Our top face masks for pick-me-up skin

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Is your skin dry and dull? Don't despair, we've gathered the best pick-me-up face masks to give your complexion an all-over healthy glow and give your skin a boost in this gloomy weather.

Face masks are brilliant to use at least twice a week for a fresher, more radiant glow, they hydrate, clear away dead skin cells and tone up your complexion. They are also perfect for a quick fix before dashing off for that bridal appointment, leaving your skin looking fresher and radiant in minutes - smother it on and let it dry while you sip your morning cuppa.
 

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Fighting acne? Try a detoxing clay-based mask

Clay masks are mineral-rich clay formulas renowned for tightening pores, the perfect beauty detox for your skin. 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

This Goddess Skin Clay Mask is based on an ancient Mediterranean beauty recipe, a new formula that will leave you moisturised and glowing while tightening your pores.

GLAMGLOW

An Advanced Clearing Treatment developed by GLAMGLOW® to help fight common skin concerns, SUPERMUD® for Super Clear Super Poreless-looking Skin.

 
A clay-based Glow Mud Mask features purifying kaolin clay and sea salt to draw out embedded impurities and quickly recapture skin's clarity.

Dull skin and in need of brightening?

If you have a dull complexion, it's hard to feel naturally confident in your own skin, try these brightening facial masks that will give your skin an instant glow.

 
An instant youth and beauty boost mask to smooth, plump and brighten the skin. Rich in vitamins and plant extracts, specially formulated to act instantly on the signs of ageing and fatigue to rejuvenate skin and restore vitality.
 
 
 

BOBBI BROWN

An instant boost for glowing skin, this exfoliating mask gently smoothes, re-texturizes and softens skin to reveal a more even, fresh-faced glow anytime you want to put your best face forward.

 EVE LOM

This brightening Face Mask is an intensive treatment that works to correct pigmentation, boost luminosity and deeply hydrates, revealing a revitalised, brighter and even toned complexion.

In a rush and need a quick glow?

Want a quick fix glow before heading off to try on your dream dress?  Try these facial masks that dry in minutes and will leave your skin with an instant glow.

 
This liquid-light clay mask dries in 3 minutes, it draws out built-up impurities and helps absorb accumulated toxins and debris, so pores look reduced. Immediately, skin feels refreshed and incredibly smooth with an unstoppable healthy-looking glow.
 
 
 

 

This multi-action peel gently dissolves dulling dead cells and reveal a radiant visage. A gentle, skin-refining treatment that eliminates the dulling surface without provoking irritation, it's the perfect way to get a youthful glow in moments.

GROUNDED COFFEE SCRUB

A tropical face scrub packed with the vitamins and minerals for extra soft skin and a bright complexion. Made with extra fine ground Robusta coffee powder, brown sugar, sea salt and vitamin E to moisturise and hydrated your skin. Say goodbye to dry, dull skin and say hello to clearer, healthier skin.

The Orange scrub is our favourite from the Grounded Coffee Scrub range and is one of the gorgeous products inside our limited edition box.
 
Remember a good nights sleep and a healthy diet will help keep your skin looking fresh and radiance.

The Best Tinted Lip Balms for Brides to be

The Best Tinted Lip Balms for Brides to be

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Let’s face it. The cold weather really doesn’t do our skin any favours. Chapped, flaky, cracked, dry, and sore, are just some of the words to describe our skin during winter, especially our lips; and it’s really not a pretty look for any day let alone your wedding day. The first thing to remember is not to pick or bite your lips, no matter how tempting it is, it’s not going to solve anything and only hurt. The only way to fix chapped lips is with the use of petroleum or beeswax based lip balms or lipsticks. They protect your lips from the season and trap in moisture. It’s important to keep your lips looking and feeling healthy especially when your wedding day is just around the corner, which is why we’re showing you how you can get your lips ‘I do’ ready with the 7 best tinted lip balms for brides.

1. Burts Bees

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Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

This all natural tinted lip balm comes in a range of kissable colours, including our favourite Caramel Daisy and Pink Blossom. Not only does it help moisturise and condition your lips, but it also has an amazing sweet taste, making it and you very kissable.

2.Wild About Beauty

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Wild About Beauty

What we love about Wild about beauty’s Nutrilips Balm is that it’s packed full of lip nourishing and conditioning ingredients like Shea Butter and Vitamin E. The colours range from subtle hues to deeper shades but all leave this amazing glossy finish. Remember, as it’s in a pot always use clean fingers.

3. Clinique Chubby Stick

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Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Do you know what really sets Clinique’s chubby stick lip balm apart from all the others? Clues in the title, chubby stick. With the pencil-style applicator, you feel like you’re getting more than just a moisturiser, the huge range of dazzling colours, which are all packed full of vitamin E and conditioning oils, make it look and feel like a lipstick.

4. Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector

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Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector

This super smooth and super moisturising lip balm is one word… lovely. The subtle colour makes it perfect for wearing during the day and the sweet scent is pleasant and not overpowering.

5. By Terry’s Baume de Rose

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By Terry Baume de Rose

Not only is By Terry’s Baume de Rose a classic but a firm favourite of many celebrities. The new tinted collection, with it’s soothing and softening ingredients including Shea Butter, Rose Wax and vitamin E, it’s clear why its popular.

6. Vaseline, Lip Therapy Rosy Lips

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Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips

You know you’re in safe hands with a small tub of everyone’s favourite Vaseline. Not only will the Therapy Rosy lips protect and relieve dried lips like you’d expect, but this little tub of magic leave a subtle rose tint on your lips.

7. Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint

Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint | The best tinted lip balms for brides | Witwoobox.com
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint

The latest addition to Bobbi’s skin care collection is by far one of our favourites. Once you apply it, it blends with your natural lip colour, which we just love; and your lips are left feeling nourished and looking amazing, just what you need.

 

Let us know if which tinited lip balm you’re using and what you think of it.

Top 5 Shopping Mistakes Brides Make When Buying Makeup

Top 5 Shopping Mistakes Brides Make When Buying Makeup

We’ve said this a million times now – ok maybe not a million but you know what we mean – doing your own makeup and hair on your wedding day is a great idea. Not only are you an expert on what works for you and what doesn’t, it’s also cheaper. And who doesn’t like the sound of saving a few pennies for the honeymoon?

But sadly, it’s come to our attention that many of you – including us – are making a number of shopping mistakes when buying makeup. Just like the wedding industry, the beauty industry can be overwhelming, it feels like there’s a new must-have cosmetic released every day. Raising a number of questions, ‘is this right for me?’ ‘do I need this?’ and our favourite ‘why have I spent a fortune on this?!’
That’s why the team at Witwoobox are going to talk you through the top 5 mistakes we’ve all made and how we can avoid them.

1. Colour-Matching

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One of the most common beauty mistakes we’ve all made at least once in our lives is buying the wrong shade of foundation for our skin tone. This is easily done, with what feels like hundreds of different shades, tones, formulas, and brands to choose from, we’re surprised anyone can navigate through it. There is only one way to overcome this and that’s to test, test and test again. You don’t have to do this alone, in fact, we urge you not to. Take a friend or speak to the makeup artist in store to help you. Remember, when you test always start on the side of your face, making sure you remove your makeup on the area before testing and make sure you try at least 3 different shades. You know when you have the right one when it just blends beautiful into your skin.

2. Testing on your Hands

We’ve all done it, picking a new lipstick colour or eyeshadow and swiping it on the back of your hand – or in my case drawing a tiny pair of lips on the back of my hands, I do it all the time. But we’re sorry to tell you this is a big no, no. Although we get an idea of the texture and colour of the product, the results on your hand are misleading, your hands aren’t the same colour as your lips or your eyelids, and once you take it home and apply it to your face the results aren’t always what you want, and that’s another lipstick thrown to the back of your makeup drawer. We’ve now made it a habit to speak to a makeup artist in store. By having the professional apply the new cosmetic for you, you’re guaranteed to walk out the shop with a colour you really like. Or if you’re still too shy to ask for help, consider this little tip, if you’re considering a new colour, the one to suit you is one that matches your natural skin tone or is slighter darker.

3. Doing it Alone

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There seems to be a common theme running trough our tips. A lot of us make the most mistakes when shopping alone. When purchasing something completely new you should ask for a second opinion. Especially if it’s a professional in store. So take the opportunity for some free advice from the sales assistants and makeup artists next time you’re out shopping.

4. Tools

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We now have the right foundation and the perfect lipstick shade. We take them home and then realise we have nothing to apply it with. Many of us think this isn’t a problem, there’s nothing wrong with using our fingers right? Wrong. Although your fingers are great, using the right tools is just as essential as the colour of the product. Using your fingers and the right tools, whether that’s a blending sponge or liner brush, will help you apply the cosmetic correctly and help you achieve the professional look your want.

5. Brand Bias

Ah loyalty, we know the feeling. We also have that mascara brand we’ve used stuck with for years! But its time we open our minds, and makeup bags to different brands. We know it sounds scary but stick with us. As with any other industry, beauty brands are always adding new cosmetics, new formulas and new offers to suit you. Next time you’re running low on your favourite mascara, pop on over to the cosmetic counter you’ve been eyeing up the past year and sample something new. Just try it! You never know you might find the best new formula ever!

Let us know if we’ve missed anything out, don’t be shy! Comment in the box below or send in your comments to [email protected]

Calling all Beauty and Wedding Bloggers

Bloggers WitwooBox needs you

We’re giving 5 Limited Edition WitwooBoxes exclusively to Bloggers!

What is the blogging assignment?

Witwoobox is a monthly bridal beauty and lifestyle subscription box for brides. Giving brides the chance to sample sought after beauty products at a fraction of the cost just in time for their big day.

And we need your help. We want to send 5 bloggers the first limited edition Witwoobox for free, and in return, we’d love for you to review our box on your blog and social media; and when the review is live we’ll share it with our followers too!

If you’re interested please get in touch with our team, we can’t wait to hear from you!

What type of bloggers we’re looking for?

  • Beauty Bloggers
  • Wedding Bloggers
  • Brides
  • Number of follower for any channels (1,000+)

Get in touch today:

Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Victoria Beckham New Make-up collection With Estée Lauder

Yes, you heard right! My style icon and obviously yours, Victoria Beckham has partnered with Estée Lauder to bring us a limited-edition makeup collection. Estée Lauder announced their collaboration with the fashion entrepreneur via social media and from the reaction online it’s not just us who are excited. Hundreds of Women have expressed their anticipation to get their hands on the collection. And rightly so.

“I am thrilled to be launching this limited-edition makeup collection with Estée Lauder,” said Victoria Beckham. “The whole process has been both inspiring and eye opening – from going back and revisiting the Estée Lauder archives through to working on the product with the Estée team, this feels like the perfect makeup partnership for me and my brand. I had long admired Estée Lauder the woman, and the powerful brand that she created, so I am excited to offer both of our customers this makeup range and play a small part in her vision for women.”

We won’t have to wait too long, Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder collection will launch in September 2016 in select retailers around the world including Victoria Beckham stores and on esteelauder.co.uk and victoriabeckham.com.

We can’t wait.

Partnership with Manna Kadar Cosmetics

Are you ready? Here is a sneak peek into the Witwoobox world, we are working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fantastic range products inside your monthly box.

The team at Witwoobox are excited to announce that we will be collaborating with Manna Kadar Cosmetics to bring you a prestige line of products that merge the most cutting edge colour trends with the finest ingredients and are long-wearing and double duty.

Her sought-after artistry can be seen behind the scenes at fashion shows, television and countless magazine photoshoots. Her cosmetics line is fashion-forward and fun, earning her mark as an industry expert and a true trendsetter in the world of beauty.

Here are some of Manna Kadar’s new product launches:

Manna Kadar

You’ll find one of Manna Kadar’s latest products (worth £18) inside the launch of Witwoobox but be quick as there is a limited number of launch boxes available. Sign up to our newsletter www.witwoobox.com to be the first to hear when the box will be available to purchase.

This is one box you do not want to miss!

Start Your Wedding Journey With Witwoobox

START YOUR WEDDING JOURNEY WITH WITWOOBOX

Witwoobox is a monthly bridal beauty and lifestyle subscription box. It will offer our subscribers sought-after makeup, skincare, haircare, nail care and fragrance products along with the best wedding inspiration, tips and the best suppliers to help plan that special day.

START YOUR WEDDING JOURNEY WITH WITWOOBO

How It Works Each month we will deliver a selection of beauty treats that offer a mini pampering service for brides-to-be in the comfort of their own home. Included will be a mini handbook featuring beauty tips, wedding planning tips and the best wedding suppliers to help the bride-to-be plan her dream wedding, will be beautifully packed in an eye catching illustrated box that will leave her looking and feeling great during a stressful time.

Gift That Special Someone Witwoobox will also offer “Will you be my bridesmaid” gift; a box for the bride to be to send to her maid, which will include beauty products and tips on how to be the  perfect bridesmaid.  Other gifts will include: “Congratulations on your Engagement”, “Happy Ever After” box, and “The Destination” box. Sign up to our newsletter www.witwoobox.com to be the first to experience Witwoobox.

Witwoobox is launching this August 2016.