Wedding beauty, hair, makeup, skincare, fragrances and health & fitness

Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!

Glowing down the aisle!

Rosalique's 3-in-1 Anti-redness Miracle Formula cream acts as a primer, concealer and foundation, offering UV protection from SPF50 sunscreen in one simple step, ensuring that a bride remains protected throughout their wedding festivities. Green micro-capsules adapt to skin tone and minimise the appearance of pores, through colour-adaptive technology, allowing brides to achieve a flawless complexion throughout the day and nighttime celebrations.

Posted: 29 June 2023

Made you blush! - with ICONIC London

Looking for a staple make-up product? ICONIC London's Sheer Blush comes in six scrumptious shades, suited for any blushing bride. Sheer by name, sheer by nature, this product can create trending looks; for a barely-there blusher, squeeze a small amount onto your fingertips and blend into your cheeks for a gorgeous glow. Want that 'been at the beach for hours' look? Apply a healthy amount onto a damp beauty sponge and blend across your cheeks, temples and the bridge of your nose for a natural, sun-kissed look. Applying blusher along your cheekbones and eyelids is the best way to achieve an eye-popping and trendy look. With the shades of; Power Pink, Fearless Flush, Rose Riot, Berry Boom, Cheeky Coral and Fresh Faced, you can select the ideal shade for the wedding look of your dreams.

Posted: 28 June 2023

Get the all-day perfect finish with Milk's Pore Eclipse

Left with a hole in my life when my previous primer ran out I was bereft. Until Milk's Pore Eclipse Mattifying Primer landed on my desk that is. This lightweight water cream make-up primer with skincare benefits claims to blur pores and control shine for a long-lasting soft matte finish. And I can confirm it does just that. It feels fantastic to apply and leaves skin feeling satin smooth. After a long day visiting London recently my foundation looked as good when I arrived home as it did when I left. What's more, it's 90 per cent natural, clean, vegan, cruelty-free, noncomedogenic, paraben-free, and silicone-free. I've found a new favourite!

Posted: 23 June 2023

Skincare products so fresh they should be used within 10 weeks of opening

Founded in 1996, Ringana is a pioneering Austrian skincare company creating products so fresh it's recommended they're used within 10 weeks of opening. As well as using fantastic vegan formulations, the products also feature some of 2023's most sought after active ingredients. I love the Tinted Moisturiser from the brand's FRESH range, containing squalane. This olive-oil based ingredient is becoming increasingly popular because it helps to reconstitute our hydrolipidic film and is easily absorbed without leaving an oily residue behind. It works to strengthen the skin's barrier and maintain hydration too. As a result, this gorgeous moisturiser creates a radiant, perfectly even complexion. Plus, it covers the skin in a delicate tint, thanks to mineral pigments that adapt beautifully to the skin tone to erase small defects, redness and pigmentation spots.

Posted: 16 June 2023

Get smoother skin by using your scraps

The avocado, celebrated for its creamy texture and exceptional health benefits, has long been hailed as a superfood. However, its benefits extend far beyond mere culinary delights. In a bid to reduce waste and tap into the remarkable potential of every part of this remarkable food, The World Avocado Organization shares some game-changing ways you can re-purpose your scraps into skincare. All over the world, individuals and companies alike strive to generate less waste in order to protect the planet and lessen overconsumption.

Posted: 8 June 2023

Encounter the elements with Issey Miyake's new fragrances

This year sees perfume house Issey Miyake present too new fragrances: L'Eau d'Issey Pivonie (£68, 50ml) and L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Vétiver (£59, 50ml). Two launches that celebrate nature in all its beauty, starting with water, of course, but also ushering in lush, vibrant florals and the intensity of vetiver. L'Eau d'Issey Pivoine is made up of 87 per cent ingredients of natural origin, while this proportion for L'eau d'Issey pour Home Vétiver is even higher at 93 per cent. These ingredients are exclusively sourced in a manner that respects the principles of fair trade and are responsibly harvested.

Posted: 2 June 2023

The 25-minute wedding workout that'll have you feeling your most confident

Getting in shape for your wedding can be a daunting task. Whether you're looking to lose weight, tone up, or just feel more confident, incorporating a solid workout with the right fitness moves into your routine can make all the difference. Amanda Place, award winning personal trainer and founder of Sculptrition ( has devised a workout including five moves that are timeless favourites because of the multiple muscles they target and quick results they can produce. The best part is that this workout requires no equipment and can be done even if you're an exercise beginner. All you need is your bodyweight and some energy. Each move should be completed for three sets but if you're short on time, do one set of each to make it a eight-minute blast.

Posted: 2 June 2023

How to get a camera-ready smile in time for your wedding day

Dr Peta Leigh is an award-winning aesthetic and restorative dentist at Elleven Dental, here, she shares five ways to get a camera-ready smile for your wedding without undergoing treatment... You want to look and feel good of the biggest day of your life – thinking about the photos you are going to treasure forever is often enough to inspire brides and grooms to treat themselves to a 'smile makeover' in some capacity. Not everyone will have the time or desire to undergo cosmetic treatment with a dental expert – but the good news is there are still a handful of ways you can protect and enhance your smile to boost your confidence ahead of your wedding day.

Posted: 31 May 2023

Discover LEGIT Lashes, Huda Kattan's debut mascara

LEGIT Lashes is Huda Kattan's debut mascara that's been more than four years in the making. Its revolutionary formulas and two-sided brush is set to change the lash game altogether. It features not one, but two full-size mascaras in one product with an innovative combo, perfect for the ultimate multitasker to achieve the three pillars of luscious lashes – volume, length, and curl – in seconds. Whether you want to turn up the volume or are looking for a boost in length, each wand works effortlessly to give you the lashes you're after. Both ends are loaded with Huda's signature extra black, Black-2 Liquid pigment. LEGIT Lashes is sure to be become a go-to product as you can choose a variety of looks with just one mascara. £24,

Posted: 26 May 2023

Shine bright with eSalon

eSalon's Silk Shine is a nourishing argan oil treatment that increases shine, strengthens hair and protects colour. Packed with a punch, this lightweight serum is the ultimate multi-tasking treatment. Just a few small pumps (or one if you have short hair like me) gives hair an instantly radiant shine, while hydrating dry-to-the-touch ends and safeguarding against colour fade. It's done wonders for the condition of my hair and a little does indeed go a long way. eSalon is reinventing the way we colour our hair by creating a fully-customised professional-grade home hair colour that's made to order and shipped directly to the door. Find out more at

Posted: 19 May 2023

Decléor harness the power of green mandarin

Green mandarin essential oil is packed with antioxidants and is known for its rejuvenating and brightening properties. It leaves dull skin looking luminous and radiant, perfect for reviving your complexion and bringing a gorgeous glow to it. That's why the clever folk at Decléor have harnessed its power to create its Green Mandarin Glowing Collection. The new range features Aromanessence Green Mandarin (£56), Green Mandarin Vitamin Glow Day Cream (£60.50), and Green Mandarin Glow Night Balm (£50.50). But, I've fallen in particular for the Green Mandarin Aromaplastie Glow Booster Mask (£37), which is designed to boost radiance and revitalise the complexion. A potent treatment that brightens and energises dull and tired-looking skin, offers the ideal pre-wedding boost. Find it at

Posted: 12 May 2023

Create Robert Welsh's signature looks with his new edit from Ciate London

World-class make-up Robert Welsh is one of social media's stand-out creators, posting impressive make-up tutorials and refreshingly honest reviews, which have earned him a loyal following of millions. Now, you can create your own versions of Robert's signature looks with his new Curated By edit from Ciaté London. The kit includes the Chocolate Trend Palette, Dewy Stix Highlight, Velvet Cloud Lip Shadow in Heavenly, Extraordinary Translucent Powder and Wonderwand Mascara. The five-piece edit, £35, is available exclusively at Watch Robert and follow along with his tutorial to get the look at

Posted: 5 May 2023

Tried & tested: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Having keenly followed celebs' ravings about Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream on social media, excitement levels at CWM HQ were high when a tub arrived in the office. Editor Olivia Gibson stepped up to try it, and here's what she had to say: "This cream smells unbelievable and absorbs quickly, leaving behind plenty of hydration. After the first use, I immediately noticed a smoother and refreshed skin. Fast-forward a few weeks and it now appears firmer and tighter.

Posted: 28 April 2023

Eat your way to a stress-free wedding

Nutrition and Health Coach, Demelza Rayner, reveals seven simple steps to feeling relaxed and in control on your wedding day. It's only natural to feel nervous – if not downright terrified – on your wedding day. After-all, you've spent at least a year on planning every little detail to ensure the big day goes without a hitch. Furthermore, if you're not someone who enjoys being the centre of attention then there's the added pressure of knowing all eyes will be on you. I'm here to reassure you that these worries are perfectly normal and, by following my seven simple steps, you can sail through the day feeling calm, in control and able to enjoy every stage of the proceedings. Let's get started!

Posted: 24 April 2023

Golden goddess Ekin-Su collaborates with BPerfect Cosmetics

Leading Irish make-up giant BPerfect Cosmetics is a celebrity and influencer-loved brand with a difference. Expanding into stores across the UK later this year, BPerfect has partnered with Love Island 2022 winner, Ekin Su Culculoglu to launch a range of innovative new products. Ekin Su was wore BPerfect in the Love Island villa and has now shared her secret weapons in recreating her iconic golden goddess look. Launching with four luxurious products – the Fearless Face & Eye Palette (£29.95), the Radiant Glow Luxurious Skin Enhancer (£16.95), the Luxury Half Lash Set (£16.95) and the Mini Empress Base & Body Brush (£9.95) they're set to become make-up bag stapes. Check out

Posted: 21 April 2023

Boost your skin from within

Hands up, tanning products and I have never gotten along terribly well, but when I heard about St.Tropez's new Self Tan Luxe Body Serum I immediately sensed a game-changer and was keen to find out more! Raising the bar, this new serum format, infused with a unique collagen-enhancing complex, responds to consumer demand for a hydrating, longer-lasting natural glow with skincare benefits. It works to firm, smooth, soothe, reduce redness and even skin tone while instantly hydrating skin in the most easy-to-use format yet. What's more, it's infused with the iconic St.Tropez Luxe scent, a fine fragrance with Tri-tech Olfactory Fragrance Technology, which equals no biscuity smell.

Posted: 14 April 2023

It's all about the braid this spring!

When it comes to bridal hair this spring, it's all about braids. Braids scream spring/summer, and give off boho vibes perfect for any weddings, whether you're in your local town at the church, a country house, or a rustic barn. These styles can look effortless and soft but also super classy and above anything, romantic. Below are three of Alterna Ambassador Sabrina Dijakman's favourite braided wedding hairstyles for the season along with her must-have products for creating them.

Posted: 7 April 2023

Five ways to stay fit and healthy with a hectic work schedule

A hectic work schedule can often mean that other parts of our lives our pushed to the side. Many people find it challenging to have a positive work-life balance, often not being able to find the time to stay fit and eat well. With an impending wedding day adding to people's desires to look and feel their best for such a special occasion, it can certainly add to the pressure. Fortunately, sports nutrition experts Bulk have highlighted five ways to stay fit and healthy during a busy work week. Change your commute; while it may seem like taking just a few steps to your car and driving to work will save you more time in the day than walking, it's not as practical as it may sound.

Posted: 31 March 2023

Face your volume and fine hair challenges head on with Alterna

Many of us struggle with the fact our hair lacks volume or that it feels and looks fine and lifeless. However, there are tips to helping our hair look as if it is fuller and thicker in appearance, and products we can use to instantly give our hair volume. Below are some of the most common volume and fine hair challenges along with Joana Neves' (editorial director at Alterna) top solutions...

Posted: 24 March 2023

Jo Malone's new Blossoms Collection is set to stun this spring

Jo Malone London's wonderful new scent offering for spring is The Blossoms Collection. Inclusive of three light-floral Colognes, the full collection extends to a lightweight hair mist and atmospheric scent diffuser, and it's giving us all the spring bride vibes. Céline Roux, Global Head of Fragrance, Jo Malone London says, "Each one brings different facets of fragrance to the table, but each also embraces the joys of spring and that unmistakable feeling of being in nature."

Posted: 17 March 2023

Wedding workouts: Top tips for getting fit before your big day

Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their big day, so if you're planning a pre-wedding health kick, Keoghan Bellew, Personal Trainer at Fitness Superstore, shares his top tips to help you get started on the right track. Whether you want to fill out your dream dress or fit into your freshly tailored tux, many people choose to step up their wellness routine a little before their wedding day. Nothing beats feeling happy and confident in your own skin, and this is even more meaningful during special events that you'll remember forever.

Posted: 8 March 2023

Perricone MD's director of education expalins how to retain that youthful look

Perricone's MD High Potency, Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione, Neuropeptide and Cold Plasma Plus+ skincare collections harmoniously help to reduce the visible signs of ageing. Supercharged by active skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and patented Acyl-Glutathione, each formula is designed to work symbiotically with the skin and other Perricone MD products. Whether you're looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, promote a lifted, supple effect or a unified skin tone, the assortment of creams, serums and treatments work together to create a radiant complexion. Here, Perricone MD's director of eductation, Rosalba Martone, offers her expert advice on how to look younger...

Posted: 3 March 2023

How to create a spathroom

As the wellness trend continues to grow, more people are looking to incorporate wellness into their home, particularly in the bathroom. The focus is on creating a 'spathroom', a bathroom/spa hybrid that promotes serenity and calm. Luckily, creating one can be affordable and effortless. Chloë Luxton, founder of Bramley – the British countryside-inspired beauty brand loved by the UK's best hoteliers – has shared six quick and affordable ways to create a hotel-worthy spathroom: 1. Good lighting is a spathroom essential, as light has a huge effect on our wellbeing. Natural light, for example, is good for both the mind and bathroom, opening the room to give the impression of greater size and space. If your bathroom is lacking in natural light, add mirrors to reflect light around the room and brighten the space. Dimmer lights and candles are also perfect for creating a soothing ambience when the sun goes down.

Posted: 24 February 2023

The role water plays in skin health

For many of us, the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated is often associated with the need to quench a thirst. In reality, however, drinking water is a necessary part of staying healthy - carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells, aiding digestion and weight loss, and even improving the appearance of the skin. Research from the National Library of Medicine explains that during the colder months, we have fewer lipids in our skin barrier, subjecting us to dryness, itchiness and a lack of essential moistures. Now, however, new research from innovative water bottle, air up has found that almost half of the nation (45%), admit to only drinking one glass of water a day, with water consumption halving for millions during the winter months.

Particularly during the colder months, with the combination of exposure to cold outdoor air, dry indoor heat, decreased humidity levels, and a harsher winter wind it is likely that the nations' skin has been zapped of essential moistures. Water helps to maintain skin health, with the International Journal of Cosmetic Science unveiling that long-term water intake can have a significant impact on its elasticity, helping the skin to become plumper, have fewer irritations and blemishes, and maintain a good pH balance.

Posted: 17 February 2023

Help little girls with dreams to become women with vision with L'Occitane

L'OCCITANE's history and devotion to becoming cultivators of change reads like a poem; one where infinite passion, ground breaking ideas and a desire to make lasting change come together to create positive change and shape a better future for people and the planet. A commitment to empowering women lies at the very heart of the brand, driven by a simple wish to empower women and girls to dream big, and help to provide them with resources to turn their visions into reality, both for the brand's employees and for those they have the pleasure of meeting and supporting through their work.

Posted: 10 February 2023

Plan your big day with An Essex Wedding magazine!

Unlike a national magazine, An Essex Wedding is packed with regional features, venues in your area, inspirational real weddings and regular features on bridal fashion, beauty trends, photography, cars, stationery, flowers, cakes, music, entertainment, catering, hair & beauty, etc.

So when you decide to look for local suppliers, wedding retailers and service providers for your special day, our magazines can really help you plan your wedding.

We also have regular exciting wedding competitions and free giveaways, expert question & answer pages and lots more. Quite simply, all the information you will ever need to get married in your area.

We have 19 wedding titles covering counties and regions throughout most of England and Wales. An Essex Wedding is available to download for free as a high quality eMagazine. Regional wedding magazines covering other areas are available here.