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We'll never be royal (and we'll never get Lorde's hit out of our heads!), but sometimes a bride wants to feel royal. If you've been having harried days filled with work and wedding planning stress, consider pausing to pamper yourself a bit a la Kate Middleton. Here are a few ideas:
1. Glam it up. Sometimes just stepping your wardrobe up a notch can make you feel like a princess. Choose a (slightly) daring dress, swipe on some red lipstick, and see how good it makes you feel. (But, um, leave the tiara at home.)
2. Take a bubble bath. Bubbles, bath salts, a mud mask ... pick your favorite bathtime luxury and slip into the tub. But make things really royal by dimming the lights, putting some soothing music on your iPod, lighting a candle, and having your fiancé bring you a glass of wine.
3. Get a manicure. Life just feels better with pretty nails, doesn't it? We think so! Book an appointment at the nail salon pronto and enjoy being doted on for 30 minutes. Even better: add a pedicure!
4. Be the belle of your ball. Invite a few of your closest friends over for an impromptu party! There's nothing like throwing a fete to make you feel fabulous. But here's the secret: Keep it simple. Easy appetizers, a few good bottles of wine, a great vase of flowers on the table, some swanky music, and you're good to go. Now, go mingle like Pippa!