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

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

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A dermatologists's top 10 tips to feel skin confident at your wedding

Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day. From deciding on the perfect attire, to getting the hairstyle just right, but how do you achieve that wedding glow that everyone talks about? For many, achieving photo-ready skin can be daunting, especially if you suffer from spot breakouts and blemishes. With this in mind, acne treatment brand, Acnecide has joined up with consultant dermatologist, Dr Catherine Borysiewicz from the Cadogan Clinic, who shares her top 10 tips to feel skin confident for your wedding.
There's no time to lose: start your skincare regime asap and make sure to cleanse your face twice a day ahead of the big day... read more

Posted: 26 November 2021

Countdown to Christmas with the best beauty advent calendars

CHRISTMAS IS COMING with the big Ho Ho Ho just one month away, and we're just a tad excited about it here at CWM HQ. If the thought of filling yourself with yet more choccies in the run up to the big day (your wedding not Christmas Day), then check out our pick of this year's beauty advent calendars.
ESPA'S 2021 ADVENT CALENDAR
WHAT'S INSIDE?
A selection of full-size and deluxe minis including natural, essential oil enriched products for the face, body, and home such as new favourites, the Active Nutrients Yuzu & Ginger Cleansing Sorbet and the Clean & Green Detox Mask, and signature blend classics - Restorative Bath and Body Oil and Restful Pillow Mist
HOW MUCH?
£160 (worth £389)
WHERE?
www.espaskincare.com... read more

Posted: 24 November 2021

Five face masks to save your skin this winter

Whether it's a pre-party radiance booster, detoxing blemish buster, a quick pick-me-up, or something to soothe and protect from the harsh winter weather, here's five of our favourite face masks you need to try. All cruelty free and vegan friendly, prices start from just £6.50.
1. Best for hormonal skin: Period Faace Mask, £24
Temperamental skin suffering from breakouts and hormonal imbalances need this treatment mask. Blending hyaluronic acid, green tea, zinc, lavender, clary, and white willow all help to improve tone and texture and get your skin back in order.
https://www.wearefaace.com/product/period-faace-face-mask/... read more

Posted: 19 November 2021

The Snow Fairy has arrived!

Christmas is coming and this year it's pink! Santa, take a seat, the Lush Snow Fairy is back and the incandescent presence means one thing: 'tis officially the season! This year, for the first time, The Snow Fairy debuts on screen. This short animation brings the magic to life in celebration of kindness, courage and confidence - a Christmas message we can all get behind. Lush collaborated with FeralChild, the London-based direction duo, who lovingly crafted the animation with a team of talented artists to create the story of Elya and The Snow Fairy.... read more

Posted: 6 October 2021

UP Cosmetics: The latest make-up range to make waves on Instagram

Irish entrepreneurs Pippa O'Connor Ormond and Úna Tynan joined forces to launch UP Cosmetics mid-pandemic and are now excited to be launching on to www.boots.com less than a year since launch. The UP Cosmetics x Boots collection consists of 13 easy to use, superior quality, highly pigmented, cruelty-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic products at an attainable price point, which can be enjoyed by all make-up enthusiasts from a novice to a pro. In under a year since launch, UP Cosmetics has gained a cult following of 50,000 people on Instagram alone and has been praised by leading make-up artists including Nikki Makeup.... read more

Posted: 4 October 2021

The Lush Halloween range has landed!

With new additions and returning favourites, the Lush Halloween range has all you need to feel spooktacular this autumn. And as part of it's "Leave The World Lusher Than We Found It" mission, the brand has launched a new packaging returns scheme enabling customers to bring back any full-sized Lush plastic packaging to their local Lush shop to be recycled. For each plastic Lush item returned, customers will receive a 50p deposit to spend on their Lush basket that day.... read more

Posted: 1 October 2021

The Bridal Beauty Festival is coming to The Dorchester, London

The UK's top beauty event for brides-to-be is coming London on Sunday 24th October 2021 at The Dorchester, Park Lane. Get 50% off VIP tickets with County Wedding Magazines! Featuring the best brands in the industry, a festival of inspiration, creative workshops, live demos and VIP talks, this dedicated showcase is the go-to event for brides looking to overhaul every aspect of their beauty, fitness and wellness regime ahead of the big day. Bringing together the top headliners across the beauty, cosmetic and wellness worlds, The Bridal Beauty Festival offers brides-to-be an unrivalled access to a curated selection of beauty brands, makeup artists, hairstylists, inspiring talks, pampering, exclusive discounts, treats and top tips. In essence, this is set to be the most amazing beauty day out for brides-to-be!... read more

Posted: 24 September 2021

The definitive guide to choosing your signature wedding-day scent

The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance. Ideal if selecting your perfect big-day signature scent is leaving you dazed and confused. Perfumes have the power to evoke treasured memories, make us feel fabulous and help us express our best self. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help. Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try – including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the lightest florals and the deepest leathers.... read more

Posted: 20 September 2021

September treats

September's here and it's time to treat yourself with some well deserved R&R. We think the two newest boxes from monthly subscription services Glossybox and Lookfantastic are just the ticket!GLOSSYBOX Pure Relaxation September boxIt's time to treat yourself to some precious 'me-time', the September Pure Relaxation GLOSSYBOX is the perfect addition to your self-care tool kit. Including rich, sensual skincare and sumptuous fragrances, unbox this month's edit to find five pampering beauty buys that'll help you relax and unwind.... read more

Posted: 15 September 2021

Discover your favourite shades with Barry M's new virtual try on

Discover your new favourite shades with Barry M's new Virtual Try On tool, designed to make your online shopping experience effortless.Using advanced AI technology, you can now virtually try on a selection of the brand's best-selling eye, lip and face products to find your perfect shade match in an instant.Browse, play share and shop using your device's camera - making choosing your new must-have products even easier and accessible from wherever you choose to shop. Barry M CEO, Dean Mero says, "As we mark our 40th anniversary in 2022, it's important to us to ensure our business continues to evolve.... read more

Posted: 13 September 2021

How to winter proof your nails and cuticles

The winter season is especially harsh on the nails so it's vital to take extra care of them. Carla Opoku, founder of Cienna Rose (ciennarose.com) says "Cold weather zaps moisture from the cuticles and nails leaving them dry, brittle, flaky and damaged. Our nails naturally have a low moisture and oil content and therefore, can become worse in winter but there are things we can do to help keep them looking and feeling on point." Carla shares her top tips for taking care of nails and cuticles this winter.... read more

Posted: 10 September 2021

Willowberry launches a new indulgent hand and body lotion

A favourite with top make-up artists, independent British skincare brand Willowberry is launching its first ever body care product; the new Willowberry Indulgent Hand & Body Lotion, a luxurious, nourishing lotion with a beautiful spa scent to treat skin, soul and senses. The Willowberry Indulgent Hand & Body Lotion is enriched with soothing aloe vera, nourishing shea butter and a nutrient-rich blend of sweet almond, pomegranate, kahai and rosehip oils. It is nourishing yet easily absorbed to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and more comfortable without greasiness or residue.... read more

Posted: 1 September 2021

The latest limited edition collection from Jo Malone London

This luscious Jo Malone London favourite is inspired by orchards awash with golden sunshine. The sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of bright white freesias, their unmistakeable blooms radiating innocence and a delicate, cool touch. Mellowed by amber, patchouli and woods. Celine Roux, global head of fragrance says, "When you smell English Pear & Freesia, you're instantly transported to an orchard where juicy fruit mingles with blooming flowers. There's something unexpected about the combination of key ingredients and it's got that freshness and elegance we're known for."... read more

Posted: 30 August 2021

Get your beauty sleep

At night, your skin works to repair itself from the build-up of dirt and oil on the skin's surface throughout the day. Helping your skin rejuvenate at night will make it more durable during the day and keep damaging factors like the sun, wind, and stress from penetrating the epidermal layer. A night-time skin care routine that focuses on repair and hydration will keep your complexion clear and your skin firm. So check out some of Bioderma and Institut Esthederm's night-time skin care products, with a range of different products for different skin types, they're super-simple to fit into your evening skin care routine.... read more

Posted: 27 August 2021

Big-day fragrance roundup

Our sense of smell plays such an important role in forming memories that last a lifetime, so here at CWM HQ we completely understand how crucial choosing a wedding-day fragrance will be to you. After all, the bottle, often a work of art in itself, so frequently makes it into those all-important morning bridal-prep photos. So, do you opt for the old favourite: tried, tested and true that many might associate with you as being your signature scent? Or do you set out on a journey of discovery to find something new: selected especially for the big day that you can savour and save for anniversaries and date-nights in the future? The decision is all yours, but we hope the following will inspire and start you out on your path.... read more

Posted: 25 August 2021

A special scent for your special day

Sure, wearing fragrances isn't rocket science - a quick spritz and you're off. However, for the big day, you're going to want to make sure it lingers all day and that it's a scent you'll want to forever associate with your wedding. Head of brand at The Fragrance Shop, Athina Macpherson, reveals all...BACK OF YOUR HANDS"When spraying onto your skin, it can be a natural instinct to want to rub it in, especially if you spray too close to the skin. Avoid this by spraying the back of your hands lightly and allowing the scent to dry and absorb naturally. This will also avoid rubbing off onto your clothes."... read more

Posted: 23 August 2021

The Honeymoon Edit

The Bridal Beauty Company is thrilled to annouce the launch of its much-anticipated latest beauty box. The Honeymoon Edit is the essential curated beauty box featuring fabulous products by big name brands chosen specifically by The Bridal Beauty Festival team to ensure you have the ultimate escape-worthy beauty assortment for your suitcase. This one-off limited edition is worth over £150 and is jam-packed with travel-size and full-size products by award-winning and best-selling brands to take you straight from the big day, direct to your honeymoon adventures.... read more

Posted: 20 August 2021

Award-winning make-up artist Lisa Armstrong shares her top make-up hacks

Lisa Armstrong, award-winning make-up artist and brand ambassador for new Beauty Hygiene Plus shares her top three make-up hacks...1."There are so many tips and tricks of the trade, however I think that when doing a make-up look, such as my smoky eye, I would advise that you always start with the eyes. When I do it at work, or on a new client, sometimes they think I'm mad because I haven't started with their face. By doing the eye make-up first, any fallout or mascara spillages that may happen are easy to clean up before you put your primer on and start with the face make-up. It allows you to make a beautiful base with no marks or smears, allowing you the most flawless finish!"... read more

Posted: 18 August 2021

Enjoy National Relaxation Day with ESPA

This National Relaxation Day, bring wellness home with ESPA. From home fragrance to body care, the brand has you covered for a truly relaxing experience. We've all been through the mill over the last 18 months. So, National Relaxation Day on 15th August 2021 will be most welcome! Make sure you take some time away from the stresses of wedding planning and enjoy it. HOME FRAGRANCEAdd a beautifully enveloping aroma to any space, with ESPA's luxurious hand-poured candles and pure essential oil diffusers, expertly blended to soothe, uplift or restore.... read more

Posted: 15 August 2021

All eyes on you

Two new eyeshadow quads from Tom Ford bring imapact and extravagance, signaling the new roaring 20s - an anything-goes return to decadence and glamour.This season, Metallic Denim and Rose Prisme join the Tom Ford line-up. Both are buildable and endlessly combinable - the ultimate tools for creating the iconic eyes of Tom Ford.Designed to create an array of looks, the wet/dry eye shadows offer multidimensional effects – from a soft wash of colour to a bold smoky statement. For a subtle, sheer look, use dry; and to intensify, apply with a damp brush.Find them online at www.tomford.co.uk/beauty... read more

Posted: 13 August 2021

Sanitise in style

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.... read more

Posted: 11 August 2021

In pursuit of glowing skin

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.... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021

Introducing Bite Beauty

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.... read more

Posted: 9 August 2021

Your ticket to fabulous, wedding-ready feet

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.... read more

Posted: 30 July 2021

Viktor&Rolf put fragrances at the centre of wedding celebrations

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.... read more

Posted: 28 July 2021

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