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  • Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial | February 2017 Here are some more shots from the one of many February's hair and makeup trials for a beautiful April's bride. Would you like to follow all my latest works? Like my Facebook page and see all my updates!Bridal makeup trials are held at my home studio location in Worcester, please visit my contact page for more details.Tags: Wedding Hair and Makeup, Messy Bun, Airbrush Makeup, False Lashes
    Posted 22 Feb 2017, 17:36 by Aleksandra Guz
  • Mother of the Groom Hair and Makeup Trial | February 2017 Here are some pictures from the hair and makeup trial for a beautiful Mother of the Groom Ann. Beauty is timeless!Bridal makeup trials are held at my home studio location in Worcester, please visit my contact page for more details.Tags: Mother of the Groom, Hair and Makeup, Airbrush Makeup, 
    Posted 14 Feb 2017, 04:43 by Aleksandra Guz
  • Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial | January 2017 Bridal makeup trials are held at my home studio location in Worcester, please visit my contact page for more details.Here are some pictures from the hair and makeup trial for a beautiful Isobel. She is truly a stunning woman!Tags: bridal, hair and makeup, airbrush makeup, half up half down, smokey eyes
    Posted 30 Jan 2017, 04:46 by Aleksandra Guz
  • John Lewis Wedding Insurance Review   When it comes to weddings, there seems to be an endless ‘to-do’ list that keeps on growing right up until the big day itself. With everything from booking the venue, organising transport, finding the perfect dress, hiring a suit, booking the caterer and finding the baker – it can leave bride and grooms to be in a state of panic trying to make their day perfect. So what happens when something doesn’t go to plan? Of course, we like to focus on the positives and dream about the perfect wedding day, but unfortunately it pays to prepare for a worst case scenario. Having wedding insurance means that you could be protected financially from many worst case wedding scenarios such ...
    Posted 1 Dec 2015, 12:49 by Aleksandra Guz
  • PreLoved but Perfect: Selling and buying second hand wedding dresses Something old, something new, something borrowed and something …. Preloved?!It’s a classic wedding tradition; find yourself something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. For most of us, the easy part is finding something new and something blue; after all treating ourselves to a sparkly new gift is always easy. Finding something borrowed allows us to incorporate a part of our past, be it from a family member or friend yet finding something old can leave us in a state of confusion. Surely our wedding day should be a new start, new beginnings and new ventures? Despite the rise of wedding related programmes and huge celeb weddings, brides-to-be are increasingly looking for ways to save ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2015, 10:15 by Aleksandra Guz
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Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial | February 2017

posted 22 Feb 2017, 17:36 by Aleksandra Guz

Here are some more shots from the one of many February's hair and makeup trials for a beautiful April's bride. 
Would you like to follow all my latest works? Like my Facebook page and see all my updates!

Bridal makeup trials are held at my home studio location in Worcester, please visit my contact page for more details.
Tags: Wedding Hair and Makeup, Messy Bun, Airbrush Makeup, False Lashes

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Mother of the Groom Hair and Makeup Trial | February 2017

posted 14 Feb 2017, 04:35 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 14 Feb 2017, 04:43 ]

Here are some pictures from the hair and makeup trial for a beautiful Mother of the Groom Ann. Beauty is timeless!
Bridal makeup trials are held at my home studio location in Worcester, please visit my contact page for more details.
Tags: Mother of the Groom, Hair and Makeup, Airbrush Makeup, 

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Bridal Hair and Makeup Trial | January 2017

posted 30 Jan 2017, 04:32 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 30 Jan 2017, 04:46 ]

Bridal makeup trials are held at my home studio location in Worcester, please visit my contact page for more details.
Here are some pictures from the hair and makeup trial for a beautiful Isobel. She is truly a stunning woman!
Tags: bridal, hair and makeup, airbrush makeup, half up half down, smokey eyes

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John Lewis Wedding Insurance Review

posted 13 Jan 2015, 13:55 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 1 Dec 2015, 12:49 ]



 



Wedding insurance review

When it comes to weddings, there seems to be an endless ‘to-do’ list that keeps on growing right up until the big day itself. With everything from booking the venue, organising transport, finding the perfect dress, hiring a suit, booking the caterer and finding the baker – it can leave bride and grooms to be in a state of panic trying to make their day perfect.

So what happens when something doesn’t go to plan? Of course, we like to focus on the positives and dream about the perfect wedding day, but unfortunately it pays to prepare for a worst case scenario. Having wedding insurance means that you could be protected financially from many worst case wedding scenarios such as venue cancellation or even illness.

There are varying types of wedding insurance ranging from basic to extensive cover that can cater to your own needs and requirements. Wedding insurance can be taken out at any time, but professionals suggest taking the cover out as soon as part/any of your wedding is paid for; be it the caterer, the venue or the dress. Having wedding insurance cover in place at the start of your wedding journey makes it easier to plan and act if anything should prevent your day from going ahead.

WHY CHOOSE JOHN LEWIS WEDDING INSURANCE?

John Lewis wedding insurance can provide financial protection should things not go to plan on your wedding day, and they cover a wide range of scenarios including:

  • Illness of either prospective wedding partners or close relatives in the wedding party. So if you, your partner of one of your family should fall ill due (not due to a pre-existing illness) you’ll be able to use your wedding insurance cover to make rearrangements.

  • Supplier failure – in the event of a supplier going bust or even failing to turn up on the big day, wedding insurance can help to recover any of the lost deposits whether it’s the cake maker or the wedding car company. In today’s day and age, supplier failure is unfortunately a more common occurrence with businesses ‘going bust’ more often than we would like them to, so having wedding insurance in place for this can give you peace of mind. 

  • Bad weather – living in Britain, we are quite accustomed the good old fashioned British weather however this does make weather on your wedding day a bit unpredictable to say the least. Depending on your type of cover, wedding insurance from John Lewis can cover you if you or over half of your wedding guests cannot reach your venue. So if a freak snow storm leaves you and your guests out in the cold, wedding insurance can be used to help rearrange.

Cancellation or rearrangement of your wedding can result in loss of non-refundable deposits, taking out John Lewis wedding insurance can help to claim back some of the costs that you ordinarily wouldn’t get back, when the ceremony will be continued.

HOW MUCH WILL WEDDING INSURANCE FROM JOHN LEWIS COST?

One of the great things about this cover is that you can tailor it to suit you, meaning covers range from as little as £58 for up to £10,000 worth of protection. Unlike other types of insurance, wedding insurance from John Lewis is a one-off payment, so this small one off cost can help give you peace of mind for your big day and ensure that everything goes as smooth as possible should anything go wrong.


To take out wedding insurance with John Lewis couldn’t be easier, you just need to be over 18 years old and either the prospective partner of a marriage or civil partnership or even the parent of one of the partners – usually, whoever is paying the deposits for the wedding, reception and everything in-between.

It’s easy to see why wedding insurance is such a necessity for so many people today, after all the small cost of taking out insurance for one special day far outweighs any potential loss or things not quite going to plan. As a wise person once said “it’s better to be safe than sorry” and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to weddings.

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PreLoved but Perfect: Selling and buying second hand wedding dresses

posted 6 Jan 2015, 13:35 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 14 Jan 2015, 10:15 ]



Something old, something new, something borrowed and something …. Preloved?!

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It’s a classic wedding tradition; find yourself something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. For most of us, the easy part is finding something new and something blue; after all treating ourselves to a sparkly new gift is always easy. Finding something borrowed allows us to incorporate a part of our past, be it from a family member or friend yet finding something old can leave us in a state of confusion. 


Surely our wedding day should be a new start, new beginnings and new ventures? 

Despite the rise of wedding related programmes and huge celeb weddings, brides-to-be are increasingly looking for ways to save on their weddings and bring their budget well under the average cost of a UK wedding which is a staggering £20,000*. It seems an awfully high figure to conceive but everything adds up from the venue, the food, and the transport and of course the outfits. This is just one of the many reasons why more and more brides-to-be are using sites such as PreLoved.co.uk to buy second hand wedding attire ranging from bridal gowns to bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride outfits. 

Of course, the term ‘second-hand’ leaves many people wondering why on earth you would want to wear someone else’s wedding dress. Why wouldn’t you? It halves the cost and sometimes more and allows you to still find your dream dress, just in a non-conventional way. 

Wedding dresses are particularly popular items to pass-on to sites such as PreLoved, after all you’ve worn ‘The’ dress for a total of less than 24 hours and felt more beautiful then you have ever felt. So ask yourself why you would box that beautiful dress back up, pack it into a cupboard in a house where you are probably already trying to save space and never ever 
look at it again? Selling your wedding dress can seem heartless, but surely the most loving decision you can make it to let your beautiful gown live-on and be worn and loved by another beautiful bride. For sentimental memories, you’ll have endless photographs of your dress and most of all, you’ll remember the feeling it gave you on the very day you wore it down the aisle, or the very first time you tried it on, or the look in your partner’s eyes when they first looked at you in the dress. They are the true sentimental values of your wedding dress, so don’t be afraid to let go and give someone else the chance to enjoy your beautiful bridal gown – plus, you’ll be able to get back a bit of cash after the big expensive day! Whilst extra money continues to be a strong incentive for past brides in reselling their wedding dress, it is a growing trend for brides to simply want to let someone else experience the joy their wedding dress brought them**.

It’s so easy to see why both buying and selling wedding attire on PreLoved is so popular; it’s easy, environmentally friendly, exciting and fulfilling. Brides-to-be can save a fortune on finding the perfect dress and stumble upon ‘The One’ they love, pre-loved but immaculate and a dress that they could otherwise have spent double the money on. Saving this money can make such a difference in the stress of planning and living a wedding.


So why choose PreLoved.co.uk to sell your wedding dress (or buy your wedding dress)? First and foremost, it’s completely free. There are no listing fees, no selling fees and no catches, allowing PreLoved to stand out amongst its competitors. Unlike typical auction sites, PreLoved offers a great alternative to the hassle and cost of auction sites. Items are also listed by location, so buyers can find local collection items and the nearest items to them – making it even easier to find your pre-loved but perfect wedding dress.

So there you have it, a popular wedding trend that actually makes sense. For brides who have already enjoyed the thrilling (yet stressful) search for the perfect dress, it’s time to give someone else the joy of experiencing your beautiful gown. For brides-to-be looking to save costs and lower that growing budget, it’s time to hit search and finally find a dress that can bring you joy on your wedding day, just like it did for someone else. 
Wedding dresses can be PreLoved and Perfect in every way.

Visit PreLoved website for the latest deals and offers -  PreLoved.co.uk

 


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Bridal Beauty Rules Every Bride Should Know

posted 6 Oct 2014, 09:29 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 6 Oct 2014, 09:32 ]



When it comes to the big day I have no doubt that you’ll be wondering about the beauty side of things. Weddings are not just about the fashion and style, beauty and makeup play an important role in helping you to feel amazing, beautiful and prepared for the most special day of your life. So, here are a few beauty ‘rules’ to keep in mind whilst you’re planning the makeup for your big day:

Play it safe

We all love to play around with make-up, try new shades and experiment with looks but when it comes to your wedding day your best bet is to opt for the look that you love. You may want to rock smoky eyes or bold red lipstick as they look so beautiful in magazines. There is nothing wrong with that, just make sure you try it all on your trial day, at least 6 weeks before your wedding day, so you still have a time to make final decision.

Preparation

It’s all very well having the perfect makeup look put together, but you’ll need to make sure it applies well and looks as good as possible. Preparing your skin is an important way to create the perfect base, so in the run up to the big day – play it safe with products you know work for your skin and won’t cause any problems. It’s a good time to pamper yourself, a lovely face mask and a deep moisturiser will work wonders for giving you glowing and radiant skin for your big day.

A little wedding clutch

If there’s one beauty product that makes it into your make-up bag for the big day, it should be a lipstick. Through the day the lipstick which was put on you in the morning will wear off unfortunately. So having the same lipstick in your makeup bag certainly allow you lips look gorgeous any time of your special day. Don’t forget blotting papers too, this will help your face makeup stay put and also ensure that there will be any no shine on photos.

Be yourself

Most importantly, choose makeup and make-up artist that allows you to feel your best. If you love a bold red lip, then rock it walking down the aisle. If you love the natural makeup look then choose minimal look. Don’t let anyone to push you to wear something you not sure about. The best beauty rule to follow is to go for what makes you feel not only special, but comfortable too – this will allow you to truly enjoy your big day and love looking back on the photographs. After all, the most beautiful things a woman can wear are confidence and a smile.

 
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Enjoy your wedding morning!

posted 2 Sep 2014, 09:05 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 2 Sep 2014, 10:06 ]















In between pulling the final details together and walking down the aisle lies the time you spend getting ready for your wedding. It's a time when sometimes is quite often forgotten but is no less important, and the worst way to spend a morning prior to your event is to stressing about things you no longer can change.

Last weekend I had a true pleasure to help Donna with a preparation on her wedding morning. 
It was calm and relax time with herself and 2 bridesmaids in beautiful place in the middle of Worcestershire - Manor Hill House.
Surrounding with beautiful fields Manor Hill is a place where your serenity can be easily restore on such a important day.
We had loads of laughs and giggles, with a lot of time and no rush. I have prepared Donna's hair first, done her make-up after and finish of  putting her veil on. 
There is a couple of picture from this lovely morning.



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Never let your bride down.

posted 18 Aug 2014, 12:34 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 25 Aug 2014, 13:17 ]



 

At least once in a month I'm receiving an enquiry for hair and make-up from brides-to-be being let down by other Make-up Artist. Unfortunately most of the time I am not able to help, as it's too late and I'm often booked up.

Last week I spent a lovely morning with beautiful Sarah and her  4 bridesmaids.

Only two days before the wedding day I badly injured and nearly broke my finger . I can't imagine myself the day when I have to call the bride and cancel the wedding last minute. I got married 8 years ago and I know how incredibly important is to have everything "perfect". It's such a privilege to be a part of very intimate part of a wedding day - preparation and transformation.  So even in so tricky situation I would not call off on wedding day. Luckily I managed to beautified 5 amazing women with my finger all wrapped up (as you can see on photo).

And Sarah never doubted me!

Thank you for your trust ♡ 

- Aleksandra


Photography by Amy Taylor Imaging

 
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5 Reasons why you should try eyelash extensions.

posted 29 Jun 2014, 15:14 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 15 Jul 2014, 07:09 ]

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I could probably go on and on why you should try semi permanent eyelash extensions, but I will focus on 5 most important reasons which should help you to make a decision whether to try them or not.

1. SAFENESS

Applying lashes is a very safe process, but before that happens my clients needs to fill in Personal and Health Questionnaire to prevent any side effects There are list of contraindications that can restrict or influence treatment and we have to go through some questions before lashes can be applied. Flirties lashes are made of a synthetic material and the procedure is painless.

Your health is my priority and if you suffer from any f the following you shouldn't have lashes extensions done by me or anyone else. 
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Contagious or infectious disease
  • Taking drugs or medicine

2. BEAUTIFUL LOOK 

Eyelash extensions makes a dramatic difference to your look and makes your eyes stand out so beautifully. The purpose is to create fuller longer looking eyelashes - naturally curved to best imitate your natural lashes.



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After wedding trial - homework :)

posted 26 Mar 2013, 17:45 by Aleksandra Guz   [ updated 29 Jun 2014, 15:15 ]

After trial - homework :)  with  bride (left) and bridesmaid (right) look created for Clare and Sarah :)

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