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Exciting News For Claire

Our creative director Claire has got very exciting plans afoot right now which include expanding her wedding hair and make up business into Norfolk. You may remember that at the start of 2017, Claire got engaged: her fiancee is from Norfolk so it only makes sense to extend her business there, this includes her taking […]

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Simple February Hair Tips

Really simple hair care tips for February With spring now looming on the horizon ( yes I know I am being  hugely optimistic  but I have also just bought a new bikini in preparation for the hot summer ) put your best hair forward with these easy hair care tips: Put styling product in your hair before you use an […]

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Valentine’s Beauty Tips

February is here now and it is the month most associated with love, because of the festival of St Valentine on 14th.  Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in the UK for thousands of years. It probably originates from a pagan fertility festival in pre-Roman times. There was a Roman festival called Lupercalia in the middle […]

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Valentine’s Gifts

Valentine’s Day itself is pretty cliched –    champagne and strawberries, roses and lingerie, sweet nothings and big romantic gestures. Whether you choose to see it as a festival designed to sell cards and flowers or you really go in for all that mushy stuff, why not indulge whole-heartedly in the cliche  and live it […]

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Tips For Flawless Skin

Everyone knows at least one woman with seemingly perfect skin. Every time you see her glowing face, you think, Seriously, how does she do it? What kind of magical procedures is she getting? Which expensive creams is she using? Here’s the thing: Her secret is simple — she has flawless skin because she’s nailed the best daily routine. […]

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East Anglia Wedding Venues

 In the UK we are particularly blessed with a plethora of incredible and diverse wedding venues and quite regularly I write about some of the CWH favourites.  Claire has got very exciting plans afoot right now which include expanding her wedding hair and make up business into East Anglia . You may remember early last […]

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Stunning Suffolk Wedding Venues

Claire’s fiancee lives in Norfolk but they spend time too in the beautiful neighbouring county of Suffolk and here a few of Claire’s top wedding venues from there…… Stunning Sussex wedding venues! Woodhall Manor Woodhall Manor is the most romantic and exclusive setting for a truly memorable, dream wedding. The charming Elizabethan Manor House, dating […]

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New Year , New You!

New Year, new you? January tends to be a month of broken promises. Whether you vowed to exercise three times a week or read two books a month, resolutions can quickly start to feel like work, become hard to stick with, and are often abandoned by the end of the month. Yet, we continue to make […]

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Lovely bride Lucy and her daughter

New Year Makeup Tips

Keeping the blog short and sweet this week!  After the excesses of Christmas we now have New Years Eve celebrations to look forward to.  This is the one time of year we all want to shine  and look amazing, so here are 7 top makeup tips!!! – enjoy all!!  First of all here are some […]

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Favourite Norfolk Wedding Venues

In the UK we are particularly blessed with a plethora of incredible and diverse wedding venues and quite regularly I write about some of the CWH favourites.  Claire has got very exciting plans afoot right now which include expanding her wedding hair and make up business into Norfolk. You may remember at the beginning of […]

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The Joy Of Bridesmaids!

Ah! Bridesmaids ! Your innermost circle of female buddies, your closest confidantes, your sisters on the road to married life. They’re the ones you can trust in to coo over your gown, ease your agonising over the table décor and mop your brow after a particularly boozy hen night. More on this subject towards the […]

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Stunning bride Sheri

Sussex Barn Wedding Venues

Barn weddings have become hugely popular in recent years and it’s  easy to see why. There are so many different wedding barns available, from romantically rustic to chic and contemporary. Each has its own individual character but what all barn wedding venues have in common is their relaxed and informal atmosphere.  I have picked three […]

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The Miracles of Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup, known for its breathable, natural feel, is perfect for this time of year. Unlike traditional makeup products, the best mineral makeup lines are free of preservatives and chemicals — like parabens, dyes and fragrances that can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. I will be writing about Claire’s favourite brand of mineral makeup later in […]

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Winter Lipstick Pick Me Ups

Lipstick is a quick fix for adding colour and glamour during the winter months and provides a great pick me up when you are feeling and looking slightly tired. A girl can never have enough lipsticks and there is always a new shade out somewhere for you to try. I will be writing a bit […]

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Winter Nails

The best way to welcome winter as a beauty girl is to update your routine. While curling up with hot cocoa and a heating blanket is an ideal way to skip out on the freezing temperature, some of us still have to venture out into the elements. Dry skin and static-ridden strands are just a […]

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What Is a Wedding Trial?

We all know that the day of your wedding will be one of the most memorable and cherished days of you life. What we neglect to mention are the months leading up to the big day that are filled with cakes tastings, venue hunting, trips to the florist, engagement shoots, and the list goes on. […]

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How To Have Glowing Autumn Skin

Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter; our skin needs special attention. Summer and winter are two seasons in which extreme environmental factors prevail: the sun, the dry air and the snow can all take their toll on our skin. Spring and autumn, on the other hand, represent the perfect time to renew, to recover […]

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Tips For Having Fabulous Eyebrows

Claire often gets asked  what she  thinks is the most important part of the face. I’m sure every makeup artist has a different opinion on this, but  she feels it is eyebrows and that seems to surprise a lot of people. Later in this post I will be exploring this subject in a  bit more […]

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Amazing Autumnal Lipsticks

I thought this week I would write about the one make up item that can instantly transform  and lift your face – lipstick! As autumn is a time of seasonal change it is a great time to purchase new lippy, whether it be matte , gloss, bold or nude, 2017 has something for everyone. I […]

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Spooky Ideas For A Halloween Wedding

Having a wedding around Halloween can be a fun and spooky theme for the event. Planning the perfect Halloween wedding can mean your celebration is one of elegance and autumnal charm or a ghoulish occasion fit for a “monster” bash. Make your All Hallow’s Eve wedding an event to remember by adding your own flair to […]

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