Cute Press Ci-lab Sensitiv Skincare Series Review

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Hi hi everyone! Checking in back again with another skincare diary with Cute Press– I’ve previously reviewed their other booster serums and sleeping masks HERE and their Intensive Renewal range HERE and you guys should totally check it out!

I have been invited to try out their new Ci-Lab Sensitiv range and it’s something I have been meaning to try for awhile- I have hormonal, sensitive skin that is oily in areas yet dry in others, so this range sounded perfect for its hydrating + repairing benefits.

Oily skin is often the result of a compromised skin barrier, which this range claims to help with! 👀

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The Ci-Lab range has both facial and body care products  but I’m most excited for these products in the range in particular:

This skincare range promises improved hydration, with softer, smoother, and healthier skin that is great for all skin types from dry and sensitive to normal and oily skin.

In this blog, I’ll share my honest review of this range, with some amazing before/ after moisture level readings! My skin is an ongoing battle (more on this below) and this range has been such a lifesaver.

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MY SKIN PROFILE

I have severe hormonal acne, and although I am currently on accutane to try to control breakouts and improve my skin condition, I still experience bad breakouts from time to time. Accutane has also left me with both oily + dry skin in certain areas, as well has a hyper-sensitive, easily reactive complexion!

I often experience irritation especially when trying new products, so patch testing is crucial. I also have redness/ flushing on my cheeks from accutane, which you can see on my skin here!

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You can see the after effects of a recent breakout (picture taken 14/08/2023) due to changes in my hormones from my period.

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The Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair First Serum is probably my favourite in this range. I have tried lots of serums over the course of my skincare journey, and let me tell you- it truly is a hit or miss sometimes.

Serums are important as they help provide active ingredients to our skin in a higher concentration to toners or moisturisers, with very focused and targeted benefits that usually provide a higher efficacy.

This serum contains a unique Sub-Micron Barrier Rescue Complex that is a proprietary innovation by Cute Press! But what is this exactly?

This is a very snazzy combination of four active ingredients – Ceramide, Phytosphingosine, Aloe Vera, and D-Panthenol – in a sub-micron particle size. This means that these active ingredients can penetrate deep into the skin, increasing the potency and effectiveness!

This serum gives the ultimate hydration layer without any stickiness or oiliness. I love that it feels lightweight yet is so hydrating and soothing, my skin feels plump and bouncy after with none of the uncomfortable ‘heavy’ feeling.

When combined with the Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream, the moisturising + nourishing benefits are multiplied.

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The Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream is available in two variations – one for normal to oily skin and another for dry to very dry skin.

I love that there are two options available- not everyone’s skin is the same, and having more options for different skin types really speaks volumes about their dedication to catering to different skin needs!

For my combination sensitive skin, the barrier cream for normal to oily skin worked wonders. It struck the perfect balance between hydration and staying lightweight- it didn’t feel oily or heavy after applying, and the cream absorbed quickly when patting in.

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It didn’t sit on my skin in that heavy/ uncomfortable way, and is really soothing and comfortable in Singapore’s crazy humid weather.

Plus, I could feel the moisture levels stayed present throughout the day, so my skin did not feel uncomfortably tight or dry even when I was in an air-conditioned room throughout the day, AND I had makeup on.

I think this can definitely be attributed to the Sub-Micron Barrier Rescue Complex in their formulation!

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For the Ci-Lab Sensitiv Moisture Repair Barrier Cream in Dry to Very Dry, I used this as a night cream instead. I must say, even for a cream that is meant to be more rich + moisturising, I did not feel that it was sticky or uncomfortable in any way. Major props to the formulation!

This cream is excellent if you have dry, flaky skin and in need of some serious hydration. I used it on my sunburnt shoulders too because it was stinging, flaky, and red/ sensitive. Highly recommend this!

Because I couldn’t test it out effectively on my oily skin, I enlisted the help of my boyfriend to test this out and share his thoughts (LOL).

What he liked:

  • Fragrance-free
  • Felt soothing
  • Didn’t feel heavy or sticky
  • Skin didn’t feel oily
  • Skin felt soft and moisturised still in the morning
  • Didn’t sting his eyes

His moisture levels improved by 14.7% overall after 2 weeks, which is a great result considering how he missed a few days of application.

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I was SO DELIGHTED to hear that this range has sunscreen too! My journey to find the perfect sunscreen has been an ORDEAL.

First off, the basics:

This non-chemical sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays and also leaves my skin with a natural glow! I love the hydrating feel and how it absorbs nicely, which is great for non-makeup days.

When I first applied it, the texture looked rich and thick, but blended and absorbed easily and did not leave any white cast even on my tanned skin.

As someone with highly sensitive skin, finding a sunscreen that doesn’t cause breakouts or irritation can be a challenge.  Prior to this, my skin only tolerated the Supergoop Mineral Sheer Screen + Skin1004 Hyalu-Cica Water-Fit Sun Serum.

I was a little wary of trying this at first, as my skin is so picky with sun care products! A lot of popular korean sunscreens e.g. the viral Beauty of Joseon one broke me out and left my skin feeling hot and ‘burning’. Definitely not for me!

However, this sunscreen delivered on its promise. It doesn’t clog pores, suitable for all skin types, and I didn’t experience any burning or stinging. A+!

This sunscreen is 12-Free and dermatologically tested- no irritating chemicals like oxybenzon, alcohol, fragrance, paraben, mineral oil, talc, petrolatum, etc. (*Tested on 21 volunteers for a week under the supervision of a dermatologist by Spincontrol Asia: test results showed that the product was non-comedogenic and non-irritating, even on acne-prone skin.)

The product claims to provide effective protection even with water exposure- it’s marked as ‘very water resistant’ by measuring the SPF value before and after immersion in water for 80 minutes with In Vitro UV Analysis 😎 so you can go out in Singapore’s humid weather without fear!

I would recommend re-applying every 2 hours to ensure a consistent protective layer if you are going to be out under direct sunlight (according to health organisation recommendations).

This also states it can control oil for up to 12 hours, but I was sweating like crazy in the sun on an outdoor shoot, so I think it’s hard to get a good gauge of whether there was any oil control as I was a puddle!

My makeup did not slide or smudge, so that’s a win.

I did experience slight patchiness as my foundation broke up under the sweat + heat + humidity.

This was similar to my experience with the Skin1004 sunscreen, so I’m assuming the patchiness is attributed to the higher hydration content in both the Cute Press and Skin1004 sunscreens.

The Supergoop one has been specially formulated for additional priming/ makeup-gripping, so this might be why! It is also 3x the price 🙁 so I’m really glad I’m finding a great alternative in this one that is both affordable and hydrating!

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

Over consistent use of 2 weeks I felt that my skin definitely bounced back quicker after breaking out, and it looked smoother, radiant, and healthy. While I cannot say pthat it entirely eliminates acne (nor does this claim to), I definitely experienced reduced irritation and less itching, which my skin is very prone to especially in the morning.

Good hydration is the first step to reducing breakouts, oily skin, and for a healthy skin barrier. This range definitely delivered on all its promises and more!

If you’re on the lookout for skincare that combines effective and innovative ingredients that are suited for sensitive skin, I would definitely recommend the Cute Press Ci-Lab Series.

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If you’ve made it all the way till the end of this very long review, congratulations! 🎉

I hope my detailed review will help you and inspire you to pick up the new Ci-Lab Sensitiv range for yourself!

It is really priced so affordably and excellent for troubled & sensitive skin- my skin feels so amazing and isn’t irritated at all! Try it out for yourself folks!

Once again: They are available for purchase on Shopee and Lazada, along with all your other Cute Press faves like their other Sleeping Masks and Booster Serums!

P.S. If you’d like to save more, there’s an exclusive offer ongoing: the serum + barrier cream is currently sold in a bundle for only $40!! The usual price is $61.80, so it’s a huge steal.

A Floral Dream: AW Bridal Wedding Dress

When it comes to planning your wedding day, finding the perfect dress is a top priority. But with so many options on the market, choosing the right gown can feel overwhelming. I’ve got you sorted! In this third installment, I review another gorgeous floral gown from  AW Bridal, a bridal dress company from Nevada, USA.

If you haven’t read the first and second reviews, I highly recommend checking them out HERE and HERE.

In this review, we’ll take a closer look at one of AW Bridal’s wedding/prom gowns, sharing our thoughts on its style, quality, and overall value.

Whether you’re in the midst of your own wedding planning or simply love admiring gorgeous gowns, keep reading for our full review (and a cheeky little discount at the end of this post!).

Do you want to look like the most beautiful blooming bouquet of flowers? The Alison dress has you covered. This dress ticks all the boxes for romantic and dreamy vibes, and I can definitely see this piece being a winner at a garden wedding, as a second march-in dress, or a feminine pick for prom.

The AW Alison wedding dress is crafted from top-grade tulle, with beautiful floral appliques in various sizes throughout the dress. The A-line silhouette is universally flattering, with a fitted waist and a flowy skirt that is beautiful for any formal occasion.

This dress starts with the most gorgeous flower-lined neckline, with flowers extending up to the straps like a wild climbing vine!

The flowers take a little pause so you can see the waistline and it continues trailing down to spiral out into a beautiful carpet of flowers at the bottom of the dress. The floor-length skirt cascades so gracefully!

This dress is suitable for any type of wedding, from a grand ballroom affair to a rustic outdoor celebration.

Fit:

The dress is overall very lightweight and airy, making it perfect for a summer or outdoor wedding. Like some of their other pieces I’ve previously reviewed, this dress definitely checks the twirlability boxes! The tulle flows nicely with the lining.

I like the A-line fit of this dress- it gives a very flattering shape and is generally very flattering for all body types! There is some cinching at the waist to make it more flattering, but you can choose to not take in the waist as much if you are customising the fit (more on this below).

The built-in bra provides added support and ensures a perfect fit. I love that the cups of the dress are actually structured and molded properly, so it still sits nicely on small-boobed girlies like me. I often struggle to fill out soft cups at the top as I don’t have much volume, so the cups often fall flat or fold over which is a fashion disaster LOL!

And, with AW Bridal’s free customisation service, you can further tailor the dress to your specific preferences and ensure that it fits like a glove.

This piece was a custom sizing based on the measurements I gave them. I’m glad I got it custom-made, as I did not fit the standard size for this piece (I have larger ribs due to scoliosis, and a larger PTP).

If you aren’t sure about your size, I recommend opting for a custom sizing (it’s totally free!) to guarantee the best fit for your body. I would recommend giving them your measurements to ensure the best possible fit-  this piece would look best if it is fitted well to your body, so that the waist snatches you nicely. Without it tailored to fit you, the dress may not ‘snatch’ you as well and lack detail at the waist, which would be a waste of the beautiful panel!

However, I took a peek at some of the reviews and some brides/ mums have picked this as a maternity  gown/ photoshoot piece too, so not taking in the waist is very possible! I recommend checking out the existing reviews for more examples on how this dress truly flatters every shape!

Comfort:

This dress is beautiful and comfortable! Some tulle pieces can be itchy, but I didn’t experience any of that with this dress since it was carefully lined.

The dress is quite soft against the skin and the appliques were not scratchy/ itchy- overall, the dress was very easy to move around in even for a floor-length piece, since the lining is quite breezy and flowy too.

The sleeveless design with sheer straps provides freedom for the arms, allowing you to dance the night away without any restrictions at your wedding or prom! I even had a massive hike up a hill for these pictures AND ran for a video with no issue. Stress test approved, lol!

Also a huge fan of how light the dress is. You don’t feel weighed down in any way like some floor-length gowns do, but it’s still fitted so beautifully and cinches you well so you don’t look flat/ shapeless.

The bustier area is padded well, with enough space for your boobs. You can also customise a larger cup with their custom fit service!

Value:

In terms of value, I feel that this dress is an excellent investment. The dress is priced $139.99, which is well under the price of a typical wedding dress ($1.5-5k). It’s incredibly affordable and great for modern brides on a budget! It’s even cheaper than so many prom gowns- whether you’re renting on buying (my prom gown cost $300 lol). Why not get a piece that is tailor-made to fit YOU that you can keep forever?

Plus, shipping is $9 for regular shipping and $19 for express shipping?? What a steal!

I think for the price and factoring in the workmanship and beautiful details on this piece, this is really an excellent quality for the price. The beautiful design and attention to detail make it a standout choice for any bride looking for a unique and stunning gown.

Depending on the style of dress you order too, it can definitely still be used on other occasions. I love to be ✨extra✨ with my cottagecore content, so this beautiful gown is definitely coming out with me on a picnic date (or as often as I can)! It’s too pretty to gather dust in my closet!

Plus, the free customisation offered by AW Bridal ensures that the dress fits perfectly, without the need for additional alterations that usually adds to the cost. Each dress is made-to-order by their tailors, taking up to 7 business days. The turnaround time is the same, whether you order a standard size dress or a made-to-measure custom.

Take note that made-to-measure dresses cannot be returned!

Benefits of Shopping at AW Bridal:

One of the best things about shopping for your dream wedding dress at AW Bridal is the ease and convenience of their online store.

The website is easy to navigate, with a clean and modern design that makes it simple to find what you’re looking for. I personally find it so tiring to shop physically and try on items one by one.

You can easily search for dresses by category, such as ballgowns or mermaid dresses, or by theme, such as beach or bohemian.

The filter feature allows you to refine your search results by size, color, price, and more, making it easy to find dresses that fit your specific needs and preferences.

If you have any questions or concerns about sizing, their customer service team is always super helpful and responds really quickly! They also have virtual appointments for you to discuss sizing, design, and get advice before you commit to an order.

Plus, their free customisation service allows you to tailor your dress to your exact measurements and preferences, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum comfort on your big day.

Once you’ve found your dream dress, the ordering process is also straightforward and hassle-free. AW Bridal accepts a variety of payment options, including major credit cards and PayPal.

You can input guidelines/ time frame for your big day to ensure they can accommodate your schedule. I would still recommend ordering a few months in advance, even if they have a fast turnaround.

If you’ve made it all the way till the end of this very long review, congratulations! 🎉

I hope my detailed review will help you in choosing your dream dress, or in saving some money while planning for your big day!

Now, for that discount code I promised…

<EVE15> will net you 15% off on your order!

Happy browsing! I’m already dreaming of my next cottagecore dress from them!!

Cute Press 2 Weeks Intensive Renewal Range Review

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Hiii all! I’m back with another skincare review today with Cute Press– I’ve previously reviewed their other booster serums and sleeping masks HERE and you guys should totally check it out!

They recently contacted me again to try out their new 2 week Intensive Renewal Booster Serum and Sleeping Mask and give my thoughts!

I’ve been using them for about 3 weeks now, and I wanted to share a little bit about how my skin fared!

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The Booster Serum is 30ml and priced at $24.90 while the Sleeping Mask is 50ml, priced at $23.90. You can find them in the Cute Press Official Store on Shopee/ Lazada.

INITIAL THOUGHTS (1-3 days)

I am a regular user of their sleeping masks to this day (my favourite is the 8Hr Full Night Sleep Overnight Mask) and with this new sleeping mask, I experienced similar benefits overnight such as waking up with softer, more hydrated skin.

I am an ongoing user of accutane to deal with my severe hormonal acne, and as a result my skin is often very dry, sensitive, and easily irritated. I also have redness/ flushing on my cheeks from accutane, which you can see on my skin here!

These products did not irritate my skin or trigger inflammation, which is great for people with sensitive skin. However, remember to consult your dermatologist if you are currently seeing one for skin conditions like severe acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc. 

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BENEFITS

It is recommended to pair the Booster Serum with the Sleeping Mask at night, and it can be used in the daytime as well as part of your regular skincare before makeup.

I followed the recommendations accordingly, and one thing I love about the serum- it provides a nice layer of hydration so my foundation goes on nicely without caking or looking dry.

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Key ingredient peptide collrepair complex helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and firm the skin, while 4D hyaluron plus (4 different molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid) boosts and lock in moisture, giving skin a healthy ‘glass skin’ glow.

But don’t just stop at using the serum- it is recommended to pair this with the Sleeping Mask.

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benefits

my experience after 3 weeks

Cute Press Intensive Renewal range claims to show visible results after 14 days- and it definitely lives up to its claims!

What I found that was my skin felt firmer, less dry, and looked more radiant than before- I was previously also struggling with some minor pigmentation from sun damage, and these marks looked more faded and less prominent.

My skin has been more susceptible to dryness  lately as I am now in Australia during the winter season as well- slapping on a sleeping mask as well as a lip mask has been so crucial for my bedtime routine to avoid waking up feeling like a shrivelled prune!

I personally can’t speak about the ‘reducing wrinkles’ claim, but I feel that it’s crucial to nourish and protect our skin to maintain its youthful appearance rather than spending more money to get rid of visibly deep lines after!

It is good to start anti-ageing skincare efforts early as our skin starts ageing from mid-20s.

This product is recommended for both men and women from ages 18-40- so you can share it with your partner too!

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One additional key ingredient that I found really fascinating was Phyto-Retinol, listed in the Sleeping Mask.

This is a botanical extract made from legumes and proven to act like retinol- it stimulates collagen and skin cell turnover as well!

I previously tried retinol even before using accutane because I heard amazing things about its anti-ageing benefits, but it pretty much burned the crap out of my skin.

Phyto-retinol is made out of is gentle enough to be suitable for use with sensitive skin!! It is less restricting than retinol- that cannot be combined with Vitamin C, AHA/BHAs- and phyto-retinol will not cause dryness even if used day and night. It’s even safe for pregnant women!

Word vomit here but I love the idea of a gentler version of retinol for people with sensitive skin like me, and I will definitely start looking into incorporating more phyto-retinol into my other skincare products.

Look at how radiant my skin looks and the appearance of pores has also improved!

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If you’ve made it all the way till the end of this very long review, congratulations! 🎉

I hope my detailed review will help you and inspire you to pick up the new Intensive Renew range for yourself!

It is really priced so affordably and feels amazing on skin (I love waking up to refreshed skin in the morning!), so make sure to try this out for yourself! 

Once again: They are available for purchase on Shopee and Lazada, along with all your other Cute Press faves like their other Sleeping Masks and Booster Serums!

AW Bridal Princesscore Wedding Dress For Your Big Day

When it comes to planning your wedding day, finding the perfect dress is a top priority. But with so many options on the market, choosing the right gown can feel overwhelming. I’ve got you sorted! In this second installment, I review another gorgeous princesscore gown from  AW Bridal, a bridal dress company from Nevada, USA.

If you haven’t read the first review, I highly recommend checking it out HERE.

In this review, we’ll take a closer look at one of AW Bridal’s wedding gowns, sharing our thoughts on its style, quality, and overall value.

Whether you’re in the midst of your own wedding planning or simply love admiring gorgeous gowns, keep reading for our full review (and a cheeky little discount at the end of this post!).

This dress is a show-stopping masterpiece that exudes romance and elegance, perfect for any modern bride looking to make a statement on her big day. This piece is unique, chic, and perfectly princessy, but without the cumbersome floor-length gowns typical of this style.

The AW Janet wedding dress is crafted from luxurious lace and tulle, with delicate floral appliques and sparkling beads throughout. The A-line silhouette is universally flattering, with a fitted bodice that cinches at the waist and a full skirt that is floaty and perfect for any twirling moments. The dress also features a classic sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, and a low back with a zipper closure.

The dress’s intricate floral lace and sparkling beadwork create a delicate and ethereal look, while the tulle puff sleeves add a touch of vintage charm. The overall effect is nothing short of breathtaking, with intricate details and a timeless design that will make you feel like a true princess on your wedding day.

This dress is suitable for any type of wedding, from a grand ballroom affair to a rustic outdoor celebration.

Fit:

 

The dress is overall very lightweight and airy, making it perfect for a summer or outdoor wedding. The skirt is excellent for twirling, btw! I love the double layered tulle with the lining.

The built-in bra provides added support and ensures a perfect fit. I love that the cups of the dress are actually structured and molded properly, so it still sits nicely on small-boobed girlies like me. I often struggle to fill out soft cups at the top as I don’t have much volume, so the cups often fall flat or fold over which is a fashion disaster LOL!

And, with AW Bridal’s free customization service, you can further tailor the dress to your specific preferences and ensure that it fits like a glove.

This piece was a custom sizing based on the measurements I gave them. If you aren’t sure about your size, I recommend opting for a custom sizing (it’s totally free!) to guarantee the best fit for your body. I would recommend giving them your measurements to ensure the best possible fit- this piece would not look as nice if the tulle does not fit exactly flush to your body, and the height of the bodice may not be as flattering.

Comfort:

Not only is the AW Janet wedding dress stunningly beautiful, but it’s also incredibly comfortable and easy to wear. The tulle was not itchy on my body, but you may experience some itching only at the cuffs of the sleeve due to the more structured fit.

The bustier area is padded well, with enough space for your boobs. You can also customise a larger cup with their custom fit service!

The corset details are not made up of stiff fishboning, so it’s very comfortable. The corset area is definitely still structured and not flimsy!

Value:

In terms of value, I feel that this dress is an excellent investment. The dress is priced $349.99, which is well under the price of a typical wedding dress ($1.5-5k). Even though this piece is more expensive compared to the AW Cirrus gown I reviewed previously, the delicate beading + sheer details understandably requires more workmanship and attention to detail. It’s still incredibly affordable and great for modern brides on a budget! Plus, shipping is $9 for regular shipping and $19 for express shipping?? What a steal!

I think for the price and factoring in the workmanship and beautiful details on this piece, this is really an excellent quality for the price. The beautiful design and attention to detail make it a standout choice for any bride looking for a unique and stunning gown.

Depending on the style of dress you order too, it can definitely still be used on other occasions. I love to be ✨extra✨ with my cottagecore content, so this beautiful gown is definitely coming out with me on a picnic date (or as often as I can)! It’s too pretty to gather dust in my closet!

Plus, the free customisation offered by AW Bridal ensures that the dress fits perfectly, without the need for additional alterations that usually adds to the cost. Each dress is made-to-order by their tailors, taking up to 7 business days. The turnaround time is the same, whether you order a standard size dress or a made-to-measure custom.

Take note that made-to-measure dresses cannot be returned!

Benefits of Shopping at AW Bridal:

One of the best things about shopping for your dream wedding dress at AW Bridal is the ease and convenience of their online store.

The website is easy to navigate, with a clean and modern design that makes it simple to find what you’re looking for. I personally find it so tiring to shop physically and try on items one by one.

You can easily search for dresses by category, such as ballgowns or mermaid dresses, or by theme, such as beach or bohemian.

The filter feature allows you to refine your search results by size, color, price, and more, making it easy to find dresses that fit your specific needs and preferences.

If you have any questions or concerns about sizing, their customer service team is always super helpful and responds really quickly! They also have virtual appointments for you to discuss sizing, design, and get advice before you commit to an order.

Plus, their free customisation service allows you to tailor your dress to your exact measurements and preferences, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum comfort on your big day.

Once you’ve found your dream dress, the ordering process is also straightforward and hassle-free. AW Bridal accepts a variety of payment options, including major credit cards and PayPal.

You can input guidelines/ time frame for your big day to ensure they can accommodate your schedule. I would still recommend ordering a few months in advance, even if they have a fast turnaround.

If you’ve made it all the way till the end of this very long review, congratulations! 🎉

I hope my detailed review will help you in choosing your dream dress, or in saving some money while planning for your big day!

Now, for that discount code I promised…

<EVE15> will net you 15% off on your order!

Happy browsing! I’m already dreaming of my next cottagecore dress from them!!

Blooming Beauty: The Perfect Floral Wedding Dress from AW Bridal

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When it comes to planning your wedding day, finding the perfect dress is a top priority. But with so many options on the market, choosing the right gown can feel overwhelming. A huge bulk of the expenses at the wedding comes from the wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and tailoring/ customisation as well!

Furthermore, wedding dress shopping is a tiring process, with multiple trips, try-ons, and sometimes you get roped in to scammy packages that the bridal studios force upon you.

It’s a huge fat no from me!

Enter AW Bridal, a bridal dress company from Nevada, USA.

This company was founded in 2011 with the goal of ‘Creating Happiness for Brides and Bridesmaids, and all our customers‘. Sounds like a lofty one, but they are doing exactly just that!

I was thrilled to get my hands on one of their stunning designs and put it to the test. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at one of AW Bridal’s wedding gowns, sharing our thoughts on its style, quality, and overall value.

Whether you’re in the midst of your own wedding planning or simply love admiring gorgeous gowns, keep reading for our full review (and a cheeky little discount at the end of this post!).

Crafted from exquisite organza, this A-line floor-length gown resembles a garden of red roses, with sheer straps and a fitted bodice that features a sweetheart neckline and built-in bra for a seamless fit. 

What I love in particular is the floral details are not limited to the organza layer, with 3D florals blooming across the full length of the gown. The attention to detail is evident in the precision of the stitching and the overall finish of the dress! From the moment you put it on, you’ll feel like a beautiful princess.

The romantic, airy feel of this makes it the perfect choice for a fairy tale or garden-themed wedding!

The inner lining is beige/ skin-coloured, so the dress looks super floaty and airy. Just a note that when posing for pics and you want to do a lil twirl, the inner lining won’t “flow” with the top organza layer.

Fit:

I opted for the standard sizing of this dress, in a Size 0. This piece is a bit more forgiving in terms of fit due to the inner lining and organza layer having more allowance and stretch. If you aren’t sure about your size, I recommend opting for a custom sizing (it’s totally free!) to guarantee the best fit for your body.

I love that the cups of the dress are actually structured and molded properly, so it still sits nicely on small-boobed girlies like me. I often struggle to fill out soft cups at the top as I don’t have much volume, so the cups often fall flat or fold over which is a fashion disaster LOL!

Comfort:

Organza pieces can be quite scratchy, but this wasn’t itchy or irritating on my skin as it was fully lined. 

The bustier area is padded well, with enough space for your boobs. You can also customise a larger cup with their custom fit service!

The corset details are not made up of stiff fishboning, so it’s very comfortable. The corset area is definitely still structured and not flimsy!

Value:

In terms of value, I feel that this dress is an excellent investment. The dress is priced $119.99, which is well under the price of a typical wedding dress ($1.5-5k). Plus, shipping is $9 for regular shipping and $19 for express shipping?? What a steal!

I think for the price and factoring in the workmanship and beautiful details on this piece, this is really an excellent quality for the price. The beautiful design and attention to detail make it a standout choice for any bride looking for a unique and stunning gown.

Depending on the style of dress you order too, it can definitely still be used on other occasions. I love to be ✨extra✨ with my cottagecore content, so this beautiful gown is definitely coming out with me on a picnic date (or as often as I can)! It’s too pretty to gather dust in my closet!

Plus, the free customisation offered by AW Bridal ensures that the dress fits perfectly, without the need for additional alterations that usually adds to the cost. Each dress is made-to-order by their tailors, taking up to 7 business days. The turnaround time is the same, whether you order a standard size dress or a made-to-measure custom.

Take note that made-to-measure dresses cannot be returned!

Benefits of Shopping at AW Bridal:

One of the best things about shopping for your dream wedding dress at AW Bridal is the ease and convenience of their online store.

The website is easy to navigate, with a clean and modern design that makes it simple to find what you’re looking for. I personally find it so tiring to shop physically and try on items one by one.

You can easily search for dresses by category, such as ballgowns or mermaid dresses, or by theme, such as beach or bohemian.

The filter feature allows you to refine your search results by size, color, price, and more, making it easy to find dresses that fit your specific needs and preferences.

If you have any questions or concerns about sizing, their customer service team is always super helpful and responds really quickly! They also have virtual appointments for you to discuss sizing, design, and get advice before you commit to an order.

Plus, their free customisation service allows you to tailor your dress to your exact measurements and preferences, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum comfort on your big day.

Once you’ve found your dream dress, the ordering process is also straightforward and hassle-free. AW Bridal accepts a variety of payment options, including major credit cards and PayPal.

You can input guidelines/ time frame for your big day to ensure they can accommodate your schedule. I would still recommend ordering a few months in advance, even if they have a fast turnaround.

If you’ve made it all the way till the end of this very long review, congratulations! 🎉

I hope my detailed review will help you in choosing your dream dress, or in saving some money while planning for your big day!

Now, for that discount code I promised…

<EVE15> will net you 15% off on your order!

Happy browsing! I’m already dreaming of my next cottagecore dress from them!!

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