November, 2013

Nov 13

Ten of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings

Engagement season is just round the corner. Forget Valentine’s Day, December, with its festive cheer, romantic winter white backdrops and endless family gatherings, is the busiest month for popping the question.

To celebrate that December is finally here, I have gathered the most expensive celebrity engagement rings to get you or your partner inspired.

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10. Hilary Duff – $1million

NHL hockey player Mike Comrie proposed to Hilary Duff with a 14-carat princess-cut sparkler worth $1million.


Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

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Nov 13

Get the look: Whitney Port’s engagement ring

I wasn’t a fan of oval shaped rings until I saw Whitney Port‘s stunning rose gold, three-carat diamond engagement ring. If like me you love Whitney’s sparkler then you’re in luck! Here I show you how to copy her look:


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Nov 13

This year’s most popular wedding destinations

Are you thinking of tying the knot abroad in 2014? Historic castles, white sandy beaches, chic cities or stunning countrysides… there’s a destination for everyone.

If you are still undecided then take a look at the most popular places of 2013 as rated by

Sunny Greece made it to number one and romantic Italy came second in the list – both for a second year running. France moved up the Top 10 list to third most popular; whilst surprise contender Portugal entered the 2013 list at number nine this year. And Thailand – third most popular destination in 2012, didn’t feature in 2013’s most popular list.

MarryAbroad’s Top Countries in 2013


Santorini - Greece

Santorini – Greece

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Nov 13

Christmas gifts for the bride-to-be

In less than a month it will be that special day again, CHRISTMAS! I love Christmas, I get really excited because all the family get together and I get to eat lots of sea food, my favourite!

Presents, of course, also play an important part in this special day. I have picked out five completely different products that are perfect for a bride-to-be and that I would love to get this year. Wink, wink to those family members that are reading!

 Mr & Mrs Chalkboard

In this amazing, and romantic, chalkboard I would be able to scribble down all my wedding plans! I could write down all my appointments and wouldn’t be all stressed during the months to the run up to my Wedding Day.

The silhouette heart design is suitable for any room and are easily applied and once on your wall you can wipe clean adjusting appointments that you may have or if it’s just a quick message to your other half. Each pack contains a pack of chalk to get you started with your planning. Available from for £19.99.

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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 to follow and products to use to ensure you turn heads for all the right reasons on your big day.


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Nov 13

Whitney Port’s engagement ring

First Lauren Conrad and now former The Hills co-star Whitney Port has announced her engagement to boyfriend Tim Rosenman.

Whitney revealed to E! News how her now fiancé proposed: “It happened a couple of weeks ago when we were in Australia. He proposed in our hotel room. It was super intimate. We went home the next day. I love the ring, it’s beautiful!”

Whitney's engagement ring

Whitney’s engagement ring

“I knew he was the guy for me, but it wasn’t something that I had been expecting. My family knew. He had gone to each member to ask their permission.”

Tim popped the question with a stunning rose gold, three-carat diamond engagement ring. This sparkler is visible on the above pic.


I think the proposal is so cute! Nothing better than keeping it intimate.


Nov 13

Celebrity wedding: Cher Lloyd’s stunning bridal look

Cher Lloyd is known for her fun and quirky style but the singer put it to one side on the 18th of November to look every inch the beautiful bride for her wedding day.

The 20-year-old married fiancé Craig Monk on Monday and confirmed the news via Twitter, posting a stunning image of her and Craig dressed in their wedding finest with the caption “18/11/2013″.

Cher Lloyd and Craig Monk

Cher Lloyd and Craig Monk

Cher chose to wear a strapless lace dress on her big day. She wore her hair down and minimal make-up, just choosing to highlight her stunning eyes.

Her bouquet was made up of fifteen white roses. As for jewellery, she wore a simple necklace, her engagement ring and her wedding band.

Congratulation to the happy couple!


Nov 13

Wedding hair: How to get the perfect bun

If you want a glamourous up do for your big day but don’t have long enough hair or you will be doing your own hair and aren’t confident in creating up do’s, then the buns from Hairaisers are just perfect to help you achieve the perfect look.

For a timeless and elegant look opt for the Top Knot, in a simple knot style that is worn high up on the head, or the Classic Bun, a fuss-free chignon that adds instant chic to any ‘do. For all-out glamour, choose the Glamour Bun, combining a big shape with thick plaited detail and voluminous shape. Or for something a little more unique experiment with the Snug Bun, Spiral, Tousled and Nest styles. All great ways to create on trend looks in a matter of minutes.

How to use the bun from Hairaisers
Just add a Hairaisers Secrets Bun by inserting your own hair into the cup and fixing into the desired position using the extra strong built in comb! Pin down with bobby grips for ultra hold. With hair extensions being the secret weapon in every celebrity’s glamorous armour, Hairaisers now offers the very latest intricate styles in buns and chignons, in a variety of colours.

The top knot

The top knot bun

The top knot bun

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Nov 13

Celebrities in wedding-worthy white dresses

When we think about wedding dresses long trains and lovely veils come to mind. But sometimes celebrities choose to wear stunning wedding-worthy white gowns to a red carpet event.

I have picked out the best white, ivory and cream dresses out there to bring you these stunning, wedding-worthy looks.

Pick your favourite:

Kerry Washington in Marchesa Spring/Summer 2014

Kerry Washington in Marchesa Spring/Summer 2014

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Nov 13

Get the look: Zoe Saldana’s engagement ring

We all waited for months to get a glimpse of Zoe Saldana‘s engagement ring and we finally did last week when she showed off her stunning emerald sparkler on the red carpet.

The wait was definitely worth it! The beautiful and unusual ring centres around a large pear-cut emerald. There are two smaller diamonds on either side and smaller pave diamonds outlining the stones and the band.

Zoe Saldana's engagement ring

Zoe Saldana’s engagement ring

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