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Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!
Deciding on a wedding scent can be a personal journey for everyone and a single smell of your wedding fragrance can transport you back to the big day in years to come. Fragrance expert Elizabeth Edwards from The Perfume Shop at Bluewater shares her tips on how to select the perfect scent for your big day. Elizabeth says, "Fragrance will play an important part in your wedding day; as scents are renowned for triggering memories, it will serve as a reminder of your special day for years to come. You may already have a 'signature' scent and couldn't imagine wearing anything else, but for those who want a unique memory of their day, there's always the option to choose something special and completely new."
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 5 July 2021
Summer is upon us and we've already had some scorching hot days. So, make sure you stock up on your sun protection. If you want to know where to start check out Bioderma's targeted suncare products.Bioderma's Photoderm suncare range is formulated with the Cellular Bioprotection® patent, which protects the skin's cells and DNA against the damages of UVA/UVB, whilst helping to prevent inflammation. Whether you're concerned with hyperpigmentation, photo-aging, blemishes, redness or even if you're allergic to chemical filters, there's a Bioderma suncare option to suit you!Head over to www.lookfantastic.com, www.feelunique.com, www.escentual.com or www.naos-store.co.uk where you can shop the range.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 30 June 2021
Embrace the monochromatic make-up trend with Sculpted by Aimee Connolly's new Cream Luxe blushers. Available in soft Peach Pop and romantic Pink Supreme, this easily blendable cream can be used as a glowing blusher, a striking wash of colour on the eyelids or as a finishing touch on the lips – one look housed in one multitasking compact! Watch the tutorial video below for more expert tips on creating this fab look. All products in tutorial from the cruelty-free Sculpted By Aimee range, available at www.boots.com and www.sculptedbyaimee.com
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 21 June 2021
Professional make-up artist and melanin specialist Joy Adenuga is extending her award-winning, vegan beauty line! For those who've loved her recently-launched brushes, get ready to pair them with the all-new By Joy Adenuga Brush Soap. A vegan cleansing soap bar, it comes with a brush cleaning mat designed to be inserted into the lid to achieve a deeper cleanse. Sporting black and gold tins, the Brush Soap is infused with vitamin C, olive fruit oil, shea oil and Chinese licorice to soothe the skin.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 18 June 2021
With lockdown restrictions easing and brides and grooms across the UK gearing up to celebrate their weddings, Suzanne Smith, Head of Content and Trends at Sally Beauty comments on the latest hair and beauty trends for brides tying the knot this summer. Hollywood waves "If you're a bride that has always longed for that touch of vintage glamour in your wedding then the Hollywood wave is one of the biggest trends you'll see this season. Flattering
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 18 June 2021
Naomi Smart, conscious living content creator and found of eco-friendly, all natural and vegan skincare brand Smart Skin has offered her top tips for nurturing your skin as we exit lockdown and head back out into the real world.Get outside as much as possible. Enjoy the fresh air and lap up the sunshine that we have missed for so long. It's an instant mood booster being outside. Make a conscious effort to take in your surroundings - look up at the trees, smell the flowers, listen to the birds singing, and feel that glorious sunshine kiss your skin.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 16 June 2021
We all want to look our best in those all-important photos and make memories that last a lifetime. So, to help you look your bridal-party best, Charlotte Vøhtz, founder of Green People shares her top tips on wedding day make-up essentials for brides, bridesmaids and beyond! ESSENTIAL MAKE-UP FOR BLUSHING BRIDES FIND YOUR PERFECT PARTNER: The stress of organising your big day can play havoc with your skin but by applying a colour correcting foundation, you can achieve a flawless finish.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 31 May 2021
A wedding fragrance is like having an olfactory snapshot of your special day – in fact, scent has the strongest link to memory, so few things will recall your wedding more effectively. With this in mind, it's a good idea to choose a scent that's entirely new and different from what you would normally wear. And when it comes to a fragrance that's different, featuring high-quality ingredients and serious staying power, Miller Harris offer a number of exquisite scents complete with the wow factor.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 28 May 2021
With lockdown restrictions easing we've never been more eager to get 'back to normal life'. For some that will mean the return of make-up routines that we've abandoned over the past year, as lack of face-to-face work meetings and socialising of any kind has meant we've ditched hour long make-up rituals in favour of a more fresh-faced and low-key look. But are we ready to go back to a full face of make-up? Celebrity make-up artist Bryony Blake argues that there has been no better time to embrace 'skinimalism' - the natural, bare-faced look that is one of 2021's biggest beauty trends and a bridal favourite.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 26 May 2021
#TBH365 is a campaign that The Black Curriculum has been running since launch in 2019. It aims to ensure that Black history is embedded in the national curriculum. Lush is supporting The Black Curriculum's #TBH365 campaign, dedicating all 100 UK shop windows to highlight the lack of Black history taught in schools. The #TBH365 bath bomb (£5.95) will be sold for the 2 weeks of the campaign, with 100 per cent of the proceeds (minus the VAT) going to The Black Curriculum to continue their vital work.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 24 May 2021
She's a notoriously bold anti-hero who dishes out villainous levels of attitude and outlandish style in equal measure. Fiendishly fashionable, Cruella de Vil is a cultural icon who manages to be counterculture-relevant, as well as authentic, inimitable and utterly unapologetic. Portrayed by Academy Award®-winner Emma Stone in Disney's all-new live action movie, Cruella, is released on May 28, 2021. If you needs us, we'll be standing in line! As if that weren't exciting enough: Enter The Disney Cruella Collection by MAC.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 21 May 2021
We've had nothing but time this past year, but how much time did we actually take for ourselves? Self-care, and doing things for yourself that you enjoy are such great first steps in feeling more like you. This Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May) let's make practicing self-care, love and acceptance a priority. Treat yourself. Embrace yourself. Love yourself. Natural Birthing Company Relaxing Pillow Mist. Don't let the "birthing" put you off, this Relaxing Pillow Mist can be used by anyone who's struggling getting some much-needed sleep. With the combination of Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamot, and Grapefruit, this mist soothes the mind, relaxes the body, and alleviates stress levels. Simply spray onto your pillow or around your bedroom and drift off. Available at Next for £9
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 10 May 2021
Introducing L'Oréal Paris X ELIE SAAB bridal collaboration; a modern mash up of elegance and power to create a make-up experience set to enthrall and empower. The inspiration behind this couture collection? The 'Power Of Grace'; a notion which infuses the codes of la maison ELIE SAAB; elegance, femininity and grace with L'Oréal Paris' empowering message of self-worth. L'Oréal Paris X ELIE SAAB is an invitation for women to embrace their individuality, amplify their femininity and own the power of grace by way of one covetable limited-edition make-up collection.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 7 May 2021
The 1st May sees Jo Malone London launch its latest limited edition collection. Inspired by nostalgic scenes and marmalade dreams The Marmalade Collection features five charming new fragrances - Tangy Rhubarb, Rose Blush, Orange Peel, Elderflower Cordial, and Blackberry & Bay. Natural fruit extracts were created specially for The Marmalade Collection by one of the UK's leading soft fruit processors in Blairgowrie, Scotland. Usually used in the food industry, fruits and berries from local growers are steam distilled into draughts that are added directly to the fragrance. These extracts help to capture the true vibrancy of tart rhubarb and juicy blackberry.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 30 April 2021
Whether you're finally meeting the girls or off on that long awaited date night with your fiance, you'll want to feel your best for the occasion after months shut up in doors. These beauty essentials are all under £20 and are sure to have you covered. Pinky Goat Reem Lashes Add add a subtle touch of glam to your look with these extremely lightweight hand-crafted lashes with short wisps. Superdrug | £9.99 Jerome Russell Bblonding Brush Turn heads for the right reasons with this easy to use blonding brush.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 23 April 2021
Thousands of make-up wearers often struggle to find the right products to cater to their sensitive skin types, so W7 Makeup is thrilled to launch its new range of make-up – Oh So Sensitive. Each product within the range has been made with a hypoallergenic formula, which means they're perfect for anyone who suffers with sensitive eyes or skin. So if you're worried about streaming hayfever eyes being exacerbated by your wedding-day make-up, check it out! The range features: Oh So Sensitive Liquid Eyeliner...
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 21 April 2021
Introducing The Head Plan range of wellness products to keep you inspired,motivated, focused and driven to stay on track of your own personal goals to get to where you truly belong. The collection includes a guided wellness journal, a Nourish weekly meal planner, a Daily Drench mindful hydration bottle and a pen set. The guided wellness journal was the first product in the range and is an ideal starting point for both beginners and avid journal users alike. Containing over 280 pages, six months of daily pages, 26 weekly goal setting and reflection pages and much more.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 19 April 2021
Who doesn't love chocolate? If you're staying clear of it until after the wedding though, why not replace the craving with a luxurious scent, packed with chocolate notes? So, what does a chocolate note smell like? A deep and rich gourmand note with a bitter payoff, yet delectably sweet, we're told. Here, The Fragrance Shop picks the three most delicious cocoa scents. Tom Ford, Black Orchid, Eau De Parfum, 50ml spray, £85. Tom ford Black Orchid perfume for women is a luxurious and sensual fragrance of rich, dark accords.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 14 April 2021
Leading make-up artistry brand Illamasqua today introduces its summer collection for 2021 which, this year, is inspired by make-up artist techniques of colour correcting and colour mixology. The new collection contains three new velvet finish Colour Correcting Bronzers that give a natural-looking sun-kissed look while neutralising redness and balancing the skin tone, and five new dual-toned Hydra Lip Tints that cleverly mix two contrasting colours seamlessly to create a subtle, hydrated and ultra-wearable coloured balm. Global Director of Artistry Pablo Rodriguez explains the inspiration behind the collection:
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 13 April 2021
Carmex is well-known for its fabulous, tingly lip balms, which are packed to the brim with moisture. With these amazing qualities, and over 80 years of experience, it's no wonder that Carmex is a huge hit amongst UK stars. Paige Turley and Megan McKenna adore using Carmex products in their routine, and Katie McGlynn is a huge fan of the Cherry Lip Balm, counting it as one of her make-up bag essentials! Even the cast of Bridgerton use Carmex lip balm, as revealed by MUA Marc Pilcher.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 12 April 2021
Fenwick announces Kelly Anna as its new artist in residence with the launch of its new eco-conscious pampering 'Better Beauty Bag', available exclusively to Fenwick customers. Curated by Fenwick's expert beauty buyers, the exclusive Better Beauty Bag designed by Kelly Anna is a free gift for customers who spend £125 or more across Fenwick Beauty. Following the success of its Christmas Craft Fair showcasing the best local and independent talent, Fenwick continues its long-standing support of Britain's most brilliant creators and artisans.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 10 April 2021
Having celebrated our second Easter in lockdown the team at www.feelunique.com have sifted through thousands of searches and sales figures and can now reveal the six hero beauty products that have sky-rocketed in popularity and curiosity over the past year. Drumroll please... 1. The Ordinary Niacinamide. Monthly searches for The Ordinary Niacinamide jumped 511% during lockdown months with sales increasing 40% here at Feelunique. Customers heap on praise for this multi-tasking wonder serum thanks to its ability to minimize pores, balance oils and keep uninvited spots at bay. Honestly, it's so good we've had a hard time keeping it in stock, so nab it while you can.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 9 April 2021
Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day and for brides in particular, this is the day you want to look and feel the best version of yourself – your hair, skin and full wedding outfit looking perfect. Tanning can be a scary thing for brides running up to the big day, where you can feel unsure what tan to apply and how to apply it so that it looks flawless and is in no way patchy. It's easy to be put off in the fear it'll rub off onto the wedding dress, however, when prepped and applied correctly, a self-tan can look incredible, giving you a gorgeous sun-kissed glow for your big day.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 7 April 2021
Lack of access to salons over the past year has meant many of us having to forgo our regular trims and professional treatments. But while we can't get back to deep conditioning treatments at the backwash just yet, there's plenty we can do at home to help maintain a healthy scalp and hair until our next salon visit. Building on its founding ethos of beauty that's as kind to the planet as it is to you, Faith In Nature introduces four new hair masks available in four of its bestselling fragrances.
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 5 April 2021
Sean Maloney Eyelashes has created its first collaboration. The whole range has been designed by the man himself and he's handpicked six amazing ladies to work with. He says, "All of these girls are lovely inside and out, and I'm proud to call them my friends. My collection of lash styles has been hand drawn and designed with exciting eye-catching packaging. Every one reflects each girl's individual personality and style, and I love that I've captured that."
Posted by Kelly Andrews on 2 April 2021