"A Journal About Liv(-ing), Loving & Lipsticks. A Collection of Beauty, Brides & Blogging, A Life Inbetween Potions & Lotions " by Liv Lundelius

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I am back…with a little video!

Posted on: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One Fine Day – Spring 2013 from La Lune Cinema on Vimeo.

It seems like I managed t reply to all you amazing brides and requests from OFD by now and while trying to house hunt and traveling around for weddings I think I feel like I can get back into updating this beloved blog.

To help you understand and recap the great weekend after which the creative and very positive chaos broke out,
I posted a little video which shows the amazing OFD fair even better.
If you haven’t been there this time around make sure you can come to the next one.
In case you missed out and are in the midst of planning a wedding go to their website and check out the directory which is filled with amazing vendors!

Win A Double Pass For OFD Sydney

Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One Fine Day 2013 Recap from Paper Cranes Productions on Vimeo.

I told you already how excited I am about the upcoming ONE FINE DAY
To celebrate the launch of their brand new website, they are giving away tickets to the next Sydney event!
I thought I share the video of the last event in Sydney, to get you in the mood!
If you are bride to be and looking for some amazing inspiration and a fun weekend go over here to my facebook page and enter!

GOOD LUCK!

The coolest bride of this season…

Posted on: Monday, April 29, 2013



…goes to…drumroll…
No! I am not actually awarding anyone. All weddings I work on are different and beautiful and I love working with every single bride.
This one stood out for her style though and I really wanted to share a few of their gorgeous photos with you.
What a stunner!
Wearing a vintage mini lace dress, nude heals and just rocking a minimal styling for a Coogee Beach wedding on the most beautiful sunny day.
Congrats again to Alice&Xavier! Staying true to their style on their wedding, having the best time and treating everyone involved like a friend!
A truly great couple and a wonderful wedding.
I feel incredibly grateful that I had the chance to become part of their special day doing their wedding makeup.
I love my job. Soooo much.

Proudly listed

Posted on: Friday, March 1, 2013


Hey, I got some exciting news!
I am now proudly listed on the HELLO MAY Directory!
Along with some very cool creative Australian vendors of all kinds.
Check it out!

Two Fine Days!

Posted on: Thursday, February 28, 2013






See more photos of my day here

It’s been busy!
Last weekend we were part of One Fine Day, the amazing boutique wedding fair in Sydney.
It was the most beautiful little event and I am so happy we were involved.
I don’t know if all of you know what I do for work, but I am a Makeup Artist.
I work in wedding makeup as well as fashion editorials. The weekend started early by preparing the models for the show in the morning.
Managing our little stall all day long for two days was so much fun and also a lot of work.
We met the loveliest people and so many of the other vendors, which you can check out in One Fine Days Directory on their website.
I hope to collaborate with a lot of them soon! Everyone we met was so inspiring and welcoming. It was the best start I could have ever hoped for.
The whole week beforehand we were busy putting everything together, organizing photos, printing postcards and promo material, and putting together little goodies for the brides and designing the stand itself.
With every booking we gave away little samples of my favorite and highly recommended organic herbal tea,
Cleansing Brew” from Tea Medica, which is really purifying and nourishing for the skin.
I had quite some cups, during the stressful preparations. I love that it’s such a small independent company and everything is locally grown and organic.
For the fair I filled the tea into little glass test tubes, which looked to pretty with the colourful tea, full of red rose petals, yellow calendula flowers and green herbs.
The response from the fair has been great, and it took me all week, to reply to the enquiries and bookings. We met so many lovely brides to be and their friends & families, and it makes me very happy to contribute to such an important and beautiful day in their lives.
Thanks to everyone who booked their makeup with me, I am really looking forward to working with all of you.
Dave has been my super hero, helping me out all weekend at the stand, getting coffees for my makeup artist and hairstyling colleagues and preparing the stand. He designed fantastic forms and
print material and all that at night time after he came home from work.
Yes, I am incredibly grateful for this man.
And now I am having one day off, before I start my next six day week. We might go to the beach.
We might catch up on some sleep, for a long time.
Hope you all had a great week!?

Retro Bridesmaid dresses- A guest post

Posted on: Sunday, February 17, 2013


We have a guest post today from London based retro fashion label Fever, telling us about how to choose a retro bridesmaid dress:

If you don’t fancy paying through the roof for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses then there are a few options.

Vintage is one option. There are so many vintage and retro stores which have popped up, left right and centre since vintage became super trendy a few years back what with Mad Men creating a style boom. For those who are not too fussy about second hand vintage stores there is another option for cheap and timelessly well-tailored dresses.

Vintage can sometimes mean long days spent doing some high and low searching, as many stores as there are, it can still take some quality sifting to find a genuine beautiful article of clothing behind numerous rows of dusty smelling clothes, this of course sometimes being the major appeal for vintage shoppers!

If you don’t fancy sifting through second hand clothes then you can always go for the option of new vintage style dresses. Many benefits come with this option, returns being one of them, plus a less challenging search. Although in saying that there are many “retro” / “vintage” stores which don’t really adhere to the true retro rules. Retro dresses should be well tailored, with an elegant fit and often strong visual patterns. The quality in new retro dresses isn’t always the same.

Fever are a London based retro clothes store which focuses on new retro clothes, sourcing inspiration from around the world via searching high and low throughout vintage and retro clothing stores for retro patterns, styles and fabrics.

They actually have a whole collection specifically designed for weddings, including bridal and bridesmaid dresses so have kindly done most of the legwork regarding searching for that perfect retro wedding dress.

Whether you decide on old or new dress let retro be the style definer! There is so much effortless choice in this particular era of clothing and with that will never go out of fashion. Treat the bridesmaids to a dress that can be worn time upon time again.

One Fine Day- An amazing Wedding fair in Sydney

Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2012

I am really exciting to be part of the next One Fine Day in Sydney in February.
They just featured a lovely blog post about my work too, check it out here.
I love working over here, and even though I have just landed I have immediately started doing bridal makeup for all the wonderful Sydney brides. Amazing!
Of course One Fine Day is also on Twitter and Facebook, if you want to keep up to date about the latest vendors and events.

I’m really excited and can’t wait to see everyone at ‘One Fine Day’
Stop by my stand and say hello!”

What I will bring to “One Fine Day”

1kg of Sunshine
500g of Relaxation soaked overnight
A big handful of Love
One large bag of home grown Ideas and Inspiration.
A good dash of Fun
1 cup of Friendship and Trust
Garnished with a warm smile
Always served fresh with a sprinkle of magic.

Vintage Markets & Vintage Brides in Sydney

Posted on: Friday, October 26, 2012

I am having a true love for good vintage style and have done several vintage style weddings,I enjoy every single vintage bridal makeup and vintage hairstyling job that I do.
It’s so much fun and makes people looks so classy.
I am looking forward to work with some Sydney vintage brides soon especially after I heard from Jessica about all the great vintage events that are happening down under.
While I am buzzing around between moving boxes right now, I asked the great Sydney based blogger Jessica from Little Henry Lee about her favourite spots in her city and she came back with a great post about vintage markets in Sydney:

Hi everyone, I’m Jessica from Little Henry Lee!
As you all might know, Liv is moving to Sydney, and being a local I thought I’d share some of my favourite second hand and vintage markets that I think are worth paying a visit if you ever find yourself in the area.

1. Sydney Alternative & Rock N Roll Markets

When: every second month, the next one is on Sunday, 2nd December

Times: 10:30am – 5:30pm

Where: Manning Bar, Sydney University, Camperdown

What You’ll Find: some vintage and a lot of vintage inspired new clothing and jewellery, as well as live music

My Thoughts: this is a great little event that I’ve been to several times in the last couple of years. It’s very much geared towards rockabilly and 1950s fashion and because there’s live music and a bar it makes for a really great day out.

2. Glebe Markets

When: every Saturday

Times: 10:00am-4:00pm

Where: Glebe Public School, corner of Derby Place & Glebe Pt. Road

What Youíll Find: new and second hand clothing, records, books and bric-a-brac

My Thoughts: I’ve only been to these markets once before but they’re in a great location, right on the edge of the city. Bonus points for having a large Salvation Army store a few minutes walk away, and I highly recommend brunch at Badde Manors CafÈ on the same street as well as a general wander down Glebe Pt Road.

3. Rozelle Markets

When: every Saturday & Sunday

Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling St, Rozelle

What Youíll Find: second hand clothing, records, books and bric-a-brac

My Thoughts: these markets are deceptively large as they actually spread all the way to the back of the school grounds and you can’t see most of the stalls from the outside. Rozelle and the neighbouring suburb of Balmain are really lovely for walk around in the sun, and while you’re there it’s definitely worth popping into either of the two Adriano Zumbo patisseries for some of his famous macarons.

4. Gordon Markets

When: the 2nd Sunday of every month

Times: 8:30am-3:00pm

Where: Wade Lane, Gordon

What Youíll Find: second hand books, records, bric-a-brac, clothing and fresh baked goods

My Thoughts: My local markets! They’re about a 30-40minute train ride from city but perfectly easy to get to if you’re willing to travel (you can see the markets from the train station) and dead easy for me as I live a 5 minute drive away. I’ve found so many great things here over the years, though I’ll admit I don’t think I’ve ever bought clothes here. It’s mostly people’s second hand things with one or two dedicated book sellers and a fresh cake stall or two, but itís also undercover so you can count on these markets going ahead rain, hail or shine!

5. 50s Fair

When: Annually, next year’s date hasn’t been announced yet

Times: from 10:00am

Where: Rose Seidler House, 71 Clissold Road Wahroonga

What You’ll Find: live music, vintage fashion shows/modelling, vintage and vintage inspired clothes and bric-a-brac

My Thoughts: I’ve been to the fair the past two years and it’s definitely worth a visit! There’s quite an expensive entry fee and it’s more of an event than just markets, and you also have to wait a full year for it to come around again, but it really is a wonderful day out. Everyone is dressed up so beautifully and it’s the perfect excuse to do the same yourself! It’s also in my local area so it’s super easy for me to get to, but people come from far and wide for this fair and they bring their vintage cars with them.

6. Love Vintage Show

When: Twice a year, next year’s dates not announced yet

Where: Cantebury Racecourse Function Centre, King St, Cantebury

What You’ll Find: vintage and some vintage inspired fashion, jewellery and bric-a-brac, live fashion shows and tips

My Thoughts: a fantastic vintage event that I went to for the first time this year. There are so many beautiful things to look through and prices range from the very cheap to the very expensive. I went expecting everything to be out of my price range but I did manage to come away with a few things and enjoyed just looking at the rest of it.

Thanks Jessica! It’s great to have you as a guest over here. x

Boho wedding & honeymoon shoes

Posted on: Friday, October 12, 2012

I am always a fan of unique weddings, and especially when it comes to shoes,
almost any style can look cool with a wedding dress.
Recently I came across this Australian wedding, photographed by the incredibly talented Tim Coulson have a look at it here.
If you love the style as much as I do, chances are you will like these comfy wedges by Clarks! They would look brilliant at a hippie-ish, boho or beach wedding.
Even if you are not a heels person, you would be able to dance all day and night them! And after the wedding, these can travel with you easily on your honeymoon.

I really love the wooden heel, which reminds me of clogs.
This is the first part of a little series I have been planning about alternative wedding shoes.

I just got myself a pair of the sandals above and planning on wearing them to many weddings this season. I am so excited about doing the makeup for weddings in Sydney and Australia.
I recently had some makeup trials in London with Australian brides, who are getting married back home and am looking forward to working with them.
A great start for the upcoming move.

I have only two more weeks in London, then I can put my sandals back on.
Just booked myself in for a little pedicure: Hooray for summer feet!

Guestpost: Today I am wearing…

Posted on: Monday, August 13, 2012

Today I am featured at the wonderful fashion blog over at Misslkey.
Go check it out here.
Currently we are busy preparing for our big move.
I am so excited to be a Sydney based make up artist very soon.
I will mainly work freelance and hopefully plenty of gorgeous bridal makeup.
We got our tickets and I got butterflies in my belly.

Summer Swim & Summer Clogs

Posted on: Monday, July 16, 2012


I just came back from a wonderful week in Croatia.
If you want to follow up on our trip check out our personal blog: Liv+Dave=
Many of you were asking me after tweeting and posting the photo above, where I got the gorgeous swimsuit and cute clogs from.
So I decided to share it here with you as well.
The fabulous swimsuit is from our new sponsor For Luna, a fantastic online boutique for retro-swimwear.
The super comfy and cute clogs are from the best online store for clogs, our new Sponsor Lotta from Stockholm, nice people that sell extra nice clogs.

If I were to propose to myself…

Posted on: Tuesday, September 20, 2011


image via Macha

If I were propose to myself I would be rather stupid.
I mean not that I don’t like myself but you know what I mean…
My point is, if I had to choose an engagement ring for myself I would probably go for a vintage one. In GOLD.
I am wearing my grandmas jewelry all the time and always feel that old jewelry has a story to tell and seems to be somewhat magical. The other day when we walked around the antique market I saw so many gorgeous pieces.
Every weekend in Islington/Angel at Camden Passage you can go on a treasure hunt.
And don’t miss the great breakfast at the The Elk In The Woods.
If you don’t have a market like that nearby, check out the great East Side Brides Blog and her Sponsor that knows it all about vintage rings here.
I adore the big and bold ones just as much as the tiny delicate ones.

40s style wedding

Posted on: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Liv in faux fur jacket by ellos

For you winter brides, you glamourous hollywood film lovers, you red lipstick wearers, you curly-curl stylers, you rock’n’rollers, you swingers, you jivers, you mix’n’matchers, you furball loving ladies,
The 40s style just suits everybody, don’t you think? Slap some red lippie on, curl your hair and paint your nails.
I got myself a fluffy faux fur jacket for this autumn/winter, to pair with tea dresses.
The Swedish clothing company ellos, was kind enough to send me this gorgeous piece to review.
Just in time for a fantastic 40s night out with my girlfriends.
Ellos features a range of nice, simple basic clothing- Scandinavian style.

If you are interested in 40s style hair and make up for your wedding get in touch!

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