In a perfect world, the biggest day of your life starts bright and early after a fantastic night’s sleep, with the sun shining, birds tweeting and every single thing – from the violinist to the vol-au-vents – arriving on time.
Of course, this isn’t the perfect world and only the very fortunate manage to get through their wedding day without some sort of mishap. But your heels snapping, make-up smudging and speakers breaking doesn’t mean the day is ruined; far from it. In fact, the odd calamity is all part of the (rather stressful) fun.
To at least try and make getting hitched go without a hitch, take a look at these five essential things to invest in on your wedding day…
She gave you the gift of life, so you should definitely give her a gift she’ll love. But choosing the perfect gift for your mum on Mother’s Day can be tricky, particularly when your persistently met with ‘Oh it’s fine dear, just get me a nice card’ when you ask if there’s anything in she’d like!
January may be done and dusted, but when it comes to cold, wet weather, we’re not out of the woods yet. With a less than favourable forecast for February (and beyond), we’ve got several more weeks of weather woes and that means battling on with our winter beauty bugbears. From chapped lips to lacklustre hair, the weather sure doesn’t go easy on us during winter. But don’t lock yourself away until spring; take a look at our top tips for staying gorgeous through these rough beauty conditions…
Dry, itchy skin
There’s nothing lovelier than hot shower when the mercury drops, right? Wrong! As tempting as it is to blast the boiler and step into a steaming tub, hot water actually strips your skin of its natural oil barrier; a barrier your body needs to trap in moisture.
Lower the temperature and resist the urge to soak for half an hour (no more than 15 minutes), then pat dry with a towel. Lock in the moisture with a milk-based cream, perfect for softening skin and warding off irritation. This Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion will do the trick.
Glisten up girls! Get ready to celebrate NYE in style this year with our fave hair and beauty looks. Whether you opt for super sleek hair a’la Jennifer Lawrence or metallic nails inspired by the AW13 catwalk, we’ve got it covered so you can make the ultimate statement on the dance floor on New Years Eve!
Struggling to find the perfect present for the picky people in your life? Well fear not; your pals at Simply Be have done the hard work for you and found some fantastic gifts that won’t end up on Ebay by Boxing Day. From the designer diva to the man in your life, check out or top present picks this Christmas and get your festive shop on quick sharp!
Hey there, pretty lady…
If she’s a girly girl with a penchant for preening, fill up her stocking with beauty booty and must-have hair products.
The classic french manicure is simple, elegant and gives off a fabulously brilliant polished look. This manicure normally consists of white tips with nude or pink nails. There are many ways to achieve this polished look and we’re here to show you how easy it is to do it at home without the use of acrylics or fake nails. All you need to get started is some good nail clippers, a nail buffer, cuticle pusher and nail varnish of course.
This 9-piece set includes nail clippers, tweezers and a nail file all in a glamorous sparkling case.