Bridal beauty A Natural Approach
100% natural ingredients with certified organic products… in a day cream? Yes, you read correctly. Cosima's Replenishing Day Cream harnesses the power of nature to fight signs of premature ageing. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this is like the ultimate multivitamin for your, and your new hubby's, skin. RRP $45, cosimaskin.com.
Caswell-Massey's botanical beauty products are the perfect way to nourish your skin while getting into that holiday vibe. With ranges such as 'Fig & Bamboo', 'Coriander & Mandarin' and 'Vetiver & Cardamom' your skin will be smelling as good as it looks! Fig & Bamboo Dual Phase Body Oil, RRP $49.95, villamondo.com.
Your hero product? “Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer. After all, it’s a crime not to prime!” - Giulia Ponticello Hair & Makeup Artistry Giulia giulia.com.au
from Issada CEO and founder Fiona Neale “Nude lips look fresh with a touch of gloss in the centre to add volume and shine. For fair skin, choose beige with a hit of pink. For medium skin, caramel shades are best, and for dark skin, use toffee or chocolate. And always fill in and blend your lip pencil – no more noticeable liner, those days are GONE!” issadacosmetics.com
'Something Blue', Oscar de la Renta's brand new fragrance to be released in September, is a dreamy floral combination of linen blossom, stephanotis and lily of the valley layered with fresh bursts of mandarin and lychee. Described as "feminine, romantic and full of life," this scent embodies everything a woman should be on her wedding day. EDP 50ml $94 from leading department stores.
Luminous skin, lustrous lashes and a softly sweet scent - every bride wanting to achieve these three beauty triumphs will need a couple of clever products up her sleeve. Introducing some of the newest and best to hit the market which will have you silky smooth, smelling beautiful and batting eyelashes like Bambi in no time!
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1000 Hour's newly released Eyelash Enhancing Serum combines potent polypeptides, proteins and moisturising agents to have your lashes lengthened and full of volume in just four weeks! The product contains 97 per cent natural ingredients and is free from parabens and fragrances, so you'll be left with luscious lashes minus any nasty side effects. RRP $39.99 from selected Price Attack and online stores. TK'S Lashes are an all-natural eyelash extension kit which will extend your eye lashes by up to 300 per cent. Initially developed for dancers, the lashes won't smudge or run - perfect for those sneaky tears shed at the altar! The kit lasts a whopping five months with daily use, and has a shelf life of two years. RRP $75. Available through tkslashesdance.com.
• Snack on a rainbow of fresh veggies most days... they are better than muesli bars, rice cakes and crackers any day of the week. They also keep you better hydrated: •S now peas, cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, celery, baby beetroot, capsicum. • Green vegetables like rocket, spinach and broccoli keep your body alkalised which helps reduce skin inflammation • Avocado, nuts and olive oil all have amazing oils that keep your skin full and healthy. Enjoy these in small amounts almost every day. • Fresh seafood, especially oily fish like salmon and mackerelare are rich sources of omega 3. • Colourful fruit like strawberries, mango and blood red oranges
KEEP IN MIND bare a little skin, so make brides Many sure that your shoulders and décollatage aren’t sunburnt before the big day!
Dietician Michael Lawler eatmenutrition.com.au Clinique's new CC Cream is a miracle product - the one lightweight formula combines colour-correcting optics with Moisture Surge hydrators and SPF 30 protection for the ultimate dewy, hydrated complexion. Ideal for brides heading to tropical, sunny destinations. RRP $45. Available from Clinique Counters and clinique.com.
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Eat these high quality foods all the way through your wedding plans and leading up to the big day to keep your skin glowing.
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Food to make your skin glow
• Clean, low GI carbs like basmati rice, oats and multigrain bread in small amounts are amazing for keeping your energy up. A low GI diet has been researched to improve skin quality and reduce pimples. • Vitamin D rich foods are wonderful for your skin and with so many Australians low in Vitamin D give these foods a try for a skin boost: •S almon, mackerel, fresh tuna, milk, egg, cheese and liver.
Primed to Perfection Candy Crush Fresh, joyful and luminous, Prada's 'Candy' will punctuate your wedding escape with a gorgeously upbeat scent. We particularly love the bottle's teaming of soft peach with gold - some fab wedding styling inspiration! EDT 50ml $116 from leading department stores.
Laura Mercier's latest Foundation Primer has a gel-like texture which glides easily across the surface of the skin to create a perfectly smooth and flawless canvas. Broad spectrum SPF 30 will also keep skin protected throughout the day, preventing any unwanted sunburnt noses! RRP $45 from Laura Mercier counters and lauramercier.com.
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