June 15th, 2013. My wedding day. I didn't grow up wishing to be a fairy princess and I definitely didn't grow up fantasizing about my wedding. The first time I put actual thought into my wedding was last year when my long-time boyfriend proposed to me on a road trip. We were in the mountains of Maryland and we watched the sunset together with our very unimpressed corgi, Ion.
Then we got in the car and continued to drive the remaining 8 hours home. (Hey, we had our hour of romantic tears, but we were on a schedule, don't judge!). Calling family and friends was one of the best parts of being newly engaged, but it got me thinking. Wait, how does one even plan a wedding? But now, with the help of my amazing sister/Matron of Honor/wedding planning guide, I'm ready for my big day in a few weeks!
In the beginning, my wedding was nothing but stressful. Honestly, I hated wedding planning to the point of tears. After a few weeks of this, my fiancé finally sat me down and made me stop. He made me vow that'd I do the wedding to please only us, and since then it's been pretty fun. And geeky. Our wedding Save the Dates featured us in our pajamas, our invitations made references to Star Wars, Doctor Who, AND Star Trek (we're getting married at a place called the Frontier. We had to include a reference to the "Final Frontier"!), and yes, converse will be making an appearance.
With my sonic screwdriver in hand, I was ready for June 15th weeks ago. But when it came to my wedding beauty, I was still a bit lost, so I researched and prepped and spent way too long walking up and down aisles and aisles of beauty products to bring you my list of the Pre-wedding beauty must haves!
Skin: Jergens Natural Glow Body Lotion. I am a very fair person, and with summer here I've been working on my tan to look my best for the big day. However, I started to fear about farmers tan and unevenness (I run and walk outside a lot in tank tops, t-shirts, 3/4 length shirts, sweaters, etc. and it always leaves me looking multi-colored by fall). Thank goodness for Jergens Natural Glow Body Lotion! I started using is a month or so ago and love it! You apply it once a day and unlike other self-tanners, this one is super gradual, giving you complete control over your tan! I have an large dark coloring on one of my arms that I just didn't put the lotion on, and it helped blend it in to the rest of my arm! I messed up on one leg, leaving half darker than the other. The next day I only applied lotion to the lighter half and voila! Problem solved. No more tanlines, no more imperfections, just a nice, even, natural looking glow (and everyone thinks it's just the joy!)