Wedding Prep: 3 Months Out

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It doesn’t seem possible, but we are officially 3 months away from our Wedding day! Chad and I got engaged last September, and since Fall is my favorite time of the year, he was gracious enough to wait out the long engagement. Let me tell you…. it has felt like a lifetime!!!! But here we are, 3 months out, and it’s time to get down to business. I thought I would share my beauty/health routine, and what I am doing (goodbye carbs) to prep for the big day.

1. Chemical Peels = that bridal glow

I was terrified to get my first chemical peel, and even more terrified to see the after math. Everyone has seen that Sex in the City episode of Samantha, and I thought my results would be similar. Wrong. Everyone’s skin reacts differently, but personally my skin just became flakey after 2 days (similar to a sun burn) and stayed that way for 2-3 days. You will also notice and feel your skin tightening for two days after the peel. Personally, I loved this because it looks like instant Botox and my make up goes on smooth. Bottom line, chemical peels have helped tremendously with my skin’s pigment (dark/sun spots) and brightness, as well as the overall texture. It is a life savior!! I am getting one once a month up until October.  Do yourself a favor and go see Cheryl at Knoxville Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery. Do it now. 865-973-950

2. Botox and Filler = youth in a syringe

Not afraid to admit it. I get Botox in my forehead and filler in my lips. Botox helps with my fine lines and wrinkles, and filler gives my pout a little more volume. My bottom lip has always been bigger, and filler in my upper lip helps to balance out the two. The needle for Botox is TINY, and doesn’t hurt! For my lips, I get a dental block before the injections. Is it enjoyable? No. But it is tolerable and well worth the results. My lips always swell and bruise for a few days after, but a darker lip gloss or lipstick helps to conceal the bruises.

3. Diet and Exercise (because really, I love red wine and pizza)

I try to eat pretty clean and healthy during the day, because I know my fiancé is going to want Mexican, pizza, or a burger for dinner. It never fails. How can I possibly eat my dry chicken breast and broccoli with his truffle, shoestring fries calling my name across the table?!?! It’s cruel. So, my saving grace during the day has been Simon Hall’s whole 30 approved meals. I especially love his curry chicken salad! It’s fast, easy, and best of all I don’t have to go to the grocery store or make it. Win, win. If you are in Knoxville or Nashville look him up!  For exercise, I do a combination of barre (Neighborhood Barre) and cardio. Come August 7, I will most likely be doing two a days, because I want toned arms in my wedding dress!

4. Latisse = my saving grace

A few months ago I decided to try eyelash extensions. It’s not that I have really short lashes, but I am lazy when it comes to make up, especially eye make up. I wanted to see if I liked the look for my wedding, and how wonderful to not have to fool with mascara on my honeymoon. Ps. we just booked it!! HELLO EUROPE! But back to my story. Personally, it was a HORRIBLE decision. The weight of the lashes were too heavy and they literally broke and pulled my real lashes off. I barely had them for two weeks, when I realized something was majorly wrong. Long story short, they took them off only to reveal a nightmare. I have used Latisse for almost three months now and I am in love! I can really see a difference in the length, and they feel stronger. I don’t use it every night anymore, but I highly recommend this product if you want long, think lashes!! Worth every penny.

So there you have it. Nothing crazy, but it might inspire you or spark some ideas if you have a special event coming up or if you are a bride too! We are off on a mini family vacation this weekend, and I can’t wait for a little R&R with my people. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! Xx

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