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How to Wear Glitter on Your Wedding Day

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Every girl wants to sparkle on her wedding day, but when it comes to glitter, you can definitely have too much of a good thing. Katy Perry is known for her love of sparkle, and definitely gets the makeup look right here with her starry silver eyes. Yesterday I had David Vincent, international makeup artist for Lise Watier, in the office introducing me to the company’s beautiful (and very glittery) holiday 2011 collection. Some beautiful things will be on counters at the end of October including: Shimmering Gold Powder ($29); Liquid Gold illuminator ($25); dramatic Eye Glitter Liner in Black Orchid; and a star product Neiges Poudre De Diamants ($42), a silver shimmer powder scented with Lise Watier’s signature scent Neiges. When discussing the fact that many women overdo glitter, Vincent shared a few savvy tips on how to wear it well. “Don’t wear it from head to toe; make it subtle and sexy” Vincent says, saying he loves the look of glitter on they eyes and across the shoulders and decolleté. “Also, when deciding what shade to wear, I always like harmonizing the colour with accessories—wearing gold with gold, and silver with silver. gold with gold, and silver with silver. It just creates a more unified and beautiful finish.” You’ve been told my pretties, now shine on.

New for Fall: 10 Wedding Day Beauty Musts

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Not only is fall the best fashion season; it’s the best beauty one too. There are so many amazing new cosmetic treats to shop for, but we’ve edited your wedding day essentials list down to these 10, which by the way happen to be our personal favourites too!

Wedding Trend Alert: Country Chic Celebrations


Right now we’re obsessed with stylish rustic weddings that feel fresh and effortless. Thinking of trying this theme for your big day? We’ve put together some pointers to help you host a party that’s a little bit country and a whole lotta classy!


Plan for a ceremony under the wide-open sky (unless Mother Nature has other plans, of course!). A simple arrangement of chairs around a big old tree or a handmade wooden arch looks amazing, and you don’t need much to spruce up a stunning natural setting. In case of rain, consider a venue that also offers an open barn. Weathered wood makes a fantastic backdrop for photographs, and your guests will enjoy dining under a ceiling of high wooden beams.


Speaking of which, barns look best when they’re not overly decorated. Simple white paper lanterns or candles in suspended mason jars are all you really need to spruce up a rustic space.


When it comes to decor, incorporate quirky details like hand-painted signs and unique (budget-friendly) centrepieces. Instead of flowers, why not artfully arrange some grains in a jar (see above)? Check out the rest of this fabulous wedding here.


Just because you’re hosting a country celebration doesn’t mean you have to have burlap and straw everywhere! Mix rustic elements with clean, crisp white linens and sparkling crystal. This combination of roughhewn pieces and sophisticated items is picture-perfect.

A Coral-Toned Fairytale Wedding In Edmonton

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Shannon Krystal Novak and Henry Verne Plantinga, April 30th, 2011, Edmonton, Alberta.

Photography Courtesy Buffy Goodman of Buffy Goodman Photography, (

Ceremony location: North Pointe Community Church
Reception location: The Edmonton Petroleum Club
Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero from Bridal Debut
Bridal party’s attire: Wedding World Bridal
Cake: Cakes by Candace
Favours: The Wedding Shoppe
Flowers: Jennifer Kitzan from The Kaboose
Groom’s attire: Moores
Hair and makeup: Eveline Charles City Centre
Music: Garry Robertson Music
Stationery: Valley Printers


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