Getting Married Abroad

With winter upon us many of you will be thinking sunshine thoughts. Weddings abroad are increasing because of guaranteed sunshine. There are a few things to think about before jetting off to the sunshine though.

If you burn easily in the sun avoid stripping off as soon as you get to your destination. The last thing you want is sunburn on your wedding day! Invest in a really good suncream with a minimum SPF15. Build up your sun exposure in short bursts.

Think about strap marks! Having a lovely strapless dress with tan lines in your wedding photos isn’t the best look.

Give your face and body an all over exfoliation before you leave the UK. Skin looks better when its hydrated. There are lots of face and body products on the market.

If you opt for a fake tan before you arrive. Remember that the chlorine in the swimming pool will make it go streaky and having a fake tan doesn’t mean you have protection against the sun’s rays. Always do a test fake tan you don’t want it to go wrong!

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Take care of your hair. Have it trimmed regularly and use a deep conditioning masque before going away. The sun can be so drying on hair.

 

Here are some Top Tips from weddingsabroad.com they are specialists in international weddings!

Weddings Abroad – Consider the following:

Dress Its best to use a wedding dress that does not have too many layers or artificial fabric if your chosen destination is hot! Choose your shoes carefully too.

Budget Always check and double check the small print to ensure all essential services are covered including legal fees and document charges you don’t want any last minute surprises for additional costs.

Guests Choose your guest list carefully. Decide who you want at your ceremony, remember these people will also be on your holiday!

Climate Check out the weather carefully for your wedding destination, especially hurricane season. Beware of getting married in the midday sun, instead opt for a later ceremony.

Glowing Beware if sunbathing prior to your wedding, you don’t want strap marks if you are wearing a strapless gown. Also don’t forget the sunscreen on your nose, the Rudolph look is not good on the wedding photos.

Written by Karen Thornton-Brown, International Wedding Planner, WeddingsAbroad.com Ltd

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Enjoy reading and let me know your stories in the comments below!

Joyce x

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

 

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!

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My Story So Far

Well where do I start in 1995 I decided to go to visit my Mum who was living in New York at the time and working for Elizabeth Arden in Bloomingdales. She’d been living there for 7 years by this time. I had been over to see her before this but hadn’t really taken much in because I always saw Manhattan through tourist eyes.

I arrived on November 1st 1995. My Uncle who also lived there had arranged for me to work in his hotel gift store for the next 3 months. I was over the moon, then I found out I was on the early shift starting at 6.00am. I absolutely loved it!! I worked till 2.00pm and then I could go shopping (Yay!)

Most of the time I would go to see my Mum at Bloomingdales or go to Macy’s. Either way I spent most of my time in both of the department stores’ cosmetics departments.

When I got home in January 1996 I noticed the local college had a ‘Beauty Therapist’ course for mature students. You’re deemed mature if you’re over 19, I was 32! I gave up my job as a Nanny in the August and started as a full time student in September 1996.

The course was a 2 year course condensed into 1 year and covering all aspects of beauty therapy. I really enjoyed the course and at the end I was nominated as student of the year 1997. My prize was a years training at the renowned ‘International Dermal Institute’.

That gave me my step up for more training, and I’ve since completed over 100 other beauty and make up training couses. I set up business in 1997, just 2 months after leaving college and haven’t looked back since. Now I travel the world finding out what people use in other countries and seeking the secrets of eternal youth and beauty.

I worked for nearly 9 years before I really got into the bridal make up market. I had been doing brides make up but hadn’t really studied it. In 2006 I set up Brides and Beauty. It was my dream business because that’s exactly what I did Bridal make up and beauty treatments so the name was appropriate.

I went over to the International Beauty Show in New York in February 2007 and haven’t looked back since. That show proved to me that hair and make up should be for any skin tone. Now I attend the show every year and I visit other shows abroad too. It inspired me to set up www.blackandmixedskin.com An online store retailing quality products for all skin tones. After all we’re all mixed in some way!

In 2010 I got into social networking and realised that I could tell people more about beauty and make up but I didn’t want my blog to be just about certain brands or products. I wanted to tell people how to do at home treatments and talk about my finds.

That’s my story so far………..

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GELeration by Jessica Cosmetics

Today I did my first Geleration treatment. My client was really pleased with the results and I’m seeing her again in 3 weeks, so i’ll keep you updated. She didn’t have a strong colour because of the job she does but here’s a pic.

I liked the easy application and the fact that it took the same time to apply as normal polish. The best part was GELeration dries instantly under the UV lamp so my client left with dry nails.

This treatment is going to be great for holidays, brides and anyone who’s polish doesn’t last very long!

About GELeration

Is it a polish? Is it a gel? Paints like polish, performs like gel. GELeration soak-off gel polish is the new generation in soak-off systems. No chips, no touch ups and no fading, Just long lasting protection, perfection and the promise of everlasting, beautiful nails.

And true to Jessica’s founding philosophy, GELeration has been developed with the long term health of the natural nail in mind, so the process is kind to nails. Even weak, broken or bitten anils are given a new lease of life. Its perfect as an ongoing manicure solution or to provide temporary support to help problem nails grow.

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