Bridal Ready: What and When?

Let our experts at Face Plus help you both put your best face forward on your wedding day.

We love getting brides bridal ready & grooms, bridal parties and mothers ready for the big day!

Face Plus Medispa have always offered tailored packages to achieve the goals for the big day.

There are a few rules that you need to be aware of before you decide to go through this process. We asked clinical manager Jean-Charles Neveu-Collins for the basic rules to preparing for the day.

1. Skin! Targeting your skin concerns is the number one thing you should be focusing. Yes, we understand that make up is an incredible tool but smoother and healthier skin will not only impact the beauty of the make-up but your all-important, PHOTOS!

Start taking serious care of your skin between 6 to 3 months out for your wedding. It’s also important to remember how stress impacts your skin. Breakouts are not welcome.

One of our favourite treatments for brides is Laser Genesis, read more about this treatment HERE

Read about our skin assessment process HERE

2. If you have never had muscle relaxants like Botox or Dysport before it’s best to trial the products at least 6 months before your wedding.

Muscle relaxants assist in many areas but we find that brides are most concerns about the make-up falling into the wrinkle “creases” making the unwanted wrinkles more prominent.

We suggest brides and grooms trial the muscle relaxants ahead of time so they are aware and “get use” to the sensation.

If you have had muscle relaxants in the past, visit the clinic one month prior to the big day so that we can provide you with a wrinkle free perfect complexion.

If you’re getting married in the warmer months or climate we also highly recommend muscle relaxants to keep your sweating at bay, you can read more about this treatment HERE

Read about our cosmetic consultation process HERE
3. Fillers! Do not do anything DRAMATIC! Pictures last forever, don’t make a decision you make regret when showing your wedding pictures to your grandchildren.

Lips, tear troughs and cheeks can be treated approximately 3 to 2 months out from the wedding. This amount of time will allow us to create a natural and gradual volume or lift.
Read about the various lip fillers we have available at Face Plus Medispa HERE

4. We don’t mean to harp on about this one BUT it’s important to include a final facial a 2 or 1 week prior to your wedding. Make this a priority. Lock this date in quickly and commit to it.

This final facial will allow your dermal therapist to get in those final extractions and ensure your skin is healthy for your wedding day.

We have created special bridal packages just for you! Check them out in our package section HERE
Packages are available across all clinics.

Call your nearest clinic for a thorough skin and cosmetic consultation:
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected]


Pretty, Tasty: Edible Beauty, No. 10 Balancing Butterfly Blue

Yummy Tea jammed with antioxidant goodness.

The Edible Beauty, No. 10 Balancing Butterfly Blue is sugar balancing, antioxidant rich and beautifying ALL whilst being incredible delicious!

One of the key ingredients, Butterfly Pea Flowers is what give the tea it’s deep blue hue. The flowers contain a high content of anthocyanins and quercetin to assist in boosting vitality and circulation whilst promoting collagen production and healthy hair. We have previously discussed the importance of collagen, read more HERE

Key botanical actives:
Butterfly Pea: A super antioxidant botanical is grown in South East Asia. Known for its blue hue, which reflects its rich anthocyanin content. Anthocyanins are known for their ability to combat free radical damage and prevent oxidative damage,

Butterfly Pea Tea has traditionally been consumers to improve the vitality and is known for its anti-glycation properties.

Blueberry Leaf: Rich in antioxidants polyphenols and flavonoids that have been known to increase blood circulation and also protect against oxidative damage.

Gymnema: Has a long history of use in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The Hindi name “gurmar” means “destroyer of sugar. When the leaves a chewed the plant destroys the body’s ability to identify sweet taste, the reason for its name.

Cinnamon: A great protector of the body from free radical damage due to its high concentration of antioxidants. Cinnamon does have many fantastic properties and they all stem from one substance called cinnamaldehyde, naturally present in the spice. It has many antifungal and antibacterial properties that make it a great addition to tea and your diet.

During the brewing process a small squeeze of lemon juice will turn the tea into a vivid blue colour.
You will be able to brew 50 to 55 serves of tea from one 65gm bag of tea.

65grams – $17.00
We have created special bridal packages just for you! Check them out in our package section HERE

Packages are available across all clinics.

The Edible Beauty range is available from the following clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411


Bridal Diet: Eat your way to beautiful skin

The bridal bubble can be extreme, nutrition is key when dealing with stress.

A large percentage of brides often opt for a Bridal Diet months leading up to the wedding, more often than not this turns into an unhealthy diet due to stress surrounding the wedding.

We often see a lot of clients visiting our clinic prior to the wedding with inflamed and stressed out skin.  Emotional states such as stress and anxiety have the ability to impact gut flora. Clear skin starts with a healthy gut!

The Beauty Chef Cookbook was specifically created and designed for those seeking healthy, glowing skin!
The over 150 recipes found in the book are gluten free and mostly dairy free, feeding your skin and gut.

Pre-planning your meals by following this book will ensure you’re eating a healthy diet whilst feeding yourself the foods that are not only better for you but your skin!

Here is one of our favourite BULK recipes.
Snack foods are always handy to have around check this one out:

– makes 16
3 medjool dates, pitted
1/ 2 cup (125 ml) boiling water
1 cup (150 g) black sesame seeds
1/ 2 cup (75 g) sunflower seeds
1/ 3 cup (35 g) cacao powder
1/ 4 cup (25 g) desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
pinch Himalayan salt
2 tablespoons coconut butter, melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons cacao nibs, for decorating


1/ 4 cup (25 g) cacao powder
25 g cacao butter, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 teaspoons coconut oil


Soak dates in the boiling water for 10 minutes, or until softened.

Meanwhile lightly toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over low-medium heat for 2 minutes, or until they begin to smell nutty. Set aside to cool.

Place the cooled sesame seeds and sunflower seeds in a high-speed blender. Blend to finely ground. Add the cacao powder, coconut, TBC chocolate BODY powder, chia seeds, vanilla and salt and blend to combine. Transfer into a large bowl.

Place the softened dates and any remaining liquid, coconut butter and maple syrup in the high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add the dry mixture and blend briefly, until mixture begins to come together.

Transfer back in the bowl and mix well to combine.
Place the mixture on a large piece of baking paper. Press and shape into a compact square. Cover with another sheet of baking paper. Roll out to make an approximately 2 cm thick square. Trim the edges.

Leave on the baking paper and transfer onto a tray. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.
Meanwhile to make the raw chocolate, half fill a small saucepan with water and bring to the simmer. Place all of the ingredients in a heatproof bowl.

Take the pan off the heat and set the bowl over the top. Ensure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Leave for 5 minutes, or until the cacao butter and coconut oil melts. Stir to combine.

Cut the set chocolate and black sesame mixture into sixteen squares. Dip a corner of the squares on the diagonal into the chocolate.

Use a knife to spread and coat half of the square making a defined diagonal line. Place back on the tray.
Sprinkle cacao nibs on the chocolate-coated top, to decorate.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively freeze for up to 3 months.
The Beauty Chef Cookbook, $49.95

We have created special bridal packages just for you! Check them out in our package section HERE
Packages are available across all clinics.
Original recipe can be found HERE.

Call your nearest clinic for your very own copy of The Beauty Chef Cookbook:
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected]


Congratulations: What now? Planning

Congratulations are in order!

You’re engaged to the man or woman of your dreams and it practically feels like you are floating. Bet you didn’t realise how often you would be looking down at your ring finger, making sure it’s still there and you weren’t just dreaming! 

Chances are you have nailed your proposal ‘story’ down pat – people are asking you about it so much that you can practically act out the entire scene at the drop of a hat!

Enjoying this time, as a newly engaged couple, is an absolute must. It is the most exciting time in your relationship and, chances are, you will have multiple questions running through your head – mainly: What the hell do I do now?

While, yes, there is a lot to think about, and yes, budgeting and finances may be front of mind, here are a few simple tips to make sure you really enjoy that ‘newly engaged’ feeling for what it really is – a time to share your love with your nearest and dearest, and commit to your soul mate for life.

Don’t rush into planning
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed with a to do list of things – setting a date, venue and guest list will all come to mind, especially as you are bombarded with questions from family and friends.

Remember they are just as excited for you and all questions are generally well-meaning. However, in rushing to plan the big day, you risk losing the moment of enjoying being fiancés.

As a newly engaged woman myself, we enjoyed 5 months of being engaged before even looking at venues or setting a date. I’ve been engaged 6 months and am yet to try a single wedding dress on!

That doesn’t mean I’m not excited to – I can’t wait! It’s just that I want to allow myself plenty of space to get everything done in a realistic amount of time, without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. 

Yes, we got creative on Pinterest and started chatting about our ideas the minute the ring was on my finger, but actual planning was put on hold for us to enjoy this new stage of our relationship. There is no need to rush. Enjoy the moment.

Start a Pinterest board (or ten!)
If, like me, you had a secret wedding Pinterest board BEFORE you were engaged (that’s totally normal right?) now you can pop it on public!

Or, if you aren’t already on it, get on it stat! Enjoy scrolling through boards of ideas and create as many as you like: venue ideas, catering ideas, dress ideas, floral ideas – the list is endless!

Get your partner on there too so you can start to notice any similarities or differences in your thoughts about the day. Remember it is a day for BOTH of you, and this may mean compromising in some areas.

Being open about your ideas from the start will help avoid any disappointment or stress later on. Communicate and make it fun!

Create a budget
People tend to cringe when they hear the word ‘budget’ but it is such an important part of wedding planning – especially avoiding any unnecessary stress or tension down the track.

If the word budget doesn’t sit well with you, do what we did: call it something else, like ‘Our Dream Wedding Fund’. Spend a night with a glass of wine and some chocolate chatting honestly and openly about money: what you can contribute as a couple, if your parents will be contributing in some way, and where you are prepared to compromise on costs.

For example, we are having a DIY wedding with the ceremony and reception at the same venue as it saves us significantly in venue costs. Being DIY means you can make it your own personality for a fraction of the cost of a hired venue.

Get creative with money and be as honest as you can from the outset, to save any stresses down the track.
Remember that planning your wedding doesn’t have to be stressful – it is up to you to make it fun and enjoyable.
Read some of our great stress management techniques HERE

Your wedding is a celebration of the love you both have for one another – and with that as front of mind, the rest of it will flow easily and effortlessly. Give yourself plenty of time and do not rush – just enjoy this special moment as a couple, as you will never get it back.

If you’re feeling the stress and seeing it on your skin it might be time to try the Anti-Stress Facial, read more about this treatment HERE

We have created special bridal packages just for you! Check them out in our package section HERE.
Packages are available across all clinics.

To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]