Last weekend, my friends J and J got married.  Mrs J looked stunning.  I had a fantastic time and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had used our personalised wedding vows for their vows!  Word for word!!  I had tissues ready but I didn’t cry.  And the reception food was good and I got tipsy after drinking a glass of white wine!

Prior to the wedding, Mrs J had asked me for some beauty advice and my best tip was to get flawless skin – which is not an easy feat!!  For my wedding, I prepped my skin 7 days before the wedding with Babor Express Relief Fluid – and my skin was glowing.  I also recommended Bioeffect EGF Serum and Alpha-H products leading up to the wedding…  Turns out Mrs J’s skin broke out from using Bioeffect…and she ordered a stack of Alpha-H but never got round to using it – but Babor saved the day!!  (I felt awful that Mrs J’s skin broke out from using Bioeffect…but my skin loves it!  I started using it again 4 days before the wedding on Saturday and sure enough, my skin plumped out and had that lovely glow…and in fact, I’m still using it this week because I can’t get enough of it.)

OOTD : Outfit Of The Day

My Husband and I had a last minute panic attack on Friday night.  Both of us have put on a lot of weight since getting married last year so he couldn’t fit into his suit and threatened to wear jeans!  But in the end, he found a semi-formal pair of trousers (or pants, like the Aussies call them) and a shirt.  I thought he looked like a bus driver!

For my outfit, I wore a red one-shouldered dress from Review.  I bought it last year when I was much skinnier…thank God I managed to squeeze into it.  I had to suck my belly in the whole day!!!  And I wore my nude patent peeptoes from Tony Bianco.

FOTD : Face Of The Day

For my hair and make-up, I used a LOT of products :

Washed with muk products* the night before.  Created volume with VS Sassoon Big Hair Root Boost* and straightened with ghd’s and smoothed tips with Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil*.



  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Greed* – Primes oily eyelids and adds that extra shimmer under eyeshadows
  • FACE OF AUSTRALIA Colour Max Eyeshadow Palette Gold Mine* – Used matte brown shade for brows.
  • Mirenesse Pearl Crush Creaseless Shadows in Conch Pearls* – A subtle gunmetal grey smokey eye
  • Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner – My first time using this and I was so disappointed because the 0.1mm tip is too fine and hard to control!  But I will learn to master it!
  • Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara* – Rose-scented mascara which lengthens.  Love! (Full review)
  • Note : I forgot to conceal my dark circles under eyes!  FAIL!


  • Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream – Been using this as a lip primer…but undecided about how I feel about it.  I purchased it at a fab price and free shipping from here but it took 4 weeks to deliver though…)
  • Savvy by DB Lip Liner Poppy – I ALWAYS line my lips and shade it in if I wear red lippy.  ALWAYS!
  • CoverGirl TruShine Lipstick in 500 Cranberry – One of my favourite reds…but it’s discontinued!!  WHY?!!
  • Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in Eric* – LOVE!  (Full review and swatch)

(Products marked with * were not purchased by me.  I either got sent it for editorial consideration or I got it in a goody bag.)

This blog post is dedicated to the newlyweds and I wish them a loving life-long marriage full of joy, laughter, love and babies!

What did you wear to the last wedding you attended?

16 Comments on Wedding Bells Outfit Of The Day & Make-Up

  1. Maddy
    30/11/2011 at 2:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Love your dress !!!
    Didn’t know FOA had a Color max quad

    • Ling
      30/11/2011 at 2:06 pm (6 years ago)

      @Maddy, Thanks babe! And yes, there’s a few quads out!

  2. Marnie
    30/11/2011 at 2:05 pm (6 years ago)

    I attend a lot of weddings, but as the make-up artist! I’m still getting photographed though, as the photographer often turns up while I’m working on the bridal party. Some of my faves for photo ready make-up are : MAC paint pots, Dior Addict lipgloss, Graftobian Glamour Creme High Def Foundation, Nars Blush (Orgasm is my HG), Maybelline Great lash WProof mascara, Yaby eyeshadows, Nutrimetics primer, Gorgeous Cosmetics iNK liner pencil (O.M.G)…I could go on and on Ling…stop me now. lol
    Drop me a line for you next event, would love to do your make-up for you.
    x Marnie

    • Ling
      30/11/2011 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)

      @Marnie, Wow, Marnie! I could definitely learn a lot from you with your pro MUA skills!!! Have you started your beauty blog yet?

      • Marnie
        30/11/2011 at 2:33 pm (6 years ago)

        @Ling, Not yet, (deigned it and shelved it…lol)thinking of just keeping the going and putting my make-up/beauty 2cents in there. There’s a few make-up posts there atm. Starting a new one has daunted me. Might do a make-up post this week if this migraine goes away.
        x Marnie

  3. Megan
    30/11/2011 at 2:38 pm (6 years ago)

    That dress looks gorgeous Ling, beautiful makeup as well!

    • Ling
      30/11/2011 at 3:17 pm (6 years ago)

      @Megan, Thanks Megan, you always say stuff I wanna hear all the time 😀 Can’t wait till you move to Melby 😀

  4. Teleah
    30/11/2011 at 3:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Last wedding I went to I wore a suit, with heels…on a beach. Not a great idea! In my defense we had no idea whatsoever that the wedding would be ON the beach…

    • Ling
      30/11/2011 at 3:20 pm (6 years ago)

      @Teleah, Eeps…heels sinking into sand is not my favourite feeling in the world too!

  5. Adeline Er
    30/11/2011 at 6:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Love ze dress and shoes ling!! 🙂

    • Ling
      30/11/2011 at 9:21 pm (6 years ago)

      @Adeline Er, Thank you my love! <3

  6. kristie
    01/12/2011 at 4:19 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations Ling!! You are a lovely bride. Love your bouquet! Is that peonies?

  7. Samantha
    02/12/2011 at 3:50 am (6 years ago)

    Ling! You look gorgeous in that red dress. And of course, your fresh face and red lips are beautiful! Glad you guys could fit into your clothes! LOL! 🙂

  8. Elisa
    02/12/2011 at 11:09 pm (6 years ago)

    you look pretty in the red dress 😀 i didn’t know you were married already xD

    • Ling
      05/12/2011 at 12:57 pm (6 years ago)

      @Elisa, Thanks Elisa! Yes, I’m an old fuddy duddy haha

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