Face routine – BRIDES

Hello beauties!

Since I get a lot concerns from brides and anyone in a bridal party for that matter. I decided I was going to give my best pre-wedding face routine I have.

For one, do not get a facial within the week or 2 prior to your big day. You’ll most probably break out. A facial is meant to deeply cleanse the skin therefore all impurities tend to come out within that week or next following your facial.

Ingredients you’ll be needing:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Grounded coffee
  4. Night-time Moisturizer

The week of your wedding every night I recommend cleansing with a natural and underestimated product… baking soda. Take a tablespoon of baking soda in a small cup and add a bit of water, enough to turn it into a paste. Remove all makeup with either a wipe or a cloth and regular face cleanser. Rinse your face, then slowly and very gently massage the baking soda all over for about a minute, especially around the nose area. Rinse well and pat dry with a towel. Use your favorite night time moisturizer.

The night before the big day, I recommend the following. Take 2 tablespoons of raw organic coconut oil with a teaspoon of ground coffee, mix well. Remove all makeup once again, cleanse face with your favorite cleanser. Pat dry. With clean fingers, work the coconut oil and coffee bean mix onto your skin using circular motion. Again slowly and very gently massage all over for a good minute or so. You can even sit and enjoy some relaxing music. Rinse with help of a cloth. It’s ok if you have a bit of an oily residue, do not remove it. Let that oily residue seep into your skin overnight for extra moisture and hydration. 

If you are worried about oily skin, don’t worry!!

In the morning just rinse your face very well and that’s it! Don’t need to put anything else. 

Just remember oily skin is easier to work with than having dry, patchy skin. Trust me!!

That’s it, hope you enjoy this.



Wedding plans

Hello Beauties!!!

I said I was going to post my wedding planning but I won’t be giving out locations or anything like that. It will be more like how I manage my things. So here we goooooooo!

We’ve been going out now for 2 years and 3 months, he proposed on our 2nd year anniversary. So later on that night, we took the time to call most of our close family members and good friends to announce the good news over the phone.
NOTE: Important people shouldn’t find out through social media, it’s really not classy.
We hadn’t discussed¬†details¬†that night, we actually took the time to¬†enjoy¬† our¬†happiest moment ever and our evening out!!
The only thing we discussed was approximately when and in how long we wanted the big day to occur. We decided we wanted to wait a year and a half for certain reasons. So all we had decided that night was probably around Spring-Summer 2014.

That very same week we got engaged¬†we started getting down to business¬†¬†right away :P.¬†We told ourselves the more time and the¬†faster we¬†start planning,¬†the less we’ll stress and be more in control of the¬†planning, the¬†ideas and the budget. We decided to do it in May 2014 and we made a budget (AND STICK TO IT). We even started our registry and told everyone for our next birthday gifts, christmas gifts or any other occassion that we’d prefer getting things for our house instead of random things ūüėČ
The way we thought of¬†planning things would be setting priorities so¬†from the¬†most important¬†to the less urgent thing to book or decide on. According to our generation and the way¬†couples are in our area; everyone books¬†in advance when I say in advance I mean 8-14 months ahead for the reception at least. It’s important to book the reception early because they book really quickly. So we started to research which halls interest us.
Our main priorities (the 3 most important) to¬†book were: Ceremony, reception (food included) and entertainment! ūüėĬ† So we researched all halls that interest us and what they were offering for our budget and we end up choosing the one that suited our needs the most. We also booked the Dj and our Church.
Our next step (we’re at this stage now) is researching photographer and videographer and start thinking of ideas for flowers, transportation, decor options…

The important thing is to have lots of visual ideas, print and save ALL your ideas. Email yourself if you have to, take notes and keep everything because it doesn’t take much to forget, lose or even misunderstand information¬†between suppliers. Keep everything in one place so you know where to go for the information you need.

That’s it for now. I’ll be giving a little update in a few months!! Happy Planning xox