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Wedding Gift Ideas

I am a wedding lover, I love romantic happy endings. I find wedding ceremonies so calm and serene, and I can usually feel the love in the air. However most times I struggle to get the perfect wedding gift for couples. I usually never know what else to get, besides a wedding card, even when there is a wedding gift register, which is meant to make the gift buying easier and faster for the guests. Well I sometimes struggle with the same old boring wedding list, and I am sure many of you do too.

The whole idea of getting married to your soul mate is that you do it only once. No one gets married hoping to divorce, so it is very important as guests to get the wedding gifts right. Couples can also get wedding gifts for each other, their parents, and even the bridal train. I remember giving my bridesmaids a set of gold earrings each as a thank you gift, for being the best girlfriends any girl could ever ask for.

I have recently come across an online jewellery gift shop – Eternity Rose, that seems to be the answer to all my wedding gift problems. I am loving the jewellery collection, there seems to be a delicate piece for every woman. I have snooped the site, long and hard, I am lusting over all the delicate beauties and think these below would make the perfect wedding gifts:

 

Red Natural Rose Glazed & Trimmed with 24K Gold 12″ £109

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Red is the colour of love, so this radiant red rose would make a perfect wedding gift, especially from the groom to the bride. Imagine waking up to this beauty on your wedding day. I am sure you will cherish it forever. I know I would.

There are different types and colours of roses available on Eternity Rose, from the exquisite 24 karat gold-dipped rose, to the platinum dipped natural rose, to the pink natural rose glazed and trimmed.There is a rose for every woman.

24 Karat Gold-Dipped Vase 6″ £51

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When a woman has the perfect rose, she needs the perfect home to keep it safe. That is where this beautiful 24 karat gold-dipped vase comes in. This vase will complement the rose beautifully, and it also comes in pure silver as well. It is the most beautiful flower vase I have ever seen.

White Glazed Rose Earrings in 24K Gold Leaf Style £51

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This real 24 karat gold and natural white rose petals earrings is a beauty to behold. This would make a perfect gift from the couple to the bridesmaids, or from the groom to the bride. You can also serve as a ‘thank you’ gift from the couple to the bride/groom’s mother. I find this earrings so pretty.

 

24 Karat Gold-Dipped Poker Cards £129

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If your groom likes his card games, this 24 karat gold-dipped poker cards, will leave him playing in style. These card decks are so glamorous, they can be seen in use in high-rolling casinos all over the world. It would make a great gift for the card loving bridegroom.

 

What do you think of these wedding gift ideas? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

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Product Review: NYX Setting Spray & Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Primer

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Happy Easter peeps. I hope you are all enjoying the holidays. I have another product review post for you my dears. This time, it is all about NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray and Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer.

NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray

After exhausting my MAC setting spray, I decided to try a different brand and NYX came to mind. I have recently fallen in love with NYX, I reviewed an NYX lipstick some weeks ago, and I can testify to how great the lipstick was, so naturally, I was eager to try out another product from the brand.

Here is what the NYX has to say about this setting spray –

Demand perfection! For that fresh dewy glow that lasts, the NYX Makeup Setting Spray – Dewy is lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put.

Here are my thoughts on the NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray:

PROS

  1. This setting spray is quite affordable at £7 for a 60ml bottle.
  2. You can easily grab one of these in your local Boots online or in store.
  3. I love the packaging. It is a lot more practical than the MAC bottle I used previously.
  4. My makeup looked refreshed after using this setting spray, and it stayed on all day.
  5. It is great for all skin types.

 

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CONS

None.

I recommend this setting spray to all. It does the job beautifully.

 

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer

I ran out of my Instablur some weeks ago, and I felt like I needed a primer change. I have used The Body Shop Instablur primer for years now, and I decided to try out Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer after reading about it in this month’s Cosmopolitan.

Here is what Elizabeth Arden has to say about this product:

Prime and perfect skin with a vital, multi-tasking step to make the most of your makeup. The smoothing triple blurring complex minimizes the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, blurring imperfections to give skin an instantly retouched look. Time-release skin-balancing technology helps control shine and maintain moisture for an impeccably flawless appearance. Formulated for all skin types and tones, Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer improves the longevity and performance of foundation to help keep makeup looking fresh and color-true all day.

 

PROS

  1. This primer left my skin makeup-ready. My entire makeup, starting with my foundation, went on my face nicely.
  2. My makeup stayed on all day, and I only needed to apply a fingertip amount of the primer.
  3. It is great for all skin types, and tones. It is colourless, and almost fragrance-free
  4. I had a matte flawless finish all day.
  5. It is easily accessible in stores and online at Elizabeth Arden, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Boots, and many other stores.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Primer

 

CONS

  1. The price, it costs £28 for a 30ml tube, so it is on the high side, but it is worth every penny.

I recommend the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer to every woman. This is easily the best primer I have ever used in my life.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

Thank Your Blog Readers/Commenters

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Fashion and Style Police won’t be where it is today without my readers. I have a couple of loyal readers that read and comment on almost every post I publish, and that makes the endless writing of blog posts worth it. I would still be a dedicated blogger if I had no blog readers, but having people look forward to reading my new posts, makes me feel very good, and I am sure I am not the only blogger feeling this way. That is why it surprises me when I see bloggers completely disregarding their blog readers especially the commenters.

I see many established and not so established bloggers, blogging away, completely ignoring the people who take out time to read and comment on their blog posts. I understand many bloggers may be torn between the two – being real and acting established, if you know what I mean. I was undecided on how to treat my blog readers in the early days. Then, I saw bigger bloggers never replying to comments, and thought that was the way forward so I didn’t reply to comments, I saw bloggers posting whenever they felt like, and I thought that was ok as well, but the longer I blogged, the more I began to understand the blogging business, and how important our blog readers are to us. I also decided I wanted to make my blog, my job, so I decided to set up my own rules on how to run Fashion and Style Police, ignore what every other blogger is doing and continually thank my blog readers.

Here are the ways I thank my blog readers:

 

Reply Comments

I reply every thoughtful comment left on my blog posts because I think it is only polite to do so. I like when other bloggers reply my comments on their blogs, so I treat others the way I want to be treated. Some bloggers think it may appear ‘scamish’ to Google, to keep replying thank you to each individual comment, so I try to say more than that, depending on the comment. I also understand that some blogs get hundreds of comments on a blog post, well if you do get that many comments, you may struggle to reply every one of them, which is perfectly understadable, especially if you have taken part in comment threads already.

 

Post Regularly

There are many blogs I genuinely like but I have given up on them because their posting schedule is all over the place. We readers want to know when to expect new content, so if you are posting daily, great, if you are posting weekly or bi-weekly, good, just let your readers know when to expect new posts. When posting regularly, notice the posts that get the most engagement, and keep publishing posts like that. So if your readers read and comment more on product reviews posts, publish more posts like that, if they engage more with outfit posts, publish more of that. Listen to your readers, they are always talking!

 

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Visit Other Blogs

So if a blog reader has left you a comment, and you can see the reader has a blog too, you should pop over and say hi or at least check the blog out, you do not have to comment if you don’t want to. I enjoy checking out new blogs, so I always pop over to read any blog I find, and if I like what I see, I will be revisiting, and probably following on social media. This sounds like a normal thing to do, but it amazes me the amount of people who do not do it.

Another thing you could do if the blog commenter does not have a blog, is to email saying thank you. The fact that you took the time to email the reader specially may have earned you a reader for life.

 

Host Giveaways

Now to the controversial giveaways incentive, I know I was previously on the fence, as to where giveaway stands in terms of thanking your readers, because there is no guarantee a regular reader will win the giveaway, but I still believe it is a great way to say thank you to your readers. Everyone loves a gift. However, if you do want to narrow the winners to your regulars, it is very easy. Just ask a question only your regular readers will know the answer to, it could be anything about your life or blog, that you have mentioned in the past.

 

These are the ways I say thank you to my blog readers and commenters. How do you say thank you?

 

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