Archive for April, 2010

The Best Wedding Day Primer…Ever

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Are you debating doing your own makeup for your wedding? Wondering what you’ll need to make you and your bridesmaids look gorgeous on your wedding day? Well have we got a GREAT new product for you: PurpleLabs new Pearlesque Show Silicone Free Primer.

First a Bit About Primers:
Makeup primers are often used by cosmetic professionals to make your skin look poreless, keep it moisturized, and keep your makeup on all day (very important for a wedding!!). This can be used with our without makeup, but if using with makeup you need to apply your primer first. Like all other products, there are many different kinds of primers and choosing the right now for you can be a bit of a task. Here’s something every gal should know about silicone based products. Although they do prevent shine, they have been known to cause breakouts since the silicone coats your skin and makes it occlusive (prevents penetration by trapping everything in – even the bad stuff). Break outs before your wedding are NOT COOL, so we thank cosmetic companys’ like PurpleLab for giving us other fabulous options!

PurpleLabPrimerNow The Main Event:
Pearlesque Show is a silicone free primer with that goes on super smooth. It minimizes your pores, hydrates your skin, AND evens your skin tone but that’s not all: its luxurious to the max. Evoking old Hollywood Starlet style, PurpleLab infused their new product with crushed pearls that create an instant youthful glow. What else is in it you ask? An array of mother nature’s gifts to the world such as kiwi, honey, grapeseed oil, lavender, aloe, and ginkgo biloba. This product will help keep that that expensive makeup you bought on your beautiful face all day.

So get buy it off of HSN TODAY!!  Pearlesque Show is usually the low price of $27.50, but for today and tomorrow: its $22.50!! Woo Hoo!

Classic Wedding Elegance with Pearls

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Pearls are almost always associated with classic wedding beauty and tradition. The sheer elegance of the pearl makes it an almost given for the refined, elegant bride-to-be.

Did you know the ancient Greeks associated the pearl with love, unrivaled beauty, and  marital harmony. Thats right, according to the ancient Greeks if you wear pearls on your wedding day you and your husband will live in marital bliss. But what pearls to wear? Well, never fear now you can rent the most gorgeous pearls at Adorn Brides for an incredible price!!


  Rent these elegant, genuine diamond and pearl Hartley Earrings for only $75!





Colburn Pendant

 Looking for the perfect mix of modern and traditional? Look no further! The Colburn Pendant is a truly unique piece with an intricate diamond vine containing 3 accent diamonds weaving between 3 large pearls! Rent this pearl necklace for only $75!





Want something with a little more…omph??? The gorgeous Budding Necklace is for the nature lover in all of us. A stunning garden pattern featuring vines wwith accented pearls and diamonds in an organic asymmetrical shape! Rent this one of a kind pearl necklace for only $150!

This Cake Costs A lot of Dough

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Wedding cakes tend to run the gamut from a DIY cake made by mom to a ridiculously large life-size portrait of the bride.  Although no two brides can agree on what the best wedding cake would be – everyone knows it’s an important part of the ceremony.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when while you’re ordering

Cakes Need to Be Transported:

Unless you’re a character on either Bewitched or Charmed, odds are you can’t make objects appear and reappear without having someone lift and move them.  Make sure you run through the transportation with your baker to make sure everyone’s on the same page about boxing, packing materials, and reception directions.  Professionals are usually really good about making this process work flawlessly. However, if your new mother-in-law decides to make the cake herself you should ask her to make it slightly smaller and designate at least 2 friends to help her with the transportation…the last thing you need is to arrive at the reception hall with a cake covered m-i-l. Not good, not good at all…

When Elaborate Goes Awry:

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Please heed this warning: when it comes to wedding cakes STAY SIMPLE. Unless you’ve got boatloads of money on the best baker in your state – keep it simple. Complex cakes can sometimes go awry and totally put a damper on your special day. For example take the cake to the left. The idea was beautiful: dolphins playing on a cake. But the execution leaves a little something to be desired. Instead of being playful and happy, it looks like there’s been a massacre in Flippers family and everyone was invited to witness the aftermath.

Your cake should be something you both really love:  tasty, elegant, and beautiful. Don’t fuss, or freak out over it, or feel the need to go overboard. Sometimes a simple cake tastes the best and looks the prettiest.

Remember Your Guests:

You might want to have this elaborate cake but remember, your guests just want something delicious. It is possible to have both but keep in mind, it takes a very talented baker to do this. This might be obvious to some but do a tasting at the bakers with your future hubs. If they serve other baked goods, buy a few. Get one of their little cakes to bring to your mothers or his mothers or someones mothers. It’ll give you a good idea about the bakers normal level of product deliciousness (is that a real phrase? I don’t think so)