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Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!
We all know the importance of finding the perfect lashes, but did you know that there are six distinct eye shapes that have an influence on your choice? Pinky Goat can help you determine what's right for you. So, over to the experts! Does part of the iris disappear under the upper and lower lids? If the answer is "yes," you have almond eyes. This eye shape suits all lash styles. Enhancethe eyes with voluminous lashes that areevenly distributed along the band.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 31 March 2021
The Bridal Beauty Festival is thrilled to announce the launch of its much-anticipated latest beauty box. The Spring Beauty Edit is a curated selection of fabulous products by big name brands chosen specifically by The Bridal beauty Festival team to help brides revitalise their wedding beauty routine, achieve gorgeous glowing skin and discover new makeup and beauty essentials.This one-off limited edition is jam-packed with incredible products loved by TBBF containing many full size products by award-winning and best selling brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Mii Cosmetics, Molton Brown, Penhaligons, Emma Hardie, Gold Collagen to name a few.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 30 March 2021
Social media influencer, Molly-Mae Hague, has declared her love for Beauty Works' products, as the company reveals its collaboration with her is going from strength-to-strength. The beauty brand continues to enjoy boom sales on its Beauty Works x Molly-Mae product range, and at the end of 2020, saw overall sales increase by more than 65% despite the lockdown. 21-year-old Molly-Mae who hails from Hertfordshire and boasts more than five million followers on Instagram, chose to team up with Beauty Works three years ago, 12 months before she was crowned runner-up on season five of 'Love Island'.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 29 March 2021
Full Mellow Cosmetics has released its new Herbarium Collection, with each product handcrafted by designer Aneta Leopold. Aneta says, "We are very excited about this new collection. All products are handmade in small batches. Minimalism combined with classic black and white evoking the best memories." She has created the organic, vegan product line her fans have been requesting. Designed to give women the best self-care every day while remaining within an affordable budget. All products in the Herbarium Collection contain 96% natural ingredients of plant origins and certified organic oils.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 26 March 2021
Despite the tough international competition consisting of hundreds of brands including household names like Neal's Yard and Weleda, tiny one-woman Bunch Skincare has been awarded two Editor's Choice Awards. This is the first award win for the brand launched just six months ago. "I am delighted and honoured to be awarded not one but two awards in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2021. Being awarded such a prestigious accolade means everything to me. I'm over the moon and will be celebrating for two weeks, each award deserves its own week-long celebration!!
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 24 March 2021
With lockdown measures due to ease next month, and the re-opening of beauty salons across the UK set to take place on April 12th, the team behind Roccabox, the monthly beauty subscription box, has been reflecting on the beauty lessons it has learned during lockdown, and which of these will last. As Tia Roqaa, CEO and Founder of Roccabox, explains "What lockdown has done is given us a completely new relationship with beauty. No longer a tool for vanity (seeing as we aren't seeing anyone) we've discovered the intrinsic element of self-care in beauty, we've uncovered a new unprecedented level of interest in skincare (and that's saying something!) and we've learned to live without all the regular beauty treatments we took for granted pre-Covid."
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 22 March 2021
Introducing Lush's Easter 2021 range. Spring is on its way, and that means one Easter is here! Spring isn't just about chocolate, it's about rejuvenating, and refreshing, and what better way to do so than with uplifting suds and soaks. Here's a run-down of some of the treats you can expect to find at Lush this year. FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT BATH BOMB. Follow the White Rabbit all the way into the bath under a magical rainbow that will appear across fruity fragranced waters. Don't be late! £3.50 each
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 19 March 2021
To kick start the spring we're excited to share with you Eve Lom's approved ritual routine, which allows you to achieve fully-hydrated skin in the comfort of your own home. So, find a moment for some self care and join our beauty editor Kelly Andrews as she takes you through every step of the routine. You may already know that the best way to prepare your skin for W-day is with a good skincare regime. There's nothing like a strong and healthy foundation to make sure you're make-up looks fabulous and flawless. So, we put Eve Lom's to the test...
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 17 March 2021
Spring is the season of renewal and the perfect time to refresh and reboot your skin. Beauty industry experts across the globe have long been heralding the power of using beauty tools, and this spring is the perfect time to add a new component into your routine. More than just hype, tools such as the Gua Sha, originating from traditional Chinese medicine, deliver visible results. Translated from the Chinese for 'scraping', the gua sha tool is designed to be pressed on the face in gentle, upward strokes to increase blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system helping to lift, tone and rejuvenate the skin.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 15 March 2021
British super model and all-round beauty guru Rosie Huntington-Whiteley recently shared her favourite haircare products for healthy, shiny strands via her YouTube channel giving the seal of approval for the Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt. The brand's hero product it purifies and restores balance to sensitive or oily scalps. Great as a post-colour treatment to sooth tingling and itching. More of Rosie's favourites include... Instant Volumizing Mist with Rose Water, £30, densifying care for roots and lengths for fine, coloured and sensitive hair.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 12 March 2021
Seekology, the destination for independent beauty and wellbeing brands, recently named as one of the top 10 start-ups to watch in 2021, has launched five new gift boxes offering the perfect opportunity to treat a loved one or yourself. Personally created by founder Rebecca Saunders each box includes some of Seekology's bestselling products that have been carefully selected to provide the ideal gifting moment. With price points ranging from £40 to £70, these luxurious gifts are available online for delivery nationwide.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 10 March 2021
In honour of International Women's Day, Jo Malone London has created a limited edition Peony & Blush Suede Cologne decorated with a bespoke illustrated design. The brand is proud to be shining a light on mental health, today and every day. So, throughout March, £20.00 from the sale of every limited edition cologne will be donated to its charity partner, Phoenix Futures. Providing specialist services for people across the UK, the charity helps women to manage their mental health needs, promote confidence and rebuild self-esteem.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 8 March 2021
Spring has officially landed! Is it too soon to bring out the self tan? Never! So, without any further ado, we present to you the latest launches from popular brand Skinny Tan. Go nuts for Skinny Tan's Coconut Water self-tanning and youth-boosting serum. The latest addition to its coconut water range, the concentrated self-tanning face drops are quick and easy to apply, providing a natural, flawless and streak-free tan. Designed to be mixed in with your favourite skincare products to customise your shade, the serum is infused with the youth-boosting Q10antioxidant and moisturising and nourishing vitamin E, aloe vera and guarana.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 5 March 2021
Can your hair really grow faster? CENTRED. creative director Kieran Tudor says, "As individuals we all have different hair growth rates. Nevertheless, there are certain products, techniques and tips you can use to not only improve hair growth, but actually thicken the individual hair fibres too. There isn't a quick fix, but over time, by creating the right environment for the hair to flourish as best as it possibly can, you will see results!" 1. Scalp Stimulation. "A healthy scalp is essential for hair growth.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 3 March 2021
In 2018, scientists predicted the next five years were going to be exceptionally hot, with surface temperatures surging until 2022. Affordable cosmetics brand W7 presents its hero melt-proof solutions, which will keep you looking just as HOT as the thermometer readings! W7 Miracle Matte Elixir Face Primer (£6.95) – formulated with witch hazel, vanilla extract, pepper mint oil and pink kaolin, this primer dries to form a clay-like powder, excellent for blurring imperfections and oily shine.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 1 March 2021
Joy Adenuga's staples include a £13 moisturiser from Boots! From red carpet glam, advertising campaigns, magazine photo shoots and bridal beauty, make-up artists have the ultimate kit envy, with every shade of every brand, matte, silk and satin inish, tried and tested. No exception to this is award winning, celebrity make-up artist and leading melanin specialist, Joy Adenuga. The pro make-up artist reveals what's in her make-up bag and what she uses on darker skin tones.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 26 February 2021
TempleSpa's new EXALT FIRMING NECK GEL is packed with multipurpose, effective ingredients that firm and tone the look and feel of your skin. Join our beauty editor, Kelly, as she takes you through a soothing and relaxing 15-minute at home evening ritual with this fab new product. This is an addition to your skincare routine that you won't want to give up! EXALT is the newly-formulated firming neck gel from TempleSpa, and has been cleverly updated with soothing, stimulating and antioxidant-rich ingredients to tackle the test of time and target this tell-tale area.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 24 February 2021
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we love nothing more than popping a Lush bath bomb or bubble bar in the tub and whiling away the hours with a good book! At a time where wellbeing is high on the agenda, some quality time with you, yourself and you, is thoroughly recommend. Adults and kids, there's something for everyone at Lush but in particular its Mother's Day limited edition range has some true beauties to enjoy....
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 23 February 2021
With lockdown 3.0 casting a shadow over the start of 2021, there's never been a better time to overhaul our skincare regimes with ingredients that really work. Here, we outline the five hottest skin-perfecting ingredients that will transform your complexion this year. Rice is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids - all beneficial to your skin, helping to keep skin soft, supple and nourished. It also helps to reduce dead skin cells, protects against free radicals, and has a calming effect.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 5 February 2021
It's safe to say no area of life has escaped the clutches of the Covid pandemic - not even our make-up bags. Life as we knew it has changed in so many ways we've lost count, but did you know that the way we do our make-up and which products we choose has changed as a direct result of living through this pandemic? Certain make-up products have become one of the more unexpected casualties of lockdown life and actually many of this year's beauty trends have been born as a result of the way our lives have changed.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 3 February 2021
New to the perfume market, Yú Parfums is a membership service allowing curious fragrance aficionados the chance to explore exclusive scents. Narrated by the best noses the brand's global team of perfumers source internationally grown ingredients and create olfactory experiences that are vegan and cruelty-free. Fragrance lovers can set up a subscription to receive exclusively curated scents, delivered bi-monthly for £40, in a recyclable edition box that's letterbox friendly. Each edition contains 3x10ml gender-neutral perfume chapters, one refillable atomiser and nine scent sticks.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 1 February 2021
In today's world, it's imperative that we surround ourselves with elements that are truly for us and embrace tools that can aid on the journey of self-exploration and celebration. Emolyne is a new British make-up brand that does just that, aiming to encourage us all to lean into the art of power make-up; allowing us to feel seen, feel ready and truly be our best selves. Our beauty choices mean far more than simply the products we wear but also represent how we want to show up in the world, and Emolyne honours this.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 29 January 2021
You may have heard, read about and maybe even seen for yourself the wonders of silk for skin and hair. But did you know that results are maximised and hair can become visibly thicker if you wrap it in silk overnight? Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase is terribly damaging for hair due to the friction caused by tossing and turning and the absorption of oils from the hair. This creates the tangled 'bed head' look in the morning and leads to weak hair, breakage and poor regrowth. Wrapping hair in silk all night prevents this completely.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 27 January 2021
2021 is finally here! Why not take the opportunity to upgrade your favourite 2020 fragrance in favour of fresh newness for this year? We take a look at the new school of perfumes with the help of The Fragrance Shop. If you loved these 2020 selections, you'll love these new takes with similar notes. Flirt with floral. Armani My Way Eau De Parfum, 50ml, £75.50. May Way is a contemporary floral fragrance with a fusion of white flowers at its heart. The fragrance is composed of the finest natural ingredients: Vanilla is sourced from Madagascar through an inclusive program that benefits local communities, while the Tuberose is harvested in India.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 11 January 2021
An exclusive fragrance for spring which was first seen as part of the Lush's Florence collection, this infatuating floral fragrance was invented by Lush perfumer, Emma Dick and will be the fragrance she wears at her wedding this year.Emma began her Lush journey 21 years ago and is one of a close-knit family of perfumers for Lush. Emma's initial workings for this perfume were based on rose, violet, coffee and pear as a combination. When Lush co-founder Rowena smelt the perfume, she thought it smelt of sugared almonds (a pastel-coloured candy almond usually found as a gift on the table at British Weddings). In Italy they have the same tradition for celebratory events and the sugar almonds are known as Confetti - which was a perfect fit. This romantic scent is also featured in Lush's Renaissance Spa treatment and Renaissance Discovery Kit.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 8 January 2021
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