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Hello lovelies,

 

I'm stepping away from wedding planning and crafting to write some new post for you! I've been very busy so haven't had much time for new posts but I hope it will get better soon. I've decided to show you two beautiful & 'squishy' polishes today.

 

Dance Legend have released Enamel Glass collection a while ago which features twelve shades. The formula of these is meant to be jelly-ish and glossy and it does deliver! You can find all 12 shades swatched by talented Anna Gorelova.

 

First one up is no.1051 - classic red with half-jelly formula and high shine. This polish is stunning and I loved having it on my nails! It has that jelly squishiness to it yet it is opaque in two thicker coats or three thin-regular coats. It applied nicely and dried quite fast and glossy. I've already done a nail art manicure with this shade here.

 

Dance Legend Enamel Glass Polishes - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Enamel Glass Polishes - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Enamel Glass Polishes - Review & Swatches

 

 

Second up is no. 1049 - bright tomato red half-jelly with strong orange undertones. This shade is not orange but rather it's more red as you can see. It had the same formula as the previous shade. It applied well and I'm wearing two thicker coats but you can do three regular coats as well. It dried very glossy, I love that finish!

Dance Legend Enamel Glass Polishes - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Enamel Glass Polishes - Review & Swatches
Dance Legend Enamel Glass Polishes - Review & Swatches

 

Great polishes and I like the look of the rest of the shades too. What's also cool is that you can mix a drop of polish with drop of topcoat and you can create your own led lighting/tinting polishes without buying all the colours in the Aquarelle collection separately.

 

These polishes are available at Dance Legend website. Dance Legend is a Russian company so if you can't or don't want to order directly from Russia which can take a while for delivery, you can do so from one of the re-sellers listed on their home page.

 

Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

I think it's time to start My Wedding Diary. This first post is about early planning stages and how I got about them and what were all the things I had to think about. We are definitely doing a wedding on a small budget so I hope to give you some tips on how to save money.

If you've missed it, I got engaged in August 2013 in Prague. What made it even more special was that Andy took me to Charles Bridge at midnight and proposed there. It was magical and so romantic! Our wedding will be August this year which is two years after we got engaged which gave me quite a lot of time to think about all the details.

Prague - Charles Bridge & Prague Castle on the night of our engagement, photo we took minutes after getting engaged  :)

Prague - Charles Bridge & Prague Castle on the night of our engagement, photo we took minutes after getting engaged :)

 

There were three options for our wedding in the beginning that we were considering - doing it in the UK, doing it in the Czech Republic or having a small civil ceremony in the UK and then do a celebration in the Czech Republic. We were considering third, split wedding option but in the end we've decided to do the whole wedding in the Czech Republic (not in Prague). The main reason was the cost - everything is so much cheaper there.

 

The Venue

One of the first thing I had to think about was the venue. That was a pretty easy choice for me since last year I attended my cousin's wedding who had it in the local hunters' lodge at the edge of a forest and I've decided the venue will do. Admittedly, it is nothing luxurious but our family has a history in there (my grandad is one of the hunters who takes care of the forest) and it will cost around £60 to hire it for three days! That's an absolute bargain compared to £1000 and more for venues in the UK. If you have a good budget then you could afford a beautiful wedding in one of the Czech castles!

 

The Decorations

I wanted to find a theme for our wedding and since I didn't want anything really specific (themed weddings are not usual in the CR) I settled on a cute crafted style. I have also decided that I don't want fresh flowers on my wedding. I know it's pretty unusual decision and to be honest my mother hates it and criticizes me for it a lot but that's just what I want. But also DIY decorations are much cheaper than fresh flower arrangements. I am currently working on my own floral table decorations but on that in another post ;)

 

The Dress

Yes, I know, the most important thing at the wedding is the wedding dress. Having a strict budget wasn't easy while buying a dress but I got quite lucky. I went to several bridal shops with my maid of honour to find the style of dress that will suit me the best. It was so hard not to fall in love with some of those dresses since they were usually all around £1000 mark. Once I knew what I was looking for I searched the internet for second hand wedding dresses hoping to find one I'll love. This option didn't work out for me in the end but if you're after reasonably priced wedding dress, buying a second hand one can sometimes work out great. Just make sure you look for some locally or within a distance you're willing to travel to because you really do need to try it on. I would never buy a wedding dress without trying it on first.

 

So where did I get my wedding dress in the end? My maid of honour and I made a trip to a Wedding Dress Factory Outlet in Bromley, London (now renamed to WED2B) and bought my dress there. All their dresses are under £500 which is awesome! It was super busy because it was Saturday and we waited almost two hours in line to try on my five chosen dresses. But in the end I found the ONE! I'm not going to tell or show you which one (of course!), for that you'll have to wait for some wedding photos ;)

 

to be contiued...

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x