Bridal Skin Care

In the run up to my wedding, as many brides do, I paid a lot more attention to my skin care routine as well as upping the amount of (sometimes infused) water I was drinking. A few months prior to the big day I flew back to Scotland for a dress fitting, and my bridal hair and make up trial. I had contacted some local independent hair and make up artists and booked them for the wedding. At the trails they gave me some great tips, exchanged their wedding stories and offered some product recommendations - some of which have lasted beyond the wedding so today I am sharing my favourites with you.

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The Products

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion - this entire range is amazing and really helps with my eczema prone skins

Rose Hip Oil - a great booster to help any dry skin, especially in the dry winter months

Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins - Smells amazing and my skin just drinks up the goodness

No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser - a fun way to cleanse and gently massage your face

Neal's Yard Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist - a very refreshing mist to spray throughout the day

Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase - just incase your skin needs a little extra bit of love, this light-weight touch is perfect

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm - a soothing gel that sits comfortably on the lip to help create the perfect kissable lips

Clinique All About Eyes Serum - a cooling metal roller ball applying a soothing serum to your stressed and tired eyes

Blue Lagoon Iceland Algae Mask - a real treat for your skin, take 10 minutes to yourself and apply this green soothing mask

L'Occitane Creme Mains - the perfect hand cream for keeping on your bedside, desk and in your handbag!!

Morning Of The Wedding

On the morning of the wedding I felt calm and ready for the day, I was excited but I knew we were ready for this. After a good breakfast with my bridesmaids and sister-in-law, we headed back upstair to my room. The hair and make up artists had arrived and were setting up, the dresses were hanging and shoes sat out ready. It was all starting to feel very real. Kirstie sat me down, with a glass of bubbly, to do my hair first and then Danni did my make up. She started by spraying Neal's Yard Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist gently on my face and let my skin absorb it, this helped keep my skin moisturised, dewy and made the make up last longer. Then came the real pampering and I loved every minute. 

Wedding Make Up

I'm quite proud to say that after all the celebrating, partying, ceilidh'n and all, I did take off my make up, cleansed and moisturised my skin before collapsing into bed, with my husband, in a room beautifully decorated by my wonderful bridesmaids and their partners.

My Skin Care Loves

wedding photos: Maksym Gryshchenko + Robert Hoerenz


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Sonia Nicolson

Hi, I'm Sonia from Edinburgh, Scotland. I relocated to Reykjavik, Iceland back in February 2016 to live life with my Viking, Ingimar (marrying summer 2017). I blog about Design, Travel and Lifestyle and upload a weekly 'Living in Iceland' vlog every Thursday on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/soniascot