Is your skin wedding ready? We chatted to NuYu Clinic about what they can offer you to prepare your skin for your wedding day!

Is your skin wedding ready? We chatted to NuYu Clinic about what they can offer you to prepare your skin for your wedding day!

Your wedding is advertised as the happiest day of your life, but usually what precedes it can be one of the most stressful times of your life and this can wreak havoc on your skin. Your skin can be one of the biggest indicators that something isn’t right; from those hormonal breakouts, to stress, poor diet or too many beers/wines at the weekend leaving your skin grey, sallow and dehydrated. And it does not differentiate – both men and women, young and the more mature can suffer with skin concerns and want the same outcomes – to look and feel the best they can be.

Did you know, your skin is the biggest organ of your body? Yet doesn’t receive the same recognition or awareness of the necessity to look after it. In general life, and especially in the run up to your wedding, we all invest time, effort and money into our hair, clothing, fitness, even dance lessons, in anticipation of the big day! But one crucial thing that is overlooked is our skin.  It is so important to invest in your skin, as it is going to represent you for a long time, and it should certainly represent you on your wedding day.

 A look at team NUYU’s treatment area.. where the magic happens!

A look at team NUYU’s treatment area.. where the magic happens!

Your wedding day will be one of the most photographed days of your life, and although photo albums are becoming a thing of the past, it will still be that album that you pull out in years to come, so it’s essential that your skin works with you not against you and reflects those truly magical moments, it should shine (in the good way) just like your day does. Healthy skin is crucial to enhance your natural beauty and is a perfect canvas for your makeup!

The aesthetics and skin health industry is booming, and quite rightly so, but it can be an absolute minefield and you can often feel that people are just pushing you down the route of what they offer, not necessarily what’s right for you. This is why it’s important that your practitioner, for whichever clinic you choose, has a good knowledge of both skin and facial anatomy, understands the science behind why your skin is behaving like it does and offers you corrective not just cosmetic skincare.

Team NUYU only work with brands that we believe in, that we use ourselves and that we know, most importantly will deliver what our clients want and need. We are pleased to be AlumierMD representatives, a luxury medical grade, results orientated skincare brand that delivers a range of both professional and prescription only home use products that provides real clinical outcomes for clients. Each product has actual therapeutic doses of products to target your skins structure and function, this is what makes it so different! Most skincare/cosmeceuticals will not affect the skins structure or function therefore it never really helps your malfunctioning skin reach its optimum level of healthy functioning.

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 Many people suffer with various skin conditions, such as acne, dryness, oily, sensitive, rosacea and hyperpigmentation and many people will fall into various categories regarding this – those that have tried everything at vast expense with no real results and have given up or those that think they are stuck with whatever their complaint is and have lost all hope before even beginning. We truly believe and know that all hope is not lost – you just need to speak to the right professional! 

 Action shot! Our lovely client receiving an AlumierMD medical peel.

Action shot! Our lovely client receiving an AlumierMD medical peel.

Anti-ageing is a strange term as it is stigmatised as something we are not allowed to do. Ageing is a natural and inevitable process so should be something to embrace, but there are things that you can do to age well.

With targeted treatments to keep your skin working at its optimum, we can aide cell turnover so our collagen and elastin - the building blocks of our youthful skin - continues to work hard for us to maintain suppleness, reduce lines and wrinkles forming and prevent muscle and fat pad wastage that changes the structure of our face. Glowing, healthy and plump skin doesn’t have to be just for the young.

 consultation area – vitally important to allow you and your practitioner to have the same goals!

consultation area – vitally important to allow you and your practitioner to have the same goals!

Taking care of yourself, taking care of your skin, isn’t just for women. It’s for men too; even those stereotypical alpha males take pride in their appearance and should consider the benefits of some skin therapy. Sweat, facial hair and pollution contribute to the skin having to work hard to protect and defend. Doesn’t it make sense that the skin needs protecting and defending too.

 We advocate having a professional consultation to help you find the right products, alongside the right professional treatment. We can help create individualised packages such as the ever popular dermaplaning or microdermabrasion, or deeper therapies such as microneedling, medical masks, chemical peels. Even injectable treatments such as toxins and dermal fillers have their place when administered by a fully-qualified medical practitioner. They are all effective in doing what they are aimed for, as stand-alone treatments and can produce outstanding and significant results when booked as a course or as part of a bespoke package. But, what is most important is that any of these methods should  help you to look like a better version of yourself.  

 You shouldn’t walk into that clinic looking like you and leave looking like everyone else, what you should do is walk out having started your journey and with more of an understanding of what is going on and how with professional and the right home care products you can achieve your skin goals.  

Lastly, and most importantly, never forget… feeling confident, being comfortable in your own skin – that’s what really makes you beautiful.

Want further information about how to get your skin wedding ready then contact NUYU’s Clinic directly via email: or call - 07873 850 749 or visit their facebook page here.

Looking for that Perfect Wedding Invitation? Read up about Cards by Samantha's top tips for wedding invitation trends in 2019!

Looking for that Perfect Wedding Invitation?

If you have started the journey to finding your perfect wedding invitation, you will know the choice is endless. Style? Colour? Pocket fold? Printed? Handmade? If you’re looking for some inspiration or just a place to start, why not begin by having a look at the top tips for invitation trends in 2019? Here is Cards by Samantha’s top tips when choosing the perfect wedding invitation!

Green in nature inspired wedding invitation


Inspired by the 2018 Royal Wedding, which was full of beautiful green and white shades, this colour is tipped to be big in 2019. It is such a versatile colour and as it is found in nature in abundance, it can also be teamed with lots of different trends, which are also going to be popular – rustic wood, flowers and leaves, sparkle, various shades of metallics. Green also goes well with the ever-popular blush colour.

Purple Inspired wedding Invitation!


Very popular a few years ago, this colour is making a comeback! From the rich and exotic deep purple, through magentas, lilacs and mauves, all shades look beautiful on wedding stationery. Colour can be included in a number of ways – ribbons, dried lavender flowers (which also give the recipient of your invitation an amazing aroma!) or a simple mauve mount – purple always add a touch of luxury.

Navy Inspired Wedding Invitations

Navy :

Navy is the new black! Navy is stunning – teamed with blush, golds, silver or paler blues. It is very versatile and warmer than black, but still as dramatic. Bridesmaid dresses also look fabulous in this colour and it suits most skin-tones.

Metallic Inspired Wedding Invitation


Metallics are not just gold or silver! Metallics are set to be everywhere and they are so easy to incorporate into your venue and table decorations. Why not combine two coloured metallics – silver AND gold go well together. Also think about copper (which has been a big home decor trend in 2018) and rose gold – which has also been popular this year. Metallics look lovely teamed with blush, clean white and navy and lend themselves to the geometric paper trend in invitations.

Pink & Floral inspired Wedding Invites

Floral and Nature:

Floral and Nature whether choosing printed florals or paper flowers and leaves to decorate your invitations, flowers are usually a big part of any wedding day and it starts with your invitation. The trend for garland decorated invitations also incorporates the floral theme, as does the green colour trend. I like using florals as the elements can be taken and used to great effect on all your co-ordinating day stationery.

I hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration! For more inspiration on your perfect wedding invitation visit, visit my Facebook page or visit me in person either from my small garden studio in Cheshire or at the Formby Hall Wedding Show on Sunday 21st October, where all my range can be viewed and your ideas can be brought to life!

Amazing offers from Glamour Events Hire when booking their selfie mirror and arcade games on the day of the Craxton Wood Wedding Fayre!

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Glamour Events Hire will be exhibiting at our Cheshire Wedding Fayre on Sunday 16th September, they will have an amazing Selfie Mirror Photo Booth for you and your bridal party to have fun in as well as their games and entertainment you can hire to make your wedding day even more enjoyable!!


Why not bring the fun of classic, retro and new games to your wedding!  Glamour Events Hire have an amazing selection of giant games available to hire. Their lawn and fairground games bring great entertainment for your guests during the summer months, these include tug of war, croquet and jenga to name but a few! For the winter months, why not treat guests to some indoor old school fun in the form of a two player sit-down eighties arcade machine complete with Pacman, space Invaders and Donkey King - The graphics may not be 3D but kids today as well as adults will love to play them.

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Glamour Events Hire special show offer on the day of our Cheshire Wedding Fayre; introducing new retro arcade machine evening only hire (4hrs) for just £99! or £159 for the two (subject to booking selfie mirror)

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Visit their stand on Sunday 16th September, grab a prop and strike a pose in their selfie mirror with your bridal party and why not have some fun and try out their games! Come along to our Cheshire Wedding Fayre at the Macdonald Craxton Wood for this fabulous offer and many more to be announced! Watch this space!

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Book your wedding at the Macdonald Craxton Wood during our wedding fayre and receive a £200 bar tab or delicious canapés for your guests, only on Sunday 16th September, 12-4pm

Come along to our popular Cheshire Wedding Fayre at the Macdonald Craxton Hotel & Spa to view the stunning wedding facilities and spa, chat with the Hotel's Wedding Team! Book your wedding on the day of our wedding fayre and receive a £200 bar tab or delicious canapés for your wedding guests (max of 50), only on Sunday 16th September, 12-4pm.

The MacDonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa blends the best of British tradition with 21st century comfort and style. A beautiful secluded hotel, it is a picture perfect wedding venue combined with outstanding comfort and accessibility as well as award winning food and drink! They have a huge stunning wedding Suite bathed in Natural light and a spa that recently went through a 1.2 million pound transformation perfect for easing your wedding stresses away!

The Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa are also giving away a FREE Spa Day for you and your finance in our free raffle prize! The winners will receive 'ESPA SPA DAY FOR 2' Inclusive of Full access of the spa thermal facilities, robes, slippers and towels provided for the day, 2 Course Lunch in the Spa Café plus 2 x 25 minute spa treatments per person of your choice.

Be sure to watch our catwalk shows as winners will be announced during our catwalks at 1.30pm & 3pm.

Whether you are looking for your wedding venue or just for wedding ideas and inspiration, come along to our fantastic Cheshire Wedding Fayre on the 16th September, 12 - 4pm. There will be a free raffle, lots of prizes to be won and special offers, plus a free drink and canapé on arrival!

You can visit the Macdonal Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa Website here:

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