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25
Nov 13

Bridal beauty tips – How to look great on the big day

More often than not at a wedding, it’s all eyes on the bride. With that in mind, every bride wants to ensure she is looking and feeling her absolute best when the big day arrives.

Bridal beauty preparations are all part of the wedding planning phase and there are a number of tips from Zoe Piper at www.Xtras.co.uk to follow and products to use to ensure you turn heads for all the right reasons on your big day.

 

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9
Oct 13

Bridal beauty kit: Ten must have products

A bride’s beauty kit must include all the products that she may need in case anything unexpected happens.

These ‘miracle products’ must be carefully chosen — what do you think you may need on your wedding day? Normally some crying is involved… And nailbiting for the more nervous brides!

Here are ten essential beauty products that you should have near you on your big day:

 

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1. Waterproof mascara. It will darken, thicken, lengthen, and define the eyelashes, and if waterproof as suggested, it will be resistant to any tears! Have it near you to touch up your eyelashes during the night, after the first dance and also during the photo shoot.

2. Lipstick in the same colours as the one used by your make-up artist. This is fundamental to keep your lips perfect after giving out thousands of kisses to the guests.

3. Bronzer and blusher to redo your make-up after you receive all those hundreds of kisses back and also to achieve a gorgeous, ‘just married’ glow.

4. Antiperspirant wipes and make-up remover: The antiperspirant wipes will help you stay fresh all day, especially if you have chosen a long-sleeved dress. The make-up remover will help you correct any imperfections in your make-up if tears take over!

5. Hairspray
and hairpins: Two essential hair products that you will need as the day goes on.

6. Blotting paper
, powder-free tissues that will absorb the excess oil and perspiration from skin.

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A small sample of your perfume, so that you can keep applying it throughout the day.

8. Nail file and clear nail polish. You might break a nail during the day, so it is advisable to include a nail file in your beauty kit. You might also want to put extra layer of clear nail polish to secure your nail colour or even to stop possible ladders in your wedding tights from getting any bigger.

9. Band-aids: If you will be wearing brand new shoes it is obvious why you will need these, but you might want to take some flats with you.

10. Mints or chewing gum to keep your breath fresh at all times.


22
Sep 13

Royal Weddings: Princess Claire of Luxembourg

Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg finally tied the knot in France on Saturday. The couple married in a beautiful religious ceremony in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume’s magnificent 13th century Sainte Marie-Madeleine basilica.

Princess Claire did not dissapoint and looked stunning an Elie Saab wedding dress, the family’s favourite designer.

Here we take a close look at her bridal look. Let me know what you think!

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The dress

Elie Saab created Claire’s stunning  long-sleeved wedding gown. The creme-coloured silk dress was embroidered with floral motifs made out of chantilly lace as well as silver thread. It also featured embellishments of clear crystals and sequinned pearls.

 

Sketch by Elie Saab

Sketch by Elie Saab

 

The three metre long veil was made of ivory silk tulle and decorated with neo baroque floral motifs.

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The jewels

Claire wore a floral tiara that belongs to the Grand Ducal Collection, made out of diamonds set in yellow gold and silver, featuring a leaves and berries motif. It has a tradition as a wedding tiara and Claire is already the fifth bride to wear it.

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She completed the look with diamond drop down earrings, also worn by her sister-in-law Princess Stephanie on her wedding day last year.

The hair and make-up

For her special day, the royal bride chose to wear her hair in a neat and elegant up’do and kept her make-up minimal, opting for mascara and a splash of soft pink lipstick.

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The shoes

When the bride stepped out of the Rolls Royce Phantom that drove her to the church, we got a glimpse of the bride’s shoes. Claire opted for a rounded toe, ankle strap white shoe with medium heels.

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The bouquet

The stunning, yet simple, bouquet was made up of white freesias

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The wedding rings

Like Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume did, the couple chose to have their wedding rings made of fair-trade gold to raise awareness on the importance of ethical trade.

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Similarities to Princess Stephanie’s dress

Seeing the two brides, we think the Elie Saab wedding dresses are very similar. What do you think?

Princess Stephanie and Princess Claire, both in Elie Saab gowns

Princess Stephanie and Princess Claire, both in Elie Saab gowns

What do you think of the bride’s look? Do you think it was too similar to Stephanie’s? Leave your comments below!

MB
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16
Sep 13

Royal weddings: Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi

After an eight-month engagement and a child together, Princess Caroline‘s son Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo finally tied the knot last month.

Both the ceremony and reception took place in Monaco and the young couple surrounded themselves with 350 close family and friends who flew over to the small Principality from all over the world.

Here we take a look at ALL the details: the two wedding dresses, the lunch party, the fancy dress dinner party, the stunning guests and much more!

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The bride

Tatiana was the ultimate boho bride on her big day. The 29-year-old stayed true to her style and opted to walk down the aisle in a V-neck Missoni dress with three-quarter-length sleeves.

The dress’s bodice was embroidered with raffia and silk thread, and the full-length circle skirt featured layers of silk organza that matched her five-month-old son Alexander’s bloomers (not pictured on the wedding day).

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The bride ditched the traditional high-heeled wedding shoes for comfortable flat silver sandals.

Groom Andrea chose a dark blue suit with a spotted tie and white shirt.

The hair and make-up

Bride Tatiana topped the vintage look off with tousled tresses and a floral headpiece, similar to the she wore for her pre-wedding party.

As for her make-up, she kept her look natural, opting for a bit of blusher and lipstick.

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The bridesmaids

The bridesmaids weren’t given any specific dressing instructions, but almost all were in Dolce & Gabbana or Valentino.  Two of the bridesmaids wore a yellow Valentino dress which featured light pink, dark pink and yellow heavy lace at the chest with a flirty cutout, a round neckline, a high waisted and pleated A-line skirt with a scalloped hem and two more flirtatious cutouts on the back.

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The other two bridesmaids were spotted in a Dolce&Gabbana bouquet flower and strawberry print dress from the FW14 pre collection.

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The bride’s second wedding dress

For the couple’s wedding dinner party, the bride changed into a stunning lace Valentino dress with long sleeves, from the 2013 Resort Collection.

It seems the dress was specially made for the bride. The pattern used for the dress is only featured in the Resort collection as a jump suit and the actual design is from the Valentino Spring/Summer collection.

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The wedding parties

Following the romantic ceremony, which took place inside the Palace, Andrea and Tatiana were joined by the likes of Greek shipping heiress Eugenie Niarchos and Tatiana’s influential New York-based siblings for an al fresco lunch by the Palace pool. The guests enjoyed a garden lunch with popcorn and ice-cream cart included.

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A rock-and-reggae band performed as guests lounged on casual picnic blankets set up on the hillside. Everyone drank the local electric-blue-coloured pastis and, just as the sun hit its peak in the sky, Princess Stephanie and Princess Caroline’s daughters led the charge and jumped into the pool.

Later in the day, all guests changed into the long gowns and tuxedos for an incredible party which took place at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.

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What did you think of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo¡s wedding? What was your favourite part? Did you like that the bride stayed true to herself?

MB

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15
Sep 13

Chrissy Teigen’s bridal look

Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend finally tied the knot on Saturday in front of 125 guests, including close family and friends like Kanye West, Stevie Wonder and Brooklyn Decker, who acted as maid of honour.

The romantic wedding took place in Italy, Lake Como, and thanks to the model and Instagram, we have seen one of the three stunning Vera Wang gowns the bride wore on her big day.

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The dresses

The stunning bride chose three Vera Wang gowns for her big day. One for the ceremony, one for the reception and a last one for the after party.

The ceremony dress was a stunning ivory strapless open back, V-neck ballgown with a lifted tulle skirt and tiered flange, and hand-cut petal embroidered detail (see above). For the reception, the model chose an ivory strapless mermaid gown with a pleated bodice.

She finished off her stunning looks with a crimson strapless mermaid gown with a hand-draped bodice and inverted flange skirt with crystal embroidery for the after party.

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Hair and make-up

Mrs Legend wore her hair swept back from her face in a simple elegant chignon.

Her make-up was flawless, a natural complexion appeared to have been achieved through pared-down foundation and bronzer, while several layers of mascara and eye liner framed her eyes. For her lips, she chose a dark pink lipstick.

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Chrissy wore stunning drop down earrings and a simple and elegant bracelet.

What to you think of Chrissy’s ceremony wedding dress? Would you wear more than one dress on your wedding day?

The groom

John Legend wore a Gucci Made to Order grey notch lapel two button Signoria suit with white dress shirt, white bowtie and black leather lace-ups. John’s groomsmen wore Gucci grey notch lapel two button Signoria suits with a white dress shirt, beige satin tie and brown leather lace ups.

 

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15
Sep 13

Inside Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi’s pre-wedding dinner

It has been two weeks since Princess Caroline’s son Andrea Casiraghi and, his then fiancée, Tatiana Santo Domingo celebrated the most stylish royal pre-wedding party of the year.

The couple, who are known for their laidback and bohemian style, ditched their long gowns, suits and tiaras to enjoy a fun and relaxing pre-wedding party aboard Princess Caroline’s yacht Pacha III.

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 The couple gathered their nearest and dearest at the party, including fashionista Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Eugenie Niarchos and, of course, Charlotte Casiraghi. All the ladies chose to wear white for the occasion and accessorised their summer dresses with stunning white and pink floral headpieces.

The bride stood out from the rest of the girls in a pretty red dip-dye Missoni dress, the fashion label owned by her close friend Margherita Missoni, who was unable to attend the event as she was 41 weeks pregnant with her first son.

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Even Tatiana and Andrea’s Boston terrier dog, named Daphne, was ‘dressed’ for the occasion as the picture below shows.

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All the guest were treated to exquisite food whilst enjoying views of the Mediterranean sea. A special place on the table was saved for the couple’s stunning cake.

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What do you think of Tatiana and Andrea’s pre-wedding party? Would you also love to have it in a stunning yacht?

MB
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14
Sep 13

Millie Mackintosh’s bridal make-up

Many brides are still eager to know how Millie Mackintosh, who tied the knot last week, achieved such a flawless and polished look for her wedding day.

The Made In Chelsea star is known for having  incredible skin but she has confessed that she took extra care in the months leading up to her big day. Here we show you exactly how she achieved her gorgeous glow.

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Skin preparation

Skin care expert and celebrity facialist Elizabeth Caroline was the bride’s official wedding facialist. The skin expert prepped Millie’s skin for months before the big day using a combination of her bespoke, handmade products and unique beauty treatments.

Speaking to Grazia, Elizabeth revealed that the night before the wedding, she set up Millie’s hotel room with scented candles, scattered petals and had classical music piped through the ceiling, and then treated her to an Elementals Massage and A-Lift Elementals Facial “to make sure she had a restful night and was glowing from the inside out”.

 

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The base

To achieve Millie’s natural look I recommend the new Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect foundation, which creates the most gorgeous, glowing skin. Millie is a big fan of the anti-ageing foundation because it boosts radiance, deeply hydrates, smooths fine lines and leaves skin soft and velvety. It is available in six different shades and with SPF 15.

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The eyes

Bobbi Brown’s limited edition Rich Chocolate Eye Palette, £39.50, has a beautiful array of coffee tones and is perfect to achieve the star’s earthy eye make-up. Then, add drama to the upper lash line by applying liquid eyeliner and Millie’s favourite Portobello Belgravia false lashes, £8.99.

The nails

On her wedding day, the 23-year-old chose a baby pink French manicure to complement her lace Temperley dress and pastel bouquet. Go for OPI’s ‘don’t burst my bubble’ shade, which is perfect to achieve this look!

MB

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