Health and Beauty

Health and Beauty

Beauty products you didn't know you needed on your wedding day

Women using beauty products on face

Although we may spend months planning how we want to look on the big day and spend plenty of the correct products and a pro to do the apply sometimes unfortunate things can happen so these Beauty products are the ones you didn’t know you needed on your wedding day….but they’re handy to have anyway.

Top beauty products for your wedding day


For your skin

Big day beauty savings

big day beauty savings for your nails

Are you stressed out as you’ve already gone over budget with your wedding? Or were you hoping for a more low-key affair anyway? Why not save yourself some money and get the luxury beauty looks for less with these big day beauty savings.


Big day beauty savings for your wedding 


For your nails

Why not give yourself an at-home gel manicure with the SensatioNAIL Gel Starter Kit. The gel nail kit includes the new LED nail lamp that cures in just 30 seconds, which has been specially designed to set and dry your favourite SensatioNail™ Gel Polish in no time – safely locking in the colour to give your nails a glossy, long-lasting finish.


The makeup trends of 2019 from Laura Kay, makeup artist

Bride having makeup done

The UK’s most sought after permanent makeup artist, Laura Kay reveals the makeup trends for brides to look out for 2019. 


“Permanent makeup has come a long way — it’s no longer blue eyeliner and solid tadpole shaped eyebrows! 

Everyone from celebs to Influencers to “everyday folk”, especially brides who don’t want to worry abut their makeup sliding off their face halfway through the day are turning to permanent makeup to achieve a wide range of subtle to sculpted looks. Permanent makeup isn’t going anywhere, and there are more options than ever.” 


Powder ombré brows 

The Bridal Body Workout Plan

Bride walking up stairs

Whether you’ve been planning your perfect wedding since you were a kid or you didn’t give it a second thought before you decided to tie the knot, there are a lot of things to think about before the big day arrives. You need to consider venues, caterers, florists - and of course, the dress! That's why you might want to start a Bridal Body Workout Plan.


With all the stress that comes with planning a wedding, upping your exercise routine will not only help you look great at the end of the aisle, but you’ll feel great on the inside too. Exercising releases endorphins to keep stress at bay (just what you’ll need), and boosts your confidence for when all eyes are on you.


Hit those fitness goals for your wedding with PitPat Life!

Pitpat Life dog monitor

Fitness is becoming hugely popular, especially amongst the stars of social media. If you don’t already take part in daily exercise, getting fit for your wedding can be a daunting thought. However, for people who own a furry friend, it could become a whole lot easier. You and your pup can exercise together, knowing that you’re both staying fit and healthy whilst hitting all those goals!  PitPat, the UK’s number one, award-winning, activity monitor for dogs, is launching PitPat Life, a monthly membership plan which rewards healthy, happy dogs and their owners through perks, points and prizes, during this weeks’ London Dog Week.


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, 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 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 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.