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Taylor Swift’s BFF Says I Do to Stella York

From the boy who changed his mind, to life’s biggest moments, Taylor Swift and BFF Abigail Anderson have been through it all! Including Taylor serving as Abigail’s Maid of Honor at her wedding! The pop star took a break from promoting her new music to attend her longtime friend’s nuptials over Labor Day weekend in Massachusetts.

Photo: eonline

 

But the biggest news is that Taylor Swift’s bestie Abigail wore a Stella York gown at her wedding! Not only did the bride ROCK her blush fit-and-flare wedding dress with textured skirt, but leave it to Taylor to wear this year’s hottest bridesmaid color, burgundy, for her Maid of Honor duties.

Photo: eonline

 

We absolutely love how Abigail paired this romantic style with a lush bouquet of deep hues and soft blushes, with a sweeping veil. The beaded sweetheart neckline of her wedding dress, that cuts just below the hip into a swirling textured skirt, was perfect for the Martha’s Vineyard ‘I do’s’.

Photo: Just Jared

 

Love Abigail’s wedding-day style? Not only can you rock her exact dress but Stella York has a number of equally amazing mermaid wedding dresses for you to fall in love with! Emulate Abigail’s style in any of Stella’s gorgeous gowns.

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The Top 6 Best Dry Shampoos

SUE MARSHALL

Guest Blogger

Dry shampoo is a marvel of modern beauty. What did we ever do before it? To me, it’s like life before the I-Phone..life was just more time-consuming. Don’t even get me started on life before google maps! This is how important dry shampoo is to the lifestyle of the working woman or (man.)

From the gym to the office to the city’s hottest nightspots dry shampoo gives you versatility without a single drop of water! Dry shampoo is the beating heart of hair’s go to cult products that clean the hair, add volume or add some texture before curling or heat styling. If you’re not already a fan…You should be, because they have evolved beyond the corn and rice starch products of yesteryear so check out  some of the below hot hair brands and what they have to offer! With your upcoming honeymoon, this gem of the hair world will save you hours of styling time leaving you for more time for adventure. It’s a fine hair person’s saviour without adding weight and great for adding love to the end of your ponytail or volume to your braids! If you are thinking about a destination wedding and the weather is hot and humid make sure you pack one or two of these away in your case before departing.

Not all dry shampoos are created equal. Now they come with added extras like hairsprays, texturizers and volumisers. Making sure you know which brand does what, keeps you putting your best hair forward and lifts your style game in a flash. So step away from the rinse and repeat and become obsessed with some of my personal beauty favourites!

  • Baptiste –sprays white but brushes out leaving the hair fuller sans the grease. Great for ponytail ends and adding that extra oomph!
  • Oribe– microfine powder that leaves your hair refreshed for days- a celeb favourite.
  • Bumble and bumble dry spun-so light that this is a fine haired person’s dream-it has a soft hold hairspray included too that helps add texture and holds shapes.
  • Klorane- freshens hair without the residue, keeps your blowout fresh and manageable for days.
  • Living proof-An award winning dry shampoo that actually cleans hair, eliminating oil, sweat and odour.
  • John Frieda Luxurious Dry Shampoo– creates volume and lift that holds all day leaving the hair revitalised and fresh.

Say no to the alcohol spritzing dry shampoos-they leave your hair brittle and lifeless.

HOW TO

Lift the hair and spritz lightly at the roots to the mid lengths to freshen and revive your hair and its style. To add volume-spray the dry shampoo throughout your hair right through to the ends. Spray through the ends of your hair to add extra volume to help texturize your ponytail or add thickness to your braids.

 

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Planner

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding is one of the most enjoyable experiences you’ll have in your life, but although fun, it can cause unwanted stress – especially during such a special and action-packed time. Major props to the brides who stick it out and plan the entire wedding start to finish on their own, it’s not an easy task. For those of you opting to hire a wedding planner or coordinator, trust us, you won’t regret it. Here are our top 10 questions you should ask your prospective wedding planner before the planning-process begins!

1. What services do you offer?
Most wedding planners or coordinators offer a variety of services to cater to different types of brides. From full-service to day-of coordination, work with the planner to determine which service will work best for your wedding day needs.

2. What is the payment schedule?
It is important, like it is with any vendor, to ask what the payment schedule will be like with your coordinator. Is there a one-time fee? How much is the deposit?, etc.

3. How will we communicate?
It is important to determine how many in-person meetings you will have with your wedding planner and how you will communicate between appointments. Can you call them at any time? Do they prefer email only? Will they charge you if you seek their help outside the month-of coordination package you purchased? It’s good to have answers to these questions before you commit to a contract.

4. Do you have any ideas or inspiration for our wedding site?
Seeing what your potential planner or coordinator can come up with will give you an idea if your styles, ideas, and personalities will mesh well in the months ahead.

5. Are you willing to work with vendors directly to execute our vision?
Knowing that your coordinator or planner can take your vision and relay it to your vendors is something many brides find very reassuring. While others prefer to be more hands on, it is good to know you have the option to have your planner do everything for you.

6. Do they have specific vendors they prefer to work with?
The wedding-planning community is fairly small within each community, so it’s not out of the ordinary for a wedding planner to have a list of vendors they prefer to work with. For most brides, this is fine, but if you have a specific vendor you’re dying to work with, make sure your coordinator is fine with that, as well.

7. Do they have wedding planner services they will let you use?
Many wedding planners or coordinators have wedding planning software they allow their clients to use. These programs will allow you to do everything from compile your guest list to manage your budget and even create your seating charts. Having access to resources like these are definitely a plus.

8. What will the wedding day be like?
It is important to know if your wedding planner will be bringing a team with them, or if you will need to assist on the wedding day, as well. Will they be responsible for all the set up and tear down? Will they be responsible to coordinating and returning all the rentals?

9. Are you comfortable flipping a ceremony to a reception?
This is not applicable for all brides, but those who are hosting the ceremony at the same venue as the reception will definitely need to ask this. If your coordinator and their team are comfortable flipping the room, you are good to go. But, if they are not, you will likely have to pay a fee to have the florist and rental companies come back to the site and assist in flipping the room.

10. How do you deal with wedding-day mishaps?
Nothing will go 100% perfectly on your wedding day, but if you have a good wedding planner or coordinator, you won’t even notice! This question is important to ask to see how they react under pressure and remedy a situation.

 

Bachelorette Party Glam

Bachelorette Party Glam

SUE MARSHALL

Guest Blogger

Soft, romantic looks need not apply for this night of fun and frivolity. Leave that for your wedding day! This night is the night when you and your beloved besties let your hair down and laugh and dance the night away! Modern, chic and bold is the order of the night- let the bright lights guide you as you dance the night away in high style with a playful twist and who best to give that nod to than the High priestess of makeup Pat McGrath! Pat rules the runways with her extraordinary makeup looks and one of my favorite playful and sexy looks to date are her cult favorite Lust 004 and this is lip luxury at its finest. It’s a layerable, customizable set of highly pigmented matte lipsticks, clear vinyl gloss, metallic gold pigment and mesmerizing micro fine glitter designed to take your lip game up to “this is EVERYTHING level”. The kit made its first appearance in Paris and has been making waves ever since. Think of these kits as little ruby red slippers for your lips!

The beauty of this look is that’s its high impact but scintillatingly stylish. This look is best with a neutral muted eye, simple and beautiful then add some subtle contouring to your cheeks and face. Keep and modern and clean brow and two coats of mascara, leaving the false lashes at home. Think fiery luscious lips! Lust 004 comes in Vermillion Venom, Flesh and Bloodwine a sinfully and salacious cocktail of lustful lips! Glamorous and dramatic!

How to apply:
1. Swipe on one of the matte lip color or if you dare to be bold create a custom ombré effect with all the lust lip colors’!
2. Slick over your custom creation your vinyl lip gloss for maximum shine and hold.
3. With your finger or damp brush layer on the metallic gold pigment over or under the gloss or both!
4. Press on the micro fine glitter for lip intensity and sparkle.

 

5 Hair Do’s & Don’ts Before Your Wedding

5 Hair Do's and Don'ts Before Your Wedding

SUE MARSHALL

Guest Blogger

I almost want to laugh as I start to write this blog. Laugh and maybe cry a little at all the hair disasters I’ve had right before an important event. I have ended up with a yellowy cotton candy hair color two days before I was to attend a wedding. You know when your boyfriend says “oh my”it’s a disaster! I don’t think I’m alone in this blog. In fact I know I’m not. We all have horror hair stories that we laugh about now…but earlier?!? Yeah not so much!
Right before your wedding is not a time to try new looks or even switch stylists. Things can go wrong in a heartbeat and this is not a day that you want to look back at in horror. You want to look the best possible glamorous version of yourself at your wedding so make sure you heed these wise words ladies when planning for your bridal hairstyle.

Let’s go through the top 5 Hair do’s and don’ts before your wedding.

DO
1. Have a hair trial and schedule it a minimum 6 weeks or more earlier before your wedding. Discuss your hair, style and colour so you can make any necessary changes prior to your wedding day. Wear a button up/or/zip top the color of your dress, so that the stylist can work with the colour of your dress and not mess up your style when you have to remove your top.

2. Make sure you get your hair in its best condition. Use a weekly mask like Olaplex to get it in tip top condition. Best hair mask PERIOD!

3. Find the best hairstylist for the hair you want on your wedding day. Your usual hairdresser may or may not be the right stylist for you. Ask a friend who is already married for referrals.

4. Make sure you have a folder with all your wedding beauty ideas in it. Makeup, hair and dress included. It’s so important for your stylist to see the dress design and makeup style you want to wear on your day. Stay true to your style. You want to be the best version of yourself.

5. Bring an emergency hair kit to your wedding. Pins can fall out; a gust of wind can unsettle what was perfect to a disheveled mess. KIT=Pins-U-shaped and bobby pins, small can of hairspray, tail comb, small brush and elastics, dry shampoo(if its humid)

DO NOT
1. Get your hair cut or coloured right before your big day! Accidents can happen. You are best not to cut your hair for at least 4-5 weeks. Colour at least 2 weeks out. Discuss a timeline with your stylist.

2. Never wear your curls intact. ALWAYS brush them to a soft bouncy wave. Unless of course you have naturally curly hair.

3. Wearing barrel curls went out in the 80’s. Opt for a sweet, soft textured braid instead or pin the curls or waves up loosely.

4. Wash your hair the day of the wedding. The night before is perfect. Curls form better in day old hair.

5. Flat iron your hair before a trial or on your wedding day. Flat irons seal the cuticle and then you cannot form a curl in it until your wash it and blow it out.

 
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