Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!
LLIO's Crystal Clear Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli and Citrine crystal sanitisers are a game changer for wedding settings. Couples should no longer fret about the dreaded ugly plastic sanitiser bottle displayed on the wedding table!Stylishly santise, cleanse, refresh and feel comforted with LLIO sanitiser, formulated and lab tested to kill 99.99% of bacteria. Spritz away impurities and restore peace of mind. The practical benefits of LLIO sanitiser are complemented with delicious geranium and sweet orange essential oils. The smell is truly addictive. To add glamour to your hand cleansing routine, LLIO sanitiser is charged with rose quartz gemstones, the stone of unconditional love.
Posted: 11 August 2021
Roccabox, the monthly beauty box subscription, has launched a 'Glow Up' beauty box this week. The 'Glow Up' Roccabox, which is on sale now, contains six products that the Roccabox beauty team consider essential in the pursuit of glowing radiant skin that has become synonymous with the heat and hedonism of August. From a glow-giving highlighter and radiance-boosting skin drops to tanning elixir and skin essence, this month's Roccabox has every beauty product needed for the ultimate glow-up.
Posted: 10 August 2021
Award-winning, cult-favourite makeup brand BITE Beauty brings its innovative vision of clean beauty to the UK this summer: Long sought-after in Canada, the United States, and Australia, BITE is known for its sensorial, superfood-fueled complexion, lip, and eye products. BITE creates clean, high-performance beauty - vegan, gluten-free and fueled by skin-loving superfoods (aka nature's overachievers). The products harness the power of ingredients that are rich in the stuff your skin craves—antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and more—to deliver vivid color, sensorial textures and products that make you look and feel darn good.
Posted: 9 August 2021
Summer has officially arrived and this year more than ever we're looking forward to a season packed with weddings. Hurrah! But, if you're having that OMG feeling about slipping into those beautiful stappy bridal sandals with feet less than hot to trot read these top tips from expert podiatrist Dina Gohil to conquer your footcare fears...1. Feet focused We've all been the victim of lockdown feet in our slippers 24/7, so now's the time to get into a footcare routine to ensure your feet are looking fabulous in your new heels or sandals. Ditch dry dead skin and bring your feet out of hibernation with at-home pedicure treatment Footner Exfoliating Socks. Pop them on and relax for 60 minutes, and within just 7-10 days any hard, dead skin on your feet will have peeled away, revealing a layer of soft, smooth and rejuvenated skin beneath.
Posted: 30 July 2021
Viktor&Rolf is an avant-garde luxury fashion house founded in 1993 by fashion artists Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren. The fashion house launched its first Mariage Collection in April 2016 in collaboration with Justin Alexander and continues to present an artistic interpretation of bridalwear adhering to the label's elegance. Utilising the French pronunciation and spelling of 'Mariage', the collection's name hints at the brand's standing as an haute couture maison. From the success of its spectacular Mariage dresses, Viktor&Rolf's bestselling fragrances, Flowerbomb and Spicebomb make the perfect gift scents for the most unforgettable day of your life.
Posted: 28 July 2021
L'Oreal Paris has revealed an exclusive bridal hairspray: L'Oreal Paris Elnett in Love. Over the past year we've lived in a world where time paused and plans changed, but with hope around the corner, we'd like to propose a hairspray to have and to hold your hair on your special day. Elnett in Love is your hair's soulmate and it's dressing up for the occasion in a limited edition rose gold can. The glistening finish is made up of ultra-fine particles to reflect light for a luminous ultra-glam golden touch.
Posted: 23 July 2021
The new beauty hygiene range from Beauty Hygiene Plus is set to be a game-changer as it includes everything you need to keep your make-up products and beauty tools as safe and germ and virus free as possible. The products are quick and easy to use with no fuss and eliminate 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses within two minutes of application. Make-up and make-up tools are a breeding ground for bacteria andfungus that could be harbouring nasties from e-coli to ringworm along with viruses such as herpes and conjunctivitis caused from cross-contamination and unhygienic use and storage.
Posted: 21 July 2021
Roc, a French skincare brand with a heritage of over 60 years' expertise, has introduced its Multi Correxion® Revive Glow line to offer consumers a completeskincare routine. A true vitamin C shot, these dermatologically tested and clinically proven products are formulated with a specific blend to illuminate the skin and ensure an incredible glow. What's more, the line, which includes a Cleansing Gel, a Daily Serum, a Gel Cream and an Anti Aging Unifying Cream, is now complemented by a Cleansing Gel and Night Serum Capsules
Posted: 19 July 2021
British indie beauty brand Q+A launch one of their most innovative skincare products yet – the Vitamin A.C.E. Warming Gel Mask, £8.50. Quite literally a healthy fruit salad for the skin, this antioxidant rich, ultra-nourishing, radiance boosting mask, is bursting with a special blend of active ingredients to feed the skin and instantly renew the complexion. Q+A founder Freddy Furber has worked with his team of chemists for over a year to develop the formula. Faye Purcell, development chemist and skincare expert at Q+A says "It's the perfect vitamin hit. We've combined over 10 superfruits like cherry and acai along with avocado and algae to really pack a punch. Our micro-algae dunaliella salina is a salt-loving organism which has been developed to survive harsh conditions. One such development is its high-level of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, which the body can convert into retinol. When you use a product with retinoids, they are either synthetic or animal-derived, so by using a plant-derived carotenoid like dunaliella salina, you are still getting the skin health and healing benefits of traditional retinol, but without sacrificing naturals. The other unique thing about this mask is that its anhydrous. Most masks contain water but ours is oil-based making it extremely rich and nourishing"
Posted: 16 July 2021
Did you know that 80 per cent of people suffer from digital eye strain? After a day spent staring at a screen, it's no wonder our eyes feel overworked and exhausted. The human eye isn't used to handling the artificial blue light and the effects are starting to show. Our eyes store up the energy absorbed from screens and release it at night, resulting in oxidative damage to the delicate eye tissue. Day after day, our eyesight becomes damaged. Early signs of eye damage include dryness and irritation; take care of your eyes and you won't regret it.
Posted: 14 July 2021
Karen Lee-Thompson, founder of Wo, an innovative holistic skincare company disrupting the beauty industry, tells us why the team behind the brand is so passionate about what they do.Tell us a bit about why you founded Wo. I have over 20 years of experience within skincare innovation, working for numerous big names in the industry. However, I felt there was something missing, especially surrounding holistic and inclusive skincare. One day I noticed my daughter's skin started to change as she grew older – at first her skin was like mine, sometimes oily and easy to tan. Then she started developing freckles similar to her English Grandpa. At that point, I decided to find out more. Scientific research shows that ethnic heritage is the genetic canvas that influences the behaviour of our skin. As well as this our overall physical, mental health and lifestyle are also important. This is why our Skin Diagnostic considers all these aspects and why our products are suitable for all skin.
Posted: 12 July 2021
Hot on the heels of Heaven Skincare's award-winning Nettle Venom collection is the latest vegan must-have for sensitive skin. Brand founder Deborah Mitchell has launched her restorative Dock Cream to quickly calm irritation, even-out tone and tackle sensitivity issues, all using ingredients gifted by nature.This plant-powered skin saviour uses a clever combination of yellow and green dock leaves, collected on Deborah's doorstep in the Shropshire countryside, as well as vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant. It works by harnessing the power of our own interferons – proteins that are produced by a variety of cells – to reinforce skin from the inside out, soothing breakouts, irritation, rosacea and eczema.
Posted: 9 July 2021
From lilac lids, to glossy glitter lips, have fun experimenting with Urban Retreats, kind to skin and planet, products that will make you look and feel your very best whilst nailing the 90s make-up trend.The Urban Retreat's vegan Skin-Sync Mineral Makeup range is designed to not only make your skin look good but actually do good to your skin too. It contains no nasties and boasts a wealth of botanical and good-for-skin ingredients in each product. Make-up so pure, you'll forget you're wearing any at all!
Posted: 7 July 2021
Deciding on a wedding scent can be a personal journey for everyone and a single smell of your wedding fragrance can transport you back to the big day in years to come. Fragrance expert Elizabeth Edwards from The Perfume Shop at Bluewater shares her tips on how to select the perfect scent for your big day. Elizabeth says, "Fragrance will play an important part in your wedding day; as scents are renowned for triggering memories, it will serve as a reminder of your special day for years to come. You may already have a 'signature' scent and couldn't imagine wearing anything else, but for those who want a unique memory of their day, there's always the option to choose something special and completely new."
Posted: 5 July 2021
Summer is upon us and we've already had some scorching hot days. So, make sure you stock up on your sun protection. If you want to know where to start check out Bioderma's targeted suncare products.Bioderma's Photoderm suncare range is formulated with the Cellular Bioprotection® patent, which protects the skin's cells and DNA against the damages of UVA/UVB, whilst helping to prevent inflammation. Whether you're concerned with hyperpigmentation, photo-aging, blemishes, redness or even if you're allergic to chemical filters, there's a Bioderma suncare option to suit you!Head over to www.lookfantastic.com, www.feelunique.com, www.escentual.com or www.naos-store.co.uk where you can shop the range.
Posted: 30 June 2021
Embrace the monochromatic make-up trend with Sculpted by Aimee Connolly's new Cream Luxe blushers. Available in soft Peach Pop and romantic Pink Supreme, this easily blendable cream can be used as a glowing blusher, a striking wash of colour on the eyelids or as a finishing touch on the lips – one look housed in one multitasking compact! Watch the tutorial video below for more expert tips on creating this fab look. All products in tutorial from the cruelty-free Sculpted By Aimee range, available at www.boots.com and www.sculptedbyaimee.com
Posted: 21 June 2021
Professional make-up artist and melanin specialist Joy Adenuga is extending her award-winning, vegan beauty line! For those who've loved her recently-launched brushes, get ready to pair them with the all-new By Joy Adenuga Brush Soap. A vegan cleansing soap bar, it comes with a brush cleaning mat designed to be inserted into the lid to achieve a deeper cleanse. Sporting black and gold tins, the Brush Soap is infused with vitamin C, olive fruit oil, shea oil and Chinese licorice to soothe the skin.
Posted: 18 June 2021
With lockdown restrictions easing and brides and grooms across the UK gearing up to celebrate their weddings, Suzanne Smith, Head of Content and Trends at Sally Beauty comments on the latest hair and beauty trends for brides tying the knot this summer. Hollywood waves "If you're a bride that has always longed for that touch of vintage glamour in your wedding then the Hollywood wave is one of the biggest trends you'll see this season. Flattering
Posted: 18 June 2021
Naomi Smart, conscious living content creator and found of eco-friendly, all natural and vegan skincare brand Smart Skin has offered her top tips for nurturing your skin as we exit lockdown and head back out into the real world.Get outside as much as possible. Enjoy the fresh air and lap up the sunshine that we have missed for so long. It's an instant mood booster being outside. Make a conscious effort to take in your surroundings - look up at the trees, smell the flowers, listen to the birds singing, and feel that glorious sunshine kiss your skin.
Posted: 16 June 2021
We all want to look our best in those all-important photos and make memories that last a lifetime. So, to help you look your bridal-party best, Charlotte Vøhtz, founder of Green People shares her top tips on wedding day make-up essentials for brides, bridesmaids and beyond! ESSENTIAL MAKE-UP FOR BLUSHING BRIDES FIND YOUR PERFECT PARTNER: The stress of organising your big day can play havoc with your skin but by applying a colour correcting foundation, you can achieve a flawless finish.
Posted: 31 May 2021
A wedding fragrance is like having an olfactory snapshot of your special day – in fact, scent has the strongest link to memory, so few things will recall your wedding more effectively. With this in mind, it's a good idea to choose a scent that's entirely new and different from what you would normally wear. And when it comes to a fragrance that's different, featuring high-quality ingredients and serious staying power, Miller Harris offer a number of exquisite scents complete with the wow factor.
Posted: 28 May 2021
With lockdown restrictions easing we've never been more eager to get 'back to normal life'. For some that will mean the return of make-up routines that we've abandoned over the past year, as lack of face-to-face work meetings and socialising of any kind has meant we've ditched hour long make-up rituals in favour of a more fresh-faced and low-key look. But are we ready to go back to a full face of make-up? Celebrity make-up artist Bryony Blake argues that there has been no better time to embrace 'skinimalism' - the natural, bare-faced look that is one of 2021's biggest beauty trends and a bridal favourite.
Posted: 26 May 2021
#TBH365 is a campaign that The Black Curriculum has been running since launch in 2019. It aims to ensure that Black history is embedded in the national curriculum. Lush is supporting The Black Curriculum's #TBH365 campaign, dedicating all 100 UK shop windows to highlight the lack of Black history taught in schools. The #TBH365 bath bomb (£5.95) will be sold for the 2 weeks of the campaign, with 100 per cent of the proceeds (minus the VAT) going to The Black Curriculum to continue their vital work.
Posted: 24 May 2021
She's a notoriously bold anti-hero who dishes out villainous levels of attitude and outlandish style in equal measure. Fiendishly fashionable, Cruella de Vil is a cultural icon who manages to be counterculture-relevant, as well as authentic, inimitable and utterly unapologetic. Portrayed by Academy Award®-winner Emma Stone in Disney's all-new live action movie, Cruella, is released on May 28, 2021. If you needs us, we'll be standing in line! As if that weren't exciting enough: Enter The Disney Cruella Collection by MAC.
Posted: 21 May 2021
We've had nothing but time this past year, but how much time did we actually take for ourselves? Self-care, and doing things for yourself that you enjoy are such great first steps in feeling more like you. This Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May) let's make practicing self-care, love and acceptance a priority. Treat yourself. Embrace yourself. Love yourself. Natural Birthing Company Relaxing Pillow Mist. Don't let the "birthing" put you off, this Relaxing Pillow Mist can be used by anyone who's struggling getting some much-needed sleep. With the combination of Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamot, and Grapefruit, this mist soothes the mind, relaxes the body, and alleviates stress levels. Simply spray onto your pillow or around your bedroom and drift off. Available at Next for £9
Posted: 10 May 2021
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