It’s been some time since I shared what this Wife liked, so today is a bit of a random collection of things I’m seeing, loving and being inspired by, being poured out of my head and onto the Rock My Wedding pages. I hope you like what you see and as always readers, do drop us a comment in the box to tell us what you’re liking right now. (Any excuse for a Sunday splurge or perv!)
Be still my beating heart.
Called BHLDN (pronounced ‘Beholden’) and launched on Valentines Day in the US, Anthropologie finally made their first foray into Bridal and man was it good. But before I even go into just how beautiful everything was, I want to share with you the most beautiful website I think I may have ever seen (warning: music involved!). The BHLDN site is possibly the prettiest, lightest, most whimsical wedding website I have EVER laid eyes upon. And I lay my eyes on a lot of wedding things these days. Seriously. Go right over there now and let your mouth fall open with wonderment at the pretty.
*All Images courtesy of Glamour.com
I’ve always loved a pretty pout and while Charlotte is the lover of lipstick I was always more of a gloss girl, until now that is!
You will have seen that a bright lip had something of a moment recently when Naomi rocked it for a modern bridal pop of colour and I added a slick for our contact sheets, but you know a trend has gone stellar when Bobbi Brown, Queen of natural make-up brings out a collection of Rich Colour lipsticks.
I’ll be trying Cosmic Raspberry as shown above to get my fuschia fix and purchased Rose Blossom for day wear. (I might even have been really naughty and had a complete loss of control at the counter, also purchasing a new blusher in a desperate attempt to brighten up the dreary weather.) Whoops.
I also found (and loved) this cute little video on applying lip colour, courtesy of Bobbi Brown.
I don’t know about the rest of you but my bikini body has certainly been a bit neglacted of late what with the dark nights, multiple layers and central heating, plus a hefty dose of inertia about the gym. I realised the situation was getting out of hand when I noticed my skin was looking dry, rough and seriously lacking in ‘glow’ of any kind!
So despite not having any holiday booked to show it all off, I turned to my winter skin life savers – exfoliating gloves. I used these every day in the run up to my wedding on those annoying bumpy bits on the backs of your arms and to be quite frank, literally everywhere else. They’re great to prevent ingrown hairs throughout any waxing preparations you may be making and just the action of massaging your skin with them is enough to bring a rosy glow on and make your whole body smooth as a baby’s bottom. They’re a complete bargain too and you can just use them with your regular shower gel or soap.
For a bit of facial glow and in a desperate bit to ‘illuminate’ my winter complexion I’m heading straight to Selfridges to switch my regular Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser for her Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser. Either mixed in with your regular foundation or moisturiser, or used alone, it adds a dewy sheen to your skin and some real bona fide G-L-O-W.
I’m also trailing a new crystal nail file from my Nail care queen Leighton Denny at Boots…. Hailed as being kinder to your nails than regular files and with lifetime guarantee, the RMW jury is out – my nails are pretty tragic (winter’s tricks again) so I’m waiting to see if it makes a difference over the coming months. Any fans reading?
I’ll be choosing the gloriously spring-like Carrie pleated skirt and a silk seventies style shirt blouse to wear with my new ASOS Black Suede wedges (I finally succumbed to the trend) and navy wide legged, high waisted pants. Both TOTAL bargains and completely hassle free – I’ve never ordered trousers online before as (and I think this applies to most women) getting the fit right is a nightmare. These were like a dream.
So, before I break all of you (and your wallets) in the run up to pay day, I’d better stop there.
Rock My Wedding Brides, Wives and Fiancé’s, be it wedding related or not, tells us what you are liking today and have a Happy Sunday readers