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Time to Pucker Up and Be Beautiful with GG's Gone Glamorous

I’m thrilled to announce the first giveaway of the year is here {on the eve of my 16th year in the wedding industry}. Which is all the more reason it should involve something extra fancy + pretty, right? So, it's time to pucker up and shine with a lip-tastic giveaway.

this giveaway is sponsored by Business Club member GG’s Gone Glamorous
I’m super excited to welcome Gwyn of GG’s Gone Glamorous to my blog for the next two weeks as she sponsors a fantastic wedding giveaway. One lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog has the chance to win an $80 beauty package from GG’s Gone Glamorous - your source for the patented LipSense liquid lip color from SeneGence. It’s waterproof and does not smear off, rub off or kiss off. You will be able to choose from over 50 shades that can be mixed and matched to create a number of effects. And, their newest line is the LipSense Diamond Collection which is formulated with genuine crushed diamonds. The winning beauty package includes a LipSense lip color of your choice, a Gloss, an Oops Remover and an Eye Shadow of your color choice from GG’s Gone Glamorous.

Simple complete any or all of the entry options below to Enter to Win an $80 SeneGence beauty package from GG’s Gone Glamourous.

Giveaway Ends Monday February 27th, 2017 at 11:59 pm est

Wedding Day Hair Extensions : a New Look in Just a Few Hours
I'm happy to welcome Jessica Hair Extensions {a salon based in Toronto} to the blog today. Jessica is a certified specialist in hair extension applications and has more than eight years of experience. Today, she is here to share with you all the details about Wedding Day Hair Extensions . . .

A girl dreams about her wedding from a very young age; how she will look, what she will wear. Nothing less than perfect is acceptable. Her gown, the veil, the aisle, the location, her make-up, her hair, everything has to be perfect. After all, you get married just once after you have found your soul mate. You want to bring your most exquisite self to the person waiting at the end of the aisle.

#Wedding Day #Hair #Extensions | courtesy of Jessica Hair Extensions via

Many women today are turning to hair extensions, which not only add more volume to the hair, but also enhance the entire look. Hair extensions can last up to 6 months without causing any damage to your natural hair. An advantage of getting hair extensions is that it’s completely chemical free.

Many Hollywood celebrities get hair extensions and this makes them look younger, sexier and elegant. From Rihanna to Beyoncé, from Victoria Beckham to Eva Langoria, each of these ladies have experimented with their looks.

Experimenting with hair can give you some time alone and an opportunity to pamper yourself. And the best time to do this is before getting married when you can get a new look.

You can experiment with different hairstyles with the new added length, be it tying up or letting them loose across your shoulders. They will make you look elegant and instill a lot of confidence that will be clearly visible to others and yourself. Since confidence is directly related to how we look, clearly between all this excitement and stress, having a perfect hairdo is a priority.

Wedding Day Hair Extensions : Before and After from Jessica Hair Extensions | via

Hair extensions also add to the texture of your hair. So how is it done? You can visit your parlour 2 weeks before your wedding; they will attach your hair with the hair extension that is first exposed to keratin protein, which is an essential part of hair. The entire process will take a few hours and is done in almost all salons.

You will be required to take extra care of your hair post hair extensions; making a plait while sleeping in order to stop tangling of hair, avoiding hair wash for 48 hours after getting hair extensions, regularly brushing your hair with special combs that are designed for hair extensions; avoiding unusual hairdos. You should be very clear about the length you desire which will match your wedding gown and also enhance your diet by including more proteins which will provide necessary vitamins and nourishment to your natural hair.

Having the perfect hair is an essential feature of being the picture perfect bride and hair extensions are a good way to accomplish that.

This and That : ferris wheel, balloons, chocolate dresses + more

It's time for the 3rd pick of my favorite inspiration board of the week. This week, I've selected this fun and elegant "Day to Celebrate" inspiration board from The Perfect Palette. I can't help but smile when I look at these photos and colors together.

You can see all the image credits via the original post here. Please stop by to show your love.

BRIDES Dressing Room and Beauty Salon has just launched BRIDES DRESSING ROOM which is the world's first realistic try-on simulation tool allowing any soon-to-be bride to virtually try on hundreds of gowns using her own full body photo. And, the BRIDES BEAUTY SALON {virtual makeup, skin-care, anti-aging visualizations and celebrity hairstyles} can be used on its own or in sync with BRIDES Dressing Room.

Letterpress Special at Ajalon Printing & Design
Ajalon Printing and Design is currently holding an affordable letterpress wedding invitation special. Until August 31, 2011, you can take advantage of 100 one-color letterpress wedding invitations, 110 blank envelopes and 100 one-color enclosure cards for only $499. This is originally a $559 special, so don't let it pass you by.

Chocolate Couture Lollipop Dresses
These Chocolate Couture Lollipop Dresses from Beau-coup are customizable with a gift tag that says “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” or “Will you be my Maid of Honor?” and more. And, yes - these are REAL edible chocolate. Each lollipop is made of creamy white chocolate that is dressed in a mini wedding gown that's made of tissue and draped with tulle. Each LolliDress measures 8.5" tall and is made with 2 ounces of chocolate.

Beau-coup is an affiliate with Brenda's Wedding Blog

Giveaway : Mally Beauty Products

Earlier today I featured bridal makeup tips from Mally Roncal of Mally Beauty. Now, you have the chance to win each of the 4 featured products from these beauty tips. The Mally Beauty products include: 24/7 Brow Shaping System ($38), Lightwand Eye Brightener ($25), Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation ($45), and Poreless Perfection Skin Finisher ($45).

To enter the contest, simply leave me a comment {wedding thought} letting me know which of these 4 products is a must have for you {you can read about each Mally Beauty product here}. Contest runs thru Monday August 3rd, with a winner being selected on Tuesday August 4th. Please be sure to leave your email address on the comment form {it will not be published} so I can email you if you're the lucky winner.

Contest prize: set of 4 Great Mally Beauty Products
Contest Deadline: Monday August 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST
Contest Question to Answer: Which of the 4 Mally Beauty products is an absolute must have for you? {don't forget to include your wedding date to be eligible to win}
1. 24/7 Brow Shaping System
2. Lightwand Eye Brightener
3. Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation
4. Poreless Perfection Skin Finisher