Hello lovelies,

 

Today's post will be about our engagement photoshoot. I think every couple should have nice photos from the time they were engaged. As far as I know this is usually done shortly after the engagement but ours was 3 months before the wedding.

 

I was very lucky to win the engagement photoshoot competition in Ultimate Wedding Magazine run by talented photographer Paula Broome and Way Out Wedding blog. We agreed to push the photoshoot till May so it's a bit warmer. We met in Crystal Palace Park in London on one marvellously sunny Sunday.  Andy is very camera shy and hates having photos taken so it was a challenge for him but Paula was very relaxed and friendly so we both felt very good.

 

I was very excited and curious about the photos and how they would come out and I am so glad there are so many beautiful pictures! Paula did a great job! I have picked few of the photos so you can see Paula's great work...

 

My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot
My Wedding Diary - Part 3: Engagement Photoshoot

 

There were so many other beautiful photos that Paula took but I can't share them all ;) So what do you think (about the photos, not about me or my fiancée specifically ;)? Have you had engagement photos done?

 

I am so happy we had this opportunity and we finally have nice couple photos! I can highly recommend Paula, she was a true professional and also worked fast with regards to sending us the photos. She doesn't do just engagement photoshoots but also portraits, couple shoots and wedding photography AND has a special offer for her photographer services on weddings abroad! Definitely check her out. Thank you Paula for lovely memories.

 

In other news, the wedding preparations are in full swing and there will be quite a few more things I will share with you in My Wedding Diary series apart from the wedding day. Just stay tuned!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

PS: Sorry about the watermark, I don't want unwatermarked photos of us floating around the internet ;)

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Lovely people from diego dalla palma have sent me few of their nail polishes to try and I've combined them into one stripy manicure. This is the first time I've been using diego dalla palma polishes and my first encounter with this Italian brand.

 

diego dalla palma about their polishes: "An intense colour that has maximum coverage, with a brilliant finish and a long lasting life. The new formula, combined with the maxi brush guarantees an easy application without any smudging."

Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes
Going girly! Feat. diego dalla palma Nail Polishes

 

 

I have used diego dalla palma Sorbet, Violet Underground, Modern romance and Cool Peony. I started with two coats of Sorbet (peachy colour) and then just applied curvy lines using stripy brush and all the other shades. All were well pigmented so I only had to paint the lines ones which was brilliant. Only Sorbet was a bit sheerer and needs two coats.

 

Overall, the polishes were a pleasure to work with, especially with the dark, super-pigmented shades. The brush is flat with rounded corners so that ticks the box for me as well. It's kind of like the upgraded Models Own brush in certain collections. diego dalla palma polishes are available at their website and at M&S website. The price is inder £10 per 14ml bottle.

 

You've probably seen this manicure yesterday and will see it once again because I've re-used it for other project but for now I won't tell you more ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I want to show you a new accessory to complement my bold manicures - a Soufeel Charm Bracelet. Soufeel is a jewellery brand founded in 2011 and they sell affordable silver bracelets and charms as well as other jewellery. I was able to choose a bracelet and four beautiful charms to show you. The choice wasn't easy because Soufeel offers hundreds of charms and I could easily fill up the whole bracelet.

 

Charm bracelets became very popular in the past few years thanks to the Pandora brand and I quite like the idea of getting gifted charms on different occasions and then have a very meaningful piece of jewellery. I've read that Soufeel charms are compatible with Pandora bracelets as well so you can add these charms to your existing Pandora bracelet just fine.

 

As first four charms I have chosen a cute duck that reminds me of rubber duck toys, Libra sign which is my sign of course, a silver heart with wise words Live Laugh Love and a beautiful Engraved heart charm that I loved at first sight.

 

Let's Accessorize! Soufeel Silver Charm Bracelet Review
Let's Accessorize! Soufeel Silver Charm Bracelet Review
Let's Accessorize! Soufeel Silver Charm Bracelet Review
Let's Accessorize! Soufeel Silver Charm Bracelet Review
Let's Accessorize! Soufeel Silver Charm Bracelet Review
Let's Accessorize! Soufeel Silver Charm Bracelet Review
Let's Accessorize! Soufeel Silver Charm Bracelet Review

 

 

Both bracelet and charms seem to be nicely crafted and I can feel the weight of silver so they are not hollowed out with potential to be crushed (only the engraved heart is hollow but that's of course on purpose). The packaging is nicely thought through as well. My bracelet came with a branded bag and a lovely hard box with big pale blue bow and company logo. That really made it that much special and if this is a gift for a loved one, there is no need to add extra gift wrap.

 

One thing I'd like to point out to anyone thinking about getting a charm bracelet - make sure you choose the base bracelet large enough. I made a mistake of measuring my wrist and not counting the curvature of the bracelet plus some extra room for charms so my bracelet is quite tight on the sides. Always allow 1-2 cm extra.

 

Availability:

Soufeel Charm Bracelets are available at www.soufeel.com and they ship worldwide. You can also use dicount code Lucie5 for 5% discount!

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's review and if you're wondering about my nails, the next post will be dedicated to that manicure ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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