Dress of the Week: Carina by Rania Hatoum

Good morning brides,

As we begin breaking out our coats and scarves, keep in mind that spring is right around the corner. With that in mind, today we have an incredible sneak peak into the beautiful Spring 2014 collection by Rania Hatoum. Carina is a mermaid style piece including a sweetheart beaded butterfly waist design and a bottom comprised of layered organza strips.

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Photo Credits to Rania Hatoum

The light and flowing bottom is an elegant and flattering design that will accentuate any figure. What better way to blossom in a spring wedding, than with a delicate and shimmering butterfly design to add a little sparkle?

To see more images of Carina and to check out the rest of Rania Hatoum’s collection, visit her website at http://www.raniahatoum.com/

Bye bye for now!

Georgina

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Dress of the Week: Giselle by Galia Lahav

Good Morning Brides,

Feast your eyes over that tasty breakfast muffin, on an exquisite new gown by Galia Lahav. Lahav’s 2014 bridal collection produced this beauty, Giselle.

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Photo Courtesy of Galia Lahav

The open back laced in delicate flowers gives sexy an incredibly sophisticated look. Within the flowing skirts, is a shimmer that will certainly make you sparkle as you glide down the aisle.

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Photo Courtesy of Galia Lahav

As if the back wasn’t gorgeous enough, the detailed and sparkling floral design that covers the bodice is as flattering as it is unique.

Be sure to check out Giselle and the rest of Galia Lahav’s 2014 bridal collection at  http://galialahav.com/en/

Bye bye for now,

Georgina

Advice We Love: Holiday Beauty by Sharon Becker of SB Beauty

New York City turns every season into a special occasion, but December holidays in New York are extra special. Visitors from all over the world descend on Midtown Manhattan to enjoy the lights and festive atmosphere, and we New Yorkers get to revel in the glow of all the decorations in offices, homes, store windows, and even city busses. What I enjoy most is attending holiday parties (you never have to beg me to wear sparkles) and toasting my friends and colleagues.
So, with parties, gift shopping, decorating, and travel, the holidays are busy. How do you quickly and easily adapt your makeup to suit the season?  Add one or two new products! Depending on your age and personality, you can emphasize one or two features. (We are talking holiday parties, not Mardi Gras).
LIPS: Red is a natural choice for a holiday lipstick, and it comes in every shade and form imaginable. If you wear a gorgeous red as a change, you can keep the rest of your makeup simple. To keep your lipstick from fading at a party when you’re eating and drinking, start with MAC Lasting Lust, $23. Another long-wearing shade for holiday is Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense #21 (pearly bright red), $19.
Photo courtesy of MakeupForever.com

Photo courtesy of MakeupForever.com

You can also use one of your favorite lipsticks and glide a glitter gloss on top; try LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre in either gold glitter or silver shimmer. Easy, and only $16! Sephora brand also has a Glossy Gloss that has a few high shimmer shades, and that’s just $10.
Photo courtesy of LoracCosmetics.com

Photo courtesy of LoracCosmetics.com

EYES: Let’s create some pop without breaking the bank! If you like to have fun with makeup (and you should – makeup is fun), then pick up Sephora’s Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara combo, which comes in a dozen flashy shades. Swipe it on your regular makeup look for an easy and very festive change.
Photo courtesy of Sephora.com

Photo courtesy of Sephora.com

A more subtle holiday shine can be achieved by using one of your favorite light shimmer shadows on the inner corner of your eye (tear duct area). Use a small natural bristle brush and pat the shadow onto the top and bottom of the tear duct V, blending it into your other shadows and liner for a seamless look. Finish with a little extra mascara in the area so that your lashes don’t catch the shadow. If you’re feeling extra frisky, you can swipe a tiny bit of the same shimmer shadow across the top of your cheekbones for a subtle highlight. Voila!
BODY: For New Year’s Eve, try a little glitter spray. Hey, it’s on sale at Sephora for $7! On January 2, give it to your niece.
Photo courtesy of Sephora.com

Photo courtesy of Sephora.com

All great makeup looks start with beautiful skin, so take care of yourself in December – eat good food, rest, drink plenty of water, exercise, and smile!
Photo by Sofia Negron courtesy of SB Beauty

Photo by Sofia Negron courtesy of SB Beauty

SB Beauty creates fresh, contemporary looks by embracing current trends and incorporating cues from glamour icons. Sharon’s work has been featured in Uttlerly EngagedGrace Ormonde Wedding Style, and blogs like Style Me Prettyand Ruffled. Her work spans advertising, fashion, and bridal. Please contact her via email or Facebook; visit her blog, and website; and follow her on Twitter.
Look like yourself on your best day!