In all honesty, I don't think I'll be able to go to the family friend's wedding this Saturday. My throat has been sore since yesterday, and today not only is my throat even more sore, but my nose is dripping like a tap too. On top of that, my 9 year old son came home from school today with a high fever and chills. His school told me he had slept for half the day! When he gets sick, it often lasts for a week. Even though it's days away, I doubt I will be able to attend. But I have been looking forward to it for a very long time, so *fingers crossed*!
Just in case I do get to go, here's my checklist of things I need to do before the event. I like to mentally cross off a checklist, but sometimes it helps to write things down just to make sure I get everything done.
- Decide on an outfit, shoes & makeup
- Get hair washed, cut and straightened at hair dressers
- Get nails painted at nail salon
- Epilate underarms
- Wax upper lips
- Pluck stray eyebrow hair
- Exfoliate face & body
- Shave legs
- DIY facial & mask
2 HOURS BEFORE EVENT
- Curl hair
- Apply makeup
- Apply leg tan
As you can see, I will be doing most of the "getting ready" tomorrow. I like to do as little as possible on the day so that I can focus more on makeup application and hair. The little things like epilating and waxing, I like to do before the day to reduce the risk of redness. I want to get my hair washed the day before so that when I curl my hair the next day, the curls will hold better.
Typically, I like to do my own nails. But for weddings and other important events, I prefer to get it done at a nail salon because I generally go for a french manicure, and it looks much more "crisper" when professionally done. There is no risk for me getting it done the day before because it won't chip until the 5-7 day mark. If I do my own nails, it tends to chip a day or two after I've applied it.
I hope that I will have lots of photos to post after the event, assuming that I do get to go. If I don't get to go, I'll still post what outfit I would have worn and the makeup look I would have worn with it :)