natural wedding makeup

I am a complete convert to mineral make-up after wearing it for our wedding, so it is lovely to be able to tell you that Purity Cosmetics currently have a special offer price of £9 per jar on their Purity Mineral Foundation.

Purity Cosmetics use only the finest quality minerals to create their ‘good for your skin’ mineral make-up, and all their products are completely paraben, chemical and additive free.  Mineral make-up is also great for people suffering from problem skin, such as sensitive skin and acne.

Purity Cosmetics Mineral Foundation

Their mineral foundation comes in nine shades to suit all skin types, from ivory for porcelain skin all the way to mocha which is suitable for dark skin tones.  I spoke to Emily who runs Purity Cosmetics to get some top tips for applying mineral foundation.

Top tips for applying mineral foundation

“We would always recommend starting with clean, well moisturised skin.  For the best results, use a flocked sponge to buff the foundation onto your skin, gently building up the layers to achieve a flawless look. 

Firstly, tip some mineral foundation into the lid, then gather up a small amount on your flocked sponge applicator and buff onto your skin.  The trick is to buff, buff and buff some more!  You really only need a small amount to start with, then for more coverage build up gradually.  You will notice a lovely sheer, flawless finish.”

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One of the new businesses to join the directory, Purity Cosmetics, is offering a fantastic 50% discount on all natural mineral foundation.  Having used mineral makeup for my wedding day I can wholeheartedly say how much I love this stuff. These mineral foundations are designed to blend with your skin tone and come in a range of 9 shades.  There are also some great tips on the website on how to apply mineral foundation – essential if it’s your first time using it. So if you’d like to get an incredible 50% off then head over to the website and stock […]

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Today it’s all about my wedding accessories – from my vintage inspired shoes to the heirloom lace veil, natural make-up to a gorgeous garters.  It’s all here including the details of how I came to choose them for our wedding.

The Shoes

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I spent ages looking for the ‘right’ shoes.  So many wedding shoes are elegant but modern, and my dress was so delicate and had a country feel to it, that I wanted something with an old-fashioned feel.  I also didn’t want really high heels as most of our wedding was spent walking on grass.

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In the end I came across the gorgeous designs by Diane Hassall and fell in love with a pair called ‘Liliana’ – I managed to track them down to a bridal shop in nearby Knutsford and despite being loads more than I’d ever imagined spending, they came home with me.  They came with a choice of floaty organza or velvet ties – I went for the velvet ones.

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I particuarly love this picture above of my shoes on the windowsill in my parent’s bedroom, with all those personal bits you find in people’s houses in the background.

The Veils

I hadn’t planned on wearing any veil…and I ended up having two!  My mum spent ages trying to track down the family veil, which she had worn when she married my dad, and my granny before her, and so on back through the generations.

I love this photo of my little sister Izzy holding my parents wedding album open at a photo of my mum wearing the veil, with it hanging behind Izzy from the cupboard…

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The lovely Clare Bryce from Pure Pampering has sent us this fabulous ‘how to’ guide to create this stunning vintage bridal look yourself.  Clare used Pure Anada mineral makeup, which are natural and great for your skin, to create this romantic and modern feel for her vintage look.

Clare believes that the eyes are where most focus should be for bridal makeup, so after applying Pure Anada mineral foundation in Ivory Chinook, a little Sunflower correcting concealer under the eyes, and a light dusting of Matte powder to match the model’s porcelain skin tone, here’s how she created those smokey eyes…

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Last weekend was full of the joys of planning a wedding – my wedding, to be exact, which is less than 9 weeks away!  On Friday I met with Pati and Vanessa from The Garden & Plant Company, enjoying the sunshine and their little shop filled with the fragrance of hyacinths and the colours of spring.

Here’s an example of one of their spring buttonholes…

I spent the evening with my little sister going through lots of old baby photos in an attempt to select some to be displayed at our wedding.  It was lovely to reminisce and find cute photos like this…yes, that’s me…

Saturday morning my mom, sister and I headed off to Cheltenham for one of my final dress fittings.  You’ll have to stay tuned to find out details of where I’m getting my gorgeous wedding dress from, but it is such a treat to go to there and soak up the atmosphere of this very special place.

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