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Wedding Make Up Tips from Ita Kelly of Polished | Mobile Make-up Artist | Sligo | Galway | Donegal | Monaghan




Applying makeup is not that different to painting a wall. If the surface is gritty and bumpy no matter what product you use the skin will look bad. I always ask brides to do a mild scrub before their makeup application this will remove the binding that stick the dead cells to the surface of the skin and give your face a marble like surface. Start prepping now to make sure your skin is at its best for your wedding makeup. 


  • Exfoliate twice a week to remove dead skin cells. 
  • Cleanse morning and night with a lotion based cleanser, water based foaming cleansers can be dehydrating as water is drying to the skin. 
  • Use a hydrating mask once a week. 


We love and stock the clean skin active REN range in our salon. I cannot advocate the benefits of Vitamin C and retinol enough. I have a degree in science, specialising in anatomy and physiology aswell as being a beauty therapist for many years so i have done alot of research into aging. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative. Vitamin A is the only vitamin to have a wealth of scientific evidence behind it for its anti aging effects. If you have enough time 3-6 months using these products would make your skin radiant for your wedding day. REN do a fabulous anti aging range. And Always apply your moisturiser 10 minutes before your makeup, otherwise your makeup will slip off and you wont give your moisturiser the chance to work its magic. 

For your Body we love St Ives. Cheap and Very effective from Tesco or any pharmacy. Grains will leave your skin super smooth for fake tan application. And lastly the best way to hydrate your skin is buy drinking lots of water. 

Get in Touch anytime if you would like to chat about your skin. I am here to help you and offer free advice.
Best of Luck with the rest of your wedding preparations.
Your Helping Hand,
Ita Kelly Proprietor of POLISHED Hair & Beauty 

Our Headquarters are in Sligo. Our therapists and stylists cover Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Donegal. Mayo, Cavan, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Galway, Clare. We do a fully Mobile Service for Wedding Hair and Makeup as well as tan, nails and eyelash extensions in your area.

How To Get Great Skin Before Your Wedding Make Up Trial | Polished | Mobile Wedding Makeup | Sligo | Galway | Mayo | Cavan

Hi Ladies,
Having being a bride myself only last year I know what you are going through in trying to get your skin glowing, hydrated and blemish free for your wedding day. We all want to eat our way to glowing skin but this is usually the last priority with all the wedding details coming first! Here I am going to show you some easy ways to help your skin get the nourishment it needs from the inside and also what you should be doing to your skin on the outside to help you look radiant for your big day.

We put ourselves under so much pressure to look as good as we can, which causes stress and there is nothing like stress to deplete our bodies stores of skin beautifying vitamins!  If you are prone to breakouts from stress or hormones supplement your diet 3-6 months before your big day with Magnesium, Vitamin D 1000 IUs and B Complex daily, these vitamins help you stay calm, improve your mood, help you rest, sleep better and reduce the effects of stress on your body. Then 3 months before the day supplement with 50mgs Zinc once daily. This is a super nutrient for preventing blackheads and spots developing. It tends to work at its optimal level about 3 months into taking it with its effects tapering off after 5 months of continuous intake. Its also brilliant for preventing colds and flus so ideal to supplement with in the winter.
Get in Touch anytime if you would like to chat about your skin. I am here to help you and offer free advice.  Best of Luck with the rest of your wedding preparations.

Your Helping Hand,
Ita Kelly Proprietor of POLISHED Hair & Beauty 
Our Headquarters are in Sligo. Our therapists and stylists cover Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Donegal, Mayo, Cavan, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Galway, Clare. We do a fully Mobile Service for Wedding Hair and Makeup as well as tan, nails and eyelash extensions in your area.