Brand insight… Sol de Janeiro

Company talk…

‘Sol de Janeiro celebrates everybody. No rules. Only celebration. This is Body Joy – and this is Brazilian Beauty where there is no one standard for beauty. Sol de Janeiro celebrates what’s unique and joyful about you with body-loving products that make you smile and touch all the senses. Inspired by Brazilian Beauty Secrets and made with thoughtfully selected ingredients, the Sol de Janeiro experience comes from a place of positivity and pleasure. Join the party. Everyone’s invited.

Love it. Flaunt it. You’ve Got it.’

What the owner has to say…

“When I moved to Brazil, I was wonderfully inspired by the contagious, joyful attitude that was everywhere. There’s no judgement and no one way of looking and feeling beautiful.” Heela Yang, CEO & Co-founder

What the brands actually about…

Sol De Janeiro are a body care brand with a playful personality. Born in Brazil, their divine holiday-scented body products take you on a tropical getaway, whilst also providing incredible skincare benefits. This body-positive brand is best known for the Sol De Janerio Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, a firming body butter infused with Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil.

Best sellers from the range

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 240ml

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Nude Cream 385ml

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush 90ml

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Shower Gel 385ml


Body sprays were once seen as an introduction into the fragrance world before we were old enough to buy something more mature, but now, they’re considered the lighter and airier cousin of traditional perfumes. Body mists are a refreshing step into subtle, all-over scent. They give us just a hint of fragrance and delicate allure without the heaviness and potency that comes with some perfumes. Summer is a great time to experiment with these bright and fresh scents in calming and captivating formulas, especially when the price is a fraction of that of our go-to favorite scents. Body sprays tend to be light on the chemicals, as well, and infused with natural extracts, making them the ideal choice for those of us with allergy sensitivities. Looking for an invigorating application technique? Store your new favorite body spray in the fridge for a cooling burst of fragrance!

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Fragrance Mist 90ml

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush 90ml

Pacifica® Indian Coconut Nectar Perfume Spray 28ml

CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE Fresh Moisture Mist 100ml

Hawaiian Tropic Golden Paradise Body Mist 250ml

Hawaiian Tropic Golden Paradise Shimmer Edition 250ml

Vera Wang Embrace Rose Buds and Vanilla Fine Fragrance Mist 240ml

Vera Wang Embrace Green Tea and Pear Blossom Fine Fragrance Mist 240ml

Oh hey gorgeous!

I’m Frances, a professionally trained bridal & editorial hair and makeup artist working across the South of England and covering many chateaus in France.  Having been in the industry for almost 8 years my previous clientele have included brides, models, actors, presenters, singers and members of the aristocracy primarily throughout Hampshire (New Forest), Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, London and France.  A regular contributor to national and international wedding magazines and blogs; including high-end fashion editorials for Sunseeker lifestyle magazine and royal milliner Vivien Sheriff – my work has been seen across the world and celebrated for its versatility and emphasis on natural beauty.  I have been lucky enough to work and train at the highest level of expertise and have been a student of The Kristina Gasperas Academy, Jo Irving of Jo Loves Hair fame and The Bridal Stylists whom I currently contract for.

In my professional hair and makeup kits are products which I have carefully selected for their high performance qualities. This ensures your wedding styling has everything it needs to look effortless, whilst having the stability it needs for such an event.  These products include: Anastasia Beverly Hills ▸▸ BaByliss PRO ▸▸ Benefit ▸▸ Becca ▸▸ Bobbi Brown ▸▸ Bumble & Bumble ▸▸ Charlotte Tilbury ▸▸ Dior ▸▸ Hourglass ▸▸ Huda Beauty ▸▸ Laura Mercier ▸▸ LA Girl ▸▸ L’Oréal Professionnel ▸▸ MAC ▸▸ Makeup Geek ▸▸ NARS ▸▸ Sigma ▸▸ Tarte ▸▸ and Urban Decay to name a few.

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans so do get in touch at, or by sending me a message through my contact page.  If you have some extra time, then do check out my blog which is regularly updated with helpful tips and advice for your big day! Or if you fancy a bit of retail therapy browse my bridal hair accessories shop with pieces from local artisans x

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With the success of the Penny Crystal Hairpins comes the matching Penny Crystal Hairvine by White Designs Bridal.  Whenever I put these on social media, or have them back in stock they always sell out quickly!  Made using the same sparkly crystal leaves in gold plated casings like the hairpins, with 10 gorgeous freshwater pearls.  These vines are just divine and sit nicely together in a loose twisted up style, half up, or even completely down.  They can also be separated along the style to come more on the side of the head.  I simply love ’em!

Purchase HERE

Covid-19 postponement and cancellation policy update!

Due to the current situation involving Covid-19 I thought I would just clarify my terms and conditions when it comes to wedding postponements and cancellations. So far I have managed to still be involved in 99% of wedding postponements, which has meant everything to me to not let my clients down during this awful time.

When updating my terms and conditions at the beginning of the pandemic, I wanted to be open and fair with my clients and to myself. And to make sure there is a business to come back to when the lockdown is eventually lifted.

I hope you will also find these updated terms fair to all parties, but please do get in touch if you wish to discuss further as I am always here to talk to x


It is the responsibility of the Client to inform the Company of an Event postponement due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, which may also affect the Trial booking.

If the Client has postponed to a new Event date and the Company can accomodate this change, then all booking information including any outstanding balances will be transferred onto the new Event date, without incurring any additional fees other than what has been agreed as the Final Fee. The Trial booking date may also be amended as agreed with the Client.

If the Client has postponed to a new Event date and the Company cannot accomodate this change, then the Company will endeavour to source an appropriate replacement which will be agreed with the Client. The non-refundable deposit and any Final Fee payments will be transferred to the replacement stylist at no further cost to the Client.

If the Client does not accept the offer of an alternative replacement or simply wishes to cancel all arrangements due to the Covid-19 outbreak then the Company will keep the non-refundable deposit in all circumstances other than those that have been stated above.

Vivien Sheriff – Panama 2020 collection

Before the lockdown I had the great privilege of working with milliner to the Royals Vivien Sheriff. We covered a wide range of styles during the one day shoot, and these gorgeous Panamas were the last we did on the day. But boy, were they worth the wait! Utterly gorgeous and in such vivid colours – they were definitely some of my most favourites to come out of that glorious day.

Credits / Catherine Harbour photographer Vivien Sheriff Ltd Frances Moore HMUA Silken Favours with models @charlottepallister @andydixon

2021/2022 WEDDINGS!

Are you still searching for a hair, and or makeup artist for your big day? Then get in touch by email at, or by using the contact form on my website at to book!

Hair accessories by Donna Crain Surrey

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Penny’ hair pins by White Designs Bridal

Penny Crystal Hairpins come as a set of 3, and are my ‘best sellers’ due to their versatility and exquisite modern design by White Designs Bridal.  They are made using the sparkliest crystal leaves set in gold plated casings. 4 freshwater pearls are added to finish each pin.  They work perfectly in a loose bun, soft updo, in plaits or with a half up style. If you have chosen to wear your hair down for your wedding day, then the two prong pins can easily be secured using traditional kirby grips.

The decorative detail on each pin measures approximately 3cm (W) x 4cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white box from White Designs Bridal.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE

Today’s featured hair accessorie…. ‘Penelope’ hair pins by White Designs Bridal

I’m a sucker for a delicate hair accessorie and these gorgeous, simple pins by White Designs Bridal are my go to for adding a bit of sparkle in a bridesmaid or flower girl hairstyle. The Penelope Hairpins are made using Swarovski crystal diamantes in a semi-flower design.  They are sold in a set of 3 and look fabulous when clustered together in a low bun, or separated along a fishtail plait.

The pin decorative detail measures approximately 2cm (L) x 1.5cm (H)

Beautifully packaged in a pretty white box from White Designs Bridal.  All items are handmade by their respective designer’s, so whilst every care is taken to ensure they look like the displayed images, some may vary due to the uniqueness of the build process.

Purchase HERE

Why it’s completely normal to be experiencing a facial outbreak during lockdown…

‘Lockdown skin’ is now actually a thing. Suddenly, quite a few men and women are finding themselves battling what feels like their teenage skin again. But why, when we’re going makeup free for weeks with plenty of opportunity for sleep and naps? We’re less exposed to pollution – so surely we should all have healthy, glowing skin? This is just another added stress we all don’t need right now, so what is going on?

Skincare expert Vivienne Taslmat has recently commented that the stress of being in lockdown and having our normal routines upended could be behind skin problems. ‘What many people do not realise is that the gut and the skin are interconnected, if you are overeating or stress eating this can often lead to eczema and rosacea.’

Another key issue that Vivienne highlights is potential dehydration. Are you drinking enough water now you’re working from home? And are you drinking the right kinds of liquids? She goes on to say ‘dehydration can be from two factors; not drinking enough water and drinking too many cups of coffee, tea or sugary beverages which will dehydrate your skin.’

We should also avoid eating too much refined sugars and chocolate, because they will dehydrate the skin and can cause breakouts. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, they will nourish your skin with a lot of vitamins, also eating plenty of dried fruits will help because of their high fibre content and antioxidants. This will also help your digestive system get rid of toxins, which is great if you want to prevent acne. The extra time we have at home means you can spend some time perfecting your skincare routine, and there’s more chance you’ll be able to stick to it every night. Make the most of self isolation to work on your skin texture, using prescribed medical grade retinol from your aesthetics doctor once or twice a week. Go to bed early if you can and sleep. You can use this self isolation time as a retreat for your skin and mind. The skin cells need time to renew and repair. Self-care is important at the moment, but don’t worry if you are breaking out or struggling with dryness. If you have bigger things to worry about right now, that is completely understandable. But making little changes to help your skin will likely help to boost you overall health and mental wellbeing too.

My current SOS emergency skin savers

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Anti-Imperfections Moisturiser

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Holika Holika Smooth Egg Skin Peeling Gel

Holika Holika AC MILD Red Spot Patch