Beauty

Getting Married this Summer?

Bare Biology

Jump Start your Bridal Beauty Routine 

 

You have been preparing for your special moment for months, determined to look your best on your wedding day this summer. From eating healthier, drinking plenty and working out harder, to moisturising deeper and experimenting with makeup trials for the perfect look; when it comes to bridal beauty nothing short of perfect will do.  As the warm weather can affect the condition of your skin and hair, it is crucial to adapt your beauty regime to prevent dryness and damage; here are three reasons why Lion Heart by Bare Biology should be your 2017 bridal beauty bag essential.

 

What tips do you have for brides who want to do their own make-up for their big day?

Foundation

It's imperative to get your skin glowing for the big day well in advance. It's not all about the makeup, preparation is key. Drinking lots of water, eating healthily and having facials way in advance are the golden key as you approach your wedding day.

Make sure you drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from within. Book a course of facials in advance but be aware, facials can bring out  the impurities  in your     skin causing spots/pimples or blemishes as it rids itself of toxins and unwanted impurities that's why it's imperative to have a facial at least once a month in the run up to your wedding day. Treat yourself  to your last facial at least a week before your big day and prior to a spray tan.

Skin care ingredients you never knew you need

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With so many ingredients and products available to us to go get our skin ready for the big day, it can be a little confusing working out what we should be using in our beauty regime for that flawless, bridal glowing complexion. Fear not, we’ve done the hard work for you, with some tips and advice on key ingredients to look out for and effective skin perfecting treatments that will give real results before your wedding day. 

Bright Haired Brides

Bright Haired Brides

Do you want to make sure all eyes are on you on your wedding day? Crazy Color’s range of 27 semi-permanent hair colours range from bright bold shades to pretty pastels for those quirky brides who like to stand out in the crowd and make their hair colour their best accessory!

 

Whether you’re a Rock N Roll type bride and want to opt for a bright red or blue shade or are a love all things pastel kind of girl and want to go for something a bit subtler such as a coral or mint green, Crazy Color has a shade that will suit you!

 

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

PREP:

1. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep! No matter how good your makeup artist is, they won’t be able to get rid of bags under your eyes. 

2. If you plan on having a spray tan for your wedding day, trial that a day or two before your trial too. The tone of your skin will impact the colours your artist will use on your eyes, lips and cheeks. 

3. Wear white! Just as your skin tone effects the way colour sits with your hair and eyes, as does the colour you are wearing. You will get a much more accurate idea of what your makeup will look like on the actual day if you wear the same colour as your dress to the trial. 

 

DURING:

Winter Wedding Trends to Watch in 2016/17

Winter Wedding Trends

Wedding trends are always changing and they are often based on the current season. In winter, the trends naturally move towards more wintery themes – which makes sense! This infographic from The Wedding Band Shop outlines all the latest winter wedding trends in onehandy piece for you. 

More traditional gowns made a comeback this winter with many featuring Victorian necklines and ladylike feminine lace. With the dark winter nights in mind scattering lights from the ceiling to re-create a ‘starry winter night sky’ was a very popular feature at weddings. This of course looks really fantastic at a winter wedding reception particularly.

“What are the benefits of the 10-step Korean skincare regime for brides?”

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The 10-step Korean skincare regime sounds more onerous than it is and is actually the basis of a great skincare routine. Following it everyday will ensure that you have great skin, that is thoroughly cleansed, hydrated and treated, protecting it from ageing and environmental aggression. I always recommend this multi-step approach to skincare in the six months before a bride’s wedding day. I also believe it’s a great idea to book a course of facials to enhance the benefits so that you have glowing, radiant and rejuvenated skin. 

psst…The celeb beauty secrets

Embryolisse

Do you crave the A-List look for your big day, but just don’t know where to start? We’ve discovered the haircare, skincare and makeup secrets of our favourite stars, to ensure you look red carpet ready on the most important day of your life.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate, £20, Boots

The 24 hour miracle cream! It's an excellent multi-tasker : A primer, moisturiser, and make-up remover, repairing mask, an after-shave cream and a baby-care product. Created by dermatologist in France over 50 years ago.

The Fansembryolisse

Bridal beauty with Fake Bake

Tinted body glow

A subtle and glowing tan is the aim of every bride however many find the thought of using self-tan ahead of their prenuptials a daunting thought. The fear of being left with streaky skin or a stained dress is every bride’s worst nightmare. However with innovations in tanning products users can now rest assured that brand’s such as Fake Bake have the perfect products for your big day.

Fake Bake and James Harknett (their Global Creative Consultant) have come together and established which beauty trends to try out in 2017. 

Why are bridal clients a good market for salons to tap into?

The bridal market is a fantastic service to offer within a salon and a great market to be in. A wedding day s one of the most important days of a girls life, so to be able to offer hair and beauty services as a package under the one roof is something that will appeal to many brides. They want to ensure their day runs smoothly and they are receiving the best possible service. By offering both services under one roof will off course increase revenue and interest thanks to word of mouth.

What makes a good bridal service?

Last Minute Skin Saviours - What to Do if You Break Out Before Your Big Day.

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Don't Freak Out.

The first thing to do is to not stress out too much (stress can be the cause of breakouts). While it might not be in your ‘vision’ of the perfect day, clever makeup will cover up most issues nicely, so there’s no need to panic.

Don’t Pick.

While it might be tempting to tackle the blemishes ‘head on’, it’s definitely not the solution - especially with your big day looming. This is because it’s much easier to cover up a red bump with makeup, than it is to cover up a crusty or weeping wound. 

Stick to Your Usual Routine.

Nail Trends 2017

We give you the lowdown on the hottest trends of the year and how to achieve them.

2017 is here and a time when we reminisce the year gone and forecast the year ahead. We take a look at the hottest nail trends of the New Year, inspired by the catwalks - will you be trying these trends or giving them a miss?

Black is back!

This simple yet effective dark nail was spotted all over the catwalk, as seen on Aalto S/S catwalk. Easily created, simply apply a dark pigmented polish all over the nails such as SensatioNail’s Midnight Rendezvous or alternatively you can try another dark shade such as SensatioNail’s Black Plum which has a tint of purple. This trend is perfect for both days and nights with its edgy gothic twist.