31 March 2016
One of our choice looks this season is a modern industrial style. Modern industrial is all about combining rich textures to evoke a welcoming urban vibe, which brings us to one of our favourite elements – metal. Add a few metal accents to achieve the richly layered textures that define a modern style. Consider a bar cart with wrought iron pipe legs, or brushed brass candlesticks in your table décor. These accents of metallic texture will add a rich quality to the overall look. Take a look at all the fabulous ways you can include metal into your special day….
industrial metal centrepiece / round metal wedding card holder / metal mrs wedding seat sign / geometric hanging metal decor / metal ceremony backdrop / modern metal candle centrepiece / metal framed wedding centrepiece / metal wedding seating chart / geometric terrarium wedding decor / succulent wedding favour / metal lantern wedding decor / metal wedding table number
30 March 2016
You’re getting married! You’re excited, your family is excited – even we are excited too! Once you have pulled your head from the newly engaged cloud, it’s time to get down to the fun stuff – planning. While thoughts of venues, gowns and possible wedding dates fill your head; don’t forget to look after yourself. Planning can be a crazy time, but you cant forget to plan your all important beauty timeline – get a tan before a wax and you might as well call yourself a Zebra. A major skin peeling facial the day before the wedding and you’ll be speed dialling your dermo before you can say “I do.” It’s a delicate planning process, so we have created this beauty timeline to get you wedding prepped…
Exercise Plan: Whether you work out regularly or only every now and then, its time to put a regular exercise routine into place. If you’re looking to lose weight, tone or even relieve stress, set goals for yourself and aim to smash them. This is so important to avoid crash diets a couple weeks out from the wedding – it takes a few weeks to reduce puffiness and not to mention, no one likes a bride in an ill-fitted dress.
Skin Diet: Lets face it, when it comes to our skin routine most of us have been slacking. Now is the time to up the ante! Repeat after me - cleanse, tone, target and moisturise EVERY morning and night and don’t forget to exfoliate once or twice a week too.
Hair & Makeup: It is never too early to begin consultation appointments for your wedding hair & makeup, but 4-5 is more than enough time to have a few trials and try different styles with different suppliers before you make your final decision. Avoid scheduling conflicts with your favourite hair & makeup stylists and book them as soon as possible.
Tan Testing: There is nothing worse as a girl than seeing someone with a really bad tan – we’re talking oompa loompa orange, streaky and splotchy patches – your wedding day is not the time to be a victim of this! It’s time to start different tanning techniques now. Whether gradual moisturiser is your go-to or a spray booth, give yourself time to test different options and take note of how your skin reacts and how the colour fades.
Regular Facials: It’s time to kick your skin game up a notch! Begin scheduling regular appointments with your beauty therapist for specially targeted treatments. Be sure to not fall asleep with your makeup on as this will hinder all the hard work you have done to make your skin glow.
Teeth Whitening: Don’t forget about your pearly whites! Check in with your dentist for a good cleaning and whitening session to brighten up your smile.
Hair Care: It is time to hit up your regular hairdresser for a little trim – aka split end removal – fresh highlights and a deep cleansing shine treatment. This treatment is not the day to go from blonde to brunette; it is more to get your locks looking healthy and luscious.
Exfoliation: Begin to scrub your body 2-3 times per week in the lead up to eliminate dry skin and remove any ingrown hairs or blocked pores, for all round smoother and softer skin – not to mention your tan will look fab!
Brow Shaping: Get your brows waxed, threaded or plucked to get them wedding day ready. Be careful to not go too thin or make any drastic changes and if any stray hairs appear before the big day, simply pluck them out carefully.
Waxing Session: Any area of your body that you need to wax, do so one week prior to the big day to allow any redness or inflammation to subside.
Mani/ Pedi: Pamper time! Grab your leading ladies and head to the nail salon for a fresh mani/pedi. Go no more than a few days before the wedding and keep in mind that a gel mani will mean no chips for at least 2 weeks.
Tan: Going in three days prior means you have enough time to shower and let the tan fade to its natural colour without the risk of it running onto your gown.
Hair: Depending on how well your hair holds, wash your hair two days out from the wedding as ‘dirty’ hair holds better on some girls. If you know that your hair hold styles better on day-old hair, than follow what you know!
Water & Beauty Sleep: Tomorrow is the big day! Ensure you get plenty of sleep – about 8-10 hours – and drink loads of water to stay hydrated and keep puffy eye bags away.
Smile: You made it – the countdown is over! Before you get dressed, make sure you moisturise from head-to-toe, spritz your perfume all over and don’t forget your most important beauty tool of the day – your smile!
29 March 2016
Pampering yourself with a little TLC, beautifying and detoxifying are up there on the “yes please” list of most women. Think manicures, masks and martinis, its time to bring a little luxury to your bachelorette bash and forget about those awkward stripper moments – bring on the girl talk!! A cute DIY spa set up complete with bowls, towels and a ‘beauty bar’ are sure to set the mood and get your girls keen on a night of pampering, or alternatively, splurge little and hire a beauty therapist to do in-home treatments..
Put on a little Ed Sheeran, relax and share all the funny and embarrassing memories/stories of the bride-to-be - don’t forget the cucumber for those under eye circles! Refreshments and snacks are a must – why not try some homemade lemonade or flavoured water along with these adorable spa-themed cookies!
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