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On of my favourite things about Valentines Day is the ability to wear the pinkiest of pinks, the reddest of reds and do it all in celebration of the month of love! I rounded up 48 Valentines worthy beauty picks in all shades of pink and red to inspire you to inject a little sweetness

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Something a little different for this Monday – a feature focusing on glowing bridal beauty and hair! Hair stylist Beehive Bridal wanted to create an inspiration shoot of fresh, glowing bridal looks – swept up buns, soft curls, swept up do’s, and loose waves. I love a beautiful hairstyle (as someone who is quite terrible

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If there’s one thing that’s almost a pre wedding ritual it’s the wedding manicure. There’s that special feeling a few days before your wedding day of getting your nails done with your girlfriends at a salon or pulling out your favourite polishes and doing them at home! Since a good old manicure is an easy

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I was so excited to receive the imagery of Olive Farm Handmade Bridal Accessories 2014 collection. After the beauty and stunning imagery that accompanied her 2013 collection I knew we were in for something special. The collection hasn’t disappointed – again with beautiful photography, the pieces are romantic, dreamy and subtle with the most thought out

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It’s funny to me that only recently did I understand how much the scents I wear transport me back to times and places. There’s the perfume Mr Polka bought me for my 21st birthday – I remember what I was wearing, the story he told of choosing it and exactly where I sat when I

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If there is one thing I believe in one Valentines Day it’s red lips. A little nod to the day of love! Today I’m rounding up nine of my favourite Valentines Day worthy lip products! A fun little addition to your Valentines Day look or your own wedding day makeup. 1. YSL Gloss Volupte in

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With Spring upon us, it’s time to literally shed your Winter skin. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had a teeny tiny freak out about suddenly exposing Winter skin to sunlight and are in desperate need of a few scrubs to get Spring, Summer and wedding dress ready. So if there is now a smoother

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Our final look in our red lip wedding makeup inspiration series with the gorgeous Esther of The Sisters At Engadine Florist is my favourite one on her – it’s all about fresh and natural! This look created by the team of photographer Amy Nelson Blain, makeup artist Megan Vaughan of Makeup By Megan, hair stylist

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 We’re back with the next installment in our red lip makeup series and the lovely Esther of The Sisters At Engadine Florist. Today, the  look is all about classic makeup with a classic red lip- beautiful, elegant and versatile to almost every style of wedding. This look is simply stunning and a classic red lipstick

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Meet the gorgeous Esther, you may know her from her regular job as one of The Sisters At Engadine Florist. She’s playing model for us for the next few weeks as we roll out a brand new series on Polka Dot Bride, one that has been in my head for SO long and finally put

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Photo from Stanya & Lenny’s Bohemian Forest Wedding by Lara Hotz  Spring weddings brings Spring blooms and what could be more Spring that wearing a crown of flowers in your hair? I love this look and I love that it can easily be worn at bohemian style wedding with a relaxed gown, or something a

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We’re ending off our afternoon with some hair inspiration for the brides who are looking for a sleek and stylish up do! There’s something beautifully classic about a no frills, sleek, straight styled up-do. From a classic chignon to a straight, slicked back bun. It’s the perfect hairstyle for when you want the focus of

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There are not many times in your life when your hands will be photographed more than your on your engagement. and your wedding day and it’s nice to have a manicure with a beautiful colour to enhance your nails on the day. So I tried and tested eleven nail polishes from some of the top

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In our ongoing wedding hair style inspiration posts (see our elegant down hairstyles here) today I thought I’d share a bit of inspiration for our short haired readers! From cropped short pixie styles, to modern bobs – here’s a snapshot of inspiration from Polka Dot Brides who have styled their short hair for their wedding

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I’ve had a lot of requests for hair and makeup inspiration lately, so I thought I’d take a peek back at some of our Polka Dot Brides and use their beautiful looks as inspiration for you today. We’re exploring gorgeous ‘down’ hair styles for your wedding day hair inspiration. I love it when a bride

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