Archive for November, 2008

Blinded By The Sparkle

November 21, 2008


The day you were given your diamond engagement or wedding ring is one of the most memorable moments of your life. With special care and treatment that diamond ring can remain as brilliant as the day you received it.

Most jewelers encourage their customers to remove their jewelry first thing as they arrive home and make it is the last thing that they put on before they leave the house. This saves ‘gunk’ buildup as well as excess wear and tear from doing normal household chores like banging your diamonds and prongs on sinks, dishwashers and washers and dryers. All of these things wear on gold and can flatten and bend prongs. This all can lead to a lost or damaged diamond or gemstone. You should visit a professional jeweler every six months to have your diamonds mountings and setting checked.

To keep your diamond ring in great shape, it needs to be cleaned routinely. Harsh household chemicals, lotions, and hairsprays can cause buildup on your ring, making it look cloudy. Although your jeweler can professionally clean and polish your ring, you can you can also achieve that brand-new sparkle at home by following these easy steps:

1. Use a store-bought jewelry cleaning solution or use a good homemade cleaner which is 1/3 mild liquid soap, water and ammonia

2. Place the ring in the solution and take a soft toothbrush to clean the diamond, taking care to get into all the crevices underneath and in between the setting.

3. Rinse with warm water.

4. Dry with a lint-free cloth.

Tip : Clean your ring away from the sink so you don’t risk it going down the drain.

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Underneath Your Dress

November 13, 2008

Many dresses need to be worn with a bustier instead of a strapless bra because of a dip in the back of the bodice. Select a very smooth microfiber bustier with no visible boning. The nice thing about a bustier is that it smooths out the tummy as well as functioning as a bra. The boning also helps to keep you from slouching!

To make sure that you are doing your gown justice, be careful to pick the right undergarments. An easy way to find the best fit is to bring along an assortment to your first bridal gown fitting and try them all on. The attendants at the bridal shop will be more than happy to help you find the ideal undergarments to make your wedding dress look perfect.

One brand is the Milili White Seamless Bustier Style 8002

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It is a molded strapless bustier that is seamless with hidden underwire and molded cups. The bustier is also boned for support. Adjustable opening in back has 3 horizontal and 9 vertical eye hooks. Comes with removeable clear straps.It is made from 90% Nylon 10% Spandex.

Size Tip: Because it is bustier, your normal band size might be too small. For example, if you normally wear 32 B, you may need 34 B.

Also perfect for bridemaids, formal, prom, cruise, evening and many more.

I am currently running a sale on this bustier.

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Wedding Dress Goes Floral

November 12, 2008

This is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful wedding dresses I have seen. It is made by Lazaro from their Spring 2008 collection style number LZ3819.

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It is described as Floral hand embroidered organza over sherbert tulle gown, curved neckline, elongated torso with circular skirt, chapel train. Detachable tulle train with cascading petals and flower corsage.

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This dress is perfect for the bride who wants to show off her features yet still has some fullness to her dress. The colors of the embroidry are calm and relaxing. I love that the tulle train is detachable.

Also available is a matching veil style number L819..and paired with the dress..WOW.

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Wedding Cake Design Gone Yummy

November 6, 2008

I saw this cake while reading the Brides March/April 2008 issue featuring America’s 50 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes. I just stopped in my tracks. I love this cake design..it was fresh..it was vibrant and it looks so yummy. What an amazing design by Elisa Strauss of confetticakes.com.

She also has been featured in InStyle Weddings, Modern Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, Elegant Bride. She has two amazing books out The Confetti Cakes Cookbook and Confetti Cakes for kids.
This is a great example of how anything can inspire a great cake design. By looking around at what you like, love and enjoy, you too can create your perfect cake.