8 BEST BODY MISTS AND SPRAYS

Body sprays were once seen as an introduction into the fragrance world before we were old enough to buy something more mature, but now, they’re considered the lighter and airier cousin of traditional perfumes. Body mists are a refreshing step into subtle, all-over scent. They give us just a hint of fragrance and delicate allure without the heaviness and potency that comes with some perfumes. Summer is a great time to experiment with these bright and fresh scents in calming and captivating formulas, especially when the price is a fraction of that of our go-to favorite scents. Body sprays tend to be light on the chemicals, as well, and infused with natural extracts, making them the ideal choice for those of us with allergy sensitivities. Looking for an invigorating application technique? Store your new favorite body spray in the fridge for a cooling burst of fragrance!

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Fragrance Mist 90ml

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush 90ml

Pacifica® Indian Coconut Nectar Perfume Spray 28ml

CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE Fresh Moisture Mist 100ml

Hawaiian Tropic Golden Paradise Body Mist 250ml

Hawaiian Tropic Golden Paradise Shimmer Edition 250ml

Vera Wang Embrace Rose Buds and Vanilla Fine Fragrance Mist 240ml

Vera Wang Embrace Green Tea and Pear Blossom Fine Fragrance Mist 240ml

Oh hey gorgeous!

I’m Frances, a professionally trained bridal & editorial hair and makeup artist working across the South of England and covering many chateaus in France.  Having been in the industry for almost 8 years my previous clientele have included brides, models, actors, presenters, singers and members of the aristocracy primarily throughout Hampshire (New Forest), Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, London and France.  A regular contributor to national and international wedding magazines and blogs; including high-end fashion editorials for Sunseeker lifestyle magazine and royal milliner Vivien Sheriff – my work has been seen across the world and celebrated for its versatility and emphasis on natural beauty.  I have been lucky enough to work and train at the highest level of expertise and have been a student of The Kristina Gasperas Academy, Jo Irving of Jo Loves Hair fame and The Bridal Stylists whom I currently contract for.

In my professional hair and makeup kits are products which I have carefully selected for their high performance qualities. This ensures your wedding styling has everything it needs to look effortless, whilst having the stability it needs for such an event.  These products include: Anastasia Beverly Hills ▸▸ BaByliss PRO ▸▸ Benefit ▸▸ Becca ▸▸ Bobbi Brown ▸▸ Bumble & Bumble ▸▸ Charlotte Tilbury ▸▸ Dior ▸▸ Hourglass ▸▸ Huda Beauty ▸▸ Laura Mercier ▸▸ LA Girl ▸▸ L’Oréal Professionnel ▸▸ MAC ▸▸ Makeup Geek ▸▸ NARS ▸▸ Sigma ▸▸ Tarte ▸▸ and Urban Decay to name a few.

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans so do get in touch at hello@francesmoorehmua.co.uk, or by sending me a message through my contact page.  If you have some extra time, then do check out my blog which is regularly updated with helpful tips and advice for your big day! Or if you fancy a bit of retail therapy browse my bridal hair accessories shop with pieces from local artisans x

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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

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!

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

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Last 2020 weekend wedding dates available!

Email, or use the Contact Form on my website to book any of these at hello@francesmoorehmua.co.uk

Saturday 23rd May | Saturday 19th September | Saturday 24th October | Saturday 31st October | Saturday 7th November

Photographer OLIVEJOY Photography

REPOST//The big questions – No. 1: Should you hire a makeup artist for your wedding?

Yes, the big question… should you hire a makeup artist for your wedding?  It’s a question every bride puts to themselves – shortly followed by the follow up question… or can I get away with it myself?  Often I think the answer is in the ‘get away with’ part.  Do you really want your wedding makeup to be something you ‘get away with’?  If you’re at that stage of questioning, then here are my top 5 reasons for booking a professional make up artist for your wedding.

1. Your wedding day is not a day for ‘everyday’ makeup.  You’re going to be photographed all day – and not just by a professional wedding photographer.  Remember your friends and family are all equipped with cameras too.  Whether it’s for photographs using natural or flash photography or meeting your guests in sunshine or by candlelight, professionally applied makeup will translate well to all mediums.

2. Do you have a million different bridal looks on Pinterest and still can’t decide what to choose?  A makeup artist can translate these looks, picking out key elements that will compliment your wedding gown, hairstyle, theme and colour scheme.

3. Makeup artists know skin (!) and we can help identify the areas that may become an issue on the big day.  For example, that patch of dry skin or the potential breakout that you don’t know how to deal with?  We can quickly analyse the condition of the skin and give you advice on the steps you could take to avoid future problems.  It’s just one less thing to worry about… and it’s all part of the service.

4. Much as I hate to admit it, weddings can be stressful!  And no one would blame you for feeling a bit nervous on the big day.  Having a makeup artist means there will always be a steady hand to apply that cat flick eyeliner or tackle those false eyelashes.  And we’ll always have a tissue nearby as well in case things get a bit teary!

5. OK, and this is the big one: hiring a makeup artist is not cheap!  But you’ve spent oodles on that gorgeous wedding venue and catering, an eye watering amount on that perfect wedding gown… why skimp on yourself?  It is your wedding after all!  This is your chance to be pampered by the professionals so sit back and enjoy it!

2020 winter & spring wedding dates…

Still available! Email to book any of these at hello@francesmooremua.co.uk, or use the Contact form on my website.

Saturday 15th February | Saturday 22nd February | Saturday 29th February | Saturday 7th March | Saturday 14th March | Saturday 28th March | Saturday 9th May

Weddings ideas magazine front cover throwback…

A little trip down memory lane now, and to my very first bridal front cover for Wedding Ideas magazine. I always remember this day as the day I found my ‘tribe’ ✨

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