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April 2013 - Posts

Is your wedding day makeup photo-ready?

What you see in person isn’t always what you will see in a photograph. Makeup can transform dramatically under flash photography, sometimes in a way that is undesired. Even if you are getting your makeup done by a professional, here are some things to request! No SPF – Try to avoid moisturizers, primers, foundations and powders containing SPF. Products containing SPF reflect light away from the face during flash photography. This can leave you looking washed out or create a ‘white...
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Your bridal beauty bag must haves!

Although make up artists will use products and techniques created to make your make up last, it is not always fail proof. Your make up will be under a lot of pressure during your big day – with sweating from nerves, dancing and heat; as well as from eating, drinking and inevitable tears! Here are some things you should have in your make up bag for the day. If you can’t keep it on you, ensure that it is with someone close by – a bridesmaid, your maid of honor or trusty old mum! Lip...
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Sharleena explains how to have luscious lips all day long!

Let’s face it – people will be taking photos of you all day and it isn’t easy to ensure that your lipstick is looking the best, especially if you do not have a mirror on hand. Here is a little trick that will help your lipstick to maintain fresh and perfect for as long as possible. Exfoliate lips thoroughly. Any product will do! Apply lip balm and give this a chance to ‘sink in’. Your favourite lip balm will do, just make sure it isn’t tinted. Pick your lipstick...
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A bride's beauty timeline from our latest guest blogger...

There are a lot of things to get done before a wedding and during pre-wedding stress it can be easy for brides to forget to look after themselves! Beauty treatments can often be left to the last minute. Creating a beauty timeline will keep you on track and help you maintain feeling and looking your best before the big day. 1 Year Out - If you want any major dental work done, plan for it to be done around this date. Some dental work can be lengthy and this will give you plenty of time to heal. - This...
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