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Wedding Beauty Prep

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Sick of my wedding posts yet? Because here’s another one! But seriously I hope I’m not annoying you all with everything and anything wedding related on my blog.

I started this blog as a way to make new friends, meet new people and to share my life. And right now my life is basically my wedding! So it only seems fitting that my blog and Instagram are so wedding-centric right now.

One of the biggest questions I’ve been getting asked from followers and friends and even random people is How are you prepping for the wedding? Are you dieting/working out? What’s your skincare routine? Well ladies and gentleman I’m about to break it down for you!

To be honest I’ve only started to take this whole Bridal Beauty prep thing seriously in the last month. Yes I’ve been working out for longer than that but everything else is fairly new. Let’s jump in!

Bar Method.

First and foremost, you’ve probably seen it allll over my Instagram now but I just recently started classes at The Bar Method in Locust Point and I’m doing their Bridal Bar Package! I’ve become so obsessed with barre in just one week I kind of feel insane. I just love being able to get out all of my stresses after a long day and tone my body while working on my posture! Doesn’t hurt that everyone at The Bar Method is BEYOND sweet! You can read all about my experience at their Grand Opening here. Their Bridal Bar Package is PERFECT if you’re a new Bmore Bride. You get 3 months unlimited with a complimentary pause on your account when you head away on your honeymoon! You also get the cutest bridal bar swag bag with a Bar Bride tank and Bride barre socks which I have DEFINITELY been rocking in class! You also get a private class for 15 friends, hello instant mini-bachelorette party! All for $425! I seriously can’t recommend it enough and can’t wait to keep continuing.

Gimme That Water.

One thing that I’ve always always always been terrible at is drinking enough water. It’s so terrible and I’m trying to be better. It’s recommended to drink anywhere from 0.5 oz to 1 oz per pounds you weigh. For example, I weigh 120 so my recommended water intake is 60-120 oz per day. I’ve been trying to hit in that range and can see a change in my skin for sure! I also feel myself craving water more and craving less sugary drinks.

Skin Care.

A little bit ago I shared my entire skincare routine on the blog (you can read it here) and while it’s pretty much stayed the same I have definitely kicked it up a notch. I’m doing face masks every week, deep cleaning my pores and religiously taking my Hair/Skin/Nails vitamins. I have to say I’m not sure if it’s the skin car products I use, the vitamins or the water but my skin has never looked better! I’m so happy with how clean and smooth it is now and feel totally confident going into our wedding month.

Teeth Whitening.

About a year ago I had trays made at my dentist’s office to whiten my teeth. They gave me gel so that I could just whiten them at home and it worked so well for me! Fast forward to now, I haven’t been the best with trying to avoid coffee and wine stains unfortunately. So I’ve started whitening my teeth again. Since then I no longer go to that dentist and I ended up just ordering whitening gel off Amazon after some extensive research. It’s been almost a week now and I’m starting to see a difference and am super happy with my Amazon purchase.

Coconut Oil.

Coconut Oil has seriously been my godsend in my wedding beauty prep process. I have been using it all over my skin and it has helped to smooth and tone it out. I’ve always had issues with super dry skin on the back of my legs and arms; with some dark spot issues as well. But luckily after using coconut oil after my showers, it has made a serious difference in my skin. Plus it smells DELICIOUS.

In the next month leading up to the wedding, I pretty much just plan to stick to my routines and not make any major changes. I’ve been pretty happy with all of my results and hope that everything goes as planned! Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my wedding beauty prep process.

xoxo Colleen

About Me

Hi there! My name is Colleen and I’m the author and creator of Collectively Colleen.This blog is a place where I’ll be sharing everything about my life! From favorites to career tips, outfits I’m loving and places to travel, I’m going to be sharing it all here!


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