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Is it okay to wear white to a wedding?

A group wedding photograph showing all guests wearing white, outside on a green lawn with marquees and tall trees in the background

Back to the wedding posts today, dolls, and I thought I'd kick it off with a bit of a debate that I've seen floating round. It's not a new debate obviously, but, in my experience, it comes up before any wedding and is worth a chat!

Is it okay to wear white to a wedding?

Many think that, traditionally, the bride wears white to wedding to symbolise 'purity' and guests would refrain from wearing the same colour in order to respect this aspect of a wedding's traditions, but it's becoming increasingly popular for brides to pick off-white, ivory, or even coloured gowns for their day in favour of fashion or a passion to not adhere to the traditions. In fact, way back when, it wasn't tradition for a wedding, brides chose to marry in any colour they so wished, apart from black or red. It wasn't until Queen Victoria, that the white dress became popular, and was more a sign of wealth than purity.

So if it's not actually tradition for the bride to wear white, why can a guest not wear white?
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VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray Review

VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray

I've been a naughty little tyke recently. When my last bottle of heat protection spray ran out, I didn't replace it, and that means I've been blasting my hair with all kinds of heat from my hair dryer and straighteners without protecting it. I know, I know, you can shout at me later..!

Anyway, I knew I had to stop it, so forced myself to the shops in my lunch break the other week to buy some more. I didn't have much time, or much money, so I literally mad-dashed into Superdrug and grabbed the cheapest one, which just so happened to be the VO5 Heat Protect Styling Spray.

First thing's first. It's bright pink packaging is lovely, which goes for the rest of the VO5 range as well. Can't say no to having something in a pretty pink bottle on my dressing table!

The heat protect comes in a cute little spray bottle, that sprays it in a light mist. I tend to towel dry my hair then, as I section to blow dry, spray a little on to each section and brush through.
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5 things to do after you have written a blog post

5 things to do after you have written a blog post

As part of my day job as a Marketing Executive, I've been lucky enough to get some great experience and go on some great courses all about social media, blogging and digital marketing to help me progress professionally. It's only recently that I asked myself a couple of questions.

Firstly, why don't I use the same methods I do at work to market my blog?! Rookie mistake, if ever there was one! And secondly, why am I not sharing this knowledge with my fellow bloggers?!

So I'm going to regularly start posting some blogging tips using methods and little gems of wisdom I've picked up along the way! You'll also start to see me use some of these bits and bobs while I am posting and promoting my blog, so you can see how they are done and whether they are working (or not, which I hope isn't the case!).

I'm going to start off pretty easy, with a checklist of things you should do after you have written your blog post. Essentially, it's a list of 5 things you should do to help promote your latest blog post!

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Models Own Nail Varnish in Speckled Egg Dove Review

A picture of the Models Own Speckled Egg Nail Varnish in Dove

It's been a while since I did anything nail related on my blog, which can be put down to the fact I broke all of my nails and they didn't look pretty enough for blog pictures!

They are a looking a little better now, so you can be ready for an onslaught of nail reviews and nail art posts that have been backing up while I waited for my nails to look half decent again!

I thought I'd start off with introducing you to one of my absolute favourite nail varnishes at the moment. This is from the Models Own Speckled Egg range. The shade is called Dove and it's a really cute and casual pastel pink and the black glitter gives it such an edge.
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