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New bridal beauty products: Rachel’s top June picks

Our Junior Writer (and self-confessed beauty addict), Rachel, reveals what’s new in her beauty bag this month

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Keeping up-to-date with the latest beauty trends is essential when it comes to putting together the beauty pages in the UK’s best-selling monthly bridal magazine (and it’s a job I take very seriously). Each month I test brand new beauty products to find you the best ones for your bridal beauty bag. On the testing table this month, I have a shampoo and conditioner duo, a fragrance and a tanning mask...

Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, L’Occitane £78
I like my perfumes rich and sultry and even for the summer I steer clear of sickly-sweet scents, and reading the release for this brand new fragrance from L’Occitane I realised it ticked all of the boxes.

Zesty top notes (intriguing), musky base notes (dreamy) and a delicate, warm aroma that lingers like the setting sun… If I’m honest, the fragrance didn’t last as long as I would have liked it to, but I can’t knock the incredible scent and its wearability – this captivating scent would not only be the perfect choice for any summer bride, it would also make a great honeymoon buy. 

Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask, St.Tropez £15
I like fake tan (much needed with my pasty legs) and I also like sheet masks, but combining the two together strikes me as a recipe for potential disaster. However, as St Tropez are the tanning pros, I knew I was in safe hands.

Some masks like this that I’ve used in the past seem to slide off rather easily, but this one stayed on really well. You leave the mask on for five, 10 or 15 minutes, depending on how dark you want to go – I went with 10 to get a distinct, but natural-looking glow.

After removing the mask it’s really important that you rub in the serum residue with your hands as there are some areas that the mask misses. My tan developed pretty evenly throughout the day, but I was surprised and how dark my face was by the time I clocked off work – I’ll be reducing the tanning time to seven minutes next time to achieve more of a subtle look. So, if you are planning on using these for your wedding day, I’d advise you to have a few trial runs in the lead up to the big day to ensure a flawless tan.

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Botanical Shine Limited Edition Collection, Liz Earle £13 each
Known for the cult Hot Cloth Cleanser and sweet-smelling fragrances, Liz Earle isn’t necessarily a brand I would turn to for haircare, but when these beauties arrived on my desk with their amazing limited edition packaging, I knew I just had to try! With promises of nourished, silky locks and enviable shine, it’s not surprising that the shine shampoo and conditioner are both best sellers for Liz Earle (who knew I was missing out on the action?!).

Both products smell absolutely amazing – the vibrant citrus scent has summer written all over it and it made my everyday shower feel more like a spa session. As the shampoo is designed to add shine, I didn’t feel like it cleaned my hair that well, but I loved the silky-smooth results that the conditioner gave. I’ll probably stick to using my normal clarifying shampoo for my greasy roots and upgrade my conditioner to this one for gorgeous mirror shine!

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