Revlon & Ciara

Revlon & Ciara
Revlon Global Brand Ambassador Ciara poses with Lala Anthony at the RevlonXCiara Launch Event in New York City/Refinery Hotel (Photo: Business Wire)

Revlon® Welcomes Ciara as Global Brand Ambassador –  Multi-talented Entertainer and Model is the New Face of Revlon® Color Cosmetics
Revlon announces that Ciara, beloved entertainer, model and fashion icon, is joining the Revlon family as the newest Global Brand Ambassador. Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, dancer and producer with over 23 million records sold and 16 million singles worldwide. Ciara believes that when you choose to love yourself first, you are more open to the love of others, which makes her the ideal match for Revlon’s LOVE IS ON™ positioning.

“As a woman who exemplifies confidence and beauty, Ciara is a perfect Ambassador to represent Revlon,” said Revlon President & CEO Mr. Fabian Garcia. “Ciara is a talented and accomplished artist, loving wife and mother and a model of female empowerment. We are proud to have her represent our brand as she personifies the meaning behind the CHOOSE LOVE™ campaign.”

Born in Austin, Texas, Ciara is the only child of military parents and grew up traveling the world. After settling in Atlanta, she launched her music career in 2004 with her first hit single, “Goodies.” In addition to being a daughter, mother, and wife, Ciara has a successful career across many platforms and markets. She is also a devoted philanthropist dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.

“I’ve been a fan of the iconic Revlon brand my entire life,” said Ciara. “In fact, my name comes from the Revlon Ciara™ fragrance. It was a gift given to my mother from my father, and she fell in love with the scent and the name. It’s incredible to think that after all those years I would be joining the Revlon family as the newest Global Brand Ambassador.”

Ciara will begin her role as Global Brand Ambassador, supporting Revlon color cosmetics and the brand’s CHOOSE LOVE™ campaign, by promoting Revlon’s new 2017 ColorStay™ Eye and Revlon Kiss™ Balm launches.

“I’m excited and grateful to join a long line of inspiring brand ambassadors before me and to help Revlon continue to encourage women to CHOOSE LOVE™,” commented Ciara.

As the newest face for Revlon, Ciara will appear in multimedia campaigns across all media types, including digital, in-store and social media. Ciara’s first beauty visual will appear October 22nd, with her campaign continuing to roll out in early November 2016.

For additional information on Revlon and to view behind-the-scenes content in the coming months from Ciara’s campaigns, visit and follow @Revlon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and RevlonSnaps on Snapchat.



Congratulations, Anna!

Congratulations, Anna!Anna Ross, owner and director of Kester Black, has been named the winner of the 2016 Young Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Award at a lavish dinner at Peninsula Docklands in Melbourne.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards are Australia’s longest running and most esteemed women’s awards program in Australia. They recognise and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of brilliant business women.

Joe Pollard, who hosted the event, said that the Victorian winners are exceptional business women. “The winners of the 2016 Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards are brilliant, passionate and courageous women who are thriving in their chosen fields. Not only do they have the courage to challenge the status quo but they also demonstrate exceptional business acumen and strong leadership skills,” Ms. Pollard said.

In 2012, Anna Ross founded Kester Black, a leading manicure and skincare brand built on beautiful design and uncompromising ethical values. Kester Black products are the first in the world to obtain such a vast suite of accreditations such as Choose Cruelty Free, International Cruelty Free, Vegan Society, Australian Made and B Corporation.

Anna is set to be a finalist for the National Awards, which will be held at a glittering Gala Dinner on the night of Wednesday 16 November 2016.

“In business, my beliefs manifest in a drive for innovation and establishing sustainable, ethical options for the consumer.” – Anna Ross

Congratulations from us all at My Wedding magazine, Anna!


The Chedi Oman

The Chedi Oman


By Gayle Dickson

This has to be one of the most spectacularly romantic properties I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. You’ll be swept into Arabian luxury from the moment your chauffeured limousine pulls up at reception. Once inside, it’s as though you’ve stepped into a Bedouin tent – a very luxurious one, granted.

Lush, sweeping lawns dotted with lines of majestic palms lay sprawled between the low-rise whitewashed buildings that are home to the various restaurants and bars. No matter where you wander on the spacious grounds, water is a key element – babbling fountains regally guard the courtyard ponds, large urns softly spout, and vast swimming pools abound. In fact, the hotel boasts what is considered to be the longest pool in the entire region – and it’s only one of three!

At first glimpse, you might be forgiven for thinking you’re in Bali. White walls, dark stained timber, shutters – there’s a definite similarity of other hotels within the GHM group. Omanic influences are everywhere though, from the artwork that liberally dots itself around in the shape of sculptures and historical pieces to the soaring Islamic arches that are a standout feature.

The accommodation is sublime, with nothing lacking, and everything on hand. Enormous beds are bedecked in ultra fine linens, TV’s and entertainment systems are the latest designs, and the bathrooms are graced with thick white towels and pampering amenities. My Club Suite had a private balcony and a very spacious lounge area, and the ensuite boasted an oversized sunken tub.

The Chedi OmanYes, they do host weddings, but to me, this property saluted romantic honeymoons like few I’ve come across before. While there are various restaurants to choose from, most couples were spotted dining privately in a multitude of mini courtyards, poolside under the palms, beachside or even in a quiet corner of the verdant lawns. The nightly torches and candles softly illuminated their faces, failing miserably to hide their obvious love for one another and their pleasure at being in such incredible surroundings.

While there are 158 guestrooms and villas, space and privacy abound. It never once felt crowded. From the doormen and porters to the wait staff and housekeeping, service was exemplary!

This is definitely one for the bucket list, especially with the range of activities and adventures right on your doorstep. Muscat City offers divine shopping and world-class dining, there’s the Gulf of Oman to explore on a range of boats and, if you’re up for a little more adventure, head to the desert and visit Bedouins, make for the mountains and hike to your heart’s content, swim in a wadi, visit a market – the list goes on!

The Chedi Oman

Clear Skin Tips for Brides

Clear Skin Tips for Brides


Drs Rod Claycomb and Judy Bragger are two of New Zealand’s leading authorities on the bacteria that cause acne and ways to avoid the condition. PhD scientists from Hamilton, together they developed epiology: the world’s first anti-acne cream with an active ingredient derived from New Zealand cow’s milk. The bioactive enzymes and proteins in epiology work to fight acne, reduce redness and provide a clearer, brighter complexion.

Here are their top-tips to help every ‘bride-to-be’ avoid major breakout catastrophes before the big day.

1. Watch your diet: Reduce the intake of foods rich in trans and saturated fats. Sugary, spicy and fried foods are difficult to digest and can flare-up skin breakouts. For the healthiest skin, consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

2. Clean your face regularly: It’s important to wash your face twice daily to remove dead skin cells and extra oil from your skin’s surface. Use warm water and a mild facial cleanser that’s soft on your skin. Apply an anti-acne cream, preferably one without harsh chemicals, for added protection against breakouts.

3. Avoid harsh treatments: Many acne treatments are very harsh on the skin. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, common in acne treatments, can be unforgiving on sensitive skin types. Use a product without them to reduce the risk of scaling, redness, burning, stinging and dryness.

4. Replace your linen: Your pillowcase absorbs the dirt and oils from your skin and reapplies them when you lay down again. Keep your sheets and pillowcases clean.

5. Protect with sunblock: A little sun has been known to reduce breakouts by drying the skin out, but too much can damage your skin and prompt a breakout. Be sure to load-up on sunblock – the best is a broad-spectrum one that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Look for one that contains moisturiser and has an SPF of 30 or higher; this way, your skin will be hydrated and protected from the sun, resulting in fewer summer breakouts.


Choosing a hairstyle

Choosing a hairstyle

Choosing a hairstyleCHOOSING A HAIRSTYLE


Cascading curls can be very romantic and the longer and thicker the hair, the better, especially if you want a few curls to cascade over your shoulders to the front. Those with longer hair might also want to consider a side swept updo which can drape over one shoulder, revealing a sexy neck and allowing the back of the gown to be seen.

Sleek updos can be pinned centre back, low on the nape or slightly to one side. This style is best suited to those with very shiny hair, or you might like to consider a good product to prevent any stray hairs escaping. For a touch of vintage, you could add a few waves at the sides.

A twisted chignon is very elegant and sophisticated, while a braided updo is slightly more relaxed. Another trend is the curly updo, a soft look achieved by creating airy curls and pinning them into place.

It’s generally a good idea to have a thorough nosey through hair styling images on the net and in magazines. Clip or save the ones that catch your eye and create your own mood board. Then begin to narrow it down – will it suit your face, will it suit your dress, will it suit the location? These are all questions that will help you narrow down your choices, ensuring that you end up with a handful of options.

Your gown designer can often be a great source of advice on what style will suit the gown, but you do also need to take into consideration the venue – you don’t want to be eating those tendrils all day if you’re on a blustery beach! Gown and venue sorted, it’s then time to chat to your hair stylist … and do a practice run!

Whichever style you choose, ensure your hair is in optimal condition – have it trimmed, coloured and styled to perfection so that it really does become your crowning glory.


Cellulite Therapy

Cellulite Therapy



Firstly, let’s look at what cellulite is. More often than not, it results from both a build up of fat in the fat cells under the skin with water retention around those cells. As the fat cells enlarge, the little envelopes containing them change shape, pulling on their anchor points where they attach to the skin. In a perpetuating cycle, the blood circulation is then slowed down, causing stagnation of metabolic waste.

Sadly, the fat cells of men and women react to fat increases differently, which is why men don’t often get cellulite! Our skin is partitioned vertically by the fibrous connective tissue and the fat is pushed upwards into bulges. A man’s skin is thicker (yes, it’s true!) and is structured into cross-hatched compartments, thus there’s no deformation with any fat increase.

Enter Lipomassage™ … a complete non-invasive and painless treatment plan that treats cellulite, contours and firms. Think of it as a very specialised massage.

Sure, proper nutrition and a good exercise program are important, but there are always areas of the body that are resistant, like cellulite! Lipomassage will also help with unsightly saddlebags, that tummy roll that just won’t go away and large thighs.

You can target whichever area of your body bugs you the most. If you want results that come quickly, and last, you really need to check out Lipomassage!


Real Wedding: Miky & Ben

Real Wedding: Miky & Ben

Real Wedding: Miky & BenReal Wedding

M I K Y   &   B E N

Vineyard Dreams

Bride: Miky Miranda

Groom: Ben Ryken

Reside: NZ

Photographer: Kate Wark

Ceremony: Villa Maria Estate, Auckland,

Reception: Sudima Hotel, Airport Oaks,

Officiant: Ps Jan Farrugia

BRIDE’S GOWN – Bridal Brilliance,

BRIDE’S SHOES – Hannahs –

GROOM & GROOMSMEN’S ATTIRE – Suits – Hallensteins / Ties, Pocket squares – Munns



HAIR & MAKEUP – Face Me –

Real Wedding: Miky & BenThe couple opted for a modern and retro blend for the theme of their wedding, tying in pastel colours. Fairy lights behind the bridal table and crystal candelabras added warmth and a soft glow. They invited 150 to the ceremony and 80 to the reception.

“The weather for the outdoor ceremony was perfect allowing everyone a sunny and gorgeous view of the vines in full blossom. We had beautiful white lanterns hanging from a large tree near the back of the aisle which added the extra perfect detail to go with the bride’s arrival.”


“After the ceremony, everyone had a glass of bubbles and it was awesome mixing and mingling with friends and family who we were so happy we could share the day with. We wanted the afternoon of fun and laughter to last forever.”


Miky and Ben spent a week in Rarotonga, adventuring around the island, trying new foods and learning a lot about the culture. They also flew over to Aitutaki where they undertook a cruise, did some snorkelling and enjoyed a fresh fish lunch onboard. “We felt like we were in a dream spending the entire day in the sun, we couldn’t get enough of it.”


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Real Wedding: Tania & Mark

Real Wedding: Tania & Mark

Real Wedding: Tania & MarkReal Wedding

T A N I A  &  M A R K

Bride: Tania Walker

Groom: Mark Sequeira

Reside: London

Venues: St Bartholomew’s Church / Addington Palace


Officiant: Father Deo



GROOM’S ATTIRE – Paul Smith suit, cufflinks from Tiffanys

GROOMSMAN’S ATTIRE – Paul Smith suit and bespoke cufflinks

FLOWERS – www.emmafloraldesignscom

HAIR & MAKEUP – MUA and Toni Creative





The whole day was amazing but one of the most memorable moments was our first dance. We chose Flight Of The Conchords’ The Most…..Beautiful Girl (in the room). We wanted to make everyone laugh as well as keep the Kiwiana alive as I was so far from home. We are a very chilled out couple and our whole day was like a line up of a Lucille Ball Show with lots of laughter.

Real Wedding: Tania & MarkSPECIAL MENTIONS

My Matron Of Honour Claire Williams was amazeballs – she singlehandedly organised my Mad Men inspired Hen’s Afternoon Tea, and managed to keep me sane with all other wedding arrangements! Our friend Mickey Lam, an Illustrator, who drew an amazing picture of us that summed us up as a couple. Another friend Kristy Woodruffe drew the maps to the venue that were given to each guest with their invitation.

Real Wedding: Tania & Mark

Real Wedding: Stacey & Daniel

Real Wedding: Stacey & DanielReal Wedding

S T A C E Y   &   D A N I E L

Softly Rustic

Reside: NZ

Ceremony & Reception: Kumeu Valley Estate,

Photographer: Belinda Bradley,

Celebrant: Adrienne Dallimore,

BRIDE’S GOWN – Jeannie by Brides of Mancini,

GROOM’S ATTIRE – Ellen Taylors,

FLOWERS – Leaf & Honey,

CAKE – Kath’s Devine Cakes,

BAND – Off The Wall,

CARS – A ’39 Chev Sedan and ’28 Dodge borrowed from friends

The couple made their own invites and thank-you cards, as well as the table numbers and tree stump centrepieces. The cake had three tiers of lemon, caramel and chocolate. The fairy lights, organza curtain, tea lights, linen and seat covers were provided by the venue. The wedding favours were personalised chocolates which doubled as place settings.


“Too hard to pick one moment. It’s corny, but we both enjoyed the whole day.”


Stacey’s grandfather played the bagpipes as the girls walked up the aisle, and again was the couple walked down the aisle again after the ceremony.

Real Wedding: Stacey & Daniel



Real Wedding: Stacey & Daniel

Real Wedding: Stacey & Daniel

Real Wedding: Julia & Leon

Real Wedding: Julia & Leon

Real Wedding: Julia & LeonReal Wedding

J U L I A   &   L E O N

A Fairytale Romance

Bride: Julia Jonggowisastro

Groom: Leon Vasquez

Reside: NZ

Ceremony: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland

Reception: The Langham Auckland

Minister: Father Raymond Soriano

Photographer: Amanda Wignell,

BRIDE’S GOWN – Juliette by Maggie Sottero from Rafaella Cuica, Melbourne

GROOM’S ATTIRE – Man to Man, Wellington

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES – purchased in Jakarta


FLOWERS – at Church: David Bell-Booth Florist / at reception: Hana Floral Design / other flowers: Lucy Florist, Sydney

HAIR & MAKEUP – Arlene Make Up Artist

CAKE – Daisy Lumantarna

DÉCOR – A Touch of Class, The Langham


TRANSPORTATION – First Class Limousine

CATERING – The Langham


The Holy Matrimony – to feel our God’s unfailing blessings for us, no words can describe how we felt at that moment.

Real Wedding: Julia & LeonSPECIAL MENTION

Thank you for all our families, friends and priest who helped make our wedding memorable and incomparable. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you also to everyone who travelled from near and far to share their time with us. And not forgetting our loved ones who couldn’t be there – we know you were there in spirit.

Real Wedding: Julia & Leon