In a follow-up to our honeymoon destination in East Africa, Lara Leakey, co-founder of Lowis & Leakey, offers brides some packing advice on the things she knows you’ll need, and a great ways to use them. Read more
Katy and Philip Leakey will tell you there is nothing more incredible than a wedding on the Maasai Mara during the yearly migration of the wildebeest. So we decided to ask our travel expert, Lara Leakey (daughter of Philip) and her husband, Ninian Lowis, founders of Lowis & Leakey-Privately Guided Safari’s, to talk about an unforgettable honeymoon in one of the most beautiful places on earth, where the Marula trees grow wild in East Africa. Read more
Thinking about heading to the beach to achieve that sun-kissed tan for your wedding day? Not so fast! Read more
Don't like your beauty schedule interrupted? This feisty female leopard must not either! She was caught on camera pushing her mating partner out of a Marula tree as the playful pair sat 20ft. up in the branches.
Juggling dress fittings, rehearsal dinners, and those awful periwinkle-not-Tiffany blue seat covers in the months before your wedding can leave you, well, exhausted. When you’re penciling appointments in your date book more often than going on lunch dates, the importance of hand and nail care before your big day can be overlooked. Here is our Marula Beauty approach you can take to make sure your hands are glowing, healthy, and moisturized before your big day. Read more
Question: I am 45 year old woman who has been lucky enough to find love for the second time. I will be getting married in 8 months and have noticed that my skin is showing signs of aging from my time in the sun and I have some fine lines. I want to look my best and would like to know is there a beauty treatment that is best for me.
Doctor’s Orders: In order to look your best, I would recommend Fraxel laser. This non-evasive laser surgery will replace your fine lines with stunningly smooth skin.
MarulaBeauty Approach: FDA approved, the Fraxel laser works under your skin’s surface in order to improve collagen. Creating multiple “work stations,” the laser targets each area of damage separately which allows your skin to quickly create new tissue to replace sun damaged spots and wrinkles.
Question: I am 29 years old and will be married in June of next year. I am considering having a facial peel prior to my wedding day and wanted to know what the best peels are for my age and when should I start?
Doctor’s Orders: For young brides I would recommend a glycolic acid peel. It tightens pores and helps the complexion. The recovery is 2-3 days. Most patients can start at 3 months prior to their wedding date. Most doctors will recommend a series of about 3 peels, scheduled in 1-month intervals.
MarulaBeauty Approach: Glycolic acid peels work by loosening up and exfoliating the top layer of skin. High strength peels, like the ones in an office, are good in terms of efficacy but they irritate skin more than their at home counterparts. Beauty isn’t always easy, right? Fortunately, by applying Marula oil after your peel can help soothe post-facial skin by reducing redness and calming inflammation, while hydrating skin and fighting free radicals (one of the major causes of skin aging). With Marula -The Leakey Collection, you can skip the recovery days of over-sized sunglasses and emergency incognito trips to Froyo. Read more