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Dreamed wedding in Mayakoba

We always love sharing real weddings and we recently had the honor to be part of a Olessya & Diego’s wedding in Mayakoba.

It was such an amazing destination wedding, the guest came from all over the world (Canada, Russia, Mexico), quite a multicultural wedding (just like Playa del Carmen)

For this blog we decided to do a quick interview to our gorgeous bride Olessya. We hope you enjoy it and it inspires you plan your destination wedding in the Mexican Caribbean!

Where did you two meet?

We met at University in 2014 and have been together since then. The proposal took place in January 2019 in our apartment. The groom served dinner and called the dog into the dining room because the ring was attached to the dog’s collar.

Tell us about the inspiration for your big day. (colour scheme, decor, etc)

Our colours were mainly white and Rose Gold with a touch of pastel. We chose those colours because we wanted to give the impression of elegancy with minimalistic

You looked like a princess! Can you tell us about your wedding dress?

 I went to the most popular Russian wedding dress store called Mary Trufel located in Moscow. (Instagram: marytrufel_official). I did flew to Moscow to tried it and purchased the dress. I picked the Rara Avis wedding dress – princess style named Elba. 

We had so much fun taking care of you and your bridesmaids! Can you tell me more about them?

 I had 3 bridesmaids. Vita my older sister, Vika my best friend since we were 14 and Liza an old family friend.

It was definitely a dreamed wedding! Please describe your top 5 moments.

#5: Getting ready. I had so much fun sharing the time when we were getting ready. We got to share emotions, feelings, jokes and wine. 

  #4: Speeches. I like this time personally because I got to know my friends and Diego’s friends from a different perspective. Some of those words I did not expect myself.   

  #3: The dance. We practice for over 2 months, we went to classes in order to look somewhat decent. During our performance we were so nervous that we improvise and we were having so much fun because nobody knew what was improvised and what not.   

#2: The ceremony. I felt like in a Disney’s movie because it was beautifully set up, it was delivered in 3 languages and that I never felt so happy and so nervous at the same time. I felt that it was in a dream. 

#1. The first look. See each other for the first time, both of us beautifully dressed up. The feeling that I made the right choice and that we were going to spend the rest of our lives with the person we loved. It was so emotional because we crying and connected at an emotional level. 

At home DIY beauty tips!

Since we are spending more time at home and less outside, some of us are missing our beauty professionals, right? So… let’s enjoy a relaxing girly moment at home. We would love to share a couple of recipe ideas with our brides, so when we see you here in the Riviera Maya your skin and hair will be glowing and ready for your destination wedding.

Make your beauty routine a moment to enjoy!

The key is to enjoy every second of your routine. the good news is that in this period we have time….
Take time to hydrate your skin drinking water ( you can add spirulina, Jamaica for more properties ) and tone with a short cold shower.
A good tip to Remember: the muscles of your face are just like the muscles on your body, so help them tone and improve the circulation by massaging them constantly (Check out our blog about skin roller- to improve circulation and tone your face). link

Create a couple of homemade face scrubs

If you would like to take a break from a long day doing home-office, we have the solution! You can make your own simple exfoliating face scrubs at home, really easily and here a couple of examples:

Sweet & Sour: 

The breakfast scrub

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup olive oil

Oats, honey and olive oil make this a little different spin from the honey and oatmeal facial scrub. But it’s incredibly simple and great for skin that is aching for moisture. 

Pamper your hair

Being at home doing some home office has its perks, take the advantage of the situation and pamper your hair, and since we are into the DIY here’s a couple of products from your kitchen that will revive your hair! 

Say goodbye to the Split Ends With an Avocado and Olive Oil Hair Mask

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • One-to-two teaspoons olive oil.

Mix the mashed avocado and the olive oil, separate your hair into four sections. Use your fingertips or a brush to paint it on each section, starting at the bottom. You won’t want to apply it to the roots or your scalp. Then, put on a towel or shower cap and wait 30 minutes. Rinse it off in the shower with a little shampoo and then apply a little conditioner. You will notice wonders! 

The perfect eyeliner style for you!

The eyes are one of the most important beauty features of your face, they can transform your look from natural to glamorous in just a couple of seconds!

Let’s talk about the different eyeliner options that we have available.
You can choose your eyeliner based on the style you would like to achieve and one that you feel comfortable with.

Let’s begin with the basics…

  • Pencil Eyeliner – This is one is super popular and is available in different colors. dryer texture..like a pencil
  • Compact Eyeliner – You will need a brush to apply it and a little bit more practice. texture cream all colors
  • Liquid Eyeliner – Great to create a variety of styles, it gives you lots of flexibility but it does take a little hand control and maybe a little more practice to master. Liquid texture.
  • Gel Eyeliner – Dark and bold, perfect for glamorous looks. in between cream and gel texture

The right technique for your eye shape can be a game-changer. With the right technique and tools, you can make magic…you can change hooded eyes into big and glamorous eyes. 

So now that we know the tools, let’s talk about your eye shape. Knowing your eye shape is super important and it will help you to choose the perfect technique to enhance your beauty and create the perfect look. 

Figuring out the shape of your eyes can be a little tricky,  check out this tutorial to help you figure out your eye shape! Check out the tutorial! 

Almond shape eyes

Lucky girl! You look gorgeous with pretty much any eyeliner style, you can rock the cat eyes and even some more artistic looks. To enhance your beautiful shape you can start with a thin line in the inner corner and building up the thickness once you reach the outer part of your eye..if you are feeling bold or you are ready for a night out finish up with a wing in the end for the cat-eye effect. 

Downturned eyes 

Let’s open up that look! Begin by brightening up the inner eye, then Focus on the top lash line, starting directly below the highest point of your arch, and then think up and outward. A small upward flick of eyeliner at the outer corners will open up your beautiful eyes

Round eyes 

The perfect way to frame your big beautiful eyes is to use the eyeliner to elongate them into an exotic look.  Use the eyeliner to create an upper lash line and elongate your look by drawing a wing or by smudging dark liner into both the upper and lower lash lines. 

Hooded eyes 

You can make the liner as thick as you want (since the line will be cover).  If you wanna achieve the cat-eye effect start with a thick, elongated wing that will give your eyes a gorgeous shape and definition. Or you can make your eyes look rounder by making the liner thicker in the center of your eye, and thinner at the corners. This creates the illusion of an eye that’s more curved. Try to avoid  bottom eyeliner, which can close off your eyes, making them look smaller

Everybody is talking about the face rollers, but…do they work?

Everyone on social media is talking about the facial gemstone rollers. But what’s all the fuss about!? We decided to talk about this product and let you decide on your own. Maybe this will become your new beauty tool, and maybe will even make it into your list of essential items you need to bring to your Riviera Maya wedding.

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What are the derma rollers!? 

The Chinese derma rollers made of jade – or other gemstones like rose quartz are basically a stone roller (same principle as a paint roller) but small and with a gemstone. This product has taken the beauty market by a storm.And there’s must be a reason why influencers all over the world are recommending the use of these devices and massaging your face. But how do they work!? And, do they really work!? 

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The science behind…

Dermatologist Melissa Kannchanapoomi mentioned in Marie Claire’s interview says: “Jade facial rollers have been used to massage the skin since the 17th century in China, jade rolling can increase blood circulation, which, in turn, can temporarily give you a brighter flush”. Other dermatologists on the same interview also mentioned that they are not a magic wand, that rollers will not get rid of skin conditions….however they do acknowledge that “rolling a cold stone on your face can be relaxing, which, in turn, can indirectly improve stress-linked skin conditions, such as rosacea and acne.”  But don’t get discouraged, even though they don’t do magic… in the end, it’s all about how it makes you feel. We believe this could be a great tool for the day before the wedding, a nice and relaxing facial massage would do miracles for your skin. 

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What do users say about the product?

The thousands of users say that these rollers are amazing. They all mention how the rollers help you increase collagen stimulation, reduce wrinkles, enhance or increase the penetration of skincare ingredients, and some claim it clears acne outbreaks.

We believe that pampering your skin, massaging your face and just taking time for yourself will definitely improve your skin conditions, and will certainly provide benefits. So, why not give it a go & try these trendy rollers!? 

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There are many different stones available in the market. You can choose from the traditional Jadestone, the rose quartz, known as a beautifying and healing stone, or amethyst – thought to attract positive energy! And if you are a Tulum boho-bride, you probably believe in the mind-body-soul moto, and know-how the energy works…so try your perfect stone and get those energies vibrating!

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If you do give it a go…please let us know the benefits it brought to you, and share your before and after pics!

 

Utterly romantic things to do in the Riviera Maya!


While planning your Riviera Maya wedding you might visit the area a couple of times before the big day to scout venues, vendors and possible activities. While all this is hard work, you and your significant other might need a day or two to pamper yourselves and turn these trips into romantic getaways too.

Let us tell you a couple of unique experiences that you can enjoy with your significant other:

1.Sunrise paddle board!

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Every morning the sun paints the sky with beautiful colors! If you and your significant other are an active couple you would love this activity!

Enjoy the morning by the side of your loved one, get energized by the sunrise and fall in love with the Caribbean Sea.

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2. Alux Restaurant in Playa del Carmen.

If you like a more excentric place and a once in a lifetime dinner date experience, then Alux is for you! Dine inside a whimsical cavern. Enjoy gourmet Mexican food while listening to live music inside a millenary cavern is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.  After dinner, you can your glass of wine and take a tour around the cavern and admire the beautiful formations.Captura de pantalla 2019-09-15 a las 7.27.03 p.m.Photo by: Alux Restaurant

3) The Cirque du Soleil- Joya

Visiting the Cirque du Soleil it’s an amazing experience. The VIP package offers a mouth-watering menu with an unbelievable presentation, a bottle of sparkling wine and the Joya show it’s a visual treat of acrobatic skills, color, and aesthetics.  All your senses will be immersed in a magical moment! The show is fantastic, the makeup and characterization of the acrobats are just world-class. 02-Joya-700x432Photo by: Cirque du soleil.

After the show, you and your loved one can enjoy the venue, have a cocktail listen to live music and dance!

4) Romantic photoshoot 

The Caribbean Sea is the most romantic and stunning backdrop for a session booked with a local photographer. Or if you are more adventurous, there are literally thousands of cenotes (limestone sinkholes) throughout the Rivera Maya that are beautiful beyond your imagination and are also a magical set to showcase your love! And of course, if you like we can take care of your beauty services so you look even more beautiful underwater.

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Be a reef friendly eco-bride!

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A Riviera Maya destination wedding is all about enjoying the beach, the turquoise ocean and the Cenotes! To keep the ocean and the beach beautiful we need to take care of the coral reefs!

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Why are coral reefs important?

The reefs provide protection from hurricanes, maintain the beaches (erosion and provision of sand), they are an important habitat for marine life and support our local fisheries (and we all love fresh seafood, right?)

What can you do to protect the reef when visiting the Riviera Maya?

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Please only use Reef friendly sunscreen. Regular sunscreens have toxic chemicals that harm the reef and local waterways (Cenotes), because they diminish the corals’ ability to photosynthesize (bleaching) & can even cause diseases to the corals, so choosing the right products is more important than ever! You can take care of your skin, your guests and the coral reefs with a reef-safe sunscreen!

Take care of the Cenotes & enjoy your trash the dress photoshooting!

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Chemicals to avoid:

Some sunscreens might say they are reef-friendly, but they are not!!! Make sure your sunscreen is free of:

  • Benzophenone-3, also known as Oxybenzone.
  • Avobenzone, also a benzophenone.
  • Cylcopentasiloxane / Cyclomethicone.
  • Formaldehyde, Diazolidinyl urea, Quaternium-15, DMDM Hydantoin and Hydroxymethylglycinate. …
  • Nanoparticles.
  • Zinc

The list is quite large, it pretty much includes any chemical ingredient that is hard to pronounce and even includes zinc! We couldn’t believe it; even though Zinc is natural in large quantities it could be harmful to the reef!

But don’t worry there are a few great options out there!

Our recommendations:

Steam2Sea  You can order it online!

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And if you are already in the Riviera Maya and you forgot to bring reef-friendly sunscreen…well, a Zinc base one would be a better option than one full of nasty chemicals. You will find options like Maya Solar almost in every water sports shop in Tulum, Playa del Carmen or Cancun!

If you would like to find out more about harmful chemicals you can check the stream to sea webpage!

A reef-friendly sunscreen it’s a great wedding favor for your guests!, their skin and the reef will thank you!

We hope you have fun and enjoy the reef & Cenotes!

 

The perfect bridesmaid gift! – Customized Makeup!

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You don’t need to give your bridesmaids thank-you gifts , but doing it is always a thoughtful gesture and it creates beautiful wedding memories.

Your wedding party is super important, chances are that your friends will always be around to lend you a hand on more than one occasion (from the bachelorette party to handling a crisis on the day off), so being honest bridesmaids gifts are a thoughtful way to show your gratitude.

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The best gifts are those that show you’ve put some thought into it! So we were thinking of what could be the perfect gift for your gals… and we realized is something that is personalized. You can personalize almost anything from phone cases, bracelets, cute mugs, and tumblers to be use on your special day, and our favorite: personalized makeup!

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Personalizing makeup is about creating your own color, flavor and even packaging!

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You can choose the color that matches your friends personality, and of course highlights their beauty! You can customized the packaging to match not only your friends personality but also your wedding theme. Check out the video: HERE!!!! 

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Where can you get personalized makeup?

There are a few stores in the USA, or you can always get in online at:

Finding Ferdinand:

You can personalized lip stick and eye shadow palates!

Check them out HERE! 

Bite beauty

The perfect beauty lab where you can create your own shade of lipstick for your girls!

If you live in Toronto, NY, San Francisco or L.A. You need to check out their store!

Check them out HERE! 

 

The Riviera Maya Haciendas- your dreamed wedding venue!

Destination weddings are the perfect moment to enjoy some quality time with your friends and family!

And if what you are looking for is to escape the crowds, the Riviera Maya Haciendas are the perfect venue for you!

Located a few minutes from Puerto Aventuras (between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, 1.15hrs from Cancun) the venue offers privacy and luxury with a splash of fun!

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In the Mexican Caribbean… Love is Love! LGBT Weddings!

 

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Recently, we’ve had been blown away by our LGBT weddings!  We looove weddings in general, but meeting these beautiful brides and just knowing that they’ve found their soulmate it’s just magic!

Lauren & Brittney’s wedding

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We had so much fun taking care of our beautiful brides, both dresses were fantastic! Since it was a windy day, both of our brides opted for boho-chic low buns with braids and of course Airbrush Make up for splash of glow!

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Our gorgeous brides Saying “I do” with the turquoise Caribbean Ocean as background!

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Denize & Sven 

We also had the pleasure to be part of Denize and Sven’s wedding!  These two beautiful brides had a more private wedding in Playa el Secreto! They ditch the wedding dress and chose a more casual outfit and a beach look with soft waves and natural glam make up!

 

 

 

Say I do in the Riviera Maya!

Planning your LGBT wedding in the Riviera Maya it’s super easy!  Gay & Lesbian Marriage has been legal in Quintana Roo since 2015!!!

We look forward to seeing many LGBT couples enjoying the beautiful beaches and Caribbean sun!

 

Everything You Need To Know To Choose the Perfect Fake Eyelashes for your Wedding Day!

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Lately, we have received several e-mails from our brides to be, asking about fake eyelashes vs eye lash extensions. So we have decided to talk a little bit about the different options to help you choose the best option for your special day!

Why should you wear fake eyelashes? 

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  2. Glamorous or romantic look depending on the volume.                                                              You can achieve a romantic look by wearing longer and thiner eyelashes or a glamorous look with lots volume and length.
  3.  It’s your wedding day, such an especial day deserves the perfect look! Be bold and say yes to the eyelashes.

Types of eyelashes 

Single use- 

The single use eyelashes are included in all of our makeup packages! Don’t worry, we have all kinds of volumes and lengths!

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  1. Single use Strip lashes.  You can choose different volumes and length.
  2. Single use- one by one. For a natural effect, just a couple of extra lashes to give you a romantic look.

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Just remove the eyelashes with your regular make up remover and you are ready for bed!

You can use mascara and eyeliner without worrying!

Re-usable 

  1. Magnetic eyelashes. No glue needed and they are re-usable!  Two strips of eyelashes hold together by tiny magnets.

You can gently pull them out and save them for you next party!  With this type of lashes you can also use mascara and eyeliner without worrying!

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You will need to bring your re-usable eyelashes, you can find them online or your nearest make up store.

Extensions

  1. They last up to 3 weeks without maintenance, if you like to wear them for longer you will need to go with your eyelash specialist for a touch up!
  2. You CAN´T use oily makeup remover and some facial cleansers.
  3. You need to be careful when going in the ocean, touching your eyes or removing your make up.
  4. No need for mascara.
  5. Look amazing during all of your trip in México!

You will need to visit a professional eyelash bar or salon.

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