Health and Beauty

6 Healthy snack alternatives for before your wedding

Sian Porter Dietician

Vows and Venues have spoken with award-winning dietitian Sian Porter, who has teamed up with California Walnuts to share out the top 6 healthy snack alternatives to chocolate.

Snacking can be an effective, not to mention tasty, way to manage appetite between mealtimes, especially in the run up to your wedding and swapping snacks which are higher in fat, salt and sugars for healthier alternatives will help ensure you keep things in balance.

 

If you’re thinking about cutting out chocolate ahead of your big day then it can help to have some healthy snack options up your sleeve, ready for when the biscuit tin starts to beckon…

 

Design.ME Reveals Game-Changing Hold.ME Three Ways for Brides

Hold.Me hair spray

Fresh, fun, innovative haircare and styling brand, Design.ME, have announced the launch that brides, and bridal stylists have been waiting for – Hold.ME Three Ways. It’s the hairspray that allows YOU to choose your desired level of hold for the big day ‘do. Unlike traditional hair lacquers, Hold.ME allows you to choose between light, medium and strong control – simply by adjusting the dial. Brides can get their hands on the can exclusively at Sally Beauty stores, and online at www.sallybeauty.co.uk, priced at £13.96 (330ml).

 

Quick fix beauty products perfect for when wedding planning

Woman performing beauty regime

Is Wedding planning taking up all of your time? Are you constantly on the rush between work, home life and wedding commitments? 

The stress and time consumption of planning a wedding isn’t always easy – especially as we want to to be getting our beauty regime ready for the big day ?

Look no further than these quick fix beauty products to help you get ready in record time. Now we can cut your beauty regime in half whilst still getting maximum benefits so you can get back to planning your big day.

 

Jim Shaw's wedding grooming tips for men

Men's wedding grooming tips

Jim Shaw is the owner of Essensuals Toni & Guy, Billericay. Here he offers men some top wedding grooming tips…

It’s important on your wedding day to look and feel your very best and this not only stands for the bride, but for the groom too. Men are becoming more fashion conscious and are now really into the latest grooming trends and taking care of themselves, Jim Shaw, Owner of Essensuals Toni & Guy Billericay, discusses his top grooming tips for men who want to look their best on their wedding day…

Boost Your Winter Skin With Berries

Boost Your Winter Skin With Berries

Our skin definitely needs some extra TLC when it’s colder; it’s coping with the cold outside and the drying central heating inside. We tend to eat less fruit during winter, which means that our antioxidant, mineral and hydration intake might suffer at the time our skin needs it the most. Love Fresh Berries has teamed up with dermatologist and skin guru Abigail James to discover why berries are a great source of skin loving nutrients and will benefit your skin all year round.

Bridal trends in 2019 - by Kelly Beesley

Bridal trends – Hair by Kelly – a plaited bun with white flowers

Kelly Beesley is a hair and make-up artist operator in the North West – and beyond! Here, she gives us an insight into the world of wedding hair and beauty and bridal trends for 2019…

What are the most popular wedding hairstyles and hair accessories which you have seen recently?

Wedding styles have ranged from classic look to messy do, from the Megan Markle messy bun to a sleek Chignon we have seen

it all. We are seeing brides having plaits running through the hair styles from bridesmaid to the bride plaits have given a modern twist on a classic do. As always there are so many hair accessories to choose form but hair vines have been popular recently, adding a little sparkle through the hair.

An Introduction To Made By Coopers Apothecary

Made By Coopers Apothecary Skincare

Made By Coopers; a modern apothecary crafting natural and organic products for your skin and soul. Natural needn’t be tedious with this range of high performing, eco-friendly, vegan friendly, cruelty-free skincare and wellness brand. 
Made By Coopers Apothecary believes in creating natural, clean products that leave your skin radiant and nourished with your mind and body restored to perfect harmony.

19 Hair and Beauty Resolutions for 2019

Woman making her Hair and Beauty Resolutions for 2019

Avoiding ponytails and mascara on lower lashes are two of the hair and beauty pledges stylish Brits should make for 2019, according to experts. Researchers from online retailer Hairtrade.com have revealed 19 New Year’s resolutions to help beauty conscious Brits up their game over the next twelve months.

Their guidelines to adopt also include applying foundation before concealer to avoid dilution over trouble spots, getting suitably smart at meal times and taking a range of extra precautions for holiday hair.

A spokesman for Hairtrade.com said: “January 2019 can be a fresh start for hair and beauty regimes.

Forget Everything You Know About Teeth Straightening

Woman using Teeth Straightening kit on bed

Revamp your beauty and grooming regime by unlocking the secret to professional orthodontics at HOME at the click of a button

It’s no secret that the beauty industry in the UK is a booming business. In what has been dubbed the era of “selfie mania”, more and more people of all ages are seeking non-invasive ways to look and feel younger, fitter and happier.

With the secret to Keira Knightly, Zac Efron, Margo Robbie and Justin Bieber’s winning smiles lying in discreet aligners, it’s not surprising the oral cosmetic industry is catching on and rapidly evolving to respond to people’s increasing demands for “made for me” products and multi-functional, AI-enabled innovations. After all, it’s not just your eyes that are the gateway to your soul.

Wedding Day Skincare Routine Steps

Wedding Day Skincare

Joyce Connor is a make up artist,  beauty expert and owner of Joyce Connor Make Up. She has been in the cosmetics industry for 22 years and loves everything about skin!  There are so many skincare products on the market that it can be daunting which product to use first. Joyce Connor recommends using water based products on your skin first then oil based products last. Then let the final skincare product absorb into your skin before applying make up. 

5 ways your morning coffee can help you lose weight for your wedding

Morning skinny coffee

Coffee can help boost both concentration and energy levels, something all budding brides and grooms are most certainly in need of in the build up to their big day. However, did you know that your morning coffee could also help you shed those unwanted pounds? If you are stuck for time and can’t always find a way to make it to the gym due to all your pre wedding commitments or are finding it hard to stick to one particular diet plan to help you lose weight in time for your big day, then this could be the answer you have been looking for. Could your morning coffee really be your saving grace as the wedding countdown begins?

We caught up with leading nutritionist Sarah Flower to share her top 5 reasons why your morning coffee can help you lose weight.

 

Get glowing skin on your big day with Skinbase

Wedding skin

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, so it’s only natural that you want to look your best. From your outfit, to your hairstyle, through to your skin, everything should look exactly how you want it and Skinbase can help you.

 

The good thing is, for most bride and grooms, these details can be planned and even finalised weeks or months in advance. The dress is chosen, and final fittings done, the suits are tailored and measured, the hair and make-up trials take place and yet, one of the things you can’t control on the day, is your skin. Especially if you’re prone to acne, breakouts or uneven skin tones.

 

The Big Day Prep Box

The Big Day prep box

The Big Day Prep box contains all the essentials to get wedding-worthy hair – from the gorgeously scented Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer, the effective de-tangler Daily Damage Defence and Body Building Shampoo and Conditioner for creating volume for a big day.  

An official patron of the Harry and Meghan wedding album published by Regal, Philip Kingsley clinics treat many VIPs and the products are also enjoyed by celebrities and noted names worldwide. Philip Kingsley believes in a holistic approach to haircare, creating products that help maintain the health of your hair whilst making it look good. It believes in treating your hair and scalp like you do your face – with daily washing, sun protection and a weekly ‘mask’.