BE BAR FOR YOUR DUBAI HEN DO AND AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR LITD READERS

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Last month I had the pleasure of helping organise a Dubai hen do for one of my best friends. As a long time resident, we were really keen to try and find something slightly unexpected for our hen. Thanks to the power of instagram I came across Be Bar in Jumeirah; a blow dry bar that we could exclusively hire out for the afternoon and all get treated to some pampering. The fact that we could exclusive hire Be Bar was truly the cherry on top as it meant that we could play our own music, bring in some snacks and just enjoy finishing getting ready for our evening together without having to quarrel over mirror space.

The ladies at Be Bar treated us all to a wonderful shampoo with head massage and after consulting each of us on our desired look, they worked their blow-dry magic.

They also offer all sorts of extras like manicures/pedicures and can style your hair into an awesome braid or elegant updo.

I would thoroughly recommend Be Bar as part of a Dubai hen do or indeed just for a blow dry experience.

The lovely ladies at Be Bar are offering AED50 off first time clients who mention Lace in the Desert when booking. Valid until August 31st 2016.

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WHERE TO BUY YOUR BRIDAL ACCESSORIES IN DUBAI

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I hear all too often from brides in Dubai that it can be a real struggle to know where to go for so many items. So today I’m listing some of my recommended places to go to for bridal accessories, from veils to jewellery and of course my favourite accessory of all time, shoes.

SHOES

Level Shoe District, they have a dedicated Bridal section as well as the usual gorgeous designer shoes

Esposa, they are the exclusive stockists of Freya Rose amongst other designers

Priceless Dubai Outlet Mall, designer shoes at a snip of the price

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BRIDAL COMBS WITH ANAQA

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Combs are probably the most popular bridal hairpiece, for its simplicity and its functionality!

It can clip the hair in place while being stylish and fashionable. Combs come in several different sizes and styles.

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HOW TO MAKE A LAVENDER GARLAND IN 4 EASY STEPS

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Hattie from Thinking Hatt is the brains behind this super easy and rather beautiful lavender crown. Not only do we love her creative flair but we also thought that it was rather perfect for a bride. If a simple DIY headpiece is exactly what you’re after then this post is for you.

We love lavender and all it’s purple perfection. This is a simple crown which works perfectly for the boho bride with the added benefit that you will waft the most serene smells around with you all day long.

I’ll pass you over to Hattie to let you know how it’s done….

What you’ll need

  • approximately 30 picked lavender stems cut to 20cm.
  • 10 smaller, thinner lavender stems cut to 15cm.
  • a pair of scissors.
  • a ball of string.

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THE BEEHIVE

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In case you missed them, we started 2015 with a  couple of step by step hair tutorial for a funky fishtail plait and an elegant chignon. Hoever, there are some hairstyles that are best left to the professionals and this is one of them. Our resident hair guru Louise Auckland is a serious lover of the retro look and created this beyond awesome beehive to inspire you lovely lot.

Our make up artist Ashleigh King highlighted our model’s beauty with a retro flick of eyeliner and a bold statement lip in the perfect shade of rouge. Maria Sundin was on hand to capture it all step by step.

From Louise, ‘The beehive, the inspiration for this look is the 60’s where hair was made big and flamboyant. For my version I wanted to create something from that time period as I love the feminine, sophisticated, classic look and I just wanted it a little bit softer and elegant than the true 60’s version, but still retro, smart and out there.’