Top 10 Beauty and Skincare Products for Winter skin

Bridal beauty winter skincare

Every winter my skin struggles with the different changes in temperature, central heating and the cold winds wreak havoc on my skin’s moisture balance. I try to keep it as hydrated as possible and because having great skin is one of my top priorities i try lots of different things to get the best skincare products in my opinion that do work!

If your getting married in summer this year you should start pampering your skin now. Bridal make up lasts longer on hydrated and nourished skins. When your skin is too dry and flaky make up will just soak straight into it.

Brides to Be should treat their skin to a monthly masque and a daily hydrating skin treatment during the winter months.

My top 10 Must Haves for winter skincare routines

 

Skin brightening

Dermalogica daily microfoliant

 

Skin nourishing masque

Dermalogica MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque

Hydrating mist water spray for skin

Avene thermal water

Bridal Beauty eye cream

StriVectin SD eye cream

Skincare serum

Dermaquest Essential b5 hydrating serum

Skin repair cream and primer for dry skin

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Overnight skin serum

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial

Lip treatment for brides

Dr Paw Paw

Effective dry skin treatment

Weleda Dry Skin Food

Nourishing body cream

Laura Mercier Crème Brulee  Soufflé Body Crème

Here are all the stores that i use to purchase my products!

  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant –  info
  • Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque –  info
  • Avene Thermal Spring Water – info
  • StriVectin SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles –  info
  • Dermaquest Essent B5 Hydrating Serum –  info
  • Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream –  info
  • Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial –  info
  • Dr Paw Paw – RRP info
  • Weleda Dry Skin Food – info
  • Laura Mercier Crème Brulee Soufflé Body Crème – info

*** I use all of these brands for personal and professional use. I am not affiliated to any of these companies and i have purchased all products myself ***

Thanks for Reading 

Joyce xx

Cuticles need love TOO!

I’m one of those people that really suffers from dry cuticles. I have tried lots of products but because of the work I do I have to wash my hands constantly and find the the product gets washed off very easily. I now use the products when I go to bed and that way it gets a chance to work its magic.

My favourite products are:

 

Love Me Oil - Ciate

Critical Cuticle care - Nail Doctor

Phenomen Oil - Jessica Cosmetics

Love me oil is available here Critical Cuticle care here and Phenomen Oil here

 

Illamsaqua Launches ‘Toxic Nature’

I love Illamasqua make up as I’m sure you all know already! The new range called ‘Toxic Nature’ is available to purchase online and launches in store on the today at the Beak Street branch in the heart of London’s Soho.

Gorgeous new cream matt eyeshadows

My fave 2 nail varnish colours in the new range

Radium and Stagnate

Hot summer colours

Top National Make Up Artist Mika will be instore from 17th -19th March too. So get down there for some real inspiration!

For more information visit www.illamasqua.com

Illamasqua Launch Their Newest Collection – Throb

I have been an avid lover and user of Illamasqua’s products ever since I discovered the brand in Selfridge’s last year! I’m so excited to tell you all about the launch of their latest collection ‘Throb’. Just in time for Valentine’s day!!

This Image portrays, Art, Love, Sex Appeal and Fun! Exactly what make up and Valentine’s Day is all about!

Feel your pulse quicken, your heart throbbing in your chest. These are Illamasqua latest offerings at the altar of beauty, guaranteed to make you gasp with pleasure.

The Throb Collection consists of L-R

Nail Varnish in Scorn (Black) £13.50, Nail Varnish in Load (Cream) £13.50, Intense Lipgloss in Succbus £13.00, Lipstick in Sangers £15.50, Nail Varnish in Throb (Red) £13.50

The whole range is available from www.illamasqua.com

Give Your Nails Some New Year Love

Towards the end of last year I noticed a real change in my nails and cuticles. The cold weather was playing havoc with them and my nails had become really brittle. My cuticles were drier than ever and I needed a fast remedy. I’d heard of the brand Nail Doctor but never tried the products.

I bought 2 products from their range of nail remedies. I liked that on the packaging it states the problem and solution to whatever your nail issue is.

My first problem – Fragile nails that are in need of support. My nails were breaking off one after the other and had stopped growing. I always had lovely nails before. You just need to paint on one coat to clean dry nails and then paint them with your usual nail colour and top coat afterwards. I noticed a difference within a week! I keep a coat of it on my nails all the time now!

Nail Doctor Solution – Wrap it Up! Liquid bandage for nail emergencies. £7.14 from Boots.com


My second problem – Dry cracked, ragged cuticles. My cuticles were so dry that they were falling off in chunks. I had to do something to stop it happening, bacause they were getting really sore even with hand cream! It says to use it weekly by leaving on for 10 minutes and pushing back cuticles then rinsing off. I used it every other day and got incredible results within a fortnight. Now I use it weekly to maintain the results. It smells lovely and citrusy too!

Nail Doctor Solution – Critical cuticle Care Cuticle Oil Massage £7.14 from Boots.com

So all of you out there that have given up hope for beautiful nails. Go out there and buy these!!

For more advice on nail care visit www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

Valentines Day Tips for Men

Valentines Day Tips for Men


  • Listen out for clues on what she might want or need. Remember your gift must reflect your thoughtfulness and be clearly a gift for her, not you! When making your decision take time to ask advice from the shop assistant if necessary and whatever you do, avoid anything tacky!
  • Perhaps you could find out her favourite fragrance and surprise her with either the perfume or something else in that fragrance line, such as the body lotion or shower gel.
  • Women love being pampered so book her a beauty treatment or buy her a gift voucher to get a massage or a facial, but if your making the booking make sure the treatment is for pampering and not something practical such as waxing or a pedicure!
  • If your budget can stretch to it, a spa day for two is an extra special way of spending some quality time together.

Those of you on a really tight budget why not buy some fragranced oils? Treat her to a massage at home complete with scented candles, warm towels and soft music to recreate the feeling of being in a spa.

Happy Valentine’s!!

www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

The Awards 10 Day Face and Body Blitz

As you all know I’ve been nominated for an award and I want to look my best for the day so here’s my 10 day countdown.

Day 1 – Hand exfoliation

Day 2 – Full Body Scrub

Day 3 – Foot Scrub, Masque and Moisturise with. Hair Cut and coloured.

Day 4 – Facial Scrub

Day 5 – Dry Body Brush all over to stimulate circulation

Day 6 – Slather handcream over hands and wear gel gloves for 30 minutes

Day 7 – Full facial – Cleanse, exfoliate, masque, tone, eyecream, mositurise

Day 8 – Wax legs, underarms, eyebrows

Day 9 – Pedicure for pretty feet

Day 10 – Morning ritual before heading to the awards.

On top of these my I will also do this daily:

Morning – Cleanse, tone, eyecream, moisturise

Daytime – Apply cuticle care

Nightime – Cleanse, tone, eyecream, serum, moisturise. Apply Rapidlash to lashes. Apply foot cream. Sleep.

If you need any help or have any questions! Please contact me!

www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

Bridal Emergency Kit

√Ø ª ø√Ø ª ø√Ø ª øI asked what people they would have in the their Bridal Emergency Kit for their wedding day and here are the answers:

A packet of mints. For fresh breath and it also helps settle the stomach

Clear nail polish

A vial of Tide to Go

Make-up, hankies, brush, spare tights, party feet for sore feet, body spray

Bachs Rescue Remedy

Tampax / panty liners , tissues, concealer, lip gloss, safety pins, glue for acrylic nails, nail file, comb, hair spray

nail repair kit and spare tights/stockings

Jack Daniels! :-), lippy, tissues, nail glue!!! Compact for touch ups!

I needed a needle and white thread on my wedding day as my dad stood on my dress as we left the house and tore it!

Tissues, cotton buds dipped in eye make-up remover, eye drops to take away redness of crying, concealer and lippy

Lip gloss, hankies, needle & thread, single sachet of baby wipes they are brilliant for getting marks of clothes

Boobtape, saftey pins, hairpins, headache tablets, wipes, taxi numbers

Party feet and Pro plus

Mini deodorant, handcream, small mirror, perfume, scissors to cut off tags, spare contact lenses, suncream, pashmina

If you think there should be anything else please add it to the comments box!

www.bridesandbeauty.co.uk

What Are Your Favourite Products – Survey Results

I asked my followers on Twitter to tell me about their favourite beauty, skincare or nail products. The survey is the result of 39 tweeters answers. Thank you to everyone that took part.

Here are the results.√Ø ª ø√Ø ª ø

And the rest with 2 votes or less!

Tweet My Feet Competition

I think you might all be wondering by now what on earth is ‘Tweet My Feet’ all about? Well this summer I have seen some feet in sandals that should be made illegal in public. Why don’t we care for our feet? They carry our entire body weight around from the time we start walking and for the rest of our lives and yet they are so neglected by us.

Well here how one lucky pair of feet can have a new lease of life and step out in style.

All you have to do is ‘Tweet Your Feet and tell me why your feet deserve to win the products. You can either send me a picture of your feet by email to joyce@bridesandbeauty.co.uk or if you re brave enough you can tweet the picture on twitter.

Easy: Picture and why you deserve the prize!

The prize is a ZenSpa Energising Ginger Travel Kit by √¢‚ǨÀúJessica Nails RRP £31.40

The perfect travel companion for holidays: Contents: 2 oz Blissful Soak, 2 oz Purify Enzyme Scrub, 2 oz Pampered Silkening Souffl√É ©, 2 oz Refreshed Foot Spray, ZenSpa Brochure

Winner will be contacted after 31st August 2010. (The winner will the person who has the best story)