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One of the many exciting aspects of planning your dream wedding is the honeymoon and if you have your sights set on somewhere warm and sunny (and who could blame you!), have you thought about what you'll need to pack?

How to Pack Like a Pro for Your Honeymoon in The Caribbean

One of the many exciting aspects of planning your dream wedding is the honeymoon and if you have your sights set on somewhere warm and sunny (and who could blame you!), have you thought about what you'll need to pack?

Jan 24 2017



Every bride wants to look flawless on their wedding day. Whether its natural boho or smokey eyed glam, your skin is one of your biggest assets.

Get Your Skin Wedding Day Ready

Every bride wants to look flawless on their wedding day. Whether its natural boho or smokey eyed glam, your skin is one of your biggest assets.

May 16 2016


Before making an appointment with your professional make up artist read these fabulous tips from Nottingham relaxation and rejuvenation specialist Misia Smith on how to properly prepare your skin.

Get On the Right Side of your Make Up Artist

Before making an appointment with your professional make up artist read these fabulous tips from Nottingham relaxation and rejuvenation specialist Misia Smith on how to properly prepare your skin.

May 10 2015


I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely Rochelle O'Brien.

Introducing Professional Bridal Make up Artist: Rochelle O'Brien

I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely Rochelle O'Brien.

Jul 17 2014



As a bit of an Audrey Hepburn fan I love the elegance and sophistication of this My Fair Lady inspired chic beehive.

Benessamy LOVES: The Chic Beehive

As a bit of an Audrey Hepburn fan I love the elegance and sophistication of this My Fair Lady inspired chic beehive.

Jul 28 2012


Thinking of doing your own wedding day make up? Professional Make up Artist Sheelagh Powell has some great tips to help you on your way.

Wedding Day Make Up - DIY Tips from a Professional

Thinking of doing your own wedding day make up? Professional Make up Artist Sheelagh Powell has some great tips to help you on your way.

Jul 25 2012