Wedding beauty, hair, makeup, skincare, fragrances and health & fitness

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

Beauty News: Champneys' new Lifestyle Membership

Champneys' new Lifestyle Membership

Champneys has always been synonymous with luxury, wellness, and excellence, and its new Lifestyle Membership: Cloud 9 gives open access to every Champneys resort with guests able to work from their stunning surroundings, benefit from the beautiful spas and state-of-the-art fitness facilities whenever they like, as well as explore the extensive grounds for a breath of fresh air – best coffee break ever!


Beauty News: Well grounded - with Peigin Crowley

Well grounded - with Peigin Crowley

An award-winning spa consultant Peigin Crowley has spent more than 20 years crafting distinctive and transformative wellness products and treats for fivestar luxury properties. But in 2020, her attention shifted to the home. Experiencing the devastating impacts of stress, burnout, loss of identity and disconnection from the natural world, she embarked on a quest to create products and at-home rituals that could easily be incorporated into a daily self-care routine. Today, the brand continues to grow, focusing on craft and quality over quantity, sustainable business practices and the promotion of accessible and intuitive self-care for all. Committed to the power of touch, Ground Wellbeing rituals are created by Peigin to deliver carefully developed massage treatments through her years of work as an aromatherapist, where she gained a deeper sense of empathy, compassion and understanding.


Beauty News: Pre-wedding pamper time for mothers and daughters

Pre-wedding pamper time for mothers and daughters

Lovingly created brand Comme des Jumelles invites mothers and daughters to enjoy pamper time together in the run up to the wedding day! Created by a mother wanting to spend more quality time with her three girls, Comme des Jumelles cares for the natural beauty of mums and their daughters and nurtures the bonds between them offering the opportunity of special moments of beautiful togetherness. Consciously and cleverly made to cater for young skin as well as older skin with a minimum of 95% natural ingredients and easily recycled packaging, the product range offers natural, eco-friendly skincare that celebrates eternal beauty and is respectful of mums and daughters' skin as well as the environment.


Beauty News: Signs your hair needs some Bond Building this winter

Signs your hair needs some Bond Building this winter

Just as freezing cold temperatures and excessive indoor heating can lead to dry, irritated, and sometimes even flakey skin, so too can they suck the moisture out of your hair, leading to a host of unwanted hair problems, including static frizz, split ends, and a tight, itchy scalp among other things. Below are the biggest hair signs that your strands are in desperate need of a Bond Building treatment - plus the Olaplex dupe that is £18 cheaper but will restore your hair health.


Beauty News: launch their plus size robe service launch their plus size robe service

The UK's leading spa booking agency launch their plus size robe service. The service comes following widespread demand to make robes available for men and women of all sizes during spa visits. A dedicated email address has been launched to offer consumers the opportunity to order their robes in time for their spa break. The embarrassment that comes with having to explain that the one-size-all robe doesn't fit shouldn't be something that customers have to experience during their spa visit. The results of which lead to people feeling anxious about booking a spa trip, the opposite feeling to how a spa break should make people feel.


Beauty News: Margaret Dabbs founder of the eponymous British beauty brand awarded OBE

Margaret Dabbs founder of the eponymous British beauty brand awarded OBE

This October, Margaret Dabbs, the founder, Managing Director and CEO of leading British beauty brand Margaret Dabbs London, will be appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). We spoke with the woman herself in honour of her receiving the prestigious award. Born in Hertfordshire, Margaret Dabbs grew up in East London. One of four children, Margaret and her siblings were brought up by their father after her mother died whilst they were attending junior school. By her own account, she was a happy but mischievous child; she formed great friendships and excelled at sport, which their father encouraged. Yet, coming from a single-parent home, she always felt underestimated.


Beauty News: Keep Calm and Marry On

Keep Calm and Marry On

Feeling the pressure to get everything right and done on time is inevitable when it comes to wedding planning. With a seemingly endless to do list and preparing to expect the unexpected, the sense of overwhelm can quickly take over. This, in turn, results in its own issues such as impaired sleep, digestive issues, skin breakouts, low mood and anxiety. While it isn't helpful to tell someone planning their big day to simply not stress, thinking about ways to support a stressed body and maintain overall good health, can help prevent some of these unwanted symptoms and make the whole process more manageable. Read on to discover five ways to support yourself against stress in the run up to your wedding day, courtesy of Minal Sudra and Elizabeth Andrews at Wedding Wellness...


Beauty News: Ban the bloat for your big day

Ban the bloat for your big day

One of the most common digestive complaints is bloating, an uncomfortable, sometimes heavy sensation that can follow after eating a meal that for some, also results in feeling tired, unable to concentrate and having a physically noticeable bloated tummy. Not symptoms you want to endure on any day, let alone on one as special as your wedding. There are many possible causes of bloating, some of which come with additional digestive complaints such as pain, constipation and flatulence – usually an indication of poor gut health. These symptoms are usually referred to as IBS by doctors, but may also be the result of intolerances, allergies or other gut disease. There are however some simple, everyday things you can consider to help reduce that after-meal bloat. County Wedding Magazines' beauty and wellness editor, Kelly Andrews, chatted to Minal Sudra and Elizabeth Andrews from Wedding Wellness to find out more.


Beauty News: The truth about sugar

The truth about sugar

Celebrations such as weddings are typically marked with something sweet – who would say "no" to a slice of cake? While there's nothing wrong with enjoying sweet treats, excess sugar is inextricably linked with poor health and is the possible cause of issues like inflammatory skin conditions and mood swings. None of which make particularly desirable additions to a wedding day! The trouble is we can't do without it! The simplest form of sugar, glucose, is used by every cell in the body to create energy, so it's a vital molecule helping us to function. According to the NHS, we should be aiming for an intake of no more than 30g of sugar per day. Although, experts say that we unwittingly consume much more due to hidden sugars found in various foods. Such culprits include a myriad of favourites like pasta sauces, dips, ready meals, chilled meats, yoghurts and cereals, as well as carbohydrates including potatoes, pasta, bread and even vegetables like carrots.


Beauty News: Christina Aguilera unveils Xtina, a bold and transformative fragrance

Christina Aguilera unveils Xtina, a bold and transformative fragrance

Christina Aguilera unveils Xtina, a bold and transformative fragrance that ignites the power of personal evolution. Bold. Dynamic. Transformative. Christina Aguilera's Xtina is a daring eau de parfum fragrance that invites you on Christina's fiery and fearless journey to move, explore and transform. An intimate nod to her nickname, personal jewellery, and signature red, Xtina is Christina's new fragrance for the modern individual. Feeling free, empowered and oh-so radiantly feminine, tap into the energy and unwavering superstar power of this incredible fragrance. The dynamic floral woody fruity fragrance makes a bold and captivating statement inspired by the indulgent colour of rubies and the passion and empowerment embodied by Christina Aguilera's talent. This fragrance is a testament to the boldness that lies within, encouraging self-discovery.


Beauty News: Your post-summer pamper product has arrived!

Your post-summer pamper product has arrived!

Summer is great for spending time with family and friends, whether it's a summer wedding or chilling in the garden, we seem to frequently expose our skin to UV. Skin Republic has a range of face masks and serums for you to add into your skincare routine to help prevent skin damage from sun exposure, allowing for the perfect post-summer pamper! Overexposure to the sun can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin. Collagen maintains skin elasticity and strength by stimulating the synthesis of new collagen, Sun damage can also cause pigmentation which often shows purple, red, or darker marks on the skin.


Beauty News: The Fragrance Shop reveals the best note for every horoscope

The Fragrance Shop reveals the best note for every horoscope

Natalia Ortiz, chief commercial officer at The Fragrance Shop says, At The Fragrance Shop we highlight fragrance allowing you to be yourself, which is why it's so great to see that the fragrance we choose has really become a true extension of who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we want to feel. We're also all very in line with our astrological signs and the characteristics we adopt from them, so of course matching scent to our horoscope seems like a no brainer! If you're very in tune with the characteristics you adopt from your astrological sign, matching a fragrance to this can definitely help to make you feel more yourself, but also unique...


Beauty News: Margaret Dabbs’ Top Tips for Anti-aging Culture

Margaret Dabbs’ Top Tips for Anti-aging Culture

Our skin is our largest organ but it's one we often mistreat. Skipping sunscreen, 'forgetting' to take off our makeup and eating a few too many processed foods are pitfalls we're all prone to that exaggerate the age of our skin. We often try to correct the bad decisions of yesterday by investing in handy anti-ageing products. Finnish tech company Revieve gathered data from 4 million global users of its AI skincare tool and found that wrinkles, fine lines and eyebags are top skin concerns for both men and women. It seems we're preoccupied with the effects of ageing on our skin. All skin inevitably ages, but some simple lifestyle switches can help you keep younger-looking skin for longer.


Beauty News: Carmex’s crucial self-care products

Carmex’s crucial self-care products

During the chaos of planning a wedding, you can lose time for simple self-care. A combination of this and frequently changing weather can lead to chapped lips. Whether you're a stick, balm or tube kind of person Carmex has you covered. Carmex Classic Lip Balm Tube - £3.49 CARMEX Original Lip Balm is the ultimate pocket hero. Containing menthol, camphor and beeswax and the CARMEX trademark tingle we know and love. Carmex Watermelon Pot - £3.49 The CARMEX Watermelon Lip Balm brings back memories of summer fun and contains SPF 15. Carmex Vanilla Premium Stick - £4.19. This fun, creamy scent is unlike anything you have tried from CARMEX before.


Beauty News: Madeline Argy's skincare secret!

Madeline Argy's skincare secret!

Madeline Argy, has just shared her skincare secret to her 4.6 million followers. "When I tell you have snail mucin every last square inch of my flesh this evening, I want you to take that with not even a singular grain of salt, okay!" COSRX representative, Julia Marinkovich, explains the glass-skin look with Snail Mucin, "A tried and tested ingredient in the K-Beauty world, snail mucin has huge benefits. Thanks to the hyaluronic acid in the mucin, it has moisturising properties that support the skin barrier and help lock in moisture." Get that glow with the Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence hit of moisture that helps improve skins elasticity.


Beauty News: Revive, restore and cool off!

Revive, restore and cool off!

With the constant weather changes, it will probably take us some time to acclimatise to the sun beams. No need to panic though, with Sephora's products. Stylpro Facial Ice Globes £34.99 Sephora- 2 cryotherapy massage rollers which lift complexion, enhance circulation, reduce eye circles, and drain lymph nodes. revive, restore, and cool off!


Beauty News: Hairstyling solutions

Hairstyling solutions

There's no doubt that wedding season is upon us, whether you are a bride, bridesmaid, or guest, everyone wants to look their best for such a special event. The Grow Gorgeous products featured below are designed to thicken hair, add volume, and nourish strands, with ingredients including Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, and Red Algae.


Beauty News: The National Beauty Show is due to hit Liverpool this November

The National Beauty Show is due to hit Liverpool this November

One of the newest and most exciting beauty shows is due to hit the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 4th and 5th November, 2023. The National Beauty Show will play host to salon owners, beauticians, nail technicians and beauty fans from across the UK, who'll be able to see more than 200 of the biggest names in beauty, wellness, cosmetics and aesthetics. You can can also expect to enjoy live demonstrations on beauty trends, new techniques, and product launches as well as masterclasses, celebrity guests and podcast recordings from the best in the business. So, if your mind is on bridal beauty right now, you won't want to miss this!


Beauty News: Brighten up your life - with Michael Douglas

Brighten up your life - with Michael Douglas

When I met with celebrity hairstylist and OGX ambassador, Michael Douglas to mark the launch of OGX's new Colour Retention range, I can say with confidence that I was definitely having colour retention problems. I'd recently taken the plunge with my dream pastel violet hair colour, but my beloved shade was quickly running away from me. Michael very kindly offered to top my colour up, and while he mixed together a stunning new violet for me, I asked him about OGX's new range. "All of the brand's products are PH-balanced with sulphate-free surfactants, which don't bind to anything you don't want them to meaning they're all very gentle on colour," he told me.


Beauty News: Skin deep - with Angela Langford

Skin deep - with Angela Langford

The idea for Angela Langford as a brand started when Angela was working in a stressful, pressured, corporate job in Gibraltar, from which she was eventually made redundant. She knew she wasn't meant for that world any longer, and set out to create her own business based on her passions. "I was travelling less, which meant I couldn't easily get my favourite skincare from the UK anymore," Angela says. "So, I started making my own products for personal use, with no intention of turning it into a career." But, having discovered a love for the whole process, she did a lot of research and eventually decided to turn her new-found passion into a business, sharing her products with others. She went on to study cosmetic formulation in depth, which in turn opened up a completely new world for her. Beauty editor Kelly Andrews chatted to Angela recently to find out more about the brand and its products, as well as how they can help you feel skin confident for your wedding day, complete with that gorgeous bridal glow.


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