Lovisa Woodson II

Lovisa Woodson II

Lovisa is a long time Beauty Professional with a healthy obsession for all things bridal. She’s completely mesmerized by anything that glitters and glistens including a beautiful bride on her special day. Her passion for helping everyday women look and feel their absolute best continues to fuel a fulfilling career in the creative arts, from bridal makeup to fine glamour portraiture for women. Lovisa currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. For more about Lovisa Woodson II visit www.lovisawoodson.com and follow her @WoodsonLegacy on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

A Valentine’s Day Wish List

If there’s one thing I know, Americans love to celebrate! Have you noticed all the new holidays popping up? I’m sure there’s one to celebrate our cats, dogs and ferrets too. While I don’t have any of those, I too jump at the opportunity to celebrate what’s important to me especially my loved ones. Being a day to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day is one of the most beautiful holidays to me. Besides having an excuse to consume more chocolate than usual, I get a kick out of seeing all the Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIA Valentine’s Day Wish List

2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Dresses

We ended 2016 with yet, another amazing Black Bride event for our wonderful brides-to-be of Philadelphia! If you had the pleasure of attending our 1st showcase in 2015, you know how much our brides enjoyed themselves. The ambiance, the delectable food bites, the gowns, the hair and all things bridal brought to you by Black Bride, and TresseNoire with event coordination and management by, To the “T” Events was all there and was nothing short of perfection. Our 2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson II2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Dresses

New Year. Old Me. Just Better….

As we say goodbye to 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017 many people may feel pressured to shed their old ways in the effort to become bigger, smarter, stronger, better! For me, the end of the year always brings something new to look forward to. In addition to certainly being better than I was last year, my birthday is also right around the corner, in January. I look forward to the feeling of a fresh start; the optimism that comes with the start of a new year. While I believe we are meant to grow and Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINew Year. Old Me. Just Better….

Holiday Makeup Giveaway

The holiday season has finally arrived and I’m excited to announce some wonderful news for all of our readers who love makeup as much as I do! They call this the season of giving, right?! Well we’re certainly feeling generous here at Black Bride. This holiday season we’ll be celebrating by stuffing a stocking for one special reader for our Holiday Makeup Giveaway! But first, I'll share a little about why this giveaway is so special to me. A few years ago, I was introduced to Motives by Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIHoliday Makeup Giveaway

No Makeup: Trending Up?

There’s a shift happening among women that’s created quite the buzz lately. While it could potentially impact the foot traffic at your nearest cosmetics counter, I’m wondering if it is indeed a shift or just another fly-by-night trend. Over the past few years, the number of makeup tutorials have significantly increased right along with the amount of makeup women are wearing and the excessive steps it takes to apply the abundance of products. Personally, I’ve been waiting for a break from Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINo Makeup: Trending Up?

Summer Beauty At The BET Awards

This year’s BET Awards will certainly be remembered with its empowering speeches and uplifting performances. While we all look forward to the great music and for our favorite artists to win, I’m always looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful women – their outfits, hair, and of course their makeup! I was pleasantly surprised to see more sisters showing their natural beauty with more subtle and classic beauty looks, all perfect for summer! As the weather heats up and we struggle Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IISummer Beauty At The BET Awards

Destination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

I’m always so excited to hear a great couple is getting married! However, after working with countless brides the wedding planning seems to put quite a damper on all of her excitement. By the time she makes it to her makeup consultation I can almost guarantee I’ll hear her say, “I just can’t wait until it’s over!” Yikes! I just can’t imagine feeling so over extended. This alone has been enough to convince me to have a small, intimate wedding (far away from home)! I personally was never Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDestination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

Bridal Beauty for the DIY Spring Bride

Spring happens to be my favorite time of year! We have so much to look forward to, especially those of us living up north. I personally look forward to blooming flowers, green, pink and white trees – I adore cherry blossoms – and the unwavering promise of warmer weather. Perhaps one of my very favorite things to look forward to is bridal season because I get to meet so many beautiful women and witness beautiful brides celebrating one of the most important days of their lives. With this wonderful Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIBridal Beauty for the DIY Spring Bride

Black Up Cosmetics Makeover & Review

I must admit, I’m such a creature of habit and when it comes to my makeup, if it ain’t broke….So this makes my work a Beauty Contributor all the more interesting as I actively look for new products to try and hopefully love. This time around, I had the opportunity to do a makeover on the beautiful Yoko Jak using a few products from Black Up Cosmetics. Continuing my trend of honesty and objectivity I’ll share with you some of the pros and cons I’ve found while using the products. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIBlack Up Cosmetics Makeover & Review

Don’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

You’ve taken the time to plan all the details of your wedding day to make sure everything goes off without a hitch - from flowers to jewelry, from favors to linens, from your bridal gown to your hair (and hopefully your makeup too)! You’ll look absolutely stunning and with all your bridesmaids standing with you in their beautiful handpicked dresses they’ll look stunning too. That is, if you’ve taken the time to plan your bridal beauty routine – bridesmaids included.   So, what about Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDon’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap

To close out an amazing 2015, Black Bride Magazine took to “The City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia PA for the bridal event of the season! Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree – as the name suggests – featured a natural hair and gown showcase and provided a unique experience for Philly’s future brides.  Guests enjoyed a complimentary, all access pass event in an intimate setting at the African American Art Museum in Center City. NTD was presented by TresseNoire and To The T Events. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINatural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap

Restoring Damaged Hair: Living Proof

For over a year now I've been coloring AND relaxing my hair. Some of you may be thinking that's no big deal but it is when you've taken a great portion of your hair from light black to golden blonde. Before telling you more about how I've been restoring my damaged hair, I'll give you a brief background about this head of hair I've been experimenting with since kindergarten. I've always been interested in hair, makeup and all sorts of beautiful things for as long as I can remember. In kindergarten Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIRestoring Damaged Hair: Living Proof

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Beauty Must Haves

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! It’s a day for lovers – a day to love and be loved. It’s also a day that many women dread if they find themselves single or unhappily in love. Well, I’m here to tell you “VDay” is in fact for lovers but it is not just for couples, so get out of that slump and be fiercely fabulous!!! Be with your friends. Be with your family. Be with your children. Enjoy a girl’s night out (or in). Whomever you decide to spend this lovely holiday with, just Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IITop 5 Valentine’s Day Beauty Must Haves

Top 5 Skincare Must Haves for Winter

As we dive into winter, I’m sure most of you are noticing some changes to your skin. During the summer months you may be oily, or if you’re lucky, have perfectly hydrated skin. But as the cooler weather moves in you may find yourself frustrated with dry, blotchy or flaky skin, or even become more prone to eczema. Needless to say, if this happens you may be equally frustrated with your makeup application as you are with your thirsty skin. Why is your skin dryer in the winter? It’s simple. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IITop 5 Skincare Must Haves for Winter

Top 15 Holiday Makeup Faves

Tis the season to give, be merry and look fabulous at all of your holiday parties! Though, during winter I’d rather be soaking up the sun somewhere tropical, the holiday season is certainly my favorite time of year. It’s when people are a little kinder and more generous, when we have a little something extra to look forward to. It’s when family and friends come together from near and far. Most excitingly, it’s when all the beautiful lights shine bright across town and everything has an extra Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IITop 15 Holiday Makeup Faves