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Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Penny’ hair pins by White Designs Bridal

Penny Crystal Hairpins come as a set of 3, and are my ‘best sellers’ due to their versatility and exquisite modern design by White Designs Bridal.  They are made using the sparkliest crystal leaves set in gold plated casings. 4 freshwater pearls are added to finish each pin.  They work perfectly in a loose bun, soft updo, in plaits or with a half up style. If you have chosen to wear your hair down for your wedding day, then the two prong pins can easily be secured using traditional kirby grips.

The decorative detail on each pin measures approximately 3cm (W) x 4cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white box from White Designs Bridal.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Penelope’ hair pins by White Designs Bridal

I’m a sucker for a delicate hair accessorie and these gorgeous, simple pins by White Designs Bridal are my go to for adding a bit of sparkle in a bridesmaid or flower girl hairstyle. The Penelope Hairpins are made using Swarovski crystal diamantes in a semi-flower design.  They are sold in a set of 3 and look fabulous when clustered together in a low bun, or separated along a fishtail plait.

The pin decorative detail measures approximately 2cm (L) x 1.5cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white box from White Designs Bridal.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE

Why it’s completely normal to be experiencing a facial outbreak during lockdown…

‘Lockdown skin’ is now actually a thing. Suddenly, quite a few men and women are finding themselves battling what feels like their teenage skin again. But why, when we’re going makeup free for weeks with plenty of opportunity for sleep and naps? We’re less exposed to pollution – so surely we should all have healthy, glowing skin? This is just another added stress we all don’t need right now, so what is going on?

Skincare expert Vivienne Taslmat has recently commented that the stress of being in lockdown and having our normal routines upended could be behind skin problems. ‘What many people do not realise is that the gut and the skin are interconnected, if you are overeating or stress eating this can often lead to eczema and rosacea.’

Another key issue that Vivienne highlights is potential dehydration. Are you drinking enough water now you’re working from home? And are you drinking the right kinds of liquids? She goes on to say ‘dehydration can be from two factors; not drinking enough water and drinking too many cups of coffee, tea or sugary beverages which will dehydrate your skin.’

We should also avoid eating too much refined sugars and chocolate, because they will dehydrate the skin and can cause breakouts. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, they will nourish your skin with a lot of vitamins, also eating plenty of dried fruits will help because of their high fibre content and antioxidants. This will also help your digestive system get rid of toxins, which is great if you want to prevent acne. The extra time we have at home means you can spend some time perfecting your skincare routine, and there’s more chance you’ll be able to stick to it every night. Make the most of self isolation to work on your skin texture, using prescribed medical grade retinol from your aesthetics doctor once or twice a week. Go to bed early if you can and sleep. You can use this self isolation time as a retreat for your skin and mind. The skin cells need time to renew and repair. Self-care is important at the moment, but don’t worry if you are breaking out or struggling with dryness. If you have bigger things to worry about right now, that is completely understandable. But making little changes to help your skin will likely help to boost you overall health and mental wellbeing too.

My current SOS emergency skin savers

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Anti-Imperfections Moisturiser

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Holika Holika Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel

Holika Holika AC MILD Red Spot Patch

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Felicity Opal’ hair pin by White Designs Bridal

Made with luminescent Opal Navette Swarovski crystals, pearl beads and white Swarovski crystal beads this delicate hairpin by designer White Designs Bridal is a firm favourite with brides wanting a delicate approach to their style.  Adding just a touch of sparkle this pin works especially well in a loose bun, soft updo or even in a half up hairstyle if placed off centre.  It also makes the perfect gift for a bridesmaid or flower girl.

The hairpin decorative detail measures approximately 6cm (L) x 3cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white gift box by White Designs Bridal.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE today!

Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine

So excited to be featured in the current Spring issue of County Wedding Magazines ‘Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding’ – the team have all patiently waited to be featured in the right publication, as we wanted to reflect the joyous spring/summer vibe of the shoot. We all feel this has landed when it’s needed most, to cheer couples up and inspire! ✨ Get your free online copy HERE x

Squad… Hale Park Weddings Charlotte Wise Photography Kelly Spence – Bridal Accessory Design Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Frances Moore HMUA JMS Hair Design Jo Hicks Flowers Peony & Rose Wedding Stationery Fabulous Company Sparkle Bakes Rachel Simpson Shoes with model Sophie Waldron -Model

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Romance’ by Victoria Fergusson

Not only is this hairpin surprisingly light in weight but also beautifully delicate in form.  If any of my brides are opting for a soft chignon, low bun or half up style I always recommend this piece by Victoria Fergusson.  A mix of small pearls in Swarovski crystal Ivory, pearlescent and ivory freshwater pearls make such a stunning combination creating the perfect balance of ‘bridal whites’.  The tiny beads look like little blossom buds. The design is enhanced with three small fans of Swarovski crystal, mixing Silver Shade and clear gem stones. The perfect choice for understated hair adornment.

The hairpin measures approximately 15cm (L) x 2cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white gift box by Victoria Fergusson.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE today!

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Seeds of Love’ by Victoria Fergusson

Superbly handcrafted by accessories designer Victoria Fergusson, this delicate trio of cluster pearls and subtle bead sparkle are my personal favourite hairpins as they remind me most of a family heirloom.  The delicate stems are like seeds that might be blown on the wind…  Exceptionally versatile for styling in different hairstyles – I love to play around with either placing them together or slightly apart throughout the style.

Each pin decorative detail measures approximately 4cm (L) x 3cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white gift box by Victoria Fergusson.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Click HERE to purchase!

2021/2022 WEDDINGS!

My diary is very much open for the next two years – especially to those couples who have had to postpone this year! You can use the contact form on my website, or email directly at hello@francesmoorehmua.co.uk to book… Chin up my lovelies we’ll get through this! x

Image The Hampshire Wedding Club Suppliers Beyond Vintage Judith Searles Flowers

Covid 19 update…

Hello to my beautiful clients!⠀⠀⠀

I just wanted to reassure you that as far as Frances Moore HMUA is concerned it is business as usual! Of course, more strict procedures are in place when visiting the studio (which has had a deep clean, as well as regular top ups between clients) and when I’m out & about meeting you at your lovely homes and venues.

Saying that I know a lot of you are looking into postponing your precious day if commencing in the immediate weeks.
I will do everything in my power to accommodate changes to dates, so please do get in touch as soon as possible to make any amendments.

I’m sure none of you need reminding, but please if you are feeling unwell before any appointment let me know and I will rearrange your trial date – you do not need to cancel altogether! And keep washing those hands, but maybe not just in glitter!! ✨

Image Sara Shakeel