“How many days until the big day?”
I get this question a few times a week. My answer is usually something along the lines of, “Not even sure. I’m just trying to make it there.”
If you’re not aware, I’m getting married in roughly three weeks or so (I’m in the homestretch now). The stress of having to plan a wedding while having no time to plan it have caused me to lose weight, gain weight, overeat, skip meals, breakout on my hairline and chin, bite my nails off and cry at red lights (but more on all of this fun stuff later). My work-life balance is nonexistent and I would rather spend a day deciphering emails in Portuguese than deciding what height my flower arrangements should be.
While planning a wedding might not be on my weekly highlights, yesterday I was able to go for my trial hair and makeup session with Kristy’s Artistry Design Team (KADT). It was something that didn’t require me answering questionnaires and, you know, think, so I enjoyed myself.
But before I show you some pics of my lovely up-do… have you played with the new Snapchat Lenses from the latest update? I can’t stop (and won’t stop).
Anyway, I met with Gigi from KADT. This sweet and patient girl nodded along as I explained to her that I have no idea what I want to look like on my wedding day. Good thing she’s had her beauty license for 14 years and has had a passion for this stuff since she was a young girl because she quickly took over the situation and I just sat there talking about how difficult my life is (it’s not).
For the hair, I told Gigi that I’ve had buns and side buns done for past weddings and events. Luckily, she’s a bit more creative than I am and came up with this look which I shall name “The Toaster Strudel.”
We toyed around with me wearing my cousin’s headband on it, but I felt more comfortable without it. We’ll see how it goes.
She then moved on to my makeup (I’m going for a natural look), a unique airbrush formulation with coverage that lasts 15-18 hours. So basically I’m set for the wedding day and the day following (just kidding, I take about 100 showers a day). Anyway, the makeup is sweat and tear proof and will not rub off onto clothing. I don’t really have the ability to put makeup on by myself and look like a professional so makeup that lasts that long is ideal.
Anyway, we were done after about an hour and a half and I was pretty comfortable with the simplicity of my up-do.
I’ve already gone through way too many changes for one year, so let’s keep the hair simple and predictable, eh? Did you do a hair trial for your wedding or go in blindly? I found out that this helped ease my nerves and it’s one less thing to worry about.
Now, to take off all these bobby pins before going to bed…