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Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!

September treats

September's here and it's time to treat yourself with some well deserved R&R. We think the two newest boxes from monthly subscription services Glossybox and Lookfantastic are just the ticket!GLOSSYBOX Pure Relaxation September boxIt's time to treat yourself to some precious 'me-time', the September Pure Relaxation GLOSSYBOX is the perfect addition to your self-care tool kit. Including rich, sensual skincare and sumptuous fragrances, unbox this month's edit to find five pampering beauty buys that'll help you relax and unwind.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 15 September 2021

Discover your favourite shades with Barry M's new virtual try on

Discover your new favourite shades with Barry M's new Virtual Try On tool, designed to make your online shopping experience effortless.Using advanced AI technology, you can now virtually try on a selection of the brand's best-selling eye, lip and face products to find your perfect shade match in an instant.Browse, play share and shop using your device's camera - making choosing your new must-have products even easier and accessible from wherever you choose to shop. Barry M CEO, Dean Mero says, "As we mark our 40th anniversary in 2022, it's important to us to ensure our business continues to evolve.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 13 September 2021

How to winter proof your nails and cuticles

The winter season is especially harsh on the nails so it's vital to take extra care of them. Carla Opoku, founder of Cienna Rose (ciennarose.com) says "Cold weather zaps moisture from the cuticles and nails leaving them dry, brittle, flaky and damaged. Our nails naturally have a low moisture and oil content and therefore, can become worse in winter but there are things we can do to help keep them looking and feeling on point." Carla shares her top tips for taking care of nails and cuticles this winter.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 10 September 2021

Willowberry launches a new indulgent hand and body lotion

A favourite with top make-up artists, independent British skincare brand Willowberry is launching its first ever body care product; the new Willowberry Indulgent Hand & Body Lotion, a luxurious, nourishing lotion with a beautiful spa scent to treat skin, soul and senses. The Willowberry Indulgent Hand & Body Lotion is enriched with soothing aloe vera, nourishing shea butter and a nutrient-rich blend of sweet almond, pomegranate, kahai and rosehip oils. It is nourishing yet easily absorbed to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and more comfortable without greasiness or residue.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 1 September 2021

The latest limited edition collection from Jo Malone London

This luscious Jo Malone London favourite is inspired by orchards awash with golden sunshine. The sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of bright white freesias, their unmistakeable blooms radiating innocence and a delicate, cool touch. Mellowed by amber, patchouli and woods. Celine Roux, global head of fragrance says, "When you smell English Pear & Freesia, you're instantly transported to an orchard where juicy fruit mingles with blooming flowers. There's something unexpected about the combination of key ingredients and it's got that freshness and elegance we're known for."

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 30 August 2021

Get your beauty sleep

At night, your skin works to repair itself from the build-up of dirt and oil on the skin's surface throughout the day. Helping your skin rejuvenate at night will make it more durable during the day and keep damaging factors like the sun, wind, and stress from penetrating the epidermal layer. A night-time skin care routine that focuses on repair and hydration will keep your complexion clear and your skin firm. So check out some of Bioderma and Institut Esthederm's night-time skin care products, with a range of different products for different skin types, they're super-simple to fit into your evening skin care routine.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 27 August 2021

Big-day fragrance roundup

Our sense of smell plays such an important role in forming memories that last a lifetime, so here at CWM HQ we completely understand how crucial choosing a wedding-day fragrance will be to you. After all, the bottle, often a work of art in itself, so frequently makes it into those all-important morning bridal-prep photos. So, do you opt for the old favourite: tried, tested and true that many might associate with you as being your signature scent? Or do you set out on a journey of discovery to find something new: selected especially for the big day that you can savour and save for anniversaries and date-nights in the future? The decision is all yours, but we hope the following will inspire and start you out on your path.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 25 August 2021

A special scent for your special day

Sure, wearing fragrances isn't rocket science - a quick spritz and you're off. However, for the big day, you're going to want to make sure it lingers all day and that it's a scent you'll want to forever associate with your wedding. Head of brand at The Fragrance Shop, Athina Macpherson, reveals all...BACK OF YOUR HANDS"When spraying onto your skin, it can be a natural instinct to want to rub it in, especially if you spray too close to the skin. Avoid this by spraying the back of your hands lightly and allowing the scent to dry and absorb naturally. This will also avoid rubbing off onto your clothes."

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 23 August 2021

The Honeymoon Edit

The Bridal Beauty Company is thrilled to annouce the launch of its much-anticipated latest beauty box. The Honeymoon Edit is the essential curated beauty box featuring fabulous products by big name brands chosen specifically by The Bridal Beauty Festival team to ensure you have the ultimate escape-worthy beauty assortment for your suitcase. This one-off limited edition is worth over £150 and is jam-packed with travel-size and full-size products by award-winning and best-selling brands to take you straight from the big day, direct to your honeymoon adventures.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 20 August 2021

Award-winning make-up artist Lisa Armstrong shares her top make-up hacks

Lisa Armstrong, award-winning make-up artist and brand ambassador for new Beauty Hygiene Plus shares her top three make-up hacks...1."There are so many tips and tricks of the trade, however I think that when doing a make-up look, such as my smoky eye, I would advise that you always start with the eyes. When I do it at work, or on a new client, sometimes they think I'm mad because I haven't started with their face. By doing the eye make-up first, any fallout or mascara spillages that may happen are easy to clean up before you put your primer on and start with the face make-up. It allows you to make a beautiful base with no marks or smears, allowing you the most flawless finish!"

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 18 August 2021

Enjoy National Relaxation Day with ESPA

This National Relaxation Day, bring wellness home with ESPA. From home fragrance to body care, the brand has you covered for a truly relaxing experience. We've all been through the mill over the last 18 months. So, National Relaxation Day on 15th August 2021 will be most welcome! Make sure you take some time away from the stresses of wedding planning and enjoy it. HOME FRAGRANCEAdd a beautifully enveloping aroma to any space, with ESPA's luxurious hand-poured candles and pure essential oil diffusers, expertly blended to soothe, uplift or restore.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 15 August 2021

All eyes on you

Two new eyeshadow quads from Tom Ford bring imapact and extravagance, signaling the new roaring 20s - an anything-goes return to decadence and glamour.This season, Metallic Denim and Rose Prisme join the Tom Ford line-up. Both are buildable and endlessly combinable - the ultimate tools for creating the iconic eyes of Tom Ford.Designed to create an array of looks, the wet/dry eye shadows offer multidimensional effects – from a soft wash of colour to a bold smoky statement. For a subtle, sheer look, use dry; and to intensify, apply with a damp brush.Find them online at www.tomford.co.uk/beauty

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 13 August 2021

Sanitise in style

LLIO's Crystal Clear Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli and Citrine crystal sanitisers are a game changer for wedding settings. Couples should no longer fret about the dreaded ugly plastic sanitiser bottle displayed on the wedding table!Stylishly santise, cleanse, refresh and feel comforted with LLIO sanitiser, formulated and lab tested to kill 99.99% of bacteria. Spritz away impurities and restore peace of mind. The practical benefits of LLIO sanitiser are complemented with delicious geranium and sweet orange essential oils. The smell is truly addictive. To add glamour to your hand cleansing routine, LLIO sanitiser is charged with rose quartz gemstones, the stone of unconditional love.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 11 August 2021

In pursuit of glowing skin

Roccabox, the monthly beauty box subscription, has launched a 'Glow Up' beauty box this week. The 'Glow Up' Roccabox, which is on sale now, contains six products that the Roccabox beauty team consider essential in the pursuit of glowing radiant skin that has become synonymous with the heat and hedonism of August. From a glow-giving highlighter and radiance-boosting skin drops to tanning elixir and skin essence, this month's Roccabox has every beauty product needed for the ultimate glow-up.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 10 August 2021

Introducing Bite Beauty

Award-winning, cult-favourite makeup brand BITE Beauty brings its innovative vision of clean beauty to the UK this summer: Long sought-after in Canada, the United States, and Australia, BITE is known for its sensorial, superfood-fueled complexion, lip, and eye products. BITE creates clean, high-performance beauty - vegan, gluten-free and fueled by skin-loving superfoods (aka nature's overachievers). The products harness the power of ingredients that are rich in the stuff your skin craves—antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and more—to deliver vivid color, sensorial textures and products that make you look and feel darn good.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 9 August 2021

Your ticket to fabulous, wedding-ready feet

Summer has officially arrived and this year more than ever we're looking forward to a season packed with weddings. Hurrah! But, if you're having that OMG feeling about slipping into those beautiful stappy bridal sandals with feet less than hot to trot read these top tips from expert podiatrist Dina Gohil to conquer your footcare fears...1. Feet focused We've all been the victim of lockdown feet in our slippers 24/7, so now's the time to get into a footcare routine to ensure your feet are looking fabulous in your new heels or sandals. Ditch dry dead skin and bring your feet out of hibernation with at-home pedicure treatment Footner Exfoliating Socks. Pop them on and relax for 60 minutes, and within just 7-10 days any hard, dead skin on your feet will have peeled away, revealing a layer of soft, smooth and rejuvenated skin beneath.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 30 July 2021

Viktor&Rolf put fragrances at the centre of wedding celebrations

Viktor&Rolf is an avant-garde luxury fashion house founded in 1993 by fashion artists Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. The fashion house launched its first Mariage Collection in April 2016 in collaboration with Justin Alexander and continues to present an artistic interpretation of bridalwear adhering to the label's elegance. Utilising the French pronunciation and spelling of 'Mariage', the collection's name hints at the brand's standing as an haute couture maison. From the success of its spectacular Mariage dresses, Viktor&Rolf's bestselling fragrances, Flowerbomb and Spicebomb make the perfect gift scents for the most unforgettable day of your life.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 28 July 2021

For love that's worth the wait

L'Oreal Paris has revealed an exclusive bridal hairspray: L'Oreal Paris Elnett in Love. Over the past year we've lived in a world where time paused and plans changed, but with hope around the corner, we'd like to propose a hairspray to have and to hold your hair on your special day. Elnett in Love is your hair's soulmate and it's dressing up for the occasion in a limited edition rose gold can. The glistening finish is made up of ultra-fine particles to reflect light for a luminous ultra-glam golden touch.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 23 July 2021

Introducing Beauty Hygiene Plus

The new beauty hygiene range from Beauty Hygiene Plus is set to be a game-changer as it includes everything you need to keep your make-up products and beauty tools as safe and germ and virus free as possible. The products are quick and easy to use with no fuss and eliminate 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses within two minutes of application. Make-up and make-up tools are a breeding ground for bacteria andfungus that could be harbouring nasties from e-coli to ringworm along with viruses such as herpes and conjunctivitis caused from cross-contamination and unhygienic use and storage.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 21 July 2021

Liven up your skin

Roc, a French skincare brand with a heritage of over 60 years' expertise, has introduced its Multi Correxion® Revive Glow line to offer consumers a completeskincare routine. A true vitamin C shot, these dermatologically tested and clinically proven products are formulated with a specific blend to illuminate the skin and ensure an incredible glow. What's more, the line, which includes a Cleansing Gel, a Daily Serum, a Gel Cream and an Anti Aging Unifying Cream, is now complemented by a Cleansing Gel and Night Serum Capsules

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 19 July 2021

Superfood your skin

British indie beauty brand Q+A launch one of their most innovative skincare products yet – the Vitamin A.C.E. Warming Gel Mask, £8.50. Quite literally a healthy fruit salad for the skin, this antioxidant rich, ultra-nourishing, radiance boosting mask, is bursting with a special blend of active ingredients to feed the skin and instantly renew the complexion. Q+A founder Freddy Furber has worked with his team of chemists for over a year to develop the formula. Faye Purcell, development chemist and skincare expert at Q+A says "It's the perfect vitamin hit. We've combined over 10 superfruits like cherry and acai along with avocado and algae to really pack a punch. Our micro-algae dunaliella salina is a salt-loving organism which has been developed to survive harsh conditions. One such development is its high-level of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which the body can convert into retinol. When you use a product with retinoids, they are either synthetic or animal-derived, so by using a plant-derived carotenoid like dunaliella salina, you are still getting the skin health and healing benefits of traditional retinol, but without sacrificing naturals. The other unique thing about this mask is that its anhydrous. Most masks contain water but ours is oil-based making it extremely rich and nourishing"

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 16 July 2021

For your eyes only

Did you know that 80 per cent of people suffer from digital eye strain? After a day spent staring at a screen, it's no wonder our eyes feel overworked and exhausted. The human eye isn't used to handling the artificial blue light and the effects are starting to show. Our eyes store up the energy absorbed from screens and release it at night, resulting in oxidative damage to the delicate eye tissue. Day after day, our eyesight becomes damaged. Early signs of eye damage include dryness and irritation; take care of your eyes and you won't regret it.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 14 July 2021

Karen Lee-Thompson, founder of Wo, talks innovative skincare

Karen Lee-Thompson, founder of Wo, an innovative holistic skincare company disrupting the beauty industry, tells us why the team behind the brand is so passionate about what they do.Tell us a bit about why you founded Wo. I have over 20 years of experience within skincare innovation, working for numerous big names in the industry. However, I felt there was something missing, especially surrounding holistic and inclusive skincare. One day I noticed my daughter's skin started to change as she grew older – at first her skin was like mine, sometimes oily and easy to tan. Then she started developing freckles similar to her English Grandpa. At that point, I decided to find out more. Scientific research shows that ethnic heritage is the genetic canvas that influences the behaviour of our skin. As well as this our overall physical, mental health and lifestyle are also important. This is why our Skin Diagnostic considers all these aspects and why our products are suitable for all skin.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 12 July 2021

Beat sensitive skin

Hot on the heels of Heaven Skincare's award-winning Nettle Venom collection is the latest vegan must-have for sensitive skin. Brand founder Deborah Mitchell has launched her restorative Dock Cream to quickly calm irritation, even-out tone and tackle sensitivity issues, all using ingredients gifted by nature.This plant-powered skin saviour uses a clever combination of yellow and green dock leaves, collected on Deborah's doorstep in the Shropshire countryside, as well as vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant. It works by harnessing the power of our own interferons – proteins that are produced by a variety of cells – to reinforce skin from the inside out, soothing breakouts, irritation, rosacea and eczema.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 9 July 2021

Nail the 90s look with Urban Retreat's mineral make-up range

From lilac lids, to glossy glitter lips, have fun experimenting with Urban Retreats, kind to skin and planet, products that will make you look and feel your very best whilst nailing the 90s make-up trend.The Urban Retreat's vegan Skin-Sync Mineral Makeup range is designed to not only make your skin look good but actually do good to your skin too. It contains no nasties and boasts a wealth of botanical and good-for-skin ingredients in each product. Make-up so pure, you'll forget you're wearing any at all!

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 7 July 2021

Advertising Feature:

Dawn Clarke Designs Launching in January 2023

Simple and timeless, these gorgeous hammered silk celebration dresses by Hampshire British designer Dawn Clarke will make any little girl feel like a princess.

We specialise in UK-made luxury, pure silk celebration dresses for special occasions and this collection is being launched in January 2023.

If you are looking for the finest quality silk flower girl dresses for your wedding visit our website www.dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk or telephone us on 01962 670014.
Email: info@dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk

Image credits: www.kateizakphotography.com

Dawn Clarke Designs

Celebrity interviews!

We have a great line up of experts to give you first hand advice and discussions about bridal fashion, hair, makeup, to name but a few!

Take a look at our Celebrity Interviews!