Julie Dawson, from the Wedding Genie, contacted me recently to ask me to spread the word about her bridal workshops (and also mention the chance to win a free pair of tickets!) So for all you confused brides that are looking for a bit of help and direction on planning your perfect day (and staying within budget) read on…. She is giving away 5 pairs of free tickets to her first workshop. Check out all the info on her bridal workshops and the free competition here on Wedding Genie site.
Those of us that have got married, know that it can all get a bit overwhelming at points (even if you’re planning a very chilled/relax wedding), so what better than a morning or afternoon of fun, advice and a chance to talk to a wedding planner about learning to budget, and planning tips for your wedding.
* Tips for a relaxed and stress-free day
* How to pick the right suppliers and manage them (including the all important choice of venue)
* How to save money including ways to negotiate with suppliers
* Free goodie bag including budget planning spreadsheet.
Make sure you email Julie as you might be in with a chance of winning a free pair of tickets – good luck! Just click here to read about the Wedding Genie Bridal Workshops
We all love a free competition don’t we, so I was more than happy to spread the word about Estee Lauder’s latest competition to win a bridal makeover with one of their top international make up artists, Alan Pan. They’re offering one lucky bride-to-be the chance to come to London and meet Alan Pan for a makeover, tips and to share his make up secrets! (bride, bridesmaid and mother of the bride). Not only this but you’ll leave with a goodie bag of Estee Lauder beauty products worth £500, which is certainly enough to tempt most brides-to-be to enter!
To enter the competition on Facebook click here for a Free Bridal Makeover.
Image Courtesy of Estee Lauder
I asked Alan Pan, International Make up Artist, Estee Lauder, what is the popular look for brides at the moment and if could share some of his tips with us…
“Lots of brides have been asking for a romantic look recently. For a gorgeous, romantic wedding look you’ve always dreamed of, use these tips to create soft features with romantic accents and a hint of depth if desired.
Prep your skin with your favourite skincare products. Next apply your foundation – try one with a long lasting formula (such as Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 or Nutritious Vita-Mineral Loose Powder Makeup SPF 15). For full coverage invest in the cult product Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF15 – it will cover tattoos, redness and scars for total confidence on your big day. While your foundation is still wet, apply a crème blusher along the area under cheekbones to contour and define. Create a natural flush by dusting on powder blush on top of it – this will keep your blush in place for longer. Use the middle of your ear and tip of your nose as a guideline. Next apply a neutral, ivory eye shadow to the brow bone to highlight eyes. Apply a muted eyeshadow starting at your lashline, then blending up and over lid, buffing shadow into the brow
Line and fill in lips with a lip pencil. Layer with your chosen lipstick – bonze colours work really well for this look. Apply your eye liner then slightly smudge – opt for a brown rather than black as it can be too harsh. If you want something slightly more dramatic go for a slate or graphite coloured liner for added defition into the lash line. Finish this look with a sweep of gloss in a blush rose or honey coloured gloss . Finish by sweeping a waterproof mascara – go for one with volume and lift for added drama onto the over top and bottom lashes”
What do you think guys is this the sort of promotion you like? Sounds like brilliant fun and I love the sound of the goodie bag (I am hoping that they might send me some bits and bobs!). I look forward to featuring the winner on LMW. Enter for free online through the Estee Lauder Facebook Page
Tiararama make handmade and beautiful tiaras, hair accessories and jewellery for brides – their creations are pretty, gorgeous and designed exactly to the brides wishes. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the Tiararama site if you haven’t already.
And the great news is that they are running a free prize draw to win this lovely bracelet – 5 clusters of freshwater pink toned pearls with Swarovski crystals on a sterling silver chain.
Its a free prize draw and all you have to do is become a fan of theirs on Facebook – once they have 50 fans they’ll enter your name into the draw. For more info on this fantastic promotion check out the Tiararama blog
Good Luck and let me know if you win X PS I love this one that I just spotted on their site!
If you’re wondering what to buy the man in your life then look no further – enter this fab FREE competition to win a pair of solid silver cufflinks imprinted with your fingerprints. The perfect pressie for your hubbie to be to commemorate your special day.
…. and not a bad idea if you’re stuck for Christmas present ideas either.
Little Pinkies have teamed up with LMW to offer readers the chance to win a pair of bespoke silver cufflinks for free. Just check out the Little Pinkies site and see what they have to offer and then tell us why you think that you should win the competition by just leaving a comment in the comments section.
This competition is free to enter and the winner will be chosen by Little Pinkies on Monday November 30th – so get answering with why you want to win in the comments section below.
If you’re not the lucky winner you can still buy the silver cufflinks (and many other lovely bits and bobs) through their website. At £56 a pair they don’t come cheap, but given that they’re solid silver, completely personal, will last forever and not your every day pair of boring cufflinks I would say definitely a worthy investment. Infact I think my husband will be getting a pair in his stocking this year!
Its not everyday that talented designers are giving away nice little freebies so thought that I would post this one on Little Miss Wedding as its a great giveaway!
1920's style Cloche hat - Free competition from Clarabows Blog
Vicky runs a vintage crockery company called Vintage Tea Sets as well as being a pretty talented hat designer, and she is giving away one of her very own special 1920′s cloche hats for free – you’ll be able to choose your favourite colour from a selection (White, Hot Pink, Sage, Emerald or Lilac) and she’ll style it with your choice of one of her luscious trimmings. Check out the pic above to see an example of what you could be winning! I am off to enter now given that its free there is no reason not to and make sure you get there before the competition closes on 31st October 2009 . Click here to visit the Clarabows blog and read more about the 1920′s free hat competition, Vicky and Vintage Tea Sets. She also got married recently and there are some fantastic pictures of her vintage wedding on there!
Polka Dot Brown Invites
There is a free competition going on over at Myriad Genii (they are a luxury wedding planning company) and I thought that I had better spread the word as its not everyday you get wedding freebies handed out. If you are planning an engagement party and want to get the invites designed for free then look no further.
The competition is for a lucky couple to win 50 personalised engagement invites and also a session with Myriad Genii to ‘kickstart your wedding plans’ a prize worth over £350. With weddings being so expensive its well worth an entry.
The engagement invites are designed by flutteryby-designs – I’ve had a look at their site and they do really cute invites, save the dates, menus etc – I love the ‘dotty’ ones with the polka dot design which you can have in whatever colour you choose. You can enter the competition here on the Myriad Genii site – good luck… oh and let me know if you win!