20 June 2016

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Scents are so closely connected to memories that they act as a reminiscent trigger, so why should your wedding day scent be any different? Selecting the right scent can be a little tricky, you want to pick a fragrance which you can enjoy for years to come and will remind you and those around you [especially hubby] of the special day.

A floral scent is our top pick as a wedding day fragrance, but of course it all comes down to personal taste, so we have complied our top 10 picks including floral scents and some great alternatives…


Although on the pricey side, Byredo are absolutely worth the spend for a special occasion like your wedding. This super floral scent is unique and focuses all its attention on capturing the natural glory of blossoms.

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This is one scent that is sure to calm your nerves on your big day with its soft leather-inspired aroma, soothing and comforting you.

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The scent of a woman who is ready to daringly write her own destiny, this luxurious scent from Chanel boasts an oriental fragrance with strong personality but remains fresh at the same time. This is one from the bride wanting to make a statement.

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Lilac Path weaves a delicate story of crisp greens, rich blooms, and delicate petals. The perfect scent for an outdoor garden bride, leaving an air of freshly picked blooms wherever she goes throughout the night.

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Jo Malone has made a big impact and is probably one of the best fragrance brands to turn to for the perfect wedding perfume. The fresh and modern twist of their White Jasmine and Mint fragrance will leave you smelling irresistible all night long.

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Between sensuality and excitement, impertinence and femininity, this daring fragrance blends a vibrant orange blossom, enlightened by white musk, with the energy of black coffee. 

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Whisk your guests away with this scent reminiscent of a sun-drenched wedding abroad, paying homage to the Mediterranean rose and its romantic air. This floral fragrance smells as gorgeous as it looks.

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A symbol of sophisticated and glamorous femineity, this is the scent that love stories are made of! Sweet but balmy, slightly sharp florals with fresh mandarin in the top, jasmine, plum, orchid and rose in the heart and amaranth, musk and blackberry in the trail.

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A textured fusion of creamy sandalwood and exotic eastern spices is enhanced with intoxicating florals and sumptuous woods to create soft, naked glamour with a mysterious spirit of modern earthiness. You’ll instantly be transported back to your big day every time you catch a whiff of this scent.

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With notes of rose, enhanced by lychee, freesia and pink peony, this fragrance captures the creativity and confident individuality of the Chloe woman. This is one fragrance that will feel familiar for many years to come.

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22 January 2016

Are you ready to commit to colour? Your big day is not about wearing what’s on trend, but rather about what’s right for you. Its your special day, wear what you like – find the colour that makes you feel beautiful, radiant + totally fabulous – we just recommend you pick your perfect hue from Essie Australia’s fabulous collection of bridal colours! In the spirit of something old + something new, we have borrowed a colour collection from Essie’s extensive colour catalogue to present to our wonderful brides-to-be at the Best Day Ever Wedding Festival’s mini mani station. Always advocates for natural, nude finishes, allow us to introduce to you a world of gush-worthy neutrals + nude shades that will take your aisle style well into the night + even all the way to the honeymoon. Your perfect bridal shade awaits you, which will you choose…

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Say bonjour to the most classic, grown-up pink. Award-winning and eternally trendy, this sheer nail polish is beloved by nail techs, professionals and manicure mavens around the globe.


Fashion model with a business model; this naturally pinkish nude nail colour is smart, perfectly polished and poised for success.

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Luxuriate in opaque, creamy pastel pink polish. This über-girly nail colour puts a pretty paradise at your beautifully manicured fingertips.


Close your eyes. When you give this flirty, semi-sheer nude a whirl, be prepared to pucker-up.

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Sugary, soft and sweet. This lovely nail colour is just totally irresistible. For French manicures, cloudy sheer white lacquer is confection perfection.


An eternal manicurist and fashion stylist favourite, Essie’s classic pale pink polish is graced with a subtle, sheer finish. This beloved award-winning essential is an iconic colour for all seasons.

Whether you’re prepping to say “I do” or simply searching for that perfect natural, nude shade, you’ll be sure to find the perfect bridal shade for you + your leading ladies. Mademoiselle, not just a pretty face, Fiji, spin the bottle, marshmallow + Essie’s signature ballet slippers will all be on show waiting to take your pretty nails for a test. Created with a special formula that leaves your nails looking fresh and longer lasting, all while being DBP, toluene and formaldehyde free, meaning healthier, stronger looking nails to show off your sparkler with. Essie is the ultimate fashion accessory for your big day + you’re never fully dressed without a good manicure!

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19 January 2016

It seems like us girls are always trying to master the art of a smouldering smoky eye - #whitegirlissues – am I right?! Like your LBD, George Clooney [swoon] + making out in the rain, its just timelessly sexy! We are a little boa beauty obsessed with Elizabeth Arden’s range of bronzed eye shadows to perfect that bridal smokey eye which is sure have your hubby-to-be mesmerized! A beautifully blended eye starts with perfectly paired colours + Elizabeth Arden has nailed it. There are so many variations that these gorgeous brown shades can create. Each palette contains highlight, contour and definition shades to take your look from subtle to daring .The buildable shades provide strong colour saturation and outstanding wear that will take you from day to night. The smooth texture of the luxurious new formula is crease-proof, allowing for a vitamin enriched, multi-finish application that smooths, brightens and lifts the look of eyes. Trust us on this - Elizabeth Arden’s amazing eye shadows are definitely one of this seasons must have beauty buys. 

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Elizabeth Arden


16 January 2016

Let’s face it, we have all had that awkward public moment where our handbag falls + out comes rolling a tampon – not to mention the blush-worthy feels when it’s in front of the male species – but no more! We have looked far + wide [actually, just in our local pharmacies] for the prettiest packaged tampons + we have finally found it - hooray! Ladies, it’s time to say hello to Moxies range of feminine products + the cutest little storage tins ever, which are sure to make those awkward little moments disappear. All Moxie tampons come complete in Moxie’s trademark reusable + recyclable purse-worthy tins which are pretty additions to any bag, + one of our fave reasons to buy! Designed with comfort + ease in mind, our go-to Moxie Organic tampons are made with Australian Certified Organic cotton, minus all the nasty stuff, meaning it’s friendlier on the planet + on you - hello inner hippie! Planning a night out on the town? No stress, these super absorbent tampons will keep you dancing all night long without the worry of leakage + carrying them on a night out has never been more stylish + orglamic. Periods no longer need to be dull, un-pretty + un-fashionable – there is finally a stylish choice that won’t cost the earth. Think beauty mixed with purse-worthy high fashion, + you’ve got Moxie - designed with style and femininity in mind, you'll always find it on our shopping list xx

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19 December 2015

The ever changing looks of the totally dorkable + lovable Jennifer Lawrence has us feeling inspired. From bombshell curls to a short crop, not to mention almost every hair colour on the spectrum, J-Law has never shied away from trying anything new – and she rocks it every single time! Not one to shy away from a bold or bright lip – ever – she breaks all the beauty rules + proves that bold lips + bold eyes can go together harmoniously! We can’t wait see what she will show us next, until then, be inspired the same way we are..

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12 December 2015

T-swizzle fo shizzle! Seriously though, how far has she come from the blue-eyed country darling we all loved?! She has a squad to die for - filled with supermodels + the hottest music stars to date – living the life or what? We do love however how she plays with her looks constantly but always manages to look polished. Her hair + makeup is always aisle ready, making her our beauty muse choice this week. Relaxed curls + twisted up-do’s to whimsical braids + tousled perfection all finished with her signature smokey eye, pick your fave Taylor style..

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3 December 2015

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28 November 2015

All hail queen Bey! Beyonce is the perfect muse to get all of our feyonces wedding day beautiful. Our all time favourite glamour girl gets it right every single time! With her classic go-to red lips + striking smokey eye full of glittery + metallic goodness – we cant help but be inspired for our own special day. Whether she is rocking tousled mermaid-like waves or a pulled back pony, each would look just as beautiful under a cascading veil.

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17 November 2015

There aren’t really any defined set of rules when it comes to wedding day beauty looks, but honestly, who are we kidding, everyone knows that winter brides get sparkly, sultry smoked eyes + deep burgundy lips while spring brides have an ethereal look with fresh faced, rosy sun-kissed everything! With leading clothing labels across the globe launching their spring/summer collections, we thought what a perfect time to draw inspiration for the perfect bridal beauty look from the runway + celebrities alike. So in the spirit of spring, we have put together our top eight spring wedding makeup looks – get ready to play copycat ladies..

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1. Lets begin with a classic look. A simple beauty approach for an everyday makeup minimalist is the way to go in order to avoid wedding photo regret down the road. Think light sculpting, defined brows + pretty lashes to tie the look together.

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2. There is a lot of argument about the rules of how to wear bright poppy lipstick – but BOA HQ is advocating for both dark, sultry eyes + the bare minimal look. Both looks surprisingly make a bold + chic statement against the crisp whiteness of a wedding dress.

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3. Lets talk fine lines. Black liquid liner is a timeless + classic makeup look – whether it’s a clean line with a slight flick or an exaggerated wing – it is still our go to look all year round. Pair with your perfect shade of red for a statement down the aisle or opt for a light, peachy lip – your options are endless.

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4. One of our all time favourite looks; a monochromatic palette of brown, bronze + gold in metallic + matte hues. A beach ceremony would be the obvious choice for this all-over tanned goddess look, however it could look just as stunning in a more modern ceremony away from the beach – the choice is yours.

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5. When palettes of dark, sultry colours feel to heavy, we recommend a purple haze of shadow for those balmy nights. A popular hue on the runway + capable of making your eyes pop instantly, lovely lavender and mauve eye shadows can be applied in a myriad of manners to take you from day to night wear.

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6. Silver paired with sweet shades of pink are the perfect contrasting colours for an ethereal garden soiree. Silver shadow paired with winged liner adds a little drama + sweetness to gorgeous rosy pink hues.

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7. Move over orange, there’s a new colour taking over – introducing you ladies to berry cherry lips. Edgy yet sophisticated, diffuse the colour around the edges and team with natural looking eyes – smudged winged liner + bold lashes.

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8. A must for all spring/summer brides is flawlessly dewy + radiant skin. A little gloss on the lips + sheen across cheekbones defines the sculpting of the face + gives that perfect wedding day glow – a must have with all makeup looks.

BOA TOP: it's now time to head to our directory of crazily-talented makeup artists HERE to start planning your wedding day dream look!

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27 October 2015

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27 October 2015

Bridesmaid’s gifts are tricky + as a bride, you put your bridesmaids through a lot – how do you say “Thank You” to your best friends for pampering you throughout your engagement? Or for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, all the help they gave you while wedding planning, and of course their undying friendship through all your bridezilla moments [we forgive you] - they are there by your side until the very last dance!

Gift them a little “me” time, they deserve it. Packed with all kinds of spa-inspired luxuries, this bridesmaid box is a wonderful way to encourage your closest friends to spend a little time focused on themselves + thank them for all the energy they poured into your special day.

Help your bridesmaids get wedding day ready with Ole Henriksen’s oil-free pore refining cleansing wipes which deeply exfoliate the skin with AHA's and leave that fresh-faced feeling behind while Dr. Jart’s antioxidant infused beauty balm with added SPF45+ will leave them saying goodbye wedding day blemishes + hello photo-ready flawless skin! The Body Shop’s new virgin mojito body scrub will invigorate the body with its blast of zesty + refreshing lime + mint extracts.

Set the mood + bask in the ambiance with a gloriously beautiful scent like the wild jasmine + mint candle by Peppermint Grove Australia – the perfect scent to relax all the right senses. Sephora’s pomegranate eye mask will ensure that in 15 minutes no one notices the ‘I was way too excited to sleep because you’re getting married’ bags under the eyes whilst long, luscious lashes are fast becoming as popular as a good pair of eyebrows, your ladies in waiting will have a gorgeous pair of Glameyes on your big day.

No day at the spa is complete without some tender loving care to your beautiful locks + we’re about to bring the salon [+ its perfect blow-dry] to the comfort of your own home. Treat your hair to John Frieda’s full repair shampoo + conditioning - restoring strength to damaged hair + reducing the risk of breakage for full, bouncy hair! The new Tangle Teezer blow-styling hairbrush makes it 100x easier to blow-dry your hair + maintain that salon quality finish. The fine tips enable the brush to 'pick-up' hair and gently guide it through the lower part of the teeth allowing free flow tension removing excess moisture for a quicker dry + styling. Oh, and how super-cute are these Invisi Bobble hair rings – the modern day alternative to hair ties. No kinks? Yep! Firm hold? You betcha! No headaches from super tightly pulled back hairstyles? YAAAS!

BOA TIP: As a side note to brides-to-be, we recommend you get your own box too because the tables will turn and you will be the one oohing + ahhing over your bridesmaids!

Beauty  Bridesmaids  Wedding gift ideas 

the body shop / sephora / john frieda / peppermint grove australia / manicare / tangle teezer / invisi bobble


22 October 2015

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13 October 2015

It’s somewhere we have all been, you walk into your favourite cosmetics + beauty store for ONE thing + end up browsing the endless shelves; the damage? a bag full of products + one very empty wallet! Well ladies, those day's are over, we are going to make this easier on your wallet + on you. Recently, we were lucky enough to test some of the ah-mazing products by game-changing beauty brand IT Cosmetics sent to us by the lovely girls from Sephora!

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Here’s a little inside scoop: Founded by former U.S television news anchor Jamie Kern Lima who noticed the need for natural looking makeup on camera, but still concealable enough under harsher lighting. Her solution? Innovative Technology Cosmetics – or IT Cosmetics – developed with the help of leading plastic surgeons to infuse cutting-edge, anti-aging technology with innovative colour cosmetics.

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CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+

This is a compact, but not as you know it! This is the first of its kind that we have seen here at BOA HQ and we are loving it – allow us to introduce you to the cushion compact. The trick with this product is that less is more, two dabs is all you need to cover your whole face with this revolutionary product. Effortless application? Tick. Full coverage? Tick. Natural glowing skin? Tick, tick +tick! This one is a sure winner in our eyes.

Celebration Foundation

Finding the right foundation is a job in itself + not to mention quite daunting. IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation is a beauty product that gives a seamless coverage, while creating a bright + radiant finish without creasing or cracking. Light enough for everyday use, an added benefit is that it can help protect your face against dryness too.

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Brow Power

These days it is all about the brows + the products that help achieve the perfect set. This little charm comes in a one colour suits all [+ not to mention perfect coverage for greys]. It works amazingly on both thick + thin brows thanks to its oval shaped tip while the spooley brush on the opposite end makes for the perfect polished look!

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Naturally Pretty Vol.1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette

We cannot stop gushing over this palette! The name doesn’t lie, everything about it screams luxe! - from the fleshy-rose coloured felt casing to the gold finishing on the inside. Fourteen shades of smooth + creamy neutral shades with one major twist -the ‘transforming pearl” shade is made to create fourteen entirely new pearlescent + shimmery shades; that’s like two palettes in one or 28 shades all together. This palette gets a big thumbs up from us!

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Vitality Cheek Flush

This cheek flush is long-wear + intensely pigmented with a soft, velvety consistency that feels like a really smooth, buttery powder, the Vitality blush in ‘Pretty in Peony’ provides you with a natural flush of colour on your cheeks. A little goes a long way with this blush, so if you tend to be heavy-handed or have fairer skin, we recommend to start off light + build up.

Vitality Lip Flusher

Avoiding chapped lips in the cooler months has been a mission for us girls here at BOA – which meant avoiding lipstick pretty much altogether. So when this absolute gem came along we were more than compliant to try. The oh-so-good-for-you ingredients drench your lips in lasting hydration + the pretty shades leave a natural looking stain that looks fabulous on all skin tones!

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10 October 2015

Today’s bridal beauty must is 18 year old stunner Zendaya - This wide-eyed, sylph-like beauty with perfectly symmetrical features knows how to WOW! This beauty chameleon is known for taking risks working everything from cascading waves to fun + flirty bobs, and not to mention super-bold lips + sultry smoked eyes. It’s time to take note ladies..

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3 October 2015

She arguably has the best set of brows in Hollywood, and fresh face beauty Lilly Collins knows how to work it! Teamed with her signature bold lip, she shows us short hair is just as glam as long locks. From straight + sleek to curled, tousled perfection, take note ladies, this is one for the style books… 

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22 July 2015

Grooms-to-be listen up, this one is for you; its time to talk grooming! GAIA made for men understands that men and women have very different needs when it comes to caring for their skin, which is why their specially formulated shaving gel and face crème is ideal for your wedding day shave. GAIA shave gel is free from harsh drying agents, sulphates and other nasties that can lead to rashers and razor burn after a close shave. Instead, it is infused with witch hazel to tone and balance the skin and reduce oiliness, while aloe smooths, moisturises and stimulates the skin for natural glowing skin. To top it all off? Avocado and organic wheat germ infused facial crème to keep you hydrated, youthful and irritation free. GAIA doesn’t have that girlie scent that most natural skin care does! Organic lime, patchouli and spearmint ensure that you finish your shave smelling 100% masculine; your new bride won’t be able to resist! A sure essential for you and your groomsmen’s shaving kit.

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15 July 2015

Draw yourself a nice warm bath, a little vino and slip into a haven of harmony where you create your own aromatic atmosphere. Calm those pre-wedding day jitters with In Essence Aromatherapy Electric Vaporiser while you wash your worries away. Some wine and cheese, your girls, mani-pedis and your In Essence Vaporiser bring a relaxed vibe while you begin your wedding day dreaming. Our essential oil pick? Its simple, you can’t go past the classic scent of Lavender. Containing the essential oil of ‘lavandula angustifola’, it settles, restores and balances the mind and body alike. Lavender is perfect to relieve stress and centre one’s chakra. In addition, it provides relief for tight and sore muscles, along with aiding those who have trouble getting their much-needed beauty sleep. Pairing perfectly with Roman Chamomile and Orange like a match made in heaven, dismiss mood swings and alleviate those tension headaches. Put your feet up, grab your copy of Brides of Adelaide and bask in the ambiance that is In Essence. calming in essence electric vaporiser with essential oil - brides of adelaide



13 July 2015

As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing like curling up in your comfiest PJs, Brides of Adelaide mag in hand and a nice hot cup of Madame Flavour Romantic White Tea with Rose; let the wedding dreaming begin! Keep a box in the cupboard for those stormy nights in, or equally perfect for those girly catch-ups. The feminine and flirty packaging is the perfect addition to your breakfast at Tiffany’s kitchen tea, or perhaps you would like to treat your wedding guests to some refreshing iced tea that is sweet and sensual in the summer heat. A blend of the highest quality Peony White loose leaf mixed with the scattering of rose petals all enveloped within a luxurious silk infuser. It’s the perfect addition to your winter nights in with your beau; you can almost smell the romance drifting through the room.madame flavour romantic white rose tea- brides of adelaide

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7 July 2015

Is your dream dress a daring number or a draping dream? Fashion Tape is your new little secret - an invisible little trick that performs undercover magic and keeps you looking your best and feeling secure in those plunging necklines. Avoid those surprising slip-ups on your big day with Hollywood Fashion Tape. The clear, medical quality and easy-to-use double-sided body tape is gentle on skin, hypoallergenic and leaves no sticky residue behind. A few strips and you are secured so you can let loose and enjoy the party; it’s the ultimate ‘handbag essential’ and resolution for life’s fashion emergencies. Store a few strips in each of your bridesmaid’s wedding day essentials kit to ensure you and your girls grace the day with the right backup. And don’t forget to take a little selection of Fashion Tape along wherever you go for that peace of mind in any ensemble. Hollywood Fashion Tape is every girl’s best friend and a dream come true rolled into one!
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Beauty  Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion 

Hollywood Fashion Tape


6 July 2015

Vixen red, venomous plum or a cotton candy pink; a statement lipstick is the perfect way to finish any bridal ensemble and make sure that all eyes are on you! It’s definitely a beauty trend that we can all embrace! Pout your way to perfection with the long lasting mineral lipstick range from MOMMA, which is 100% vegan and cruelty free. Formulated with pure mineral pigments, Jojoba oil and orange peel ensures that you get a long lasting lipstick without the waxy feel. The absence of FD&C dyes allows MOMMAS’s lipstick to condition the lips while providing buildable coverage as shea butter provides a vibrant colour; all while leaving lips feeling soft and supple. Beauty lovers let us rejoice!

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2 July 2015

They say its all about the dress on your big day, and who are we to argue?! But what about your hands; from showcasing your awe-inspiring ring to clasping your bouquet, your hands and fingers will be a point of focus on your wedding day! Why not add a little extra to your wedding day prep and give your skin a little extra TLC before your big day. MOR Emporium Classics Collection has captured the essence of deep hydration through their luxurious formulations. Available in 5 memorable fragrances, each as unique as the next, they all contain the rich antioxidants of White Tea and Acai to sooth, nourish and soften. Pamper yourself and your bridesmaids; its time to indulge in MOR of life’s little luxuries!

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1 July 2015

Ladies, its time to up the ante on your body beauty regime! We are about to introduce you to your new best buddy, the type of buddy with benefits, the type you can get down and dirty with and come out feeling soft and sexy… the Buddy Scrub kind of buddy. An all natural, cruelty and chemical free body scrub that acts as a deep exfoliator for your body to nourish and moisturise. Watch as the effects of dry skin, blemishes, cellulite and stretch marks fade and become nothing but a memory, leaving you feeling sexier and more confident. Bring a little “day spa” vibe to the air with you and your bridesmaids as you prepare for your big day, and leave your skin feeling oh-so smooth; we guarantee your hubby wont be able to resist
P.S. don’t forget to pack a buddy scrub (or a few) for your honeymoon, you’ll thank us later (;

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Buddy Scrub


29 June 2015

Those sultry bachelorette hues, the sleeked sophisticated wedding day liner or the smudged waterline perfection of the after-party; neither of these bridal looks is complete without L’Oreal’s So Couture volume million lashes mascara. Try a thin layer for accentuated, refined and lengthened sophisticated lashes, whilst a thicker coat will provide a more glamorous and dramatic appearance! So Couture million lashes ultra precise brush catches every lash whilst the innovative silk formula creates intense volume with NO clumps! Get ahead of the crowd; the gorgeous million lashes mascara obeys all the beauty rules and won’t fade or flake so your makeup will look and stay picture perfect while you party. Million lashes mascara is the perfect finishing touch to any bridal makeup. Stash the tube in your wedding day essentials kit for you and your bridesmaids and go from subtle sophistication at the altar to fun and flirty at the after-party.
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26 June 2015

Enchant your husband and guests as you grace the aisle radiating the delight of sumptuous flowers as you leave an aromatic impression of breathtaking floral fields in your wake. Crabtree & Evelyn’s Somerset Meadow eau de toilette will have even the most whimsical of brides lose themselves in the charming allure of the scent! The bitter dewy greens of ivy and fern and the floral beauty of wildflowers balance the juicy sweetness of sparkling bergamot and blackberry buds. This spray is a must have for those spring time brides; adding the perfect finishing touch to your wedding day beauty routine, engaging your senses and balancing your emotions as you begin a new journey.
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Crabtree & Evelyn


24 June 2015

Whether you’re hitting the town for you bachelorette bash or basking in the glow of a candlelit bridal table with your new hubby, you’ll be sure to find the perfect bridal shade in Essie’s new bridal range of nail polish. Our staff pick; cute as a button- a juicy persimmon delight of a coral polish that adds an air of sophistication and innocence. Fresh, soft and ripe for the picking. A special formula that leaves your nails looking fresh and longer lasting, all while being DBP, toluene and formaldehyde free. Find the Essie colour that makes you feel radiant and beautiful. Essie is the ultimate fashion accessory for your big day; and you’re never fully dressed without a good manicure!

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Essie Australia


2 March 2015

A chic hairstyle that has the perfect amount of class and style. An oversize braid makes its way to the nape and precisely intertwined into a meshed masterpiece.

Beauty  Wedding Hair 

bridal hair large twist braid and bun


1 February 2015

False lashes are the fairy godmothers of the beauty world, instantly adding gorgeousness to your gaze. They add a touch of va-va voom and completely polish off any makeup look. Falsies, it cannot be denied, are an invaluable beauty accessory. Make-up artists, celebrities and individuals alike, use them to enhance natural eye beauty, creating beautiful, sexy eyes. However, if you aren’t a seasoned false lash wearer, your wedding day probably isn’t the ideal time to delve into donning Twiggy style peepers! Naturalites Lashes are a fantastic way to enhance your natural lashes quickly and easily and are the perfect style for first timers, adding soft volume for a subtle and full look. You’ve said yes to the dress, your sweetheart and the venue but what eye makeup will you commit to? Whatever your chosen style, handmade from natural hair, Naturalites are ultra lightweight and will stay on all night long. The best thing is each pair comes with step-by-step instructions and with care are reusable up to five times so Eylure has you honeymoon-ready. Fluttering falsies can travel with you for those romantic honeymoon dinners or for those picture-perfect poses to fill pages of your holiday scrapbook forever.

Beauty  Bridal Makeup 

eylure naturalites false lashes


30 January 2015

Avoid any slipups on your big day with Hollywood Fashion Tape. Is your dream dress a daring or draping number? Fashion Tape is your little secret - an invisible trick to perform undercover wardrobe magic and keep you looking terrific and feeling secure in plunging necklines or thin straps. A woman’s favourite fashion accessory! Clear, medical quality and easy-to-use double-sided apparel and body tape is gentle on skin, hypoallergenic and leaves no residue on fabrics. A few strips can hold up a strapless dress, pin a hem, close up wrap dresses and seal a gaping blouse. Thirty six strips, packaged in a gorgeous, girly pink, sleek tin; it’s the ultimate ‘clutch essential’ and smart solution for life’s little emergencies. Store a pretty little tin in each of your bridesmaid’s cosmetic case to ensure your girls grace the day with fashion backup – Hollywood Fashion Tape is every girl’s best friend! Take a sweet little selection of Fashion Tape along on your honeymoon for those dressy nights out, kaftans by the pool and peace of mind in any ensemble.

Beauty  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

hollywood fashion tape


28 January 2015

Ouch! We’ve all been there – those beautiful new shoes create a terrible blister leaving you limping the night away. Make sure you don’t hobble down the aisle on the best day of your life! Some say beauty is pain, but it doesn’t have to be with BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages. Stash a Tough-Strip or two in your clutch to cover up any nasty sores and ensure you are feeling fabulous from aisle to after party. A unique quilted pad draws fluid away from the wound and heavy-duty fabric has a super stick formula which stays on until you want it off. Don’t fear your favourite shoes… Be it points, stilettos or straps that rub, BAND-AID has you covered – literally.

Beauty  Bridal Shoes  Wedding Accessories 

band-aid tough strips wedding day essentials


26 January 2015

The right manicure can take your wedding day look to glamorous new heights. The ever-elegant French manicure is always on trend and has as much versatility as it does class, and guess what? Nailene has now made it possible to achieve the most amazing nails from the comfort of your couch - hello Gossip Girl, hot chocolate and PJ pants… Forget sticky strips that slip as you attempt to get the perfect white tip or spend hours in a salon with a headache from the stench of acrylic. ‘French Express’ offer gorgeous press-on nails for an everyday, natural looking manicure. Simply place, press and voila – a full set of salon quality nails with self-adhesive technology for maximum comfort and superior wear. An uber thin design to embrace your natural nail for a perfect fit and a glamorous gel-like shine will have you clasping your favourite blooms with picture-perfect fingertips as you grace the aisle. Pre-glued and petite size, twenty four nails, in twelve sizes come with one manicure stick for precision and one buffer to perfect your wedding look and buff your nails to beautiful!

Beauty  Wedding Fashion 

nailene french express press-on nails


24 January 2015

Whether it’s a sultry smokey eye, a sexy winged cat eye effect or a subtle smudge in the waterline, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil is a godsend. Try a thin line on your upper lid to accentuate your lashes, making them appear more voluminous and give you an eye lift (without the surgery), whilst a glamorous, more dramatic fuller stroke flicked out at the corners will perfect your bachelorette party makeup look! Aqua Eyes' highly pigmented formula features a firm pencil point to you draw a wiggle-free line every time. The beautifully formulated Make Up Forever liner adheres to the eyelids and doesn’t run or fade so eye makeup stays picture perfect as you dance the night away. Available in 26 shades, Aqua Eyes suits any bridal makeup style from the prettiest shades of green and blue to gorgeous pinks and purples. Stash it in your wedding day beauty bag to go from subtle at the altar to flirty at the reception.

Beauty  Bridal Makeup 

make up for ever aqua eyes waterproof eyeliner pencil


17 January 2015

Bathing is the most beautiful and nurturing method of use in the practise of aromatherapy and perfect for relaxing or a romantic evening in with your beau. Set the scene with champas, a little Ed Sheeran and an In Essence Aromatherapy Candle Vaporizer to create your personal aromatic environment! Live in the lap of luxury and bring a little ‘day spa’ vibe to the comfort and convenience of your own lounge room. Organise your girls, some dips and vino, facemasks and your In Essence Candle Vaporiser for a wedding planning haven. Our favourite oil option is the In Essence ‘orange’ pure essential oil. Containing essential oil of citrus sinensis fruit peel is it a pleasant uplifting aroma which restores the spirit. Orange is ideal to calm and is beneficial during times of stress. It additionally relieves insomnia, the symptoms of colds and muscular cramps and spasms and provides temporary relief of cough and bronchitis. Pairing perfectly with lavender and Roman Chamomile, it eases tension headaches and mild anxiety. So kick off your shoes, relax and recharge - let In Essence engage your senses and balance your emotions. 

Beauty  Wedding Planning 

in essence candle vaporiser


15 January 2015

Brides, for those of you hosting an outdoor celebration, sunscreen is probably one of the last things on your mind! But we want you to retain that incredible beauty of yours for years to come… so slip, slop, slap. Don’t worry, we know what your thinking! Sticky, oily and strong smelling sunscreen is not what you intend to apply under your flawless makeup and certainly not ideal for the longevity of your makeup look. However, Cetaphil has come to your rescue with their Suntivity Hydrating Lotion for the face. Containing an SPF of 30+, is packed with vitamins A, C and E, is formulated for sensitive skin and has an antioxidative effect to ensure your foundation won’t oxidize, turning a terribly tinge of orange. The smooth texture spreads easily, is fast absorbing and four hours water resistant – we don’t suspect you’ll being taking a dip in your Vera Wang gown, but for those unexpected tears, Cetaphil will stick by you!

Beauty  Bridal Makeup 

cetaphil suntivity spf 30+ / summer bridal makeup


8 January 2015

It’s time to step into your maxi, slide on your Manollos and get engagement-party-ready. As you prep with a mask and mani you feel a sneaky little cold sore beginning to rear its head. Before you start to fret, reach for your Compeed Total Care Invisible Cold Sore Patch! It immediately starts to work, ensuring the right level of moisture delivered to the wound. It reduces the swelling and redness whilst offering a soothing affect. The irritating burning, tickling and itching sensations subside and the invisible patch decreases the risk of cross-contamination, repelling water and bacteria. And the best bit? You can still bare that beautiful bold lip that completes your ensemble so well. The patch is instantly hidden, as is the wound and your ruby-red lippy further acts as veil hiding the sore. Pop some bubbles and say good riddance! We’ll definitely cheers to that.


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1 January 2015

Why not give your skin a little extra TLC before your wedding day. Lacklustre and dehydrated skin can be super stubborn, but guess what? There is a skin-God! Natio’s Hydrating Mask gives skin an instant pick-me-up with its refreshing and moisturising texture. A mixture of organic Rosehip Oil, Sesame Oil, Papaya and Aloe Vera provides a jolt of moisture for brighter, fresher and smoother skin under your veil. The deeply conditioning facemask is formulated to uncover a bright, healthy complexion and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and spot-prone. Having a girl’s night in? Pamper your bridesmaids and yourself pre-wedding; break out the bubbles, mani-pedis and Natio Hydrating Mask to quench thirsty skin and have you photo-ready!


natio hydrating face mask / face mask


25 December 2014

We have found the bridal clutch essential, right along side your lippy and pressed powder touch-up. You’re en route from ceremony to photography then reception, it’s an Australian summer and the sun is out to play, you feel like you’re mid Bikram yoga class under your gorgeous gown… Epiphany, you remember that Butterfly Hot and Cold towel you slipped in your clutch. Cheers to that! Your beauty burdens are wiped away… literally. Refreshing, soft and luxurious, this soft organic cotton, individually sealed hand towel is enriched with moisturising purified water to ensure you feeling cleansed and revitalised. Spruce up your décolletage and revitalise sweaty spots. You now add a little more Chanel No.5 and continue your big day, invigorated, poised and polished. As your day comes to an end and you head to retreat for the evening, wipe away the day with your face towel stashed in your travel bag. Remove make-up and impurities and refresh those spots that got a little excited while you were dancing the night away. Butterfly Hot and Cold, as the name suggests, can be used either hot or cold! Refrigerate or heat – it’s an on-the-go shower for the 21st century woman for freshness and comfort anywhere. 

To perfectly prep your clutch, visit


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23 December 2014

Boho-glam, it's like Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen… A little bit glamorous with a whole lot of bohemian! A gorgeous style for the boho bride at heart who desires a little bit more tradition to her day. Feathers with diamonds and wedding gowns that remain white but with drapery and movement. You get the traditional and boho princess at the same time.

Soft pinks and neautral tones are perfect for the boho glam wedding. It's soft, feminine and whimsical! Pair traditional flowers like peonies or roses with foliage and succulents to achieve that style of two worlds combining... We just adore this bouquet!

Beauty  Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

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22 December 2014

Say cheese! It’s your wedding day and photos are snapped from dusk till dawn. White Glo Professional Choice Whitening Toothpaste will ensure you grace the day of laughs, smiles and snaps with the confidence of a gorgeous, white smile. Finally, that celebrity-style smile is accessible and affordable… Coffee loving brides, help is here! White Glo Toothpaste contains micro polishing particles that work gently to lighten discolorations on enamel and whiten teeth. Added fluoride offers maximum oral hygiene and protection and the unique, powerful fresh breath formula will keep you feeling fresh and confident throughout the day, from kisses to cake. Your White Glo pack includes White Glo Toothpaste, a free White Glo ‘Anti Stain’ Toothbrush and White Glo Dental flosser and toothpicks.



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18 December 2014

Boost your wedding beauty routine with an organic product that will change your skincare routine forever… Prep your skin to perfection with Jojoba oil, a powerful and natural moisturiser - the superfood of the cosmetic world. Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic and naturally contains vitamins A, D and E and Omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. What ever your skincare woe may be, Jojoba will have you ready for your big day by reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and wrinkles and you can say goodbye to acne, dermatitis, eczema and even psoriasis. The organic moisturiser works wonders for face, lips, hands, cuticles, body and hair – it literally has us completely covered! The Jojoba company is 100% natural and Australian, with no nasties – move over beau because we are in love and we know you will be too.


jojoba oil


13 December 2014

In love with this gorgeous up style. A casual and simple bun, emanating elegance and style. We are loving the imperfections...

Beauty  Wedding Hair 

wedding bun hair style


4 December 2014

There is nothing nicer than finishing a day off with the perfect skincare routine. Washing away the day and taking a moment to pamper and appreciate yourself. We are in love with our new skincare find... BABOR HSR Lifting Extra-Firming Cream is our favourite part of the skincare sesh, It’s a little pot of gold, containing a luxurious lifting cream with anti-wrinkle effect. Protecting against collagen and elastin fibres it significantly improves skin elasticity, smooths small lines and wrinkles. We adore our smoother, firmer and younger-looking skin thanks to shea butter, vitamin E, macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil and mango seed oil. Bring a little luxury to your skincare routine and pamper your skin in preparation for the big day. Skin is forever, as are wedding photos – make them perfect.


flawless face / babor hsr lifting extra-firming cream


3 December 2014

Captivating, on trend and fashion forward... make a statement with this unconventional wedding gown style. 'Midi length' is technically any hem line which falls below the knee and above the ankle. Often perceived as retro or vintage, we have some dresses that kick this concept to the side. These dresses are modern and cutting edge; we think they scream sophistication and style.

Whether you prefer A-line, full tulle or a two piece we have found a gorgeous gown for you.

Beauty  Bridesmaids  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling  White Wedding Ideas 

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1 December 2014

Covering the important issues here at BOA; we are never ones to shy away from the personal issues. Bandelettes offer a sexy solution to chafing thighs, one of the many unspoken beauty pains. Bandalettes are sexy thigh bands designed to stay put and give you comfort and protection against chafing all day long. These pretty little lace bands are an effective solution against friction and irritation. Bandelettes are the result of two girlfriends, discovering over coffee, they both suffer from the often awkward and annoying problem of chafing. Many women describe the beautiful bands as life changing, we would also say an undergarment superhero, the two rows of stay up silicone hold them perfectly in place.

We road tested Bandelettes, donning the lace bands in our daily BOA HQ activites. Disbelief was mutual when when we revealed it was actually an anti chafing solution. The fabulous design can be worn all year round with almost anything, or nothing at all… Chic and pleasing, Bandelettes can be worn in the warmer months as a fashionable piece and double as an effective replacement for tights, only better. Chafing is gone for good, and our minds are instantly at ease.

Stay comfortable through out your wedding day with Bandalettes under your gown... and for a super cute and unique idea, gift each of your bridesmaids with one.

Beauty  Wedding Fashion 

bandelettes anti chafing bands


1 December 2014

Such a stunning boudoir shot! One for the sophisticated and elegant bride... so gorgeous.

Beauty  Engagement Photography 

boudoir shoot black and white


29 November 2014

Such an effortlessly beautiful makeup look for your wedding day. Sleek winged eye liner and natural lips... perf.

Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Wedding Styling 

bridal makeup cat eye


27 November 2014

Hydrated skin, is glowing gorgeous skin! The Avene Hydrance Optimale RIch hydrating cream has been saving our lives as we start welcoming the warmer weather. It’s that time of year when the weather is going through PMS! She’s up and down, it’s hot and cold, and sometimes your skin can be in struggle town. After seriously putting this daily moisturiser to the test, wow we are impressed! This product has had to deal with the driest of dry and the most complex combination skin, nothing makes the latter happy. Avene has come to our rescue with this gentle, light but effective, moisturiser bringing dehydrated, sensitive skin back to life. Ensure you prep for beautiful skin by incorporating this rich, hydrating cream into your skincare routine today.


avene hydrance optimale  


18 November 2014

The fishtail wedding dress, or mermaid style, is a favourite around BOA HQ! With it's figure hugging design and flared hemline. Flaunt your sexy curves in a gown that oozes modern glamour. Flaring out just below the knee, this design shows off each curve and contour of the female body.

Fishtail gowns can be as dramatic or subtle as desired. Likewise, the train can be long and exaggerated or basically non existent. What ever mirrors your personal style - the day is totally about you.

Strapless, sweetheart, one shoulder or high neck, we love them all! Chose gown style in accordance to height and body shape... strapless flatters shorter women while a high neck would give the illusion of a shorter torso.

Beauty  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling  White Wedding Ideas 

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11 November 2014

The myriad of dress design choices is of abundance, and ever growing. We adore these high neck wedding gowns - such a classic design which is both timeless and elegant. Kick the matronly look to the side - these dresses are anything but. To implement a sexy and feminine aspect, a backless style is a beautiful complimenting attribute.

For a super flattering quality - tulle, lace, beaded and cut out neck details are perfect. "High neck" does not just constitute a conservative look with no flesh showing.

Beach Weddings  Beauty  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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20 October 2014

Here at Brides of Adelaide, we can't get enough of the fishtail braid- whether it be an up-do, half up, classic braid or featured in a boho, un-kept style. We think these styles are amazing and would make for the perfect addition to any wedding day, no matter what your style.

Incorporate the fishtail braid into a formal style for a more classic bridal look.

Alternatively, take the braid in a more casual way for a fashion forward look, which is so gorgeous right now.

Beauty  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair  Wedding Styling 

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16 October 2014

Be a bold bride and bare a bright lip on your wedding day!

We think these brides look incredibly sophisticated, stylish and glamorous. Here are just a few of our favourite shades...

How amazing does this bride look, matching her lip colour to her bright bouquet? And the coral is so on trend right now; we vote 10/10.

A classic red might be more your style...

Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Wedding Styling 

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10 October 2014

The dust certainly hasn't settled on the Behati/Laveen wedding. Today's bridal beauty muse is the drop-dead-gorgeous Behati Prinsloo and her mesmerising hair and makeup looks. Lets be honest, the Victoria Secret model could look good in anything... Be inspired by her slicked hair, foliage hair crown, fishtail braid and bold red lips; have a hint of Behati at your wedding.

Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Wedding Hair  Wedding Styling 

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7 October 2014

There is no denying that rose gold is the colour of the moment. With Marc Jacobs "watch of the season"- his rose gold, boyfriend-style number that is seen on every female socialite's wrist. Copper is featured on every interior design blog and rosie gold tones are taking the cosmetic world by storm. Splash some rose gold at your wedding day and it could very well be, "The most fashionable event of the season." Take a look at these snaps and prepare to fall in love...

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Incorporate as much or as little of your chosen colour as you desire.

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Throughout your planning process refer back to your colour pallet when making any decisions. Ask yourself, how can you incorporate your colour scheme in any way?

Subtle touches, like in your makeup, can make for a classy and polished day.

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Beauty  Bouquets & Flowers  Bridal Makeup  Pink Wedding Ideas  Wedding Cakes 

rose gold wedding cake / rose gold reception table setting / rose gold champagne flutes / rose gold wedding dress / rose gold rose bouquet / rose gold reception table setting with sequins / rose gold ceremony program / rose gold flowergirl dress / rose gold reception table number setting / rose gold makeup


2 October 2014

Pink and red - some call it a fashion crime, like denim on denim! But we guarantee these shots will have you falling in love with the charming duo like raspberries and rubies. The sweetest and romantic of all the colours paired can only make for true love…

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Beauty  Bouquets & Flowers  Red Wedding Ideas  Wedding Colour Themes 

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16 September 2014

If a structure up 'do or precise curls isn't your cup of tea, don't feel as though you need to stray from your natural style on your big day. You will feel your best when you feel you! For relaxed brides with a casual vibe, these natural wave hairstyles may just be for you... xx

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10 September 2014

Check out those perfect smokey eyes! A flutter of those eyelashes is all this bride needs to send her groom weak at the knees... xx

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup 

bridal makeup


19 August 2014

Today's bridal beauty muse Rose Byrne is the elegant queen of natural sophistication. This classically pretty brunette isn't afraid to mix up her look, yet infallibly maintains an irresistible air of polished refinement. Be inspired by her red carpet looks, from naturally beautiful for your wedding day to a bright lip for your engagement soiree... xx

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29 May 2014

Flawlessly beautiful, this gorgeous up-style is a perfectly pretty style for all types of weddings! Sophisticated enough for traditional weddings, or, add a few flowers for a relaxed garden vibe! xx

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Beauty  Wedding Hair 

bridal chignon wedding up style


29 May 2014

Send your groom weak at the knees with an intoxicatingly beautiful scent on your big day. 2014 Spring/Summer fragrance launches are the perfect time to try something new! These four brands are familiar, but the new fragrances are fresh twist on what you know...

Burberry, Brit Rhythm: Launched as part of the Burberry Brit family, Brit Rhythm is inspired by the power of live music and features notes of British lavender. A little bit sexy, this fragrance will take you from your wedding day to your wedding night effortlessly...

Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce: Intensely feminine, Dolce is the ideal scent for princess brides. Inspired by Sicily, you will leave the wafting delight of white flowers in your trail...

Elie Saab, L'Eau Couture: The perfume equivalent of Elie Saabs stunning ethereal gowns, L'Eau Couture is elegant, sophisticated and romantic. Woo your groom with almond and white floral notes, before revealing orange blossom and vanilla.

Yohji Yamamoto, Her Love Story: Super sweet and feminine, Her Love Story is incredibly romantic. Pink peppercorn, rose, jasmine and peach are the delicate flavours that will delight the senses...

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Beauty  Wedding Ideas 

burberry wedding perfume / dolce + gabbana wedding perfume / elie saab wedding perfume / yohji yamamoto wedding perfume


27 May 2014

Berry lips are where it's at at the moment; from the red carpet to weddings, everybody is sporting a plum-based hue on their kissers. This dramatic shade is IDEAL for winter, when you want to infuse a little warmth into your palette. Berry lips look fabulous with any skin tone, as long as you choose the right shade! Berry pinks look fabulous on light to medium skintones, while darker skint ones can afford to rock a darker, more purple based berry shade. The key to pulling off the berry lipstick is to keep the eyes bare and make your pout the focal point! See how these beauties have interpreted the look for all the inspiration...

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25 March 2014

Today we're drawing inspiration from these glam backstage beauties, dolled up with dewy glowing skin and the most incredible golden smokey eyes! This look is incredible for the winter months, when bridal makeup can afford to be a little heavier. Ultra-luxurious, a golden shimmer will flatter all skin-tones. Ensure you wear with a nude or soft pink lip to keep your style balanced and appropriate for bridal.

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Gold Wedding Ideas  Wedding Hair  Wedding Ideas 

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26 September 2013

We’ll say it now – because of the large amount of photographs you’ll have taken throughout the day, a shiny face can be your worst enemy in front of the lens. To help you look your best, we've hand-picked the best four products to ensure you look your absolute best in every picture...

Our personal fave product is the MAC Matte - smooth it on your t-zone to eliminate shine (it is subtle enough for hubby to smooth on too if he is prone to being a little oily). Have your makeup artist use a mattifying primer such as the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pore Minimizer and Mattifier, which is designed to instantly reduce and refine pores. The Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup will control oil and shine and is resistant to sweat so you will stay matte throughout your big day. Finally, ask your darling bridesmaids to carry a packet of Bobbi Brown blotting papers (they're so cute, in a chic little case) to touch you up before the photographer session...there’s a big difference between a glowing bride and a shiny t-zone in every photograph. xx

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup 

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12 September 2013

If you’re having a spray tan for your wedding, it's a great idea to get a trial before the big day so you know exactly what shade to aim for. Exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate before you head to your appointment - it is vital for even application and prolonging your colour, then skip the deodorant as it is likely to turn your tan green. Once you've gone for your trial tan, ask someone to take photos of you so you can see exactly how the shade will translate on to camera. Don’t forget to moisturise regularly after the tan to maintain a beautiful even shade. Check out our fav Adelaide wedding beauty experts for the perfect tan Xx

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Beauty  Wedding Planning 

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3 September 2013

Ask your beautician for a shellac manicure instead of regular polish. That way, you won’t risk the chance of any chipping throughout the wedding day – and it will probably last the honeymoon too! Xx

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11 April 2013

Complete your pre-wedding beauty regime from head to toe by giving your feet a little well-deserved TLC. Silky smooth feet are a necessity for luxurious brides slipping their feet into strappy sandal stilettos; we think you should enjoy your day without worrying about appearances!

We’ve found a way to get your tootsies in top condition without coming in contact with the bacteria hiding in those nasty pumice stones. Milky Foot Intense Exfoliation Pads are real sock like foot pads that remove hardened skin, soften cracks and moisturise – a nice little addition to your pre-wedding beauty kit. The new addition of almond milk helps put the ‘quick’ in ‘quick step’ with the treatment time now cut in half – perfect for brides with a lot to do! Treat your feet to a little pampering before you wedding day!



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7 February 2013

The illusion neckline is oh so hot for weddings right now. From the bride to the bridesmaids, designers everywhere are showing off a little décolletage through sheer materials. The faithful strapless gown has been around the block and we are welcoming this stylish spin on your classic cut. Perfect for bridesmaids, a chiffon neckline will take their gowns from simple to sleek, allowing you plenty of room to play around with opulent accessories. Statement clutch bags and shoes are the perfect details to complete the high-fashion look. Bridesmaids in illusion necklines are very now and very glamorous.

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Bridesmaids  Clutches  Jewellery  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Fashion 

1. warehouse chiffon hem maxi dress asos 2. new york lollipop too heels kate spade 3. ceramide ultra lipstick in rogue elizabeth arden 4. studded suede mini box clutch gucci 5. gold cuff miss martini 6. gold and black statement ring miss martini  7. guilty eau de toilette spray: gucci


30 January 2013

Can't get enough of the feminine and mystical shades of the sea? Good news! Turquoise is fresh, invigorating and on trend right now. We were inspired by the gorgeous shades of green and blue on the runway at Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 show, particularly the breezy and elegant mint dress featured below. Shades of turquoise and mint look fabulously crisp with white and will have a calming effect on your big day. Pastel nail polish and makeup was also seen all over the runways, a look that we ourselves are sporting in the office (hello, aqua nails!). Minty décor is pretty and soft, try subtle additions such as frosted mint chairs and hanging lanterns, the colour also looks beautiful with bouquets of baby’s breath. Minty fresh!

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Bridesmaids  Clutches  Jewellery  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Fashion 

get the look: / 1. lashess heel: RMK / 2. silk shoulder wrap dress: zimmerman / 3. calming lavender mist: kora organics / 4. gold lead necklace: miss martini  5. le turquoise nail polish: yves saint laurent / 6. mint python print clutch: chanel


21 January 2013

Brides, the time is drawing nearer – our 2013 bumper edition of Brides of Adelaide goes on sale on January 30 and trust us, you are going to want to see what we have packed into our favourite issue yet!

With over 530+ pages of the finest wedding inspiration, we are delighted to offer you the very best our South Australian wedding industry has to offer, from the finest local wedding cakes to stunning jewellery and fabulous venues. In this issue we have brought international runway trends alive with our glamorous men and women’s editorial shoots, as well as a presentation of exquisite wedding dresses from South Australian designers. We were blown away by the quality of talent our state has produced, from designers who have been around for years to fresh new faces on the scene!

The same goes for our crème de la collection of photographers, showcased in our presentation of real South Australian weddings. This section allows you to draw inspiration from the unique styling created by real brides and grooms. We too have designed our own styling concepts, embracing the beauty of blossoms and this season’s favourite colour combination of yellow and taupe. We have included plenty of bomboniere, cakes, DIY and bouquet ideas just for you.

There is all of this and much, much more…you will read about the latest makeup, hair and fashion trends, discover the ‘Who’s Who’ of the Adelaide wedding industry and choose your ideal honeymoon location based on our professional Phil Hoffman travel tips.

Excited yet? We are! Can't wait till then? Pre-order your copy here and in the meantime, follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @boamagazine for your daily dose of bridal inspiration!

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Jewellery  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

bridal gowns bridal on pulteney / bridal jewellery: miss martini / hair: abache hair and body / makeup: lauren parkinson makeup artist


18 January 2013

Our favourite 2013 spring makeup collection is the Arabesque Collection by Laura Mercier. Described as a ‘poetic blend of pinks, blues and neutrals to create a sweet, romantic and absolutely serene look’, the Arabesque Collection is nothing less than perfect for your wedding day. Highlight your cheeks, nails and lips with pretty pinks and sweep a semi-matte gradient of pinks, neutrals and smoky greys across eyelids. From Christos to Oscar de la Renta, runway wedding makeup this year is soft, neutral and feminine and in true Laura Mercier style the Arabesque Collection captures these elements perfectly. We can’t think of a sweeter colour combination for bridal makeup!

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup 

1. creme cheek colour in oleander 2. creme smooth lip colour in arabesque 3. lip stain in shy pink 4. lip glace in bare pink 5. baked eye colour palette in free spirit 6. eye pencil in stone grey 7. nail lacquer in en pointe 8. faux lash mascara in black 9. get the look: laura mercier


10 December 2012

As lovers of beauty, one of the first things we look for at Chanel’s SS13 ready-to-wear show is the new Le Vernis nail polish; usually models are displaying beautifully manicured hands in an array of colours. This year, however, all the models tips were flawlessly coated in nudes and traditional French manicures. Sophisticated, chic and wedding appropriate, we think brides should follow suit with our favourite Chanel Le Vernis in ‘545 Attraction’, a light and long-lasting hue perfect for your wedding day.



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