Post # 1
I recently stepped back from RSVPs and table arrangements and realized I have totally been ignoring my beauty routine! I’m pretty sure my skin has suffered for it too. I’m trying to get going on a few things for the home stretch –
- philosophy micro peel 2x/week
- getting some tone at the gym (thank goodness the dress is fitted so losing weight is off the table!)
- using my crest whitestrips every day
any other suggestions? what are other August brides doing to get ready?
Post # 3
Be careful with the micropeels. They can also be irritating and dry out your skin. I would get a facial next week, and do a good mask a couple days before the wedding. Definitely get a good mani, pedi. Maybe get one now and one in two weeks. That way your nail beds are cleaned up.
I started a little late on the beauty regimen myself. I am getting a facial tomorrow. I got a mani/pedi yesterday, and will get one closer to the wedding. I generally work out a fair amount, and for the past few months have concentrated a lot on toning upper body for my strapless gown. At home I exfoliate about once a week. And then usual stuff…sunscreen, good moisturizer etc.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’ve been trying to floss daily, using Cetaphil morning and (AFTER taking off my makeup) at night and an Origins scrub twice weekly.
Post # 5
I’m using Boscia skincare.
Boscia mask every other day
Might be doing one of those body wraps to remove water weight
Post # 6
I want to:
a) work out more (damn paper goods keep calling my name though, and I so enjoy them more :))
b) get a brazilian (but I’m SUPER nervous)
c) get a facial
d) remember to put on my crest whitestrips
But I’m never good at these things 🙂
Post # 7
I need to get one more haircut, I’m a little split-end-y.
I also have developed t-shirt tan lines over the summer, so I’ll be trying to tan those out in my bikini outside on sunny days. (I’ve never been to a tanning salon and I’m afraid to start now!)
Ditto on the white strips, starting tomorrow! I have a dentist appointment three weeks from tomorrow, because I have a little spot on one front tooth where they filled in a little chip, and after the white strips it won’t match any more.
I’m getting a facial this week and one more before I leave for Worcester, then I’ll do a mask a couple days before the wedding. (I’ve found a spa that gives good facials, and I know how my skin responds to them… I’m not willing to try a new place this close!)
I’m hoping to lose 3 more pounds even though I’ve had my final fitting, it won’t affect the fit of the dress (we can just make the corset back a bit tighter, the skirt is ball gown), and it’ll get me to the goal I set a year ago.
And I’m going to try to shred every day from now until the wedding – I did it for nine days and then fell off the wagon in May, and saw a huge difference in my arms.
Post # 8
The biggest thing for me right now is to remember to wash my make-up off at night. I’m doing that, plus my clay mask twice a week, and this brown sugar scrub twice a week as well. My skin is looking great right now so I just want to maintain that.
Getting my hair dyed this week, trying to eat right. Threw the exercise out the window–my dress fits perfectly and I look great it in it (lucky thing I bought it in a bigger size!)
SLEEP! It’s really important.
Post # 9
I’m trying to stick with my workout routine, and thanks for the reminder about the teeth whitening! I should get on that…
Post # 10
I always take good care of my skin but I am older so it is a must. I put Ester C lotion on as soon as I get up. I use a facial scrub in the shower every day. Then DHC’s nanocollodial platinium milk (a booster) and followed by the corresponding cream. At night I use DHC’s cleansing foam (love the stuff), DHC soothing lotion (a toner for dry skin) and retinol cream.
I am trying hard to keep exercising but with just 16 days until the end of classes AND my rehearsal, it is tough. I am at work now, on my day off in an attempt to get caught up on grading.
I am planning on getting a manicure – it will be the first one – I never had one before!
I am getting my roots touched up next week and blonde highlights put in a few days later. And that’s it for me! I just can’t justify spending a whole lot of money on a short ceremony and short little reception afterwards.
Post # 11
Crap totally forgot about my hair! I def. need a trim and possibly a highlight touch-up!
Post # 12
I’ve been getting brazillians for about 5 months now (used to before then quit due to cost/pain), increased my facial routine to include some new products, have been getting facials for the past few months (just had my second today), brow/lip waxing.. Will be getting highlights and a trim the week before the wedding… been trying to get some color/sun… trying to work out, not doing so great at that because I lack motivation… just want to tone my arms, don’t want to lose any weight…
I am debating the crest whitestrips but I hate doing them.. do they make any now that u don’t have to have on for a half hour?? im lazy and i always hated that part when i used to do them.. it takes forever… and is not exactly comfortable!
Has anyone done underarm waxing? Or leg?
Post # 13
I DIY underarm waxing. After the upper lip, it is the easiest, pain free-est wax of all. I’ve been doing it (myself!) for a couple of years and haven’t been at all tempted to go back to shaving. 🙂