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OneWed’s Bridal Board gets Beautiful at Bluemercury!

by Azure

On Tuesday, we partnered with our friends at Bluemercury to throw an event to celebrate the kickoff of wedding season. The event was a huge success, and we wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this a fabulous soiree! The talented make-up artists and skin-care consultants from Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Nars, Skinceuticals, and CAUDALIE offered up their skills to beautify our engaged gals, their bridesmaids, and our Chicago Wedding Bloggers. And Anthos...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Making One Bride Bliss-fully Happy!

by Azure

Congratulations, myroarisameow! You are this week's lucky Savvy Steals winner! We know you will love the Best of Bliss products as much as we do. This sure was an action-packed week. Not only did myroarisameow win the Best of Bliss spa gift box, but Lauren M. won the beautiful ring of her choice from Turtle Love Committee, and Courtney F. won a free pair of J*Flops bridal flip flops! See ladies, we take care of our Savvy Scoop readers. And there are many more fab giveaways...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Best of Bliss Spa Gift Set

by Azure

Spoil yourself in a New York minute with this week’s Savvy Steal from Bliss. One lucky winner will receive the Best of Bliss gift box, filled with Bliss skincare and body bests! The following fabulous products are included in this set… - lemon + sage body butter with advanced antioxidants and nourishing coconut oil. - high intensity hand cream with supreme softening and surface smoothing abilities. - triple oxygen instant energizing mask which delivers oxygen to the skin...

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Wedding Attire: What to Wear When You’re the Guest

by Azure

If you think choosing a wedding dress is hard, try figuring out what to wear when you're the guest! In this week's column The Wedding Maven gives some guidance on decoding dress codes. If you have a question about wedding planning, traditions, or etiquette? Ask the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Spring and Summer Beauty Trends: Hot Nail Colors

by Azure

I have very, very little willpower when it comes to one thing- gossip mags. Standing in line at the grocery store, waiting to check out, I’m faced with a barrage of celebrity weekly covers, each one more tempting than the last. Fortunately for you, I buy the magazines, and just love sharing the juice with our Savvy Scoop readers! From this week’s US Weekly, I wanted to share with you the hot nail colors for spring and summer. These are perfect for your honeymoon! Follow the...

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Workout Tips: Box Your Way to a Wedding-Ready Body

by Azure

Special Feature by Rob Peterson ofLA Boxing Box your way to a killer bod with these tips from LA Boxing's Director of Fitness... • Some easy ways to cut calories include: - Cut your meal portions in half - Drink more water (approximately 1 oz per kilo of body weight) - Eat more vegetables - Minimize sugars and starches - Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day • Doing little things like parking further away from work or the gym and always taking the stairs or doing little bits...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Flawless Face from Laura Mercier goes to…

by Azure

... llamaleadr! Congratulations to this lucky Savvy Bride! These Laura Mercier Mineral Powder products are to die for and are ideal for your big day- giving you that flawless complexion you've been jonesing for! Many thanks to all of our Savvy Scoop readers who continue to participate it our Savvy Steals giveaway! Don't get discouraged if you have yet to win... There are so many more amazing, can't-live-without products to come. Check back on Monday- you do not want to...

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Beauty Mag Reality Check

by Azure

If you're stressing out about looking like a model for your big day, watch this video and remember that not even the models look like models. We think you're gorgeous just the way you are.

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Fitness advice for you and your piggy bank

by Azure

We all know how it is: You get so focused on looking your best for a special event - like oh, I don't know, let's say a wedding - that you lose your mind a little bit. You want to fit into that perfect wedding dress so badly that suddenly the all-kumquat diet or The Longshoreman's Workout (On six DVDs. Comes complete with real industrial shipping containers!) sounds like just the thing to get you into your best shape ever. Before you whip out that debit card, check out Infomercial...

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Flawless Face: Tips from Professional Makeup Artist CaraSue Hall

by Azure

Special feature by CaraSue Hall of CH Makeup Artistry Your wedding day is the one day in your life that you will be photographed more than any other. Always try to schedule a makeup trial before your big day to make sure that the look is exactly what you want. It not only helps you, but also helps the makeup artist/hair stylist. As much as you would like to have that super dramatic look for your wedding, a softer look is better. You can still have dramatic that is soft and...

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Round 2- Wedding Day Makeup Tips from Richard Class of Bluemercury!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Scoopers! Our fabulous resident make-up expert, Richard Class, is back with some marvelous products from Laura Mercier that one Savvy Scoop reader will win this Friday. And, if you find yourself in the Chicago-area and want to learn the tricks of the makeup trade in-person, you can reach Richard at 773.327.6900 to schedule an appointment! Without further adieu, a second priceless product tutorial from the talented and highly-coveted, Mr. Class... With May underway, we...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Set

by Azure

Experience the power of pure pearl and gems To enhance your natural beauty, this week’s Savvy Steal is from Laura Mercier’s Flawless Face collection. One gorgeous Savvy Scoop reader will receive the Mineral Powder Set, composed entirely of natural elements to promote healthy skin growth and fight the aging process. Included in this week’s fab Savvy Steal… 1.Mineral Primer: A formula to perfect and prime the face before applying powder foundation formulas, this primer...

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Help your bridesmaids look good while they look great.

by Azure

Looking for the perfect little treat for your bridesmaids? Flirt Buttons has terrific, fun pocket mirrors to help keep your best girls looking sharp. With 88 styles and counting, you're sure to find one that's just right for each of your bridesmaids... Even that one weird cousin. I almost won't leave the house without my favorite lip balm. What's the touch-up piece that you always have on you?

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Picture-Perfect Wedding Day with REMBRANDT!

by Azure

There are so many things a bride-to-be has to coordinate leading up to her big day, and one thing she should be able to count on undoubtedly (besides her groom!) is her smile. After all, there’s no better way to dazzle your new hubby than with a bright, confident smile! Our Savvy Steal this week will take care of just that. One Savvy Scoop reader will receive the three fabulous REMBRANDT products in the Guide to a Picture-Perfect Wedding Day shown above. Leading up to your big...

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Get in Shape for Your Wedding Day with these Top Fitness Exercises!

by Azure

It's time to get in shape for both your wedding &honeymoon. Score strapless wedding dress-ready arms & shoulders and bikini-worthy legs & bottom with these fabulous exercises from Katie of KTFitness. And for those brides (and grooms)in the Chicago area, Katie would like to giveaway an 8-week Beach Ready BootCamp membership starting this weekend to a lucky Savvy Scoop reader. Simply email katie@ktfitness to enter.

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Every Essie Nail Polish Shade for your Wedding!

by Azure

We want your wedding-day look to be pure perfection, from the tips of your nails to the bottom of your toes! To help complete the look, our Savvy Steal this week is from Essie Cosmetics, the ultimate color authority and the go-to nail brand. Whether you are a retro bride-to-be who wants to walk down the aisle in fiery red polish, or a traditional nearlywed who plans on donning the classic French Manicure, this week's steal is a must-have! One lucky Savvy Scoop reader will win five...

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Wedding-Day Make-up tricks from Richard Class of bluemercury!

by Azure

This week’s Savvy Steal comes from Chicago-based make-up extraordinaire, Richard Class, manager of Bluemercury apothecary and spa in Lincoln Park. Richard has been making women look stunning for over ten years and continues to spread the lovely beauty trends with one-on-one appointments and consultations. To purchase the Laura Mercier Bohemian product line or schedule an appointment with the fabulous Mr. Class (he's done my makeup, and it was literally to DIE for!), please call...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Laura Mercier Bohemia Collection Makeup!

by Azure

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural” Calvin Klein Product Description: To help you look absolutely ravishing on your wedding day and after, our Savvy Steal for the week is from makeup guru Laura Mercier. From her new Bohemia line (dubbed her most exotic collection ever), one fortuitous Savvy Scoop reader will win three fantastic, limited-edition items! Whether you desire desert or marine inspired shades for your pretty peepers, Laura...

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Makeup + Fashion = Every Woman’s Dream!

by Azure

Kali Merrow, of kali make up in NYC, is an amazingly talented makeup artist who picked up a paintbrush at the age of three. She quickly became a skilled and accomplished painter, and after working in Hong Kong in product design, relocated to New York City to pursue her passion of painting. Not long after, Kali made the effortless transition from the canvas to the face. Today, Kali is an amazing makeup artist, drawing her inspiration from fine art, nature, the hustle and bustle of...

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Groom Your Groom

by Azure

It goes without saying that I think my husband is a handsome and talented man (although, I’ve found it helps to say it, frequently). But, there is one thing he’s not very good at, and that he was even worse at before we got married. It’s a little hard to discuss. It’s personal. OK, I’ll just spit it out: He’s not very good at shaving. Now that we’ve been married for a little while, I’ve found some things to help him. Chief among them, products from The Art of...

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How To: Easy Up-Do Part 2!

by Azure

When Giuliana Depandi married Bill Rancic back in '07, her wedding day hairstyle was flawless! If you loved her hairstyle as much as I did, check out this video on how to create a similar evening look in minutes by Ford Models stylist Johnny Lavoy courtesy of Ford Models. Just nix the headband, add a braided extension to wrap around the up-do, and you are all set!

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12 Ways to Use Lavender in Your Wedding

by Azure

Special feature by Ginna Gemmell of Lavender Green Chris and I just celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. It seems as though we've been together for our entire lives and it feels as though we have just fallen in love. A paradox! We were married in 1969 on our family farm, which is now LavenderGreen. Our wedding was simple in ceremony and music and yet lush with 300 guests, great food cooked outdoors, and lots of love! There were flowers and fragrance everywhere as I remember....

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Glow on your big day with Carey & Co.’s tantalizing scrubs

by Azure

The gals at Carey & Co. were nice enough to send us Savvy Scoopers a sample of their INGREDIENTS Ultra-Moisturizing Citrus and Spice scrub, and after using it once, I was hooked (the scrub is still being held hostage in my shower at home!). With the sweet orange essential oil, ground cinnamon, and crushed cloves, I was treated to the aroma-therapeutic effects I’ve only experienced at a pricey spa- I felt more awake and rejuvenated than I have in a long time. Truly a pampering...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Marc Jacobs Inspired Wedding…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Registry, Decor, Fashion and Gift Ideas For The Fashionista Bride! Calling all Marc-o-holics! Let your favorite designer inspire you for your wedding day, with simple, stylish, delicate daisies. Daisies may be simple, but Marc Jacobs found a way to turn them glam offering brides elegance for their wedding day and beyond! Below are just a few of my personal favorite picks for your fashion-infused wedding...which I'm thrilled to share with you as my...

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