I’ll admit that when it comes to beauty I’m not all that clued up. I’ve never had a manicure or pedicure, barely spend any money on beauty products and often forget to even moisturise on a daily basis :|
The thought of being a bride, however, has really made me think about how I’m going to look on the day. The thought of being the centre of attention and being photographed has me wanting to make sure I’m looking and feeling my best, so I can just relax and enjoy it all.
Beauty for the big day
I’ve tested out false eyelashes (which are awesome and I’ll definitely be donning them on the big day), am working on growing back my eyebrows for the first time since plucking them in the 90s (when tiny sperm brows where in fashion) and will be booking at least a hair appointment and a manicure, maybe even a light spray tan and some teeth whitening for the big day!
Mix it yourself
With all this beauty stuff on the brain I jumped at the chance to try a natural skincare product from MIMI (aka Make It, Make It).
MIMI came about when creator Jess struggled to find suitable skincare products for her sensitive skin, and so she started creating her own. Her kits are made from 100% natural ingredients and are never tested on animals which makes them instantly appealing. But then there’s also the fun fact that you get to play chemist and mix them yourself!
MIMI currently offer three kits: Green Goddess Fresh Face Mask, Sweet Cheeks Body Rub and Sleeping Beauty Facial Oil which was the kit I received. Everything was pre-measured making it really easy to mix the oil and the kit also included a mixing bowl and spatula as well as a dispenser for the finished oil.
Testing it out
I’ve been applying the oil before bed and it feels really good to know it’s all soaking into my skin and doing it good whilst I sleep! The essential oil gives it that fancy salon smell too which is lovely – even the fella has commented on how nice it smells! I’ve definitely noticed that my skin is looking more nourished and it feels really good to not be slathering chemicals on my face. Amazingly for Jess, this particular product has just been short-listed for the FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2015 too!
I’m going to have to try the Green Goddess Fresh Face Mask next :D