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What’s In Our Cart: White Workout Wear

Now that you have that bling on your finger, it’s time to start sweating for the wedding. What better way to prepare than to outfit yourself with all white workout gear? As always, we’ve added a few items to our cart that are must have purchases for your wedding fitness preparation. Check them out below:

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What’s In Our Cart: Fourth of July Edition

Let us guess…you are starting to see an overwhelming saturation of red, white, and blue at nearly every store you walk into? Fourth of July festivities are right around the corner which means you better get to shopping! You should already know this….but here at BTS we  always try to make things as easy as possible for you! You don’t have to shop from site to site searching for the perfect items anymore. We’ve done our research and have found five of the best items you won’t be able to leave out of your cart for this Fourth of July weekend: 

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Trendy Workouts For Brides

Staying in shape and fit for your wedding can be a daunting task and it’s even tougher if you’ve set a goal to loose a few pounds. You need to stay excited and motivated to workout which is why we put this together for you brides to be. We’ve done a little research and talked to a few of our brides and complied a list of fun and unique places to get your workout on. If you’re not local be sure to look up a similar workout in your city!

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Top 5 Wedding Lipstick Shades

Decisions, decisions…..wedding makeup is filled with so many options these days. Do you choose to go bold and beautiful, natural and fresh faced, or classy and sophisticated? Then, once you make that decision there are a few more things to decide. To airbrush or not to airbrush?  Do you use fake eyelashes or get eyelash extensions? And then there’s the lipstick: matte or shiny? and what shade?  We know, so many questions, right? But don’t you worry your pretty little heart we’ve got you covered on the lipstick front today!

Ok, first and foremost, we have to let you in on a little secret:  be sure to choose your lipstick shade during your makeup trial run.  Write down the exact brand and shade so you can purchase before your big day.  This helps with touch ups throughout the day.  Your lipstick is one of the first things to go and in order to avoid you having to dig into your own lipstick stash to “almost” match the original color, you might as well just have it handy.  One less thing to worry about:)

Lip shade is important because it completes the over all look. With that being said, we want to share with you the hottest colors from the top brands that are sure to give your face just the right amount of pop.

For all things makeup The Sparkle Bar is where its at.  We trust them personally and with our brides, so it was a no brainer for us to reach out to these experts to hear whats trending in lipstick land when it comes to weddings. We’re so excited to share the details that were given to us from Courtney, the lead makeup artist from The Sparkle Bar, about her top lipstick colors and trends for weddings. Here’s what she had to say.

 

Soft Lip
Don’t love a lot of color on your lips or do you love a soft lip? Don’t worry! To accomplish a subtle soft lip Courtney from The Sparkle Bar loves, Meet Matte Huges in Committed paired with Laura Mercier Lip Liner in Plumberry.

Peachy Pout
For the perfect peachy pout Mac Lipstick in Peach Stock with Laura Mercier Lip Liner in Hazelnut Tea and a touch of Laura Mercier Lip Gloss in Bonbon to add some pop. We think this is the perfect lip for our Spring Brides.

Nude Lip
When the bride wants to keep that lippie nude, Courtney loves to use Laura Mericer Lip Liner in Chestnut with Mac Lipstick in Viva Glam V. To add a pop to that look Courtney likes to add Lorac Highly Pigmented Lip Gloss in Bombshell. You can’t go wrong with a nude lip!

Bold Red Lip
If you’re looking for a bold look, a red lip is always a perfect option. Let’s face it, it’s your day, you mine as well shine bright girl. Courtney creates her favorite red lip look by mixing  Vivien by Laura Mercier with Laura Mercier lip liner in Ruby.

Berry Lip
Are you a bride that’s looking for a great fall berry color? We got you. Courtney suggests that you try Mac lip liner in Vino with Mac’s lipstick called Rebel. Together they make the perfect color for that beautiful berry lip that’s perfect for fall and winter weddings.

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Primer Tip
All lipsticks that Courtney recommended are long wearing but lipstick doesn’t always stay on everyone. So, if you’re a person who always has problems keeping lipstick on Courtney highly suggests you use a primer. Her favorite lip primer is from Mac called Prep + Prime Lip. We’ve got to say that we think this is a good idea for any bride so that lipstick is one less thing you’re thing about on your wedding night.


We think we’ve covered any shades or styles of lipsticks but don’t hesitate to leave any lipstick or makeup questions you have for us or The Sparkle Bar below. And don’t forget to check out The Sparkle Bar for all your makeup needs. You can find more information abut them and book your appointment HERE.

-Your BTS girls

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Wedding Day: Tips for the Bride

You’ve been counting down the days and the day is finally almost here! You’re about to marry the man of your dreams and have the perfect wedding with all your friends and family. Here’s a few tips we recommend to make sure everything goes as perfectly as it can!

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Booking Your Bridal Makeup!

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Image provided by: The Sparkle Bar

How exciting is it to find out that an all exclusive makeup only shop is opening up in your town by a couple of extremely determined entrepreneurs?  As wedding planners, we can answer that question quite easily for you – it’s AMAZING!  We are absolutely thrilled for our friends at The Sparkle Bar for not only the grand opening of their business but also for passing SB 1320—a bill that frees Arizona makeup artists to practice their craft without threat of being shut down or fined by the government.  Can you say determined?  We attended the grand opening of The Sparkle Bar a few weeks ago and it sure was a hit!  The entire place was packed with models, bloggers, prospective clients, supporters and many more.

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Wedding Day Diet

Many people go through it and many people dread it but, when a woman gets engaged, one of the first things she thinks about is how to shred the excess pounds to fit into her dream dress.  For me, I constantly battle back and forth between long stretches of working out and then of course, longer stretches of laziness.  I have been an athlete my entire life and I still lack the motivation to get to the gym and properly diet.  I have done every exercise under the sun – I’ve had several gym memberships, did marathon training, spin classes, Bikram yoga, Barre class and most recently, Crossfit.  I get bored easily and once I have reached a threshold, I feel good about myself, tell myself I’m done and then go down hill.  So, with that being said here are some recommendations I have to keep yourself on track to that perfect figure you are looking for when walking down the aisle.

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5 Signs Your Ready for Marriage From a Wedding Planner

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Photo Credit: Mike Olbinski

The time has come!  You have finally found that special someone who still gives you butterflies after the initial dating phase has passed.  This person is still the first one on your mind when you wake up and the very last one to cross your mind right before you fall asleep.  Could it be?  Could you have finally found your other half, your soul mate, the person you will spend the rest of your life with?

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Bridal Hair & Makeup Trends for 2016!

BTS Event Manangement, Wedding Planner, Arizona, Phoenix, ScottsdaleHair and makeup trends are continually on the rise and it seems as if when one style surfaces, the next is just a day behind.  We have absolutely fallen in love over the past 6 months with floral crowns, braids and loose curls as well as the natural and glamourous makeup look.  As we get ready for our 2016 wedding seasons, we are fast forwarding through 2015 to check on the newest trends to come.  Here is what we have found!

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Health & Beauty: DIY Natural Face Masks To Prep For The Big Day

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The time has come to prepare that beautiful face for the big day – your wedding day of course! Instead of spending big bucks on chemical-based products with fancy labels you can use the foods in your kitchen at market prices. The following natural masks contain foods that are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats, which are all crucial for smooth and supple skin.

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