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Hair and Beauty

With pink quartz the Pantone colour of the year, the Polka Dot team decided to celebrate by weaving the classic, gorgeous colour  through four different bridal looks (chic minimal, beautiful bohemian, classic elegance and luxe black tie).  A rose quartz wedding inspiration shoot to inspire your own day – no matter your wedding day style!

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As a girl who spends most of her life with hair in a ponytail, I have loved seeing more brides rock these fun and modern hairstyles in gorgeous ways for their weddings. So today I am rounding up 10 gorgeous bridal ponytails that will put a spring in your step for your upcoming wedding day.

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With sparkling details and a stunning industrial backdrop, today’s collaboration between photographer Brian Whitt Photography  and designers Elizabeth Dye and Elizabeth Bower  is a feast for the senses. “Elizabeth and I were interested in a shoot that conveyed our brands and showcased our new collections in an elegant setting that felt fashion-forward and ‘not too bridal.’

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I am so thrilled today to bring you the first of the step by step makeup tutorials from our Modern Bridesmaid Inspiration With Greenery shoot. We worked with an amazing group of vendors to bring to life bridesmaid inspiration that combined all of our favourite loves. Cooler weather calls for deep, beautiful tones and we

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Today we’re back again with the makeup looks from our Beachside Valentines Day Inspiration shoot (catch the first one Relaxed Romantic Wedding Makeup Tutorial). Today we’re sharing a chic natural smokey eye wedding makeup tutorial fit for a bride who wants something a little more than the classic bridal makeup style. I love this look

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I love the addition of fresh flowers to a hairstyle and today’s roundup of chic wedding hairstyles with flowers is sure to inspire you. Whether you want a sweet arrangement of tiny blooms, or something bold, bright and beautiful – we have it all! Click on through to see our picks!

We love a dreamy romantic hairstyle here at Polka Dot Bride and next up in our tutorial series is this romantic bun bridal up-do. After creating Ella’s gorgeous natural romantic makeup look, this softly crafted bun is the finishing touch to her look, and is beautiful for a relaxed wedding, or a fresh take on

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  I am so excited to share with you this relaxed and romantic makeup look from our Beachside Valentines Day Inspiration shoot. Real bride Kathleen (along with her fiance Nick) modeled for us and it was so fun to treat them to a bit of pampering and luscious feast! Today we’ve worked with hair &

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The second hair tutorial in our natural bride series (catch the first one here) is all about the modern ponytail. I love how chic this hairstyle can look, working with an elaborate gown or even more a simple style. Gone are the days when pony tails were reserved for school girls with bows and ribbons.

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One of the requests we get the most is how to style a beautiful natural bridal makeup style and continuing with our natural bridal style shoot (see our Luminous Waves Tutorial), we teamed up with some of our favourite Polka Dot vendors to pull together today’s look. We decided on natural beauty for this collection

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I do adore Valentine’s Day. I love that there is a day where you can be as mushy as you like, embrace the pink sprinkled cupcakes, the bright red lipstick, the heart printed dresses and share your love not only for your partner but for your friends and family. So with the Valentines Day spirit

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We love a natural bride makeup style here and  I am so excited for today’s post which bring together Polka Dot vendors to create gorgeous tutorials you can use on your wedding day, or for your own special occasion. Today we’re starting right at the beginning with a gorgeous luminous waves tutorial. This look is

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I’m feeling inspired by the stunning floral arrangements from today’s  “Wild Romantics” bridal inspiration shoot. Brought to life by a team that included Nicole Peterson of Light and Type, Dear Delilah Florist and Alchemy Hair and Makeup, the trio wanted to bring to life the magic of the Gippsland region with a wild romantic, bohemian

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I took a keen eye to the makeup and hairstyles coming out of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) last week. Apart from the gorgeous gowns – which are a post in themselves, the hair and makeup looks are something I have come to find fascinating, especially when they are so easily translated into bridal

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On of my favourite things about Valentines Day is the ability to wear the pinkiest of pinks, the reddest of reds and do it all in celebration of the month of love! I rounded up 48 Valentines worthy beauty picks in all shades of pink and red to inspire you to inject a little sweetness

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