Your beauty regime and taking care of your body on both the inside and outside is so important. Especially when planning your wedding! However, a common complaint from brides seems to be that they are running on empty, struggling to find time to relax or even pamper themselves in the lead up to the big day. This is a recipe for disaster. If this is you, this post will show you how to make adjustments from the comfort of your own home.
Make-Up and Beauty
I absolutely love using Collagen Gold Eye Masks to smooth and de-puff and brighten my under eyes. You need these to be part of your beauty regime. The eye masks get rid of fine lines and actually make the skin in your under eye area smoother. This allows for a smoother application of your under eye concealer and foundation.
Getting your basics in place for your bridal make-up is key! Do you already know what foundation shade you are? What concealer shade you are? Do you contour, or plan to? These are all very important questions for any bride to be to consider when planning your beauty regime. My tip to you would be to talk these points through with your make-up artist. If you’re not having a make-up artist, visit a High Street Make-Up counter and ask one of the make-up girls to help you find your ideal shade of foundation and concealer. Neutrogena has an amazing range of skin coverage foundation as example. They also offer an anti-acne skin clearing range.
Once you’ve nailed down what you want to put on your skin, have a think about your eyes! You’ll want to have stunning eye make-up on your big day so don’t forget this when enhancing your beauty regime. I personally love amplifying my lashes. Sometimes mascara just won’t cut it. If this is the case, invest in a gorgeous set of lashes. The Bridal Box 3D Mink Fur range will complete any look, and at £10 these are a great choice as far as style and affordable luxury are concerned. I’m a lover of brands such as Huda Beauty and Lilly Lashes, so you can rest assured that I did a lot of research before creating my lashes and putting my name to the brand. Have a read through the amazing reviews on the Bridal Box site and also on Etsy.
Lashes, in my opinion, complete a make-up look. But make sure you have your other basics in place too like your highlighter and eyeshadow. These are also essential parts of your bridal beauty regime.
The BBox Rose Gold Eyeshadow palette is a firm favourite amongst brides due to the 18 high pigment shades including 5 glitter shades!). One to add to your beauty regime!
A lot of you complain that you have a lot to do and often very little energy to get things done. A large majority of brides don’t have the luxury of having a Wedding Planner/Coordinator on hand to do the majority of the planning tasks for them. This means that all too often, you are juggling work and family life with multiple wedding planning tasks. So what changes can you make to stay healthy and also boost your energy? What changes do you need to make to your beauty regime?
In the run up to my wedding I was relying on unhealthy energy boosters such as Lucozade. This is not a good idea if you want to maintain good skin. I then started Juicing at home, making healthy juices and smoothies with antioxidants such as blueberries in them, to boost my energy. I also relied on Echinacea to boost my immune system as I often get sick with colds (I blame public transport). This was really effective for me.
Green Tea is also amazing for boosting your energy as it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients which are great for your body. A friend of mine recommended Green Tea with Coconut Oil as I don’t really like the taste of Green Tea. I noticed I felt less stressed after adding Green Tea to my diet, however I never really looked forward to making a cup.
I was recently asked to review some Green Tea tablets. Just like Green Tea (liquid form), these tablets improve brain functionality and aid fat loss. However, what I love is that one tablet is the equivalent of six cups of Green Tea! I’ve been taking one tablet in the morning after breakfast and ploughing through the day.
Water should 100% be part of your beauty regime and health regime in the run up to your big day. I cannot stress enough how important it is to remain hydrated.
Facial rolling is a huge new trend and is great for massaging facial oils and serums into your face for a deeper, penetrative impact. Jade Rollers are used to roll away imperfections, puffiness and works to slim your face and jawline. I’m a huge supporter of these and have added a beautiful Rose Gold Jade Roller to my BBox collection.
Micordermabrasion is something I’d highly recommend. In fact, you can read my review on Microdermabrasion from my last visit to Pro Skin Clinic in London. I left the clinic with smooth skin and a fresher complexion. I promised I’d start regularly going but as is the case these days with work, I never have time. I’ve now managed to get my hands on Pixie Glow Tonic pads and use these as an at-home Peel treatment. All I can say is that my complexion is brighter, literally as if the pollution from working in the City has been removed from my skin.
Mud Masks are great for removing blackheads, unblocking pores and surface oils and dirt from your skin. My beauty regime improved massively once i started using these. This weekend I tried the Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask while I caught up on all my favourite reality shows (Real Housewives of New Jersey, Beverly Hills and Atlanta).
My skin was smoother and softer after my mud mask treatment. It actually looked cleaner. What I liked about the mask is that the mask got darker in the areas where I had the most build up. This was my T-Zone.
Moisturiser is a focal part of my beauty regime, especially important for keeping skin soft and supple in the run up to your big day. Your wedding day make up will sit better on skin that is well looked after. In the run up to our day, I was doing facials and masks, as well as moisturising every morning and night. A great oil to try at night is Coconut Oil. Smells amazing but also leaves skin feeling lovely and soft whilst giving it essential moisture.
Maintaining and enhancing my smile is a huge part of my beauty regime. I started reviewing a Whitening Toothpaste by Nu Skin a few weeks ago. I was happy to try this as I am obsessed with White Teeth. I just believe a nice smile goes a long way so I take really good care of mine. In fact when I was younger, I’d often dream of losing a tooth in a really obvious and ugly place or quite often, all of my teeth. Luckily this has never happened!
Those of you that follow me on Social Media will have seen the photos of my results. Despite drinking Coffee every day, this toothpaste, a steal at under £15, has made my teeth about two shades whiter after just a few weeks.
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Happy planning!! xoxo
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