e xoticiscm meets arthouse, thanks to a henna bridal shower, shimmering with gold chimes, undulating spices, and South Asian exquisiteness. Henna, also known as or Mehndi or Sangeet, is a dazzling song and dance shindig that incorporates the activity of adorning the bride’s hands and feet with aromatic dyes, alongside some serious best gal-pal bonding. Over recent years, intricacy-laden henna tattoos have resurfaced as an undeniably hot trend, honoring a thousand year old tradition, and percolating an already pretty sweet treat as the miss-soon-to-be-missus send-off.
a s much as you may want to adorn a real piece of sequined craftsmanship, you’re not a hanger, you’re a blushing bride, and your dress should be working to show off your allure, not the other way around. A good gown won’t distract from what you’ve got going on neck up, but a great dress will also enhance the best of your shape below, while concealing the less-than-perfect. Most wedding dress shops will assign an attendant to help you find something that will suit your personality and silhouette. Trust this woman, as she’s fitted hundreds of brides into hundreds of dresses. Be open to everything,
f or those still unawares, Nail Art is the commingling of mani and pedi-props. Everything from rhinestones to hand painted designs to 3D sculptures; all that is strange and beautiful, goes. The Katy Perrys of our world would have you believe the oompa loompas of their nails are a Hollywood phenom. In actuality, the cheeky trend has been trendy in Japan since our grunge days, though we can thank celebs for its proliferation on this side of the Pacific.
a very sarcastic ‘good luck’ to those trying to spot a common motif amongst this summer’s hair trends – they give it to us straight, curly and unkempt, plus piled unnervingly high. Combing through the sundry styles (all drop-dead hot) takes a boar bristle brush, but once detangled, it’s clear the fashion gods have smiled upon us all- especially those suffering from the sticky summer neck. Get ready for some pretty sexy pragmatism, ladies. general guidelines
m any of us have spent more than we’d like to admit on lipsticks with cute, catchy names that sound promising (berry sexy, anyone?) but instead give us that sickly, yellowish “glow.” If you’ve been making that classic rookie mistake – matching color with color- it’s time to focus on the wonders of the undertone. Shopping sprees will become a little more involved, but ultimately more successful. You might even discover you can in fact pull off those risqué shades beauty rags always warned you “winters” to stay clear of. So, perk up your pout with a vibrant shade that compliments your skin t
g et baby-dolled up for your wedding day with airbrush makeup, a revolutionary foundation that enlivens your features and exposes a sprightly, bare-faced beauty. Glamour is less about the kitschy glitter and more about that natural gleam: a philosophy that should be passed on to brides hoping to look model-esque for photographs. So ditch the stage makeup, clogged pores, clown-cheeks and all, and participate in a hot trend that permeates timeless beauty. For a little taste, Montreal’s Mindy Shear shares some
c rown yourself belle-of-the-ball with a bridal hairstyle that haloes your honed look-of-choice and the overall atmosphere of your ceremony. The hairstyle should compliment both your facial structure and dress design, as well as your loyal attendants. Ideally, your bridal hairstyle with draw attention to your most preferable features, and add a flourish of finesse to the overarching semblance. swinging hair types After losing enough so-called wars with your adol
f resh-faced glows, peachy-keen lips, shimmering eyes, and the blush of a kiss – these are the things that aesthetically-pleasing dreams are made of. “La Vie En Pink” went all out glam when it came to getting brides-to-be dolled up with a mist of stylish girly radiance. While perusing the Plaza Volare ballroom, guests were invited to indulge in absolutely free make-up trials and expertise consultations, sparking
n othing revs up the old ego like a new do. Hair just has so much to say about deep-rooted tenacity, it would be wrong to deprave a waning morale of beautiful color and blinding sheen. And while a six pack of Red Bull and digit-request from the cute check-out guy can do wonders for your spunk-o-meter, a quick ruffle of an up-to-date mane in every single mirror you pass will send it through the roof. Before getting down to the nitty-gritty
t he nail polish blog niche is a surprisingly large one, even for the arcane-obscuring net. It must be the product’s beauty dexterity. At once a subtle accent and pop of color, catwalked lacquers are in-your-face without ever obstructing you face (sorry, rouge pout). That’s why they’re equally popular amongst tween mothers and free-spirited brides. As tempting as it may be, do not base your nail polish picks on the tongue-in-cheek names. Instead, opt for unusual shades, radiant finishes and the cream of the lacquer crop.