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REPOST//Touching or topping up your bridal makeup throughout the big day – what will you need…

My bridal clients often ask me what they will need throughout the wedding to keep their makeup looking fresh, especially if any tears are shed during the ceremony or speeches!  A good tip is if you do feel a little emotional and the tears start to well in the eyes, have a tissue on hand and just dap don’t wipe across!  This will save your eye makeup.  This goes for if the tears that have made it down your cheeks.  Below I have complied a list of useful items to have to top up your bridal makeup throughout the day.  Give them to a trusted bridesmaid to look after for you x

1. Lipstick and lipliner.  Be prepared to talk continuously throughout the day to friends and family!  This natural action can result in the lipstick being warn off.  Think carefully about your choice of lipstick – a neutrally toned shade is less obvious when it comes to fading.  Drinking and eating will also mean the colour fades.

2.  Pressed powder.  Make sure not to go for a loose powder to avoid any upset if opened incorrectly, and powder ends up all over your gown!  A little bit of powder may be needed just under the eyes in case of tears, and if you’re feeling particularly flushed and just need to take some of the oil out of the complexion.

3.  Blusher.  A little bit of pressed blusher can be useful if a lot of people have kissed your cheeks and worn of your ‘natural’ glow.  Think about quickly topping this up before photographs.  Don’t be tempted to use too much though!

4.  Mints.  Breath mints are really useful if you want to feel fresh quickly.  With the wine and different foods you will be consuming, having some breath mints can just give you a little more confidence when talking to your guests.

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Last minute wedding dates available for this year!

Email hello@francesmooremua.co.uk to book x
 
Saturday 2nd February | Saturday 16th February | Saturday 23rd February | Saturday 9th March | Saturday 16th March | Saturday 30th March

REPOST // Frances Moore MUA LOVES… Karen Peake SPMU

Last week I decided to finally bite the bullet and have my eyebrows micro-bladed.  There were a few reasons for my decision; after some personal stress I was finding my hair was falling out which also was affecting my brows, they were also not quite symmetrical and I also wanted to save time in the morning not having to pencil them in.  When thinking of who I could trust with my brows I immediately thought of Karen Peake – she is simply the best micro-blade woman in the South of England!  She is super busy as she gets booked up so quickly and for months in advance, so I was very lucky to get a last minute appointment with her.

When I arrived at Karen’s studio, she immediately put me at ease and made me feel like one of her best friends.  I explained how I was feeling about my brows and what I usually do, and what I would like to get out of them.  Karen understood exactly what I was after and expertly colour matched my brows.

After the procedure and through some careful aftercare, I am completely in love with my brows!  And whats more, I have so much extra time in the mornings now not having to fill them in.  Plus I’ve had so many compliments from clients asking where I’ve had them done!

I honestly cannot recommend Karen enough.  If you’re brows are in need of some tlc (even if you don’t have any brows at all due to stress or illness) go to Karen! x

Last prime wedding dates available for 2019 Summer season…

These are the last prime Saturday wedding dates available for 2019 summer season – email hello@francesmooremua.co.uk to book, or use the contact form on my website to send me a message to reserve any of these dates x

Saturday 27th July | Saturday 24th August | Saturday 14th September | Saturday 21st September | Saturday 28th September

 

‘Just Peachy’ styled shoot on Bride and Tonic wedding blog…

After being featured on Bride and Tonic in November, I am super excited to be on this truly unique wedding blog again!  This time with a styled shoot focusing on a growing trend for 2019 – peaches.  I was honoured when creator and director of the shoot Tasha, of The Hampshire Wedding Club, contacted me to be involved and provide my makeup skills to the mix.  The images are incredibly sweet and I think really capture the feel of the shoot ideas.

Click here to read the inspiration behind the shoot and see the full shoot images x

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Venue  Greyhound on the Test  |  Catering  Wilds Catering

Styling, props + cut outs  Wild and Wonder Events  |  Shoes   Freya Rose

Co-ordination + styling director   The Hampshire Wedding Club

Bridal Boutique  Hannah Elizabeth Bridal  |  Dress   Ana by Rosa Clara

Florals  Beyond the Barn  |  Photography  Natasha Jay Photography

Styling, props, stationery, table plan + signage   Beyond Vintage  |  Cake   Hayley Elizabeth

Makeup  Frances Moore  |  Hair  Bridal Hair in Hampshire  |  Model Chloe Lancaster 

Jewellery Margaret Turner Jewellery + Agnes Walker Jewellery by Abby Gadd |

Ribbons  Cfleursdesign

How to make a Peach Mojito Mocktail

Peach Mojito Mocktail that’s actually good for your skin? Count me in! Here’s how to make to yummy peach mocktails… sharing optional x

INGREDIENTS

1 peach, sliced
2 inch-long pieces of candied ginger, finely chopped
8-10 mint leaves
Juice of 3 limes
10-12 ice cubes
1 ginger beer

DIRECTIONS

Divide the peach slices, chopped candied ginger, mint leaves, and lime juice between two tall glasses.
Use a muddler (or a spoon) to crush the peaches and mint to release the mint oils and juice from the peach.
Fill the glasses with ice cubes.
Pour chilled ginger beer over the ice until topped off.

Enjoy!

Natasha Jay Photography The Greyhound Inn at Stockbridge Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design Wild And Wonder Events The Hampshire Wedding Club

#justpeachyhampshire

My favourite peach flavoured lip balms…

I love the flavour of fresh peaches.  Nicely sweet with a beautiful unique rosy colour – they are just perfect to eat on a hot day with a cool drink, sat by the pool or in the shade.  And peach in a lip balm is my idea of heaven!  Below are just a few of my favourite peach flavoured lip balms x

1. Too Faced Peaches & Cream

2. Dream in Plastic Peach Lip Licking Flavoured Lip Balm

3. fresh Limited-Edition Sugar Peach hydrating Lip Balm

4. Nivea peach lip Balm

5. Tony Moly Mini Peach Lip Balm

Frances Moore MUA LOVES… Karen Peake SPMU

Last week I decided to finally bite the bullet and have my eyebrows micro-bladed.  There were a few reasons for my decision; after some personal stress I was finding my hair was falling out which also was affecting my brows, they were also not quite symmetrical and I also wanted to save time in the morning not having to pencil them in.  When thinking of who I could trust with my brows I immediately thought of Karen Peake – she is simply the best micro-blade woman in the South of England!  She is super busy as she gets booked up so quickly and for months in advance, so I was very lucky to get a last minute appointment with her.

When I arrived at Karen’s studio, she immediately put me at ease and made me feel like one of her best friends.  I explained how I was feeling about my brows and what I usually do, and what I would like to get out of them.  Karen understood exactly what I was after and expertly colour matched my brows.

After the procedure and through some careful aftercare, I am completely in love with my brows!  And whats more, I have so much extra time in the mornings now not having to fill them in.  Plus I’ve had so many compliments from clients asking where I’ve had them done!

I honestly cannot recommend Karen enough.  If you’re brows are in need of some tlc (even if you don’t have any brows at all due to stress or illness) go to Karen! x

In case you missed it… OPULENT VIOLET WEDDING IDEAS WITH A FLOWER CLOUD INSTALLATION

If you missed this feature last time here it is again!  A true feast for the eyes, with a world-away backdrop provided by the newly opened wedding venue Pylewell Park located in Lymington, New Forest.  Dazzling styling, floral displays like no other, accessories fit for a Duchess and a cake that is more like a piece of art!  Do check out the full feature here x

The Team // Photographer NEW FOREST STUDIO Venue PYLEWELL PARK Florals THE WILD FOX Styling WILD AND WONDER EVENTS Hair RIOT HAIRDRESSING MUA FRANCES MOORE MUA Jewellery & Accessories AGNES WALKER Stationery & Signage BELLES SOEURS Cake & Favours THE ROSE ON THE CAKE Dresses ANNA BRIDAL

Spring & Summer wedding dates still available!

Hello lovely people!  Here are the remaining Spring and Summer wedding dates for 2019 for either hair or makeup, or both!  If you would like any of these special dates please do email me on hello@francesmooremua.co.uk – or use my contact form on my website here

Maybe you have a friend who still needs to secure a hair & makeup artist for their day, or perhaps you are attending a wedding and need to look and feel glam!  Get in touch x

Saturday 30th March | Saturday 20th April | Saturday 29th June | Saturday 27th July | Saturday 24th August | Saturday 14th September