Preparing For The Wedding #1

Although my wedding is still 10 months away, I’ve been keen to start preparing early to make sure I look and feel the best possible when it comes to be big day/ honeymoon period. 

Some of the initial changes I’ve made have been to my fitness and eating habits. Fitness wise I’ve been going to the gym on and off for around 3 years now, but since Christmas I’ve been going to a class called Body Pump most weeks and going to the gym 2/3 times a week alongside that. I think fitness classes have been the key to me starting to enjoy fitness, and I’ve learnt new workouts/ exercises to do when I go to the gym alone.

Eating wise is where I struggle, I don’t just have a sweet tooth, I have a tooth for anything… My main meals are usually pretty good, but it’s snacking that’s my downfall! I’ve started substituting my usual bag of Malteasers for things like fruit teas or a naked bar, I’m not cutting out chocolate because that just doesn’t work for me, but I’m making small and steady changes towards a healthy diet. My main motivator for this is my skin, I want to be glowing on my wedding day!

I’ve picked up some books that have definitely helped keep me on track with eating better and stay motivated. Eat Smart by Niomi Smart is probably my favourite out of all of them. I love the easy recipes and her philosophy towards eating and food, no calorie counting just nutritional meals.

Moving onto some beauty changes. In terms of skincare I’ve been introducing more oil based products into my routine to keep my skin as hydrated as possible. A new range I’ve been absolutely loving is the Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula skincare. The cleansing oil is so nourishing and doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky or my pores clogged. After rinsing that I have been using a toner then applying a thin layer of the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid. At first I didn’t think I was seeing any changes with this but it’s one of those skincare products that seems to give you the results after 2-3 weeks of use, my skin is definetely looking and feeling more hydrated since introducing it into my routine – and it’s an absolute bargain for £6! 

The Palmers Skin Perfecting Day Cream has been my daily moisturiser of choice at the moment, at first I was shocked by how thick the consistency was but it does sink into the skin quickly and leave it looking and feeling soft and nourished. My makeup applies well over the top and its giving my skin the hydration boost it needs throughout the day.

Other than skincare I’ve already been thinking about the colour I want my hair to be for the day. I was bright blonde for quite a few years but I think I’ve decided I want a more natural colour for the day. I’m going to the hairdressers next week, I’ll be having a good few inches cut off and toning down the blonde at the ends again. I also have a brow appointment on Tuesday, I’ve been growing them out for about a month now so they’re due some serious TLC. I’ve never been someone who has their brows done professionally so I’m looking forward to hopefully achieving a better shape.

Of-course when it gets to around a month before the wedding there will be plenty more changes and treatments, I’m thinking that a facial and a massage may be in order!

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19 responses to “Preparing For The Wedding #1”

  1. Ariadna Morell says:

    Weddings are always so exciting!! It looks like you'll be more than ready on your day! haha xAriadna || RAWR BOWS

  2. JaynieShannonx says:

    I did not know Palmers did face oils! I've been using their moisturiser on my baby bump and I've used their tan in the past too and love both! I will have to give these a go. Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle xx

  3. Sophie Wuthrich says:

    That's so exciting! Wedding preparation must be wonderful and stressful at the same time. Skincare is super important me and fitness is something I really enjoy when I find the right thing for me. I'm really interested in Niomi Smart's book!-Sophie xxCherries & Perfume ♡

    • Jodie Melissa says:

      That's definitely a good way of putting it haha – mostly wonderful though! It's just finding the time to do everything. I really love the Niomi Smart book, so many amazing healthy recipes x

  4. A Girl & Grey {Sharni} says:

    The Hyaluronic Acid has majorly changed my skin in a matter of weeks! I can't believe how well it works, but you're so right about how subtle the changes are! You don't really notice until your skin is super plump and healthy looking!Sharni xoA Girl & Grey

    • Jodie Melissa says:

      It's seriously impressive isn't it, I'm going to continue to use it and hopefully there will be even more amazing results! Still can't believe it's around £5! x

  5. Alice Snell says:

    Preparations for your wedding day are so important, I know when I get married I will be the same as you in preparing well before, its so exciting! Alice May Snell ♡

    • Jodie Melissa says:

      Ahh I'm glad to hear it, I was thinking this may be a little excessive but I think it's important to get into the mind frame for it! So exciting x

  6. thatsellen says:

    It' so exciting to read about your wedding plans! Good luck with everything :)Ellen x

  7. Ana Céline says:

    Loved reading this post lovely! Wedding preparation must be so exciting and beautiful

  8. Leanne Page says:

    So exciting! The Palmers skincare sounds so good, I'm definitely going to check it out. I also need to pick at the book, i need some health eating inspo

  9. Gemma Louise says:

    I loved using the Palmers Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark cream when I was pregnant, it was so lovely to use and smelt amazing! xxGemma Louise

  10. Laura says:

    Ah so exciting hearing about your wedding prep! I will also have to check out the Niomi Smart book because I've been going to the gym a lot more and it sounds like the sort of thing I need – so boring counting calories! xxLaura |

  11. alittlekiran says:

    This is such a great post, love all the positive changes you are making. I have no doubt that you are already looking amazing. Can't wait to see how you look on your wedding day, gorgeous post! XxALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  12. Danielle Alexa says:

    Such a great post for bride to be's, I have sent the link onto my sister who is in full wedding preparation mode at the moment!Danielle xx

  13. curtis03 Lewis says:

    Thanks for sharing this post!! It will be quite useful for my sister who is getting married at one of wedding venues Los Angeles. She will be very happy to see this post. Also planning to hire a wedding planner also for the event.

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