Bridal Buzz October 25

Makeup must-haves, the ultimate in relaxing spas treatments and all the hottest bridesmaid accessories – we bring you this week’s bridal buzz.



    Makeup must-have
    We’ve found it: this summer’s can’t-be-without beauty bag accessory. Introducing Bobbi Brown’s new Nude Glow Shimmer Brick – a pretty palette compiled of four glitzy shades. We asked Bobbi Brown makeup artist Sarah Lee Russell for her top tips on getting the most out of our new-found obsession:

    • If you’re seeking out a bold hen party look, layer the palette’s three deeper shades (one by one) to create a smouldering summer smoky eye. 
    • Opting for a knee or tea-length big day dress? Give tanned pins a glistening glow by glazing your shin bones with all four shades. 
    • Add definition to your décolletage by applying strokes of shimmer alongside your collarbone. 
    • The key to the ultimate bridal glow lies in boosting the radiance of blushing cheeks: apply a light sheen of Shimmerbrick in circular motions across the apples of your cheeks, then layer your usual shade of blush over the top.

    Best bridal beauty treatment
    Looking for the ultimate pre-nuptial pampering session? Word on the beauty-treatment street is that there’s only one ingredient you need concern yourself with: magnesium. Considered by Chinese medicine as ‘the mineral of beauty’, East Day Spa’s newest offering – Magnesium Oil Original Flakes – improves hydration, helps the body cope with stress, decreases inflammation and normalises blood flow. Ease pre-wedding nerves with an in-spa treatment, or take a step in the DIY direction by purchasing your take-home bag from the East Day Spa store for $15.

    Well suited
    Calling all grooms and groomsmen – Hallensteins’ EKOCYCLE suit range has officially hit stores. Each suit is made using up to 25 recycled plastic bottles – talk about the ultimate conversation starter! The range, featuring accessories such as bowties and pocket squares alongside both classic and trend-driven suit jackets and pants, is priced to match the rest of Hallensteins’ $199 suits. Even will.i.am is a fan and, as far as we’re concerned, if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us.

    We have a tie from the collection to give away to one Bridal Party member – join the Party and email [email protected] with your name, postal address and the subject line ‘Hallensteins’ for your chance to win.

    Bridesmaid jewellery
    If you’re still looking for stand-out statement jewellery to finish you bridesmaids’ looks, we’ve got just the thing: Diva’s new Samantha Jade collection, in stores next week. Priced between $7 and $35, the collection is characterised by a chic blend of triangle motifs, subtle tribal design and dramatic stones – the perfect way to inject a classic ensemble with a mesmerisingly modern twist.

    There’s a pair of duck egg-blue Diva earrings up for grabs – be in to win by joining our Bridal Party and emailing [email protected] with your name, postal address and the subject line ‘Diva’ for your chance to win.

    DIY bridal hair
    If you’re taking the DIY route for big-day hair and are on the hunt for easy-to-use products to amp up your tress tool belt, Eleven Australia is your new best friend. The newest kid on the luxe haircare block, Eleven Australia’s 15 new products are equipped to tackle everything from fine, flat strands to a flurry of flyaways, and can be found in salons throughout the country.


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