Thursday, December 27, 2012

Talisman – Fashion for the Free Spirit!


After a lifetime of putting faith in her own personal talismans, Rayna Hooper decided to combine her three great passions – fashion, jewellery and textiles – to create the Talisman range. All pieces in the range come with their own Talisman bracelet, which is inscribed with a symbol and engraved words of wisdom that match the style of the garment. Drawing inspiration from life’s journey, each piece is named after a feeling or state of mind. These feelings go hand in hand with the intricate hand-printed fabrics, fine detailing and relaxed bohemian style of the range.

“With this collection, I decided to create styles that matched a feeling that we all seek – whether it be happiness, courage, freedom, insight, possibility, devotion, tranquillity or fortune. There is certainly a style and a feeling that each of us can identify with,” says Rayna, the brains behind the established Holiday brand as well as the new Talisman label.

Each garment has a bracelet attached with its own Talisman, and its own special meaning. “‘Happiness’ is depicted by the Chinese symbol for joy, ‘Freedom’ by a bird, ‘Courage’ by the African stamp for bravery and so on,” explains Rayna.

All of the fabrics used in the range are hand printed in India, making each piece subtly unique. The printed fabrics are cotton voile, while the plains are cotton gauze, making each piece beautifully light and perfect for balmy summer days.

“The range has a broad appeal – while some styles, such as ‘Freedom’, will appeal to a younger market, ‘Insight’ was designed with the more experienced world traveller in mind.”

Visit Talisman.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas at Jules Collins

A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near, a little gift from one held dear, best wishes for the coming year... These make a Merry Christmas!

Christmas is upon us and this is the time of year we give gifts to loved ones. There are many new pieces of Jules Collins jewellery in-store and online that are certain to be treasured forever.

These are perfect gift ideas for that special someone...





Shine sterling silver this festive season...





Visit Jules Collins Jewellery.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sparkly Shoes For Christmas!



Are you looking for fabulous, sparkly shoes to add the cheer to your wardrobe this festive season? Or are you perhaps searching for the perfect gift for a loved one? Look no further than Aruna Seth shoes!

The shoe range consists of over forty pairs of ballerinas, boots, Swarovski inspired evening shoes and office shoes. 


The shoes are handmade in small quantities in Italy by craftsmen with years of experience in designing shoes with price-points starting from £200 and going up to an amazing £2,500 for shoes covered completely in Swarovski crystals. 

Aruna Seth shoes were famously worn by Pippa Middleton with her iconic green Temperley dress on the day of the Royal Wedding. Aruna regularly travels to Hollywood and has appeared on E! News. Royalty have also been spotted in the shoes from Princess Beatrice and Eugenie wearing them to various family affairs! Aruna Seth is constantly hosting trunk-shows around the globe and her most recent visits included Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and New Delhi.

Other A-list stars wearing her designs include Katherine Jenkins, Goldie Hawn and Vanessa Mae are favouring Aruna Seth shoes on the Red Carpet...

Visit Aruna Seth shoes for must have shoes this festive season!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas... From The Bride's Diary


The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season, to all our members and clients. We truly hope you have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We look forward to a wonderful 2013, and can't wait to bring you more exciting new additions to our publications and online features! Also, we will be launching a brand new website for The Bride's Diary – with a new design, fabulous content and so much more, all will be revealed shortly!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary, The Groom’s Diary, Wedding Celebration, Weddingstar and Giftstar. And once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards, The Bride's Diary Team

Intimo Lingerie



Established in 1995, Intimo is recognised as one of the leading lingerie brands and direct selling companies across Australia and New Zealand.

Intimo believe that every woman has the right to feel fabulous in beautiful, well-fitting and supportive lingerie. Every day.

Every woman has the right to financial independence, professional pride, personal fulfilment and control of her own destiny.

From lingerie that lifts, shapes and styles to a lifestyle that does the same, 
Intimo presents a personal shopping experience and business with a difference. Offering women the opportunity to earn, to learn, to develop and grow in our own time; to enjoy a personalised shopping experience, build businesses, friendships and shape our lives as we chose, Intimo is social selling for the next generation.

From everyday comfort to lacy intimates, sports bras to support bras, fashion must-haves to fashion mainstays, in sizes 30A to 46G, sizes 6 to 24 the Intimo collections offer beautiful lingerie for every size, shape and lifestyle. Expertly crafted for optimal fit and functionality, Intimo bras are designed to keep you looking good and feeling great all day, everyday.

Visit Intimo Lingerie.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas From Nutrimetics

The Nutrimetics range is formulated with the purest natural ingredients and is designed specifically with the beauty needs of Australian men and women in mind. Treat your loved ones this festive season with the Nutrimetics Christmas gift selection – the perfect way to pamper your loved ones.

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Gift Box
$74.90

This luxurious gift set is the ultimate in skin pampering, containing a Limited Edition Nutri-Rich Oil Golden Orb, Limited Edition Nutri-Rich Luminous Body Lotion and Limited Edition Nutri-Rich Foaming Bath Oil, all beautifully encased in a golden gift box.

Nutri-Rich Oil Golden Orb 40ml
A Nutrimetics icon, Nutri-Rich Oil was launched 43 years ago and remains a must-have for women all over Australia. Packaged in a beautiful keepsake orb, this formula is a highly concentrated blend of Apricot Kernel Oil, Carrot Oil and Vitamin E to intensively soften and smooth the skin.

Nutri-Rich Luminous Body Lotion 125ml
An exclusive introduction for the Christmas period, this light and nourishing body lotion gives skin an unmistakable summery shimmer.

Nutri-Rich Foaming Bath Oil 260ml
Light a candle, relax and deep cleanse with this Limited Edition bath oil, which leaves skin feeling soft and intensely moisturised.


Nutrimetics Sole Revival Gift Set 
$39.90 

If you know someone who is always on-the-go, treat them to this revitalising foot-care gift set to ensure their soles are soothed and refreshed. Containing Sole Revival Foot Balm, Sole Revival Foot Scrub and a free Sole Revival Foot Bath, it’s a real treat for the feet.

Nutrimetics Sole Revival Foot Scrub 100ml RRP $20.00
Containing Pumice to exfoliate the build up of dead skin cells and Peppermint Oil to cool and comfort, this scrub is sure to invigorate even the most weary of feet.

Nutrimetics Sole Revival Foot Bath
Bath lovers rejoice! After pouring a small amount of this treatment into a bath of warm water and immersing the feet, this revitalising treatment brings back the feeling of being brand new!

Nutrimetics Sole Revival Foot Balm
Enriched with cooling Peppermint and Lavender Oils, this luxurious balm will soothe and moisturise tired feet. 


Visit Nutrimetics.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Estée Lauder Introduces Violet Underground


Estée Lauder introduces a new multi-dimensional, limited edition trend collection for 2013, Pure Color Violet Underground. Inspired by multiple cultures, styles and textures, this collection is the ultimate fusion of high style and street chic. The make-up in Pure Color Violet Underground takes glam rock to a new dimension with a fantastical aesthetic revolution of deep, vibrant violet and fuchsia tones.

The NEW Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Violet Underground is a mysteriously rich mix of deep violet, crimson and fuchsia grounded with a sensual pale pink and a powerful matte black shade at the centre.

NEW Pure Color Quick-Thick EyeLiner in Punker Black defines and lines eyes in a dramatic black ink. Blackened pigments glide on effortlessly with the easy-to-use marker-like tip. 

NEW Pure Color Velvet Lipstick in Black Cassis and Violet Crush are plush shades of deep wine and violet in a matte finish. This non-drying, ultra creamy lipstick creates a bold statement in highly pigmented shades that add a pop of colour and drama.

Give lips an alternative crystal dimension with the NEW Pure Color Gloss in Chaotic Currant and Rebellious Violet. Deep plum wine and dazzling violet add an intense and vibrant burst of colour with layers of crystal reflections that give an extraordinary impact.

Complement vibrant-chrome eyes and deep plush lips with NEW Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Black Iris. Inspired by punk-rock and high fashion, the deep hue reinvents black with an avant-garde violet twist.

The 
Estée Lauder Pure Color Violet Underground collection will be available for a limited time only at selected Estée Lauder counters nationwide and online from January 27, 2013.

Visit Estée Lauder.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Get Effortless Summer Hair with TRESemmé Session Stylist Gavin Anesbury


Leading Australian hair stylist GAVIN ANESBURY tells us why TRESemmé’s FRESH START DRY SHAMPOO is a win for summer.

“With a long hot summer on the way (fingers crossed) TRESemmé’s Fresh Start Dry Shampoo is just the trick to refresh your hair after it has been in the beating sun, or to soften your beach hair.

It helps to take away that salty feel without destroying that amazing beach texture. It leaves hair with fresh uplifted roots and natural clean lustre. It’s also great to add softness to a loose naturally textured look. Perfect to add to any hairstyle on day 2, 3 or 4 to reinvigorate locks!”

– Gavin Anesbury, TRESemmé Session Stylist

FRESH FACTS:
With a unique solution that removes excess oil, odour and frizz, TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo eliminates the need to wash as frequently. It sprays on with a wet feel making it ideal for styling. Formulated with mineral clay and citrus extracts, this nourishing formula is suitable for all hair types.

TRESemmé FRESH START DRY SHAMPOO RRP: $9.99

Visit TRESemmé.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This Summer is a Carnival of Colour at Jules Collins

Inspired by everlasting love and a passion for beautifully coloured gemstones – this season is going to be colourful. Add your favourite colour to your wardrobe, an addition that will last forever.

Jules Collins Jewellery has rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings that are a tribute to the beauty of the world of coloured gemstones. The richness of the full spectrum of colours are now in-store and online. 


Embrace summer with a gorgeous natural Purple Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 18ct white gold ($8,975)



Shine, even in the dark of the eclipse, with this ravishing Red Spinel and Diamond Ring in 18ct white gold ($5,480)

Sunny yellows are a must have colour for this summer - Citrine and Diamond Ring in 18ct yellow gold ($3,875)

Bring the tropics to you with an everlasting garland of nature – an exquisite 9ct Yellow Gold Enamel Bracelet ($,1760)

Be adorned and adored with this matching set of Diamond Earrings and Pendant in 18ct white gold ($4,465) and ($1,985).

Visit Jules Collins to view the full range. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Set Your Inner Hippie Free This Summer With Orly's New Hope and Freedom Collection


It's time to tone down your nail hues and opt for beautiful pastels for this summer. ORLY’s next limited edition colour collection, Hope & Freedom, is reminiscent of a crisp garden with a soft green, two shades of blue, a sunny yellow, pinky red and a milky white making up the pretty palette.

What sets ORLY’s Hope & Freedom collection apart from other pastel polishes is the variety of finishes, which includes crèmes, a shimmer and even a glitter for when you want to add extra sparkle to your day. The collection includes:
  • Boho Bonnet (Soft Grey-Blue Crème) 
  • Elation Generation (Bright Pink Glitter Crème) 
  • Melodious Utopia (Soft Yellow Crème) 
  • Peaceful Opposition (Silver/White Glitter) 
  • High On Hope (Navy/Purple Shimmer) 
  • Coachella Dweller (Pale Green Crème)
Celebrity manicurist and ORLY Australia Ambassador, Fiona Hay said: “This collection is perfect for the summer months, when you want to wear a pop of colour but in more demure tones. My pick for olive skin tones is Coachella Dweller, whilst Elation Generation will suit those with a fair skin tone.”

Plus, all six shades in ORLY’s Hope & Freedom collection are ‘3-free’ and equipped with ORLY’s world famous Gripper Cap for easier application. With all this in mind, there’s really no excuse not to sway to the tune of Hope & Freedom this summer.

Visit ORLY.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Soleil By Georgini: Jewellery To Light Up Your Summer


GEORGINI is the latest sensation within the Australian jewellery market, featuring in the top three most popular and accessible brands in the country and now taking on the international jewellery industry.

The GEORGINI brand is famous for their use of eclectic black and white designer jewels, classic intricate pieces, statement cuffs, floral designs, turquoise embellishments and their stunning bridal range.

In November, 2010 they launched their 1st flagship boutique in Sydney, Australia's CBD Westfield. Price points for the GEORGINI range start with everyday basics at $29, and reach up to $589 for their trademark and must-have ivy cubic zirconia cuff.

GEORGINI is accessible to evey woman, recognising the brand as the finishing touch to every outfit. The brand creates luxurious yet affordable pieces, which as unique in deisng and portray the essence of GEORGINI style. 
GEORGINI is shining brightly this season, with a stunning collection of gems inspired by the sun and the contrasting elements of fire and water. 

SOLEIL is the dramatic and decadent new range from 
GEORGINI, designed for Spring Summer 2012. Touching on a range of seasonal trends and with the signature GEORGINI elegance, the collection is the label’s first foray in to gold and rose gold with truly glamorous results.

Lust-worthy bangles are key items in the SOLEIL collection; slinky gold and silver versions are studded with jewels and perfect for layering and rose gold chunkier options speak of sexy summer evenings. Spring Summer 2012 is a celebration of art-deco style, and 
GEORGINI have captured this perfectly with oversized earrings embedded with colourful jewels. And the signature necklaces are a sun-worshippers dream – choose from the ‘third eye’ pendant, crystal-encrusted pendants, and a delicate dragonfly in gold or silver.

SOLEIL by 
GEORGINI's gorgeous jewels will be available from September 2012, with prices ranging from $79 - $359 and each item in the collection 925 sterling silver and rhodium-plated. Available from GEORGINI stores and stockists throughout Australia.

Visit GEORGINI.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Clearly Contacts Have You Covered This Festival Season

What better way to get ready for the fast approaching Summer season than by surrounding yourself with amazing music and even more amazing style? This year, like every year, top music festivals such as Parklife, Big Day Out, Future Music and Soundwave will play host to some of the most impressive music line-ups around Australia and the world.

To prep for your Summer of live music, it’s important your festival style is ready to go at the drop of a hat. For a rockin’ festival ready look, don’t forget the must-have music festival necessities: a trendy tee, comfy shorts, some stylish accessories in the way of bangles and necklaces and, of course, the perfect festival sunnies! 

If you need a little style guidance when it comes to choosing your perfect festival sunnies, check out these popular style options...

The Wayfarer: Ray Ban $155
The Clubmaster: Marc By Marc Jacobs Fuchsia Black Dots $145

The Aviator: Gues Satin Silver $97
The Oversized: Nicole Miller Contradiction Fig $39
Visit Clearly Contacts...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Future-Proof Your Skin with New Nutrimetics Restore Anti-Ageing Serum


Who knew the secret to great skin could be found in the same ingredients as white wine? Formulated with 10 times the concentration of Sauvignon Blanc*, a unique active complex rich in NZ Sauvignon Blanc Extract, Vitamin C and Peptides, Nutrimetics Restore Anti-Ageing Serum is a triple-action serum designed to tackle the three most common causes of ageing; wrinkles, pigmentation and skin stress.

A simple addition to your evening skincare regime, Restore Anti-Ageing Serum rejuvenates and replenishes skin during its rest phase, resulting in skin that feels younger and more radiant in just 14 days. It’s so effective that 94% of women would recommend it to a friend!
In addition to Sauvignon Blanc Concentrate, key ingredients in Restore Anti-Ageing Serum include Probiotics and Black Tea. For supple skin that glows, Probiotics work to support the repair of UV harm and help prevent DNA cell damage, whilst Black Tea volumises skin to restore firmness and an even skin tone.

How to:
Introduce Restore Anti-Ageing Serum to your evening skincare regime after cleansing and toning. Apply 5 drops and gently massage into the skin until completely absorbed. Follow with Restore Intense Anti-Ageing Night Crème, which works in synergy to ensure you achieve a more beautiful, youthful complexion, faster.
For best results, use Restore Anti-Ageing Serum in conjunction with the Nutrimetics Restore skincare range, including:
  • Softening Cleansing Crème RRP $40.00 
  • Foaming Cleansing Lotion RRP $40.00 
  • Refining Toning Lotion RRP $40.00 
  • Anti-Ageing Eye Crème RRP $56.00 
  • Intense Anti-Ageing Night Crème RRP $60.00 
Visit Nutrimetrics.