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The Tranquil Bride February 7, 2015

Will you be one of the 2.5 million brides to walk down the aisle this year? If so then chances are the stress involved in planning a wedding is in full swing. There is so much that goes into planning a wedding, but don’t neglect one of the most important things of all…you!!! Every bride wants to look and feel her best on the day of her wedding so here is a complete time line to get yourself ready for the big day!
wedding6-12 Months before the wedding-
Now is a great time to start thinking about your skin and how you want it to glow the day of your wedding! Not only your face, but your whole body. Start with regular monthly facials to focus on deep cleaning, exfoliation and hydration. If you’re trying to clear specific issues such as acne, pigmentation, or fine lines and wrinkles, consider doing light chemical peels to get your skin in it’s best shape ever. At this point it is a great idea to invest in a quality skin care system that you can also do at home as maintenance along side your professional treatments. Your skin will have the best results with at home care, as well as professional care.
Now is also a great time to start thinking about your back, shoulders, and arms. All those areas that will be visible when you’re in your gown. Doing monthly body scrub treatments will keep skin soft, smooth and looking healthy!
3 Months before the wedding-
Start deciding on what you want your make up to look like. Meet with several makeup artists to see which one suits you best. Bring pictures of what you envision your look to be.  It’s usually a good idea to have one to two trial runs with your makeup to make sure that it’s perfect. Take pictures of yourself after each one and analyze them to see what you like and what you’d like to change. That way there are no surprises on the day of. At this point you will want to schedule your appointment for the day of the wedding. This is not something you want to procrastinate on.
If you’re considering a sunless tan for the wedding you will want to start doing trial runs for this also. No bride wants to walk down the aisle with streaks, or orange skin. Take into consideration the cut of your gown and the colors chosen for your makeup so that everything balances itself out.
Waxing! When to wax depends on how fast your hair grows and how sensitive your skin is. If you’ve never waxed before, now is a good time to start. You want to know ahead of time what potential reactions you could have, how red you’ll be, will you have temporary bumps or blemishes from waxing. Like your make-up and hairstyle, you will want to do a few trial runs with your wax as well. Your final waxing should be done no sooner and no less than 7-10 days before the wedding. Make sure you refrain from any antibiotics, steroids, retinols, and make sure that you are not sunburned, all which can cause irritation, and skin lifting. If a waxing mishap should occur, you’ve allowed yourself time for the skin to heal.
1 Month before the Wedding-
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Nail Care

Start doing weekly manicures to get your hands ready for photos…and that new ring! Decide what you will be doing color? French? No-chip? That way you can be prepared. The same care and attention needs to be given to your feet as well!
Eye Lash Extensions      .
Brides love doing eyelash extension for several reasons. They look and feel natural, they last 2-3 weeks so they’re perfect not only for the wedding day, but also the honeymoon, you can choose different lengths for a more dramatic look and best of all they stay put if crying should occur, and since you won’t have to wear mascara you won’t have to worry about runny black streaks down your cheeks!
If you’re interested in having eye lash extensions done for your wedding, it is recommended that you have the initial lash set applied 2 weeks prior to your wedding and then have your final touch-up done 1-2 days before the wedding. Doing a trial run ensures that you don’t have any reactions  to the eyelash adhesive and that the length and look is exactly what you want!
The body always looks it’s best on the outside when it looks good on the inside. While you should be doing the following year round, it’s imperative to do it consistently as your wedding day approaches.
Make sure to get plenty of water, plenty of sleep and try to keep stress to a minimum(I know that part seems impossible).
Load up on fruits and veggies, and lay off as much salt as possible to reduce any bloating and water weight gain.
Make time for exercise , meditation, or yoga to relax you.
The day of-
You’ve worked very hard over the last year! Your day will be here and gone in the blink of an eye. Enjoy every moment and don’t sweat the small stuff! Get Tranquil at Tranquility!!! Check out all that Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center has to offer by clicking here!
Health and Happiness,
Nikki, Tranquility Esthetician
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by Sharen Thoke, Tranquility Nailtech

Unfortunately many people think that “Foot Beauty” is solely about nail polish shades.
When we say “beauty” we are not just talking about pretty pink toenails.  We are also referring to the proper maintenance and hygiene habits that everyone should have in order have healthy, good looking feet.

When done regularly, a pedicure aids in foot health by preventing a number of nail diseases, fungi, and disorders as well as reduces any dirt or skin buildup on the foot that could cause later complications and discomfort.

Fall is here!  And soon winter will be upon us.  Which means, that your feet need care more than ever!  You don’t want to head down that slippery slope of letting you’re self go in the colder months only to play catch up all spring and summer!


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Tranquility Nail Room

I know what you’re thinking…, “It’s winter and it’s cold and my feet are going to be tucked away all snug in my socks and boots, no one will even see them and I heard that it’s good to let your nails “breathe” anyways.  What benefit could a winter pedicure possibly give me?”

Well  I am going to let you in on something you may or may not know…
Skin is typically dull and extremely dry in the winter months.  Your lips get chapped.  You may notice that the skin around your nails is peeling, you are constantly applying lotion to no avail and you may even experience slight pain or irritation due to the dryness of your skin.  That’s because skin tends to lose valuable nutrients such as water and is in need of more moisture to continue to thrive.  Your feet are no exception.  Sloughing off dead skin prevents cells from accumulating and causing bunions or corns which can be painful and have a serious impact on the way you walk.

Preserving the skins moisture is critical.  It helps the skin keep it’s integrity so you are much less likely to get blisters, cracks or other problems.  If you ignore them long enough, the dry callousy parts of your feet can actually crack and bleed and then you have real problems.  Just GOOGLE “Heel Fissures”.  Go ahead, I’ll wait…You can thank me later 😉 It is also important to keep cuticles moistened because it can damage the matrix of the nail, which is at the very base.

By now it has probably somewhat sunken in that you should start taking care of your tootsies ASAP.  You may even be saying to yourself, “Ok this girl has definitely got me thinking about purchasing some foot lotion for the harsh winter we’re predicted to have so I am for sure stocking up next time I go to Target!”  NOT SO FAST!!!  Moisturizing is only ONE part of a good pedicure!  How about your toenails?  Most people have to turn into contortionists just to clip their toenails, let alone “shape” them or file them to remove jagged edges.  Many people trim their nails too short or at an angle and leave the un- filed to rip and tear because they’re hard to reach.  All these things set you up for ingrown toenails which are very painful and can cause serious infections if left untreated.  A regular pedicure gives warning of early signs of conditions including corns, bunions and even fungal infections which are notorious for starting under a damaged (stubbed) toe after the trauma causes the nail plate to lift from the nail bed.  It’s also a opportunity to let your feet breath and come summer your feet will already be looking fabulous and you’ll have no need for sandal panic!

Get this fun fact too… The average woman takes 8,000-10,000 steps/day and that doesn’t even take in to account additional exercise!  Then consider the types of shoes we subject our feet to and it’s no wonder so many women are addicted to getting their monthly pedicure!

It is true that “Spa” pedicures are a bigger indulgence.   But the foot massage and attention to detail makes it worth every penny!  Just think of it as a much needed mini-getaway from your hectic life.  Let a licensed Nail Technician take care of your feet for you, we are skilled, trained and familiar with ALL types of feet.  Dana, Christy and I have all been in the nail industry for 10+ years and Tranquility meets all of the proper EPA and CDC guidelines for preventing pedicure and foot spa infections so you can completely relax and enjoy your service.

Try our Vitamin C/C-Results Pedicure by Murad which is scientifically proven to reduce visible damage in just one application.  This antioxidant rich treatment restores elasticity and radiance, brightens and rejuvenates environmentally damaged skin on hands, arms, feet and legs. It’s great for sun damage, age spots and excessive skin cell buildup.  This pedicure also comes with warm paraffin …a MUST in the winter!

We use a body firming cream and masque which improves resiliency and tone by:
*Increasing body firmness by 20% in just 10 minutes.
*Restoring maximum moisture

Patented ultrarich body cream keeps skin young and supple.
*Vitamin C increases skin elasticity and radiance.
*Oat and beta glucan and soy flour firm and tone the skin.
*Shea butter provides intense hydration to dry skin.

Pretty doesn’t just mean polished! See you at Tranquility!

Health & Happiness,



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