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5 Bride-To-Be Hair and Make-Up Must Have Products

As a Professional hair and make-up artist, I have pretty much at one time of another had my hands on most products. During my career I have worked with countless lovely brides, not only providing my services but also advice, and this is what I wanted to share with you today. I have racked my brains and come up with my “simply essential 5 bride-to-be must haves”. If you are trying to pack light, get some key specific products, or simply some new ones, these are my recommendations that every self respecting bride should have with them in preparation for their big day.

Loriel Series Expert Absolut Repair MasqueL’Oreal Absolut Repair – Hair Masque

This is a mask I have been back to time and time again. It’s thick with an amazing texture and it has always really worked for clients looking for a moisture injection. As a bride-to-be, you are more than likely about to have your hair dried, curled, straightened, backcombed and sprayed to within an inch of its life! Do a couple of these the week leading up to your big day and do your hair a favour.


Trilogy Gentle Facial ExfoliantTrilogy – Gentle Facial Exfoliant

Packed with lovely natural oils this scrub is a gentle giant. Non scratchy micro-spheres softly buff away dead skin cells to reveal smooth, new skin ready for your big day makeover. Really get in with your fingers at the nose edges and under the bottom lip and gently rinse away.

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Wedding mood board showing different ideas for a red Christmas themed wedding

Red Christmas Themed Weddings

Red is a great colour to bring out the festive spark in a Christmas wedding. If you are having a wedding around Christmas time, it is likely that your venue will have their own Christmas decorations and tree, so then it’s just a case of adding your own personal touches. Here are a few ideas to help make your Christmas wedding spectacular.

Wedding mood board showing different ideas for a red Christmas themed wedding

Mr & Mrs Bauble – Getting Personal

Heart Window Biscuits – Colin Cooke

Glittered Candle Holders – Martha Stewart

Candy Cane Lolly Pops – Brooke’s Kitchen

Red Holly Leaf Place Card – Martha Stewart

Message Board – John Paul Urizar

Wedding Dress – Amanda Wyatt, Peyton Crimson

Heart Decorations – Etsy

Mini Wedding Cakes – The Funky Cake Co

Picture of My M&M's Personalised M&M's

My M&M’s

My M&M's Logo

Everyone loves an M&M, right? Well we do! (We like most things sweet!)

A new bespoke chocolate was launched in the UK on 1st December, exclusively online – Personalised My M&M’s.  They are the traditional M&M chocolates (without nuts) which can then be personalised with a message of your choice on the shells (up to two lines of eight characters per M&M).

Picture of My M&M's Personalised M&M's

These would be fantastic to give your wedding guests as favours as they come in beautiful little 40g bags, or you could use them as part of a sweetie table, or even in the centre of each of your tables in pretty glass bowls to add a splash of colour to your wedding.

Picture of My M&M's Individual bag 40gHow about personalising these My M&M’s with your names and the date of your wedding, Just Married or something to tie in with your wedding theme?

My M&M’s come in twelve different colours, white, fuchsia, pink, green, yellow, blue, baby blue, red, orange, purple, blue lagoon and anise green, so you’ll be sure to find colours that complement your wedding colours.

These My M&M’s would also make great thank you presents for your bridal party members with your own special thank you message on them.  You can currently order the 40g bags from £2.40 each (when you order 150 bags), reduced from the normal price of £2.90 each.

For more information about these really cool My M&M’s visit www.mymms.co.uk