How to prevent sunburn on honeymoon

I used to think that if you had black skin you couldn’t get sunburnt due to the higher levels of melanin – I soon found out that was not the case on a trip to Lanzarote when all my shoulders started to peel off! Ouch!  Needless to say I make sure that I make sure my skin is always protected now! Ultrasun is a new preservative and perfume free sun protection that offers... Read More

Monochrome Honeymoon Wardrobe Inspiration

Here is a monochrome honeymoon wardrobe inspiration from the latest looks hitting the high street this summer!  Strapless black/white dress & black/white stripe hat – Primark One shouldered Jena swimsuit by Miraclesuit at Figleaves Jumpsuit – Next 3/4 length leggings – Dorothy Perkins Gladiator sandals & sunglasses – TK Maxx Gobi oversized shirt... Read More

We love: Violent Lips – Temporary Lip Tattoo Appliques

Violent Lips are temporary lip tattoo transfers that jazz up your lips for 4-8 hours. Certainly long enough to last a whole wedding day and survive your first kiss as a wife! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1... Read More

WEDDING HAIR INSPIRATION: 1940’s Glamour with neutral Hollywood Style


Back again with the second in our wedding hair inspiration series! If you missed our first article on styling Bantu Knots for your big day, you can check it out again here. Today we are talking about the retro 1940’s pin curl hairstyle and using inspiration from real brides, we are going to mix it up with a modern glamourous twist. If you have relaxed, pressed out hair or... Read More

Does the Brazilian Keratin Blow Dry work on Afro Hair?

While Tasha prepares to jet to sunnier climes shortly to attend a destination wedding, Cassie and me get to stay on in good old Blighty and enjoy the delights of grey skies and rain. Is it just me or is February 2011 seem really long? It is only 28 days, but it feels like 100! Anyway,  on the one sunny and mildly warm day so far this month, I took myself off to have a consultation... Read More

Pre-Wedding Hair Woes

Fiona is the writer of the uber cool and successful UK hair blog – where you can find out tips for caring for your Afro hair. In fact it was where I (Louisa) found out about the fabulous technique of co-washing (see point 1) which WILL revolutionise your hair! Fiona shares with us today her top 5 tips for having fabulous hair on your BIG day! Over... Read More

Choosing Makeup for Brides of Colour

makeup for brides of colour

You’re engaged and now its time to start planning the big day! Dress, flowers, colour scheme and jewellery should all be taken into account when choosing your hair style and make up. You should book your hair and make up artist at least 6 months prior to your wedding day! Have a trial run so that you’re happy with the finished look and take along any photos you have of looks... Read More

Asian Makeup Tips

The word ‘Asian’ applies to a variety colours, ranging from Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Korean and the list is endless.  Although I have makeup training as a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant in the past, I can’t pretend to be a fountain of all-knowledge on makeup application for Asian skin tones.  However, in my research, trying to find valuable information and top tips for you... Read More

We love: Mixed Chicks haircare

If you are anything like me (Louisa), your Afro hair is curly when wet and frizzy when dry!  And heaven help you if you want to put a comb through it – ouch! (I recommend Doo Gro Triple Strength Anti Breakage Growth Detangler for such moments!) So if you want to wear your natural curly hair out, for your wedding day and not have to relax it to get it to sit down (I am currently... Read More

Before and After Mary Kay Make-over

Often it is hard to find the right foundation shade that looks natural and does not come off onto your clothes! The foundations you would normally purchase in the department stores, while vast, often can prove to be a problem for women of colour. If you are Asian or have a beige skin tone, the foundations are often too light from the large make-up counters or too dark from the more... Read More