Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!
Seekology, the destination for independent beauty and wellbeing brands, recently named as one of the top 10 start-ups to watch in 2021, has launched five new gift boxes offering the perfect opportunity to treat a loved one or yourself. Personally created by founder Rebecca Saunders each box includes some of Seekology's bestselling products that have been carefully selected to provide the ideal gifting moment. With price points ranging from £40 to £70, these luxurious gifts are available online for delivery nationwide.
Posted: 10 March 2021
In honour of International Women's Day, Jo Malone London has created a limited edition Peony & Blush Suede Cologne decorated with a bespoke illustrated design. The brand is proud to be shining a light on mental health, today and every day. So, throughout March, £20.00 from the sale of every limited edition cologne will be donated to its charity partner, Phoenix Futures. Providing specialist services for people across the UK, the charity helps women to manage their mental health needs, promote confidence and rebuild self-esteem.
Posted: 8 March 2021
Spring has officially landed! Is it too soon to bring out the self tan? Never! So, without any further ado, we present to you the latest launches from popular brand Skinny Tan. Go nuts for Skinny Tan's Coconut Water self-tanning and youth-boosting serum. The latest addition to its coconut water range, the concentrated self-tanning face drops are quick and easy to apply, providing a natural, flawless and streak-free tan. Designed to be mixed in with your favourite skincare products to customise your shade, the serum is infused with the youth-boosting Q10antioxidant and moisturising and nourishing vitamin E, aloe vera and guarana.
Posted: 5 March 2021
Can your hair really grow faster? CENTRED. creative director Kieran Tudor says, "As individuals we all have different hair growth rates. Nevertheless, there are certain products, techniques and tips you can use to not only improve hair growth, but actually thicken the individual hair fibres too. There isn't a quick fix, but over time, by creating the right environment for the hair to flourish as best as it possibly can, you will see results!" 1. Scalp Stimulation. "A healthy scalp is essential for hair growth.
Posted: 3 March 2021
In 2018, scientists predicted the next five years were going to be exceptionally hot, with surface temperatures surging until 2022. Affordable cosmetics brand W7 presents its hero melt-proof solutions, which will keep you looking just as HOT as the thermometer readings! W7 Miracle Matte Elixir Face Primer (£6.95) – formulated with witch hazel, vanilla extract, pepper mint oil and pink kaolin, this primer dries to form a clay-like powder, excellent for blurring imperfections and oily shine.
Posted: 1 March 2021
Joy Adenuga's staples include a £13 moisturiser from Boots! From red carpet glam, advertising campaigns, magazine photo shoots and bridal beauty, make-up artists have the ultimate kit envy, with every shade of every brand, matte, silk and satin inish, tried and tested. No exception to this is award winning, celebrity make-up artist and leading melanin specialist, Joy Adenuga. The pro make-up artist reveals what's in her make-up bag and what she uses on darker skin tones.
Posted: 26 February 2021
TempleSpa's new EXALT FIRMING NECK GEL is packed with multipurpose, effective ingredients that firm and tone the look and feel of your skin. Join our beauty editor, Kelly, as she takes you through a soothing and relaxing 15-minute at home evening ritual with this fab new product. This is an addition to your skincare routine that you won't want to give up! EXALT is the newly-formulated firming neck gel from TempleSpa, and has been cleverly updated with soothing, stimulating and antioxidant-rich ingredients to tackle the test of time and target this tell-tale area.
Posted: 24 February 2021
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we love nothing more than popping a Lush bath bomb or bubble bar in the tub and whiling away the hours with a good book! At a time where wellbeing is high on the agenda, some quality time with you, yourself and you, is thoroughly recommend. Adults and kids, there's something for everyone at Lush but in particular its Mother's Day limited edition range has some true beauties to enjoy....
Posted: 23 February 2021
With lockdown 3.0 casting a shadow over the start of 2021, there's never been a better time to overhaul our skincare regimes with ingredients that really work. Here, we outline the five hottest skin-perfecting ingredients that will transform your complexion this year. Rice is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids - all beneficial to your skin, helping to keep skin soft, supple and nourished. It also helps to reduce dead skin cells, protects against free radicals, and has a calming effect.
Posted: 5 February 2021
It's safe to say no area of life has escaped the clutches of the Covid pandemic - not even our make-up bags. Life as we knew it has changed in so many ways we've lost count, but did you know that the way we do our make-up and which products we choose has changed as a direct result of living through this pandemic? Certain make-up products have become one of the more unexpected casualties of lockdown life and actually many of this year's beauty trends have been born as a result of the way our lives have changed.
Posted: 3 February 2021
New to the perfume market, Yú Parfums is a membership service allowing curious fragrance aficionados the chance to explore exclusive scents. Narrated by the best noses the brand's global team of perfumers source internationally grown ingredients and create olfactory experiences that are vegan and cruelty-free. Fragrance lovers can set up a subscription to receive exclusively curated scents, delivered bi-monthly for £40, in a recyclable edition box that's letterbox friendly. Each edition contains 3x10ml gender-neutral perfume chapters, one refillable atomiser and nine scent sticks.
Posted: 1 February 2021
In today's world, it's imperative that we surround ourselves with elements that are truly for us and embrace tools that can aid on the journey of self-exploration and celebration. Emolyne is a new British make-up brand that does just that, aiming to encourage us all to lean into the art of power make-up; allowing us to feel seen, feel ready and truly be our best selves. Our beauty choices mean far more than simply the products we wear but also represent how we want to show up in the world, and Emolyne honours this.
Posted: 29 January 2021
You may have heard, read about and maybe even seen for yourself the wonders of silk for skin and hair. But did you know that results are maximised and hair can become visibly thicker if you wrap it in silk overnight? Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase is terribly damaging for hair due to the friction caused by tossing and turning and the absorption of oils from the hair. This creates the tangled 'bed head' look in the morning and leads to weak hair, breakage and poor regrowth. Wrapping hair in silk all night prevents this completely.
Posted: 27 January 2021
Many people have been left without access to their stylist or colourist with the uncertainty about the opening of hairdressers and salons. However award-winning eSalon allows brides to be to colour at home with confidence. eSalon, the first and only custom hair colour company, offers made-to-order custom hair colour shipped to your door with everything you need to colour at home, including personalised instructions and access to a licensed colourist. Simply create a Colour Profile online by filling out an easy questionnaire about your hair colour history, hair colour goals, grey percentage, hair length, etc. From there, our colourists craft their unique formula. What's more, you can always adjust your custom formula, down to a quarter of a shade difference by contacting your colourist via email or phone. eSalon also offers how-to application videos and tutorials online should you need additional help at home.
Posted: 22 January 2021
2021 is finally here! Why not take the opportunity to upgrade your favourite 2020 fragrance in favour of fresh newness for this year? We take a look at the new school of perfumes with the help of The Fragrance Shop. If you loved these 2020 selections, you'll love these new takes with similar notes. Flirt with floral. Armani My Way Eau De Parfum, 50ml, £75.50. May Way is a contemporary floral fragrance with a fusion of white flowers at its heart. The fragrance is composed of the finest natural ingredients: Vanilla is sourced from Madagascar through an inclusive program that benefits local communities, while the Tuberose is harvested in India.
Posted: 11 January 2021
An exclusive fragrance for spring which was first seen as part of the Lush's Florence collection, this infatuating floral fragrance was invented by Lush perfumer, Emma Dick and will be the fragrance she wears at her wedding this year.Emma began her Lush journey 21 years ago and is one of a close-knit family of perfumers for Lush. Emma's initial workings for this perfume were based on rose, violet, coffee and pear as a combination. When Lush co-founder Rowena smelt the perfume, she thought it smelt of sugared almonds (a pastel-coloured candy almond usually found as a gift on the table at British Weddings). In Italy they have the same tradition for celebratory events and the sugar almonds are known as Confetti - which was a perfect fit. This romantic scent is also featured in Lush's Renaissance Spa treatment and Renaissance Discovery Kit.
Posted: 8 January 2021
Introducing Lola's Lashes, the brand shaking up the beauty industry with its innovative approach to false lashes. Due to demand for a fuss-free and easy application, Lola's continues to be the UK leader in vegan, magnetic lashes, As well as being super easy to apply, Lola's Lashes are waterproof, sweatproof, and made from high-quality, synthetic silk. This means they're not only gentler on the eyes, but also vegan and 100 per cent cruelty-free. Switch up your beauty routine this year by shopping vegan!
Posted: 4 January 2021
Even though our New Year celebrations will be happening virtually this year glaming yourself up for the Zoom revelries might still cheer you up. So we've rounded up our top party season beauty buys across haircare, make-up and skincare. Enjoy! HAIRCARE 1. CHRISTOPHE ROBIN PRE-CURVED BLOW DRY BRUSH £83: The boar bristles respect the hair fibre while the pre-curved shape grips the hair perfectly smoothing down cuticles. 2. GROW GORGEOUS VOLUME BODIFYING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER DUO £27: Formulated with Rice Protein to boost flat strands leaving hair bouncy, full-bodies and healthy.
Posted: 28 December 2020
From wedding favours to bride tribe gifts, who doesn't love a scented candle? Ormonde Jayne founder Linda Pilkington has created award-winning scented candles for 20 years. Using the same high quality rare oils in the perfume collection, the brand's candles are developed over a period of months, hand-poured in its studio in Kent and then tested until perfect. Linda shares her tips here to make sure you get the most out of all scented candles in this five minute video.
Posted: 22 December 2020
County Wedding Magazines editor Danielle Harvey says, "Even as a journalist, and having worked as the Beauty Editor here at County Wedding Magazines HQ before, I'm still overwhelmed with all that's on offer in the beauty and wellness industry. There are hundreds of make-up and beauty brands, thousands of products, heaps of online tutorials, and ample tips and advice, how do you honestly find out what's right for you? First and foremost for me with sensitive, eczema-prone skin is the ingredients of my products – what's in it? What am I putting on my face and body? I tend to opt for all-natural products and when it comes to my face especially; for daily cleansing I had resulted in just using Micellar Water for removing my make-up each day. Which, until this winter had proven fine. However, I'm not sure whether it was the change in the weather, or the constant wearing of a face mask – the new normal - I had two irritated patches of skin on my chin area that just would not go.
Posted: 21 December 2020
False eyelashes are an effortless glam addition to any make-up look, so even if we are at home for Christmas and New Year's Eve this year, you can still up your game! The art of application can be tricky to master but practise makes perfect. False eyelashes are popular because they can give the illusion of bigger eyes and a dramatic look and even if you're not wearing a full face of make-up, they can take your eyes to another level. Strip eyelashes are the most common and easier to apply on your own. They give a striking look whilst individual eyelashes can provide a more natural finish. Strip lashes are the most popular choice of false eyelash enhancements and can be extremely quick and easy to apply. Any rogue application can be easily avoided with accuracy. To reveal the only way to apply false eyelashes, expert makeup artist at FalseEyelashes.co.uk, Saffron Hughes, shares her secrets.
Posted: 18 December 2020
Watch Sculpted By Aimee founder and MUA Aimee Connolly guide you through her favourite festive make-up, finished with the perfect red lip. All of the products from the cruelty-free Sculpted By Aimee range are available at www.boots.com and at www.SculptedByAimee.com. Recreate this fabulous and festive look with the products listed below and tag in @SculptedByAimee and @cwm_wedding. What you'll need: Beauty Blocks Palette - available in light, medium and deep, £30. Liquid LIghts in Gilded Glow, £13...
Posted: 16 December 2020
Check out our beauty editor's pick of Christmas beauty stocking fillers, sure to bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones. Jo Malone London Christmas Cologne Collection, £75, www.jomalone.co.uk/christmas-gifts. Celebrate the season of extravagance with Jo Malone London's festive and much-loved fragrances. Inspired by the glamour and opulence of the 1920s, this year's Christmas Collection features dazzling geometric prints and Art Deco-inspired designs to add a luxurious touch to your celebrations. The Rip-Roaring Christmas Cologne Collection includes the miniature fragrances:
Posted: 14 December 2020
Celebrity facialist and skincare expert, Lisa Harris, has shared her top 10 skincare secrets with us. So let's dive straight in! Over to you Lisa... Always cleanse your skin at night. I love to use a Gentle Gel Enzyme Cleanser that gently sloughs away dead dry skin cells. It clears the skin of oxidative stress (city pollution), debris, minimises the pores by flushing out daily toxins/debris and leaves a healthy glowing complexion. Enzymes help to break down unwanted debris on the skin, but they also help to restore and repair the top layers of skin.
Posted: 11 December 2020
Peacci is the first ever nail polish brand into space (yep, you heard us correctly) and is donating to support nail techs with its new collection. With nail techs being affected by the second lockdown during their usually busy festive period, Peacci is donating 10 per cent of the profits made from its new collection to support them whilst they now get back to business around the UK. Combining six of the best-selling opulent shades to try this season, the brand's sell-out range is truly out of this world, so that's where they went!
Posted: 9 December 2020
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