Bridal pampering

This week I received some lovely photos from Caroline who I did a pamper party for just before she got married in June.

On the night the boys headed down the pub and us girls stayed at Caroline’s Mum house to prepare the ladies for the big day ahead. I had Sarah-Lou helping me on the night and we painted nails with gel polish to ensure they were perfect on the day. To save on place I brought a large oilcloth to protect the table and we did the nails on Caroline’s Mum dining table. Gel polish takes up to 15 days no chip or peel. Shellac polish is extremely easy to remove and I give my clients full details on how to do this at home. Alternatively, you can buff off the colour and allow the base gel coat to grow out naturally reducing the contact with acetone (gel remover). The best practice is to get a beauty salon to remove the gel polish for you after the 2 weeks. Often the gel lasts longer than 2 weeks without chipping or peeling. However, I wouldn’t recommend you leaving it on that long as the colour can hide any infections you have under the nail polish. All nail beds are wiped thoroughly with isolol alcohol prior to gel polish application, but I still personally don’t recommend wearing gel polish for months and months.

For the bride, I did a very natural French manicure with Shellac gel polish. Caroline had never had a professional manicure before, so was loving the whole experience.

A couple of days before the wedding Caroline came to my salon where I did her individual eyelash extensions. Again went for just enhancing what she already had and not over the top. I did a full consultation for Caroline explaining that different curl, lengths etc she could have for her wedding day and applied a test patch. Never risk having eyelash extensions without a test patch.

The lovely Danielle did Caroline’s make-up on the day. Danielle is an amazing make-up artist. I also had Danielle do my own wedding make-up and can highly recommend her.

“Thank you so much for my beautiful lashes and nails!! We had an incredible day”


gel polish for wedding
Gel French manicure with Shellac gel polish
wedding eyelash extensions
Natural eyelash extensions in Norwich
eyelash extensions done in Norfolk
Wedding eyelash extensions done by Elizabeth Smith Beauty


Pamper party for wedding in Norwich