Wednesday, 31 January 2018

January Update!

Who said January was quiet... it has been a crazy month with lots of weddings being booked in, a lot of hair and makeup trials as well as lots of shoots and generally catching up on other areas of my business that doesn't involve the makeup side!

I am also trying to make more time for my health and well being this year so I have finally joined a gym after almost ten years and plan to start yoga, pilates and swimming!!

Here are just a few of the gorgeous brides to be who I have had the absolute pleasure of working with.

Wedding makeup trial  www.nikimakeup.co.uk





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Wedding Makeup trial www.nikimakup.co.uk
Hair trial www.hairbyjaydean.com



Wedding Hair & Makeup Trial
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Wedding Makeup Trial www.nikimakeup.co.uk
Hair trial www.hairbyjaydean.com



Wedding Hair & Makeup Trial
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Wedding Hair trial - part up part down style on shorter hair.
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A little behind the scenes on shoots...
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Some professional shots of recent Bridal Makeup.
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Claire and her bridesmaid's pretty in pink.



Kelly's Christmas wedding, with some lovely shots of bridal prep'.







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Friday, 26 January 2018

SPACE NK Launches in Harpenden!

SPACE NK Apothecary has opened its 60th store in my home town Harpenden today and I have no doubt it will do very well here.   It has a great corner location overlooking the church green and will be open every day of the week.



I was kindly invited along to the opening and met lovely Rana who showed me around the store while I enjoyed a very nice glass of bubbles, well it would be rude not too!



For those that don't know SPACE NK stocks a select range of premium make-up, skincare, fragrance  and haircare including brands such as NARS, HOURGLASS, CHANTECAILLE, BY TERRY, ORIBE, SUNDAY RILEY, KIEHL'S, MAMA MIO, BUMBLE & BUMBLE and so many more...

A big thank you SPACE NK for my lovely goodies which I look forward to pampering my lovely clients with.



https://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/Stores/Stores-Details?StoreID=Harpenden

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

December Update!

December has flown by! I had a couple of winter weddings this month which were lovely and christmasy, a few shoots, lessons and trials as well as party makeup's and have been busy generally getting up to date on everything work wise for the end of the year. I am looking forward to starting 2018 with a plan for a much better work life balance and my new years resolution is to start doing yoga!

Behind the scenes on a shoot in Cambridge.
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A winter wedding at Fanhams Hall.
https://www.exclusive.co.uk/fanhams-hall/the-venue/



Beautiful Bridesmaids
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Bridal Makeup.
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We also went to Dubai for a weeks holiday at the beginning of December, it was a much needed break at a fabulous hotel and so lovely to be in the sunshine!

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-6541-sofitel-dubai-the-palm-resort-spa/index.shtml




We visited Abu Dhabi for the day and the new Louvre gallery which was amazing
definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae






The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi with its 24 carat gold coffee and ice-cream!
https://www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emirates-palace/






Then back to a snowy and very cold England, 30 degrees back to minus 6 was not fun!!



We finally got a  Christmas tree and decorations up a week before Christmas, shopping done presents are wrapped and looking forward to a fun filled festive break.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.
xxx


Friday, 22 December 2017

Friday Fave!

I love BED HEAD TIGI HEADRUSH.

It is an excellent shine spray and smells lovey too.

This is a firm staple in my professional hairdressing kit and is one of my own hairstyling favourites.

Hair looks super smooth and shiny with this product.  Simply spray the ultra fine mist onto dry hairstyles to finish styles beautifully.

Available to buy online at

http://www.feelunique.com/p/TIGI-Bed-Head-Headrush-Shine-Spray-200ml

https://www.lookfantastic.com/tigi-bed-head-headrush-shine-spray-200ml/10363936.html


Thursday, 21 December 2017

My Top Five Make-up Brush Cleansers!

Yes Brush Cleansers ladies! They do exist and you should be using them ...

It has come to my attention that there are many of you (you know who you are!) who do not clean your makeup brushes often enough or indeed have never cleaned them!

You invest in often expensive brushes and if you look after them they will last you a very long time.

The best way to keep them clean is to use a mild shampoo and warm water.  For stubborn products like lipstick and some foundations use good old fairy liquid to bring brushes up squeaky clean.

If you do not have time to use a shampoo/cleanser that you wash off with water opt for a liquid or spray option that will give immediate results with no fuss and quicker drying time.

Here are my top five brush cleansing products to pamper your all important brushes with!

1. MAC £12.00
https://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13804/307/products/brushes-tools/brushes/eye-brushes/brush-cleanser




2. Laura Mercier £14.50
http://www.feelunique.com/p/Laura-Mercier-Brush-Cleanser-250ml



3. Bobbi Brown £12.00
https://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/13995/7791/brushes-tools/conditioning-brush-cleanser




4. Dior Backstage Brush Cleanser £16.00
https://www.johnlewis.com/dior-brush-cleanser-150-ml/p523062


5. Estée lauder £13.00
https://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/12883/2753/product-catalog/makeup/accessories/brushes/makeup-brush-cleanser




Makeup lessons available via www.nikimakeup.co.uk


Friday, 1 December 2017

Friday Fave: Schwarzkopf got 2 b glued

This hair spray is FAB!

It sets hair so well, it is perfect for updo's and fantastic for setting curls whilst achieving ultimate hold. It will create and fix spikes in shorter styles as well.  I find it brushes out of the hair easily too.

This is a new firm staple in my professional kit.

A bargain at only £3.00, available at Boots.

http://www.boots.com/schwarzkopf-got2b-glued-blasting-freeze-spray-300ml-10117367


Thursday, 30 November 2017

November update!

November has been fairly busy with lots of shoots and weddings as well as Christmas planning.

Behind the scenes on a shoot...



I have started my "Friday Faves" where I will be blogging or posting on my social media the beauty products that I absolutely love every Friday.  You can follow my updates on
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nikimakeup.co.uk/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nikimakeup/
Twitter https://twitter.com/nikimakeup
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/nikimakeup/

Charlotte Tilbury 'Wonder Glow' was my first Friday Fave!
Check out the blog post here http://nikismakeupvault.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/friday-faves.html



Makeup for beautiful Tasha at St. Michaels Manor hotel, St Albans.
http://www.stmichaelsmanor.com



I just loved the beautiful sunlight coming through the window onto Trisha,  it was truly a gorgeous warm autumnal day for a wedding.





I did bridal hair and makeup for Hannah and her bridesmaids and enjoyed creating some lovely variations of braided updo's at South Farm, Royston.
https://www.south-farm.co.uk







Now for a busy lead up to Christmas! Enjoy the festive season x











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