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Wedding Ideas: Health and Fitness

Love Your Lips

Great beauty starts with care, trust and quality. We’re here for you through the colder months with tips for caring for your skin, your hair and now we’ve a word to say on loving your lips… With a little help from Lypsyl and their years of expertise! 

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Big Day, Big Hair

Healthy, happy hair is all a part of the feel good factor on your big day. Wedding planning can be stressful, but, it doesn’t have to be a reason to pull at your hair or for it to fall out! Together with Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver, we’ve taken a look at her handy pointers for keeping your hair in tip-top condition ahead of those all important occasions! 

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Balance Me: Our Winter Skincare Fix

This winter, we’ve been focusing on taking care of ourselves. It’s a great time to experiment with new products and to hone your skincare routine. We’re especially mindful about what we put onto our faces, which is why we’ve taken care to choose products that are nourishing, gentle and all round do-gooders. For January, we’re featuring Balance Me’s Radiance Face Mask as our winter skincare fix – read on for why it’s just so lovely…

Balance Me: Our Winter Skincare Fix

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Europe’s most romantic hotel: Palazzo Avino – our favourite things

Palazzo Avino was judged to be the most romantic hotel in Europe. Nestled in Ravello, high above the Amalfi Coast in Italy it is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon or a fairytale wedding. A picture can say a thousand words so here is a round up of a few of our favourites so you can judge for yourself:

Palazzo Avino

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Is your body ready for Summer?

If you’re dreaming of that perfect bikini body – whether it be for your wedding day, honeymoon or Summer holiday, we all know that exercise and diet are the ideal way to achieve it. However, if Summer has sneaked up on you, Mio Skincare offers a range of amazing products which are a great way to get your body ready to bare in a hurry. To find out more about the products and read our reviews, click here.



Dieting: “A Piece of Cake”

Have you put off getting that perfect wedding dress figure until after Christmas and are now faced with the fact it is already January?

Many of us associate dieting with mental torture – no carbohydrates, no chocolate and no alcohol. What could be worse? Our initial, yet exaggerated thoughts of dieting may include deprivation and subsequent misery. But brides-to-be, dieting doesn’t have to be painful.  Having a positive outlook on your new diet is key to exercising control and rationing your eating habits. Here’s our top ten manageable diet tips, whereby dieting and “a piece of cake” can be used in the same sentence!

bride dress fitting diet

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Good Spa Awards – Go on, treat yourself!

The Vineyard - Spa - crop

Wet weather getting you down? Escape it for a day! The annual Good Spa Guide awards took place this week, and we have to say that their magazine readers have great taste and several of our favourite day spas are on their list. Why not arrange to try one for yourself and beat the winter weather with a day in a cuddly robe with poolside pampering and luxurious treatments?

The Readers’ Choice Awards – region by region
Best London Spa: The Spa in Dolphin Square
Best Spa in the Midlands and East: The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall
Best Spa in the North: The Woodland Spa
Best Spa in Scotland: Stobo Castle Health Spa
Best Spa in the South EastSenSpa at Careys Manor
Best Spa in the South West & Channel Islands: Ayush Wellness Spa at the Hotel de France
Best Spa in Wales: The Well Spa Retreat at Bluestone

…And for something a bit special
Award for Sheer Luxury: Rockliffe Hall
Best Wellness Programme: Grayshott Spa
Best Spa for a City Break: The Spa at The Royal Crescent Hotel
Best Spa for a Country Hideaway: Calcot Spa
Most Romantic Retreat: The Vineyard Spa
Best Customer Service: Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa
Best Spa to be Social: Aqua Sana Woburn Forest
Best Spa to go Solo: Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

November is a great time of year to visit a spa; hints of the summer tan are still there and you will really appreciate the warmth and pampering as we get in to winter. A lot of these spas are connected to hotels and you may find that you can get a great deal if you want to extend the stay and make a weekend of it.

Make up Review: Jane Iredale’s City Nights Collection

Understanding the importance of good quality make up, we’ve been sampling some new products on the market. We were told that Jane Iredale’s new City Nights Collection “delivers radiant Autumn make up, inspired by the glamour and energy of a night out on the town.”  But we know that ladies can be tempted into buying new make up products by the persuasive language of good marketing. So the question is – what did we actually think of the products?


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Getting fit for your wedding – five reasons why.

Your wedding is the best motivation to get in shape. You’re about to start an exciting new part of your life, so it makes sense to look and feel great from the get-go. This also bodes well for your honeymoon…!

Reasons why you should be getting fit:

Bride looking in mirror

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Wear A Hat Day – Friday 28th March

Weddings are a great excuse to wear a hat or fascinator but finding the right hat can be a challenge. Depending on what colour and style outfit you want to wear, you may wish to match your hat accordingly. You can always choose to wear a fascinator – fascinators are an excellent elegant alternative to hats and come in a range of different styles! We know how important hats are for weddings, but on Friday 28th March they will be serving a different purpose.

wear a hat day

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