I can't believe it's already January! 66 days to go, eek!
Beauty Salon Stuff - Hair Extensions, Dye, Lash Extensions, Tanning, oh my!
I went in today for my extension consultation! I'm going to get a "Halo" hair extension, so I can reuse it and not damage by the water. She recommended not doing a semi-permanent type because I'm going to be in the water a LOT, and even the beaded ones you're not supposed to get submerged, etc. This way I can do it myself when I want, like for the rehearsal dinner, and then the day of the wedding the salon can style it into my hair! I'm going to try to go with as much down as possible, probably long to the side - very similar to what @tygrrlily did, actually
I've decided I'm going to get my hair dyed ombre (from my natural dark brown on the top to a lighter brown/dark blonde on the tips) too. Why not? I'm going to get it done 2 weeks before I leave, so it leaves time to change it if I need to. It'll also give them time to dye the extensions to match (they can dye it to my natural brown back after the wedding, once I decide I'm done with my hair that way!)
I'm also going to do the lash extensions 3-4 weeks before I go, and get them filled the week before. I'm going to start with the more natural, and if I feel I want more, I'll get the luxury ones.
And I remembered that I am pretty white, and PROBABLY should start tanning...so they were running a 2015 special for 20.15 per month (usually they charge 40), and that takes me to right before I go. So I started working on my base today. I'm not going for dark, more a base so I'm less likely to burn and have a little color
I'm pretty excited, but beauty is EXPENSIVE!! It's a once in a lifetime thing, and since I don't go to the salon hardly ever, I'm thinking of it as all at once versus spread out over the year haha.
I picked this up and tried it on while I was in Chicago for the holidays - I think it'll be perfect for the TTD session! It's very light and flowy, and I think it'll look pretty awesome underwater. It's a *little* bit small in the bust area, but I have 2 months so it'll fit
Finally got the FI to pick out shirts. He's going to be in a white shirt with the white paisley bow ties, and then the other three groomsmen (well, 2 groomsmen and 1 groomsmaid) will match the bridesmaids.
Best man shirt (lavender) and similar color bowtie (raspberry) - my dad will have the same color shirt and a long necktie in the same color:
DIY Ringbearer Box
I'm so excited about this! I think it turned out pretty cute. My MIL had some colored felt, and this was close to the lighter blue color in the wedding, and I had leftover royal blue ribbon. I'll trim the ribbons back the day of, when we take pictures with the rings in the box. I don't want to trim it until we have both sets of rings. My FIL is going to stain the middle piece and glue it in, so it's flush. And I used my FSIL's engagement ring for the 2nd ring, haha, for demonstration purposes. I love it!
Gluing in the letters
That's most of my updates for now - working on the Vistaprint order and some of the other printables. I've also packed the OOT bags outside of the chapstick, as FI still hasn't reprinted the labels. A productive week so far!