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Jun 13

5 Tips to Getting the Ultimate Glow for Your Wedding

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We’re merely a few weeks out from our wedding at this point (eep!!), and we’ve had so many exciting events on the agenda as of late. From my bachelorette, to my wedding shower, to our actual wedding day (duh), to our honeymoon, and beyond, it truly is the most wonderful period of our lives so far. And while my focus has mostly been on feeling my very best so I can really enjoy every last second of it, I’m well aware that the photo opportunities are currently abundant and I’ve definitely been working on looking my best as well. I’ve teamed up with Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Light for the purpose of this post to share exactly what I’ve been doing to help myself in getting wedding ready…

fig salad

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all the veggies
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I’ve spoken at length about my battles with anxiety around here, and know for sure that the relationship between my gut health and my mental health is real. Anxiety is the very last thing I want to deal with right now, so I’ve really been paying attention to what I’ve been putting in my body. Lots of raw fruit and veggies, going easy on the sugar and processed food, and really fueling myself with real, wholesome food has been the name of my game. The weight has seemingly fallen off as a result (which hasn’t been my focus, but has been a wonderful bonus) and I’ve truly never felt better. 

bride kitcrest

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A bright & shiny Smile
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The reality is I’m likely going to be looking back on these photos for as long as I live, so it’s only natural to want them to shine their brightest. I was asked to test out Crest’s 3D White Whitestrips to help myself in getting wedding ready, and you guys – they’re incredible. They work quickly and efficiently – which, any bride out there can attest to – is essential right now. And they’re by far the fastest whitening products I’ve used to date. Their new blue light technology means that I can get my whitest, brightest, smile in ten days flat, without having to visit the dentist (um, hello!). It’s like professional level goodness, in the comfort of your own home. 

doing makeup

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Brows on Fleek
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Are people still saying on fleek these days? Is my age showing? I apologize. But yes, the brows, you guys, they’ve always been a bit of a point of contention for me. I fully believe that eyebrows can make or break your entire look, and it’s one of those things that has weirdly been stressing me out. My brows definitely have a bit of a mind of their own, and I’ve seriously been contemplating micro-blading leading up to our big day. If you haven’t heard of it, which I’m sure you have by now, it’s essentially a semi-permanent tattoo like procedure to help enhance and shape your brows. I’ve yet to pull the trigger on this one, but would love to hear if any of you have done it – and whether or not it was worth it. 

water

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All the H2o
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Because, much like your diet, glowing skin starts from the outside in. I’ve reduced my caffeine consumption by *impressive* amounts (if I do say so myself), and have been chugging water like it’s my job. My skin, you guys, has never looked better .

wedding planning

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Relax
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When it comes down to it, I know that my wedding day will only come once and I want to be as present as possible for the entirety of it, including all of the wonderful festivities leading up to the big day. I’m prioritizing my sleep, so I look and feel my best. I’ve scaled back at work, so stress is at an all-time low. And I’m making sure to set aside ample time for every activity, and wedding related-task, so I can really, truly, and thoroughly enjoy every moment and not rush through it. Because in the end, a calm and centred bride is more beautiful than anything else. 

 

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A big thank you to Crest Whitestrips for sponsoring this post

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  1. Danie says:

    Gorgeous. Can’t wait to see your wedding pics. xx

  2. Carol says:

    As an older woman, I recommend NOT doing anything permanent to your brows….it is difficult, but finding someone who loves to do your brows is worth every penny…I have thick brows for a once blonde now grey, and many of my friends plucked their eyebrows to extinction in the 70’s…the tattoo look is awful once you are a lady of a certain age, as the French say. I found my darling Nikki 10 years ago and have never looked back. Enjoy your youth …I wish I had enjoyed how beautiful I looked when I was young, but like most women, I fretted over things that were actually assets. Enjoy this special time in your life!!

  3. Ashley says:

    Hmmm, I have fairly full brows but I think I agree with Carol. Finding someone you love and trust with your brows is key. Why don’t you look into a tint instead of microblading? I get my eyebrows tinted every other month and that does the trick for making them look amazing!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I love the microblading I had done (finding the right person is key of course), but I would wait until after the wedding and honeymoon and do a tint now or have a great makeup artist day-of. It takes ~21 days to go through the whole cycle of heeling, and during that time your brows will look much darker for a couple of days and spots may peel and then come back (or not, there is normally a follow up 6 weeks after your first appointment to deal with those tough spots). Definitely not something you need to deal with with only a couple of weeks until your wedding!

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