Bridal Buzz July 19

Stay up to date with all that’s new and noted in the world of weddings – we give you the low-down on this week’s bridal buzz.


    Stay up to date with all that’s new and noted in the world of weddings – we give you the low-down on this week’s bridal buzz.  


    Stress-free brides
    Even if reception-menu dramas and bridesmaid conflicts are getting the better of your nervous system, that’s no reason to let them get the better of your skin. Shiseido’s new range Ibuki hits counters in a few weeks’ time, and includes cleansers and moisturisers specifically formulated to combat stress’ skin-dulling effects.

    Your new best friend
    We were pretty excited to see Clinique’s Colour Correction cream (or CC Cream for those in the know) hit stores last week. Available in six shades, it can be worn by itself or under foundation, hydrates skin, contains SPF 30 (summer brides, take note), and draws upon light to neutralise your complexion – in other words, it makes great big-day beauty ammunition. Make a beeline for you closest Clinique counter to pick up a tube for yourself.

    Stylish bridesmaids
    If you’re looking to dress your ‘maids in attire they’ll be pulling out for special ‘dos long after the big day, look no further than Ruby and Liam’s Spring/Summer collections which have just rustled onto racks. Opt for a softly pleated number featuring pretty pastel florals or a loosely gathered maxi dress in a roaring shade of fuchsia – your entourage will thank you for it, we promise.

    NZ Fashion Weekend 2013
    From bridal fashion shows and beauty seminars to high-style cake displays, it’s all happening on September 8 at Fashion Weekend 2013. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday for $15 so the countdown’s on – it’s the Fashion Week finale you don’t want to miss.

    Be in to win
    There’s nothing like a freebie to brighten your week, which is why we’ve got a silk scarf (valued at $100) from New Zealand designer Shen to give away plus another five of MOR’s Little Luxuries Marshmallow Perfume Oil and Soapette Duets ($38). Join our Bridal Party for your chance to win!

    Friday cocktail treat
    A tasty drink for you to enjoy this weekend!

    APPLE RUM COOLER
    45ml (1½oz) Anejo rum
    30ml (1oz) apple brandy
    60ml (2oz) ginger ale
    2 tsp fresh lemon juice

    Combine the ingredients, shake over ice and pour into a tall glass. Add a decorative straw and a sprig of fresh mint.


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