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British Beauty Week – Beauty Trends Brides Will Love

Dont Miss BRITISH BEAUTY WEEK 8th -12th September

British Beauty Week is the five-day holy grail for beauty experts and beauty lovers alike. It’s also the perfect for brides-to-be to check out exciting beauty trends and brilliant product launches. And you can do some serious pre-wedding shopping at London’s Covent Garden, for your special day.

Bridal Beauty Inspration at British Beauty Week

You don’t want to miss the industry panels. Meet beauty superheros – Princess Diana’s legendary makeup artist @marygreenwell and Glow UP maestros @valgarland and @dominc_mua. All part of a jam packed schedule of beauty trend setters, panels and presentations on all things hair and beauty.

Discover new makeup, hair and beauty trends to get you gorgeous, at British Beauty Week
Get Wedding Day Beauty Inspriation at British Beauty Week 2021

You’ll discover cutting edge hair tools and new makeup product releases. viGet gorgeous with a visit to makeup mecca Space NK, British Beauty Week promises to be your perfect beauty product preview for your wedding day.  

Editorial beauty bibles Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Elle Magazine will also be at the live event. Discover all this at London’s beauty playground in Covent Garden – a delicious cosmetics carousel for beauty lovers everywhere.

The beauty event is hosted by the British Beauty Council – the brainchild of makeup maverick and beauty industry legend, Millie Kendall.

Millie Kendall is my cosmetics crush and beauty branding ninja, whom I have admired from afar throughout her epic career. Millie helped launch global brands including Aveda, Stila and L’Occitane, to name just a few. She also launched her eponymous makeup brand Ruby and Millie cosmetics, with her friend Ruby Hammer.

Hero Beauty Products for Your Wedding Day

Millie Kendall is now runs her beauty branding and PR company BRANDStand and also created Beauty Mart. The online retailer that curates and sells the best hero products from our most beloved beauty brands.

You won’t want to miss this!

Get Bridal Beauty Inspiration with L’Occiatane Skincare

The L’OCCITANE Truck, driven all the way from Provence, will arrive in the North Piazza, Covent Garden from 8th Septembe. You can expect to discover the newest innovations from L’OCCITANE including brand new Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum and Youth Hand Cream, which utilise the power of the immortelle flower found in Corsica harnessing its anti-oxidant and age-defying benefits to boost your skin! We will also have competitions to win bountiful prizes and the chance the sample and purchase your Provençal favourites. Wednesday 8 September 2021 – Sunday 12 September 2021 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Europe/London

There’s so much more for you to discover at British Beauty Week. And even if you can’t make the live you can always catch up online at @britishbeautyweek. So there’s no excuse to miss out on the most exciting beauty event of the year.

Book your place now on your favourite free workshops here.


Don’t Miss British Beauty Week 2021 for Bridal Beauty Inspiration

Get Beautiful Glowing Skin for Your Wedding Day 2022

perfect glowing skin on your wedding day

Be the ‘Queen of Clean’

If you want to get radiant, glowing skin on your wedding day 2022, then it’s time to turbo-charge your skin cleansing routine today.

No amount of expensive foundation can make blotchy, tired skin look good.

Plus if you’re not cleansing properly you’re just wasting your hard-earned cash on expensive skincare.

You need to become the ‘queen of clean’ and up your cleansing routine to get beautiful glowing skin for your wedding day 2018.

perfect glowing skin on your wedding day

Turbo charge your cleansing routine to get glowing skin for your wedding

Regular cleansing is how you get glowing skin on your wedding day 2018

Removing makeup and dirt is crucial. You need to cleanse your face morning and night.

Thorough cleansing gets rid of the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and is the first vital step to radiant, glowing skin.

You need to remove that dead layer every day so that the fresh new skin is revealed underneath.

And no, a quick swipe with a face wipe will not do!

No matter how tired you might be, make time to clean your face before you collapse into your bed tonight.

It will really pay off on the most photographed day of your life.

Perfect glowing skin for your wedding day

Be the Queen of Clean and cleanse thoroughly twice a day for radiant, glowing skin

What should I cleanse with?

That will depend upon your skin type. You can choose from a cleansing cream, balm or oil. If you are still using soap and water – stop now!

Massage your cleanser into dry skin with firm, small circular movements working from the centre of your face upwards and outwards. But be gentle around your eye area.

This will help melt makeup away as well as help with circulation and decongestion of your skin. Use a hot wet cloth – muslin or flannel – and press and wipe face to remove first layer of cleanser and dirt.

Then re-apply cleanser and repeat. This may seem excessive, but this vital second cleanse will clean much deeper into your pores and help remove any impurities.

Taking this extra time ensures your skin truly benefits from your cleanser and its ingredients

Coco Bella Bride is a big fan of the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Balm and the multiple award-winning Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish.

Watch this cleansing massage routine to help give you clear, glowing skin when you say “I Do” on your wedding day.

Get Your Bridal Glow with a 5-Minute Facial

After cleansing gently pat face with clean, dry towel. Your skin should feel fresh, soft and revived.

  • Take a facial oil and rub together in palm of your hands
  • Smooth over face and neck
  • Use the base of your thumbs to massage the oil upwards and outwards along jaw, and cheekbones and then across your forehead and hair line.
  • Repeat covering your whole face for 5 minutes
  • The oil will be absorbed leaving your skin velvety soft and glowing
Get glowing prefect skin with a facial oil and regular massage

Here at Coco Bella Bride we are big fans of 100% Organic Rose Hip Oil by ground breaking beauty company The Ordinary.

Top Tip for breakout-prone skin

Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas recommends; “Raw apple cider vinegar is perfect for any skin type and particularly amazing for people who break out. It exfoliates, balances the skin, and it also helps calm breakouts and heals them quickly”

Apply a small amount all over your face, like you would a toner using a cotton pad and leave on overnight as a treatment.

Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

Dead surface skin cells don’t reflect the light so if you don’t remove them your skin becomes dull, flaky and greyish.

A gentle exfoliator will go a long, long way towards restoring beautiful, healthy glowing skin.

‘Gentle’ is the important word.

AVOID anything that is harsh, scratches or over-buffs your skin. Liquid exfoliants are very effective at treating enlarged pores, dullness, minor pigmentation marks and brightening your skin.

Use an AHA-based liquid twice a week. AHA’s – Alpha Hydroxy Acids like glycolic, lactic and citric – will help reveal the virgin skin beneath the upper layer of dead skin cells. However the new skin is vulnerable to sun damage so always ensure you wear a sun block afterwards.

If you have eczema, rosaca or extremely sensitive skin then go very gently. Patch test your first application to see how your skin responds. A subtle tingling is normal – anything more than that then AHA’s are not for you.

One of our favourites is Liquid Gold AHA. A cult product among industry insiders, Liquid Gold is renowned as an ‘overnight facial’, gently exfoliating tired and dull complexions and plumping the appearance of your skin while you sleep, helping to refine the appearance of enlarged pores and skin texture. Wake up with a brighter-looking, revitalised complexion with Liquid Gold.


How to use:

  • Using a cotton pad, apply onto cleansed skin and gently wipe over face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the delicate eye and lip areas
  • Your skin may tingle momentarily
  • For maximum benefit leave on overnight and do not use a night cream, but allow it to work ‘uninterrupted’ while you sleep
  • Use two to three nights a week

Application tips:

  • Sensitive skin: apply Liquid Gold to a dampened cotton pad to minimise the tingling sensation and start by using it just two nights a week; then after two weeks, graduate to using a dry pad. This gives your skin time to adjust to the treatment.
  • Resistant skin: forego the cotton pad and simply apply 3-4 drops of the solution directly onto your skin


Serums have a very fine texture that penetrate quickly into the surface of your skin. They contain a higher concentration of essential oils and active ingredients, and the smaller molecules can penetrate the skin much deeper than your moisturiser.

Serums help you address your specific skin concerns  – some serums treat dehydration , others open pores and spots.

One of the best on the market for giving you radiant glowing skin is Ren’s Radiance Perfecting Serum.

Get perfect glowing skin on your wedding day

Ren’s Radiance Perfecting Serum will help give you perfect glowing skin that photographs beautifully

This plumping skin serum gives an all over radiance boost and evens the tone and texture of the skin for a more flawless finish. Anti-ageing ingredients include Glabridin (from Licorice), Tyrosinase Inhibitors (from Wild Canadian Rumex ) and Vitamin C – plus Hyaluronic acid to hydrate.

MOISTURISE to get radiant, glowing skin for your wedding day 2018

You absolutely need to ensure that your skin is well hydrated. Dry skin doesn’t glow nor does it photograph well.

Your skin’s tone and flexibility depends on the presence of water in the underlying tissues of your face.

A good moisturiser acts as your skin’s natural protector, by creating a defensive barrier on the surface of the skin and  preventing water from leaving your skin.

It also smooths the texture of your skin and helps to maintain good skin-cell health.  A great moisturiser will also help hydrate and plump your skin to help give you that glowing, radiant healthy look.

If your skin is very dry and dehydrated

Use a super rich moisturising balm with ingredients like shea butter  or glycerin for better texture and and for smoother application of foundation. Warm the balm between your hands before applying to your face.

Get perfect glowing skin for your wedding

Wonderful for dry skin to help get beautiful glowing skin

If you have oily skin

Try using an oil-free formula to hydrate yet also control overactive oil glands. Foundation applied over the lotion will also hold better. You can also add a mattifying primer on your forehead and T-Zone for very oily skins.

Get perfect glowing skin for your wedding

This fabulous moisturiser will help control oil and shine whilst leaving your skin soft and hydrated

Apply your moisturiser like a pro

Once your face is thoroughly cleansed and while the skin is still slightly damp apply moisturiser with clean hands. Warm about a fifty-pence sized amount between your palms and then gently press the product into your skin until it is completely absorbed.

If you follow this routine religiously then you will be well on your way to perfect glowing skin you have always dreamed about for your wedding day.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch at www.cocobellabride.com

Enjoy x

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The Chocolate every Bride Should Eat

Eat dark chocolate to lift your mood and feed your skin

Try the chocolate every bride should eat!

Are you trying to resist on #worldchocolateday so you can fit into your wedding dress?

Well now there’s a chocolate that makes brides more beautiful the more they eat.

Cambridge beauty therapy chocolate will help give you that gorgeous bridal glow for your wedding day.

The more you eat the more radiant you look. If that sounds too good to be true then I don’t blame you – I was sceptical at first.

However the  Cambridge scientists who created it claim Esthechoc will also give you more defined, firmer skin as well as slow down the signs of aging.


ESTHECHOC – The Chocolate Every Bride Should Eat

They say that by eating one bar of the Cambridge beauty chocolate every day you will see visible signs within three weeks. Although it may be smaller than your usual favourite treat it packs a big nutritional punch.

Esthechoc is a delicious dark chocolate that is infused with very powerful plant extracts. According to the company one  7.5g bar of the beauty therapy chocolate also contains as much anti-inflammatory astaxanthin as a 300g serving of salmon.esthechoc

Participants in the clinical studies had improved blood supply to the skin which boosted oxgen to the skin and improved respiration.

All of that adds up to brighter, glowing skin which is perfect for brides looking for that gorgeous ‘lit from within’, natural glow on their wedding day.

Esthechoc won Best ‘Beauty From Within’ Award in 2016 and is now available to buy at Harrods and online at Dermacare Direct.


P.S. You can also  DRINK your way to your bridal glow with SKINADE – the multi award winning skin therapy drink.

Packed full of collagen and essential vitamins and minerals this beauty drink will give you clearer, softer and more radiant looking skin.