#WeddingWednesday: Bridal Beauty + A Review of Curly Willow Spa

My Review of Curly Willow Spa
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This post is in partnership with Curly Willow Spa. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support She Saw Style.

My Review of Curly Willow Spa

I’m excited to announce a new series within my #WeddingWednesday series, in partnership with Lillian West, the company that has so generously provided my wedding gown (which I cannot wait to show you all in a few months)! This is the first installment – all about bridal beauty!

I recently had the opportunity to visit the new location for Curly Willow Spa. As some of you may know from following me on Instagram, this spa was where I used to get my eyelash extensions! They recently moved into a beautiful shop and invited me for a facial, eyebrow wax, and lash lift! Gosh, I felt pampered to the max! I’ve only had one facial – and it was specifically geared for my acne-prone skin, so I was excited to see how Curly Willow Spa‘s hydrating facial compared to my previous experience. I was also thrilled to see the difference between lash extensions and a lash lift – and see which I loved more in the long run!

I’ve been working really hard to make beauty and skincare a priority as I’m counting down the days until my wedding. With just a little over three months to go, I’m experimenting like crazy to find out what works for my skin, hair, nails, and more before we reach the big day. Keep reading to find out my top ten must-haves for bridal beauty + a review on Curly Willow Spa!

Photos by She Shoots RVA (me)

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First of all, can we talk about how freaking adorable this location is? I was obsessed with the space from the moment I walked through the door. In fact, I spent a significant amount of time asking where I could purchase the same items! The space is clean, but welcoming, and there’s a plush couch where you can sit and fill out any health-related forms. My facial was not only relaxing, but my skin has never felt – or looked – better! All of the products were from the Sorella Apothecary line – a botanically-based skincare brand. She started off with an orange cleanser, and I believe that somewhere in there I experienced a pumpkin mask and a spiced wine toner. Let me just tell you, my face smelled amazing and I left with a serious craving for fruit! Since the focus was primarily on hydration, there was an actual glow to my skin that lasted for several days. I was super impressed and definitely plan on treating myself to this exact same facial a few days prior to my wedding.

Last year, I tried lash extensions for the first time. I loved them! They made makeup application simpler, and really drew attention to my eyes, which are my favorite facial feature. This time around, we tried a lash lift. Let me preface this by saying I have the shortest eyelashes on the face of the planet. Really – without three coats of two kinds of mascara on a regular basis, they’d be invisible. However, this lash lift really gave them new life! They look beautiful without any makeup at all, but with just one coat of mascara, they’re naturally dramatic and look even better than if I spent eons curling and coating them. Another benefit to the lash lift is how long it lasts. I’m on week three and they still look as great as day one! This is a great option for someone who loves to wear makeup on a daily basis and doesn’t want the maintenance that comes along with extensions. See the results (sans-mascara) below!

From facials, to lash extensions, to waxes, and more – I give Curly Willow Spa a 10/10! I’ll definitely be heading there around my wedding week to get prepped for the big day!

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You didn’t think I’d let you leave without reading my top ten bridal beauty must-haves, did you?

This illuminating moisturizer makes you glow like a goddess, reduces the appearance of blemishes, and works on hydrating your skin throughout the day. It also smells like a creamsicle so I’d say that’s a win!

No one likes redness! Let’s banish that discoloration with this facial spray. Spritzing this on my face has become my favorite part of my skincare routine.

Say goodbye to large pores, acne, and more. This charcoal mask is my go-to at least once a week to keep my skin looking its best! I can clearly see a difference before and after application!

Since my facial, I’ve been using this exfoliant every once in a while to slough off dead skin and get that glow to peek through again!

I don’t know why I waited so long to try this concealer, but now it’s my holy grail cosmetic product. I can apply just a little under my eyes and on redness and go about my day. I don’t remember the last time I felt this confident without a full face of makeup!

I’ve never loved a lip balm as much as I love this one, and of course, when prepping for a wedding, you want to be as kissable as possible!

Whether you’re dealing with sweating in the summer heat, you have oily skin like I do, or you just want everything to stay putthis setting spray has got you covered.

This is kind of a two-in-one, but rather than heading to the nail salon every two weeks, I’ve been pampering myself at home (and saving money) with this nail lamp and these polishes. I can’t wait to treat my bridesmaids to a manicure without spending an arm and a leg!

I definitely think that all brides should indulge in either eyelash extensions or a lash lift. If you want something dramatic without the hassle of falsies or mascara – go for the extensions. If you’re looking for something a bit more natural without the upkeep, a lift is where it’s at! I love them both!

A facial is highly-suggested before your wedding! If you’re doing a more intensive treatment (with extractions, peels, etc.) make sure you visit the spa a couple weeks in advance to give your skin plenty of time to heal. With a hydrating facial like the one I chose, you could go just days before the wedding, knowing that you’ll still be glowing and your best skin will be showing!

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27 Comments

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    Donna
    August 1, 2018 at 6:26 AM

    This spa looks amazing and I love all of your tips!

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    Rach
    August 1, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    This place looks amazing! I wish I did something like this when I was planning my wedding! The botanical facial sounds right up my alley!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    Gentry Adams
    August 1, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    OK I want to go asap- wish I lived close!! I hardly ever take time to go to the spa, but when I do I am reminded how wonderful it is to soak up some pampering. This is definitely the perfect way to prep for your big day!!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    August 1, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Sounds like a wonderful experience. Wish they had one in this neighborhood too.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    McKenna
    August 1, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    This place looks amazing girl!! I would go here any day!!

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    August 1, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    What a cute place!! It looks amazing and so cozy! I wish I had one of these in Austin!

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    Candace
    August 1, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    I’ve always been curious about lash extensions. Are they complicated to maintain? I love the results of your lash lifting. Need to visit this lovely place!

    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    Cici
    August 1, 2018 at 11:57 PM

    What a darling spa! Personally I love facials and would highly prefer them over a massage or nail treatment!

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    Kileen
    August 2, 2018 at 12:49 AM

    Okay this is the cutest little spa!! & your lashes look great babe!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Megan
    August 2, 2018 at 2:39 AM

    It sounds like you had a lovely day being pampered at the spa! The decor is so stinking cute!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

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    Katherine
    August 2, 2018 at 7:05 AM

    This place looks amazing!!

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    Tonya Tardiff
    August 2, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    LOVE this post and all of your product recommendations! I’m getting married next month so this was so helpful! 🙂

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    Morgan
    August 2, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    The aesthetics here are so awesome!! Clean and crisp but yet still cozy and inviting! Pretty much the vibe you want to feel when you walk into a spa .. they nailed it!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    adriana
    August 2, 2018 at 10:26 AM

    This place sounds amazing and it’s SO pretty! Would so love to go there lol!

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    Hannah Shanae
    August 2, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    a beauty routine was a must for when during my engagement! that spa looks so adorable!

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    Deborah
    August 2, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    WOW this place looks amazing! I really want to go there! I could use a spa day.

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    Belle
    August 2, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    The spa looks amazing and so relaxing! I need a spa day!

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    Cathy
    August 2, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    This looks like such a fabulous spa! The space is decorated so cute! Take me there!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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    Brooke
    August 2, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Okay this place is adorable!! I need a good spa day!

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    Shira Rosenbluth
    August 2, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    I love that you’re taking us along on your wedding journey! This spa sounds absolutely amazing!

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    Annie Fairfax
    August 2, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    This spa looks incredible! Best wishes for you on your wedding day!

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    Laura
    August 2, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    This spa looks so pretty! I love all the details. Wishing you all the best on your wedding day!

    xo, Laura

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    Mollie
    August 2, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    Okay this place looks adorable! Spa days are so important leading up to the wedding – such a great way to destress!

    xx Mollie

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    Laura Leigh
    August 2, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    This place is absolutely adorable and I agree spa days are a must! Every stressed bride needs them. Also, loving your list of bridal beauty must-haves. You are killing the wedding Wednesday game lady!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    Lily
    August 2, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    I’m pretty sure this has to be the CUTEST spa I’ve EVER seen! I want to go there now! LOL! Too bad I’m in Texas.

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    August 3, 2018 at 6:57 AM

    Oh what a gorgeous spa, I really love all the decorations! Spa days before the wedding are crucial to keeping calm and being able to de-stress from wedding planning

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    maggie
    August 3, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    That place look so beautiful!

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