Wedding Hair & Beauty Hot Picks – August

Every other month I test out a variety of product to bring you the very best hair and beauty buys for your Big Day! I only write about the products that I love so that you don’t have to spend lots of time and money testing things out before your all important day. I hope you love these products as much as I do…

CaudalieCaudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Creme
This is a lovely moisturizing face cream from Caudalie, it is really light and absorbs quickly in to your skin, making dry and thirsty skin feel fully hydrated again. Tit left my skin feeling really soft and feeing great.

FunctionalabFunctionalab Age Defence Antioxidant Serum
This super serum from Functionalab contains a powerful antioxidant complex of five specialised active ingredients to strengthen the skin’s natural defence system against everyday environmental aggressors. It has a non-greasy formula and absorbs nicely in to the skin leaving you with silky smooth base for your make-up.

StriVectinStriVectin-SD Instant Retexturizing Scrub
This retexturizing scrub polishes and primes the skin to help combat wrinkles.
NIA-114 technology in Pro-Niosomes helps stimulate cell renewal, giving healthy, youthful-looking skin. Simply massage gently on to face and neck then rinse off with warm water.

ElemisElemis FreshSkin Face Mask Duo
I really like this duo face mask from Elemis, it comes with double sachets that purify and moisturise your skin. The first sachet is a Deep Clean Purifying Face Mask, it has a blend of natural clays, goji berry extract and frankincense oil to help draw out impurities and refine the skin whilst vitamin E softens and soothes. The second sachet is a Magical Moisture Quenching Face Mask which contains white lupin, artic cranberry seed oil and apple extract to deliver an instant moisture boost to dry skin, while aloe vera gently soothes. After using the both masques my skin felt amazing and look great, as it comes with 3 of each sachet you can use them once a week in the lead up to your big day to get your skin in perfect condition.

CaudalieCaudalie Premier Cru – The Eye Cream
This is such a lovely eyecream that I now can’t live without, upon application it offers immediate comfort and illuminates the skins appearance, dark spots and shadows simply dissapear. Its anti-ageing ingredients treat all the signs of ageing: wrinkles are smoothed, the upper eyelid is firmed, dark circles, puffiness and dark spots are reduced. The creams silvery, coppery and iridescent pearly particles immediately correct dark circles, brighten up the eyes and remove imperfections. Ps: It can also be used on the lip contour area, two products for the price of one!

ElemisElemis Tranquil Touch Body Cream
This gorgeous body cream from Elemis not only smells divine but it is so rich and creamy that your skin is left feeling amazing. The combination of softening sweet almond oil, rice bran oil and passionflower oil, blend together perfectly with aromatic patchouli and ginger, leaving the skin delicately soft and smelling amazing.

Bobbi BrownBobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free
This is the perfect tinted moisturizer if you have oily skin, it gives light moisture, sheer coverage and sun protection all in one, This gel-based formula goes on beautifully and blends perfectly to give you sheer full coverage. Vitamins C and E protect skin from free radical damage, while SPF 15 helps prevent sun damage.

OriginsOrigins Quick Hide Concealer
I really like this concealer from Origins, it covers dark circles, blemishes and redness. It blends in beautifully leaving your skin looking flawless, it also has soft-focus filters that diminish fine lines and flaws.

BMBM Beauty Mineral Finishing Powder
This natural mineral formula powder from BM Beauty is perfect for adding a touch of radiance to brighten your complexion. It is free from parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances, fillers, bismuth oxychloride, nano particles and animal products. Simply apply with a large powder brush all over your face.

Body ShopBody Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder
If you want a bit of a glow but don’t want to look like you have been tangoed then you will love this bronzer from The Body Shop, it is perfect for fairer skins as it gives a subtle sunkissed glow to the skin. Use a large powder brush to sweep across cheeks, forehead and nose.

BlusherSmashbox Blush Rush Blusher in Passion
If you are going for a fresh faced rosy-cheeked look then this is a great blusher from Smashbox. It gives a naturally flushed look that stays putt all day. Simply apply the apples of your cheeks with a large soft brush. The cute compact also has an innovative swivel mirror component for touch ups throughout the day

BMBM Beauty Lash Curling Mascara
I love when I find a good mascara and this one from BM Beauty is fantastic, It went on perfectly separating and coating each individual lash, no clumping or smudging, just gorgeous long curled lashes.

L'OccitaneL’Occitane Pivoine Flora Lip Shine
This limited edition lip gloss is part of the Pivoine Flora range, it’s the perfect colour for a romantic rosy lip, it has a slight shimmering sheen without being sticky. It also contains softening Peony extract to protect and pamper your lips.

RodialRodial Glam Balm 2 in 1 Lip and Wrinkle Plumper
This multi-purpose anti-aging skin treatment from Rodial is a must-have, it can be used on your face, lips, neck and hands, it nourishes, refines wrinkles and plumps up collagen on your skin and lips giving you a fuller and firmer appearance. Myrrh extract and vitamin C plump up your lips and smooth out wrinkles. Calendula, Shea butter and vitamin E soothe, hydrate and restore moisture to the skin, leaving it feeling amazingly soft. Ude it in the morning or evening as a daily treatment as well as during the day for a quick fix, it is also amazing for using on flights to restore moisture, I never fly without it now!

Paul MitchellPaul Mitchell – Style Cocktail – Smoothly Ever After
I love these new limited edition Style Cocktails from Paul Mitchell, they come in 4 funky flavours (The Hot Couple, Smoothly Ever After, To Have and to Hold and Big Hair For The Big Day) and come with two products presented in a funky tin. My personal favourite is the Smoothly Ever After, which includes their Super Skinny Serum and Gloss Drops, the perfect partners to get glorious frizz-free sheen! Not only are these fabulous for you but they also make great thank-you presents for your bridesmaids.

CliniqueClinique Body Airbrush Spray
If you are looking for a good fake tan to give you a nice natural glow on your big day, then this is a great one from Clinique, the aerosol can makes it really easy to apply and works from any angle. The colour starts to develop in less than an hour and fully deepens within 24 hours. The result was streak-free, just be sure to fully rub in after spraying.

Agent ProvocateurAgent Provocateur Eau de Parfum Purse Spray
I love this signature fragrance from Agent Provocateur, it is so unique and very sexy, when I was wearing this the other day everyone asked me what perfume I was wearing. It combines saffron oil from India, coriander from Egyptian Jasmine and Vetive from Haiti amongst other exotic elements. A little goes a long way so the bottle will last for ages and its compact size is perfect for slipping in your purse.