Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!
Achieve a fresh-faced bridal look with these professional top tips
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: 26 May 2021
LUSH supports The Black Curriculum's #TBH365 campaign
#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: 24 May 2021
Makeup your own rules! MAC launch Disney Cruella Collection
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: 21 May 2021
Let's start with self-care and love this mental health awareness week
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: 10 May 2021
When haute couture and beauty collide
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: 7 May 2021
Nostalgic scenes and marmalade dreams from Jo Malone London
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: 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: 23 April 2021
Beat Hay-fever Season With W7 Makeup
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: 21 April 2021
Wedding wellness with The Head Plan
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: 19 April 2021
Batiste Dry Shampoo has had a serious restyle. Think modern, mature and instagrammable designs with a distinct but familiar look to differentiate each much-loved variant; seize the day and sparkle by night with the upgraded, much-loved line up. The UK's Number One Dry Shampoo is everyone's best shared secret when it comes to refreshing hair between washes; removing excess oils so your hair looks clean and smells great, leaving you feeling confident every day. Now, with over 50 years as the UK's Number One Dry Shampoo, this award-winning refresh and styling spray steps into 2021 with a new mature, premium and 'shelfie' worthy look.
Posted: 16 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: 14 April 2021
Tried & tested: NEW Illamasqua summer collection
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: 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: 12 April 2021
Fenwick launches exclusive eco-conscious better beauty bag
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: 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: 9 April 2021
Bridal tanning tips and advice from luxury tanning brand, That'so
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: 7 April 2021
At-home hair masks for salon-worthy locks
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: 5 April 2021
The Impactful Influencer Collection
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: 2 April 2021
Discover your eye shape and pick the perfect lashes
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: 31 March 2021
The Bridal Beauty Festival's new launch
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: 30 March 2021
Social media influencer Molly-Mae declares her love for Beauty Works
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: 29 March 2021
New organic bath and body line from Full Mellow Cosmetics
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: 26 March 2021
Bunch Skincare scoops two Beauty Shortlist Awards
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: 24 March 2021
What we learned during lockdown
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: 22 March 2021