Looking your best for your wedding day is also about feeling your best,
and with a few beauty tricks, you can go from stressed out “Bridezilla”
to serene, stunning bride in no time. Here are top 5 pre-wedding beauty
secrets that you can start doing 2 or 3 months in advance, that will
have you looking and feeling amazing.
Nail/Toenail Preparation – One important aspect of great looking nails
is proper care, so moisturise, apply hand exfoliators, and always rub
olive oil or other cuticle oil onto your nails and cuticles. Get them
filed correctly, so that you can have the shape that you want, and
continue to go for manicures. Exfoliate your feet too and scrub off dead
skin cells often. Apply a proper heel balm or other lotion to cracked
heels, and also get a weekly pedicure. By the time your wedding comes,
your nails and toenails will be in perfect condition so no last minute
Skin Preparation – Preparing your skin is also vital. You should follow a
good skin care regimen based on the oiliness of your skin. Also apply
facial masks and exfoliate even dry skin. About 1 to 2 weeks before the
wedding, have a deep cleansing pore facial to get rid of all those
impurities that are probably from stress, and then a hydrating and
rejuvenating facial a few days before. You can also try an eye
contouring treatment to brighten up your eyes. Your skin will look great
come wedding day.
Hair Preparation – You want stunning, healthy, gorgeous wedding day
hair, so get it trimmed once a month and ensure that it is the right
length according to the style you are going for. Get deep conditioning
and hair mask treatments regularly. Products are important and when it
comes to haircare you do pay what you get for, we love Kerastase for
Self Tan Preparation – The last thing you want is to be an
orange-glowing bride or boast a lovely red tinge! Get a good mild spray
tan from a professional. Another option for just going a shade or two
darker is to use a tinted moisturiser that naturally adapts to your
skins natural skin tone. Make sure you prepare your skin well in advance
by exfoliating and moisturising well and also look into professional
Hair Removal – So for hair removal you will either get a wax, shave
or opt for a depilatory cream that causes the hair to fall out from the
root. Make sure you do this a week before your big day to give your skin
time to calm down. If you have already had laser hair removal book a
top up appointment for one month before the day to catch any strays.
With these top 5 pre-wedding beauty secrets, you will be well prepared and look gorgeous on your special day!
Wedding hair vines are very on trend this year, but if you are asking yourself “What’s a wedding hair vine?”, let us explain. Wedding hair vines are long, flexible head pieces made on thin twisted wire that can be shaped to any design required to suit your hairstyle. Wedding hair vines generally don’t have any combs attached to them and can easily be pinned into your hair wherever needed. This gives them the flexibility to be worn with many different hairstyles.
So, how should you wear your wedding hair vine...
First, decide on how you will be wearing your hair; will you be wearing your hair down, in a long loose braid? Hair vines also look fantastic in half up half down hairstyles. Simply secure into the section of your hair that is pinned up, and then gentle curve down through your loose waves. If you are wearing your hair in a loose plait, the hair vine can simply be plaited into your hair as it is done.
As we mentioned hair vines are a very big trend for this year and here are our top selling wedding hair vines for 2020 so far...
Our delicate Gold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, made from individual gold leaves blended with freshwater pearls and tiny diamante crystals for a little sparkle.
The Gold Vine is a light and flexible headpiece that can be worn to the side, back or across the top of the head. It is simply attached with tiny alligator style clips hidden beneath the piece.
Whatever your mood, style, outfit or budget, there are statement earrings out there that make you happy the moment you put them on. We remember the earrings we wore on first dates and on special occasions and, let’s be honest, we can always find an excuse to treat ourselves to a new pair! When it comes to your wedding earrings, the stakes are a little higher but don’t worry, we’re here today with our top tips to help you choose the perfect pair…
You’ll be wearing your statement earrings all say so not only do they need to be beautiful they need to be practical too. If you don’t often wear long drop earrings it might be a good idea to wear your earrings at home behind closed doors for a few days to be sure you get on with them.
Consider any other accessories you'll be wearing or the details of your wedding dress when choosing your earrings. If your dress has embellishments, you might like to opt for earrings that coordinate with them.
Don’t forget that your whole outfit should be balanced, if you want to wear a glamorous pair of statement earrings, don’t rush to wear lots of other accessories, alternatively if you opt for subtle wedding earrings you can then choose to wear lots of other pieces too, our Alisha, Freshwater Pearl Silver Earrings are perfect for this.
Pearls are very often a popular wedding day gift for a bride, but why are pearls associated with weddings, you may be thinking!
Thanks to their fabulous shimmering iridescence, these organic little gems have always been highly prized throughout history, in fact, Cleopatra is said to have dissolved a pearl in a glass of wine before drinking it, simply to show Marc Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire country in just one meal, and the ancient Greeks associated the pearl with love, marriage, and marital harmony. During the crusades knights wore pearls on the battlefield, believing they held magic powers that would protect them from harm. In the 1500s pearls were so highly regarded that countries across Europe passed laws forbidding anyone apart from nobility to wear them. And even to this day, they are still a popular choice for royalty, especially at weddings. Queen Elizabeth II wore them at her wedding and over in the USA, Jacqueline Bouvier wore a strand the day she became Mrs Kennedy, which was almost royalty.
Are you considering making pearls part of your wedding? When it comes time to make your pearl selection, what do you need to know? Let us help...