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Hair and Beauty

One of the requests we get the most is how to style a beautiful natural bridal makeup style and continuing with our natural bridal style shoot (see our Luminous Waves Tutorial), we teamed up with some of our favourite Polka Dot vendors to pull together today’s look.We decided on natural beauty for this collection of

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I do adore Valentine’s Day. I love that there is a day where you can be as mushy as you like, embrace the pink sprinkled cupcakes, the bright red lipstick, the heart printed dresses and share your love not only for your partner but for your friends and family.So with the Valentines Day spirit in

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We love a natural bride makeup style here and  I am so excited for today’s post which bring together Polka Dot vendors to create gorgeous tutorials you can use on your wedding day, or for your own special occasion.Today we’re starting right at the beginning with a gorgeous luminous waves tutorial. This look is a

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I’m feeling inspired by the stunning floral arrangements from today’s  “Wild Romantics” bridal inspiration shoot. Brought to life by a team that included Nicole Peterson of Light and Type, Dear Delilah Florist and Alchemy Hair and Makeup, the trio wanted to bring to life the magic of the Gippsland region with a wild romantic, bohemian

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I took a keen eye to the makeup and hairstyles coming out of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) last week. Apart from the gorgeous gowns – which are a post in themselves, the hair and makeup looks are something I have come to find fascinating, especially when they are so easily translated into bridal

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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 way

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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 of

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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 person

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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 Melissa

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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 style,

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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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