Wedding beauty, hair, makeup, skincare, fragrances and health & fitness

Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!

Beauty News: Pre-Wedding pamper timeline

Pre-Wedding pamper timeline

Data shows that Brits spend over £22,500 on their wedding, on average. From everything from the venue to beauty treatments, getting the most out of your money and easing some of the preparation stress means knowing when to plan everything. Sarah Bryning, wedding coordinator at Lake District Country Hotels, a wedding venue in Windermere, says: "You deserve to look and feel your best on the big day. The stress of planning everything is enough to make anyone sweat, but making sure you're planning your beauty treatments in the right order is essential for making sure everything is done smoothly, so you can enjoy your big day without worrying about a faded tan or suffering from a bad hair day."


Beauty News: New Face Oil from Suanne Kaufmann

New Face Oil from Suanne Kaufmann

Known for her beloved bath and body oils, Susanne Kaufmann introduces her first ever Face Oil (£65), a light-weight formula designed to repair, nourish, and soften skin. Clinically proven to reduce moisture loss, reinforce the skin's barrier and improve skin firmness, this beautiful oil is enriched with bilberry seed oil and astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant derived from blood rain algae and apricot kernel oil to promote suppleness. For the ultimate mini facial treatment at home, prep skin with the Susanne Kaufmann Enzyme Exfoliator once or twice a week to help remove dead skin, maximising the efficiency of the oil. For ultra hydrated skin, add the Face Oil into your favourite moisturiser or body care.


Beauty News: Lush launches a Saltbomb, for salty, milky bath water fit for a stately splurge

Lush launches a Saltbomb, for salty, milky bath water fit for a stately splurge

The fresh, handmade cosmetics company has launched a new, limited edition bath bomb which promises to create salty, milky bathwater fit for a Hollywood A-lister. This salt doesn't burn, it's mineral-rich, blended with soothing coconut milk powder and a fragrance it shares with the brand's moisturising bubble bar, 'Milky Bath'. After inventing the bath bomb back in 1989, Lush has now concocted a perfect blend of sea salt, which is packed full of moisture and minerals, and coconut powder, which produces a soothing and creamy milk when added to water, creating a tub fit for an aristocrat. Feel like Hollywood royalty with this milky bath bomb that never kills the groove, leaving the bather with silky smooth bath water they'll want to treasure every last drop of.


Beauty News: Townhouse launches its latest Valentine's Day collection

Townhouse launches its latest Valentine's Day collection

Townhouse is thrilled to introduce its alluring Valentine's Day Collection. Presenting three mesmerising designs: Queen of Hearts, February Baby and Cupid Calling, this collection is designed to captivate, infusing a romantic and glamorous allure into your manicure. Launching on the 30th January 2024, this collection seamlessly fuses romantic hues and dreamy designs, capturing the essence of love. The Palette, inspired by the classic Valentine's Day colours, transitions effortlessly from daytime elegance to nighttime allure. GET THE LOOK. QUEEN OF HEARTS. Immerse yourself in the allure of 'Queen of Hearts', featuring an elegant composition inspired by the romantic symbols of love. The design captures the essence of Valentine's Day with intricate heart motifs and French finish, creating a captivating and timeless manicure.


Beauty News: February treats from & Other Stories

February treats from & Other Stories

Whether you're a lover or a hater of Valentine's Day, we're always after any excuse to celebrate our loved ones from best friends and colleagues, to siblings and parents. After all, everyone deserves the odd token of appreciation no matter the time of year. No matter if you're recipient is romantic or otherwise, an indulgent beauty treat is the perfect way to show your affection. From an invigorating candle to cleanse your space and a classic red lip for upcoming 'Galentines' celebrations, to the gift of a good night's sleep with a satin eye mask, & Other Stories Beauty is all about showing the love this February and beyond.


Beauty News: BPerfect Cosmetics launches full impact concealer

BPerfect Cosmetics launches full impact concealer

Leading Irish makeup giant, BPerfect Cosmetics is thrilled to announce the launch of its Full Impact Concealer! Created with diversity and inclusivity at the forefront, the Full Impact Concealer comes in 26 different shades to conceal discolouration and hyperpigmentation, and smooth and illuminate the skin. Founded in 2012 by Brendan Mc Dowell, BPerfect Cosmetics is the award-winning beauty brand taking the UK by storm.


Beauty News: The Carmex classics you need this season

The Carmex classics you need this season

Our lips might need a little extra love at this time of year, and with winter weddings on the rise, this is even more important for those tying the knot at this time of year! With the low temperatures and high winds in the UK, it's important to keep your lips hydrated and moisturised to the max! That's why Carmex classics are on hand to soothe dry lips, whilst providing that trademark tingle you know and love.


Beauty News: Five foods to improve your skin and hair before your wedding

Five foods to improve your skin and hair before your wedding

Five beauty-boosting foods to help brides-to-be with their skin and hair ahead of their big day. Wellness experts at Simply Supplements have named the five foods to keep skin and hair in a healthy, nourished and hydrated condition before wedding season. Carrots are packed full of beta-carotene which turns into vitamin A once eaten - this encourages cell growth which helps to hydrate skin and hair and stop any flakiness. Avocados support collagen production in the skin due to vitamin E and C to keep skin strong, and biotin to promote healthier hair. It's not just fruit and vegetables that improve skin and hair - dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids and minerals like zinc which boosts blood flow to nourish the skin and scalp.


Beauty News: Organic lip balms for winter!

Organic lip balms for winter!

With temperatures dropping as low as -5°C this week, the demand for a good, moisturising lip balm to prevent lips chapping is high. In fact, "best lip balm for dry lips UK" is currently a breakout google search! What's more, with couples looking at winter months now to tie the knot to help with the budget, there are plenty of those newlywed first-kiss moments on the horizon too. Some lip balms contain preservatives, flavours, or fragrance which can sometimes irritate the lips and makes them feel more chapped, meaning you constantly have to reapply, so whilst your lip balm will give you immediate relief, you're also exacerbating the problem!


Beauty News: #nailedit!


Bold & Grit is a brand that stands for inclusivity and self-expression and its vegan nail care products are a powerful reflection of its beliefs! It's new SOS Nail Care Serum isn't just any serum; it's a powerhouse packed with vitamins A, C, and E to stimulate growth and repair. Mastic gum - yes that's right - is its secret weapon for super-strong, resilient nails that scream, 'I'm here, and I mean business!'. The Serum, is designed to keep your nails in check, preventing splits, peels, breaks, and flakes - a look you definitely don't want on your wedding day.


Beauty News: The Body Shop is the first global beauty brand to achieve 100% Vegan products

The Body Shop is the first global beauty brand to achieve 100% Vegan products

The Body Shop has become the world's first global beauty brand to achieve 100% vegan product formulations across all ranges including skincare, body care, haircare, makeup and fragrance. The entire product formulations portfolio has been certified by The Vegan Society. The trailblazing beauty retailer has achieved the ambitious target it set itself in 2021, when 60% of its products already carried The Vegan Society trademark.


Beauty News: Veganuary beauty and lifestyle buys

Veganuary beauty and lifestyle buys

For many, January brings new year's resolutions but if you're struggling to pick one, or want to add another to your list - shopping vegan for your beauty and lifestyle products is a great resolution. With UK Google searches for 'Vegan Beauty' up by 70%, it's clear Veganuary has created some motivation to shop more animal and eco-friendly. Check out these vegan-friendly products you'll want to add to your cart and to your beauty regime this January and beyond!


Beauty News: Skincare 101 with Adele O’Donoghue

Skincare 101 with Adele O’Donoghue

Adele O'Donoghue has gained more than 20 years' experience working in the skincare industry, which for her all began when she trained as a holistic therapist. During her time practising the valuable techniques she learned, she felt a passion to share her practical, relatable and affordable beauty tips, which is just what she gets to do as a regular guest presenter at QVC and TVSN. Plus, as head of education for SBC Skincare she strives to ensure the brand brings relatable conversations to the forefront, ensuring everyone feels understood and included.


Beauty News: Top ten ways to weather winter hair damage

Top ten ways to weather winter hair damage

Because winter doesn't end at Christmas, Neil Moodie, top editorial stylist and founder of the Neil Moodie Studio, has put together his Top Ten Ways to Weather Winter Hair Damage over the long, cold season. 1. Retain moisture. Masks are often overlooked but applying them once a week helps to give your hair back what it needs. Make sure the mask is combed all the way through your hair and wrap your hair in a hot towel or even cling film /shrink wrap and leave on your hair for a good 20 minutes. This will keep the heat in and open the cuticle of your hair more so the ingredients of the mask can penetrate the hair shaft better. You'll notice a huge difference in the condition of your hair afterwards. Pureology has a great Hydrate or Strength Cure Superfood Mask, which are really great. You can also try a steam treatment, this will open the cuticle layers before a deep conditioning treatment. We offer them in the Neil Moodie Studio. Also a very relaxing thing to do on a cold winter's day!


Beauty News: Get into the Spring spirit with these botanical beauty buys

Get into the Spring spirit with these botanical beauty buys

We cannot wait until Spring has sprung. We're talking blossoming trees, bright yellow daffodils, fresh green grass, new-born lambs - sorry Winter, but we're over it! And what better way to see in the Spring, than with a range of beautiful, botanical beauty buys from SBC Skincare? Indulge in a moment of bliss and transport yourself into spring with this pampering Cherry Blossom Body Wash. Infused with natural Cherry Blossom extract, this delicately fragranced body wash delivers a rich creamy lather to caress and soothe your skin. Skin is left refreshed, beautifully soft and enveloped in the fresh, blooming scent of cherry blossom, with added notes of soft jasmine and crisp apple.


Beauty News: Revolutionising wellness: The Wonder Patch launches

Revolutionising wellness: The Wonder Patch launches

The Wonder Patch represents a significant leap forward in the world of wellness, offering an innovative alternative to traditional vitamin supplements. This natural patch range leverages state-of-the-art technology to provide a consistent and efficient release of essential vitamins and minerals through the skin. It's a cutting-edge, self-care solution designed to help you feel your absolute best, 24/7! These wellness patches are all about natural goodness, giving you lasting benefits throughout the day. Here's what makes them a must-try...


Beauty News: Seasonal Skincare Swap: Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Range

Seasonal Skincare Swap: Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Range

As the month that we all choose to put our health in order and detoxify post party season, January is the perfect time to switch up not just fitness, mindfulness, and nutrition goals, but to also swap out the usual products in your skincare regime. Bursting with goodness, here's why Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Range provides the ultimate products for the winter months: Ideal for those taking on new fitness ventures, this multipurpose, organic soap is packed with more antioxidant than vitamin A, C and E combined! Tea Tree has long been used to fight blemishes, treat body breakouts, and reduce redness whilst calming any irritation, making this range perfect for those who have picked up a new fitness regime in the new year but are struggling to adjust to breakouts from excess sweat. With a rich caramel colour and sweet scent, each soap within this range will keep the skin feeling nourished and hydrated


Beauty News: Meet VARU - the new science-backed, skin friendly, cosmetics brand

Meet VARU - the new science-backed, skin friendly, cosmetics brand

VARU, a ground-breaking beauty brand founded by Jigna Varu, a visionary chemist and make-up guru, has recently launched and is set to redefine the world of cosmetics. The science-backed brand offers premium make-up with a harmonised, skin-friendly mix of formulas. After overcoming challenges in both life and industry, Jigna created VARU as an ode to her life and her last name; VARU – meaning wolf in Gujarati language. Beautiful, powerful, and fiercely protective. "The great thing about our make-up is its make up," says Jigna, proud to create exceptional colour cosmetics from ethical sources. VARU is a brand doing things differently. As a make-up artist, Jigna understands what consumers want and need, whilst also aims to create awareness about what people are putting onto their skin and how this can be harming to the skin and even to the body internally.


Beauty News: Best rose beauty products to fall in love with

Best rose beauty products to fall in love with

Celebrate the best of rose beauty with a selection of rose inspired beauty products that will leave a trail of floral notes from head to toe. Step into Nature's Spa and embrace indulgent floral aromas as you deeply nourish hands and nails. An easily absorbed, essential oil-rich cream with moisturising Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E-rich Sunflower Seed Oil to help the skin feel beautifully soft with strong, conditioned nails.


Beauty News: Westlab launches new Wellbeing Range: BALANCE and RELAX

Westlab launches new Wellbeing Range: BALANCE and RELAX

Centred around Westlab's core focus of offering products that allow natural health, wellbeing, and beauty to be a normal part of everyday life, Westlab has introduced its Wellbeing Range, including two new results-driven bath salt blends: BALANCE and RELAX. Launched in November 2023, the range has been developed over the past two years, after the brand recognised an opportunity for a new bathing era, where prescriptive at-home blends are the norm. As world experts in mineral salt blend formulations, both new products feature pure Magnesium at the heart, with neuro-scientifically proven, mood-boosting ingredients to support and tailor to differentiating needs from female health to optimum relaxation.


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