Tips and Tricks Picked Up from a Celebrity Red Carpet Correspondant

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Photo: Courtesy of Keltie Colleen

What do real brides have to say about the wedding planning experience? Well, it's not all happy tears at the bridal boutique and indulgent cake tastings. Over the next two months, guest blogger Keltie Colleen will share the ins and outs of planning a California wedding, balancing a public profile, and how to send your pet down the aisle in style.

As a correspondent for the national television show Omg!Insider, I've gotten up close and personal with some of the world's most beautiful women. I've watched them work the red carpet with confidence and rock some seriously expensive fashion, all while exhibiting the utmost grace. I've also come to realize there's an entire team of people behind these women—a makeup pro, a hair pro, a nail pro, a tanning pro, an eyebrow pro, a stylist—whose job it is to turn them into a superstar. While most of us can't afford an entourage, we can look red-carpet ready on our wedding day. After all, isn't a walk down the aisle akin to a walk down the red carpet?

With just weeks until my own big day, I'm fully immersed in my bridal beauty countdown. From extra workouts to special skin treatments, I've turned my attention away from the mile-long to-do list and towards making sure I feel my most beautiful on my wedding day. Here are three simple yet ingenious tips I've picked up from my years reporting from Hollywood.

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Photo: Courtesy of Keltie Colleen

Tip 1: Give False Eyelashes a Try

Every woman you see in every magazine you read is wearing fake eyelashes. Kim K even wears double false eyelashes! The reason is because photo flashes, whether on a red carpet or on your wedding day, tend to wash out your face. A set of false eyelashes will open up your eyes and give you a finished look.

Tip 2: Spray on your tan, don't bake it.

We know the sun is bad for us, but I feel100% better with a little bronze glow! There is a reason that Los Angeles is famous for tanned, beautiful movie stars. The women who walk the red carpets in Hollywood spend just as much on their tans as they do their shoes! A spray tan is more than just color, it acts as foundation for your whole body. I learned from watching Heidi Klum rock the red carpet that a little extra glow is extra beautiful!

Tip #3: Work on good posture

I will never forget the first time I watched Carmen Electra work the red carpet at the Golden Globes. She slinked across the carpet in this amazing gold gown, and she was mesmerizing. As a former dancer, she has incredible posture, and she knows which angles work best for her. She knew exactly how to stand, and she stood tall. The photographers were drooling!

Have you ever notice that women on the red carpets always put their hands on their hips? That is because if they leave there arms down straight by their sides, it isn't as flattering. I strongly suggest getting with one of your bridesmaids before your big day and having a mock photo shoot. Learn how to stand, tilt your head, and figure which angles look best on you. Check out what the ladies on the carpets are doing, and follow their leads. Trust me, their poses and postures are practiced, and your should be too. Your wedding day will probably be the most photographed day of your life!

—Keltie Colleen

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