Kristen Bell arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Credit: Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

When it comes to getting ready for the red carpet, Kristen Bell likes to keep it real.

Ahead of her arrival to the 2016 Emmys red carpet, the 36-year-old Bad Moms star took to Instagram to hilarious show us just how much work goes into preparing to step in front of the cameras. Yes, the proud mother of two may have spent her Saturday relaxing and paddle boarding, but she started her hair, makeup, and overall beauty prep hours before the show.

"Getting ready for the #Emmys...look closely...I have serious doubts this is actually a lip conditioning sticker my makeup artist @simonesiegl applied over my mouth...I'm pretty sure she just wanted me to zip it," she first hilariously wrote as the caption to a 'gram in which she sports a funny-looking eye-mask.

In addition, Bell continued to share her Emmys journey with a follow-up image of pins in her hair, joking that she thought that's how her glam team expected her to look for the A-list guests.

And while we would have fallen off of our chairs had the actress stepped out in that manner, she once more managed to turn heads the moment she arrived at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater. The blonde beauty rocked a blush-toned ethereal Zuhair Murad dress on the red carpet. "I wanted to do something more, I don't know, whimsical than I've ever done before. And this pattern was perfect," she told E! on the carpet. "Despite having to grab it in every which way, it's very comfortable."

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Looks like all of that prep paid off.