It’s not long now until my wedding day and I’ve suddenly realised that I have been spending all my time organising others and of course formalising arrangements and haven’t really thought about myself (I am picking up my adjusted wedding dress TWO days before the day so it better fit!).
Then I suddenly realised; I am a beauty blogger! How could I have neglected all things beauty pre-wedding!?
Read some websites and wedding magazines and you’d think all women go for a quick botox and lipo before the big day (or do they?!). I am not dieting at the moment although I am eating well, apart from the odd soya-decaf-caramel-macchiato. So my extremely last minute beauty countdown is:
1. Brows and Excess Hair.
I have to do brows and wax any unsightly facial hair (was going to go for threading but my skin is rather too sensitive for it so I’ll tweeze myself). I am not madly hairy anywhere else so I’ll keep it simple!
2. Teeth Whitening
Whoops I totally forgot drinking so many brown drinks has made my teeth yellow. I always use a sensitive toothpaste rather than whitening because I have such sore gnashers. I can’t be bothered going to professional treatment – it’s expensive and it hurts so I got some Crest Strips from eBay and will use it 3/4 times pre ceremony for a boost.
Cost: About £15
3. Facials and Massages
Argh I totally left it too late to go for a facial – I don’t want any sudden breakouts so I am going for a lovely post-wedding facial with Natalya Robinson who is AMAZING. I will use the gorgeous Sisley Black Rose mask pre ceremony for a pamper instead.
I am going for a body massage for the sake of relaxation 3 days before though, which I have a voucher for! Yay!
Cost: Nearly nothing
I got a lash perm at my favourite place for them J.Crystal, and will get lash extensions the day before because I can not do false lashes by myself. I am learning but since I am doing my own make up for the day, I can’t trust that ones I stick on won’t end up half way down my face and that I won’t look like some drunk bird wandering the streets on a Saturday night.
Cost: £35 for the lash perm
Pain: It’s somewhat uncomfortable having these treatments but no pain as such
I may book in for a manicure/pedicure but to be honest, I haven’t had many that haven’t left me with sore cuticles and the polish lasts no longer then when I do it myself. We’ll see. If not I don’t have an issue doing my own nails, I so far like Top Shop’s Moonstone polish as a wedding polish it makes my engagement ring (which is a colourless diamond) look extra sparkly.
Cost: £6 for the polish OR £40-£60 for a mani-pedi
Pain: None apart from when my cat jumps on me after I’ve just painted my nails
I don’t do fake tan or hair extensions. I am not colouring my hair at the moment (I have a natural ombre look now – or that is what I am telling myself) and I only went for a cut 7 weeks ago so I am not going to be indulgent and get another cut for the sake of it).
That’s it really, I am quite low maintenance! I just hope I don’t like TOO tired – how on earth do brides sleep the night before?
Make Up wise – I think I liked the glow of my MAC make over the most, and I will try and get that kind of base and I was thinking of moving away from the browns and doing a very very soft pink/purple eye since my theme is pink anyway (not out of choice, it just turned out that way!).
So have I missed any other beauty treatment out?
If you are married what was your beauty countdown like?