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You’ll Want to Try This Ancient Egyptian Beauty Ritual (Cleopatra Was a Fan)

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In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was famed for her conquests, her beauty and her love of bathing in milk. In modern times, Egyptian beauties still swear by the beautifying properties of milk, adding a few cupfuls of powdered milk to their baths to soften their skin for special occasions. “Milk contains lactic acid, a... read more

Must-have for Your Beauty Routine — The Rarest Oil in the World!

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Derived from the nut of the argan tree, native to southwestern Morocco, argan oil is known as the North African country’s “liquid gold.” For thousands of years, the native Berber tribeswomen have been gathering the pits, then grinding and pressing them to extract the precious nutty oil—one of the most rare in the... read more

Five Awards Season Beauty Looks That You’ll Want to Steal for Your Wedding

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Another Awards season is coming to a close as the Oscars approach on March 2nd. We're sure to see some amazingly inspirational beauty on that glamorous Sunday evening, but it will be hard to top these five overall beauty looks we've admired from Hollywood so far this year. Each one would be perfect for a... read more

The Prettiest Beauty Tip You’ve Never Heard About is…

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The edelweiss flower gained worldwide fame courtesy of Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Despite the movie taking place in Austria, it’s actually the Germans who have revered the tiny alpine posy for centuries. The fact that it survives at all—given that it grows at astonishing altitudes of between 6,000 and 9,000 feet... read more

Beauty Products That Are Definitely Worth The Splurge

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Not that you don't always want to look your best, but in the events leading up to your wedding — and of course the big day itself — you REALLY want to be the most gorgeous girl in the room. Seriously, there's never a time when you'll be photographed more often. These five... read more

Akasuri Is the Korean Beauty Scrub You Need to Know About

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In Korea, it’s customary to ready oneself for a special occasion by purifying one’s body and soul with a vigorous scrub known as akasuri, meaning red (aka) and rub (suru). After softening skin in a steam room or sauna, an abrasive towel is used by a diligent, strong-armed aesthetician to apply an aromatherapy... read more

Guess What the Biggest Beauty Trend in Uruguay is (Hint: It’s White, Yellow and Edible)

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In this small South American country, brides trust time-tested secrets handed down from mother to daughter over high-tech lotions and potions. To maintain their luscious, lustrous locks, pretty Punta del Este beachcombers counter the dehydrating effects of the sea and saltwater by preparing their own homegrown hair rescue remedy: eggs. They beat an... read more

Greek Women Are Brewing Their Beauty Secret and Washing Their Hair in Rosemary Tea

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In Ancient Greece, rosemary was considered a sacred herb and burned on the altars of the gods. Today, it’s still reserved for special occasions such as weddings, where a sprig is added to the bride’s bouquet, headpiece, dress and even her hair. Modern-day Greek goddesses rinse their tresses with rosemary water, a “tea”... read more

Roses Are Not Just for Your Bouquet—It’s a Beauty Ingredient for Oman Women

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Ever since the rose was introduced to Europe —reportedly by the Ottoman Turks in the mid-14th century—the beautiful blossom has been prized by everyone, from Sultans to soon-to-be newlyweds, for its rich, romantic essence. Omanis add dried rose petals to boiling water to create a spellbinding rinse they apply to their hair. Not only... read more

5 Gorgeous Bridal Beauty Looks from the Golden Globes

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Not only are we obsessing over the gorgeous dresses from the red carpet, but we also have some favorite beauty looks from the Golden Globes that you can steal for your wedding too. From natural makeup to elegant updos, these are sure to get you inspired for your red carpet moment. Amber Heard's... read more
No matter where you wed, first impressions are essential. A personalized entryway will make your site more welcoming and help guests feel at home almost immediately. If you're having an outdoor wedding, hang leis of orchids or sun-catching glass ornaments on the surrounding trees. For a ballroom, have your florist create an escort card table arrangement with plenty of height so it's the first thing guests see. A rustic affair calls for tons of lanterns lining the pathways.  
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