So I’m blown away today with the judges feedback from The Wedding Industry Awards , plus client feedback was so lovely to read from my past brides ! Thank you all again it really makes my work so worth it when you get amazing feedback 😊😊😊xxx
I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I have got a place in the regional finalists of south east area for ✨Wedding hair stylist of the year ✨!! Thank you to all my amazing followers and clients for all your votes and amazing comments I am literally over the moon and can’t stop smiling !!!! Yipeee 🥂😊🎉🥂😘
It really is wedding season coming up and all the shows are happening now running up to Christmas . It has been said that 2020 is THE year to get married and already I am getting bookings filled out and for 2021 too !!
The next show I will be exhibiting at will be this weekend at Coulsdon Manor Hotel in surrey with the fabulous Brides Visited team , you will find everything under one roof here from myself displaying hair and makeup , wedding cake designers , photographers, cars and many more amazing suppliers with also a fashion show thrown in to show off the beautiful gowns !
It’s a show not to miss out on so see you there ….🥂💍
So the weekend has been a fantastic one with show casing my company at the Mercedes Benz world in Surrey , the event was held by a great company called County wedding events , they put on a great show THANK YOU 😊for inviting me along .
It’s been a great weekend to meet so many suppliers from cakes , florists , wedding singers , photographers, travel experts ,wedding dress designers , magicians and even magic mirrors !!!! I’ve done a lot of networking !! lots of 👰🏼 brides to be for 2020/2021 with exciting weddings booked in ,
Good luck to all the great suppliers and see you all soon at the next show .
Honeymoons / holidays
If you are looking to book a holiday or your honeymoon look no further than the travel counsellors, I am so pleased I met these people, they have the most luxurious selections of holidays and the service is absolutely 5 stars , I will definitely be booking my next trip away with these people ! If you would like any more information just let me know and I can put you in touch with some very lovely ,good ,reliable & trustworthy consultants.
2020 really is going to be the Wedding year !!
Autumn is on its way soon , which means it’s time to step up your glam in a new direction , one that can support your autumn colours in your wardrobe!
Matt reds are really on trend now !
Velvety red lips were a firm feature on the autumn/winter catwalks for 2019
Return of some beauty classical looks with Smoky eyes, red lips and blush!
A touch of blush
Light brows are on trend for this autumn , no more heavy brows and in are light feathery brows, focus more on smokey eyes or a strong matt red lipstick .
Focus on the lip liner
Line your lips with a pencil one or two shades darker than your natural lip, spice lip liner by Mac Cosmetics is one of my favourites . Smudge it inward, for a natural fade, then top with a high-shine gloss in a matching color , nude kate by Charlotte Tilbury is another one of my favourites in my kit.
Have you seen the latest mini Mac lipsticks that are out now – they are the latest and cutest lipsticks in all different shades , a great way to collect your favourite shades and only £10 each ! Travel size too, get ready on the go with handbag approved sizes of your favourite lipstick, lip gloss, pigments, mascara and skin care.
If you are planning your wedding abroad it is good to get a heads up on how you would like to have your make up on the big day, the best idea is to have a trial before hand at home and purchase the recommended products and have a mini make over lesson and you will even go home with a face chart on how-to-do your make up yourself and which are the right products to use, especially if you are planning a wedding in a hot country !
Here are some great tips on how to do your make up and what products to use
Let’s start !
Must absolute favourite skin care line which I have loved for years is “Chantecaille”
Chantecaille sets a luxurious standard in the world of modern, botanical skincare and cosmetics once you have tried them you would never look back .
CHANTECAILLE SKINCARE IS FREE OF:
Phthalates, Sulphate Detergents, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum,Palm Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances and GMOs.
They are Cruelty-free and Vegan Friendly.
So it’s your big wedding day approaching fast and are you wondering on how to have your make up ? How to prepare your skin before hand ? Here are some of Melissa Melody’s tips for creating that beautiful flawless look on the day .
It’s all about oil-free formulas! Use an oil-free moisturiser, so as not to overload the skin.
Primer is essential for flawless, long-lasting makeup as it grabs your skin base like a magnet. This is even more important in humidity when you’re fighting the heat . Again, an oil-free primer is a good idea.
A light finish doesn’t look as flawless as a lot of makeup – even though it should look super natural. Go for a medium finish foundation and maybe one with a touch of glow to it , you can still get the natural look with a little bit more coverage, Again, opt for an oil-free product , you wouldn’t want any thing to heavy on your skin which may slide off in the heat ! A primer is all that should be applied to give the long lasting flawless finish. To highlight go one or two skin shades lighter on your cheekbones, temples and nose. You can use foundation, concealer or any matte crème based product. If you want luminosity then a pearlised finish is great.
Melissa Melody recommends A oil-free gel foundation by Chantecaille Future Skin is ultra lightweight and refreshing in texture. The buildable formula provides adjustable coverage while light-reflecting pigments eases the appearance of imperfections for a naturally flawless finish.
Whether you’re a cream, liquid or powder blusher girl can go out of the window when you’re talking about humid climates and photography.
For the heat, try using a creme blusher You can apply this underneath your base so it comes through very faintly. This may seem back to front to how you might usually do it but it’s a good technique for temperatures.
Chantecaille have a lovely range of blushers they are water-charged sheer blush that gives cheeks a chic pop of color with a dewy, natural finish. Instantly refreshes on contact thanks to the high water content, dot the blush directly onto cheeks and blend with fingertips or a brush for a natural flush.
Go for a waterproof mascara and a gel-based or pencil liner – these are a must for high temps and high emotions!
Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara
The newest lash peptide technology has now been added to the original, sought-after Faux Cils formula. The powerful lash peptide helps enhance the appearance of natural lash length, thickness and fullness. The formula features the non-clumping, double helix brush to comb and feather lashes for defined volume.Immediate volume is achieved by a special combination of natural waxes. Unique peptide helps enhance the appearance of natural lash length, thickness and fullness without discoloration or irritation. Contains conditioning Rose Oil.
A quick click delivers a swipe of slick, sheer color that intensely conditions lips. The deeply hydrating formula instantly melts onto lips to smooth and provide irresistible shine.
Chantecaille lip range have a selection of colours to choose from this one being my favourite with a touch of pink !
Let’s not forget tools / brushes – you must have a set of amazing brushes to make sure you achieve the best look for your big day.
Artist-inspired tools crafted from high-quality synthetic fibers puts the power of perfection in your hands.
These innovative, vegan-friendly brushes were all designed to offer perfect application, impeccable coverage and expert definition thanks to each brush’s unique design. It can all fit in your travel make up case too !
And finally the scent for your day !
Chantecaille fragrances are beautiful and my favourite is “Frangipane” it balances bright and rich floral notes with warm, soothing, and grounding essences. A perfect scent for your wedding day !
Written by Melissa Melody
Make up by Melissa Melody – Recently I had the luxury of spending the day at the wonderful Penny Hill Park Hotel and spa, this has got to be one of my favourite UK spas, I even got to try out a menu selection of treatments one of them being a beautiful deep cleanse gold facial along with a beautiful deep pressure full body massage !!!
I even got a free goodie bag of products and the choice of spa at home products to continue the skin care regime they taught me after having the gold facial . It’s not very often. I get a treat like this but when I do I am so grateful I’ve have had the best weekend ! So I thought I would share with you the products I used and a little bit about the spa and the whole place as it really is a beautiful venue for a wedding day and especially a great place to book up for hen weekends or just a good girly weekend away preparing for your big day !
Make up by Melissa Melody loves the rose glow mist. It is packed with essential fatty acids and antioxidants, leaving skin with a natural glow. It helps to moisturise skin, improve elasticity and provide free radical protection. This is one of my favourites in my make up kit and the scent is of beautiful roses .the ingredients include Rose Oil this moisturises & restores , Argan Oil this helps hydrate & smoothes the skin, Avocado Oil is also listed in this as an excellent source of fatty acids & antioxidants.
How To Apply
Before makeup: helps to calm, create moisture barrier & smooth.
After makeup: sets, adds a natural dewy finish.
Anytime: helps to moisturise, refresh & plump.
Shake to mix. Close eyes and mist over face & neck.
Designed to give skin a glowing finish
Rose fragrance ,enriched with 13 natural oils and fruit extracts. Spray before make-up to hydrate and refresh or spray after to set make-up, giving a dewy finish.
We just love this in our make up kit .
Every weekend Melissa Melody helps brides achieve the most glamorous look for their wedding day , whatever the dress,venue,or mood of the day , Melissa can transform anyone. This month we are looking at the most stylish dresses , flowers, colours, make up and hair styles to make your wedding day be the best day ever! from vibrant pinks to a colour crush, the perfect hues for summer and sparkles/shimmers to getting the look right takes time and creativity.
This month we have worked with some stunning brides who married in the beautiful Oaks Farm wedding venue in Shirley , Croydon. We had a very tropical theme with one of the weddings where the colours were simply amazing !! check out the photos below …
We have selected a few designers which are the best of the best for your beautiful wedding day ; Freya Rose shoes, headpeices , the latest product range from Forever living , a must have for any bride to be who wants to be fit and healthy and look radiant on a wedding day! We have picked some incredible dresses from Ian Stuart , Stella York, beautiful shoes , cakes and wedding favours .