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August 14th, 2012

When it comes to the beauty department there seems to always be another bigger and better product than the one you just purchased. It can get frustrating when you hear that a newer beauty product has trumped your latest beauty obsession. The good thing is that there are a few things you can count on never changing, even when it comes to beauty products. I want to share an at-home facial that I’ve been doing for over a decade and it’s just as effective as it was 10 years ago!

It’s a sweet and sour scrub that you can make from 3 simple ingredients. This lemon and sugar scrub is a great exfoliant for those rough spots you get on your feet and hands.  

 

You will need:

½ fresh lemon

½ cup of granulated sugar

1 tbsp. of organic honey

Grab a bowl and mix these ingredients until it has a medium thick consistency. You can always add or subtract any of these ingredients depending on how thick you want the scrub to be. 

When using it as a face scrub, make sure to apply it gently in circular motions to clean skin. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and wash off with cool water.

When using it as a body scrub, use on feet, elbows, knees and hands and pay close attention to cuticles! Again, apply it gently in circular motions and wash off with cool water.  

I’m sure you want your skin to look radiant and feel extra smooth on your wedding day, so make sure to make this at-home scrub before the big day! 

 

August 8th, 2012

This week’s Dress Of The Week is our charming style 3661. This strapless sweetheart neckline and empire cut wedding dress is embellished with lace appliques. It has a mermaid under skirt with a tulle cage decorated by flowering appliques. It has delicate buttons down the back zipper and a chapel train. This dress is pictured in ivory but it is also available in white. 

Why I love it: The empire cut accentuates the bride’s narrowest part which is a slimming look. It’s structured yet free flowing enough for the bride to still feel glamorous.    

Perfect for: An elegant garden wedding is ideal for this gorgeous dress. You’ll be able to look like an elegant, graceful, and timeless bride with this dress. 

Designer says: This dress has a light airy summer feel to it. It was designed with a fun summer outdoor wedding in mind. The soft outer layers move really well, which is perfect during a nice summer breeze. You can style this dress with natural makeup, loose curls and flowers in your hair to crate a Boho chic feel. 

August 7th, 2012

When you flip through your wedding album 5 years from now you want to be able to see the sparkle in your smile, the twinkle in his eyes, and the glow from your accessories including the one on your ring finger!

You can add that much needed sparkle with your accessories, like your jewelry, shoes, belt, bolero, hairpiece and bouquet. Here are great ways to for you to get that extra spark to compliment the twinkle in your eye on your wedding day. 

Via: etsy.com

Via: sinceritybridal.com

 

Via: neimanmarcus.com

 

Via: sinceritybridal.com

 


July 31st, 2012

Style 3667 is our Dress Of The Week! This dress has a great balance of vintage and contemporary details. This strapless dress has an embroidered bodice with a satin pleated cummerbund and is decorated by a flower detail that adds a touch of sweetness. The organza A-line skirt has embroidered appliques and brings some drama with a chapel train. This dress is shown in alabaster/ivory but is also available in white. 

 

Why I love it: The organza A-line skirt is flowy, delicate and elegant which brings out the perfect amount of femininity and charm for a bride.

Perfect for:The light organza skirt makes it a perfect fit for a summer wedding whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

Designer Tony Mentel says: I wanted to include the designer’s thoughts about his gorgeous creation. Here’s what he shared with us, “This dress has a real 1950's feeling about it, there is a sweet elegance to it, imagine Doris Day or Audrey Hepburn. I designed the Rose Embroidery based on an original 1950's couture design, I saw in a Paris Couture Vintage Store. It creates dimensional just by the yarns being sewn in different directions. The Organza Skirt makes the dress move well and adds a light summer feel to it.”

Let me know what you think of this gorgeous gown in the comments below!