Beauty Steps that I did to get Bachelorette Ready

 
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Beautifying Treatments before my Trip

Since having Chase, I have started to dedicate once a week to doing something nice for myself: whether it's something in the beauty area or a massage. I think it's so important to take at least an hour in the week (or wherever you can!) to do something nice for yourself because it will allow you to be a better parent and partner, and you will keep in touch with yourself.

Here are some of the things I've tried over the past few months in preparation for my bachelorette party. 

Lashes and Eyebrow Tint

Any time I go on holiday, I hate wearing makeup including mascara. I always try to make life easier for myself and get my eyelashes tinted and lifted. My friend Kai, at GBY Beauty does it all for me! She starts by using a temporary dark brown to tint my eyelashes and then she uses a keratin treatment that enhances my natural lashes by lifting the hairs and curling them. 

My eyebrows are microbladed but I haven’t had them touched up in a while, so I opted to just do a simple eyebrow tint which is a temporary dye for the eyebrows. I chose to go this route because I’ll be in the sun and sea salty water, and with microblading you have to avoid the sun to make them last longer.

Duration of Treatment: 1 hour and a half. Lasts: Lash lift lasts up to six to eight weeks.

BUNGALOW3

I was fortunate enough to be invited to Bungalow3 to have my very first Hydrafacial with the talented Celeste Rodrigues. Bungalow3 is every girls haven! It’s the beauty mecca of Los Angeles and a one-stop-shop for all things wellness and beauty. This is where Medara Body Contouring lives and a few other beauty/health vendors like VCFace Beauty, Mama Reiki, Women’s Revitalization and wellness, as well as Naturopath and Integrative healer. 

CELESTE RODRIGUES

Celeste is an incredibly talented esthetician and the one to give me the ‘Hydrafacial Glow with Stemcell & Red Light Therapy’. It was a wonderful experience and it was super relaxing! She started with a cleanser and steam to open up all my pores. The facial helps in the reduction of inflammation, redness, prevents future outbreaks, restores youthful skin, deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and major hydration all in one!

After the hydrafacial was completed, the stem cells were infused onto my skin and masked with red light therapy for 10 minutes. This treatment was so efficient and relaxing. My skin wasn’t aggravated at all, and that evening Nick and I actually went to an event together and my skin was looking hella-fresh!

Duration of Treatment: One hour. Results: Immediate.

BYTE OFFICIAL

Our wedding is around the corner, and a beautiful smile for our ever-lasting wedding pictures is on my wish-list! About four months ago, I started my journey with an invisible aligners company called ‘BYTE Official’. I had a small gap at the bottom of my teeth and my goal is to have it fully closed by our wedding day. 

BYTE has a really amazing system where you don’t have to physically go see the dentist at their office. I personally, found it difficult to leave our house at all at the beginning with baby Chase, so this system really worked well for me. 

I was sent a box that included molding supplies and simple instructions on how to take molds of my own teeth. It took less than 15 minutes for the total process, which included molds of the top and bottom teeth plus pictures that I took of my smile. I uploaded all the images to my online BYTE profile, then an orthodontist reviewed all the data and created a 3-D model of my current smile and digital images of the step-by-step process of what my smile will look like for each aligner stage.

I mailed the box back and in less than a week, I received my 10 aligners. I’m currently on tray eight so I’m almost to the finish line! Once I’m back from my trip, I’ll be sure to wear the aligners around the clock as the countdown is on to our wedding day! Plus, our dentist Dr. Jon Marashi will be at our wedding so I know he’ll be keeping an eye on my smile to make sure I fulfilled my BYTE journey.

Duration of Treatment: 15 Minutes. Results: Within a few months depending on your BYTE journey.

LUMINOUS NAIL BOUTIQUE

My amazing wedding photographer introduced me to Luminous Nails, where I experienced my first ever dried flower gel nails. I’ve been looking for a nail artist for EVER who is able to create magic through nails and I’ve finally found one! Even though Marriett’s shop is in Thousand Oaks which is an hour drive one way for me, I’m totally fine with it because she has such a happy spirit and does such a beautiful job so it’s so worth it. Can’t wait to see what we decide to do with my nails for the wedding day!

Duration of Treatment: 45 minutes. Results: Right away.

 
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For any event that you have in your life, it's important to make time to pamper yourself. You want to feel happy, confident, and strong wherever your adventures may take you. 

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