Pamper yourself the natural way

What a great idea!

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The ‘Pamper Parlour’ is a fabulous new service created by the Arabian Tent Company, perfect for hen parties and weddings. Choose from beautiful selection of unique tents with eight exquisite interiors, relax, unwind and have fun being pampered with your wedding guests or your hens pre wedding day.

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Arabian Tents has teamed up with make-up artist and holistic therapist Susie Mermaid to bring you the Pamper Parlour where her magic hands will deliver amazing restoring natural and organic treatments which will leave you emerging from the tent feeling balanced and peaceful on the inside and glowing and beautiful on the outside - bright eyed and beautiful ready for your big day!

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Treatments include natural lift facial massage, mini facial with steam, Indian head massage, soothing foot massage, nail file and pretty polish, mermen nails filed and buffed, Korean hand & arm massage, heated lava shell back massage, express make up, eyebrow tidy.

For more information on this fabulous new idea get in touch with Arabian Tents.

Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup , Hens & Stags , Marquees & Tents

Organic and natural make up artist is back!

natural_make_up_artist.jpgMake up artists who use only natural products are rare within the wedding and bridal market so we're extra pleased to welcome Laurie Sanders of Orglamic back to our Wedding Directory after maternity leave.

This unique organic make-up artistry service uses the finest cosmetics that will enhance your natural wedding beauty. Whether you have an idea in mind, or need inspiration Laurie can help you create the perfect look.

Laurie also offers make-up lessons for those brides who want to go it alone on their wedding day but need a little bit of advice on how to apply the most natural of make up products. For more information go ahead and contact Laurie at Orglamic to discuss your individual needs.

Phone: 07783 379 647
Email: laurie@sandersuk.com

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Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup , Ethical Vendors , News

Handmade beauty tips

compact.jpgIf you're wondering how to look your absolutely most gorgeous on your wedding day then check out our article on natural beauty over at Etsy's Handmade Wedding Series.

And while you're at it, over on the main Etsy site take a look at their inspiring hand made bath and beauty products and wedding inspiration pages. You could spend all day on this fabulous site.

But don't go away, we've got the very best organic handmade beauty products right here.

Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup

Your votes count for Pai

rose_camelia_cleanser.jpgPai Camellia & Rose Cleanser (featured in our Boutique) has been shortlisted for a UK Beauty Award. We're certainly not surprised - it's the best!

The winner is chosen by public vote which isn't always great for a small brand up against the biggest names in the beauty industry.

So...please, please, please vote for them, this beautiful little company with a big heart needs all the support they can get. It only takes two secs. And get all your colleagues, friends and family voting too!

If you're not sure what Pai Camellia & Rose Cleanser is like why not try it - you can buy it in our Boutique.

Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup , Press

GreenUnion goes handmade with Etsy

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Photo by Esther Ling

Yesterday we were delighted to help out over at Etsy's Handmade Wedding series when they were looking for someone to advise on natural beauty tips for eco chic brides and grooms planning a green wedding. The result - Handmade Weddings: Natural Grooming Tips from GreenUnion.

Check out the whole article on Etsy's blog - The Storque

Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup

Natural beauty

orglamic_beauty.jpgIts a rare thing to find a make up artist so dedicated to using the most natural cosmetics she can find for her eco chic wedding clients, but Laurie Saunders of Orglamic is doing just that. After years of working with big brand beauty companies, but already leading a fairly ethical lifestyle, she found her skin crying out for change on the run up to her own green wedding. The final leap came in a desperate attempt to improve her skin health in time for that all important day.

Now Laurie only uses organic products in her personal skincare regime which, she says "hasn’t just been good for my conscience, it’s worked wonders on my skin", but also in her work. Laurie is available to work nationwide because, as she rightly points out, there are few make up artists dedicated to using the most natural cosmetics for bridal work. But to compensate for the mileage involved she will offset all her carbon emissions by contributing to a tree planting scheme.

Laurie also offers other services like make up instruction for earth friendly brides wanting the confidence to apply their own makeup beautifully on the big day, a personal shopping service taking the hassle out of finding honest green products to suit the individual and a fabulous bespoke service producing 100% organic products tailored just for you.

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Fresh year, fresh face

Happy New Year to you all and a warm welcome to our new subscribers. I'm guessing that you have just proposed, or accepted a proposal and starting your journey towards a gorgeous green wedding day full of eco chic ideas. Happy planning.

After all the excesses of the festive season, you may be wondering how to get back in shape. Here at GreenUnion HQ we believe that flawless eco-beauty radiates from the inside, out and its never too early to get your skin, body and hair into great condition for your wedding day. Eat a healthy balanced diet, drink plenty of water, get heaps of sleep and exercise and you'll soon recover from all that alcohol and sweet consumption of the last two weeks and be in perfect shape to tackle the next step in the planning process.

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If you fancy giving your skin a big treat we can recommend you try Pai Skincare's range of pure, plant-based ingredients which have been carefully selected and blended to give your skin everything it needs and nothing it doesn’t. Pai products are chemical-free and hand-made from only the highest grade, certified organic ingredients.

Pai has been an instant hit with beauty editors and has been rated Number 1 organic skincare product by Grazia Magazine - beating the likes of Stella McCartney and Nude.

Never forget though, throughout the forthcoming months, to be true to yourself and your personal values.

Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup

Naturally beautiful

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In February I met a wonderful make up artist, Antonia Krieger of Elle Au Naturel whose team of extremely talented hair and make-up artists work across the UK and worldwide, but we couldn't feature her on GreenUnion and offer this beautiful service to eco chic brides and their wedding parties as she was not using products which were completely free of synthetics, talc, irritants and chemical nasties often found in commercial cosmetics.

All that is about to change as Antonia tells me that she has finally found an eco friendly beauty product that gives as good a result as her clients expect. She is now working with Australia's Earthy Essences whose naturally preserved mineral cosmetics formulated using the highest quality minerals and botanicals, are completely free of irritants, offer exceptionally high performance coverage, are lightweight and non-comedogenic.

The before and after pics of a client of Antonia's on her wedding day in August just prove the point.

Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup

Organic Fortnight - Skincare

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Take this Organic Fortnight opportunity and begin to radiate flawless beauty from the inside, out. As well as eating a healthy balanced diet of locally grown organic food, drinking plenty of water and get heaps of sleep and exercise, give your skin and hair a real treat. Its never too early to get your skin, body and hair into great condition for your wedding day.

Today we suggest some dedicated and committed skincare specialists to help you on your way.

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Posted in Green Wedding Beauty, Hair & Makeup , Health & Wellbeing

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