Contributed by Cork Weddings magazine expert - PJ Foley
As most Irish weddings start around lunchtime, here is my perfect timing for hair and make-up.
08:00am: Bridesmaid No.1's hair and bridesmaid No.2's make-up. (At this stage your mammy should be making me a cup of tea).
08:40am: Bridesmaid No.3's hair and bridesmaid No.1's make-up. (Mammy should be making more tea).
09:20am: Bridesmaid No.2's hair and bridesmaid No.3's make-up. (Mammy should be organising all the flowers for bridesmaids and flower girls at this stage and don't forget Daddy's cuff links).
10:00am: Bride's hair and Mammy's make-up.
10:45am: Bride's make-up and time for Mammy to sit down and get her hair done.
11:30am: Time for the flowergirls. This is so important. They'll be really excited at this stage!
11:50am: Time for final touch-ups and photographer.
12:00pm: All hair and make-up complete. Wedding party photos are taken.
Contributed by Moira Fox
Searching for a cleanser to deep clean your skin and leave it looking radiant and revitalised? Well, we have just the thing.
Monu Skin - Resurface and Peel Homecare System
The Resurface and Peel Homecare System is a simple addition to your skincare regime that will allow you to maintain immaculate skin in between professional treatments.
Tackling a variety of skin concerns from acne, scarring, pigmentation and age spots to reducing wrinkle depth and increasing cell renewal. This home care kit promises to completely overhaul the complexion to leave you looking and feeling radiant and vitalised. This home peel kit has been designed to improve current courses of treatment being undertaken or can be used on its own to reveal instantly more youthful skin.
A light chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that removes the upper layer of dead skin and damaged skin and encourages skin cell regeneration. This type of peel provides a gentle treatment for fine lines, acne, chronic dry skin and uneven pigmentation.
Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator
This is perfect for both sensitive and dry skin. Micro-spherical Jojoba beads are blended with hydrating Rose Absolute to gently exfoliate the surface of the skin leaving it silky smooth and soft to the touch. Cucumber Extract-rich in Vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant moisturises as it soothes and refreshes.
Sisley Paris Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
If you have sensitive skin and feel most exfoliators are too harsh, you'll love this. This buffing cream contains Matricaria, a botanical extract that has soothing and softening properties, which means it can be used on the most sensitive of skin. Plus, it dries like a mask and you roll it off to remove it.
Trust us, your skin will be looking like new in no time.
You're getting the ring, so you might as well get your nails ready.
Showing off a beautiful new diamond on an unpolished finger is one of the biggest engagement faux-pas. Whatever the colour or whatever the style, make sure you make that booking at the nail bar!
Here are some of our favourite winter talons:
Chevron and Green
Icy Blue and Frosted Glitter
Which nails are your favourite? Tag us in all your Winter mani pics with #corkweddings x
Whether you're suffering from dry skin or oily skin; experiencing sensitivity or an extreme break out, beauty therapist and New Minds College tutor - Moira Fox, has the DIY Face Mask recipe for you. Get your skin wedding ready in no time!
Banana, Honey and Coconut Oil Mask
Bananas are an extremely nutritious fruit and have good moisturising properties.
You can apply this rich homemade mask twice a week to get soft, supple and well-moisturised skin. Leave the product on the skin's surface for 15-20 minutes and wash off with warm water. You'll notice visible results from your first application.
Kiwi and Yogurt Mask
Kiwis are full of alpha hydroxy acids, and actually have a higher concentration of skin brightening vitamin C than lemons. Add anti-oxidant rich orange juice, skin-soothing olive oil, and moisturising yogurt and you've got a skin soothing face mask that your skin will love!
Apply for 15-20 minutes once weekly.
Orange, Honey and Oatmeal Mask
The benefits of oranges are great for our insides and outsides too. Using oranges on the surface of the skin yields amazing benefits. Oranges are packed with beta carotene-a powerful antioxidant. It protects cells from being damaged which protects the skin from free radicals to prevent signs of ageing. It is also essential for the production of collagen and is believed to improve the elasticity of the skin.
Leave for 20 minutes and wash with warm water once weekly.
Lemon and Honey Mask
Honey is a fantastic natural moisturiser, which also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Lemon is a superb fruit that gives skin an extra glow and helps to really brighten dull skin.
Use once weekly by applying to dry skin for ten minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Lemon and Yogurt Mask
Acne Prone Skin
Apply a well mixed mask to dry skin and leave to dry for 15-20 minutes. Wet the dried face pack and scrub in to the skin for a further 1 minute. Rinse the product off with cool water and pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Use twice weekly for best results.
Carrot and Honey Mask
This natural face mask will add an instant glow to sensitive skin. The gentle ingredients consist of antiseptic carrot, which helps to tone and rejuvenate the skin and soothing honey which cleanses and moistures.
Use once weekly for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water for best results.
Use these natural face masks as part of your bridal beauty routine or your groom-ing in the lead up to your wedding to have healthy and nourished skin that will be glowing on your wedding day!
Leave us know your bridal beauty tips in the comments!