Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts for $50 and Less

Shopping at the last minute? Can’t believe it’s already December 17th? No worries. Triple B’s editors compiled our “9 Fab Finds” from our Holiday Gift Guide series and they’re all $50 or less. [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For Women

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR WOMEN Janee Weather

Name/Title: Janee, Editorial Assistant
Hails From:
Mount Vernon, NY
Favorite Holiday Tradition:
My family’s annual party on Christmas Eve: Christmas pajamas, great wine and incredible food!
What I Enjoy Most About Weddings:
Definitely the reception; I always keep a pair of dancing flats handy. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – My Visit to Truth + Beauty Spa

Triple B on the Scene at Truth + Beauty Spa in Long Island, NY

I recently headed out to the borough of Long Island (for you non-New Yorkers, Long Island isn’t really a borough — this is my attempt to be funny) for a visit to Truth + Beauty Spa. This posh medi-spa opened Spring 2013 and offers a wide range of treatments for brides-to-be. So when the invitation for me and a friend to spend an afternoon at Truth + Beauty landed in my inbox, I was all in! Here’s the scoop: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Flash Tattoos

Flash Tattoos: My latest crush!

When I was a freshman in college, I got my first (and only) tattoo. My older cousin took me to get it and thankfully provided some guidance. She ensured the location was clean, licensed and that I didn’t get some teenage boyfriend’s name permanently stenciled on my body. I went with an ankh on my upper right thigh and nearly 20 years later I have no regrets.

But, every now and then a gal wants to mix things up — and not necessarily with permanent ink — with no guilt or worry. So when my friend Pam introduced me to Flash Tattoos, I was excited. These metallic henna-inspired temporary tattoos are so hot! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Oyin Handmade

Bennu Bliss: Jamyla and her husband, Pierre, co-founders of Oyin Handmade and their sons Osei and Sadat

One of the products included in gift bags for BlackBridalBliss.com’s 4th anniversary fete was Hair Dew samples from Oyin Handmade. Hair Dew is ideal for naturally wavy, curly and/or kinky tresses because its filled with moisturizing goodies like coconut oil and aloe vera but void of harmful ingredients like petroleum and paraffin. I’m currently transitioning and I’ve been relaxer-free for eight months so my strands yearn for hydration and a yummy scent to boot. All of Oyin’s products are green-friendly and founder Jamyla Bennu and her husband Pierre pride themselves in this. What I’m really feeling most about Oyin Handmade isn’t even their growing line of products — although they all seem fab and I can’t wait to try more — but rather that the couple behind this growing Baltimore-based company is so freakin’ fly. [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY! Ginger + Liz Nail Polish

Black Bridal Bliss has teamed up with Ginger + Liz for an exciting GIVEAWAY! Ginger + Liz launched in 2010 by two young African American women, Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, and is a fave of celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan. Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, and Taraji P. Henson have rocked their polishes. The best part? They’re vegan friendly and free from harsh chemicals like DBP, camphor and resin. And now Ginger+Liz nail polish is available at Ulta Beauty! Follow the instructions below for GIVEAWAY deets. We have 5 bottles up for grabs. Good luck!


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Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

(Engagement) Rings & Things...

Unique Engagement Rings for the Nontraditional Bride-to-Be View them here [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – How to Re-create Alexis Stoudemire’s MET Gala Hairstyle

Alexis Stoudemire modeling her fierce side-swept tresses

Today’s POTW is in the form of another awesome bridal hair how-to! New York City based hairstylist Shedelle Holmes who has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Keri Hilson and Jennifer Hudson, is the woman responsible for Alexis Stoudemire’s gorgeous hair at the 2014 MET Gala. Here, she shares exclusively with BlackBridalBliss.com a step-by-step recap of how the classy side swept ‘do was achieved. Take this one to the salon for your wedding day hair trails, ladies! [Read more...]

5 Stylish “Something Blue” Accessories

Shoegasm Alert: These Aminah Abdul Jillil pumps are a true showstopper!

Spring has finally sprung and the warmer weather only means one thing: Wedding season! If you’re still searching for something blue to wear on your wedding day, look no further. Triple B has rounded up five items from makeup to lingerie that are less than $225. Happy Shopping! [Read more...]

Get the Look: LaLa Anthony’s 2014 Met Gala Hair

Steal LaLa Anthony's red carpet hair for your wedding day!

One of the topics you guys said you wanted more of on Triple B is bridal hairstyles so I’m on the case. BlackBridalBliss.com got the scoop on mom/wife/actress/entrepreneur LaLa Anthony’s chic ‘do for this year’s MET Gala in NYC. I know how challenging it can be for brides with short cuts to find wedding day ready styles but veteran hairstylist Cesar Ramirez – who has worked with a laundry list of glam celebs including Beyonce, Brandy, Ciara, Kelly Rowland and Monica — is on the case. Here’s the 411 on how he created LaLa’s sleek red carpet look: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Nail Polish Favors


I’m not a fan of traditional favors — whether they are for birthday celebrations, retirement parties, bridal showers or even weddings. They tend to become dust collectors once I get home so for a recovering pack rat like myself favors can be dangerous. However when I stumbled across these neat nail polish bridal shower favors recently, I got so excited! They’re fun, fashionable, frugal and functional which equals win, win, win, win. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Lupita Nyong’o Headband Inspiration

Brides everywhere will be inspired by Lupita's Oscar look.

ATTENTION: Brides with a short a ‘do often want to rock a hair accessory for their strut down the aisle, too. However, most bridal magazines would lead us to believe all brides should wear their hair shoulder length or longer. This is frustrating, so I was beyond happy to see how Oscar winner and all-around fly girl Lupita Nyong’o wore her gold and diamond Fred Leighton headband with her princess Prada gown recently on the red carpet. [Read more...]

BlackBridalBliss.com’s Top 6 Wedding-Ready Nail Polishes

Marc Jacobs in Daisy

Still looking for a pretty polish for your wedding day nails? Most brides choose to skip over-the-top nail art and stick to simple soft pink shades. And understandably so: They’re sophisticated and timeless. Below are neutral polishes from Essie to Marc Jacobs that can work for your wedding day. [Read more...]

Fashion Friday: Bridal Hair Accessories for EVERY Budget

A simple hair adornment can go a long way.

Prettiful wedding-ready hair accessories for every budget! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – My Facial at Milla’s Treatment Boutique

Milla & Me at her chic treatment boutique!

Last month I had the pleasure of getting a facial at Milla’s Treatment Boutique. It was awesome. Although I had been to the boutique once for a press event, this visit was my first time actually having a treatment done by Milla and my first facial in years. The best part? I received my service the day before my bridal shower/bachelorette party weekend (more on that later) so my skin was definitely in need of some TLC. Here’s how Milla took care of me: [Read more...]

TRIPLE B & CURL KIT GIVEAWAY!

Triple B has partnered with the good folks at Curl Kit for our latest GIVEAWAY! Curl Kit, a nifty online natural hair care resource with a cult following, sends subscribers a box full of shampoos, conditioners, elixirs and such every month. Think Birch Box for natural hair products. The company helps naturalistas find their perfect hair cocktail — without spending an arm and leg in the process. Curl Kit works with all the beloved names in natural hair care including Carol’s Daughter, Karen’s Body Beautiful, Kinky Curly and Jane Carter Solution. And guess what? Triple B is giving away not one but two of these kits! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Wedding Top Knots

This "side" knot is a stylish option for the unconventional bride.

While my own hair is currently short and will probably be even shorter for my wedding day, there are many of you who are opting to rock your tresses long for your strut down the aisle. In years past, women were confined to the basic low chignons or predictable high buns that screamed “prom hairdo” but not anymore. The options for updos as of late are modern and fashion forward. No Styrofoam donuts needed: The messier, the better! Here are a few (including the pic above) that I’m feeling at the moment: [Read more...]

TAY Beauty Goodies GIVEAWAY Winner Revealed!

Beauty Bliss for Ronda! Meet Triple B's Latest GIVEAWAY

And another one! Triple B’s latest GIVEAWAY winner is Ronda of Houston, Texas. Ronda, the happy recipient of TAY‘s All Purpose Shea Butter and Note Bene 100% Soy Candle, is a busy bride-to-be who is preparing to say “I Do” in December 2013. In order to win this awesome beauty swag, Ronda had to share her most green and/or eco-friendly wedding idea. Check out her creative response: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Wedding-Ready Short Haircuts

Like the River Hair Salon in Atlanta, GA created this gorge (!) style.

In between mailing Save-the-Dates (Who knew it would take so long!), finalizing centerpieces, spending way too much time on the Pantone and Dessy websites looking at shades of purple and trying to maintain some semblance of a personal life, I have begun to ponder how I will wear my hair on my wedding day. Okay, let me “keep it all the way 100″ as the kids say — my hairstylist has begun to ponder how I will wear my hair on my wedding day. And she gave me homework. She suggested that I show her pictures of what I like/have in mind. Yet another task for my growing to-do list. [Read more...]

Triple B EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY – TAY Beauty Products!

Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd and as an honor to this important day Triple B has another great GIVEAWAY up our sleeves! TAY, the vegan friendly and cruelty-free beauty product line with gorgeous packaging to boot, has given Triple B two (!) items to give away. One bottle of TAY’s All Purpose Shea Butter and a Nota Bene 100% Soy Candle (both pictured above) will be given to a randomly selected winner. Just respond to the below request to enter: [Read more...]

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