Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2016’

Magnolia Bridal THEIA Trunk Show!



It’s officially late summer so we’re making the most of it with a THEIA trunk show. For a limited time only, beginning September 2nd we’ll have THEIA’s brand new Spring 2017 collection here for you to try on. With so many beautiful options to choose from it’s the perfect time to say “yes” to the dress!

We can’t wait to celebrate this special moment with you! Appointments are filling fast, book yours today. Reserve me a spot for me!
THEIA’s new bridesmaids collection has just arrived! As the exclusive Midwest stockist we can’t wait to help your bridal party find the perfect dress!


Magnolia Bridal

141 South First Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 549-6726 |

Tears of Joy: How to Fix Your Makeup After “I Do”

Once you’ve perfected your bridal makeup, you don’t want your happy tears to wash it all away. During “I do,” it’s difficult not to get a little misty eyed. Plus, when friends and family are all in one place, you never know when a wave of joy will bring about another round of joyful tears.

Instead of trying to avoid the inevitable, prep your look to withstand some light waterworks and have the tools on hand to repair tear streaks and blotchy cheeks. For a flawless look from start to finish, follow these tips to fix your mineral makeup after crying.

Water resistant formulas are your friend!

Lauren Conrad has taught us all to use a water resistant mascara to avoid black or brown tear streaks on the face. It’s a simple lesson… don’t forget it.

Stop your tears at the source.

When the waterworks start, it is tempting to rub and wipe the lower lashline, but you’re probably only going to make things worse. Always blot tears with a tissue from the inner corner of the eyes before they run.

If there are tears along the lashline, let them dry on their own if possible. Rubbing will create dark under eyes as well as a blotchy appearance to the skin. Be gentle! If your wedding dress has pockets, stuff them with tissues. If not, ask your maid of honor to come prepared.

Give your skin a cool down.

Your skin can become red and puffy when you cry unless you’ve perfected the pretty cry. Cool and calm the skin with a hydrating facial mist. Let the mist dry before applying additional makeup.

Pat powder onto the skin with a sponge.

Keep pressed powder foundation, blush and a dense makeup sponge in a clutch nearby. Gently press the powder on blotchy or streaky areas using the sponge to smooth out coverage. Once skin appears even, use the clean side of the sponge to pat and blend blush onto areas that need a bit more color.

Don’t apply too much product. Redness and blotchiness will subside naturally after a while, and you don’t want that caked on makeup look. If the powder creates a texture on the skin, you can also finish your application with a hydrating mist.

Cancel out redness.

After tears, eyes can look a little red. Try an eyeliner in a nude or peach shade on the waterline to instantly cancel out redness and brighten the eye area. If you have just a few minutes to fix up your tears, this is one step that makes a big impact with minimal effort.

Have the right tools.

It always helps to keep an emergency kit on standby for all of your bridal beauty needs. It’s better to be over prepared than under-prepared, so don’t skimp on the supplies! Here are a few items we recommend:

  • Cotton swabs
  • Water resistant mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Blush
  • Pressed powder
  • Makeup sponge
  • Blending brush
  • Eyeliner
  • Tissues
  • Eye drops
  • Advil

A bride should be ready to handle anything and everything that comes her way. Having a touch-up kit will give you a little peace of mind during your busy day.


How to Fix Your Makeup After Crying

Ingredient Spotlight: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is widely known for its soothing and healing properties, a staple for soothing sunburns, but where does it come from and what else is it used for? Learn all about this wonderful skincare ingredient.

Where does Aloe Vera come from?

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that grows in Africa, Mexico, South America, India and part of North America. Aloe Vera Gel, found inside the leaves, is used in food, skincare and makeup. You can grow your own aloe at home! It gets it scientific name, Aloe Barbadensis, from Barbados where it was grown and harvested for its yellow sap.

Benefits of Aloe Vera in Skincare

Aloe is a strong anti-inflammatory which heals and hydrates inflamed skin. Aloe Vera exhibits the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis and aid in the removal of dead skin cells. It’s often used to treat cuts, grazes, burns and insect bites.

  • Treats sunburn and inflammation. While the jury is out on whether or not Aloe Vera heals burns faster, it does address the inflammation in sunburned skin, provide much needed hydration and repair damage to epidermal cells.
  • Hydrates. Aloe Vera soaks into the skin to add hydration, but it’s important to follow with a moisturizer to seal it in. Better yet, use a moisturizer formulated with aloe to get 2-in-1.
  • Fights aging. Aloe Vera stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis and aids in the removal of dead skin cells.
  • Aloe Vera in Skincare
  • by glo Editorial Team

How to Get the Most Out of a Skincare Consultation

Talk about your skin concerns.

Learn the language to talk about your skin. Ideally, an esthetician will provide you with a skincare questionnaire, but if not, here are a few common skin concerns:

Talk about when these concerns began and if any elements make them worse. Does your acne occur on a monthly cycle or is it constant? Have you been battling redness long-term or does it come and go?

If your skincare consultation includes exploring chemical exfoliation, it’s important to know that a healthy body heals faster with less chance of side effects. A low immune system from a cold, disease or medication can interfere, so be sure to disclose this information.

Talk about what products you use.

Similar to when your physician asks about your current medications, a skin therapist needs to know about your history of topical medications, oral medications and what skincare products are in your skincare routine. This can help them understand the current state of your skin, decide how those products may be affecting you and make recommendations moving forward.

Discuss allergies and sensitivities.

If you have a history of allergic reactions or sensitized reactions, it’s critical that your skin therapist knows. For example, a sensitivity to aspirin is an indicator that you should not use Salicylic Acid treatments.

Ask for a patch test.

During the consultation ask for the esthetician to perform a patch test behind your ear to see if there is a chance of a reaction. A patch test is recommended at least 24 hours before any chemical exfoliation treatment.

Ask questions, outline your goals and make a plan.

It’s important to ask questions! Will there be downtime with these treatments? Should you avoid the sun? Are there any products you should avoid using before or after? Be confident in your treatment plan.

Share your ideal end result from seeking professional skincare treatments and talk budget. Your esthetician will be able to evaluate your skin, set realistic expectations and customize a skincare plan. Change takes time, so a series of treatments is often most effective to make significant progress. Take detailed, up close and personal “before” pictures before or at your consultation so the subtle changes in your skin aren’t overlooked.

Source: Glo Beauty Blog

How to Get the Most Out of a Skincare Consultation

Welcoming Myrna to One Salon!

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Myrna specializes in natural nails and encourages weekly or monthly maintenance to enhance what you have. She offers a range of services, including manicures that will leave your hands soft and beautiful, and pedicures with a sea weed and sea salt exfoliation.

Express Manicure $18

Basic Manicure $26

Deluxe Spa Manicure $35

CND Shallac No-Chip $35

Express Pedicure $25

Spa Pedicure $40

(Myrna offers additional services, for pricing or to schedule an appointment call 630.204.5268)

Exclusively for Past, Present, or Future Bridal Clients of One Salon…


The Bridal Party”

Please join us for complimentary services to thank you for your business!

One Salon and Bridal Company

930 W. Main Street

St Charles, IL 60174

August 18th, 2016

5:00-8:00 pm

We will be offering:

  • Mini peels
  • Brow wax
  • Hand and Feet treatments
  • Conditioning treatments with blowout
  • Makeup tips

Please RSVP by August 5th by email to

*This event is exclusively available to Bridal Clients of One Salon



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