Friday, 27 August 2010

Body beautiful

Body Beautiful
I realised recently, that through all my blogging, I am guilty of neglecting to mention body products, and there are some great ones on the market I have discovered.

The brand I would like to talk about today is the great 'Soap and Glory'. The packaging puts a smile on my face every time, like something out of a 1940's housewives bathroom. And the smells are divine, as is the price tag! But how do these high street finds actually perform when put to the test?

In a bid to become body beautiful for my forthcoming wedding which is taking place abroad, I have been scrubbing my body within an inch of its life. And nothing has left me with such irresistibly smooth skin than 'Scrub em and leave em'. This huge pot lasts forever, and the £7 price tag is very attractive. Turn the shower off, scrub all over for sixty seconds and then wash off.

Next up is the 'Clean on Me' shower gel, a whopping great bit pump action bottle which lasts forever for only a fiver. This smells great and leaves my body silky and smooth all day long. Good job they do a travel size as this will definetly be coming away with me!

And last but not least is my fave the 'Glow lotion'. For only a fiver this is superb value, really shimmers and moisturises without leaving glitter residue all over my clothes. This will be making an appearance on my wedding day to give me that all important glow!

Soap and Glory is proof that beauty doesn't have to cost the earth, these affordable products not only make great gifts but really perform. Their website is also lots of fun and worth checking out. Products can be bought at most Boots stores.

So brave getting bare and Stay Beautiful!

Stace x

28th August 2010

Saturday, 14 August 2010

She's got the look

She's got the look...
As my wedding day draws ever closer (7 weeks...argh!) I am constantly experimenting and trying out new looks, and it has been an education. Only last week I modelled for a photo shoot for our in house beauty expert Jess who was trying out a variety of wedding looks on various models. For more info on Jess and the products she provides go to

(Picture make up courtesy of Jess)

A quick summary of some of the things I took away from this session:

* Layering. It is so important to make sure your entire skin care routine allows for a great base for your make up, so really optimise that cleanse, tone and moisturise mantra.

* Powder. Never a fan of powder I had steered well clear until I realised I have to make my wedding day face up for the camera. And no powder results in shine. Not a good look. So after foundation, a light dusting of powder (Laura Mercier, Real Sand is a fave) will set the make up and rid the shine for the day.

* Less is more. I love bronzer. However, too much can leave one's face looking dirty. Start with a small amount on the parts of your face that would naturally catch the sun, cheek bones etc. You can always add to the colour, taking away is harder.

Watch this space for more quick tip bits of information as I continue my quest to find the perfect wedding day look. Wish me luck!

Slightly neurotic and crazy bride-to-be

Stace x

Bridesmaid Mags will be back soon with some sensible skin care posts!

14th August 2010