It definitely keeps hair in place without feeling hard or sticky.
These products are undoubtedly high quality and effective. They would make for part of a great daily routine for guys with facial hair! 

Are you a guy who's interested in trying out this stuff for yourself? Or maybe you're a woman who knows that this would be a perfect product for your husband, son, or friend? Well you're in luck! I've partnered with Beardsmen Spirit to give away a full bottle of the Beard Oil to one lucky winner! This is a $25 value! Enter below for a chance to win! GOOD LUCK!

    Disclosure: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes only. I received no additional compensation for this post. All opinions and thoughts expressed are purely my own.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    #WeddingBelle DIY: Popping the Question...to my Bridesmaids!

    Choosing the special people that you want to stand next to you on your Wedding Day is a BIG deal! Most likely you are looking at all of the people in your life and selecting the ones that have been there for you time and time again. And although your wedding day is all about celebrating the love between you and your spouse-to-be, it's also about honoring the friends and family that have supported you over the years. So why not celebrate that love too?!

    That's exactly what I wanted to do when asking my best friends to be my Bridesmaids! Check out the boxes that I put together-- complete with memorable photos, scrapbooking stickers, a DIY glittered champagne glass, bubbles and a small bottle of champagne! 





    I definitely put my love into each of these boxes and my Bridesmaids could feel it! Going the extra mile has has made the experience so far extra special and memorable. 

    So get creative and make your own DIY boxes for any occasion!


    How did you pop the question to your Bridal Party?!