Happy Sundayyyyyyyy 🙂
As promised, some pics and thoughts on the wedding I attended recently (a week ago, to be precise)!*
The bride and her family are originally from Romania, and so the ceremony was held at a local Romanian Orthodox church. The wedding ceremony was very similar to other orthodox ceremonies that I have attended; the bride and groom each wear a crown, which is associated with particular blessings made upon the couple and sets them up as the “king and queen” of their newly created family. From the research that I have done there does not seem to be a specific reason for why/how that tradition came about! Additionally, the ceremony is extremely LONG – it was approx. 1.5 hours in duration and it was standing room only in the small church (so don’t wear super high heels like I did LOL!).
I found a website that provides an overview of various Romanian Orthodox wedding traditions for those who would like to read more about this: http://www.ehow.com/info_8682059_romanian-orthodox-wedding-traditions.html … it mentions additional meanings of the crowns as well as discussion of hand binding, which did not happen at the ceremony I attended.
The bride and groom looked great and the bridesmaids wore neutral coloured dresses that were quite nice.
The reception was held at a resort hotel in West Lakes, a suburb which as the name suggests overlooks lakes! It was a very nice reception with nice food and great attention to detail. The cake was very pretty and designed by the bride; it was a marbled chocolate/vanilla cake with vanilla icing.
A bigger overview of the table setting:
What I wore
After some thought, I decided to go for a conservative but bright look. This meant that, as I was wearing a bright dress, I went for neutral and understated makeup; here I am with my boyfriend “R” (he’s suited up as he was one of the groomsmen!).
Face – NARS Firming Foundation in Deauxville (went for this one as it’s a sample I’ve been trying out!) + Prestige Skin Loving Minerals mineral powder in Light.
Eyes & Cheeks – Nutrimetics’ Marble Rouge in Jupiter (very versatile product this one…. have previously reviewed it here). Mascara – Nutrimetics’ Lash Lightening Mascara in Black (have also previously reviewed this one).
Lips – Prestige’s Lightshine Sheer Gloss Liner in Calla + Prestige’s Classic Lipstick in Sophia (also previously reviewed over here).
Nails – LOL after my experience with those “Kiss” nail stickers I decided to go for a simple and classic look with Cutex’s French Manicure polish in French Rose (fantastic bargain polish – got this for $2.99 at Priceline!) + some cute floral nail art stickers I bought from Morning Glory some time ago, as per below:
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this post; I’m very open to any suggestions on how I can improve my writing/posts and topics to write about so feel free to contact me or “comment”! 🙂
This week I’ve got a Valentine’s Day, The Body Shop product review and an Empties (January) post planned… What do people have planned for Valentine’s Day this year??? 🙂*I sought permission from the bride before publishing photos of the wedding on the blog; hence only a limited selection of photos have been uploaded here.
Good evening everyone! Any Aussie visitors watching “My Kitchen Rules”? I don’t know if this TV show exists overseas, but it’s a reality show in which teams of people (pairs) compete to see who has the best cooking skills. In the past I haven’t found it very interesting but I’m hooked on this season, due to the personalities of the contestants! LOL! (In a nutshell, some are quite nasty to each other and then the nasty people’s cooking usually turns out to be bad!) If interested here’s a clip from the show… featuring the contestants from my home town LOL! (I got a bit worried after seeing these contestants because when I say “yeah” my voice sounds just like that of “Princess”!! Maybe we just have similar accents, coming from the same town. ;-))
The wedding on Sunday was lovely. I will blog about it later this week! 🙂
I’m not a huge lipstick wearer. When I’m going out somewhere special or for a special occasion, I’ll wear it, but usually I am a lip gloss/lip balm girl! However, I’ve started wearing lipstick more often since I’ve discovered the following products from Prestige Cosmetics. I love Prestige’s Skin Loving Minerals loose mineral powder (which I haven’t reviewed yet, but I guess I should! It’s great! :)) and I received both of these products as promotional gifts when buying the powder on two different occasions. So here are my thoughts…
Prestige Lightshine Sheer Gloss Liner in Calla (GL-01)
Price and Where can I get it? I got it as a bonus product at Priceline… but I can’t see it being in stock on Prestige‘s Aussie website (http://www.prestigecosmetics.com.au/). 😦 So I can’t tell you what the exact RRP is. However their other lip pencils are retailing for $12.50 AUD.
This lip pencil is excellent. 🙂 Long wearing, long lasting (stays on for a full work day, as long as you reapply your lipstick as needed), and does not dry my lips out. It also has a nice fragrance… which kind of reminds me of vanilla but not quite. It’s interesting that it is called a “sheer” liner as the colour is quite strong on the lips, at least in my opinion!
Swatches of the liner + what it looks like on are to follow, as I swatched alongside the lipstick!
Beautiful rating: quality 5/5, value 5/5….so good but why is it no longer in stock?! *cries*
Prestige Classic Lipstick in Sophia (PL-20A)
Where can I get it? Priceline, selected Kmarts, and some chemists.
I love the colour of this lipstick, and Prestige has released 27 (yup, 27!!) different colours in this range. On their website they claim that the lipstick is “moisture enriched” and “long wearing”… I’d agree with the first point but unfortunately not the second. When wearing this one I have to reapply it repeatedly throughout the day or evening.
Having said that, as the lippie is inexpensive getting through it quickly is less of a big deal to me.The lipstick also has that nice vanilla-like-but-not-quite-vanilla fragrance (I just smelt the lipstick again haha 🙂 maybe it also has a hint of caramel?).
Packaging is good. Sturdy cylindrical design, no problems with scratching or breaking of the case or in being able to twist the lipstick up or down.
Beautiful rating: quality 3/5, value 4/5 (as it doesn’t do what it promises but it is quite cheap!)
Swatches!!!! (See captions under each photo which point out if you are looking at liner, lipstick or both! 🙂 The lipstick is actually the one that appears in my picture on the ABOUT : AUTHOR tab of the blog!)
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post! 🙂 Bye bye for now!
How has everyone’s week been so far? Any Prestige Cosmetics fans out there? 🙂