Hairstyles


Bridal Makeup: Traditional Foundation vs. Airbrush Foundation

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lauren Iavarone of Expert Makeup Artistry Studio The most common makeup question I receive from my brides regarding their wedding-day makeup is what is the difference between airbrush makeup and traditional makeup, besides price? For traditional makeup, we use a regular foundation and for airbrush, it's applied with a misting action and a specially formulated foundation. There are many types of traditional foundation. Liquid foundations are the most popular. ...

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Boudoir Photography

by Azure

Boudoir Photography has gained popularity in recent years. Some nearlyweds are still a bit hazy on what Boudoir is, and some aren't sure if they'd be comfortable taking the plunge in a racy Boudoir photo shoot. So today (inspired by these gorgeous Boudoir shots from Weddings by Heather), I thought I'd clear the air and fill you in on the ins and outs of Boudoir! What is Boudoir Photography? The art of visually capturing the inner and outer beauty of regular women, in a soft,...

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Bride Chic: Futuristic Bridal Veils

by Azure

About Bride Chic Most of these futuristic veil creations would make even Judy Jetson look like she's got a thing going with vintage. With the exception of the Watters treasure below (photo 6), these are not necessarily looks to come down a wedding aisle near you, but concepts designers and fashion photographers put out there to inspire or wow us into thinking beyond bridal fashion's safe beige parameters Photo 2: Whatever was Raimon Bundo thinking when he sent these lovely twins down...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Hairy Bridesmaid Problem

by Azure

This week, the Wedding Maven answers a hair-raising question about a bridesmaid and her personal appearance. What do you think? Other than the dress, should you have a say in how your bridesmaids look at your wedding? If you need wedding advice, or have a question about relationships, etiquette or other sticky wedding situations, write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Honeymooning in the French Countryside: A Trip Fit For Royalty!

by Azure

Oh my! How amazingly beautiful does this French Château look? If you are considering honeymooning in Europe (or leaning towards France), check out Marie O'Mara's advice article about La Bretesche, a majestic Relais & Chateaux hotel situated in north-western France! It truly does not get any more romantic! Thanks, Honeymoons.com, for sharing your travels with our wonderful Savvy Scoopers!

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Does Being Married Make You Fat?

by Azure

The British press has been agog over a recent British study following 3,000 newly married couples. The study showed that 22% of the brides gained an average of a stone and a half (about 21 pounds) within the FIRST year of marriage. Almost half of the brides said that they were too relaxed with their new husband and 22 percent said they weren't worried about trying to impress their husbands. Nineteen percent of the grooms had noticed, and commented on the weight gain. Hmm, I wonder...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- And The Winner Is….

by Azure

Judging by all the savvy comments we received this week, I know everyone is dying to hear who this week's Savvy Steals winner is! Are you ready ladies? Cue the drum roll... the winner of the two fab Julie France body shapers is... Nicole B! And for the rest of our readers, don't forget about our Dessy-Pantone Style Board Challenge! Send your best boards to savvyscoop@onewed.com by Nov. 29th, and you just might win $500 in Dessy accessories!

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The Best Make-Up Colors For Dark Skin Toned Brides-to-Be!

by Azure

Dark skinned lovely ladies, don't think we forgot about you! Today, Michelle Lo Conte (of I Do Hair and Make-up) offers up her expert advice on the best make-up hues for you! For Dark Skin Tones, you need a heavier hand when applying make-up. Don’t be afraid of color because what you see in the compact is not what you see on your face! But keep it simple – your skin tone is a fabulous accessory already, and be sure to let the depth and richness of your skin tone...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Julie France Body Shapers To Make You Look and Feel Your Best!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway We all want to look our very best when walking down the aisle to meet our Prince Charming. Some ladies go on a strict diet, some hit the gym harder than ever before, some choose to take classes like Pilates, Yoga, or the sexy S Factor. But… no matter how hard you are working it or how dedicated you are, a little sucking and tucking always goes a long way! This week’s Savvy Steal will ensure that all of your hard work leading up to...

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The Best Make-Up Colors For Medium Skin Toned Nearlyweds!

by Azure

Today, a little something for our Medium Skin Toned Ladies! Here are some tips from Michelle Lo Conte of I Do Hair and Make-Up, also owner of Pink Comb Salon! For those with Medium Skin, you have a lot of pull with the tones you can wear year-round. Your skin tone invites color; therefore your options are endless with the combination of hues that can be worn! Your eyes should be your focus! Fall/winter– Deep golds, ambers and chocolates can be worn as well as grays, violets and...

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Honeymooning in the Dominican Republic: Part Deux!

by Azure

Check out Part Deux of our Honeymoons.com expert's fabulous time in the Dominican Republic. Her tranquil, relaxing time at the Tortuga Bay Resort in Punta Cana is chronicled today in our Advice section!

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The Best Make-Up Colors For Fair Skinned Brides-to-Be!

by Azure

Hey Ladies! Do you ever wonder what makeup colors go best with your skin tone? I know I do! Every bride is different, and just like most things surrounding your big day, one size does not fit all! To help you achieve the most beautiful bridal face, we've tapped an expert in the industry- Michelle Lo Conte ofI Do Hair and Make-Up. Today, some tips for our lovely Fair Skinned brides-to-be... For those of you with fair skin, less is more! Shy away from super smoky eyes and dark...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Gilles Montezin Wedding Dresses

by Azure

This Spring 2010 collection is incredible! If you are a sophisticated bride looking for high drama, Gilles Montezin's Opera Collection was created just for you! This collection pays homage to the art form of opera by bringing together a complex combination of drama, sensuality, femininity and emotion... and each dress is more beautiful and unique than the last. We saw this fabulous line up close and personal while in NYC, and I must say, these photos don't do the gowns justice. I...

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Bridal Bling: Top Ten Ways to Support Ethical Jewelry

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Brilliant Earth Long after your big day has passed, your engagement ring, wedding bands, and other wedding jewelry will remain a beautiful reminder of your shared past, your values, and your dreams for the future. With so many brilliant options for ethical jewelry, there’s no reason to compromise style or quality on your special day. Keep the glamour, lose the guilt! Here are a few tips on how to do it: 1. Look for ethical origin diamonds The first step is...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway - Fabulous Laura Mercier Body Cream

by Azure

About Savvy Steals Winter is coming! If you want to keep your skin looking soft and wedding-dress ready, you’ll need to find a good body lotion and use it regularly! We LOVE this Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Créme from Laura Mercier. Want to give it a try? Lucky for you, it’s our Savvy Steal this week! To win this week's Savvy Steal...
 • Register on OneWed.com (US residents only please)
 • Make sure you comment using your registered name.
 • Write an...

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The Perfect Honeymoon Spot For Relaxation-Seeking Couples: Turks and Caicos Islands

by Azure

Last Friday, our Honeymoons.com expert Marie O'Mara offered up a great honeymoon idea for our adventurous near lyweds- A Backroads Biking or Hiking adventure through the Italian countryside. This week, she's catering to our engaged couples seeking some serious relaxation for their first trip as Mr. and Mrs.! Let's take a little trip to Seven Stars Resort on Grace Bay, in the gorgeous Turks & Caicos Islands, shall we? Check out the full article in our advice section!

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Get Khloe Kardashian’s Wedding Day Makeup Look!

by Azure

Wondering how makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic achieved Khloe Kardashian's beautiful bridal look? - Smoky, yet subtle, Eyes:NARS Duo in Mediterranee, M.A.C. eyeshadow in Antiqued, and Lancome's beyond-amazing Hypnose mascara - Glowing Skin:NARS blush in Orgasm, and Dior Bronze Matte bronzer - Pretty Pout: Revlon Creme Gloss in Pink Cami - Flowing Waves:Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray and Orlando Pita T3 Boost

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Savvy Steals Winner- Cue The Drum Roll For This Beautiful Bride!!

by Azure

The lucky winner of the amazing Caudalie Beauty Elixir and fab Caudalie samples is... Whitney B! We know you'll be a Caudalie fan for life after trying these must-have skin care products! And to the rest of our Savvy Scoopers, don't forget to check out our super new Steals & Deals page, where you can get the scoop on all of the amazing offers exclusively for our OneWed brides-to-be! Have a fabulous weekend!

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Introducing Marie O’Mara of Honeymoons.com- Our Honeymoons & Destination Weddings Expert!

by Azure

Recognized throughout the Wedding &Honeymoon industry for not only her passion & creative thinking, but also her commitment to educating clients on creating the perfect event, Marie O’Mara reports the latest in destination wedding & honeymoon trends for Hon eymoons.com. Marie O’Mara came to Honeymoons.com with over 15+ years of event &wedding planning experience. Her knowledge & understanding of destination wedding planning speaks for itself with the countless numbers of ecstatic...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Another Must-Have Beauty Product from Caudalie!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Another can't-live-without product to add to your bridal beauty arsenal! Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is inspired by the "elixir of youth" used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, and has been touted by celebrities, top beauty shops, and high-end lifestyle publications as the “fountain of youth in a bottle.” Part-toner, part-serum mist of essential oils and plant active ingredients, this elixir will take your already beautiful skin to new...

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Photographers (and other wedding professionals) Unite- Images For A Cure

by Azure

On October 11, 2009, wedding photographers, videographers, makeup artists, and more will band together for one common purpose- finding a cure. Images for a Cure is an amazing charitable organization, raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you are still looking to book an engagement session with your hubby-to-be, or are considering surprising your man with a racy boudoir shoot, wouldn't you love it if your session fees supported a great cause? With over 119...

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Exfoliate, Brighten And Smooth, Blushing Bride, With This Week’s Savvy Steal!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway To help you glow on your wedding day and beyond, this week’s Savvy Steal is from Dermalogica, the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. One lucky Savvy Scooper will win one of Dermalogica’s top-selling products, the Daily Microfoliant. This rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing enzymes and compounds that micro-exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving skin instantly smoother and...

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Bride Chic: The Mantilla

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently a client came to me wanting a veil not because she was getting married but going through the ritual of converting to Catholicism. Once she walked into my studio with the imported laces she'd just purchased and we discussed her design in greater depth, I realized this is one headpiece that evolved from a truly remarkable history worth posting about. The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa 1700. Lace versions were chic through the 17th...

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Looking for a Great Nail Polish Color?

by Azure

I had a little bit of writer’s block yesterday and believe it or not, I spent an hour researching nail polish colors! Do you know that the OPI website lets you “try on” nail polish? They have a hand on which you can adjust the skin color and the length of the nail, and get an idea for how the color will look on you! Just click any of their colors, then click “try on this color” to see how it will work for you! I may never get any work done again!

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