Client and judges feedback

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

Golden Globes 2020

The most glamorous hair and makeup stylists for this years golden globe 2020 looks . It’s hot on the red carpet this year ..

This years Golden Globe Awards hit the town for the start of 2020 and here are the best looks for this year with hair and makeup, also how the stars prepared their skin with some amazing products on the market! It’s worth a read to really see what these A Listers glam squads are all doing before the biggest glamorous event in town !

Jennifer Lopez hit the carpet in a regal gold and green Valentino gown that’ll easily go down as one of her best, but it was her hair and makeup that made us stop short. The actress tempered her voluminous frock with a flashy, structured bun wrapped in French braids. Created by Lopez’s go-to hairstylist Chris Appleton , it was a big as it was beautiful.

Meanwhile, J.Lo’s longtime makeup artist Scott Barnes used palettes from his new makeup collection to give his Lopez a purple smoky eye paired with chiseled cheekbones and lots of highlighter.

Beauty pro Frankie Boyd revealed that he used skincare from The Inkey List in order to ‘hydrate and prep’ 35-year-old Scarlett’s skin for the award ceremony 

The entire routine cost just $31, and included the brand’s $7.99 Hyaluronic Acid serum and the $9.99 Caffeine Eye Cream

Scarlett attended the awards show with her fiancé Colin Jost, and looked stunning in a bold red Vera Wang ballgown 

Her hair was slicked back in a low updo, allowing her flawless and radiant complexion to glow for the cameras 

Skin care preparation products – the products you will love 💓!!

This beautifully crafted butterfly shape stone patented by Georgia Louise is designed to lift, drain, and sculpt the face. Inspired by her massage technique, this tool perfectly fits and slots into all facial contours to create a deeply relaxing massage. The Lift + Sculpt butterfly stone, patented by Georgia Louise, is designed to lift, drain, and sculpt the face. Inspired by her massage technique, this tool fits perfectly fits and slots into all facial contours to create a deeply relaxing massage. The stone also has many healing and anti-aging benefits.

BENEFITS

• Smooths fine lines, wrinkles

• Crystal healing

• Anti-aging

*Each rose quartz stone is hand-cut and delicate. Pink shades may vary.

HEALING BENEFIT: Physically, rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sinus problems, acne, throat problems, depression, addictions, ear aches, slowing signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and reaching one’s ideal weight or weight loss. Rose quartz is used for lung problems and other areas associated with the heart chakra. Rose quartz is also helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth. 

SKINCARE BENEFITS: Massaging your face daily can give a more “contoured”look to the face and dramatically smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Lymphatic  drainage is also stimulated when using the stone, detoxifying the skin and reducing puffiness in the face and around the eyes. The stone can also be used  for relieving stress in the facial muscles, which seem to accumulate tension as we age. Massaging stiff facial muscles around the jaw, cheeks and forehead can be very therapeutic and helps “relax” and “lift” the face. 

Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil mixed with a bit of frankincense oil Is a favourite on the red carpet this year !

BENEFITS

The Black Rose Precious Face Oil is Sisley’s first skincare oil for dry or mature skin. With a high concentration of active ingredients, this silky-smooth dry oil prepares, nourishes and has an anti-aging effect:

– Rich in omega 3 and 6, it prepares the skin to receive its daily skincare.

– With its powerful blend of plant-based active ingredients that nourish, regenerate and protect (Padina pavonica, Unsaponifiables of Avocado and natural Tocopherols), this oil provides the essential elements for the skin’s vitality and youthfulness. Plum and Camelina oils maintain the lipid balance of the epidermis.

– Black Rose extract lies at the heart of the formula and lends a wonderful silky softness. It is combined with essential oils of Bulgarian Rose and Magnolia which have toning and soothing properties for a delicious awakening of the senses.

Visibly smoothes wrinkles and fine lines revitalizes the skin and gives a radiant complexion

RESULTS

Immediately, lines are smoothed, the skin is intensely nourished, supple and soft. All day long, the skin is moisturized and comfortable, without a shiny effect. After 4 weeks, wrinkles and fine lines are visibly reduced. The skin regains its fullness, and is toned and revitalized. The complexion is radiant.

WHY CHOOSE AN OIL?

Every skin type can find an oil that corresponds to its wants and needs. The actions as well as the textures can vary from oil to oil.

Oils are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and anti-oxidants. Just a few drops are enough to provide an absolute beauty cocktail for your skin.

Oils prevent dehydration by reinforcing the skin’s hydrolipidic film.

An oil is often concentrated in a dropper bottle to ensure quick, easy, and precise application. There is no danger of applying either too much or too little!

This product was a big hit for the stars preparing their skin the night before the golden globes

VELVET SLEEPING MASK WITH SAFFRON FLOWERS

The soothing and restorative sleeping mask for dry skin.

BENEFITS

The soothing and restorative Velvet Sleeping Mask with Saffron flowers helps dry skin “”regain its strength”” overnight.

– Optimizes skin’s nocturnal natural activity.

At night, protected from damage, the skin devotes itself to repair. This soothing mask supports dry skin in its nocturnal repair work thanks to the most effective ingredients (Thyme Honey, Shea butter). Upon awaking, the skin has “”recovered””, revitalized, it is stronger and more resistant.

– Intensely nourishes and moisturizes

thanks to a cocktail of powerful plant-based active ingredients (Macadamia and Cottonseed oils, Kokum butter, Japanese Lilyturf and Padina pavonica extracts).

– Comforts and soothes dry skin.

It provides immediate well-being thanks to its comforting texture and fragrance that envelop the skin in a bubble of softness.

Saffron flower extract soothes dry skin that regains comfort and suppleness upon awaking.

JOANNA VARGAS SKIN CARE

This mask can alsbo be used as an SOS Mask to provide relief and comfort in just 10 minutes.

Formulated to firm and smooth skin, this hydrating face mask instantly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with metabolism-boosting and antioxidant-rich ingredients, this bamboo sheet mask strengthens collagen and increases circulation to deliver flawless, glowing skin.

This ultramoisturizing cream is packed with a nourishing blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep the skin hydrated, while protecting it from elements that speed up the signs of aging. This gentle cream also reverses fine lines and wrinkles, for an overall smooth and youthful appearance, while offering protection from the sun. The Daily Hydrating Cream has a light, refreshing scent of Coconut Milk and Lemongrass and is formulated for all skin types for daily use.

What a great line of products to see you through the new year !

The Wedding Industry Awards ✨✨✨

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 🥂😊🎉🥂😘

Wedding Show 2

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 ….🥂💍

The Signature Wedding show at Mercedes Benz 🌍

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 .

My stand all set up and ready to go!
Beautiful wedding dresses by Love me do Brides
Hair designs by myself
Beautiful flowers from Longacres flowers

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.

Travel counsellors

2020 really is going to be the Wedding year !!

Autumn 🍂 winter ❄️ 2019 make-up trends

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

RUBY WOO
VERY MATTE VIVID BLUE-RED

Return of some beauty classical looks with Smoky eyes, red lips and blush!

A touch of blush

Makeup trends I’ve seen are beautiful dewy skin, a touch of bronzer or a touch of blush

Light Brows

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.

Spice Lipliner Mac Cosmetics
Nude Kate By Charlotte Tilbury

Mini MAC

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.

Mini Mac lipsticks

Planning a wedding abroad ? Worried about skincare and make up ? Why not check out the latest notes by Melissa Melody with tips for your skin care and make up for your big day ….

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.

Foundation

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.

Blusher

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.

Eyes

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.

Lips

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 !

Tools

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

Penny Hill Park Hotel & Spa

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 !!!

Gold gel cleanser & Body oil
Penny hills luxury GOLD Facial !

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 !

Penny hill park hotel & Spa
Swimming pool at Penny’s
A beautiful bridal walk way around the hotel
Ice spa room

Crystals in every room

Pixi Rose Glow Mist

Rose Glow Mist

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.

Pixi Products

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 .