Getting married is one of the happiest times of your life, yet can be one of the most stressful periods too. There is a lot of planning that goes in to a wedding and it can be a long drawn out process because things have to be booked far in advance whereas some things can’t be done until a few weeks before. Whilst most of the decisions are made equally it is often the bride that organizes and worries far more than the groom. Worrying about the weather, will the dress be ready on time, (and will it fit?), will the bridesmaids behave? The bride’s appearance is often more significant than that of the Grooms’ and the pressure of finding that ‘perfect’ dress, how to wear your hair, how to apply your make-up can cause unnecessary stress.
It’s often not until the wedding day is actually just round the corner that the stress manifests itself, often in the form of a minor illness or a streaming cold which in turn leads to more anxiety! You now worry that you will be poorly on the day of the wedding.
Often after the wedding, stress can cause an anticlimax feeling and leave you feeling quite low and confused because you should be on top of the world!
Part of the whole process of planning an event should be to ensure that you are full of energy and vitality and this should not be left to chance. A regular massage during the final 3 months before the wedding will boost your immune system, cleanse your system of impurities, give your body time to rest and relax and encourage your brain to slow down.
Your therapist should be able to select the correct essential oils for you and blend a unique mixture that will enhance your massage and encourage your whole body to be balanced and stress free. It’s the only time when you do nothing… just turn up, and lie on the couch…. It’s your job to relax and let go… knowing that when you get up and carry on with those lists you will be firing on all cylinders.
All major players should be included so that everyone is fit and well on the day. Pick somewhere local to your home so that you can easily attend and book dates in advance so that you are not trying to squeeze it into a busy diary.
Carolynn Binnie ITEC trained and qualified in Swedish Body Massage at the Canterbury School of Natural Therapies in 1994 and is a full member of the Guild of Holistic Therapists. She practices Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Swedish and Indian Head Massage. As a therapist she is bound by a code of Professionalism and Ethics. Confidentiality and client care are always of utmost importance.
As part of her practice, Carolynn attends regular training and courses to keep her skills updated. In April 2011 she will be completing a Hot and Cold Stone Advanced Massage Course, with a therapist who helped bring LeStone Hot Stones into the UK some 10 years ago.
With a life long interest in complimentary therapies, and a passion for helping others, Carolynn aims to treat each of her clients with courtesy, respect and on an individual basis. Carolynn finds her work fulfilling and rewarding, and aims to provide people with a little rest and relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing.
In 2010 Carolynn undertook an Advanced Sugaring course with the Carlton Institute and now offers a sugar sweet Hair Removal Service. Unlike waxing sugar does not stick to the skin and is therefore less painful and less harsh on the skin. Clients are amazed at the smoothness achieved and the length of time needed between treatments. Facial and body hair is removed with little fuss, with great results each time.
Carolynn works from her own therapist room at home in Herne Bay, where there is free parking, a confidential service and time to relax and unwind. This is a non-smoking home with no pets.Tweet
Made Up For You’s product of the week for weeks 13 & 14 is a beauty product from Mary Kay called Satin Lips.
It is a 2 step procedure for people with very dry, flaky lips to refine and replenish. Step 1 uses the Mask to gently exfoliate the lips removing dead skin cells and dryness. Step 2 uses the Balm to protect and moisturise the lips leaving them soft and supple. This is a fantastic product for brides who want the perfect smile on their wedding day with their lipstick lasting longer.Tweet
The sixties are probably remembered by many as the ‘hippy’ era. People were dressed in ethnic clothes and adorned their hair with flowers and ribbons. Those who didn’t went for the ‘all American girl next door look’ with hair usually back-combed and makeup kept simple. The emphasis was being on natural, healthy looks. More women were now ’going out’ to work and wanted easily achievable hairstyles which could be fixed with hairspray and stay in place all day. The younger age group started to wear makeup in very pale pinks and peach coloured pearlised lipsticks with matching nail varnish.
Then came supermodel ‘Twiggy’. Heavily lined eye sockets together with heavily contoured cheeks and huge, wide eye became every young woman’s yearned for makeup look. Mary Quant, probably the most famous fashion designer of the day, was on of the first to bring out a new makeup collection in trendy packaging which captured the new, young fashion market. Mary Quant cosmetics are still available today and instantly recognisable by the original Quant daisy logo which is still used.Tweet
Every woman wants to be a vision of beauty on her wedding day. June is known as ‘bridal month’ and we are now offering speciality skincare and makeovers for brides alongside Made Up For You (Bridal & Special Occasion Makeup).
- ‘Custom Compact‘ with selected wedding colours (ask your makeup artist for recommendations on colour).
- ‘Timewise Skincare Basics‘ for the Bride, your Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride / Groom.
- ‘Fragrance Free Satin Hands Pampering Set‘ for soft and smooth hands (especially in the photos of your new wedding ring!).
- Limited Edition ‘Mary Kay Nail Lacquer‘ (Bridesmaids may want to wear a nail colour that coordinates with their dresses or a more natural colour such as Pink Sand. The Bride might not want to wear nail colour, opting instead for a natural look with a clear Base / Top Coat).
- ‘MK Men Skincare‘ products for the Groom, Best Man and/or Ushers.
- Bottles of ‘Mary Kay Eau de Toilette‘ in Forever Orchid for a subtle yet gorgeous bridal fragrance.
- ‘Honeymoon Survival Kit‘ (includes Indulge Soothing Eye Mask / Satin Lips Balm / Limited Edition Mary Kay SPF30 Sunscreen / Limited Edition Mary Kay After-Sun Replenishing Gel).
When conducting a makeover, the Bride may have her own unique look, but the Bridesmaids should wear the same makeup look and colours if they plan on wearing the same coloured dress. Wedding photos turn out better when people have the same makeup on!
To arrange a skincare, colour (cosmetics/makeover) or fragrance party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engagement Rings – A Look at the Trends for 2011
Your engagement ring is a symbol of everlasting love and the unique bond between you and your partner. For this reason it should be nothing less than spectacular and if you and your partner are looking for something a little different in 2011, you are guaranteed to be spoilt for choice at the Jewellery Channel.
The Jewellery Channel’s latest collection of engagement rings is inspired by the latest jewellery trends. This season’s most coveted styles focus on glamorous jewellery with dazzling diamond rings being highly sought after in 2011. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and are perfect for those who want to surprise their partner with a sophisticated yet contemporary design. Diamond rings are hugely popular due to their timeless beauty and will never look dated or old fashioned.
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional engagement rings, colourful gemstones are guaranteed to delight. Rubies, sapphires and emeralds are all stunning choices when it comes to unusual engagement rings. 2011 is all about glamorous engagement rings with intricate features such as twisted bands and raised settings.
The Jewellery Channel stocks a stunning array of diamond jewellery and engagement rings. The stunning collection of diamond rings is both beautiful and unique, helping you to choose something that fits in with your individual wedding theme, or with the bride’s personal taste. You can browse diamond rings and engagement rings that are encrusted with diamonds and set on gold, silver, platinum and white silver among others. The Jewellery Channel stocks high quality diamond rings that incorporate the latest materials for longevity and durability.Tweet
Our product of the week for Weeks 11 and 12 are glitter eyeliners. They come in a wide range of colours and would usually be used for special occasion makeup rather than bridal. They are fun and really make a statement on your eyes! Easy to apply and you can build them up to a more dramatic look if required.Tweet
Our week 10 product of the week is Body Shop Baked-to-Last Bronzers. Simple packaging but the bronzers are very eye catching. The swirls of colour (light and dark) are guaranteed to suit everyone and compliment their skin tone. As they are baked, they last a long time and are therefore great value for money! Use with a large bronzer brush for maximum effect.Tweet
With an impressive 10 year experience in the events industry, Seyi Olusanya, the Creative Director of Cedar Events has been known for producing spectacular, breath-taking and flawlessly produced events.
Seyi Olusanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK since the early 90′s, after a successful career in the IT industry she followed her true passion of all things design to set up Cedar Events an Event Design & Production Company. Cedar Events has been recognized within the industry as a trendsetting company and has earned itself a reputation for delivering events that their clients and their guest talk about fondly for months.
Wedding & Events designed and produced by Seyi always have the Cedar Events Factor as she called it. An event organized by Cedar Events will always be a breath-taking one!
Seyi is skilled at discerning & drawing out the secret pleasures that her clients have always wanted but have never had the resources, creativity or confidence to celebrate by translating them into a breath-taking event
Over the years Seyi have developed relationships with some of the most prestigious venues in destinations around the world such as Claridges Hotel London, Four Seasons, Mayfair, The Address Dubai, Sheraton Gambia to name a few.
Because of Seyi’s commitment to creating a culture of excellence & personalised service since the inception of the company she has attracted a discerning client base that includes the Crème de la crème of the Nigeria society.
Her events cut across cultures because of her interaction with different cultures.
It is like a lipstick and a lipgloss rolled into one. Colour is smooth, sheer and hardwearing. The minty fresh action helps to plump up the lips for a fuller lip line. Our favourite shade is ‘Raspberry Ice’ (shown in the picture).
With very little product needed, it is very good value for money.Tweet