Bridal Skincare Tips!

beautiful skin for bride before her wedding dayBeautiful Skin for Brides….in the Brainerd Lakes… The more time you have to prepare, the better the results, but if you only have one week to go until the big day…we can still help.

We know that brides and all those in the bridal party have a lot on their plate before the big day and because of that some of the smaller details, but yet very important details can be forgotten. One of those is your skin.  Again we have seen a lot of “skin” and not all has been in great shape. We’ve worked with bridal parties where their skin is so dry and damaged that you could literally pick it off their face.

Sorry for this little rant…but cleansing your skin with bar soap is a big no no….a person might be able to get a way with it for a while, but it will catch up…I’ve seen so many clients who use bar soap and their skin is so very dry…it literally strips your skin of any oil and wrecks your protective skin barrier. Professional cleansers are very in expensive and will not wreck your skin and are so worth the investment.

Makeup can not nor will not look good on dry dehydrated skin. 

We can apply hydrating serums and all the right products on your wedding day, but a one time deal will not take away the look and feel of dehydrated unhealthy skin and makeup will not adhere nor will it look good.

The best place to start is by exfoliating your skin with products you find here. The next step is to treat your skin with serums. Serums are the best bridal skincare products you can use because they are such concentrated nutrition and health for your skin. Following up with a moisturizer for your skin type will have your skin in perfect condition for your wedding day and wedding pictures. 

Better yet come in and receive a facial treatment once a month leading up to your wedding day to ensure that your skin is picture perfect. Treatments not only remove dead skin, but will also help other skincare products to sink into your skin and correct any damage.

Implementing great skin care and other Esthetic services into your wedding planning is vital before leading up to the  “I do.”

Credits: butterflylaserclinic, Pinterest

Bridal Skin & Peach Fuzz!


beautiful skin for brideWhat bride doesn’t want beautiful skin. Did you know that makeup does not adhere well to peach fuzz at all.  When it comes to bridal makeup this is a BIG deal. If you, the bride, want your makeup to look beautiful for your wedding…your skin must be in great condition. By great condition we are talking about hydrated skin, no peach fuzz, have acne under control, and hyper-pigmentation. Yes, makeup can cover and hide issues, and as we all know no one has perfect skin.etc…Yet: the better condition your skin is in the more beautiful your bridal makeup will look.

This week we are talking about peach fuzz. One of the best ways to get rid of peach fuzz is dermaplaning. We could do this before the trial run since there is no down time for this procedure and also right before your wedding day….honestly you will love the results. Skin looks amazing and your makeup will look incredibly better.

For the next couple of weeks we are going to talk about getting your skin bridal ready. In the last 3 years we have seen a lot of women, a lot of brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride & groom and so many have had beautiful skin and others we wish we could have talked to them about skincare before the big day. What we are hoping for in these blogs is to prepare the upcoming brides to have the most beautiful skin before they say the big “I Do.”


Captivating-Beauty is Expanding!

Brainerd Lakes Wedding Hair & MakeupWe are so excited to announce the expansion of Captivating-Beauty. We have multiple teams ready for our brides this upcoming season and the books are filling up already. This team has years of experience and are experts in their fields of bridal makeup and up-do’s .

WE have doubled each year which has been a dream come true for us.

Thank you to all our brides who have trusted us with your special day.


credits:Sam Best-Glumac, Timeless Moments Photography





Inspirational Shoot with Photographer-Samantha Glumac Exclusive

Styled Photo Shoot in Brainerd MN

Ok Ladies We just have to say these photographs are amazing. Don’t you agree?

Photographer-Samantha Glumac Exclusive was in search for a model in the Brainerd Lakes area for this creative inspirational shoot. We dare say she picked the perfect one!

Captivating-Beauty had the privilege of working  with this beautiful model who just happens to be my daughter-in-love – Madi. Honestly these types of photos are my favorite style bare none.

Samantha Glumac  is one amazing photographer.

The talented Florist Sharayah from The Bees Knees Floral made this beautiful head piece..I love floral head pieces…and these are quite the rage for brides.

Sorry I only have a few to show you…stayed tuned for more…
PhotoShoot in the Brainerd Lakes

Styled Photo Shoot in Brainerd MN

Wedding Season is Coming to a Close!

Weddings - Captivating-BeautyThe wedding season is winding down in the Brainerd Lakes area….we still are booked out for a few more months, but you can sense the season has come to a close.

I know the brides we have booked are hoping for beautiful Fall weather in the Lakes Area except one – who is hoping for a little snow:)

There are still a lot more bridal pictures to come so keep checking back in with us.

Thank you to all the brides who have entrusted us for your wedding. We love weddings, and we love helping our brides feel and look beautiful!

bridezilla brides

A lot of times one of our brides will ask us to share a story of a Bridezilla that we had to deal with….and we tell them we have never had a one!! Since we have a lot of wedding under our belt in 3 short years….that is saying a lot!

Thank you to all our brides – you have been the best!!