My mom and I had a little scuffle (ok… a 2 minute conversation that ended with me just saying uh hunh, ok Mom) when we went to Jean Ralph Thurin to discuss my custom wedding dress. We didn’t argue about the budget or the potential risqueness (is that a word?) of the look I had in mind, but whether or not I should wear a veil. She basically told Jean Ralph that I needed a veil and I was like, nah I’m good. I can barely see to start with so I just can’t have random tulle in my way as I come down the aisle.
Well the October Natural Hair Bride box contained a pretty single layer veil with pearl details and a white trim, so I got to test out how I feel about veils!
In addition to the veil, the box also contained a stemless wine glass and makeup bag by Crafting Hands NY, who also does personalized makeup bags and other drinkware. I was happy to see a black female owned brand in this box as well – Laws of Nature Cosmetics included their paraben-free Foxy Finish Mineral Finishing Powder which is very similar to Sacha Cosmetics Banana Powder. For hair, the box also had Original Moxie’s Everyday Leave In and Just Gel which I used to do a twistout (tutorial coming soon).
I decided to just rock my twistout with the veil because I do think there’s a perception about bridal hair needing to be an updo or curls. There are tons of gorgeous brides rocking their fro with their wedding dresses, like this one who broke the internet not too long ago.
But do we see how she’s not wearing a veil! Just sayin.
33% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Years so chances are, you may have a friend (or maybe it’s your season!) who is newly engaged. Gift them with the lovely Natural Hair Bride box!
To see how I used the October Natural Hair Bride box check out my video below: