Winter Wedding Trends to Watch in 2016/17

Winter Wedding Trends

Wedding trends are always changing and they are often based on the current season. In winter, the trends naturally move towards more wintery themes – which makes sense! This infographic from The Wedding Band Shop outlines all the latest winter wedding trends in onehandy piece for you. 

More traditional gowns made a comeback this winter with many featuring Victorian necklines and ladylike feminine lace. With the dark winter nights in mind scattering lights from the ceiling to re-create a ‘starry winter night sky’ was a very popular feature at weddings. This of course looks really fantastic at a winter wedding reception particularly.

“What are the benefits of the 10-step Korean skincare regime for brides?”


The 10-step Korean skincare regime sounds more onerous than it is and is actually the basis of a great skincare routine. Following it everyday will ensure that you have great skin, that is thoroughly cleansed, hydrated and treated, protecting it from ageing and environmental aggression. I always recommend this multi-step approach to skincare in the six months before a bride’s wedding day. I also believe it’s a great idea to book a course of facials to enhance the benefits so that you have glowing, radiant and rejuvenated skin. 

psst…The celeb beauty secrets


Do you crave the A-List look for your big day, but just don’t know where to start? We’ve discovered the haircare, skincare and makeup secrets of our favourite stars, to ensure you look red carpet ready on the most important day of your life.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate, £20, Boots

The 24 hour miracle cream! It's an excellent multi-tasker : A primer, moisturiser, and make-up remover, repairing mask, an after-shave cream and a baby-care product. Created by dermatologist in France over 50 years ago.

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Bridal beauty with Fake Bake

Tinted body glow

A subtle and glowing tan is the aim of every bride however many find the thought of using self-tan ahead of their prenuptials a daunting thought. The fear of being left with streaky skin or a stained dress is every bride’s worst nightmare. However with innovations in tanning products users can now rest assured that brand’s such as Fake Bake have the perfect products for your big day.

Fake Bake and James Harknett (their Global Creative Consultant) have come together and established which beauty trends to try out in 2017. 

Why are bridal clients a good market for salons to tap into?

The bridal market is a fantastic service to offer within a salon and a great market to be in. A wedding day s one of the most important days of a girls life, so to be able to offer hair and beauty services as a package under the one roof is something that will appeal to many brides. They want to ensure their day runs smoothly and they are receiving the best possible service. By offering both services under one roof will off course increase revenue and interest thanks to word of mouth.

What makes a good bridal service?

Last Minute Skin Saviours - What to Do if You Break Out Before Your Big Day.

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Don't Freak Out.

The first thing to do is to not stress out too much (stress can be the cause of breakouts). While it might not be in your ‘vision’ of the perfect day, clever makeup will cover up most issues nicely, so there’s no need to panic.

Don’t Pick.

While it might be tempting to tackle the blemishes ‘head on’, it’s definitely not the solution - especially with your big day looming. This is because it’s much easier to cover up a red bump with makeup, than it is to cover up a crusty or weeping wound. 

Stick to Your Usual Routine.

Nail Trends 2017

We give you the lowdown on the hottest trends of the year and how to achieve them.

2017 is here and a time when we reminisce the year gone and forecast the year ahead. We take a look at the hottest nail trends of the New Year, inspired by the catwalks - will you be trying these trends or giving them a miss?

Black is back!

This simple yet effective dark nail was spotted all over the catwalk, as seen on Aalto S/S catwalk. Easily created, simply apply a dark pigmented polish all over the nails such as SensatioNail’s Midnight Rendezvous or alternatively you can try another dark shade such as SensatioNail’s Black Plum which has a tint of purple. This trend is perfect for both days and nights with its edgy gothic twist.

What should you wear to a winter wedding?


While it’s never particularly easy to pick out a wedding guest outfit, it’s definitely more of a challenge in the colder months. In summer, clothing shops are full of pretty dresses and barely-there sandals, which are perfect for a wedding in the sun. But, as winter comes around, the high street becomes flooded with big coats and knitwear — things that wouldn’t make the most sophisticated of wedding ensembles. 

However, it is possible to put together a winter wedding outfit that is both stylish and practical. Here are some pieces you should consider wearing. 

A faux fur jacket

Eyebrow do's and dont's!


DO...try a fibre brow gel such as the newly launched must have tinted brow mascara from Lord & Berry. It is designed to hydrate, enhance and define your eyebrows whilst tinting. A great product for filling in brow gaps whilst still looking natural.

DON’T... go product-free. Whilst the natural look is fully promoted, a little bit of love and attention before leaving the house will go a long way when it comes to your brows. Even if it’s a quick 3 second sweep with the eyebrow brush.

DO...match your brow colour to your roots. This is the most effective colour matching system to achieve a natural look and framing of your face.

Bridal Beauty: Make sure you feel perfect head to toe with these 5 essential treatments

Bridal Beauty: Make sure you feel perfect head to toe with these 5 essential treatments from Venus Bridal

Planning for your wedding can be a whirlwind of decisions, organising, and catastrophe-avoidance that can leave you feeling drained and tired by the time your big day finally rolls around. In fact, it can be easy to forget that the day is actually about you and the love of your life, and not just about pleasing the guests you’ve invited.

Make sure you look and feel a million dollars on one of the most important days of your life by giving yourself and your own appearance the attention you deserve. Wedding specialists Venus Bridal are here to help with the five essential treatments to transform any bride-to-be from frazzled to fantastic!

Keep your Summer Scent Alive this autumn

Keep your Summer Scent Alive this autumn


As autumn approaches, our wardrobes have gone from summer dresses to thick jumpers almost overnight. With colder days and darker nights comes the desire to stay in, and watch TV while the wind is blowing outside. Gone are long, hot summer evenings, taking with them our energy and joie de vivre.

However, you can combat the winter blues and re-live your summer memories with one simple beauty essential – your fragrance. Here, industry leading experts Fragrance & Beauty, explain the key tricks to keeping your summer scent alive during the new season.

Bella Thorne - Eyebrows

Bella Thorne - Eyebrows

What’s the difference between microblading and traditional permanent brow treatments?

Both methods give the client beautiful eyebrows with the use pigments rather than ink but the method of applying the pigment is what differs Microblading and traditional permanent brow treatment, and the final finished treatment also differ in several ways.

Don’t lose face on your wedding day!

This summer many women will have watched the likes of Love Island and TOWIE and been inspired by the perfect pouts and brows galore to try an aesthetic procedure. As these kind of procedures become increasingly mainstream, it’s easy to forget that they are treatments designed to change your face and therefore must be taken seriously! 

So, while a bargain price tag for a procedure may entice you initially, please remember the old adage ‘if something sounds too good to be true… then it probably is!’ Cheaper price tags often mean poor patient care, low quality products and a severe lack of attention to safety policies and procedures, not to mention the cost of any corrective work required after a bad procedure.  

Picture perfect for your wedding day

On your wedding day, you want everything to be just perfect. From the weather, cake, dress to makeup.  

We all have an idea how we want to look on the day but  when it comes to the wedding photos; it can be a daunting experience.  How do you look picture perfect with a confident smile?

There is no point in having the perfect lipstick shade for your complexion,  when you your teeth are the same colour as your fake tan!    A very visible part of your appearance in photos, your teeth need to be a big part of your big bridal beauty routine.

Photo Perfect Teeth