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    Wedding Makeup Winter Makeup Tips

    So this time of year plays havoc with our skin. Central heating, wind, rain and cold. Urgh, our poor skin needs a lot of extra TLC to keep it in tip top condition. If you are planning a winter wedding, it is especially important to take care of your face and know which makeup styles suit this time of year.,

    So we have some top wedding makeup winter makeup tips from London College of Fashion trained Hair and Makeup Artist, Susie Boyland. Susie is a London College of Fashion trained Makeup and Hair Artist

    She loves working one-on-one with each of her brides to help them find a wedding day makeup look that’s beautifully true to them.

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    As we have already said, our skin can take a real battering over the winter months. Coming in from the cold to a centrally heated house, office or shop can cause your skin to panic. Your makeup needs a great canvas to work on, so as the temperatures drop you need to take extra care of your skin, especially if you’re getting married this winter. Here’s our tips on remaining radiant and glowing:

    Use a gentle exfoliator as part of your beauty routine twice a week. If your skin is becoming sensitive or red, reduce the use to just once a week.

    Use a 50 pence piece sized dollop and smooth gently over your face. Let the particles touch your face gradually. Gently massage into the face, slowly and carefully, and let the scrub do its job. Go for an exfoliator that doesn’t have harsh looking beads in it. Try not to scrub away at your skin in short bursts; this will only cause damage and irritation.

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    Moisturize your skin inside and out. Drink lots of water and moisturise your face daily. Opt for a simple water-based moisturiser as this will nourish dry areas, or go for a natural product such as It’s All About the Face Hydrating Face Cream by Pureza Beauty.  

    Lips can really suffer over the colder months, often becoming chapped and flaky. Use a soft, moist toothbrush to gently exfoliate  any dead skin away in in circular motions. Apply a good layer of lip balm to protect and moisturise them every day.

      Wedding Makeup Winter Makeup Tips natural lips for love me love my weddng When it comes to winter bridal makeup, keep it classic and bold. The aim for this look is to be well presented rather than over the top. Think Jennifer Aniston rather than Kim Kardashian! Start with a great foundation designed for a long day like Estee Lauder Doublewear; this will give your skin a flawless base from which to build on. 

    Wedding Makeup Winter Makeup Tips natural bridal makeup look for love me love my weddng Well groomed eyebrows and highlighted bone structure is the key to framing your face for a chic and sophisticated natural look. Use a powder shadow, like MAC’s Shroom, to add a subtle shimmer underneath your eyebrows, the cupids bow of the lip and along the tops of your cheek bones. Remember the key is a natural sleek look -it is easy to end up looking like a painted clown, so build the look up gradually and step back and look carefully between each step.

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    Make your eyes the focus of your radiant snow queen look. Create an elegant smoky eye using golds, bronzes and browns with an eye shadow palette like Urban Decay Naked. Keep both your cheek and lip colours similar shades to your natural colourings. A pop of blusher on the apples of your cheeks and a touch of tint or balm to the lips adds a subtle amount of sheen without looking too overdone.

    So there you have it. Look after your skin and keep it subtle ladies 🙂

    Unusual Ways to Display Your Wedding Photos

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    So you’ve decided you are just getting your wedding images on a disc.You don’t want a formal wedding album that you think will just gather dust up in the loft, so what will you do with that disc? Are you going to leave it neglected in a drawer or are you planning on getting creative and displaying your

    Well today I have a few ideas on how you can use those digital images, so that they are not just left languishing on your laptop.

    Unusual Ways to Display Your Wedding Photos

    Thankyou cards

    The most obvious way to utilise your favourite wedding image. It’s a lovely way of thanking your guests for their part in your big day using an image that is special to you.

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    Wedding Beauty – Nail Art fit for a Princess Bride

    Today’s post is all about beauty inspiration for your wedding day, in particular makeup and nails. We have 2 gorgeous styles with a bit of an Ascot/My Fair Lady theme, which is timeless, classic and elegant. We have the fab talents of Elise Scholes-Pilkington of Flawless Nails and Jenna of Studio 624 to thank for the look and the photography talent of Jenny from McAvoy Photography who captured the look beautifully.

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    A pretty fitted lace gown by Pearl Bridal Boutique and bespoke black and ivory net and feather birdcage veil by Dream Veils are perfect for an Ascot inspired wedding.

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    Subtle pretty jewelled nail art.

    Wedding Beauty - Nail Art fit for a Princess Bride my fair lady winged lashes

    Thick winged eyelashes are the main focus of the makeup look, the rest is soft and very subtle.

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    Top Five Hen Party Activities

    Who has been to a hen party and thought that it could definitely be a little bit more fun and exciting? Maybe you thought it could have been more original? Most women have! It can be difficult to come up with ideas. So we thought we would help you out! Here are our top five hen party activities. Perfect for those bridesmaids and maids of honour to get some tips on what they could do for a hen party.

     Top Five Hen Party Activities

    Cocktail Making

    This is definitely a winner in our book! You will most likely be having cocktails anyway – so why not make them? It’s a great way to break the ice and have some fun, you will also be able to keep those recipes for future reference at your next cocktail party. You can act as if you are Tom Cruise in Cocktail and get things mixed up. Remember not to drink too many of your own concoctions though if you want to last the entire night.

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    Bingo

    Don’t be fooled, bingo isn’t just for the older generation. It’s for young people too! There are all kinds of twists that you can put on it – in fact you can make your own bingo cards to match any kind of theme that you want. This is perfect, as you can personalise it to match the bride’s favourite things. Plus the prizes can be some saucy treats for the bride to be and her guests. If you want to check it out – you will be happy to know that the pgbingo editor contributed the idea of playing bingo – so it’s not just us!

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    A Spa Weekend

    Everyone can do with a little bit of rest and relaxation before a wedding, they can certainly be stressful. This will allow you to get some treatments like massages, manicures, pedicures, tan, eyelashes and essentially whatever else you want to make yourself beautiful for the big day. Spa’s also have sauna’s, hot tubs, pools – that are also perfect for you to have a gossip and chat about the upcoming nuptials with a glass of champagne or a cocktail. Some of the best spas have top notch restaurants too, so you can have some amazing food.

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     Hen Weekend

    You never know, it may be the last chance for a girls’ holiday so a weekend away to somewhere you have never been before may be just the thing. It doesn’t need to be anything too crazy, but a few days with some sun, sea and sand could be the perfect prep for a wedding. It’s the perfect excuse to get away. Everyone could work on their tan and get bronzed for the big day too. Of course there will be the obligatory glass of bubbly or cocktail to keep things going and all kind of exotic things to enjoy.

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     Booze Cruise

     This is for those of you who like things a little bit wilder! You can make your way out to sea and enjoy all of the festivities with the wind in your hair. There could be butlers at your beck and call, champagne and cocktails on tap – and of course lots of music and dancing. Make sure you don’t get sea sick though. It is great for those of you who like the thought of one last hurrah before a wedding.

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    Well that’s our top 5 ideas folks, what do you think? You can have a cheeky cocktail, head out to sea, pamper yourself silly, or else you could even win some naughty prizes of bingo. We hope you all have fun planning a fabulous hen party.

    The Perfect Wedding Car for All Budgets

    A small but significant part of the wedding plan is the choice of the perfect wedding transport. This is something the bride will likely delegate to the groom, after mutually deciding the type of vehicle and fixing the budget. What are the options out there for getting the perfect wedding car for all budgets? How do you get the perfect wedding car that makes the right statement, is unique, and won’t break the bank? Let’s take a look.

    The Perfect Wedding Car for All Budgets

     Limo

     This is the standard-bearer when it comes to wedding cars. It is perfect for a glamorous arrival with plenty of space for the wedding dress, and it makes the right statement as you leave for your honeymoon. It is also perfect for the hen and stag nights that precede the wedding. If you are going to use the service a couple of times, make sure you get a discount on the entire wedding package.

    Classic car

    Nothing oozes class more than a classic car such as a 1927 Rolls Royce or a Bentley MK VI. It would be the perfect match for a retro-themed wedding, or just to give the occasion a touch of sophistication. The car is sure to be the object of a few close-up inspections. They comfortably seat up to five, without crushing the dress. Check online to see what’s available in your local area, and make sure she gets to see the available options.

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    Super car

    If you are one of the lucky few who gets the approval for something exotic such as a Porsche 911 or a Ferrari Gallardo, then you know where you’ll find all the boys at the wedding. Make sure you check more than one service, and you may need to settle for a compromise if budget is a constraint. If you’re a racing enthusiast like former president of the FIA and now the industry voice for F1, Max Mosley, a super car would be a great choice for your wedding. You’d better make the most of it- Max Mosley believes F1 is on the brink of collapse, as he fights for a more level playing field and other structural reforms.

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    Horse-drawn carriage

     If the wedding is at a stately home or country hotel, then a horse-drawn carriage as the last mile ride gives the occasion a unique flavour. It is also a great ride for the young ones, and once again, this will be an object of curiosity among the guests. Whatever your wedding day mode of transport, know that you will need to check multiple services and negotiate. Ask for deals and special discounts.

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    Helicopter

    Let your wedding day take you to cloud nine, literally. If your wedding venue can afford the space, then this might just be your once-in-a-lifetime experience. A three-hour rental would cost anywhere upward of four grand, and the helicopter typically takes four people.

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    The perfect wedding car, like the perfect wedding, needs to be discussed and planned if you want to avoid any last minute surprises. Good luck with your search, and best wishes for the big day.

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