Vegan-Proof Your Bridal Beauty Regime

Products to use to Vegan-Proof Your Bridal Beauty Regime

If you’ve made it your 2020 goal to go vegan, and if you’re in the process of preparing for your wedding, fear not, making your beauty regime vegan doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult.  It’s true the beauty industry can be overwhelming with so many products vying for our hard-earned cash, so how do you ensure that the latest skincare product is cruelty-fee and vegan too?
Help is at hand from, the home of independent beauty has an array of cruelty free, vegan brands to help vegan-proof your bridal beauty regime without the hassle.

Kat Shares Her Wedding Weight Loss Story

Kat Sharing Her Wedding Weight Loss Story

Are you looking to lose weight for your big day but need some inspiration? Kat Burrows speaks to Vows & Venues about her amazing 9st wedding weight loss!


“My 30th birthday was approaching, and this occasion meant I finally had a lightbulb moment of ‘enough is enough’. Everything in my life had fallen into place except my weight, and it was time I did something about it. 

Wedding beauty trends for 2020 brides

Dr Qureshi on Wedding beauty trends for 2020 brides

From puppet facelifts to non invasive jawline snatching – one London cosmetic doctor has revealed three 2020 beauty trends that are helping brides look and feel sensational for their upcoming nuptials.
According to Dr Awais Qureshi, owner of Elixir Cosmetics based in North London, 2020 is set to be the year Brit brides ditch surgery in favour of quicker treatments designed to lift, plump and smooth skin ahead of the big day.
According to the skin rejuvenation expert the focus of brides to be has moved to pleasant ‘lunchtime’ treatments with little to no downtime, to complement the increasingly busy lives of the women getting hitched.

Looking for prepping beauty products? We review Arbonne

Arbonne beauty products review

For many brides, wedding planning involves getting into a good health and beauty routine before the big day. Vows & Venues’ Wendy Allen-Smith gave herself a facial by testing the Talented Twosome beauty products from Arbonne which promise to prep your skin and give it a boost in time for the photos…

Arbonne beauty products review

I was recently sent some fabulously luxurious premium beauty products supplied by Arbonne to review. The products arrived in a beautiful presentation box and contained two of their new products; RE9 Advanced Prepwork Micellular Water (£19) and Overnight Face Jelly (£36). This duo is named the Talented Twosome on their website 

Egg - the Must-Have Ingredient in Your Wedding Beauty Regime

Egg Mellow Cream Moisturiser

Inspired by the popular home remedy ingredient for beauty, Too Cool For School has included real egg white and egg yolk extracts to deliver numerous benefits from eggs, just like a DIY at-home facial and hair care treatment. With a multitude of benefits Too Cool For School are the perfect beauty essentials to add in to your wedding beauty regime in the lead up to your big day.


The benefits of using egg in your wedding beauty regime:

The yolk has moisturising qualities to get your skin looking hydrated and glowing

Egg whites help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, so your skin looks plumped and smooth

They help to shrink pores and tighten the skin

Leaves the skin soft and supple

Choosing the perfect scent for your wedding

Your perfect scent from scentaddict

Selecting the perfect scent for your wedding day can be a daunting task, you want to choose a scent that is timeless and classic, whilst reflecting your personality as this is scent that will hold precious memories throughout your life.

Whether you are stuck between a few scents or just starting from scratch, Scentaddict from The Fragrance Shop could be the perfect solution for you.


Top tips to protect your hair ahead of your big day

Only Curls hair care bottles

Lizzie Carter- Founder and director of Only Curls shares the following top tips to help protect your hair ahead of your big day, with a great regime.


The hustle and bustle of city life has some advantages, but urban pollution wreaking havoc on your hair is not one of them! Oxford Street, in London, has the worst pollution in the world, with high levels of nitrogen dioxide up to ten times beyond the legal limit, according to a study by Kings College London.*  Pollution can have some devastating affects on your hair in the lead up to your big day, including causing scalp irritation and dryness. This can lead to breakages and hair to become frizzy, which is the last thing you want on your wedding day.


How to prepare your natural hair for your wedding day 

Sissy Okra Hair Products in basket

Janine Van Throo, founder of Just Natural Consulting and Sisay Cosmetics shares her tips on how to prepare your natural hair for your wedding day.

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best, if not the best day of your life. Some of us start planning this day from a very young age. We design the dress, decorate the venue, we even know who we will not be inviting to our future wedding. One thing we tend to forget, is to make the proper arrangements for our hair.  

Beauty products you didn't know you needed on your wedding day

Women using beauty products on face

Although we may spend months planning how we want to look on the big day and spend plenty of the correct products and a pro to do the apply sometimes unfortunate things can happen so these Beauty products are the ones you didn’t know you needed on your wedding day….but they’re handy to have anyway.

Top beauty products for your wedding day


For your skin

Big day beauty savings

big day beauty savings for your nails

Are you stressed out as you’ve already gone over budget with your wedding? Or were you hoping for a more low-key affair anyway? Why not save yourself some money and get the luxury beauty looks for less with these big day beauty savings.


Big day beauty savings for your wedding 


For your nails

Why not give yourself an at-home gel manicure with the SensatioNAIL Gel Starter Kit. The gel nail kit includes the new LED nail lamp that cures in just 30 seconds, which has been specially designed to set and dry your favourite SensatioNail™ Gel Polish in no time – safely locking in the colour to give your nails a glossy, long-lasting finish.


The makeup trends of 2019 from Laura Kay, makeup artist

Bride having makeup done

The UK’s most sought after permanent makeup artist, Laura Kay reveals the makeup trends for brides to look out for 2019. 


“Permanent makeup has come a long way — it’s no longer blue eyeliner and solid tadpole shaped eyebrows! 

Everyone from celebs to Influencers to “everyday folk”, especially brides who don’t want to worry abut their makeup sliding off their face halfway through the day are turning to permanent makeup to achieve a wide range of subtle to sculpted looks. Permanent makeup isn’t going anywhere, and there are more options than ever.” 


Powder ombré brows 

The Bridal Body Workout Plan

Bride walking up stairs

Whether you’ve been planning your perfect wedding since you were a kid or you didn’t give it a second thought before you decided to tie the knot, there are a lot of things to think about before the big day arrives. You need to consider venues, caterers, florists - and of course, the dress! That's why you might want to start a Bridal Body Workout Plan.


With all the stress that comes with planning a wedding, upping your exercise routine will not only help you look great at the end of the aisle, but you’ll feel great on the inside too. Exercising releases endorphins to keep stress at bay (just what you’ll need), and boosts your confidence for when all eyes are on you.


Hit those fitness goals for your wedding with PitPat Life!

Pitpat Life dog monitor

Fitness is becoming hugely popular, especially amongst the stars of social media. If you don’t already take part in daily exercise, getting fit for your wedding can be a daunting thought. However, for people who own a furry friend, it could become a whole lot easier. You and your pup can exercise together, knowing that you’re both staying fit and healthy whilst hitting all those goals!  PitPat, the UK’s number one, award-winning, activity monitor for dogs, is launching PitPat Life, a monthly membership plan which rewards healthy, happy dogs and their owners through perks, points and prizes, during this weeks’ London Dog Week.


6 Healthy snack alternatives for before your wedding

Sian Porter Dietician

Vows and Venues have spoken with award-winning dietitian Sian Porter, who has teamed up with California Walnuts to share out the top 6 healthy snack alternatives to chocolate.

Snacking can be an effective, not to mention tasty, way to manage appetite between mealtimes, especially in the run up to your wedding and swapping snacks which are higher in fat, salt and sugars for healthier alternatives will help ensure you keep things in balance.


If you’re thinking about cutting out chocolate ahead of your big day then it can help to have some healthy snack options up your sleeve, ready for when the biscuit tin starts to beckon…


Design.ME Reveals Game-Changing Hold.ME Three Ways for Brides

Hold.Me hair spray

Fresh, fun, innovative haircare and styling brand, Design.ME, have announced the launch that brides, and bridal stylists have been waiting for – Hold.ME Three Ways. It’s the hairspray that allows YOU to choose your desired level of hold for the big day ‘do. Unlike traditional hair lacquers, Hold.ME allows you to choose between light, medium and strong control – simply by adjusting the dial. Brides can get their hands on the can exclusively at Sally Beauty stores, and online at, priced at £13.96 (330ml).