Your Surrey Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 101)

LOOKING YOUR BEST 71 YOU LOOK Made Our local experts have some stellar advice for pre-wedding preparation and on the day itself BRIDAL SPRAY TAN Sonja Bowden says: You want your skin to be in great shape before your spray tan as it gives a brilliant finish and prolongs the life of your tan, so exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! It’s so important to start this twice a week, two weeks before your tan: •Be very gentle •Get your partner to do your back for you •Use a mitt rather than scrub as these can leave a residue •Pay extra attention on knees, elbows and heels Use an oil-free body and facial SPF every day in the run up to the wedding. There are a few reasons for this: •Sunburn can affect your spray tan even weeks after it has healed •Prevents tan lines forming ‒ a spray tan can help disguise tan lines but it will not hide them completely •It’s also a good idea to think about what neckline you’re wearing Wash off your tan eight-hours after application. The best thing you can do to make sure your tan lasts longer and fades evenly is to moisturise twice a day with an oil-free moisturiser. This will ensure your tan lasts long into your honeymoon. Blush Effect by Sonja TRIAL AND ERROR Linda Leonard says: In the run up to your wedding, cleanse your skin every day and use a mild face pack or treatment weekly, but not the day before the wedding! Don’t get any strong cleansing treatments in the month prior to the wedding, just to be on the safe side in case you have a reaction to the products. If you’re doing your own make-up, practise beforehand with the exact products you will use on the day to be sure you’re happy with how you will look. My advice is use a professional, and have a trial run a few months before the wedding. You don’t want all that stress on the morning of the big day. There are many artists to choose from check their portfolio, have the trial and get to know them before the day so you feel comfortable and confident that they’lll make you look your absolute best! As for hair, make sure your hair is cut about two months prior to the wedding and discuss with your stylist what’s going to happen such as are you going to have high/lowlights for the wedding? If so, do that one week prior. Again, you should have a trial run to work out how you want the hair on the day. Brides think they need long hair for occasion hair ‒ that’s a myth ‒ shoulder-length is perfect for both up dos and down styles. Linda Leonard Hair and Makeup LESS IS MORE Emily Watkins says: Let the sparkle speak for itself and opt for some simple diamond studs and a pendant to keep it dainty. The wedding rings don’t have to match, they should reflect your personal style not your partners! F.Hinds,