Wedding Wednesday {Beauty Routine}

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With less than 4 months to go, I have really been focusing on my beauty routine for our wedding. I am working on my appearance, health, skin care, etc. I am going to be totally honest and admit that my goodness is it hard to get into these habits when I have never really had any sort of “beauty routine” in the past. Sure, I take off my make-up before bed (sometimes), moisturize after I shower (rarely), and wear SPF (when I am on the beach), but every single wedding list I see says to get into a healthy routine.

A few weeks ago I mentioned everything I have been doing to keep up with my physical (and mental- thanks Yoga) health, you can read about that here. But now it really is time to focus on the big picture. I am pretty much in a routine now, and I am seeing some progress. All you beauty gurus out there, please let me know what I am missing!

The first steps I take are drinking lots of water, and getting enough sleep (when I can). As I scoured Pinterest and wedding blogs, these were both constantly mentioned. It’s better for me in the long run, so I am training myself to only drink water (with the occasional tea and coffee), and get 8 hours of sleep. Dave gets mad that I always want to go to bed early, but it will benefit him when I still look like I’m 25 when I’m 50!

My morning aka before makeup routine consists of oral hygiene and moisturizer. I need my pearly whites to be very pearly in all of the photos I am paying over $2000 for, so starting the whiter teeth by June 20th process ahead of time was key. I am so happy to have found Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste, if my teeth are so much whiter in only 3 days* just from brushing my teeth, I am going to save a ton of money by not needing a professional whiting treatment right before out wedding.

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Another huge benefit besides saving money, is it’s from Walmart, so I can pick it up anytime! This toothpaste even has 2 times more of the professional recommended whitening ingredient (when compared to Optic White Sparkling Mint Toothpaste). I have been so happy with the results I have received in just 3 days*, I can’t wait to see how white and shiny my smile is on the big day! I am so happy to replace my old toothpaste with the Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste.  Colgate_Express

The second step to this routine is moisturizing before applying my makeup, this will also happen again after my evening shower. I like to put this on right when I wakeup, drink a glass of water, feed SharkBait, etc. then apply my makeup. This seems to give my face time to absorb the moisturizer prior to applying my makeup.

I apply BB Cream with SPF before anything else, so this takes care of my SPF needs for the day, as well as the base for my makeup. I don’t typically use foundation because I don’t like the feel of it, and I don’t think I need it after I use the BB Cream. This also tends to last all day, so there are no reapplies.

During the day I am making sure to continue drinking water. Before I go to sleep I use oil-free makeup wipes to remove all of my makeup, and then take a shower. 3 times a week after my shower I use a mud face masks to clear out my pores, and exfoliate. After I wash off the mud mask, I apply moisturizer again and I am done for the night.

That is my full skincare routine for each day. What am I missing? This is a girl that only used eyeliner, eye shadow and mascara everyday until about a year ago, with no beauty routine what so ever (besides brushing my teeth, obviously). Any help would be appreciated.

*For best results, use as directed for 4 weeks.

Do you have a wedding beauty routine you have been doing?


Don’t forget to link up with me and Meg for Wedding Wednesday, we would love to have you! We can’t wait to read your bridal tales, wedding stories and of course look at the pictures from your big day!

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  • http://www.VeroSays.com/ Veronica Vargas

    I love the jergens cream! I started using it again two weeks ago! I want pearly white teeth as well haha! Linking up today! So glad I found you!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      Thanks for linking up and stopping by! I LOVE the jergens cream, and it’s such an inexpensive alternative to the very expensive fancy ones. I am all about that haha.

  • http://www.eatdrink-andbemary.com/ Mary Bolster

    I’m right there with you on being clueless as far as a beauty routine. I’ve slowly worked my way up to wearing more makeup (eye stuff + a light foundation), but definitely need to get into some beauty for my wedding as well. So I’m really glad I came across your post. I actually just received that same whitening toothpaste/kit in my Influenster box and can’t wait to try it out. And now I’m going to be on the search for a mask to use weekly.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      It has taken me quite a bit to develop any sort of routine, but I am really happy with these products. You will love the toothpaste, I couldn’t believe how well it worked. I’m excited to try some new masks to really figure out my favorite one. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • Meg Doherty

    These are great! I haven’t tried Optic White, but I got that Botanics mask in a Voxbox a while back and love it!! Happy Wedding Wednesday :)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      Thank you! I love the Botanics. I actually may have received it in a VoxBox as well and not Ipsy. I always get them confused haha.

  • http://www.countdownsandcupcakes.blogspot.com Rachel McQuiston

    It sounds like you’ve really thought this out! Getting enough sleep is so important so you keep going to bed early!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      I am just realizing my replies from this post never went through :( if only I could go to bed early every night- I would be a much happier person when the alarm goes off in the morning :)

  • Stephanie Pamela Alban

    I love how you are getting ready to walk down the aisle :). Congratulations! I am definitely going to use your advice and I will start using “Colgate optic white”. White teeth are a must.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      Ah! So sorry- I just realized my replies never went through from this post! I just ran out of my tube and have added it to my list tonight to go buy some more. I have been getting compliments on whiter teeth, so it must be working :)

  • Christina Sotherden

    I whitened my teeth like crazy before the big day – I got a lot of compliments on them too, so keep up your routine :) Getting enough sleep is key – I wish I would have done more of that! Ha! Get it in now while you can :)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      Sorry! I just realized my responses from this post never went through. I’m trying to squeeze in sleep whenever possible. I know when the wedding gets closer I won’t have the time to sleep 😉

  • http://www.fashionandfeathers.com/ Claire @ fashion + feathers

    Wow, so cool that you notice a difference in just 3 days with that toothpaste! I’ve often seen it but been skeptical of the results with a toothpaste. I’m stopping by as a fellow co-host of Jana’s Rocksbox giveaway!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      Hi! So sorry I am just responding- I didn’t realize my responses didn’t go through! Thank you for stopping by :) I was really surprised how well this toothpaste worked, and it saves me a bunch of money, so I highly recommend it :)

  • Samantha K

    Great tips! A great smile with feeling great is important for the big day! #client

  • http://treasuretromp.com/ Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    are you getting married on June 20th? If so, me too!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Gutermuth

      I am- that is so cool! Congrats! I hope you’re getting excited :)

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