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As you have noticed my blog got a makeover! It was done by Smitten Blog Designs! I also have a new tab, Fitness, so that means I am going to do a lot more with health and fitness since it does mean a lot to me! I am excited.
I get married ONE month from today!!!
So I figured I would share what I am doing to get ready for my wedding day! Starting with…
I obviously want flawless skin for my wedding day.. so there are a few things I am doing:
NUMBER ONE: Retin A: I am using Retin A on my face every night for the next two weeks. Then I will wait 4 days (not using it) after which I am going to get an intense chemical peel.
I have used it off and on for over a year now and it really is amazing. It will clear up any acne and you will peel/flake for the first week or so but after the peeling ends you have the most flawless skin. Its such a joke how good your skin looks. Then I go a week or so without it and then go back. Sometimes I will go off it for a month or longer. Just depends what I have going on or how my skin is at the time. I do still use cream around my eyes while doing this and I always make sure to moisturize a lot in the morning before I do my make up!
I used to put it all over my face but stayed away from getting to close to my eyes, (a lot of people will say to never use it all over your face, I don’t listen because the results have been amazing) since I have used it so much I have learned where to NOT put it. Since you do peel/flake, do NOT put it:
1. close to the bottom of your nose, you will flake and peel and it will look like flaky boogers. So yeah, just don’t.
2. close to your eyebrows. It will peel under your eyebrows if you get to close and it is SUPER annoying.
3. I DO put it on my chin but I leave an obvious space between my chin and bottom lip, I also don’t put it on the skin above my upper lip. If it gets to close to your lips they will get so chapped and you will want to die.
NUMBER TWO: Like I said, I will get a chemical peel probably 2.5 weeks before my wedding. My face will peel off for about 1.5 weeks and for the week before I will moisturize using Arcona Eye Dew around my eyes (its my absolute favorite anti aging/moisturizing product), on my forehead, and my smile lines, and I will use a basic moisturizer for everywhere else (I usually use Cetaphil or L’oreal Age Perfect)
NUMBER THREE: I try to go to the dermotologist about twice a year just to get feedback on my skin and what I can do better. I just went and I asked about my dark circles around my eyes.. They are not drastic but I notice them. He said I can buy an expensive product from him or double the amount of water I am drinking. I have been drinking about 8 water bottles a day and it has made SUCH a difference in my dark circles and just my skin everywhere. It also helps in muscle building. I hate drinking water, so I am just sucking it up and doing it because it makes such a difference.
NUMBER ONE: I am a religious Latisse user and have been for 2 years! It is amazing. The results are just incredible and I will never stop using it. I have seen NO side effects. They say your eye can darken, I have not noticed that. (my dark circles around my eyes are not due to using Latisse)
I have been going back and forth about getting lash extensions for my wedding and honeymoon, right now I am set on using individual falsies for my wedding day and dying my real lashes for the honeymoon.
NUMBER TWO: About 2 days before my wedding I am going to have my eyebrows trimmed, waxed, and dyed! I love dying my eyebrows. I was so scared to do it at first, but if you get someone good, it really is amazing the difference it makes.
NUMBER ONE: I am deep conditioning my hair at least once a week using Moroccan Oil Restorative Mask. I have used LOTS of deep conditioners but I love this one and the Biolage deep conditioner best. I wash my hair with shampoo and hot water, get most of the moisture out, put this stuff in from mid strand to ends, wait 15 minutes, and rinse with cold water. Sometimes I will get out of the shower to put it in and walk around and do whatever for about 30 minutes then rinse.
NUMBER TWO: In case you didn’t know, I DO use extensions. My hair is the same length as my extensions but I do it for thickness. I get the Euronext extensions from Sally’s and I always get the ‘Blonde Frost’ color in 18 inch length. I am going to get new ones probably 2 weeks before. (If you cant find your exact color, it is always good to get DARKER as opposed to LIGHTER when it comes to blonde extensions.)
NUMBER ONE: I am going to do the same diet I told you guys about, here. And I am upping my work out routines, I am going to the gym for about 1.5-2 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. I am mostly doing weights as I want to TONE, but I am also doing cardio for at least 15 min a day.
NUMBER TWO: I know supplements have such a negative connotation and many people are against them. Well guess what? I am not! (sometimes supplements can be bad, you have to look into them and make sure you know what you are taking!) Anyways I have been using this product called Thermo Success. It is a supplement you take and it helps you have energy and it boosts your metabolism! I have tried a few like this one before, but didn’t like them because they made me super shaky. This one is mild and does not do that as long as you eat before and obviously normal amounts throughout the whole day. I lost 4 pounds my first couple weeks on it. But I was taking it and ALSO doing my normal work outs! You do still have to work out for it to be that effective, but some days it is nice because if I know I won’t make it to the gym I will take it so that I am burning extra calories throughout my day.
If you want to buy the product you can buy it: here
Make sure you use the 15% off discount ‘BFBLONDE’
(that product was given to me for free, but this is the first supplement given to me of many I am actually telling you guys about. If I don’t like the product I always send it back and tell them what I didn’t like.)
Anyways, that is all for now! I will share more as the month goes on!!