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Kate’s Second Dress

Also McQueen, pretty!
With crystal diamante detail at the waist and second, albiet less full skirt, the second gown is a bit more modern and young, and the perfect counterpart to that elegant resplendence we saw.

(Photo: WPA Pool, Getty Images)

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The Royal Wedding

Kate Middleton arrives with her sister Philippa.

Something old: The bridal gown, from Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, featured “traditional Carrickmacross craftsmanship,” a lace technique that dates back to the 1800s.

Design: Individual flowers have been hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create a unique and organic design, which incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock.

Fabrics: French Chantilly lace was combined with English Cluny lace to be hand-worked in the Irish Carrickmacross needlework tradition.

Veil: The veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers… and held in place by a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara.

Bling: [The earrings] are diamond-set stylized oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.  Inspiration for the design comes from the Middleton family’s new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves.

Shoes: The wedding shoes have made hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.

Bouquet: The bouquet is a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and on the Language of Flowers.

Hair: The royal bride opted for a natural “demi-chignon,” styled by James Pryce from Kate’s favorite salon, Richard Ward of Chelsea, London.

Makeup: Kate did her own, so that Prince William would recognize her. He even whispered “you look beautiful” upon her arrival, kilig!

Nails: Camilla’s manicurist painted her nails with two shades, Bourjois Rose Lounge and Essie Allure. 

Something new: Her parents gifted their daughter with custom-made diamond oak-leaf earrings with a diamond-encrusted acorn set in the middle, a nod to their new family crest.

Something borrowed: Kate’s tiara, on loan from the queen herself, per royal wedding tradition, is a 1936 Cartier “halo.”

Something blue: We can’t see it, but a blue ribbon is sewn into the interior of her dress.

The ring was made from a nugget of Welsh gold.

The Royal Wedding Cake

Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge first public kiss as husband and wife on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (lol look at the poor little girl covering her ears)

“And they lived happily ever after…”

Goodbye Prince William, sigh.. on a lighter note, I can still marry Prince Harry! HAHAHA!

(photos via Today)

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Balayage and Ombré

I want to liven up my hair.. how bout a little color? Hmmm… cos I’ve seen a lot of Balayage and Ombré on people especially Hollywood celebrities and they’re pretty! Makes me wanna color my hair even if I told myself before that I will never ever color my hair, ever, again! But if you know a nice salon where I can get my hair done, like they’re really good, please let me know (comment below)! So yeuhh….

Balayage is generally known as painting highlights onto hair. It’s a transition from dark to light without seeing any lines. While Ombré is also like Balayage but transition of color can be from light to dark as well with 2-tone dip dye effect.. it’s like your hair has grown out and you have done nothing to it.

(photos via Tumblr)

These hair-dying techniques are very popular now simply because its fashionable, low maintenance and budget-friendly. It’s for reds, blondes, brunettes, straight, wavy and curly hair. It also creates texture in your hair making it look a lot thicker (which is what I need)!

I love Lauren’s Ombré too!

(post inspired by Beauty Synergy)

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Why not combine the two hottest colors of this season, right?

MAC (Give Me Liberty of London) Petals & Peacocks  and Morange on my lips. Sorry, I was bored. Hahaha!