I'm not usually too huge on getting all done up and worrying about my looks. I know that's kind of good and bad. But when you work in an office pretty much by yourself (my boss stops in once in a while), there's no one to really impress every day. So my wardrobe consists of jeans, flip flops and comfy tanks or shirts. I rarely ever wear any makeup at all, though I do make sure to cleanse my face and then moisturize it every day. I blow dry my hair each morning (usually) but never curl it or put any product in it at all.
So why is it that now that I am getting married I am suddenly so concerned with looks type things and finding myself giving in to the beauty regimens that are available to us in this day and age?
Growing up, I never waxed any part of my body at all. Hell, in my mid-20's my roommate told me that she couldn't handle looking at my bushy eyebrows anymore and made me start getting them waxed regularly but that was the extent of any outside help I ever received :)
Of course, when I know I have a cool vacation or super special event coming up, I will hit a tanning salon for a month before the big day so that I have a healthy glow and dark skin. I do look better tanned...there's just no doubt about that. But I would never do that on a regular basis and I just don't have time to lay out at a pool or beach.
Yet, here I am, 25 days before the wedding and I have been putting myself through some unfortunate torture.
A few months ago I started having almost my entire body waxed: eyebrows, upper lip, legs (from the knee down) and full bikini area. Now, I told you I've had my eyebrows waxed on a regular basis so I didn't think it'd be that big a deal to add in the rest of my body. HA!!! Boy, was I wrong! Waxing is pure torture. I mean, it has it's benefits for sure. But it is pure pain. And then you can't shave in between waxings or it defeats the whole purpose of what you're trying to achieve so I turned into a hairy beast for the first few months while we were starting up :(
On top of that, I have to waste 15 minutes a day in a tanning salon as well right now in the midst of all the other crap that I am trying to accomplish.
I have visited my hair stylist's salon many more times than usual trying to work out a good hair style and color. She and her husband are invited to the wedding, by the way - as well as my aestetician who does my waxings and facials :)
This Thursday, I will be getting Botox around my eyes to get rid of those horrible lines that show up when I smile. I am not paying a couple grand for photos that have to all be edited just to make me look younger.
And of course I hired a stylist to do my hair and makeup for the wedding. Not only is all of this stuff either painful or inconvenient but it is also just ridiculously expensive!
Overall, I will be so glad when the wedding is over and I can be done with all this beauty crap and just go back to being the normal regular Mrs Beever :) that Mr Fix It thinks is beautiful.
My recommendation for all of you who sweat like pigs just like me: Dry Idea Clinical It can be bought over the counter and is just as strong as a prescription deodorant but without the pain those can bring. I have had perspiration problems my entire life and not until I found this deodorant a year or two ago has anything ever worked for me!
Have any of you gorgeous ladies put yourselves through hell to try to make yourself more beautiful? Is it worth it?
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