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I married the same man twice. Part II.

And then, less than two months later our wed-cation dreams came to fruition.

All we wanted was an intimate evening on the beach, at sunset, on the night of a full moon, with our closest. No frills. This we received.

We found the most incredible location on an island called Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Think hot tub temperature ocean and sand that feels like powdered sugar under your feet. Think smiling faces every day. Think fresh seafood off the fisherman’s boat at 2pm daily. Think driving around with a beer in hand [legally]. Think paradise.

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Eleuthera is 100mi long and only 1.5mi wide.

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Our backyard. That little white sign says “private property” – we had 70 acres of privacy!

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Our home for the week.

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Governor’s Harbour at night.

Friends and family came from all over and everyone got along. We pushed everyone to enjoy their time on the island however they saw fit. There were no rules. There were no schedules. We’d explore the island by day and relax by the pool at night with a local Bahamian coconut rum [that I smuggled two bottles of on the way home] in hand.

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The view from “Club Pool” at night.

The wedding was on a Tuesday. Some people showed up to swim and hang on our beach during the day. Some people cooked. Some people drank. Some people helped with decorations.

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Mammaries…

Around 7pm everyone walked down to the beach and awaited our entrance. We came right on time and began the ceremony, once again, led by Master Hooker. Everyone contributed a word they would use to describe us. Then Josh and I exchanged our words of love to each other. Then Hooker introduced us to a Bahamian wedding tradition of Josh and I filling half a cup of sand and pooling it into one. It was perfect. Everyone was tear faced and laughing.

Getting his ring on

Had some issues putting on the ring.

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Our mothers.

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Everyone and the moon.

We asked all of our guests to contribute a dish for the evening as everyone we invited is an excellent cook and the one person that wasn’t a foodie turned out to be the best mixologist any of us could have hoped for. Viva de piña colada by the pitcher [pineapple free for me, please]! We even had THREE wedding cakes instead of just one. Everyone was in a food coma.

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Renee made this with Angela’s and Jenn’s accessories. Stars are Josh’s and my theme for life.

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He started it.

After the food we moved onto “Club Pool” and danced in and out of water and set off sky lanterns with wishes of the future. Our incredible guests made sure everything was perfect and that we were happy. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. We, again, are very lucky bitches.

It’s time, once again, for products!

COMODYNES BB CREAM

Comodynes BB cream to even out.

Lash Republic beautiful lashes were my wedding outfit staple

Lashes by Lash Republic – whoa.

Yves Rocher Waterproof Mascara didn't budge once in the countles times I cried of joy

Yves Rocher Waterproof Mascara didn’t budge once in the countless times I cried of joy.

manna kadar shimmer

Manna Kadar shimmer lotion all over.

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Make Up Forever Aqua Rouge Red – because it doesn’t come off on ANYTHING. Makeout guilt-free.

Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream hydrated my locks after all the salt lashings of the ocean

Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream hydrated my locks after all the salt lashings of the ocean.

And now you know.

Here are some more pictures because you deserve to see them…

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Our rings together.

Front of our house

Just scootin’ around!

Harbour Island, Eleuthera

Harbour Island.

Bridesmaids

My girls.

Island girl

Island love.

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Married!

For more story and products – check out this season’s Bisous Magazine!

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Lashes, Tutorials

Lashes | Cils

You know that running joke between guys about how girls are all fake…heels make us taller, makeup makes us more attractive, hair colour, push-up bras, etc.? Well, I love it.

Here’s another one to add to their collection: LASHES!

There is an astronomical number of girls who love the way falsies look but don’t have the faintest idea of how to apply them, so they stay far far away from attaining great lengths.

The first step is not to be afraid of poking yourself. If you have tremorous motor skills, begin with practicing sans makeup – otherwise you’ll be crying and reapplying indefinitely.

You will need:

  • Lashes – find ones you like, I recommend starting slow and picking out a length not much longer than your natural.
  • Lash Glue – I prefer anything that is not clear (black is my favourite) as my reaction to it is a brilliant burning sensation.
  • Scissors – to cut the lashes down to the length of your eye.
  • Tweezers – to apply the lashes without smudging glue all over your visors.

Instructions:

  1. Measure the lashes to your eye.
  2. Trim excess.
  3. Apply a drop of glue to the top of your hand.
  4. Slide the base of the lashes across the glue.
  5. Blow on the glue for 15-30 seconds to harden it.
  6. Grab hold of the middle part of the lashes with tweezers and apply to the center of your lash line as close to your lashes as possible.
  7. Grab either corner and repeat last step.
  8. Using the other end of the tweezers move/pat down the lash line to ensure they stick.
  9. Apply mascara to both your natural and false lashes.

Voila!

Options:

  • Use lash tips or individuals and apply them to the outer corners of the eyes.
  • Line your eyes (on top of the falsies) with liquid liner for more drama.
  • This look is lovely when paired with a colourful lip unless your shadow is dark.

Tip:

Ebay has amazing deals on sets of 10 for under $2!!!

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Makeup

Pour Inna…

So my mom called me last night and told me that her “adopted daughter” in Florida has been keeping tabs on my tutorials and was wondering what is the strange white goo I lather my lashes with before mascara.

Your answer lies herein, my dear.

Behold! Lancome’s Ôscillation Powerbooster Lash Primer.

The coat is even, lengthening and thickening. It’s a great primer with conditioners to keep your lashes from getting crusty. And it vibrates! Though not for long.

This product lasts quite a long time and surpasses most lash primers I’ve gotten my hands on in the past.

Go get yours!

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