HI! Did you miss me? I missed you. Though the absence has definitely been helpful I think. I've been less stressed and sleeping a little better.
But I had to tell you about some stuff.
I never really talked about how I planned to pretty myself up. Normally, I don't do much. My everyday routine is basically to brush my hair. I don't wear make-up unless it's a special occasion, I can count the number of times I've had my nails done on one hand, and I rarely do anything interesting with my hair.
But of course for the wedding, I wanted to do something a little more special.
Really, for me, I'm going all out. My hair, make-up, and nails will all be done by professionals.
And today, for the first time ever, I got my legs waxed.
Now, there is a reason this was the first time ever. I do not do well with pain, especially unnecessary pain, and I was really scared that if I started, I wouldn't be able to finish.
Turns out, not so bad. I mean, it wasn't pleasant, but I definitely wasn't dying either. The only part that really hurt was the bikini wax, and I knew that was going to be bad. But even then, it could have been a lot worse.
Of course, I was on industrial strength pain killers (industrial strength = basically Vicodin), so that may have lessened the effect a bit.
But still, I was very pleased with the experience. If you live in San Jose, European Wax Center on Saratoga is worth checking out.
My other beautifying plans are much less terrifying. I still need to figure out where I'll get a mani/pedi, but I doubt that will be noteworthy.
My make-up I have always wanted to do at Sephora. It's a little far from the wedding, but we're going anyway. I was surprised by how cheap it is. All you have to do is buy a $50 gift card, and they'll do your make-up for free! I am so willing to spend $50 on stuff so that I can get my make-up done. I totally would have paid $50 anyway, so I'm pretty excited about that. Plus, I'm probably going to need a touch up before the ceremony, so it'll be good to have an excuse to buy their make-up.
I'm kind of excited about going all out for the prettifying stuff. I never do, and it's nice to have an excuse--and funds that are not entirely mine--to do it with.