August 2015 – She Said Yes

August 2015 archive

Waist Trainer NZ /AUS: Review, Before & After, Results

If Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian use a Waist Trainer, it’s got to be good, right? Wrong. This month I reviewed a Waist Trainer (from Waist Trainer New Zealand / Australia) – which until now I’d been really intrigued by.  The rational, reasonable part of my brain knows that just because the Kardashians (and Snooki, JWoww and other […] Read more…

Review: IPL at home with Remington I-Light

If you’re a girl on the go, the time and admin of regular waxing appointments is an absolute drag, not to mention the expense.  I’ve long considered doing Laser Hair removal or Intense Pulsed Light treatments (IPL) professionally, but I know it can cost thousands of dollars, with most places suggesting it takes 8-12 IPL […] Read more…

Why Fashion Week is like a Wedding

Last week Auckland played host (and I played media-delegate) to New Zealand Fashion Week, and now that I’ve had a proper sleep and a chance to reacquaint myself with my fiance, I came to a funny realisation. Fashion Week is like one long Wedding! The Party! As you know, Weddings are pretty much just the […] Read more…

What’s more important than Wedding Planning?

This week’s article takes a break from Wedding Planning and actually talks about something way, way more important… Marriage Planning. It’s not the subject of glossy quarterlies, you can’t hire someone to do it for you; and you can’t just throw money at it to get everything you want.  We are a culture obsessed with weddings, but we […] Read more…

Strobing How to with M.A.C Cosmetics!

I was totally spoiled last Saturday for Fashion Weekend, wearing this gorgeous Alice McCall maxi-dress and having my make-up done at M.A.C. PRO Cosmetics Britomart with the stunning Amelia! As well as relaxing and enjoying the pampering, I also took the opportunity to get top tips on strobing (aka the new and improved contour/anti-contour) from MAC’s expert so […] Read more…

Creating your perfect gift registry

Having previously written about the potential awkwardness that is “asking for wedding gifts,”  Laura Douglas of The Workher offered to help out while I’m on holiday, providing some guidance on creating a wedding gift registry.  Laura is used to giving advice, including in some tricky situations, so we’re very lucky to have her help us navigate the issue. There are numerous sites and […] Read more…

8 Tips for Organising Your Wedding Flowers

Your bridal bouquet is a once-in-a-lifetime accessory and the photos of your nuptials will decorate your home for years to come. Before you choose how to decorate your day, read this advice brought to you by She Said Yes with help from Naomi of Created By Nature. Naomi has 14 years’ experience in floristry and can create elegant, stylish wedding flowers within […] Read more…

Bride Walking the Aisle alone

A few people have asked who’s walking me down the aisle on my Wedding Day. Traditionally it is the Father of the Bride who “Gives the Bride away” – having its origins of course in the daughter being his property (and becoming the husband’s property on the Wedding Day). I don’t have a Dad (or […] Read more…

Best of Brows with Bobbi Brown Brow Bar Britomart!

You don’t need me to tell you the Brows are back in town!   Not the over-plucked then pencilled/tattooed brows of 90’s era Gwen Stefani or Pamela Anderson… but Big, Brazen, Bold, or even Bushy brows are making headlines. Now, brows are natural and dramatic, statement-making and face-framing.  That’s great news for the Cara’s and Kim’s of the world, […] Read more…