By Domino

Published on November 2, 2019

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Los Angeles–based model and influencer Rocky Barnes married Matthew Cooper in a Grey Gardens–inspired wedding weekend in New Jersey last fall, so she knows the importance of taking time for yourself during such a busy couple of days. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and I think people are so eager to really capture every moment of the weekend that they don’t really give themselves self-love, which is the most important part,” she says.

So as she packed her bag for her own wedding weekend, she made sure to include practical and pampering items that would help her sleep soundly and wake up looking her best. Of critical importance: a $7 hair mask by TRESemmé. The Keratin Smooth product is packed with marula oil and designed to seal strands against humidity and frizz, which explains Barnes’s glowing locks on the big day. 

While Barnes’s go-to colorist, Bianca Hillier, recommends Olaplex’s bonding oil for long-term nourishment, Barnes needed the extra dose of hydration ahead of walking down the aisle. “My hair is colored, so it’s slightly more damaged,” the model shared in a video for Revolve Beauty. From a restorative face cream to a relaxing before-bed tea, here are the essentials Barnes used to get ready for one of the best weekends of her life—and how she keeps those good vibes going back at home now too.

I wore my hair down for my wedding, so an added bit of love the night before was key. 

In college, I used to fall asleep with my makeup on, but those days are long gone! 

I try not to drink caffeinated beverages after lunch, and there’s something about this herbal tea that’s really relaxing. 

You’ve been wearing your engagement ring for how long now? Ensuring it’s extra-sparkly before the big day is key. 

The first thing I do when I get home is put on pajamas. 

If you’re going to take a bath, you might as well go all-out and add bath oils, right? I love any floral scents. 

Try a lip treatment at night to make sure your lips are super-kissable when you seal the deal.

My feet get really cold, and having these adds an extra bit of coziness. 

Makeup sits better on your face when your skin is hydrated. This helped balance out all the champagne I drank the night before! 

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