SPARKLE LIKE MARKLE! Wedding Skin Prep - The FinishingTouches

It’s never too early to begin prepping your complexion for your BIG DAY and that complete wedding day radiance you deserve!

Taking care of your skin in the lead up to your big day:

Establishing a regular skincare routine will help your skin find its natural balance, and skin loves consistency, so stick with your core set of products. Cleanse twice a day with the Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser to gently remove daily dirt and impurities. If you’re short of time with all the wedding prep, take it into your morning shower with you. The massaging action will stimulate blood flow in the skin, giving a natural glow to your complexion. hccThe Shea Butter naturally moisturises the skin, while the Orange Peel Oil naturally rejuvenates the skin. Don’t forget that skin regenerates itself every 28 days, so it won’t take long for you to notice an improvement in your skin’s tone and texture.

Just before your wedding focus on getting as much hydration into your skin as possible, which will have a naturally plumping effect on your complexion, as well as giving you the all-important glow. Be sure to try and drink the recommended 2 litres of water a day and for that additional hydration and comfort ; massage our Replenishing Facial Oil into your neck and face.

For a complexion boost, add a pump of Nourishing Rose Day Cream to the Facial Oil to refine your skin texture. If you do this before you apply your make up, being sure to massage gently on to your face, neck and décolletage, your skin will be a perfectly primed base for your foundation. The secret to long-wearing make-up is all in the prep, so be sure to cleanse and moisturise thoroughly.

Taking some you time and looking after your whole body:

Every bride’s dream is to have an all-over flawless complexion. Whether you prefer to bath or shower, Rose Whisper Hand & Body Wash & matching Hand & body Lotion safeguard your skin's natural moisture while cleansing and moisturising. Enriched with Damask Rose and Geranium essential oils & Organic Aloe Vera to naturally soothe and calm skin, this elegant, luxurious natural fragrance will last the duration of your big day.

Apply the hand & body wash to damp skin in the shower, with hands or a shower sponge. Lather well and breathe in the organic essential oil fragrance blend. Or for a softly foaming bath, pour a little into the bath directly under running water.

Gorgeous Rose Whisper natural hand and body lotion will complete the ritual: it’s super-hydrating and quickly absorbed and will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturised.

Finally, while you may feel tempted to stay up late finishing last-minute tasks, set yourself a bedtime curfew. Lack of sleep not only depletes your skin, it will make you feel sluggish and more likely to rely on sugary snacks and caffeine, all of which can contribute to dull skin and breakouts. Rest, relax and enjoy your big day.

If you have any pre-wedding beauty or de-stressing tips you’d like to share with us, please add to the comments below!!

 

 

Rose Whisper Vanilla Brownie Bites and Creamy Rose and Beet Smoothie

December is here! The last of the leaves have fallen from the trees and with luck we will be getting crisp frosty mornings and deep blue skies. The air here in the Scottish Highlands is breathtakingly cold but we are excited as the magic and sparkle of Christmas is just around the corner...

In the last of our series of recipes to celebrate the launch of our Rose Whisper collection we've collaborated with plant-based food-blogger and friend of the brand Bo from Bo's Kitchen.whisper

First up are Bo's Rose Whisper Vanilla Brownie Bites. We'll be sharing these around the office as a nutritious (and prettier!) alternative to the usual mince pies and chocolates. We've tested Bo's Creamy Rose & Beet Smoothie Bowls and confirm they are delicious (and so easy to make). The perfect healthy breakfast antidote to the excess of the season!

Rose Whisper Vanilla Brownie Bites

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Base 

  • 1.5 cup buckwheat 
  • 1/2 cup walnuts 
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder 
  • 1 cup dates 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 100ml water 

 

Filling 

  • 1.5 cups cashews, soaked in cold water overnight 
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk 
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3-4 tsp rosewater 
  • 1/2 raw beetroot, peeled (walnut sized piece) 

 

  1. Line a small square baking tray or loaf tin with greaseproof paper. Pulse buckwheat and walnuts together in a food processor until crumbly. Add in cacao powder and dates and pulse until combined. 
  2. Add coconut oil and pulse until the dough starts to stick together. Slowly add water until the dough sticks together when you push it with your fingers – it should be slightly sticky. 
  3. Smooth out the dough onto your baking tray with your fingers, pushing evenly into each corner. Pop into the fridge to chill and wash out your food processor. 
  4. Make your filling by combining cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk, lemon juice, salt and vanilla in your food processor. 


Creamy Rose and Beet Smoothie Bowls

(Makes 2 bowls)

 

  • 4 frozen bananas 
  • 1 small, raw beetroot 
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight 
  • 1/2 pineapple 
  • 2 tsp rosewater 
  • 3/4 cup almond milk 
  • 1 cup water  

Toppings: dairy-free yoghurt, beetroot, persimmon, chia seeds, rose petals and cacao nibs 

 

  1. Add all ingredients to your food processor and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour into bowls and top with fruit stars, chia seeds, rose petals and cacao nibs. To make the hearts, add little dots of yoghurt to your bowl in a circle, then run through the middle of them with a chopstick.
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