Category Archives: Beauty Tips

Bridal Nail Couture

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Nail Art is not a term you see a lot on this site, nor in the magazine, as I’ve rarely seen bridal designs that stand out as truly special. Well stop right there Little Miss Judgmental Alice! These stunning creations from the DryBy salon in London are making me get… Read more »

Red Alert!

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In the new issue of Brides, I’ve written candidly about my chronic blushing and how I managed to control it for my wedding day. Through a combination of breathing techniques, skincare and makeup, a fiery flush can definitely be tamed, but it’s the latter that will make the most visible… Read more »

One Candle To Rule Them All

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As I type, this very candle is flying off the shelves at Liberty’s. We’re talking grown-women-elbowing-each-other-with-major-side-eye style. Why? It’s not a Christmassy one. It’s not a hipster designer collab. It’s not even a stock-clearance bargain. No22’s Centrepiece is, quite simply, one of the prettiest things we’ve ever smelt and, once… Read more »

Your New Bridal Spa Hero

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Bored of January already? Snap, so are we. But fear not; here at Brides HQ we’ve got the perfect cure to help you get back into the (wedding) zone. Drum roll please… The New Evening Primrose Body wrap from Cowshed. Nourishing, nurturing and good for the soul – what could… Read more »

Acid Reign

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In the latest issue of Brides, skincare expert, facialist and blogger Caroline Hirons gave me some excellent pre-wedding advice: ‘Invest in a good acid toner. Every bride will benefit from a skin that is gently exfoliated on a daily basis in the months leading up to the wedding, as opposed to… Read more »

Your Gym Need-To-Know Guide

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Why weights matter ‘We tend to favour cardio for the burn and to sweat, but weight training has benefits you can’t find in aerobic work,’ says Jodie Tye, a personal trainer at London-based Frame, which offers bridal packages from £380 a month (moveyourframe.com/personal-training). Why? Because having more muscle mass increases… Read more »

Bridal Make-Up Tutorial In 5 Steps

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With more than 195,000 views across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, we know you’re loving our leap year proposal video, where 11 women proposed to their totally unsuspecting partners. But we also know you’ve fallen head over heels for the glam beauty looks created by Lisa Potter-Dixon, Benefit Cosmetics’ head make-up… Read more »

It's Your Big Day Glossover!

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Yep, both these photos are me. So says our deputy editor Claudia Waterson, who underwent three months of beauty treatments and procedures to solve all her beauty woes – and to enlighten YOU about what’s worth investing in and what’s not. The results are staggering… Nato Welton Who knew that… Read more »

Inside The Beauty Editors' Make Up Bags

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Funmi Fetto, beauty director, Brides SAVE… Once I discovered eye shadow sticks I never veered from them. But I never actually wear eyeshadow, instead, I use these genius sticks (with a brush) on my brows. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Bootleg Brown (£4.49, www.boots.com) is my absolute favourite. I… Read more »