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2016 saw a decrease in cosmetic surgery procedures, for the first time in a decade as 40% less people opted for invasive treatments, according to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.  Coupled with that, it was reported that 7 million pounds was paid out in compensation for botched cosmetic surgery over the past decade. With less people opting to go under the knife, and with so many alternative, non-evasive enhancements on the market – we’ve rounded up the best. 

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2017 Autumn/Winter bridal hairstyles

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When it comes to having a trial run for your bridal hairstyle, it’s always a good idea to book this the same day as your dress fitting and makeup trial. The reason for this is that it gives the bride the chance to see their overall look there and then, rather than on the wedding day where she may not feel it looks right and it’s too late, as most often the stylist has left before the bride puts on their dress.

How to use lights to create a magical fairy tale atmosphere in your wedding marquee

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Festive Lights is one of the UK’s leading event lighting specialists www.festive-lights.com

Stephen Alty, general manager at Festive Lights, says: “Elaborate entrances are a big trend for weddings this year and using festoon lights to illuminate the walkway to the marquee will create that magical atmosphere for guests as they arrive.  Draping strings of festoons above head height can also create a tunnel of light effect, which looks spectacular.  Special free-standing hooks can be used for this, or trees on the approach if it’s in a woodland setting. 

Set the Hen Party Benchmark

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Being chosen for the enviable role of Bridesmaid is undoubtedly flattering. Chances are she considers you a trusted confidante and she values your ideas and style. Now, all you’ve got to do is prove her right with the hen party - yikes. 

Naturally you want to ace every element of the wedding planning and ceremony. So first up, as revealed by Sybil Wilmot-Smith, Head of Trends for curated online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com, here’s how to throw the hen party of the century…

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Wedding stress? Yoga is a wonderful solution!

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A lot of brides unfortunately find planning a wedding extremely stressful, and not without good cause. There is a lot to plan, a lot of people to organise and in this day and age a lot of dietary requirements to deal with!

Brides very often turn to massages the week before the wedding and most swear that this does actually help. There is a lot to be said about destressing during all the weeks running up to the big day rather than only the week before. If you can maintain your composure throughout your planning process, you are less likely to regret any decisions you may have made under pressure.

Hydrate and refine your skin from within with a daily dose of Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C

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PureHA’s new enhanced formula is the new and exciting answer to anti-ageing. Using extensive scientific research, this clever beauty breakthrough provides users a daily dose of pure hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to effectively hydrate and nourish the skin from within. Available in a handy sachet, the clear, tasteless liquid is simply added to any soft drink to help you achieve a more hydrated you.

*Dislike* The worst mistakes made on social media engagement snaps

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  • Over half of announcement posts are unpopular for being poor
  • Untidy nails are the public’s biggest gripe with engagement photos
  • “Cringe-worthy” captions are also causing distress for the public
  • Full findings and supporting graphics can be found here

UK couples who are publicising their engagements to the world via social media are ruining their big announcement with their poor-quality photographs and post captions, according to new research.

 

Amazingly, 56% of UK engagement posts on social media are unpopular amongst followers, tarnishing the engagement announcement and making a seemingly good proposal bad.

**Diary date** Love Your Gut week, 4th – 10th September 2017

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The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing in many different ways. So, show your gut some love this September and  take time to look after your digestive system – it really is worth it!

Love Your Gut Week 2017 runs from 4-10th September. Love Your Gut has been raising awareness of the importance of gut health for over 18 years by providing expert tips, digestive health news and recipes.

The good news is that it isn’t hard to love your gut! To get you started Dr Joan Ransley and the experts at Love Your Gut have put together tips on how to give your gut the love and attention it deserves.

Winter wedding on your own private Scottish estate 

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New discounted winter exclusive-let at Skye’s Romantic Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge 

If you dream of hosting your winter wedding on a romanticrambling Scottish estate but don’t have a limitless budget, or a distant relative with a gorgeous country pile, the new exclusive winter lets at Skye’s Kinloch Lodge could make your wedding wishes come true.  

This historic family-run hotel, formerly home to Lord & Lady Macdonald, is offering whole-house bookings from November 2017 to March 2018 for up to 38 guests, at hugely discounted rates. With prices from £7,500 per night, (that’s less than £200 per head and saves around £6,000*).