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      Friday, 20th October

Essential Beauty Tips

Pearls of wisdom to get you looking your best on your big day...

  • Make your own exfoliator.

    Make your own exfoliator.

    Palmolive - at Superdrug

    You want smooth skin for your big day (and night!) but you can save money on expensive body exfoliators by creating your own, incredibly easily!

    Simple mix some of your favourite shower gel with some sugar (granulated or caster) and you've got a fab exfoliator for next to nothing!

    We love Palmolive Milk and Honey Showergel, 300ml. Read more...

  • Tips for Great Hair

    Tips for Great Hair

    Cold tea is an excellent after-shampoo rinse and makes your hair shine and feel soft. Massage it into your scalp and rinse off.

    Add 1tbsp Malt Vinegar to some water for the final rinse when washing brown hair - blondes should use Lemon Juice. The acid in the vinegar removes all traces of soap ensuring hair is thoroughly clean, and gives hair an overall glossy shine! It also cuts down on dandruff.

    If your hair is dry, shampoo it, towel dry and smother in Mayonnaise for 1 hour. Afterwards, shampoo it again, and rinse it with 1tbsp of Cider ... Read more...

  • Protect Your Hair

    Protect Your Hair

    Similarly, as you should protect your skin, you should always wear a hat and / or a hair protector spray with an SPF when out in the sun. Also vitally important is to use a heat protecting product when straightening / styling / blow drying your hair. Heat damage leaves hair dry, dull and with split ends - not the shiny glossy mane you want on your big day!
    Try Phyto Protective Sun Veil 100ml (link below) - the Protective Sun Veil protects, moisturises and nourishes hair . Includes: UV filter, Sunflower extract, Illipe Butter, White Lotus extr... Read more...

  • Protect Your Skin

    Protect Your Skin

    Whilst many of us may think a tan is attractive - the long term damage that the sun can do to your skin may shock us. So ALWAYS wear an SPF protection when out in the sun - even if it doesn't feel like a particularly hot/sunny day... over cast days can catch people out! Also switch your general foundation for one with an SPF - we've got a beauty feature coming up on this, so sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss it! Read more...

  • Get Plenty of Sleep

    Get Plenty of Sleep

    We appreciate this might be easier said that done - you've got a wedding to plan haven't you?! - but it really is essential. All the make up in the world can't put the sparkle in your eye or the glow in your cheeks that feeling refreshed and alert can. So don't stay up that extra hour to finish the seating plan - if you have a good nights rest you'll be able to do it in half the time tomorrow! Read more...

  • Drink Plenty of Water

    Drink Plenty of Water

    Yes, another old faithful - but because it's true! Flush away toxins and keep your skin hydrated by drinking 2 litres a day! Get a 2 litre bottle and keep it on your desk at work... you'll get through it in no time! Read more...

  • Diet

    Diet

    No we don't mean starve yourself to fit into a dress 2 sizes too small. We mean be aware of what you eat. Ensure you get your '5 a day', eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. We'd also not recommend cutting out major food groups - your diet should consist of a structured amount of all major food types, including carbohydrates and protein. You may however, choose to alter how you eat these food groups - in the Health and Slimming (find it in the menu, left) section of Wedding To Plan we discuss this further. Read more...