Beauty

Say “I (hair-) do”! The Chapel’s Guide to the best in classic bridal hairstyles

Summer is on it’s way, which means we are coming into wedding season! Fretting about how to fix those locks, or fussing over which style to go for? Top stylist, Gary Russell is on hand to give you all the advice you’ll need. So whether you are preparing for your big day this year, or just getting some ideas for when the time comes, The Chapel have rounded up some of the most popular and on trend wedding day styles for you.

The Classic Bun

For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

After all, it’s not just about how you look on the day – these are images and pictures that will be savoured for a lifetime.

Iconic bridal looks like Jennifer Aniston (with her blonde streaked hair perfectly pinned into her veil as she embraced Brad Pitt), Kate Middleton’s perfect and natural waves, Kim Kardashian’s sleek and chic long curls when she married Kanye and of course Princess Grace Kelly’s divine updo are all images that most of us can conjure up with ease.

Celebrity hair stylist Edward James has worked with some of the world’s most glamourous women including Cara Delavigne, Joanna Lumley and Sophie Dahl. Here he offers his top tops on getting the perfect look on the big day.

Essential wedding trends for 2017

Essential wedding trends for 2017 image of bouqet

2017 might sound like a long way away but the months are flying by and if you’re getting married next year now is a good time to start looking at emerging trends to ensure you’re on top of what’s hot and what’s not in the world of wedding fashion. 

Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 has been and gone and it’s left us with many inspiring, sophisticated and simply stunning ideas about next year’s bridal fashion trends. If 2017 is the year your big day is taking place, take a look at the following to wedding trend being dubbed as hot for next year.


CELEBRITY BROW HEROES - Karen Betts

 

Prestigious. Professional. Pioneering.

Microblading has had a makeover, and it’s not just any old makeover it’s by one of the best known permanent cosmetics artists and respected trainers in the UK, Karen Betts. With over 20 years hands-on experience in the industry and recently voted one of the top 50 most influential women in the British Beauty industry Karen is regarded as the best there is.

Your Cheat Sheet to the Perfect Complexion

Sheet masks, they’re biggest beauty trend of the century. But there is more to them than a creepy selfie opportunity, they deliver a cocktail of hydration and active-ingredients to your skin, fast.

If your big day is just round the corner, a 7-day Sheet Mask Challenge will get your skin glowing, radiant and deeply hydrated in no time. No top facialists required, no stack of lotions, potions and essences, just one sheet mask, daily, for 7 consecutive days.

Timeless Truth, the UK’s award-winning, leading brand, has a sheet mask for everybody. Do pick & choose for your specific skin

WEDDING SCENTS – UNBRIDLED PERFUME MAKING IN THE COTSWOLDS

Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package

 

Choosing a perfume for a loved one is a tricky task in any relationship, which is why Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package. Tapping into the personalisation trend, brides-to-be, newlyweds and couples can design a bespoke scent to wear on the big day or treasure as the ultimate mini-break keepsake.

Chief perfumer John Stephen, one of only six independent scent creators in the UK, will lead small classes for Ellenborough Park guests on making one-of-a-kind perfumes from his 300-year-old workshop in Bourton-on-the-Water.


Can a detox really help you to look and feel your best on your big day?

Can a detox really help you to look and feel your best on your big day?

Rebecca Howe used the Lemon Detox in the run up to her wedding with great results

"I’ve always been a fit and healthy person but in my late twenties I noticed the weight slowly creeping on. Over the next few years, my busy job as an accountant often meant I was getting home late and choosing ready meals or takeaways instead of healthier options. I wasn’t happy with my weight but I had no real incentive or method of losing the weight. 

Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time

INNER-SOUL ORGANICS - The Romance Me Collection

Ancient Egyptians used Jasmine and Rose flower extracts to create the ambience for love, and this collection is created with these luxurious oils which smell absolutely gorgeous, as well as smoothing out blemishes and toning your skin naturally

100% natural and 99% organic ingredients, not tested on animals.

Suitable for use as part of vegan and vegetarian lifestyles


Nothing says blushing bride more than a beautiful smile

Nothing says blushing bride more than a beautiful smile

 

Nothing says blushing bride more than a beautiful smile -after all what could possibly be more important on the happiest day of one's life?

Dr Miguel Stanley is a smile revolutionary, who is helping both brides and grooms around the world improve their smiles and ultimately change their lives. Says Dr Stanley, “The Hollywood smile – you know what I’m talking about – the perfect, blindingly white smile full of identical, enormous, perfect veneers. No one wants that anymore.”

What's the one holiday essential?

What's the one holiday essential?

Pommade Divine – The pharmacy in a jar

Dating back to the beginning of the 18th century, Pommade Divine is the original multi-purpose beauty balm and nature’s first aid kit, loved by royalty and celebrities alike. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach in Antigua, backpacking in Australia, dancing the night away on Ibiza or just camping in your back garden, this balm is the one thing you must pack.

Pommade Divine contains a unique combination of essential oils, spices and resins, tried and tested across the centuries and blended into a skin-softening, nourishing base of Shea Butter, Jojoba and Lanolin. The result is most efficacious, versatile and restorative!

This summers hottest make-up trends

make-up trends - red lipstick

 

Lord & Berry Expert Make-up Artist Elkie Phillips explains how blushing brides can create the hottest make-up trends for the summer season.  Tight-lining

Tight-lining is a way of applying eyeliner so close to your lashes it gives the illusion of naturally thick and dark lashes. This especially useful for people with less lashes than most or to give that extra dimension to an everyday look.  To achieve this look I recommend a good waterproof pencil eyeliner such as Lord & Berry Smudgeproof eyeliner in Black and also a deep pigmented Kohl eyeliner such as Lord & Berrys Couture Kajal pencil eyeliner. 

Bridal Beauty with Mink & Co!

Bridal Beauty with Mink & Co!

New to the UK beauty market is Mink & Co – luxury 100% Serbian Mink Fur lashes that are cruelty-free, luxurious and affordable.

Founded by professional makeup artist Safura, Mink & Co takes eyelashes to the next level with their seven bespoke styles that have been customised and designed to suit most eye shapes and which are suitable for every occasion.

Handmade and with a distinctive cotton strip to ensure comfort whilst wearing them, the mink lashes are easy to use and apply. What’s more is that they can be used up to 25 times and come in an elegant drawer to protect the lashes from damage. Mink & Co also supply a lash applicator to make application easy and quick.