How to do your own make-up for a destination wedding

Tori Rosero - destination wedding make-up tips

Finding the right make-up artist to trust with your make-up on your wedding day, especially at a special destination, can be a difficult task.

A budget friendly solution is to do you own make-up, after all you’re probably already fairly aware of what suits your skin type and style. Below are my top tips on how to do your own make-up for a destination wedding…


Step 1: It all starts with your skin!

To apply make-up that looks natural and fresh for your big day, ensure you give your skin some TLC, after all your skin is the base of your make-up so it’s a super important step.

Heal your hair with SugarBearHair Vitamins

SugarBearHair Vitamins

I’m sure you’ve seen them before, those tiny little blue bear gummies that are used by all the biggest celebs on Instagram! The Kardashians and Jenners absolutely love these vitamins, but have you ever wondered what they do and how they can help you? 

Our social media marketer, Jane Davis, was sent a 2 month supply of Sugarbearhair gummies - so if you’re looking to boost your hair health before the big day, read her review of the cute, famed gummies below…


SugarBearHair Vitamins

SugarBearHair gummies are an easy-to-use, vegetarian vitamin complex designed to help with hair and nail growth, strength and shine.  They have a natural berry flavour and are free of artificial sweeteners and flavours.


What hair removal options do you have?

Primelase hair removal treatment

In the run up to your big day and honeymoon, it’s well worth considering your hair removal options as part of a fuss free beauty regime, and one less thing to worry about as your prepare for a busy time in your life. 

Peter Mcguinness from innovative laser hair removal brand Primelase has given us the low down on all things hair removal, to help you decide which is the best option for your wedding day!

Laser Removal

This high-tech method uses light to actually destroy the follicle, leaving you with fuzz-free skin.

Why do we wear makeup? 

Why do we wear makeup? Woman wearing bright makeup

Throughout history, humans have always painted their faces, and what could reasonably be the birth of modern cosmetics began around 7,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used lipstick made from ground carmine beetles, and the more mortal Egyptian women used clay mixed with water to colour their lips.
But why do we wear makeup? And how did it come about? And it’s not just the women — increasingly, men are putting it on too. Let’s explore the reason behind humankind’s obsession with what is essentially face-paint, among other things.

Three months to go…time to add the finishing touches to your physique!

three months to go! A bride to be working out at the gym

With your Big Day fast approaching, it’s time to add those all-important final touches. Assuming you have the dress, shoes and make-up sorted, there’s one last accessory that will ensure you wow on your big day… body confidence.
Barreworks classes are designed to work out your whole body with low impact, high intensity movements that help to lift bottoms, trim thighs and define arms. Because classes promote increased muscle mass and metabolic rate, you’ll even burn calories at rest.

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.