Getting Our Glam On at a Best Friend’s Wedding
So yeah, we’ve been up to all sorts of the very best kind of no-good this weekend. Ahem, extended weekend.
The festivities started on Friday when Siobhan and I met up in Montreal with some of our oldest pals to begin celebrations for our darling Erika’s wedding. (Erika is also a frequent commenter here in the NMDL community.) It lasted for three days and it was completely off the hook! Is there anything more beautiful than seeing two people make an authentic expression of their love before family and friends? Not so much. And this one was especially special.
The second best thing about this wedding though, in my humble opinion, was all the female camaraderie—most notably, the pre-party primping.
We spared nothing! We went for nails, we got blowouts, and we watched the bride get her makeup done with big silly grins on our faces. There were chemicals, of course—too many tears of joy not to be!—but we minimized exposure where we could.
I showed up at the salon with my hair wet and conditioned, cause we know I wouldn’t run the risk of being forced into a wash again. The nail salon we found was also shockingly unstinky, and offered three-free options we could live with.
For myself, this was also a MUCH-needed reconnection to my more glamorous side. A side, I’m embarrassed to admit, that’s been in hiding since, well, my wedding. See, aside from trying new clean hair and face products religiously, I’ve let some of the more ritualized self-care fall by the wayside. My fellow freelancers can probably identify: It’s hard to get to the salon (clean or otherwise), when you are barely getting out of your PJs! It’s also way too easy to slack off when you decide to settle down with someone—whatever that may mean to you.
So a question to the non-single ladies: Has deeper commitment for you resulted in less commitment to your grooming? If so, join me in making a public promise to turn this trend around! Nails will be trimmed and buffed or polished (with Scotch or Zoya, of course!). Legs will be shaved (I’m actually testing out a new clean shaving cream this week). Hair will get blown out now and again (I’m going to see how long I can extend this one with a natural dry “shampoo”).
What have you neglected?
Image via Vogue