Royal wedding-inspired beauty

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The whole of England is in a tizz over Kate Middleton’s impending marriage to Prince William. Aside from tacky ‘royal wedding’ fridge magnets and tea towels, you can now get ‘princess bride’-inspired cosmetics like Butter London nail polish in No More Waity, Katie, a shimmering mauve shade ‘fit for a princess’.    

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Butter London’s No More Waity Katie nail polish

Alas, we couldn’t find Butter London nail products in South Africa, but we have put together a list of locally available goodies that would make for a suitably royal affair:

Need a scent that reigns supreme? Try Vera Wang Princess EDT, R405, a sweet-smelling fruity floral resting on a bed of ‘vanilla chiffon’. 

Vera Wang Princess
Vera Wang Princess EDT


Treat your hair to a big night in with L’Oréal Elvive Re-nutrition mask, R89,95. It contains royal jelly, making sure it will get your majesty’s approval.

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L’Oreal Elvive Re-nutrition mask with royal jelly
Give your lips the royal treatment with Rimmel Royal Gloss Delicious lip gloss, R49,95, available in an array of shades.

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Rimmel London Royal Gloss
For a mani worthy of your blue-blooded fingers, try Essie nail polish in Princess Pink, R84,95.

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Essie nail polish in Princess Pink


Last, but not least, to indulge in pampering fit for a queen, consider: 
The Vineyard Hotel & Spa’s seven-day Royal Secret package.
For R1 150 per person per night (Offer valid from 22 April to 2 May), you’ll get;
• A beautiful room
• Two buffet dinners (per person)
• A full English breakfast
• A full body massage at their Thai Angsana spa.
• You’ll also receive a personal wine tasting and high tea on the 29th to celebrate the royal wedding. 

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The Vineyard Hotel’s Thai-inspired Angsana spa

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Hess

    What a beautiful wedding, took the day off to watch it all! Love the royal jelly :)

    6 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Royal so you feel like a Queen!

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    All things Royal – Very nice article. :)

    7 years ago •

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