February 27, 2019
In my opinion, this is the most heartbreaking of all. There are certain times in one's life where the measure of joy experienced is at an all-time high. People can see it in your facial expressions and in the way you carry yourself. There is the outward appearance that says there is nothing in the whole wide world that could bring me down. A reason I choose to do bridal makeup is to expose myself to this atmosphere more often. Use this as a gentle reminder that these moments are fleeting –– don’t let stress rob you of joy. Though many people believe that this sort of stress “comes with the territory,” it doesn’t have to. Below are some things that can help prevent and reduce bridal stress. 1) Be resolved to not let anyone or anything cause you undue stress.
2) Find practical ways to de-stress by taking time to meditate on the importance of your wedding day, finding time to do the things you love, and making sure to take a bit of quiet time or “you time.”
3) Write down or add reminders in your phone of things that make you happy. Make a list of your favorite things, persons, songs, memories to help when you feel stress coming on.
4) Don’t expect or require perfection. Things won’t go perfectly but likely you will be the only person who realizes the small mishaps.
5) Enlist the help of persons you trust. Delegate responsibilities to them. Friends are always happy to help.May you have less stress and truly enjoy your big day!
Bonnie Thomas, Professional Makeup Artist and Esthetician of 17 years
Having spent some time as an Aesthetic Specialist at a world-renowned hospital, she specializes in corrective and camouflage makeup, skincare, and chemical peels. She has been trained by MAC Cosmetics, Jane Iredale, Colorescience and a host of Medical Grade Skincare companies. She has also consulted for different brands on improving and creating global colors. Education in her trade continues to be of the utmost importance to her, to the benefit of every person who sits in her chair. Bonnie is a 3rd generation beauty professional. Her grandparents owned and operated a successful salon and she is the daughter of a barber and a beautician - the beauty biz is literally in her veins! She finds inspiration from her clients as individuals. Hearing about their lives and future aspirations helps turn her canvas (your face) into a custom work of art. Check out Bonnie at Cleveland Bridal Makeup Co., on Facebook, and Instagram.
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